Another Mojo Monday sketch!! I look forward to every Monday for this. Even though the sketch 80 (Mojo80) was a little tough one for me, I still enjoyed the process of making the card, lol.

また、またMojo Mondayスケッチです!!毎週月曜日は、これをいつも楽しみにしています。今回のスケッチ80(Mojo80)は、私にとって少しハードでしたが、それでもカードを作っていく段階を楽しむことができました!

I used the newest set, Beautiful Kindness from Verve Stamps (which is my favorite Verve set so far!). I picked the colors from the papers and you know what? -- I don't remember when I used bordering blue last time, lol. I hardly use the color and the cardstock is still from the one I bought 4 years ago!! Maybe this beautiful designer papers make me use it more often ;)
The main butterfly was stamped and colored with Copic markers. It was also over layered. I off stamped the same image with so saffron behind the sentiment, which is really hard to see...
The edge of the background layer was also stamped with the swirl image from the set. I'm telling you...this is one beautiful set!

今回は、Verve Stampsからの私の大好きな新しいセット、Beautiful Kindnessを使いました。色は、紙からの色を選んだんですが、このbordering blue(ボーダリングブルー)という色、私は殆ど使ったことがありません。カードストックも4年前に買ったものを、未だに使っています(笑)きっと、この素敵なデザイナーペーパーのおかげで、これから使う機会が増えるかも・・・^^”

Stamps: Beautiful Kindness (Verve Stamps)
Paper: bordering blue, pink pirouette, chocolate chip, Bella Birds dp (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: pink pirouette, so saffron (SU), Memento rich cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: ribbon (SU), pearls

Tools: Nestabilities

My mojo keeps coming from no where, lol! I can't stop stampin'!! The bad thing is that I have nothing done around the house, lol! Thank you for stopping by.
私のモージョーがどこからとも無くやってきています(笑)スタンプ止められません!! 悪いことに、家のことは何も手につけていません(笑)見に来てくれて有難うございました。

FS112 & OCC challenge

Hello everyone~
I hope you are doing fine today. I'm trying to catch up some of the challenges I've missed the last few days. So, I may post more than one cards per a day if it's alright for you, lol.

I made this card for SCS Featured Stamper 112 (FS112). Michelle (JustPaintingAround) is the Featured stamper. She definitely has her own style and I enjoyed browsing her gallery. I found quite a few cards I loved to case but this card caught my eyes immediately.


このカードは、SCSのフィーチャースタンパー112 (FS112)で作ったものです。Michelle(JustPaintingAround)さんが、今回のフィーチャースタンパーでした。彼女は、ちゃんと自分のスタイルを持っていて、楽しくギャラリーを拝見させてもらいました。いくつかケースをしたいカードを見つけましたが、このカードが、特に私の目を引きました。

I changed the color combo to this week's OCC Challenge (OCCC) which was the color challenge of bashful blue, not quite navy and more mustard. I also used the different stamp set, Tea For Two from There She Goes.
I used masking technique to stamp each teacup and colored them with Copics. The background was used a oval template, quickly made, and sponges to add the colors.
I can't paint as well as Michelle and I wish I could done differently for the steam... but I love her style and glad to have a chance to try it :)

私のカードには、今週のOCC チャレンジ(OCCC)で指定された色を使っています。スタンプは、There She GoesからのTea For Two を使いました。

Stamps: Tea For Two (TSG)
Paper: bashful blue, not quite navy, more mustard (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Tsukineko), bashful blue, more mustard, not quite navy, creamy caramel (SU), copic markers, white gel pen
Accessories: brads (JoAnn's)

Thank you for stopping by. Tonight is There She Goes Release party chat over Papercraft Planet from 7-9 pacific time!! Hope to chat with you :)

見に来てくれて有難うございました。今夜7時から9時(米国西海岸時間)まで、Papercraft PlanetThere She Goesリリースパーティチャットがあります。時間がある方は、是非遊びに来てください。


KS Crew Challenge #10

Hello everyone~
I participated Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #10 (KSCC#10), hosted by Tammy. The challenge is to create an ATC and then incorporated the ATC into a card. What a fun and awesome challenge!! KS Crew challenge also has a fantastic prize every challenge! If you have any KS stamps, why don't you try it?

今回は、Tammyさんが担当のKitchen Sink Crew チャレンジ#10(KSCC#10)に参加しました。チャレンジは、ATCを始めに作り、その後カードに、作ったATCを取り入れるです。とてもいいテーマで楽しくチャレンジできました。KS Crewチャレンジは、素敵なプライズもあるんですよ! KSスタンプをお持ちの方は、是非トライしてみては如何でしょうか?

Here is the ATC I made:

I used 3-step Humming Bird set and Hibiscus set. After I stamped the bird and flower, I masked the flower and stamped the leaves. And then I added the stickles on a part of the flower and bird. I kept it simple and used only ribbon on one corner for the embellishment.

上の画像は、作ったATCで、3ステップHumming BirdとHibiscuのセットを使いました。鳥と花を夫々スタンプした後、花にマスキングをして、葉っぱをスタンプしました。それから、花と鳥の一部にスティックルズを付けてあります。なるべくシンプルにしよう思ったので、エンベリッシュメントは、1角のリボンだけにしました。

Ok, this is the card I made with the ATC:

Now, I kept the flowers and leaves throughout the card looks like the continuous scene. I love the colors and Hibiscus images that give such a drama to the card. Many masking and stamping were required but it's worth the time. I added more embellishments this time and pierced around the ATC.


Stamps: 3 Step Humming Bird, Hibiscus (KSS)
Paper: white cardstock (PTI), tangerine tango (SU)
Ink: humming bird - certainly cerely, green galore, taken with teal, bravo burgundy, chocolate chip/ hibiscus - appricot appeal, pumpkin pie, tagerine tango, bravo burgundy/ leaves - certainly cerely, old olive/ sentiment - chocolate chip (SU)
Accessories: ribbon (SU), rhinestones

Tools: piercing tool, border punch (EK Success)

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Cards for a Great Cause

Hello everyone~
I'm going to send two cards below to Jen Tapler who are doing Blogoversary Challenge. It's for a great cause and I'm glad I can help with what I love to do.

Click here for more information for the challenge Jen is doing.

久しぶりの日本語訳です。ここ暫く英語だけになっていてスミマセン。今回の日記は、下記の2枚のカードについてです。このカードは、後ほどブログアニバーサリーチャレンジをされているJen Taplerさんへ送る予定です。彼女の善意な活動に少しでも力になれればと思っています。


This card was used Mojo Monday sketch 78 (Mojo78). The scalloped edge was used the scalloped oval mega punch from Marvy Uchida. I used the famous butterfly from Verve Stamps. The colors are picked from the designer papers I used and I love how it was turned out. It's so spring, lol.

このカードは、Mojo Monday sketch 78 (Mojo78)を使って作りました。スカロップの端は、マービー内田社のスカロップオーバルメガパンチを使って作りました。スタンプは、Verve Stampsからの有名な蝶のセットを使っています。色は、使用したデザイナーペーパーで使われている色から選びました。春らしい色が蝶と合っていて、自己満足ですが気に入っています!

Stamps: Fluttering By, Circular Sayings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: basic gray, so saffron, Parisian Summer dp (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: basic gray, so saffron, pink pirouette, perfect plum (SU)
Accessories: ribbon (SU), dew drops, pearls

Tools: Scalloped oval punch (Marvy Uchida)

The next one is used Mojo Monday sketch 79 (Mojo79). I also used the set from Verve Stamps. I really love the bright colors for birthday.

次のカードも、Mojo Monday sketch 79 (Mojo79)を使い、スタンプも、Verve Stampsからのスタンプを使っています。誕生日に明るい色を使うのって、あげる方も楽しい気分になっていいですよね~。

Stamps: Petals and Stems, Circular Sayings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: tangerine tango, chocolate chip (SU), white cardstock, (PTI) designer paper (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: tangerine tango (SU), dark chocolate (PTI)
Accessories: ribbon (PTI), rhinestones, stickles

Tools: scallop circle punch, circle punch, ticket corner punch (SU),

Don't forget that tonight is There She Goes release party chat over Papercraft Planet!!
Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!


TSG Sneek Peek -- Tastes Like Chicken

Hello everyone~
Today's is the last day of TSG Sneak Peek Blog Hop! If you came from Julie's blog, you are on the right track! If not, you may want to start from Jessica's blog for this fun!

Well, we saved the big one for the last, lol! This huge set is called Tastes Like Chicken and it is also going to be available on Wednesday, April 1st. Jessica had an idea about the set since she started TSG. After she and her friends gathered up the ideas, it became a real thing!! The sentiments and images are so funny! If you like to SPICE UP your cards and give somebody a laugh, this set is just for you :)

I made this card for my husband, Troy :) We just bought a travel trailer and he takes to his business trip whenever he has to go for a long time. I'm thinking to frame it so he can think about me and kids while he's gone :) I colored the all images with Copics and added Twinkling H2Os for some rusted look. I also distressed throughout the card and hummered the brads to look more distressed.

Stamps: Tastes Like Chicken (TSG)
Paper: baja breeze, close to cocoa, Urban Garden dp (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, VersaMagic (Tsukineko), Copic markers, Twinkling H2Os
Accessories: brads,

Tools: word window punch (SU), piercing tool

So, are you up for a challenge to win Tastes Like Chicken set? All you need to do is to leave a comment each Trendsetter's blog (it has to be Tastes Like Chicken Sneak Peek if you want to win the set) and enter your name on Jessica's blog. She will announce the winners of the Blog Hop challenges tomorrow March 31st.

And TSG monthly challenge (tsg05) is still going on until tomorrow also. The participants will have a chance to win the one of four set, that is the retiring Trendsetters' favorite. The more detail is here.

At last, we are having a release party chat over Papercraft Planet from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (pacific)tomorrow night. Hope I can chat with you there :)

That's it from me! The next is the fabulous stamper, Silke!
Or you can just visit each Trendsetter's blog below! Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


TSG Sneak Peek -- Tweeterpated

Hello everyone~
It's another There She Goes Sneak Peek Blog Hop!! If you came from Julie's blog, it's my turn next :) If not, you may want to start from Jessica's blog for this fun!

