Grapes Are Good..

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

The theme is fruit so I choose to go with grapes!!  Kate C from Kate’s Creative Corner used grapes and they looked so lovely, I had to give it a try.

Take a look at my card:

Just a Note (grapes)

Like I said yesterday in my first post, I want to use some of my craft products that I haven’t used at all.

The first product was the grapes digital image from Paper Smooches. Thank you Judy from Judy’s Card Corner for reminding me.  I couldn’t remember for the life of me.

The second new product is Stampin’ Up! Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities.  I bought these awhile ago and haven’t used them so today was the day.

Grapes colored

I have to say they were easy to use.  I am a Copic girl so it was interesting to use these markers.  They are pretty much the same in terms of blending.

The one thing I notice from the beginning was the caps were hard to get off and even harder to put back on.  They took up a lot of time.  I was afraid the paper would dry so I had to leave the caps off so that I could hurry and blend.

grape skittles closeupMy third new product are my new Pink Sherbert Skittles.  Don’t you just love these little embellishments.  They round the card out.  I adhered these with glossy accents.

For those of you who are wondering about my new skittles embellishments, the owner Carri, has put together a video to answer any question you might have regarding their size, color, and how to adhere them to your projects.  Please click here for that video.

Grapes Close-up

I used my Clear Wink of Stella to add glitter to my grapes and the leaves.  I love how this turned out.

My sentiment is from my Papertrey Ink Fancy That stamp set which I used yesterday for the first time.  I love this stamp set.  The sentiments are fantastic.  I’m glad I decided to finally use it.

So what do you think?  Come on over to DoubleClick Skittles Challenge for a chance to win a fantastic prize and an opportunity to play with your own skittles.  You will love them.

Supplies used:

Rich Razzleberry BlendabilitiesPink Sherbet glossy accents Wink of Stella clearFancy That Blackberry Bliss CSIn Color Markersclassiccrestsolarwhtiechocolate chip marker

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

L-E-T-T-E-R…….

Second Post for today!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CASology Week 110 and their Cue Card word is LETTER.

Week 110 - Letter

I have to say when I sat down to create I had to think really hard on what I wanted to create.  All of the ideas that came to mind someone already bet me to the punch.

I felt stuck.  So, I took out a stamp set I’ve never used and one piece of color card stock and decided that I had to come up with something using these two items.

I choose Papertrey Ink Wet Paint Alphabet and Stampin’ Up! Basic Black cardstock.

I ponder over what in the world I make that represented a letter.  I thought about having all of the letter be my background but the word is singular so that wouldn’t work.

Then a light bulb went off and I came up with this:

Letter

I decided to spell out the word L-E-T-T-E-R and emboss it with Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder (which happens to be on sale for next to nothing, let me know if you need it).

I added a Stampin’ Up! Rhinestone and my card is done.

Nothing much to it but I like it.

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Thanks for stopping by.

~Kymona

Supplies used:

Wet Paint AlphabetBasic BlackTempting Turquoise Embossing PowderBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thanks…

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with CAS(E) this sketch #90!  Today’s sketch was created by Chrissy Larson.

CTS_90

I’m also here with Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.

wed-newchallenge-headerI’ve noticed recently that I’ve ordered stamp sets and do not use them.  So, I decided that I will start creating cards with stamps sets that I’ve never used.

So, today’s card was created with Papertrey Ink’s Fancy That stamp set.  I also wanted to use some cardstock that I haven’t used in a while.  So I decided on Stampin’ Up! new in color Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon cardstock.

These two colors together really look so nice together.

Take a look at my card:

Thanks

Take a look at my rhinestones.  I colored them with the same colors that’s in the medallion.

Close up of the medallion

The colors in the medallion are Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey all from Stampin’ Up’s new in colors markers.

I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Thanks die from Lost Lagoon card stock 4 times for dimension.

Thanks medallion front

I cut white cardstock using Avery Elle’s Custom Panels Die to get that odd shape.

What do you think?

Supplies used:

Fancy That Blackberry Bliss CSLost Lagoon CSSSS Thanks die Avery Elle Custom Panel DieIn Color Markers

 

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

My Mug Swap Recieved!!

Hello everyone!! I received my mug swap!!  I’m so excited to share what I received with all of you!

Mug swap logo

For those of you who do not know what a mug swap is check out that post here.

My new friend Elizabeth sent me this great box all the way from Georgia!!  I use to live in Atlanta, so Georgia is very dear to my heart.

Take a look at what I received:

Mug Swap

Mug Swap Inside

Mug Swap Recieved

I am excited about my new mug and all the other goodies I received from someone I don’t even know.  #Blessingothers is so much fun.  I truly feel blessed.  My favorite color is purple and I love deep chunky mugs!  I’m so grateful.

I’m waiting to see if the lady I sent my box to gets it soon and she reaches out to let me know.  I hope she likes what she gets.  I guess I should check the tracking to make sure.  It wasn’t going far, only to Tennessee.

I can’t wait until next to do this again!!  I encourage all of you to do it to!

Thanks for stopping by.

~Kymona

Fruits, Fruits and more Fruits!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m back again for the third DoubleClick Challenge!  The theme is, you guessed it, its fruit!!

The summer time is full of delicious fruits from all over the world.

Let me tell you what surprised me the other day.  My friend who lives off of one of the busiest streets in Queens, has a neighbor who has a pear tree in the front of their house.  I was blown away.  I never saw a fruit tree in city, upstate yes, but not down in the city.  Can you eat the fruits?  Are they sweet?  I wanted to know but was too scared to ask for one.  So what I did was take a picture of the tree as proof that it exist.

Take a look for your self:

Pear Tree

How beautiful is that tree full of fruit!!  Makes you want one.  Ok, ok I digress!  On to the challenge.  Its all about fruit!

