CASology 153 – Pop and Giveaway Winner

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

This week’s cue card is fun.  This cue card can be interpreted in so many different ways.  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

This week’s cue card:

Week 153 - Pop


Take a look at my card:

You'r So Sweet (CAS)

I decided to go traditional with my card.  I used Lawn Fawn Sweet Smiles stamp set and Sweet Smiles Cuts to create my card!  The bubblegum goes “POP” when you blow a bubble!!  I love it!

I’m participating in Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge! I colored this gum-ball machine and loved how it turned out.

I used my Copic Markers: R89, R24, R27, R29, G07, G16, YR15, Y02, B37, Rv21, Rv13 to color my focal point.

I stamped some of my gum-drops with one of the many faces in the set.  So cute.

I used my Clear Wink of Stella and added shimmer to the base and top of the gum-ball machine.

gumball close up (CAS)

I used retired Stampin’ Up! Polka dots embossing folder and embossed my card base.

I die cut my image and added it to my card base using some foam adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set with My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.

I rounded the bottom corners and I was done!

Super clean and simple.  What do you think?  Let me know below!

Now on to the GiveAway Winner from last weeks contest!!

First let me say thanks to everyone for leaving me a comment.  I really appreciate all of you!!

I used to pick the winner out of 36 entries.

The winner is:

Random CAS

CAS Winner 153

Congrats Marlyn!!  You are the winner of the 3 Sweet Stamp Shop stamp sets!!  Thank you for your wonderful comment!!  I sent you an email.

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


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:


Our Sponsor this week is Serendipity Stamps.

Supplies used:

LF Sweet Smiles LF Sweet Smiles Lawn Cuts Wink of Stella clear3M Mounting TapeMFT Hybrid Black Ink


Thanks for stopping by!


Top Dog Dies Team

Hello everyone!!!  I’m here to announce that I’ve decided to stay on Top Dog Dies Design Team for another term!!!!!


I’m super excited about this team.  I love their dies and love sharing my work using them.

Check out my new teammates:


Yayyy, I have the pleasure of working with a great set of talented women.  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!!

I invite you to check out all of my new teammates on their blogs!!

Kymona Tracey ←that’s me!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Top Dog Dies Pocket Letter Tutorial

Hello everyone!!  It’s Top Dog Dies Tutorial Day!!  I’m here today showcasing Top Dog Dies Flip Flop Die Set.

TDD Flip Flop


I love this die set.  Its super cute and it represents the summer for me.  I love wearing flip flops.  They slip on and off.  No hassle at all.

The one thing I don’t like about flip flops are, they are super slippery when they are wet!!  When I was 7 months pregnant with daughter, I slipped and fell in a store because the floor was wet and the slippers had no grip.

Crazy right!!  The baby and I were fine but that was super scary!!

Ok, I digress.  On to my project.  I created this pocket letter last week for the collaboration but I wanted to give you a tutorial on how I created it.

Take a look at my pocket letter:

Flip Flops (TDD)

Those flip flops are so cute.  I watercolored them! I need a pair of those.

Here is how I created it:

1. I took a piece of scrap paper and divided my paper evenly.  I added the dimension to my paper for future use.


2. After I divided my paper, I put the scrap paper inside the We R Memory Keepers page projector. So that I could cut the plastic where it need to be open, only on one side.  Without the paper you will cut through the plastic.


3. The fuse comes with two tips: the fuse tip and the cutting tip.  This tip cuts the plastic open.


4. Here you can see that I cut the top and the bottom of my pocket.  I had to laugh.  Why didn’t I think of that.  I had a solution.


5. I took the paper out of the page protector, taped it to my glass mate. If you do not remove the paper, the plastic can’t fuse together.

I then placed my page protector on top of the paper lining up the cut line with the lines on my paper.  I fused the plastic back, one quarter above the cut line on both sides.


6.Once I finished prepping the page protector, I added my inserts in the pockets. I added sequin to this pocket and fused it closed.


7.  I used an old piece of watercolor paper and die cut my flip flops from that.  I attached it Simple Stories Summer Vibes pattern paper.  I added a Tim Holtz word band.


8. Here are some close up of the different pockets.





I just can’t get enough of this pocket page!  The flip flop die and the pattern paper just works so well.  I love it when things come together!!

I will surely make more of these very soon.

I’m entering my project into the Fairytale Challenge.

Its all about flip flops!! Perfect!

Fairytale Challenge

Supplies used:

TDD Flip Flop Summer Vibe 3x4cards fuse bundle2013-2015 In Color Sequin Feel good flairSummer Vibe Enamel dotsTim Holtz Word Band Studio Calico Wood Veneer tim holtz arrows


Thanks for stopping by!!


Top Dog Dies – Butterfly

Hello everyone!!! It’s Top Dog Die Wednesday!!  I’m here today showcasing Top Dog Dies Butterfly Die Set!!

TDD Butterfly


When I first saw this butterfly die set I knew I had to have it.  Its super intricate.  I love the detail!

A couple of days ago I was on Instagram, my favorite social media site, and came across Bianca better known as@thecoloursofmagic.  She posted a finish piece of different distress inks blended together.  I fell in love. I knew I had to give this a try.


Take a look at her color combo:

FullSizeRender (1)


Totally awesome right!! Thanks Bianca for sharing!! Check her out, she has some great coloring photos in her feed.

Now take a look at my card:

Butterfly 4 (TDD)

I love how you can see the multicolors behind the butterfly.  I added some Clear Wink of Stella for some shimmer.

Butterfly 3 (TDD)

Such a great card to give to a friend.  I stamped Mama Elephant Sunday Sentiments on the inside of the card.

Butterflyinside (TDD)


Look at how beautiful those colors look behind that butterfly!  Love it.

Butterfly (TDD)

Butterfly 2 (TDD)

This card was easy to create:

1. I partial die cut my butterfly out of the card panel.

2. I used an ink blending tool to blend Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Seedless Preserve on my card base.

3. I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the blended colors.

Tip: be careful when using the wink of stella on distress ink.  Since the distress ink activates with water, the liquid will move the colors around.  So good across the colors not up and down.

4. I added the card panel to the card base using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.

5. I stamped my sentiment from Mama Elephants Sunday Sentiments on the inside of my card using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.

6. I used my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper to round the bottom corners.

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

So what do you think?  I hope you like this card as much as I enjoy making it!

Supplies used:

TDD Butterfly SUNDAY SENTIMENTS Wink of Stella clear Tombow XtremeWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperMFT Hybrid Black Ink Mustard SeedSpiced Marmalade Fired BrickSeedless PreservesPretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mmPretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins


Thanks for stopping by!!


CASology 152 – Nautical and Giveaway

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

This week’s cue card is interesting.  If you love the ocean and everything that goes with it you are going to love this week’s cue card!

This week’s cue card:

Week 152 - Nautical

I totally thought out of the box for my card!!

Take a look:

Don't Worry (CAS)

I created this boat lifesaver using Simon Says Stamps Circle Stitched Dies and The Twinery Midnight Blue Solid Twine!!  I had fun creating this card.

My sentiment was stamped using Mama Elephant True Friend Sentiment, Lawn Fawn Deep Sea Ink and my Misti!

Check out the inside of my card:

Don't Worry inside(CAS)

The anchor is holding my lifesaver in place.  I love this!!  I tickle myself.  I used the same stamp set to stamp my sentiment on the inside of this card.

I used a retired Stampin’ Up! brad as the anchor.

Super simple and easy.


I will giveaway, 3 Sweet Stamp Shop stamp sets, that you see below, to a random winner who comments on my blog.


The giveaway expires June 29th, 2015 at 11:59pm.  The winner will be posted on my blog June 30th with my next CASology post.


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


I’m also entering The Challenge: Nautical

Theme Challenge #40

I’m also entering Addicted To CAS: Splash

ATCAS - code word splash

Supplies used:

Stitiched CircleMidnight_Blue True FriendDeep Sea Ink Misti

Thanks for stopping by!


Waffle Flower Crafts – Inspiration Photo

Hello everyone!! I’m here with our new Waffle Flower Crafts Photo Inspiration Challenge!!!

This is my eleventh and final challenge for 2015 with Waffle Flower Crafts! Time really went by so fast, 6 months really went by in a blink of my eyes.

I had a really great time on this team.  The ladies that I worked with are all amazing and talented designers.  Thank you Nina and Tessa for the opportunity to be apart of this amazing company Inspiration Photo Team.

This weeks photo really stumped me.  I was lost up until the day my photo was due.  I think the colors confused me.

Take a look:

Waffle Flower PhotoYou know that I’m a shaker card lover so I decided that I would chose one color from this photo and create a very cute and simple shaker card for the last time for this challenge.

Take a look at my photo:

Yippee (WFC)

Isn’t that little heart shaker cute!!  I created that with my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, Waffle Flowers Crafts Congrats Die and V’s Sweet Ideas shaker balls.

I stamped my sentiment using Waffle Flower Crafts Congrats Stamp Set and My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.

If you want a refresher on how I create my shaker pockets, click here.

So this is my last card for this challenge, how did I do?

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

Supplies used:

fuse bundleCongrats Die WF Congrats Stamp Set MFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!


Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Winner

Hello everyone!!  I’m popping in this morning with the Winner’s name for the 3 Kelly Purkey Dies and Super cute So Suzy Stamps Coffee Ribbon.


First let me say thank you to all of you who left a comment.  I really appreciate all of you. I loved reading all of them.

Now on to the winner!!!

The winner was chosen using  There were 70 entries!!


Coffee blog hop winner

Congrats Lori Kobular!!!  You are the lucky winner!!  Thank you so much for stopping by and playing along.  Please send me your address using the contact me button above so that I can get that die sets and ribbon out to you.

Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by!