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Hello everyone~
I was very busy with 5 kids in a house today....I finally got a little time to make a card for SCS Color Combination challenge 225 (CC225) and Our Creative Corner challenge (OCCC) to save a time.
The color combo is something I never come up with but I really love it, especially these pansies!! I used 3 step Pansies from Kitchen Sink Stamps and used masking technique to stamp each images.
The sentiment is from KSS Other Important People and was added to the sketch.

皆さん、こんにちは~ 今日は、総勢5人の子供たちが、家で遊んでいました。ようやく、少しの時間を使って、SCSのカラーコンビネーションチャレンジ225(CC225) とOur Creative Corner チャレンジ(OCCC)のカードを作ることができました。 今回は、Kitchen Sink Stampsからの3 Step Pansiesを使って、マスキングテクニックでイメージを1つずつ捺していきました。言葉は、KSSのOther Important Peopleを使いスケッチに足しました。

Stamps: 3 Step Pansies, Other Important People (KSS)
Paper: so saffron, night of navy, kraft, whisper white, Walk in the Park dp (SU)
Ink: pansies - barely banana, so saffron, night of navy, whisper white (SU), leaves - kiwi kiss, old olive, garden green (SU) sentiment - night of navy (SU), others - VersaMagic sahara sand (Tsukineko)
Accessories: ribbon (SU)

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


Mojo93 -- Thinking of you today

Hello everyone~
We finally escaped from Texas summer heat!! It rained earlier and the temperature is 81 degree right now (6:30 pm). I even feel cold, lol!!

I made this card for Mojo Monday sketch 93 (mojo93). I just knew what I exactly wanted to use, so it was made very quickly :)
I used the brand new set, Bloom from There She Goes. This set is absolutely fantastic!! Not only I love the beautiful flower images but I also love the sentiments so much!
The image was colored with reinkers and an aqua painter. I also used Copic C1 to add the shadow.

ようやく、テキサスの真夏の暑さから開放されました!! 少し前に雨が降ったので、現在(午後6:30)の気温は、摂氏28度。。。。寒くすら感じます(笑)

今日は、Mojo Mondayスケッチ93(mojo93)を使って、カードを作りました。使いたい物が、直ぐに決まったので、サクサクとカードを作ることができました^^
There She Goesからの新作、Bloomを使っています。このセット、本当に素敵です。綺麗な花のイメージだけでなく、素敵な言葉も含まれているのがお勧めです。

Stamps: Bloom (There She Goes)
Paper: kiwi kiss, basic gray, Walk in the Park dp (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, VersaMagic (Tsukineko), reinkers (SU), copic markers
Accessories: ribbon (SU), dew drops (The Robin's Nest)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), circle punch, oval punch, scalloped oval punch (SU)

Thank you for stopping by.

KS Monday -- Jun 29 2009

Hello everyone~
It's another KS Monday!! It's so wonderful we have 5 KS Mondays in the month of June :) I thought about what I wanted to show you for today's KS Monday....and decided to used 3 Step Daisy set. becuase it was the one that became KSS's signature style and is going to retire, which I probably showcase for the last time for KS Monday & Crew challenge :(
The set is now available as a retire package with the other retire set, Background & Borders with special good bye price. You can also use promotion code "MAKIKO10KSS" to get 10% extra off, too! Don't miss before they are all gone!

We have to say good bye to 8 lovable sets but don't be sad too much .... because KSS is going to release 7 new sets on July 7th!! Woo hoo!! The sneak peek starts from today for 7 days at Maria's blog!!
Maria is also making you have a fun every day during the sneak peeks. Be sure to visit each day this week and comment on every single sneak peek. You may be the lucky stamper to win the new release which receives the most comments if the random number generator lands on the comment you made on that set! So improve your odds and comment every day!! She will announce the winner on the release day (07-07-09).

Back to my card.... I used this sketch from Jen's Sketch For You To Try. The card size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and I think the big daisy image fits perfectly for the card size.
I also used soon to be retired designer papers from SU and I took my color combo from the papers.
I stamped the daisy with pink pirouette, regal rose and riding hood red, along with kiwi kiss and old olive for leaves. The words were stamped basic black and then off stamped with riding hood red.

