Friday, October 21, 2011

~Merii Kurisumasu~

Another NEW ADORABLE stamp to play with...

great opportunity to brush up on my Japanese Katakana.

I went to Japanese school (an hour after grade school) and followed up in High school.
I'm no expert, but I do want to share that there is a special alphabet, Katakana, which is used for English words said with a Japanese pronunciation.

Hence the special "Merii Kurisumasu" (meh ree kuu ree suu mah suu)...

or "Merry Christmas" as you know it. ;)

The "r"s are not pronounced "rrrrrr" but more like a "lllllllrrr" with a roll of the tongue.

It took forever to get that sound to come out of my mouth.

Believe me, I was corrected NUMEROUS times...

"MARINA-SAN, say it again....LLLLLRRRAAAA"


"ee-eh, (no)


No worries, I got it (it's embarrassing to twist your tongue and get it to cooperate in front of a room full of children)

It stuck. ;)

Inspiration from Textured to Perfection Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

Texture's there

with my Spellbinder stacked embossed circles creating lift in the background;

the bendy tree all bendy;

and the crumpled tissue (polka dot green) from
my blog candy win from Jaclyn Miller's blog (just had to credit her generosity one more time).
I also added a layer of stiff felt for the snow with scribbles of, well,
SCRIBBLES that are glittery by Duncan.

My colors are lended from Color Throwdown #164.

Thank you for stopping in today, it's always a pleasure when you visit. ;)


Sister Stamps Shimo-san,MS border punch,Corrugator,My Mind's Eye DP,Kaisercraft DP,Pink Paislee Daily Junque printed sheets,Zva Creative double sided adhesive dots,stiff felt, Spellbinders classic circles,Souffle pens orange and black,Duncan Scribbles 3D paint glittering crystal,Sharpies and Copics


  1. It was fun to read about your adventures in learning Japanese. :)

    What a cute card! Those kids made the snowman his own origami hat - love it!!

    Hey, forgot to officially thank you for playing with us at THe Cafe on my other comment. Sorry!

  2. What a cute little snowman scene! I really love your "bendy" tree!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

  3. Hey Marlena! Thanks for linking this up to the Textured to Perfection challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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