Hello everyone!!  I’m here today on So Suzy Stamps blog for my very first blog post as a design team member.  I’m really excited about this post because I tried a new technique for this card.

We have a blog challenge going on and the theme is Anything goes!

So Suzy Stamps Anything Goes

You don’t want to miss out on this challenge.  The design team has created some awesome inspiration piece to inspire you.

Let’s take a look at my card:

Watercoloring Thank you front

I told you, you were going to be inspired.  Aren’t those tulips the cutest things you’ve seen all day!!!

Take a closer look:

Watercolor Thank You side

How pretty are those flowers?  Do you want to know how I created this watercolor look?

Check out So Suzy Stamp blog for all of the details.  Your going to love this!

While your there, link up your project for a chance to win a $15 give certificate to the So Suzy Stamp Store and a badge for your blog.

Before I go, did you know that So Suzy Stamps can be found on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Yes, you should join us there and find more inspirations and fun!!

Supplies used:

TulipThank you SSS Dark Chocolate csSqueezed LemonadebrushesHero Arts White Embossing PowderPowder ToolRipe PersimmonTumbled GlassWalnut StainTombow XtremeVersaMarkCanson Watercolor Paper

Thanks for stopping by!!


We are family!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Addicted To CAS Challenge.  The code word is: Family!!

ATCAS - code word familyWhen I saw this code word, I knew I had to use my new Create a Smile Monster Party stamp set.  Those monsters are so cute!  They make such a great family!!

Take a look:

Monster Family

Aren’t they cutest family!!  This reminds me of a family portraiture where everyone is doing there only thing.

I choose that sentiment from The Alley Way Stamps Rock Solid because its so fitting for me.  I have so many people in my life that treat me like family and I love that for that.  Its such a nice feeling.

So here is how I created this card:

1. I used Simon Says Stamp School House Red cardstock for my card base.

2. Then I used Stampin’ Up! Decorative Dots Embossing Folder to create this funny dots on the front to my card base.  I though these dots were so fitting for my Monster Family!

3. I used Stampin’ Up! Deco Labels Framelit Die and cut out the largest frame on the front of my card base.

4. I stamped my Monster Family on Neenah Solar White cardstock and then colored them using my Copic markers.  I’m not perfect but I getting better with them, LOL!!

In order from left to right:

small monster: Go2, G04

big monster: B00, B02, B04, R29

small monster: R24, R27

big monster: Y13, Y15, Y19

flowers: G04

5. I stamped the small star-like stamp and the sentiment stamp using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

6. I used foam adhesive to my color panel and attached it to the red card base.

7. I added glossy accents to the blue monster’s eye and Clear Wink of Stella to all of my monsters.

Monster Family closeup

Nice and simple with some dimension!!

What do you think? Let me know below!!

Supplies used:

Monster Party Rock SolidSSS schoolhouse redDecorative Dots Embossing FolderclassiccrestsolarwhtieMemento Black Ink3M Mounting Tapeglossy accentsWink of Stella clear

Thank you for stopping by!


Watercolor Love

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2zScrapbooking and our December Challenge!!

I have another card featuring our theme this month, which is Watercoloring.

Take a look at what I created:

Watercolor Love

What do you think? I love these two colors together. They just works so well together.

How my card was created:

1. I used painters tape to cover 1″ of my card panel on all 4 sides.

2. I added water to the center of the card so that my paint could move freely.

3. Then I added my two colors to the watercolor color paper.

4. I used my heat tool to dry my card panel.

5. I used the heart from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Hearts set to stamp the hearts in the center of the panel.

6. I added a faux stitched line around the watercolor panel and Hero Arts Gems for some interest.

7. I added my card panel to my black card base.

Wow, isn’t this the cutest valentines day card you seen in December, LOL!!

Well, now its your turn!!

All of the supplies I used can 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 card gives you some inspiration to participate in our Current Challenge. It runs to the end of the month, so you have time to play along.

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

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Black Ink Diamond Gems 5mmRanger Watercolor paperBlack Notecard Stamp and cut hearts Winsor And Newton Cotman Water Color Paint

Thank you for stopping by!!


More White Stamping

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

Once again, the theme is White Stamping.  That could be white ink, white paint or white embossing stamped image.

I decided to go with white ink and a dauber for a Bokeh effect!!

Take a look at my card:

Sending Happy Mail Bokeh

I love this affect, thanks Dawn Woleslagle for the tutorial!!

Here’s how I created this card:

1. I added Alizarin Crimson Hue and Cadmium Yellow Hue watercolor paint to my water-socked Carson XL Watercolor Paper.

2. I stamped my sentiment using Mama Elephant Happy Everything in the center of my watercolor piece.

3. I created my own circle stencil out of acetate.

4. I used the stencil to stamp various size circles with my ink dauber and Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink.

5. The bigger circles were stamped lighter then the smaller circles. I overlapped the circles to create this effect.

6. I trimmed my watercolor panel down and adhered it to the front of my card base using foam adhesive.

7. I added Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and 6 mm Sparkling Clear sequins.

Easy Peasy! What do you think? Let me know.

Now its your turn!!

You can stamp away to your hearts desire, using white ink, gesso or white paint. You can even stamp an image and then emboss with white embossing powder if you want to too!!

To be clear, you CAN stamp in other colors too, but we need to see some parts of your project have clearly been stamped in white!

We are delighted to be sponsored this month by Rubber Dance!


Rubber Dance carry an amazing range of wonderful stamps, you really need to check them out if you haven’t already!

The prize this month is a voucher to spend in the shop…..


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, £20 worth of rubber stamps, publication AND a guest DT slot? What are you waiting for?!

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


Supplies used:

HAPPY_EVERYTHING_large Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink3M Mounting TapePretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mm Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins Canson Watercolor Paper Winsor And Newton Cotman Water Color Paint

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Giveaway!!!

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

This is my second post for the day

If your looking for the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge click here

Hello everyone!!  I’m so excited to be apart of this fun Coffee Lovers Blog Hop again!!

The irony of this hop is that I don’t drink coffee!! Nope, I am not a coffee lover at all.  I have to admit, I am a Tea and Hot Chocolate Lover.  Don’t kill me, its just who I am.

I love this hop because I love Mugs!!  Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate Lovers all need great mugs to enjoy their morning, afternoon and evening hot beverage.  So, I knew I had to be apart of this hop!!  All of the beautiful cards that will feature a mug of some sort. Mines is no different.

So, now you know a little bit about me and why I’m here. Lets take a look at my card I created for this hop:

What's Brewing

I decided to go clean and simple with this one.  I wanted my mug to be the focal point on my card.

So what do you think? What type of coffee do you have brewing this morning?

Here’s how I created it:

1. I cut my Neenah Solar White cardstock to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50).

2. I used the orange piece of pattern paper from Basic Grey Grand Bazaar which was in my Simon Says Stamp October 2014 Card Kit to cover the front of my card base.

3. I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles 2nd largest, to cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate cardstock and the 3rd largest, to cut a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock.

4. I adhered the dark chocolate panel piece with Tombow Xtreme adhesive.

5. I used Simon Says Stamp Coffee Cup Die and cut another piece of pattern paper from Basic Grey Grand Bazaar to make my mug.   I cut the die twice to get the brown heart for the center of the mug.

6. I used Simon Says Stamp What’s Brewing stamp set to stamp the steam with Simon Says Stamp Khaki ink.

7. I adhered the coffee cup with foam adhesive and the heart with Tombow Xtreme adhesive.

8. I added Stampin’ Up Early Espresso Baker’s Twine to the front of my white card panel.

9. I stamped my sentiment under the twine with Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso Ink.

10. For finishing touches, I added the mocha colored sequin from the card kit and Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequin.

That’s my card!!  So what do you think? I would love to here from you!

Now on to the giveaway!!

I’m super excited to be one of the Super Sponsor’s for this blog hop!!  In the beginning of my post I talked about mugs and made one the focal point on my card.

So I thought, why not giveaway 3 beautiful mugs filled with Starbucks goodies!!

The Fancy Mug Giveaway!!!

Exciting right!!  Wait you haven’t seen the mugs yet!  Take a look:

Kreative Kymona Mug Giveaway

Yes, there will be 3 Winners!!

All you have to do is link up a newly created project below.  These prizes are picked by random drawing from linked hop participants only.

The linky for this party will end December 12, 2014 at 11:55pm PST — 2:55am EST.

I hope to see you there!!  Remember have fun!!

Aren’t these mugs fantastic!  Leave me a comment below.

Here is a list of what you could win along this hop from our wonderful:

Super Sponsor!!

17 Turtles: $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco: Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle: $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink: Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs: Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile: Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts: A Little & Today’s Special stamps/Cup ‘O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin’ Kimmie: $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona: Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter: Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled: Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton’s Nook: $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches: $25 Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri: $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps: Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti: $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy: 2 classes
Stampin’ Up/Veronica Zalis: $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations: $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs: $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet ‘n Sassy: Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps: Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas: Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Your Next Stamp: $20
Verve Stamps: $25
Whole Wild World: Coffee before Talkee mug

●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●

Supplies used:

SSS October 2014 cckit classiccrestsolarwhtieSSS Stitched Rectangles DieSSS Dark Chocolate csSSS What's BrewingSSS Khaki inkSSS Coffee Mug die3M Mounting TapeTombow XtremeEarly EspressoEarly Expresso Bakers TwinePretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mm

Thank you for stopping by!!


Winter Friends Gift Tags!!

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

This month’s theme is Christmas!!!  I’m super excited about this challenge.  There are so many neat stamps, stencils, die cuts with a Christmas theme that the possibilities are endless.

I decided to create Christmas gift tags for this challenge.  Oh boy did I have fun with this challenge.  I created not one, not two, but three tags for you today.

Take a look at my tags:

Winter Friends Gift Tags

Aren’t these the cutest tags you’ve seen.  I love these winter friends paired with my Skittles of different colors!!

For all of these tags:

1. I die cut these tags using Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag die.

2. The pattern paper that I used was Lawn Fawn Snow Day and Sweater Weather.

3. I stamped and die cut my images using Simon Say Stamp Winter Friends stamp set and die cut.

4. All of them have a different color Skittles: Rudolph, Slate and a Frosty Glitter.

5. Each image was colored with Copic markers.

Now lets take a closer look at each tag:

Santa Tag

For this tag:

1. I stamped the snowflake with Versamark ink and covered them with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.  I heat set the images.

2. I drawn in a curved line and used my B000 Copic Marker to create a shadow that resembled snow.

3. I stamped my sentiment under the hill.

4. I stamped my image with Memento Black Ink and colored him in with Copic Markers: Coat and hat: R24, R27, R29, R46; Belt: 100; Buckle Y35; Face: E00, E11, R20. Then he was die cut out.

5. Foam adhesive was used to pop him up off the tag.

6. The front tag was adhered to the red tag with regular adhesive.

7. I added Slate Skittles to the left and right of the sentiment.

8. I used Stampin’ Up! retired Sweater ribbon to finish off my tag.

Take a look at my second tag:

Snowman Tag

For this tag:

1. I used Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil and Embossing Paste to create the snowy background.  I added Distress Glitter Clear Candy Rock  for the glitter look.

2. I stamped and colored my image with Copic markers. Then I die cut it out.

3. The rest of the directions are above.

4.I’m entering this tag into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Stencil Challenge.

Now to the last tag:

Penguin tag

For this tag:

1. I stamped the musical notes for this tag.

2. Then I followed all of the directions up above.

What do you think about my give tags!!  Please let me know.  I would love to hear from you.

Now its your turn to join us and play along with our challenge this month.  I hope to see you there!!

I’m also entering these tags in the Tag You’re It Blog Challenge.



Supplies used:

Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag DieSweater Weather Petite Paper Pack Lawn Fawn Snow Day PaperWinter FriendsRudolph Red Skittle slate skittles Frosty Glitter Skittle Copic MarkersVersaMarkHero Arts White Embossing PowderMemento Black Ink3M Mounting TapeTombow XtremeSSS Falling SnowEmbossing PasteDistress Stickles clear rock candy

Thanks for stopping by!!


Guac Love Shaker Gift Tag!!

Hello everyone!  I’m here today playing with one of the new sets just released from Sweet Stamp Shop called Guac Love!!!

guacloveWhen I first saw this set, I was grinning from ear to ear. Why you ask?  I love Avocado, better know to me as “Pear”!  In Jamaica, WI, we call avocado “Pear”.  In Jamaica, we eat “Pear” for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  We can eat it with other food or simply by itself.

So to get to create something with theses “pears” was super fun for me.

If you’ve been following me lately, you know that I’ve been on this gift tag kick.  Gift tags are so much fun to create.  They are easy to mass produce.

When I saw this set, I know I wanted to create a Christmas Gift Shaker Tag for those that are in love.

Take a look at my tag:

If Loving is wrong

Isn’t this tag cute!  Would your significant other love to see this tag on their gift!!  I know I would!

Here’s how I create it my tag:

1.  I cut my tag using Reverse Confetti Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts out of Neenah Solar White cardstock and Lawn Fawn Snow Days Pattern Paper.

2. I adhered my pattern paper to the front of one of my cut tags.

3. I used my Stampin’ Up! Circle Die to cut a circle window out of my top tag.

4. I colored my image using Copic Markers.

5. I added a piece of acetate to front tag. Then I added foam adhesive all round the circle.  I added my sequin then adhered the back of the tag to close it up.

6. I added Stampin’ Up! retired Whisper White Sweater Ribbon to finish off my tag.

Soooo, what do you think? Let me know, I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

TagMeToo1 classiccrestsolarwhtieLawn Fawn Snow Day PaperCircles Framelits DieCopic MarkersWhite Sweater Ribbon

Thank you so much for stopping by!!