Where Creativity Meets C9 Spring Challenge

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog Challenge Design Team!! Our challenge this month is Spring!!

Spring!! Can mother nature help us out here on the east coast.  It is still very cold and spring doesn’t look like it will show up anytime soon.

When I think of spring, I think of bicycling. It’s so much fun to ride your bike around town.

Take a look at my card:

For this card, I used a piece of patterned paper and Concord & 9th Orange You Sweet Dies.

Super quick and simple!

What do you think? Please let me 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:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored.) 
Orange You Sweet Dies
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Altenew 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3!! Today we are celebrating Altenew turning 4 years old!!  If you’ve arrived here from the talented Hussena Calcuttawala blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at 4 of my most recent Altenew creations:

For today’s hop I create a new project to showcase more of Altenew’s amazing products. I used Altenew Snapshot stamp set and die.

Let’s take a look:

Snapshot stamp set

I created another planner scrapbook spread. At the end of the year this planner will be full of documented memories that my children will have for some time to come.

Because its a small size, storage will be easy.

Snapshot die set

Adding die cuts to this spread isn’t challenging because they fit perfectly.

So what do you think?

Would you love to pick up some of these amazing products?  Do not fear Altenew is offering free shipping!!

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY4TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV at checkout. Offer valid from April 3rd until April 8th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!

Prizes

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 30 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 17th, 2018.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Heidi Jakobs

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew

Butterfly Reflections Ink

Lydia Evans

Carissa Wiley

TaeEun Yoo

Therese Calvird

Anna Kossakovskaya

Sarah Naumann

Hussena Calcuttawala

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Heidi Jakobs

Isha Gupta

Laurel Beard

Nina-Marie Trapani

Sveta Fotinia

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  The Altenew  products were given to me since I’m on the design team.  The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Snapshot stamp set Snapshot die setLavender Fields Deep Iris Midnight Violet

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The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!!  I’m so excited today!!  Do you want to know why? It’s my BIRTHDAY and The Ton Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop is underway and it’s amazing.

If you arrived here from The Ton blog then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start at the beginning, The Ton blog, as to not miss any of the amazing projects!

The Ton has 14 new stamps, coordinating dies and 5 standalone dies for their new Spring 2018 Release which includes up to two free gifts with purchases (GWP). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. New release products can be purchased now and all new release orders will begin to ship on Monday, April 9.

Let’s jump in:

Beautiful Bettas

Since its my BIRTHDAY today, I created a clean and simple birthday card for myself!! LOL!!

I used The Ton Beautiful Bettas stamp set to create this card, which was complete in 3-4 steps.

Here’s how to create this card:

Cut the cardstock to 4 x 8, scored at 4.

Stamp the images using Altenew Ruby Red and Coral Berry ink.  Mix the colors to give the bettas a dual color look.

Use a MISTI to stamp the sentiment in Altenew Permanent Black ink.

Round the top left and bottom right corner.

Done!!

Giveaway Time:

Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Friday, April 6 at 5pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the lineup:

The Ton

Taheerah Atchia

Mayline Jung

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Justine Hovey

Brenda Noelke

Svitlana Shayevich

Lisa Harrolle

Laura Sterckx

Amy Tsuruta

Olga Matyushevskaya

Laurel Beard

Anna Kutsenko

Kay Miller

Vera Yates

Dana Gong

Renee Day

LauraJane

Ilina Crouse

Tae Eun Yoo

Amy Kolling

Eunji Jung

Janette Kausen

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  The Ton  products were given to me since I’m guest designing.  The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Beautiful Bettas

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{Clean and Simple} – Start

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

Take a look at my card:

Neighborhood stamp set

For this card, I used Altenew Neighborhood stamp set to represent this week’s cue card, start.  People move all the time and moving into a new neighborhood is definitely a new start!!

Here’s how I created this card:

Use a MISTI and stamp the images and sentiment at the same time.

Once all of the images are stamp, watercolor the houses using Prima Confection Odyssey Watercolors.

All done in two steps!!

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.

 

Anna Uhras

Bharati Nayuda

Deidre Payne

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Karen Haman

Kevin Bray

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel Bergfeld

Guest Designer

PJ

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored. ) 

Altenew Neighborhood stamp setPrima - Watercolor Confections - Odyssey Mini MISTI - Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
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Creating Envelopes for National Letter Writing Month!

Hello everyone!! I’m up on Where Creativity Meets C9 blog today showing you how to create envelopes for National Letter Writing Month!!

Let’s Take a Look:

Best Mail Ever

For the information on how to create these envelopes, please stop on by Where Creativity Meets C9 blog.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally.  This post was not paid or sponsored.)
MISTI Stamping Tool - The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented

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Altenew March 2018 Release Blog Hop Winner

Thanks to everyone who participated and left all of the wonderful comments on my blog. I wish everyone could win but I can only choose one winner.

Are you ready to see who won?  Here you go:

Congratulations, !!!  You are the lucky winner of the $30 gift certificate from Altenew!  Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com with the subject line “Altenew March 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Kymona Tracey Blog.

Once again, thanks to all of you for stopping by and leaving some love on my blog.

Technique Tuesday April 2018 Release

Yayyyyy!!! The day has finally arrived!  It’s release day for Technique Tuesday.  They are releasing 8 clear stamps and 6 crafting die!

Just Us Girls Stamp
Just Us Girls Crafting Die
Fresh Cut Flowers Clear Stamp
Iris Clear Stamp
Iris Crafting Die
Parker & Penny Pig Clear Stamp
Parker & Penny Pig Crafting Die
Flowers for Her Clear Stamp
Flowers for Her Crafting Die
Planner Beauty Clear Stamp
Grandma Blessing Clear Stamp
Grandma Blessing Crafting Die
Sassy Girl Thoughts Clear Stamp
Tulip on the Border Crafting Die

Let’s look at today’s bookmark:

Yes, the Tulip on the Border die creates beautiful borders on cards, but it also creates great bookmarks.

Here’s how this bookmark was created:

Die cut the Tulip on the Border die out of the Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.

Decide on the size of the bookmark and cut it down to size.

Use Distress Ink Mowed Lawn and Picked Raspberry to blend colors on the tulip and stem.

Stamp the sentiment from Flowers for Her stamp set using Versafine Black Ink.

Cut a piece of plastic and use We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool to seal the ends.

Add some sequin and close the top of the bookmark.

Punch a hole at the t0p and add ribbon a piece of ribbon.

Super cute!!

Want more inspiration?

Stop on by Technique Tuesday Blog for more inspiration and to see what my fellow team members created just for you!

Supplies used:

We R Memory Keepers - Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool

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