{Clean and Simple} CASology 208 – Journey

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If your looking for the Celebrating Kindness 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:

Week 208 - Journey

Take a look at my card:

Journey (CAS)

This week I’m using Rubber Dance Stamps African Animals – the elephant is perfect for this cue card!!

Think about the long journey they take to move with the seasons!!  Elephants are the largest mammals on earth!!  They can travel 50 miles in one day! That is a long journey!!

I love this elephant stamp set.  The elephant looks so peaceful, so life like!!  I left him uncolored because the black and white looks so elegant.

To capture his essence, I used some Mama Elephant sentiments from the  Sightseeing stamp set.

I made two more cards for you:

Journey 2 (CAS)

Nice, simple and CAS!

What do you think?  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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

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Our sponsor this week is Rubber Dance Stamps!

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Supplies used:

SR3-M-2 SIGHTSEEING Wicked Black heavyweight cardstock

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

 

Celebrating Kindness Blog Hop with Julia Altermann!

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Hello everyone!!  Welcome to the Celebrate Kindness Blog Hop!! If you arrived here from the talented Keren’s blog you are on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start from the beginning at our guest of honor’s blog, the wonderful Julia.

I’m here today with a super special blog hop for Julia Altermann from Just One More Card to celebrate two things:

  1. Reaching 10K YouTube Subscribers, and
  2. to say Happy Birthday to her!!!!!!

Aren’t those two fantastic reasons to celebrate!! I think so and I feel so honored to be apart of this celebration.

Are you wondering how Julia and I met? Let me give you the story!!

I can’t remember where I saw this card by Julia two years ago but when I saw it, I was in love. I had to find out more.

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I visited her blog and I feel in love with her style.  She had a video to show me how to create this card and I had to try it.

She introduced me to Gerda Steiner Design, because of her I purchase so many of Gerda’s stamps. Which started a friendship with Gerda and I.  Thanks Julia for that!

That’s not all, Julia has introduced me to so many other great people and crafty stuff!

Let me think:

  1. Prismacolor Pencils
  2. Purple Onion Design
  3. Stabilo Pens
  4. Kit and Clowder Online Coloring Classes
  5. Bloobel Digi
  6. Polychromous Color Pencil
  7. Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point Gel Pen

The most important of them is her Friendship!!  Although Julia is Germany and I am in the US, we have great conversations, when time permits and I am grateful for that.

So now you know some of our background let the fun begin.  I decided to case one of her cards for this hop.  It only makes sense she inspires me so much!

Here is Julia’s card that I cased:

Julia's card

Here is my card:

Happy Birthday Julia

Happy Birthday Julia!!

I wish you many, many, many more!!

I created another card just because Julia is that wonderful!! Clean and simple is my style so that is what I wanted to create for Julia!

Take a look:

you are wonderful

Just for you Julia!!  You are wonderful and I’m so glad to have met you.

Congrats on your successful YouTube channel and Happy Birthday!!

Wait I have one more card for you:

Happy Birthday Embossed

This card was so easy to create!! All I did was emboss on kraft cardstock.  I think Julia will love this one.

Ok, ok, no more sappy stuff, LOL!!  Onto the blog hop prizes!!  Those are always fun. What is a blog hop without giveaways!!  Take a look at the list of prizes:

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A $15 gift card to Altenew
A $100 gift card to CAS-ual Fridays
A $25 gift card to Concord & 9th
A $20 gift card to Gerda Steiner Designs
A $30 gift card to Kit & Clowder
A $25 gift card to My Favorite Things
A $25 gift card to Purple Onion Designs
A $30 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
A custom prize package from Seven Hills Crafts
A $40 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
Three custom prize packages from Stabilo

Amazing right!!  Anyone can be a winner!!  Everyone who leaves a comment by July 31st, 2016 by midnight will be entered into the drawing and the winners will be announced August 1 on Julia’s blog Just One More Card.  There will be a total of 13 prizes up for grabs.

So what are you waiting for!!!  The super talented Laura Bassen is up next!!

Go and check out everyone’s cards and leave them a super nice note!!  Just in case you’ve lost your way, I’ve added all of the participants blog below.

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Birka Reinitz
Debra James
Francine Vuillème
Jenn Shurkus
Jessa Feig
Keren Baker
Kymona Tracey ← you’re here
Laura Bassen
Laura Sterckx
Michelle Short
Marika Rahtu
Nichol Magouirk
Nina-Mari Trapani
Sonja Kerkhoffs
Simon Says Stamp
Stephanie Klauck
Tara Cardwell
Yoonson Hur

I hope you enjoyed what’ve seen here today.  I would love to hear from you!!  Please let me know what you think?

Supplies used:

MAKE A WISHWonky Stitched Rectangles Stax Rect peek a boo rectangle window dieTombow Irjiten Vivid Color PencilsElliot purple onionyou reason Penjuin and stamp set

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Kymona

Your Next Stamp July Feature Day

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 24nd 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 “Water”!!  The DT created projects featuring water or watercoloring. on them.

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

Happy Hello (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Fairytale Friends

Other Supplies: Recollection Heavyweight White Cardstock, Derwent Watercolor Pencils

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 July 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!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #44 – Scribbles

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #42!!

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 my card:

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Take a look at my card:

Happy Birthday (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Scribble Fun Set Two

Other Supplies: Recollection Heavyweight Cardstock, Clearsnap Colorbox Home Petal Point Pigment Ink, Clearsnap Colorbox Marigold Pigment Ink, Clearsnap Colorbox Midnight Pigment Ink, Clearsnap Colorbox Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink

What do you think?  I followed the color and sketch pattern!!  This is a first for me. Please, let me know what you thing below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until August 4th, 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

Right At Home Stamps One Year Celebration Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  I’m so excited today!!  A year ago today, Nicole from Right At Home released her first stamp set called Happy Mail.  Totally amazing and fun.  So today the Design Team and some special guest are celebrating with an amazing blog hop.

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We have some amazing projects for all of you using the new Happy Mail Year 2 combined with the original Happy Mail stamp set.

Take a look at my card and envelope:

You've got Mail

Congrats Nicole on making a year of totally greatness.  Your stamp sets are super cute and fun to play with.  I’m super happy to work along side you and the rest of the team.

I created a clean and simple card and envelope using both stamp sets!

I stamped the tiny envelopes using Versamark ink and heat embossed Clearsnap Clear Embossing Powder. Then I stamped the You’ve Got Mail and a tiny heart stamp with Clearsnap Home Colorbox Petal Point and heat set it with clear embossing powder.

After that, the circle was fussy cut and adhered to the card front.

For the envelope, I simply stamped the flowers and sentiment using Clearsnap Petal Point Ink and heat set the clear embossing powder.

Nice and simple!!

What do you think?  Please let me know below.

What is a blog hop without a giveaway!!

All you have to do is:

  1. Create a new project specifically for this hop using any of your favorite Right At Home Stamps.  Bonus points if you use Happy Mail or Happy Mail Year 2.
  2. Link up your project and it’s accompanying blog post in the link-up on Nicole’s blog.
  3. The link-up will be open until July 28th, 2016.
  4. Leave a few comments along the hop to support everyone who participated.

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If you get lost along the way here is the list of participants:

Nicole

Joan

Teresa

Farhanna

Bonita

Holly

Kymona ← you are here

Amy K

Amy T

Laurie

Now head on over to see what my other design team members have created!!

Supplies used:

Wicked Black Clearsnap Pinwheel Home Clearsnap Ink happy-mail-stamp-sqhappy-mail-year-2-sqClearsnap white embossing powder

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

 

{Clean and Simple} CASology 207 – Rough

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

This week’s cue card:

Week 207 - Rough

Take a look at my card:

Life story (CAS)

This week’s cue card is Rough!!  I have to admit I was having a hard time with this word.  How do I make a card that is CAS but still rough.  I decided to use an embellishment as my focal point.

So what does my card say about the cue card?  Well, the circles were created with Peony Pink Nuvo Mousse and Clarity Stencil Jo’s Bubbles  I purposely created the circle rough, so that you can see the cue card for yourself.  Then I wonder what sentiment should I use with these rough circles.

I decided to go with Papertrey Ink’s Wet Paint II to stamp the  Life story because life can be rough at times.  Its someone’s story.   At times its mine!!

Creating this card was simple:

I spread the mousse over the circle stencil roughly so that some portions of the circles wouldn’t be smooth.

Then I stamped the sentiment using the Mini Misti.

Nice, simple and still CAS!

What do you think?  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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:

stamping tool Jo's Bubbles clarity stencilPeony Pink MousseWet Paint II Wicked Black heavyweight cardstock

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona