Aloha, all! As the current challenge at the SUO Challenge Blog is a celebration of its 7th Anniversary, we've chosen the theme, "A Blast From The Past," to celebrate! What I did for my Design Team Entry in this challenge is to recreate the very first project that I made as a member of the Design Team back in … [Read more...] about Stampin’ Up! Only Challenges – A Blast From the Past!
Sizzix Embossing Folders
Aloha, all! I am fortunate to have a new person who is attending my regular card-making classes, and thoroughly enjoying them! She's not new to Stampin' Up! products, but her interest before this year has been primarily scrapbooking. While I certainly am no slouch when it comes to scrapping, I spend most of my personal time in making cards. So that's … [Read more...] about CASEing for a Class!
Aloha, all! Tomorrow is the official beginning of the season of Summer (in the Northern Hemisphere of this fair planet) and it's definitely time to be thinking of the summertime activities that the month of July brings. For us in the United States and Canada, July brings with it our celebrations of Independence Day - July 1st for Canada and July 4th for the … [Read more...] about Patriotic Colors!
Aloha, all! For my Stampin' Up! Only Challenge project yesterday, I chose a new Stamp Set, Designer Series Paper set, and fun ribbon for a "Thinking of You" greeting card. Do you know what would have made that an even better card? The newest 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Layered Leaves! The reason that I didn't have that is … [Read more...] about Introduction to New Stampin’ Up! Products – Part 3: A New 3D Dynamic Impressions Folder!
Aloha, all! With all the new Stampin' Up! Catalog excitement, I haven't forgotten that today is the day for the biweekly Stampin' Up! Only Challenge post! Believe it or not, we picked these themes for the challenges many months ago. We had no idea that Stampin' Up! was going to give us Demonstrators the opportunity to pre-order the lovely … [Read more...] about Out In the Garden With Delightful Daisies!
Aloha, all! As you may have noticed if you pay attention both here and on Facebook, I've been a bit scarce with my work of late. We're getting ready for another long (for us) trip next month, and there is SOOO much I have to get done before we go that my Craft Room has been getting short shrift - as has this blog and other stuff. But, when my monthly Paper … [Read more...] about A Paper Pumpkin Alternative
Aloha, all! I know that many of you pay attention when I say I'm pretty close to being right on target when it comes to giving up Stamp Sets and other products that Stampin' Up! has retired. After all, how am I going to help you decide on making a project I show off if you can't buy the products I'm showing off? But … [Read more...] about I Do Keep Some Retired Stampin’ Up! Sets!
Aloha, all! Once again it's time for the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge, the biweekly challenge for all lovers and users of Stampin' Up! paper crafting products. The new challenge is "Embossing of All Kinds." There are so many ways of embossing that we're really looking forward to seeing what people come up with for their challenge … [Read more...] about Embossing and More Embossing!
Aloha, all! When Stampin' Up! first introduced it's newest product, the Stitched Shaped Framelits, it also had a stamp sale and created some cards to highlight both product lines. Today's card is a quick CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone) of one of those cards. As I said in yesterday's post, … [Read more...] about Quick Christmas Cards – Part 2
Aloha, all! Just before we left on vacation, a friend called to say she needed a wedding card. Not only that, she needed it that afternoon! So I brushed all my Christmas card supplies to the side of my work table, and got out my current favorite stamp set and thinlit combo to make the card! I first cut … [Read more...] about In the Midst of the Holidays – A Wedding Card!
Aloha, all! Earlier this week, I posted about a card that I'd made for the biweekly Stampin' Up! Only Challenge. I mentioned that I'd made two cards, and played Eeenie-Meenie-Miny-Moe to pick which one to post with the Design Team photos for this challenge. Today I'm sharing the other card! This card uses … [Read more...] about The Other “Elegant” Card!