Creative Escape Weekend!

It’s been 2 weeks since I returned from a wonderful weekend spent with some dear stampin’ friends on Oahu.  What a fun, relaxing time I had with all of you!  I’ll share some pictures…

IMG_8694Walking to Red Lobster first nightIMG_8703Prize patrol for “do-gooders”… anyone caught doing dishes, etc.

IMG_8697One of Yvette’s swaps!

IMG_8712Marylou received this adorable little gift bag with a mini album inside from her “secret sistah”…me!


Jayne’s gift was a bunch of never-ending boxes inside each other…so cute (from Yvette).  Jayne’s my nursing GF from Oahu.

IMG_8695Gift from Robbie!

IMG_8732Ramona’s gift from Jayne.  The leaves were paper, too and looked so real!


Spent Friday swapping, stamping & eating!  Perfect day!!IMG_8799

On Saturday we headed to the Marriott to attend an event called Birthdays & Blessings that was a fundraiser for ACS Hope Lodge.  It was like a mini convention, with the excitement, swapping, and speakers, and Make ‘n Takes!

IMG_8838IMG_8899Weekend bags!


IMG_8826Meeting Dawn Griffin!

IMG_8920Thanks for a fabulous girlfriend weekend!


Paper Pumpkin Accordian Card

Well, they’ve done it again!  My Paper Pumpkin has come up with the cutest idea this month!!  An Accordion Fold Card!IMG_8184Isn’t this so cute?!!  Notice the yellow stamp under the H… that’s me putting my photopolymer stamp on upside down!  Sadly, this isn’t the first time I’ve done that.  I still like it!IMG_8182They even have boxes to go with the cards! (8 cards & boxes included!)

IMG_8179I added this flower stamp from the Hostess Set called Bloom With Hope then colored it using Blendabilities.

If you’d like to try My Paper Pumpkin, now’s the perfect time!!  Sign up for 3 months and get a FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEM!

Here’s another idea to change up the Paper Pumpkin Card this month:

IMG_8186This month we’re getting together at Marylou’s office in Kahului around 5pm on Thursday, Feb. 26.  Stop in if you want to share in the fun!  I’ll have some extras you can make!




St. Patrick’s Day Candy Box

Here’s a look at one of the projects we’ll be making at February Club.

IMG_8118The box is kind of stuffed with Rollos!  Those things are a challenge with my new, lovely braces!

Anyway… here’s another look:

IMG_8121The rainbow stamp is from Summer Silhouettes.  The sentiment is from And Many More, or there’s a “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” stamp in Teeny Tiny Wishes that would work.  I’ll have directions for club members that day.

There’s more!

IMG_8099I’m going to get a lot of use out of the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit’s Die!!!  Last week I stuffed a big cookie in there.  For our club project, we’ll be using this for a card!

IMG_8101I love the colors in the Best Day Ever DSP!  FREE during Sale-a-Bration with your $50 order!  The stamp set is also a Sale-a-Bration item called, you guessed it, Best Day Ever!


If you’d like to find out what our club is all about, I invite you to come join us!  We have 2 days to choose from:  Sunday, Feb. 15 in Pukalani or Saturday, Feb. 21 in Haiku.  It’s FREE, but you need to place a $25 order.  All supplies included.

Aloha, Cheryl


Craft Fair this Weekend!

Come visit me at the Maui Stamper’s & Friends Craft Fair this Saturday!

Here’s a few of the things I’ll have ready for you:

First, there’s my Bags ‘O Cocoa.

IMG_6698These cute little boxes would be so cute on the table in front of everyone’s plates!  They’re filled with Hershey’s kisses or little cookies that are individually wrapped.


And, finally, my personal favorite.  The Pineapple Turkey Centerpiece!

Pineapple TurkeyClick here to see some adorable coffee cups that Crystal will have there!

Please drop by.  Bring a friend or two.  And leave a comment!!  I love  to see what you think about the things I make!

Gifts for my downline

One of my downline is having surgery tomorrow and I knew just the thing to cheer her up!


I found something to fit into this adorable Curvy Keepsake Box.  This was the first time I’d used it and I’m in love!  Quick.  Simple.  Adorable.

Everyone is going to want one of these!!  I opened up my Feather Framelits & love them, too!

IMG_65363 X 3 card to match.

IMG_6537Here’s the whole gift set.  I usually don’t use DSP as wrapping paper, but I was using up the last of this batch & it’s so simple to tie everything together.

Thanks for checking in!


Christmas A La Carte…Nov. 8th

I’m excited to finally be able to announce this big event:  Christmas A La Carte!  Crystal, Anne, and I will be hosting this class on November 8, 2014 at the Maui Masonic Lodge in Kahului.

This will be Open House style…come when you can and make what you choose!  The hours are 9am – 2pm.  You do need to prepay by October 22nd.  And bring your own adhesive (or purchase from me at the event). calc_flyer-001As an added incentive…if I receive your payment by October 4th, you’ll receive a cute gift from me!!

Can’t wait to see you at the fun class!!

Making boxes!

Can’t wait to show you the Gift Box Punch Board!!  It’s simple to use & the best thing is…IT REQUIRES NO ADHESIVE! You just punch/score & close the box by attaching opposite sides into the slits!

IMG_6343This fall DSP is called Color Me Autumn DSP. 

autumn dspThe fun thing about making boxes using DSP is that the inside is decorated, too!  But you have to be very careful when you score not to press too hard.  Takes a little practice.

IMG_6342The top 2 boxes are made using Under the Tree Specialty DSP, and it’s perfect for box making!  It’s made of heavy card stock, but it’s beautifully decorated on both sides!  under the tree

If you’re into Halloween, you’ll love the Motley Monsters DSP!!Motley Crew DSP.jpg bigIMG_6344Thanks so much for looking!!  Have a great day!