Saturday, April 7, 2012

It's Release Day!

We made it!  It's our 7th Release and I'm so excited to hear back from all of you on how you like our stamps!  Can't wait to see all the samples in blogland too.

First of all, I have to give a BIG mahalo to Kris, our Guest Designer for this release!  Thanks Kris!  And to my girl Debi for always helping me out!  You rock!

Ok on to my last project.  Decided to go all out and make a Waterfall Mini album!  Found many tutorials online and on YouTube, so you can just do a google search for them or on YouTube for the instructions.  For some reason I love this WAAAAAY more than the original Waterfall card.

Here's the cover- honors goes to Katsura.  Do you like my red snapper?  I got it at a local store in downtown Hilo.  They import things from Japan- need to remember to check them out more regularly.  Unfortunately its too soon to get any of the small boy's day koi that comes with candy filled sticks that you can find around boy's day. I know we had a couple from past boy's days but can't seem to find them in my messy house. Thought about buying a regular one that you hang above your house, but those are waaaaay too big to fit in this photo!  So red snapper fish will have to do.

Picked this washi paper as the constant in the album.  Love the masculinity of it (is that a word?)  Next up is Yoshi- posed him in a somersault position so he looks like he's really tumbling!

Page 2 features an old favorite- Nobu! Yes, he snuck into this mini just to say hi!

The next page features Kenichi and his doggie...

And this last page features Keitaro!  He wanted to join in the fun too!

There's actually one more page behind Keitaro, but I didn't have any more small boy stamps that would fit!   Anyway, I'm thinking I can add on the photos on the back side of the pages and add journaling to the pages with the boys.  What do you think?

Ok so if you've been reading all of my posts, I didn't really answer the question of how I cheated in cutting out the images right?  You are probably thinking- are you ever going to answer that question?  Well, on the Katsura tag, I didn't cut out the string part of the fish.  It would've been too thin, and since I had placed him on a colored background, it looked funny with the white showing through... So I played around with my copic markers until I found the right color that was the same as the background and colored that space up to match.  I did the same for the area in between Kenichi and the doggie.  There!  Now you know my secret!

So hope you had fun with this release!  Can't wait to see what you all come up with!  Enjoy!  Be back soon with the Release 7 candy winners.


  1. Wow! Another gorgeous project and release Jenny! The washi paper is stunning and those colors choices are awesome! This is a fantastic gift and something that I really want to try! Thank you for sharing and Happy release day!

  2. Gorgeous album!! Beautiful washi paper, LOVE the colors! Just loving the new boys! TFS another fabulous release of Sister Stamps! ;D

  3. Beautiful and full of masculinity at the same time! :) Love it, Jenny!

  4. Hi, Jenny -- I discovered your stamps & blog about a month ago. Your sister is very talented; thanks so much for sharing her artwork in the form of these cute stamps! I also enjoy seeing all the creative ways these stamps are used; especially by you.
    The mini-album you made using the boys stamps is adorable. The washi paper you chose is very fitting. I'd like to try to make one of these for my mom, so that she can have an album of her 6 grandsons! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow that's a gorgeous album! Love the beautiful washi paper you use. Another awesome release of Sister Stamps. They are too cute.

  6. great album! all the boys look like they are having a great time!

  7. You totally made this project SHINE!!! absolutely creative and super super WONDERFUL!!!

    Thank you for having me join you and Debi with this FANTASTIC release!! i had SO much fun!! and i hope you enjoyed my creations!! =) Thank you!!!! Big hugs!!

  8. Hey Jenny! Such an awesome waterfall album! I'll need to try and make one of these. Again! This album is so fun showing all the boys - LOVE IT! xoxo, Kimmie