TAWS July Guest Designer

Second Post for today

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today Guest Designing for The Alley Way Stamps (TAWS)!!  I’m excited about this opportunity!!

Take a look at my card:

You're a lifesaver (TAWS)

I used The Alley Way Kids n’ Caboodle Stamp Set to create this shaker card!!  I had a ton of fun working with this stamp set.


All of the images in this stamp set are cute and chunky!!  Great for coloring!

When I saw the sailboat, I knew I need to make a shaker card.  I also knew I wanted the boat to be in the shaker pocket with the sequin, riding the waves!!  LOL!

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my card base to an A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50.

2. I cut my card panel to the same size.

3. I used Simon Says Stamp Circle Stitched Circle Dies to cut the window in card panel.  I used the same stitched circle die to cut a circle out of a piece of pattern paper.

4. I used the panel as a guide to adhere the pattern circle to my card base.

5. I colored my sailboat with Copic Markers: R35, R37, R89, B24, B32,Y06 then cut it out.

6. I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool to create my shaker pocket.  I added my Lucy Adams Blue Topaz Sequin and my colored sailboat in the pocket before sealing it up.

If your unsure how to use the fuse tool to create a shaker pocket, check out this post.

7. I stamped my sentiment from the stamp set in My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.

8. Once the pocket was sealed, I adhered it to the back of the card panel and added foam adhesive.

9. I added the panel to the card base and I was done!!!

When you shake the card the boat moves along with the sequin.  It’s super cute.

So what do you think? Please leave a comment below.

I hope I’ve inspired you to check out The Alley Way Stamps Store if you haven’t already!!

Supplies used:


kidncaboodle Stitiched Circlefuse bundleBlue Topaz Sequin MFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thank you so much for stopping by!!








Your Next Stamp Blog Hop!!


Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, my very first blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps tickles me pink!!

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Laura Whitaker’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom and start at Francine’s blog.

As one of the newest members on the team, I’m over the top excited about this opportunity and this great release!  All of the sets and dies are amazing!!  My favorite one is the Word Critters-Exotic Animals stamp set and die!  I used that set on one of my cards below.

Are you ready for my big reveal?  I made two cards to inspire you!

Take a look at my cards:

Celebrate with a bang (YNS) copy

Happy 4th of July the day after!! Who doesn’t love fireworks. I love them.  My nieces, daughter, sisters and I went to view the fireworks in our neighborhood yesterday and I have to say, none of those compared to my card above, LOL!!!

Materials used:

Your Next Stamp Supplies

New -Fireworks Background

Slider/Spinner Die -Large

Crystal Clear Gumdrops

Other supplies

Pattern Paper: Simple Stories Stars and Strips

Lawn Fawn Lobster Ink

Hello (YNS)

Now on to my favorite card for this release!!  I totally, totally love this card!!  When looking at this stamp set, I thought zoo and picture taking.  How many time do we go to the zoo and see the animals behind the gate or bars and we take a picture.  That is what I did here!!

Take a look at the inside:

Hello inside 2 (YNS)

Hello Inside (YNS)

The card stays closed with this Tombow Hook & Loops Tabs.  This is how I was able to create the distance between the front of the card and the inside.  I think its so super cute!!

Materials used:

Your Next Stamp Supplies

New – Word Critters – Exotic Animals

New – Love Earth Gumdrops

Other Supplies

Copic markers: Black, Bo4, YG23, R35, Y15

Tombow Hook & Loops Tabs

So what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these cards to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because one lucky commenter will win a YNS $20 gift certificate.


Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to receive 20% off your entire purchase!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Your Next Step July 2015 Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!! This is my first post as a Your Next Step Design Team member!!  I’m over the top excited about this opportunity.

We are getting ready for our July Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today.  Are you excited?  Well me too!!

Take a look at my card that I’m giving you a sneak peek of:

Lift me up (YNS Peek)I couldn’t resist making a shaker card with this super stamp set!! Shaker cards are so much fun to make and this heart called for it.

This stamp set is called Waddles Rainbow Fun and there are 15 clear stamps in this set.

I actually cut that heart out using and old fashion craft knife because I didn’t get the die set in time. That was fun and back to the basics.

How did I create this card:

1. I cut my base cardstock to an A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50.  I cut the white cardstock to 4 x 5.50. I cut the pink cardstock to 3.75 x 5.50.

2. I used the cloud stamp and stamped a few clouds using Versamark Ink eyeballing where I wanted to stamp my hot air balloon.

3. I stamped my sentiment using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink to the left of where I wanted my hot air balloon to be.

4. I finally stamped my hot air balloon using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink on the right of the sentiment.

5. I use my craft knife to cut out the stamped heart.  I positioned my pink panel over the white panel so I could stamp the sentiment within the heart shape.

6.  I created my shaker pocket and added Lucy Adams Cherry Blossom Sequin before sealing the pocket up.

If you want step by step instruction on to create a shaker pocket click here.

7. I added the shaker pocket to the pink panel.  Then I added foam tape to the entire panel so that its raised off the white cardstock.

8. I decided to not color my image because I loved the simplicity of the card.

So are you excited about what you see?  You have to see what my fellow team members came up with the rest of the release!

You can find all of the new projects on the Your Next Stamp Blog!!

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the July 2015 Release Hop!!

Supplies used:

VersamarkMFT Hybrid Black InkCherry Blossom Sequin fuse bundle

Thanks for stopping by!!




CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of July.

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!! Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

Amazing (TIMI)

I am totally siked!!  My niece said “Auntie that is amazing”, when I was finished with this card.  That is why the sentiment is amazing.  I love this card so much.  The colors are so pretty.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I used Versamark Ink and covered this awesome new stamp that I picked from The Ton!  Its a fairly new stamp company and this stamp is totally awesome. Its called Peony Garden Stamp!


2. I placed my watercolor paper on top of the stamp and rub the ink onto the paper.

3. I added Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on top of the stamped image.  Then I heat set the embossing powder.

4. Then I added some of Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst in Orange and Lemon Yellow.  I love this watercolor powder. Its so vibrant and super easy to use.



5. I cleaned up my water color piece with a damp napkin and trimmed it to fit on an standard size A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50).

6. I didn’t want my sentiment to cover up my watercolor flower so I stamped The Ton’s Friggin Fabulous Stamp Set on Dura-lar Acetate with Versamark Ink and heat set the white embossing powered.



I have to say I was amazed that I didn’t melt the acetate or my finger! I didn’t prep my acetate with powder before I stamp it so that is why you see so many specs.  I’m ok with it.

7. I added this sentiment piece to my card front with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.

Pretty neat right!!  Now its your turn to play along with us.

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for July is: Art Journey

CS TIMIHere are the prizes this month:

4 Plates!!

Sorry I don’t have an image but if you visit the store you will see the most amazing stamp sets!!

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

I’m entering this card into Virginia’s View Challenge #16.

100% stamped

Supplies used:

TT Peony GardenVersamarkHero Arts Clear Embossing PowderColor Burst Lemon YellowColor Burst OrangeFriggin Fabulous Tombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveAcetate


Thanks for stopping by!


Exciting News!!!

Fourth Post for the day

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Hello everyone!!  I have some exciting news for all of you!!  I’ve been holding this news in for a little of 6 months now.  So you can image I’ve been busting through the seams trying to hold my news!!

So what is it you ask?

I made the


Your Next Stamp!!

Yes!!!!  You read the correctly!!

I’m super excited about this opportunity!!

Karen and Thanh are super doper individuals and I’m so happy to have a chance to work with them and the awesome and talented ladies on the team already!!

So if you follow me on Instagram, now you know were that stack of stamps came from the other day!!

Stay tune because I have a lot of good stuff to share with you in the up coming days!!

If by any chance you don’t know Your Next Stamp please visit the store, you will not be disappointed!

Thank you for stopping by!!!


Top Dog Dies – 4th of July Celebration

Third Post for the day

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Hello everyone!!! It’s Top Dog Die Wednesday!!  I’m here today showcasing Top Dog Dies Hippo Die Set!!

TDD Hippo SetThis die set is my favorite die set from Top Dog Dies last release.  I just love how the hippos look!!

Take a look at my card:

Let Freedom Ring (TDD)

Isn’t that hippo just the cutest big you’ve seen!!!  Check out how I can created this card:

1. I attached Simple Stories Stars and Strips pattern paper to the card base.

Card 1

2. I used Top Dog Dies Pocket Banner Die Set to cut out a pocket page journal card out of the same pattern paper pack.

Card 2

3. Then I die cut the hippo out using the Hippo Die Set out of the same pattern paper pack.

Card 3

4. Then I added an action wobbler to the back of the hippo.  I want my hippo to move instead or staying stationary.

Card 5

5. I added my hippo to the pocket journal card.

Card 6

6. Take a look at that action wobbler from the side video.  Super cute and fun.

Card 7

7.  Then I added this pocket journal page to the card base.  I added some sticker from the kit.

I had so much fun creating this card.

What do you think?  Let me know below!

Supplies used:

TDD Hippo Set TDD Pocket Pages Banner DieSimple Stories Stars and Stripes  Action Wobbler

Thanks for stopping by!!



a2z Scrapbooking July 2015 Challenge

Second post for the day

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with our July Challenge!!!

Our new challenge is sure to please you this month!!  Our challenge this month is Clean and Simple (CAS)!!  I love this style of card making.  CAS cards have a lot of white space and are east to create.

Check out the card I created for this challenge:

Hello Friend (a2z)

Here is how I create this card:

1. I used Stampin’ Up! retired Polka Dot embossing folder to embossed my card base.

2. I used My Favorite Thing Die-namics Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die to cut a panel for my focal point.

3. I stamped my images from Hero Arts Butterfly and Flower Stamp and Cut using My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink because I was going to color my images with Copic Markers G07, Y32. Y35, Y38, R35, E25, Y06

4. I die cut the flower using the die from the set and adhered it to the steam of the flower with foam tape.

5. To finish off my card I rounded the corners of my card base using the We R Memory Corner Chomper Tool.

Nice Clean and Simple!!  Now its your turn!!

Amazing isn’t it!! I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of May.  Good Luck!

A good number of my supplies can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.


Oh wait a minute, before I go, Hero Arts is currently having a Holiday Pre-Sale and we have the items in the store right now!

Hero Arts PreSale


The items are:

2 Ombres, Light to Royal Red Ombre & Lime to Forever Green Ombre
Wood stamp: Peace &Joy
Clear: Color Layering Fall tree
Color Layering Christmas Tree

Be sure to check out the store for these items.

Supplies used:

HA Butterfly and Flower Stamp Cut  Copic Markers MFT Hybrid Black Ink We R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperMFT Rounded Stitched Die


Thank you for stopping by!Kymona