CPS 211 - Precious Moment

March 31, 2011

Is today the last day of March?? I can't believe it!!! How fast time flies...{sigh}
The card I'm sharing with you today is for CPS 211. Love this simple sketch!;)

今日のカードは、CPS 211のスケッチで作りました。このシンプルなスケッチ、いいですね~♪

CPS 211
It was the first time for me to make a dimensional banner as far as I remember. I had so much fun with it, and I'll be making it repeatedly.:)

立体のバナーって初めて作りました。(多分。) おもしろかったので、きっとまた作りますよ。(笑)

Thank you for stopping by!
Stamp: Good Times (TSG)
Ink: Real Black (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Sewing Machine

Happy Anniversary Card

March 29, 2011

I needed a card to celebrate my parents-in-law's golden wedding anniversary! My brothers-in-law and their family are going to hold a party this weekend. My husband, who is a clinical psychologist, is pretty busy because of support activity for Touhoku earthquake victims now. So we are not able to join the party... It's so sorry, but I'll send some gifts along with my card to my parents-in-law.


I wanted to make my card simple and elegant, because I know that my mother-in-law prefers such style. I hope they like my card.


Thank you for stopping by today!

Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Paper: Bazzill. MME
Accessories: Flower (Kaiser), Pearl (Kaiser), Button, Satin Ribbon, Linen Twine
Tools: Medium Scalloped Die (PTI), Tags Trio Die (Spellbinders)

Get Sketchy #80

March 28, 2011

Happy Monday everyone~! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was a bit busy but not so bad.:)
Here is a card that I made for Get Sketchy Challenge #80.

さて、今日のカードは、Get Sketchy Challenge #80で作ったカードです。

Actually, I made this card for my daughter's friend who is moving to Yokohama next week. But, my daughter didn't like it and chose another card that I created previously. :(The reason she didn't like this card was the colors on this card. She said that these colors were not appropriate for a girl. Yeah, I have to agree with her.


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


Ink: Espresso, Sky Blue (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Rhinestone (MME)
Tools: Lacey Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : My Little Friend

March 24, 2011

Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 3 of this month's TSG Blog Hop Challenges!!
Did you come here from Tobi's blog? I hope so. But if not, please start your hop from the TSG blog.

こんにちは!今月のTSG Blog Hop Challengeの3日目です!!
Tobi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。そうでないなら、TSG Blogから今日のブログホップを始めてくださいね。

The stamp set we are showing you today is called "My Little Friend". This set features garden gnomes.
When I received an e-mail from Jessica which requested to do a stamp set featuring garden gnomes, I didn't know the word, "gnome"...LOL! (As you know, I'm hopeless at English!) I had to google about "gnome" and found out that it means "KOBITO" in Japanese. What a wonderful theme! I really enjoyed drawing my garden gnomes!! :)

今日ご紹介しているのは、"My Little Friend"、ガーデンノームをテーマにしたセットです。Jessicaさんからガーデンノームをテーマにしたセットを作りたい、というメールをいただいた時、「gnome」ってなんじゃい??と思いました。そんな単語、知らな~い!しかも「g」は発音しないんかい?!(笑)
「gnome」でググってわかりました…あぁ、小人さんね(^^)。小人、と言っても地の妖精のことで、お庭に飾る置物があるんですねー。(自分の家の庭を荒れ放題にしている私には無縁でして。笑) いやいや、それにしてもかわいいテーマじゃないですか!これを描くのはとっても楽しかったですよ(^^)

Here is my sample card.

I receive a part of sales of my TSG stamp sets as commission every month. This month, I'll donate 50% of them to Japanese Red Cross for those who has been affected by Touhoku earthquake. So, I hope many many people love this set!!


Would you like a chance to win the My Little Friend stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their My Little Friend 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 My Little Friend stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (Mar 26th) 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、今日のBlog Hop Challengeの記事にコメントを残してください。すべて訪問し終わったら、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。(その後、TSGブログ上でも発表されます。)

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

Thank you for stopping by today!

++ 日本の皆様へ ++
ここのところ、ずっと日本語なしの投稿ですみません。m(_ _)m

Just Bloomed!

March 23, 2011

Hi everyone!
I added two new items to my Etsy shop today, and here is a card using one of them.
And I'd like to let you know that I've created a Facebook page for Birdie Brown. Actually, I'm a newbie in Facebook and am learning about how to use it now. LOL! But, if you have a card/project using my digital stamp(s), please feel free to share it on the wall. And also, I would be so happy if you let me know what kinds of digital stamps you want. ;)

Have you already enjoyed Day1 and Day2 of this month's TSG Blog Hop Challenges?? Tomorrow is Day 3 and a stamp set that I designed is going to be previewed. Make sure to come back here tomorrow! :)

Thank you for stopping by today. See you soon~!!
Stamp: Just Bloomed (Birdie Brown), Hero Arts
Ink: Cocoa (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Corner Rounder Punch

Have A Magical Easter!

March 22, 2011

Hi everyone! I hope you've started a new week safely.
Today's quick post is a sample card for one of my new digi stamps. I kept my card as simple as possible and I'm very satisfied with how it turned out.:)

Before I'm off, I want to let you know that TSG sneak peeks for this month's release are starting tomorrow! I'll participate in only Thursday, but, please keep your eyes on the TSG blog so that you won't miss a chance to win a new stamp set!!

Thank you for stopping by.
Stamp: Easter Bunny 02 (Birdie Brown)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Ribbon (stash)
Tools: Medium Scalloped Die (PTI)

Hoppy Easter

March 20, 2011

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend so far.
Today's quick post is a card I managed to create today. I used one of my new digital stamps.

I hope you like this bunny, and please visit my Etsy shop if you have time. I'm donating all of sales on my shop to Japanese Red Cross now (until April 13). The people that have been affected by the Tohoku earthquake need your help.

I'm entering this card to the challenges below.
DYSU #11 --- Add A Bow (My bunny wears a red bow tie. :))
Stamp Something --- Something Sweet  (Isn't he sweet?? LOL!)

Thank you for stopping by.
Stamp: Easter Bunny 01 (Birdie Brown), (The sentiment was computer generated.)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Rhinestone (MME)
Tools: Lacey Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Corner Rounder Punch

Easter Bunny

March 19, 2011

I just popped in to let you know that I've added two new digital stamps featuring Easter Bunny to my Etsy shop. Hop over to the Birdie Brown to see the details!

Thank you.

CPS 209

March 17, 2011

Hello everyone!
It was a great day for my family today. Because my son finished his elementary school!

The third boy from the left is my son, Shunsuke. (Some of his friends say that he looks like Harry Potter.  What do you think?? LOL!) They looked so happy and so proud of themselves. Their happy smile made my husband and me happy. I know that the people living in the stricken area are having hard days now, but it was a great relief to us that the graduation ceremony was held safely without being affected by the earthquake.

Now, on to today's card.

CPS209 Sketch

This card is for CPS 209 Sketch Challenge. The image is one of my own digi and the sentiment is from Bee Happy set (TSG).

I'm working with some new digital stamps now. So this blog might be quiet for a while. But, TSG sneak peeks start next Tuesday and a stamp set that I designed will be shown on Thursday. I promise that I'll be back on Thursday with my sample card(s).:)

Thank you for stopping by!

Stamp: Happy Bee 02 (Birdie Brown), Bee Happy (TSG)
Ink: Real Brack (Versa Craft), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Marker
Paper: Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Sewing Machine, Labels 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #2

March 15, 2011

Hi everyone! After the large earthquake occurred in Japan last week, I have been able to keep my life normal. But, horrible scenes of Tsunami I saw on TV made me sad, and I couldn't help crying repeatedly... My creative mojo had been quite low, but yesterday, I finally thought that I had to do 'something' for the victims of this disaster. As I said in my previous post, 100% of sales on my Etsy shop will be donated to the Japan Red Cross (until April 13.). I added two new digital stamps last night, and I'd like to share a card I made with one of them today.

My inspiration for the layout was from Iwona's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #2. She said that she took her inspiration for the sketch from one of my card (maybe THIS ONE. :)). Thank you so much, Iwona! :)

I'm going to add some new items to my shop in a few days again. I hope you visit there if you have time.

Thank you for stopping by today. Hope all of you stay safe...

Stamp: Happy Bee01 (Birdie Brown), Sentimental (TSG)
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, PTI, October Afternoon
Accessories: Chino Pearl (Kaiser)
Tools: Border Punch (Martha), Sewing Machine

We need your help!

March 14, 2011

I have no card to share with you today. But I just wanted to let you know that I've decided to donate 100% of every sale on my Etsy shop to earthquake relief funds in Japan from now through April 13.
I'm going to add a few more items to my shop in a couple of days. I hope you have time to visit my shop, Birdie Brown.

Also, you can donate to the American Red Cross through HERE, to the Japanese Red Cross through HERE.

Thank you.



I'm OK!

March 11, 2011

As some of you know, a big earthquake occurred on Japan today. Some of my friends e-mailed me to ask if I'm alright. So I wanted let you all know that I'm totally OK, and my family and our neighbors had no damage, too.
But the damage of the stricken area is serious. I'm praying for those who lives in the stricken area... Please pray for them.

Thank you.
I'll be back with a card in a few days.

Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #1

March 9, 2011

Hello everyone~!
Some of you may know that Iwona started a new sketch challenge (Sketchbook Saturday Challenge) on her blog. She shows us her awesome creations and talents day after day, while looking after her little baby! I'm certain that she has over 24 hours per a day. LOL!
Anyway, I'm sharing two cards I made using her first sketch. This weeks sketch was easy for me.

もうご存知かもしれませんが、Iwonaさんが新しいスケッチチャレンジ(Sketchbook Saturday Challenge)を始められました。ちいさなお子さんのお世話をしつつ、連日素晴らしい作品や彼女のあふれる才能を見せてくれる彼女。彼女は絶対、1日24時間以上持ってるんだ!と確信している私です。(笑)

This card was used the Puppy Love set (TSG). The patterned paper (MME) matches well this image!:)
For the next one, I used my digital stamp, Dino's Life 02.

最初のカードでは、Puppy Loveセット(TSG)を使いました。このパターンペーパー、イメージによく合う~♪
次のカードでは、私のデジタルスタンプ、Dino's Life 02を使いました。

Thank you for stopping by!


++ 1st card ++
Stamp: Puppy Love (There She Goes)
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, PTI, MME
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Border Punch (Martha)

++ 2nd card ++
Stamp: Dino's Life 02 (Birdie Brown), Fancy Phrases (Waltzingmouse Stamps), Canvas Stripes (Hero Arts)

Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, BG
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Eyelet Lace Border Die (PTI)

Dino's Life - Friends

March 7, 2011

Hi everyone! This is my second post for today. Please scroll down to see a previous post.
I've just listed up three new digital stamps to my Etsy shop (Birdie Brown) today. I'd like to share a card I made using one of them.

私のEtsy shop (Birdie Brown)の方に、3つ、新しいデジタルスタンプをアップしました。そのうちの一つを使ったカードをご紹介したいと思います。

I hope you like these dinosaurs:) I'm entering this card to the challenges below.
*DYSU #9 -- to use something green on our projuect
*Stamp Something -- to use digital supplies

Thank you for stopping by! 

気に入ってくださるとうれしいです。(^^) このカードは、以下のチャレンジにエントリーします。
*DYSU #9 -- to use something green on our projuect

*Stamp Something -- to use digital supplies


Stamp: Dino's Life 03 (digi - Birdie Brown), Hero Arts
Ink: Versa Mark
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, MME
Tools: Sewing Machine, White Embossing Powder


Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. (It's already Monday morning here. :))
I was so busy this weekend that I had little time to sit at my computer. As I've not checked some challenge blogs I usually follow, I have to catch up them as soon as possible!


I made this card a few days ago, but I didn't have a time to take a photo till today. My inspiration for the layout was last week's CPS sketch (CPS207), though the end result is so different from the original sketch. LOL!


CPS 207

Thank you for stopping by!

Stamp: Dance, Flowers Of Happiness (There She Goes)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Markeres
Paper: Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Chino Pearl (Kaiser)
Tools: Labels 17 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Large Blossom

March 4, 2011

Happy Friday everyone~!
For today's card, I used some Hero Arts' stamps I received last week.

こんにちは。今日のカードでは、先週届いたHero Artsのスタンプのいくつかを使いました。

I really like this Large Blossom stamp, but it was very hard to select colors to use.  After I wasted some sheets of cardstock (LOL!), I finally ended up coloring with these colors. It took me about a whole day to get this result and I got very tired. But I think it was worthwhile because I'm very satisfied with this card. :)

このLarge Blossomというスタンプ、とっても大好きなんですが、色選びが難しかった。何枚かカードストックを無駄にして(笑)、結局この色に落ち着きました。ほとんど1日中かかってしまったし、とっても疲れたんですが、仕上がりには満足しているので、まぁ、よかったかな。

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!
見に来てくださってありがとうございました。 素敵な週末をお過ごしください!
Ink: Shizuku (Versa Craft), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, Bazzill
Accessories: Chino Pearl (Kaiser), Jute Twine
Tools: Corner Rounder Punch

GS #76

March 2, 2011

Hello everyone!
I made this card for Get Sketchy #76 challenge. The stamp set I used was Cattitude (TSG).

今日のカードは、Get Sketchy #76で作りました。スタンプセットは、Cattitude(TSG)を使いました。

 A few day ago, I broke my Big Shot machine... Can you imagine your cardmaking life without a die-cut machine??? Sigh... It was lucky that the sketch I used for today's card didn't need to use a die-cut machine. But my creative mojo is low...... Of course, I've already ordered a new one and am waiting for the arrival. Grrrrrrr,  I CAN'T wait!!! LOL!

実は数日前、バカなことにビッグショットを壊してしまいました。ダイカットマシンのないカードメイキングなんて考えられます??はぁぁ…(泣) 今日のカードで使ったスケッチはダイカットマシンを使う必要はなかったのですが、なんだかヤル気は出ません。もちろん、もう新しいマシンを注文済みで、到着を今か今かと待っているところです。あーーーーっ!早くきてーーーーっ!!!(すっごい無駄な出費だし…)(笑)

Thank you for stopping by today. Happy stamping!
Stamp: Cattitude (TSG)
Ink: Real Black (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Chocolate Pearl (Kaiser)

My Etsy Shop!

March 1, 2011

Hi everyone! I hope your weekend was wonderful.:)
Today, I have an exciting news! I decided to have my own Etsy shop to sell my digital stamps, and I've just opened it today!!
Some of readers of this blog and my another blog (Torico's Digital Gallery) encouraged me to sell my digital images. But I was not sure if my illustrations deserved to do so. And I was afraid to manage my online shop because I'm not good at English... But, with spring is coming and begining of a new month, I thought it was time to try something new!

このブログやもう一つのブログ(Torico's Digital Gallery)の読者の方から、デジタルスタンプを販売してはどうかという声をいただきました。でも、自分のイラストにそんな価値があるのか自信がありませんでしたし、英語が得意ではないのでオンラインショップを管理するのも不安でした。でも、春が近いし、新しい月の始まりでもあるし、何か新しいことに挑戦するにはいい時じゃないか!と考えました。

Here is a card I made using one of the digital stamps I listed on my shop.


I hope you like this image and I'd be so happy if you take a time to visit my Etsy shop, "Birdie Brown". (Click the banner below to hop over the shop.)

このイメージが気に入っていただけますように。そして、私のショップ、"Birdie Brown"を訪ねてくださったらとても嬉しいです。(ショップへは、下のバナーをクリックしてください。

Thank you for stopping by! Have a nice day!


Stamp: Little Chef 03 (Birdie Brown), In Stitches (TSG)
Ink: Ash Rose (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, October Afternoon
Tools: Circle Cutter