Thursday, June 30, 2016


Well, I know it has been awhile since I updated my blog.  No excuses but I have been seriously very busy prepping for my first annual Pau Hana Retreat.  It was held June 23 - June 27th at Crafty Creations in Mansfield, TX. What a great place to relax, bond with great women, and finish our UFPs (unfinished projects).  Oh, the memories we made!  We had attendance gifts that I created using the Tickled Pink stamp set and thin cuts and our Calypso Paper Pack.

Here are some pics from this fantastic retreat:

 Keep your eyes open for the 2nd Annual Pau Hana Retreat coming in 2017!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Color Your World

If you are coming from Wendy Kessler's Blog  you are in the right place.

This month our featured technique is coloring.  The idea was to use markers, watercolor paints, or watercolor pencils. Since I am ready to escape to a beach, I was inspired to bring a little beach fun to me but using the Beach Life Stamp Set that is in the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog.   

First I used our medium round waterbrush along with the desert sand watercolor pencil to paint a background.  Once that was dry, I then stamped the sand castle on top of it using the Desert Sand Stamp Pad.  By using the water based ink as the last step, it does not fade or run.  I stamped the bucket using the Momento Black ink and then colored it using our versa mark markers.  The card was complemented using the Calypso Compliments.  Now I'm ready to hit the sand!

Now hop on over to Kirsten Jade's blog to continue seeing all the fun coloring techniques!

If you want to order this cute stamp set, please hop on over to webpage and get all your summer, beachy, vacationy stamps, papers, and compliments!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

CTMH Paper Blog Hop - Calypso


Today my post is a blog hop for our team using our Calypso product line.  If you came from Tonya Whitehurst's you are in the right place.

I wanted to make a party favor using the Calypso paper pack and the Tickled Pink stamp set.  Have I told you how in love I am with the flamingos and the color palette of this line?  Here I used the pint size container that is now retired and made a little bucket to hold party favors.  I also used our Cricut Artistry to make a 3 dimensional pineapple to top it off.

I am the last of the blog hoppers but if you didn't start at the beginning, go to Melissa Robinson's blog to see the rest.