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:

sketchy cities america Versamark

Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

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{Clean and Simple } CASology 202 – Masculine

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 202 - Masculine

Take a look at my card:

Happy Father's Day (CAS)

This card could be more easier to make!!  Truly it only required one stamp sentiment, a die and a scrap piece of paper.

I simply used Lil’inker Designs Dad Die cut to cut a scrap piece of pattern paper three times.

I glued the three pieces together with glue and adhered it to the white cardstock.

Then I used my Mini Misti to stamp the Simon Says Stamp Dude sentiment using Versafine ink.

Super easy, clean and simple!!

What do you think?  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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Supplies used:

LID Dad Word Die heavyweight cardstockstamping tool   Dude

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Simple Watercoloring for the Sparkle and Shine Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Sparkle and Shine Challenge!!!  How exciting is this!!!

Since its the first of the month, its time for our new challenge!!!

Here is the inspiration photo that guided us this time around:

Sparkle and Shine

Now take a look at my card:

From my garden (YNS)

I had so much fun watercoloring this Dahlias from WPlus 9 Beautiful Bouquets: Dahlias stamp set.

I used these amazing Daniel Smith dots:

Daniel Dots

Those small dots packs a big punch.  This was the first time I used them and I like them.  If I wanted to purchase any colors I have a true sample to guide me.

Here is how I created this card:

I used the Mini Misti to stamp the image and sentiment on Tim Holtz Watercolor papers using Ranger Archival Black Ink.

Then I used the watercolor dots to color the image in.

Nice and easy.

What do you think?  I would love to hear from you.

Now its your turn to give this challenge a try!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Create a Smile Stamps!!

Create A Smile BadgeThe winner of this challenge will receive a $25 gift card to their online store and will be asked to be our Guest Designer for the next month.

Supplies used:

wplus9 BeautifulBouquets Dahlia  Mini Misti

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Guest Designer: Sparkle and Shine Challenge

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Hello everyone!! I’m here today with the Sparkle and Shine Challenge as the Guest Designer for the month.  I’m super excited to participate in this challenge this month.  The ladies on this team are totally awesome designers.

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

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When I saw this photo, I was torn on what to create!  I saw the purple first, its my favorite color, then I spotted the snowflakes on the wall and thought how can I recreate that look and here you go.

Take a look at my card:

Joy (S&S)

I totally love how this card turned out!!  Purple is such an amazing color!  It’s vibrant and deep!!

I wanted to include the snowflakes, the colors purple and black!

Here is how I created my card:

  1. I used Distress Ink Dusty Concord and add the ink to my paper. Only on one side of the card base since the snowflakes were in the corner.
  2. Then I used Create a Smile Snowflake stencil and Wendy Vecchi Embossing paste to add some snowflakes over the purple ink blending.
  3. Then I used Lawn Fawn Joy Die to die cut 3 words out of fun foam.
  4. I adhered the sentiment to the card base using Tombow Multipurpose Glue.
  5. Then I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequin from the Create a Smile Snow Dancing kit.

So what do you think?  Please let me know.

This challenge runs for two weeks. You have until December 14, 2015 at 11:55pm to enter for a chance to win a super awesome prize!!

Supplies used:

Distress Ink Dusy ConcordTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveSnow Dance Kit  Scripty Joy Fun Foam Embossing Paste

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CASology 162 – Write

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

I have to say I really love this week’s cue card.  I love to write but handwriting is the worst!!  LOL!!  I wish I took penmanship classes more seriously when I was in grade school.

I just hated writing, “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog“. Do you remember writing that over and over and over again.  I never understood why we had to write that.  The reason is, that sentence contains every letter in the alphabet!!  Writing it, allowed us to write every letter!!!

We had a entire penmanship book.  The pages were similar to this but with more space to write:

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If I knew what I know now, right, LOL!!!

This week’s cue card is:

Week 162 - Write

Take a look at my card:

Pratice Makes Perfect (CAS)

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I used Papertrey Ink’s Pencil Me In Patterned Paper to create my card front.
  2. After that I used Papertrey Ink’s Pencil Me In Die to cut out my pencil.  I adhered all of the pieces together using Plus Glue Tape Runner.
  3. Then I used Papertrey Ink’s Lunchbox Notes Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink on the card front and pencil.
  4. I used a black pen and scribbled in the line below the pencil.

Super fun and simple!!

Here are some closer looks:

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Practice Makes Perfect 1 closeup (CAS)

Super doper easy!! What do you think?  I would love to hear what you think below.

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.

Design-Team

Supplies used:
PTI Lunchbox Love Pencil Me In DiePencil Me In Pattern PaperMFT Hybrid Black Ink Misti
Thanks for stopping by!
~Kymona

CASology 148 – Story

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

How did you like last week’s cue card?  I loved it!! Wedding are always fun to attend.

Lets jump in!

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Now take a look at my card:

True Story (CAS)

I love this School Girl image from Tiddly Inks.  I was introduced to this stamp company on Instagram, by @sugarbea.  She created some bookmakers with this digital stamp and I had to have it.

Look how fitting this image is for this weeks cue card.  All of the books have tons of stories in them.

I love how my coloring turned out.  I tested different colors before I settled down with the one I used for this card.

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Did you check out her purple hair?  I have such a hard time coloring hair that I decided to go with a light non-traditional hair color to make things easy for myself.

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This card was super doper easy to create!

1. All I did was resize my image in Photoshop.

2. Then I printed it on 80lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock.

3. Then I used my Copic Markers to color the image in.

Hat: E23, E35, R83

Dress and Shoes: B21, B45

Hair: BV00, BV02

Skin: E11, E23

Books: T0, T2, W1, W3, W5,C1, C3, C5, E42, E23, B21, B45

4. Once I was done with that, I fussy cut the image out with my craft scissors.

5. For the spaces around her arms, I used my craft knife to cut those spaces out.

6. I used Papertrey Ink Wet Paint II and stamped my sentiment with Versamark Ink.

7. I added Hero Arts White Embossing powder on top then heat set.

8. Once that embossing dried , I pop my image up using foam tape.

Nothing to it!!  I had so much fun coloring this image.  It allowed me to really see how the colors work with one another.

I would love to learn more about colors.  If anyone knows of a class that I can take to learn more about colors, please let me know.

So, what do you think?  Please let me know.

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

Design-Team

Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Jan

Our Sponsor this week is The Ton.

Supplies used:

schoolgirlCopic MarkersWet Paint II  67f65-white2bembossing2bpowder classiccrestsolarwhtieVersamark

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

CASology 147 – Wedding

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

This time of year is awesome! I love graduations, proms, birthdays, and wedding.  I love seeing all of the buzz and pretty dresses.   This week’s cue card is sure to please.

Week 147 - Wedding

Now take a look at my card:

Bridal showerNow I know your wondering, what in the world does my card have to do with the cue card.

The umbrella’s are not for a baby shower but for a bridal shower!! Yes, the bride-to-be has to have a bridal shower!!

Congratulations on her wedding to be!!  This is the place where she gets all of those sexy gifts.

Amazing right!  Are you wondering if this card is simple?  It took me all of five minutes to finish this card.

Here is how:

1. I cut my card base to an A2 size card, 5.50 by 4.25 scored at 4.25.

2. I cut my card panel to 5.25 by 4.00.

3. I used the 3rd largest Simon Say Stamps Stitched Circle die and the umbrella from WPlus9 Love Showers Layers Die to die cut both piece together at the same time. I die cut those 3 times.

4. I used the same circle die to cut the 3 circles out of My Mind’s Eye Fancy That pattern paper found in the Simon Says Stamp May 2015 card kit.

5. I adhered the circle together making sure the gold dots on the pattern paper was showing through the die cut umbrella.

6. I attached the 3 circles to the card panel with foam tape.

7. I stamped my sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Congratulations stamp set using the new Simon Says Stamp Blush Pink Ink Pad found in the May 2015 Card Kit.

8. I adhered the card panel to the card base using fun foam.

That’s it!  I told you it was simple.  Just some die cutting and stamping only once.  You too can achieve this look.

What do you think? Let me know below.

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

Design-Team

Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Carol

Our Sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamps.

Supplies used:

Stitiched CircleWPlus9 LoveS howers Layers DieMay 2015 Card Kit Fun Foam

Thank you so much!!

~Kymona