Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #19 - Mochi Pounding

It's day 3 of Sister Stamps Release #19 and today I'm featuring Mochi Pounding! Aren't these kids so cute working hard making mochi? I just have to say Sister Stamps creates such cute images that reflect some of the unique traditions we enjoy here in Hawaii!

I kept my card simple today and let the image stand out on it's own. The background is a favorite washi paper I matted with a black glossy cardstock. The sentiment is a laser cut from Island Scrapbooking.

All of the stamps featured over the past few days will be available for purchase tomorrow! Be sure to check out the following blogs for more inspiration!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #19 - Hideo

It's day 2 of Sister Stamps Release #19 and here's my project for Hideo! This little guy is so cute and I created this card using the sunbursts from PTI's "Hello Sunshine" stamp set. Since mochi and fireworks are tradition that go hand in hand here in Hawaii, I added fireworks from PTI's "Red, White & Blue" stamped in gold. I completed the card by adding some glitter tape and a sentiment from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by and here's where you can find more creative inspiration:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #18 - Mieko

Helloooo! I've been M.I.A. from crafting because I've had to help my parents over the last month so it's been nice to get creative again for this new release. I'm excited about the adorable images that will be available on November 1 and my project today features Mieko. Not only are the dango mochi she's holding so cute, but once she is colored up, her facial expression makes you want to hug her! I created a box for a couple of mochi and added a tag with Mieko and a hand written sentiment.  I'm thinking about making a few of these for my son's teachers when we ring in 2014.  The mochi featured here are from a small business here in Hilo called Two Ladies Kitchen. They have all sorts of flavors and fillings including some new ones with fresh grapes and fresh poha berries. My favorites are shown here: one is filled with brownies and the other has chiso leaves mixed into the mochi and is filled with tsubushi an (red bean paste).
Here's a close-up of the mochi.
Here's a close-up of the tag.
Be sure to stop by the other blogs to see what the ladies have been up to and I'll be back tomorrow with another project!