Mojo97 - Spring Song

Hello everyone~
I wanted to upload this card earlier but I had to drive 4 hours to get my daughter from the trip that she took with her cousin. She didn't see her for almost 2 weeks but looks like she grew an inch :)

This card was used the sketch from Mojo Monday 97 (mojo97). The image was colored with Copics and layered the flowers and the hamming bird. You can see some are layered a few times from the photos below. I also added rhinestones and Stickles.

皆さん、こんにちは~ 少し前に、このカードをアップしたかったんですが、親戚と一緒に過ごしていた娘を、往復4時間かけて迎えに行ってました。約2週間ぶりに再会した娘は、何だか少しだけ背が高くなったような気がします^^ このカードは、Mojo Monday 97 (mojo97)のスケッチを使いました。イメージは、コピックで色を付けてから、花とハチドリの部分を何層か重ねました。下の写真で、重ねた部分を見ることができます。後は、ラインストーンとSticklesを付けました。

Stamps: Spring Song (SU)
Paper: spring moss, dark chocolate, white cardstock, In Bloom dp (PTI)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, VersaMagic sahara sand (Tsukineko), dark chocolate (PTI), Copic markers (BG07, 10, 15, 78, G21, 24, 85, R20, RV00, 06, 11, 17, 34, W1)
Accessories: ribbon (PTI), rhinestones (Michael's), brads (JoAnn's), Stickles (Ranger)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), photo corner punch (EK Success)

Thank you for stopping by today.


TGIF everyone~
I hope your weekend will be wonderful! I'm going to be busy with a couple projects that need to be done this weekend besides card making :) Sure it would be so nice being in the place like this card...;)

This card was used the sketch from Our Creative Corner challenge (OCCC) and combined with Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge 26 (FTTC26) - use monochromatic colors.
{BTW, Happy 2nd birthday, Flourishes!! Woohoo!!!}


このカードは、Our Creative Cornerチャレンジ(OCCC)のスケッチを使い、Flourishes Timeless Tuesdayチャレンジ26(FTTC26)-モノクロマティックカラーを使ったチャレンジも組み合わせました。

I love using monochromatic with my cards. This challenge is up to my alley!! I grabbed Beach Life from Flourishes and some subtle blue colors and white to create the card. The main image was stamped with VersaMark on the white cardstock and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I used a brayer and inked pale blue on the mat. I also edged & sponged around the image with the darker shade of blue and added river rock color on the edge.

モノクロマティックをカードに使うのは、とても好きなので、今回は頭を捻ることもなく作ることができました。FlourishesBeach Lifeセットをメインに使い、淡い青系と白を使ってみました。メインのイメージは、ヴァーサマークで白のカードストックにスタンプをし、クリアエンボスパウダーでヒートエンボスしました。その後、ブレイヤーを使って、パネル全体に淡い青色を伸ばし、濃いトーンの青を隅とイメージの周りに暈し、リバーロック色(緑がかった灰色)を隅に少しだけ暈しています。

Stamps: Beach Life, Seaside Life (Flourishes)
Paper: soft sky (SU), white cardstock, Everyday Blessings dp (PTI)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko), soft sky, river rock, baja breeze (SU)
Accessories: brads (JoAnn's), dew drops (Michael's), embossing powder

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

Thank you for stopping by today.


CC229, SC239 & WT229

Hello everyone~
My feeling is bitter sweet right now with SU! because I'm officially resigned as a SU demo today....:( I learned how fun stamping was through SU! last 5 years. Their product is the one of the best qualities I've experienced, and I will continue to be a great SU customer ;) Is anybody interested in me as a customer??

