a2z Scrapbooking February Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a2z Scrapbooking February Challenge.  The theme is Embossing!!

How fun is that.  There is so much you can do with embossing.  As a matter of fact I just finished a class that taught me new trick with embossing. So I have so much to share this month.

Take a look at the card I created:

Sending Love

Check out those embossed hearts!!  Totally amazing.  So you want to know how I created this card?

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Here you go!

1. I cut my card base out of Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50), my embossed panel to 3.75 x 5.0 and my front panel to 4.0 x 5.25.

2. I taped my Hero Arts Basic Grey Triangle Pattern Stencil on top of my middle card panel.  I used Versamark ink and stamped directly on top of my stencil.

3. I added Wow- Cable Car Red embossing powder on top of my stamp image then heated it up. Then I set that panel aside to cool down.

4. I used the heart die from Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts Hearts set to cut 3 hearts out of my front card panel.

5. I stamped my sentiment on the front card panel using Hero Arts Sending Love Stamp.

6. I attached my embossed panel to the back of my front card panel.

7. I added Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty accents Epoxy Stickers to my front card panel.

Easy Peasy!! I love how this card turned out.

Well, now its your turn!!

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

I hope my card gives you some inspiration to participate in our Embossing Challenge. It runs to the end of the month, you only have 27 days left to play along.

You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Hope to see you there!

Supplies used:

Kymona:

Hero Arts Triangle Patten Stencil Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers Versamark

One more thing before I go, did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?. If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!! You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona

Tulips….

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today on So Suzy Stamps blog for my very first blog post as a design team member.  I’m really excited about this post because I tried a new technique for this card.

We have a blog challenge going on and the theme is Anything goes!

So Suzy Stamps Anything Goes

You don’t want to miss out on this challenge.  The design team has created some awesome inspiration piece to inspire you.

Let’s take a look at my card:

Watercoloring Thank you front

I told you, you were going to be inspired.  Aren’t those tulips the cutest things you’ve seen all day!!!

Take a closer look:

Watercolor Thank You side

How pretty are those flowers?  Do you want to know how I created this watercolor look?

Check out So Suzy Stamp blog for all of the details.  Your going to love this!

While your there, link up your project for a chance to win a $15 give certificate to the So Suzy Stamp Store and a badge for your blog.

Before I go, did you know that So Suzy Stamps can be found on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Yes, you should join us there and find more inspirations and fun!!

Supplies used:

TulipThank you SSS Dark Chocolate csSqueezed LemonadebrushesHero Arts White Embossing PowderPowder ToolRipe PersimmonTumbled GlassWalnut StainTombow XtremeVersaMarkCanson Watercolor Paper

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Sparkle and Shine…

Hello everyone!  I’m playing with Addicted to CAS.  I haven’t played with them in such a long time.  I’m glad I’m able to play this week.  I love their code word this week, its DOTS!!

ATCAS - code word dotsWhen I saw that code word, I knew that I had to join.  I just received this beautiful die in the mail that is perfect for this challenge.

Take a look at my card:

Sparkle and Shine

Take a look at all of those dots.  I love how the red glitter paper shines from behind.

This is how this card was created:

1. I cut my card base to an A2 size card, 4.24 x 5.50.

2. I used Memory Box Small Circle Burst die to cut out all of my dots and circle.

3.  I cut a small piece of red glitter paper from American Crafts to go behind the dots and circle.

4. I used my new Simon Says Stamp Sparkle & Shine stamp set to stamp my sentiment with the Mini Distress Embossing Ink from the card kit.

5. I used Liquid Platinum embossing powder on the stamped sentiment.

I have to say I truly love this liquid platinum embossing powder.  It so smooth and pretty.  I am truly impressed.  This is must have in my craft room from now on.

6. To finish my card, I tied a bow with Silver ??? and rounded two of the corners with my corner chomper.

So what do you think?  I love how this card turned out. Let me know below.  I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

Memorybox Small Circle BurstAmerican Crafts Glitter PaperSparkle and ShineLiquid PlatinumSSS Dec 2014 Card Kit We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

No Stamping: Joy

Second Post of the Day

The a2z Scrapbooking Blog post is here

Hello everyone!  I’m here today playing along with a couple blog challenges.  I hardly get to play at times so when I do, I get super excited.

Today I’m here with the Muse Challenge #95.  The Muse this week is Caroline.

Take a look at Caroline’s card:

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I’m also here with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

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I’m also here with Simply Create Too SNOW, SNOW, SNOW or All White Challenge #75.

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Take a look at my card:

Joy with clothespin

I just love how my card turned out.  I saw the fabulous Laura Bassen create a card like this and I knew I had to give it a try. I love the simplicity in the design.  So I gather all of my supplies and pulled this card off.

Creating this card was easy because everything was die cut!

I love how the pop of red from Lawn Fawn’s Joy die stand out on Papertrey Ink’s Journal Card 5 Die and matches the hint of red on the pattern paper.

I used Technique Tuesday’s Story Card Die to cut Lawn Fawn’s Snow Day patten paper.

I added Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins and 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins.

I tied Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Bakers Twine on the Stampin’ Up! clothespin.

Easy and no stamping.

So, what do you think?  Please let me know below.  I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

PTI Journal Card 5 dieScripty Joy Technique Tuesday Die Story CardLawn Fawn Snow Day PaperClothespinsWhisper White Baker's TwinePretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mm

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Winter Wishes and Black Friday Scavenger Hunt!!!!

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here from Kreative Kymona and I’m super excited to be here with all of you today.  I get to make a big announcement!!!

Happy Black Friday!!! 

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving!  So much food and family, I love this having all of my brothers and sisters around.  All of us live in different states, so the holiday time is always special for me.  So now that all of the eating, laughing and reminiscence is over, its time to shop for all of those great deals.  Yayyy!!!!!

Wait, wait before I get into the fun we have in store for you, let me share the card I made for our current challenge:

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My card uses on of my favorite Hero Arts stamp set and die. Take a look at my card:

Warm Wishes

I love this snowman! I think he so cute. I love how we can decorate him however we want. I also thought he was appropriate for my post today since everyone shops for Christmas presents today. This little guy should get you ready for a long lines today.

Take a closer look at the glitter on his hat and scarf:

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Isn’t he just the cutest!! I combined this set with the sentiment from the Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Let it Snow set.

To fine out how I created this card please head on over to the a2z Scrapbooking blog for further details.

So what do you think of my snowman!! Let me know!! I would love to hear from you!!

The snowman, snowman die cut, the sentiment and gems can all be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

I hope my card gives you some inspiration to participate in our Current Challenge. It runs to the end of the month, which ends in a couple of days. So hurry and create!

You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Hope to see you there!

Now onto our special event for Black Friday!!

Scavenger Hunt

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a2z Scrapbooking is sponsoring a super fun contest that starts right now and ends Midnight (EDT) on Monday – December 1st.

Here is how it will work:

1. On the blog today you will fine Ten Questions that need to be answered. The only way to get the answers is to go on a Scavenger Hunt in the a2z Scrapbooking store.

2. When you find all of the answers, you have to email them to: a2zScrapbooking@comcast.net No later then Midnight, December 1st.

3. One winner will be chosen from all of the correct entries and will be announced on the a2z Scrapbooking Blog on Wednesday, December 3rd.

4. The prize is a $25 Gift Certificate to the store!!! How awesome is this!! No lines, no pushing or shoving, your in the comforts of your own home. Don’t you just love this!!

Off you go to find the answers to all of these questions. Good luck to all of you who participate in this contest. Who will be the first to find all of these answers? I can’t wait to see who wins.

Reminder, the scavenger hunt ends Monday, December 1st at Midnight. So email your answers in before that time.

One more thing before I go, did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!! You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

I’m also entering this card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

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I’m also here with Simply Create Too SNOW, SNOW, SNOW or All White Challenge #75 for the first time.

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Supplies used:

Snowman Die cuts Frosty Wishes Hero Arts Black Ink Raspberry JamDiamond Gems 5mmSnow Layering PaperKraft CS Let It Snow

Thank you for stopping by!!

Kymona

Spooky….Boooo!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the DoubleClick Spooky Fun Challenge!!  I had a lot of fun with this challenge.  I’m not a Halloween person but I get into the spirit for my children… no one loves a grouch.

So for this challenge, I turned to my 8 year old daughter, Little Lady Sanaa!!  She helped me put this card together.  She saw a  design on Pinterest and loved it.

This challenge asked us to use at least 2 colors: orange, black, purple or green!

She said mom let’s use all of the colors!  I said no problem.

Take a look at our card:

Booo

Isn’t this cute!!  My daughter and I make a great team, I have to say.  My daughter loves the Wink of Stella pen, so I’m so surprised that she didn’t want to put glitter on this card.  I guess when she saw the googly eyes, she forgot all about the glitter, LOL!!

So here is how we made this card:

1. The base card was cut to 4.25 x 5.50 out of Stampin’ Up! Old Olive card stock.

2. We used Stampin’ Up! Polka Dot Embossing Folder to emboss only one quarter of the cardstock.

3. We then cut a 2.75 piece of Stampin’ Up! Sweet Taffy DSP and added it to the left of the polka dots.

4. Then we add a scrap piece of Stampin’ Up! Basic Black card stock between the DSP and the polka dots.

5. We used a piece of orange bakers twine I received as a part of some happy mail packaging to tie a bow at the top of the card.

6. They we cut out two circles.  The larger one from Stampin’ Up! Circles Framelits Die out of Stampin’ Up! Basic Black CS and the smaller one from Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banner Die out of Stampin’ Up! Rich Razzleberry CS.

7.  We used the smaller splats stamp from Stampin’ Up Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set and stamped the Rich Razzleberry stitched circle.

8.  We stamped the mummy from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Googly Ghouls.

9. I fussy cut the mummy out and pop him up on the circle die using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

10. We stamped the sentiment and cut it out using Stampin’ Up! Bitty Banners Die.

11. My daughter added the googly eyes to the mummy and the eyes in the sentiment.

12. We then added our Pumpkin Skittles for added embellishments.

Now our card is finished!!  We had a great time creating this card.

So what do you think?  Let us know. My daughter would love to hear from you.

We are entering this card into the Lawnscaping Challenge as well!!

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Supplies used:

Old Olive CSPolka Dot Embossing FolderSweet Taffy DSP Circles Framelits DieStitched Party Banners Rich Razzleberry CSBasic BlackGorgeous Grunge Stamp SetBitty Banner FramelitPumpkin Pie

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Candy, Candy, Candy…

Second Post for the Day

If your looking for the a2z Scrapbooking Design Team Challenge, click here

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with CASology Week 117.  The theme is CANDY!!  I love this theme.

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I haven’t played with them in such a long time.  I really miss being apart of the different challenges.  I’m really going to make a big effort to participate more.

So, onto this challenge.  Candy!!  When I saw the cue card, I smiled because candy is such a perfect cue, since Halloween is on the way.  In my thinking, I felt like everyone would do a Halloween theme and as you know, I try to be as different as possible.

My mind went straight for the new stamp set that I just order and received from Newton’s Nook Designs called Apple Delights.  I ordered this set because of the “Candy Apple”!!  Perfect!!!  This set came right on time.

Take a look at my card:

Candy Apple

Candy Apple closeup

Can you see the shimmer on that caramel!!!  It makes me want a candy apple!!  I might have to go over to Coney Island today to get one.  I know the perfect store.

In any case, what do you think of my card?  Does it fit the criteria for CAS?  I think so.

Let me know what you think?

Supplies:

Apple Delight Copic MarkersclassiccrestsolarwhtieWink of Stella clearBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsInkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Fighting Breast Cancer…

Hello everyone!! Can you believe its October already.  The time really is flying.  September totally went by and I didn’t even get to celebrate my one year blogging anniversary!!   I will do something this month so stay tune in for that.

Today I’m here with the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!  In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our challenge is any project with pink!!

I am an Instagram junkie as my son would say.  I have to admit I had my reservation about it in the beginning.  I’m not big on share pictures of my kids and things like that for fear that someone stranger would have access to them.  It was my wonderful cousin Nicky who reassured me that I could use Instagram for just my paper-crafting business.  Well I started and now I can’t stop!!

I say all of that to say that, I’ve meet someone wonderful ladies on Instragam.  I feel like I’ve known them forever.  Its amazing what cardmaking can do.  This one young lady named Kendra Hernandez from Inkin’ It Up with Kendra introduced me to a new stamp company called Pretty Cute Stamps.

Their stamp sets are so stinking cute!  Their September release really had some great stamp sets.  You must check them out.

For my card today, I chose to use Fight Like a Girl!!  The images and the sentiments are to die for.  When I saw this set I knew I had to have it for the month of October.

Here is my card:

Breast Cancer 2

I know a couple of people who are breast cancer survivors and I’m so happy that they are fighting this fight.  They are the toughest women I know.  I Salute them!!

I also lost one of my most favorite patient to breast cancer two years ago now.  She was the happiest person that I ever met in the hospital where I worked.  She wouldn’t let anything stop her from living her life for her children, 3 of them at that, and no dad.  She relied heavy on the oldest.  She past about a week and have after her birthday.  I have to say I was really heart broken by it.  She had so much life, so much she wanted to do, so much she wanted to share with her children.  She wasn’t a patient to me, she had become my friend.  Her children had become mine children too.  What a beautiful soul!!

This card is dedicated to her!  I wish I could give her the biggest shout out but because of the nature of my work I can’t but she knows up there in heaven that I’m talking about her.

Her children are doing well.  The oldest boy finished college, the middle girl is about to finish college and the youngest girl is in high school.  I keep in touch with them.  I promised her.

People are placed in your life for a reason, sometimes you don’t know why until they are gone.  I miss her but I know she isn’t far.

To create this card:

I used some retired Stampin UP! pretty in pink cardstock and Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper.

I stamped the image, colored it using Copic markers and fuss it cut it out.  I have the SVG file but my Silhouette Cameo doesn’t recognized those files.  I have to find out why.

I stamped the sentiment and used Avery Elle Custom Panels Die set to cut it out.

Then I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the boxing gloves so that they could shine.  You can see that a little bit in the photo.

Then I added may Pink Sherbert Skittles in all four corners.  They give the DSP a nice frame.

OOO, before I forget, if you purchase the stamp set Lisa the owner of Pretty Cute Stamps is donating $2.00 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Such a great cause!!

So what do you think of my card?  I think the Copic Online Card Classess is helping me out a lot.  Let me know what you think.

Supplies used:

PCS-21-Fight-Like-a-Girl-4x6-Stamp-Preview PCS-SVG21-Fight-Like-a-Girl-SVGAvery Elle Custom Panel DieCopic MarkersWink of Stella clearPink Sherbet

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Watercolor Birthday…

Hello everyone!  I’m here with DoubleClick Skittles Design Team Challenge.  This month the theme is Anything Goes.

I decided to create a card for my Aunt’s birthday.

I use Simon Says Stamp Balloons Die to create a stencil for my balloons.  Then I used my retired Stampin Up! watercolor pencils to fill them in.

Take a look at my card:

Watercolor birthday

1. After I created the stencil, I traced the balloons with a pencil very lightly on to Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock that was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp Edge Frames Die.

2. Then I used my color pencils and traced over the pencil mark.

3. For each balloon, I colored just the base and the side of the balloon.

4. Then I used my paint brush and water to pull the color from the side and base, to the rest of the balloon.

5. I stamp the strings to the balloons.

6. I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons on a strip of Stampin’ Up! Basic Black cardstock.

7. To top of my card I added Pink Sherbert Skittles to my card front for added embellishment.

For those of you who are wondering about my skittles embellishments, the owner Carri, has put together a video to answer any question you might have regarding their size, color, and how to adhere them to your projects. Please click here for that video.

I love the colors of these balloons.  What do you think?  Please let me know.

Now its your turn, come on over an play along with our Anything Goes Challenge over on the DoubleClick Connection Blog.  The winner will receive this great prize pack:

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Supplies used:

SSS Balloons Craft DiesStampin Up Watercolor Pencils Birthday BalloonsPink Sherbet Basic BlackSo SaffronTim Holtz Watercolor CardstockPostage Stamp Edge Frames

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

Fall is coming…..

Hello everyone!!  Fall official starts tomorrow, can you believe that?  I can’t.  Where in the world did the summer go.  I didn’t really get to do much.  No vacation.  That is so shameful.

For those of you who know me well, knows I DO NOT like the cold.  I hate it with a passion.  The only thing I like about this time of year is a mug full of soup or a tea!!  Yes, I love drinking tea or eating soup out of large mugs.  It makes me feel cozy!!

So today I’m here with the Muse Challenge #85.  The Muse this week is Marion Vagg!  I really like her card.  The flowers are so nice and simple.

Take a look at Marion’s card:

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I wish I had such luck with flowers.  I don’t even own a flower die cut, so I needed to come up with something else.

I’m also entering my card into the NBUS Challenge.  The stamp set I used is new and I just received it in the mail.

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Take a look at my card:

Warm and Cozy

I love this little tea cup of “warmness”!  Can you imagine sitting on your sofa with a cover, good book and this cup of tea!!  Yes, I’m ready for the fall now!!  My new mug from the 2014 mug swap came just in time for the chilly weather.

My color inspiration came from this mug which I love:

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I didn’t have a Copic marker close to this color so I choose the next best color.  I think it turned out just great!

So what do you think?  Please let me know.

Before I go I wanted to Thank You everyone over at the Muse for voting for my card last week.  I received Honorable Mention for this card.

Supplies used:

CUP_OF_WISHES CUP_OF_WISHES-CC Copic MarkersMemento Black InkPretty Pink Posh clear

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona