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

 

Getting Ready for STAMP-A-FAIRE 2014

Second Post for today!

Hello everyone!!  I’m getting ready for Papertrey Ink’s STAMP-A-FAIRE which is tomorrow, August 23rd!!

Papertrey Ink Stamp-A_Faire

Its a free online event that they offer to stamper’s worldwide.  The festivities begin at 7am and will continue late into the night!!

I’m so excited about this event!  Imagine stamping all day long.  I can’t wait!

I have to gather up some supplies and tea!

See you tomorrow at 7am!!

Thank you for stopping by.

~Kymona from NY

You Won’t Believe This!!!!!!

Excited

Guess What!!!!!!

I can’t stop jumping up and down!!

Are you excited and want me to say what the good news is??

I made the Sweet Stamp Shop Design Team!!!!!!

Design Team Badge

Yes, me Kymona Tracey made the Sweet Stamp Shop Design Team!!

I am besides myself with joy!!

I just found out on Monday and couldn’t wait to share it with all of you.

Take a look at all of my new Design Team Members:

Kymona Tracey ←Me

Ro Sanchez Seijas

Tyra Babington

Rachel Kleinman

Veronica Zalis

Brenda Smith

Jerodelle Trinidad

Michelle Whitlow

DoBea Alberts

Heather Joyce

Katie Skilton

Anna Sigga Eyjolfsdottir

Lydia Evans

Kristie Larsen

 How exciting is this!!

Now on to my first announcement:

Please join us on Tuesday, August 26th, at 11pm EST (8pm PDT)

at the Sweet Stamp Shop

for

Nicole’s Reflections Kit Release

Reflection Kit Release

Its a Kit in honor of her 30th Birthday!!

Reflecting back on our life- or day to day struggles and triumphs is

why scrapbooking – card making – and paper crafting has become such a LOVE of Nicole’s life –

and we bet – yours too!

Join us as we release a kit to help you explore the more personal side of you –

so, people you love can connect with you and know you.

I hope to see all of you there!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

You Rock Teacher!!

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge and Word Art Wednesday.

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The theme is my favorite!!  It’s Back To School!  Yayyyyy!  If you’ve been following my blog you know how I feel about new paper, pens, pencils, notebooks and crayons.  I love the smell of new school supplies.  I get excited when my daughter gets her list from school.  We are one of the first people in the store.  I end up buying way to many supplies, LOL.

The card I made is for all of the teachers in the world.  Teachers have the hardest job in the world to me.  They deal with little people all day and those little people have different personalities.  Can you imagine all of them talking at the same time, lol!!  Oh no!!

On a serious note, they are responsible for preparing our children for life.  They teach them all of the fundamentals they will need to be great people in this world.  That is a big job.  With that said, I like to let my children’s teacher know they are appreciated.

Take a look at my card:

You Rock Teacher

I just love how this card came out.  The embossing looks so good against my favorite color cardstock, Audrey Blue.  I also used Simon Says Stamp Teacher’s Pet New Release for this card.

Here is how I created this card:

1. My card base measures 4.25 x 5.50 scored at 5.50 is Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue cardstock!!  So pretty to me.  My card panel measures 4 x 5.25 and its Neenah Solar White cardstock.

2. I used Simon Says Stamp Scrambled Letters Stencil and Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste to create my background on my card panel.

3. Then I used Simon Says Stamp Lunch Box Notes Craft Die to cut my frame out of Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight cardstock, the stars out of Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock and the small window out of Simon Says Audrey Blue cardstock.

4. I used Simon Says Stamp Teacher Craft Dies to cut the word teacher out of Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock.

Your Rock Teacher closeup

5. Now its time to put my card together.  I stamped “You Rock!” from Simon Says Stamp Lunch Box Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and then embossed it with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.

You Rock Teacher die front

6. I attach the square piece to the frame and two of the stars to the embossed panel using foam adhesive.  I attached the teacher die and one of the stars with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

You Rock Teacher wink of stella

7. For the finishing touch, I added a Clear Wink of Stella to the stars and the die cut teacher.

You Rock Teacher frontNicely done!  What do you think?  Let me know.

By the way, this card was made for my Blogging and Instagram friend Malini from My Little Pink Craft Kitchen.  She is a school teacher and I wanted to show her my appreciation. Enjoy!!

Supplies used:

SSS Audrey Blue CSclassiccrestsolarwhtieScrambled Letter StencilEmbossing PasteLunch Box NotesDaffodil Delight CSReal Red CSLunch Box Stamp SetVersaMarkHero Arts White Embossing Powder3M Mounting TapeTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveWink of Stella clear

 

Life Is A Story…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today playing with the Muse Challenge #81.  Today’s Muse is Marion Vagg and her card is absolutely gorgeous.

Take a look at her card:

IMG_3336.CR2Marion Vagg

When I saw this card, my mouth dropped.  I love the colors, the glitter, the butterfly just amazing.

I knew what I wanted to create.  I wanted my card to be similar but different.

I’m also playing along with CAS-UAL FRIDAYS Challenge Tic Tac Toe

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Chevrons, Black and Sequins is my Tic Tac Toe.

Take a look at my card:

Life is a Story

Can you tell how my card is different from Marion?

1. My butterfly is cut out of my stencil card panel.

2. The glitter is on my butterfly wings and not on the rest of the card.

3.  I decided to use only two colors but when blended it created a third color.

This is how I created this card:

1.  My card base is an A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50 and my card panel measures 4 x 5.25.

     Semi Completed Stencil   Completed Stencil

2. I used Simon Says Stamp Zig Zag Stencil and Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise and Hawaiian Shores Ink to create my stenciled panel.

This stencil is so delicate that you can’t rub the ink onto the stencil, you have to pounce it on the the stencil as to not break the stencil.

Life is a Story Sideview

3. I used my Memory Box Asti Butterfly Wings to partial die cut the butterfly wings out of my stenciled piece.

4. I used Papertrey Ink’s Building Block Sentiment Stamp Set to stamp “Life Is A Story” on a piece of black card stock.

5. I used Stampin’ Up! Bitty Banners Framelits to cut out a banner out of my sentiment.

6. I used foam adhesive to add my banner to the front of my stenciled panel.

Life is a Story close up

Life is a Story glitter wings

7. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly wings for some sparkle and Doodlebug Beetle Black Sprinkles in the center of the butterfly wings.

That’s my card for today.  What do you think?

This just in:

A friend of mines notified me today that a good friend of hers daughter past away this weekend.  The little girl whose name is Katy was only 6 years old.  She was dealing with a bad heart.  I can’t image how her parents are feeling.  I’m a mom of 2 and they are my life-line. 

I’m going to send this card to her parents and brother, with hopes of lifting their spirits.  Life is a story and they have one to tell.  For me the butterfly symbolizes hope and that Katy is in a better place, no more pain or surgeries.  Please keep them in your prayers and if you want to send them a card too let me know!

Supplies used:

Zig Zag StencilPTI Summer Sunrise InkHawaiian ShoresBlending toolMemory Box Asti Butterfly Wings3M Mounting TapeDoodlebug Beetle Black Sprinklesclassiccrestsolarwhtie

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona