Sep 30, 2009

1 year old mini album

I made a mini album last week. I love BasicGrey, I used BasicGrey's chipboard album, patterned paper, buttons, rub-ons and chipboard alpha.

The photos in this album are taken on my daughter's first birthday. Her birthday is APRIL 18th...... It took too long for me to make this album! (Actually it took so long to start making the album.)


Sep 26, 2009

CJ entry for April's journal

This is my CJ entry for April's journal. Her theme was "all about you" and I made a "five things about me" layout.

unfinished - after taking this photo I put some photos and embellishments.


Sep 25, 2009

international Christmas card swap

I'm planning on hosting an international handmade Christmas card swap. I'm in Japan and I hope to have people from all over the world.

If you are interested please leave a comment on this entry with your e-mail address, or e-mail me: dropper (at) zn (dot) hacca (dot) jp


In this swap you will make 3 or more Christmas cards (or season's greeting cards) and send them to me.
(Size: preferably 4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Each card can be the same or different, your choice.
You will receive as many cards as you make, for example if you send me 5 cards then you will receive 5 different
cards back.

**about the cards**
Cards must have an envelope to go with it. Just make sure they are a size to fit in an already assembled envelope or you will need to make your own envelope too.
Inside of each card please write or type sentiment, or you can draw, paint, place photos instead.
Quality work only, please. Make something you would be delighted to receive.

**mailing instructions**
Please place your Christmas cards in a plastic bag for waterproof purposes.
Include a self addressed return envelope.
Please stick a Post-it on each card with your name on the post-it, or put each card with its own envelope in a separate baggie with your name.

**return postage**
For the return postage you can paypal me or send me US$ in cash.
To those who will pay via paypal I will send an invoice after sorting the cards, so please let me know your paypal account.
Those who will pay in cash, please include the same amount as it cost to ship plus $3. (if it cost $10, please send me $13. extras will be returned.)

**due date**
All the cards must be in my hand on or before Novemver 15th.
I will sort the cards and send them to you on November 20th,
so please make sure to be in time, otherwise your cards will be returned.
Usually it takes 5 to 10 days from the US to Japan. From Europe it takes 7 to 12 days.
Sometimes it takes longer because of the customs.

Orange for colors swap

This is my orange layout for my "colors" swap. (4x4 inches, double sided)

front (paper: BasicGrey)

back (paper: Jenni Bowlin)

I enjoyed this swap, though hosting a swap is so a hard work.


Sep 24, 2009

BLACK - for colors swap

This layout is for my recent international "colors" swap. In this swap each participant pick a color and it's the theme for her layout.
My color for group 1 was black. (4x4, double sided)


back - I sewed white tulle on this side.

And my color for group 2 was orange, I will post about my orange layout tomorrow.


Sep 19, 2009

A box of whimsy from Rhonda

And these are goodies from Rhonda. Wow so many things in a box!!
I love those prima flowers (can you see in the photo??).

She also sent me clothes for my daughter.


Sep 16, 2009

A box of whimsy from Mandy

I received the box of whimsy from Mandy. All the goodies came in that cute tree tote bag.

Wow I finally got a glimmer mist! And so many candies... Thank you Mandy!