Monthly Archives: November 2013

Goodie bags…


This will be the last of the sneak peeks because tomorrow is the Maui Stampers’ Craft Fair!! Its finally here…

These little goodie bags have been part of nearly every craft show I’ve been in since the beginning…  they make super great gifts..


Inside they have a set of 5 note cards and a post it pad. They also have a pretty pen…


They have continued to be a popular item. So come early to pick up yours.

And one new item I made:

Super cute growth chart. The brilliance in this is that your height marks are independent of a wall. So you can paint, move houses, switch rooms for the kids… and it can go with you. Your memories are transportable…

Anyway… see you tomorrow!  Don’t miss it…cause the Maui Stampers’ Craft Fair is only once a year…


mini-card sneak…


Here is the next installment of the sneak peeks for the Maui Stampers’ Craft Fair…  a couple of sets of 3×3 minis!!  Now, I must apologize for two things.  First of all, I failed to post a sneak last night.  I was tired.  And secondly, the picture for this one isn’t the best.  And, I didn’t realize it until I already had everything put away.  So.  It is what it is.  I will make it up to you… promise.




These are a couple of mini note card sets.  One is a set of 4 of the same cards that say, “Hello Sweet Friend” (left side) and the ones on the right are all birthday cards, but have different images.  They come packaged in a little muslin bag and are PERFECT for yourself of gift giving.  The cards are designed to put on packages, or tuck away in a purse, lunch box, or wallet of an unsuspecting recipient.  They’re glorious!!  Hurry on Sunday to get your minis!!



Here is another item that will be at the Maui Stampers Craft Fair. (This Sunday.). The believe banner. Just perfect for he Christmas Season.


I love the neutral look and the combination of burlap and bling. I love it so much I think I’m gonna redesign my Christmas decor this year. (I needed to do something different anyway…)


I only have a couple of these, so shop early! It will come with the jute to hang it. I just couldn’t get a nice picture with it hanging.

I think I’m gonna hang mine with a garland in the entry way to the kitchen. Where are you gonna put yours?

Sneak Peek to Maui Stamper’s Craft Fair!


Well, we are in the home stretch…the Second Annual Maui Stamper’s Craft Fair is THIS COMING SUNDAY, November 24.  9am-2pm at the Kahului Masonic Lodge.  Come join us!!

Here is a peek at one of the items I will have for sale… back by popular demand… the easel calendar


These darling little calendars are perfect  atop a desk or counter… they are just a little bit of fun to bring a smile to everyone…  Pick one up (or talk to me about getting a refill) at the Maui Stamper’s Craft Fair.  Or pick up several for gifts…

IF you prefer making your own calendar, I’m having a class on making these.  Saturday, Dec 7. Let me know if you need more information regarding this class.

And, stay tuned…

OH.  I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that the Holiday Sale through Stampin’ Up! starts TOMORROW.  Stop by my online store to take a look at the sale items.  Some are only available tomorrow, so plan accordingly!!



Best of Christmas


Welcome back to the next best of tour! We are featuring the Best of Christmas. And I am certain this will get you in the holiday mood…


I just love this little nativity scene. I remember when it originally came out. I loved it. Its a little smaller this time around which makes it perfect for a window card.

And I just got my Endless Wishes stamp set…which is where the wording is from for this card… it is perhaps my favorite Christmas set this year. And that is with my little “difficulty” in using snowflakes in Hawaii… 

The deco label die with soft suede… completes the card! Super easy super fast. Can make a whole slew of these for your whole card list….

Oh. I did a bad thing… I colored this with the now retired watercolor pencils. Sorry. But they are my favorite pencils… and I still use them.  So. Sorry. But not really.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by! You are off to Deb Lehigh to see what she has for you!


A Little Christmas Bling

A Little Christmas Bling

So, if you are like me, you always wait till the last minute to remember to WRAP the Christmas gifts.  And, I must confess…. for Isaac’s first Christmas, I thought I was brilliant in hiding his gifts in his closet (cause he could’t see the top) and totally forgot to get them out before he went to sleep on Christmas Eve.  Not one of my better mothering moments.  But, thankfully, as it was his first Christmas, it took him like 2 weeks to open all his gifts.  Just cause it was overwhelming.  But anyway…

I digress…  I was talking about waiting till the last minute.  And, when you wait till the last minute, you get the gift wrapped, and suddenly remember you need a TAG to go with the brilliantly wrapped gift.  And, that daunting task becomes overwhelming so you settle for those free stick-on to/from tags that the credit card company sends you and there you go.  Except such a wonderful gift with exquisite wrapping should not be degraded by a free to/from sticker.

Enter:  Very Merry Tags.

This set is the end-all of Christmas Tag sets.  The images all have a coordinating punch.  SO, you can make just fast, simple tags with that.  OR, you can step it up a bit more and add some bling.  Now, I must confess, what I’m getting ready to show you took all of 10 minutes to make.  Seriously.  They were that simple.


I wanted to make a little set of 3×3 cards.  I’ve been fascinated by 3×3 cards lately…  But these are perfect to stick on top of a gift.  And, the glimmer paper makes the tag worthy of a gloriously wrapped package.  And, truth be told, you can give so-so gifts in brilliant packages and everyone will think you are fantabulous.  And, yes.  That is a word.  (For proof, just watch which gifts seem to go first at your next white elephant gift exchange… the beautifully packaged…)


I love the mistletoe stamp.  And, I originally made the berries red, until I think I remembered that they were white.  Thank goodness we have both red and ‘sparkle’ dazzling details.  (I’m pretty sure they’re white… I know I coulda solved this with a quick google search, but I was on a roll…)  And, did you know mistletoe is the state flower for Oklahoma??  Oh the stuff you can learn on this blog…


Why use a simple check mark for the nice box when a DIAMOND will do??



I think the Bah Hum Bug is my favorite stamp in the WHOLE set.  Probably because my favorite Christmas T-shirt is one with the grinch.  It’s FUN.  (and my t-shirt has glitter on it TOO–cause Christmas is just. s0. glittery.)



Here is the WHOLE set.  And, you can make fascinating little envies with the punch board for these too.  Or, you can just stick them on top of the package without an envelope…cause they are beautiful all by themselves.  And, it will be glorious.  And only take you seconds to put together.  Score for Very Merry Tags.

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