Monday, April 14, 2014

Sister Stamps Release #22 - Day 2, The Wedding Couple

Welcome back to day two of Release #22 for Sister Stamps!  Today's image is the Wedding Couple and I'm super excited to show you what I came up with.  Here's a sneak peek:




For the details of my projects, please go to my YouTube video here and if you want a chance to win this beautiful stamp, be sure to leave a comment on the video, ok?  I'm super happy with the way my projects turned out!

Be sure to visit the rest of the DT blogs:  Debi:  http://craftybuzz.blogspot.com/,
Eva:  http://craftingthisandthat.blogspot.com/, and Sister Stamps: http://sisterstamps.blogspot.com/.  Our guest designer this month is none other than "judybakes" of YouTube fame!  Be sure to check her out here:   http://judybakesandmakes.blogspot.com/?m=0 and here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYQAEJDSPyxnA6YstCCfWmw.

Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, take care.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sister Stamps Release #22 - Day 1, The Graduate

Hey everyone! Long time no see! Unexpected events prevented me from participating in the last release, but I'm back!  As soon as I got the images for this Release, I knew what I wanted to make with them.  I hope you like what I came up with.

I made two graduation cards, using the school colors for Kalani and Kaiser.  I graduated from Kalani High School in 19** and my son graduated from Kaiser High School in 2010.  Here's a sneak peak at my cards:



For the details of my cards, please go to my YouTube video here and if you want a chance to win this super cute stamp, be sure to leave a comment on the video, ok?  I'm so happy with the way my cards turned out!

Before I go, be sure to visit the rest of the DT blogs:

Our guest designer this month is none other than "judybakes" of YouTube fame!  Her blog and YT channel are here:  http://judybakesandmakes.blogspot.com/?m=0 and her YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYQAEJDSPyxnA6YstCCfWmw.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for two more projects using the "Wedding Couple" stamp. Until then, take care.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Sister Stamps Release #20 - Day 3 - Misaki

Welcome back to Day 3 of the Sister Stamps Release #20! Again, I can't believe it's the end of January 2014.  Anyhoo, how are you liking my projects so far? I'm really happy with the way all of them turned out, especially this last one. I made a simple tag using MISAKI. You can see what I did here and be sure to leave a comment on the video for your chance to win cutie patootie Misaki!

I really love this set of stamps. Although they are the "Girls Day" set, you can use them for any occasion. Remember to visit the DT members blogs to see their fantastic projects and to be inspired!

Debi:   http://craftybuzz.blogspot.com/
Eva:  http://craftingthisandthat.blogspot.com/
Jenny:  http://crazyforpaper.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to be more active on my blog this year ... but I'm not making any promises! Heehee! Until next time, take care!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sister Stamps Release #20 - Day 2 - Minako

Welcome back to Day 2 of Sister Stamps Release #20! I hope you liked my card using Harumi. She's such a cutie pie! For today's project, I made a mini pizza box using MINAKO. I really like the way it turned out. Check out my video here and don't forget to leave a comment to be entered to win her.

Remember to visit all the DT members blogs to see their awesome creations!

Debi:   http://craftybuzz.blogspot.com/
Eva:  http://craftingthisandthat.blogspot.com/
Jenny:  http://crazyforpaper.blogspot.com/

I hope to see you tomorrow for my last project, using Misaki! Until then, take care.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sister Stamps Release #20 - Day 1 - Harumi

Hey guys! Long time no see! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year celebration! Can you believe it's already the end of January? Wow, the time is definitely flying by.

Anyway, you'll notice something different about these next few posts. There won't be any pictures of my projects. What?!? Yep, instead, I'll have a link to my project on my YouTube channel! My first project is a card using HARUMI and you can check it out here. As with past Sister Stamps releases, Jenny has graciously agreed to a giveaway of her stamps, so be sure you comment on my videos. You might be the lucky winner!

Also, be sure to visit all the DT members blogs to see their wonderful projects!

Debi:   http://craftybuzz.blogspot.com/
Eva:  http://craftingthisandthat.blogspot.com/
Jenny:  http://crazyforpaper.blogspot.com/

Please come back tomorrow for my next project, using Minako! Until then, take care.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #19, Day 3 - Mochi Pounding!

Happy Halloween and welcome back to Day 3 of Sister Stamps Release #19! No tricks here, just a little sweet treat I made for Jenny of Sister Stamps.   I didn't want to make another treat box, so since I knew that Jenny was doing Project Life (PL), I decided to make a 4x6 PL card using this stamp called MOCHI POUNDING!  Even though Jenny's family doesn't pound mochi, I know she'll find a way to incorporate this card into her PL album.  Right Jenny?  Heehee!  Now, as easy as this project looks, it was a little difficult for me.  You see, I haven't done simple stamping and coloring on cardstock as a project for a while.  I mean, I always stamp and color my images, but I usually cut them out and use them on a project.  THIS image WAS the project!  Know what I mean?  The only embellishments I used were the two sakura flowers on Mieko's kerchief and the glossy accents I used on the mochi.  I was so careful coloring up this project because if I made a mistake, I would have to start the project all over again!  Yikes!  Also, in case Jenny wants to use this PL card for a different project, I didn't add any sentiments to the card.  Anyway, I'm very proud of how this card turned out.  What do you think?

 

Can you see the glossy accents on the mochi?  I really like the way it turned out.


Do you feel like having some mochi yet?  I do ... especially the peanut butter mochi.  It's sooo good!  Please don't forget to stop by the DT members blogs:  Debi, Eva, Special Guest Designer Cyndi, and of course the Sister Stamps Blog, for more mochi samplings. 

Finally, I'd like to say thanks so much again for visiting my blog and YouTube channel, and leaving your comments.  I really appreciate them all!  For another look at this project and a chance to win this stamp, please check out my YouTube video here and leave a comment.  I hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!  As for me, I'm expecting approximately 500-600 trick or treaters this year.  Yep, you read that right!  The candies and pretzels we give out might last 45 minutes if we're lucky ... wish me luck!  Until next time, take care and stay safe.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #19, Day 2 - Mieko

Welcome back to Day 2 of Sister Stamps Release #19!  I hope you're enjoying all the projects the DT members have made - all I know is it makes me want to eat some mochi!  Yummy!  So, for today's project, I'm using little miss MIEKO.  Isn't she the cutest?!?  I love how her mouth looks like she's eating the mochi balls!  AND, I decided to make another treat holder!  It's an oldie but goodie that's super easy to make.  Remember this one?  It looks like a mini clutch purse ...

 

Here's Mieko, close up.  I just wanna pinch her cheeks!


For a better look at my treat holder, please check out my YouTube video here.  Remember, if you want a chance to win Mieko, you need to leave a comment on my video!  Now, if you haven't already done so, be sure you stop by the blogs of these talented ladies - Debi, Eva, Special Guest Designer Cyndi, and of course the Sister Stamps Blog - for more mochi fun!  I hope you'll come back tomorrow to see the last image of Release #19.  Until then, take care and enjoy some mochi!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #19, Day 1 - Hideo

Happy New Year!  What?  Is it 2014 already?  Well, not quite yet, but it's never too early to start preparing, right?  Well, in that case, welcome to Sister Stamps Release #19!  I can't believe it's almost the end of 2013 - where did this year go?  Well, to end this year and start 2014, Sister Stamps is releasing some super cute New Years images!  This first image I'm using is called HIDEO.  Look at him eating his yummy mochi!  Isn't he cute?!?  I decided to make a treat holder for some New Years goodies.  I totally copied Bona's Halloween treat bags but did a little something different.  After stamping, coloring and fussy cutting him, I popped him up on a Japanese lantern chipboard piece from the Bo Bunny Serenity collection.  The treat holder is also made with paper from that collection.


Side view of the treat holder ...


The flap of the holder in the open position ...


So, if you know what Bona's original treat bag looked like, you'll know what I did to make this holder different.  If you don't know, take a look at my YouTube video here. While you're there, be sure to leave a comment on the video and you just might be the lucky winner of Hideo!

Be sure to check out the other talented ladies and their projects:  Debi, Eva, Special Guest Designer Cyndi, and of course the Sister Stamps Blog

I hope you'll be back tomorrow to see what I've created with another cutie chowing down on some sweet mochi!  Until then, take care! 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Sister Stamps Chinese Zodiac Collection - Dragon

Happy Monday! This is the final image from the Sister Stamps Chinese Zodiac Collection! Can't believe it's almost been a year - the time sure is flying by as I get older. As promised, here is the ATC holder I made for all the AT cards I've made with the past Zodiac signs. I made it with the wonderful WRMK Envelope Punch Board.


You'll have a better look at the holder if you watch my video, linked below.  It's a simple project, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out the other projects from the Sister Stamps blog, and from these talented ladies - Patti, Eunice, and Laura. Again, Jenny will be giving away this stamp to one lucky viewer of my YouTube Video!  Be sure to check it out here and leave a comment on my video.  Hopefully I'll have the winners video up by Wednesday, October 2nd.  Good luck to all and until next time, happy crafting and take care!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sister Stamps Chinese Zodiac Collection - Rabbit

I can't believe this is the second to the last image for the entire Chinese Zodiac Collection!  Well, here we go ... here is another ATC card I made for Jenny.  I'm actually missing two ATCs, since I didn't do the last Zodiac release.  I'll be sure to post those when I'm done.   This cutie is the Year of the Rabbit image.  Isn't she a cutie? 


I had to take this picture to show that I actually cut out her whiskers.  I'm definitely not hating cutting as much as I used to.  *wink*  Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out the projects from the Sister Stamps blog, and from these wonderful ladies - Patti, Eunice, and Laura.

As always, Jenny will be giving away this stamp to one lucky viewer of my YouTube Video!  Be sure to check it out here and leave a comment on my video!  If you don't win, you can purchase this stamp starting on October 1st.  I'll see you tomorrow with the last Chinese Zodiac image, and the ATC holder that I decided to make to hold all the ATCs!