今回のカードは、SU!(Stampin' Up!)を使いました。今日を最後に、もうデモンストレーターを辞める事になったので、ちょっとだけセンチメンタルな気分です。約5年間SU!を通して、スタンプってこんなに楽しいんだということを学びました。SU!の製品は、私が色々使った中でずっとベストクオリティーの中に入っています。これからも、SU!の客として、色々購入していくつもりです。私をお客として興味があるデモの方、是非声をかけて下さいね~^^

I combined 3 SCS challenges in the card - Color Combination challenge 229 (CC229), Sketch challenge (SC239) and Way To Use It challenge 229 (WT229).
CC229 was a kind of hard color combo to work with for me but I'm very satisfied how it was turned out. For WT229, I used the circle clip I purchased at Target for a long time ago. I inked them with StazOn Opaque white.
The leaves on the branches were created with certainly celery marker.

今回は、3つのSCSチャレンジ-カラーコンビネーションチャレンジ229(CC229) 、スケッチチャレンジ239(SC239)、そしてWay To Use Itチャレンジ229(WT229)を組み合わせました。

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Kindred Spirits (SU)
Paper: certainly celery, pixie pink, appricot appeal, appricot appeal dp, whisper white (SU)
Ink: certainly cerely, chocolate chip, Stampin' Markers - chocolate chip, certainly cerely, appricot appeal, pixie pink (SU), StazOn Opaque cotton white (Tsukineko)
Accessories: ribbon (SU), rhinestones (Michael's), circle clips, Stickles (Ranger)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Thank you for stopping by today.

ShortCuts Card Blanks - Clear

Hello everyone~
I've made another card with ShortCuts Card Blanks. This card base is clear. "Oh no! My messy hands are not going to love them!! "- that was my first thought when I got them because of the past experiences of the acetate sheets... However my fear was completely disappeared after I found out that they were fingerprint-resisitant :) Aren't they cool EVER?! I'm able to enjoy the acetates more now {Yay!} You can check more fantastic ideas with using ShortCuts product at ShortCuts Blog.

I also used ShortCuts Gift Card Holder Folders inside of the card. I just separated the part of the folder and adhered it to the back of the card front so the card was able to be opened. I used There She Goes Cupcake mix & match set to design the card front simply and colored the wedding cake with Copics & Twinking H2Os (icicles). The image has great shimmers IRL.

Stamps: Cupcake mix & match, A-Z and 1,2,3 (There She Goes)
Paper: Card Blanks clear, Gift Card Holder Folders kraft (ShortCuts), soft sky (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa (Tsukineko), soft sky (SU), Copics (B00, 02, G21), Twinkling H2Os
Accessories: pearls (Michael's), ribbon (Dollor Tree)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), hole punch

As I mentioned at a couple of the previous posts, you can shop and save at ShortCuts store for the limited time!! Just visit their Online Store and enter the discount code “TSG15” during checkout and receive 15% off your order!! *15% will be taken off package price(s) only, not S/H charges. Orders must contain at least $5.00 in product, and be placed before September 1, 2009.

Thank you for stopping by today!


ShortCuts Card Blanks - frosted

Hello everyone~
Here is another product I used from ShortCuts. It's called Card Blanks (Frosted) and they are heavy-weight finger resistant card base. They are also pre-scored for easy folding. Please check ShortCuts blog for more ideas :)

I used There She Goes new release, Sprea Your Wings. I stamped the butterflies on the card base with StazOn Opaque cotton white. I also stamped the big butterfly on the white cardstock and colored it with Copics. The sentiment are stamped inside. I didn't add much layers or details but the frosted card base surely makes the whole card so much prettier!!

Stamps: Spread Your Wings (There She Goes)
Paper: Card Blanks frosted (ShortCuts), more mustard, taken with teal (SU), white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, StazOn Opaque cotton white (Tsukineko), Copics (BG07, 11, 15, E39, YR21, 24)
Accessories: dew drops (The Robin's Nest), ribbon (Dollor Tree)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

So, would you like to shop at ShortCuts and save money at the same time? Just visit their Online Store and enter the discount code “TSG15” during checkout and receive 15% off your order!! *15% will be taken off package price(s) only, not S/H charges. Orders must contain at least $5.00 in product, and be placed before September 1, 2009.


ShortCuts Gift Card Holder

Hello everyone~
Some of you already seen some of TSG Trendsetter's projects with using ShortCuts product. I was supposed to show my projects at the same time but I had to postpone due to the family emergency. I have made 3 projects so far and I have had so much fun with playing. Thank you Alicia (ShortCuts owner) for letting me use your awesome product! You ROCK!!

ShortCuts launched in June of 2008, the sister site to SheetLoad of Cards, is dedicated making your papercrafting quicker and easier. Everybody likes a short cut every now and then!

The first ShortCuts product, available for purchase since July 1, 2008, was Gift Card Holder Folders (GCHF).

The latest ShortCuts product, Clear & Frosted Card Blanks, will help you to make fabulous clear and frosted cards. Each of the stocks is made of a thick vinyl material. Think clear/frosted cardstock – none of that flimsy transparency material. Best of all the clear cards are fingerprint resistant. No more wearing white gloves while making your clear cards. You can also purchase the Clear & Frosted material in Full Sheets (8.5” x 11”).

Their ready-to-assemble-and-decorate products will help you create stunning creations in minutes. Make sure to drop by their blog for lots of inspiration from their wonderful design team.

Want to try ShortCuts for yourself, while saving money at the same time?!?! Just visit their Online Store and enter the discount code “TSG15” during checkout and receive 15% off your order!! *15% will be taken off package price(s) only, not S/H charges. Orders must contain at least $5.00 in product, and be placed before September 1, 2009.

OK, Here is my first project!

I used the Gift Card Holder Folder to make this holder. You don't have to measure, score or cut! Only you have to do is decorate it the way you want :) Love some of the processes can be skipped, lol.
I stamped the images from Tea For Two and colored them with Copics. I then attached the button with the vintage twine for closing.

I decorated the inside as well. Instead of inserting a gift card, I put the tea bag. You can tell my colors are inspired from the tea package, lol.

Stamps: Tea For Two, Tea For Two Special Blends (There She Goes)
Paper: gift card holder folder ivory (ShortCuts), basic black, barely banana (SU)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, VersaMagic sahara sand (Tsukineko), Copics
Accessories: vintage button, vintage twine (PTI), rhinestones (Michael's)

Tools: corner punch (Marvy Uchida)

Thank you for stopping by. Come back to see my other projects for ShortCuts & TSG again :)


KS Monday -- July 27, 2009

Hello & Happy Kitchen Sink Monday, everyone~
I can't believe it's already Monday again!! Last week was come and gone so fast... almost too fast for me, lol.
Since I had a little time to stamp last week, I made these quick and easy card set.
I made 4 cards with the same layout and different colors. I also stamped the different sentiment for each card.
The tulip images are used from 3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet set and the sentiments are from Words of Comfort & Joy (New!), 3 Step Hearts & Roses and 3 Step Get Well Teddy. They were stamped slightly curvy instead of stamping with the straight line. It's a great use for clear stamps :) :) :) Please click to see the larger images.

I also made this card & envelope holder. All I need to do is to put them in a clear bag and tie with a pretty ribbon when I'm ready to give to somebody special :)

The images were stamped with these steps:
(purple tulips) 1st - lavender lace (stamping off), 2nd - lavender lace, 3rd - lovely lilac (stamping off), 4th - lovely lilac, 5th - elegant eggplant & fresh snow,

(blue tulips) 1st - cool caribbean (stamping off), 2nd - cool caribbean, 3rd - tempting turquoise (stamping off), 4th - tempting turquoise, 5th - taken with teal & fresh snow,

(yellow tulips) 1st - barely banana (stamping off), 2nd - barely banana, 3rd - marigold morning (stamping off), 4th - marigold morning, 5th - so saffron & fresh snow,

(pink tulips) 1st - pink pirouette, 2nd - pink pirouette, 3rd - pretty in pink, 4th pretty in pink, 5th rose red & fresh snow,

(leaves) 1st - kiwi kiss (stamping off), 2nd - kiwi kiss, 3rd - old olive (stamping off), 4th - old olive

Oh boy... It's a long list, lol!
Remember, you can always use a promotions code "MAKIKO10KSS" to get 10% off for your entire purchase at KSS store!

Stamps: 3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet, Words of Comfort & Joy, 3 Step Hearts & Roses, 3 Step Get Well Teddy(KSS)
Paper: white cardstock (PTI), elegant eggplant, so saffron, rose red, tempting turquioise
Ink: tulips - lavender lace, lovely lilac, elegant eggplant, cool carribean, tempting turquoise, taken with teal, barely banana, marigold morning, so saffron, pink pirouette, pretty in pink, rose red (SU), fresh snow (PTI), leaves - kiwi kiss, old olive (SU), sentiment - elegant eggplant, taken with teal, so saffron, rose red (SU), other - elegant eggplant, taken with teal, so saffron, rose red (SU)
Accessories: narrow ribbon (SU), saddle stitch ribbon (PTI)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), border punch (EK Success), Scor-Pal

That's it from me :) Don't forget to check other KS Crews are cookin' today!!

Thank you for stopping by today.


Our Mini Vacation

Hello everyone~
As some of you know, Troy and his family had a rough one week. My mojo is also very low at this point after the busy week. However we had a little family vacation during Troy was home. Here are some photos and smiles :) You can click to see the larger images.

皆さん、こんにちは~ もうご存知の方もいらっしゃいますが、主人と彼の家族、友人の間で悲しい出来事が続いています。私のクリエイティブモードも、それに伴い低くなっています。それでも、主人が休みの間に、小さな家族旅行をする事ができました。こちらに、いくつかの写真と笑顔をアップしておきます。写真をクリックすると拡大した画像が見られます。

{Natchez, MS }

{Black Hills, SD}


TSG Sneak Peek & Blog Hop Challenge!!

Hello everyone~
It's a time for There She Goes Sneak Peek & Blog Hop challenge!! I can't believe it's the time of the month again! If you came from Julie's blog, you are on a right track. If not, you may want to start from Jessica's blog to start the fun event!

There She Goes have one stamp set, called "Spread Your Wings", and is going to release on Sunday, July 26th. I'm sure you've already noticed those beautiful butterfly images. Plus, the sentiments work with the wing theme so wonderfully!

For my card, the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark & black ink, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The butterflies were stamped with black ink and colored with Copics. Then I added Twinkling H2Os (Solar Gold) on the wings with my aqua painter. The gold shimmers are showing on the photo below :) I masked the butterflies and the circle shape over the images, and sponged yellow, purple and black color on the background.

Stamps: Spread Your Wings (There She Goes)
Paper: plum pudding, vintage cream, Guideline dp (PTI)
Ink: VersaMark, Memento tuxedo black (Tsukineko), barely banana (SU) summer sunrise, plum pudding (PTI), Twinkling H2Os
Accessories: ribbon (PTI)

Tools: Sizzix big notes die (SU)

The next hop is my sweet friend, Silke!! I will leave All Trendsetter's blog links just in case ;)










Maki <- you are here


Wendy (Guest Trendsetter)

Now, this is the fun part -- If you'd like to participate the challnege, all you have to do is to leave a comment to each Trendsetter's Sneak Peek post, come back to Jessica's Sneak Peek post and enter your name to Mr. Linky. You have a chance to win Spread Your Wing set!!

TSG challenge 13 (tsg13) is still going on until Sunday, July 26th. The challenge is about Wings & Things -- all you have to do is to use a image that has wings. The winner will get the new release set. Hope you can join with us this fun challenge :) Please check Jessica's blog for the details.

One more thing...TSG Release Party chat will be held at TSG Forum tonight from 6-8 pm Pacific Time. I hope you come to chat and have fun with TSG gals!!
Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

I'm back

Hello everyone~
I'm back to home late last night. The memorial service was very nice and touched. Thank you for praying for his family and us. I hope time and love will heal the pains the family is having right now. They are both gone too soon (my DH's friend was 33 and his son was 8 years old) and are deeply missed forever in our life...What we found out after arriving, they both wore the helmets but when the accident was happened, their helmets were come off...Even though we think "what if" over and over, it won't change the fact that we can't bring them back. We just have to learn from it and aware more about motorcycle safety.
I also want to mention that the boy's mother donated his organs to save other lives. I was so touched her decision under these difficult times.

