{Clean and Simple} CASology 217 – Cute

Second Post for today
If your looking for The Ton’s Fall Release Blog Hop, click here

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:

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Take a look at my card:

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Our sponsor this week has the cuties digital images in her store.  I’m using the Heart Strings Raccoon and the Panda Cutie Digital Stamp on my cards.

To spice up my card, I used Penny Black Well Done dies to add a sentiment to the cards.  Then I used Copic Marker R46 to add red to the hearts and nose.

Adding a pop of color keeps my cards super clean and simple.

I couldn’t create just one card:

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Nice and easy.

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Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

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Our sponsor this week is Kitty Bee Designs

Supplies used:

heart-strings-raccoonpanda-cutie Neenah Desert Storm CS

Real Red CS

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

The Ton’s Fall 2016 Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!!  I’m excited today. I was asked again to participate in The Ton’s Fall 2016 Release Blog Hop!! Yayyyy!!

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If you arrived here from the talented Janette blog then you are on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start at the beginning, The Ton blog, as to not miss any of the amazing projects!

The Ton has 23 new stamps for their Fall 2016 Release (18 clear stamps, 5 rubber cling) which include the Christmas Poinsettia set – a mini 2×3 stamp set which will be included in all orders over $100 (before shipping and taxes).  All new release products (stamps, gilding) are available now!

Lets jump in:

For my first card I used the Holiday Border Background stamp and I love it.  Such a pretty border stamp and the possibilities are endless.

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I used red embossing power but it didn’t show up red because of the black cardstock. The white specs represents falling snow, in a very subtle way.

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I created two cards to show off how the stamp looks on white and black cardstock.  Totally beautiful.

For my second card I used the Mistletoe Kisses sentiment stamp set.  Super cute sentiments that you can use on any Christmas cards.

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Watercoloring is my favorite medium and I wanted to showcase the sentiment by creating a non-traditional Christmas card.

This sentiment is so fitting for the watercolored background.

Now what’s a blog hop without a giveaway!

Giveaway!!

What is a blog hop without giveaway!!! In order to qualify for one of the four $25 gift codes to The Ton’s online store, you must leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop.  The comment period will close on Thursday, September 29th at 11:59pm EST.  Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on all of the blogs.

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the lineup:

The Ton
Amy Tsuruta
Mayline Jung
Emily Midgett
Laura Sterckx
Eunji Jung
Chris Dayton
Vera Yates
Lisa Harrolle
LauraJane Head
Carisa Wiley
Jenny Lee Yamasaki
Lydia Fiedler
Janette Kausen
Kymona Tracey ← you are here
Justine Hovey
TaeEun Yoo
Laurel Beard

You will not be disappointed!! Have fun hopping!!

Supplies:

Recollections Black Heavyweight

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

YNS Feature Day – Spooky/Scary

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of the month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Spooky/Scary”!!  The DT created projects related to anything scary or spooky.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:

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YNS Supplies: Batty Background Ink Splatter Stamp Set, SpookTacular Halloween

Other Supplies: Distress ink Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Blending Tool, Bristol Smooth Paper, Clearsnap Colorbox Black Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink

I love how those bats look so real on this card.  I would be scared if I saw all of those bats above my head.

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!

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All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by September 26th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Supplies used:

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Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

{Clean and Simple} CASology 216 – Frame

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:

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Take a look at my card:

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What a fun cue card!!  There are so many ways to interpret this cue card.  I wanted to take the word for what it was.

I used My Favorite Things Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window to dry emboss the frame on the front of the card using Spellbinders Embossing Mat with the Big Shot.

Then I stamped the pumpkin and sentiment from the new Right At Home Grateful Heart stamp set in the center of the frame using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Wick ink.

After that, I watercolored the the pumpkin with Distress Ink Carved Pumpkin and Mowed Lawn.

I added a little bit of splatter for interest.

Lets take a closer look:

 

Nice and easy.

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

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Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations!

Supplies Used:
Rect peek a boo rectangle window dierah-grateful-heart

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Using Die Cuts – Sketch and Color Challenge #48

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #48!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the color combo:

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Take a look at the sketch:

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Take a look at my card:

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YNS Supplies: Phoebe with Wagon, Sea Creatures Set Two, Woodlands Pattern Paper, Circles Die Set, Love Earth Gumdrops

Other supplies: Recollections Heavyweight White Cardstock, Random Baker’s Twine

What do you think?  Did I follow the color palette? Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until September 29, 2016 at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate f0r a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

Supplies listed above!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

{Clean and Simple} CASology 215 – Bark

Second post for today
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Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:

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Take a look at my card:

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When I first saw the cue card, I thought of a tree bark right away.  So I pulled out my very first stamp set from Darkroom Door, Fine Flowers.  I figured the stem of this sunflower works just fine.

Check out the definition:

The tough, protective outer sheath of the trunk, branches, and twigs of a tree or woody shrub.
I think my flower makes the cut!
To create it this card:
I stamped the flower from Darkroom Door and the sentiment from My Favorite Things using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye Ink.
Then I colored the flower using Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils.

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

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Our sponsor this week is Darkroom Door!

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Fine Flower  mft-magical-dragons 

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Altenew Challenge Blog Hop

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today playing along with Altenew and this amazing blog hop!!  What is this about you ask?  For this hop Altenew collaborated with 16 different fun challenge blogs to raise awareness of all of the different challenges in blog land!!

Check out all of the blogs participating:

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I’m hopping along with the CASology blog challenge!!

Check out my card:

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I went with Altenew Sketchy Cities America stamp set to create this card.  Since I live in NY I wanted to make sure it stood out on the card.

So I stamped the stamp set using Versamark Ink and sprinkled it with Clearsnap Gold Embossing Powder.  Then I heat set the embossing powder using a heat tool.

Oh, it looks so pretty in person.

Take a closer look:

 

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I hope you visit all of the different blogs that are participating.  You will have a great time and be totally inspired!!

Supplies used:

sketchy cities america Versamark

Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Kymona