Paper Players Challenge #61

August 30, 2011

Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and started this week happily.
My son went back to his junior high school yesterday, and today, my daughter went back to her elementary school. I hope my schedule will get back to normal soon.:)

I'm sharing a card that I created for this week's The Paper Players Challenge, which is a sketch challenge.

The patterned paper I used for back panel is from All Spice 6x6 paper pad (MME). When I got it, I thought this retro and bold patterned paper would be difficult for me to use. But I'm happy that it matched with the little girl from Pumpkins On The Vine set (TSG) better than I had expected.
Thank you for stopping by!

こんにちは~(^^) 子どもたちの夏休みも終わり、忙しさもひと段落しそうです。が、休み明けにいきなり期末テストがある中学生の息子…夏休み終盤は勉強ばかりでちょっとかわいそうでした・笑

さて、今日のカードは、今週のPaper Players Challenge(スケッチ)で作りました。
背景に使ったMMEのペーパー、レトロで大胆な柄なので、使うのは難しそう…と思っていましたが、Pumpkins On The Vineセットの中の女の子と意外にマッチしたのでよかったです♪

Stamp: Pumpkins On The Vine (TSG)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Ribbon (PTI), Button (Stash)
Tools: Circle Cutter

New Stamp sets

August 28, 2011

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far:)
Today I want to share two cards that I created with new stamp sets from TSG.

The first one is a CAS Christmas card. I used Fabulous set for making a layered flower and my own patterned paper. The sentiment was from Seasons Greetings. Does the flower look like a poinsettia? I hope so....

These cute squirrels were from Pumkins On The Vine.  The sentiment was from My Little Friend, and the yellow border was from Fabulous.
I want to enter this card into this week's CASE Study Challenge, which is a"Signature Style Challenge". Cute image(s), simple layout, MME paper and Copic markers... I admit that most of my cards
consist of these items.:)

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

**Seasons Greetings**
Stamp: Fabulous, Seasons Greetings (TSG)
Ink: Sakuranbo (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java, Tea Leaves (Versa Magic)
Paper: PTI
Accessories: Brad (7gypsies)
Tools: Border Punch (Martha)

**Just Because**
Stamp: Fabulous, Pumpkins On The Vine, My Little Friend (TSG)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java, Persimon (Versa Magic)
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Rhinestones (Kaiser)
Tools: Labels 14 Nestabilities, Nested Pennants Die (Spellbinders), Corner Rounder Punch

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : Pumpkins On The Vine

August 25, 2011

Welcome to Day 3 of this month's TSG Blog Hop Challenges. Have you come here from Tobi's beautiful blog? I hope so. But if not, please hop over to the TSG blog and start your hop from the beginning so that you won't miss a chance to win a stamp set we are showing to you today!

It’s almost time for the seasons to change and I illustrated some adorable little girls just in time for autumn! The images in this set were sized so that they can also be used with other stamp sets from my line for even more versatility. Isn't it awesome?:):)

Pumpkins On TheVine is a 4x6 set that includes a total of 15 stamps and will sell for $15.

For today, I used my most favorite image from this set (as usual. lol!). Isn't her 'pumpkin' hat cute? Hee hee. Let me tell you a short story about making this image.
When I was thinking about illustrations for an autumn themed set, a hat, which I sewed for my daughter several years ago, came to my mind.  I really loved it and my daughter (maybe she was 5yr or so) loved it too. Happily, I could find a few photos of the hat from an old album! (sorry for the photo quality.)

I thought that the top part of this hat looked like a pumpkin and it would be cute if I could make it into an illustration. So I decided to draw a girl wearing a 'pumpkin' hat.:)

Would you like a chance to win the Pumpkins On The Vine stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Pumpkins On The Vine 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 Pumpkins On The Vine stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday Aug. 27th during the Release Party Chat.

Here is the end of today's hop. I hope you have enjoyed beautiful creations from Trendsetters. Now, hop back to the TSG blog to enter your name to the Mr. Linky!

Thank you so much for stopping by!



Paper Players #60

August 23, 2011

Hi everyone!
Before I share a card for today, I want to let you know that TSG sneak peeks for this month's release have started today. Make sure to visit the TSG blog and find out how you can get a chance to win a new stamp set!!

This week's challenge at The Paper Players Challenge (PP60) is a CAS sketch. I really loved the sketch and couldn't help playing with it!
Here is my take.

I grabbed out my Hauntingly Delightful set (TSG) and combined it with fabulous papers from Mischievous 6x6 pad (MME). I LOVE these papers soooooo much that I actually hesitated to cut them off for a while...

I'm going to participate in Day 3 of this month's TSG Blog Hop Challenge. So I hope you come back here on Thursday to see my 'beautiful' sample card. (LOL!)

Thank you for stopping by today!
今日のカードは、The Paper Players Challenge #60のスケッチで作りました。
スタンプはHauntingly Delightfulセット、ペーパーは、MMEのMischievous 6インチパッドからのものを使ったのですが、このペーパー好きすぎて、切るのがもったいない!しばらく「どーしよっかなぁぁぁ…」と考え込んじゃいました・笑


Stamp: Hauntingly Delightful (TSG)
Ink: Real Black (Versa Craft), Onyx Black (Versa Fine), Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Markeres
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Ribbon (PTI)

Hedgehogs -- New Digis

August 21, 2011

Happy Sunday everyone~! I hope your weekend is wonderful so far.
I added 3 new disital stamps to my Etsy shop about 1 hour ago. I'm sharing my sample cards for those stamps today.

The first card was used Hedgehog & Mushroom. I went with CAS style and autumn colors.

Next up is for Hedgehog & Little Friend

I'm entering these two cards to the challenges below.
Stamp Something -- Something to say thank you
DYSU Challenge #33 -- Thank you
And last one is for Hedgehog & Apples. This card is my most favorite for today;) Although the hedgehog and apples were colored in with unexpected colors, I'm very very happy with how it turned out!

These digital stamps are pretty easy to color and would be great for thank you cards , friendship cards and/or autumn themed cards. Make sure to hop over to my Etsy shop and check them up!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

RCC 16 -- Ahoy Matey!

August 17, 2011

This weeks Ribbon Carousel Challenge (RCC 16) is a sketch challenge, and I really liked the sketch, which was provided by Danielle! So I made this card.:)



I made another little scene by combining two stamp sets from TSG. This time I used Float My Boat set and Make A Splash set. Aren’t those peeking clownfishes cute? Hee hee!


Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!:):)



今週のRibbon Carousel Challengeはスケッチチャレンジで、Danielleさん作のスケッチがとても素敵だったので挑戦することにしました。 

またしてもTSGの2つのスタンプセットを組み合わせて、シーンを作ってみました。今回使ったのは、Float My BoatとMake A Splashです。ちょこんとのぞいたクマノミたちがかわいいでしょ?へへへっ(^^)

Stamp: Float My Boat, Make A Splash (TSG)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories : Ribbon (PTI)
Tools : Sewing Machine

Sssso Glad To Ssssee You!

August 16, 2011

As I promised yesterday, I want to share a card I made last weekend.

I used two stamp sets from TSG to make a scene. The cute snake and the sentiment were from Zoo-pendous (by Melissa), and the other images were from My Little Friend. The snake is visiting his friend who lives in a mushroom house.:)
I colored the background (sky) with a Copic Marker, and I'm not happy with the result. It looks monotonous...:( If I had a cloud shaped border die, I did sponging to add some texture. I know I must get a cloud border die!

Thank you for stopping by!

TSGの2つのセットを使って、ひとつの場面を作りました。蛇とセンチメントはZoo-pendousから、その他はMy Little Friendからのイメージを使っています。蛇は、キノコのおうちに住んでいるお友だちを訪ねるところですね(^^)
背景(空)をコピックで塗ったのですが、どうにも平板でいけません。(-"-) 雲型のダイを持っていたら、スポンジングで雲を加えたいところです。雲型ダイ、買うぞっ!
Stamp: Zoo-pendous, My Little Friend (TSG)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Brads (Unknown)
Tools: Sewing Machine

FTL 153

August 15, 2011

Happy Monday everyone! Today I'd like to share a card I made this weekend.

This was based on FTL 153 sketch. I know I didn't strictly follow the sketch. But... I just received stamp sets I purchased from TSG yesterday, and this stamp set, Aim For The Clouds, was one of them. I wanted to ink it up and thought it would be fun to combine these images with FTL 153.

Actually I have one more card to share, but I didn't have a chance to take a photo today. I promise to share it with you tomorrow!

Stamp: Aim For The Clouds, In Stitches (TSG)
Ink: Jumbo Java, Red Brick (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, MME

Card Patterns Sketch #128 -- Guest Designer!

August 14, 2011

THIS card was chosen as a winner for Card Patterns Sketch Challenge #125 and I'm so honored to be a guest designer for this weeks challenge!!

Here is my take on the Sketch #128.

For this card I used two stamp sets from TSG, Hibiscus and Bloom. Actually I had a hard time to color this hibiscus beautifully.  I couldn't help complaining that this image was not easy to color, even though I'm an illustrator for the set. LOL!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Make sure to visit the Card Patterns Sketch Challenge blog to see awesome creations from DT members!;)

光栄なことにCard Patterns Sketch Challenge #125でwinnerに選ばれまして、今週のチャレンジのゲストデザイナーを務めさせていただくことになりました。


ほかのデザインチームの皆さんの素敵な作品が見られますので、ぜひCard Patterns Sketch Challengeブログにお立ち寄りくださいね~。

(お手数ですが、リンク先は↑の英文のところから飛んでくださいませ m(_ _)m )

Stamp: Hibiscus, Bloom (TSG)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Cotton Lace (stash), Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Edger Punch (Martha), Sewing Machine

Card Patterns #127

August 7, 2011

Happy Sunday everyone!
As my hubby and children went off to see fireworks tonight, I’m alone at home now. Hee hee! I have a long list of things I want to do, but I just popped in to share a card I created today.


This card is my take on the Card Patterns Sketch 127. The stamp set I used was Good Times (TSG). I’m not sure why, but I always want to color this bunny’s overall in purple. (Do you remember THIS post?) lol!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!:)

今日は、主人と子どもたちが花火大会に出かけて行ったので、わたしは只今ひとりきり。へへへっ(^^)v やりたいことはたくさんあるのですが、とりあえず今日作ったカードを投稿、投稿。
このカードは、Card Patterns 127のスケッチを使って作りました。なぜだかよくわかりませんが、このウサギのオーバーオール、いつも紫で塗りたくなるのよね…?? (笑)

Stamp: Good Times (TSG)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, MME
Tools: Big Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Circle Cutter

Party Dog–New digi

August 2, 2011

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
I finally finished my new digital stamp yesterday, and I’ve just listed it on my Etsy shop. Here is a card I made with my new digi, Party Dog!:)


The sketch I used for this card was from The paper Players Challenge #57 and the sentiment was from Hero Arts.

Thank you for sotpping by today. I hope you have time for visiting Birdie Brown!

こんにちは。 昨夜は日付がかわる直前に地震…ちょうど寝ようと思っていたところでした。震度4ということでけっこう大きく揺れましたが、幸い、我が家は何の被害もなく、洗濯機横にあった柔軟剤のボトルが倒れただけでした(笑)。息子にいたっては全く目を覚ますこともなく、朝まで爆睡!大したもんだ…

さて、今日のカードは、新しいデジタルスタンプ「Party Dog」を使ったカードです。お時間ありましたら、Birdie Brownにお立ち寄りくださいませ~(^^)。

Stamp: Party Dog (Birdie Brown), Hero Arts
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Ribbon (PTI), Button (American Crafts)
Tools: Edger Punch (EK)