Dec 22, 2011

nengajo 2012

Nengajo (new year's greeting postcard) for 2012 - this year I made it 100% digital (you can see my hybrid nengajo for 2011 here).

Before I started creating the image above, I have never thought how happy it is to prepare (or, to say, to be able to prepare) the new year's greeting - in Japan, when someone in the family died, we don't send nengajo for the next year. 
I don't know if you remember, but in March, a catastrophe had occurred in Japan, and many lives were lost.

Anyway, wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year :)



Sketches With A Twist DT

I am excited to announce that I made another Design Team - Sketches With A Twist.

It's a new challenge blog and here is the first DT:

Aki linuma
Danie May
Kirsten Michelsen
Laurie LaRiviere
Lisa Brooks
Lizzie Crust
Raechelle Bellus

Crafty Sketches(とSketchabilities)で一緒にDTをしているKimがはじめたSketches With A Twistという新しいチャレンジブログです。こちらもよろしくお願いします。

Dec 15, 2011

Sketchabilities DT

I am thrilled to be a part of Sketchabilities Design Team for next term - January to March.

Here is the new DT:

Aki Iinuma - Japan
Debbie Sherman - USA
Ginny Hughes - USA
Helen Tilbury - South Africa-returning
Debbie Standard - USA
Julie Comeau - Canada
Kim Kendell - Australia-returning
Kimberly Arledge - USA
Leah Cameron - Australia
Linda Eggleton - Australia
Marcia Dehn-Nix - USA
Marilyn Rivera - Puerto Rico
Nicole Doiron - Canada
Raissa Costa - Brazil
Nina Stenzel - Germany
Victoria Freze - Ukraine
Regina Castillo - Philippines-returning
Leila Cassimira - Brazil
Valerie Charlot - France-returning

I hope you will come join us and play along :)


Dec 12, 2011

Quick Christmas cards

Here are two quick and easy Christmas cards I made.

patterned paper - BasicGrey, Sassafras Lass, Cosmo Cricket
die-cut - Making Memories
chipboard - Little Yellow Bicycle
other - grosgrain ribbon

It's my favorite season.
There are colorful Christmas lights on the town, and I also love Christmas music.

And I love to see my daughter talking about Santa Claus.

Hope everyone has a merry Christmas.



Dec 1, 2011

Swoosh! greeting card

Here is my DT work for Crafty Sketches December challenge. This month I created a card instead of a layout:

patterned paper - BasicGrey, Fancy Pants, Cosmo Cricket
chipboard - Little Yellow Bicycle
fiber, brad - BasicGrey
pin, die-cut, flower - Making Memories

Here is the sketch:

And, as a sketch designer for November, I would like to say thank you to those who have joined the challenge last month.
Hope you will enjoy our challenge this month again :)