BOL Holiday Card

September 29, 2011

Hi everyone!
I'm sharing a quick holiday card using Buckets Of Love and BOL Holiday Additions (TSG).

The pinecone image is from BOL Holiday Additions. For the sentiment, I combined two sets. That is, the upper part ("May your holiday ~") is from BOL Holiday Additions and the lower part ("happiness") is from Buckets Of Love.

Thank you for stopping by!:)
Stamp: Buckets Of Love, BOL Holiday Additions (TSG)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Craft), Hint Of Pesto, Brick Red (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, Basic Grey
Accessories: Ribbon (PTI), Lace (stash), Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Labels 17 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sewing Machine

Bugs & Hisses

September 28, 2011

I can't believe it's already Wednesday... It has been about a week since I posted last time. I had been working with some illustrations for TSG and had no time for stamping.
But I managed to have time for playing with a newly released set from TSG and got a CAS card last night.



The spider and the sentiment is from Bugs & Hisses set. I gave the spider a witch hat from Hauntingly Delightful set, and added a couple of tiny hearts that were from Day Or Night set.  Spider Web Die was used for the border.
Here is a pic of the inside.:)



Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a happy crafty day!

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa Fine), Peony Purple (Versa Craft), Berry Solbet (PTI)
Paper: Bazzill, PTI
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser)

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : World's Best

September 22, 2011

Hi everyone!
It is the final day of this month's TSG sneak peeks. We have the BEST stamp set along with the coordinating die for you today!:)



This versatile and fun stamp set with coordinating Dies available, is the first in a series! With amazingly detailed flowers, ribbons and sentiments, you’ll be celebrating ALL of the important people in your life! The line art and solid images allow for stamping only or coloring, while the tails and ribbons can easily become stems. The circle image coordinates with a 1.25” circle punch. With so many design possiblilities, this is a must have stamp set for your collection. Co illustrated by Melyssa Connolly and Jessica Knutsen.

World’s Best is a 6x8 sized stamp set that includes 58 images and will sell for $24

To make your dies more versatile and useable, we have designed this 5 piece die collection a must-have addition. The Prize Ribbon/Flower dies fit all of the coordinating stamp images from World’s best. You can make flowers with stems and leaves or celebrate your child’s first spelling test with a prize ribbon cut from the same dies. Layer the ribbon with a 1.25” punched circle for more layering possibilities. The 5 dies come as one unit making storage a breeze.

World’s Best Die is a set of 5 dies with the largest die measuring at 1.75 in. in diameter and will sell for $14.50




I used a flower image and a ribbon tail to make a prize ribbon. The flower was stamped three times and colored with Copic markers. I cut them out and layered in the way you can see in the photo above. For this card I used a sentiment from Fabulous set. But I have to say to you that this set includes a lot of sentiments that are matched with prize ribbon images perfectly!

Would you like to win the World’s Best stamp set and World’s Best die? 
Make sure that you do NOT have to comment on all of the Trendsetter's blogs anymore.  
One random commenter from a per-determined Trendsetter's Blog Hop Challenge post will be selected to win.  You’ll have till Saturday's Release Party to comment on as many Trendsetter Blog Hop Challenge posts as possible.  You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more Trendsetter posts you comment on during each Blog Hop Challenge, the greater your chances of winning!  Be sure to check the TSG Blog Saturday evening after 9:00pm EST to see if you're a winner!

Here is the list of the Trendsetters participating in today's hop! Enjoy!


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*日本の読者の皆様へ*
毎月、TSGのスタンプセットのご注文を受け付けてきましたが、勝手ながら今月をもって終了させていただきたいと思います。
ここのところ、毎日が何かと多忙で(--;;)、なかなか思うように物事が進んでいきません。
これまでご注文いただいていた方には大変申し訳ありませんが、ひとつでも自分の課題を減らした方がよさそうな状況です。どうかご理解くださいませ。
私を通さずとも、TSGのスタンプセットは、直接ご購入いただくことができます。今後ともTSGのスタンプをご利用いただけると嬉しいです。(相変わらず円高ですし・・・苦笑)

今月で最後になりますが、ご希望のスタンプセットがありましたら、28日(水)までにご連絡くださいませ。よろしくお願いいたします。

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : Bugs & Hisses / Spider Web Die

September 21, 2011

Welcome to Day 2 of TSG September Blog Hop Challenges!
We are showing you a Halloween themed stamp set, that is called Bugs & Hisses, and a fabulous die. Yes, I said "a die"!! Jessica finally decided to release TSG dies! Woo hoo! :):)



Bugs & Hisses works pretty well with Hauntingly Delightful set, that was released last year. Don't you love the characters in the Hauntingly Delightful set? You can give them a spooky and fun background using this set. Of course, you can use this set alone for your Halloween projects.:)

Bugs & Hisses is a 6x8 sized stamp set that includes 35 images and will sell for $24


For today's card, I used two spooky trees and fences from Bugs & Hisses set. The vampire, ghosts and bats are from Hauntingly Delightful set. Bugs & Hisses set includes silhouette images of those ghosts and bats as well as graves, haunted house and spiders. So you can enjoy making your own Halloween scene!

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Spider Web Die is .625 in tall and 6 in wide and will sell for $10

I'm so sorry that I couldn't use this Spider Web Die for today's card. But I promise you that I'll show you a card using it in a few days!

Would you like to win the Bugs & Hisses stamp set and Spider Web die? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in this blog hop challenge and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Bugs & Hisses / Spider Web Die Blog Hop Challenge post. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday September 24th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Here is the list of the Trendsetters participating in today's hop.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

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こんにちは。TSGのプレビュー2日目です。
今日ご紹介しているのは、Bugs & Hisses。昨年発売されたHauntingly Delightfulとコーディネイトされた、ハロウィン用のスタンプセットです!(^^)
このセット単独で使うこともできるし、Huntingly Delightfulと合わせて使えば、楽しい作品ができると思いますよ~♪

そして、ついにTSGからダイが発売されます!!まずは、クモの巣のボーダーが作れるダイ。今日のカードには使えなかったのですが、近いうちに、ぜひ使ってみるつもりです。

今日は、台風の影響が心配です。影響を受ける地域の皆様(私もモロにその一人。子どもたちの学校は休校です。^^;)、どうぞお気をつけてお過ごしくださいませ。

TSG Blog Hop Challenge Day 1!

September 20, 2011

Hello everyone! and welcome to the Day 1 of this monthe's TSG Blog Hop Challenges!!

This month we are switching things up with our Blog Hop Challenge so make sure you read on for all of the details!


You are no longer required to comment on all of the Trendsetter's blogs. One random commenter from a per-determined Trendsetter's Blog Hop Challenge post will be selected to win. You’ll have till Saturday's Release Party to comment on as many Trendsetter Blog Hop Challenge posts as possible. The more Trendsetter posts you comment on during each Blog Hop Challenge, the greater your chances of winning! Be sure to check the TSG Blog Saturday evening after 9:00pm EST to see if you're a winner!

Today we are showing you two stamp sets. The first one is called Follow Your Bliss, which was designed by Di Carubia!




Di has created another gorgeous addition to her wildly popular Build a Scene stamp sets. With stone and ivy walls, gorgeous little puppies and bunnies, and uplifting, heart-felt sentiments, this stamp set is fabulous alone or paired with any of the other Designs by Di stamp sets.

 Follow Your Bliss is a 4x6 sized stamp set that includes 19 images and will sell for $15.

Here is my sample card.


I combined some images from the set to create a scene. These puppies are the cutest! Love them! :):)

Now, next one is Buckets Of Love Holiday Additions!! If you already have a Buckets Of Love set that was released on December 2010, you'll be wanting to add this set to your stamp collection!;)  And if you don't have your Buckets Of Love yet, you'll know that you have to get both of  these sets. LOL!




Acorns, leaves, pumpkins, gingerbreads are just some of the gorgeous images added to the “Buckets of Love-Holiday Additions” stamp set. Coordinate the bountiful holiday images with the different buckets from “Buckets of Love” to create gorgeous fall and winter holiday décor.

BOL Holiday Additions is a 4x4 sized stamp set that includes 14 images and will sell for $10.




Would you like to win the Follow Your Bliss and BOL Holiday Additions Stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in this blog hop challenge and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Follow Your Bliss / BOL Holiday Additions Blog Hop Challenge post. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday September 24th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


Happy hopping!

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こんにちは。(^^)
今日から、TSGの今月の新作プレビューが始まりました。今回から、ブログホップのやり方、当選者が選ばれる方法が変わりました。

今までのように、全てのTrendsetterの皆さんのブログを回ってコメントを残す必要はありません。↑のリンクリストにあるブログの中から、あらかじめ決められている「どれか」(それがどれなのかは、今のところ私にもわかりません^^)のブログにコメントした人の中から、その日に紹介されたスタンプセットをもらえる当選者が選ばれます。
つまり、できるだけ多くのブログにコメントすればするほど、当選する確率が高くなる、ということです! 
これまで、「全部のブログを回るのは大変…」とか、「英語でコメントできないからなー」とか思っていた方もいらっしゃるかもしれません。私のブログなら日本語で全然OKですし(笑)、ここだけにコメントされても当選の可能性はあります!
日本時間で、25日の午前6時まで時間があります。ぜひ参加してくださいね!(^^)


Little Witch -- New Digi

September 14, 2011

Hi everyone.
It's almost midnight here and I know I should go to bed now, but I just popped in to share a couple of cards using my new digital stamps I added to my Etsy shop today.

 For the first card, I used "Little Witch". I'm very pleased with the shape of her hat!:):)


Next one was used "Halloween Sister & Brother". Isn't the little brother cute? I LOVE his tiny fangs. But I'm wondering what he wanted to be... Frankenstein? or a vampire?? LOL! 




I hope you like these images and drop by my Etsy shop.:)

Thank you for stopping by!  


Mini Note Cards

September 12, 2011

Happy Monday everyone!
As I've been busy with this and that, my creative mojo has been low...:( I wanted to create 'something', but I was not sure what I want to make. After a while, I decided to pull out my scraps of papers and play with them.
Here are what I came up with.




Sometimes a tiny piece of DP is very useful. So I can't throw away even small scraps of DP, though they make my craft room messy! (lol)

Thank you for stopping by.

Stamp: Ribbon Tails (PTI)
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Cocoa (Versa Craft)
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Coconut Button
Tools: Small Scalloped Border Die (PTI)

TSG Trendsetter Surprise Party!!

September 6, 2011


As part of the TSG birthday celebration this month, the Trendsetters are taking turns on giving away a TSG mini stamp set on our individual blogs. And today is my turn!;)
To get a chance to win a TSG mini stamp set, that is your choice, you simply need to leave a comment on this post. One lucky winner will be chosen randomly on October 1st!!
To celebrate the TSG birthday, I created a birthday card. 


The stamp sets I used on this card were Make A Wish (cupcake image) and Wrapped In Joy (sentiment). I followed the sketch from Sketchbook Saturaday Challenge #27, which was provided by super talented Trendsetter, Iwona!

If you need more info about the TSG birthday celebration, please visit the TSG blog and check out THIS post

Thank you for stopping by. Have a crafty day~!



Stamp: Make A Wish, Wrapped In Joy (TSG)
Ink: Espresso (Versa Crft), Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)
Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Rhinestones (Kaiser)

TSGBDAY1 -- Make A Paper Doll

September 5, 2011

This month we're celebrating TSG's 3rd birthday with fun challenges on the TSG blog Monday-Friday. Prizes being given for each of those challenge days! Today begins the first challenge, so let's get to it!!


Today we are challenging you to make a Paper Doll using one of your TSG images. Christine Okken did an amazing tutorial HERE on how to make a paper doll with a stand.




For today's challenge, I used three characters from Hauntingly Delightful set. I wanted to make all characters from the set into paper dolls, but it was so sorry that I didn't have enough time to complete it.:( For the background panel, I used Spooktacular Silhouette set.

Make sure to visit the TSG blog for all of the details about this challenge!! And also, don't forget to check out THIS post to know all about our 3rd birthday celebration!

Thank you for stopping by!

New digis -- Monsters

September 3, 2011

Hi everyone! I just popped in to let you know that I added 2 new digital stamps featuring monsters on my Etsy shop.
Here are cards I made using my new digis.




I'm entering these cards to the challenges below.
*DYSU Challenge #35 -- Friendly Critters
*Stamp Something -- Digital Something

Sorry, I'm very sleepy now as I had to get up at 4:oo am today. I know I should go to bed right now... Good night everyone~~~. (note: It's around 11:00 pm here)

Polka Dot Pumpkins

September 1, 2011

Hi everyone!
This week's challenge over at the TSG blog is to create a one layer card with POP by using dimensional to pop up all or part of your image.
Here is my card for the challenge.



Aren't these polka dot pumpkins cute?? I used a pumpkin image from Pumpkins On The Vine set. (Can anyone stop me using this set? LOL!) The sentiment is from Fabulous, and  dashed lines that were stamped randomly behind the pumpkins are from In Stitches.

Please hop over to the TSG blog for the details of the challenge. And I hope you have time for playing along with us!

Thank you for stopping by!

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こんにちは。
今週のTSGブログのチャレンジは、イメージ(の一部または全体)をポップアップさせたワンレイヤーカードを作ることです。
水玉模様のかぼちゃたち、かわいい~♪(^^) このカボチャは、Pumpkins On The Vineから、センチメントはFabulosから、後ろに捺した点線にはIn Stitchesを使いました。

見に来てくださってありがとうございました。
Stamp: Pumpkins On The Vine, Fabulous, In Stitches (TSG)
Ink: Real Black(Versa Craft), Jumbo Java, Ginger bread (Versa Magic)
Paper: PTI