KS Monday -- Dec 28th, 2009

Today is the last day of KSS end of the year sale!!
Get 20% off everything in the store with
please type a capital "O" at the end of my name and a zero in the number for 20).

Hello and happy Kitchen Sink Monday everyone~
I hope you've had a wonderful & restful holiday time with your family and friends. Today's KS Monday is the last one for the year 2009! This year I was so blessed that Maria gave me a chance to be one of KS Crews and got to show my creations in my blog every Monday. I hope this will continue next year and you - my friends will come back to see what I do :):)

I created this quick card for my brother's family in Japan. One of Japanese customs is to send cards on New Year's day because it is the biggest holiday for them and the holiday season starts from New Year's day. What people do for Christmas here, Japanese people do for New Year's day. It is also the time I always miss my family and friends in Japan...even after 15 years living in the US, this homesick thingy always comes back from time to time :(

I used Multi Step Kittens & Pups for the main image and created the greeting using Mix it Up! and Whole Family. Since the year 2010 is Year of Tiger, I used the kittens image, (it's a cute version of tigers, right) :) I also spelled "MEEW" instead of "NEW", hee hee. I've had the punny idea for a while and I finally got to use it :):)

These are the steps I did for the lily of the valley image:
(kittens) 4th - Memento rich cocoa, 3rd - Memento potter's clay, 2nd - potter's clay (1 x stamp off), 1st - Memento desert sand

  • Remember, you can always use the discount promotion code "MAKIKO10KSS" (please type a capital "O" at the end of my name and a zero in the number for 10) to get 10% off while you shop at KSS store .

  • KS Crew Challenge #20 (KSCC#20)'s deadline is December 31st and the challenge is to create a gift box, bag, or wrap. Don't miss a chance to win Kitchen Sink gift certificate!!

Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pups, Mix it Up!, Whole Family (KSS)
Paper: pink pirouette (SU), dark chocolate (PTI), classic white (Flourishes), Nook & Pantry dp (Basic Gray)
Ink: Memento dessert sand, potter's clay, rich cocoa, rhubarb stalks (Tsukineko)
ribbon, rhinestones
Tools: Nestabilities, border punch

Don't forget to check out what the rest of KS Crews are cookin' for you today!!

Thank you for stopping by.


Lynn McAuley said...

Love this sweet New Year's card, Makiko!! What fun colors for these playful kitttens!!

Hope your New Year is the best ever! Happy 2010!

Unknown said...

What a cute card - great idea for the sentiment! Just so fun! :)

Dina said...

this is a GREAT New Year's card Maki and your family will LOVE it!!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Makiko san, this is such a fun card!!! It sure does not matter what kind of stamp you pick up, they all are turned into masterpieces!!!Hugs, Sabrina

Connie M. said...

hehehe!! This is just tooo adorable, Maki!! Love your play on words...so very creative! I hope you have a wonderful new year!!

smallcity said...

Beautiful card Maki, Happy New Year to you and your family.


Lisa Somerville said...

Too cute, the kittens make a wonderful welcome to the New Year! Wishing you a wonderful 2010!

NinaB said...

This is beautiful, as all of your cards. I've been over just to take a peek, but haven't been able to comment. I hope you had a great Christmas and will have a great new year, Maki. By the way, I love your new blog look and profile pic!


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