Celebrate With Me!

I’m excited to tell you that I’ve been selected to be a part of the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation team!!  They are a group of very creative & talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that keep busy with fun ideas & challenges.  Be sure & click on the link HERE to see some of their ideas!

Today is my first official day as a team member & the theme today is Fourth of July (or red/white/blue).  I’m hosting a block party this weekend, so I came up with this little treat to give out.

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The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits were the perfect size for my Red Vines.  Yum!  I remember eating these at the movies when I was a kid.

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Wish you could see the sparkle on the little swirls where I’ve swiped it with Wink of Stella!

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This bag, especially with the doily, makes me think of the banners on Makawao Avenue here on Maui.  Most people probably don’t realize this, but we have lots of cowboys (Paniolos) in Hawaii and a big rodeo is held each year on July 4th on my island of Maui.

Being a part of this team is a big challenge for me, and it’s sure to keep me stampin’!  My favorite thing to do!!  I’d appreciate comments any time!  Please subscribe to my blog via email (on the right bar of this page) so that you don’t miss anything!

For more  4th of July ideas, be sure & check out the SSINKspiration Blog!


A Woman on a Mission

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!

Star Card in a Box Create With Cheryl

Here’s my patriotic Card in a Box for Janna.  She received it yesterday & said it made her day!

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Click here to see more Card in a Boxes!!

Christmas Cards Already?!

I always have the best of intentions when it comes to sending out my Christmas Cards!  I mean, I make cards almost every day!  But December always catches up with me and then there’s just too much to do to send out a bunch of cards.

Not this year!  Monday I gathered with some other determined stampers and we spent the very hot day stamping, eating, and listening to Christmas music (and having a fun, fun time!).  It was a “shoebox swap” so everyone came up with their own designs and did the prepping for everyone else.  The cards were so completely different and beautiful!!

Shoebox Swap for Christmas 2015

Wonderous Wreath

Here’s my card, using Wonderous Wreath, and cased from Elaine Schader. Thanks, Elaine!  I couldn’t change a thing!

Francine's Snow Place Card

This adorable card was created by Francine, one of my downline girls, using Snow Place and that beautiful Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Marylou's Star Card

Marylou, also one of my downline, came up with this pretty card.  Using the Star Framelits, this is a perfect way to use up some DSP!

Louella's Snowflake Card

Louella came up with this beautiful card!  Love the colors!!  Louella used a retired set and the Festival of Trees.  And we all appreciated how simple it was!  Especially after making Yvette’s amazing card!!

Yvette's Slider Card



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Isn’t that the coolest card?!!  It was a little bit involved, especially since Yvette (also my Downline Girl) is the Embellishment Queen!!  Good thing we each made 4 cards because I’m definitely keeping one for myself!

Ramona's Wonderland Card

Last, but not least, it’s Ramona’s elegant card using Wonderland and the new, pretty Cording Trim.

Christmas Shoebox Swap

That was such a fun day!  Thanks, everyone, for stopping by…

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