So Suzy Stamps – Something New!

Hello everyone!!  I’m over on the So Suzy Stamps blog today showing off her new fancy Phineas the Peacock stamp set!!

Take a look at my card:

Peacock

I totally love this stamp set.  Its so pretty when you get it down on paper.  I went with a white and black color scheme with a pop of Peacock Blue!!

If you want to see how this card was created, head on over to So Suzy Stamps blog to get all of the instructions.

So what do you think? Please let me know.

Now its your turn to play along.  You have time to enter our January Challenge.  The doors closes on January 31st, 2014 at 11:59pm.  I hope to see you there.

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Thank you for stopping by!!
~Kymona
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Top Dog Die: Love on The Horizon

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Top Dog Dies with another Valentine’s day card for you!

Love will be in in the air soon and I hope your getting ready for the ones you love.  If not, I have a really cute card that is super easy to make for those loved ones.

Take a look at my card:

I Love You frontview(TDD)

Aren’t these cats the cutest you’ve seen!!!  When I saw this die, I knew I wanted them to close together looking out to something.

The male cat wasn’t sure how to tell the female cat “I love you” so he decided to have it written in the sky for her to read it herself!!

I love the ombre effect in the background!

Lets take a closer look:

I Love You (TDD)

Check out the glitter on my die cuts letters and heart shape.

I Love you sideview (TDD)

Check out this side view, so you can see the scalloped edge of the heart on the inside of the card.

So you want to know how I created this card?  Here you go:

1. I used Neenah Solar White cardstock for my card base.  I use Top Dog Dies Heart Doily Die to cut out the heart on the front of my card.

2. I created my own heart stencil out of acetate so that I can create a perfect heart ombre effect on the inside of the card.

3. I used Distress Ink Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar to create the ombre effect on the inside of the card.

4. I cut the letter and shape from Top Dog Dies Heart Mini Album Finishers Die Set out of black cardstock.

5. I adhered it on the inside of my card and added Clear Wink of Stella for the sparkle.

6. I die cut my cats from Top Dog Dies Cool Cats Die Set out of black cardstock.

7. I adhered the cats with regular adhesive.

That’s it!! So what do you think?  I love how the cats are looking at the horizon together.  Beautiful!!

I would love to hear what you think.

Before I go, Top Dog Dies has a Little B Giveaway going one right now. One lucky Winner will receive $113 in Little B Crafting Products.

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You have 3 chances to win. Enter by January 25, 2015!! Check out Little B Dies here.

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieTDD Heart Doily DiePicked Raspberry InkSpun Sugar InkMini Ink Blending ToolTDD Heart Mini Album Finisher Die SetWink of Stella clearTDD Cool Cats Die Set

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CASology 129 – NBUS

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the CASology Design Team this weeks Challenge.

We are combining challenges with Darnell Knauss NBUS (Never Been Used Schtuff)!

Week 129 - NBUS          NBUS

Yayyyyy, how much fun is that!! I have sooooo much schtuff that I’ve never used before, choosing what to use was not hard at all.

Take a look at my card:

AwesomeThe die cut and stamp set from Lil’ inkers designs are new!!

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my Neenah Solar card stock to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50) scored at 5.50.

2. I used painters tape to score off the bottom have of my card so that I could do some ink blending.

3. I used Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed to create the color at the bottom of my card.

4.  I die cut Lil’ inker designs Awesome Word Die out to the card base between the white and the color blend.

5. I cut a piece of lightweight cardstock, added adhesive and attached it to the inside of my card front.

6. Then I die cut the word Awesome 3 more times so that the word will pop up off of the card. I stacked the word on top of each other with Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive.

7. I inlaid the word back in the card. The adhesive was already on the the card panel that I added in step 5.

8. I stamped my sentiment underneath the die cut word using Lil’ inker designs Hello, Awesome.

9.  I added some My Mind’s Eye Charmed Black Enamel Dots to the front of the card.

Easy peasy!!

What do you think?  I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieSpiced MarmaladeMustard SeedMini Ink Blending ToolLID Awesome Word DieTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveLID Hello Awesome Stamps My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Smile…

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CAS(E) this sketch!

It’s been a while since I played along so when I saw Michelle’s sketch, I knew I wanted to play along.

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Isn’t this a pretty sketch!  I ordered some Penny Black stuff and I knew I wanted to use the flower from their Sunny Hello stamp set.  I was just worried it wouldn’t arrive in time but IT DID!!  Yayyyy!!  I love when USPS delivers on time.

(By the way, the stamp set is on sale at Joann’s for $9.59, can’t bet that.)

Lets take a look at my card:

smile

This photo doesn’t do that flower justice!  That flower really shimmers.  I used Perfect Pearls to color that flower.

Take a closer look:

Smile close up

Take a look at that shimmer! This was my first attempt at working with Perfect Pearls.  I totally love it!  Its so pretty.

I created a video showing you how I used the perfect pearls to color that flower.

Wasn’t that cool.  I love watching that.

Here is how I created my card:

1. I cut my card base from black cardstock into an A2 size (4.25 x 5.50) scored at 5.50

2. I cut my white card base to 4 x 5.25.

3. I stamped the large flower from Penny Black’s Sunny Hello stamp set using Versamark onto my white cardstock.

4. I used Rangers Perfect Pearl Sunflower Sparkle to add color to that flower.  I used a clean brush and pounced the powder onto the flower.  No spreading with the brush for fear that it will smear.

(The perfect pearl is on sale too at Joann’s for 1.79. Great deal)

5. Once the entire image was covered.  I taped the extra off and then use my brush to wipe the excess powder around on the card to give a little shimmer to the card panel.

6. I die cut Smile 3 times from Penny Black Creative Dies-Hooray.  I attached all of the die cuts with Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive. I attached the die cut to the front of my card panel.

7. I added Simon Says Stamp Sparkle and Shine Sequin and Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and 6mm sequin using glossy accents.

8. I attached my card panel with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.

That’s it!!  I love how elegant this card turned out.

What do you think?  Let me know.

I’m linking up to the NBUS Challenge.

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I’m also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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I’m also linking up to Stempelkuche Anything Goes Challenge.

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Supplies used:

clear_00-000_pkgVersaMark51-029_sentimentTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveSSS Sparkle and Shine sequin

Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mm Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins glossy accentsTombow Xtreme

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Waffle Flower Challenge – Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone!!  Happy New Year to all of you (just in case this is your first time visiting me).

I’m so excited today!!!  This is my first post as a Waffle Flower Crafts Design Team Member!!!

So I have to admit something to all of you.  I planned this post two weeks ago because for the new year I want my post to be scheduled and ready to go out. So I did everything I needed to do.  I hit schedule and I thought I was set.  Until I went back to preview it and I realized I couldn’t find it.  I started to panic.  I couldn’t find the post.  Something told me to have my brother check his email and there it was.  I thought I was going to cry.  I sent the post out, but it wasn’t in my feed.  That’s because I didn’t change the year from 2014 to 2015 so it was under my archive but everyone who gets emails from me received the post, even the Twitter world.

I was so scared that I messed things up. I pulled the post and changed the date and I deleted it from Twitter.  I emailed Tessa and she assured me that everything will be ok.  So those of you who get emails from this blog, received a sneak peak already.

So with that said:

I’m working really hard to make this year one of the best years ever.  Thanks for coming on this journey with me.

So without farther ado, lets get started.

Our first challenge for the year is Photo Inspiration Challenge.  Take a look at the colors below.

WF Challenge Jan 12Aren’t these colors pretty together.  It give off a very warm feeling.  It makes me want an cup of hot chocolate to drink while I create.

So now that you’ve had a chance to see the colors for yourself and how they look in a room, take a look at my card:

Hi, Thank you

What do you think?  I really love how my card turned out.  I have to admit,  I’ve never made a card using a photo for inspiration before.

I looked at this picture for a couple of days before I sat to create.  I thought long and hard about what I wanted to create.  Once I figured out what stamp set and die I wanted to use, I shopped my paper stash for the colors.

I was worried because I didn’t remember seeing all of these colors in my stash.  Once I found them, I knew I was ready to create.

So here is how I did it:

1. I created my A2 size (5.50 x 4.25) card base using Stampin’ Up! Rose Red cardstock.

2. I embossed the front of the card base using Stampin’ Up! Polka Dot embossing folder.

3. I cut a small piece of Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy and Dark Chocolate cardstock then embossed it with Stampin’ Up! Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder.

4.  I attached the two pieces, one on top of the other, with tape.  Then I used Waffle Flower Crafts Flower Circles Die Set and cut a stitch circle out of the Stampin’ Up! Lost Lagoon cardstock.

5. I stamped the “thank you” sentiment from Waffle Flowers Crafts 100% Love Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up! Rose Red Ink.

6. I attached the stitched circle die cut to the stamped thank you sentiment piece.

7. I stamped the “hi” sentiment from Waffle Flower Craft 100% Love Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up! Lost Lagoon Ink.

8. I attached the hi sentiment to the front of the circle with foam adhesive.

9. I attached some Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and 6mm sparkling clear sequin randomly on my card front.

Wala!!  My card is complete.  Easy as 1-2-3!

So what do you think?  Did I meet the photos expectations?  Let me know.  I would love to hear from you!!

I hope my card gives you some inspiration to participate in the Photo Challenge. It runs for two weeks, starting today, January 12th and ending January 25th.

Now its your turn to play along.

Some of the fine details are:

  • Use at least one Waffle Flower Crafts product on each entry. List the product name in your blog.
  • Enter as many times as you want. Post the graphic above with your blog post.
  • Combine up to 3 other challenges if you want.
  • A Quick Tip: If you share your projects on social media sites, hashtag #waffleflowercrafts and/or #waffleflowerchallenge,  this will allow your projects to be seen by more people!

You will fine the rules within each challenge post for future reference.

Supplies used:

100 Love Stamp Set Waffle Flower Flower Circles Die Tiny Word Bubble Die Soft Navy BlueSSS Dark Chocolate csRose Red CSLost Lagoon CSLost Lagoon InkRose Red InkPretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mmPretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins 3M Mounting TapePerfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing FolderPolka Dot Embossing Folder

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CS Take It Make It: Take A Stamp Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our first challenge of 2015, our January Challenge.

Some amazing changes are happening over at the CS Take it Make It Challenge. We are giving our challenge player TWO chances to win each month!!

One winner will be decided by a random number generator…so anyone who enters the challenge has a chance to win the fabulous sponsors prize we will be showcasing!

Our other winner will be our ‘Design Winner’, voted for by the blog and magazine DT. This winner will get their project published in Craft Stamper, be a Guest DT member for a challenge, AND get their own winners profile on the blog! The profile will be a wonderful opportunity to share your crafting styles and projects with the world, in a dedicated blog post just for you here on the CS blog!

(To be eligible for either prize you need to make sure your project follows all our guidelines, so please check them out, the guidelines are over on the sidebar!)

Our other HUGE change is that we are going to alternate our themes each month. One month will be a ‘Take A Stamp’ theme, the next ‘Take A Technique’ and so on. The ‘Take A Technique’ months will run in exactly the same way as before, we will look through Craft Stamper magazine and choose a technique for you all to have a go at. The ‘Take A Stamp’ months will be very exciting…..basically, its Anything Goes! You may enter any project you wish to the challenge…the only rule being you must ‘Take A Stamp’ and use it somewhere on your piece! So, any STAMPED project at all!

So with all of that said:

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!!  Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

Love You (CS)

The idea behind this card came from Therese Calvird from Lostinpaper, I’m such a hug fan of hers.  She create a card a couple of days ago and I’ve been dying to try it.

Sooooo, what do you think?  I stamped my Random Fan image and colored it with Copic markers.

I have to admit, I’m not good at all with coloring hair so I just colored the little girls hair all black.

I used these Copic markers for my image:

Hair: 100

Clips: R27

Hair Twist: R24, R27

Skin: Eoo, E11, R20

Shoes: E31, E33, R24

Dress: R24, R27, R29

Heart: R81, R85

To create the rest of the card:

I embossed the front of the card panel and my colored image die cut circle with the Stampin’ Up! Polka Dot Embossing Folder.

I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Small Love You Die from Simon Says Stamp Black cardstock, four times.

I attached the circle to the front of the card panel with foam adhesive.

I stacked the die cuts and attached it to my card front using Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

I used my Copic marker R81 to add color to a scrap piece of paper.  I used Lawn Fawn Hearts to cut out the smallest heart.

I attached my heart with foam adhesive.

Super doper easy!!  What do you think?  What about my coloring?  Please let me know.

You can stamp your to your hearts desire.  The challenge just calls for a stamped image.

The prize pack for the one lucky randomly drawn winner is totally amazing!!

Check this out:

Don’t mind the photo, not enough light, but that box is full of stamps and stuff!!

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This box is full of stamps and stuff!!

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and her is everything else:

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The random winner will win everything you see in these photos!!  For a better idea, their is a comprehensive list of everything on the sidebar on the CS Take It Make It Blog.

I hope you join this challenge!! Check out my fabulous fellow DT members creations on the blog.  I hope to see all of you there!!

I’m playing along with Simon Says Stamp: Something New.

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I’m playing along with the NBUS Challenge.

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I’m also linking up to Stempelkuche Anything Goes Challenge.

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Supplies used:

Polka Dot Embossing FolderCopic MarkersSSS Love you dieSSS Black csTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveHearts Lawn Cuts 3M Mounting Tape

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Top Dog Dies: Love Letters

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Top Dog Dies for the first time as a Design Team member!! Yayyy!!!

Have you check this store out yet?  If not, you must!  They carry all sorts of amazing dies.

Check out my card:

Love you (dt)

I just love how this card turned out.  I used Top Dog Dies Vintage Alphabet Die to spell out the word love for a super cool valentine’s day card.

Lets take a couple more looks at my card:

Creative Shot Love 2

Aren’t these letter the cutest!!  I love the fancy look of each letter.

Creative Shot Love 1

I was going to leave just the letters on the card but at the last minute decided to add a stamped you for more interest.

I’m so glad I made that decision.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my card base from Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red cardstock to an A4 (4.25 x 5.50) size card scored at 4.25.

2. I cut my Neenah Solar White cardstock panel to 4 x 5.25.

3. I attached the white panel to the red card base with some regular adhesive.

4. I cut a 1.5 “strip of the red cardstock and then cut 1.5 squares.

5. I used my corner chomper to round two of the corners.

6. I die cut my letters out of the white cardstock and adhered them to the red square.

7. I adhered the squares to the front of my card panel.

8. I stamp the you sentiment from Mama Elephant Cross My Heart Stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

That’s it!!  Very easy card to create again and again using different words.

I would love to see what you come up with using this die set!!

Before I go, Top Dog Dies has a Little B Giveaway going one right now.  One lucky Winner will receive $113 in Little B Crafting Products.

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You have 3 chances to win.  Enter by January 25, 2015!! Check out Little B Dies here.

I’m playing along with Simon Says Stamp: Something New.

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I’m playing along with the NBUS Challenge.

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Supplies used:

TDD Vintage Alphabet DieSSS schoolhouse redclassiccrestsolarwhtieWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperCROSS MY HEART Memento Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona