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

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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

Back To School!

Hello everyone! I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today.  Our month long challenge is still going strong.  The theme is Encouragement!

We are in that back to school season, which I love, as you already know.  My daughter has a male teacher this year for the first time so I need to stock up on cards and projects for him since I hardly make masculine things.  Big change for me.

All of us need encouragement from time to time and teachers are no different.  They have such a difficult job everyday.  Image 25 little people all with different personalities.  Now imagine them all talking at once.  OMG!!  I hear headache coming on fast.

So to keep my daughters teacher motivated, I created this card:

Your The Best

Want to know how I created this card.  Come on over to the a2z Scrapbooking blog to hear all about it.

Its your turn to play along with the current challenge!  It’s running to the end of the month.  You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking store.

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.

Supplies used:

Thank you for stopping by!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kymona

My Mug Swap for 2014

Second Post for the day

 

Hello everyone!  I’m back again today with a different type of post!  I’m excited about this post because I’m participating in a Swap that is amazing!!

Its the Annual Mug Swap!!  I found this awesome project on Instagram.  This year’s theme is Blessing Others!!  Isn’t that amazing!!

Mug swap logo

Here is how it works:

Give a mug. Get a mug.  You sign up with Kim over on her website and she assigns you partner to swap a mug with.  What I love is that its a total surprise.  You don’t know who has you or what part of the world they are from.  I LOVE THINGS LIKE THIS!!

So Kim, creates a form and you fill it out with some information about yourself so that the person who gets your name can get you a mug based on what you say.  How much fun is this!!

The funny thing is I missed the first round and was down about that.  The spots go sooooo fast.  Then Kim opened 30 more slots and I rushed to get my form in.  I made it by the skin of my teeth.  I think I was the last spot.  I was so excited when I saw that my form was accepted.  Yayyyyy!!

So with that said, next year I’m going to be the first in line.  You should too!

Now on to my mug swap:

I wasn’t given a lot of info about the person I have to send my mug too.  I check all of her social media platforms but unless you friend her you can’t get any info.  All I know is that she is moving and is a new mom wanting to get to know other moms.    She lives in the States.  Wow, that is a lot to go with!! Not really!

So, I decided to stick with what I know and that is I’m a mom too.  So I searched for a mug that represented that.  I look high and low.

I thought living in NY, we had all kinds of stores.  I went searching for mug stores.  Can you believe that we don’t have any!!  I search Manhattan, high and low, and none.

I did find a small shop that sold all sorts of knick-knacks and I found this mug:

Mug Swap

I knew right away that this was the mug I wanted to get!!  As a mom, I know I have superpowers and I want her to know that she has them too.  Being a mom is such an important job that we will have for the rest of our life’s!

I hope she likes her new mug and uses it often!  It’s going in the mail today and should get to her by Wednesday of next week.  I can’t wait.  I will also include a really nice card, the one I made today  and some other stuff I think she will like.

Here is the card just in case you haven’t seen it:

Today

I hope I make a new friend.

I will keep you updated on this mug swap journey!!

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Today Is A Good Day!!

Hello everyone!  I’m here today playing along with the Muse Challenge #80 this week.  The Muse this week is Therese Calvird.

Take a look at her card:

Amazing!Therese Calvird

Take a look at my card that I created:

Today

I wanted to keep this card nice and simple just like Therese card. I’m not really good with floral stamps.  I never know what to do with them.  So I used these blossom stamps because they are easier to maneuver to me.

1. I cut my card base out of Bazzill Marshmallow to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50 scored at 5.50).

2. My card panels are Stampin’ Up! Blackberry Bliss (3.75 x 5) and Hello Honey cardstock (3-10/16 x 4-14/16).

3. On the Hello Honey cardstock, I stamped Papertrey Ink’s Oopsie Daisy stamp set with Memento Black Ink.

4.  I stamped the inside of the flower using the same stamp set with Hello Honey ink.

5. I used Papertrey Ink’s Circle Scribbles Die to cut out the medium scribble with Stampin’ Up! Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

6. I adhered that scribble piece with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

7. I used Papertrey Ink’s Wet Paint Cuts II ” Today” from Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.  I adhered that to the scribble with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

8. I added Stampin’ Up! Rhinestones to the center of the flowers.

Very easy, simple card to recreate.

So, what do you think?  Do you like this card? Let me know.

Today Front view

Supplies used:

Bazzill Marshmallow CSBlackberry Bliss CSHello Honey CSOopsie Daisy Stamp SetMemento Black InkHello Honey InkPTI Circle Scribbles DieTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Die Cut Crazy Happy Birthday Blog Hop + Blog Candy Giveaway

August DCC BD Hop

Hello everyone!! Welcome to the Die Cut Crazy Birthday Blog Hop.  The Die Cut Crazy Contributors have created some amazing birthday projects to inspire your own die cut creativity to make any birthday special.  If you just joined the Birthday Hop at my site, be sure to go back to the beginning to Die Cut Crazy blog for the hop kick off, then hop along the list to each of our designers.  You won’t want to miss any of the special birthday projects in this hop for sure. The DCC Blog Hop will run from today, August 15th at 4:00AM CST and ends Monday August 18th 11:59 PM CST.

Besides a lot of die cut inspiration, one lucky hopper will win a special prize!! Die Cut Crazy Magazine will be giving a 3 month subscription to one lucky winner which will be announced on Tuesday, August 19th on the DCC blog and DCC Facebook Page.  To win, all yo have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs and Like the Die Cut Crazy Facebook page and then leave a comment on the DCC blog saying that you did all of that.

My Birthday project I am sharing is a Happy Birthday Day Card.  I had a lot of fun making this card and a lot of thought went into creating this card at the end, lol, you’ll see why.

Take a look:

Happy Birthday Side View

What to know how I created this card, here you go:

1. I cut my Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock to an A2 size card (4-1/4 x 5-1/2 scored at 5-1/2).

2. I cut my card panel out of the same color cardstock to fit on top of my die. I love the white on white it makes the card look elegant with a pop of color.

Top Note Die Cut

3. I used my Stampin’ Up! Top Note Die to cut out my card panel using my Stampin’ Up! Big Shot.

Happy Birthday Balloon die cut

4. Then I used my Simon Says Stamp Balloons Die to cut out the smallest balloon in the set.  I cut the balloons out of Stampin’ Up! Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise cardstock.

Happy Birthday Banner die cut

5. Then I used my Mama Elephant Bold Banner Creative Cuts to cut out my banner for my sentiment.

6.  After I die cut all of my pieces, I started to assemble my card.

Happy Birthday Balloons close up

7. I added Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Bakers Twine to the back of my balloons using regular tape so that it looks like the string is attached to the balloons.

8. I tied small bows and add them to the front of the balloon using a small dot of glossy accents.

9. I attached my balloons using foam adhesive to the top note card panel.  I added two pieces of foam adhesive to the blue balloon so that it sits higher then the other two balloons.

Happy Birthday Inside Banner close up

9. I taped down all of my balloon strings with regular tape so that the string looks tight.  I also cut them so that they don’t hang down past the banner.

10. I stamped my sentiment on the banner using Simon Says Stamp More Sketchy Banner Greetings stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Happy Birthday Banner close up

11.  I attached the banner to the front of the card using foam adhesive right under the fold on both sides.

12. This is where I was stuck.  I couldn’t figure out what to stamp under my banner.  I didn’t really think this though before I put the card together.  I had to rattle my brain to figure out that I wanted to add to the bottom of my card.  I searched my stash and found this stamp from Inkadinkado called Baby Girl. I liked the “girl” sentiment but it had other words attached so I cut the stamp set.  Yes, you heard me right I cut the stamp!! It fit perfectly.

Happy Birthday Front

13. I added Pretty Pink Posh Springtime Mix sequins and some Stampin’ Up! rhinestones for dimension.

14. My balloons looked to plain so I used my White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen to add white dots to my balloons.

WALA, my card is done. The hardest part in creating this card was die cutting all of the pieces.  Once that’s complete, putting it together is easy.

I hope you give this design a try.

Now on to my Blog Candy Giveaway!!

Hearts Lawn Cuts   LF Spring Showers

Happy Birthday to you!!!  I’m giving away two different Lawn Fawn Dies:  Hearts and Spring Showers!!

THE RULES: For your chance to win all the above goodies, please leave me a comment at the end of this post with your answer to the question below.  Deadline is 11:59 pm EST, Sunday, August 17th, at which time I’ll choose a random winner.

The Question: If you could have anything for your birthday, what would that be?

Edited to include the winner of this challenge

Winner of Challenge

Congratulations to Mary S!!  I will send you an email.  Thank you to everyone else who played along!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  I’m the last but not least stop on this hop.  If you want to start all over again, Die Cut Crazy is the first stop.

To make sure you don’t miss any of the birthday projects, here is the list of all of our blog hop designers:

Die Cut Crazy

Debbie

Deepti

Tina

Kelly

Lisa

Jennifer

Karen

Holly

Mary

Dianne Hosted at DCC

Kymona ← You are here!

Supplies used:

Daffodil Delight CSTempting TurquoiseStrawberry SlushBazzill Marshmallow CSTop Note DieBig Shot Die-Cut MachineBOLD BANNERWhite Baker's Twine3M Mounting Tapeglossy accentsMore Sketchy banner GreetingsOnyx Versafine InkInkadinkaso Baby GirlSpringtime Mix SequinsWhite Signo Uni-Ball Gel PenBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona