Tuesday, December 1, 2015

It's been a while.  I've been traveling a lot, taking care of my family, and making arts a lot this year.

Right now, my stamping group is doing Stamp Advent on our group blog.
This group is for introducing the joy of stamping to wanna be stamper.
So most of projects are very easy and can be made with limited materials/tool.

The blog is written in Japanese, but pictures tell most.

Please visit our blog, enjoy!

Friday, January 16, 2015

CHA is over - Tsukineko's new products vol.2

As promised yesterday, I'd like to share more new products from Tsukineko, released at CHA 2015 last weekend.

 9 colors available, 7 colors matching to our NEON ink pad plus Black and White.
 Water based liquid media. Can be doodled, painted, stamped, on almost any surface but should be heat-resistant.because heat setting (usually with heat gun) is needed to activate puffiness.

These are a few samples I played at CHA.  Will make some more, update asap

Thursday, January 15, 2015

CHA is over - Tsukineko's new products

Hi all

Just returned from 2015 CHA show.
Thank you for visiting IMAGINE CRAFTS booth where I've been demoing Tsukineko's new products.

Our new products are

StazOn Studio Glaze -
 Colors are matching to StazOn Midi 12 colors + Gold, Silver and White.
 These liquid glaze are used on any surface in many many uses.
 You can doodle, paint, glazing, spreading, squishing and more and more.
 Will be permanent when dried, still water soluble for easy work and clean.

I'll up NEON Amplify and "4" ink pads tomorrow.

comback soon!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko with Rubber Moon


IMAGINE Crafts and RubberMoon Art Stamps are excited to share with you the amazing projects that our design teams have created to kick off the Holiday Season! Over the next few days, we'll be sharing with you inspiration and techniques using IMAGINE Crafts' line of ink products featuring rubber stamps from RubberMoon. Be sure to visit the IMAGINE Crafts and RubberMoon blogs daily for more projects and ideas!

Hello stampers!  
When I was told about this RubberMoon project, looked up their website if any of RubberMoon stamps in my hands are still on their catalog. Amazingly, they are all good! Even the stamp saying "please send me your catalog" which I used a lot before internet era. 
 (For young reader, in those days, we send snail mail to stamp manufactures to ask their printed catalogs..) 
 Finding stamp catalog in my mailbox was soooooo excited all the time. 

In such a long period of time, stamping is still exiting no matter how I find them.


  • RubberMoon - stamps KP5022 "I am my art", kp5219 - zen garden,  Little Home, jc334 - toad girl
  • RubberMoon - Clock kit
  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko - Memento Luxe - Toffee Crunch
  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko - Memento Luxe - Peanut Brittle
  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko - Memento Luxe - Danube Blue
  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko - Memento Luxe - Rich Cocoa
  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko - StazOn - Jet Black & Timber Brown
  • Imagine Crafts - Goosebumps
  • Imagine Crafts - Psst! Shimmer Spritz - Frost
  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko - Jumbo Dauber
  • Imagine Crafts - Creative Medium
  • Imagine Crafts - Walnut Crystal
  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko - Memento Marker 
Card Stock, Watercolor Paper, Glue, Scissors, water color brush


Trace the clock face circle onto white card stock.

 With Jumbo Dauber, sponging Memento Luxe Peanut Brittle randomly
Add Memento Luxe Toffee Crunch
then, Memento Luxe Danube Blue

Stamp kp-5219 zen garden withe Memento Luxe - Rich Cocoa

all around the edge

Then over stamp the same image with Memento Luxe - Peanut Brittle

Stamping is done

Color the clock numbers with Memento Luxe - Danube Blue. Allow to dry.

Sprinkle Walnut Crystals then mist the Psst! Shimmer Spritz - Frost.
Let the crystals breed. Air dry.

Cut out the stamped circle, adhere to the chipboard from the clock kit, then
 spray Goose Bumps. 

Adhere numbers circle to the clock face.  Poke center circle. Set aside.

DTP card stock strips with Memento Luxe - Peanut Brittle, and StazOn - Timber Brown

Collage these colored paper on to the chipboard base from the clock kit.
I used Creative Medium for gluing.

Lightly sponge Memento Luxe - Danube blue to cover un-inked area.
Apply Creative Medium for sealing.
Set aside.

Stamp the house with StazOn - Jet Black on water color paper

Color them with Memento Marker and Psst! Shimmer Spritz - Frost which is used for diluting marker colors.

Same for frog girl

Folding scrap of paper strip to make a stanging holder. 

Glue the holder to the back of  Frog girl (painted and trimmed) and houses.

Assemble clocks and adhere the images.

I've added the beautiful saying "I am my art" as finishing touch.
I believe this clock will up lift my arts soul.

Thank you for your visit :)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Badge_LawnFawn This week IMAGINE Crafts is proud to feature the fun and amazing stamps from Lawn Fawn! Our Artists In Residence are here all week to inspire you with their amazing projects using IMAGINE Crafts' products along with rubber stamps from Lawn Fawn. Be sure to visit both company's blogs daily for ideas, tips and techniques from our design teams.

I picked the set called "LOVE YOU A LATTE" for this project.

Supplies:  Lawn Fawn "LOVE YOU A LATTE" stamps
              Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko  Memento Luxe -
                                                    Rich Cocoa and Love Letters
                                                   irRESISTible PICO Embellisher -
                                                    Wedding Dress
              Card Stock
              Color Pencils
              Cutting dies (Spellbinders Nestabilities)

How To:

Lay out clear stamps on circle panel, press down the acrylic block to stick them

Stamp the images with Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa. Let it dry

Color the cup with colored pencils

Blend the pencil colors with VersaMarker

Fill in the cup, draw table with free hand

On the square panel, stamp the Candy Cane with Memento Luxe Love Letters randomly.
Color with colored pencils.

Assemble card

Add dots with irRESISTible PICO Embellisher Wedding White around the red border.

that's it

I love these simple and neat line works, especially variety of sayings can be used on many occasion.  This set will be my favorite for cardmaking all year around.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko AIR project - FALL

Fall is my most favorite season.
Quiet sunset, calm wind, a little chill in the air.
I wish I could make such a most wonderful scenery with some ink and stamps.


Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko
Memento Luxe - Dandelion, Morocco, Gray Flannel, Teal Zeal, Pistachio
Brilliance - Graphite Black
Memento Marker - London Fog
Jumbo Dauber
Ink Blusher

stamps, stencil, design paper 




Make a circle with Memento Luxe Dandelion using Jumbo Dauber around the center of the panel

Sponging around the yellow circle with Memento Luxe Morocco

Fill bottom half with Memento Luxe Pistachio

Stamp the branches with Brilliance Graphite Black, off the edge.
Repeat stamping without inking, then stamp with Luxe Morocco 

Stamp the birds with Brilliance Graphite Black

and flying geese over the sun

Stamp some weeds several times at the bottom.  Pistachio is used for this.

Using the edge of Ink Blusher, add some line under the birds 

Stencil glasses over the weeds.  Luxe Teal Zeal is used here.
Also, fill in the birds with Memento Marker London Fog
Stamp som branches over hte grass with Delicata

Stamp the words on separate cardstock and trim.
Sponging edges with Luse Morocco

Assemble card.

Hope you enjoy this project.

See you next time.