TSG Blog Hop Challenge Day 3 : Love Birds / Sentimental

December 30, 2010

Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 3 of TSG new release sneak peeks! Did you come here from Sandra's blog? I hope so. If not, please head on over to the TSG blog to start today's hop.

We are showing two stamp sets today. The first one is called " Love Birds".

今日は、2つのセットをご紹介しています。最初のセットは、"Love Birds"です。

This set showcases a number of prim-and-proper birdies just dying to enhance your lovely creations. With accents like a scroll-like bird cage, beautiful branch, and whimsical sentiments, this stamp set will make your heart got pitter-pat!

Here is my sample card.

*Edit* As some of you may have noticed, there is a grammatical error on the sentiment I've used on this card. It was caught and the replacement stamps are already on their way! The new sets will have the corrected sentiment.

*追記* お気づきの方もいらっしゃると思いますが、私が使ったセンチメントには誤りがあります。("You're friendsip~"とありますが、正しくは"Your friendship~"です。)すでに修正版が発注されていますので、皆さんのお手元に届くセットには誤りはありません。

Do you like a simple card?  I have a single layer card, too. :)

シンプルなカードがお好きな方には、コチラ。 ワンレイヤーのカードです。

The next set is called "Sentimental".
“Sentimental” is a must-have set for any card maker! A combination of type print and the scriptive handwriting of our very own Julie Lacey are showcased beautifully. These sentiments are not only versatile, but can be also used for everyday creations.
I haven't got this set on my hand yet, but I know that I MUST have it!!


You have a chance to win the Sentimental and Love Birds stamp sets!  Go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Sentimental/Love Birds Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished, 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 “Sentimental”/”Love Birds” stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (Jan. 1st) 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! それぞれのTrendsetterの皆さんのブログを訪問して、今日の記事にコメントを残してください。全て回り終えたらTSG blogに戻り、Mr.Linkyにお名前を入れてください。当選者はランダムに選ばれ、Release Party Chat内で発表されます。(その後、TSG blog上でも発表されます。)

Here is the end of this month's Blog Hop Challenge. Hop back to the TSG blog to add your name to the Mr. Linky.

Thank you for atopping by today.
I'm taking a New Year's break for a few days. I wish all of you a Happy New Year!

ここで今月のブログホップは終了です。TSG blogに戻ってMr.Linkyにお名前を入力してくださいね。

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発注いたしますので、メールでご連絡ください。お正月で慌ただしい時期ではありますが、今回は1月5日頃までにご連絡いただけると助かります。私がデザインしたセットでなくてもかまいませんので、どうぞお気軽にお問い合わせください。

++ 1st card ++
Stamp: Love Birds (TSG)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Rhinestone (MME), Ribbon (stash)
Tools: Label 11 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

++ 2nd card ++
Stamp: Love Birds (TSG)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI

TSG Blog Hop Challenge Day 2 : "Buckets Of Love"

December 29, 2010

Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 2 of TSG new release Blog Hop Challenges! If you came here from Sandra's blog, you are in the right palce. But if not, please head on over to the TSG blog to start the hop.


Today we are showing  " Bucket Of Love" set. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you will definitely want to invest in a stamp set that is not only whimsical, but also versatile.  This set features a bucket and a barrel that can be filled with all sorts of goodies (and the sentiments are to die for as well)! You’ll enjoy hours of creating and coloring with this fabulous set!
For my card, I filled my bucket with lovely hearts. It's perfect for a Valentine's Day card! ;)

今日は、"Buckets Of Love"というセットをご紹介しています。バレンタインデーが近づくと、ちょっと面白くていろいろ使えるスタンプセットが欲しくなりますよね。このセットでは、バケツとそれにいっぱい詰め込めるものをいくつかご用意しました。(^^)(そして、センチメントも秀逸ですよ!)

You have a chance to win the “Buckets of Love” stamp set!  Go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their “Buckets of Love” Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of today's Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator. And the winner will be announced Saturday (Jan. 1st) during the Release Party Chat.

このセットをゲットするチャンスです! それぞれのTrendsetterの皆さんのブログを訪問して、"Buckets Of Love"セットのBlog Hop Challengeの記事にコメントを残してください。全て回り終えたらTSG blog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、1月1日のRelease Party Chatの中で発表されます。(その後、TSG blogでも発表されます。)

Here is the end of today's blog hop. Please head back to the TSG blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky!
Tomorrow we will be showing two more stamp sets that shoul be released on Saturday. Make sure you won't miss it!
See you again tomorrow. :)

私のブログで今日のホップは終了です。TSG Blogに戻ってMr. Linkyにお名前を入れてくださいね!

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発注いたしますので、メールでご連絡ください。お正月で慌ただしい時期ではありますが、今回は1月5日頃までにご連絡いただけると助かります。私がデザインしたセットでなくてもかまいませんので、どうぞお気軽にお問い合わせください。

Stamp: Buckets Of Love (TSG)
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Espresso (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: October Afternoon, MME
Accessories: Linen twine (stash)
Tools: Edger Punch (Martha Stewart)

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : Wonderful Winter Wishes

December 28, 2010

Welcome to There She Goes new release sneak peek and Blog Hop Challenge! I hope you came here from Sandra's beautiful blog. If not, please head back to the TSG blog to start your hop. ;)

There She Goesの新作プレビューとBlog Hop Challengeへようこそ!Sandraさんのブログからこちらへいらっしゃったでしょうか。もしそうでなければ、TSG Blogから今日のホップを始めてくださいね。

The stamp set we are showing you today is called " Wonderfu Winter Wishes". For this set, I illustrated some images of children enjoying their snowy environment. It never fails, just when you think that you have sent out Christmas cards to everyone on your list, you will receive one in the mail that makes you say 'I forgot to send them one!'. This stamp set is perfect for making cards to send after the holidays to let those people know that you care (even if you did forget to send one earlier hee hee)!

今日ご紹介するスタンプセットは、"Wonderful Winter Wishes"です。このセットのために、雪のシーズンを楽しむ子供たちのイラストを描きました。今年のクリスマスカードは送るべき人みんなに贈ったと思っていたら、「この人には送っていなかった!」という人からカードが届いた…なんてこと、ありますよね。日本の皆さんなら、年が明けて年賀状を受け取ってみたら、「しまった!この人、送らなかったんだけどー。」ということがきっとあるはず。(笑)このセットは、そんな人たちに、「あなたのことを思っているのよ」という気持ちを伝えるカードを作るのにピッタリですよ。(本当は、忘れちゃってたとしてもね・笑)

This image is my most favorite in this set, because it reminds me of my sister and myself of childhood. Unfortunately, we have no snow in Shizuoka where I live now. But, when I was growing up in Toyama, we had a lot of snow in winter and enjoyed playing with it. My sister is 7 years younger than me, and was always eager to follow me like a puppy:)


You have a chance to win the “Warm Winter Wishes” stamp set! Go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their “Wonderful Winter Wishes” Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of today's Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own “Wonderful Winter Wishes” stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (Jan. 1st) during the Release Party Chat.

このセットをゲットするチャンスです!それぞれのTrendsetterの皆さんのブログを訪問し、このセットのBlog Hop Challengeの記事にコメントを残してください。全て回り終えたらTSG Blogに戻り、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、1月1日のRelease Party Chat内で発表されます。(その後、TSGブログでも発表されます。)

Here is the end of today's hop. Please hop back to the TSG blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky!
Thank you for stopping by today. See you tomorrow!!


Stamp: Wonderful Winter Wishes (TSG)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, Bo Bunny
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Border Punch (Fiskers), Sewing Machine

Happy Birthday

December 27, 2010

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
Today I'm so excited to be a part of the Birthday Blog Hop for Jodi! If you came here from my super talented friend, Iwona's blog, you are in the right place. But if not, head over to Karen's blog to find the details and the entire list of today's hop!

今日は、Jodiさんの誕生日。そのBirthday Blog Hopに参加させていただいています!IwonaさんのブログからこちらへいらっしゃったのならOKです。もしそうでないなら、Karenさんのブログに今日のホップについての詳細と参加している皆さんのリストがありますので、そちらを訪問してみてくださいね。

May your day be filled with happiness!

I'm so lucky to work with Jodi on the TSG team. Her creations are always cute, lovely and cheerful! I really love the color combo she chooses. As you know, she is a highly energetic mom! I'm amazed that she shares her beautiful works on her blog everyday while taking care of her baby...


For today's birthday card, I used Flowers Of Happiness set (TSG) and Birthday Bash Sentiments set (PTI). I stamped the flower image twice, colored them with Copic Markers, cut them out and layered. Then I combined it with some patterned paper and cardstock. The sentiment banner was sewed on the polka dot panel with red thread.

今日のカードでは、Flowers Of Happiness (TSG)Birthday Bash Sentiments(PTI)のセットを使いました。花は2回スタンプしてコピックで色を塗り、切り抜いて重ねました。それらをパターンペーパーとカードストックと組み合わせました。センチメントは、赤糸を使ってミシンで縫いつけました。

The next stop on the hop is Angela's beautiful blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop!! :)

Thank you for stopping by today. I'll be back tomorrow with my sample card for the TSG sneak peek. So I hope you come back here again!:)


Stamp: Flowers Of Happiness (There She Goes), Birthday Bash Sentiments (PTI)
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Espresso (Versa Cradt)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, PTI, American Crafts
Accessories: Pearl (Kaiser)
Tools: Sewing Machine, Corner Rounder Punch (Carla Craft), Rickrack Border Die (PTI)

CPS 198

December 22, 2010

Hi everyone! Are you getting ready for Christmas?? I'm working with  a bunch of Nengajo (It is Japanese traditional New Year's postcard) now. I want to finish them by this weekend, and besides, I want to enjoy Christmas too! Eeeeeek!
I managed to have a little stamping time yesterday, and here is a card I made using CPS 198 sketch.


CPS 198 Sketch
The stamp sets I used were Spring Fever and Act Of Kindness ( both were from There She Goes). Those squirrels are the cutest, aren't they? ;)

使ったスタンプセットは、Spring FeverAct Of Kindness(There She Goes)です。このリス、かわいい~♪

I'll be back on Monday. And There She Goes sneak peeks begin on Tuesday, so, make sure you won't miss it!
Thank you for stopping by. I hope everyone have a Very Merry Christmas!

次回の投稿は、月曜日になると思います。火曜日からは、There She Goesのプレビューが始まりますので、どうぞお見逃しなく!
Stamp: Spring Fever, Act Of Kindness (TSG)
Ink: Ginger Bread, Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Lime (Artnic)
Paper: Bazzill, American Crafts, MME
Tools: Edger Punch (Fiskers), Corner Rounder Punch (Carla Craft)

TSG Winter Sale!

December 21, 2010

Hello everyone!
Iit has been crazy busy days for me and it is hard to have a little time for stamping. But, I popped in to let you know that TSG Winter Sale starts today! This sale will run from December 21st until the 28th. All 5 stamp sets below are 15% off of their regular price.

Dadisms $20.40 (reg. $24)
By The Sea $20.40 (reg. $24)
Art Is the Window $15.30 (reg. $18)
Autumn Mosaic $15.30 (reg. $18)
Bit of Stardust $15.30 (reg. $18)

I'd like to share two quick cards that I made using Bit of Stardust set.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a time for stamping today! ;)

Stamp: Bit of Stardust (TSG)
Ink: "Congratulations" --- Emerald (Versa Craft), Spring Green (Artonic), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
        "So Sweet" --- Sakuranbo (Versa Craft), Pink Petunia, Pixi Dust, Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Paper: American Crafts, PTI
Tools: Corner Rounder Punch (Carla Craft)

CPS 197

December 16, 2010

Hello everyone! I'm sharing a simple thanks card today.

This card was based on this weeks CPS sketch (CPS 197). I really like this Hero Arts Stamp (Tall Flower), but unfortunately, I didn't have any chance to ink it up till today. I truly enjoyed coloring this image and love how it turned out!

スケッチは、CPS197を基にしました。このHero Artsのスタンプ(Tall Flower)は、本当に気に入って買ったのですが、今日まで使う機会がありませんでした。カラーリングは本当に楽しかったです♪そして、仕上がりにも満足してます。(^^)v

CPS 197

Thank you for stopping by!

Stamp: Tall Flower (Hero Arts), Fancy Phrases (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Marker
Paper: American Crafts, PTI
Accessories: Button
Tools: Corner Rounder Punch

Birthday Boy --- New digi!

December 15, 2010

Hello everyone!
I uploaded a new digi image on my another blog, Torico's Digital Gallery. Today I'm sharing a birthday card using it.

もうひとつのブログ(Torico's Digital Gallery)の方に新しいデジタルスタンプをアップしました。今日は、それを使ったバースデーカードです。

This card is for my daughter's friend. He is turning 10 on Saturday, and my daughter is invited to his birthday party. After I finished this card, I remembered that he is a twin! Oh my... I have to make one more card for his twin brother!
By the way... The patterned paper I used reminded me of a pig's tail. It's perfect for the image, isn't it? LOL!
If you like this piggy, you can download him for free. Visit HERE! ;)


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

Stamp: Torico's Digital Gallery, Hero Arts
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Marker
Paper: Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Brads
Tools: Sewing Machine

CAS Christmas Cards

December 13, 2010

Happy Monday everyone! Did you enjoy your busy weekend?? ;)
Today I'm sharing two CAS Christmas cards that I made this weekend. Both cards were used Big Blooms - Poinsettias set (Waltzingmouse Stamps).

今日は、週末に作ったCASスタイルのクリスマスカードを2枚ご紹介します。どちらもBig Blooms-Poinsettias(Waltzingmouse Stamps)を使っています。

I stamped the polka dot background which is from Off Beat Background set (Waltzingmouse Stamps) with Muscat ink (Versa Craft). The poinsettias were stamped with Brick ink (Versa Craft), cut out and layered. After I adhered the poinsettias, I stamped the sentiment (from Hero Arts) with Jumbo Java ink (Versa Magic).
Onto the next card...

Off Beat Backgroundセット(Waltzingmouse Stamps)から水玉の背景をマスカット(Versa Craft)で捺しました。ポインセチアは、Brick(Versa Craft)で捺して切り抜き、一部を重ねています。ポインセチアを貼りつけてから、Hero ArtsのセンチメントをJumbo Java(Versa Magic)で捺しました。

I was imaging a patchwork quilt while I was making this card. The poinsettias were stamped with Sakuranbo and Moss ink (Versa Craft). In Stitches set (There She Goes) was used for faux stitch. I added some tiny blinkies to finish the card off.

このカードを作っている間、パッチワークキルトをイメージしてました。ポインセチアはさくらんぼとモス(Versa Vraft)で捺しています。ステッチ部分には、In Stitches(There She Goes)を使いました。仕上げに、小さなラインストーンをつけました。

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


*The 1st card*
Stamp: Big Blooms-Poinsettias, Off Beat Backgrounds (Waltzingmouse Stamps), Hero Arts
Ink: Brick, Hatimitsu (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Paper: PTI
Tools: Corner Rounder Punch (EK)

*The 2nd card*
Stamp: Big Blooms-Poinsettias (Waltzingmouse Stamps),  In Stitches (There She Goes), Hero Arts
Ink: Sakuranbo, Moss, Sand (Versa Craft),  Vintage Sepia(Versa Fine)
Paper: Bazzill, PTI
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Corner Rounder Punch (Karla Craft)

Many Thanks

December 10, 2010

Happy Friday everyone!
I finally finished Christmas cards for international friends and sent them out yesterday! Phew.... I still have to make a few Christmas cards for my Japanese friends, but honestly, I got tired to make Christmas cards. LOL! So I needed to take a break and decided to make a CAS card using a Hero Arts stamp.

ようやく海外のお友だちへのクリスマスカードを作り終えて、昨日発送しました。ふぅ…。まだ国内の友人あてのクリスマスカードをいくつか作らないといけないのですが、正直言ってクリスマスカード作りは飽きてきました。(笑)そこで、ちょっと一休みしてHero Artsのスタンプを使ってCASカードを作ることにしました。

I hope you like it! :)


Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your weekend!
Stamp: Wild Bouquet (Hero Arts), Many Thanks (Inkadinkado)
Ink: Sea Breeze, Ocean Depth (Versa Magic), Vintage Sepia (Versa Fine)
Paper:  PTI
Accessories: Satin ribbon
Tools: Label 14 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Another Christmas Card

December 8, 2010

Hi everyone!
Today's quick post is one of the card I made recently. I'm still working on Christmas cards...:(
OK... I have to head back to my craft room to make some more Christmas cards!!!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a time for stamping today! :)

Stamp: Seasons Greetings (TSG), Hero Arts
Ink: Esoresso (Versa Magic), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, Bazzill, Echo Park paper
Accessories: Pearl (Kaiser)
Tools: Sewing Machine

Season's Greetings from gingerbreadman

December 6, 2010

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. :) (It's already Monday morning here.)
I'm sorry for being a lazy blogger in these days... I had been working with some illustrations for TSG last week, and I'm rushing to make a bunch of Christmas cards now! Unfortunately I'm quite a slow worker, so I'm able to  complete only a few cards in a day. ( I always envy Iwona for her quick work! LOL!)
Today I'd like to show you one of the cards I made this weekend.

ここのところブログをさぼり気味ですみません…。先週は、TSGのスタンプのためのイラストにかかりっきりで、今は大急ぎでクリスマスカードを量産しているところです。残念ながら仕事が遅いので、1日にせいぜい2枚くらいしか完成しないんですよねー。 (Iwonaさんのスピードが本当に羨ましいです!!笑)

I'm very satisfied with the CAS look of this card. Also, it was very quick and easy to make! I know that I have to make a few more cards in the same design! Haha!


Thank you for visiting! I hope you have a time to stamping today. :)
Ink: Gingerbread, Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Paper: PTI, ColorMates, Echo Park
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser), Lace (stash)