Fun with the Maui Big Shots!

I’m fortunate to have some very creative, fun people on my team!  We meet every 2 months to  swap, eat, share ideas & support each other, and mainly to stamp!

Here I’ll share some of the things we shared in the meeting:

Maui Big Shots! March Meeting

We swapped and also had a tic-tac-toe challenge!  Basically you had to choose 3 things in a row to have on your project (example:  embossing, blue, bling).


Everyone who participated in the challenge got a prize!IMG_1934


We all loved Louella’s basket & she swore it was “so simple”!  She was right!!

Directions for Louella’s Simple Basket:

  • Start with 6 X 6 piece of DSP
  • Score at 2″ on all 4 sides
  • Cut both score lines on each side in towards middle
  • Cut 1 X 8 1/2″ piece for handle
  • Fold up corners & secure with brad


We pulled out some paper & made some of our own.  Love them!

You, too, can be a Maui Big Shot!  Some of my demonstrators are “hobby demos” & just want the 20 – 25% discount.  Others want to have classes of their own.  Whatever your reason, now is the perfect time!  Join for just $99 and get $155 of products (that’s $30 more than usual, because it’s Sale-a-bration).  This deal ends March 31, 2016.  We’d love to have you join our group!

DSP Bags for February Club

Ever wonder what to do with leftover Designer Series Paper?  This month at club we’ll be making pretty gift bags using Wildflower Fields DSP that you can get FREE during Sale-A-Bration!  It coordinates beautifully with Flowering Fields Stamp Set.



You’ll get directions to make 3 sizes of bags.  Here’s a small one:


Same paper & coordinating stamp set.

If you would like to join us at Club this month, you have 2 dates to choose from:

Saturday, February 13 at 2pm in Haiku or

Sunday, February 14 at 1pm in Pukalani

Club is FREE with your $25 order placed that day.  If you join our club, we rotate host benefits, which means sometimes you get to be the hostess & get to choose FREE products that month, depending on the amount of the sales.  Plus you get to make friends with some very fun people!  And did I mention the food?…

Let me know if you’d like to join us this month!

Chocolate Espresso Chews!


Here’s the recipe I promised you from yesterday’s post:

Chocolate Espresso Chew

*from the kitchen of my WW leader, Nneaay, AtasciMay!  Names have been changed to protect the guilty…)

1/4 cup flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 cups semisweet chocolate chips

3 oz unsweetened chocolate

1 stick butter

4 eggs, room temp

1 cup sugar

1 Tbsp finely ground dark coffee

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup walnuts, toasted, then chopped

Combine flour, baking soda & salt.  Set aside.

Melt 2 cups of the chocolate chips, unsweetened chocolate & butter in microwave using 50% power.

Beat eggs, sugar, coffee & vanilla on high speed in electric mixer until thick ribbons form & mixture has doubled in volume.  By hand, stir in melted chocolate mixture until thoroughly combined, then add dry ingredients, chopped walnuts & remaining chocolate chips.  Cover & refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake on parchment paper lined baking sheets for 12-13 minutes;  tops will crack but cookies should be gooey inside.  Don’t overcook!

IMG_1295  Enjoy!


Pretty Bags!



Today I’m showing off some bags I made for a cookie exchange I went to last month.  Ever wonder what to do with leftover  Designer Series Paper?  These are fun & simple to make & so pretty!


  • Start with 2 pieces of 12 X 12 DSP
  • Score 3 sides at 3″ & the other side at 2″ (top)
  • Fold top down (polka dots in the photo) & crease well.  Do this for both sheets of DSP.
  • For one of the DSP sheets, cut out 2 of the 3″ corners
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  • For the other DSP sheet, cut on bottom score lines from the sides in.
  • Glue bottoms together using Tombo.
  • Glue sides together.
  • Add handles & embellish.
  • Add goodies!!
  • IMG_1291  Stay tuned for recipe tomorrow!


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Paper Pumpkin Treat Bags!

This is my favorite Paper Pumpkin kit so far!!


I changed this one up a bit to use at my Thanksgiving table!  Found the idea on Glenda Calkin’s blog.  Then I added a button closure so that all the goodies won’t fall out!

IMG_6467I also made a few cards with the kit.  Found this idea on Katy McGloin’s blog.  Only thing I changed was to use my new Note Tag Punch.

IMG_6469I loved this card by Michelle Quinno, but didn’t have the Dots & Stripes Mask.  So, guess where my polka dots came from?!  There’s this leftover circle in the Chalk Talk Stamp Set!  I knew I’d find a use for it!


Last, but not least, I love this card made by Connie Babbert!  So I made my own version here:

IMG_6470My Paper Pumpkin group is meeting tomorrow night at Marylou’s office in Kahului.  Stop by if you want to see us in action!  Just email me for details…

If you’d like to order this wonderful Paper Pumpkin kit for yourself, it’s ON SALE NOW for just $7.95 plus tax, S/H.  Let me know how many kits you’d like (6 bags, tags, sequins, stickers included).

I’m participating in the Sweets & Treats Challenge!

Twisty Treats

I’m heading over to our Step Into Spring Class!  But, before I go, I want to show you the goodie bags I’ve prepared for the ladies.

Createwithcheryl Twisty TreatsThese bags were FREE with Sale-a-bration.  Wish I would have ordered more of them because they were super easy to put together!!  There’s still today & tomorrow, so I might have to place another $50 order.  How about you?  Hurry.  Sale-a-bration ends after March 31st.

Paper Pumpkin Steps Up!

I was so pleased with my Paper Pumpkin box this month!!  Stampin’ Up! has really stepped things up! PP Happy Bag

The box contained 5 heavy bags to decorate as we liked.  The letters & stamps were included and I just added punches to the bottom. PP Enjoy PP Love U Bag

The stamps (stripes & dots) were different…I think they were the polymer type.  They stick amazingly well to the clear block!!  No chance of them falling off! PP Smile Bag

Here’s my last (& favorite) one: PP Aloha Bag

Don’t you love it?!  Got the hula girl idea from Sandy Hancock.

Here’s the punches I used:

Hair:  Round Tab XL

Head:  1″ circle

Arms:  1 1/4″ circle

Skirt:  1 3/8″ circle…fringed

Flowers:  Itty Bitty Shapes & 1/4″ circle from the owl punch Hula Girl

I’ve added my bags to My Paper Pumpkin Challenge! 

If you’d like to sign up to receive Paper Pumpkin in the mail each month, SIGN UP NOW (through March 31) and get a free set of in color markers!!

Aloha!!  Have a great day!


Valentine's Day Class

Polka dot love you

It’s time to get ready to send out a few Valentine’s!  Love these colors!  Found the original card here…

Come to my class this Saturday, Feb. 1st, from 2-4pm and we’ll make 3 cards with matching envelopes and this cute little treat bag. Valentine Treat Valentine Treat Bag side

Place:  1194 W. Kuiaha Road, Haiku

Cost:  $12 or FREE with your $20 order placed that day

Love you much

Found this card here…

RSVP to hold your spot in class!

Tag a Bag to the rescue!

I’m flying out tonight and just remembered I want to bring along some gifts for my sister in laws on the mainland.  I tend to be last minute like this…

So, who wouldn’t love to receive a stack of homemade cards?  And I just happen to have about 100 cards sitting around waiting for a home.  Just needed to find some cute/quick packaging.

Tag a Bag 1

Tag a Bag to the rescue!  Stuck a stack of cards in the Gift Bags (only $3.95 for 10), closed the bag with washi tape, wrapped baker’s twine around it & made the tag.  It only took a few minutes & they’re so cute!

Tag a Bag 2

These come in the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit, along with a bunch of tags that punch out.  These are all on page 158 of the big catalog.

Tag a Bag 3Tag a Bag 4

I think they’ll love them.  Better go pack!  The plan is to see Grandma & eat lots of Mexican food!!

More Candlelight Christmas

Here’s a couple more things we made at class last weekend…

This bag is a simple & pretty way to show off your scraps of DSP!

And this fancy favor box is so easy to make, and a perfect way to use those window sheets that are included with Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper!  I might be crankin’ out quite a few of these whenever I find the 3 bundles of Candlelight Christmas DSP that are MIA!!  Look for the girl with a full table of these at the ST JOSEPH’S CRAFT FAIR (November 17).