TSG Blog Hop Challenge : Polka Dot Pals

June 24, 2010

Welcome to the There She Goes new release Sneak Peek and Blog Hop Challenge!
If you came here from Sandra's blog then you are in the right place, but if not, please start the hop back at the TSG blog.

Today's sneak peek is for the "Polka Dot Pals" set... YES! It is MY first stamp set!! :)

今日のスニークピークは、「Polka Dot Pals」セット…そう!私がデザインした初めてのセットです♪

Polka Dot Pals is a 4×6 stamp set that includes a total of 17 stamps and will sell for 15$.

Polka Dot Palsセットは、4×6インチのスタンプセットで、全部で17のスタンプが含まれています。価格は15$です。

I apologize that the image I used on this card is digi and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. Jessica had sent my stamp set off last week, but, unfortunately it have not been delivered to me yet. It is the reason why I had to use digital image for today. Japan is so far from the US. :( But I feel so happy that I can work as a member of the TSG team though I live in such a far place!
I promise you that I will share another card using my "real" stamp set in a few days.

このカードで使ったイメージは、デジタルイメージで、センチメントはHero Artsのものです。Jessicaさんが、先週私のスタンプセットを発送してくださったのですが、残念ながらまだ私のところに届いていないのです。それで、今日はデジタルイメージを使わざるをえませんでした。(ぎりぎりまで待ってたんですけどね)アメリカ、遠いっすね~…。でもこんなに遠くに住んでいるのに、TSGのチームの一員としてお仕事できること、それは嬉しいことですよね。

Would you like a chance to win the Polka Dot Pals stamp set?  Here's what you need to do - go to each of the Trendsetter's Blogs and leave a comment on their Polka Dot Pals Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge Post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Polka Dot Pals stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (June 26th) during the Release Party Chat.

Polka Dot Palsセットをゲットするには…
TSGブログからスタートして、各Trendsetterの皆さんのブログを訪問し、Polka Dot Pals Blog Hop Challengeの記事にコメントを残してください。全てのブログを訪問し終わったらTSGブログに戻って、Blog Hop Challengeの記事の下にあるMr. Linkyにあなたの名前を入れてください。当選者は、random number generatorによってランダムに選ばれます。そして、26日(土)のRlease Party Chatの間に発表されます。

Have you enjoyed all the sneak peeks? My blog is the end of  today's hop. Please head back to the TSG blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky!


Thank you so much for playing along with us today! :)

Stamp: TSG (Polka Dot Pals), Hero Arts
Color: Copic Marker
Paper: Bazzill, October Afternoon
Accessories: Button, Jute twine (stash)
Tools: Sewing Machine


June 23, 2010

2-3週前のことですが、私のカード2 Sketches 4 You ブログでCard of the Weekに選ばれました。その週のスポンサーはLawn Fawnで、賞として商品券(というのかしら?^^;)をいただきました。それでいくつかスタンプセットを買い、それが昨日届きました。(^^)v

Hello everyone!
A few weeks ago, my card was chosen as a Card of the Week at 2 Sketches 4 You blog. That weeks sponsor was Lawn Fawn, and I got a gift certificate as a prize!! So I purchased some stamp sets and they arrived to me yesterday! :)

このカードは、今週のMercy's Tuesday Sketch Challengeのスケッチ(MTSC 79)を使いました。メインに、"Sew Lovely"というセットからかわいいドレスフォームのスタンプを使いました。くるくるのラインとセンチメントも同じセットからのものです。ドレスフォームはエスプレッソのインクで捺してコピックで色を塗り、ドレスの部分はペーパーピースしました。メインのパネルの縁は、Antique Linenインクでスポンジングしてあります。パールを乗せたシェルボタン、レース、リボンで飾りました。

This card was used the sketch from this weeks Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC 79). I used a lovely dress form stamp from Sew Lovely set for the focal image. The swirly line and sentiment are from the same set. I stamped the image with Espresso ink (Versa Craft) , colored with Copic Markers and paper pieced for the dress. The all edges of the focal panel were sponged with Antique Linen ink (Distress ink). For embellishment, I added some shell buttons with peals, lace and ribbon.


Thank you for stopping by today. I'll see you tomorrow with TSG preview card. Make sure to come back here tomorrow and check it out! :)

Stamp: Lawn Fawn (Sew Lovely set)
Ink: Espresso, Real Black (Versa Craft), Perfect Plumeria (Versa Magic)
Color:  Copic Marker
Paper:  Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Pearls (Kaiser), Shell button, Ribbon, Lace (stash)

FTL 95

June 21, 2010

このカードは、FTL 95のスケッチを使って作りました。布製のお花は、Petit Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)を使って自分で作りました。これは作るのが簡単で、カードにちょっぴり優しい感じが加わるので、とても気に入っています。

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day yesterday. :)
This card was used the FTL95 sketch  .  I made the fabric flower by using Petit Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders). I really like this flower because it is easy to make and gives my card a touch of softness.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Gingerbread (Versa magic)
Paper: Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Ribbon, Linen Covered Button, Linen Thread (stash)
Tools: Edger Punch (EK), Petit Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)


June 20, 2010


There She Goes Clear Stampsのイラストレーターとしてお仕事させていただくことになりました!!!

オーナーのJessicaさんが一緒に仕事をしないかと連絡をくださったときには、本当に驚きました。でも、私にとってはグッドタイミングだったのです。正直なところ、販売用のスタンプをたくさん彫る、ということに疲れ始めていて、自分のデザインでラバースタンプが作れないかと考えていたところだったのです。 ですから、もちろん「はいっ!!」とお返事しました。ただ、英語でコミュニケーションできるのか?というのが心配でした。でも、Jessicaさんは、それについては心配しなくていいと言ってくださいましたし、いつもとても親切にしてくださり、私を励ましてくださいます。(ホントは、わけのわからないメールで、すっごくご迷惑をおかけしていると思います~・涙)彼女と一緒にお仕事ができるのは、本当に嬉しいことです。 

Happy Sunday everyone!!
I'm so excited and thrilled to share with you a BIG news today!

I'm extremely honored to work as a illustrator for There She Goes Clear Stamps!!!

I was so surprised when Jessica, the owner of TSG, contacted me and asked if I would work with her. But it was good timing for me. Honestly, I was getting tired to carve many stamps for sale, and thinking about making my designs into machine made rubber stamps. So I said "YES!!" :) The only thing I worried about was whether I am able to communicate with her in English. But she said I didn't need to worry about it. She is always so kind to me and encourages me. It is such a pleasure working with her!

私がデザインした初めてのスタンプセットが、今月リリースされます。(まだ、どんなものかお話しすることができなくてすみません。) 今月リリースされるスタンプセットのsneak peekは、今度の火曜日から始まります。そして、私のスタンプセットのBlog Hop Challengeは、日本時間で木曜日の午後1時(東部時間午前0時)にスタートします。見逃さないように、TSGブログをチェックしていてくださいね~!(^^)

The first stamp set I designed is going to be released this month. (So sorry, I can't tell you what images it includes yet.) This month's release sneak peek starts on next Tuesday, and The Blog Hop Challenge for my stamp set starts at 12 AM Eastern Time of next Thursday. Make sure to check the TSG blog so that you won't miss it! :)

Thank you for stopping by today!


June 18, 2010

こんにちは! 今日のカードは、One-Layer Wednesday Challenge 9 (OLW 9)のために作りました。今週のチャレンジは、少なくとも一つ、フローリッシュを使うことです。これを知ってすぐに、Technique Tuesday のこのスタンプのことを思い出しました。これをいつ買ったんだかおぼえていないのですが…たぶん一年以上前だと思います。でも、使ったことがなかったんです。かわいそうに~!でも泣かないで。Susanさんが主役になるチャンスをくれたのよ!!(笑)

Hello everyone! This card is for the One- layer Wednesday Challenge  9 (OLW 9). This weeks challenge is  to use at least one flourish. As soon as I knew it, I thought of this stamp which is from Technique Tuesday. I don't remember when I purchased it... maybe over a year ago. But it had never been inked. What a poor stamp!!  Don't cry, Susan gave you a great opportunity to be a leading actress!! LOL!
I'm very satisfied with the result. This color combo is so pretty, isn't it? I think she (I mean the "poor stamp") also is pleased with it.

Thank you for stopping by today! :)
Stamp: Technique Tuesday
Ink: Peach (Versa Craft)
Paper: Bazzill
Accessories: Ribbon (American Crafts), Pearls (Kaiser)   *They were colored with Copic Marker.
Tools: Edger Punch (EK)

Black and Kraft

June 17, 2010


A few days ago, I saw a beautiful CAS card which was used only kraft and black while I was playing on the Internet. (Sorry, I don't remember where I saw it.) That was so elegant and I thought I have to try to make my version.

レイアウトは、私が見たカードとほぼ同じ。もちろん、クラフトと黒しか使いませんでした。でも、期待したような結果にはならず…もっとエレガントな感じにしたかったのに…何が間違ってるの???? (T_T)

The layout is very similar to the card I saw. Of course I used only kraft and black on this card. But I didn't get the result I had expected. I wanted to get more elegant look.... What's wrong????? ;(

Thank you for stopping by!
Stamp: Hand-carved, Hero Arts
Ink: Real Black (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill
Accessories: Rhinestones  (Kaiser)
Tools: Edger Punch (EK)

Chubby rabbit

June 14, 2010


Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. :)
I had not carved new stamp for a while since I had nothing to want to carve. But, I was in the mood that wanted to carve something new yesterday. I dragged past sketchbooks out, and found this chubby rabbit which was drawn over six months ago.

Here is a card I made using my new stamp.

また、ワンレイヤーカードにしました。イメージはエスプレッソ(バーサクラフト)で捺して、コピックで少しだけ色をつけました。Hero Artsの水玉の背景スタンプを、Pixi Dust(バーサマジック)でカードの下の部分だけに捺しました。リックラックテープとボタンをつけてできあがり。

I went with one layer card again. I stamped the image with Espresso ink (Versa Craft) and lightly colored with Copic Markers. The Polka Dot background stamp (Hero Arts) was stamped onto lower part of the cardbase with Pixie Dust ink (Versa Magic). I added some rick rack tape and a button for embellishments.
I hope you like it! :)

Thank you for stopping by!

Stamp: Hand-carved, Hero Arts
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Pixie Dust (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill
Accessories: Rick rack tape (stash), Button (BG)
Tools: Corner Rounder Punch


June 10, 2010

今日は、One Layer Wednesday Challenge 8のために2つカードを作りました。今週のチャレンジは、マスクを作って、それを背景を作るのに使うこと、です。

Hello everyone~!
I've made two CAS card for this weeks One Layer Wednesday Challenge (OLW 8). This weeks challenge is to make a mask and use it to create a background.
When I saw this challenge, two ideas for a mask had popped into my head immediately. One was a lace paper and another was Kirigami. Do you know Kirigami? Kirigami is a variation of origami. You can get more info about it HERE, if you are interested in.

こちらが、今日使ったマスクの写真。(カードを作り終えてから撮ったので、汚くてスミマセン ^^;)右側が、私が作った切り紙です。

Here is a picture of masks I used today. (Sorry, they are dirty... because I took this photo after I finished my cards.) Right one is Kirigami which was made by me.

一つ目のカードでは、Label 8のダイと切り紙をマスクとして使いました。

On the first card, I used label 8 nestabilities die and kirigami for masking.


On the next card, a lace paper was used for masking.


どちらのカードも出来栄えには満足♪ でも、この写真が気に入らない! 白っぽいカードをきれいに撮るのって難しいですよね?!

I'm very happy with the way these cards turned out! :)  But, I don't like these photos... It is difficult to take a beautiful photo of whitish cards, isn't it??

Thank you for stopping by!

Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: 1st card --- Sea Breeze, Turquoise Gem, Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
        2nd card --- Pixie Dust, Sahara Sand (Versa magic)
Paper: Bazzill
Accessories: Rhinestones, Pearls (Kaiser)

CPS 170

June 9, 2010


Hello everyone ~.
To be honest, I don't like the card I made last night. But I'm showing it to you anyway.


This card was based on the current sketch over the Card Positioning Systems (CPS170). I alterd the shape of a card into a rectangle from a square, and used a lattice border punch instead of  the big scallops on the sketch. I wanted to keep my card simple but this was too simple. I think I should have used textured cardstock as a cardbase or have added some ribbon. In addition to that, I was not satisfied with my coloring. Sigh... Anyway, tomorrow is another day! I'll make another card again!!

Thank you for stopping by!

Stamp: Digital image, Hero Arts
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Antique Linen(Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, Prima
Accessories: Chino pearls (Kaiser)
Tools: Border Punch (EK)

Laura's Sketch 53

June 4, 2010


Happy Friday, everyone! :)
The rainy season is coming soon here... I don't like it because it is muggy. But I wish I could enjoy a rainy day with my favorite umbrella and rain shoes.

このカードは、2 Sketches 4 Youから、Laura's Sketch 53を使いました。このシンプルなスケッチ、大好きです♪ 傘はエスプレッソで捺して、ペーパーピースしました。かわいいでしょ?(笑)でも、この色の組み合わせを見ると、信号機を思い出さずには居られません。(^^;)

This card was used the Laura's Sketch 53 from 2 Sketches 4 You blog. I love this simple sketch! :) The umbrellas were stamped with Espresso ink (Versa Craft), and they were paper pieced. They are so cute, aren't they? And I can't help remembering a traffic light when I look at this color combo...LOL!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a nice weekend!

Stamp: Hand-carved, Hero Arts
Ink: Espresso, Cocoa (Versa Craft)
Paper: Bazzill, October Afternoon
Tools: Border Punch (Fiskers), Sewing Machine

OLW 7 & CWC006

June 3, 2010

最近、もうすっかりCASカードにはまっています。このカードでは、2つのチャレンジを組み合わせました。One-Layer Wednesday #7 (OLW7)CAS-tastic Wednesday #6(CWC006)です。OLW7のテーマは「繰り返し」、そしてCWC006のテーマはセンチメントに焦点をあてること、です。どちらもとってもおもしろいですよね~。

Hello everyone!
Recently, I'm totally obsessed with CAS card! I combined two challenges for CAS card on this card, One-Layer Wednesday #7 (OLW7) and CAS-tastic Wednesday #6(CWC006). The theme of the OLW 7 is "Repetition", and  the theme of the CWC006 is Focus on Sentiments". Both are so FUN, aren't they?
I made a heart-shaped mask with a scrap of paper. After I stamped the sentiment with Brick ink (Versa Craft), masked it, and stamped the same sentiment repeatedly with Ash Rose ink(Versa Craft) to fill the heart shape up. A couple of tiny rhinestones were added to complete the card.
It looks simple and easy to make. But it took me about TWO hours to get this end result! I changed the size of the heart three times, changed the sentiment two times, changed the color combo some times, and changed the placement of  the focal sentiment two times!!! The result is simple but the process was NOT simple...:( I didn't know if this result  was the "Best", but I didn't have energy to try another possibility anymore...LOL!

おっと、忘れるところでした。CWC005で作った私のカードが、Top 5の一つに選ばれました。とっても嬉しいです~♪(^^)
OH, I almost forgot it!! My card for CWC005 was chosen as one of the Top 5. I'm sooo happy with it! :)
Thank you for stopping by!

Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Brick, Ash Rose (Versa Craft)
Paper: Bazzill
Accessories: Rhinestone (MIDORI)
Tools: Corner Rounder