Top Dog Die April Release

Hello everyone!!!  Top Dog Dies is at it again.  They have a brand new set of dies that were released yesterday!  Totally awesome, I have to say!!

Take a look:

Top Dog Dies Coffe Die Set Top Dog Dies Coffee Die Set Top Dog Dies Antique Mat Die Set Top Dog Dies Antique Mat Die Set Top Dog Dies Dinosaur Trio Die Set Top Dog Dies Dinosaur Trio Die Set Top Dog Dies Butterfly Mosaic Die Top Dog Dies Butterfly Mosaic Die Top Dog Dies Onesie Vest Die Set Top Dog Dies Onesie Vest Die Set Top Dog Dies Onesie Die Top Dog Dies Onesie Die

Now lets see what I created using some of these dies:

I used the Coffee Die Set to create these cards.

Coffee (TDD)

I made such a mess of things (TDD)

It's ok to cry over spilled coffee

I used the Top Dog Dies Onesie Die  and the Top Dog Dies Onesie Vest Die Set

to create these cards:

Child of Mines memory book (TDD)

Child of Mines 12 month picture book (TDD)

Baby Boy Photo Card

Baby Boy Photo Card 4

Photo Source

Baby isn’t my baby.

Baby Boy Photo Card 3

Baby Boy Photo Card 2

So what do you think?  Now that you’ve seen the dies in action, aren’t they super cut.

Head on over to Top Dog Dies to see what my fellow DT members created with the other dies that were released!!

Supplies used:

Drips and Dribbles Mini The Peppermint ZoneLawn Fawn Beachside Petite PaperPackNeenah Desert Storm CS classiccrestsolarwhtieSSS Mint CardstockSSS Lipstick Red CardstockTDD onesie die 2TDD Onesie Card FinishersSU Bashful BlueSU Wild Wasabi

The buttons and sentiment/phrases are from an old stash!

If you need instructions on how to make any of these cards please leave me a comment and I will send them to you.

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

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Lawnscaping Challenge: Dimension

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Lawnscaping Challenge.  I played along one or twice last year, so I’m happy to play along today.

 

Lawnscaping Challenge

The challenge this time is all about DIMENSION!  Adding pops of dimension to your project really add that wow factor to your projects.

Take a look at my card:

Hello

I’ve added plenty dimension to my card.

Here is how I created my card:

1. I cut my card to a 5 x 3.5 scored at 3.5.

2. I used Lawn Fawn Dream stamp set to stamp the small feather with Lawn Fawn Fake Tan Ink.

3. I cut a thin strip of Lawn Fawn Beachside Pattern Paper and adhered it over the stamped feathers. I also die cut the feathers from the same paper using the Lawn Fawn Dream Cuts.

4. I cut a thin strip of Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold cardstock and adhered it on top of the pattern paper.

5. I adhered the feathers.

6. I die cut Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello four times and stacked them on top of each other.  I adhered the stacked die to the center of my card.

Super doper easy and I  like this card size.  I’m glad I tried it.

I’m also linking my card to Virginia’s View Challenge #14: Layers and Dimensions.

Layers and Dimensions

Supplies used:

Lawn Fawn Dream Lawn Fawn Fake Tan Ink Pad  Lawn Fawn Dream Cuts Brushed GoldScripty Hello

Thank you for stopping by!!!

~Kymona

CASology 141 – News

Hello everyone!! It’s CASology Tuesday!! We are back again with another Cue Card for you!!!

Week 141 - News

This time around our Cue Card is super fitting for the CASology Team!!  CASology has some awesome news to share this week!  Our fellow team member Gillian had her precious baby boy last week!!

Yayyyy, a baby in the house!!!  Now isn’t that GREAT NEWS!!! I think so!!

Now check out my card:

Did You Get the Memo (CAS)

I totally love this Lawn Fawn Just My Type and Just My Type, Too stamp set!!  I created this card before I knew Gillian’s baby was born, but I think its fitting.

All of you got the memo!!!  LOL!!

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my white cardstock to an A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50, scored at 4.25.

2. I used Papertrey Ink Drips and Dribbles stamp set and stamped my splatters using Lawn Fawn Cranberry Ink.

3. I die cut Papertrey Ink Spiral Notebook Die and stamped the typewriter with My Favorite Think Hybrid Black Ink.

4. I stamped the sentiment using the same Cranberry Ink.

5. I adhered the notebook paper with a retired Stampin’ Up! arrow paperclip.

Super doper easy and CAS!!

Take a look at another card I created with the same set:
Hello (CAS)

I couldn’t help doing a little paper piecing!!  That was super fun.  The pattern paper is from my Studio Calico card kit, its called Paislee Press.

So what will you come up with?  What “News” do you have to share? 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:

Claire

Our Sponsor this week is The Alley Way Stamps.

Supplies used:

Just My Type Just My Type Too Cranberry Ink Pad Drips and DribblesSpiral Notebook DieMFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Happy Birthday To Me!!

happy-birthday-images-2

Yes, today is my birthday!!!  I’m super excited!!

I made a couple of cards for myself!!

LOL, for myself (shaking my head)!!

Happy Birthday1

I used the candle stamp and watercolor resist to create this card.

I wonder if my cake will be pink and purple?

Let's Celebrate you

I used the balloon and the largest sentiment stamp to create this card.

The sentiment comes scratchy and I like it.

Yay Its your BirthdayI created a stencil with Your Next Stamp Stripe-tastic Circle Die and the rest of the sentiment stamps from Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit.

Nothing fancy or perfect but its for me!!

What will I do today?

I am going to craft and take my kids out to dinner later this evening.

I hope I can get some rest too, we will see!

 

Supplies used:

SSS April 2015 CardKit Stripetastic Circle DiePTI Summer Sunrise InkHibiscus Burstblueberry skyPTI Tropical Teal black gumdrops small Doodlebug Bubblegum SprinklesBasic Black Bakers Twine67f65-white2bembossing2bpowder

Thanks for stopping by!

Kymona

CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique

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

This months challenge is going to be super fun!!  Its all about getting Your Color On!

You can color anything as long as its bright, vibrant and full of color.  No monochrome, dark or grungy projects, they need to be BRIGHT!! You don’t have to use every color in the rainbow all at once…but think along those lines!!

I told you this well be super fun.  I was apart of a 30 day coloring challenge last month so this will be awesome to continue that fun.

Take a look at my project:

Hello my friend (CS)

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you will know that I love these birds.  I think they are the funniest image ever.

They are such great images to practice your coloring on.  I’ve used all different types of mediums with them.

For this card I used distress inks to watercolor this bird.  I love how picked raspberry and mustard seed blend together.

Check out this card:

Hello Hello You (CS)

I told you I can’t get enough of this stamp set!  LOL!!

Creating these cards were so easy and stress relieving.

Here’s how:

1. I cut my watercolor paper panel a couple sizes smaller then my black card base.

2. I stamped Tim Holtz Bird Crazy onto my watercolor panel using Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink.  I used that ink because its waterproof, which means no smudging!!

3. I spread Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed Distress Ink onto my craft sheet.  I spritz it with water and used my paintbrush to add the colors to my watercolor panel, very freely.

4. Once I had enough color on my paper I heat set it.

5. I used Winnie and Walters The Big, the Bold and the Happy to stamp my sentiment using the same jet black ink.

6. I adhered the watercolor panel to my black card base using fun foam. The fun foam keeps the watercolor panel straight and even.

7. For the second card I used Evergreen Bough and Mustard Seed Distress Ink.

I love how my cards turned out.  They are nice a bright with color!!

Now its your turn to play along with us.

We have a great prize pack for you.

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for April is:

 IndigoBlu

Indigo Blue

Random Winners will win these two stamp sets!

Giant Peony

Peony Posey

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

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

Supplies used:

Crazy Birds Archival Jet Black Big Bold HappyPicked RaspberryMustard SeedFun FoamDistress Ink Evergreen Bough

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

 

Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop!

Light up for Autism Awarness

Hello and welcome to the Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop!

Big thanks to Veronica and Tenia for putting this hop together!!

I wanted to be apart of this amazing event because I believe so many people need to become more aware of what Autism is and how it affects family’s.

I have a cousin who has autism and he is just the sweetest kid ever!!!  His mom and sister are his caretakers and man I tell you they are amazing individuals.  There is nothing they can’t do!!  Nothing holds them back from living life to the fullest no matter what people say.  Unfortunately, we have some family members who do not understand what Autism is and they don’t really want to find out.  They aren’t evil people, its just when you are not directly affect by something its easy to disregard it.  That is why education is so important.  Getting the word out about Autism is important.  That is why I’m here!

Shout outs to you Nicky, Ashley and Tyler!!

As a Health Educator by trade, here are some interesting facts about Autism:

1. Autism affects one in every 50 schoolchildren in the United States.

2. Autism is more common then childhood cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined.

3. One common myth is that individuals with autism are not affectionate.  This is not true.  Although, they may be oversensitive to touch, they can and do show affection.  Tyler hugs me every time he sees me.

4. Roughly half, or 49%, of children with autism attempt to elope form safe environment, a rate nearly four times higher then their unaffected siblings.

5. Between 2009 and 2011, accidental drowning accounted for 91% total US deaths reported in children with autism subsequent to wandering.

We have so many fantastic sponsors that have shown their support for Autism Awareness and you can see the complete list here.

If you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies leave a comment on this blog, and any of the other blogs participating in today’s hop! Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on Monday April 6.

Now here is the card I created for today’s hop:

Love Life

It was super easy to create this card.  I used Laura Bassen’s smooching technique and a very small clear square block.

1. I started with Distress Ink Salty Ocean.

2. I added the ink to a small clear square block.  Then I spayed the block and smooched it down onto my watercolor paper.

3. I repeated those steps 9 times, changing the colors in between.  I let it sit and dry.

4. Once my squares blocks dried, I stamped my sentiment using  Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold, and the Happy stamp in the center of my blocks.

I love how this card turned out. The sentiment says it all.  We have to learn to “Love Life” no matter what hand we are dealt.  No judging! No smirking!

What is a blog hop without a giveaway!!!

I giving away two gift baskets full of great fun!  For those of you who knows me, knows that I’m a mug giving person.  I love mugs so when I fine unique ones I love to share.  So these baskets will have a pretty mug full of Starbucks goodies!!

Here is a photo of my last mug giveaway:

Important notice:  These will not be the same mugs, I never give the same mug twice.  I didn’t have a chance to photograph today’s mugs.  This is just an idea of what your gift will look like.  I will update the photo soon.

Kreative Kymona Mug Giveaway

Mug Swap

Now that you have an idea what your gift basket will look like,  all you have to do to win is leave a comment below.  Super simple and easy.

Thanks for hopping along with us today!  I hope you had fun seeing all of great creations for today’s event and learning from each blog.

Supplies used:

Salty Ocean Distress InkMustard SeedBig Bold Happy Clear Block ACanson Watercolor Paper

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

a2z Scrapbooking April Stencil Challenge

Second Post for today

If your looking for So Suzy Stamps April Release and Blog Hop, click here.

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with our April Challenge!!!  The theme is Stencil!

Guess what April is such a great month!!  Do you know why?  Have you guessed?

a2z Scrapbooking is celebrating their one year blog anniversary and it’s my birthday month!!

So its time to party!!

Our new challenge is sure to entice you!!  Our challenge this month is Stencil!!  Use any Hero Arts product to create a beautiful stenciled piece.  This will be fun and interesting.  There are so many things that you can use with your stencils.  The possibilities are endless.

Check out the card I created for this challenge:

Thanks I appreciate all that you doTo create this card:

I used Hero Arts Swirl Stencil and Distress Ink Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers to add the design to the card panel.

I used Hero Arts Thanks Stamp and Cut to cut out the word thanks out of my card panel.

I repeated that step 4 more time.

I adhered the card panel to the front of my card base.

I stacked the die cuts together and placed it back into my card panel with liquid adhesive.

I stamped my sentiment and stars using My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink.

Super easy and fun.

Amazing isn’t it!! I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of May. Good Luck!

Some 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.

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Swirl StencilHero arts stamp cuts thanksDistress Ink Evergreen BoughDistress Ink Peacock Feathers MFT Hybrid Black Ink

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!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona