Monday, March 10, 2008

Arigato!

This is an AMUSE set which I just love. We lived in Japan for 2 years and adored the special cherry blossom viewing time in the spring. They were everywhere and so beautiful! That was over 10 years ago! We keep promising Jordan that we will return to his birthplace (Tateyama, Japan) and show him the hospital where he was born but well....now there are 5 of us and we just haven't fit it into our budget. I took a stab at this week's sketch at Card Positioning Systems. This was a fun sketch!!
Recipe:
Stamps: Sushi Set (Amuse)
Paper: close to cocoa, very vanilla, coastal culture dp (Me & My Big Ideas)
Ink: groovy guava, close to cocoa, so saffron
Accessories: pewter hodgepodge, sherbet ribbon originals, stampin dimensionals, Walnut ribbon (Martha Stewart)


***This card has been temporarily removed for publication. Thank you, Sara! She made this fabulous sign! :-)

16 comments:

Denise ~ said...

Gorgeous card Maren. Love the colors. That image is beautiful, great coloring. I love the ribbon and hodgepodge accents. :)

Lea L. said...

Very pretty...I love the stamped cherry blossom image! Great job with sketch 55!

~Lea L.

Stephanie said...

Maren, this card is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors that you chose! Groovy guava and chocolate chip look so good together! :D Thanks so much for sharing this stunning card with us!

Charity Hassel said...

how gorgeous is this! i bet those cherry blossoms are gorg. in real life! love your style and great use of the sketch!!

All moments remembered said...

WOW you create beautiful cards!!! Someone from my message board suggested we all come look here and wow she was right you are very talented. If you ever want to chat with some scrapbookers and BIG time card makers stop by my MB.
Have fun creating!!
Stacey

Shannan Teubner said...

LOve it, Maren!!! you rock!!

Tiffany said...

Very pretty I love Asian inspired cards!

All moments remembered said...

Hi Maren, YOu should be able to get on the MB now I pushed the accept button. Let me know if you can not and I can fix it again. You will love the group of girls there!!

Anabelle said...

Just gorgeous! I love how you frayed the ribbon and I love the color combo with that stamp!

Diane D. said...

Love the color scheme and the ribbon - great job!

Stempelchaotin said...

This is brilliant. wonderful mix of colors and gorgeous stamps.

Kathy said...

Wow, you've been busy!!!! I love this one and didn't know you'd lived in Japan. Is your dh in the military? I love this set and almost picked it up the other day at my LSS but decided to wait since I have lots of sets that still need to see some ink.

CA_Scrappin said...

Beautiful card! I love the ribbons you used on this! Very nice work with the CPS sketch!

Kazan said...

i love the ribbons frayed on the side. Very pretty

Deanne said...

I love that stamp its truly gorgeous and the colours flow so nicely x

Jackie G said...

Gorgeous!!!!! Love that stamp!!! You did a fabulous job!