Thankful for you!!

Second Post for the today!

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Hello everyone!  I’m here again today with DoubleClick Connection Skittles Challenge!

The theme is Thank you!

November is the time of the year where we give extra thanks to those that we love and those that we’ve met along the way.

I choose to use pumpkins because they are perfect for Thanksgiving.

Take a look at my card:

I'm so thankful for you

I decided to go with a clean and simple card because thank you’s don’t have to be over the top.  They are clean and simple.

I love this pattern paper because of the autumn feel.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I used Hero Arts Harvest Die Cuts to cut out my pumpkins from Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather Pattern Paper.

2. I adhered the pumpkins to the card base using adhesive.

3. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Thankful for You stamp set.

4. I added two Pumpkin skittles to both sides of the sentiment.

5. I tied a small bow out of Lawn Fawn Orchid trimming.

6. I rounded the corners and I was done.

So what do you think?

I hope you join us and play along with out challenge this month.

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Harvest Die Sweater Weather Petite Paper Pack Hero Arts Thankful for you Pumpkin Pie Orchid Lawn Trimmings

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

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Not A Christmas Stamp 2…

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our November Challenge!!

This month’s theme is Christmas Images using Non Christmas Stamps!! This was a really fun technique. I had to really shop my stash to see what stamps I have that I could use for this.

This is my second time attempting this technique and I really had a lot more fun with it this time around.

Take a look at my card:

Be Joyful

I used a stamp set this is so far from Christmas you wouldn’t believe.

Here is the stamp set that I used to create this card:

Lifes JourneyI use the stamp that says “Enjoy the Journey”.  That circle image would be perfect for an ornament.

To achieve this affect, I just inked the circle and not the sentiment.  I did that three times to create the three ornaments.

I used my Copic markers and colored them in. I love purple and green for Christmas colors.

So what do you think?  I think you should try this technique for a chance to win a great prize.

We are delighted to be sponsored this month by The Artistic Stamper.

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The Artistic Stamper is a shop full to bursting with fabulous stamps, stash and ideas galore!

The prize this month is this set of stamps.

prize

I love these border stamps!!

PLUS:The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work, and choose their Top Three….. and the overall Winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine! Yes, the winning entry will appear in the UK’s number one stamping magazine! AND: The Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!

So, a fab set of stamps, publication AND a guest DT slot? What are you waiting for?! Please join us this month.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Supplies used:

Lifes JourneyclassiccrestsolarwhtieCopic AnniversarySSS Be Joyfultextured pasteDistress Stickles clear rock candy

 Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Thankful Thanksgiving….

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a2z Scrapbooking and our November Challenge which is Anything Goes!

I decided to go with a Thanksgiving theme.

Thanksgiving is that day where we gather with family and friends to show how grateful we are to them. Big dinners are cook, tables are set and everyone is waiting for the turkey!!

My family is the most important part of who I am. I am grateful for each and everyone of them. I have two children, five brothers and sister, my mom and day, 5 nieces and nephews and so many aunts, uncles and my grandparents. When we get together we have a blast.

Before we have dinner, we gather together, hold hands and go around the room and say what we are thankful for this year. I love doing that because our lives are so busy sometimes we forget to tell each other that we are grateful for them. Once the last person speaks, my grandmother says a prayer and then we sit and eat together as a family.

This year, I wanted to do something extra. I wanted to give my brother and sister something to take with them.

So I create a couple of Thanksgiving tags that have a special note on the back for each of my sibling.

Take a look at my tags:

Thanksgiving Tag set

To get a closer look at all of my tags, please head over to a2z Scrapbooking blog and take a look.

So what do you think? Do you think my siblings will like their tags?

All but three of the items I used for my tags can all be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

I hope my tags gives you some inspiration to participate in our Current Challenge. It runs to the end of the month, which ends in two weeks. So hurry and create!

You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Hope to see you there!

One more thing before I go, did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!! You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

Supplies used:

Thankful for You Hero Arts Harvest Die Cuts Diamond Gems 5mm Snow Layering Paper Copic Markers Kraft CS Large Tag Frame CutStitched Duo 1 Dies Rounded Tag Die

Kymona

Holiday Card Workshop Day 4

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with my homework from Day 4 from my Online Card Class Holiday Card Workshop.  I’m so happy I’m able to complete some of my homework.  There are times when I don’t get to finish all my assignments, so to be able to get them done this time around is great for me.

Day 4 lessons focused on One-Layer Cards.

Our instructors today were:

1. Jennifer McGuire with a Window Card

2. Laura Bassen with Create a Scene

3. Julie Ebersole with Simple Masking

Now on to my cards.  Lets start with:

1. Jennifer taught us a double partial die cutting trick.  I really love this technique and will be using it on more of my cards.

Here is my card:

Snowman

Yes, this card has two separate die cuts.  Can you believe that?  I know, neat isn’t it.

Lets look at the inside of the card:

Snowman InsideI heat embossed my sentiment, cut a circle stencil and inked my circle with distress inks.  I add clear wink of stella to the circle.  I colored a piece of white cardstock with the same Copic marker I used on the snowman’s buttons.  I punch a heart and adhered it to the circle.

I loved the card so much I made another.  Take a look at my second card:

Santa Die cut

Isn’t this Santa just the cutest you’ve seen.  I really like my coloring of this Santa.  I’m not to fond of the background but it will do.

In fact the snowman should have this background and the Santa should have the other background.

Take a look at the inside of the card:

Santa Inside

I think I put to much glitter on this circle.  What do you think?

Now on to the next card:

2. Julie taught us how to mask off an area and stamp in that area to create a silhouette.

I’m not sold on my card but I tried, take a look:

Joy

Julie used die cut of a deer with antlers, her cards look so much better.  I have to give this technique another try.

Julie created another card that I will try to do tomorrow.  I also have to work on the card Laura taught us.

I will be back tomorrow with those cards.  Stay tuned!!

Supplies used:

Snowman and Santa Card:

Winter FriendsCopic MarkersSalty Ocean Distress InkTumble Glass Distress InkCircles Framelits DieItty Bitty Accents Punch PackWink of Stella clearclassiccrestsolarwhtie

 

Joy Card:

Scripty Joy Mistletoe Lawn Trimmings Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment InkSSS Khaki cardstockconfetti

So what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

Holiday Card Workshop Day 5

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today to post my homework from my new Online Card Class!!  The new class is Holiday Card Workshop!!  I’m so excited about this class.

So, I’m starting with day 5 because I haven’t had a chance to start any of my cards until yesterday which happen to be DAY 5!!

Day 5 just happen to be Gift Tags!!  Gift tags are so much fun and nothing gives a wrapped gift a finishing touch like a gift tag.

Today we learned how to make three different tags:

1. Gift Card Tag by Kristina Werner

2. 2-in-1 Tag and Card by Laura Sterckx

3. Window Tags by Yana Smakula (my favorite)

All of the lessons taught today were simple amazing.  I truly learned a lot and will share my creations with you.

1. Let’s begin with my take on Kristina’s gift card tag:

Gift Card TagIsn’t this gift card holder tag the cutest!!  I didn’t punch a hole in the tag yet because I’m not sure how I want to use it.

Gift card tag close upTake a look at that closure!  Kristina taught us how to create that.  I thought that was the amazing part of this gift card tag.

I didn’t add a gift card inside yet, because I’m not sure who I’m going to give this tag too.

Now on to the next tag!

2. Here is my take on Laura’s 2-n-1 gift tag and card:

2-n-1 gift card tag

I’m so proud of my tag!  This is the first time I built a sense using my stamps and dies.  I’ve always been afraid to try for fear of messing up, but I really enjoyed creating this.

2-n-1 gift card tag insideHere is the inside of my tag, that now can be a card!!  Love it!!

2-n-1g gift card tag openThis is what the tag looks like on the side!

Now on to my favorite of the three!!

Yana taught us how to create three different window cards from: easy, medium, hard!

1. This is my take on Yana’s Window tags:

Easy Tag first:

Window TagThis was an easy window tag to reproduce.  I love how pretty it looks just as it is.

2. Medium tag:

Window Tag MediumThis tag is a step up from the first tag.  All I did was add foam tape and some pattern paper.

3. Hard tag:

Window Tag hard

This tag is now a shaker tag!!  Yayyy!  (Don’t mind my small camera lens behind the tag.)

Here is an extra:

Extra Tag

How cute are these tags!!

Now take a look at my card with the Medium tag:

Window Tag Card

I love the chalkboard look!! Do you?

How cute is this!!!!!!! I love this lesson.  My mind is 100 miles per hour on what I can create next, using these ideas.

Take a closer look at my card front:

Window Tag Card closeup stitch

Yes, that is thread on my card.  Can you believe you that?  Yes, I used my little sewing machine with the help of my daughter and stitched that window sheet on my card.

Now look at my complete package:

Window Tag Set

Yayyyy!!!  I love this set!  I can’t wait to make more.  I might use this set as a giveaway!!  I love it and want to share it!

I can’t wait to share the rest of the days with you.

Supplies used:

Gift Card Tag

Be JoyfulChristmas TagableHero Arts Unicorn Pigment InkLawn Fawn Snow Day PaperCherry CobblerCherry Cobler Bakers TwineHero Arts White Embossing Powder

 

2-n-1 Tag and Card

Winter Sparrows Winter Sparrows Lawn Cuts Stitched Duo 1 Dies Starry BackdropsVersaMarkLine Shaped DiesCopic MarkersStitched Slopes and HillsTumble Glass Distress InkSalty Ocean Distress InkPretty Pink Posh clear 3M Mounting TapeBig Holiday Wishes

 

Window Tag and Card:

Stitched Duo 1 Dies Lawn Fawn Snow Day PaperFestive Flurry dies SSS Be JoyfulCherry Cobbler InkBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsCherry Cobbler Baker's TwineCherry CobblerBitty Banner FramelitMy Minds Eye Chalk StudioItty Bitty Accents Punch PackSewing MachineWindow Sheets3M Mounting Tape

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Panda Love…

Second Post for the day

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Sweet Stamp Shop and one of their new release stamp set.  I love the panda line.  They are so cute and cuddly.  How can you not want to know more about Panda’s.

I used this set to create my card:

Pho YouI paired it with this stamp set:

Fall Leaves

In doing my research about panda’s I learned a couple of things:

1. A panda mother is 900 times bigger than her newborn cub. 

2. Female pandas ovulate only once a year.  They are fertile only two or three days of the year.

Once I learned these facts, it was easy to create my card.  I knew I wanted to use the big panda (mother) and the small panda (baby) to along with those facts!!

Take a look at my card:

Thankful Pandas

I wanted to show the love between the two pandas.  The mother panda is thankful for her one cub.  Having a baby is really a hit or miss for the female pandas.  So to have a cub is all about love.

Take a look at how big the mother panda is to her cub.  She towers over her cub.  Such a great protector.

So now you know the reason behind the design but this is how I created it:

1. I cut my card base to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50)

2.  I used Mama Elephant Femme Frames to cut out my frames from Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather patten paper and vellum.

3.  I used the circle die from Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banner Die to cut out a circle from the LF Sweater Weather paper that had lines and hearts.

4. I fussy cut my pandas out and adhered them to the lined paper.

5. I used Stampin’ Up! Banners Framelits Die to cut out my small banners from the same pattern paper.

6. I offset the two banners and adhered them down with adhesive.

7. I added Lawn Fawn Orchid Single Cord to match the colors of my card.

8. I thought I was done, but I felt my card was missing something.  So, I added some Pink Sherbet Skittles for added interest.

So now you know more about panda’s and how to create this card!!  What do you think?

Don’t you want to create your own panda cards?  Well head on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop and pick up your panda sets before they sell out.

Supplies used:

Pho YouFEMME_FRAMES-CC_large Sweater Weather Petite Paper Pack Stitched Party Banners Banners Framelits Die Pink Sherbet Fall LeavesOrchid Lawn Trimmings

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Not A Christmas Stamp…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our November Challenge!!

This month’s theme is Christmas Images using Non Christmas Stamps!!  This was a really fun technique.  I had to really shop my stash to see what stamps I have that I could use for this.

This is my first time attempting this technique and I really enjoyed it.  What was even cooler, I’m currently taking the new Holiday Card Workshop Online Card Class and Jennifer McGuire showed us how to create a card using different stamps that really wasn’t their intended purpose.

Take a look at my card:

BelieveFor this technique, you use a stamp that is NOT a Christmas image and use it to make an image that IS Christmas themed.

Here is how I created my card:

1. I used Simon Says Stamp Love This circle stamp to create my card.

2. I randomly stamped the solid circle using Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler  and retired Gumball Green Ink.

3. For the empty space, I used Papertrey Ink’s Building Blocks star and heart to fill the space in, using the same ink colors.

4. I stamped the star from Simon Says Stamp Lunch Box Notes with Versamark Ink and embossed it using Ranger Silver embossing powder.

5. I drew the stump free hand and used my Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso Marker.

6. I stamped the sentiment using Stampin’ Up! Good Greetings Stamp set that was given to me as a gift.

7.  I added some sequin from my Simon Says Stamp November Kit.

That’s all it took.  I love how it came out.

We are delighted to be sponsored this month by The Artistic Stamper.

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The Artistic Stamper is a shop full to bursting with fabulous stamps, stash and ideas galore!

The prize this month is this set of stamps.

prize

I love these border stamps!!

PLUS:The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work, and choose their Top Three….. and the overall Winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine! Yes, the winning entry will appear in the UK’s number one stamping magazine! AND: The Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!

So, a fab set of stamps, publication AND a guest DT slot? What are you waiting for?! Please join us this month.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

 

Supplies used:

SSS Love ThisCherry Cobbler InkGumball Green InkBuilding Blocks Stamp Set Lunch Box Stamp SetVersaMarkRanger Silver Embossing PowderEarly Espresso MarkerStampin Up! Good GreetingSSS November Card Kit

Before I go, I want to enter this card into the card gallery for my Holiday Card Workshop Online Card Class.  My first homework!  Yeah!!

HCW14_participant

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona