Guest Designer Spotlight: Michiko Kato

I am happy to introduce you to our July Guest Designer, Michiko Kato!
We are so thrilled to have Michiko joining us this month!  She has such a fun, whimsical, and playful style.  I just love the projects she creates!   Michiko currently designs for American Crafts and Crate Paper.  Make sure to check out her gallery— her projects are so inspiring!  Now, let’s get to know Michiko a little better!
name: Michiko Kato
location: Osaka, Japan
blog: S-photo time 

Why did you start scrapbooking and how did you get started?

I have always loved to take pictures and I especially love taking pictures of my daughter.  I thought she might like to see this when she grew up.  And I thought it would be an excellent idea if I could create a cute album with her pictures.  So I took a look at the Web, and found scrapbooking.

What are three products you can’t live without?
Washi tape, twine, sewing maching, black and white pen, and copic spray.   I can’t decide on only three because all of these are important to me!
What is your favorite color combination
I love yellow and white/ pink and grey

What/who inspires you?

I am inspired by Pinterest.  I check it several times in a day.  And I am inspired by my daughters pictures because it is color gun, and design is unique.  I’m always amazed by her.

What is your favorite thing about scrapbooking?

I like to sew with the sewing mating on my layout.  This is an easy way to add accent to the layout.   Current favorite technique is to write dot-line and polka dot with black or white pen.

We are giving away Michiko’s favorite Elle’s Studio products!   Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win:


  1. Nathalie says

    Michiko is so talented! Love her work!

  2. carol says

    SUPER cute stuff!!

  3. Kathleen says

    Oh I really love Michiko’s style!

  4. I love Michiko’s work, it’s fresh, and bright, and fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Beautiful work, I love her fresh and clean style.

  6. Ami says

    Such an amazing layout, I can find details everywhere. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Chelsea says

    Great stuff! Thanks for a chance!

  8. wow her projects are amazing, so much detail! very nice, thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  9. cghundley says

    Such lovely and thoughtful
    creations by Michiko.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Cynthia B. says

    Michiko’s work is lovely! She has a great sense of perfect accent placement on her projects. Thanks so much for the chance to win. 🙂

  11. archie says

    Wow.. love her layouts and thans for the giveaway

  12. Love your projects!! It’s so cool to think that there are scrappers in other countries! 🙂

  13. vegetablog says

    What a lovely page!!
    (QSOgirl at yahoo dot com)

  14. Flo says

    Great layouts. I love your favorite Elle’s studio goodies too.

  15. Michiko, I loved seeing all your work.
    Thank you for a chance to win the fun Elle’s studio product.

  16. kattera22 says

    So much fun!!! Love her use of colors!

  17. Danielle says

    I love how happy your work is. Wonderful use of colour. Thanks for sharing your talent and for the opportunity to win.

  18. Cynthia says

    Michiko’s use of color and layers is just so much FUN! I love her style!!

  19. lynda says

    This post is such a great example of how the internet has made the world a smaller place. Here is Michiko in Japan who likes the same things as me! I would never have imagined this even 15 years ago!

  20. Monica says

    What amazing stuff! And thanks so much for the chance to win Elle’s Studio product!

  21. Beautiful work, loved the layering! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  22. Amanda says

    Love this! Sooooo talented:) Thanks 4 the giveaway!

  23. April says

    Awesome projects!!!
    – April W

  24. says

    I love her fresh style!
    thank you

  25. eveline t. says

    Awesome style and thanks for the chance to win. I love the Saltwater collection so much and these stamps are cute.

  26. eveline t. says

    Awesome style and thanks for the chance to win. I love the Saltwater collection so much and these stamps are cute.

  27. Jenneke says

    I’m such a fan of Michiko’s work! Thank you for the chance to win!


  28. I love that it all started because she loved to take pictures! I also love being reminded that the pictures we use are excellent color guides sometimes!

  29. Claude says

    I love your work Michiko!

  30. Claude says

    I love your work Michiko!

  31. Paula says

    I love how you used the SaltWater Frames! Your little girl is so cute!

  32. Love Michiko’ style. So bright and playful.

  33. Love Michiko’ style. So bright and playful.

  34. Jean says

    These layouts just make me smile! So much fun!

  35. These pages are amazing! I love the way you used all the different tags and embellishments. Your composition is brilliant!

  36. love her style all of the bits together equal amazing!

  37. Such cute layouts! I’m excited to see what else you do this month!

  38. Lisa C. says

    Michiko – you are so talented! I love your beautiful work. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  39. Karenj says

    Very talented, lovely colors and layering… Thanks for the chance!

  40. stacie d says

    Love Michiko’s work. Great use of products.

  41. sakehanska says

    love this. thank you for this giveaway. marta

  42. scruzfam4 says

    Great projects…thanks for the inspiration.

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