LIVE & CAPTURE (Scrap Our Stash DT Work)

Hi!! I think you all have been waiting for this new Challenge from Scrap Our Stash:)
This month's word is LEARN. I chose

お待たせしました!Scrap Our Stash から新しいチャレンジが出ましたよ!
E- ENAMEL DOTS   エナメルドッツ
A- ACETATE      アセテート
R- RIBBON        リボン
N- NEON COLORS   ネオン・カラー

and this is the sketch!

First of all, I drew a loop on cardboard, cut it out and wrapped it with a yellow ribbon. I cut another strip, tied a ribbon and stuck it to the loop. This uses up a lot of ribbon, so if you have some that are left untouched, or abandoned?? this might be a good idea to use it. Plus, it's really eye-catching! Next, I layered some cards and acetate tags under and around the loop. I put foam under the photos as a mat and drew dots around the pictures with liquid pearls. For the title, I cut out words from patterned paper. I finished the layout with stickers and enamel dots. Here are some close-ups;

まず、厚紙に輪を描いてカットし、黄色いリボンを巻きました。さらにもう一本カットし、リボン結びにして輪にくっつけました。これは、かなりリボンを使うので、たくさん余っていて使い道のないリボンなどがあればいいかも♪ 何より、インパクトのあるレイアウトに仕上がります(笑) 次に、輪の下や周りにカードやアセテートのタグを重ねました。写真の下にはフォームを重ね、周りをリキッドパールでドットをつけました。パターンペーパーから言葉を切り出してタイトルにして、ステッカーやエナメルドッツで飾ったら出来上がり!


I love using bright colors! It's very theraputic and makes me feel happy:) Hope it make you happy too♡ Thank you so much for visiting、and enjoy scrapping!

明るい色は、気持ちがハッピーになるので大好き!皆さんにもハッピーな気持ちになってもらえたらいいな♪ 訪問して下さり、ありがとうございました。楽しんでくださいね~


so lovely

This is a layout that I made a little while ago:) I fussy cut all the flowers and leaves (quite a lot!!) and punched out circles. Before I placed everything down, I spread some gesso so it will soften the colors of the background paper. After sticking the picture and all the cut out pieces, I decorated around with enamel dots, sequins and chipboard. Here are some details;

少し前に作ったレイアウト♪ お花や葉っぱ(結構たくさん!)をペーパーから切り抜いて、サークルパンチで丸をパンチ。配置する前に、背景の色を少し和らげるためジェッソを広げました。写真と切り出したものを全部貼りつけた後、エナメルドッツとスパンコール、チップボードで飾りつけ♡

It was quite time-consuming, but I love how it turned out! Thank you so much for visiting:)
これだけたくさん切り出すのは結構時間がかかりましたが、出来上がると満足感!楽しかったです♪ 訪問して下さり、ありがとうございました。
Natsuko xxx


memories (Stuck?! Sketches DT Work) & BLOG HOP with My Creative Scrapbook!

Hello friends!  We have something special going on for our September 15th challenge!  Along with the reveal of a new sketch challenge, and 2 amazing sponsors, we have loads of bonus inspiration for you, in the form of a blog hop with our generous friends at !!

こんにちは!今回のStuck Sketches?! は少し違いますよー♪ 新しいスケッチのとスポンサーの発表以外に、My Creative Scrapbook の皆さんとブログホップをします!素敵なデザイナーさんたちの素敵なレイアウトがたくさん見られます♡ 私もそのメンバーの一員になれてほんと光栄です♪

We are teaming up with My Creative Scrapbook to bring you a super fun blog hop, to share loads of inspiration from both design teams and to give you an extra chance to win their prize!  The My Creative Scrapbook design team members will be using a variety of their fabulous September kits to showcase our sketch. Each of the blog hop commenters will earn a ballot and have the opportunity to win one of My Creative Scrapbook's gorgeous September main kits (shown below)!  Read on to find out how you can earn a second ballot to win this prize!

そして、ただ皆さんのレイアウトを見るだけではなく、素敵な商品が当たるチャンスが!My Creative Scrapbook はキットクラブなのですが、9月のキットを使った素敵なレイアウトをデザイナーの皆さんが見せてくれます。それぞれのブログにコメントを残すと、自動的に抽選に参加になり、My Creative Scrapbook の9月のメインキットが当たるチャンスが!どんなキットかは↓を見てね♪ 

As usual, we have a second sponsor! Thank you also to the amazing, supportive and long-time friend to Stuck?! Sketches, Creative Embellishments  who are also sponsoring this challenge with a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop for our second randomly chosen winner!

そして二つ目のスポンサーはこちら!Creative Embellishments は、オンラインショップのギフト券($25) を2番目に選ばれた人にプレゼント!

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood and rubber stamp products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

ALSO, We want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from this challenge to guest with us for our November 15th challenge!


Of course, we still need to share our sketch with you, check it out:


This is my take!!

And now here is your hop order!


Natsuko Suzuki (that's me!) 


You can also earn a second chance to win the My Creative Scrapbook September main kit by playing along with our September 15th sketch challenge and linking up your entry as usual!  As always all winners will be chosen randomly, though we will be doing a random manual draw for the My Creative Scrapbook prize, and our usual random.org draw for the Creative Embellishments prize.
通常通りのエントリーでも、My Creative Scrapbook のメインキットが当たるチャンスがあります!すべて抽選で選ぶので、誰にでもチャンスがありますよ♡
Thank you so much for visiting:)

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Natsuko xxx

favorite (Colorful Creations DT Work)

The awesome new Challenge from Colorful Creations is this one!! 
Colorful Creations の新しいチャレンジはこちら!

Sept 15- My favorite kind of weather
Tell on your layout your favorite kind of weather. :-) Is it stormy and thunderous weather, sunshine, rain, snow...etc… be creative!


I chose 'rain and clouds'. It doesn't actually mean that I like that weather, nor my daughter does, but when she got this new umbrella and rain boots...she was longing for rain! She was so happy when it did rain and was able to go out with all her favorites.

私は、「雨と雲」を選びました。娘も私も、雨が好きなわけではないのですが、新しい傘と長靴を使いたくて、雨乞い(笑) やっと雨が降ると、娘は嬉々として飛び出しました♪

I did a lot of fussy cutting (again!) and made them the main embellishments of the layout. I also used some strips of paper, washi tape, stickers and wooden pieces. To spice up the layout, I used a stencil and modeling paste to decorate around the layout and painted the patterns with random colors. Here are some close-ups;


It was really fun making this, and I hope a lot of you will enjoy creating with this challenge too!
Thank you so much for visiting!!
今回も楽しく作れました♪ 皆さんも楽しんで、どしどし応募してくださいね!
Natsuko xxx


just for fun (Scrap Our Stash DT Work)

Here comes the new Tic Tac Toe Challenge from Scrap Our Stash!!
I chose the bottom row, ARROW, WOOD GRAIN PAPER and CIRCLE.
Scrap Our Stash の新しいチャレンジ、来ましたよー♪

I found this perfect wood grain paper for the background. Also, I found a paper full of colorful circles! So what I did was.....fussy cutting!! I know I do this a lot... I really loved the circles with different colors, so I cut out almost all of them! That was not what I planned at first, but I thought it looked so nice placing them like a colorful mat. I didn't layer anything under the photo, but I put foam underneath to let it pop up. It was pretty enough with just the colorful circles, but I wanted to add some cute embellishments and of course, arrows which is one of the items I chose. I added wooden and chipboard arrows, colk hearts, a flair button and a brad. I really love how this turned out! Here are some close-ups;

木目調のペーパーがあったので、まずは台紙に決定。もう一枚、カラフルな丸がたくさんのペーパーがあったので、早速チョキチョキ!ペーパーから切り出すのはよくしますが、今回もひたすらチョキチョキ(笑) 最初はアクセントに、と思っていたのに、写真の下に並べたら可愛かったので、ほぼ全部カットしてしまいました!写真には何も重ねずに、フォームを貼ってポップアップして立体感を出しました。これだけでも十分可愛い!と思ったのですが、まだ矢印もつけないといけないし、可愛いエンベリがたくさんあったので、あちこちにチップボードや木の矢印、ブラッズやコルクなど、散らして完成!うん、可愛い♡ (自画自賛・笑)

I'm so excited to see everyone's layouts! Hope you'll enjoy scrapping and thank you so much for visiting!

皆さんのレイアウトも楽しみしていますね♪ 訪問して下さり、ありがとうございました!

Instagram URL http://instagram.com/natsukoslittlecraftroom

Natsuko xxx


WKND (Stuck?! Sketches DT Work)

I love this month's first sketch challenge from  Stuck?! Sketches! Here is the sketch:)
今月最初の Stuck?! Sketches チャレンジはこちらの可愛いスケッチ♡
Since I LOVE summer layouts, I decided to use this picture even thought it's September:) My daughter was so happy, splashing around in this water park with her best friend♡


First I used a thin white ribbon and stapled the four corners to frame the page. Next, I dug into my stash and found bits and pieces of paper that matches the layout. I layered several borders and placed them under the picture. The background paper and diecuts are from Crate Paper, one of my favorite companies. I popped up the title and the flamingo diecut, and embellished with wooden embellies and ribbons. To create a soft touch, I splattered some white acrylic paint by flipping a toothbrush. I know that this is subtle and hard to tell in the pictures, but I love how it softens the atmosphere of the layout. Here are some close-ups;

まず、細い白リボンをホッチキスで台紙ペーパーの4隅に留めてフレームのようにしました。次に、レイアウトに合いそうな端切れペーパーを集め、写真の下に重ねて貼りました。台紙のペーパーとダイカットは、お気に入りメーカーの一つ、Crate Paper のものです。タイトルとフラミンゴをポップアップして、木のエンベリとリボンで飾りつけました。やわからい雰囲気を出すために、白いアクリル絵の具を歯ブラシにつけて指ではじいて飛ばしています。写真ではわかりにくいですが、このひと手間をすることで、ふわっとした優しい感じになるのでお勧めです♪


Then generous sponsors this month are the following;

Accent Scrapbooking is offering a $25 gift certificate(ギフト券).
ALTENEW is offering a Reflectios Scrapbook Kit valued at $45(スクラップブッキングキット).
Thank you so much for visiting and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's layouts!!

Natsuko xxx