Aloha, all! I know my manners aren't very correct in a Victorian sense. But I had to make a quick card for a member of one of my clubs who was married on Christmas Day. The good news was that no one batted an eyelash when they saw the greeting on this card (you're not supposed to "congratulate" a bride!). So I guess I'm off the hook from being embarrassed by my … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Karen!
Sizzix Texturz Plates
Aloha, all! My first taste of Easter Season was in a recent swap in which I participated. The swap was run by an online group called SUDSOL (are you a Stampin' Up! Demo? This is the group for you--just click on the button bottom right). This was a real swap with real paper and ink and glue, not just a photo on a website! I got it sent off to the swap coordinator this … [Read more...] about It’s Easter Season–Part I
Aloha, all! I have family visiting from the mainland this week. But I still managed to get some time in the Craft Room before they arrived so that I have something to share with you. Now that my Sizzix Big Shot has its permanent home, everything that ends up on the table in the Craft Room usually also ends up being run through the Big Shot! Today's card is no exception. If … [Read more...] about More Fun with the Sizzix Texturz Plates
Aloha, all! Yesterday I showed off some variations of a baby card (and that baby theme is behind me for now!). One technique that I used was to texturize the card stock using the Stampin' Up! Backgrounds I Sizzix Texturz Plates. While I was doing this, I remembered a recent discussion among some Stampin' Up! demonstrators about how to make the texture of a Texturz Plate a bit more … [Read more...] about Sizzix Texturz Plates Technique
Aloha, all! I saw the cutest card made with punches in this month's Card Maker magazine, and I just had to try it out using all Stampin' Up! products. It's a baby card, though, and right now there aren't any new babies in our family (well, Carson's about 6 months old, but I don't think that qualifies quite as new!). I made it anyway, and wouldn't you know, one of my friends became a … [Read more...] about Fun with a Baby Card