Sunday, October 4, 2015

Release #29 Winners

Before I head off island... wanted to announce who the winners are!  Please be patient as I will mail off your winnings upon my return.

Dixie:  Us Kobukes
Pixie:  Cindy
Boo Boo:  Christine
Bobo:   Heidi Brawley
Buster:  Mayumi Creations
Peanut:  Checha

Ok peeps... email me at with your mailing address and I will get these off to you upon my return.  Congratulations everyone!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

It's Release Day- Peeker Ornaments!

We made it to Release Day!  Yay!  I hope you enjoyed seeing all the previews of our images by all the Design Team members.  A special Mahalo to Micah of Micah's Crafts for participating in this release!

Check out Micah's Channel here:

And don't forget to check out the rest of the DT:

On to my project.. yes, its another Christmas project. I have holiday fever right now and can't seem to make anything that isn't Christmas-y.  Instead of a card or a tag, I decided to make some ornaments!  Check out the video here to see how I made them:

I'll be back soon with the winners from this release!  Thanks again for checking us out... See you for the next release!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Peace, Love, and Peekers!

Peeking in today to share with you my next release project... but before I do, wanted to remind you to check out our DT's projects:

And don't forget our Guest Designer- Micah of Micah's Crafts on You Tube.

So I'm continuing on with my holiday projects!  Have you started any holiday projects yet?  If not, hopefully my projects will inspire you to start getting ready for Christmas!  Check out my video here:

Tomorrow is release day!  You know what that means?  It means you should check if you already entered to win our release blog candy!  Deadline is 11:50pm HST on 10/02/15, so don't miss out!  Stop by tomorrow for our last day of posts!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

No Peeking!

Yay!  We can now finally reveal who our guest designer is for this release!  I must apologize to him because he was asked to participate months ago, and only now he is revealed to everyone!  Our Guest Designer is Micah from Micah's Crafts! Thanks Micah for being so patient with me!

You can check out Micah's channel here:
Micah's Channel

And our design team has been hard at work coming up with projects using our new images.  Can't wait to check them out myself!  Here's the links to their blogs/YT Channels:

On to my project.... Yes, it's a Christmas card!  I couldn't help myself!  I am so excited about making Christmas crafts!  I haven't had a lot of time to make Christmas projects over the past few years, so I'm very excited to be able to do so this year.  So I'm getting an early start and I hope this will inspire you to start working on some of your Christmas projects too!

Don't forget to check out our DT's posts and check back here tomorrow for more release fun!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Introducing Our Last Release #29 Image- Dixie!

Yay! We made it to the last image in our release line up!  Phew!  Now I gotta go make more samples. LOL!

So, the last of our images is another bunny named Dixie!  You'll laugh when you find out why I chose the name Dixie!  Totally does not make any sense at all!  Enjoy the story... and the card!

Last chance to win one of our release images! For a chance to win Dixie:
1)  Leave a comment on THIS POST by 11:59pm HST on 10/02/15; and
2)  Tell me if you have any plans during the upcoming Fall Break.  We are headed out of town to sin city for some shopping and food!

OK peeps, don't forget to stop by tomorrow to find out who our guest designer is for this release!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sister Stamps Release #29- Wanna Meet Pixie?

OK I promised you some bunnies right?  Yep, I love bunnies.  Always have, always will.  So I was pretty excited that my sister did some bunny peekers!  Yay!

I had to get a bit creative when choosing all of these animal names as you can probably tell.  This bunny has a funny name story.  Totally not related to bunnies!  LOL!  Check it out here:

OK peeps, just a couple more chances to win our new images...
1)  Leave a comment on THIS POST by 11:59pm HST on 10/02/15; and
2)  Tell me what ways you could alter our peeking animals for the holidays... any ideas?

And don't forget to check back tomorrow for our last introductory post!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Introducing Boo Boo!

Well Hello Friends!  Back with another Sister Stamps release image to introduce you to today.  We have another peeking bear image to share with you and he has the cutest name ever!  It's Boo Boo! 

Don't laugh at the reason I named him Boo Boo.  To find out why, check out my card share here:

OK ready for the chance to win Boo Boo?

1)  leave a comment on THIS POST by 11:59pm HST on 10/02/15; and
2)  Tell me which is your favorite peeking image of the new release?

Don't forget to check back tomorrow and the day after to meet the bunnies!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

It's Bobo Time!

Hi There!  
We are back and have another image to introduce to you today.. this time it's our side peeking bear... Bobo!  I think the name Bobo is so cute and matches a bear for some reason... don't you?

To see the card I made using Bobo- check out the video here:

Want a chance to win Bobo?  Here's all you have to do:
1) Leave a comment on THIS POST by 11:59pm HST on 10/02/15; and
2) Tell me why I named this bear Bobo. :)

We are only half way through our release images!  For more release fun, stop by tomorrow to check our next image.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

It's Buster!!

Hey Everyone!  I'm back with another introduction from our new release!  Today, I want to introduce our other dog image.  His name is Buster.... he's named after our DT member Rina's doggie!  Yesterday you met her other doggie Peanut.  They are so adorable and make me want to get a beagle.  Check out her cuties....

Are they not adorable?  Sorry, I have no idea which one is which... they look like twins to me!

Now for my project share... Check out the video here:

Ok... now I know you guys want a chance to win Buster too right (not the real Buster... just the stamp!):
1)  Leave a comment on THIS POST by 11:59pm HST on 10/02/15; and
2)  Tell me what you will have Buster peeking out from if you end up winning him.

BTW- just want to say that I'm enjoying everyone's pet name stories!  Don't forget to check in tomorrow for more peekers!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Release #29- Meet Peanut

Hey Everyone!  I am so excited to bring you our next release!  My sister and I were brainstorming one day for new images and I was asking her to make images that "peek".  She didn't know what the heck I was talking about and I somehow recall me skyping with her to actually show her what I meant by peeking.  I'm sure you can just imagine me "peeking" from behind something in order to demonstrate.  But I guess she got what my vision was, so she made up a bunch of animal peekers which made me one happy camper!

Our first image is a side peeking doggie named Peanut.  Peanut was named after our Design Team Member, Rina Scrapstress' doggie.  She has another doggie that you'll meet tomorrow.  I swear, one of her dogs (not sure if its Peanut or not) can say "I love you".  Promise.

So would you like a chance to win Peanut?  Ok here's the drill:
1)  Leave a comment on THIS POST by 10/03/15, 11:50pm HST; and
2)  Tell me what your pet's name is and how you chose that name.  For those of you with no animals... what would you name your pet?  I already told you my dog's name is Kiki.  I wonder how Rina picked Peanut?

Don't forget to check back tomorrow and go check out the Sister Stamps You Tube Channel for more Release fun!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Peeking In To Announce Our Next Release!

Well well, it seems that I am finally able to release more images!  Yay!  Since its been awhile, I thought I'd go ahead and release a bunch of new images at once.  I just couldn't decide which ones to release first, so I did them all at once!

Check back tomorrow to meet our new images!  See you soon!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Surprise Birthday Giveaway Winners!

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

Just wanted to thank my DT again for hosting the surprise giveaway for this birthday release!  Here's the list of winners from those who commented on specific posts:

Group post day 1: Debi's blog- Aulii:  Tereese S.
                              Linda's YT- Halia:  Tfriday77
Group post day 2:  Eva's blog-  Kaumaka:  Christine
                               Rina's YT- Sandcastle:  Creating with Aloha

Group post day 3:  Rina's Blog- Kyana:  Coleen Kwan
                               Sister Stamps YT-  Makai:  Crafty Come Lately
                               Sister Stamps BLOG- Hiilei:  Lysa

Congrats to the winners!! Please email me your mailing address to

And thank you everyone for playing along.  We had such great feedback on this release. Enjoy your long weekend!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

And We Have Winners!!!

Hey Everyone!  Hope you all like our new release images!  Here's the winners from our blog introductory posts:

Halia- Daydream Creations
Sandcastle- Sommer Sin Fin
Kaumka- Lin
Aulii- Danielle Fukumoto
Hiilei- Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
Makai- Tereese S.
Kyana- Amy

Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to leave a comment.  Don't forget, there are more chances to win as we pick winners from our surprise giveaways from the DT posts.

If you are one of our winners, please email me at with your mailing address and which stamp you've won.  Thank you everyone!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It's Release Day!!

We made it!! Can't believe that 4 years ago, we had the courage to take a risk and release a few images.. not knowing what to expect! So honored to still be around after a few years and a few loyal retailers.  Many thanks goes out to them and our loyal customers!  We really appreciate everyone who has supported us and followed us on this crazy crafty journey!

Ok stop getting emotional.. on to the good stuff!  Today is release day!!  Yay! Hope you all enjoy  playing with our new friends!  Today I continued on my watercolor experiments and came up with this card:

Embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder and then used my Zig Clean Color markers in rainbow colors over it.  Achieved this look by applying clean water over the sentiment first then using my pens to add spots of color.  Love how it came out.  I'm totally in love with the watercolor pens!

After that, I colored up Kyana and cut her out.  Added some Wink of Stella to the ocean background for some added glitter.

Here's a better look at the watercolor emboss resist technique.

Check out the video here!

And don't forget to check out the DT's posts and comment!  We have a lot of prizes to give away this time, so don't miss out!  Be back soon to announce the winners of the Introductory posts!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thinking of Makai...

Did you miss our Design Team?  I sure have.  It was nice to see everyone back and crafting again!  Be sure to stop by their blogs again today so you can see what other projects they've come up with featuring our new images!!

Here's the link to all of their sites:


And don't forget to leave comments on all their posts!!  We'll be picking winners randomly from each DT's blog/YouTube posts during this release!

On to my project for today... I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to pull off this card.  I have been wanting to make a card like this for awhile now.. I'll admit.. I'm not very good at having a lot of "white space" on my cards, so this was a bit of a stretch for me.  I love how it came out though!! I feel quite accomplished!  Ha ha.

So, I used my Zig Clean Color markers again.. I think this is the BEST craft splurge I've made this year.  Yes, I said it.  I love these pens.  Right now I love them more than my copics!!  Anyway I colored up the entire card using them- yep, even including the part by the sentiment.  Yippee!!

Super duper excited about how that came out. I've been studying how to do that for awhile now... not sure why it has taken me so long to try it!  But I'm so glad I did as it is my new favorite technique!

And didn't forget to pair up Makai with one of our turtles from our turtle set.  Love how you can mix and match them with our old sea creature pals.

Well, hope you enjoyed my project share as much as I had fun making it!! I'm so excited I was able to execute that technique!  I guess I was nervous and just needed a little push to get myself moving.  Now I want to use up the rest of the cards I had embossed earlier.  I gotta go make more with the sentiment on the other side of the card!!!

Don't forget to check out my video on the Sister Stamps channel and the DT's projects for today!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Life's A Beach!

Hey Everyone!  I'm having a lot of fun with this release.  I think it has something to do with everyone's enthusiasm for these new images. I gotta tell ya... you guys make me like these images even more!  So thank you all for sharing how much you like them with me.

Before I get to my card share, just wanted to remind you to be sure to visit our Design Team's sites to check out their projects.  I know they are very anxious and excited to share them with you.  I can't tell you how many times they emailed me asking me when the next release was going to be cause they wanted to work on their projects!!

Here's the link to all of their sites:


Oh!!!!!  And please leave a comment on each of their posts!  You never know if you'll be eligible for one of our surprise giveaways during our birthday celebration!!

So today's card was a little slow in coming to me.  I had "crafter's block" after I had made the initial samples.  But I guess procrastination is the best motivator for me, cause I just finished my card in the nick of time!  So here it is....

I wanted to show you how you can use these images interchangeably by placing Halia and Aulii together on this card.  Earlier you saw Aulii with Kaumaka, and Halia with just the sand castle, so here you can mix and match them together!  Love that flexibility.  

Oh, and also wanted to point out the background was made with my water color markers.  It really makes the background so much easier to do!!!  I love love love watercolors!!  Here's a closer look at Aulii.  Between the two girls is an Island Scrapbooking sentiment "Life's a Beach".

Oh, and its really hard to see in the photos, but I used my Wink of Stella pen to give the card some shimmer.  Check out my video here to see more on how I made this card:

And don't forget to check out everyone's projects!!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Introducing Hiilei, Makai, and Kyana!!

I've been enjoying reading everyone's favorite beach memories!  Thank you for sharing them with me.

I have more introductions for you today! Its the last of our images... which is still a lot.... Like I said... I'm trying to make up my absence here by sharing up two releases in one!  Hope you are enjoying them so far.

I decided to make more shaker tags today.  On our first tag is our swimming girl Hiilei. Hiilei and her sister Kyana (see below) are the sisters of my daughter's BFF. They treat my daughter like she's one of their sisters.  

Hiilei is the first of our water kid images to share with you today.  I love how her hair is swept back to make it really look like she's underwater.  I wanted the images to be able to interact with our older sea creature images, so they were size to work alone or with our older stamps.  Decided to pair up Hiilei with our blow fish image that was released a couple of years ago.

On a watercolor kick right now, so used my Zig markers again to color up this image.

And here's our old friend Mr. Blowfish!  I think he wants to get together to chill. LOL!  The waves and the seaweed were cut from shimmer sheetz using my Doohickey Dies from the volume 1 set.

Next up is Makai who is named after my nephew.  In Hawaii we often refer to the ocean (Makai) and Mountains (Mauka) for direction instead of using north, south, east west.  I guess when you live on an island, you are surrounded by either the ocean or the mountain, so its easier to figure out where to go base on that.

I love the hair on this guy.  It kinda reminds me of those troll dolls. LOL!  Or those frustrated pencils that had the furry hair on the top.  I'm sure everyone loves to snorkel but me.  LOL!!!  Bet you didn't know that about me.  I think it's actually better if I don't see what living things are around me in the water.  I might freak out!!!   True story, on the last weekend that my husband was on Oahu before he moved to the big island, I took him to Hanauma Bay because he had never gone the entire time he lived on Oahu.

Now, the last time I had gone was when I was a child, so I remembered how cool it was with all the fish.. etc.  But dang!!! Those fish are waaaaaaayyyy bigger now and there are so many of them.  You pretty much couldn't move without touching one of them.   My husband enjoyed every bit of snorkeling while I rode on his back freaking out.  LOL!  Anyway, this tag reminds me of that day.  Maybe my sister needs to draw me an image of a girl freaking out in the water like me. hee hee hee.

Again, paired up Makai with one of our older sea creatures- this time I chose a turtle.  Don't they look like they are talking to each other?

I think he's telling Makai to "Stay Cool".

Finally, we have little Kyana.  I think I mentioned above that she is the sister of Hiilei and sister of my daughter's BFF.  I love this image.  This reminds me a little of me as I like to just float around in those tubes and chill when I go to the beach.

This sentiment and the rest used in today's projects are all from and old PTI set.  The sun and clouds are Lawn Fawn dies.  I love those for the faux stitching!

Again, water colored up the images... Just loving how easy is its compared to Copic coloring.  I guess I needed a Copic break.

OK peeps.. want a chance to win one of these images?  Tell ya how:
1)  Leave a comment on THIS POST by 6/30/15 11:59pm HST; and
2)  Tell me if you prefer the beach or the pool... I don't think I told you mine, but I think you can guess based off the story I shared above! LOL!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Here's Kaumaka and Aulii!

Hello again!  Are you liking the images so far?  Well, there is still much more to come, so let's get to it!

Today I'm back with two more introductions for you... meet our little sand boy- Kaumaka, and our starfish girl, Aulii.  They love to play in the sand, but I have a feeling Kaumaka is a little mischievous!  I have visions of him ruining a nicely created sand castle!! LOL!

So I really wanted to pair these two up with the sand castle image, so I ended up making a longer card.  It actually measures 3 1/2" x 7" which was wide enough for me to fit all three images, albeit they do overlap a little.

The card base is made from watercolor paper since I planned on using my Zig markers again.  I love those things!  Anyway I stamped the sand castle first and then used my markers to color it up.  Then used my waterbrush to draw out the ink and water it down for a nice background effect.  These make making backgrounds a breeze!

Then I placed my already stamped and colored up Kaumaka images next to the sandcastle along with stamping the sentiment (PTI).

I added Aulii on the other side of the sandcastle as she looked like she was going to place the starfish on the castle.

This card was surprisingly quick to make!  These watercolor markers are actually must easier than the copics to use and you can still achieve shading if you want.

So, do you want to have a chance to win Aulii or Kaumaka?  If so,here's what you need to do:
1)  Leave a comment on THIS POST by  6/30/15 11:59pm HST; and
2)  Tell me what your favorite beach is!  I like Lanikai beach in Kailua but I think everyone knows that secret by now.  That used to be our go-to beach back in High School.

Don't forget to check out my video on this card and stop by tomorrow for our last introductory post!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sister Stamps Release #28- Meet Halia & Sandcastle

Wasssup Everyone!  Yes, yes, I know its been awhile since our last release.  Did you miss me?  I missed all of you!  In addition to this long hiatus, it is also our birthday!!  So to make up for the long absence and celebrate our birthday, we are releasing a ton of new images!  You can actually call it two releases in one.  But they all do have something in common... they are all local kine kids at the beach!  Since we have so many images to introduce, I'll be introducing them to you in groups.

I've told you before that I asked my sister to design some local style images and she came through with some awesome stuff! These images really take me back to the "hanabata days" (aka small kid time) when we used to go to the beach all day.  I remember whenever our family planned beach days, my mom would wake up early to make musubis and corned beef hash.  Yum! It's still some of my favorite food till today.  Then we would load up the car- you would think we were leaving for a week with the amount of stuff we packed.  I think we used to also pick up some okazu (other picnic food like tempura, chicken, etc.) to go along with our musubis and hash.

Then we would head to Ala Moana Beach Park, find a shady spot and make house for the next few hours.  We loved Ala Moana beach and I still have fond memories of those picnics till today.  I guess we are spoiled living in Hawaii, all of our beaches are beautiful and sometimes I take it for granted.

So the first of our images is Halia... she is named after my niece (actually my cousin's daughter) who lives in the mainland.  Whenever they come home to visit they practically live at the beach!  I hope they come to visit us again soon.

Confession time.. I actually made this card with the intention of using it for a swap.  Its supposed to be a tag with a beach theme, so I thought this would be perfect!  I'm not sure that I like it that much, so I'm thinking it might not be used for the swap.  I thought the sequins around the shaker tag was a good idea but not so sure now that its completed.

So I started off with a #8 sized tag that I cut from an old Tim Holtz die.  I cut one out of watercolor paper and the other out of kraft cardstock.  Then I stamped and colored up the sandcastle shown below.  This is also a new image from this release.  It is the perfect accompaniment to our sand images!  I also stamped the sentiment Enjoy Summer from an old PTI set.  Used my new Zig Clean Color real brush markers to color up these images.  Loving these new markers by the way!

Since it was a shaker tag, I added the foam tape around the edges of the watercolor paper and added in the sequins and glitter before closing it up with the top piece.  The top piece was the kraft cardstock that I cut a window out of and put some acetate to make the window.  Then it was time to decorate the top.  I first added some shells then added Halia.  Halia was also colored up using my new Zig markers.  I wanted a softer look than the normal copic coloring.  Doesn't she look like she's all ready to play!!!

So there you have it... the first two images from this release!  If you would like a chance to win Halia or the Sandcastle image, here's what you need to do:
1)  Leave a comment on THIS POST by  6/30/15 11:59pm HST; and
2)  Tell me about your favorite beach memory!  I already shared mine with you!

Please check out my video with this project share and don't forget to stop by tomorrow!!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Release #28 Is On It's Way!

Hellooooooooo!  We're back with a LOT of new images to share with you! It's also our birthday so we wanted to do something extra special by releasing two sets of images at one time!  Woo Hoo!  Meet all of our new friends....

Introductions will start tomorrow! Release day is July 1st so please join us every day for more information on our newest friends!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Release #27 Winners!

Hey Everyone!

Back with the winners from this release's blog candy:

Pua:  Temaleen Labelle
Kaleo:  Miri

Please email me with your mailing address at

Congrats ladies and thank you everyone for playing!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

It's Release Day!

Oops!  Guess I forgot to take photos of my samples before I gave it away  Shoots.  Oh well, you'll just have to watch my video.

Before we get to that, please go check out our Design Team's projects! They came up with such cute stuff yesterday and I'm dying to see what they made today!

I'll be announcing the winners soon so please check back again for that.

And.. I gotta say, I really enjoyed reading all your comments!  Love to hear what you all love about Hawaii and what your favorite Hawaiian music is!  That really inspired me and my hubby to download a bunch of old school Hawaiian music.  I think my favorite group is Ka'au Crater Boys.. just because.  Ho'aikane is also so fun to listen to. Reminds me of living in the dorms at UH,  Remember the song Jenny and her Sista?  LOL!  People used to sing that when I walked in the room.  Aaaah, good times.  If you have never heard of these groups, check it out on YouTube, we found a lot of music there and were listening all night!

Hopefully I can download my video!  If not, please visit my Sister Stamps Channel here:

Friday, February 27, 2015

You Will Get Hooked By These Images!

Feeling a little silly today after a long day of work.. You will understand the title of my post better in a little bit.  Before I get into my project, I just want to remind you to go check out what our Design Team has been up to!  Did ya miss them?!  I have! I can't wait to see what projects they came up with for this release! Please go check them out and see what creations they have to share with you:


Rina's YouTube Channel
Linda's YouTube Channel

Sooooo, I got inspired while I was looking at my Kiki and Lala wall hooks... daydreaming of what I would make using our new images.  Then it donned on me that I wanted to make something similar with Kaleo and Pua!  So I rummaged around my room and found some command hooks.

It fit perfectly!  Even though the images are larger than the hook, the back of the hook is long and enough to support the image.  Here's how they came out...

After coloring up each image, I mounted them on some thick acetate that was from leftover packaging.  This helps to keep the image strong so it won't bend or tear.

Now they are both ready to be mounted on the wall and put to use!

Hope you enjoyed my not so typical project share today.  Please stop by tomorrow and remember to check out the DT's projects!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Meet Kaleo

Hope you are enjoying the previews thus far.  I'm happy to read all of your comments on the images and loved hearing what you love about Hawaii!

Today's introduction features our newest boy... Meet Kaleo!  Kaleo means "Voice" in Hawaiian, so I thought it would work nicely with this image as he looks like he is singing while playing his ukulele.  The ukulele is a very popular instrument used in a lot of local Hawaiian music.  What I really love about this image is his pose.  I can't put my finger on it but I just love how she designed him!

He is also wearing traditional local attire- aloha shirt, shorts, and slippers!!!! Bwahahaha!  If you ever came to a wedding on the big island, you would see the majority of guests come dressed in similar attire.  Only in Hawaii would you see that! :)  Part of what I love about living here.

My project today features Kaleo singing his heart out on a vintage style calendar.  I make calendars every year to sell at craft fairs and decided to feature some of the new images before they were released.  I started off with a 8 1/2 x 11" chipboard and adhered the patterned paper to it.  Then rounded the corners using my corner chomper.  The calendar itself was printed from the computer and sized down to fit to one side of the 8 1/2 x 11 base.  The 2015 title and monsterra leaves are laser cuts from Island Scrapbooking.  I then colored up Kaleo and added him using pop dots so he would stand out a bit.  I then punched holes at the top and strung ribbon burlap through it so that the recipient could mount it on the wall.

I hope you give this project a try. It really is very easy to make and makes great gifts at Christmas.. Doesn't everyone need a calendar?  Check out my video here... for the good stuff... If you want a chance to win Kaleo, here's all you have to do:
1) Leave a comment on THIS POST by 11:59pm HST on 2/2715; and

2)  Tell me what your favorite Hawaiian song is?  I guess I gotta go with "Friends" by Na Leo Pilimehana.  Just reminds me of good times.. or maybe it's "Good Times Together" by C&K.. I can't decide!  Too much good memories to choose from!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Introducing... Pua!

This year we have some exciting new images to share with you!  While our roots are deep in vintage Japanese images, Denise has also been working on a line of local style and modern images too!  We'll be sharing those with you over the course of the year and can't wait to hear what you all think of them.

As you may (or may not) know, my sister and I were both born and raised in Hawaii.  While I still live here, my sister has since moved abroad.  There's something about being from Hawaii that makes living here so special!  Hawaii is such a melting pot of many different cultures that we all celebrate various cultural traditions even though we may not be of that ancestry.  We also have unique local cuisine that is like no other!  I think I would die if I didn't get to eat local food on a regular basis.  But most importantly, its the Aloha Spirit that is what makes us so unique and what most people remember.  The minute I tell people I'm from Hawaii, their whole demeanor changes and suddenly I'm like their long lost friend!

Our newest release captures the Aloha Spirit unlike no other...  Meet our newest image... Pua!   She is just waiting to greet you with a lei- which is very traditional here in Hawaii.  Hawaiian names are very symbolic and are normally chosen because of their meaning.  Pua in Hawaiian means flower, so I thought it would be fun to name her that since she's holding a flower lei and has a flower in her hair.  She's wearing a traditional mu`umu`u which is a long traditional hawaiian dress that is very common attire here in Hawaii.

Because Pua is dressed in Hawaiian attire, I decided to go with more earthy tones and fabrics.  I saw a video tutorial recently on Christine Sawvell's channel and thought this would be fun to make out of burlap!  Here's her tutorial here:

This project was surprisingly easy to make and only took one sheet of 12x12 burlap (or cardstock).   I just love how cool it looks and am pretty sure you can size it to whatever envelope size you want.

Please check out my video here on the Sister Stamps YouTube Channel:

And now for what you've been waiting for... it's Candy Time!!:

1) Leave a comment on THIS POST by 11:59pm HST on 2/27/15; and
2) Tell me what you love about Hawaii.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

It's Release Time!

Woah!  Has it been that long since our last release?  Have you missed us?  Well, the wait is almost over... tomorrow we start the previews for our newest release!  Here's a sneak peek to tide you over till then...

Check back in tomorrow to meet our newest images!  See you then!