Hau'oli Makahiki Hou - or Happy New Year - All! I just love living in Hawaii, but especially in the winter when I don't have to deal with the snow - and where I can actually remember the season's greetings in Hawaiian! Besides that, there are flowers everywhere, which is something I did not experience in January when I lived on the mainland. While … [Read more...] about Happy 2012!
My Digital Studio
Aloha, all! Those of you who read my blog posts regularly know that most of what I share with you are greeting cards made exclusively with Stampin' Up! products - stamp sets, inks, papers, embellishments - everything in the current Stampin' Up! catalogs! But today you might not recognize at least one of the items on the card as being in a … [Read more...] about Hybrid Trick or Treat?
Aloha, all! Though I don't post much here about Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio, I use it quite a lot - and not just for digital scrapbooking! I make greeting cards! You might think, "Hey, she has all that paper and ink and all those stamps and embellishments; why would she want to go digital?!" A very … [Read more...] about A Big Reason I LOVE My Digital Studio!
Aloha, all! The last time I posted I said that I was so OVER snow. And I just sit and read about snow, I don't live in it. I can't imagine what you gals and guys who've been living with so much of it this winter are going through (well, yes, I've been there/done that - 50 inches the last winter we spent on the … [Read more...] about OK, I Give Up! More Snow Stuff!
Aloha, all! Well, I've made it to Christmas Eve! You'd think that I've forgotten how much time it takes to decorate a house for Christmas AND how much time it takes to write notes in Christmas cards and make sure they have enough postage AND shop for Christmas dinner! And you'd be right!!! OK, Christmas at the … [Read more...] about Countdown to Christmas! It’s Here! Last chance for Blog Candy, too!
Aloha, all! As I said last week, we have a new garden cat, whose name is Honu, who has made our indoor cat, Cholla (from New Mexico, thus the name of the cactus that is ubiquitous where we lived) just a teensy bit jealous. In fact, we have to keep some windows closed as the cats have taken to trying to claw each other through the screens! Not so bad this time of the year when it's not … [Read more...] about Our Furry Family Members
Aloha, all! As I said last week, we have a new garden cat, whose name is Honu, who has made our indoor cat, Cholla (from New Mexico, thus the name of the cactus that is ubiquitous where we lived) just a teensy bit jealous. In fact, we have to keep some windows closed as the cats have taken to trying to claw each other through the screens! Not so bad this time of the year when it's not … [Read more...] about A Quick My Digital Studio Card
Aloha, all! I finally made a calendar using My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! I am so pleased with the result, and have sent it off to be printed by Stampin' Up!'s printing service. I love that I can put a photograph behind the grid page, and change the font styles and colors wherever I want. I especially liked that I could use the color picker and pick up a color from the … [Read more...] about I Finally Made a Calendar – With My Digital Studio!
Aloha, all! Ah, the rain continues! But with rain in Hawaii always comes rainbows, at least when the sun has a chance to peek through the clouds! This photograph shows the view I have from my kitchen window. A friend told me, upon seeing this picture, that she'd gladly wash dishes all day if she could see this view! I have to tell you, that washing dishes all day gets old, even … [Read more...] about Our Rainforest Garden – Part II
Aloha, all! I take most of the photographs of my cards and other projects out on our front lanai (or porch). All year round, the New Guinea impatiens bloom gorgeously, and a few frequently seem to peek out from the sides of my cards. Last week, in a Chat and Challenge session in which I participated (in a group called SUDSOL, which is a great group for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators), one … [Read more...] about Our Rainforest Garden – Part I
Aloha, all! That's not an idle question! I have some lovely (if I say so myself) cards that I've made with My Digital Studio, and that have been printed by the Stampin' Up! printing service. I'd love to send you one if (1) you're not already a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator; (2) you sign up for my Newsletter (and it's a good one especially this holiday season!) and (3) if you'd … [Read more...] about Would You Like a Card from My Digital Studio?