KS Monday – May 10th 2010



Hello and happy Kitchen Sink Monday everyone~

I hope you had a fabulous Mother’s day Sunday! My kids made strawberry cupcakes for me :):) They were so yummy and absolutely cute!! I attach the photo on the bottom if you want to check out :)

Today is my brother’s birthday! I haven’t celebrated his birthday together for over 15 years…Sometimes I wish I just fly to Tokyo to see him and back in one day…:( I miss him so much!! I hope he is having a wonderful birthday with his wife and 2 beautiful daughters!




Today’s card is a little different from ones I always create for KS Monday. After I saw the this tutorial by Beate Johns, I just had to try the beautiful 3D flowers for myself :):) I don’t have the same die she used but I found out I could cut flowers from my neglected Cricut machine! I used flower 2 (Shadow Blackout) from Georgia cartridge. I followed the tutorial HERE by Kathy Files. She has some great ideas using Cricut machine…and I got a lot of inspirations from her blog and video. I’m sure my hubby will be so happy if I start using the machine more ;) My daughter, Kimberly also loves to make those dimension flowers, too!!

After I cut the flowers with the distress designer paper from Basic Gray, I stamped with 3 Step Letter from the Past and Big & Bold Swashes and inked on the back with brayer. Then I started building the rose. You can easily customize your roses with some stamping and inking :):)

The sentiment from 3 Step Hearts & Roses was simply stamped on the white mat and the mat was dry embossed with the embossing folder.


Don't forget to check out what the rest of KS Crew square projects!!

Connie * Julie * Lisa * Lynn * Maria

  • To save 10% of all your purchase at KSS Store, just click HERE and it will take you straight to the store to shop. When you check out, enter MAKIKO10KSS at the coupon code box. Note - please type a capital "O" at the end of my name and a zero in the number for 10
  • KS Crew Challenge #25 (KSCC#25) will close on May 28th. All entries that are used Kitchen Sink Stamps will have a chance to win one of three KSS gift certificates!! Leave the dirty dishes in the sink and get dirty with some Kitchen Sink Stamps, lol!



Stamps: 3 Step Letter from the Past, Big & Bold Swashes, 3 Step Hearts & Roses (KSS)
Paper: sweet blush, dark chocolate (PTI), classic white (Flourishes) designer paper (BG)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa (Tsukineko), Distress ink worn lipstick (Ranger)
Accessories: ribbon
Tools: Label 1 Nestablities, CB embossing folder



Lastly, this is the cupcakes my kids made. The cupcakes were made with their grandma the day before and they decorated with marshmallows and sprinkles on Mother’s Day morning. I didn’t help any…they saw one of the women’s magazine. Aren’t they cute or what?


Thank you for stopping by.



Torico said...


Sasya said...

ohh Maki-san, this is stunning! SUTEKI desu :) Love that flower!
私もチュートリアルを見てみたいですねー・・・ 本当に綺麗ですね、そのお花!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Just stunning! The Script and Swashes worked wonderfully to add some pattern to your beautiful Rose! Cute cupcakes your kids made!

Connie M. said...

Oh wow, Maki! That flower is just sooo amazing, I love it! Love all the textures on the card too!! What fun cupcakes too!!

Lynn McAuley said...

What an awesome creation, Makiko!! You beautifully stamped and sculpted blossom is a masterpiece of design perfectly showcased on this white embossed background!! Love the ribbon and sentiment, as well!

Also love those divine cupcakes!

Lynette said...

Beautiful rose, beautiful card! And such special cupcakes!!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Makiko san, your card and flower are out of this world gorgeous. The cupcakes...WOW, they sure look delicious...love the marshmellows cut to look like a flower....awesome!! Hugs, Sabrina

Dee Jackson said...

Love the card!but...those cupcakes are just the sweetest!! What a wonderful gift!!..I totally love that your kids check out the "new trends" in magazines!! Oh the joy!!You have some AMAZING kids!!

Unknown said...

GORGEOUS card Maki!! I love your beautiful flower and the pretty ribbon. It's my brother's bday today too! :)

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow! I absolutely LOVE this card and the flower!!! You did an excellent job!!! SOOO pretty!!!

Anonymous said...

this is so pretty!

Beate said...

Fantastic card! I LOVE how your flower turned out.
Hugs and smiles


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