Stampin’ Sisters!

Yesterday I went over to Anne’s with my box of new Stampin’ Up! stuff & we spent the day being creative & catching up.  So much fun!!

Here’s a few of the things I came up with:

Birds & Blooms

This is the first thing I grabbed to play with.  Best Birds Stamp Set & the coordinating framelit.  It’s now on the top of my Wish List!  That gorgeous paper is Blooms & Bliss DSP.

Foxy Friends

Foxy Friends comes with coordinating DSP stack & Fox Punch.  I can tell there’s 100 things you can do with this set!

Love You Lots

This Love You Lots Hostess Set is so, so cute!!  And the easle from Painter’s Palette… can’t wait to see all the ways I can use that set!


And here’s Anne, who had everything set up for me & made me a delicious lunch!  One of the best things about stamping with her was that when I’d get stuck, she’s give me ideas to finish off the card perfectly!  Thanks, Anne!  Fun day!

Now go over to Anne’s blog & see what she made yesterday!

Blooms & Wishes

Blooms & Wishes

I do love stamps with flowers!  This new set is called Blooms & Wishes.  There’s a coordinating Designer Series Paper, Blooms & Bliss DSP, that’s gorgeous!!

Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper

I meant to add some to my card but got carried away with the stamping & loved the result!


The sentiment is from Better Together.  Don’t you just love the font?!  I CASED this card from Dawn Olchefske and couldn’t help but use the same colors, Melon Mombo & Daffodil Delight.

Wish you could see how shiny those Enamel Shapes!  Very bright & beautiful!

Blooms & Wishes (2)  IMG_3361

This will be one of the cards we’ll be making at the June Card Class.

2 classes to choose from:

Saturday, June 25 at 2pm or Tuesday, June 28 at 3pm

1194 W. Kuiaha Road, Haiku, HI

We’ll make 4 different cards with matching envelopes.

Cost is $10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day.

Hope to see you there!


Flourishing Phrases for MOJO451

Yesterday afternoon I received my highly anticipated box of new products from Stampin’ Up! that were JUST FOR ME!  A whole box full!!  I was stuck at where to begin.  So I headed straight to Mojo Monday for inspiration!

I wanted to use the gorgeous Designer Series Paper, Blooms & Bliss paired with Flourishing Phrases.
Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper     Flourishing Phrases Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Here’s the card I came up with:
I used the swirl from Swirly Scribbles Thinlits under the sentiment and glued the leftover on the bottom to balance things out.  I wasn’t sold on that until I used it & now I’m in love!  Do you ever do that too?  Many times I’m not sure about a stamp until I ink it up & that’s all it takes!
MOJO451 (2)    IMG_3343
Make sure you check out what everyone else has come up with for this fun challenge at Mojo Monday!

Birthday Wishes for SR#332

This week’s Stampin’ Royalty Challenge is to create a project using flowers!  What fun!  Where do I start?  Well, I wanted to use some of my brand new stamps, so I found a cute little flower from the Swirly Bird set.


I think my favorite thing about this card is the colors!!  Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe & Mint Macaron.

Stampin’ Royalty: Stampin’ Royalty Challenge SR#332 is where I found the inspiration for my card.

SR#332 (2)

  • Stamp Sets:  Pop of Paradise, Swirly Bird, Build a Birthday
  • Colors/Paper:  Card Base:  Sweet Sugarplum (8 1/2 X 5 1/2), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4 & 5 1/4 X 1 1/2), Tip Top Taupe (5 1/4 X 3/4)
  • Accessories:  Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Linen Thread, Metal Rimmed Pearls

I hope you’ll go over to see the cards from the Royal Challenge Design Team!

There are lots of fun events coming up this month!  Click on the top black bar where it says CLASSES AND EVENTS to see my calendar.

Don’t miss my OPEN HOUSE & RETIRING STAMP SALE this coming Sunday, June 12th!!  Great deals!  Free Make-n-Takes, door prizes, lots of fun!

Have a great week & thanks for stopping by…


Work of Art for June


This is my Hawaii version of the Work of Art Stamp Set.  I’ve used the “masking technique” to cover up places that I stamp over.

This is one of those Stamp Sets that everyone needs!  So many different things you can do with it!!

Colors used:  Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Island Indigo


Time to check out what Crystal & Anne have come up with for June!

Full Pleated Card

We learned how to do this Fancy Fold in our Maui Big Shots! meeting last weekend.  It’s called a Full Pleated Card and I got excellent directions from Linda Bouwin.  Thanks, Linda!

Full Pleated Card Create With Cheryl

  • Stamp Sets:  Birthday Blooms
  • Colors/Paper:  Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, It’s My Party DSP
  • Accessories:  Botanical Builder Framelits

Full Pleated Card Create With Cheryl (2)

Here’s the one we made using products from the New Catalog!

  • Stamp Sets:  Circle of Spring
  • Colors/Papers:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP, Vellum
  • Accessories:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits

If you’d like to get a NEW CATALOG, see samples and make a FREE CARD, come to my OPEN HOUSE!  Sunday, June 12 from noon to 2pm.  This is also my annual RETIRING STAMP SALE!!  Great deals.  Stay tuned for more details…

My Downline May Projects

A downline is someone who has signed up under me (the upline) to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  Most do this just to get a 20% off discount on everything!  You don’t have to have classes to be a demo.

Our group is called the Maui Big Shots! and they are a fun & creative group!  Today I want to show off the swaps they made.


Yvette made these adorable Graduation Party Favors using the Curvy Keepsake Box.  She put ring pops inside (class rings…) and they were a huge hit!  She didn’t think this qualified as a swap (it TOTALLY DID!) so she make a cute 3X3 card also:


So cute!!  I think she used the Bird Punch and itty bitty punch pack.


Ramona made this beautiful card and I love the colors!  Tip Top Taupe & Calypso Coral.  I love that little flower.  Not sure what set she used.


Aimee went all out & made a pop up card!  Here’s the inside:


Love it!


Claudine’s pretty card is from one of the kits!  Love, love, love it!


I recognize this DSP as one of my favorites from the past… I really like the layout Beth used!  Great layout to use with any Designer Series Papers!


Linda had all different cards we got to choose from.  Love this layout!

Last, but not least, Francine made a Fancy Fold Card for us:


I love this tea set & will be sad to see it go!


Isn’t that the coolest fold?!!  I’ve asked Francine to teach us how at our next meeting.

Please comment if you can tell us more information about your card!  Tell us what you like best about being a Maui Big Shot!

If you’d like to be a Maui Big Shot!, it costs $99 and you get $125 in Stampin’ Up! products.  If you sign up during the month of June, you also get 2 FREE STAMP SETS…ANY VALUE!  Click on the photo below for more information.


I’d love to have you be a part of the team!

Choose Happiness Pop Up Card

Thanks to Helen for inspiring me to make this card!  I’m having my May Card Class this Saturday and she requested a “Pop Up Card”.  The bad news is… this Circle Card Thinlit will be retiring at the end of the month.  Good news:  You can order it at the card class!  Class is $10 or FREE with your $20 order.

Pop Up Card Create With Cheryl

Here’s what it looks like when opened:

Pop Up Card Create With Cheryl 2

Saturday will be a big day beginning with Maui Big Shots! meeting from 10am – 2pm.  Class to follow.  Please RSVP.

May Card Class

Saturday, May 28 , 2pm or

Tuesday, May 31 3pm

1194 W. Kuiaha Road, Haiku, HI

$10 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day.

We’ll make 4 different cards with envelopes to match.

Hope you find the time to attend!


New In Colors!

I’ve only had time to make 2 cards since I opened my box of  items from the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  I’ve been working way too much & can’t wait until the weekend when I should have a little more time to play.

Playful Palette Create With Cheryl

Don’t you love these new In Colors?!!  This is Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum.  I had a piece of Cherry Cobbler on my desk & added that.  Wasn’t sure if it would work, but I like it.

Playful Palette Create With Cheryl (2)

You’ll be seeing a lot of this pineapple!  It’s from a new stamp set called Pop of Paradise.  The new ribbon comes in all the new In Colors & is called Ruched Ribbon.  I had to look up ruched & it means “gathering or pleating”.  So now we know.  It’s kind of crinkly.

The Designer Series Paper is called Playful Palette & had beautiful colors & patterns!

Mark your calendars for the May Card Classes!

Saturday, May 28 at 2pm or Tuesday, May 31 at 3pm.

We’ll make 4 different cards with envelopes to match for $10 (or FREE with your $20 order placed that day).

Hope to see you there!

Bokeh Technique for Club

I’m home from a fun, fun week of wedding planning!!  Jenny found the perfect dress!!!IMG_2539  Found the bridesmaids dresses, my dress, had a fabulous Tea Bridal Shower for Jen.  And spent the week with daughter #2, Malia, & Diana (Mother-in-Law to be).  I’ll show you a few photos of the shower. Tea PartyIMG_2114IMG_2865

Everyone brought Jenny a recipe, so I have a perfect Project Life Idea!!  Stay tuned…

Ok.  Back to what I started with!  I’m planning May’s club projects and so far this is what I’ve come up with.

Bokeh Technique Create With Cheryl This card starts by stamping leaves in Stazon Ink, masking off the center & sponging with Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, & Pear Pizzazz.  Then I made a template using the window sheets that I punched circles in & sponged with Whisper White Craft Ink.  It’s really fun to do & surprising how cool they turn out!

May Club dates are May 15 & 21st.  Click here for details!