New Design Teams!

Today I have super exciting news!! I have been chosen for several design teams starting from January! Yay!! I'm really looking forward to work with all the talented designers!

今日はとても嬉しいお知らせ♪ 1月から新たに3つのデザインチームに参加することになりました。それぞれ、素敵なデザイナーさんがたくさんいらっしゃるので、とっても楽しみ♪

Let's Get Sketchy

 CSI : Color, Stories, Inspiration

I hope many of you will play along with us!! The Challenges are awesome!! Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Holidays!!
たくさんの方のご参加、お待ちしております♪ 各サイト、多彩なチャレンジがあって楽しいですよ!立ち寄って下さり、ありがとうございました♡ 皆さん、よいお年を!!

Natsuko xxx


MERRY everything

Merry Chistmas friends!! Today I made a Christmas layout for Stuck?! Sketches. Here is the sketch.
メリークリスマス!!今日のレイアウトは、Stuck?! Sketches のスケッチで作りました。こちらがスケッチ♪

I used some pictures of my daughter and her friends having a Christmas Party. They made some cookies and decorated them with icing (I couldn't take pictures of the cookies because they ate them all so fast!!) and we had cheese fondue for dinner.
First, I spread white gesso to soften the colors of the background and painted with gold watercolors. Then I cut thin strips and cut them in different length and created a tree shape. I machine stitched through the strips with gold thread. I cut out little shapes and popped them up on the tree like ornaments.

 I layered stickers and diecuts,


Wrote a journal under the cluster and added some gold word stickers.

I also scattered star diecuts and plastic pieces.

On the upper right corner, I made a cluster with diecuts , stickers and a magnet.I machine stiched the flower too. I finished the layout by putting some snow tex on the top and bottom of it.


I think I have made a lot of Christmas layouts, a lot more than usual, but I really enjoyed making each and every layout. Thank you so much for stopping by, and I wish you all a wonderful happy Christmas♡
今年はいつもよりたくさん、クリスマスのレイアウトを作りましたが、どのレイアウトもそれぞれ楽しかったです!今日は訪問して下さり、ありがとうございました! 皆さん、素敵なクリスマスを過ごせますように♪

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Natsuko xxx


CHEER & JOY (Scrap Our Stash DT Work)

Hi again! The mid-month Challenge from Scrap Our Stash has been revealed!
Rule: Create a layout inspired by this sketch and add a stash item from your stash that starts with each letter of the word PEACE.
I chose P-Pinkfresh Studio, E-Embossing Powder, A-Acrylic Paint, C-Charms (rubber), E-Ephemera.

皆さんこんにちは!Scrap Our Stash の新しいスケッチチャレンジが発表されました!
ルール:スケッチ+PEACE の頭文字で始まるアイテムを使ってレイアウトを作ること。
私は、Pinkfresh Studioのペーパー、エンボスパウダー、アクリル絵の具、チャーム(ラバー)、エフェメラを使いました。こちらがスケッチです♪

First I placed the papers and borders like in the sketch, and glued them down. Then I used acrylic paint and a stencil to create a pattern on the upper right corner of the layout. I flipped the stencil over and put it on the lower left corner and pressed over the stencil. I love how it creates rough patterns. I popped up some ornament diecuts and put rhinestones like they are hanging from above.


I matted the pictures with vellum, and I placed a journal card beside the left picture instead of using a big picture.

I fussy cut out the word unspeakable joy! from a journal card.


I embossed the snowflakes with pearly silver powder, and embellished them with pearl pieces. I also fussy cut out the tittle, CHEER & JOY from another journal card. For other embellishments, I used ephemeras, rubber charms, gold word stickers and a Christmas tree paper clip. I also added some splatters with the same paint.



Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget to check the Challenge site and link up! I'm always so excited to see what you have created:)

訪問して下さり、ありがとうございました。チャレンジサイトも覗いて、是非参加して下さいね♪ いつも皆さんのレイアウトを見るのを楽しみにしています(^○^)

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Natsuko xxx


Happy Holidays

Hi friends! I made a layout based on the challenge of Scrap the Girls! Here is the awesome moodboard;

皆さんこんにちは!今日は、Scrap the Girls のムードボードチャレンジで作ったレイアウトを紹介します♪
I was inspired by the hanging elements, tree, and of course Christmas! I decided to use multiple pictures, so I printed them half size and backed them with tissue paper. I fussy cut some quotes, cards, stockings and trees from patterned paper. Before I adhered everything I did some mixed media on my background. First I spread some white gesso, and used the package technique to add some colors. I also splattered some ink too. After it had dried, I placed everything and adhered them. The pictures and stockings are popped up with foam to add dimention.


I used twine and placed the pictures and diecuts like they're hanging.


The color of this magnet was a perfect match so I used it for an embellishment.

