The more I use these new In Colors, the more I just LOVE THEM!!
I was asked by my BFF Susie (my Honolulu buddy from single days…) to make a special card for her friend who was retiring from teaching. Special card makes me think: Card in a Box!
Aren’t those colors gorgeous?!! And I thought the chair & drink were the quintessential “retirement”! The beautiful Designer Series Paper is called Naturally Eclectic. I paired it with the In Color Designer Series Paper called Fresh Florals.
The sentiments from Wild About Flowers mainly focus on retirement. Notice how the word retirement is 2-toned. That was simple to do because the word retirement is a separate stamp. I stamped it in Lemon Lime Twist, then just dipped the bottom in Fresh Fig.
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I just love the new Designer Series Paper Delightful Daisy! A big variety of beautiful papers!! And then there’s the Daisy Punch. I know I’ll get tons of use out of that!
I made a Card in a Box to show off the daisies! This card folds flat for mailing & is sure to put a big smile on the face of whoever opens it up! The colors are Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, & Daffodil Delight.
Here’s a close up so that you can better see the Daisy Delight stamp and that gorgeous embellishment, Faceted Gems! These come in clear or gold.
Hi everyone! I’m taking over the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog today where I get to tell you about myself!
I was raised in Hawaii (my dad was a minister who worked with servicemen & women on Oahu) and love the beach, hiking, and all the local culture & food! I became a Pediatric Nurse, starting in Honolulu, then moving to Colorado because I’d never seen snow. That was quite an experience: learning to dress for cold weather, drive on icy roads, & to ski- which I love! Met my husband, Pat, when he was a surgical resident at Denver Children’s. We ended up on Maui about 30 years ago, where we raised our 2 daughters, Jenny & Malia.
Jenny got married a few months ago & she’s a nurse on a trauma unit in Texas. Malia graduated from UT, Austin, and will soon be heading to Syracuse, NY to work with refugees.
Oh, can’t forget my pride & joy, Swiffer!
I’ve always enjoyed crafting! I first got into stamping when Jenny was in preschool. Once a week, my friend, Wendy, & I would drop the kids off then head over to her house for a morning of stamping fun! I remember getting so excited when I discovered you could stamp with different colors. Everything was 1 layer back then. But just like skiing on the Bunny Hill is exciting when you start out, every card we made was exciting & fun!
I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for about 6 years now & I just love it! Being creative is fun & relaxing, but it’s the friendships I’ve made that have been an unexpected bonus! I’ve been a part of the SSINK Design Team since last year. It’s a huge challenge for me and quite an honor. Everyone on the team has been so encouraging and helpful!
I’m not sure how to describe my style. My favorite type of card is a “Fun Fold”. I’ll show you a few that I’ve made:
Before I go, here’s my latest project. I was inspired by these new stamps I found at the Post Office!
Matched up the cardstock with the stamps: So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, Early Espresso, & Chocolate Chip, and reached for the Cool Treats Suite!
I’m so proud to be friends with Janna Hoehn, a woman from Wailea who is on a quest to find photos of every soldier who fell in Vietnam. So far she’s been featured in over 100 newspaper stories, and has found more than 1,400 photos of service members who lost their lives.
Last time I flew to Oahu, I was surprised to see an article about Janna in the Hawaiian Airlines Magazine, Hana Hou! Her dedication and perseverance is very inspiring to me!
So I made Janna a special card!
Here’s my patriotic Card in a Box for Janna. She received it yesterday & said it made her day!
I’m very excited to add a new person to my team… Deni Kawauchi! She’s been a SU Demo in the past and just wanted to get back into stamping! She found me on line and I’m so glad she did!
Here’s a special card I made to welcome her to the team:
Card in a Box is my favorite card to make when I want to “WOW” someone! This one is filled with flowers from Flower Patch Stamp Set and cut out using Flower Fair Framelits. See those new pearls? Those are Metal Rimmed Pearls in the new Holiday Catalog.
Let me know if you’re interested in becoming a demonstrator! Some do it to have their own business, but most sign up just to get that wonderful 20 – 25% discount on all their Stampin’ Up! products! We get together every 2 months to swap, share ideas, make something new or learn a new technique, & always eat!
By the way, I’ll be having a CARD IN A BOX CLASS after the holidays! Who’s interested? If you are, please post a comment! CLICK HERE to see some of the ones I’ve made in the past.
I sent Abe a 3 month subscription of My Paper Pumpkin & this is what he wrote on Facebook: “I just finish my finals and I came home and was just going to go to bed and then I get this Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail from my Auntie Cheryl.
Now I am going to make stuff. It is so great and I am feeling crafty. hahahaaa”
Please ADD YOUR COMMENTS to this post to congratulate Abe on this huge accomplishment!! I’ll send your good wishes on to him!