Fall is on the Way!

September for me, marks the ending of summer and the beginning of Autumn.  I loved this time of the year when I lived in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The changing of the leaves was so beautiful and the days were cooler!  Here in Hawaii, we don't have that, so I stamped up a card to bring back the fond memories! 



For this card I used the Wonderfall stamp set, the Woodgrain embossing folder, the Autumn Accents Big Shot die, and the Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper, all from the new Holiday Mini Catalog! 


I also used Early Espresso Baker's Twine and the sentiment is from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set.


Over on my Sisters in Stamping blog this week, we're sharing Fall projects.  To see what my stamping sisters created, just head over there and take a peek!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a fun weekend and make time to do some stamping!

Posted on : Sep 07 2012

Always Thankful!

I have so many things in my life to be thankful for and at Thanksgiving I like to send out Thanksgiving cards (as one more way) to let people know that I am thankful for them!  It doesn't seem that very many people send out Thanksgiving cards though?  How about you?  Do you send out Thanksgiving cards?  If not, here's a card that maybe will inspire you to send out a few cards this year to some of the special people in your life that you are thankful for!



I used the Always Thankful stamp set and the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog .  I also used Soft Suede and More Mustard card stock as the base and first layer of the card. 

I popped up the pumpkin on the ground and added a couple More Mustard brads to give the card more dimension!  Over on my Sisters in Stamping blog this week, we're featuring Thanksgiving cards, so head on over there for more inspiration from my talented stamping sisters!  And let me know if you do send out Thanksgiving cards this year!!


Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!!

Posted on : Oct 21 2011

Gently Falling!

I LOVE 2-step stamping!  If you've never tried it, this new set in the Holiday Mini Catalog called Gently Falling is a great set to try it with!!  We made this card at my Stamp-A-Stack on Wednesday night and everyone loved the card and the technique! 

This card also uses the Creating Pretty Cards card sketch over on Craft Project Central.  Check out the monthly card challenge if you have a hard time designing your own cards from scratch as the sketch is provided for you as well as a mini tutorial that you can download for free!  The mini tutorial gives you the measurements for each of the pieces as well as basic instructions for making the inspiration card!  In addition, you get to see the beautiful creations made by some of our readers and so generously shared with all of us. 



If you're not familiar with 2-step stamping, each leaf is made with two stamps.  One is the outline and the other the filler.  The way I did mine was to stamp the outline full strength, and then stamp the filler after having inked my stamped, and then stamped off (on my grid paper, taking off some of the ink), and then stamping directly over the outline stamp.  This gives the leaf two different colors, although I'm using the same stamp pad, and gives the leaves dimension.  Fun, fun, fun!



I also used the new Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Holiday Mini Catalog and card stock colors found in the DSP. 


Over on my Sister's In Stamping blog today, Karla has a special project to share, so head over there today too!


Have a fabulous weekend, and as always, thanks so much for stopping by!!

Posted on : Oct 07 2011

French Foliage Thanksgiving Card!

Living here in Hawaii, I miss the fall changing of the colors!  So when we decide to focus on Thanksgiving cards this week over on my Sisters in Stamping blog, I decided I wanted to use these rich fall colors!  Even though it's not Thanksgiving yet, I'd like to take a second to say THANK YOU to those of you that visit my blog and let me know how much you enjoy my posts, both those of my stamping and my family!!



Supplies Used:

French Foliage Clear-Mount Stamp Set #121166 $14.95

Thankful For Clear-Mount Stamp Set #120795 $8.95

Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper #120808 $11.95

Cajun Craze Card Stock #119684 $6.95

Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad #119671 $5.95

Old Olive Card Stock #100702 $6.95

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad #102277 $5.95

More Mustard Classic Stampin' Pad #103162 $5.95

Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650 $8.50

Posted on : Oct 29 2010

Day of Gratitude!

For my Sisters in Stamping blog this week we were to choose our favorite set from the new Holiday Mini Catalog!  Well I have so many favorites, but I finally did just choose one!  I love the new Day of Gratitude stamp set as I love to make and send out Thanksgiving cards!  And I have so much to be grateful for, so this seemed like the perfect set!


Supplies Used:

Day of Gratitude Clear Mount Stamp Set #121148 $18.95

Early Espresso Card Stock #119686 $6.95

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad #119670 $5.95

Old Olive Card Stock #100702 $6.95

Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker #100079 $3.50

Cajun Craze Stampin' Write Marker #119678 $3.50

Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650 $8.50

Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper #120808 $11.95

Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402 $15.95

Big Shot #113439 $99.95

Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #120175 $7.95

Posted on : Sep 10 2010

11-10-09 Stamp-A-Stack!

Here are the cards that we made in my November 10th, Stamp-A-Stack.  Everyone made 10 cards, two of each design.  Enjoy!


This card uses the Medallion background stamp and the greeting is from the Upsy Daisy stamp set.  I have a hard time thinking of masculine cards so this was my attempt at one!


This Thanksgiving card uses the Autumn Splendor and Falling Leaves stamp sets.


This card uses the Delightful Decorations stamp set (one of my favorites this year), and the Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper.


This card uses the Wandering Words stamp set and again the Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper.


This card uses the A Brand New Year stamp and Circle Circus stamp set.


If you are interested in coming to one of my Stamp-A-Stacks, or purchasing packets, please call or email me!


Posted on : Nov 12 2009

Pacific Stampers Group Meeting and Swap 10-30-09

Our group meeting is usually the first Friday of every month, but this month we decided to move the meeting back a week and do it on the last Friday of the month, so we could have a little Halloween party/meeting.  Dressing up was optional, but stamping, eating, drinking and having fun was mandatory!


Here are Naoko a.k.a. Pochahontas, Michelle a.k.a. Good-bye Kitty, and me.


We had tons of yummy food, including some tasty Halloween goodies.


Some special treats.  This one was from Brenda.  I love Look bars and promptly ate mine after taking this picture!



These two were from Lorinne.  Sweet Treat Cup filled with M&Ms and a cute little spider!


This cute little treat was made by Michelle filled with Halloween candies!


And this cute treat bag was made my Shelby, filled again with Halloween goodies!

Thanks for the treats.  Now I don't have to raid the kids bags this year!


We also had some great swaps!  Our theme was Thanksgiving cards.

Card by Krista. 


Card by Lorinne.


Card by Naoko.


Card by Jacque.


Card by Shelby.


Joni Hirasa lead our project this month, and let everyone make a cute little jar from Ikea that was decorated with items that she taught us how to alter.  For example, Joni taught us all how to die ribbon, flowers from the Pretties kit, and also the crocheted flowers from the Fleurettes ll kit.  I didn't get a chance to make mine, so unfortunately I don't have a picture of this cute project, but I'll work on getting it done so you can see it!  Thanks Joni for the wonderful project!


If you would like information on joining our group and joining in the fun, please feel free to call or email me!  We'd love to have you join us!!

Posted on : Nov 01 2009