I choose to go with tangerines!  They are so delicious and you can peel it by yourself.  The sweeter the better for me.

Take a look at my card:

Hello Tangerine

These tiny tangerine halves look so good, you almost want to eat them all.  Let’s talk about how I create this nice CAS card.

1. My Stampin’ UP! Tangerine Tango  card base is an A2 card which measures 4.25 x 5.50 scored at 5.50.

2. My Neenah Solor White card panel measures 4 x 5.25. I rounded the corners with a retired Stampin’ Up! punch.

3. I used Stamp’ Up! retire Tart and Tangy Stamp Set to stamp my tangerines 3 times out of Tangerine Tango ink.

4. I used Stampin’ Up! 1-1/4″ Circle Punch to punch out my tangerines.

5. I adhered the tangerines to the card panel with Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals.

6. I used Stampin’ Up! Hi There Stamp Set to stamp the Hello at the bottom of my card base with Versafine black ink.

7. I adhered the card panel to the card base using Stampin’ UP! Dimensionals.

7. I added Wink of Stella to the tangerine petals for added glare.

8. For my finishing touch, I added my PUMPKIN SKITTLES to the center of my tangerines and after my hello.

Clean and Simple at its best.

So tell me what do you think?

Now its your turn to play along.  You have until September 2 to enter the challenge.

The lucky winner will win the nice prize pack you see below:

Prize Pack

Good Luck to all of you!

Supplies used:

Tangerine TangoclassiccrestsolarwhtieTart and Tangy1-1/4" Circle PunchStampin' DimensionalsOnyx Versafine InkPumpkin SkittlesWink of Stella clear

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Hero Arts and A2Z Scrapbooking Digital Blog Hop!

hopgraphicHello everyone and happy Monday to you!!  Today we are excited that Hero Arts will be hosting a blog hop with A2Z Scrapbooking, their new digital retailers.  Currently, a2z Scrapboooking offers a selection of Hero Arts digital goodies, but in the coming weeks, they will be adding to their collection and stocking Hero Arts entire range.  To celebrate Hero Arts new collaboration, a number of artists from a2z Scrapbooking and Hero Arts, teamed up to provide you with a whole host of inspiration and fun.  Just hop along and see how our digital products can be used.

You should be arriving from Kelly Latevola’s blog.  If this is your first stop you’ll want to begin at Hero Arts blog so you don’t miss out on any of the fun, interesting projects we are sharing.

And to add to the excitement, a2z Scrapbooking will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky commenter.  Prize winners will be randomly selected from ALL Comments received on the participating designer’s blogs.  The more comment you leave along the hop, the better your odds of winning, so be sure to comment on every blog, starting with this Hero Arts blog!!  You have until Sunday August 31st at 11:59 EST to leave your comments and the winner will be announced on the 3rd of September on the a2z Scrapbooking blog.

So now on to the fun!! I wanted to stay with a2z scrapbooking current theme of encouragement so I created a series of cards that boost encouragement.  I used Hero Arts Digital Artistic Circles!!  This set of circles are amazing!! They are a must have.

Artistic Circles

With that said, lets take a look at my cards:

Be Fearless

Be Fearless was colored with Copic Markers V04, B06, V12, and V17

Be Generous

Be Generous was created with Inktense color pencils Poppy Red, Apple Green, Sun Yellow and Tangerine

Be Strong

Be Strong was colored with Distress Ink Markers Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon, Tumbled Glass and Squeezed Lemonade

Be Yourself

Be Yourself was created with Copic Markers B00, B04, B12 and B14

The Be Series

The “Be” Series!

So what do you think?  Its a must have digital set, right!! I totally agree!  These cards were so easy to create.

I created these card panels in Photoshop, but any photo editing software would work.

Artistic Circles MKT2.2I sized and resized each circle so that they were centered on each card panel.  That didn’t take long at all.  Once my placement was create I printed one sheet and cut my panels down to 4 x 5.25.

Then I colored each of the circles with different mediums and added Hero Arts Gems to the center of each circle.  I used each medium to color the gem.

To stay with the digital theme, I created each sentiment in Photoshop and cut them out, flagged them and added them to the front of the card.

I tied bakers twine around the card panel for more detail.  I added foam adhesive to back of each card panel and adhered that to the card base.

Easy as pie!!

Let me know what you think!!

If you would like any of the products that I used on this card please head on over to the a2z Scrapbooking store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your entire purchase.

Now on to the Fabulous Lisa Spangler blog to see what she has come up with!!!

Just in case you missed anyone here is the entire list of blogs participating in the hop!

Hero Arts
Tami Hartley
Kelly Latevola
Kymona Tracey ← You Are Here
Lisa Spangler
Michelle Liimatainen
Kathy Wade
Lucy Abrams
Chitra Nair
Char K
Ruth Bosner
Jocelyn Olson
Zoey Scarpelli
Stephanie B
Kelly Rasmussen
a2z Scrapbooking

Supplies used:

Artistic Circles   Diamond Gems  Copic Markers  Derwent Inktense  Distress Markers

Have fun on your hop today!

~Kymona

Mug Swap Send Off!!

Mug swap logo

Hello everyone!!  I’m back again with an update on my Mug Swap!!  I sent my package off on Friday, August 22nd to my surprise swapper!!  I hope she really likes her package!

Take a look at what she gets:

Mug Swap Send off

She gets her purple Mom mug, a personalized card from me and a set of greeting cards to send to who every she wants.

Inside the “You Make Me Happy” bag you will find these cards with matching envelopes:

You Make Me Happy

I hope a gain a new friend from this exchange.  I can’t wait until next year to do this again!!

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona