Aloha, all! No, I'm not back from my trip. But it's just a few more days before I land back in Hilo, Hawai'i, to join my husband who returned last week. Then I'll really start in on my Easter cards! But today I have a card that I put together at the last minute before I had to pack and leave town last month. I say, "put together," because I did not design this card. One of my favorite sister … [Read more...] about Bright Easter Colors!
Aloha, all! It's been a really busy week as my husband and I leave this Thursday for a trip that will keep me away from my Craft Room for three full weeks. But never fear - my longest stop will be the last week of my trip when I'll be visiting my sister-in-law and former Stampin' Up! demonstrator. She may be former SU!, but she's not former crafter. In fact, if I'd had my way, I would have … [Read more...] about Looking Through My Stash! – Part 1
Aloha, all! Next Sunday is one of my favorite holidays of the year for just simple fun - St. Patrick's Day! Sure and begorrah, my Irish ancestors (Martins of County Roscommon) would be pleased to know I'm keeping up with some of their antics! They might not be so happy with my use of a lucky four-leaf clover as a shamrock for a card made in honor of St. Patrick's Day. But this year that's … [Read more...] about Good Luck With This One!!
Aloha, all! I recently saw a group of cards made with a window on the front of the card through which I looked at at image that's on the inside of a card. These cards had one or two layers on the card front and looked easy enough to make. So off I went to try it out. Of course, I had to try to do one better. I wanted a piece of Designer Series Paper in between two white cardstock layers. … [Read more...] about Hey Love – In a Window!
Aloha, all! When sister Stampin' Up! demonstrators started sending me greeting cards to help me put together a collection of projects to show to my customers, the Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Catalog had just been released. Prior to that, demonstrators had been able to pre-order many products from the new Share What You Love Suite. So, as you might imagine, many of the cards they had to share used … [Read more...] about It’s a Beautiful Day!
Aloha, all! I'm finally getting to the point where I'm going to start setting aside all my Stampin' Up! products that will be retiring at the end of May 2018. I have all my retiring stamp sets, punches, card stock and stamp pads marked with a little red dot. But I'm not putting them away in boxes for resale quite yet as I still have another 5 weeks that I'll be using them and encouraging you to … [Read more...] about Fun With a Retiring Color!
Aloha, all! When I created this project over a week ago, I had no idea that one of my favorite, but oft neglected, Stampin' Up! colors was going to be retired. It's one of those colors that's always been there for me to use, even though of late I've neglected it. But this week's challenge from The Card Concept brought it back to the forefront of Robin's Craft Room and, at the time, I promised … [Read more...] about Aloha, Tempting Turquoise!
Aloha, all! Last week was a long hard week and, as you might be able to tell with the lack of postings, it did not provide much opportunity for crafting. But the string of visits to various medical and dental facilities is over for now, and I'm back at having fun making greeting cards. Even though I wasn't in my craft room creating, I did have the opportunity to start to get organized for … [Read more...] about A Favorite Retiring Stamp Set!
Aloha, all! I've found yet another challenge blog with design team members I've worked with elsewhere online over the past many years. This challenge is called "Sunday Stamps," with a challenge beginning every other Sunday. That's going to be one I look at often as Sunday turns out to be a day when I'm generally free to stamp to my heart's content! And so I did this past Sunday, following the … [Read more...] about Fun with a Sketch Challenge!
Aloha, all! As I was sipping my first cup of coffee this morning, I was also checking out one of my favorite Stampin' Up! Challenge Blogs, and realized that I finally do have the time to start trying it out again! With my coffee cup in hand, I found this sketch for the weekly Create with Connie & Mary inspiration challenge. I looked at my coffee cup, thought about my personal … [Read more...] about Coffee Helps – With Challenges!
Aloha, all! This month, my regular card-making class is going to make projects all of which are going to feature Stampin' Up!'s new Alcohol Markers, Stampin' Blends. I've been planning this class for some time and, fortunately, the colors that my class will be using are all in stock and available. Other colors are out of stock and won't be available again until June. But I lucked out with this … [Read more...] about Getting Ready for a Stampin’ Blends Class!