Your Next Stamp Birthday Blog Hop!!!

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Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, my second blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps tickles me pink!!

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Deborah’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom and start at Jeanie’s blog.

I’m over the top excited about this birthday blog hop and this great release!  All of the sets and dies are amazing!!  My favorite one is the Cute Alpha Stamp Set and die!  I used that set on one of my cards below.

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

Take a look at my first card:

Your Paw-some (YNS)

I have to admit, I’m not a dog or cat fan.  I’m totally afraid of them but this card makes me change my mind for just a minute, LOL.  I love the how this card turned out.  I also love how this stamp set comes with so many small pieces that can be used for so many different card looks.

YNS Supplies: Phoebe with a Wagon Stamp Set and Die Set

Other Supplies: Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, Black and White Cardstock

Take a look at my second card:

Back to school 3 (YNS)

This is my favorite card.  I created this card for my daughters new teacher.  It’s a back to school card that my daughter will give to her new teacher.  I really thing she will enjoy this.

I love making shaker cards.  They are super fun and interactive.  For this card I decided that I wanted the entire card to be a shaker card.  I created the watercolor panel and didn’t want to add anything to it.  So I decided to project it behind the plastic.

Check out my process:

Watercolor back to school (YNS)

I used Versamark Ink and inked up my entire stamp set without taking the stamps off of the sheet they came on. That allowed me to keep letters and numbers nice and even.

Watercolor Back to school 2 (YNS)

After I stamped onto the watercolor paper, I added embossing powder and heat set it.

Watercolor Back to School 3 (YNS)

I used my paint brush and added a good amount of water to the watercolor paper.  Then I added my distress ink colors one at a time to the watercolor paper.  I did two watercolor washes, heating setting in between each wash.  I totally love how this turned out.  How could you add anything directly on top of it?  So the only way to decorated it with out touching it was to create a full shaker card.

Back to school (back)

My daughter did write on the back of the watercolor panel before I sealed it in the plastic. I blocked out both names to protect them.  I just wanted you to see what the back looks like.

My daughter loves how this card turned out.

Lets take another look at the card:

Back to school 2 (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Phoebe with a Wagon Stamp set and die, Cute Alpha Stamp set

Other Supplies: We R Memory Keepers Tool Bundle, Lucy Abrams Just Peachy Sequin, Copic Markers R27, Y17, C3, Vellum, Versamark Ink, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

So what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these cards to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these cards are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because three lucky commenters will have a chance to win a YNS $50 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on August 12th.  So don’t for get to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.

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Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to choose your own discount!!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

 

CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge

Second Post for today
If your looking for YNS Sketch and Challenge post, click here

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge for our August.

Our theme is Take a Technique!

This months challenge is going to be super fun!!  Its all about Pens and Pencils!

This means using your pens and pencils on your projects!! You could draw or sketch a design, or use your pens and pencils for coloring.  Copics, Distress Markers, Spectrum Noirs, Watercolor Pencils, Paint Pens, and markers, whatever floats your boat!!  You could add detail with fine liner pens, gel pens or smudgy Stabilo pencil…..the only limit is your imagination!! Remember there, MUST be real stamping on your projects.  Digital images CAN be used, but must be used alongside rubber/acrylic stamping!

So with allll of that being said.  On to my card.  I LOVE how it turned out!

Take a look at my card:

Love (TIMI)

I used WPlus9 Doodle Buds Stamp Set for this months card!!  It is so appropriate.  The flowers look hand drawn don’t they.  Nope its a stamp!!! Wait the stem looks hand drawn too!!  I love it!!

I used Prima Watercolor Pencils and a waterbrush to achieve the watercolor look on my flowers.  Then I fussy cut them out and adhered them to my card with dimensionals.  I stamped the stem using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink. I die cut the Love from WPlus9 Love Showers Layers Die out of black cardstock.

Nice and easy!!

Now its your turn to play along with us.

We have a great prize pack for you.

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: Chocolate Baroque

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Plate

 

Stamp Plate Artistic Affirmations

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:

Wplus9 Doodle BudsWplus9 Love Showers Layers DiePrima The BasicsPrima Spring & FallMFT Hybrid Black Ink

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #20

Hello everyone!!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and this week’s Sketch and Color Challenge #20!!

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

Take a look at the sketch:

YNSSketch20

 

Take a look at the color combo:

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Once again I choose to go with the sketch!!  Take a look at my card:

Thank you so mush (YNS)

 

YNS: Plant Some Kindness, Teal Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather, Copic Markers, My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink, Clear Wink of Stella, Foam Tape

I have to say this was a hard sketch for me.  I couldn’t figure out what to do or what stamp set I wanted to use.

So I decided to go with a stamp set that I haven’t used yet.

This card was easy to create.  I simply cut my cardstock and pattern paper to different size and adhered them to the card base.

I stamped my image using MFT Hybrid Black Ink and colored the images with some Copic markers: Y06, R29, G17E25, E31.

I pop the stamped panel up with foam tape.

I add three gumdrops to the bottom right corner.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until August 20th 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 fro a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

Supplies used:

Plant Some Kindnessteal 2 gumdrops Sweater Weather Petite Paper Pack Copic Markers MFT Hybrid Black Ink3M Double Coated Foam Tape Wink of Stella clear

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Top Dog Dies – August New Release and Giveaway

Hello everyone!!!  I’m here with Top Dog Dies!!  I’m here showcasing all of their new dies that are being released today!!

Lets jump right in!

Up first are the dies that I didn’t get a chance to play with yet!! They are totally awesome and I can’t wait to show you them on My Top Dog Dies Wednesday Series!

Top Dog Dies Borders #1 Die SetTop Dog Dies Happy Birthday Banner Die Set

 

Top Dog Dies Border #1 Die Set and Top Dog Dies Happy Birthday Banner Die Set

Top Dog Dies Love is Sweet Banner Die SetTop Dog Dies Make a Cake Die Set

Top Dog Dies Love is Sweet Banner Die Set and Top Dog Dies Make a Cake Die Set

Top Dog Dies Onesie Dress Die SetTop Dog Dies Rainbow Die Set

Top Dog Dies Onesie Dress Die Set and Top Dog Dies Rainbow Die Set

Awesome right!!!

My fellow DT members created samples using these dies so you should check them out!

Kymona Tracey ← You’re here!

Now onto the dies I did get to play with!!

 

Top Dog Dies Cupcake Die SetHappy Birthday (TDD)

This was the first die I played with as soon I received my happymail!!  Its the Top Dog Dies Cupcake Die Set. If you follow me, you’ve seen this card before.  I was given permission to showcase this card before the release.  That was exciting.

This die contains 7 dies, but one of the dies have 5 small cupcake toppers.  Super cute and versatile die set.  I love the different frosting topping.

 

Top Dog Dies Balloon Die SetGo and Celebrate (TDD) Lets Party Celebrate (TDD)

Up next is the Top Dog Dies Balloon Die Set!!  How super cute are these cards?  I used the biggest balloon die to create all of my cards. This set has 6 dies ranging from big to little.  I showcased these balloons last week to get you excited about the new release.

I will showcase the other dies on my Wednesday Series!  So stay tune for that.

 

Now onto the last die set and card!!  This set and card is my favorite of them all.

Take a look:

Top Dog Dies Unicorn Die Set

Unicorn (TDD)

I just love this card.  I love the colors, the shaker pocket, the splatters and the unicorn!!  I’m super please with how this card turn out.

I used Top Dog Dies Unicorn Die Set to create my unicorn.  I cut the mane and horn out of my watercolor panels that I created weeks ago.  I have so much of these panels left.  If you haven’t seen them, take a look.

Watercolor pieces

These panels have gone a long way!

To create this card, I die cut the unicorn out of white cardstock and the mane and horn out of the watercolor panel you see above.

To make the shaker window I cut out the white panel.  I used my Fuse tool to create the circle pocket.  I added Lucy Adams Cherry Blossom Sequin Mix to the packet panel.

I used Mama Elephant Sightseeing Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment with My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.

I put my card together using foam adhesive.

Once everything was in place, I used my WPlus9 Bloomsberry Spray Mist to create the splatters on my card.

I have to admit, I sprayed wrong and I thought I messed up the entire card.  The big splatters that you see happened because the ink was seeping through the top.  I didn’t realize it until I went to shake the bottle up and it spilled all over my card front.

It turned out to be a Happy Mistake!! I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Wait!!!!!  Before I go I have a giveaway!!

All you have to do is leave a comment below letting me know if you like unicorns.  This giveaway will end 11:59pm August 7, 2015.

I’m giving away the unicorn die set!!

So what do you think of my card?  Please let me know below.

Don’t forget, the full release is will happen tomorrow, August 9th!  Please be sure to come back so you can see what my fellow DT members and myself have created for this release!!

Supplies used:

Cherry Blossom Sequin fuse bundleSIGHTSEEING MFT Hybrid Black Ink WPlus9 BloomsBerry

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

a2z Scrapbooking August 2015 Challenge

Second post for the day

If your looking for So Suzy Stamps New Release, click here

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with our August Challenge!!!

Our new challenge is sure to please you this month!!  Our challenge this month is Texture!!
Adding texture to your projects adds character.

Check out the card I created for this challenge:Hello (a2z)

Here is how I create this card:

I used Stampin’ Up! Brick Wall Embossing Folder and embossed my cover panel.

Then I stamped and die cut the apples from Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Fruit Stamp Set using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink. 

I colored all of my apples with Copic Markers: R35, R37, R89.

I covered all of the apples with some Clear Wink of Stella and the center apple with Glossy Accents.

Glossy apple (a2z)

I adhered all of the apples with foam tape.

Then I die cut the hello from Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Cut Stamp Set and adhered it with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Super fun and texturized.  My card panel is raised and my apple is full of gloss!!

Now its your turn!!

Amazing isn’t it!! 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 May.  Good Luck!

The stamp sets that I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of those stamp sets I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

HR Stamp Your Own Fruit HA Hello Stamp and Cut glossy accents Copic Markers Wink of Stella clearSU Brick Wall Embossing Folder,jpg

MFT Hybrid Black Ink3M Double Coated Foam Tape Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona