CWC 014

July 30, 2010

Puppy Love とBee Happyセットのブログホップチャレンジの記事へのたくさんのコメント、ありがとうございます。多くの皆さんが私の新しいスタンプセットを気に入ってくださったようでとてもうれしいです。(^^) もしまだ今月のTSGのブログホップチャレンジに参加していらっしゃらないなら、ぜひTSGブログで詳細をご確認くださいね。

Happy Friday everyone!
Thank you for a lot of lovely comments on my Blog Hop Challenge post of Puppy Love / Bee Happy sets. I'm very very happy that many of you like my new stamp sets! :) If you have not joined in this month's TSG Blog Hop Challenges yet, be sure to go to the TSG blog to get the details.

今日のカードは、Cas-tastic Wednesday Challenge 014 - 何か光るものを使ってCASカードを作る- で作りました。このテーマを見たとき、しばらくほったらかしのエンベリッシュメントを使ういい機会になると思いました。

The card I'm sharing with you today is for Cas-tastic Wednesday Challenge 014 - to create a CAS card with some BLING. When I saw this theme, I thought that it would be a good opportunity to use some of my embellishments that had been neglected for a while.

ホットピンクのラインストーン、チェリーピンクのリボン、アルファベットのチップボード…これらは2,3か月前に購入しました。でも、これが届いたとき、なーんでこれを買っちゃったのかわかりませんでした。どれも私の守備範囲“外”でしょ。(-"-) …まぁ、時々あることです。(でも、私だけじゃないですよね、コレ。笑)

The hot pink rhinestones, the cherry pink ribbon and some alphabet chipboards - I purchased them through a online shop a few months ago. But when I received them, I couldn't remember why I had to add them to my shopping cart... They all are OUT of my zone! ...Sometimes it happens to me. (And I know I'm not alone! lol!)
The result is not comfortable for me, but my daughter said that it was pretty. ( She loves pink and black combo.) So I decided to show you it today.


Make sure to stop by the TSG blog today to see new TSG Tips & Tricks sheets feauturing the brand new stamp sets! The Tip Sheets will also be available to download as .pdf files so that you can print them out to keep on hand for easy access during stamping!


Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

Finished size: 3" × 5 1/2"
Paper: Bazzill
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser), Ribbon (American Crafts), Chipboard (Basic Grey)
Tools: Edger Punch (EK)

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : Puppy Love / Bee Happy

July 29, 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 we have sneak peeks of two stamp sets, "Puppy Love" and "Bee Happy" that I illustrated.

There She Goesの新しいスタンプセットのSneak Peek とブログホップチャレンジへようこそ!
今日は、私がイラストを描いた2つのセット、「Puppy Love」と「Bee Happy」をご紹介します。
Puppy Love is a 4×8 stamp set that includes a total of 39 stamps and will sell for $18.

Puppy Loveは、4×8インチ、全部で39個のスタンプが含まれていて、18ドルで販売されます。

This set includes the sun, a couple of clouds, tiny butterflies as well as cute puppies, so that you can make various scenes with them! In addition to that, Jessica has added a lot of fabulous sentiments and words that perfectly matched with the images I drew.


Bee Happy is a 3×4stamp set that includes a total of 27 stamps and will sell for $7.

Bee Happyは、3×4インチ、全部で27のスタンプが含まれていて、7ドルで販売されます。

I had some of my bees wear sunglasses and a bow tie included in this set. Aren't they cute? ;) In this case, I recommend using an opaque ink like a Versa Magic.

いくつかの蜂には、このセットの中に含まれているサングラスと蝶ネクタイをつけてもらいました。かわいいでしょ?(^^) この場合、Versa Magicのような不透明インクを使うことをお勧めします。


Would you like a chance to win these stamp sets? What you need to do is go to each of the Trendsetter's blog and leave a comment on their Puppy Love / Bee Happy Blog Hop Challenge post. Then return to the TSG blog, and add your name to the Mr. Linky.

Here is the end of today's hop. Please head back to the TSG blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky!

Thank you for playing along with us today. Make sure to stop by the TSG blog tomorrow to see new TSG Tips & Tricks sheets featuring the brand new stamp sets! ;)

これらのセットをgetするチャンスがあります!Trendsetterの皆さんのブログを訪問して、Puppy LoveとBee Happyのブログホップチャレンジの記事にコメントを残してください。それからTSGブログに戻って、Mr. Linkyにお名前を入れればOKです。


There She Goes sneak peeks

July 27, 2010

今日はカードはないのですが、お知らせです。There She Goesの新しいスタンプセットのsneak peek とBlog Hop Challengeがスタートしました!詳しいことは、TSG blogでご覧下さい。そして、ぜひBlog Hop Challengeに参加してください!

私がイラストを描いた新しいスタンプセット(今月は、2種類発売される予定です)のsneak peekは、木曜日の13:00(日本時間)にスタートします。お見逃しなく~♪

Hi everyone!
I have no card to share with you today. But I just want to let you know that the There She Goes new release sneak peeks and blog hop challenges have started! Why don't you head over TSG blog for more info and join in the blog hop challenge! :) :)

The sneak peek of my new stamp sets (Yes, I said 'sets'! Two stamp sets that I illustrated are going to be released this month!) starts on Thursday 12:00 EST. Don't miss it!

Thank you and have a nice day!

FTL 100!!

July 26, 2010

こんにちは! 日本の皆さん、今日は「土用の丑」の日ですねー。おいしい鰻、食べましたか~??猛暑日続きの今日この頃…いっぱい食べて無事に夏を乗り切りたいですねぇ。(^^)
Happy Monday! Today is the day that is called "doyo-no ushi-no-hi" in Japan. Many Japanese people eat Kabayaki eel on this day to ride out the HOT summer. :)

今日のカードは、FTL100のスケッチを使って作りました。いつもNatashaさんのスケッチは素晴らしいと思っていますが、今回も例外ではありません。 とってもシンプルで、作りやすくて、そしていろいろ応用できるスケッチだと思います。近いうちにきっとまた使うと思います。(^^)

This card is for FTL 100. I always adore Natasha's sketch and this one is not exception. It's so simple, easy to work with and very versatile. I'm sure that I'll use this sketch again soon. :)

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a nice day ~~! :):)

Stamp: Hand-carved, PTI
Ink: Celadon (Versa Craft), Perfect Purumeria (Versa Magic)
Paper: Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Satin Ribbon (stash)
Tools: Edger Punch (EK)

CWC 013 & CTD 102

July 22, 2010

今日も暑い…だから、「涼しい」色を使いたいな~と考え、Color Throwdown Challenge 102のカラーがぴったりだとおもいました。そして、今週のCas-tastic Wednesday Challenge(CWC 103)は、「夏」がテーマ。今日は、この2つのチャレンジを組み合わせることにしました。

Hello everyone!
Today is really hot day again... So I thought I had to play with "cool" colors and the color palette at the Color Throwdown Challenge 102 was perfect!! Plus, this weeks Cas-tastic Wednesday Challenge (CWC013) is Summer Inspiration. I decided to combine these two challenges on my card.

まず、貝殻のイメージをバーサマークで捺してから、クリアのエンボスパウダーでエンボスしました。それからSummer Sky (Memento)とOasis Green (Versa Magic)をスポンジで全体にのせて、スクリプトのスタンプをDenim (Versa Craft)で捺しました。その後、貝殻のイメージの上に残った余分なインクを拭き取りました。これをカードベースに貼り付け、仕上げにセンチメントとボタンを加えて出来上がりです。

At first, I stamped shell images with Versa Mark ink and heat-embossed them with clear EP. Then I sponged Summer Sky ink (Memento) and Oasis Green ink (Versa Magic). After I stamped a script stamp with Denim ink (Versa Craft), I wiped out excess ink that was left over the shell images. I matted the focal panel and attached it on the white cardbase. To finish my card off, a sentiment flag and a button with linen twine were added.


Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy hot summer ~~~! :)

Stamp: Hero Arts, Magenta
Ink: Summer Sky (Memento), Oasis Green (Versa Magic), Denim (Versa Craft), Versa Mark
Paper: Bazzill
Accessories: Button (Basic Grey), Linen twine
Tools: Clear EP, Heat gun

Another Cupcake Stamp

July 21, 2010

皆さん、こんにちは~! 暑いですね…もう創作意欲なんて溶けてどっかいっちゃいそうです(^^;) (私の部屋にはエアコンなどありませんしね~)

Hello everyone~! It has been really HOT for these past three days in Japan... So, my creative mojo is melting away. lol!(Actually, there is no air-conditioner in my craft room!)
But I managed to carve a new cupcake stamp which is smaller than the previous one.


And here is a card I made using it.

Clean &Simpleの過去のスケッチ、FTL23を使いました。

I used an old sketch from Clean & Simple stamping blog, FTL 23.
This stamp has already become one of my favorites. I'm sure that I'll use it again and again from now on.:)

Thank you for stopping by! Have a nice day~!

Finished Size: 3 1/2" × 5 1/2"
Stamp: Hand-carved, Hero Arts
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Cloud White (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Pearl (Kaiser)
Tools: Circle Cutter(NT), Border Punch (Fiskers)

Birthday Cup Cake

July 18, 2010


Happy Sunday everyone!  Are you enjoying your weekend ?? :)
I needed some birthday cards, and I carved a cupcake stamp above. It was so easy to carve that I completed it within 20 minutes. ;)
Here are a couple of cards I made with my new stamp.

カップケーキ、考えていたより大きかったです。 大きなサイズのスタンプって、使えるレイアウトが限られてしまうと思うんですよね…。このカードはまぁ、これでいいんですが、もっといろいろなレイアウトが楽しめるように、もうひとつ小さなサイズのカップケーキも彫ろうと思っています。

My cupcake was bigger than I had expected. I think that a big size stamp limits the choice of layout. Right? I like how these cards turned out, but I will carve another cupcake stamp which is smaller than this so that I will be able to enjoy various layouts with it.

見に来てくださってありがとうございました。素敵な日曜日をお過ごしくださいね!(日本の皆さんは、明日も「海の日」でお休みですね~♪ ^^)

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Finished Size: 4" × 4"
Stamp: Hand-carved, Hero Arts
Ink: Cocoa (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Marker
Paper: Bazzill, October Afternoon, MME
Accessories: Lace, Button (stash), Linen Twine


July 14, 2010

今日のカードは、Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge 82で作りました。スケッチを回転させ、さっぱりと仕上げました。仕上がりは気に入っているのですが、一つだけ残念なのは、リボンです。もっときれいにラッフルさせたリボンをつけたくて挑戦したんですが…残念ながら無理でした。(-"-)

Hello everyone!
The card I'm sharing today is for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge 82. I rotated the sketch and went with crisp style. I like the how it turned out, but the only thing I'm not satisfied is about the ribbon. I just wanted to add some beautifully ruffled ribbon and I tried to make it. But... unfortunately it was beyond my ability... :(


Thank you for stopping by today. Have a nice day!!

Finished size: 5 1/2"×3 1/2"
Stamp: Hand-carved, Just Rite
Ink: Real Black, Cafe au lait, Ceradon (Versa Craft), Versa Mark
Paper: American Crafts, Color Mates
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser), Ribbon (MOKUBA)
Tools: Circle Cutter

Crazy 4 Challenges #45

July 12, 2010


Hello everyone! Have you started your new week safely? As for me, a power failure happened suddenly in my house and the neighborhood this morning. I didn't know what caused that trouble, but it continued about 4 hours and the ice cream in our freezer had melted... :( :( 


このカードは、Cazy 4 Challenges #45のカラーチャレンジ---赤、黒、白で作りました。15分以内でできちゃう簡単カードでした!カードストックとパターンペーパーを切って組み合わせて、フェルトのフラワーを作ってパールとレースで飾りつけて、仕上げにセンチメントをスタンプしておしまい!(^^)v

I made this card for Crazy 4 Challenges #45 which is the color challenge -- Red, Black and White. It's super quick card. Actually, I completed this card within 15 minutes! I cut some cardstocks and patterned paper, and put them together. Then I made a felt flower with scalloped circle nestabilities and embellished it with some pearls and some cotton lace. The sentiment was stamped with Cloud White ink (Versa Magic) to finish the card off.

見に来てくださってありがとうございました。 皆さんがハッピーに、そして無事に今週を過ごされますように・・・。

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope your week will be happy and safe!

Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Cloud White
Paper: Bazzill, DCWV
Accessories: Pearl (Kaiser), Felt, Lace, Ribbon (stash)
Tools: Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Corner Rounder Punch (EK)

CWC 011

July 10, 2010

今週のCas-tastic Challenge (CWC 011) は、クラフトを使ってCASカードを作ることです。クラフト紙は大好きですし、このチャレンジのために2枚カードを作りました。

Happy Saturday everyone! :)
This weeks theme at the Cas-tastic Wednesday Challenge (CWC 011) is to make a CAS card using kraft! What a wonderful challenge! I LOVE kraft paper, and I made two cards for this challenge.

このカードでは、クラフトと淡い紫を組み合わせました。蝶のイメージは、Sweer Plum(Memento)で捺しました。リボンと大きなボタンをつけた蝶結びをつけた後、センチメントを直接カードベースに捺しました。・・・そう、「直接」です。でも、歪んじゃったんです!(T_T) しばらくカードを眺めた後、歪んだセンチメントを隠すためにパネルを加えることにしました。(笑) これって素晴らしいアイディアだし、結果的にそう悪くはなかったと思います。

I combined kraft with light purple on this card. Butterflies were stamped with Sweet Plum ink (Memento). After I added some ribbon and a bow with a big button, I stamped the sentiment onto the card base directly. ... Yes, I said "directly". But it was skewed! :( :( I gazed at my card for a few minutes, then decided to add an 'extra' panel to cover the skewed sentiment. LOL! I think it was great idea and the result was not so bad.


On to the next card! :)


It's really simple. I've completely succeeded in stamping this time! lol! I love the elegant looks of this color combo (kraft and black).


Thank you for stopping by today. Have a nice weekend! :)

Stamp: Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, Hand-carved
Ink: Sweet Plum (Memento), Azuki, Real Black (Versa Craft)
Paper: Bazzill
Accessories: Ribbon, Button, Twine (Local Craft Shop), Pearls (Kaiser)
Tools: Label 11 Nestabilities (Spellbinders),  Corner Rounder Punch (EK)

Watch the Birdie!

July 9, 2010

この小鳥は、おととい彫った新しいスタンプです。どこかでみたぞ??と思う方もいらっしゃるかもしれません。そう、これは、There She Goes私のロゴの中の小鳥です。(^^)

Hello everyone!
This birdie is my newest hand-carved stamp which was carved a day before yesterday. Some of you may think that you have seen this birdie somewhere. Yes, it's the birdie that is in my logo image for There She Goes. :) ↓

これは、私がデザインしたものを基に、Jessicaさんがテクスチャを加えて完成させてくれました。(Jessicaさん、ありがとう~!) これ、とっても気に入っています!だから、この小鳥を自作のスタンプにしておかなくては!と思いました。

I designed this logo basically, and Jessica completed it adding some texture on it. (Thank you so much Jessica! )  I really adore it!! So I had to make this birdie into my own hand-carved stamp!

スケッチは、Card Patterns 71を使いました。小鳥はコピックで色を塗りました。フレームは、Label 1のNestabilitiesを使って作り、立体フォームで貼りつけてあります。このカードは、今週のCharisma Cardz Challenge(テーマは"Watch the Birdie")にエントリーします。

I used the sketch from Card Patterns 71. The birdie was colored with Copic Markers. The frame was made by using Label 1 Nestabilities and adhered with dimensional foam. I'm entering this card to this weeks Charisma Cardz Challenge --- their theme is "Watch the Birdie".

Thank you for stopping by!

Stamp: Hand-carved, Hero Arts
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, October Afternoon
Accessories: Cotton tape (stash)
Tools: Label 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Cute buttons

July 8, 2010

先日、近くの手芸店でこのかわいいボタンを見つけました。甘~いキャンディーみたいで、買わずにはいられませんでした。(^^) そして、昨夜はこれを使ってカードを作りました。

Hello everyone!
I found these very cute buttons at a local craft shop a few days ago.  As soon as I saw them, I fell in love with them since they look like sweet candies! :) I couldn't resist purchasing them and made a card with it last night.


The layout and sentiment were kept simple so that cute buttons stood out. The polka dot background stamp ( from Hero Arts) was stamped with the colors that matched to buttons.
I think it turned out so pretty and I'm very satisfied with the result! :)

Thank you for stopping by today!

Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Mango Madness, Turquoise Gem, Pink Grapefruit, Cloud White (Versa magic)
Paper: Bazzill
Accessories: Button, Linen Twine(Local craft shop)

Mini cards

July 5, 2010


Hello everyone!
The mini cards I'm shareing with you today are quick and easy to make. But it was difficult to take a good photo... LOL!

難しかった理由がお分かりいただけましたか?カードベースは、2 3/4インチの正方形にカットしました。それから、前側のパネルを後ろよりも短くカットしたのです。だから、このカードたちは自立してくれない!この形のカードを作ったこと、ちょっと後悔。でも、カードを閉じたときに後ろ側のパネルのDPが見えるのはかわいいと思うんですよね。

Did you get a reason for my difficulty? The card base was measured to 2 3/4" square. Then I cut the front panel shorter than the back panel. So they are not able to stand by themselves. :( I regret that I've made this type of card. But it is so pretty that the DP on the back panel is shown when the card is closed, isn't it.

見に来てくださってありがとうございました! (^^)
Thank you for stopping by! Have a nice day! :)

Stamp: Polka Dot Pals (There She Goes)
Ink: Espresso, Navel (Versa Craft), Old rose (Artnic), Jumbo Java (Versa magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, MME, October Afternoon
Tools: Border Punch (Fiskers)


July 4, 2010


Happy Sunday and happy 4th of July to my American friends!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! :)

このカードは、今週のOur Creative Cornerのスケッチチャレンジで作りました。今週のスケッチは、クリーンでシンプルなので、大好きです。でも、私のカードはちょっととっちらかった感じになってしまいましたね。多分、背景に使ったペーパーがよくなかったんですね・・・(-_-;)

This card is for this weeks Our Creative Corner which is a sketch challenge. I really like this weeks sketch because it is clean and simple. But I think that my card have turned out messy a little. Maybe the patterned paper I used for the background is not good... :(


Thank you for stopping by today!

Stamp: Hand-carved, Hero Arts
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Marker
Paper: October Afternoon

CWC 010

July 2, 2010


Hello everyone!
As most of you know, I have persisted in using my own hand-carved stamps to make a card. But I'm very tired, and I'm getting to know the pleasure of using clear stamps. So I leave off persisting hand-carved stamps. I'll use clear stamps more and more in future.

このカードは、今週のCas-tastic Wednesday Challenge(CWC 010)のスケッチをもとにしました。蝶は、Hero Artsのものです。手彫りのスタンプでは、こんな風に繊細なラインや影を表現することは無理だと思います。蝶はReal Black(Versa Craft)で捺してヒートエンボスしました。そして、コピックで塗っています。メインのパネルはTattered Rose(Distress Ink)をスポンジでのせて、カードベースの縁はAntique Linen(Distress Ink)でディストレスしました。

This card was based on the sketch from this weeks Cas-tastic Wednesday Challenge (CWC 010). The beautiful butterfly is from Hero Arts. I think it is impossible to delineate such a delicate line or shades like this by hand-carved stamps. I stamped it with Real Black (Versa Craft) and heat embossed with clear EP. Then I colored it with Copic Markers. The focal panel was sponged with Tattered Rose (Distress Ink), and the all edges of the card base were distressed with Antique Linen (Distress Ink).

日本の皆様へ ・・・・・・スタンプセットの販売について、コチラのページでご案内しています。興味のある方はご覧くださいませ。

Thank you for stopping by today!

Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Real Black(Versa Craft), Tatterd Rose,Antique Linen(Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, Basic Grey
Accessories: Ribbon(stash)
Tools: Label  11 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Edger Punch (EK)

Polka Dot Elephant

July 1, 2010

ご無沙汰してしまってすみません…TSGのBlog Hop Challengeの後、ひどい風邪をひいてしまいました。高熱が3日間続き、何も食べられませんでした。この私が4日間もコーヒーを飲まなかったなんて信じられないですよ!(私はコーヒー中毒でございます。笑) 今はよくなりました。そして、やっと昨日、私のスタンプセット "Polka Dot Pals"セットを使うことができました。

Hello everyone!
I apologize  to you for a long silence... After the TSG Blog Hop Challenge, I caught a bad cold. I had high temperature for about three days and I couldn't eat anything at all. I can't believe that I didn't drink any cups of coffee for four days!!! (I'm a coffee addict! lol!) Now, I got feel better. And  at last, I could play with my stamp set, Polka Dot Pals set, yesterday. :) :)


I stamped the little elephant with Real Black (Versa Craft) and colored it with Copic Markers. The ear part was stamped with Brick (Versa Craft) to match the color of card base. It is very fun to consider a color combination of animal's body and polka dot part on this set!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a nice day. :)

Stamp: TSG (Polka Dot Pals)
Ink: Real Black, Brick
Color:  Copic Markers
Paper: American Crafts, MME
Accessories: Button (BG)
Tools: Sewing Machine, Edger Punch (EK), Label 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)