I pulled out some words from an ephemera pack, and used one for the title. It has foam underneath so it pops up.

I made a shaker with vellum and sequins and decorated it with fussy cut pieces. I finished the layout by scattering sequins.


I love how this turned out! It was fun using multiple pictures, and I think the paper and colors have created a great winter feel. Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day!


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Natsuko xxx


SANTA CLAUS is COMING to TOWN (Scrap Our Stash DT Work)

Hi Scrappy friends! Can you believe it's already the last month of the year?! Gee, it's so fast! Anyway, a new month means a new challenge so here we go to the latest Tic Tac Toe from Scrap Our Stash! I chose MIST/INK SPRAY, HOLIDAY THEME and SEQUIN.

スクラッパーの皆さん、こんにちは♪ もう12月だなんて信じられますか??1年が早すぎて怖い…
それはさておき、新しい月には新しいチャレンジなので早速 Scrap Our Stash から発表されたTic Tac Toe を見てみましょう。私は、ミスト/インク スプレー、ホリデーテーマ、スパンコールを選びました。
I LOVE the festive mood of Christmas! It reminds me of my childhood, when I used to live in England. I still remember the excitement of decorating the Christmas tree, opening the presents, smelling Chrismas Dinner, finding stockings full of sweets, Christmas parties and singing carols....and so on! Ohhhh, I miss them all! LOL..


Anyways, back to the layout. I used this green check patterned paper for the background. Before I did anything, I spread some white gesso on the background to soften the strong green color a little bit. Then I used a snowflake stencil and snowtex to create patterns around the photos. It might have been better to use white acrylic paint or light modeling paste because some of the snowflakes smudged, but I'm okay with that. Snowtex has this puffy snowy look and I like that:)

それは置いといて、レイアウトの説明(笑) 背景にはグリーンのチェックのパターンペーパーを使いました。まずジェッソを薄く塗って、色を少し和らげました。その後雪の結晶のステンシルとスノーテックスで写真の周りに来るように模様をつけました。つぶれてしまった箇所もあるので、アクリル絵の具やライトモデリングペーストを使った方が良かったのかもしれませんが、スノーテックスは雪のようなふわふわ感が出るので良しとします!


I used some diecut stockings and placed rhinestones so they will look like they're hanging.


I matted all the pictures with pattered paper, and put foam underneath some of them to lift them up.


I matted the journal cards with vellum. I fussy cut the title and the word HOHOHO from patterned paper. Love the cute text! I also used silver sequins and snowflake brads, and some more diecuts for embellishments. I popped some of the die cuts to create dimention, and tied a ribbon to the tag. I finished the layout by spraying perfect pearls ink mist. I'm sorry you can't see much of it in the photos, but it has a shimmery shiny look when you tilt the layout.

ジャーナルカードはヴェラムを重ねました。タイトルと英字は、パターンペーパーから切り抜きました。字体がかわいい♡ 銀色のスパンコールや結晶のブラッズ、ダイカットでさらに飾りつけ。ダイカットはいくつかポップアップして立体的にして、タグにはリボンを結びました。最後に、パーフェクトパールのミストを全体にスプレーして完了。残念ながら写真ではほとんどわかりませんが、レイアウトを傾けるとスプレーしたところがキラキラしています。

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you can find something to scrap with this challenge!! Enjoy!!

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Natsuko xxx



Happy Monday! Today I made a layout with the Challenge from CSI! I chose to try out their new twist on the case file. I drew inspiration from THE SCENE. (the colors and leaves). Here is the new twist;

こんにちは!今日は、CSI のチャレンジでレイアウトを作りました。今回は2種類のチャレンジから選べたので、私は制限の少ないこちらのチャレンジで作りました。この写真から得たインスピレーションでレイアウトを作ります(私は色と葉っぱ)。

And here is the traditional case file!

I was inspired by the colors and leaves, so I decided to die cut a bunch of leaves in autumn colors. I mixed glue and glitter and dipped some of the leaves in it for sparkles. After it had dried, I crumpled the leaves to add interest. Before I placed all the leaves in the layout, I used watercolors to color the center of the background paper. I also painted wooden pieces with them to make unity. I matted the photo and journal envelope with brown paper, and put foam underneath them to add dimention. I tied a ribbon on a tag and slipped it into the envelope. After I placed all the leaves and wooden pieces, photo and journal tag, I entwined some strings around the leaves. I also put some colk stickers and wooden flairs for embellishments. Here are some close-ups;


I really had fun with this challenge, and I love how the leaves look! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a nice week!
今回のチャレンジも楽しかったです!色んな形や大きさの葉っぱがお気に入り♪ 訪問して下さり、ありがとうございました。皆さんもトライしてみてね!
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Natsuko xxx