Aloha, all! I have to tell you that my traditional greeting - a greeting I've used since I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator almost 14 years ago - is about to become history. You haven't seen me around here for a while because we're planning a move in a little less than a month. On December 9th, my husband and I will board a Hawaiian Airlines Flight to Florida with a one-way ticket. Once we get … [Read more...] about Stampin’ Up! Kits Are Keeping Me Going!
Aloha, all! Oops! This was supposed to go live two weeks ago! But since I’m busy getting ready to move from Hawai'i to Florida (more on that soon), I thought I’d go ahead and let it post a few days after Halloween! Finally I'm getting to show you some Pinwheel Tower Cards. For Halloween this year, I've made two of them, each a different size. This is the one I'm calling the "Short Pinwheel … [Read more...] about A Halloween Pinwheel Tower Card
Aloha, all! In a few of my latest articles, I've mentioned my "stamp collection" or my "stamp cache." Today I thought I'd digress from talking about my cards to talking about my stamps. Scanning My Stamp Sets Doesn't Take Long As you might observe from looking at the picture of my Stampin' Up! Stamp Collection, it doesn't take much time at all to look through my stamps to figure out what I … [Read more...] about My Stamp Cache & Volcano Stories
Aloha, all! When I see a stamp set in a Stampin' Up! holiday season catalog and its name is, "Festive & Bright," I think "Christmas." But the stamp set in the current Stampin' Up! July - December Mini Catalog with that name also has some dynamite Halloween stamps. The stamp that I'm featuring in today's post is one of those - the Festive & Bright Stamp Set. And I almost forgot I owned it. … [Read more...] about Festive & Bright – For Halloween?
Aloha, all! When I was playing around with Pinwheel Tower Cards a few weeks ago, I found dozens of great samples. In a few posts last week, I showed off my version of two of the cards that fit nicely into Invitation or A2-sized envelopes. But then I stumbled onto a design by Rick Adkins. It had not four but SIX sides to it! I could hardly wait to try it out. So today we'll go over what I learned … [Read more...] about A Fun New Pinwheel Tower Card
Aloha, all! Last month I had two special birthday cards to make. Today I'd like to share the card that I made for my now 13-year old grandson. I think that teenage boys are just the hardest group of people in the world for whom to figure out a card design. But this young man lives in a household that has had many chickens over the years. I'll share one of the stories I remember from many years … [Read more...] about Hey Birthday Chick!
Aloha, all! I’m clea Ning up some blog posts that went out of order while I was on a house-hunting trip. So the “taller” refers to my post on November 3rd. Confused? Me, too! In my last article I described how I made my first Halloween Pinwheel Tower Card. I'm not getting into so much detail this time. But I do want to show you another version of this fun fold technique. An Invitation (A2) … [Read more...] about This Halloween Pinwheel Tower Card is Taller!
Aloha, all! And welcome to another fun - but spooky! - edition of Island Hopping. I've been chatting about my Island Hopping friend, Cheryl Hamilton, in my last few articles. This time, we're sharing projects for one of my favorite times for card-giving, Halloween! First I'm hoping you'll enjoy my story of making this fun fold card. Then I'll send you on over to Cheryl's blog to see what she has … [Read more...] about A Spooky Tower Card!
Aloha, all! OK, I've mentioned several times about how wonderful it was to have been at the Island Style Stampers Annual Retreat in Maui earlier this month. But did you know that I almost couldn't go? Nothing so drastic as Covid. But it's definitely related to the economic issues facing everyone these days. While I could get an airline reservation to hop on over to Maui, I couldn't get a rental … [Read more...] about Cork Paper is Perfect for Fall Leaves!
Aloha, all! In my last article, I mentioned that I'd traveled to the island of Maui to attend a stamping retreat. The retreat lasted two FULL days and we were knee deep in crafting projects the whole time. One of my favorite sessions was the one in which we used a brand new Stampin' Up! product, Cork 12" x 12" Specialty Paper. The frame under the flowers in this card is made from that paper. And … [Read more...] about Cork Paper? You Bet – and Just in Time for Fall!
Aloha, all! Where has September gone???? Well, to begin, I spent several days on the island of Maui crafting with my friend, Cheryl Hamilton's, demonstrator team. I can't even begin to tell you what fun that was. But once I got back, I spent most of the next two weeks getting ready for a trip my husband and I are taking beginning this coming weekend. We'll be in Florida and North Carolina for … [Read more...] about It’s Time for Halloween Cards!