Aloha, all! As I mentioned in my last post, my focus for this week is on making birthday cards. I looked at my birthday list, and found at least a dozen birthdays for which I'd really like to send a birthday card in the next couple of months. To make sure nothing happens that keeps me from getting these cards sent out, I'm making AND addressing them all this week. Then I'll take some of them … [Read more...] about Country Floral Birthday Card!
Sizzix Embossing Folders
Aloha, all! For the last 3 weeks, I've been getting ready for a trip to the island of O'ahu to spend the day at a Stamp Camp event in Kapolei. OK, I know most of you aren't from Hawai'i, so here's a couple of maps to get you oriented. First, we live on the Big Island of Hawai'i, and O'ahu is north and west of us. So you can see that it's not a quick one-hour drive to this Stamp Camp. … [Read more...] about A Sweet Celebration!
Aloha, All! In a few days, I'll be telling you more about the current Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochures. But yesterday, I just couldn't resist the urge to work with some of the gifts that fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators game me last fall to help me recover from our house being destroyed by lava. I've been eyeing the pack of Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper … [Read more...] about Thinking of You!
Aloha, all! One thing I've noticed about my attitude towards losing our home and garden to the Kilauea Lava eruption earlier this year is that, when I read of a friend dealing with cancer - of any kind! - I realize how less awful my own loss is compared to what they're going through. I learned yesterday that today, September 7, 2018, is "Wear Teal Day," in honor of those who are dealing, or … [Read more...] about The Color Teal – For a Good Cause!
Aloha, all! Once again I send out a big, "Thank You," to my sister Stampin' Up! Demonstrators for all the love and caring they've showered on me with the dozens of cards they've sent to help me out while I'm in crafting limbo. I still haven't figured out how to get my crafting supplies set up to get back into making my own cards. So the cards they've sent me are helping to show you - and me, it … [Read more...] about Thank You Again and Again!
Aloha, all! Today was a rare day that I had all to myself to do what I wanted in my Craft Room. It wasn't all stamping and card-making. I had some projects to do for a group to which I belong, and those demanded some creativity. So I was on a roll when I turned my attention to my new Stampin' Up! goodies that I got as a preview of what will be in the next annual catalog. There are two … [Read more...] about A Fun Day In My Craft Room!
Aloha, all! Every Spring, I remember one of my favorite Springs, when I was a freshman in a then women's college in the eastern United States. Each class was assigned one of four colors - ours was Gold - and each quarter one class was in charge of dinner and entertainment on a festival day. We were assigned to the Spring festival, and the day's theme was, "Spring is a New Beginning … [Read more...] about Spring is a New Beginning!
Aloha, all! As you undoubtedly know, I live in Hawaii, where we think it's cold out if we wake up to something less than 60° F. Believe me, I've said, "Brrr!" several times this winter! But nothing brings out the "Brrr" as much as the cold snaps that have been hitting the United States Mainland and Canada this week. So we at the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge Blog thought … [Read more...] about Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
Aloha, all! This year, with my Card-Making Classes all fall and several swaps and challenges, I thought I had plenty of cards for my list. Even with a dozen or so cards that we had made with photos of our garden (my husband's new hobby is photography), I should have had plenty. But wouldn't you know, when I woke up Wedensday morning and looked at the last "few" names on my list, I was … [Read more...] about Almost to the Last of My Christmas Cards!
Aloha, all! When my husband announced last week that his photographer's club's Christmas Potluck that he was attending was having a gift exchange, and the gift was supposed to be related to photography, I basically let that information go in one ear and out the other. I am not a photographer (except when it comes to processing photos of my crafting projects) so I couldn't see where this was … [Read more...] about Fun With Sketches!
Aloha, all! I cannot begin to tell you how busy I've been the past week or so - and it's going to continue into this coming week. After that I do believe that life should slow down a bit. I had a summer-long commitment with one volunteer organization and an early fall commitment with one another, and wouldn't you know they overlapped during the first … [Read more...] about Autumn Colors!