Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Grumplings in costume

I had some time today to play with new stamps and dies in my craft room. I recently got this new stamp set from Taylored Expressions called "grumblings in costume" with the matching dies. It's so much easier to cut the images out with the matching dies.
The tag set is also a new one from Taylored Expressions called tag set #5. It comes with all these other pieces to make Halloween tags.
The paper is from Doodlebug Designs from last years Halloween release. I am waiting to get my hands on this years release which is shipping this week. They have the cutest designs!
Here's a closer look at the card. You can see all my coloring outside of the lines. Lol!
Tonight is extremely hot and humid and I'm on my 4th popsicle.
Have a great evening!!!

Monday, August 03, 2015

I wish we could hang out

I have been trying to get my hands on this stamp set - Happy Pandas from My Favorite Things for awhile now. So glad I finally have it! I spent Sunday stamping and cutting the images out and putting this card together. Such a fun stamp set.
I used the bamboo embossing folder from Elizabeth Craft Designs for the background. Paper used is from Doodlebug Designs St. Pat's release.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. I know I haven't been updating it like I should be. Just wish I had more time to craft these days. 
Have a great week!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2015


I have a bunch of Kuretake clean color brush markers in my rep bag and thought I'd better try them out since I have been seeing so many card makers using them. They are actually quite easy to use if you use a water brush to blend. So these were my practice images and I didn't want to throw it away. I made a card using Mama Elephant's "photo bomb" stamp set. I love this stamp set!
I also used some Tombow dual brush markers for some of the colors. Honestly, I had a much easier time blending the Kuretake markers. The colors are so vibrant and very easy to use with the brush tip.
The smile die is from Sizzix's "you n me" set. Such a cheerful font. Ink used is versafine to stamp the images.
Well, I'm off to meet with the stamp group ladies I'm in. Hope you're having a great Saturday and keeping cool!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Have a ball shaker card

Hi again!!! I've been trying to post this card for several days now and finally have been able to do it! I've been holding back on updating my Mac because the latest update no longer uses iPhoto. And I have been using it all these years to edit my photos. Anyways, I broke down and updated my computer last week and then I was having issues getting my photos so I could post on blogger. Ugh! It worked today so now I can do some posts. 
Here is a shaker card that I made using Lawn Fawn's "sweet smiles" stamp set. I didn't even get to use the matching dies but hopefully will make another card to use the dies. This card was a 2 step process. I stamped the gumball machine twice so that I could make the shaker card. One for the inside of the gumball machine and the other for the card itself. I also cut out a bunch of gumballs to use for the shaker part.
I remember having one of these when I was growing up. And after you ate the gumballs, you use the machine as a piggy bank.
Thanks for coming back to read my posts! Hope you're having a great weekend!!!

Saturday, June 20, 2015


Whew! The days have been flying by and it's already half the year. I thought I'd share some cards that I made recently. Lately I've been spending more time on Facebook and Instagram and neglecting this blog. 
The first 2 cards were made for our stamp club swap that we did the beginning of June. Our theme was to use the word "congratulations". I decided to make a simple card that could be used for either graduation or a baby. I used a Hero Arts stamp set called "playful animals" and "congrats" clear set. Patterned paper is Doodlebug Designs. And the cat is really glittery. I used wink of stella clear over the cat. 

The next card is a new stamp set from Lawn Fawn. It is called "fintastic friends". It's such a cute set! And I had to get the stitched borders die set. I love all the different stitching dies that are in the set.
Today I finally finished this good luck card. I was struggling all week trying to finish it. I just could not get it right. You should see how much cardstock I wasted. It's all in my rubbish can. The stamp set is from Lawn Fawn called "my lucky charm". If you click on the picture, you will see the splatters of gold shimmer spritz in the background.
If you've been checking back to see if I posted anything, sorry it's been awhile. Now that I have a real full-time job, I don't have as much time to spend making cards. If you're on Facebook, please friend me or follow me on Instagram @ccmiyashiro.
Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Love your selfie

Hi, I'm back again! This card started out in gold and after 3 messed up images I decided to change color. Lol! And, I was too lazy to color it.
I love this selfie stamp set from Mama Elephant. I think it would be cute to stamp it for a child to color too. I also used the matching dies to cut the polaroid frame out.
Paper used is all Doodlebug Designs from an older release. I used Versafine ink from Imagine Crafts. 
Don't forget that we are having a free Sizzix make & take at the store this Saturday, April 25th from 11:30-1:30 pm.
Hope you're having a great week and thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Birthday card from all of us!

Hi and happy Tuesday!!! I haven't made anything crafty in awhile and so it seemed like days before I actually came up with a birthday card for my husband. He will be celebrating his birthday tomorrow, tax day! I can't help myself with these Mama Elephant stamps and dies. I would like to have all of them. 
I used the Just Hatched stamp set for the images. I finally got the Selfie stamp set and matching dies too. I hope this card isn't too cute for him. I have such a hard time making masculine cards.
Can't wait to ink up some new stamps.
So many things going on this month. Can't wait to see my Sizzix girl in a week. I'm enjoying my new job but it sure is a lot of work!
If you get a chance, stop by the store next week Saturday the 25th. We're going to be doing a make & take from 11:30 - 1:30 pm and you'll get to meet one of the Sizzix designers Deena Ziegler.
Have a great week!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Blog update and some samples

I miss posting and making projects so I thought I'd update you on what's been happening since my last post in February. 
The week before I was scheduled to have surgery on my heart, my car got hit in the parking lot at Don Quijote's. I had just finished meeting with my boss for American Greetings and this happened! All I could think about was scheduling my car as soon as possible so I didn't have to worry about it while I recuperated at home. Ugh! Turned out, I had to take it in that week while I rested.
So here I am in recovery, the day before Valentine's Day. It was torture having to lie still and flat on my back for 3 hours. All I could think about was wishing I had my craft things with me. It was wonderful being able to walk out of there and going home at 7 pm.
I was so glad that my Sizzix girl had sent me a bunch of new products to play with. This precision base plate is perfect to use for die cutting intricate dies. All the little pieces fall out and you don't have to use a paper piercer to poke out the pieces anymore.
 I love these new colored cutting pads. Of course the pink one is my favorite!
And I was really impressed with these ink sheets. It's like stamping with your dies. If you are interested in it, I would suggest buying the kit first since it comes with everything you need. So much fun playing with it.
I made this "friends" card while I was home recuperating. I used Lawn Fawns new stamps and I think it was called playground.
My husband was so sweet since we didn't get to go out for Valentine's dinner. He bought me a Silhouette Cameo. I can hardly wait to start using it. Hope I can figure it out too.
I also received my rep kit of samples from Kuretake a week ago. They even sent me a cute little pencil bag to put my samples in. Lots of new Japanese pens.
And since I started a new full-time job the end of February, I haven't been able to make anything crafty. By the time I get home from work, I am pooped. I am loving it and must say it's really different. Plus, it's like I'm doing a cardio workout for 7 hours. I get to see and work with people that I haven't seen in 9 years.
So that explains why I haven't posted in awhile.
Here's a bunch of Easter treats that I made for some peeps. Love this Sizzix treat die. Its a perfect size to put candy treats.
Thanks for sticking with me to the end! I hope to get myself back into the groove of crafting.
Have a wonderful week!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine's sweet treat

Happy Valentine's Day!!! I thought I'd post this before Saturday and before I forget to post it.
I used Sizzix "sweet treat" die from the Life Made Simple line.
This was the first time I used Doodlebug's solid red card stock to make a box. I must say, it really is good card stock for making boxes with creases. Plus it matches all their paper.
The size of the bag is perfect for small treats. I put a Ghirardelli chocolate and 2 tea bags in it.
Thanks for stopping by today!!! Sorry this post is so short. Have a great holiday weekend!!!

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Just Hatched Valentine Card

Valentine's Day is a week away so I thought I'd make another card using this new Sizzix die. It's from the Life Made Simple line called "tri shutter card". When you fold it up, it fits in a Project Life pocket page - 3x4 size. I used Mama Elephant's, "just hatched" clear stamp set with matching dies.
I think it's an Easter set from last year but it is such a cute set. I couldn't resist.
I love Memento Luxe ink. I used Lady Bug to stamp the sentiments. The color is so rich.
And I posted it on Instagram and Mama Elephant reposted it. I was so excited!!! Lol! If you're on Instagram, please follow me @ccmiyashiro.
Thanks for coming back and reading my posts! Have a great week!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Valentine's Day wheel card

Hi, I'm back again!!! Before I forget, Happy Valentine's Day! Just in case I don't make it back here in time. I finally had a chance to play with this wheel card die from Sizzix. So, you spin the round scallop wheel to see the different pictures. Such a cute idea! I did a video on it but for some reason, I was having a hard time posting the video. 
I used Mama Elephant's clear stamp set - Purrfect Pair along with the matching dies to cut them out. 
Along with the Sizzix matching embellishment set for the wheel card die.
I used Memento Luxe Love Letter to stamp the sentiment. So far, this is one of the nicest red pigment ink that i have come across.
And Wink of Stella clear over all the images in the wheel. It's so hard to see the glitter.
Thanks for stopping by here today!!! Have a great weekend!!!
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