Friday, July 15, 2011

My CATS for June

So hopefully Michelle received my CATS for June before looking at this post. As I told you in my last post, the theme for June was to use flowers on your card/tag. I really wanted to use my new Sister Stamp images, but needed to make sure flowers were included. I settled on some flowers by All Natural Accents found at Photocraft for the card featuring Mei Lin, and mini sakura laser cuts by Island Scrapbooking for the tag. I didn't want the card and tag to be totally matchy matchy, so I used two different girls and the same washi to tie them together. Hope she likes it! Here's a close up of Mei Lin... And a close up of Kiyomi... Other supplies:
  • Tag die- Papertrey Ink
  • Girl stamps- Sister Stamps
  • Sakura- Island Scrapbooking
  • paper flowers- All Natural Accents
  • Washi- unknown
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • Ribbon
  • Crystal- Kaisercraft

Thursday, July 14, 2011


With all that's been happening with Sister Stamps, I haven't been able to work on my CATS for June. I finally finished my card and tag and will be mailing it off tomorrow. Anyway, hopefully my partner Michelle gets it before I post! Sorry Michelle its soooooo late! Hope you like it! This is the card and tag Michelle sent to me (on time of course!). I love it! I love the colors especially. I've always loved the color combo of light blue and light green. Its so easy on the eyes. You can't tell from these photos, but she blinged it up by adding glitter to the butterfly and flowers. Oh yah- this month's theme was to add flowers to your card and tag. I think Michelle did a great job. I don't want to use it! Here's a close up of the card... And a close up of the tag. Thanks again Michelle! Hope you get mine soon. If you want to sign up for the next round (3 month commitment) check out Joy's blog for more info and updates on when you can sign up. As for me, this will be my last swap for awhile. Need to focus on Sister Stamps and wouldn't want to let my partner(s) down! Hopefully I can join in again next year.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kiyomi Christmas

Hi there! Just getting in the mood for Christmas! It's Christmas in July afterall, and I know everyone is starting to think about what they are going to do for Christmas cards and gifts this year... Last year, I taught a series of classes called the Christmas Card Club. It was a monthly class beginning in the summer that featured a variety of Christmas or Holiday themed projects. Well, students have been asking if I'll be teaching this class again this year, so I'm busy putting together some ideas for my first class. I always thought Kiyomi's pose looked like she was reaching for something. Well, on the original design, she is reaching for the butterfly, but I changed it up a bit and had Kiyomi reaching to put the star on the top of a Christmas tree. Just wanted to show you the versatility of this stamp- you are only limited by your imagination! To give it some asian flair, I stamped the Lawn Fawn pine tree onto some green washi paper for a fun look. I love how it turned out! Found the stool stamp by CC's Designs and the Merry Christmas sentiment at Island Scrapbooking. Michele is starting to carry various sentiments that are perfectly sized for card makers. Plus they are all one piece, so its easy peasy to adhere to your card. Love it! Here's a close up of Kiyomi... If you live in Hilo and would like to take this class, check out the Island Scrapbooking blog for upcoming class info.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Kiyomi Kick

I guess I'm on a Kiyomi kick right now. I love how easy she is to color up and cut out! Just thought I'd share the card I made for an upcoming make 'n take at Island Scrapbooking on Saturday. If you are in Hilo, please stop in and join us, or just to say hi! For more information on the make 'n take, click here... Here's a closer look at Kiyomi... Hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Retailer Thank Yous

Good Morning Everyone! Happy Sunday! It's been awhile since I posted huh? Been very busy with Sister Stamps the last few weeks and things have finally slowed enough for me to post something here. Thank you to all of you who've checked out our Sister Stamps blog and who have purchased our stamps! We are thrilled to get such a great response to our first release! We've also received a lot of support from local Hawaii retailers for our launch, so I wanted to give them a little thank you gift to show my appreciation. These goodies went out to retailers who had our stamps in their stores on 7/1/11. These guys took the leap of faith with us and we are grateful for that they took the risk. Found these gold pillow boxes at Ben Franklin but I think it's a Heiko product. Anyway, added a strip of washi paper around the box for some asian flair. Then colored up a bunch of Kiyomi's and added her along with an Arigato laser cut by Island Scrapbooking. Inside each box was some goodies from the big island. Had fun delivering these after the launch and talking to retailers to see how the stamps were selling. We were surprised to find that many of them had sold out so quickly! Here's a close up of the pillow box. After the Rubber Stamp Expo, Aunty Jan and I headed to some of the retailers to drop off the goodies. We were happy to see some of them on the shelves! Here's me with our stamps at Cute Stuff. Also spotted our stamps at Photocraft... Some of the other retailers had sold out, so we weren't able to get any photos with them. Thanks again to everyone who have made our launch so successful! We are working hard on the 2nd release which is scheduled for 9/1/11. Stay tuned for more information on our next release!