Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today. Although Guam (where I am right now) doesn't have cherry blossoms, hope some of you see beautiful cherry blossoms in your neighborhood :-)
Saturday, March 31, 2012
another SHAKER card!
ok, this is my 3rd Shaker card this month! lol! After us, the house mouse group members have decided to have a Shaker card Swap this month, I've already made two, and at last, I made this card for the swap, and it's in the mail to the recipient :-) I made the INSIDE of the card first. This month, due to the warm weather at the east coast of US, Cherry Blossoms have started to bloom early in D.C. And this year is their 100th celebration after they received trees from Japan as a gift. Everytime I see cherry blossoms in D.C. in pictures, I remember my childhood when I was living in Tokyo, Japan. Cherry Blossoms to me are not only the symbol of spring but also "APRIL"! lol! "April" in Japan is the start of school year when many kids carry their Brand New leather bags, with their new textbooks & new school supplies, IF you are the first grader and 7th grader, and because of leather, they look so new! :-) The same can be said for many new employees, after they graduate from universities in March, and Japanese companies, schools, etc. hire certain number of newly graduates, and they wear New Suit, incld. usually new leather shoes, and they also look so fresh! :-) To me, those are the SET incld.cherry blossoms, in early April, every year. I love cherry blossoms! I used old hero arts' Inches (I think they don't call that stamp that. lol) of cherry blossoms, randomly stamped to make a frame so that I can write something in "that frame". I happened to have a left over rick rack in matching color so I adhered it and I trimmed another house mouse stamp image (the mouse carrying the jelly beans) and adhere it in the end of the rick rack. I used sakura glaze pen for jelly beans, and just used the matching color for the card; Pink only. On the front page, I used Posh Impression's cherry blossoms stamp, using markers to ink it. The sentiment stamp is Memory box. I adhered the left over cherry blossoms stickers (I believe it's Jolee''s, but am not sure without the packaging...) on the corners. I'm submitting this to Simon says stamp challenge ; "Anything goes" :-)