We also had a little time to visit some old friends and do sightseeing. Did I mention we were stationed Ellsworth AFB before? Summer is so beautiful there. Everything seems to be clean and pretty, comparing to the place we live now...Of course I don't miss their long cold winter though, lol. I'm trying to upload some photos later.

On a way home from Dallas/Ft.Worth airport last night, we recieved another tragic news. My brother in law (my DH's brother)'s best friend and his girlfriend were dead last night. I don't want to tell the details because it is such a shocking news for both his and her family and friends.
I'm just praying they are going to find some peace and comfort during these difficult times.

OK, tomorrow is There She Goes Sneak Peek and Blog Hop Challenge. Come back to check my card with the new set!!
There She Goes challenge 13 (TSG13) has posted at Jessica's blog. The challenge is opened from Friday through Sunday. Click HERE for more details.

Thank you for stopping by today.


Before I leave

Hello everyone~
No cards to show you today (and a couple days).... I just want to let you know that I'm leaving for South Dakota to attend a memorial service for my husband's best friend and his son. They were killed by a motorcycle accident last Friday...I can't even have a word to describe what his wife and family are going through right now. We all have devastated the sad news....
Please wear your helmet even when you are going to ride a block. Please...

I will be back on Thursday night and hope I go back to my room to make something to show you for this weekend. The good thing is There She Goes Sneak Peek is already scheduled for Saturday :)

Hope the rest of your week will be wonderful!! See you soon~

KS Monday -- July 20, 2009

Hello and Happy Kitchen Sink Monday, everyone!
Today's card is another sweet baby card with using Multi Step Baby set. The colors I used are definitely for a baby girl...but it's easily alternated to the different colors for the boys.
The main mat is very simple...I just stamped the block image and the words. The block was layered with the demensional adhesives. When I stamped the words, I lined them slightly curvy to fit the circle shape. I also stamped the booties and the words on the patterned paper to make my own patterned paper -ahh it's a joy of stamping, baby lol.

The images were stamped with these steps: (block) 1st - sweet blush, 2nd - pink pirouette, 3rd - berry sorbet, (booties) 1st - pink pirouette, 2nd - pink pirouette, 3rd - berry sorbet, 4th - berry sorbet

Don't forget what other KS Crews are cookin' today!!

Remember, you can always use a promotions code "MAKIKO10KSS" to get 10% off for your entire purchase at KSS store!
One more thing...KS Crew challenge #15 (KSCC#15) with prizes will end on Sunday, Jul 25th. Here is the link for the challenge detail and how to enter your project(s).

Stamps: Multi Step Baby (KSS)
Paper: sweet blush, berry sorbet, vintage cream, Pink Pattern dp (PTI)
Ink: block - pink pirouette (SU), berry sorbet, sweet blush (PTI), booties - pink pirouette (SU), berry sorbet (PTI), sentiment - dark chocolate, berry sorbet, other - berry sorbet (PTI)
Accessories: satin dots ribbon (PTI), sheer ribbon (SU), dew drops (The Robin's Nest )

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Thank you for stopping by today!


FLLCPOP -- In God We Trust

Hello everyone~
I made the card with using the set, Patriotism of Parade from Flourishes for a great cause. I'm going to send it to them so they can mail all of the cards with using the set to the troops who are serving overseas.
Please check Flourishes blog for more information about this event if you are interested to send your cards.

皆さん、こんにちは~ このカードは、FlourishesからのPatriotism of Paradeというセットを使って作りました。Flourishesが、このセットを使ったカードも含めて、海外で任務を全うしている軍人にカードを送るために募集をかけていているので、私もこれを送りたいと思います。 興味のある方は、Flourishesのブログに、このイベントについて詳しく説明してありますので、そちらをチェックしてください。

For my card, the rectangle shape was embossed with Nestabilities, and I stamped and colored the flag with Copics. After the colored image was masked, I stamped the shilouette image and sponged yellow and blue inks inside the embossed rectangle. To finish the card, the sentiment was stamped and the brads were attached.


Stamps: Patriotism of Parade (SU)
Paper: brilliant blue, real red (SU) white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Tsukineko), summer sun, cool caribbean (SU), Copics
Accessories: brads (SU)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Thank you for stopping by today.


tsg12 -- Inspired by Tropical Arts

Hello everyone~
There She Goes challenge is back in business!! Jessica has posted about the challenge (tsg12) over TSG forum. It was an inspiration challenge with using Tropical Arts from Touch of Class website. Hope you can join the challenge with us!!
I took my inspiration from the image below.

There She Goes チャレンジが、再び戻ってきました!!JessicaさんがTSG フォーラムで今回のチャレンジ(tsg12)をアップしています。今回は、Touch of Classサイトのトロピカルなアートを使ったインスピレーションチャレンジです。皆さんも、是非チャレンジしてみて下さい。

It does not feel like tropical but I thought some of TSG shilouette stamps would work very well! I used Act of Kindness for the all images and the sentiment. I used shadow stamping technique for the each image. And you probably have noticed that I attached the dew drops to complete the card, lol.

トロピカルな感じではありませんが、TSGのシルエットスタンプのセットが、いい感じで使えそうだったので選んだまでです。カードには、Act of Kindnessのイメージと言葉を使っています。イメージ夫々に、シャドウスタンプのテクニックを使いました。それから、もうお気付きだと思いますが(笑)、デュードロップを付けてカードを完成しました。

The inside of the card was also stamped with the same technique.

Stamps: Act of Kindess (There She Goes)
Paper: sahara sand, rusty rust, true thyme, barely banana (SU)
Ink: Brilliance cosmic copper (Tsukineko), true thyme (SU)
Accessories: ribbon (SU), dew drops (The Robin's Nest)

Tools: sizzlit label die, square punches (SU), CB embossing folder (Provo Crafts)

TSG store is having a great SALE right now through Saturday, July 25th. You will recieve 15% off of your entire purchase by entering a coupon code "july09" at the check out. And TSG Double Stamp Scrubber is only $7.00 (regular price $13.75) until supplies last!! Grab it before it's all gone!!

TSGストアは、7月25日(土)まで、セール中です。クーポンコード "july09"を使うと、15%値引きされます。それから、TSGダブルスタンプスクラバーが、$7.00で販売されています。こちらは、サプライが無くなるまでのセールなので、今が購入のチャンスです!!

Thank you for stopping by today.


FTTC24 -- Seashells Tag

Hello everyone~
I made this quick project for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 24 (FTTC24). The challenge was to make a tag. I was so excited the new stamps from Flourishes came to my door!! As soon as I read what the challenge was, I knew what kind of tags I wanted to make!!

この簡単プロジェクトは、Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 24 (FTTC24)で作ったものです。チャレンジは、タグを作るです。Flourishesからの新しいスタンプが、届いたばかりでとても興奮しているところでした!!このチャレンジの内容を読んで直ぐに、作りたいタグが決まりました。

I had these seashells collection for a while and needed to do something. All of shells are come from beaches in Florida and Misawa, Japan. I just put them in a jar very carefully and attached the finished tag with jute twine and the PTI vintage button.
The stamps I used are called Seaside Life. I stamped the shell in the middle first and stamped the other 2 shells after masking the first stamped shell. After water coloring them with reinkers and Twinkling H2Os, I masked the all images and sponged with gold ink, edged with blue ink, and stamped the flourish images from Ornamental Elements on the background. For the layer mat, I edged with white ink, wrapped the twine and attached the dew drops.

今回使ったスタンプは、Seaside Lifeというセットで、真ん中の貝をスタンプし、それをマスキングした後、残りの2つの貝をスタンプしました。インカーとTwinkling H2Osで、水彩筆で色を付けた後、イメージ全てをマスキングし、バックグランドに、ゴールドインクをスポンジで色を付け、青のインクで縁に色を付け、最後にOrnamental Elementsからのイメージをスタンプしました。レイヤーのパネルは、白のインクで縁に色を付け、麻ひもを何回か巻き、デュードロップを付けました。

Stamps: Seaside Life, Ornamental Elements (SU)
Paper: sahara sand (SU) watercolor paper (Strathmore)
Ink: India Black (Superior), Brilliance - galaxy gold, peacock (Tsukineko), sahara sand, going gray, baja breeze (SU), Twinkling H2Os
Accessories: twine (SU), dew drops (The Robin's Nest), button (PTI), jute twine

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

Thank you for stopping by today!



I just want to let you know Jessica (There She Goes owner) has posted that There She Goes is having SALE!! From now through Saturday July 25th, you will recieve 15% off of your entire purchase by entering a coupon code "july09" at the check out.

That's not all! TSG Double Stamp Scrabber is $7.00 at the discounted price until the supplies last.

Happy shopping!!


CC227 & SC237 -- Anniversary card

Hello everyone~
Today my hubby & I are celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately he is in Mississippi right now. After 16 years of Military life, we get used to celebrating the special days over the phone, lol. The difference between 14 years ago and now is that our relationship is stronger and I make an anniversary card instead of buying one, lol.


I used the sketch from SCS Sketch challenge 237 (SC237). Since I didn't do Color Combination chalenge 227 (CC227) yesterday, I decided to throw it into the challenge. I'm glad I did. They are very elegant and beautiful colors.
The heart and border were stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with PEARL embossing powder by Kodomo No Kao. I LOVE the look of pearl and I totally reccomend the quality of the powder. Wish I got the different colors while I was in Japan...


OK, back to my card...I dabbed purple and yellow colors with sponge dauber over the embossed images and some gray for around the heart. I stamped other images randomly on the heart mat. I decided to layer the same heart image over the original one with the dimensional adhesives at the last minutes. I think it made the heart stand out more.


Stamps: Ever After, Hugs & Wishes, Bella's Border (SU)
Paper: barely banana, basic black, basic gray, almost amethyst dp (SU) white cardstock (Strathmore)
Ink: VersaMark, Memento tuxedo black (Tsukineko), lavender lace, barely banana, basic gray (SU)
Accessories: ribbon (SU), pearls (Michael's), embossing powder (Kodomo No Kao)

Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), piercing tool

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CAS23 -- Inspired by Zen Blossoms I

Hello everyone~
I've been looking through Art.com website. Boy, you can spend all day just browsing the beautiful arts!! It was today's SCS Clean & Simple challenge (CAS23). I found the poster by Kate Knight for the inspiration. All of her posters are right on my array and I became a fan of her art instantly!!

今日は、Art.comのサイトを見て楽しんでいました。素敵なアートをブラウズしているだけで、1日が直ぐに過ぎちゃいますね(笑)このサイトが、今日のSCSのクリーンアンドシンプルチャレンジ(CAS23)で、Kate Knightのポスターをインスピレーションに使うことにしました。彼女のポスター全部が、すごく私好みだったので、直ぐに彼女のアートのファンになっちゃいました!!

I used Bloom set from There She Goes. I stamped the cherry blossom image with brown ink and colored with Copics. Then I painted the images with VersaMark pen and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I added turquoise blue with a brayer & sponge and stamped the cherry blossom image with the same turquoise blue ink.

今回は、There She GoesからのBloomセットを使っています。桜を茶色のインクで捺した後、コピックで色を付け、その後ヴァーサマークペンで、イメージ全体を塗り、クリア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、ターコイズブルー色をブレイヤーとスポンジを使って全体にぼかし、同じターコイズブルーのインクを使って、桜のイメージを捺しています。

Copics I used: RV02, RV04, RV11, RV17, E21, E27, E29, YG03, YG11, C03

Stamps: Bloom (There She Goes)
Paper: chocolate chip, tempting turquoise (SU) white cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa (Tsukineko), tempting turquoise, cool caribbean (SU), Copics
Accessories: rhinestones (Michael's)

Tools: oval punch (SU)


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