Aloha, all! I had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend, beginning with a lovely dinner hosted by a new, but already dear, friend at her home on the ocean. Oh, my what a peaceful time that was, even with 30 or 40 people milling about. All of us were delighted to be there, and we met loads of new friends whom we hope to meet again. All live not too far from us, so that … [Read more...] about What I’ve Been Doing All Week!
Aloha, all! Today is this year's Absolutely Incredible Kid Day. "Celebrating its 18th anniversary, Camp Fire's Absolutely Incredible Kid Day honors our nation's youth by asking adults to write letters of encouragement and inspiration to the incredible kids in their lives. It is a simple, meaningful way to let youth know how much they are … [Read more...] about Absolutely Incredible Kid – A Digital Page!
Aloha, all! This is a continuation of my blog post of last Thursday, where I talked about making three scrapbooks for each of my three North Carolina grandchildren using My Digital Studio. Can you imagine making three traditional scrapbooks when you decide at the last minute that you need to take a scrapbook for each of three children when you go … [Read more...] about Another Scrapbook, More Pages – Even Easier!
Aloha, all! For the easiest of all scrapbooks, Stampin' Up!'s digital program, My Digital Studio, is the best! And it's become even easier by allowing two-page layouts to be viewed and edited side-by-side! While my favorite new feature of MDS-2 is that you can color stamps with different "inks," being able to view and edit pages … [Read more...] about Digital Scrapbook Pages – Made Easy!
Aloha, all! This blog post originally was part of the September 2012 SUDSOL blog hop. SUDSOL - or "Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing OnLine") has a fantastic library of samples and patterns for me to use when I need something for a class or even just a day-to-day blog post! This is what I showed off as my contribution to the blog hop. I went … [Read more...] about A Scrapbook Page – Explosion Style!
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! I have something a little different for you today - a scrapbook page! I did this page as part of a challenge - to make a simple 6" x 6" scrap page with one photo element. Well, the newest Stampin' Up! Scrapbook Albums are for 8" x 8" pages! I think that this is just a terrific scrapbook size, and … [Read more...] about A Quick Scrap Page Share
Aloha, all! At this point, my husband is feeling quite well, thank you, and his surgeon has asked that he get out a bit if he can. This is all while we are awaiting a date for the surgery. It's going to be quite extensive, and requires the operating room to be reserved for a full day. But with all the drugs the medical types are pumping into Harry, … [Read more...] about A Relaxing Memorial Day Weekend
Aloha, all! My Craft Room is finally back in order - and all my paper slots are labeled with the new colors that will be coming out very soon. Retiring stuff is all packed up for my Summer Open House, and there are empty boxes ready for all those retiring stamp sets to be added to the stash. And now I can craft! I understood going … [Read more...] about Finally Back to Crafting!
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