Saturday, March 3, 2012

雛祭り Hina-matsuri aka Girl's Day


March 3 is Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival or Girls' Festival), when people pray for the happiness and healthy growth of girls. Families with young daughters mark this day by setting up a display of dolls inside the house. They offer rice crackers and other food to the dolls.

I confess that I'm probably the least Japanese...although I do love my gohan {rice}.  But I've been smitten by all the Asian inspired paper crafting products that have hit the market since CHA Winter.

I introduce you to 

Basic Grey
{stamps}



{photo by the boy!}

{{sigh}}

Isn't she a-dorable?  

I teamed her up with my FIRST Authentique 6x6

Uncommon

When I was organizing last Sunday I caught sight of a package of Doodlebug Paper Posies...I knew they'd be super sweet with this little girl!

She looks so sassy with her pearl earrings....psst...my black copic went wild on me so that's the reason for her fancy earrings {wink}.

It's a sentiment-less card...perfect as I'll be sending it to my girl so that it arrives to her today {she's with her Dad this weekend}.

I was inspired by the latest {Freshly Made} Sketch:


This is a {bad} pic that I, me, myself and I took...sheesh, check out the contrast between mine and the boy's...yipes...but here's the funny thing...spot the blooper in my picture?


Leave me a comment if you see it...believe it or not, I didn't see it until I went to put my watermark on the card...BTW, I have fully employed the boy to take photos {when he isn't doing homework}.

59 comments:

  1. She is adorable! I have drawers full of Asian-themed stamps...they have been neglected :(
    I have not seen that Authentique collection either; beautiful choices, Amy!

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  2. Ahh~~Love the sassy earrings (even if it was a cover-up)
    The colors and the flowers are a sweet combination!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  3. Awe...I see that little stray pearl down there in the corner. : )

    Your card is adorable. I love the image and the stitching. Really pretty background papers too.

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  4. Yes, I spotted the extra pearl :) This card is gorgeous and your paper choices are spot on. Your boy is taking brilliant photos.

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  5. Cute card! It was fun looking for the "blooper," but after a minute of investigating, I found that pearl!

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  6. This is so cute! I love the whole idea behind the day. I think we should have something like that in the states. Adorable. I really like the sketch. I had never seen that challenge board before.

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  7. I say add two more pearls next to it and call it a design element! lol!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that stamp...adding the pearl earrings was GENIUS!! I just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!

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  8. Love your card, Amy! The pearl accents really make this card. Great job :)

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  9. What an adorable card Amy!! So sweet :-)
    Hugs,
    Martha

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  10. I knew you were going to love that set the moment I spotted it and told you about it. The card is just adorable. I love the little pearls you added, even the one towards the bottom. *grin*

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  11. Your card is so cute, Amy! I gave up and just scrolled to see if anyone else found it. ;)

    My family lives in Hawaii, so Girl's Day is a big deal. I haven't carried it on, though...I should!.

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  12. What a cute image! Love the pearl earrings! And yes, I saw the tiny runaway pearl:)

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  13. She is TOTALLY ADORABLE, Amy!!! LOVE her posies and pearl earrings too!!! And funny about the stray pearl in the corner! HA! I frequently find random embellies on the sleeves of my shirts or on my pantlegs after a day of crafting! HA!

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  14. That is such a cute card. It appears that in the first photo you covered up a pearl with your watermark, lol.

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  15. Ha! You've got a stray pearl - lol! What a great card, Amy! A bit jealous that you already get to play with Konnichiwa. :)

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  16. OH how cute! Wonderful card.

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  17. Is it the extra pearl that dropped in the lower right corner? ADORABLE card!

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  18. Such a sweet card and love the pearl touch on it. The Authentique pad will be on my wish list too.

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  19. Yep I spotted that pearl too! LOL so funny. I actually have spotted mistakes in my own cards while photographing...it happens. Nice job!

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  20. I think the little pearl at the bottom is a "Happy Accident"! Your card is fantastic, the pink patterned paper is a beautiful backdrop for your adorable little girl!

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  21. Soooo adorable, Amy!! It sure made me smile...and I love the pretty papers and flowers!!

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  22. oh my she is too cute!!!

    the oops is the pearl in the bottom right corner? ;)

    does your boy travel to give photoing lessons??? just asking ;)

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  23. Fabulous card, Amy, your image is too cute! Love your choice of colors! Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  24. ohhhh I LOVE your cute card and girl, esp the earrings!!!!! I can't wait for that line from BG to come out!!

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  25. dearest, that is such a cute little gal! those cute pearls are perfect!!

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  26. Ahhhh! Sooooo Gorgeous!!! What a doll! Just beautiful. And I do see the little dot. :) But I had to look for it! :))))

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  27. wow! so pretty and sweet card. love the image and the flowers.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and sweet comment.

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  28. Your cards is a-dorable!!! I love the papers, the pearls {even the stray} and that sweet little doll.

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  29. Your card is `beautiful` Amy..love the stamp and papers..so lush TFI:)x

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  30. there are no such thing as bloopers - just creativity...whats one extra pearl!
    beautiful card!

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  31. Super cute image and you're right - those flowers are perfect! Love the paper too and is that a stray pearl I see?

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  32. She IS adorable! What a wonderful card, I love the flowers she is holding, so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  33. I love it Amy!! So so sweet!
    Makes me want to pull out my old HA stamps and make one right NOW ;-)

    TFS~

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  34. She is a-dorable! Love her pearl earrings! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  35. Oh this is beyond cute & sweet, Amy! Love it so much! And I see a stray pearl on the bottom right - been there & done that!

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  36. OHHH! Such a pretty card--I LOVE that image and those flowers just POP! LOVE:)

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  37. Simply gorgeous Amy ... I so love her sassy pearl earrings, she looks oh so elegant ... yes, that sneaky lil pearl got left out and wanted in!

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  38. Adorable card Amy! She is so sweet!

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  39. Darling card, Amy! Love this to bits! I love the Japanese Doll's Day (learn that from a Japanese Canadian friend) and you have used the stamp so perfectly! Love the "special effect" with the pearl!

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  40. So cute! Love the beautiful paper piecing! :)

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  41. My gosh, this is the MOST adorable card, Amy! Love, love, love!
    And your boy sure does take fabulous photos. I spot the little extra pearl in yours, and I had to smile. I do things like that all the time, and don't notice until much later. :)

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  42. She is just DARLING! LOVE this!!!

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  43. I've just used the sewing Sticker on a card for a quilter friend! Love your card!

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  44. such a cute card! adorable! and i did not notice the stray pearl before seeing some of these other comments!

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  45. Just adorable! I also am always grabbing up Asian designs, because I'm a 3rd generation Japanese (Sansei). Nope, don't speak Japanese, but designs like this just take me back to my childhood! Love those little pearl earrings, even if one got stuck down by her feet!

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  46. Eeek, she's soooo cute, Amy! I love all those tiny little pearls.

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  47. I didn't read through any of the other comments, so I'm wondering if the blooper is the wayward pearl toward the bottom right? That sure is one heckuvan adorable card!!!

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  48. She's adorable. Covering a 'mistake' or not, the earrings are a cute touch. Mistakes are just unexpected opportunities to embellish!

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  49. Adorable! I can see why BG featured it. :)

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Cheers,
~amy~