{Clean and Simple} CASology 215 – Bark

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

This week’s cue card:

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Take a look at my card:

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When I first saw the cue card, I thought of a tree bark right away.  So I pulled out my very first stamp set from Darkroom Door, Fine Flowers.  I figured the stem of this sunflower works just fine.

Check out the definition:

The tough, protective outer sheath of the trunk, branches, and twigs of a tree or woody shrub.
I think my flower makes the cut!
To create it this card:
I stamped the flower from Darkroom Door and the sentiment from My Favorite Things using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye Ink.
Then I colored the flower using Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils.

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.

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Our sponsor this week is Darkroom Door!

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Fine Flower  mft-magical-dragons 

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

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Altenew Challenge Blog Hop

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today playing along with Altenew and this amazing blog hop!!  What is this about you ask?  For this hop Altenew collaborated with 16 different fun challenge blogs to raise awareness of all of the different challenges in blog land!!

Check out all of the blogs participating:

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I’m hopping along with the CASology blog challenge!!

Check out my card:

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I went with Altenew Sketchy Cities America stamp set to create this card.  Since I live in NY I wanted to make sure it stood out on the card.

So I stamped the stamp set using Versamark Ink and sprinkled it with Clearsnap Gold Embossing Powder.  Then I heat set the embossing powder using a heat tool.

Oh, it looks so pretty in person.

Take a closer look:

 

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I hope you visit all of the different blogs that are participating.  You will have a great time and be totally inspired!!

Supplies used:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Ombre Stamping – Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m super excited to be here today with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog Challenge Design Team!!  This is our very first challenge and we couldn’t be more happier to share our love for Concord and 9th!!

Exciting right!!  I think so!!

So without further-a-do, take a look at our challenge theme:

Take a look at my card:

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Are you wondering how my card ties in with the theme for this month.  I am an out of the box crafter.  I try not to go with the obvious. I’m celebrating LOVE!! Oh to love is a celebration, especially when you feel it in your heart!!

We celebrate the love of our children, the love of our parents, the love of our sibling and the love of our life!!  So I created a card that mirrors that celebratory feeling.

Here’s how:

  • Cut your cardbase to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50, scored at 5.50).
  • Using Concord and 9th Give Thanks stamp set, stamp the heart using Clearsnap Colorbox Doodlebug Pigment Petal Point Ink.
  • Stamp the heart three times, starting at the bottom with the lightest color, moving up to the darker color.
  • Using the Mini Misti, stamp the second line of the sentiment first with Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Wick Ink. Re-ink if needed.
  • Then stamp the love sentiment but inking it up with the same three colors, slightly overlapping each color.
  • Once the pigment ink dries, use a paint brush and some black ink to add ink splatters over the entire card.

Nice and simple!!

What do you think?  Please let know below.

I can’t wait to see how you interpret our challenge theme this month.

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Did you know that we have a giveaway going on? Yes, we do!! Our sponsor Concord and 9th is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their shop!!  Yes!!!  Isn’t that big.  Plus the winner gets to be a guest designer for a future challenge.

Here’s how: Create a project using Concord and 9th and upload it on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog by the 29th of every month of for a chance to win.  A random winner will be chosen and it could be you!!

Are you ready?  So, go and create!!

Please don’t forget to follow Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook, Instagram and the Blog.

Supplies used:

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Thank you so much for stoping by!!

~Kymona

Silhouette Stamping: CS Take It Make It Challenge

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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:

Take Flight (TIMI)

I love the size of this card.  It measures 2.50 x 5.25.

To get the card started, I stenciled the background using one of Tim Holtz Mini stencil set 7 and distress ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon.

Then I stamped So Suzy Stamps Girl With Balloons using Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink. Then I stamped So Suzy Stamp Take Flight sentiment using Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink.

Nice, easy but totally amazing.

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 September is: Visible Image.

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Prize: 3 Stamp Sets

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:

Girl with Balloons Take Flight

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Using Different Fonts – Sketch and Color Challenge #47

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #47!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the color combo:

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Take a look at the sketch:

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Take a look at my card:

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YNS Supplies: Plant Some Kindness, Paint Swooshes and Splatters, Scribble Fun Set One

Other supplies: Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Neenah Desert Storm

What do you think?  Did I follow the color palette? Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until September 15, 2016 at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate f0r a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

Supplies listed above!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Fall Colors

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 Fall Colors!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the September release.  I went with the new Autumn Leaves Splatter and the Mini Autumn Leaves Splatter stamp set for my project.

Take a look at my project:

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YNS Supplies:Autumn Leaves Splatter, Mini Autumn Leaves Splatter, Whatnot Sentiments Set Five

Other Supplies: Bristol Smooth Paper, Bristol Vellum, Colorbox Black Embossing Powder, Staples

What do you think?  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 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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Thank you so much!

~Kymona

Super Awesome Surprise!!

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Hello everyone!!  I have a super awesome surprise to share with you!!

I will be joining the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge Design Team!!
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Yes!!!!!!!! I know exciting right!!

For those of you who know how much I love Concord & 9th, you have to know this is going to be totally fun for me.  I can’t wait to share what I create with all of you!

Guess What???

What’s an announcement without a giveaway!

Head on over to Where Creativity Meets C9 blog, leave a comment each day welcoming all of the designers for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the C9 store.

Good Luck and stay tune for more fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kymona