My aim of this year is...

January 5, 2010


Hello everyone! I hope you all had started this New Year happily and safely. I enjoyed New Year holiday with my family. :-)
In Japan, it is said that New Year's Day is the key of the year. We establish the aim of the year at the beginning of a year and make an effort to achieve it.
I have established some aims, and one of those is to make my creations simple and clean. Of course I like to decorate my cards with some embellishments (especially ribbon and pearls). But I'd like to keep my cards as clean as possible this year. So I started this year with this simple square card. :):)


When I had finished this card, I wanted  to combine this polka dot DP which is from Kaiser Craft with red card stock. 

このカードでは、レイヤーは一つしか使っていません!でも…レースとボタンを使わずにはいられませんでした(^^;) でも、とってもシンプルなカードになったと思うし、とても気に入っています。

On this card, I used only one layer! But I could not resist using some lace and a button. lol! But I think it is a quite simple card, and I'm very satisfied with it.


I'm entering these cards to these challenges.
Our Creative Corner --- Clean & Simple
Crazy 4 Challenges --- Polka Dot Fun!

Thank you for stopping by today.

Stamp: Hand- carved, Hero Arts
Ink: Espresso(Versa Craft), Antique Linen(Distress Ink), Summer Sky(Memento)
Color: Distress Ink
Paper: Bazzill, Kaiser
Accessories: Brads(BG), Lace & Button(stash)
Tools: Nestabilities Label 1, Label 8 and Petit Oval (Spellbinders)


  1. Both are fabulous Torico - you have got me started on the lace too. I just love the way you use it and I ended up buying tons of the stuff.
    Ann xxx

  2. oh wow these are stunning Torico, you do clean and simple so beautifully...the touch of lace and buttons makes a great focal point too
    Mina xxx

  3. These are gorgeous Torico,love the clean and simple look!!!

  4. 明けましておめでとうございます。昨年は、toricoさんと、ネット上ですが知り合うことができて良かったです。今年もどうぞ宜しくお願いします。。。


  5. Oh my, Torico, these are both absolutely stunning! Just perfect CAS cards - bold and clean. I think you are off to a great start with your New Year's goals. I wish you the best of everything in this new decade!

  6. These are all very beautiful cards, which are made up of very beautiful designs and colors and are looking very creative and so much innovative as well.