Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Pattern Pizzazz

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 Pattern Pizzazz!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the November release.

Take a look at my card:Falalalala (YNS)

YNS: Sprinkles Spreading Christmas Cheer, Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops, YNS Circles Die Set, Circles – Stitching Marks Die Set

Other Supplies: Recollection Heavyweight Cardstock, BoBunny Altitude Pattern Paper, Copic Markers, Clear Wink of Stella, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I cut stripes of pattern paper and cover a smaller piece of cardstock
  2. Then I pop that card panel up using foam tape.
  3. After that I die cut the circle out and stamped my sentiment on it.
  4. Then I stamped my bunny, colored him in and used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut him out.
  5. I popped him up next to the sentiment.
  6. I added gumdrops and Wink of Stella to finish off my card.

I made two of these cards, I wanted to see what this card would look like if I added a sentiment at the top.

Take a look:

Falalala sentiment (YNS)

What do you think?  Please let me know below.

Super simple and easy.

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

Don’t forget to head on over to the Your Next Stamp Store to take advantage of the online discount code below and save an extra 20% on everything in the store!!

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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Supplies used:

IceIceBabyGDLSprinkles Spreading Christmas CheerYNS circle diesStitching Marks Circle DieRecollections White HeavyweightBo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper Copic Markers Wink of Stella clearMFT Hybrid Black Ink Brother Scan and Cut2

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CS Make It Take It: Take a Stamp Challenge Inspiration

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 Inspiration for the month of November.

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:

New York (TIMI)

I love this Sketchy Cities America stamp set from Altenew!!  Its my first set from them and I couldn’t wait to use it. NY is such a great city with so many hidden treasures.

Creating this card was simple.  I just stamped my images and sentiment using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.  I love this monochromatic look for this card.  Such a great masculine card.

Now its your turn to play along!

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 November is: Magenta!

Magenta are very kindly offering a $5 flat rate shipping deal to all CS readers on all stencils and cling stamps! Simply use the code: PromoCSUK at checkout.

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Prize pack includes: 4 Stencils and 3 Mask

Prize pic

Poinsetta Rectangle MC15 (large picture)

Top row left to right:
Mini Poinsetta TM125
Christmas Ornaments TM135
Mistletoe Wreath MC14

Bottom Row Left to Right:
Poinsetta MC13
Mini Holly TM124
Stylized Holly small TM127

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:

sketchy cities america MFT Hybrid Black InkRecollections White Heavyweight

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Top Dog Die – DIY Notebook

Hello everyone!!!  It’s Top Dog Dies Wednesday!!

Today I’m working with the Top Dog Dies Pretty Petals #3 Die Set!! I love this set!  You can use it on just about anything you create.  This die set is my go to set for dies!

Take a look at my project:Notebook 3 (TDD)

I created this notebook for my daughters teacher!!  My daughter and I are having a rough time this year because of the common core.  The way they teach math is unbelievable hard.  It makes no sense to me and teaching my daughter the way I learned it may not going to help her on test day.  So its been a struggle for both of us.

I talk to her teacher almost everyday so that I can stay on top of what she is learning and I wonder if she is tired of me, LOL!

I decided to create this notebook to show her that I truly appreciate her time, patience and her helpfulness as it pertains to my daughter.  I’ve said it before teachers really need all of our support because they have a tough job.

Creating this notebook was super easy!  I used my We R Memory Keepers Cinch and We R Memory Keepers Journal Kit!!

Notebook 5 (TDD)

Notebook 6 (TDD)

I decided that I loved how the chipboard looked just as it was.  I simply stamped my sentiment from Stampin’ Up! For Being You Stamp set (it was a sale-a-bration item) with My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.

Then I used my Faber-Castell Polychromous Colored Pencils #140 and #125 to color my image in. The coloring is so beautiful to me.

Then I die cut my petals attached them to the front of the book, drew in a stem that attached to the sentiment.

Notebook 2 (TDD)

I added wink of stella to the letter and rhinestones to the petals.  I added the tabs to the pages to finish it off.

I love how this notebook turned out.

Notebook 4 (TDD)

What do you think?  Will my daughter’s teacher love this book?

I’m also entering this project into Jennifer McGuire Share Handmade Kindness Challenge.  We are on Week 2: Community

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Supplies used:

TDD Pretty Petals 3 DieCinchJournaling KitFor Being You Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils MFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

 

CASology 172 – Give

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 172 - Give

Take a look at my card:

Congratulations (CAS)

I went with a very classic card today for our cue card!  People give gifts all the time so I figure I could demonstrate that.

To create this card was very simple:

  1. I used Create A Smile Wrap it Up stamp set and stamped my image and sentiment using my Misti and My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.
  2. Then I colored my presents in using Copic markers: r37, R39, R89, Y38, YR68, YG03, YG25, YG17, Y02, Y15, Y19, B12, B14, B37, V15, V06, and V09.
  3. Then I trimmed my card panel down and adhered it to my card base.

Nice and easy!!  What do you think? Please 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.

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Hannelie Baster

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

Melissa Chipperfield

Ren Loh

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Jenelle

Our Sponsor this week is STAMPlorations!

Supplies used:

CAS Wrap It Up MistiCopic Markers MFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp November 2015 Blog Hop

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

I super doper love this release!!  Couldn’t you tell from yesterdays sneak peek?

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Julie’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom of this post and start at Anita‘s blog.

This new release is a continuation of our fabulous Christmas collection!! You will squeal for joy when you see the new stamps and dies!! My favorite set is Merry Chris-Moose! Can you tell from yesterdays sneak peek!

Are you ready for my big reveal?  I made two cards to inspire you!

Take a look at my card:

Joy to the World (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Sprinkles Spreading Christmas Cheer, Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Copic Marker, Recollection Heavyweight Cardstock, Brother Scan and Cut, Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored, Versafine Ink, Clear Wink of Stella,

I’m back with these cute bunnies!!  I’m taking the new online card class called Holiday Style and Laurie Willison taught us how to have to create crisp texture and I knew I wanted to try it.  I love how those lines give the card texture but doesn’t over do it!!

To create this card, I used my Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored to add score lines to the front of my card stock. Then I used Distress Ink Abandoned Coral to add color to the top portion of my card. After that I stamped my sentiments and musical notes using Versafine Ink. After that I stamped my bunny and cut him out with my Brother Scan and Cut. I colored the image with my Copic Markers: C1, C3, R24, R29, R20, R17. Then I popped him up using Stampin’ Up! dimensions.  I added the new gumdrops to finish off the card.

Super cute and effective.

Take a look at my second card:

Winter Wonderland (YNS)

YNS: Word Critters-Winter Birds

Other Supplies: Versafine Ink, Brother Scan and Cut, Copic Markers, Pretty Pink Posh Peek-a-boo die

For this card, I used he Peek-a-boo die and cut a window in the center of my card front. Then I stamped my sentiment using the Versafine Ink under the window. Then I stamped, colored and used my Brother Scan and Cut and cut out the bird house and the birds.  I adhered my images with foam tape. Super easy to create.

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 October 14th.  So don’t forget 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!!

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I’m entering my card in Virginia View Challenge.

V. V. Challenge #20

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp November 2015 Sneak Peek

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

I have a confession to make, I made my card, turned it in to the team and totally forgot to do my blog post! I’m writing this on my train ride to work, so some elements will not be present. I promise to add my step by step directions and links to my supplies later today!! Please forgive me.

We are getting ready for our November 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: 

YNS Supplies: Merry Chris-Moose Stamp Set, Double Stitched Hills Due Set and the new Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Recolletions Heavyweight Cardstock, Wendy Veechi Embossing Paste, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil, 3M Foam Tape, My Favorite Thing Hybrid Ink, Copic markers, Distress Ink Fadded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire, Brother Scan and Cut

Can you tell that I have a love for that falling snow? I love how it makes my Christmas cards look so very real!! The texture and dimension amazes me each and every time!

I shared my process on Instagram yesterday and everyone was in awe.

First I shared my coloring process:

I was having a hard time deciding what colors to use on my moose so I turned to my Facebook Copic Group for some suggestions. I recieved some great combos.

Once my coloring was done, I needed to finish the rest of my card. I recieved plenty of questions regarding the snow on my cards, so here’s how I add it: 

It’s quite easy, all I did was place my stencil on top of my card panel with tape. Then I used a palette knife and scooped up some of that embossing paste. I spread the paste over the stencil where I wanted the snow to appear.

Moving quickly because that embossing will ruin the stencil if it dries on it. You must wash that paste off your stencil immediately after using it!

Once the paste dried, I popped my cut out moose in the center.

The finally step was to pop up my die cut image to the front of the card base using foam tape.

Super fun, I tell you. This is one of my favorite stamp set for this 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 November 2015 Release Hop!!

I’m entering this card in Virginia’s View Challenge!

V. V. Challenge #20

Thank you so much for stopping by!!
~Kymona

CS Make It Take It: Take a Stamp Challenge

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 November.

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:

Tis the season (TIMI)

Here is how I created it:

  1. I used Mama Elephant’s Femme Frames to die cut the front to card panels.
  2. I stamped the mouse with the candy cane from Your Next Stamp Merry Mouse Set One on the white card panel with My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.
  3. I used Copic Markers to color in my image: R37, R39, R89, R17, YG17, YG67, G28, C3, W3, and Colorless blender pen.
  4. I added some Holly Berry Gumdrops to the front of my card.
  5. I taped down the red card panel and used foam tape on the back of the white card panel.
  6. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the candy cane and bow.

