Three Challneges In A Card

May 31, 2011

Hi everyone! I combined three challenges on this card -- CPS 220 (Sketch), DYSU 21 (Animals) and C4C89 (Vacation). The image is one of my own digi stamps, Penguin In Summer 03. Fabulous DP and sentiment tag are from Kaiser Seaside paper pad. I liked dull colors on these papers, so I wanted to color the penguin dully to match with a background. But, as my coloring skill was not good, my penguin turned out too bright. I think I should have used some colored pencils...:(

こんにちは!このカードでは、3つのチャレンジ、CPS220(スケッチ)DYSU 21(Animals)C4C89(Vacation)を組み合わせました。イメージは、私のデジタルスタンプの中の一つ、Penguin In Summer 03を使いました。DPとタグは、KaiserのSeasideペーパーパッドから。このペーパーのくすんだ色合いが好きで、背景に合わせるためにペンギンもくすんだ感じに仕上げたかったのですが、技量不足でして(-"-;)、明るすぎる仕上がりになってしまいました。色鉛筆を使うべきだったかな…。
Thank you for stopping by today!
Stamp: Penguin In Summer (Birdie Brown)
Iink: Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, Kaiser
Accessories: Linen Thread
Tools: Edger Punch, Corner Rounder Punch (EK), Sewing Machine

New digital stamps

May 30, 2011

Happy Monday everyone~!
Today I'd like to share a few sample cards for my new digital stamps that I added to my Etsy shop.

The first card was used Birthday Cake. The circle stamp and the sentiment were from Purple Onion Designs.

The next one is for Doodled Flower. The sentiment was from Hero Arts, and the cross stitched line was from In Stitches set (TSG).

The last one is my most favorite in today's card.;) I used By The Window.

I hope you like these images and have time for visiting my Etsy shop.
Thank you so much for stopping by!

** Birthday Wishes **
Stamp: Birthday Cake (Birdie Brown), Circle Set Ⅱ(#SSC2), #HOP02 (Purple Onion Designs)
Ink: Spring Pansy, Aloe Vera, Niagara Mist, Thatched Straw, Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic
Paper: PTI

** Doodled Flower **
Stamp: Doodled Flower (Birdie Brown), In Stitches (There She Goes), Hero Arts
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic
Paper: Bazzill, Echo Park
Tools: Medium Scallopped Die (PTI), Corner Rounder Punch (EK)

** By The Window **
Stamp: By The Window (Birdie Brown)
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Pearl(Kaiser)
Tools: Sewing Machine

CPS 219

May 26, 2011

Hi everyone!
I made this card for CPS 219 sketch challenge. I used my own digital stamp (Penguin In Summer 02) and combined it with some Lime Twist papers (MME). Love these cheerful colors!:)

このカードは、CPS219のスケッチチャレンジのために作りました。イメージは私のデジタルスタンプ(Penguin In Summer02)を使い、MMEのLime Twistのペーパーと組み合わせました。この明るい色、素敵です!(^^)

Today is day 3 of TSG Blog Hop Challnges, though I don't participate with. Trendsetters are showing you "Once Upon A Time" set which was designed by Di Carubia. It includes CUTE prince & princess images as well as so versatile accessory images to combine with. I promise you'll LOVE it!! Please visit the TSG blog for the details and  start your hop for a chance to win the set!

今日は、TSGのBlog Hop Challngeの3日目です。(私は参加していませんが) Trendsetterの皆さんが、Di CarubiaさんデザインのOnce Upon A Timeというセットをご紹介しています。このセットにはとってもかわいい王子様と王女様、そしていろいろ組み合わせを楽しめるイメージが含まれています。きっと気に入ると思いますよ!詳細についてはTSGブログをご覧くださいね。そして、ぜひBlog Hop Challengeに参加してください!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Stamp: Penguin In Summer 02 (Birdie brown), Hero Arts
Ink: Real Black (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Ribbon (PTI)
Tools: Overl Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : Forever

May 25, 2011

Welcome to Day 2 of this month's TSG blog hop challenges! If you have come here from Tobi's blog, you are in the right spot. If not, please head over to the TSG blog to start your hop from the beginning!

今日は、TSGの今月のBlog Hop Challengeの2日目です!Tobiさんのブログからこちらへいらっしゃったでしょうか。そうでなければ、TSGブログ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 Forever. Forever is a 3x4 stamp set that includes a total of 5 of stamps and will sell for $7.


Would you like a chance to win the Forever stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Forever 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 Forever stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (May 28) during the Release Party Chat.

このスタンプ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。全て回り終えたらTSGブログに戻って、今日の記事の一番下にある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、28日(土)(日本時間では29日のお昼ごろ)のリリースパーティーチャットの中で発表されます。(その後、TSGブログ上にも発表されます。)

Here is the end of today's blog hop. Please return to the TSG blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!



Stamp: Forever (TSG)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Echo Park Paper
Accessories: Chocolate Pearl (Kaiser)
Tools: Edger Punch(EK), Sewing Machine

Happy Birthday Jessica!!!!!

May 23, 2011

Happy Monday everyone!
Tomorrow is a birthday of the owner of  There She Goes Clear Stamps, Jessica! So we are celebrating her birthday with surprize blog hop today!! Hopefully you should have come here from our current Trendie, Theresa's blog. If you want to start your hop from the beginning, hop over to Angela's blog and find out the entire list of participants for today's hop.

I can't believe that it has been only one year since Jessica contacted me and asked if I was interested in illustrating for her stamp company. I feel like she has been a good friend to me for a LONG time. I guess my poor English make her confused very often, but she is always patient with it. She is very nice to me and her warm words always cheer me up.  I'm really happy to work with you, Jessica!!!
Happy Birtheday!!!

Jessica is a fabulous card maker as well as a stamp designer. I'm often amazed at her skill to create her own patterned paper by stamping. (You can see some of them HERE and HERE.) So I decided to try making my own patterned paper for today's card.
I used three stamp sets on this card. The cupcake image is from Just For You, the tiny star is from Day or Night, and the sentiment is from Wrapped In Joy. And I have to admit that this card was totally inspired by one of Lime Twist PP from MME.:) Jessica, I hope you like it!:)

Thank you all for helping us to celebrate Jessica's Birthday. Here is the end of today's surprise hop. Please make sure you give her a little love on her blog!
And also, this month's TSG sneak peeks are just starting tomorrow!! Stay tuned for TSG blog so that you won't miss a chance to win a new stamp set that will be released on Saturday night.;)
Thank you for stopping by today. See you soon~!

超簡単にまとめちゃってすみません(^^;;) ではまた!

Stamp: Day or Night, Just For You, Wrapped In Joy
Ink: Lime (Artonic), Chocolate, Celadon, Peach, Sakuranbo, Sand (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa magic)
Paper: PTI, MME
Tools: Edger Punch (EK)

I'm Featured on Inspirational

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I have an exciting news to share today.
I'm so honored to be featured on Inspirational blog today!!
Hop over to the Inspirational blog and check it out!

Sorry for a long silence on my blog.
I've been working on a few projects that I can't share with you yet.
But I'll be back with a 'special' card soon!
So I hope you come back here tomorrow.;)

SSSC 117

May 18, 2011

Hi everyone!
This card is for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 117. The stamp set I used on this card was Day & Night (TSG) and DPs were from MME.
Last week, I got Lime Twist paper pads (MME) at last!! I purchased the "Fly a kite", the "Happy go lucky" and the "Life of the party". Each and all of them are so pretty that I would love to gaze and gaze at them as looooong as I can...LOL!

今日のカードは、Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 117で作りました。スタンプセットはDay or Night (TSG)、ペーパーはMMEのものです。
先週、やっとMMEのLime Twistのペーパーパッドが届きました。私は"Fli a kite", "Happy go lucky", " Life of the party"を買いましたが、もうどれもこれもかわいくてかわいくて、出来るならずーーーーーーっと眺めていたいです!! (笑)

 Thank you for stopping by!

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa Fine)
Color: Copic Markeres
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Button (PTI), Linen Thread
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Edger Punch (EK)

One Layer BD card

May 17, 2011

This is my second post for today... What did happen to me?? LOL! Happily, my "TO DO" list for today was not so long, so I had some extra time for stamping. :):)
When I saw this weeks sketch at the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge, I thought it would be a good opportunity to ink up some stamp sets I just received a few days ago. Here is my take on the sketch.

#47 Sketch

No layers, no coloring, no embellishments... This card may look so easy to make. But, I confess that it took about two hours to get this end result. LOL! As you know, making a simple card is not always easy.

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you have plenty of time for carfting today!;)
Stamp: Say it Loud, Bitty Banners (Waltzingmouse Stamps), In Stitches (TSG)
Ink: Red Brick, Ocean Depth, Gingerbread, Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Vintage Photo
Paper: PTI

FTL 140

Hi everyone!
The card I'm showing you today is one that I made for FTL 140


Actually, I planned to make a 3-3/4" x 6" card at first. But, when I almost had finished my card, I thought that 'something' was lacking. Hummm.... Finally, I decided to twist the sketch and add a narrow slip of black to the left side, so the size of the card turned 4" x 6".


Thank you for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!


Stamp: Lighten Up (TSG)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versa Fine), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Markeres
Paper: PTI, Ecoh Park Paper
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Border Punch (Martha), Corner Rounder Punch, Sewing machine

Penguins In Summer!

May 16, 2011

Hi everyone!
I added three new digital stamps to my Etsy shop last week, and I'd like to share my sample cards for them today. As some of you may know, my most favorite animal is penguin! So this time, I drew cute penguins enjoying their summer.

先週、デジタルスタンプの新作3つをEtsy shopに追加しました。今日は、そのサンプルカードをご紹介したいと思います。ご存知の方もいらっしゃるように、私が一番好きな動物はペンギン!ですので今回は、夏を楽しむペンギンたちを描いてみました。

What flavor of icecream do you like? My penguin LOVEs chocolate icecream!:-D


I know that penguin is very good at swimming. But, he needs a swimming ring to enjoy swimming... LOL!
The sketch inspiration for this card was Sketch 115 from Crad Patterns blog.

ペンギンが泳ぎが得意。でも、は浮き輪が必要なんですって…笑!このカードでは、Card PatternsのSketch115を使いました。

The last one is a cool(?) guy who wears a straw boaster and dark sunglasses. The big swim trunks he wears is his favorite. He believes it looks "COOL". :):)


Thank you so much for visiting here today! Have a wonderful day!

** Penguin In Summer 01 **
Stamp: Penguin In Summer 01 (Birdie Brown), Hero Arts
Ink: Onyx Black (Versa Fine)
Color: Copic Markeres
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Buttons (Amerian Crafts, Basic Grey)
Tools: Sewing Machine

** Penguin In Summer 02 **
Stamp: Penguin In Summer 02 (Birdie Brown), Hero Arts
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markeres
Paper: Bazzill, MME
Accessories: ttons (Amerian Crafts, Basic Grey)
Tools: Labels1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

** Penguin In Summer 03 **
Stamp: Penguin In Summer 03 (Birdie Brown), (Sentiment was computer generated)
Color: Copic Markeres
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Buttons (PTI), Jute Twine
Tools: Sewing Machine

CPS 217

May 11, 2011

Hi everyone!
Today I played with In All The World set (TSG) which was illustrated by Chris Dark. I adore Chris's illustrations as they are always so beautiful!!

こんにちは。今日は、Chrisさんがイラストを描かれたIn All The Worldセット(TSG)を使いました。Chrisさんのイラストは、いつも本当にきれいで大好きです。

CPS 217

The sketch I used for this card was CPS 217. (I turned it upside down.) As you see in the second photo, the dog and a part of the tree were popped up slightly. I don't like too thick cards so much, so I usually use thin foam tape (1.2mm in thickness). The sentiment was from Blossom by Blossom set.

スケッチは、CPS217を逆さにして使いました。2枚目の写真にあるように、犬と木の一部を少しだけポップアップさせました。あまり厚みのあるカードは好きではないので、通常は薄いフォームテープ(1.2mm厚)を使っています。センチメントは、Bloddom By Blossomセットからのものを使いました。
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a fantastic day~!


Stamp: In All The World, Blossom By Blossom (TSG)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Antique Linen (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Ribbon (PTI), Pearl (Kaiser)
Tools: Labels14 Nestabilities Die (Spellbinders)


May 10, 2011

Hi everyone!
I'm glad that I can share this card with you at last! Due to some issues on Blogger, I had not been able to upload anything on my blog from yesterday.:(


This card was based on the FTL 139 sketch, I changed it into square though. These buttons are my own digital images. You can download them for free from HERE if you like them!;)



Thank you for stopping by. Have a nice day!


Stamp: Cute Buttons (Torico's Digital Gallery)In Stitches (TSG), Hero Arts
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Sakuranbo (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, Ocotber Afternoon
Accessories: Cotton Lace
Tools: Corner Rounder Punch

TSG MOABH 2011 : Day 2

May 8, 2011

Hi everyone!
As I mentioned yesterday, today is Day 2 of TSG Mother Of All Blog Hops! If you have come here from my dear friend, Iwona's blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, you will want to start back on the TSG blog in order to find out what you need to do to be eligible for the prizes we are offering!

今日は、TSGのMother Of All Blog Hopsの2日目です。Iwonaさんのブログからこちらにいらっしゃいましたか?もしそうでなければ、ぜひTSGブログから今日のブログホップを始めてください。素晴らしい賞(6月から11月にリリースされるTSGのスタンプセット全てがもらえる!!)が待ってますよ!(^^)

For this special day, I chose Hauntingly Delightful set. As I really love all characters in this set, it was hard to decide what image I should use. But, happily, a good idea happened to me! "Mummy" is perfect for "Mother's (Mummy's) Day"!! That's why this card is here. ;)

今日のために、私はHauntingly Delightfulセットを選びました。このセットの中のキャラクターはどれも大好きなので、どのイメージを使うか決めるのは大変でした。でも、いいことを思いついちゃいました。 "Mummy(ミイラ)"は"Mother's(=Mummy's・おかあさん) Day"にぴったりじゃないですか!(笑)で、このカードになりました。(^^)v

Now it's time to send you out to next stop, Lee Murphy's blog!
Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy Hopping!!!

次は、Lee Murphyさんのブログです!見に来てくださってありがとうございました。ブログホップを楽しんでくださいね~♪

Stamp: Hauntingly Delightful (TSG)
Ink: Real Black (Versa Craft), Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, Basic Grey, MME
Accessories: Button (PTI), Linen Twine
Tools: Circle Cutter, Sewing Machine

TSG Mothers Of All Blog Hops 2011!!

May 7, 2011

Just popped in to let you all know that TSG Mothers Of All Blog Hops have started today!! If you have not heard about this special event yet, head over to the TSG blog for the details. And you MUST start your hop so that you won't miss the chance to win the BIG PRIZES!!!
I'll participate in the hop tomorrow. (Guess what stamp set I use. Need a hint? Tomorrow is Mummy's Day~! lol!) Enjoy today's hop and see you tomorrow!!

TSGのMothers Of All Blog Hopsが始まっています!!このスペシャルイベントについてまだご存知なければ、TSG Blogで詳細を確認してくださいね。そして、BIG PRIZEを手にするため、すぐにホップに参加してください!!!

私は明日、このホップに参加します。(どのスタンプセットを使うでしょうか??ヒントは…明日はMummy's Dayですね~^^・笑) では、また明日!!

CPS 216

May 5, 2011

Hi everyone!
Today I'd like to share a card using Lighten Up set that was released last Saturday from TSG.

I actually started from the CPS 126 sketch, the end result was a bit different from it, though. (lol!) For the lamp shade, I did paper piecing and layered it to get some dimensional look. The sentiment was stamped onto twill tape directly.

CPS 126
Thank you for stopping by today!
Stamp: Lighten Up (TSG)
Ink: Real Black (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Amrican Crafts, PTI, MME
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser), Twill Tape
Tools: Circle Cutter, Sewing Machine

Hearts Sing!

May 3, 2011

Hi everyone!
I listed a new digital stamp set, "Hearts Sing", on my Etsy store today, and I'd like to share my sample cards for the set.

Some of you may know about my animal illustrations which have big eyes. (If you don't know yet, please visit HERE and/or HERE.) I really like their funny looks. So, this time, I drew a couple of flowers with big eyes.;)

For next card, I resized my sunflower image, and used the sketch from Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #9.

Oh my! Purple sunflowers?! Don't say they look strange, it simply shows my creativity. LOL!
Let me show you one more card. (I hope you are not bored.)

I'm very happy with the simplicity of this card. Simple & Cute... My favorite style! ;) And I hope you also like it.
I'm entering these cards to The Paper Players Challenge #45 -- create our projuect using birds, bees, flowers and trees.

Thank you for stoppinb by today!

** Hearts Sing!**
Stamp: Hearts Sing! (Birdie Brown)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, October Afternoon
Accessories: Rhinestone (MME)
Tools: Edger Punch (EK), Heart Punch, Sewing Machine

** For A Wonderful FRIEND**
Stamp: Hearts Sing! (Birdie Brown)
Color: Copic Markeres
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Button (American Crafts)
Tools: Edger Punch (EK), Labels 14 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sewing Machine

** You're So Special **
Stamp: Hearts Sing! (Birdie Brown), Background Basics : Twinkle (PTI), Hero Arts
Ink: Lime (Artnic), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Labels 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Wishing You All Kinds Of Happiness

May 1, 2011

Happy Sunday everyone!
Today I'm sharing a card which was used the newest TSG stamp set, Blossom By Blossom.

今日は、TSGからリリースされたばかりのBlossom By Blossomセットを使ったカードです。

I added a custom button for a embellishment. To make it, I used an Epiphany Button Studio Tool. I purchased it a couple of months ago, but I had not a chance to use it till last night. What a FUN toy!! I have only Round 20 now... Ahhhhhh, I want Round 14, too!! (lol!)

エンベリに使ったボタン、これを作るのにEpiphany Button Studio Toolを使いました。2-3か月前に買ったものですが、昨夜まで使う機会がありませんでした。これ、おもしろい~~♪ 今のところ直径2.0cmのタイプしか持っていないのですが、1.4cmのも欲しいぞーー!!(爆)

Thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Stamp: Blossom By Blossom (TSG)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color:  Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, PTI, MME
Accessories: Ribbon(PTI), Button, Linen Thread
Tools: Button Studio Tool (Epiphany Crafts), Tag Trio Die (Spellbinders)