Beauty Defined By You!

Hello everyone! I’m so excited!!!!  Do you want to know why?  Well, I’m about to tell you.

I was up all night last night working on……Yes, you guessed it..WATER-COLORING!!!  Yes, I have so much fun when I’m working with watercolors.

I was so excited to see that Less Is More Theme Challenge this week is WATER-COLORING.  How could I not join in on the fun.  I might have to create more than one card for this.  I have so much fun with this technique.

Well enough talking take a look at my card:

Thinking of you front

For this card I used my Koi Watercolors and a 1/2″ flat paintbrush. The colors that I used were #7, #4, #20 and #19.  To see what those colors are you can click here to see my swatch.

I also used my new Simon Says Stamp Set that came in the mail today.  I couldn’t wait to try it out.  It’s from their July Card Kit.

I added some sequins, rhinestones and rounded the corners.

I added my watercolor panel to my watercolor card base using Copic Marker -X-Press It High Tack Double Sided Tape.  I received this tape in my Copic Certification class and wanted to try it out.  It is super easy to tear and it holds the watercolor panel down, no lifting.  I will keep trying it out and let you know if it’s a good buy.

Easy Breezy 1-2-3!!!

So what do you think?

Supplies used:

Kio WaterColorsCanson Watercolor PaperSending Happy ThoughtsHello Sunshine Mixed SequinsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsStampin' TrimmerWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperX-Press It Double Sided Tape High TackOnyx Versafine

 

Thank you for visiting me!

~Kymona

 

 

 

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Pop of Color!

Third Post for the day!

Hello everyone! I’m back again today for the third time.  Can you tell I’m having fun!!!  Yes, I was up late last night playing around with my stamp supplies in my little stampin corner.  I created a couple of watercolor backgrounds and I knew I need to use one of them for my next card.

I’m here this evening with CASology.  They are celebrating their 100th challenge and all of the friendships they’ve made throughout this time.  I wanted to join in on this celebration so I created a card celebrating them!

Week 100 - Celebrate

So the cue word is CELEBRATE!!  So fitting for this great accomplishment.

Here is my clean and simple card:

Celebrate

I love how the gold matches the watercolor background.  I decided to use black ink for the sentiment because I wanted it to stand out from the background.

What do you think?

Supplies used:

Life is Beautiful DieWet Paint 3Hello Honey ReinkerGold Foil SheetsOnyx VersafineWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperCanson Watercolor PaperStampin' TrimmerFuse Fast Adhesive

I also used Stampin’ Up!’s Retired Primrose Petal re-inkier to create my watercolor background.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Dare To Dream..

Second Post for the Day

Hello everyone! I’m back again today with another card for the Muse Challenge #72.  The Muse this week was Marion Vagg.

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Her card is so whimsical and carefree.  I love how fun it looks.

As I sat down to create my card I wanted that same carefree, flowing feeling when I looked at my card.   I decided to use the Dream stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  The feathers gave me that free-flowing feeling.

Dream

I used Stampin’ Up’ new Lost Lagoon in color for my card base.  I wanted to stay in the same color family as Marion.

I stamped my images and then colored them with the Lost Lagoon marker so that my colors matched.

I adhered a strip of black cardstock tot he left side to tie everything together.

So what do you think?  Did I do a good job interpreting Marion’s card?

Supplies used:

LF656_Dream_1024x1024Lost Lagoon CSLost Lagoon InkBasic Black CSMemento Black InkStampin' TrimmerFuse Fast AdhesiveWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thank you!!

~Kymona

Forever Elegant…

Hello everyone!  It’s been 4 days since my last post.  I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to sit and talk to all of you.

I’m here today with CAS(E) this Sketch #81.  They have done pairing up with Fusion this week for an amazing joint challenge that is very pretty and elegant to me.

CTS_Fusion

I decided that I wanted my card to be elegant and very clean and simple.  I’m so glad to see a butterfly in this sketch because PTI Life is Beautiful die is my favorite die to work with.  The butterfly is very elegant to me.

Take a look at my interpretation of the sketch:

Elegant Forever

So what do you think?  I just love how my card came out.  The gold is and white looks great to me.

Supplies used:

Life is Beautiful DieLife is Beautiful Stamp SetGold Foil SheetsLifestyle Crafts Spotted Embossing FoldersclassiccrestsolarwhtieOnyx VersafineBanners Framelits DiesMME Charmed Enamel DotsStampin' TrimmerStampin' DimensionalsBig Shot Die-Cut MachineMagnectic Platform

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Fresh and Fun Stenciling..

Hello everyone! It’s Father’s Day!!  Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there and to the moms who do both job.  I’m one of those moms who play both roles.  So my kids take me out both days to celebrate, I love it!!

In any case , I’m here today playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday’s Challenge. Their theme is Stencil It.

I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and Stampin’ Up!’s new in colors to create my card.

Take a look:

Way To Go

I love how the three colors I used blended together.  I’m really excited about Stampin’ Up!’s new in colors.  They are really great colors to work with.

You will see much more of these colors.

Supplies used:

Blackberry Bliss InkLost Lagoon InkHello Honey InkLost Lagoon CSWhisper WhiteBravoDarice SequinsFuse Fast AdhesivePostage Stamp Edge Frames

I also used a Heidi Swapp stencil but I don’t think its available any longer.  I don’t even know the name. If I find it online I will update this post.

So, what do you think?

~Kymona

You Did It!!!!

Hello everyone!! Can you believe we are already in June!!  It was just January the other day!! Time is flying so fast.

If you were asked what you accomplished in the last 6 months what would your answer be?  Wow, for me it would be a lot.

Here is a short list from January to June:

  1. I traveled to Houston, Texas for Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference.
  2. I traveled to Rosemont, Illinois to become Copic certified.
  3. I entered a lot of blog challenges and have met a lot of wonderful people.
  4. I’ve taken a couple of Creative Live classes and LOVED them.
  5. I participated on my very first blog hop with some of my classmates from April Bowles Blogging Class.
  6. I won and received honorable mention from a couple of the card challenges I participated in.
  7. I traveled to Hanover, Maryland to take a Copic workshop class.
  8. Let’s not forget all of the mothering I’ve done in the last 6 months.

Those are big accomplishments for me so Congrats to me.  Speaking of Congrats, June is the month for graduations!  I love graduations.  My hat goes off to everyone graduating this year.  So making a card for this occasion was most fitting.

I’m playing along with Freshly Made Sketches today.  Here is a copy of their sketch:

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This sketch was created by Linda C.

I love the stripes at the bottom of the sketch. I decided to use Stampin’ Up!’s new in colors for this card.

Take a look:

Woo-Hoo

So my soon to be sister-in-law, just graduated from law school and the WOO-HOO is for her!  I remember when she was applying to law school.  I can’t believe the time has passed so fast.  She is studying for the bar now so she is unreachable but I wanted to give her a shout out on my blog for a JOB WELL DONE!!

IMG_6307CONGRATULATIONS ALICIA!!

Supplies used:

2014-2016 InColorsItty Bitty Accents Punch PackWhisper WhiteBasic Black InkStampin' DimensionalsStampin' TrimmerFuse Fast Adhesive

So let me know what you think? I love comments.

~Kymona

Can’t Get Enough Of Butterflies..

Hello everyone!  I’m so excited to be back again with another entry for Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #168: Baby Wipe Stamping.

Yesterday, I created an extra butterfly so I’m using that butterfly on my card today!  I paired my butterfly up with my new stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Work of Art and the new in colors.  Beautiful!!

You are a fabulous work of art

After viewing what others have done with their cards, I’m going to try some of my other stamps.  I thought you needed to have a coordinating die for this technique but my fellow card makers show me otherwise.

Supplies used:

Blackberry Bliss InkHello Honey InkLost Lagoon InkMossy Meadow InkTangelo Twist InkLife is Beautiful Stamp SetLife is Beautiful DieWork of artUltra Thick White CS 120Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Tell me what you think?

~Kymona