Friday, December 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Miyoko

Miyoko is one of my favorite Sister Stamps.  I used her again on this birthday card.  I also used my new sakura embossing folder that I got from Hanko Designs.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Below are the last 2 of my card designs this year.  I used the Sister Stamps Reindeer and Sleigh stamps.  I made a lot of these cards, so I kept them more simple, just adding in some shimmer snowflakes to frame the images.

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Merry Christmas!

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holly Jolly Christmas

My cousin gave me a couple of Santa stamps that she created for a shop in Italy.  I used the same layout but switched out the images.

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Merry Christmas Eve!

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Sister Stamps - Minoru

I made a few different Christmas cards this year.  Here is the first one I made using Minoru from Sister Stamps.DSC04538 (2)

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Sister Stamps – Last Zodiac Image

Today is the last of the Sister Stamps Zodiac Images – the Rabbit.  Bunnies are my favorite animal, so I am partial to this stamp.  I found this scrap of washi paper and thought it would be the perfect background for my Rabbit.

One last time to check out these creative ladies’ sites for their latest Zodiac creations.
Don’t forget to buy the last images to round out your set!  They are available tomorrow.
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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sister Stamps – Zodiac Release

Are you ready for the last 2 images from the Sister Stamps Zodiac Release?  You can complete your set on October 1st!

Zodiac 2Today I am posting my Dragon card.  I kept the card really simple and stamped the Doily using the VersaMark for the background to frame the Dragon.


Don’t forget to check out these creative ladies’ sites!

Check back tomorrow for the last Zodiac project!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Miyoko Birthday

I made this card for my sister’s birthday last month.  I used Sister Stamps Miyoko and colored her up using the washi as my color guide.DSC04533

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Li-Li Birthday Card

I made this birthday card for a little girl using Li-Li from Sister Stamps. I think the panda is so cute and the perfect little teddy bear.DSC04531

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sister Stamps - Ox

Today I am posting another animal from the Sister Stamps Zodiac set.

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I have another thank you card, but this time with the Ox.  He kind of reminds me of Ferdinand the Bull, so I found some paper with lots of flowers.


Check out the blogs below for more super cute and creative ideas!

Don’t forget that these stamps are available tomorrow!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sister Stamps - Tiger

Hi Everyone!

Can you believe this is the 16th release for Sister Stamps?  Check out the newest creatures that they’ve added to the family- aren’t they so cute!  Perfect matches to the Mermaid release!

Release 16- sea creatures

And don’t forget about their Zodiac animals too! Zodiac 2 

Today I have my thank you card using the Tiger.  This is my favorite animal, but I think it is because I am the year of the Tiger!


Check out the projects from these talented ladies – and don’t forget Linda’s YouTube site too!

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Akira Birthday


My nephew’s birthday just past and I sent him this card using Sister Stamps Akira.  Orange is his favorite color, so I made sure to use it a lot.


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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sister Stamps - Kiki

Release 15- Animals
I only met the real Kiki once when I stayed with my cousin about 10 years ago in Hilo.  (Wow – has it really been that long ago?)  She would follow everyone around and you could hear her nails clicking on the floor as she walked around.  She was so cute!
Check out all the cute doggie and kitty projects at the blogs below!
Release day is tomorrow!
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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sister Stamps–Otsu

Release 15- Animals
For some reason, I always think of dogs as boys and cats as girls, so I made this card super girly. Otsu comes with both the ball of yarn and the present so you can switch them out to suit your needs. 
For more ideas using these new stamps, check out the blogs below!
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Friday, June 28, 2013

Sister Stamps - Cappy

Release 15- Animals
This birthday card is using Cappy from Sister Stamps.
See more projects created by the ladies below:
Visit us again tomorrow for more!
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sister Stamps 2nd Birthday!

Welcome to the Sister Stamps 2nd Birthday release!
Release 15- Animals
Time has gone by so quickly, I can’t believe that my cousins have been doing this for 2 years already!  Congratulations to them both!!
My project today is using Doogie.  Isn’t he a cutie?! 
Be sure to stop by the blogs below to see more craftiness from these super talented ladies!
Check back for more projects.
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Friday, June 21, 2013

Eliana Birthday

This is one of the new mermaids from Sister Stamps, Eliana.  In my stash I found some sea themed quilled embellishments that worked perfectly with Eliana.


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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Swallowtail cards

I bought this Stampin’ Up! Swallowtail stamp awhile ago and just recently decided to use it for a couple of birthday cards.  I used some glittery watercolor paints to color them in.  I like how the color really pops against the black background.


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Monday, June 17, 2013

Mariko Birthday

Hello!  Here’s another birthday card that I made using Sister Stamps Mariko.


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Friday, May 31, 2013

Sister Stamps - Rat

Along with the Zodiac animals, starting tomorrow you can get these super cute Sister Stamps Mermaids!

Release 14- Mermaids

For my card, I am back on a flower kick.  This time I chose some poppies for my Rat to hide out in.  The Rat is also part of Sister Stamps release #14.


Don’t forget to check out these talented ladies’ projects!

  • Sister Stamps:
  • Mimi:
  • Debi:
  • Linda:
  • Patti:
  • Eunice:

    Have a great weekend!

