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A Nice Cuppa



Here’s a little treat bag for your crafting pleasure.  I made this last month in my Stamp Clubs.  Wanted something to celebrate the Valentine holiday, but not too ‘in your face’.  I wanted it to be able to be used any time.


I love the little kraft treat bags from Stampin’ Up!  You can get a pack of 10 for $3.50!  It’s a steal!  And, I made up a handful to have on hand…just so they were available when I needed to give a little gift … or treat…


The ‘A Nice Cuppa’ stamp set was a lot of fun to play with.  I love tea cups.  I wish I enjoyed hot tea more.  Well, I do enjoy it.  When it is cold out.  Its just that I am rarely cold enough to feel the need to drink hot tea…  anyway…


The framelits make cutting the cup and the tag and the steam out VERY easy.  And, a little glimmer paper for the heart…  I used Wink of Stella to add the accent to the  cup and to the steam.  (HAVE YOU TRIED STELLA YET????  You NEED TO.)

Anwyay, super fun, super fast.  EASY!!


Happy Spring!


Spring is probably my most favorite season… Well… Till the next one comes, then that is my most favorite season. But, I suppose, as a school teacher, spring always signals what is to come. A couple more months then summer break. Which is the most lovely of all seasons….

I digress.

Spring. I love the flowers. The cool winds. New. Everything seems fresh.

So, with yesterday being the first day of spring, I thought I’d celebrate with these cute little pots!


These are those seed starter pots you find in the garden section. And for the record, fake grass and candied easter eggs is about the only kind of gardening I’m capable of.  Anyway… I used the “From the Garden” stamp set and “Handpicked” coordinating framelits.  its easy cause they also come as a bundle!


It’s a super cute little set!  And here is a little 3×3 card I made to go with it:


I was also thinking the little garden picks would make fun little cupcake picks… Glue a toothpick or skewer on the back! Perfect in some spring cupcakes….

Imagine how fun it would be to take these to your coworkers or friends for a perfect spring treat…

I’m leaving on a (infant friendly) jet plane


So…  We just got back from our summer mainland extravaganza.  It was exciting.  But,  I was a bit nervous taking the Littles on their 2nd airline flight.  (Their first was only HNL to Maui and they were only 2.5 weeks old… I think they forgot. ) Anyway… I wanted to make a little gifty favor for our seat mates.  Just a little something to break the ice and to get them to think the Littles were more cute than screaming airplane passengers.  So…  Here it is:

I used those awesome chevron printed bags and filled them with Blondie Bites and ear plugs.  Decorated them with one of my favorite sets: Zoo babies…   I wrote a little rhyme and signed them from Zeke and Hannah. 

Fresh baked cookies on a red eye help tremendously.  And there was a group of passengers that sat next to us on our connecting flight as well.   Those poor people…  
Anyway,  the Littles did very well.  Despite some major weather delays.  And I have to mention the wonderful flight attendants on American Airlines.  They were a tremendous help.  They went way above their job description to help us.  Service like that makes traveling so much more bearable.

A Valentine Treat





Hello!!  I have a quick little treat bag to share with you today.  I must say, this latest catalog and subsequent releases from SU have really incorporated packaging and gifting into their line-up.  And I LOVE IT.  And, you will too.

These are the Sweetheart Treat Bags (#134610). These treat bags come 12 in a set…Bags, large striped tag, and twine.  AND… the best part is… IT’S ONLY 4.95!!  For 12!!



I added the two little banners from the Banner Blast stamp set (it’s an SAB set, and won’t be available until tomorrow) and punched them out with the coordinating punch (again, SAB item and not available till tomorrow–with qualifying purchase.)



Here it is with some of silver tissue that I folded and used the ‘grass scissors’ from the Spring Occasions catalog to cut the little fringe on the top…



And, of course, what is a Valentine’s treat bag without a TREAT??

These bags are only available until MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN TIME today.  This means order by 8:00 tonight Hawaii Time to be safe…  You can order through my online store if you so desire.  And, they also have cute kiddie valentines and other valentine cards if you need something quick and easy…

It’s not too early to start on Valentines… It’s only a couple weeks away…



Last minute Christmas treats


I had to share these darling little envelope bags. A friend of mine gave this as a favor at our club Christmas party… Alice is truly talented…

It was made from an envelope.

I needed a quick project so this is what I made…  (truthfully, was gonna copy hers but the cutting was too detailed for me for as fast as I needed it to be.  Alice is a master.)


You seal the envelope.Then score 1″ from the edge on 3 edges…


On the edge that isn’t scored, you cut it off so it is open.  Since I stamped directly on mine I stamped it while it was still flat. Now since this was my first attempt, I realized I should have masked off the edge…  oh well.  This is the Snow Day stamp set. I love it.

Then you fold it up…

Basically this consists of making the innie folds into outie folds…  and then glue the little triangles down.

I scalloped the edge of the bag with the scallop punch and used some of the silver ribbon to tie it closed…


You can fillnit with anything. Its good for those last minute cash gifts that you need something cute to put the money in…  Thanks, Alice for the inspiration…

Christmas Goodies


I wanted to share with you some goodies I made for my next craft fair… little M&M sleeves. With an ornament topper. I love those skinny cello bags.


A couple of options to choose from. Makes it fun. These are perfect for the kid’s Christmas party. Cause why make only a few when you can make a ton?


And, if you are bored on Sunday, swing by the Maui High School gym. Between 9-2.  Finish up your Christmas shopping. 

Favorite Favors


So…  I bet you are gonna PASS OUT from shock to see that I’ve posted TWICE so close together.  I am actually trying to be better about this… so…

I wanted to show you some favors I made for a friend’s daughter’s non-bridal bridal shower.  There’s a whole story behind that, but whatever.  I’m not sure I understand… except that it was a day before the wedding and she hadn’t had opportunity to have a shower, but they didn’t want a shower so they had brunch.  So, call it brunch.  That is what it was.

But, said friend is a fellow stamper, THE MAUI STAMPER, as a matter of fact and you can check out her blog here for more pics from the wedding and other beautiful decorations she made (and favors and LOTS of just beautiful scenery).  Her name is Anne.  You’ve probably heard me mention her before.

Anyway, she gave me a bucket of chocolate macadamia nuts and said do whatever I like to make favors for the BRUNCH.  YAY.  That’s my favorite.  DO WHAT I LIKE.  Does this woman really know what she is saying…???!!!???

So, this is what I liked:



It’s just a simple belly band that covers more than just the belly.  The bride chose the “Blushing Bride” and “Pear Pizzazz” paper (both retired–sorry) and Very Vanilla.  I used the antique brads in the center of the flower.  Which was made by several layers of the blossom punch and then sliced the petals with scissors.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the two-tone satin ribbon…  this went around the middle.  I stamped the blushing bride paper with the Flowering Flourishes stamp set.  This is my replacement for the retired Baroque Motifs (I was SO sad to lose this one).  And I used the polka-dot embossing folder on the pear.

Here is the hidden chocolate.  Who can resist CHOCOLATE MAC NUTS??



Then, I found this SUPER cute basket and cloth napkin at Pier 1 that made for PERFECT presentation of the whole mess of bellies of hidden chocolate.  DELICIOUS.

Oh… The paper I made the flowers with.  Was from (mumble mumble…I forgot….)  (not Stampin’ Up….  eek….I know… just had it lying around and needed to use it up).






Anyway, ENJOY!!

Private Classes!! and Hearts A Flutter Preview



I wanted to take this time to share a new idea I’m trying to implement… the idea of a private class.  What is this exactly? Well, I’m glad you asked.  A private class takes the pressure out of ‘hosting’ an SU event.  Here is how it goes:

You invite the people (and if you need a space. talk to me) and we will make a pre-determined project.  This month, it is the Heart’s A Flutter Mini Love Note Box (see photo below).  Everyone pays $5 to make the project.  End of story.  That way, this includes the people who just like to ‘hang out’ but aren’t stampers.  It is a fun, enjoyable time and we get to craft together.  Now, should people decide they need to place an order, because they had SO MUCH FUN, they can have their class fee refunded (if they place at least a $30 order).  AND, as the host of the private class, you would get to collect the hostess benefits.

And, in addition to the super generous hostess benefits that SU has, here is what I’m going to offer:

  • Handmade or Digitally designed gift by me
  • If 10 guests come, you can receive a free pack of bakers twine (you choose color)
  • If you collect $100 in outside orders, you will receive a free embossing powder
  • For every private ‘class’ scheduled off of yours, you will receive afree stamp pad (purchased at the booked class)

So… Here is the private class project that will be offered this month (until Feb 14).  Contact me to set up your Private Class.  And, as added incentive, January 22 is the start of Sale-A-Bration. This gives every guest who places a $50 order their choice of FREE product.  It’s the best promotion SU does ALL YEAR.  (and, there are incentives for hostesses as well)


These adorable little love notes (they don’t HAVE to be used for Valentines) would you have you ready to go for the holiday.  They would also make good GIFTS for the holiday… packaged in our gusset cello bags!!  This project uses the Hearts A Flutter Stamp Set.  (Which, you need to come back here on January 13 to see a blog tour featuring this set)

Here is a close up of the box, which uses our new SODA CAPS:


I just love them!!  And, with stamp inside and some Crystal Effects, it makes a really nice ‘epoxy’ type embellishment.  And, that new two-toned ribbon…. words cannot describe how wonderful it is…



  • Hearts A Flutter Stamp Set
  • Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies (this is sold individually or as a bundle with the stamps)
  • Rich Razzleberry Card Stock and Ink
  • Whisper White Card Stock
  • Mini Square Envelopes
  • Wisteria Wonder Card Stock and Ink
  • Pool Party Card Stock and Ink
  • Basic Gray Card Stock and Ink
  • Crumb Cake Card Stock and Ink
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Pewter Embossing Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Versa Mark Ink Pad
  • Jewelry Tag Punch
  • Tiny Tags Stamp Set
  • Basic Gray/Basic Black 1 1/4″ Satin Ribbon
  • Crystal Effects
  • Fancy Favor Box Die


And, don’t forget about January 13!!