Stamps: 3 Step Daisy (KSS)
Paper: riding hood red, kiwi kiss, basic black, Bella Rose dp (SU) white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: daisy - pink pirouette, regal rose, riding hood red, basic black (SU), leaves - kiwi kiss, old olive (SU) sentiment - basic black, riding hood red (SU), others - riding hood red (SU), VersaMagic (Tsukineko)
Accessories: ribbon (Dollar Tree), dew drops (The Robin's Nest)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), piercing tool

Don't forget to check what other KS Crews cookin' today!!
Angela * Connie * Dee * Julie * Lisa * Lori * Lynn * Maria

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!


FTTC21 -- Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone~
I made the card for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge 21 (FTTC21). It was the sketch challenge, hosted by my friend Silke (hi GF!).
This is such a great skech and I'm sure I will use it again later.

このカードは、Flourishes Timeless Tuesdayチャレンジ21(FTTC21)で作りました。今回は、私のスタンプ仲間、Silkeさんが描いたスケッチのチャレンジです。

I stamped the image from I Love Roses set from Flourishes on the watercolor paper and colored some reinkers and Stampin' markers with an aqua painter. I layered the colored rose image with demensional adhesive. The sentiment I used is for Valentine's Day...I guess I'm just trying to get ahead for next year, lol.

FlourishesからのI Love Rosesのセットからのイメージをスタンプし、アクアペインターを使いながら、インカーとStampin' マーカーで色付けしました。色を付けたバラのイメージを、フォームステッカーで貼り付けています。

Stamps: I Love Roses (Flourishes)
Paper: morning marigold (SU), dark chocolate (PTI), Mellow dp (Basic Grey), watercolor paper (Strathmore)
Ink: India Black (Superior), reinkers, Stampin' markers (SU), VersaMagic (Tsukineko)
Accessories: ribbon (SU), dew drops (The Robin's Nest)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), corner punch (Murvy Uchida)

Thank you for stopping. Come back for tomorrow's KS Monday :)
見に来てくださって有難うございました。明日のKS Mondayも、是非見に来てください!!


SC234 & LSC226

Hello everyone~
I wanted to upload this card earlier but I was not satisfied how it turned out....I tried to make it better but it just didn't work...but it's just my opinion and some people might like it ;)

I used the sketch from SCS Sketch Challenge 234 (SC234). SCS Limited Supplies Challenge 226 (LSC226) was a little tricky but it was a great challenge! To understand what I did, you might want to check the challenge was.


今回は、SCSのスケッチチャレンジ234(SC234)のスケッチを使い、 とリミットサプライチャレンジ226(LSC226)も取り入れています。LSCのチャレンジは、少しややこしかったですが、とても良いチャレンジです。私がしたことをわかるには、チャレンジの説明を読んでみることをお勧めします。

For Menu #1, I picked 3. Neutral Images (No girly images)
For Menu #2, I picked 1. Reds & Blues
For Menu #3, I picked 2. Diecuts/Punches & Embossing Folders/Texture Plates

I used 3 Step School Days set from Kitchen Sink Stamps. After I stamped 3 step book images with going gray (stamping off), not quite navy (stamping off) and not quite navy, I stamped the words with VersaMark and heat embossed with black embossing powder.Sponging with inks was added around the image and the embossed background.


スタンプは、Kitchen Sink Stamps3ステップSchool Daysセットを使いました。3ステップの本を灰色(スタンプオフ)、ネイビー(スタンプオフ)、ネイビーで捺し、言葉は、ヴァーサマークで捺した後、黒のエンボスパウダーをヒートエンボスしました。本のイメージの周りと、エンボスしたバックグランドにインクをスポンジしています。

Stamps: 3 Step School Days (KSS)
Paper: not quite navy, real red, whisper white, real red dp (SU)
Ink: books - going gray, not quite navy (SU), sentiment - VersaMark (Tsukineko), others - VersaMagic (Tsukineko), whisper white (SU)
Accessories: none

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), CB embossing folder (Provo Crafts), photo corner punch (SU), piercing tool

Kitchen Sink's 6 months before Christmas Sale is going to end at 11:59 PM Eastern time tonight!! (Promotion code: HOLLY)Don't miss the great deal and the retire sets bundles before they are all gone!!
Thank you for stopping by.

Kitchen Sinkのセールは、今夜東海岸時間の11時59分まで行われています。 (コード: HOLLY)この機会に、KSSのセットとリタイアされるセットを安く購入できるチャンスです!!


TSG Sneak Peek -- Bloom

Hello everyone~
It's a second day of TSG Sneak Peek & Blog Hop Challenge!! If you came from Julie's blog, you are on a right track. If not, you may want to start from Jessica's blog for the fun hop!!

Today's sneak peek is the set, called Bloom. This set and the other new set are available on Sunday, June 28th at TSG store. It's packed with GORGEOUS images and wonderful sentiments!! If you are a person who loves flower images & coloring like me, this set is definitely for you!!

My card was used the sketch from Mojo Monday sketch 92 (mojo92). The image was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder before added the colors. I colored it with Stampin' pastels and a blender pen (I hadn't done the coloring for a long time!). I added the shadow with Copic markers (w3 & w1).

Stamps: Bloom (There She Goes)
Paper: close to cocoa, Parisian Summer dp (SU), spring moss, vintage cream (PTI)
Ink: close to cocoa, Stampin' pastels (SU), VersaMark (Tsukineko), copic markers
Accessories: ribbon (PTI), white embossing powder (SU)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), piercing tool

The next hop is Sandra (Guest Trendsetter)!! She is a very talented stamper who WOWs you for sure!!

I leave the blog hop line up below. Don't forget to leave a comment to each Trendsetter's Sneak Peek and go back to Jessica's blog to enter your name for a chance to win Bloom set!! (The winner will be announced at her blog on Sunday.)













TSG challenge 11 (tsg11) is still going on until Sunday, June 28th. The challenge is to make a card with the shape other than the regular card size (4.25" x 5.5" and 4.25" x 4.25"). The winner will get one set of their choice from the new release. Hope you can join with us this fun challenge :) The more details about the challenge is here.

One more thing...TSG Release Party chat will be held at TSG Forum tonight from 6-8 pm Pacific Time. Can't wait to chat with you!!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!


TSG Sneak Peek -- Life's A Beach

Hello everyone~
It's the time for another TSG Sneak Peek Blog Hop Challenge!! If you came from Julie's blog, I'm the next hop. If not, you may want to start from Jessica's blog for the fun hop!!
TSG is going to release 2 sets on Sunday, June 28th. Today's sneak peek is all about Life's A Beach! It's contained set of fun beach & drink theme images and sentiments. Calling me a blue ocean, white sand & "Margarita"!! lol.

I stamped the drink image 3 times. Then I used Stampin' markers and an aqua painter to color the images and added Stickles and Glossy Accents to add dimensions and sparkles. (hope you can see it the image below...)
To make the card more "Life's A Beach" feeling, I used tiny bubbles & swirls embossing folders and wave border punch.

Stamps: Life's A Beach (There She Goes)
Paper: lavender lace, gable green, cool caribbean (SU), white cardstock(PTI), watercolor paper (Strathmore)
Ink: India Black (Superior), Stampin' markers
Accessories: ribbon (American Crafts), flowers (Prima), rhinestone brad (Paper Studio), Stickles, Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Tools: square punch (SU), border punch (EK Success), CB embossign folder (Provo Crafts), piercing tool

The next hop is our July Guest Trendsetter, Sandra!! I know she is showing you a fabulous sneak peek!!

TSG challenge 11 (tsg11) is still going on until Sunday, June 28th. The challenge is to make a card with the shape other than the regular card size (4.25" x 5.5" and 4.25" x 4.25"). The winner will get one set of their choice from the new release. Hope you can join with us this fun challenge :) The more details about the challenge is here.

I leave the blog hop line up below. Don't forget to leave a comment to each Trendsetter's Sneak Peek and go back to Jessica's blog to enter your name for a chance to win Life's A Beach set!! (The winner will be announced at her blog on Sunday.)

Becky- http://www.lakeshorestamper.com/2009/06/tsg-sneak-peek.html
Faith- http://stampinwithmarkiesmom.blogspot.com/search/label/There%20She%20Goes%20Sneak%20Peek
Jessie- http://canyousayaddictedtostamps.blogspot.com/2009/06/lifes-beach-tsg-blog-hop.html
Jodi- http://stampingalatte.blogspot.com/2009/06/there-she-goes-sneek-peaks-begin.html
Maki- http://makinkstudio.blogspot.com/2009/06/tsg-sneak-peek-lifes-beach.html <-you're here
Sandra- http://paperfuntastics.blogspot.com/2009/06/lifes-beach-blog-hop.html (Guest Trendsetter)
Silke- http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/2009/06/tsg-sneak-peek-day-1-plus-bonus-card.html

Have a wonderful summer day and come back to see another sneak peek tomorrow :)

tsg11 -- Playing with Shape!!

