Pookie – Captain Stupidhead – was supposed to be The Last Cat. If I said it once I said it a bajillion times. But somehow when my son was home for a few months last fall he persuaded us to visit the Maui Humane Society. I’m still wondering how it all happened, but the fact is, Bella is here to stay. … More Meet Bella
Stampin’ Up! has beautiful shades of green, but I’ve just returned from a trip that took my appreciation of the color to new levels.
… More Sharing a few new shades of green
Last weekend I made a whirlwind trip to attend my high school reunion. I took goodie bags for the people who made it happen – and they worked very hard! Before I left, I made up some simple tags for the bags: Stamps: Wild About Flowers, Gorgeous Grunge, Tin of Cards Color Palette: Whisper White, … More Quick and easy tags – and a Reunion Story
I’m spending a few days with my parents in Santa Barbara before heading over to Salt Lake City for Inspire.Create.Share, the 2014 Stampin’ Up! convention. It’s been a great visit, starting with lunch at the Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company with my dad: I had the Danish Red along with a Farro & Arugula salad and … More Memories, old and new
One of my absolute FAVORITE things about blogging is the sweet serendipity of making new friends. My post on May first inspired a Maui Stamper reader to share a photo with me, and one thing led to another… Cheryl Hasson gave her permission for me to share this photo. Here’s what she said: I was … More Friends across the miles
The name of this stamp set cracks me up – it makes me think of one of those “close but not quite” translations. You know the ones. In any event, I used a sketch from the Paper Players to get started: Stamps: Happy Congratulations and Petal Parade (SAB) Color Palette: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool … More Happy Congratulations
Each of my nativity sets holds a special place in my heart, but I’m especially fond of these figures hand made in Puerto Rico: In the Puerto Rican culture, these are called Santos. Mr. Maui Stamper and I were in San Juan many years ago, and I looked at a lot of Santos before choosing … More Merry Christmas