Today's Sneak Peek is about another beautiful set, Tweeterpated, designed by Nina Brackett. The three new sets including this are going to be available on Wednesday, April 1st. The set has 24 images and sentiments including this adorable chick :) I just love how versatile this set is. It's great for spring, Easter, babies and any shower invitations!! I hardly make a card for babies but something like this set always comes handy whenever I need to make one :)

I made the main image with 5 different images (the 2 wheels are separated stamps). I paper pieced the chick and buggy and added the little colors with Copics for the chick. I used the sketch from Mojo Monday sketch 43 and it's just perfectly worked!

Stamps: Tweeterpated (TSG)
Paper: so soffron, basic gray, certainly cerely, bashful blue, Delicate Dots dp (SU), vintage cream (PTI)
Ink: basic gray (SU), Copic marker
Accessories: ribbon (SU) dew drops

Tools: Nestabilities, border punch (SU)

Do you like it? Do you want it? The great thing is that you'll have a chance to win Tweedlepated set!! All you need to do is to leave a comment each Trendsetter's blog (it has to be Tweedlepated Sneak Peek if you want to win the set) and enter your name on Jessica's blog. She will announce the winners of the Blog Hop challenges on Tuesday March 31st.

And TSG monthly challenge (tsg05) is still going on until the end of month. The participants will have a chance to win the one of four set, that is the retiring Trendsetters' favorite. The more detail is here.

At last, we are having a release party chat over Papercraft Planet from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (pacific) on Tuesday, March 31st. Hope I can chat with you there :)

That's it from me! The next is the fabulous stamper, Silke!
Or you can just visit each Trendsetter's blog below! Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


TSG Sneak Peek -- Cupcake mix and match

Hello everyone~
Woo hoo!! It's There She Goes Sneak Peek Blog Hop time!! If you came from Julie's blog for Blog Hop, it's my turn next. If not, you may want to start from Jessica's blog for the fun event!

The next three days, all the Trendsetters are showing three brand new sets that are going to be available on Wednestday, April 1st. Today, we are showing the set, called Cupcake mix & match!! There are 24 cute images and sentiments that are related with cupcakes and celebrations! This set is designed by Nina Brackett and unbelievably cute!!

For my Sneak Peek card, I decided to use 4 layer cake and stand. I colored the image with Copics and fancied up the card with the decorative border, the pretty papers and the ribbon.

Stamps: Cupcake mix & match (TSG)
Paper: pink pirouette, bravo burgundy, Parisian Summer dp (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Tsukineko), Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon (Offray), pearls

Tools: word window (SU), Nestabilities, border punch (EK Success)

Ok, this is a fun part! You have a chance to win Cupcake mix & match!! All you need to do is to leave a comment each Trendsetter's blog (it has to be Cupcake mix & match Sneak Peek if you want to win the set) and enter your name on Jessica's blog.

And TSG monthly challenge (tsg5) is still going on until the end of month. The participants will have a chance to win the one of four set, that is the retiring Trendsetters' favorite. The more detail is here.

At last, we are having a release party chat over Papercraft Planet from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (pacific) on Tuesday, March 31st. Hope I can chat with you there :)

That's it from me! The next is the fabulous stamper, Silke!
Or you can just visit each Trendsetter's blog below! Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


CC211 -- Eggstra Special Eggs

Hello everyone~
My internet has been disconneted and connected all day long because we've been having a thunder storm since this afternoon. I use HughesNet and I'm satisfied most of the time except the day like this :(

Anyway, I made this card for SCS Color Combination challenge 211 (CC211) and the hosstess was my DT buddy, Jodi!! The colors are pretty in pink, kiwi kiss, baja breeze -- very nice choice :)
The stamp set I used is called Eggstra Special from H&M Stamps. I love these cute eggs. They are sure Eggstra Special eggs, lol.
I thought I grabbed pretty in pink but it was pink pirouette instead! I guess I need the labels on my colors, lol.


今日のカードは、SCSのカラーコンビネーションチャレンジ211(CC211)で作ったもので、今回のホステスは、私のDT仲間、Jodiさんでした!!色は、pretty in pink、 kiwi kiss、そしてbaja breeze。中々素敵なチョイスです。
スタンプセットは、H&M StampsからのEggstra Specialを使いました。この卵のデザインがとても可愛くて、本当にエッグストラスペシャルなエッグです(笑)
自分では、pretty in pinkをつかんだつもりでしたが、実際はpink pirouetteを使っていました。(pink pirouetteの方が、少し薄いピンクです)夫々の色に、ラベルを貼っておく必要があるかもしれません(笑)

Stamps: Eggstra Special (H&M Stamps)
Paper: baja breeze, kiwi kiss, pink pirouette (SU), vintage cream (PTI)
Ink: baja breeze, kiwi kiss, pink pirouette (SU), dark chocolate (PTI)
Accessories: ribbon (PTI), dew drops,

Tools: Nestabilities, SU sizzlit die, piercing tool, border punch (Fiskars)

Before signing off, I'd like to pass on this that Jessica sent me.

Check this out - Jen Tapler is hosting a challenge on her blog with over $250 worth of blog candy (including a TSG gift certificate and mini set) up for grabs. You can read all the details HERE on Jen's blog. Jen's father, like 5.3 million other Americans, has Alzheimer's disease. By participating in her challenge, you will be helping Jen benefit the Alzheimer's Association. All you have to do is create a card, post a photo of it with a link back to Jen's challenge, and then mail her the card. In May, to kick off her Annual Stamp Out Alzheimer's Event, Jen will be hosting a charity auction where she will be auctioning off all of our handcrafted cards in altered card organizer boxes / tins. The money from those auctions will go directly to the Alzheimer's Association to help fund research, education, and support for caregivers. I always love a good challenge and it's so nice to know that with this one, I will be contributing to such an important and worthwhile cause. I hope you will join me.

Clike HERE for the detail.

Thank you for stopping by.

サインオフする前に、Jessicaさんから回ってきたメッセージをこちらにも載せておきました。このお知らせは、Jen Taplerさんのブログアニバーサリー兼ブログチャレンジ=キャンディーで、総額250ドル以上のプレゼントを抽選するそうです。(このプレゼントには、TSGのギフトカードも含まれています。)アメリカ国内だけでも、Jenさんのお父様も含め、5億3千万人の人が患っているアルツハイマー病。今回のブログチャレンジ=キャンディーで、この病気に関わっている団体への基金を集めるそうです。チャレンジは、カード又は作品を作り、Jenさんのブログに作った作品の画像のリンクを載せ、その作品をJenさんに送るだけです。5月に行われるスタンプアウトアルツハイマーイベントで、Jenさんが主催で、皆さんが送ったカードや作品をオークションにかけるそうです。全ての収集金は、アルツハイマーのリサーチ、教育そしてケアの為に、アルツハイマー団体へ寄付されます。詳しい内容は、上のHEREをクリックしてください。私も、是非参加したいと思います。


TSG05 -- Casing Bev and Stepanie

Hello everyone~
Tuesday is the final day for There She Goes Changing of the Seasons Sale! Hope you grab some before the deal's gone!

I made 2 more cards for TSG monthly challenge (tsg05) to show you. It was such a wonderful time working with these 2 ladies, Bev and Stephanie. I just love them and admire their talent.

火曜日は、There She GoesChanging of the Seaosonsセールの最終日です! お得な値段の内に、購入できますように!


This card was cased form Bev's card here. I wanted to use Branching Out since it's her favorite set. The squeal, acorn and the sentiment were from You're So Punny! set. The trees on the front were paper pieced and the ones on the back were colored with Copics. The squeal and acorn were also colored with Copics.

このカードは、Bevさんのこちらのカードをケースしました。彼女のお気に入りのセットは、Branching Outなので、私のカードにも取り入れてみました。リス、ドングリと言葉は、You're So Punny!のセットからのです。前方の木はペーパーピースをし、後方の木はコピックで色を付けています。同じく、リスとドングリもコピックで色を付けました。

Stamps: Branching Out, You're So Punny! (TSG)
Paper: kraft, baja breeze (SU), spring moss, white cardstock, Everyday Blessings dp (PTI)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa (Tsukineko), baja breeze (SU), Copic markers
Accessories: brown ribbon, buttons (SU) circle rim, pink gingham ribbon (unknown)

Tools: piercing tool, circle punch (SU)

The next card was cased from Stephanie's card here. I've seen her beautiful work with using Here For You, and I decided to use it to honer her. I love her card style and they are always well designed. I stamped the image and the sentiment on SU Parisian Breeze Speciality and I found out the papers soaked the ink too well! I used chocolate chip ink from SU but I wish the stamped images were darker than this.... They are still beautiful papers though.

次のカードは、Stephanieさんのこちらのカードをケースしました。彼女のHere For Youを使った沢山の素晴らしい作品を見てきたので、思い出として私のカードにも使いました。カードには、SUのParisian Breeze スペシャリティーペーパーにスタンプを捺したんですが、この紙、良くインクを吸うことに気付きました。SUからのchocolate chip色のインクを使ったんですが、画像よりも濃い感じになって欲しかったです。。。でも、とても綺麗なペーパーなんで、それでも気に入っています。

Stamps: Here For You (TSG)
Paper: chocolate chip, Parisian Summer Speciality (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: chocolate chip (SU)
Accessories: ribbon (SU), dew drops

You have a chance to win Bev, Denise, Stephanie and Wendy's favorite stamp set with participating the TSG challenge before the end of month!! All you need to do is to case a card that was mady by one (or all) of these ladies and enter your name into the Mister Linky on Jessica's Going Away Party blog post. Hope you play with us!
Thank you for stopping by.

このTSGチャレンジに、月末までに参加した方の中から、Bevさん、Deniseさん、Stepanieさん、そしてWendyさんのお気に入りのスタンプセットが当たるチャンスが!!私の様に、彼女達が作った作品をケースして、Jessicaさんのこちらのブログに載っているMister Linkyに名前を登録するだけです。皆さんの参加、お待ちしています!



Hello everyone~
My kids are off from school for Spring Break. My stamping time is very limited right now but I just got the brand new sets from There She Goes that are going to be released next month!! I've been playing whenever I have an extra time although I cannot show you them yet (Sorry). For this post, I show you the card I made for a challenge over Stamper's Dream (SDDC6).

家の子供達、今週は春休みです。スタンプをする時間が、ただ今とても限られてしまっていますが、There She Goesが来月にリリースするスタンプが、ちょうど来てしまいました。結局、忙しい合間をぬって、少しずつ新しいスタンプで遊んではいますが、サンプルはまだお見せすることができません(スミマセン)今回は、Stamper's Dreamのチャレンジで作ったカードをアップします(SDDC6)。

The challenge was to case a card that was made by the Stamper's Dream's designer. I wanted to case Denise (again!) and I decided to case this card with using Sarah Kay. After I finished the card, I realized Denise's card I cased was also cased from Laurie's card, lol. Oh well, they are both fabulous and couldn't be happier to case either or both of them! Thank you, Denise and Laurie for the great inspiration.

I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I also used Twinking H2Os for shading. I took the idea from Denise's card (and Laurie's) about over-hanging the image from the layer.

チャレンジは、Stamper's Dreamのデザイナーが作ったカードをケースするです。このチャレンジでは(も)、Deniseさんをケースしたかったので、Sarah Kayを使ったこのカードをケースすることにしました。自分のカードを作り終わってから、私がケースしたDeniseさんのカードは、実はLourieさんカードをケースしたものだったことに気付きました(笑)まあ、どちらもとっても素晴らしいスタンパーだし、どちら、又は両方のカードをケースできるのは、とても光栄なことです。Deniseさん、Laurieさん、素敵なインスピレーションを有難う。

このイメージは、プリズマカラーペンシルとモルツベンで色をつけ、影にTwinkling H2Osを使いました。

Stamps: Sarah Kay (Stampavie)
Paper: more mustard, bashful blue (SU), white cardstock (GP), Nana's Nursery baby boy dp (DCVW)
Ink: Palette noir black (Superior), Prismacolor pencils, Twinking H2Os
Accessories: ribbon (American Crafts), buttons (Making Memories)

Tools: Nestabilities, piercing tool, border punch (EK Success)

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!


FS111 -- Casing a Beate-ful card

Hello everyone~
If you like to play SCS challenges, you probably know who was Featured Stamper 111 (FS111). Yes! She is the one and only, Beate!!! I don't think I need to explain to you how she is talented and fatastic, lol. Just check her gallery with a cup of tea or coffee. And I recommend you to put a pillow behind you for safety because you will probably fall on the floor a lot, lol.

After I took a long time to browsing the gallery, I picked this Beate-ful card: Pumpkin Burst

SCSのチャレンジをするのが好きな方は、多分Featured Stamper 111 (FS111)が誰だか知っていると思います。そうです!SCSには無くてはならない彼女、Beateさんです!!!彼女がどれだけ才能があり、素晴らしいかを説明する必要は無いでしょう。彼女のギャラリーをコーヒーでも飲みながら是非チェックして下さい。あ、あと枕かクッションを頭の後ろに置いておくことをお勧めします。多分、何回も感嘆して床に落ちる可能性があると思うので(笑)

時間をかけてギャラリーを見た後、このBeate-fulなカードをケースすることにしました: Pumpkin Burst

I kept the layout exactly same. I just changed the stamp set, color combo, the color of embellishments and tools I used.
The colors were picked from the designer paper I used. Since it was cased, it took only 20 minutes to make :) Gotta love the spare time, lol.


Stamps: Tag For Spring (PTI)
Paper: basic gray, pink pirouette, so saffron, whisper white, Parisian Summer dp (SU)
Ink: basic gray, pink pirouette, so saffron (SU)
Accessories: SU ribbon, JoAnn's brads

Tools: Netabilities, SU border punch, SU circle punches

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!


TSG05 -- Casing Wendy and Denise

Hello, I'm back with more cards.
The earlier post, I wrote four of the Trendsetters are leaving TSG after this month. These ladies are Bev, Denise, Stephanie and Wendy....I will miss them so much :( The best thing being the Trendsetter is to meet the other talented stampers like them, and they were so fun & crazy (in a good way), too!! I will continue to check thier blog frequently and keep in touch even though they don't want me, lol.

To start the Going Away Party, TSG is having a monthly challenge until the end of the month. The challenge is to case a card that was made by one (or all) of these Trendsetters.
You have a chance(s) to win the one of four stamp sets with participating the challenge, too!
Click here for the detail about the challenge.



I made 2 cards for the challenge today.

The first card was cased from Wendy's card - WMW Sending You My Love
I know Wendy loves Butterfly Happiness set and she made many of gorgeous cards with the set. I hope she likes it :) I colored my butterfly with Copics and just added the pearls for the accent. The sentiment is from the new set, Nature of Friendship.

最初のカードは、Wendyさんのカードをケースしました。彼女のカードは、上のリンクをクリックすると見られます。Wendyさんは、このButterfly Happinessのセットが大好きで、このセットを使って沢山の素敵な作品を作っています。私のも気に入ってくれたら嬉しいな^^私の蝶は、コピックで色を付け、飾りにパールを付けてあります。
言葉は、新しいセット、Nature of Friendshipからのスタンプを使いました。

Stamps: Butterfly Happiness, Nature of Friendship (TSG)
Paper: perfect plum (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Tsukineko), Copic markers, Stampin' markers (SU)
Accessories: PTI ribbon, pearls

Tools: Netabilities, CB embossing folder, SU color spiritzer tool

The next card was cased from Denise's card -- Mojo68 Turtles _pb
I have learned a lot how to color from her work. I admit I'm a stalker of her blog because she always uses the stamps I love, lol. She is truly an amazing artist.
I used her favorite set, Flowers of Happiness, which is also my favorite :) I colored the images with Copic markers. The flowers were used the same stamp and I just trimmed the one to the smaller size.
The sentiment was used from Friendship Flowers.

今回は、彼女のお気に入りのセット(私のお気に入りでもある)、Flowers of Happinessを使いました。イメージは、コピックで色を付けています。花は、どちらも同じスタンプを使っていて、1つを小さいサイズに切り取っただけです。
言葉は、Friendship Flowersからのスタンプを使っています。

Stamps: Flowers of Happiness, Friendship Flowers (TSG)
Paper: certainly cerely, basic black, wild wasabi dp (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Tsukineko), Copic markers
Accessories: SU ribbon, SU brads, pearls

Tools: SU oval punches, SU circle punch

That's it from me for now. Thank you for stopping by.

IC172 & OCC Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone~
It's going to be a quick post because I have one more post to upload after this.
Today's SCS challenge was Inspiration challenge 172 (IC172). The inspiration was from Little Daisy Designs. All the dresses are so beautiful... make me want to have a baby girl again, lol.

今日のSCSチャレンジは、インスピレーションチャレンジ172(IC172)で、インスピレーションは、Little Daisy Designsからです。どのドレスもとても素敵で、女の赤ちゃんが、また欲しくなっちゃいました(笑)

I used this dress for the inspiration:

I also combined Our Creative Corner challenge (OCCC) and the sketch was designed by Kim Teasdale.

The main image was colored with SU reinkers and aquapainter. When I saw the dress, I immediately thought about SU's Bella Rose designer paper and I'm glad I used it because I think they worked very well with the main image, too.

このチャレンジと一緒に、Our Creative Cornerチャレンジ(OCCC)のスケッチチャレンジも取り入れています。スケッチは、Kim Teasdaleさんがデザインしました。

メインのイメージは、SUのインカーと水彩筆を使って色を付けました。このドレスを見たとき、SUのBella Roseデザイナーペーパーを、直ぐに思いつき使ってみたんですが、このメインのイメージと結構合っていたので、使ってみて良かったです。

Stamps: Dear Friend (SU)
Paper: riding hood red, pink pirouette, Bella Rose dp (SU), white cardstock (PTI), watercolor paper (Strathmore)
Ink: basic brown, reinkers(SU)
Accessories: SU ribbon

Tools: Netabilities, piercing tool, EK Success border punch

Thank you for looking. I will come back soon for TSG challenge cards ;)
見に来てくれて有難うございます。次は、TSG challengeでのカードをアップしておきますね。

TSG Going Away Party!

Hello everyone~
I just want to let you know that four of amazing There She Goes Trendsetters are leaving after this month and Jessica (the owner) and the remained Trendsetters are having a Going Away Party for these ladies.

To find out about the party more, click here.

And TSG's Changing Of The Seasons sale are still going on until Tuesday, 24th!!

I will come back with a card or two later today. Have a wonderful day!!

There She Goes からのお知らせです。今月をもって、4人のTrendsettersがデザインチームから去ることになりました。それに伴い、残りのTrendsettersがサヨナラパーティーを行っています。

それから、TSGのChanging Of The Seasonsセール米国時間24日の火曜日まで開催中です!! 4つのセットが15パーセントオフになっていますよ~。




Hello everyone~
I hope you will be excited as much as I do after reading this!
As you know, March 20th is a first day of Spring and TSG is having a Changing Of The Seasons Sale!! The sale period is only for 5 days from now, Friday 20th till Tuesday 24th!

There are the list of stamp sets that will be 15 % off during the sale period.

Crafty Taglines $12.75 (reg. $15.00)
LOL Taglines $18.70 (reg. $22.00)
Welcome Home $18.70 (reg. $22.00)
Special Delivery $12.75 (reg. $15.00)

I made this card with the one of the on-sale sets, Welcome Home.

I colored all the images with Copics. The planters were used SU kraft designer paper and I just colored over them with yellow Copic. Also, instead of placing the tree plants, I cut them in pieces and made them shorter. The rhinestones were added in the middle of the each stend glass image and on the corners of the scalloped square panel. If you have read my last 2 posts, you are probably thinking Maki used the color combo again, lol. What can I say....I love those colors :) but I changed the combo a little bit this time. Instead of using black as an optional, I used brown ;-b

Stamps: Welcome Home (TSG)
Paper: summer sun, riding hood red, kraft, kraft dp(SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa (Tsukineko), summer sun, riding hood red (SU)
Accessories: rhinestones, SU ribbon

Tools: Nestabilities, EK Success border punch
, doubers

Don't forget to check the other fabulous Trendsetters!! Thank you for stopping by~xoxo


SC220 & another CC210

Yay, yay, yay!! My first Verve Stamps came!! They are so beautiful and I don't know why I waited to get them until now??? Silly me, lol.

I used SCS Color Combination challenge 210 (CC210) <- again! and Sketch challenge 220 (SC220).
The proccess for the main panel was very similar to Michelle Zindorf's resist and brayer technique. Of course her work is a far more beautiful than mine ;)
I stamped the big butterfly with Memento black ink and colored the inside, using daubers & inks. Then I filled the image with VersaMark pen and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. And I colored the background with a brayer and sponges. And I stamped the swirl leaves image around the edge.
I did the same manner with the big butterfly for the small butterfly on the another white cardstock and it was trimmed and adhered on the main panel.

イエイ、イエイ、イエイ!! Verve Stampsから初めてオーダーしたスタンプが届きました!!もうとっても素敵です!! 今まで、購入せずにいたの自分が、とっても不思議です(笑)

メインのパネルの作り方は、Michelle Zindorfさんが良く使っているレジストとブレイヤーのテクニックを真似てみました。勿論、彼女の作品とは、出来栄えが月とスッポンですが。。。

Stamps: Beautiful Kindness (Verve)
Paper: summer sun, basic black, kraft, Bella Rose dp (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, VersaMark pen (Tsukineko), summer sun, riding hood red (SU), Distress Ink old paper, black soot (Ranger)
Accessories: rhinestones, ribbon

Tools: Nestabilities, doubers

Before signing off, I just want to let you know There She Goes Trendsetters are going to have Blog Hop tomorrow for the first day of spring :) You know it's a time for spring cleaning and so is TSG (hint, hint!). Ok, that's it from me. Have a wonderful day!!

サインオフする前に、1つだけお知らせがあります。明日、There She GoesTrendsettersが、ファーストデーオブスプリング(春の始まりの日)に因んで、ブログホップを行う予定です。周りは春の大掃除の時期、それはTSGでも同じです(ヒント、ヒント!)それでは、私からは以上です。素敵な1日をお過ごしください。

CC210 & SASSC6

Hello everyone~
I was MIA here for a couple days although I was stamping and creating.

This card was made for SCS Color Combination challenge 210 (CC210). The color combo was summer sun, riding hood red, kraft and basic black (optional). First I read the color combo, I hesitated a little bit because of 2 primary colors together. But I was so wrong!! After I made a card with the colors, I fell in love with the combo! As a matter of fact, I made 2 more cards with the colors, lol.
I also combined the sketch challenge from Stamps and Smiles (SASSC6).


このカードは、SCSのカラーコンビネーションチャレンジ210(CC210)で作りました。今回のカラーコンビは、summer sun-黄, riding hood red-赤, kraft-生成り色 とbasic black-黒 (オプショナル)です。始めに、このカラーコンビを読んだ時、2色の原色を使うので、少し躊躇してしまいました。でも、それは大きな間違いで、この色でカードを作った後、この色の組み合わせがとっても気に入っちゃたんです。実はこの色で、後2枚カードを作っています(笑)
このカードでは、Stamps and Smilesのスケッチチャレンジでのスケッチ(SASSC6)を使いました。

I used the stamp set, called Angelic Moments from H&M Stamps. I paper pieced the dress and the rest of the image was colored with Copics. I added a little Stickles on the wings and the little hearts stickers for more accent.

使ったスタンプは、H&M StampsからのAngelic Momentsというセットです。ドレスは、ペーパーピースをして、それ以外は、コピックで色を付けました。羽にSticklesを少しつけ、小さなハートのステッカーを、アクセントに付けています。

Stamps: Angelic Moments (H&M Stamps)
Paper: summer sun, riding hood red, basic black, kraft dp, real red dp (SU), white cardstock (GP)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Tsukineko), summer sun, real red (SU), Copic markers
Accessories: K & Co. heart stickers, SU ribbon, Stickles

Tools: Nestabilities, CB embossing folder, SU oval punch

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!


St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone~
I hope you wear something green and pretend like you are an Irish today :)
I made this card for St. Patrick's day and SCS Technique Lover's challenge 212 (TLC212). It was the ribbon frame technique, that was shared by a very talented stamper, Claire Brennan.
Here is the instruction: Ribbon border how-to.

このカードは、今日のセントパトリックデーにちなんで作りました。あとは、SCSのテクニックラバーチャレンジ212(TLC212)にも参加しました。今回は、とっても才能のあるスタンパー、Claire Brennanさんのリボンフレームのテクニックです。
インストラクションは、こちらです: Ribbon border how-to

I used Blessings from There She Goes for the perfect sentiment on the main panel. The sentiment, "Happy St. Patrick's Day" is from the set, called Holidays Galore by TSG. I added the yellow rhinestones for the gold coins -- just an extra touch for the holiday :)

メインのパネルに使った文章は、There She GoesBlessingsです。「Happy St. Patrick's Day」も、TSGのHolidays Galoreからの言葉を使っています。黄色のラインストーンを、金貨を真似て付けてみました。今日のお祝いを、地味な感じで盛り上げてみたまでです(笑)

Stamps: Blessings, Holidays Galore (TSG)
Paper: old olive, wild wasabi (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: old olive, wild wasabe (SU)
Accessories: SU ribbon, rhinestones

Tools: Nestabilities

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!


Weekend Challenges

Hello everyone~
Did you have a great weekend? We had a kind of dumpy and cold weather so I stayed at home the whole weekend. I did made 2 card for SCS challenges and some online shopping :)

The first card was Inspiration challenge 171 (IC171). The inspiration was from Fitz and Floyd. They have some beautiful classic decors! I especially love their bunny collections.
Here is what I used for the inspiraiton and my card.


最初のカードは、インスピレーションチャレンジ171(IC171)で作ったものです。今回のインスピレーションは、Fitz and Floydからでした。クラッシックで綺麗な飾り物を扱っていて、特に私は、ウサギのコレクションが気に入りました。こちらが、私が使ったインスピレーションと作ったカードです。

I love coloring and it calms me, especially with the cute bunny from House Mouse. This bunny's image is the one of my favorite images from House Mouse. She makes me smile every time :) I used the pansies from SU retired Hostess set to achieve the look of the plate. All the images were colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I also used Twinking H2Os for shading. The yellow color of the ribbon came from the yellow flowers on the plate and the weaving thing came from the plaid design of the bunny's bow.

色塗りをしていると気持ちも落ち着きます。特に、House Mouseからの可愛いウサギシリーズは大好き。このウサギのイメージは、House Mouseの中でも、特に気に入っていて、使う度に笑みがこぼれます。お皿の絵柄に近づかせる為に、SUの廃盤になったホステスセットのパンジーのスタンプを使いました。イメージは全て、プリズマカラーとモルツベンで色を塗り、Twinkling H2Osも影に使っています。黄色のリボンは、お皿の黄色からとり、リボンの編みこみは、ウサギに結んだリボンのプレードからとっています。

Stamps: Happy Hoppers (House Mouse), Flowers of Gratitude (SU)
Paper: sahara sand, mellow moss, Parisian Summer dp (SU), watercolor paper (Strathmore)
Ink: Palette noir black (Superior), mellow moss (SU), Prismacolor pencils, Twinkling H2Os, white gel pen
Accessories: SU ribbon

Tools: Nestabilities, SU oval punch

I made the next card for Featured Stampers 110 (FS110). The stamper was Stacy (Twinshappy). You HAVE TO see her gallery (it's over 110 pages, wow!) She does such beautiful work.
I decided to case her beautiful rose card (click here)
For this challenge, I used the stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps. As much as I love coloring, I also enjoy the process of the step stamps. It's fun to see the images become more details as every steps, plus you get to use many colors :)
I hope you can see the resemble of my card and Stacy's card although I changed quite a lot.

次のカードは、Featured Stampers 110 (FS110)で作りました。今回のスタンパーはStacy (Twinshappy)さんでした。彼女のギャラリー、是非是非見に行ってください!!(110ページ以上あります。凄い!)とっても素敵な作品を作られる方です。
このチャレンジでは、Kitchen Sink Stampsのスタンプを使いました。色塗りと同じ位、ステップスタンプのプロセスも大好きです。ステップを重ねる度に、もっと繊細なイメージになってくるのを見るのがとても楽しいし、沢山の色も使うことができるのもプラスです^^

It's also submitted to KS Crew Challenge. The challenge is to incorporate a photograph into a card or a project. I used the sky and wood photo papers for the background. Speaking of KS Crew challenge, I'm going to be a Guest Hostess for their challenge on Monday, Apr 6th!! I'm so excited to be a part of the awesome Crews next month. Wish me luck!

後、これはKS Crewチャレンジにも、エントリーしました。チャレンジは、写真を取り入れてカードや作品を作るです。私のは、バックグランドに空と木のフォトペーパーを使いました。KS Crewチャレンジ関係ですが、4月6日の月曜日のチャレンジをゲストホステスとして、担当することになりました!!来月、素敵なクルーの一員になるのに凄く興奮しています。上手くできるよう見守ってください!

Stamps: 3 Step Hydrangea, Get Well Teddy (KSS)
Paper: vintage cream, white cardstock (PTI), lovely lilac (SU), photo papers (DCWV)
Ink: hydrangea - almost amethyst, lavender lace, lovely lilack, ballet blue,
leaves - kiwi kiss, old olive, always artichoke (SU),
Fluid chalk chestnut roan (ColorBox)
Accessories: ribbon

Tools: brown marker

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful week.


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