Aloha, all! After a card with a definitely Autumn theme, I'm back with something that reminds me so much of summer - dragonflies! And it just so happens that today is the start of the next bi-weekly challenge from the SUO Challenges Design Team, with its theme of "Butterflies and Dragonflies." I started out thinking … [Read more...] about Monochromatic Dragonflies!
Aloha, all! Oh, my, didn't July seem like a really long month! It certainly did to me as I felt as if I spent a whole month at home, but I also traveled for 2 weeks. Part of it seeming so long, I think, is that it's not until today - August 7th - that we are having the first Monday of the month Color Fusers Blog Hop! The 7th is about as late as one can get … [Read more...] about Color Fusers Blog Hop – August 2017!
Aloha, all! As I was preparing a project for the current SUO Challenge, Birthdays, I went through lots of stamps that have birthday greetings. But did you know that you can make a fab Birthday Card with no stamps at all? The Happy Birthday Thinlit is just the thing for that. Today I'm going to share a few cards that I made with this thinlit just to give you … [Read more...] about That Fun “Happy Birthday” Thinlit!
Aloha, all! Usually when I post a birthday card, it's because someone I know is having a birthday. Today's card is no exception. Yesterday was the birthday of a really good friend that I don't get to see often any more. And, while this post is a day late, I do think it got to Dana on time. And wouldn't you know it - the challenge for the biweekly … [Read more...] about Birthdays Happen All Year Long!
Aloha, all! Yesterday I was browsing through an educational website for Stamping Business Owners, and I came across a tutorial on how to use the website, Cooler.co (yes, "co", not "com"). Using that website you can get ideas for color combinations that work in a variety of situations. In this case, I decided to try to see what color combos I … [Read more...] about Playing With Color Combinations!
Aloha, all! Earlier this week I was involved in making a project for a group to which I belong. The idea was to take a project for which there was a tutorial with a sample made from retired Stampin' Up! products and remake it with current products. As I do with most projects that I make in my Craft Room, I had a lot of fun with … [Read more...] about A Fun Box for Gifts and Such!
Aloha, all! Finally it's Valentine's Day, and I get to share my last Valentine's Card for this year with you. Actually, this "Love" card would be good for lots of occasions. But I have one special sweetheart to whom I'd like to give a flower today, and this kind of flower is the perfect kind for him. It also falls right into today's … [Read more...] about Happy Valentine’s Day!
Aloha, all! This is something of an addendum to yesterday's post which highlighted a Valentine Card made with the new Sale-a-bration Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper. You might recall that I was reluctant to use the upcoming Sale-a-bration Glimmer Paper as a layer for yesterday's card as I only had a small quantity of … [Read more...] about It’s Valentine Red Glimmer Paper!
Aloha, all! Yes, I'm getting to the end of my Valentine card-making efforts for 2017! I got all the cards I wanted to send to the US East Coast out in Thursday's mail, and all the US West Coast cards out in the mail Yesterday. Today is the day for mailing one or two to friends and customers in Hawaii, and Monday I'll be making a last few to hand to … [Read more...] about Valentine With a Sneak Peek!
Aloha, all! I just could not put that Balloon Adventures Bundle away after I used it for Monday's project. I had found it SOOO easy to use to make that fun card that I decided I'd use it in my card-making class this week. When I showed my crafters the card, especially when I opened it up, I could almost see dismay in their faces. Wow, what's it going to … [Read more...] about Another Card With Balloon Adventures!
Aloha, all! Yesterday I featured a Valentine's Card using both paper and stamps from the Sending Love Suite in the Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog. For today I'm using more of the paper - but no stamps. It's wonderful what you can do with Stampin' Up!'s Sizzix Thinlits! The Thinlit that I used … [Read more...] about Just Paper for This Valentine!