Sunday, March 11, 2012

Scrap-Mart: Japan

Hey all. Today is my turn to post for Scrap-Mart. I also wanted to point out that it is the first anniversary of Japan's TSUNAMI disaster. My heart is heavy for the people in the northern region of Japan (the TOHOKU Region). Although there has been good progress, there are many who still cannot return to their homes. Some will never be able to go back. I hope the Japanese government will work FASTER to get them a place where they can call HOME. I AM THANKFUL EVERYDAY that my family and my husband's family are safe.

My brother came to visit Chicago on his business trip two months after the disaster and I was thrilled to see him. We rarely see each other so I took a picture. A few days ago, I happened upon it. Taking my most recent favorite collection, My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Collection I created a 12 x 12" page using 6 x 6" paper :0)

siblings 2011 by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Follow Your Heart Collection); Glittered Chipboard Alphas: American Crafts; Buttons: October Afternoon; Stamp: A Jillian Vance Design; Ink: Clearsnap; Embossing Ink: VersaMark (TSUKINEKO); Embossing Powder: American Crafts; Liquid Pearl: Ranger; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (E8-008 Classic Edges Two, E8-012 Classic Decorative Inserts Four, S5-079 Persian Motifs and S5-025 Labels Seventeen); Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever); Other: Foam tape
I'm loving the Spellbinders Edgeabilities!! Do you know notice all the different borders? They are from two sets - the Classic Edgers and the Classic Decorative Inserts Four!!! But you can inter-change them to create more designs (versatility and value!). Like I said LOVE THEM!!!!



I added a shaped card below that I created in commemoration of Japan's disaster. The details are posted in ScraPerfect's A Card For Japan post a couple of days ago. My friend, Peggy Ruiz, is a Close To My Heart (CTMH) consultant and told me about CTMH selling a stamp set with proceeds going to the Japan Relief Fund.

Hope For Japan by Margie Higuchi
Supplies – Cardstock: American Crafts & WorldWin Papers; Stamp: Close To My Heart; Ink: Ranger; Embossing Ink: VersaMark (TSUKINEKO); Embossing Powder: American Crafts; Pearls: Want2Scrap; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S4-345 Picot Edge Circles, S4-114 Standard Circles LG); Tools: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever, The Perfect Crafting Pouch and The Embellie Gellie); Other: Black cardstock, foam tape

Thanks everyone!
Hug a loved one today (considered yourself hugged!! LOL!!)!!
MargieH xo

14 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

You and your brother are so cute together! I'm glad you got to spend some time with him. :) So many pretty edges on your LO, Margie, and I love the buttons in the hexagon paper!

giatocj said...

What a GREAT layout, Margie!! I love the collection your used, too.

giatocj said...

Love it, Margie!! And I really like the collection you used also...fantastic job, as always!

Lynn Murphy said...

Prayers for those survivors too. Beautiful page and that pix is a treasure!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a wonderful layout of you and your brother Margie! Love the fancy borders and pretty patterned papers! Such a beautiful card and for such a worthy cause! Have a great day :)

Linda said...

Both beautiful! Prayers for the survivors too!

soapHOUSEmama said...

Wonderful projects and post!

Madeline said...

Beautiful page and such an original card...love it!

Kathy said...

Really gorgeous page. Praise God for your family's surviving such disaster and praying for those still suffering so.
Kathy

byondbzr said...

Love your layout and my thoughts are with the people of Japan..

Pam said...

What a lovely card and layout! I need to get my hands on those Edgeablilities! My thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese people as well.

Katie said...

Wow! One year already. I can't imagine what it was like to go through that. My heart and prayers go out to the everyone affected. I love the way you mixed the edgeabilities!

Anita Scroggins said...

Great LO - love the punched edges!

Sanna F said...

Love your work! :)
Thinking of Japan and all people. We saw a kids news program the other day and they showed children who just had their first day outdoors at school after the tsunami...
this is so hard to understand living so far away.
Sending you lots of hugs and thoughts <3