KS Monday–Praying For You



Hello everyone~

It’s time for Kitchen Sink Monday. I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Since the last Friday morning, I cannot stop thinking about people in Japan. I’m trying to live my life as normal as possible but I’m really having a hard time to deal with my emotion. The good news is that I got hold of my brother in Tokyo and all of my family and friends are safe except one…I still haven’t got hold of one of my high school friends who lives in Sendai, Miyagi. I hope she is OK… I cannot stop watching TV news and follow up online news about the earthquake. I cry every time I watch them but my feeling is nothing to compare with those people who have to face this tragedy right now. I will do what I can do…pray and donate. I believe Japan will be rebuilt and they will be back to a wonderful & beautiful country again just like they did after WWII and other typhoons and earthquakes!

You can help them while you are at home. Please share and spread!

Japan earthquake and tsunami: How to help



OK, Back to my regular KS Monday post…You can see all of my thoughts and feelings are toward to Japanese people when I was making today’s card ;) I originally wanted to make an Easter card with Multi Step Lilies set and more spring colors but I changed the sentiment to the one from Words of Comfort & Joy set for the last minute and redesigned the whole card….I think it was still turned out pretty.


I used the sketch from Friday Sketch Carte Challenge 11 (FSCC11) . I also combined with these challenges: Tuesday Kitchen Pantry Challenge 9 (KPC09)Designer Papers and Wednesday Stock Up on Occasion Challenge (KSOCSympathy).



These are the steps I did for each image:
(Lily) 4th – Memento rhubarb stalk  3rd – rhubarb stalk (1 x stamp off), 2nd – Memento cantaloupe 1st – cantaloupe (1 x stamp off), 5th – Memento rich cocoa

(Leaf & stem) 2nd – Memento bamboo leaves, 1st – Memento new sprout, 3rd – cottage ivy



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Be sure to check out what other KS Crews are cookin’ for KS Monday today!!

Angela * Connie * Julie * Lisa * Lynn * Maria



Stamps:  Multi Step Lilies, Words of Comfort & Joy (KSS)
Paper: sage shadow, basic gray, retired designer papers (SU), heavenly white (PaperTemptress) 
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, rhubarb stalk, cantaloupe, rich cocoa, summer sky(Tsukineko)
Accessories: ribbon, pearls
Tools: classic oval Nestabilities



Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!



Kathy Jones said...

Such a beautiful, heartfelt card Maki. Everyone is shocked by what has happened in Japan, but I can't even imagine how difficult it is for you and of course for all those living in that country. {BIG HUGS}

Karen Hasheck said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends in Japan. Hoping with you that all are ok and Japan will soon be a safe and beautiful place to live again.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Maki!! I thought of you this weekend and hoped you're family and friends were ok! We'll continue to pray for everyone touched by this tragedy!

Connie M. said...

Well, my friend, great minds think alike!! LOVE the pretty orange/yellow lily! Makes a wonderful calming card! Hugs!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Maki - love the colors and papers you used. Glad to hear that your friends and family are okay.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Maki-san, my heart and thoughts are with you and yours and the beautiful country that is your homeland....I too am drawn to the news. I have so many wonderful memories of my travel there. I sincerely hope your friend is fine and just not yet able to communicate. Hugs, my friend!!!

by the way....your card is so simple and yet so very elegant.

Dawn B. said...

Maki I have been praying for Japan too.. I am so sorry and know it must be so difficult for you. The news looks so grim. Your card is so pretty. I love these stamps..

Margie Higuchi said...


I have been glued to the TV watching the news via TV Japan/NHK. My mom and the rest of the family (most in Tokyo) are safe too...for now. I totally agree with you that they will rebuild - they have to.

But in the meantime, try and keep busy...all we can do is pray for them. I have been encouraging my Japanese friends through FaceBook.

Hang in there! xo

The Mama Monkey said...

I know, Maki...I am at my wits end as well. I am so sad...cannot take myself away from the news. I hope your friend is safely in a shelter. Many prayers, my friend.

I was asking about the sweet antique dealer who would come to the BX from Sendai. They have not been able to contact him...which is not surprising considering the phones are out. My prayer is that he and his family are safe as well. I can remember his face vividly. I always got an antique kokeshi (or 3!) from him when he was there.

Sandy Ang said...

Glad that you family is OK. I'm just stunned by what's happened in Japan. Sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


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