Aloha, all! Welcome to the final session of Island Hopping of 2020. My friend and sister Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Cheryl Hamilton, and I are excited today to introduce a favorite FREE PRODUCT BUNDLE from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Brochure. The product bundle is filled with berries and includes a Stamp Set and a set of Designer Series Papers. I am so excited to have been able to … [Read more...] about My Favorite Freebie from 2021 Sale-a-bration!
Aloha, all! Beginning today, there is a NEW BROCHURE that features Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration products! There are 3 more Stamp Sets and 2 sets of Papers that you can earn FOR FREE. All buy one of them are free with only a $50 purchase of any other Stampin' Up! products. My (Current) Second Release Favorites! With the Second Release of the 2020 Sale-a-Bration Promotion, I found it really hard … [Read more...] about Sale-a-Bration Second Release!
Aloha, all! Tomorrow is the first day of Stampin' Up!'s brand new January-June Mini Catalog, and I'd like to share with you the very first card I made using a favorite new bundle, Under My Umbrella. The Under My Umbrella Stamp Set was the very first stamp set from the new Mini Catalog that I received because I "won" it in one of the Prize Patrols at the Stampin' Up! On Stage event in … [Read more...] about Friends Forever in the New Year
Aloha, all! After I made yesterday's card, I absolutely fell in love with the Butterflies in the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper set from this year's Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Brochure! I'd originally looked at the paper and wondered if it was something I'd like. Now that I find that I can use my brand new Butterfly Duet Punch to punch images from the paper, I'm sold, sold, … [Read more...] about More Butterflies!
Aloha, all! This week, Stampin' Up! released its newest seasonal catalog along with with its annual Sale-a-Bration Brochure. For me this year's Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Brochure dual release is extra special as I missed the 2018 Holiday Catalog as I was basically out of business without a permanent home. Now, though, I'm somewhat back in business and I'm ready to start crafting … [Read more...] about Starting Our New Catalogs With Some Coloring!
Aloha and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! Yes, that's "Happy New Year," in the Hawaiian language. And here I am, still in Hawaii, having spent a wonderful year in the land of Aloha. And I'm looking forward to yet another in this beautiful place I call home. One of my favorite activities that help make my life here so special is that I have a special … [Read more...] about Happy New Year!
Aloha, all! Well, even if this blog post is a day late, we did get the card in the mail to our oldest granddaughter, Morgan, in plenty of time for her January 29th birthday! Yes, indeed - Happy Birthday is written all over this card, even if the words aren't exactly there! This stamp set is one of those that you … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Morgan!
Aloha, all! We are still right in the middle of Stampin' Up!'s great annual FREEBIE promotion, Sale-A-Bration! (Quick note: to save a bit of typing time, I'm going to refer to this promotion in the rest of this post as SAB.) For today's project, I've made an Easel Card (one of my one-page instructions sheets here!). The best thing about this card is that … [Read more...] about A Sale-A-Bration Easel Card
Aloha, all! There are now TWO BRAND NEW CATALOGS available with brand new Stampin' Up! products. I have placed a link to these at the top of the column just to the right of this post. They are: The 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog. I have already started working with some of the products in this catalog (and have shown some of my work off here already) and can hardly wait to … [Read more...] about A Brand New Year – And Brand New Catalogs!
Aloha, all! One of my Yahoo groups, Convention Late Night Stampers, has a challenge every week, and I finally decided to take some time to look at this week's challenge. Since I've been "collecting" the papers and ribbons from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, that's naturally where I went for my own inspiration. I am SO over winter (the days are quite short here in Hawaii during … [Read more...] about Simple Sale-A-Bration Card
Aloha, all! For last night's Stamp Club meeting, I had been asked to show a simple example of dry embossing. Stampin' Up! has lots of great brass embossing templates that coordinate wonderfully both with their stamp sets and their Designer Series Papers. For last night's project, I used the stamp set, Eastern Blooms, and the Classy Brass Template, Floral Frenzy, which coordinates will the … [Read more...] about Dry Embossing Elegance