Card Patterns Sketch 83

September 30, 2010

Hello everyone!
Today I had some time for playing with my new toy, Label 14 Nestabilities (Spellbinders). I've seen so many creations using it in the blog land, and I really love the cuteness of its shape!

こんにちは。今日は、最近新しく手に入れたLabel 14 Nestabilitiesを使ってみました。あちこちのブログでこれを使った作品をたくさん見ましたが、この形のかわいらしさ、たまりません♪

This card was used the Card Patterns Sketch 83. And I got my inspiration for the colors and DP from Iwona's inspiration photo over TSG 74.

スケッチは、Card PatternsのSketch83を使いました。カラーとDPについてのインスピレーションは、TSG 74 用のIwonaさんのインスピレーションフォトからいただきました。

Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your week. :)


Stamp: Angel Mail (There She Goes)
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Paper: Bazzill, PTI, Sassafras Lass
Accessories: Ribbon (MOKUBA), Button (PTI)
Tools: Label 14 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

MTSC 93 & Curtain Call 49

September 29, 2010

Hello everyone! I hope your week is going well so far. :)
The card I'm showing today is for MTSC 93 and Curtain Call Act 49.

今日のカードは、MTSC 93Curtain Call 49で作りました。

I used a vampire from Hauntingly Delightful set (TSG) for the focal image. He was colored with Copic Markers. I crumpled up the DP, then distressed them using a paper distresser and sandpaper. I did random zigzag stitching with sewing machine, and added some linen twine and a black button to complete the card.

Hauntingly Delightful セット (TSG)から、吸血鬼のイメージを使い、コピックで色を塗りました。背景のDPはくしゃくしゃにして、それからペーパーディストレッサーとサンドペーパーを使ってディストレスしました。ジグザクステッチをランダムな感じになるようにして、最後に麻ひもとボタンをつけました。

I used Spooktacular Silhouettes set (TSG) to decorate the inside.
Thank you for stopping by ! I hope you have time for crafting today! :)
カードの内側には、Spooktacular Silhouettes セット (TSG)を使いました。


Stamp: Hauntingly Delightful, Spooktaclar Silhouette (There She Goes)
Ink: Real Black, Stone (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, Cosmo Crickets
Accessories: Linen Twine, Button (stash)
Tools: Sewing Machine, Paper Distresser, Sandpaper

OCC Color Challenge

September 26, 2010

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wondeful weekend. :)
The card I'm showing today is for this week's Our Creative Corner which is a color challenge.

今日のカードは、今週のOur Creative Cornerのカラーチャレンジで作りました。

I know this color combo is unexpected one for Christmas card. But I'm very happy with what I came up with. :):)
Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


+++ 日本の読者の皆さんへ +++
There She Goesのスタンプセットを購入ご希望の方がいらっしゃいましたら、私の方で取りまとめて注文いたしますので、まずはメールにてご連絡くださいませ。この際、私がデザインしたもの以外のセットが含まれていてもOKですので、どうぞお気軽にお問い合わせください。

Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Atrantic (artnic), Espresso, Cocoa, Sand (Versa Craft)
Paper: Bazzill
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser)

Embellish Color Challenge, CSC07 and C4C56

September 25, 2010

Hello and Happy Saturday everyone!
Today I have a CAS card to share. I got my inspiration for it from the current Embellish Color Challenge (Yellow, Black, White and Grey / to use background stamping) and Case Study Challenge #7.

今日ご紹介するCASカードは、Embellish Color Challenge(Yellow, Black, White, Greyを使うことと、背景を作るのにスタンプを使うこと)とCase Study Challenge #7からインスピレーションを得て作りました。
I used one of a stamp from Background Basics - Petal Power (PTI) to make my background. It was stamped twice with Cement ink (artnic).  The sentiment (PTI) and the butterfly (Hero Arts) were stamped with Real Black ink (Versa Craft). I colored the butterfly with Copic Markers, then cut it out and attached it. To finish the card off, I added a couple of tiny pearls.
I'm also entering this card to this week's Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C56) which is to use some bling.

Background Basics-Petal Power(PTI)のセットからのスタンプをCement(アートニック)で2度捺して背景にしました。センチメント(PTI)と蝶のイメージ(Hero Arts)は、Real Black(Versa Craft)で捺しました。蝶をコピックで塗ってから切り抜き、貼りつけてあります。最後に、小さなパールをつけて仕上げました。
このカードは、今週のCrazy 4 Challenges (C4C56)にもエントリーします。

Thank you for stopping by!


Stamp: Background Basics - Petal Power, Signature Greetings (PTI), Hero Arts
Ink: Cement (artnic), Real Black (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI
Accessories: Pearl (Kaiser)

You are bootiful!

September 24, 2010

Hello everyone! Did you enjoy this week's TSG Blog Hop Challenges?? I hope so. But, if you have missed out the first time around, don't worry, you have time until Saturday at 5:00 PM (PST) to complete the blog hop challenges to be eligible for the giveaway! Please hop over to the TSG blog for more info. :)


Today I have two Halloween cards to share with you. Of course, I used Hauntingly Delightful set (that will be available on Saturday night) on these cards.

今日は、ハロウィンカードを2枚ご紹介します。もちろん、Hauntingly Delightfulセットを使いました。

This card was based on Kelly Marie's Bonus Sketch from this weeks 2 Sketches 4 You. I colored the witch image with Copic Makers.
Here is a close up photo.


The next card is more simple than the first one.


I combined four stamps from the Hauntingly Delightful set to make a focal image. --- Caldron, a pair of ghosts, large witch hat, and small witch hat. This set includes a lot of fun images that you can combine to make your own FUNtastic scene! :)


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


Stamp: Hauntingly Delightful (TSG)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, American Crafts, Cosmo Crickets
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser), Ribbon (PTI, stash)
Tools: Sewing Machine, Oval Nnestabilities,  Label 11 Nestabilities,  Medium Scalloped Border die (PTI)

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : You're A Hoot / Hountingly Delightful

September 23, 2010

Welcome to Day 3 of TSG new release 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 are showing two stamp sets, "You're A Hoot" & "Hountingly Delightful". I can't even explain to you how much I LOOOOVE these sets. LOL!
Let's start with You're A Hoot set!

今日は、2つのセット「You're A Hoot」「Hountingly Delightful」をご紹介しています。私がどんなにこのセットを気に入っているか、説明できないほど大好きなセットです!!(笑)
では、You're A Hootからスタートです!

I like cute owls and thought that it would be very happy if I could make an owl themed stamp set. So I asked Jessica, and she was so kind enough to allow me to do it!
You’re A Hoot! is a 4x6 stamp set that includes a total of 26 stamps and will sell for $15. It includes owls in different shapes and sizes as well as fun sentiments and access images.

You're A Hootは26個のスタンプからなるセットで、15ドルで販売されます。いろいろな形とサイズのフクロウ、センチメント、それから小さな花のイメージも含まれています。

I stacked two little owls up on a big owl. Isn't it fun?? ;)  I've included two types of little owl (arms up & down)  in this set, so you can enjoy stacking (or lining) them up as many times as you like. LOL!

大きなフクロウの上に、小さなフクロウを2羽、重ねてみました。(^^) 2種類の小さいサイズのフクロウ(羽を上に向けているのと下におろしているもの)を入れましたので、お好きなだけ積み重ねて(あるいは横に並べて)お楽しみください。(笑)

On to the next set, Hountingly Delightful.

ではでは、次はHountingly Delightfulです。

Hauntingly Delightful is a 6x8 stamp set that includes a total of 36 stamps and will sell for $24. Honestly I had a lot of fun with illustrating for this set. Each and all of the images included in it is my favorite, and I'm sure that it is going to quickly become a favorite of yours to use for years to come!!


I just wanted to make a masculine card. This mummy and sentiment are perfect for it! :)


Would you like a chance to win both of these stamp sets? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their You’re A Hoot / Hauntingly Delightful 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 the Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own You’re A Hoot / Hauntingly Delightful stamp sets. The winner will be announced Saturday (Sept. 25th) during the Release Party Chat.

この2つのセットをゲットするチャンスです! 今日のブログホップに参加しているTrendsetterの皆さんのブログを訪問して、それぞれにコメントを残してください。全て訪問し終えたら、TSGブログに戻ってMr.Linkyにお名前を入力してください。当選者はランダムに選ばれ、Release Party Chatの中で発表されます。(TSGブログにも発表されます。) 

Thank you for playing along with us this month's hop. Here is the end of your hop. Please head back to the TSG blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky!


I'll show you another Halloween card I made with Hountingly Delightful set tomorrow. I hope you will visit to here again!

明日は、Hountingly Delightfulを使って作った別のハロウィンカードをアップする予定です。また見に来てくださいね!

+++ 日本の読者の皆さんへ +++

Time for a sale!!

September 22, 2010

Hello everyone!
I have no card to share with you today, but just popped in to let you know about a Changing Of The Seasons sale at the There She Goes Clear Stamps.

 To celebrate the beginning of Fall, There She Goes is having a Changing Of The Seasons sale! From today (September 22) through Wednesday (September 29th) five select stamp sets are 15% off their regular price! This season’s sale sets are-

Home Sweet Home $20.40 (reg. $24)
Spooktacular Silhouettes $20.40 (reg. $24)
HSH Halloween Additions $15.30 (reg. $18)
HSH Holiday Additions $20.40 (reg. $24)
Holiday Tags $20.40 (reg. $24)

Please visit the TSG store for the details of each stamp set. :)

And today is the second day of sneak peeks for TSG October release. Make sure to join in today's Blog Hop Challenge so that you can get a chance to win the Autumn Mosaic set which was designed by Chris! (I bet you that it's absolutely beautiful!!) Click HERE to start your hop. Have fun!! :)

Thank you for stopping by.  See you tomorrow!

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : Cattitude

September 21, 2010

Hello everyone! I apologize to you for my long absence, it had been a little busy days for me :(  But I finally came back here today with the There She Goes new release sneak peek!! Yay!!
If you came here from super talented Trendsetter, Sandra's blog then you are in the right place. But if not, please start the hop back at the TSG blog.

みなさん、こんにちは!ちょっといそがしくて、しばらく姿をくらましておりましてすみません(^^;)。でも今日は、There She Goesから新しくリリースされるスタンプセットのプレビューでもどってまいりました~♪

The stamp set we are showing today is called "Cattitude".
Cattitude is a 4x6 stamp set that includes a total of 24 stamps and will sell for $15. I illustrated various types of cat from cute to sassy for this set, and  Jessica added the perfect sentiments to accompany them! :)


Here is my sample card!

How do you like this fat cat? He looks so sassy, but he makes me smile though I don't know why. I hope you also like him!! :)


Would you like a chance to win the Cattitude stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Cattitude 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 the Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Cattitude stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (September 25th) during the Release Party Chat.

このセットをゲットするチャンスです! 今日のブログホップに参加しているTrendsetterの皆さんのブログを訪問して、それぞれにコメントを残してください。全て訪問し終えたら、TSGブログに戻ってMr.Linkyにお名前を入力してください。当選者はランダムに選ばれ、Release Party Chatの中で発表されます。(TSGブログにも発表されます。)

Sadly, here is the end of today's hop. Please head back to the TSG blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky!
Chris (an awesome illustrator for TSG) and Trendsetters will have the peeks of another BEAUTIFUL stamp set tomorrow. And I'll see you again on Thursday with sneak peeks of two more sets I illustrated. Make sure that you won't miss it!



September 13, 2010

今日のカードは、Off The Wall Craftiness Challenge #24 (OTWC 24)のために作りました。インスピレーションフォト&カラーパレットがこちら↓です。

Hello everyone!
The card I'm shareing with you today is for Off The Wall Craftiness Challenge #24 (OTWC 24). Here are the inspiration photo and color palette.

お花のスタンプはTSGのPolka Dot Bloomsセットから、センチメントは「こどものかお」のものです。
茎の部分はJumbo Java (Versa Magic)で捺し、別の紙にお花をPink Grapefruits(Versa Magic)で捺してから切り抜いてフォームテープで貼りつけました。仕上げに、パールを加えました。

The flowers are from Polka Dot Blooms set by TSG, and the sentiment is from Kodomo-no-kao. (I had neglected this stamp for a loooooong time. LOL!)  I stamped the stems with Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), then stamped the flowers onto a scrap of white cardstock with Pink Grapefruits (Versa Magic). I cut the flowers out, and attached them with some foam tape. Some white pearls were added to finish the card.


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

Stamp: Polka Dot Blooms (TSG), Kodomo-no-kao
Ink: Jumbo Java, Midnight Black, Pink Grapefruits (Versa Magic)
Paper: Bazzill, PTI
Accessories: Pearl (Kaiser)

FTL 107

September 12, 2010


Hello everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. :) 
I had a lot of time for crafting today, but I was able to finish up only two cards.... Please don't ask me how many paper I wasted... :( Anyway, let me show you one of those cards.

このカードでは、FTL107のスケッチを使いました。回転させ、ちょっと変えちゃってますが。このカード、悪くはないんですが、なんとなく不満。というのも、ネコのイメージ(TSGのSpooktacular Silhoettesセットからのものです)は、もうちょび~っとだけ、下に捺すべきだったと思うんですよね。

I used FTL 107 sketch on this card. I rotated and tweaked it. I think this card is not bad, but I'm not completely satisfied with it. Because I think that the cat image (which is from Spooktacular Silhouettes set by TSG) should have been stamped on a little bit lower position.


Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you'll be back here to see another card I create today tomorrow. Until then...

Stamp: Petal Power (PTI), Spooktacular Silhouettes (TSG) , Hero Arts
Ink: Real Black (Versa Craft)
Paper: American Crafts, Color Mates
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Border Punch (Fiskers)

Graphical Cards

September 10, 2010


Happy Friday everyone!
About a week ago, I happened to meet a book about fabric design at a local library. I got a lot of inspirations about a layout and a color combo from it. Today, I'm sharing two cards that were used the color combo I found in that book.

ご存じのとおり、私は、普段はグラフィカルなデザインや幾何学的なデザインのカードはあまり作りません。でも、これを作るのはホントに面白かったです(^^)。そして、仕上がりにも大満足♪ 皆さんにも気に入っていただけると嬉しいです。

As you know, I usually don't do a graphical / geometrical design. But I really enjoyed it while I was making these cards, and I'm so satisfied with the end results. I hope you also like them! :)


Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful weekend!

Stamp: PTI
Ink: Versa Mark
Paper: Bazzill, American Crafts
Accessories: White EP
Tools: Sewing Machine, Circle Cutter, Small Circle punch (EK)


September 8, 2010

今日のカードは、今週のMercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC 90)で作りました。数日前に作ったもうひとつの新しいデジタルイメージを使っています。(あとでもう一つのブログの方にアップしますね^^)

Hello everyone!
The card I'm sharing today is for this week's Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge(MTSC 90). I used another new digi image I created a few days ago. ( I'll upload it to my another blog so that you can download it later. :))

カードベースの形は、長方形から正方形に変えました。イメージはコピックで色を塗り、メインのパネルの縁は、少しだけVintage Photoインク(Distress Ink)でスポンジングしました。センチメントはHero Artsのものですが、円に沿って捺すために、カーブさせて使いました。この仕上がりには、かなり満足してますよ!(^^)

I changed the shape of the card base into a square from a rectangle. The image was colored with Copic Markers, and the edge around the circle panel was slightly sponged with Vintage Photo ink (Distress Ink). The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I curved it to stamp along by the circle panel. I'm very happy with how it turned out! :)


Thank you for stopping by!

Stamp: Torico's Digital Gallery, Hero Arts
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: Chocolate Pearl (kaiser)
Tools: Circle Cutter, Border Punch (Fiskers)

Laura's Sketch 60 --- New digi image

September 7, 2010

9月だというのに連日の猛暑日…(-"-) 堪えますねぇ。でも今日は、私のカードですこ~し秋の風を感じていただけたらと思います。

Hello everyone!
It has been too HOT in Japan though it's already September... :( But today, I want to send some autumn air to you with my card.

スケッチは、2 Sketches 4 YouからLaura's Sketch60を使いました。イメージは、私が描いた新しいデジタルイメージ(よろしければ、コチラからダウンロードできますのでどうぞ。)、センチメントはTSGのSpring Feverセットからのものを使いました。

I used Laura's Sketch 60 from 2 Sketches 4 You on this card. The image I've used is my new digi. (You can download it for free if you like. Please visit HERE.) And the sentiment is from Spring Fever set (TSG).
Here is a close-up photo.


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

Stamp: Torico's Digital Gallery, Spring Fever (TSG)
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: American Crafts, MME
Accessories: Rhine Stone (Kaiser)
Tools: Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Circle Cutter


September 6, 2010

週末はいかがお過ごしでしたか? 我が家では、リアルスケールのガンダムに会いに、静岡ホビーフェアに行ってまいりました。

Happy Monday everyone!
How was your weekend? My family and I went to Shizuoka Hobby Fair yesterday to meet the Real Grade GUNDAM. (Do you know the Gundam?? It is one of the most popular Japanese animation series. Visit HERE to know about the Gundam. :))


The Real Grade GUNDAM stands about 18 meters ( approximately 19.5 yd.?) tall! My children were so excited to touch it. :)


Now, go on to today's card. :)

このカードは、今週のCrazy 4 Challenges (C4C53)で作りました。テーマは、本に関係した作品を作る、です。もちろん、Believe In Youセットからのイメージとセンチメントを使いました。(^^) ペーパーは、つい2-3日前に届いたばかりのMMEのAlphabet Soupのもの。このペーパー、すっごくかわいいです!それに、学校をテーマにしたカードにはぴったりでしょ!大好きになっちゃいました♪

I made this card for this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C53) which is to make a book related card/project. Of course I used an image and sentiment from Believe In You set (TSG). I combined them with some of Alphabet Soup papers (MME) which just arrived to me a few days ago. These papers are soooooooo cute and perfect match for a school themed card!! I really love it! :)


Thank you for stopping by today!

Stamp: Believe In You (TSG)
Ink: Jumbo Java, Midnight Black (Versa Magic)  Antique Linen (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Ribbon (Unknown)
Tools: Label 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Baby card

September 3, 2010

今日は、ベビーをテーマにしたカードです。私の周りでは今、誰も妊娠しているわけではないんですが、Bit Of Stardustセットを使いたかっただけです。(笑)
Hello everyone!
Today I have a baby themed card to share with you. I just wanted to play with the Bit Of Stardust set, even though no one is pregnant around me now. lol!


I think white is the best color for a baby themed card, because it reminds us of the innocence of babies. So I decided to use white as a main color and go with CAS style. And I thought I had to choose one more color to be added to. Pink, light blue, light yellow..... every color I thought of was very conventional. (sigh...) Then I tried some bright or brilliant colors, but they were not comfortable for me. In the end, I chose fruity pink...  it is a conventional but suitable color for baby goods! :)


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

Stamp: Bit Of Stardust (TSG)
Ink: Pink Grapefruit, Midnight Black (Versa Magic)
Paper: PTI, ColorMates
Accessories: Vintage Button (PTI)
Tools: Sewing Machine

I Believe In You!

September 2, 2010


Hello everyone!
Some of you may have noticed that I have been obsessed with 3-1/2" × 5-1/2" size cards recently. I really like this size because it fits a simple layout.
The card I'm sharing today also measures 3-1/2" × 5-1/2". 

TSGの新しいスタンプセットの一つ、「Believe In You」を使いました。女の子はスタンプしてコピックで色を塗り、切り抜いてポップアップさせて貼りつけました。

I used one of the newest TSG stamp sets, Believe In You. I stamped the girl and colored her with Copic Markers. Then I cut her out and adhered with some pop up dots. 
Here is the inside photo. :)

ところで、コチラの記事はもうご覧になりましたか?There She Goesが今月で2周年を迎えます。今月いっぱいいろいろとお祝いの企画がありますので、ぜひTSGブログを訪問して、詳細をご確認くださいね!(^^)

By the way...have you already checked this post up? There She Goes is turning two years old!! Woo Hoo!! We are going to celebrate by partying ALL MONTH long! Make sure to visit the TSG blog and read this post for the details. :)

Thank you for stopping by today!

Stamp: Believe In You (TSG)
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, October Afternoon