How long have you been stamping?
About 18 years.
What is your favorite technique?
DTP is always fun, also VersaMark resist is impressive all the time.
Favorite stamp company?
Magenta, Penny Black, Hero Arts, Impression Obsession and you name it!
Favorite Asian stamps?
Haiku Bunny from Hero Arts is still my favorite.
Favorite stamping accessory?
Your favorite embellishment to finish a card?
Ribbons and paper flowers.
What is the one tool you couldn’t live without?
Trimmer. I can’t make straight cut by hand, LOL.
Any helpful tips for the group?
Don’t be scare for making mistake.
As a member of OSA why do you like stamping in the Oriental theme?
Because my DNA.
Is there any one place or city you’d like to visit to find rubber stamps?
Taipei. I visited there last summer once. There’s stamp shop here and there.
What other stamping lists or local clubs do you belong to?
I have my local stamping group exchanging cards monthly for about 15 years.
Also I’m a member of Artist In Residence (design team) of Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts.
What favorite stamping magazines would you recommend?
Published in any magazines? If yes please list.
Not recently, but I’ve been published on VSN, Stampers’ Sampler, Scrap and Stamp, Take Ten, Somerset Studio, etc.
Any other hobbies, talents or craft interests?
Haven’t done for long time, used to do sewing, tole-painting and quilting.
What inspires you to be creative?
Nature. Sky is amazing art all the time, trees, flowers, ocean, river, all these colors and textures give me creative juice.
Not much. I learned by myself.
Have you used any unusual item in your stamping that wasn’t necessarily meant for stamping?
A lot! LOL. Shaving cream, bleach, rubbing alcohol, rubber balloon, etc etc.
Any favorite websites you would recommend for inspiration?
I go Pinterest and searching artwork, or Splitcoast Stamper is also inspiring.
Do you have a day job when you’re not stamping?
Stamping is my job right now.
Tell us about your family and where you live.
I’m mother of two children, boy and girl ( lucky me!) and a husband who is also Japanese,and a genia pig and a betta fish. Living in beautiful Carlsbad, CA
Butterfly Easel Card
- Rubber stamp – Magenta, Hero Arts
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Colored pencils
- Versa Marker (marker with VersaMark Ink)
- Cardstock, washi paper
- Butterfly dye cut
- Sponge Dauber
Sponge Memento Tuxedo Black ink to the edge of each panel with sponge dauber.
Then adhere panels.
Stamp butterfly cutout (dye cut); then adhere to the inside to the card. Apply rhinestone on the butterfly. This will be the stopper for easel part.
Stamp phrase to narrow cardstock; then adhere.