Here is the close up of that shimmer candy cane and bow:

Tis the Season close up (TIMI)

How pretty is that?  I love how this card turned out.  Super CAS!

I want some candy canes now, LOL!!!!

Now its your turn to play along!

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 November is: Magenta!

Magenta are very kindly offering a $5 flat rate shipping deal to all CS readers on all stencils and cling stamps! Simply use the code: PromoCSUK at checkout.

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Prize pack includes: 4 Stencils and 3 Mask

Prize pic

Poinsetta Rectangle MC15 (large picture)

Top row left to right:
Mini Poinsetta TM125
Christmas Ornaments TM135
Mistletoe Wreath MC14

Bottom Row Left to Right:
Poinsetta MC13
Mini Holly TM124
Stylized Holly small TM127

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:

Merry Mouse One holly berry red gum drops small FEMME_FRAMES-CC_large Wink of Stella clear

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Distress Ink Recipe + A Leaf Mosaic Die

Hello everyone!!!  I’m here with Top Dog Dies!!  I’ve showcased this die before but I love it so much that I wanted to show it again in a different colors.

The difference here, I used Shari Carroll’s Distress Ink Recipe Cards to choose my colors.  When I saw these recipe cards I knew I wanted to try the different colors.

 

Swatches

I went to with recipe card #4! I don’t have Peeled Paint so I substituted it with Mowed Lawn.

Recipe 4 card

Here is what my ink blending looks like:

Ink blending

Here is my card:

Hello Fall (TDD)

Oh man, Shari was on point with these colors, even with my substitution.  I love how these colors look together!

They look especially beautiful!!

I’m also participating in Jennifer McGuire’s Share Handmade Kindness Challenge.

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I created this card to give away to Tracy a crafty friend on Instagram.  Her handle is @littlesavedgirl.  She is super sweet and never fails to leave me awesome comments.  I hope she likes it!!

I hope you enjoyed seeing a different vision of this card again.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

CASology 171- Vehicle

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 171 - Vehicle

Take a look at my card:

Woohoo (CAS)

I love this little penguin from Create a Smile Penguin Party stamp set!!  When I saw the cue card word, I checked my stamp collection to see if I had any stamps with a vehicle.  The first set I saw was this one from Create a Smile.

This parachute is the penguin’s vehicle.  It’s taking him from high in the sky to the ground.  He looks like he is in no hurry either.

Here is how I created this card:

Last week, I saw a card design that Kristina Werner demonstrated and wanted to give it a try.

  1. I cut my card panel using Concord & 9th Bags & Tags Die.  I used the scallop die and cut the bottom portion of the cardstock off.
  2. Then I stamped my image and sentiment from Create a Smile Penguin Party stamp set.
  3. I colored my the penquin with Copic Markers: B12, B14, B37, YR68, C5.
  4. I added foam tape to the back of the card panel and layered it on top of the blue card base.
  5. I rounded the corners using the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

Super, super clean and simple right?  Well I have to confess, I wanted to add some embellishments so bad, but opted out of it!!  LOL, I had to walk away.  Thank goodness I’m out of town so I can’t, LOL.

See, even us CAS gals, have the urge to embellish too!!

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.

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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:

Our Sponsor this week is Cindy B Designs!

Supplies used:

Penguin Party  Bags & Tags Die Copic Markers

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

So Suzy Stamps November 2015 Challenge -Thanksgiving/Fall

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If your looking for the a2z Scrapbooking November 2015 Challenge, click here
If your looking for the So Suzy Stamps November New Release, click here

Hello everyone, I’m here today with So Suzy Stamps November 2015 Blog Challenge.

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Check out my card:

Thank you, fall(SSS)

I love how these butterflies look embossed!! The true meaning of Thanksgiving is to give thanks!!  I plan on doing that this November!!  Stay tune for that.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I used WPlus9 Sunshine Layers Die to die cut my white panel frame.
  2. Then I stamped my butterfly 3 times with Versamark ink.
  3. I used retired Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise Gumball Green embossing powder to color my butterfly.
  4. I stamped my sentiment, then I tied some string around my card panel.
  5. I attached my card panel to my card base.
  6. I attached some of Lucy Abrams Fairy Lights Sparkly Shaker to the front of my card.

So what do you think?  Please let me know below!!

Check out my fellow design team members!!  You will not want to miss it..

I hope you join in our challenge this month.

Supplies used:

Sunshine DieVersamarkButterfly 3 Thank you Neenah Desert Storm CS Lucy Fairy Lights Sequin

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona