Announcements!!!!

Hello eveyone!!  I’m here today with some amazing announcements!! As we come to the end of 2015, I have to say its been a good year for me in the crafty world!!

I’ve had the privilege of working on some amazing design teams.  Guest designed for other companies and met some great friends on Instagram.

Now some of you aren’t on Instagram and I don’t know why.  Its an amazing social media app that I’m totally in love with.  You have the ability to post all sorts of photos at anytime from your smart phone.  I love the accessibility of posting.

If I’m in a craft store or see anything crafty, I can post it and not have to worry about doing a blog post at the given moment. I also host a Monday Giveaway each Monday to all of my followers.  Its super fun.  All they have to do its answer one question, “What did you do this weekend?”, for a chance to win a crafty goody!!

Totally awesome!! Yesterday, I posted my top #2015bestnine photos on Instagram.  Here’s a look at that:

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These are the nine post that received the most likes in 2015!!  Three of these cards were guest designer cards, one giveaway, two were design team post, one was a just because I love sequin card, and the last two were for the coloring challenge that I love so much!!

Well rounded would you say!! On top of that, I had 118,352 Likes to 1,152 post in 2015!!  How amazing is that!!  I’m proud of myself and can’t wait to see what 2016 will bring for me.

I secretly hope I’ve convinced you to join Instagram!!  LOL!!

Check out my feed here or on my right side bar!

 

Now onto another announcement, that fits right in after that amazing news!!

I’ve been asked to join Nicole’s Right At Home Design Team!!!

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I’m super excited about this!!  Nicole is an amazing person!

I found her on Instagram (see why you should join)!

Stay tune to see all of the amazing crafting goodies coming your way in 2016!!

Here are two sneak peeks to get you excited.

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Something to tease you a little bit!!  These stamps will go live January 1st!!

Well that’s it for now!!  I will be back with more news for you soon!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

 

 

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Last Minute So Suzy Stamps Gift-giving Idea

Hello everyone!! I’m on So Suzy Stamps blog today sharing a last minute gift-giving idea!!

For those of you who are last minute shoppers and can’t find a gift for that special person.  I have an idea for you!

GIFT CARDS!!!

They are the easiest thing to give to someone weren’t able to get a gift for.  Now you could give them the gift card as is or you could make your own gift card holder that is easy as 1-2-3!!

Take a look at my gift card holder:

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To see the full tutorial, please head on over to So Suzy Stamps blog!! You will not be disappointed!!

If I don’t get to speak to you before Christmas, let me be the first to say Merry Christmas to all of you. For those of you who do not celebrate Christmas, Happy Holiday to all of you!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

 

CASology – 178 Merry

Second Post for today
If your looking for the YNS December Feature Day post, click here

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

This challenge will go on for two weeks instead of one!!  Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas to all of you!!

This week’s cue card is :

Week 178 - Merry

Take a look at my card:

Merry Christmas (CAS)

I have to admit there is no stamping on this card!  My sentiment and image are digital.  I created the sentiment using the Montez font and the image is a photoshop brush.

I used my Stabilo Pens Green 68/36 and Red 68/48 to color in the berries and leaves!

This card was so easy to create its unbelievable. Photoshop is a great tool to have and actually use, LOL!!

Super easy and fun!!

So what do you think?  Do you agree that our crafty supplies are our toys.  Let me know.

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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Our Guest Designer this week:

Asa

Our Sponsor this week is Altenew!

Supplies used:

Stabilo 50 PensRecollections White HeavyweightWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

YNS – December Feature Day

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of every month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Winter”!!  The DT created projects with a Winter theme.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:

Celebrate the Season (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Holiday Hello Stamp Set, Star Ink Splatter, Ocean Mist Glittered Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Simon Says Stamp Postage Die, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Versamark, Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils, Ranger Archival Ink, 3M Foam Tape

Here’s how I created this card.:

  1. I used stamped the stars with versamark ink, added embossing powder and heat set the stars.
  2. Then I blended the three different distress inks on top of the stars.
  3. I stamped the sentiment and cat with Ranger Archival Ink.
  4. Then I colored the cat with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils.
  5. I die cut the panel with Simon Says Stamp Postage Die.
  6. I popped it up using foam tape.
  7. I added gumdrops to finish the card off.

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!

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All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by December 24th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona

One Little Word 2016 – FORWARD

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a different type of post today.  I’m not sure if many of you know about Ali Edwards One Little Word project that she started nine years ago.

If you haven’t heard of it let me give you some info from Ali herself:

“Is this your first time hearing about One Little Word®? The premise is simple – choose a word to invite into your life for the coming year. You live with it. You let it speak to you. You might even follow where it leads. There are so many possibilities and no right or wrong way to approach the adventure. Sometimes words have come to me out of the blue and other years I’ve gone looking for what it was I most wanted to bring into my life.”  –Ali Edwards 

Oh man, this is such a great project that I started last year but didn’t stick with it.  You can check out my post from last year here.

I went with “determined” last year and I started off strong but I never really put much effort into it. I’m not quite sure why I didn’t stick with it but 2016 will be different for me.  I’m starting early and I’m getting everything in place to really put my best foot forward!!

Let’s check out my word for 2016:

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(I created this graphic myself, I’m excited about that- I’m moving forward.)

Forward (adverb) means: onward so as to make progress; toward a successful conclusion.

YES!!  I want my life to move forward!! Here are some big things happening in 2016:

  1. I’m going to CHA for the first time!
  2. I’m turning forty!
  3. My son is turning 18!
  4. My daughter is turning 10!
  5. My son is graduating high school!
  6. My son is starting college!

These things are major and I want us to go into 2016 with:

  1. FORWARD thinking!
  2. FORWARD movement!
  3. FORWARD living!

Starting in January 2016,
I will be living, breathing and demonstrating this one little word!!

I’m hoping to start the year off with a super cool card to go with my graphic above to kick this event off!!  Don’t hold me to it but I will surly try!

In the next couple of days, my new binder and goodies will arrive and I will share the process of putting things together with you!!

I hope you follow me on this journey and encourage me a long the way. I will need it!

So what do you think?  Will you join in on this adventure with your own word? Let me know!

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

 

 

CASology – 177 Toy

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

This week’s cue card is :

Week 177 - Toy

Take a look at my card:

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OMG!!  I love those birds!!  Now your probably wondering what does this card have to do with the cue card!

I had a hard time trying to figure out what I was going to do since I didn’t have any stamps that represent toys.  So, I thought and thought about what I could do.  What can I do, then a light bulb went off.  I receive happymail almost everyday and I am so giddy, like a kid in a candy store.

My new stamps and dies are my “TOYS“!!!

Here is a picture of my newest happymail package:

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It was from Concord & 9th, who happens to be our sponsor this week.  Their new release is totally amazing. I couldn’t wait to play with my new toys.

Take a look at the inside of my card:

Toy birds inside (CAS)

Oh what joy my stamps, dies, sequin, ink pads, and all of my crafting tools brings me.  These are my big girl toys!!

To create my card using Concord & 9th By Your Side Bundle:

  1. I used Stampin’ Up! Woodgrain embossing folder to emboss the front of my card.
  2. Then I die cut the birds out of Tim Holtz Watercolor paper.
  3. I used my Koi Watercolor to color my birds and tree limb.
  4. I used Tombow Multipurpose Glue to adhere the birds to the card front.
  5. I stamped my sentiment on the inside of the card.

Super easy and fun!!

So what do you think?  Do you agree that our crafty supplies are our toys.  Let me know.

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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Our Guest Designer this week:

Deidre

Our Sponsor this week is Concord & 9th!! The stamp and die set is from their new release that went live last week Wednesday, December 9th.  The entire release was amazing.

Supplies used:

SU Woodgrain folderRanger Watercolor PaperKoi WatercolorsTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesiveby your side bundle

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Guest Designer: Sparkle and Shine Challenge Part 2

Hello everyone!! I’m back again today with the Sparkle and Shine Challenge as the Guest Designer for the month.

Here is the photo inspiration that I used to create my card:

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Take a look at my card:

Happiest of Holiday (S&S)

I have to say I struggle with this photo inspiration this time around.  At first I played with all of the colors in the photo and my daughter said no.  The colors were to dull.  So I decided to go with just two of the colors.

I stamped My Favorite Things Santa’s Elves tree and fussy cut them out.  Then I adhered them to my card front.  After that I added some sequin as ornaments on the tree.  Then I stamped the sentiment and I was done!!

Super easy!

So what do you think?  Please let me know.

This challenge runs for two weeks. You have until December 28, 2015 at 11:55pm to enter for a chance to win a super awesome prize!!

Supplies used:

BB Santa's Elves MFT Hybrid Black Ink