Aloha, all! Once again it's time for me to work on my CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone) project of the week! As is usual on Wednesday, the original of the card I made was featured in the current issue of Stampin' Success, the magazine for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. For awhile, I've just been looking at … [Read more...] about A Merry CASE!
Sizzix Embossing Folders
Aloha, all! As you probably know by now, I try on occasion to CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone) projects from the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's magazine, Stampin' Success. This week, I chose a project that included heat embossing on a Stampin' Up! Foil Sheet. As happens frequently, I didn't care for some of the elements on the … [Read more...] about Embossing on Foil Sheets – Really Easy!
Aloha, all! Has it been 5 days since I last posted here? Oh, my! But I've been very busy with two big projects I was designing for others. One project was for a class that I presented to a local group, and they loved it (at least that's what I heard)! It's based on a Crazy Quilt idea I presented here a few weeks ago. … [Read more...] about Gold is Always Elegant!
Aloha, all! In less than two weeks, the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog will "go live." That means all kinds of new products to drool over! It also means that Stampin' Up! will be retiring LOTS of stamp sets and other products to make way for new goodies. Sigh. So many of them are products that I've loved using, and … [Read more...] about A Favorite Retiring Stamp Set – Just Believe!
Aloha, all! Actually, today's card was not in response to anyone else's challenge. It was a challenge that I gave myself, based on some sharing that a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator did online today. What she shared was cards that she had made quite a few years ago and was encouraging us to laugh with her at what she thought was pretty good back … [Read more...] about I Love Fun Challenges!
Aloha, all! I do NOT know where this week has gone. The last I looked it was Tuesday and all of a sudden here it is Saturday!!! Well, for one thing, I've been bombarded this week with orders for not only my 2011 Greeting Card Layout CD, but also for the 2010 CD! I'm certainly not complaining, but I have been being very complacent about keeping … [Read more...] about An Early “Happy Birthday” to my Son
Aloha, all! Yesterday I had a treat I don't often have. A fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator from the mainland, Kivonne Tucker, came to visit and we spent most of an afternoon in my craft room chatting, going through catalogs and, yes, papercrafting! I knew our time would be limited to I came up with the idea to use one of the challenges from our online … [Read more...] about Fun With a New Friend!
Aloha, all! Back in the Spring, Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini Catalog featured a suite of products that all went together beautifully (well, when has Stampin' Up! NOT done that!?). The stamp set, Bordering on Romance, went wonderfully well with the Designer Series Paper, Twitterpated, and the Adorning Accents Folders and … [Read more...] about Summer Romance!
Aloha, all! Yesterday I shared a card made with the Stamp Set, Easter Blossoms. It was a square card with square punched elements in each of the four corners of the card. Today's card uses the same stamp set, designer series paper set (Springtime Vintage), and basic layout. But it's a standard sized card that fits into an A2 size … [Read more...] about Easter Blossoms Once Again!
Aloha, all! Back when I first started this blog - can you believe it's been TWO YEARS!!?? - I was making my very first swaps for the Stampin' Up! Convention. One swap was a "no-layer" card and I used a round punch to make windows in the card front so that an image from the inside showed through. Ever since then, I've used different ways of … [Read more...] about Windows Redux