Hello everyone~
I'm really happy that I got a time to play today because I had a busy morning.
I made this card for There She Goes challenge 11 (tsg11). It was to make a shape card. I thought about making a circle shaped card but this baby cart shpe came up in my brain suddenly, lol. So, I decided to follow my imagination....The funny thing is that I actually used only circle shapes (circle Nesties & circle punches) to make the cart!!

このカードは、There She Goes challenge 11 (tsg11)で作りました。チャレンジは、いつもと違った形カードを作るです。初めは、円のカードを作る予定でしたが、突然このベビーカートの形が浮かんだので、自分が描いたイメージを信じて作ることにしました(笑)面白い事に、カートを作るのに、結局使ったのは、円の型だけでした(円のネスタビリティーとサークルパンチ)。

I used TSG Tweeterpated set for the sentiment and stars.
The wire handle is my hubby's idea ;) I think it turned out so cute!!


Stamps: Tweeterpated (There She Goes)
Paper: bashful blue, basic gray, whiper white, Delicate Dots dp (SU)
Ink: basic gray, bashful blue, certainly cerely, so saffron (SU)
Accessories: ribbon (SU), silver pearls (Michael's), pearl, wire

Tools: circle punches, oval punch, scalloped oval punch (SU), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scor-Pal

I hope you play the challenge with us! Here is the more details about the challenge!
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!!

皆さんも、是非このチャレンジに挑戦してみてください! こちらに詳しい内容が載っています。

TSG news!! & KSS Sale!!

Hello everyone~

*There She Goes*
I don't have any cards to show you today (yet ;)) but just want to let you know There She Goes Trendsetters are doing Sneak Peek & Blog Hop challenge for 2 new sets, starting tomorrow!!

Jessica has announced who is going to be Guest Trendsetter for July & There She Goes challenge 11 (tsg11) with prize in her blog!! Go check it out :)

Today is the last day of TSG Changing Of The Seasons Sale!!

*Kitchen Sink Stamps*
KSS 6 months before Christmas sale started today at KSS store!! Everything (including the retire sets bundles) is 15% off with promotions code HOLLY. The sale ends on Saturday!

I hope I have a time to stamp and post later but looks like a very busy day...
Hope you have a wonderful day!!


CC224 -- Friendship Summer Card

Hello everyone~
It's extremely HOOOOOT here!! It doesn't get this hot until the end of July....I already want to skip to September, lol.
The great thing is SCS Color Combination challenge 224 (CC224) is such a fun color combo! To me, it's totally summer colors!!


I wanted to use SU Flower, Daisies #2 die for a long time and finally broke into it today! I used Floral Frenzy set from PTI to coordinate. Some of the flowers were used the stamping off technique.

長い間、SUからのFlower, Daisies #2 のダイを使いたいと思っていましたが、ようやく今回使ってみました。PTIからのFloral Frenzyをコーディネートで使っています。いくつかの花は、スタンプオフテクニックを使って捺しました。

Stamps: Floral Frenzy (PTI)
Paper: tangerine tango, pacific point, summer sun (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: tangerine tango, pacific point, summer sun (SU)
Accessories: ribbon (SU), buttons (Making Memories)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Flower, Daisies #2 die (SU)

Thank you for stopping by.


CAS20 -- Paper Piecing Angel

Hello everyone~
I was ready to stamp today but ended up late starting...
I managed to make this card for SCS Clean & Simple challenge 20 (CAS20) -- paper piecing.
I unfortunately have to make a sympathy card to my friend and her family.


The stamp set is called Angelic Moments from H&M Stamps and it is my daughter and my favorite set from HMS I used PTI designer papers for the background and the paper piecing. I kept in mind that this is CAS card...so I just added the silver pearls for the embellishment. Choosing what I use is the hardest thing when I make CAS cards, lol.

スタンプセットは、H&M StampsからのAngelic Momentsです。このセットは、HSMの中で、私の娘と私が一番気に入っているデザインです。バックグランドとペーパーピースには、PTIからのデザイナーペーパーを使いました。これは、CASカードだということを頭に入れながら作ったので、エンベリも抑えて銀のパールのみにしました。CASカードを作るのに、素材選びが一番大変です(笑)

Stamps: Angelic Moments (H&M Stamps), Kindred Spirits (SU)
Paper: sweet blush, white cardstock, Pink Patterns Dp (PTI)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Tsukineko), Copic markers
Accessories: pearls (Michael's)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), corner punch (Murvy Uchida), piercing tool

Thank you for stopping by.

KS Monday & Announcements from KSS

Hello everyone! It's another Kitchen Sink Monday!! There are 2 announcements from KSS.

*KSS 6 Month Before Christmas Sale*
KS Crews are showing the projects with using Holiday theme sets today because KSS is having 6 Months before Christmas Sale!! The sale is going to be held for 3 days, starting 12:01 am Thursday, June 25th to midnight Saturday, June 27th (Eastern Time). Everything in the store will be 15 % off with promotion code, HOLLY!! Don't miss a chance to grab some (or all) of the sets from your wishlist during the great sale :D

*Retirement Sets*
Well, the Kitchen cupboard is running out of room and Maria has announced we are going to say good-bye to some of the loving sets... :(

These are the sets that are retired:

Group 1
1. 3 Step Daisy (KSS top seller)

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

With starting the 22nd, these retired sets will be grouped together (as you can see above) in the store at an extra special price as long as the supplies last. (just want to let you know you CAN purchase separately)
With the 15% promotion code during the 3 day sale, you will get the retired sets with an extra great deal :D :D :D

I hope you will have a great shopping week :) and just in case you will miss the 3 day sale, use the promotion code MAKIKO10KSS to get 10% discount anytime when you shop at KS store.

OK.... a little blah blah about my card. I used 3 Step Poinsettia set. Both of the big and small poinsettias were stamped with the same ink colors for each step but the small ones were used stamping off technique. You can see they were more subtle than the big one ;)
The words were stamped with basic black ink and slightly off stamped again with almost amethyst ink (although it's hard to see from the photos).

Stamps: 3 Step Poinsettia (KSS)
Paper: barely banana, almost amethyst, basic black, whiper white (SU)
Ink: poinsettias - barely banana, almost amethyst, lavender lace, lovely lilac, elegant eggplant (SU), leaves- barely banana, kiwi kiss, old olive, garden green (SU), words - basic black, almost amethyst (SU)
Accessories: ribbon, pearls (Michael's)

Tools: top notes die, border punch (SU), CB embossing folder (Provo Crafts)

Don't forget to check what other KS Crews are cookin' in their kitchen!! Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!


Blueberry Picking

Hello everyone~
Yesterday, we did blueberry picking to Blueberry Hill Farm, Edom Texas, about 2 hours driving from our house. We had such a fun time and I want to share some photos :) (you can click the photos to see the enlarged images.)


...and all kids have to take a photo like this for their parents to complete the fun time, lol!

I will recommend to visit the farm for all of you. I also suggest to go early because Texas heat will get you ;) The farm opens at 7:00 am.


TSG Changing Of The Seasons Sale

Happy Sunday and Father's Day to all Dads out there!!
It's another time for TSG Changing of The Seasons Sale!! Woo hoo!! The sale starts from now through Thursday the 25th and 5 sets (posted below) are 15% off of their retail price until the supplies last (and there are no rain checks!).

These are the 5 sets:
A-Z and 1,2,3 $12.75 (reg. $15)
Cupcake Mix & Match $12.75 (reg. $15)
You're So Punny $15.30 (reg. $18)
Tastes Like Chicken $18.70 (reg. $22)
Flowers Of Happiness $18.70 (reg. $22)

For the special sale, I made the card with using 2 of the on sale sets -- Tastes Like Chicken and A-Z and 1,2,3. I used the sketch from Mojo Monday 91 (Mojo91) - the sketch was flipped, and the size is 3.75" x 8.5". The truck was colored with Copics and I adhered the buttons for the wheels. All papers and stickers were from SU retired scrapbook kit, which is still my favorite kit of all!

Stamps: Tastes Like Chicken, A-Z and 1, 2, 3 (There She Goes)
Paper: retired SU Hostess scrapbook kit, kraft (SU), white cardstock (PTI) kraft cardbase (DMD)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa (Tsukineko), blue bayou, creamy cocoa (SU), Copic markers
Accessories: buttons (Bazzils), twine (SU)

Tools: circle punch, scalloped circle punch (SU), border punch (Fiskars), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), piercing tool

Don't forget to check this week's WIR (Week in Review) over Jessica's blog!!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!!


tsg10 -- Shadow Stamping and Gift Card Holder

Hello everyone~
I hope you are having a great weekend. I just want to post the card I made for There She Goes challenge (tsg10) over TSG Forum before we are going to a day trip to the Blueberry Farm.
The challenge is to use shadow stamping technique and make a gift card holder if you can. Hope you log in the forum and play with us :)

良い週末をお過ごしですか?出かける前に、TSGフォーラムで行われているThere She Goesチャレンジ(tsg10)で、作ったカードをアップしておきます。

There are a few wonderful sets for shadow stamping and I decided to use Nature of Friendship. made the shadows for the image and the word "you". As you see the image below, I made the giftcard holder inside of the card. The card base is 4" x 12" and I scored at 4", 6"and 8" of the long side. Then I folded it like M shape. I cut out the slot for the card with SU word window punch.

シャドウスタンプをするのに、パーフェクトなスタンプセットを、TSGはいくつか取り揃えていますが、今回はNature of Friendshipを使いました。イメージと言葉の「you」に、シャドウスタンプテクニックを使って影をつけています。ギフトカードホールダーは、カードの中に作りました。このカードベースは、4" x 12"で、長辺の方に4"-6"-8"の折れ線を付け、M字になるように折っています。後は、カードを挟む為にスリットを入れるだけです。私は、SUのwindow wordパンチを使ってスリットを作りました。

Stamps: Nature of Friendship (There She Goes)
Paper: Parisian Breeze Specialty paper, whisper white (SU)
Ink: close to cocoa, baja breeze (SU)
Accessories: ribbon (Dollar Tree), pearls (Michael's)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), word window punch (SU)piercing tool

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


TSG Dollar Find Friday -- Summer Project

Happy Friday everyone~
It's my turn to show something for TSG Doller Find Friday (DFF)!! For the people who don't know what the DFF is...every Friday, the one of There She Goes Trendsetters shows the altered project with the item for $1 or less. You can check the past DFF projects at Jessica's blog here.

I found the bag (shown below) at the summer crafts aisle at JoAnn's. I found a lot of great stuff for a buck there for summer crafts with kids :)

I stamped Flowers of Happiness as the photo shows with Palette hybrite ink.

Then I colored them with Copic markers.

I added the buttons and stamped the dots on the handles with the pencil erasers & VersaCraft inks ;)

Kimberly (my DD) and Mustang Sally (cat) posed for me :)

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!


SC233 -- Paper Piecing

Hello everyone~
It's been so hot here in Texas. The best way to spend a time is to stay inside and stamp, lol.
I made this card with using the sketch from SCS Sketch challenge 233 (SC233). As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I was going to use either Happy Day or Rejuvenate from There She Goes...and Happy Day won this time, lol.

Instead of coloring the image, I used SU designer papers and paper pieced the each image. Although the little birds and clouds were hard to cut, I'm satisfied how it was turned out.

このカードは、SCSのスケッチチャレンジ233(SC233)のスケッチを使って作りました。スケッチを見て直ぐに、There She GoesHappy DayRejuvenateのセットを使おうと思い、結局Happy Day が今回勝ちました(笑)

イメージをカラーリングする代わりに、SU(Stampin' Up!)のデザイナーペーパーを使って、ペーパーピースしています。小さな鳥と雲を切るのが細かくて大変でしたが、出来上がりは満足しています。

Stamps: Happy Day (There She Goes)
Paper: wild wasabi, SU dp - close to cocoa, wild wasabi, certainly cerely, real red, bashful blue (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: red dew drops (The Robin's Nest), green dew drops (Michael's)

Tools: piercing tool

Thank you for stopping by. Come back to check TSG Dollar Find Friday here tomorrow :)
見に来てくださって有難うございました。明日のTSG Dollar Find Fridayをチェックしに是非来てください。


FTTC20 -- Inspired by Kim Poloson's Posters

Hello everyone~
The wonderful inspiration challenge was posted over Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge today (FTTC20). I was very excited to try it and finished within the same day, lol.
The inspiration is from Kim Poloson's gorgeous posters!! I found so many inspirations from them and I finally decided to take Bel Bouquet II for my inspiration.

とっても素敵なインスピレーションチャレンジが、今回のFourishes Timeless Tuesdayチャレンジ(FTTC20)に更新されました。とても楽しくチャレンジできた上に、チャレンジと同じ日にカードを作ることができたのがとても嬉しいです(笑)
インスピレーションは、Kim Polosonの豪華なポスターで、私は見ているだけで、沢山インスピレーションされました。その中から、今回はBel Bouquet IIを使わせていただくことにしました。

I used Sweet Pea set for the main image & the sentiment, and Timeless Quotes set to make the background design. I used Bella Birds designer papers for both of the background panel and the main panel. They were distressed around the edges with the chalk ink and the background were stamped with the same ink. The sweet pea image were stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copics.

このカードには、Sweet Peaセットをメインのイメージと言葉に使い、Timeless Quotesセットをバックグランドに使いました。バックグランドとメインのパネルには、デザイナーペーパーを使い、両方の隅全体をチョークインクでディストレスしています。同じインクを使って、バックグランドにスタンプを捺し、メインのパネルには、メメントインクでスイートピーのイメージを捺し、コピックで色を付けました。

Stamps: Sweet Pea, Timeless Quotes (Flourishes)
Paper: close to cocoa, pink pirouette, Bella Birds Dp (SU)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, VersaMagic sahara sand (Tsukineko), chocolate chip (SU), Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon (PTI)

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!

CAS19 & (not quite) CC223

Hello everyone~
How about Stampin' Up! only card?
I made a clean & simple card with using the sketch from SCS Clean & Simpe challenge 19 (CAS19). I thought SCS Color Combination 223 (CC223) was baja breeze, ROSE RED and white!! It was actually baja breeze, RUBY RED and white.....My teachers used to say when I was a kid, "Read the direction twice before starting your project ":P The good thing is they are still pretty colors, lol.

I stamped the sentiment first and masked a square mat over it. Then I stamped the background images with using rock and roll techinique. To emphasize the sentiment, I pierced around the square masking mat.

今回は、Stampin' Up! オンリーのカードです。
SCSのクリーン&シンプルチャレンジ19 (CAS19)のスケッチを使って作っています。SCSのカラーコンビネーションチャレンジ223 (CC223) の色も取り入れたつもりでしたが、勘違いをして違うトーンの赤色を使っています。昔、先生によく言ってましたね~「はじめる前に、説明を2度読みなさい」と。。。:P 唯一救われた事は、この色も綺麗な色合いだったことです。


Stamps: Friends 24-7 (SU)
Paper: baja breeze, rose red, whisper white (SU)
Ink: baja breeze, rose red (SU)
Accessories: ribbon (SU)

Tools: piercing tool

Thank you for stopping by.


KS Monday - Jun 15 2009

Happy Monday and Kitchen Sink Monday, everyone!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I was out of town for Family reunion. Although the weather got too hot, it was great to see all of the family members.

Since next Sunday is Father's Day, I made the card for my Father in law with some serendipity twist. I learned how to make serendipity tiles when I just started scrapbooking about 7 years ago and used to use my scrapbook layouts. I always thought this is a great way to use some of the scraps.
I made the serendipity mat with some torn scraps (sahara sand, brocade blue, baja breeze). I found that Xyron sticker machine is the best one to use for adhering the scraps on the mat. I stamped the shells with 3 Step Sea Shells all over the mat and cut them into 1 1/2" squares. After distressing each square tile with brown chalk ink, I layered them as shown. The words are stamped with Whole Family set.

Stamps: 3 Step Sea Shells, Whole Family (KSS)
Paper: brocade blue, sahara sand, close to cocoa, baja breeze (SU), white cardstock (GP)
Ink: shells - brocade blue, close to cocoa (SU), words - brocade blue (SU), others - VersaMagic sahara sand (Tsukineko)
Accessories: ribbon, twine (SU), dew drops (The Robin's Nest - available Kitchen Sink Stamps)

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

Don't forget to check what other KS Crews are cookin' today. Today is the last KS Monday for Tammy :( She's given so many inspirations and ideas through KSS. You will be missed, Tammy.

Lynn's KS Crew Challenge is still running one more week. Don't miss a chance to win KSS product!! The challenge due is June 21st.

Remember, you can get 10% off with the discount code MAKIKO10KSS anytime you shop at KSS store.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


Mojo90 -- Eternal Suumer

Hello everyone~
This card was made with the sketch from Mojo Monday 90 (Mojo90).
The stamps are Poppy Patch set from Flourishes. I colored the images with the reinkers and Twinkling H2Os. I wish I could show you the shimmers from the Twinkling H2Os.... they are really beautiful!!
The ribbon was not in the sketch but it was something I wanted to add to make the card finish ;)
I think some of you are related to my embellishment obsession, lol.

このカードは、Mojo Monday 90 (Mojo90)のスケッチを使って作りました。
スタンプは、FlourishesからのPoppy Patchセットを使い、イメージは、インカーとTwinkling H2Osで色を付けました。Twinkling H2Osが出す輝きを見せることができないのが残念です。実物は、とっても綺麗なんですよ~。

Stamps: Poppy Patch (Flourishes)
Paper: kiwi kiss, basic black, Haiku Dp (SU), watercolor paper (Strathmore)
Ink: India Black (Superior), reinkers (SU), Twinkling H2Os
Accessories: ribbon (SU)

Tools: circle punch, scalloped circle punch (SU), Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Thank you for stopping by.


fllcjune -- Flourishes 10 minutes Card

Hello everyone~
I've followed the sneak peeks of Flourishes for a last couple days and they look all fabulous!!
I decided to play their Easy Breezy Challenge (fllcjune) to spend my 10 minutes, lol.
I used Ornamental Elements and Timeless Quotes for the card. Thanks to the all wonderful stamps & investments I did for my staming tools ;), I finished the card within 10 minutes!! Yay!

ここ2-3日、Flourshiesのスニークピークをチェックしているんですが、とっても素敵なセットが発売されそうなので楽しみにしています。そこで、私の10分を使って、Easy Breezy Challenge (fllcjune)にチャレンジすることにしました。
このカードでは、Ornamental ElementsとTimeless Quotesを使っています。この素敵なスタンプと、スタンプツールに費やした投資のおかげで、10分以内でカードを作り終えることができました。イェイ!!

Stamps: Ornamental Elements, Timeless Quotes (Flourishes)
Paper: vintage cream (PTI)
Ink: lavender moon, plum pudding (PTI), lavender lace (SU)
Accessories: ribbon (PTI), pearls (Michael's)

Tools: Top notes die, texturz plates (SU), Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Thank you for stopping by.

tsg09 -- Combo Challenge

Happy Friday and it's another There She Goes Friday, everyone!
Today's TSG challenge (tsg09) is a combo challenge - sketch and inspiration challenge.
We are also going to have Friday Night Chat over TSG forum tonight from 6-8 PM pacific time. To participate the challenge and the chat, check Jessica's blog.

ハッピーフライデー&There She Goesフライデー!!
あと、TSGフォーラムFriday Nightチャットも今夜6時から8時(西海岸時間)に行われます。チャレンジとチャットに参加する方は、Jessicaさんのブログを是非チェックしてくださいね

The inspiration is from Belmont Home Deco web site, suggested by Holly. They are super gorgeous bedding! I took my inspiration from Alyson.
I used Tea For Two set and Act of Kindness. The little dots on the embossed diamond background were stamped with using the dot stamp from A-Z and 123 set. The teapot and cups were colored with Copics and I stamped the image from Act of Kindness.

インスピレーションは、Hollyさんが提案したBelmont Home Decoのサイトからです。とってもゴージャスな寝具が沢山あって、ため息を沢山付きながら見ました(笑)私のカードは、Alysonをインスピレーションに使って作りました。
今回は、Tea For TwoセットとAct of Kindnessセットを使い、ダイアモンドパターンがエンボスされたバックグランドの小さい点々は、A-Z and 123セットに入っている小さいドットのスタンプを使って、スタンプしています。ティーポットとカップは、コピックで色を付けた後、Act of Kindnessからのイメージをスタンプしました。

Stamps: Tea for Two, Act of Kindness, A-Z and 123 (There She Goes)
Paper: baja breeze (SU), summer sunrise, white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: baja breeze (SU), Memento rich cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: ribbon (PTI), pearls (Michael's)

Tools: circle punches, ticket corner punch, texturz plates (SU), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), piercing tool

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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