Maximize Your Top Dog Dies!

Hello everyone!!  I’m on the Top Dog Dies Blog today with another card that I created using one of my new dies.

Did you see that awesome release yesterday?  Top Dog Dies released 10 new dies and they are really to “die” for!!  Just in case you missed it you can find it here.

They are giving away all of the dies to one lucky winner!!  That is $122.00 worth of great dies!! You don’t want to miss that.

Today I’m here to show you how to maximize your dies.  I used the new Top Dog Dies Typewriter Uppercase Die!

How many time do we use a die for it’s intended purpose but throw the negative piece away?  Well not today.  I’m going to show you how to use that negative piece on your project.

(I saw a card with this technique and I knew I need to give it a try.  I wish I knew whose card it was but if anyone knows please let me know.)

Now take a look at my card:

Your So Nice

To see how I created this card, head on over to the Top Dog Dies Blog for the full photo tutorial!!

Supplies used:

LID Seriosly Awesome Stamps halloween sprinkles TC091-DWild HoneyPicked Raspberry InkclassiccrestsolarwhtieWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

 

 

 

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Winner of the Monochrome Giveaway

Third post for today

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Hello everyone!! I’m popping in really quick to announce the winner of the Monochrome Giveaway!

The questions was: What gives you confidence?

I received a lot of awesome responses.  Thank you to all of you who participated.

Confidence is such awesome tool to have under our belts!!!

Now on to our winner!!!

winner

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Congrats Barb!!  I totally love your answer.  I love getting dressed up too and getting my hair done.  I feel like a new person, LOL!!  I hope you enjoy your new stamp.  Send me an email: kreativekymona@gmail.com so you can collect your prize!!

I used Random.org to select the winner.  I didn’t respond to any of the comments for this very reason. So now that the winner has been chosen I will respond to all of you.

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CASology 135 – Mini

Second Post

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Hello everyone!!  Its CASology Tuesday!!  We are back again with another Cue Card for you!!

Week 135 - Mini

I have to say, I thought long and hard about this word “Mini”.  My first thoughts were to do something with Mini Mouse on it. Then I realized I do not have any Mini Mouse stamps, papers or embellishments so I had to scratch that idea.

Then I thought to myself, what is mini?  What do I have in my stash that is mini?  Then it hit me.

A couple weeks back, I bought a stamp set from my Instagram friend,  Vanessa who is the owner of V’s Sweet Ideas!

The set is called Coffee Break and all of the images are mini!!  Super perfect for this challenge.

Check it out:

Coffee_20Break_400w

Aren’t these the cutest “mini” images! I decided to make a couple of cards using the images from this set.

Take a look:

I used my Prisma Color Pencils for the first time and Gamsol to color in all of my images! I love the creaminess of these pencils.

Mini (CAS)

I stamped the image in the center for an added touch, LOL.  I stamped another sentiment from the set and a red heart under the iPad.  I used a gold pencil for this iPad.

I love you latte

I used a brown and teal color pencils for this coffee mug!  I stamped the sentiment and a red heart.

Mini 2 (CAS)

This card is my favorite!!  I love to read, if there is one thing you should know about me, I LOVE to read.  So when I saw this book image I was drawn in. I love how the pages of this book looks vintage.  It looks as if this book was really loved by its owners!!  I stamped my sentiment underneath with a red heart.

Mini (all)

Don’t you just love all of these miniature images!!  To top it off, my card stock was cut to a “mini” size as well!!

I hope my card has inspired you to play along with us and this amazing challenge.  So, now its your turn, so go and create something Mini! I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

Design-Team

Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Ksenija

Our Sponsor this week is Uniko Studo. They are celebrating their 3rd birthday release!

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieCoffee_20Break_400w Prisma Colored Pencilspure poppyGamsol

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

New Spring Dies from Top Dog Dies Blog Hop!

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Top Dog Dies!  Welcome to the full reveal and blog hop of their “New Spring Dies”!  If you arrived here from the fabulous Kimberly Wierner blog, then your on the right track.  If you arrived randomly, the blog hop starts at Jeanne Jachna blog.  You don’t want to miss out on any of my design team members cards.  They did a fabulous job.

Check out some of my cards that I created for this hop:

Hello

For this card I used the Typewriter Uppercase Die Set.

Easter

For this card I used the Cross Die Set and the Easter Die Set.

He Lives

For this card I used the Cross Die Set and Typewriter Die Set.

Easter 1

For this card I used the Decorated Eggs Die Set and the Typewriter Uppercase Die.

I love the new dies in this release.  That cross die is amazing.  Its a must have die.

Here is a full visual list of all the dies that are apart of this release:

TC092-D TC092 TC091-DTC091TC093-D TC093 TC094-D TC094 TC095-D TC095TC086-DTC086 TC087-D TC087 TC088-D TC088 TC089-D TC089 TC090-D TC090

If you want to see the complete list of all the New Spring Dies, click here.

Now what is a blog hop without an amazing giveaway!!  Check this out:

Giveaway:

The Top Dog Dies blog is hosting a giveaway, they will be giving away an entire set of their new dies.  So one of each of the new dies, $122.00 worth of products! 

To enter to win, you must enter on the Top Dog Dies blog or right here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Giveaway expires March 6th, 2015 at 11:59pm.   The winner will be posted on the Top Dog Dies Facebook page and the Top Dog Dies blog on March 7th, 2015.

The next stop is the fabulous Marcia Dehn-Nix!!  She created some beautiful cards, you don’t want to miss out.

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is a complete list blog hoppers:

Jeanne Jachna
Kelly Griglione
Kimberly Wierner
Kymona Tracey ←Me
Marcia Dehn-Nix
Natalie Dever
Nicki Scheck
Piali Biswas
Vickie Zimmer

I hope you enjoy what you see and hop along with us.  You won’t be disappointed!!

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge – Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Waffle Flower Crafts Photo Inspiration Challenge!  This is our third challenge and its totally amazing.

February 23 challengeCheck out those colors!!  I had to really search my stash for those colors.  I think I hit the nail on the head, LOL.

Take a look at my card:

Live Laugh Love

I decided to use a new stamp set, Waffle Flower Crafts Rock My World and I didn’t want to plan what I wanted to create.  I was flying by the seat of my pants and I love how this card turned out.

I decided to create a mask using Waffle Flower Flower Circle Die and used it to covered my card front.

I blended Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean to create the flower pattern.  I wanted my colors in the same place as the picture.

I used Hero Arts Neon Yellow Ink and a pencil eraser to add that neon color to my flower.

I also use Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink Dauber to create the last color on my flower.

I added Hero Arts Gems to the card front to jazz it up some.

I rounded the corners with my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper and then I was done.  Yayy!!  Nice and easy card to create.

I love how this card turned out and I didn’t have a plan!!  Sometimes going with you gut, things turn out great!

Now its your turn!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

I’m also entering my card in the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge: You Blend. This is the first time I’m playing with them. It seems like fun.

One Layer Simplicity Challenge

Supplies used:

Rock My World Stamp SetWaffle Flower Flower Circles DieSpun Sugar InkTumble Glass Distress InkDistress Ink Salty OceanHero Arts Neon Yellow InkHero-Arts-Ink-Dauber-Tide-Pool-HAAD010_image1__40580.1406784863.600.600Mini Ink Blending ToolHero Arts GemWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Happy Birthday Surprise!!!

Suzanne's Birthday

 

Hello everyone!  I’m excited about this blog post today.  Today is Suzanne’s Birthday!!  Who is Suzanne, better know as Suzy,  you asked?  Well let me tell you!

She is the owner of So Suzy Stamps and she has no idea that her Design Team is throwing her a Surprise Birthday Blog Hop.

This is the first stop on this hop!!  I’ve listed all of the participants at the end of this post just in case you miss a stop!  Each of the design team members created a birthday card for Suzy to show how much we really appreciate her.

What is a blog hop without some prizes!!  We are giving away a $15 So Suzy Stamps Gift Certificate and a free one month subscription to El Atelier de Stampartpapel to 2 lucky winners who leaves a comment on each of the blogs for a chance to win by February 22nd, 2015 by 11:59pm.   The winners will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, February 23rd at 12noon on the So Suzy Stamps Blog.  The winners will have 2 weeks to claim their prize.

Now onto the card I created for our fearless and super fun leader:

Happy Birthday Suzy

I went with black and white because I love this elegant look.  This picture doesn’t do this card justice.  The Wink of Stella pops on some parts to the card that isn’t captured in the photo.

This is how I created this card:

I cut my black card base to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50).  My card panel is cut to 4 x 5.25.

I embossed my card panel with the Happy Birthday Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I adhered the embossed panel with foam tape.

I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares to cut my small white panel.  Then I used that panel as a guide to cut my smaller black panel.

I stamped the Swirl So Suzy Stamp Medium Cupcake with black ink.  I added a Denim DoubleClick Skittle as the topper.

I added a random strip of ribbon to my card front.  I attached the smaller panels on top of that ribbon.

I added Wink of Stella to random places on my card.

Easy Peasy!!  I hope Suzy loves this card that I made just for her.

So what do you think?  Will she like this card?

Now on to the wonderful and talented Jenny Johnson to see what she has in store for you.

Here is the complete list of party participants:

Kymona Tracey

Jenny Johnson

Steph Ackerman

Jennifer Loftfield

Sharon Smith

Kim Rippere

Martha Lucia Gomez

Monica Taylor

Justine Hovey

So Suzy Blog

Before I go, Suzy has an awesome promotion going on today!!

If you place an order today, February 20th, you will receive 20% off all FUTURE online orders for LIFE!!  It’s the gift that keeps on giving!!

Now you can’t beat that!!  Don’t walk, run and get your famous stamps!!

Supplies used:

Medium Swirl Cupcake Denim Skittles SSS Stitched Square DieWink of Stella clear

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Late but with Love!!

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Hello everyone!!  My happy mail from Gerda Steiner Designs arrived today and I couldn’t wait to ink this stamp set up.

I was drawn in by the turtle and the snail in this set.  I think they are so cute.  This set give me the opportunity to practice using my Copic markers.

Take a look at my card:

Late but with Love1

Isn’t that little snail the cutest little creature you’ve seen in a while.  I love how he turned out.  The purple and teal are a great color combination. The wink of Stella is amazing too!!

This is how I created my card:

1. I cut my cardstock to a 4 x 4 note card.

2. I used Mama Elephant’s Basic Border stamp set to create the lines at the bottom of my card.  I wanted that the lines to look like the street.

3. I stamped my snail for Gerda Steiner Designs Late But With Love stamp set and colored him with Copic Markers.

4. I fussy cut my snail and pop him up with foam adhesive.

5. I stamped the envelope, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut it out and placed it under the snail’s mouth with foam tape.

6. I stamped my sentiment and decided that I need something else on the card.

7. I remember I ordered some Purple May Arts 1/8 Velvet Ribbon from V’s Sweet Ideas Store.

8. It matched perfectly so I added it to the top portion of my card.

9. I rounded one corner and I was done.

What do you think?

I love how this card turned out.

Gerda Steiner Designs is hosting a Guest Designer call for March.  I decided to enter.

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Wish me luck!!

Supplies used:

Late but with loveBASIC BORDERS Copic Markersvelvet_20ribbon_400w Wink of Stella clear