8.31.2009

KS Monday -- Aug 31 , 2009


Hello and Happy Kitchen Sink Monday, everyone!!
I hope your weekend was great!! My weekend was busy but nice one. Troy came home safely 2 days ago after 6 weeks in Colorado. It was very nice all of us spend a time together again :) We have a couple DIY things to do around the house before Troy leaves for another job site, plus all after school activities our kids are involved. I hate to think I may not to get stamping and blogging so much this week but I really need to organize my house and put my family first! (well, Family comes first before anything...most of the time ;P YKWIM??)

Anyhow, I found a cute dress template a little while ago and decided to try for today's project with using Multi Step Berries. You can download the template HERE. It was easy enough for me! (I don't like using template too many cuttings required, lol) So, I'm sure it's easy breezy for you, too! It's also a wonderful project to do when you don't have much time!!


(Just click the image to enlarge)

The images were stamped with these steps:
(blackberries) 1st - pale plum, 2nd - perfect plum, 3rd - elegant eggplant
(blueberries) 1st - bashful blue, 2nd - pacific point, 3rd - not quite navy, 4th - not quite navy
(strawberries) 1st - pink pirouette, 2nd - regal rose (stamping off), 3rd - regal rose, 4th - riding hood red
(leaves & stems) - 1st - kiwi kiss, 2nd - kiwi kiss/old olive, 3rd - old olive



Remember, your purchase will be discounted 10% from the total price (before tax & shipping) when you use a promotion code "MAKIKO10KSS" at KSS store anytime!



Stamps: Multi Step Berries (KSS)
Paper: very vanilla, pink pirouette, bashful blue, pale plum, retired DP (SU), Bitty Box Basics (PTI)
Ink: (all SU) pale plum, perfect plum, elegant eggplant, bashful blue, pacific point, not quite navy, pink pirouette, regal rose, riding hood red, kiwi kiss, old olive, chocolate chip
Accessories: ribbons, button, vintage twine (PTI), brown ribbon, brad (SU), flower (Prima), silver pearls (Michael's)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), circle punch, scalloped circle punch (SU), piercing tool, white gel pen



Now, let's hop over to find what other KS Crews are cookin' today!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

8.30.2009

Flourishes -- In Limelight project 4


Hello everyone~
I hope you are having a nice weekend. I've enjoyed spending a time with family :)
My last projects with being in Limelight has posted on Flourishes blog! Hop over HERE if you like!

I will come back here for Kitchen Sink Monday tomorrow. Have a wonderful day!!

8.29.2009

TSG Birthday Bash Week Reminder 2

Hello everyone~
I just want to tell you that There She Goes has reunited with the 4 past Trendsetters - Denise and Wendy!!

Each of them shows a special sneak peek project along with telling "Trendsetting Favorites" for us on TSG blog. Check them out!!

Jessica's also provided the giveaways for you, too!! A winner will get 2 mini sets that Denise and Wendy used. Don't forget to leave your comment to the TSG blog post.


One more thing -- TSG release party chat is going to be held at TSG Forums from 6-8 pm Pacific Time tonight (Aug 29)!! There will be a TSG Birthday Party Game every 30 minutes and some new TSG goodies giveaways!! Also the new released stamp sets are revealing during the party, too!! Come to say hello to the Trendsetters & other TSG fans!!
Have a wonderful day!!

8.27.2009

TSG Sneak Peek - New Mini Sets!!


Hello everyone~
Welcome back to 3rd day of TSG Sneak Peek & Blog Hop Challenge!! If you came from Julie's blog, you are on the right track! If not, you may want to hop over to Jessica's blog to start this fun challenge ;) You can always go to check TSG blog for the challenge detail and the past sneak peeks/blog hop challenges!

I'm so excited to show you today's sneak peeks!! Not only we have 2 full sets in September, but SEVEN BRAND NEW MINI SETS are also going to be released!! That's right, 7 SETS!! Each set is unique and different ... something for everybody for sure!! I made 2 cards from 2 of 7 sets. I hope you will like them :)



This set is called Treemendous. It has this fabulous silhouette tree with little images & words that go with the tree! The baby birds in the nest are actually the separate images. I masked the nest and stamped the little bird 3 times. The tree were stamped with VersaMark & brown ink, then embossed with clear EP. And I sponged around the tree, then stamped the leaves to create the center mat.





The next set is called Ice Cream. The ice cream deserts images with the perfect sentiments will make your friends smile for sure! The images were colored with Copics...and of course I had to do double scoops with cherry on the top :):):)!! I stamped the sentiments with shaping them to fit the scalloped mat.
I thought the card needed something more....so I stamped the word "Enjoy!" from Let's Get Together.



[Treemendous]
Stamps:
Treemendous (There She Goes)
Paper: close to cocoa, taken with teal, very vanilla, (SU)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko), close to cocoa, taken with teal, baja breeze, creamy caramel, chocolate chip (SU)
Accessories: ribbon (SU), pearls (Michael's)
Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), texiture plate (SU), photo corner punch (EK Success)

[Ice Cream]
Stamps:
Ice Cream, Let's Get Together (There She Goes)
Paper: pink pirouette (SU), desginer paper (DCWV), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Memento texudo black, VersaMagic thatched straw (Tsukineko), Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon (SU) rhinestones (Michael's)
Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), scallop border (SU)



The next hop is a very talented stamper and sweet friend, Silke!! When you finish leaving your comment to EACH trendsetter's Mini sets post, go back to TSG blog and enter your name to Mr. Linky on the bottom of the blog hop challenge post. One lucky person of the challenge will win 3 new mini sets of thier choice!! The winner will be announced at TSG blog on Monday, Aug 31st.

TSG Birthday Bash challenges & giveaways are also going on at TSG blog!! Don't forget to enter before too late!!

The blog hop order is here just in case you are lost ;) Thank you for stopping by today!!

Jessica
Angela
Becky
Christi
Faith
Holly
Joanne
Jodi
Julie
Maki <-- You're here!
Silke

8.26.2009

TSG Sneak Peek - Side By Side



Hello everyone~
It's another TSG September Sneak Peek & Blog Hop Challenge time!! If you came from Julie's blog, I'm the next! If not, you may want to hop over to Jessica's blog to start this fun challenge ;) Please check TSG blog for the challenge detail.

This sneak peek set is called Side By Side and it is absolutely beautiful!! You will love the old country charms and friendship sentiments :) The set is also going to release on Sunday, Aug 30th, along with other new sets.


The flower image was colored with Prismacolor pencils. Then I blended it with OMS. To complete the look, I used Twinkling H2O's and water colored for shadowing. The same finished image was layered with the dimensional adhesives over the original one. The mat was edged with chalk inks. It was wrapped with the brown gathered ribbon (I recomend to use strong glue to attach) and the bow embellishment was added.





Stamps: Side By Side (There She Goes)
Paper: more mustard, sage shadow, Autumn Vine dp (SU), dark chocolate (PTI), watercolor paper (Strathmore)
Ink: India Black (Superior), VersaMagic (Tsukineko), Prismacolor pencils
Accessories: ribbon (SU), buttons, vintage twine (PTI), Odorless Mineral Spirits

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), CB embossing folder (Provo Crafts)


The next hop is Silke!! I know she will indulge you with her beautiful sneak peek ;) When you finish leaving your comment to EACH trendsetter's Side By Side post, go back to TSG blog and enter your name to Mr. Linky at the bottom of the blog hop challenge post. Like the other sneak peeks, One lucky person of the challenge will win their very own Side By Side set!! The winner will be announced at TSG blog on Monday, Aug 31st.

TSG Birthday Bash challenges & giveaways are still going on at TSG blog!! Don't forget to enter before too late!!

I will leave the links of the blog hop challenge below. Thank you for playing with us today!!

8.25.2009

TSG Sneak Peek - Fairy Good Day



Hello everyone~
Welcome to There She Goes September Sneak Peek & Blog Hop Challenge!! If you came from Julie's blog, I'm the next! If not, you may want to hop over to Jessica's blog to start this fun challenge ;) You can find out the detail about the challenge is on TSG blog.

All new sets are going to release on Sunday, Aug 30th!! Woohoo!! Today's sneak peek set is called Fairy Good Day, designed by TSG new designer, Sheena Sy. I've had so much fun with stamping these "fairy" cute & whimsical images! Not only it's a great set for cards, but it's also perfect for scrapbooking of those photos with kid(s) & their lost tooth. Yep, I have some...now no excuse to scrapbook them ;)




For my project, I made a card & an altered box. A child can put his/her tooth or two in the box for Tooth Fairy :):):) I found this blue box for the dollar sections at JoAnn's about a couple months ago and it was just perfect for this project!! The tooth image was stamped and coated with Glossy Accents by Ranger. All layeres were cut out with Nestabilities. The ribbon, buttons, dew drops, and Stickles were used for embellishing the box. I stamped the cute peom (from the set) inside of the box. Can you see I scratched "pocket" and wrote "box" instead??
The matching card can be Thank You card from the fairy to a child when she comes to take the tooth or can always be sent to someone special :) The fairy image was colored with Copics and accented with Stickles, along with the buttons & dew drops are used for embellishing the card.




Stamps: Fairly Good Day (There She Goes)
Paper: bashful blue, certainly celery (SU), desginer paper (DCWV), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Memento texudo black, VersaMagic gingerbread (Tsukineko), certainly celery (SU), Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon. dew drops (Michael's), buttons (PTI), Glossy Accents, Stickles (Ranger), box (JoAnn's)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scor-Pal


Now, it's another hop time!! The next hop is our favorite stamper, Silke!! When you finish leaving your comment to EACH trendsetter's Fairy Good Day post, go back to TSG blog and enter your name to Mr. Linky on the bottom of the blog hop challenge post. One lucky person of the challenge will win Fairy Good Day set!! The winner will be announced at TSG blog on Monday, Aug 31st.

TSG Birthday Bash challenges & giveaways are still going on at TSG blog!! Don't forget to enter before too late!!

I will leave the links of the blog hop challenge below. Have fun! Thank you for stopping by today.

TSG Birthday Bash Week Reminder

Hello everyone~
I'm sorry I don't have anything to show you (yet!) but I want to invite you to TSG Birthday Bash Week over There She Goes blog!!

Visit today's post and answer TSG Trivia!! Who knows? You may become a winner of All new release sets (2 full sized and 7 mini sets -- total 9 sets)!!!


Have fun!!

8.24.2009

KS Monday -- Aug 24 , 2009


Happy Monday and welcome back everyone for another Kitchen Sink Monday!! My kids are going to back to school today!! Yippie!! I don't hope you think I'm a terrible mom but I was counting this day was coming for a long time, :P Have you ever seen Staple's CM? That's exactly how I feel :):):) Can you tell my stampin' mood is also back to school??

I used 4 sets for today's card - School Days, Butterflies, Kittens & Pup, and Mix it Up!. I cut off the images with using the scalloped square Nestabilities die as masking on the panels. I put a mouse pad under the panels and stamped each step a little harder to the edges so that the impressions were shown nicely. The colors are reminded of old school style so I added ink distressing and the vintage embellishments to keep the style. I hope you will like it.


The images were stamped with these steps:
(apple) 1st - barely banana, 2nd - ruby red (stamping off), 3rd - ruby red, 4th - riding hood red
(butterfly) 1st - baja breeze (stamping off), 2nd - baja breeze, 3rd - pacific point
(kittens) 1st - so saffron, 2nd - more mustard (stamping off), 3rd - more mutard, 4th - close to cocoa
(ruler) - 1st - creamy caramel, 2nd - close to cocoa, 3rd - tuxedo black


Remember, your purchase will be discounted 10% from the total price (before tax & shipping) when you use a promotion code "MAKIKO10KSS" at KSS store anytime!



Stamps: 3 Step School Days, 3 Step Butterflies, Multi Step Kittens & Pup, Mix it Up! Monogram & Alphabet (KSS)
Paper: pacific point (SU), vintage cream, kraft, Bitty Box Basics (PTI)
Ink: (all SU unless mentioned) barely banana, ruby red, riding hood red, baja breeze, pacific point, so soffron, more mustard, close to cocoa, creamy caramel, Memnto tuxedo black -Tsukineko
Accessories: button, vintage twine (PTI), ribbon (Hobby Lobby)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), bordor punch (Fiskars)



Don't forget what other KS Crews are cookin' today! Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

8.23.2009

TSG17 -- Happy 1st Birthday, TSG!!


Woohoo!! The exciting week is coming to There She Goes Stamps!! TSG is turning 1 on September 1st!!, and this whole week, we are having There She Goes Birthday Bash!! I can't believe that it has been 1 year when Jessica asked me if I'm interested in joining the Design Team for her new company. Saying "YES" was the best decision I ever made, lol. I hope she thinks the same way ;)

Jessica has been working so hard setting up There She Goes blog and now it's officially opened !! Check it out!! Each day we have something that is related with TSG. Don't forget to become the blog follower. You may have a chance to win stamps!!


To kick off the special week, I made the card for There She Goes Challenge 17 (TSG17)!! The challenge is to make a card/project that is related to birthday.
I used 2 sets from There She Goes - LOL Taglines and Tweeterpated. The cupcakes were stamped and colored with Copics. Then I cut each one out and stacked them as shown. And I added the candle and the rhinestones.
I used Mary's sketch from Mojo Monday sketches (MOJOMARY). I'm proudly announced I finished all 7 special sketches from Mojo turns 100!! Yippie!!

I strongly recommend to try this challenge. Why?...because Jessica is preparing the special giveaway!!
When you finish to post your project, make sure to go back to TSG17 post on There She Goes blog and leave your name and a link to your project. You will have until midnight Sun, Aug 30th to enter the challenge, and the winner will be announced on Monday, Aug 31st.


Stamps: LOL Taglines, Tweeterpated (There She Goes)
Paper: raspberry fizz, lemon tart, dark chocolate, white cardstock, Chocolate Remix dp (PTI)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, VersaMagic gingerbread (Tsukineko), Chalk ink (ColorBox), Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon (PTI) rhinestones

Tools: scalloped oval punch (SU), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), piercing tool


Thank you for stopping by today!

FS133 - Casing Joanne's card


Hello everyone~
I was so excited when I found out today's Featured Stamper from SCS (FS133) was Joanne (SCS name - jojot)!! She is my fellow There She Goes Trendsetter and a super fabulous stamper!! Honestly I thought she was already featured before...Big congrats Joanne!!

皆さん、こんにちは~
今回のSCSのフィーチャースタンパー(FS133)は、Joanneさん(SCSネームjojot)だとわかってから、とても興奮しています。彼女は、私と同じくThere She Goesトレンドセッターでもあり、とてもファブラスなスタンパーです。正直言って、フィーチャースタンパーとして、以前に紹介されていると思っていました。Joanneさん、おめでとうございます!! 

There are many cards I wanted to case...but I chose this one. I was thinking about casing it for a while... Well, today was the perfect day to do it, wasn't it?
I used the different stamp (Flourishes) but still same flower ;) I changed to the desinger paper for the background, brown cardstock (I was just short on black...), the different corner design, and I added the ribbon.

ケースをしたいカードは沢山あるんですが、その中からこちらのカードを選びました。少し前からこのカードをケースしたいなとずっと思っていたので、今日がチャレンジする最高の機会になりました^^
私のカードには、違うスタンプ(Flourishes)を使いましたが、同じ種類の花を使っています。バックグランドには、代わりにデザイナーペーパー、茶色のカードストック(ただ単に黒が足りなかっただけ。。。)、そして違うコーナーデザインの飾りを使い、リボンを加えました。



Stamps: I Love Roses (Flourishes)
Paper: cool caribbean(SU), dark chocolate, Bitty Dot dp (PTI), classic white (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Tuskineko), Copic markers - Flourishes Poppy Collection, YG99, YG97, YG95, R37, BG13, BG11
Accessories: ribbon (SU), pearls

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), CB Vintage dies (Provo Crafts)




Thank you for stopping by today.

IC194 & MOJOJANETTE


Hello everyone~
I had so much fun with SCS Inspiration challenge 194 (IC194) - Pylones. Those funky colors and designs just made me happy :):):) I also used Janette's sketch from Mojo Sketches (MOJOJANETTE). Don't you love yourself when the things turned out exactly the way you expected?? This card made me feel that way!!

皆さん、こんにちは~
今回のSCSのインスピレーションチャレンジ(IC194)は、とても楽しいチャレンジでした。インスピレーションは、Pylonesのサイトからで、ファンキーなデザインを見ているだけでハッピーな気分にさせてくれます。それから、MojoスケッチからのJanetteさんのスケッチ(MOJOJANETTE)を使っています。自分が思っていた通りに事が進むのって、すごく嬉しいですよね? このカードは、そんな気分にしてくれました( ^^Y)
下のアイテムを今回のインスピレーションに使っています。

This is the item I used for my inspiration.


The vine image is from Butterfly Happiness and the sentiment is from Special Delivery. The both sets are sold at There She Goes. The flowers were punched out and added the rhinestones.

蔦のイメージは、Butterfly Happinessセットから、そして言葉は、Special Deliveryセットからのです。両方とも、There She Goesで販売しています。花は、パンチを使ったもので、ラインストーンをその上に付けました。


Stamps: Butterfly Happiness, Special Delivery (There She Goes)
Paper: tangeline tango, kiwi kiss, Haiku dp, real red, summer sun, cool caribbean, pink passion, pacific point, sage shadow (SU), dark chocolate (PTI)
Ink: kiwi kiss, chocolate chip (SU)
Accessories: ribbon, button, twine (SU), rhinestones

Tools: border punch, circle punches, scalloped circle punch (SU), corner punch (Murvy Uchida), piercing tool


Thank you for stopping by today.

Flourishes -- In Limelight project 3


Happy Sunday everyone~
I'm sorry for the late notice...I'm having a slow Sunday Morning ;) but my 3rd project with being in Limelight is up over Flourishes blog now!! Hop over HERE to see what I did with mulberry paper!

8.21.2009

MOJOFRIDAY Sketch


Hello everyone~
Yippie!! I finished this card within the same day the sketch was posted!! Anything possible if you try your best, lol. This sketch is from Mojo Maker, Teresa (MOJOFRIDAY) of Mojo turns 100.

The stamps are all from There She Goes, Bloom set. The flower image was stamped with VersaMark and then heat embossed with white EP. It was colored with Copics and trimmed. The same image was stamped randomly on the dp background. The center mat was a little too open for the sentiment. So, the oval mat was added and then the sentiment was stamped :)

皆さん、こんにちは~
やった~!!スケッチが更新された日と同じ日に、カードを作ることができました。本気を出せば、こんなもんです(笑)このスケッチは、Mojo Maker、Teresaさんが提供したMojo turns 100でのスケッチ(MOJOFRIDAY)です。

スタンプは、There She GoesBloom セットで、花は、VersaMarkで捺し、白のエンボスパウダーを使ってヒートエンボスしました。それから、コピックで色を付けた後、切り取っています。同じイメージを、デザイナーペーパーのバックグランドに、ランダムに捺してあります。真ん中のパネルは、この言葉には、少し大きすぎたので、オーバルのマットを付け加え、その上に言葉を捺しました^^


Stamps: Bloom (There She Goes)
Paper: kiwi kiss, pink pirouette, Bella Rose dp (SU), vintage cream, dark chocolate (PTI)
Ink: VersaMark, VersaMagic gingerbread (Tsukineko), chocolate chip (SU), Fresh Snow (PTI), Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon (Dollar Tree), white embossing powder

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), CB embossing folder (Provo Crafts), piercing tool


Thank you for stopping by today!!

MOJOSARAH sketch


Hello everyone~
I was busy with creating cards with using Mojo turns 100 sketches today. This one is the sketch from Mojo Maker, Sarah (MOJOSARAH). The adorable duckling image are Multi Step Ducks & Pigs from Kitchen Sink Stamps. The ducking in the water was inspired by this card from Kitchen Crew, Angela. I always admire her creativities :)
This sketch is include many layers and I was a little worried that I could put everything nicely...Whew I did it somehow!!

皆さん、こんにちは~
今日は、Mojo turns 100でのスケッチを使いながら、黙々とカード作りに専念していました。これは、Mojo MakerのSarahさんからのスケッチ(MOJOSARAH)です。この可愛らしいアヒルの赤ちゃんは、Kitchen Sink StampsからのMulti Step Ducks & Pigsセットで、アヒルが、水に浸かっているアイデアは、Kitchen CrewのAngelaさんのこのカードから頂きました。彼女のクリエイティブな作品、とても憧れています。
このスケッチは、沢山のレイヤーを使っているので、ちゃんと全てが収まるか、少し心配でしたが、何とか仕上げることができました(笑)フゥ~=3


The image was stamped with these steps:
(duckling) 1st - barely banana, 2nd - so saffron, 3rd - more mustard, 4th - close to cocoa


Stamps: Multi Step Ducks & Pigs (KSS)
Paper: bashful blue, so saffron, certainly celery, Delicate Dots dp (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: (all SU) duckling- barely banana, so saffron, more mustard, close to cocoa, sentiment - close to cocoa, others - bashful blue
Accessories: ribbon, brads (SU) button, vintage twine (PTI)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), CB embossing folder (Provo Crafts)


Thank you for stopping by today.

MOJOTERESA & CC232


Hello everyone~
This card is another sketch (MOJOTERESA) from Mojo turns 100. I used Rejuvenate set from There She Goes :) The colors are from SCS Color Combination challenge 232 (CC232). Aren't they a pretty combo?? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE brown and blue color combo and this is no exceptions!!
The image were colored with Copics and the lady & bath tub were layered with the dimensional adhesives.

皆さん、こんにちは~
このカードは、Mojo turns 100からのスケッチ(MOJOTERESA)を使いました。There She GoesRejuvenateセットを使い、色は、SCSのカラーコンビネーション232(CC232)の色合いを使っています。とっても素敵な組み合わせでしょう?茶色と青色の組み合わせは、いつも大、大、大好きなので、これも例外なく大好きです!
イメージは、コピックで色を付け、女性とバスタブは、フォームステッカーを使って重ねました。



Stamps: Rejuvenate (There She Goes)
Paper: taken with teal, close to cocoa (SU), vintage cream, chocolate remix dp (PTI)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, VersaMagic gingerbread (Tsukineko), close to cocoa (SU), Copic markers
Accessories: dew drops (Michael's)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), corner rounder punch, texture plate (SU), border punch (EK Success)


Thank you for stopping by.

8.20.2009

FTTC29 & MOJOMARIA sketch


Hello everyone~
It's already Thursday?! The weekend is around the corner isn't it?
I made this card for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge 29 (FTTC29) and Mojo Monday Maria's sketh (MOJOMARIA). I really wish I was fast like time flies but when it comes to challenges, I'm a little slow like a turtle :P I hope I can finish the rest of Mojo sketches by the end of the week.....

皆さん、こんにちは~
あっという間に木曜日がきてしまいました! そして、直ぐに週末ですね。
このカードは、Flourishes Timeless Tuesdayチャレンジ29(FTTC29)へのエントリーと、Mojo MondayのMariaさんのスケッチ(MOJOMARIA)を使って作りました。チャレンジになると、時の流れと違い、ペースが遅い私です^^”今週末までに、Mojoスケッチが全部できますように。。。

FTTC29 is a color challenge with red, olive, and black with one neutral color. There are many Flourishes sets that work very well with those colors and I picked Strawberries this time. I hope you are still enjoying seeing summer cards, lol.
The images were colored with Prismacolor pencils and then blended with OMS. I also used Twinkling H2Os to added shadows. As you see, some of the images are extended from the frame. I love that the strawberry bush looks like it is growing :)

FTTC29は、赤、オリーブ、黒とナチュラルカラーを1色取り入れたカラーチャレンジでした。この色合いによく合うセットが、Flourishesで取り揃えている中、私はStrawberriesのセットを選びました。皆さん、まだまだ夏のカードを楽しんでくれるかな(笑)
イメージは、Prismacolorの油性色鉛筆を使い、モルツベン(OMS)で暈しました。Twinkling H2Osも影に使っています。画像を見てわかる通り、フレームからイメージがはみ出ていますが、イチゴ苗木が成長ている感じがして、私的には気に入っています。

Stamps: Strawberries (Flourishes)
Paper: riding hood red, kiwi kiss, basic black, Bella Rose dp (SU), white cardstock (PTI), classic white (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Tuskineko), Prismacolor pencils, Twinkling H2Os chestnuts brown
Accessories: ribbon (PTI), rhinestone

Tools: photo corner punch, word window punch (SU), Scor-Pal, bleach


Thank you for stopping by today.

8.18.2009

TSG16 & MOJO100!!


Hello everyone~
I hope your week was started great!!
Today's card is for There She Goes challenge 16 (TSG16) and I used the sketch from Mojo Monday sketch 100 (MOJO100)!!

TSG16 is Clouds -- that's right! Let's incorporate clouds into your card/project. When you are done, please go back to Jessica's TSG16 post and enter your name and project in the Mr. Linky. The challenge will end on Sunday, Aug 23rd. Please check here for more details.


My card was used Spread Your Wings and the clouds was made with sponging blue ink over punched scallop circle. I just kept repeating the promise until covered the entire mats. And as you see, I repeated the inside as well, lol.




Stamps: Spread Your Wings (There She Goes)
Paper: bushful blue, pink pirouette (SU), white cardstock (PTI), designer paper (Basic Gray)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Tsukineko), bashful blue, so saffron (SU), Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon (SU), dew drops (The Robin's Nest)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), scalloped circle punch, scallop border punch (SU), photo corner punch (EK Success)



Thank you for stopping by today.

8.17.2009

KS Monday -- Aug 17 , 2009


Happy Monday and welcome to another Kitchen Sink Monday, everyone~
When I was thinking which set(s) I want to use for the KS Monday, I noticed this cute teddy bear from Get Well Teddy set was looking at me so quietly...(I'm glad he didn't talk... It would be freaky lol)
Anyway it's always nice to have "Get Well Soon" or "Sympathy" cards in hand because you never know when you need them, right?
Speaking of the sympathy cards, my dear MIL asked me to make a sympathy card so I gave her 5 or 6 cards so that she could send them when she needed in the future. I thought those cards were last for the next 6 months to 1 year...Well, sadly and coincidentally it ended up she had to use all of them within 2 months! She told me I could give only 1 card at time from now on :P

I picked bright and fun colors for this card to cheer someone up. I placed the bear like he was sitting on the flower stem. The sentiment was stamped around the image and I think it made the card look softer.

The image was stamped with these steps:
(teddy bear) 1st - creamy caramel (stamping off), 2nd - creamy caramel, 3rd - close to cocoa, 4th - chocolate chip, (flower) 1st - pink pirouette, 2nd - riding hood red (stamping off), 3rd - riding hood red, (stem) 1st - kiwi kiss, 2nd - old olive


Remember, when you use a promotion code "MAKIKO10KSS", you will get 10 % discount of your entire purchase when you shop at KSS store!


Stamps: 3 Step Get Well Teddy (KSS)
Paper: riding hood red, kiwi kiss (SU), white cardstock, Bitty Dot Basics (PTI)
Ink: (all SU) teddy bear - creamy caramel, close to cocoa, chocolate chip, flower & stem - pink pirouette, riding hood red, kiwi kiss, old olive, sentiment - chocolate chip, others - riding hood red
Accessories: button (SU) ribbon, vintage twine (PTI), dew drops (The Robin's Nest - available KSS)

Tools: corner punch (Murvy Uchida)


Emilia's KS Crew challenge (KSCC#16) will be end on Friday, Aug 21st. You have a chance to win Kitchen Sink stamps or a wonderful stamp item! Leave your dishes in a sink! Ink your KS stamps and enter your challenge project HERE!!


Don't forget what other KS Crews are cookin' today! Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

8.16.2009

Flourishes -- In Limelight project 2


Happy Sunday everyone!
My 2nd project of "In Limelight" has posted over Flourishes blog. I hope you will click HERE to see what I've done with Seaside Life set :):)

Have a great day!

8.15.2009

IC193 -- Cricut Letters


Hello everyone~
I tried a little different thing from my ordinary stamping. I used Cricut Expression!! I've had my Cricut machine since Christmas but I never used until now...Even my dear mother-in-law asked me about that I ever had tried yet, LOL. It was my first try with Cricut Design Studio, it took me 2 hours to finish this card, yike! I just cut the 5 letters :P It was so fun to play though. I hope it will get easier next time ;)

皆さん、こんにちは~
今日は、いつもとは違うことをしてみました。クリカットエクスプレッションを使って、初めて作品を作りました。クリカットマシーンは、クリスマスの時から持っていますが、今まで使わず。。。義母にも、トライしてみたの? と訊かれる有様(笑)今回は、一緒にクリカットデザインスタジオも、初めて使ったのもあって、このカードを終わらせるのに、2時間もかかってしまいました。切り取ったのは、5文字だけなのに。。。(恥)まあそれでも、とても楽しかったです。次回は、もう少し簡単にできたらいいな。

This card is my entry for SCS Inspiration challenge 193 (IC193) - Curiosity Shoppe. I browsed the site and decided to take 2 inspirations for my card.
I used Flowers of Happiness from There She Goes and colored the images with Copics.

このカードは、SCSのインスピレーションチャレンジ193 (IC193) - Curiosity Shoppeで作りました。サイトを暫くブラウズした後、2つのアイテムをインスピレーションに使うことにしました。
There She GoesからのFlowers of Happinessセットを使い、イメージは、コピックで色を付けています。






Stamps: Flowers of Friendship (There She Goes)
Paper: dark chocolate, white cardstock (PTI), baja breeze, pumpkin pie, marigold morning, pretty in pink, gable green (SU)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Tsukineko), Copic markers
Accessories: buttons, vintage twine (PTI), silver pearls (Michael's)

Tools: Cricut Expressions- Base Camp (Provo Crafts), Scor-Pal


Thank you for stopping by today.

8.13.2009

CC231, SC241 and FTTC28


Hello everyone~
School is starting less than 2 weeks and we are trying to finish school shopping done.
My stamping time is very limited right now so I combined 3 challenges in one card :)

皆さん、こんにちは~
学校が始まるまで、2週間切りました。新学期が始まる前に、色んな買い物を終わらせているところです。
そういう訳でスタンプをする時間が、今とても限られているので、このカードでは、3つのチャレンジを一緒にしました。下のチャレンジリストが、今回取り入れたチャレンジです。

Here are the challenges I did:

-SCS Color Combination challenge 231 (CC231) - any color cardstock of your choice and the bleached color of the cardstock for the second color
-SCS Sketch Challenge 241 (SC241)
-Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge 28 (FTTC28) - Scoring

I picked ruby red cardstock and stamped the flourish image with bleach. The bleached color turned out a very pale yellow so I used barely banana for the another color.
For FTTC28, I scored the grid pattern on the main mat and the photo corners. I also sponged the colors on them to empasize the lines.

ルビーレッドのカードストックを選び、フローリッシュなイメージをブリーチで捺したところ、漂白された色が、淡い黄色だったので、もう1色をbarely bananaを使いました。
FTTC28には、メインのパネルと、フォトコーナーに、格子パターンを折り線で作り、線を強調するために、スポンジで色を付けていきました。

Stamps: Summer Botanicals, Waterlilies (Flourishes), Baroque Motif(SU)
Paper: ruby red (SU), dark chocolate, vintage cream (PTI)
Ink: chocolate chip, ruby red, barely banana (SU)
Accessories: dew drops (The Robin's Nest)

Tools: photo corner punch, word window punch (SU), Scor-Pal, bleach


Thank you for stopping by.

8.11.2009

Kitchen Sink Announcement!!


Check HERE to find out this exciting KSS event!!

TSG15 -- Brighten My Day

Hello everyone~
It's a new day for TSG challenge!! The challenges are now posted on Mondays so we can have a week to play. Yesterday, she provided this wonderful sketch for TSG15 in her blog.



When you post the card with using the sketch by Midnight (Eastern Time) Sunday August 16th , add your name and your card to Mr. Linky in Jessica's TSG15 post. You have a chace to win $5.00 gift certificate to There She Goes store!!


I flipped the sketch for my card as you see. I'm glad it was worked so well :) I used In Bloom set and colored the image with Prismacolor pencils. Then it was blended with OMS (odorless mineral spirits). The flower mat were sponged with spring moss ink and edged with dark chocolate ink.




Stamps: In Bloom (There She Goes)
Paper: dark chocolate, lavender lace, vintage cream, Guide Lines dp, Bitty Box Basics (PTI)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa (Tsukineko), spring moss, dark chocolate (PTI), Prismacolor Pencils
Accessories: ribbon, buttons (PTI)

Tools: big top notes die, border punch (SU), odorless mineral spirits



Thank you for stopping by today.

8.10.2009

KS Monday -- Aug 10, 2009


Hello everyone~ It's already Monday!? That means it's another Kitchen Sink Monday, too!!

I decided to stay away from Multi steps or 3 steps and made this card with the fun embossing resist technique.
First, I stamped old letter image from 3 Step Letters from the Past with moss green ink on the vanilla cardstock.
Next, I stamped the flourish images from Big & Bold Swashes set with VersaMark randomly and heat embossed with clear EP. And I sponged the moss green ink over the embossed image and the edges and used the paper towel to buff off the ink on the embossed images.
After that, I stamped the same flourish images with dark purple ink randomly and buff off the ink on the embossed images again. I also edged again with the same puple ink .
The sentiment was made with using Words of Comfort & Joy and Big & Bold Swashes.



Remember, you can always use a promotion code "MAKIKO10KSS" to get 10 % discount of your entire purchase when you shop at KSS store!

Stamps: Big & Bold Swashes, 3 Step Letters from the Past, Words of Comfort & Joy (KSS)
Paper: elegant eggplant, pale plum, mellow moss, very vanilla (SU)
Ink: elegant eggplant, mellow moss, pale plum (SU), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: ribbon (Making Memories), silver pearls (Michael's)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), CB embossign folder (Provo Crafts)

Emilia's Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #16 (KSCC#16) is going on until Friday, Aug 21st. You have a chance to win one Kitchen Sink Stamps set or a great stamp item!!

Now, hop over to see other KS Crew's fabulous project for KS Monday!

