Saturday, December 31, 2011

Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu!

Happy New Year! Wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous new year. To celebrate, I'll be giving away a stamp from an upcoming release! It's not necessarily the next release, but something that is planned for 2012. All you need to do is:

1. Leave a comment on THIS post by 11:59pm on 1/1/11 (i.e. Sunday night).
2. Tell me what are your New Year's traditions.
3. Become a follower on our blog (publicly) if you aren't already.

Normally, I celebrate New Year's at home in Hilo. New Year's Eve is my husband's birthday, so New Year's is a big deal for us. This is one of our New Year's traditions... Uncle Roy asks us for our xmas tree, which is normally dead by the time New Year's comes around. (But now that we buy our tress from Home Depot, they don't die as quickly!). We "trim" the tree with some fireworks, and then you can guess what happens.

Don't worry, we are very careful when we do this. This year should be very tame on Oahu... I guess I'll get the Hilo report tomorrow! Happy New Year's everyone! To the gang in Hilo... save some sushi, won ton, and ozoni for me!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

To all of our "Sister Stampers" out there.. hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Release #5 Coming Soon!

Wow- you must be thinking we went out of business yah? Well, we are just taking a break for the holidays, but wanted to let you in on a little secret... New Sister Stamps images will be arriving in the new year!

Sneaky peeks will begin in the new year, so check back later for some fun!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wee Memories Challenge!

Hi there everyone! Hope you are having a great holiday season!! Just popping in to let you all know that Sister Stamps is sponsoring Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge! We were so happy to be asked to become a sponsor and couldn't wait to see what the design team came up with using our holiday images. Check out their creations here...

Thank you to the Wee Memories Design Team for some great samples using our images!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Kris Palakiko from Maui is truly inspiring.. Not only does she take care of her family, but she also runs her own craft business, and takes on all kinds of other projects... including Project Make A Child Smile. This year, Kris decided to help out her Aunty who makes dolls to donate to a local hospital at Christmas. Kris asked her fellow crafters if they would help her out in making 150 cards to accompany each doll... click here to learn more about the project...

So after she put the word out... I thought that giving from the heart should be rewarded.. right? So I secretly contacted Kris to see if I could help out somehow by donating a few Sister Stamps to those that made a donation. We both agreed that in the spirit of the season, we didn't want to promote that there would be prizes to those that give from the heart. We just wanted to reward those that decided to give without any expectation of winning anything. Everyone who made a donation is truly an angel at heart! I just love to hear that our crafting community is so generous! So, as a special thank you, Sister Stamps has donated some of our Christmas images as prizes. Click here to read more about the results of Project Make A Child Smile and to see if you won! A big thank you to Kris and her Aunty for coordinating this special project. I know that everyone's generosity will make a lot of smiles this holiday season!

Friday, November 25, 2011

And The Winner Is....

Hi Everyone! Happy Black Friday!

Before I head out to go Black Friday shopping, thought I'd let you all know who won our Thanksgiving blog candy...

Creative Grammie!

Please email me at

Congratulations! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for a successful launch of Sister Stamps and for all of you who have embraced our images!! As a Thank You how's about some thanksgiving candy? Just make sure you are publicly following our blog, post a comment on this post and if your name is picked, I'll send you a stamp of your choice!

Please enter by 11:59pm HST on Thanksgiving Day- 11/24/11 and I will pick a name from everyone who entered and qualifies.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Last One!

Ok- you must be sick of these magnetic boards by now right? This will be the last one for now... again using some of my new washi from Japan here and added Kiyomi this time. After I made this, I decided to re-do it and add in a strip under Kiyomi and personalized it for a blogging friend. I hope she liked it!

Thanks for sticking with me through all these craft fair posts!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Magnet Fishing

Ok, so I couldn't come up with a clever title for this post. :)

I love pastel washi paper and got a pastel rainbow of them while in Japan. This green one was one of my faves since it also included sakura. The gold waves in it reminds me of water, so I thought Yoko would match well- like she's fishing in a pond. Decided to color her up in pink this time instead so that she would pop.

One last board to share with you tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nobu Notes

For a little change, I decided to try adding in "notes" to the bottom of the magnetic board. That way the recipient will know what its for right? This time used Nobu on some dragonfly washi paper (again from Japan). I'm glad I bought this washi, even though its pastel, I can still use it for boy stuff. Plus I like the look of asian dragonflies. I used use asian dragonfly prints all the time when I used to sew (yes, I used to sew many moons ago).

Anyway, thought I should add in a boy magnetic board in case someone is looking for a boy version.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Magnetic Personality

So I saw this idea for a mini magnetic board at Cute Stuff on one of my Oahu adventures. They sell these 6x6 metal sheets at the store and have them especially cut. Now I wish I didn't tell you since you'll probably buy up my supply!

Decided to cover some of them using washi paper and what images go better with washi than ours? Oh yes, let's talk about the washi for a minute... I have a weakness for washi paper. I brought back so much on my trip to Japan that I had to hand carry it on the plane since it didn't fit in my suitcase! Each print is very special to me and I hate cutting up a nice full sheet of washi, but I told myself that no one is enjoying it when it just sits in my office/craft room, so I should use it right? I shouldn't hoard right? OK- so I finally cut some and thought that this project would be good to use it on since its likely that the recipient wouldn't throw it away. This thought made me feel better about using it on my project. Sick, I know. Besides, I need to make room for more washi right? hee hee hee...

So I punched some holes and added some grommits and ribbon. Then it was time to decorate. Since this washi is so sweet and pretty on its own, I decided to keep it simple and just add in Ayako. I chose her since she looks like she's using her umbrella to protect her from the shower of sakura.

Oh yah, added in some magnets made by mounting some marbles on them. Don't know if you can see, but I glued mini sakura laser cuts by Island Scrapbooking under the marbles since that's the only think I could find that fits.

I have a few more magnetic boards to share using Sister Stamps so check in soon.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Yoko Calendar

I only made a few Sister Stamps calendars for my upcoming craft fair. I'm waiting for my re-order to arrive so I can make more. This is the last one I came up with so far... Decided to use Yoko this time since she's bigger than some of the other images and would fill up the space nicely.

Here's a closer look at Yoko...

Yoko- Sister Stamps
Gold- Smooch
Red cardstock- Bazzil
Washi- Hanko designs
Binder rings- Office Max
Coasters- Papertrey Ink
2012 calendar

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Peace Man

Sorry about the image quality, but I'm still learning how to use my new camera. Thought I was smart by waking up early to utilize "natural" light, but it's been so darn dark lately, that that plan didn't work and I ended up having to use my flash anyway.

So I fell in love with this background paper and felt it screamed Nobu. I guess it reminds me of bamboo for some reason, so I dressed Nobu in green so that he would match. Embossed the peace kanji in gold on black paper this time and added it next to Nobu for some interest. Sorry, I guess I forgot to take a close up!

Coasters- Papertrey ink
Binder rings- Office Max
2012 calendars
Nobu- Sister Stamps
Peace kanji stamp- Fiskars

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happiness Coaster

I know Kiyomi is by far everyone's favorite image... I guess its cause she's so cute and easy to cut? Anyway, since she's so popular, I decided to make a coaster calender using her image. These calendars are easy to make and a great gift to give friends. I thought she needed something next to her, so I stamped the happiness kanji and punched it out. This particular kanji stamp is by Fiskars.

Here's a closer look at Kiyomi.

Coasters- Papertrey Ink
Happiness stamp- Fiskars
Kiyomi- Sister Stamps
Washi paper- from Japan
Binder rings- Office Max
Red cardstock- Doodlebug Designs
2012 Calendar

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mei Lin Box of Drawers

Since we are taking some time off from new releases until after the holidays, I thought I'd share some projects I've been working on using past release images. I seriously can't believe that we've had 4 release already! I can't believe we have 13 stamps!

OK back to the project. You remember that Mama made this awesome box-of-drawers right? Well, I loved it a lot and had try it out myself. I decided to use Mei Lin since I haven't inked her up in awhile. Her pinwheel makes me so happy.

And here's the box when its opened. This project makes me think of those japanese lacquer boxes, so I did my best to replicate one by using my favorite gold cardstock and a black base. Do you like mini gold dew drops I added for the drawer pulls? I think it helps to complete the look.

If you click on the link above, it will take you to Mama's post, who then takes you to Shirley's post (Hi Shirley), who then takes you to the originator of the instructions I used. I ended up modifying it a bit so that the boxes fit better in the box, but otherwise its the same. I originally saw this type of box at Photocraft on Oahu. Their version is made using chipboard, so it would be much sturdier than this one. Enjoy!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Blog Candy Winners- Last Chance!

Well, we have two Blog Candy winners that have not responded yet.. One from Debi's blog candy and one from this blog. If you are a winner and have not responded yet, please email me at by tonight (Friday, 11/4/11). If I don't hear from you by then, I'll be picking another winner. Thanks!

To the rest of you that did respond, I'm mailing out your goodies later today. Thanks!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Quiet Cold Winter

Here's another fan made by Aunty Jan. I really love the look of this fan. Its so wintery and makes me feel like curling up in my bed with a warm blanket. The kanji on the right side of the boy is the kanji for winter- which is just perfect. I love how she stamped it in light blue too- not too overpowering and lets the image stand out. The other sentiment next to the girl is a Hero Arts stamp about winter. I love how they coordinate so well together.

Here's a close up of Shimo-san and the two kiddies. She even outlined the image using the same light blue... it really makes the image pop.

Finished it off with some punched snowflakes by Martha Stewart Crafts. It also has a hook to hang the fan as an ornament or on the wall and the back is covered with washi. Thanks Aunty!

Shimo-san: Sister Stamps
Winter kanji- Design in Squares
Winter stamp- Hero Arts
Snowflake punch- Martha Stewart Crafts
Washi paper (on the back)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Holidays

Hope you enjoyed all of the samples for our Release #4 images. Thanks again to Debi and Leanne for all your help!

I was able to visit with Aunty Jan last weekend while visiting Oahu, and she gave me a couple more samples. She decided to cover up a fan she bought at a local craft store using our holiday images. Shown here are Yuki and Setsuna wishing you a Happy Holiday. To decorate the edge of the fan, she decided to make little presents all around the border. She told me she punched and cut out different sized rectangles and squares to do this and added ribbon, baker's twine and punches to decorate each present. Such a cute idea! You can't tell from this photo, but there's actually a hook where you can hang the fan up on the wall or on your tree.

Here's a close up of her Santa...

And sweet Yuki...

Yuki and Setsuna- Sister Stamps
Happy Holidays sentiment- Stampendous
Fan- Flora Dec.
Baker's Twine
Not shown- Washi paper on back

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Release #4 Blog Candy Winners!

OK, I know you've been waiting to find out who won our blog candy for the Release #4 images, right? I got my DD to pick names and here's the winner list:

Kiyoko: Jenny V.

Lion Dancers: Annie's Creations

Firecracker: Linda

Congratulations Ladies! And thank you to everyone who entered! We are so happy to be getting such a great response to these images. Hope to see what you all come up with soon!

Winners- please email me at with your mailing address. Congratulations!

Oh yah, and if you entered Debi's blog candy, don't forget to check her blog for her winners!

Li See Envelope Tutorial

It's Release Day! Yippee! It's our last release for 2011, but don't worry, we'll have some fun new designs next year.

Just wanted to share the instructions on how to make the li see envelopes I featured in yesterday's post. Since I couldn't find a tutorial online, I thought I'd share this with all of you!

  • 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" red paper
  • 6 3/8" x 3 1/4" red paper
  • double stick tape
  • Your favorite Sister Stamps New Year's Release Image
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoreboard
  • Scissors
  • Corner rounder punch
  • Copics
  1. Score 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" paper with the 4 1/2" side at the top at 1/2" on each end.
  2. Turn paper so that the 8 1/2" side is at the top and score at 1" and 7 3/4".
  3. Cut off all corners on score lines.
  4. Trim edges at slight angle to reduce bulk (optional)
  5. Fold on all score line. Use bone folder for good crease.
  6. Use the corner rounder punch and round the corners of the 1" flap. This will be the opening of your envelope.
  7. Apply double stick tape to the two long flaps and adhere the 6 3/8" x 3 1/4" paper on top.
  8. Apply double stick tape to the bottom flap (flap where corner is not rounded) and seal.
  9. Stamp and color Sister Stamp image and adhere to front of envelope.
  10. Embellish as desired.
Thanks for all the great feedback on this release! And thanks to our Guest Designer, Leanne Poe and of course Debi!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Li See!

Are you excited? Only one day left until Release Day! Just wanted to thank Debi and our guest designer- Leanne for all their awesome samples. Hope they've inspired you to get going on some New Year's projects or at least keep them in the back of your mind until you are ready to start making them.

Although I'm not Chinese myself, my cousins are, and I spent a lot of time with them growing up. I remember receiving Li See (or Lai See) packets for Chinese New Year or any other occasion. Li see packets are red in color since its considered to be lucky and normally have gold because red and gold usually mean wealth. And don't quote me but I read somewhere that "Kung Hee Fat Choy" means Good Luck and Prosperity, or something to that effect. So with all that New Year's info in my brain, I thought it would be most appropriate to make my own li see packets featuring our new images!

First up is the Lion Dancers image. My favorite corner die cut is from a Sizzix border die set. This one looks so asian to me, so I incorporated it into this project. I also used my Hero Arts Prosperity kanji stamp since you give li see to give them wealth/prosperity right? I embossed the image using black embossing powder on my favorite gold cardstock. Look who's back!

And here's a close up of those dancers...

Next up are the firecracker kids... Since this image is pretty wide, I decided to turn the packet sideways so that they would fit better on the envelope. For this one, I kept it simple and cut the kids and firecracker string out. Used the label die by PTI and embossed it using my cuttlebug embossing folder for some texture. Added on Island Scrapbooking's new "Kung Hee Fat Choy" sentiment. Don't know if you can tell, but I also added some gold glitter stickles to make it look like the fire crackers were popping.
Here's some close ups of the girl and boy.

And my last li see packet features Kiyoko. I used another stamp from that Hero Arts set- this time used Happiness. Embossed the gold background strip using the same Cuttlebug Embossing folder as the previous packet. Decided to paper piece Kiyoko's kimono using washi paper. Cut out Kiyoko and added some gold stickles to her sparklers to make them sparkle.

Here's a close up of Kiyoko...

Hope you enjoyed my li see packets! Don't forget you can pick up your new stamps tomorrow (11/1/11)! And there's still time to enter into our blog candy giveaways. Go back to each introductory post for this release for your chance to win by 11:59 pm HST (tonight).

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Much Happiness!

Back with another card to share for our countdown till our Release #4 images are available. Did you get to check out our Guest Designer Leanne Poe's project? Well, we're continuing the fun today with more inspiration for you..

After working with so much red, black and gold, I thought I'd change it up a bit for my next card. Went with more gold, white and black colors this time around. Here's the front of the card- used my Hero Arts Happiness sentiment stamp again. It looked pretty plain, so I added in some gold cord and made my own tassel out of it. Then added in some ivory cherry blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts. These are a staple in my collection- I use them on so many projects, but they are extra perfect for asian themed cards.

Oops, can you see the mistake I made on the inside? I'm sure you all can, but it was too late as I had already taped down the pop up portion. duh. Oh well, back to the card. I just got this pop up die and wanted to use it. I swear there's no more thinking needed to make pop ups anymore! This die has two pop up slits cut out of the base, so it was perfect for my firecracker kids. Since I needed to cut them out in order to pop them up, I had to figure out what to do with the firecrackers themselves. Ended up cutting them out and stringing them on some gold cord and hanging it from the washi paper. Added some gold stickles around the firecrackers to make it look like they are popping.

And here's a close up of the two kiddies. I paper pieced their clothes using some scrap washi and that gold cardstock. Her ribbons were colored using gold smooch.

Took this photo to just show you the die itself since its hard to tell from a front view photo. Now you can see that they are really popping out from the background.

So don't forget to check out Debi's and Leanne's projects for today! Back tomorrow with our final peek!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

New Year's Fun

Yay- its time to reveal our Guest Designer for this release! We were very lucky to get this "Groovy" gal to help us out at the last minute... Click here to see who we are talking about... I'm sure she'll have some fun surprises up her sleeve! Oh yes, and don't forget my CBFF Debi's blog to see what fun she's been working on..

And now for my card for today... This card took quite awhile to put together. I worked on the front but it looked kinda plain, so I distressed the edges using my weathered wood distress ink. It seemed to still lack something, so I finally decided to add a subtle hint of bling by stamping over the images with a Hero Arts swirls background cling stamp.. Yup, just stamped right over those kids faces. Then got my trusty gold mica powder and applied it all around the images so that the gold would not get on their faces. I like how it came out. I guess you can't really see it in this big photo, but I think you can tell on the close up photo.

The borders were punched with a MS crafts border punch on my favorite gold cardstock and then layered again with a red cardstock. Here's the close up... Oh yes, added in gold glitter stickles again to make it look like its popping.

And here's the inside of the card... Do you like my lion dance puppet? I think he needs a name... Maybe you can help me come up with one...

So the reason this card took forever was also because I could not for the life of me find my old old old fireworks stamp. I have a feeling I sold it at one of the rummage sales. So I checked out my local craft stores and couldn't find any there either. I guess I'm working off season. So I jumped online and found this awesome fireworks stamp by Stampendous. Its a large cling stamp- it only fit on my largest acrylic block, but it was good to fill up the black space behind the dancers. Because most of my card was made and I was just waiting for this stamp to arrive, I had a hard time stamping the fireworks. Some of the image didn't stamp well since it was going on several layers, so I ended up filling in using my Versamark pen. This was the first time I used that pen and it was just what I needed to fill in the gaps.

After stamping the fireworks with Versamark, I applied some gold glitter embossing powder and red glitter embossing powder to the fireworks. To achieve the effect of multi colored fireworks, I would only apply the glitter to a portion of the fireworks and tap off the excess, then apply the next color, etc... Then it was embossing time... If you've ever tried to emboss glitter embossing powder, its very tricky. The look doesn't change much like regular embossing powder does, so you really have to watch and make sure you are not burning the paper. I hold it up to the light while I'm embossing and you can kinda see some of the glitter glistening every once in awhile- that's my cue to move my gun around to another section.

I used the Sizzix scallop circle pop up die to make the dancers pop out. These dies make pop up cards a breeze! Finished off the card with a gold layered on red "Kung Hee Fat Choy" sentiment by Island Scrapbooking.

Here's a close up of the dancers. I dont' think you can tell, but I put some white fun flock to the lion's furry parts (around his face). I also used my favorite gold smooch to add some gold touch ups to his costume.

Phew! That was a long post! Now you know why this card took me so long to make! Plus it didn't help that I made it backwards!! ha ha ha! Oh well, hopefully you learn from my mistakes!

Don't forget to check out our Guest DT and Debi's posts for more inspiration!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sparkly Kiyoko!

Everyone's played with sparklers before right? Well, when I was young, I was chicken..(I mentioned that in my last post) and did not like those jumping jacks since they always seem to attack me! So the safest thing for me to play with was sparklers. Sad times yah? It makes me happy that my daughter is fearless and plays with whatever is available, from when she was young. Sparklers are very boring for her, but I still enjoy them!

Kiyoko is my mom-in-law's japanese name. We always have New Years' at Grandma's house, even when I was young, it was always at my Grandma's, so I thought it was fitting to name this image after my daughter's grandma. New Year's in Hilo is very special for me. Not only is it New Years, but New Year's Eve is also my husband's birthday, so many of our friends and family stop by my mother-in-laws house to wish him Happy Birthday. Even those that we do not see very often seem to make it for a little while to say hello. Plus Hilo is FREEZING around New Year's time, so everyone is bundled up in the cold, playing firecrackers. New Year's will be very dull once we can't buy firecrackers anymore! I'm sure the other New Year's traditions will be remembered, but oh how we will miss that smell of smoke on New Year's Eve!

Here's the card I made using Kiyoko... I must admit that this is the second card that I made for this introductory post. The first one was made in a rush and I just wasn't happy about it, so I decided to try again. This time I made it into a shaker card! I haven't made one of these in ages because I hate the foam tape and what it does to my scissors. Well, I lucked out this past weekend and found a roll of thin foam tape at a local craft store on Oahu while visiting. That was a good find! Made making my shaker card oh so easy! I cut the circles from my new Sizzix wafer thin dies that are larger than my Spellbinder set and a great size for Sister Stamps images.

I guess the stickles I used on the sparkers wasn't quite dry yet, so all the microbeads were sticking to it. The frame was made using my MS punch set on my favorite gold cardstock. Topped it off with some red cherry blossoms by Wild Orchid Crafts. Here's a close up of Kiyoko...

I made this into an easel card, so here's what it looks like when the card is opened. I chose one of my new labels from the Labels #3 Spellbinder set. It had an asian appeal to me, so I thought it matched. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set that has a great variety of sentiments for all occasions.

That wraps up our introductory posts for this release! Check back soon for more samples of Release #4 images and our Guest Designer reveal. Oh! And don't forget to post a comment on THIS POST (follow rules on Firecracker introductory post) and tell me where you go to celebrate New Year's.

  • Kiyoko image- Sister Stamps
  • Cherry blossoms- Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Microbeads- MS Crafts
  • Punches- MS Crafts
  • Stickles
  • Smooch
  • Labels #3 die- Spellbinders
  • Circle dies- Sizzix
  • Oval die- Spellbinders
  • New Years Sentiment- Hero Arts
  • Swirl background stamp- Hero Arts
  • Gold mica powder
  • Foam tape
  • Cardstock- Bazzil

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lion Dancing!

Welcome to our second day of introductions for Release #4! Today I have a pop up card to share with you using our new Lion Dancers image. We felt that the crafting world was lacking Chinese New Year images and what is more Chinese New Year that a Lion Dance??? But this image is not only for Chinese New Year... I know we often celebrate special occasions with lion dances like weddings, baby showers, etc., so you might find that this image comes in handy for other special occasions too.

I remember being scared of the lion when I was young, but I was always a scaredy cat... even now. But now that I'm older, I love watching lion dances! I love how everyone gets so happy when they see the lion approaching and how kids will run up to the lion to give it money. Businesses also welcome the lion as it brings good luck and fortune. Normally an offering is made in a li see (red envelope) along with some lettuce and fruit/veggies. In Hawaii, we also incorporate Lion Dances at weddings and baby luau's where the bridal couple/baby & parents will give the lion an offering which is suspended from a pole.

On to my card... First, here's the front of the card. I guess I was a little tired of using red and gold and decided to change it up with some purple.

Here's what the card looks like when its opened. I added in two red pockets to hold the good luck money that is normally given for New Year's. It is normally given in red li see packets, so I thought I'd better make them red. The die used to suspend pop out the dancers is an old Sizzix XL pop up die.

And here's a close up of the dancers. See how they stand up in the card?

Don't forget to check in tomorrow for our last introduction. And don't forget to leave a post on THIS POST to be eligible to win this stamp. See the Firecracker kids introductory post from yesterday for the other requirements to be eligible to win. Oh, and this time tell me about your favorite lion dance memory. Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kung Hee Fat Choy!

Happy New Year! Or at least start getting ready for the new year! Today marks the beginning of our introductory posts for our Release #4 images! Yay! First up are the Firecracker kids. I really really wanted an image with firecrackers and sis really delivered with this stamp. In Hawaii, New Years is a big thing, no matter what race you are and fireworks are a BIG part of it. But now that the laws have changed, I'm sure the next generation won't know all the fun we had growing up! Poor things yah?

Since these images are more Chinese, I went with my favorite red, black and gold color scheme. This washi paper reminded me of firecracker paper, so I thought it matched well. Also used one of my new favorite Spellbinder dies to mount the kids on. This is actually a cut down version of the stamp. I decided to cut out the kids and firecracker string, but the stamp image also contains bursting fire crackers and paper in between the kids. Since I had cut out the paper and sparks, I decided to make my own sparks using gold glitter stickles. Oh yah, and can you tell I tried out Amy's Superhero hair technique? Thanks Mama for the blue Copic!

And do you likey the inside of the card? By special request, Island Scrapbooking now makes these "Kung Hee Fat Choy" sentiments. They work really well with these new year's images, don't 'cha think?

Oh yes, can't forget the other stuff I used... embossing folder is by Cuttlebug- came in a set with other asian embossing folders. And the die used behind the words is by Papertrey ink.

Are you ready to enter to win some candy? OK here's the rules again:

  1. Follow this blog publicly (we are not able to confirm if you follow privately and you will not be eligible to enter).
  2. Tell everyone about our new releases on your blog (appreciated but not required to enter).
  3. Tell us what your favorite New Year's memory is!
  4. Leave a comment on THIS POST to be eligible for the Firecracker stamp. Please post your comment by 10/31/11 at 11:59pm HST.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Release #4 Images Revealed...

Wow- can you believe how fast October is flying by? It's already time for our reveal of the Release #4 images! Yes, yes, we have some New Year's images coming up on 11/1, which should give you plenty of time to create all those New Year's projects. I have some special projects to share with you this week so check back to see all the fun. Plus I have another special guest designer helping us out this month, so stay tuned to find out who it is...