Aloha, all! Our youngest granddaughter, Kiara, is 8 years old today! What fun we had visiting with her when she came to Hawaii last month! While I really wish we could be around her and the rest of the family more often, it's definitely fun coming up with an idea for a sweet birthday card for this sweetest little … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Kiara!
Aloha, all! What a busy weekend I had - and much of it was enjoying being outside in some beautiful weather! Yes, even in Hawaii, the seasons change, especially here in the rainforest where winter is our rainy season and there's definitely a chill in the air. The change to spring is a bit more subtle than on the U. S. mainland; but change it … [Read more...] about Spring is Almost Here!
Aloha, all! As I write this in March of 2014, one of the sets of Stampin' Up! products with which I've had so much fun is about to come to an end! The series called, "Best of" began in January 2013 and ended in December 2013. There was one set each month during the year of Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary. And now, at the … [Read more...] about Almost the Last Chance for Best Of!
Aloha, All! That's the name of one of the kits in the 2014 Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Catalog! It's called "Good as Gold" because there are some fun gold accents, including a gold foil liner for the envelopes included in the kit. If you're on my Newsletter mailing list, you might recall that I … [Read more...] about Good as Gold!
Aloha, all! A couple of weeks ago, I made a card in response to a challenge to make a greeting card with only one layer. That reminded me of when I'd first started stamping, and I even did a bit of masking to make that card the way I wanted it. For that challenge, I was permitted to - and I did! - use embellishments. But I managed to fall into … [Read more...] about Back to Basics Again!
Aloha, all! Half way around the world today, the 2014 Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia. As do most people who watch the Olympics, I have events that are my favorite - Figure Skating and Ski Jumping. In many years, I have kept abreast of what's going on in the winter sports. But now that I'm thoroughly entrenched in the very … [Read more...] about The Winter Olympics Begin!
Aloha, all! I had one of my friends call me last night before she placed a new Stampin' Up! order to ask where an item she'd read about was in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. It didn't take us long to find it, but that got me thinking - are there others of you who might be having trouble navigating this brochure? If … [Read more...] about Questions About Sale-A-Bration?
Aloha, all! Once again I've made a card using one of the images from the Happy Watercolour Stamp Set. In fact, I made the flower for this card almost the same way I made it on the last card about which I posted earlier this week! But I think the real highlight of this card is the set of colors that's in the … [Read more...] about More Happy Watercolor!
Aloha, all! "Geometrical," of course, is the name of one of Stampin' Up!'s newest stamp sets from the 2014 Occasions Catalog. I shared one of the stamps with you earlier in the week, and now I've got another card that I definitely had some fun making with another of the stamps! After Thank You … [Read more...] about More “Geometrical”!
Aloha, all! I know I said I'd be sharing more Thank You notes this week - and I certainly have them made! But first I want to share a couple of projects that I made this weekend using one of Stampin' Up!'s newest stamp sets, Geometrical. The reason I bought this as one of my first Stampin' Up! 2014 … [Read more...] about Showing Off Some New Stamps!
Aloha, all! I LOVE making handmade cards, and I especially love making Thank You cards. So often these days, a phone call or an e-mail is the extent of a thank you for a simple thing. I'm sure most of us absolutely write Thank Yous for important gifts or gifts on important occasions. But I like sending or giving notes for some of the simple … [Read more...] about Lots of Thank You Notes This Week – Part I