Thank you for stopping by today.

8.09.2009

Flourishes -- In Limelight Project 1


Happy Sunday everyone!
The image above is the peek of my 1st project for "In Limelight"over Flourishes blog. Hop over HERE for the more images and details :):):)

8.08.2009

IC192 & FLLCAUG -- Hello, My Royal Friend!


Hello everyone~
It was very hot but nice Saturday because I was in a pool all afternoon, lol.
After enough water, I decided to play SCS Inspiration Challenge 192 (IC192). The inspirations are from Bellacor Vases. I took my inspiration with this vase after many browses :)

皆さん、こんにちは~
今日は、とても暑かったですが、午後はプールの中で過ごしたので、気持ちのいい土曜日でした(笑)
水遊びをした後は、SCSのインスピレーションチャレンジ192(IC192)をすることに。今回のインスピレーションは、Bellacorの花瓶でした。色々見た結果、今回はこの花瓶をインスピレーションに使うことにしました。


I thought it was also great to make the card for Flourishes August Challenge (FLLCAUG) since the challenge was to create a card/project that fits a king or queen :)

I stamped the vine image with VersaMark and heat embossed with gold EP. Then I colored them with Copics. I edged the mat with gold ink. The birds were stamped on the cardstock and they were trimmed and edged with the same gold ink. Then they were mounted on the vines with the dimensional adhesives.
The embossed background were DTPed with the gold ink and sponged the edges with pink ink. It was also scored all sides. I was so excited when I found the gold crown in my stash!! It's from Anna Griffin and it was just perfect for both challenges!!

Flourishes8月のチャレンジ(FLLCAUG)が、キング/クイーンに合ったカード/作品をつくるというチャレンジだったので、これも取り入れることにしました:)

蔦のイメージは、ヴァーサマークで捺し、ゴールドのエンボスパウダーを使ってヒートエンボスしました。その後コピックで色を付け、パネルの縁を、金のインクで縁取っています。鳥のイメージは、カードストックに捺した後、切り取って縁を同じ金のインクで縁取りました。それから、フォームステッカーを使って、蔦に貼り付けました。
エンボスしたバックグランドは、金のインクをDTP(Direct To Paper)し、ピンクのインクとスポンジで縁を暈しました。金の冠を見つけた時は、すごく興奮しちゃいました!!これは、Anna Griffinのエンベリで、両方のチャレンジに、まさにピッタリ!!





Stamps: Birds In Vines, Sweet Violets (Flourishes)
Paper: raspberry fizz, In Bloom dp(SU), so saffron (SU), ivory cardstock (Flourishes),
Ink: VersaMark, Brilliance galaxy gold (Tsukineko), raspberry fizz, Copics (B02, 05, BG11, 13, RV02, 04)
Accessories: ribbon (SU), rhinestones (Michael's), gold crown (Anna Griffin), gold EP (SU)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), CB embossing folder (Provo Crafts), border punch, word window punch (EK Success)

Thank you for stopping by today.

8.07.2009

LSC232 -- You are invinted

Hello everyone~
Today's SCS challenge was Limited Supplies Challenge 232 (LSC232) and it was very fun to play because it was all about food, lol. Your main image has to be food/beverages and the colors have to be edible names!!

皆さん、こんにちは~
今日のSCSチャレンジは、リミットサプライチャレンジ232(LSC232)でした。食べ物に関係していたので、とても楽しかったです。メインのイメージを食べ物か飲み物のスタンプを使う。そして、色も食べ物関係の名前が付いた色を使うです。SUの色の多くは、食べ物に関する名前を使っていますが、SUの色がない場合は、それに近い色を使ってくださいと説明してありました。

I used Life's A Beach (oops! I didn't know it was sold out :P) from There She Goes. The main image were colored with Copics.
I was very strict about my colors, lol. I used tangerine tango, kiwi kiss, barely banana and very vanilla from SU colors. I even used dark chocolate from PTI and rich cocoa from Tsukineko :) Boy, this challenge really makes me hungry!!
And did you notice the glass beverages on the background are all upside down??? It was too late to fix it when I noticed it....just let you know I was not drunk when I made it, lol.

今回は、There She GoesからのLife's A Beach (ただ今売り切れ中でした。。。すみません)を使い、メインのイメージは、コピックで色を付けました。
色は、全て食べ物の名前が付いたものを、ちゃんと使っています。作っている際、本当におなかが空いてきちゃいました(笑)
あと、バックグランドのグラス、全て逆さまになっているのに気付いたでしょうか? 私が気付いたときは、修正不可能でした。。。作っているときに、既に酔っ払っていたわけではないですから~(爆)


Stamps: Life's A Beach (There She Goes)
Paper: kiwi kiss, very vanilla, Haiku dp (SU), dark chocolate (PTI), vanilla textured (unknown)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa (Tsukineko), barely banana (SU) Copics
Accessories: rhinestones (Michael's), ribbon (SU), Stickles (Ranger)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), big top notes die (SU), corner punch (Murvy Uchida)

Thank you for stopping by today!

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