Aloha, all! The past two days I've shared with you one of the ornaments that I made using some of the elements in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit (114447). This kit includes the ornaments and other decorations in this month's issue of Country Living Magazine. The kit is a GREAT bargain, and includes just about everything that you'll need to make DOZENS of ornaments, … [Read more...] about How to Make That Ornament!
It's Aloha Friday on Hawai'i's Big Island, home of Robin's Craft Room. But I'm not going to be slacking off with my Christmas ornaments because there's just so much that I want to do with my Stampin' Up! materials this year. It's such a great year to be using Stampin' Up! papers and inks and embellishments--there's just so much of it and I want to use it ALL!! I made today's Christmas … [Read more...] about Ornament from a Hostess/Stampin’ Rewards Set
Aloha, from Robin's Craft Room, where it's just a gorgeous day in Hawai'i! No snowflakes here! Well, that's actually not true. There's a snowflake right here in this blog post as there was in yesterday's post. Today I'm showing off the other side of the snowflake ornament on which I started working yesterday. And, yes, there are Little Felt Flurries (113697) on this side, … [Read more...] about A Trip to the Other Side (of the Snowflake!)
Aloha, all! The computer in Robin's Craft Room is back up and running! Hooray!! But having no access to a computer for a few days gave me more time to play with all my fun Stampin' Up! Christmas "stuff." I'm still playing with the materials from the Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit (114447 if you'd like to order it online). And my favorites … [Read more...] about Time for Christmas Ornaments!
Who knew that, today, I'd actually see Riding Hood and the Handsome Hunter right in my own craft room?! Well, here it is - a great combination if I've ever seen one: Stampin' Up! colors Riding Hood Red and Handsome Hunter in a Christmas Card! I've been playing with this stamp set, Sleigh Bells Ring (109483), for the last two days, and this is my favorite card so far. Marcie, one … [Read more...] about A Real-Life Fairy Tale
I promise! Next week we'll get into some of the OTHER wonderful products that Stampin' Up! has provided for us for our Holiday Card and Gift Making pleasure! But I have to show off the last of my Little Felt Flurry Flourishes (don't you just love alliteration?!) This is the second of the "Trios" that I made with the smallest of the Little Felt Flurries. This time I set … [Read more...] about Felt Flurry Fun Finale!!
I just can't keep my hands off the Little Felt Flurries (113697). Besides the fact that they feel so soft and fluffy, they are dynamite to work with! I may have to start using my Sizzix for some felt cutting. Hmmmmm. But before I get too distracted with what I PLAN to do, let me show you another card I've made with these little gems. These snowflakes are shown in the … [Read more...] about Felt Flurry Trio I
Like yesterday's Christmas Card, today's uses the Little Felt Flurries from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini Catalog. Today, though, I really added the embellishments big time! For starters, I used the lovely background paper from the Ski Slope Designer Series Paper pack, accented with some Riding Hood Red card stock. On top of that, I layered some Baja Breeze 1" Double-Stitched … [Read more...] about Further Felt Flurry Fun!
With my Thanksgiving cards and decorations all made, I can now turn most of my attention to getting ready for the Christmas Season! When the Holiday Mini-Catalog first came out, I shared this card with you. It uses the Little Felt Flurries (113697) and the Heard from the Heart Stamp Set (111644), along with the Holiday Happenings Designer Series Paper, featured as a Level 3 Hostess gift in … [Read more...] about Felt Flurry Fun!
Aloha, all! What better way to start a Holiday Wish List than to start with--YOU!! OK, I know that you and I were both brought up to think of everyone else first. But how are we going to get all those cards made for everyone in 2009? How are we going to get all those scrapbooks of important events made in 2009? How are we going to get all those wonderful gift bags and … [Read more...] about Starting Your Christmas Wish List!
My late grandfather, William McDermott Smithhisler, served in World War I. My late father, Henry Smithhisler, served in World War II. My husband, Harold Messenheimer, is a retired Coast Guard officer, and served during the Vietnam War. My humble civilian salute to all of them this Veterans Day 2008. … [Read more...] about Veterans Day, November 11, 2008