Just Because…

July 29, 2011

Hi everyone! As I promised yesterday, I’d like to share a simple card I made a few days ago.;)

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I used one of my own digital stamps, Happy Bee 02.  The sketch I used was Card Patterns Sketch 125. And I’m entering this card to this weeks Digital Tuesday Challenge, which theme is In the Garden with wings.

I’m thinking about some new digital stamps. There are a lot of doodles waiting for to be made into digis in my sketchbook. But I simply don’t have enough time to work with them…:( I hope I’ll get some free time this weekend.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!
Stamp: Happy Bee 02 (Birdie Brown)
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Brown Linen Thread, Covered Button
Tools: Edger Punch (Martha)

FTL150

July 28, 2011

If you look for my TSG Blog Hop Challenge post, please click HERE or scroll down.

This is my second post for today.:) Let me share a card using FTL 150 sketch.
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I used Daydreamer set (PTI) for the focal panel. I love the versatility of this set! I took my inspiration for this color combo from someone’s beautiful card I stumbled across while I was surfing on the internet. But, so sorry, I don’t remember where I saw it:(

Thank you for stopping by!  I’ll share another simple card tomorrow. Until then!
Stamp: Daydreamer, Background Basics: Twinkle (PTI)
Ink: Aloe Vera, Jumbo Java, Pink Grapefruit (Versa Magic), Versa Mark
Paper: Bazzill, PTI

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : Zoo-pendous

Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 3 of this month's TSG Blog Hop Challenges. If you have come here from Tobi's beautiful blog, you are in the right spot. But if not, please visit the TSG blog so that you won't miss a chance to win a stamp set that we are showing you today!



Peacocks, and hippos and snakes, oh my! Judy Rozema was our lucky winner from this year’s Mother Of All Blog Hops and one of her prizes was the chance to work with TSG to design a stamp set in a theme of her choice. She said that she would like a fun zoo stamp set that incorporated some animals that are different than you might find in other stamp sets and we knew just who the perfect illustrator would be for this! Melyssa’s adorably whimsical zoo animals will have you going wild!

It took me really long time to choose what images I use for today's hop. Because all the animals in this set are the CUTEST ever!



Would you like a chance to win the Zoo-pendous stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Zoo-pendous 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 Zoo-pendous stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday July 30th during the Release Party Chat.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Here is the end of today's blog hop. Head back to the TSG blog
and add your name to the Mr. Linky!;) 

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今日は、今月のTSGのブログホップチャレンジの最終日です。
今年のMother Of All Blog Hopsの賞のひとつが、TSGでお好きなテーマのスタンプセットを作ることができる、というものでした。この賞を手にしたJudy Rozemaさんがリクエストしたのが、他のセットにはないような動物たちが入った、動物園をテーマにしたセットでした。
このテーマに最もふさわしいイラストレーターは、もちろんMelyssaさん!どの動物も、ホンットにかわいいですよ!

TSG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できますので、メールにてご連絡ください。今回は、8月4日(木)までにご連絡いただけると助かります。
子どもたちが夏休みということもあり、ちょっぴりメールのお返事が遅れる場合があるかもしれません。ご了承くださいませm(_ _)m

Stamp: Zoo-pendous, In Stiches (TSG)
Ink: Real Black, Sakuranbo (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, American Crafts
Tools: Medium Scalloped Die (PTI)

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : Float My Boat

July 27, 2011

Welcome to Day 2 of July TSG Blog Hop Challenges!! Have you come here from Tobi’s Place? I hope so. But if not, please hop over to the TSG blog to start your hop from the beginning.;)
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The stamp set we are showing you today is Float My Boat.
As some of you know, I occasionally post my doodles on my Facebook page. Awhile back I shared the sketch of this adorable boy and his puppy, as well as other doodles,  and it got lots of attention. I was so glad that many of you said that it needed to be made into a stamp!
When you find me on FB, don’t hesitate to add me as your friend if you are interested in my doodles. :)

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Would you like a chance to win the Float My Boat stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Float My Boat 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 Float My Boat stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday July 30th during the Release Party Chat.

Here is the end of today’s hop. Head back to the TSG blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky! ;)

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Tomorrow is the final day of this month's BHC. Be sure to stop by the TSG blog tomorrow again!

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こんにちは。 今日は、TSGのプレビュー2日目。 私がイラストを描いたFloat My Boatをご紹介しています。

実は時々、Facebook上にいーかげんな(笑)イラストや落書きを載せています。しばらく前にこのボートに乗った男の子と子犬のイラスト(…というか落書き)を載せた時、たくさんの方が気に入ってくださって、スタンプにしよう!と言ってくださったのです。ありがたいことです…(涙)
もしFacebook上で私を見つけたら、是非是非お友達に加えてくださいませ。もれなく、清書前のきったない落書きが見られます。「え??Toricoさんてこんなに絵が下手だったの?」と思われるに違いありません。(爆!)

明日がプレビューの最終日です。またどうぞお立ち寄りくださいませ。

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : Get Your Thong On!

July 26, 2011

Hello everyone! It has been a week since I posted here last time. But I’m finally back for this month’s TSG sneak peeks!:)
Hopefully, you should have come here from Tobi’s fantastic blog. If not, please hop over to the TSG blog for the details of today’s Blog Hop Challenge.

Get Your Thong On Blog Hop Challenge
Designs by_Whimsie Doodles
Today we are showing a mini stamp set which was illustrated by Melyssa! This set includes 5 fabulous flip flop images and sassy sentiments. These ‘thongs’ are perfect for coloring, paper piecing, creating backgrounds and so much more. This mini set will be the perfect addition to your summer stamp collection!
Here is my sample card.
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Get Your Thong On is a 2x6 set that includes a total of 11 stamps and will sell for $7.

Would you like a chance to win the Get Your Thong On stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Get Your Thong On 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 Get Your Thong On stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday July 30th during the Release Party Chat.

Here is the end of today’s hop. Thank you so much for playing with us today.

Tomorrow, we’ll show you another mini set featuring a fun summer scene. Until then!

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こんにちは。1週間のご無沙汰でした…m(_ _)m
今日から、今月のTSGのプレビューが始まりましたので、ようやく戻ってまいりました。

今日ご紹介しているのは、Melyssaさんがイラストを描かれたミニセット、Get Your Thong Onです。 とってもかわいいビーチサンダルに小粋なセンチメント… 是非、夏のスタンプセットのコレクションに加えてくださいませ~♪(^^)

明日は、もうひとつ、夏向けのミニセットのご紹介です。またお立ち寄りくださいね。お待ちしてます。
Stamp: Get Your Thong On (TSG), Hero Arts
Ink: Real Black (Versa Craft), Vintage Sepia (Versa Fine), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Color: Copics
Paper: Bazzill, PTI
Accessories: Linen Thread
Tools: Corner Rounder Punch, Mini Hole Punch

Inspired by FTL149

July 19, 2011

Hi everyone!
I just wanted to create a card following FTL 149 sketch last night. But as soon as I started my card, I had to admit that it was not easy to balance the banner part with the other parts. After I struggled with it for a while, I gave up (lol) and got this card.

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Though it turned out the one which was different from the original sketch, I was happy with the result.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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こんにちは。FTL149のスケッチを使ったカードを作ろうとしたのですが、バナーの部分と他とのバランスをとるのが意外に難しくて、結局スケッチとは異なるカードになってしまいました。(^^;)

Stamp: DaydreamerGracious Vases , Polka Dot Basics Ⅱ(PTI)
Ink: Perfecr Prumeria, Tea Leaves (Versa Magic), Espresso (Versa Craft), Versa Mark
Paper: PTI, Bazzill
Tools: Scallop Scissors

CFC 11 : Sweet thanks card

July 17, 2011

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far.;)
This week’s theme over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge (CFC 11) is “Sweets & Treats”. When I saw this, I thought it was a good opportunity to use one of the ‘sweet’ digis I posted on my another blog (Torico’s Digital Gallery) a few days ago. So here is my card for the challenge.

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Hmmm… My coloring is not so good this time. The highlight doesn’t look natural. grr…(lol)
Thaks you so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of yourweekend!

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こんにちは!今日のカードは、CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 11 (CFC 11)、テーマは”Sweets & Treats”です。先日もうひとつのブログにアップしたデジタルスタンプを使ういい機会になりました。(^^)
でもカラーリングが今一つ。ハイライトがヘンですよね!うーむ。(-"-)

見に来て下さってありがとうございました。明日は「海の日」でもう一日お休みですね~。楽しんでくださいね!

Stamp: Donut (Torico’s Digital Gallery), Clear & Simple Stamps
Ink: Jumbo Java
Color: Copic Markeres
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Satin Ribbon
Tools: Craft Scissors

Moo Moo ~

July 16, 2011

Hi everyone! I finally got a couple of cards to share with you today!!!
Today, I added a new digital stamp set, that was named “Moo Moo”, to my Etsy shop. And I wanted to show you my sample cards for the set.

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For this card, I used a smiling cow image and a fence from the set. Awesome papers are from MME and the sentiment was from Hero Arts.

For the next one, I resized a cow and combined it with flowers that was included in the set.
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I’m entering this card to Digital Tuesday Challenge #119, which theme is “Spellbound” – to use one or more dies. I used Labels 8 die (Spellbinders) and Medium Scalloped die (PTI).

If you like this cow, please visit my Etsy shop, Birdie Brown, and check it out!:)

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!

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こんにちは。カードをご紹介するのは随分お久しぶりになってしまいました。(^^;;)
今日、新しいデジタルスタンプセット("Moo Moo")をEtsyのショップの方に追加したので、そのサンプルとして作ったカードです。
2枚目のカードは、Digital Tuesday Challenge #119(一つ以上ダイを使って作品を作ること)にエントリーします。
お時間ありましたら、ぜひBirdie Brownにて、新しいデジタルスタンプセットをチェックしてみてくださいね~(^^)


**1st card**
Stamp: Moo Moo (Birdie Brown), Hero Arts
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markeres
Paper: PTI, MME
Tools: Fresh Cut Grass Die-namics (MFT)

**2nd Card**
Stamp: Moo Moo (Birdie Brown), Hero Arts
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Ribbon, Button (PTI)
Tools: Labels 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Medium Scalloped Die (PTI), Corner Rounder Punch (EK)

New digis

July 14, 2011

Sorry for a long silence on my blog, everyone! Actually, I created a few cards, but I was not happy with them enough to share with you. So I have no card today, but I popped in to let you know that I added three 'yummy' digital stamps to my another blog. You can download them for free. Hop over to HERE and grab them!!:)

RCC 10

July 7, 2011

As I mentioned in my last post, my mojo still has been quite low. {sigh} But, when I saw this week’s challenge over at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge (RCC 10 – Paper piecing), I immediately knew what I wanted to do. ;) I glabbed out Freeze The Moment set (TSG)  and created this card.
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As you see, I paper pieced Leah’s dress.
Actually, I usually don’t prefer adding ribbon on my cards because I’m not good at tying a bow. lol! But I think today’s bow is pretty good! (ha ha!)
Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day~.

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こんにちは。相変わらずやる気の出ない日々を送っております。 今日のカードは、今週のRibbon Carousel Challenge (RCC10 – 作品のどこかにペーパーピーシングをとり入れること)で作りました。 蝶結びがへたっぴなので、作品にリボンを使うのは正直好きではないのですが、今日のはなかなかいい出来でございます!(笑) (※RCCではリボンやレース、コード類を必ず使わなければなりません。)

Stamp: Freeze The Moment (TSG)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Antique Linen (Distress Ink) Color: Copics
Paper: Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Ribbon (PTI), Cotton Lace (stash), Button (PTI)
Tools: Medium Scalloped Border Die (PTI), Labels 14 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Lovely Seahorses

July 5, 2011

Hi everyone!
It has been pretty hot and humid days here, and this weather makes me a lazy girl… My creative mojo has been quite low, so I have only one simple card to share with you today.

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These lovely seahorses are from Make A Splash, which is the newest set from TSG. For the background frame behind them, I did masking and sponging. Tiny hearts were punched out.

Thank you for visiting. I hope my mojo will come back soon~. (ha ha!)

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こんにちは~。蒸し暑い日が続きますねぇ。 しかし、我が家は、まだ一度もエアコンを使っていませんよー(^^)v まだもう少し頑張れそう。 とはいえ、暑さのせいでヤル気は今一つな今日この頃。 今日は、Make A Splash セットを使ったシンプルなカード一枚でお茶を濁させていただきます。(^^;)
Stamp: Make A Splash (TSG)Polka Dot Basics Ⅱ(PTI)
 Ink: Onyx Black (Versa Fine), Sea Breeze (Versa Magic), Syan (Artonic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI
Tools: Emboss Folder (Sizzix), Labels 14 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Heart-shaped punch (Karla Craft)