Aloha, all! Welcome to the very first project of the year made for one of the Stampin' Up! Only Challenges! Of course the theme revolves around the "new stuff" that Stampin' Up! has coming out in its newest catalogs tomorrow - January 4, 2017! That's when the Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog and the Stampin' Up! 2017 Sale-a-bration … [Read more...] about More New Stuff!
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! Here we are with the second Stampin' Up! Only Challenge for this Winter Holiday Season. Last time the challenge theme was Holiday Cuteness. This time we're going in another direction, towards Holiday Elegance. So I couldn't dig out the Cookie Cutter cuties or the various snow people, foxes and bears, oh my! No, I had to get something a bit … [Read more...] about Holiday Elegance!
Aloha, all! Today I'm using a Stampin' Up! Stamp Set that's in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog, but which you cannot buy by itself. It's the Watercolor Wishes Stamp Set, and it ships exclusively with the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit. This is an all-inclusive card kit - stamps and ink, along with the usual layers and embellishments. And, yes, I bought the … [Read more...] about You’re Amazing – Another Fun CASE!
Aloha, all! Today's project is one that was inspired by a creation of one of my downline. I only have one downline member who lives close to me, and she's moving away next month. So we're trying to spend some time together crafting before she leaves. This past Monday, we had a great get-together as we spend over an hour looking at the list of … [Read more...] about Retiring Soon: Be the Star and 4 Others!
Aloha, all! I finally am over that nasty cold that took me down and out of commission most of this past week. Oh, there will be another week or so of coughing - just the way it is with me! But I did use another new Stampin' Up! tool to make the second of the four birthday cards I need to make for February … [Read more...] about Another Recovery Day, Another Birthday Card – Edited!
Aloha, all! It may be Hawaii and we may not have the kind of winter those in the midwest and Atlantic states are having right now. But we do get colds, just like everyone else. And this week have I had a doozy! I have not wanted to do ANYthing. But it's hard for me just to sit, so I went into my craft room and just started picking up a bit and looking at a … [Read more...] about Crafting During Some Sick Days
Aloha, all! I'm not all that familiar with what 3-year olds like - our youngest grandson is 7! But I worked really hard at trying to remember about 3-year olds as I was asked to make a Halloween card for a little girl of that age. My most enduring recollection is that, when they are given something that is not a toy, the … [Read more...] about A Fun Card for a 3-Year Old!
Aloha, all! In my last post, I introduced two of the stamps from the set that came with the September 2015 My Paper Pumpkin monthly kit. I just love this stamp set as it has lots of fun little stamps that I can use in so many different ways! I actually wasn't going to use the set again quite yet as I had a customer ask me to … [Read more...] about More Fun With My Paper Pumpkin Stamps!
Aloha, all! We Stampin' Up! demonstrators receive a weekly e-mail from Stampin' Up! that includes at least one idea for using some Stampin' Up! products. The last e-mail showed some fun examples of how to use Christmas Designer Series Papers for everyday events such as birthday cards. Hah! I've already done that - a lot! - with the Stampin' Up! … [Read more...] about Those Fun Fall Papers!
Aloha, all! I mentioned a couple of blog posts back that I really don't like wasting paper. This is especially true of paper out of which I've die cut something. A former neighbor taught me years ago not to throw out the negative images when I'd cut the then new Top Note Die. Not only did the Top Note shape get used, but the rectangle from … [Read more...] about Not Letting Anything Go to Waste!