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    Thursday, May 30, 2013

    Sister Stamps - Boar

    It is time for Sister Stamps Release #14 which includes 2 more animals from their Zodiac collection – the Boar and the Rat.

    Zodiac 2 Today I am posting my Boar thank you card.  The way the Boar is sitting, I feel like it is a dainty, flirty girl, so the Boar is a “she” to me.  I made the card very girly and pink with flowers.  I found a paper flower that I had already dyed and thought it would be the perfect accent for the Boar to sit on.


    Be sure to stop by the Blogs below for more Sister Stamps release projects!

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    Sunday, March 31, 2013

    Sister Stamps – Release 12, Dog

    Below are all of the Zodiac characters from Sister Stamps.  The ones that are colored in are available for purchase.  The others are coming soon. 

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    I paired the Dog stamp with Nobu.  I feel like the dog is watching Nobu play with his toy.  I colored in Nobu’s shoes orange because my nephew used to have a pair of orange Crocs that he loved.  Even after he outgrew them, he still kept trying to wear them.


    Don’t forget to check out these other blogs to see what they’ve come up with!

    Thanks for visiting!!

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    Saturday, March 30, 2013

    Sister Stamps – Release 12, Rooster

    Have you seen these great new stamps coming out from Sister Stamps?  I get to introduce to you the two new zodiac stamps for this release.

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    Today my card is using the Rooster.  I’ve had that barn stamp set forever and never used it.  I almost gave it away, but for some reason I couldn’t part with it.  And it is a good thing I kept it!  It is the perfect background for the Rooster!  I sponged the background and hand drew in the fence.  It is pretty simple, but I like how it turned out.


    Check out all the other blogs for some great ideas from these super crafty ladies!

    And stop by tomorrow for another card!

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    Monday, March 25, 2013

    Fox and Friends Congratulations

    One of my favorite stamp sets is Fox and Friends and I had to use it for this baby shower card.  Our friends haven’t announced if they are having a boy or girl, so I thought that the animals would be perfect.


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    Friday, March 22, 2013

    Takeo Birthday

    I used Takeo from Sister Stamps for the little boy’s birthday card.  I kept it pretty simple and just added a lot of paper piercing to the card for some added texture.


    Hope you have a great weekend!

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    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    Miyako Birthday

    Hello!  I know it has been a while since I’ve posted.  I made this card probably about a month ago for a little girl’s birthday.  It kind of looks like a V-day card, but hopefully she still liked it.


    Miyako is one of my favorite Sister Stamps girl images.  I have another card to share, so stop by later this week!

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    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    Mariko Birthday

    Two posts in one week – amazing, I know! 

    For this card, I used the same basic layout as my last card but this time I used Sister Stamps Mariko.  I used an embossing folder for the lacy part and colored it using my ink pad.


    Happy Wednesday!

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    Monday, February 18, 2013

    Miyoko Birthday

    I am so behind with everything these days!  I was late in making this card and sending it off, and I am just now getting around to posting it!

    I used Sister Stamps Miyoko.  I think she is so cute with her little cupcake.  I added some smooch on to parts of her kimono because I had colored it all the same color and it looked kind of weird cause I used such a dark color – but IRL I don’t think the smooch showed up like it did below.  I think that must be the flash or something. 


    If you have the day off, hope you are having fun!  We don’t get today off, so I’ll be at work.  Thanks for stopping by!

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    Thursday, January 31, 2013

    Sister Stamps–Monkey

    Sister Stamps has all these super cute Chinese Zodiac stamps lined up.  The Snake and Horse have already been released and on Friday you can get your very own Sheep and Monkey!

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    I need some boy cards, and I thought the Monkey would be perfect.  I kept a the colors neutral and used paper piercing to break up the colors a little.  (Can you tell that paper piercing is my new go-to technique?!)  When I think of monkeys I think of little kids who climb on everything, so I perched this Monkey on the top of the card sitting on the top of the sentiment.


    Be sure to stop by the Sister Stamps blog for more Release 11 projects and TONS of blog candy!  And the ladies below are also participating in this release and have amazing projects to share too.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    Sister Stamps–Release 11

    Have you been checking out the new release projects over at the Sister Stamp blog?  SO CUTE! 
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    For this release, they have 5 new stamps!  2 are from their Chinese Zodiac Images and I get to help introduce them to you!
    I think the sheep is so cute and innocent looking.  I think he would be great for a baby card, but since I hardly ever need baby cards, I made a birthday card.
    Visit all the great blogs below to see more projects!  And a big welcome to Suilan – the guest designer for release 11!
    Stop by tomorrow to see my Monkey post!
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    Monday, January 28, 2013

    Snow Much Fun Thank You

    January is almost over and this is my first post of the new year…man, I feel like a slacker! The day job has been super busy for me and I just don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done that I would like. And unfortunately since the day job pays the bills, other things (including crafting) have to be sacrificed. I will be posting even less than before, but I still hope to get some projects on here, so check back periodically.
    BUT DON’T GIVE UP ON ME JUST YET… I have a couple of projects lined up for later this week. Here’s a hint:
    Until then, below is the card that I made for all my Christmas thank you’s. I even stamped the envelope! The snow man and bird on the snowball are from the Snow Much Fun stamp set.

    Hope you all had a great New Year!
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