Happy New Year! I thought an auspicious beginning to 2019 would be bold and happy color, and the new Bloom by Bloom set that debuts on Thursday (January 3) seemed like the perfect choice for such energy: Don’t you love it?? I’m delighted to have this on my desktop all month! Bloom By Bloom is … More Welcome to 2019, Bloom by Bloom
<OH MY. This was scheduled to publish a week ago…but things happen. Enjoy!> Ah, it’s been a glorious few weeks! At this stage of my life, the holidays are all about relationships. I’ve celebrated with my beloved family and dear friends and my precious church community as well, and my heart is full. There are … More (Gift) Wrapping up Holiday 2018
We had a little Christmas fun last week: This Host Club is BIG ON GOODIES! This year we had a gorgeous selection of treats to share while we crafted holiday tags and gift card holders. Robbie made these adorable boxes full of Kisses. She’s the Mother of Holiday Goodies, with treats for us all through … More Holiday Goodies!
I have a weakness for die cut words. When I spied the Merry Christmas Thinlits in the Holiday catalog, my radar went PING PING PING. Stamps: Merry Christmas to All, Painted Harvest Color Palette: Whisper White, Merry Merlot, Shaded Spruce, Silver Foil, Gray Granite Accessories: Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Merry Christmas Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bouquet Bunch … More Merry Christmas Thinlits
The elves have been very busy – and on Saturday, we’re setting up our tables and hoping you’ll come shop with us! The 4th Annual Waikapu Gardens Christmas Street Fair is this Saturday from 8am until noon on Ulu Kanu Street. Santa will make an appearance, and the Maui High School choir will be filling … More Goodies and Crafties and Santas, oh my!
…the past few weeks have been such a blur! Travel, events, and a few unexpected moments have kept me on my toes. As a result, I’m focusing on the comment a friend shared recently. She said she finds herself saying “At least…” quite often. As in, “I missed every green light on the Pi’ilani Highway, … More It’s hard to believe December is here…
There are just a few hours left for these elegant snowflakes! I paired the snowflakes made with the Snowfall Thinlits with images from Beautiful Blizzard. The sentiment is embossed with White Embossing Powder, and the snowflakes are inked in Versamark for a more understated look. The white snowflake is cut from Shimmery White. It’s such … More Snowflake Showcase Final Hours!
Every month, every day is an occasion for gratitude, but November makes it official. I’m not consistently faithful to journaling, but this month I’ve made a commitment to observe and reflect, keeping a daily journal to record the process. I’m tremendously grateful for the opportunities that I’ve had through Stampin’ Up! I’ve made amazing friends, … More The month of gratitude
I don’t have kids at home any more, and there aren’t too many kids in my neighborhood. As a result, my Halloween decorating and crafting has dwindled to just a few projects. My dear friend Robbie absolutely LOVES Halloween, and in her honor we did some spooky themed projects at our monthly meeting. I loved … More Spooky Nights
Seasonal Chums is a bit of a sleeper. It was featured in last year’s Holiday catalog, and to my surprise and delight was continued in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. The images are presented in pairs, front and back, and the coordinating framelits let you cut them out to create tags. The jack-o-lantern is an absolute … More Tricks? Treats? All through October!