Clearly, We Have Something Big Planned

Third Post for today
If your looking for the CASology post, click here
If your looking for the YNS Birthday Showcase post, click here

I have a huge announcement for all of you.  I’m super excited to share this news with you.  I’ve had to hold this secret for an entire month and a half.

Are you ready? Here goes:

A month and a half ago, I received an email from a talented young lady and business owner about joining her new design team called Clearly Planned.  I was totally intrigued. So she sent me all of the info and can I tell you how excited I was.

Do you want to know more?  Of course you do.

Taylor from Taylored Expressions add a new line of stamps to her store and they are called Clearly Planned. Can I tell you, how cute they are!!  What makes them even better is that fact that they are for your planner!!  Yes, I’m a new planner girl!!

Clearly Planned DT

Shocked right!!!  So am I!

I have so much to share with you.  The new release goes live in a couple of days so stay tune for all of the upcoming events we have PLANNED for you!!

To see who else made the team and more info, please head on over to the Taylored Expressions Blog.

So what do you think?  Are you ready to see more?

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

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{Clean and Simple} CASology 211 – Dream

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

This week’s cue card:

Week 211 - Dream

Take a look at my card:

Dream (CAS)

When I saw this week’s cue card, I knew right away that I wanted to use Neat and Tangled Making Waves – Nice and Neat Dies.  I love how the clouds are particle cut out of the card stock.

Creating this card was a breeze.  I die cut the front of the white Bristol Smooth card panel using the Making Waves Die. Then I used a pencil to outline the circle, so that I knew where to apply the distress ink.  I started with Distress Ink Tumbled Glass to create the sky.  Then I came in with Distress Ink Broken China to darken it just a bit closer to the top of the sky.  After that I used Distress Ink Forest Moss to create the ground.

Once all of the colors were down, I applied tumbled glass again over the entire scene to lighten the sky and the grass.  Once I was satisfied with the way the scene looked, I used Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script Stamp Set and Clearsnap Colorbox Wicked Archival Ink to stamp the cue card word.

Then I placed a couple of dimensionals on the back of the card panel and placed it on top of the card base. Perfect!!!

I truly love how this card turned out. I think is absolutely perfect for this challenge. What do you think?

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

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

DT Badge

Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations!

I’m also playing along with AAA Cards Game #71:

#71

Supplies used:

Making Waves Die  Sophisticated Script Wicked Black

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

YNS Birthday Project Showcase

Hello everyone!!  How are you enjoying Your Next Stamp month long Birthday Celebration?  I hope your having a blast!

This week the design team is is doing something special.  We are showcasing all different types of birthday projects!!  To see my fellow design team members work, head on over to the YNS Blog.

My daughter’s birthday is coming up so fast.  She will be 10 in a couple of weeks so we are getting ready for her big birthday.  So I decided to make a couple of favors for her friends.

Take a look:

HB2U (YNS) copy

YNS Supplies: Bookmark/Tag Die Set, Swirly Fun Paper Pack, Happy Birthday YNS 2016

Other Supplies: Tombow Extreme Adhesive, Mini Misti, Hole Puncher, Brads, Fiskars Paper Crimper

Do you remember those sour cream packets?  Yes, I’m bringing them back again, LOL.  She is to young to know what these were used for in the past, so this will be fun when her friends get there hands on these.

Tell me these are the cutest favors you’ve seen today!!

Here’s how I created these:

  • I used the full sheet of pattern paper, which is 4.25 x 5.50.
  • Add the strong adhesive to the backside of the paper, only on three sides.
  • Then I took my time and roll the paper to met the long strip of adhesive on the other side.
  • After that, pinch one end together.
  • Fill the pouch with goodies.
  • Now close the open end opposite of how you closed the bottom end.  If you close them the same way, you will create a pouch that looks like the dark pink one, flat.

That’s it.  Nice, easy and perfect to repeat over and over.

Guess what!!

At the end of the week YNS is giving away a stamp set to one lucky person who leaves a comment on the YNS Blog.  The more days you comment on, the greater your odds of winning.  You have until Saturday, August 20th to leave all of your comments.  The winner will be announced on Monday, August 22nd.

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

 

CS Take It Make It: Masking and Stenciling

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 July.

This month’s theme is Take a Technique: Stenciling or Masking!!  That means you can use a stencil or mask somewhere on your creation with a stamped image or sentiment anywhere on your creation.

Take a look at my card:

Hello (masked stencil) (TIMI)

So stenciling is pretty but mix that with masking and you have a great design.

Here is how I created this card:

I used Your Next Stamp Circle die to cut a circle out of some masking paper.

Then I placed the Inkadinkado masking paper on top of the card front.

After that I placed the stencil on top of the masked card front.

Once those two were in place, I blended the two distress ink colors on top of the stencil.

Stenciling and Masking (TIMI)

Then I took the mask off to reveal the beautiful circle of dots.

Completed (TIMI)

To finish the card off, I stamped the sentiment from a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set on top of the masked/stenciled dots.

Super simple and easy!!!

Sooooo, what do you think? Please let me know below.

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 August is: GiogioCraft!

Prize: Bundle of 4 Stencils

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:

YNS circle dies Hello stamp set

Hero Arts Colorful Butterflies

Hello everyone!!  I’m on the a2z Scrapbooking Blog today with a colorful butterfly card today.

Here is a sneak peek of my card:

Primary Color Butterflies (a2z) 1

Head on over to the a2z Scrapbooking Blog to see the entire card and how I created this card.

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 August.  Good Luck!

If you would like to purchase any Hero Arts products please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

Stamp and Cut ButterfliesTombow Irojiten Vivid Coloring Set

Thanks for stopping by!

Kymona

Distress Techniques Day 4

Hello everyone!!  I’m back again with another days work from the Creative Chemistry 103 class.

I skipped Day 2 and 3, but I will come back to it.  Today I will show you what Day 4 is all about.

Day 4 was all about Distress Crayons.

I bought two sets when they came out but I wasn’t a fan of them.  I couldn’t get them to do what I wanted.  Another design team member showed me how I could use them and I was ok with that.  Then this class really set the record straight.

Take a look:

Distress Tags 4

The different techniques are:

  1. Distress Crayon Smudge
  2. Distress Crayon Textured Resist
  3. Distress Crayon Watercolor Resist
  4. Distress Crayon Blended Background
  5. Distress Crayon Layered Coloring

Totally awesome right!!  I love these different techniques!!

Supplies used:

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Distress Techniques Day 1

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with some distress tags from the Creative Chemistry 103 class.

I have to thank my design team member for encouraging me to take this 3rd class by Tim Holtz.  I’ve taken the first two back when they came in 2012 and 2013, and wasn’t sure what I would learn in this class that would be different.

I have to admit, I’ve learned quit a bit.  So I’m thankful for the push.

Day one we learned a couple of different techniques!!

Here are a couple of them:

  1. Distress DIY Ombre – my butterfly tags
  2. Distress Highlight Stamping – the face card and the leaf tag
  3. Distress Off-Set Stamping – the flower card

Distress Tags 1

I love how these tags turned out.  I can’t wait to see what the other days will bring.

Supplies used:
Mini Ink Blending Tool

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona