CASology 164: Umbrella

Second Post for today
If your looking for the So Suzy Stamps Happiness is and Giveaway post, click here.

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 164 - Umbrella

Take a look at my cards:

Love Ya 1(CAS)

My cards has no stamping this time around, only die cutting!!  I love how they turned out.

All I did was die cut the umbrella from Simon Says Stamp Addy’s Spring Showers Die Set out of My Favorite Things Homespun Gingham Paper Pack.

I die cut the card panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square Dies in two largest sizes.

Then I used these foam die cut the my good friend Maggie sent to me on Friday. Thanks again Maggie.  I truly appreciate it.  You can find Maggie on Instagram!!  Her handle is @maggieb1983. Check her out.

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Maggie told me the The Love Ya Die is from CAS-ual Friday Stamps and it won’t be available until next year for everyone who doesn’t get the Stamp of Approval kits. I have to keep that in mind.

Once everything was die cut, I adhered everything using a Tombow Multipurpose Glue Adhesive.

I placed some fun foam behind my card panel to give it an even lift. Then I adhered the card panel to the card base.

Nice and easy.  I couldn’t make one but two because it was so easy!!

Here they are individually:

Love Ya (CAS)

Love Ya green (CAS)

So what do you think? Will you play along this week?  Let me know below.

Now its your turn!! 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

Hannelie Baster

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Bhavana

Our Sponsor this week is Craft Classes Online!

I’m also entering my card in the NBUS Challenge #5:

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Supplies used:

SSS Addy's Spring ShowerTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveSSS Stitched Rectanglar DieFun Foam Recollections White HeavyweightEP8_HomespunGingham_ForPrint

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

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So Suzy Stamps Happiness Is.. and a Giveaway!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with So Suzy Stamps Blog Challenge!!  The theme is Happiness is…!

This is such an awesome theme.  All of us have things that simply make us happy!!

For me its, hanging out with my children, nieces and nephew and my brothers and sisters!! I’m so grateful for all of them.

Here’s a picture of my siblings and I:

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We love having fun!! I love these people!!

We also love traveling together.  We have such a great time together.  So when I created my card I thought of them.

Take a look at my card:

Happiness is..an open road

All of us love adventures and we aren’t afraid to take them.  All we need is an “open road and a sunset to chase”, when we hit the road.

For details on how I created this card, please visit So Suzy Stamps Blog.

You have no reason to not play along with our challenge this month because you can download the SVG “Happiness Is…” File for Free from the So Suzy Stamps Store.

Giveaway:

I’m giving away the Happiness Stamp and the Vintage Balloon to one lucky winner who leaves a comment on my Suzy Stamps Blog post letting me know what happiness is to you!  This giveaway ends September 17 at 11:59pm EST!

Good Luck!!

I can’t wait to see what you create!!

What do you think of my card?  Let me know below!

I’m also entering my card in the NBUS Challenge #5:

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Supplies used:

Happiness is Open Road Vintage Balloon  SU Watercolor Wonder

MFT Hybrid Black Ink

 

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CS Make It Take It: Take a Stamp Inspiration Photo

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of September.

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:

Merry Christmas (TIMI)

Man oh man, I love how this Christmas card turned out.  I didn’t want to use traditional colors, the black and white is so pretty!

  1. I knew I wanted to use Versamak Ink so I prepped my Hero Arts Black Note Cards before stamping.
    Prepping cardstock
  2. I used the new Hero Arts Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints Stamp Set and stamped it on my black cardstock using Versamark ink.
    Stamping with Versamark
    Stamped with Versamark
  3. I added Hero Arts Ultra Fine White Embossing Powder and heat set it.
    Heat set
  4. I cut my panel down to 3/4 and adhered it to the bottom of my card panel using Tombow Multipurpose Glue
  5. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Joy to the World Stamp Set on the top portion of my card using Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink.
  6. I added white ribbon to the card base and tied a bow.

Super easy but very elegant.  I love how crispy this card turned out.

I love how this turned out!!  Now its your turn to play along with us!!!

All of the Hero Arts supplies that I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of these supplies I used, please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Prizes:

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 July is: STAMPlorations!

STAMPlorations have been incredibly generous and have supplied a coupon code for Craft Stamper challenge players to take advantage of free shipping from the store! The code is: CSTAKEITMAKEIT and is good for free shipping on orders over $20 (£12.90). The coupon will work all through September, and can be combined with any other STAMPlorations coupon.

Here are the prizes this month:New plate

2 Stencils: Bold Florals and Leaf Print
2 Stamp Sets: Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments

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.

I’m entering my card in the NBUS Challenge #5:

NBUS

Supplies used:

Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold PrintsHA Joy To The World. jpgHero Arts Black NoteCards Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment InkVersamarkHero Arts Clear Embossing PowderTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Anything But A Card

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp and our DT Dare!!!

What is a DT Dare you ask? It’s a fun monthly challenge for the YNS design team to show case more fabulous projects using the new release products!!

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Fun right!!

Wait there is more!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post you could Win a YNS Stamp Set of your choice!!! 

Exciting right!!  It sure is for me!!

The DT Dare Challenge this month is ABC (Anything But A Card)!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the September release.

Take a look at my project:

Dill 1 (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Dill-ightful Stamp Set, Dill-ightful Die Set

Other Supplies: Retired Stampin’ Up Storytime DSP, Retired Stampin’ Up Kraft box, Copic Markers, Stampin Up Button, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink 

Here’s how I created this card:

All I did was cut 4 pieces of the  DSP to 3.50 x 2.50 for the sides and the pieces for the top of the box was cut to 3.50 x 3.50 and 3.25 x 3.25.  I adhered the pieces to the box.

Then I color the pickles using my Copic Markers: YG23, YG25, R20.  I die cut them out and adhered them to the box.

After that I stamped my sentiment and adhered it behind the baby pickle.

I cut 3 strips of the same DSP and created a bow for the top of the box. I added a button in the center of the bow.

Dill (YNS)

Nice and Easy!!

So tell me what you think of this challenge? I would love to know, let me know below!

Don’t forget we have Blog Candy for you!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog today you have a chance of winning the blog candy.

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I’m also entering my project into the NBUS Challenge #5:

NBUS
Supplies used:

Dill-ightful Dill-ightful diesMFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CASology 163: Moon

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 163 - Moon

Take a look at my card:

Brighter because of you (CAS)

I have to be very honest with all of you.  I had no clue what I was going to do with this cue card becasue I do not have any stamp sets with a moon.  I really struggled with this cue.  Then I remembered I had a paper pack with a moon in it and then the light bulb went off.  LOL!!!!

All I did was die cut the moon out of the paper and adhered it to my card front and stamped my sentiment from Mama Elephant Bling Stamp Set with My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink.

Nothing more, nothing less.

Now its your turn!! 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

Hannelie Baster

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Sarah

Our Sponsor this week is STAMPlorations!

I’m also entering my card into the NBUS Challenge #5:

NBUS

Supplies Used:

Bling MFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp Blog Hop

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Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, my third blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps makes squeal!! LOL!!

If your joining randomly, you started in the right place!! The hop starts right here!!!

Just in case you get lost along the way, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom and start where you left off!!

This new release will surly get you ready for Halloween!! You will squeal for joy when you see the new stamps and dies!! I don’t have a favorite this go round because all of the stamps are amazing!!

Are you ready for my big reveal?  I made one project and one card to inspire you!

Take a look at my project:

Halloween boxes (YNS)

I created these boxes for my daughter’s class.  Something nice and easy for them to open.  I usually create these fancy things for them and they don’t really appreciate it so I figure lets go simple this year.

YNS Supplies: Halloween Pumpkins Stamp Set, Halloween Pumpkins Die Set
Other Supplies:  Tiny Treat Boxes and White and Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim

Take a look at my card:

Spooky Spells (YNS)

YNS: Spooky Spells, Candy Corn Gumdrops, Spellbound GumdropsOther Supplies: My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink, Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, Recollections White Cardstock

For this card, I stamped and color all of my images from this new fun set.  I stamped the flask and pot first.  Then I masked them off and stamped my bench.  After that I colored the images with Copic Marker: YR68, G07, C1, C5, C7, C3, V15, E33, E35, E37. I stamped my sentiments at the end.

I layered that card panel on top of my card base.  I sprinkled some gumdrops in random place on my card.

So what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these boxes and card to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these items are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because one lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on September 9th.  So don’t for get to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.


Don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to get
20% off your entire purchase!!

Sept 2015 Sale Badge

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp September 2015 Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!! I’m back again for this months Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!

We are getting ready for our September Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today.  Are you excited?  I am!!

Take a look at my card that I’m giving you a sneak peek of:

Happy Halloween (YNS)
YNS Supplies: Halloween Graveyard, Halloween Pumpkins, Dripping Goo
Other Supplies: Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka In The Dark Pattern Paper, Distress Ink Seedless Preserves, Simon Says Stamp Curved Edge Die, Clear Wink of Stella

I love how the graves are sitting on the hills as if its really a graveyard!!  This stamp set is super fun.  Cemeteries used to scary me but not any more.  I’ve been there in the dark once leaving flowers for my the love of my life and my daughters farther on his birthday. It was peaceful. I didn’t want the day to pass and not leave the flowers for his birthday.

I had fun creating this card and I can’t wait for you to see the rest of this awesome release.

So are you excited about what you see?  You have to see what my fellow team members came up with the rest of the release!

You can find all of the new projects on the Your Next Stamp Blog!!

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the August 2015 Release Hop!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona