Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop

Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! This hop is epic with more than 60 guests and over $600 in sponsored prizes! Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! Hop along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us!

If you arrived here from the talented Yana Smakula blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, hop on over to Rubeena Lanigro blog to start from the beginning. You don’t want to miss out on any of the fabulous creations.

Take a look at these homemade scented candles:

Wick Candle

Ruby and I have been friends for the past 4 years. We meet on Instagram when she first started crafting and our friendship has been a hit since then. We’ve watched each other grow. She watched me venture into many different crafts and I’ve watched her grow in her watercoloring journey.  She is fabulous at it. I need to brush up on my skills. LOL.

I decided to create candles for Ruby because I figured everyone else would create cards. I like to be a tad bit different.  With the new We R Memory Keepers Wick, making these candles are a breeze.

I have a bunch of glass jars with the old logo from my full time job. Instead of dumping them, I decided to use them for candles.

Here’s how these candles were created:

Simple fill the well with wax to the fill line.

Secure the wick to the bottom of recycled jar with a couple of glue dots.

Once the wax completely melts, add a couple of coconut drops for a sweet sent.

Then open the nozzle and allow the wax to fill the jar.

Wick Candles

Since these jars are bigger then the molds that come with Wick, simply melt more wax fill the jar.

Let the candle sit for 24 hours.

Decorate the jar and your done.

Wick Candle

What do you think?

Candles are awesome gifts for friends, family, loved ones, teachers, and coworkers. This one is on its way to Ruby! LOL!! Would you try making your own candles?

GIVEAWAYS

In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on this page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prize before another winner is selected.

 

Studio Katia – $50 gift card

Hello Bluebird – $50 gift card

Altenew – $50 Gift card

Pinkfresh Studio – $30 gift card

Gina K. Designs – $50 gift card

Clearly Besotted – $35 gift card

Simon Says Stamp – $25 gift card

Spellbinders – Card Kit

Jennifer McGuire – $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card

winnie & walter – $40 gift card

Mama Elephant – $25 gift card

Hero Arts – $25 gift card

Nichol Spohr – Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders’ dies

Danielle Flynn – $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card

Picket Fence Studios – four $25 gift cards

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Darnell Knauss

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:

Kymona Tracey ←you are here
Maria Peters (Instagram)

Supplies used:

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

Summer Breeze

Thanks so much!

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Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily 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 Itstrulyanoriginal!!!  You are the lucky winner of the $20 gift certificate from Altenew! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com with the subject line “Altenew May 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Kreative Kymona Blog by June 8, 2018 to claim your prize.

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

The Ton 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!!  The Ton 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop is underway and it’s amazing. I made it back from Creativation just in time to participate in the hop so I’m excited.

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 released 22 new stamps for their 3rd Anniversary which includes up to two free gifts with purchase (Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle A+B+C). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to the The Ton’s blog.  All new release products are available now!!

Lets jump in:

Card One:

City Building

The inspiration for this card came from an artist I met at Creativation on Monday.  His use of colors and water was amazing on a large background stamp.

So, for my first card I used the City Buildings Cling Background stamp to create a subtle multicolor background topped with a sentiment from the Seriously Amazing stamp set.

City Building

For the sentiment to pop off of the card, black embossing powder was added on top and heat set. Add a couple of gumdrops to finish the card off.

Card two:

XOXO

For my second card, I used the XOXO Mini stamp set to create a clean and simple Valentine’s Day card.

Use 4 different distress ink colors to create the pink ombre look.  Once thats done, stamp both sentiments using the MISTI and black ink.  Make sure the sentiment is dry, then stamp the sentiment again using Versamark ink.  Add black embossing powder and heat set the sentiment.

City Building

Add a couple of gumdrops to finish the card off.

So what do you think?  Are you loving The Ton’s new release?  I would love to hear what you think.

Now what’s a blog hop without a giveaway!!

Giveaway Time:

For each day of The Ton’s blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), Effie is giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering.  The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.

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

The Ton

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Laura Jane

Dana Gong

Here is the entire schedule and blog hop order:

January 19
The Ton
Kay Miller
Vera Yates
Chris Dayton

January 20
The Ton
Brenda Noelke
Amy Kolling
Jenny Lee Yamasaki

January 21
The Ton
Janette Kausen
Lisa Harrolle
Justine Hovey

January 22
The Ton
Amy Tsuruta
Mayline Jung
Maria Peters

January 23
The Ton
Laurel Beard
Anna Kutsenko
Svetlana Pavola

January 24
The Ton
Kymona Tracey
Laura Jane
Dana Gong

January 25
The Ton
Tae Eun
Simon Hurley
Olga Matyushevskaya

January 26
The Ton
Taheerah Atchia
Eunji Jung
Isha Gupta
Sveta Fotinia

You will not be disappointed!!  Have fun hopping along!!

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.)

    

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

UWF Sweet Sprinkle Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the UWF Sweet Sprinkle Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing a stamp set collaboration between Concord & 9th and Ellen Huton.  If you’ve arrived here from the talented Sharon 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 The CLASSroom so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at my card:

I used the Sweet Sprinkle Stamp set and die to create this clean and simple die.

So what do you think?  I would love to hear from you below.

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

Prize:

To celebrate two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Concord & 9th shop. To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog an Concord & 9th blog by 12pm PST on Tuesday, December 26th.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the talented:

Sandy Allnock

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:

The CLASSroom

Concord & 9th

Melissa Bickford

Sharon Harnist

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Sandy Allnock

Emily Midgett

Lisa Adametz

Lindsey Larsen

Laurel Beard

Justin Krieger

Kittie Caracciolo

Karen Baker

Julie Ebersole

Tenia Nelson

Carolyn Peeler

Lisa Stein

Carly Tee Minner

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Supplies used:

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Surprise Birthday Suzanne Blog Hop

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Hello everyone!!  I’m tickled pink to be here today!!  Do you want to know why?  Today is Suzanne’s Birthday!!! Who is Suzanne?  What???  She is Suzy from So Suzy Stamps!!!

For the past three years, Suzy has been an amazing friend to me!! I truly appreciate her and all of the lessons she has taught me.

A couple of her crafting friends have gotten together to throw her a birthday blog hop!! Along with the super cute birthday cards you will see, we also have a giveaway for you!

If you are arriving from Justine’s blog you are on the right track.  If you arrived by yourself, please head on over to Justine’s blog, which is the beginning of the hop, so that you don’t miss a thing!!

Now let look at the card I created:

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Check out the inside:

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I created a super clean and simple card for Suzy!!  The cardstock is cut to 4.5 x 7.5, scored at 4.5.  I stamped the Butterfly Music stamp using Clearsnap Colorbox Wicked Black Archival Ink.  Then I stamped the Guess What sentiment (retired) using the same ink.  On the inside of the card I stamped the sentiment bomdiggityshizzit and Happy Birthday (retired).  To finish the card off, I added a small pop of color to the butterfly using Tombow Irojiten Vivid Color Pencils.

Super cute!!  I hope Suzy loves this card that I created for her.

So what do you think? Will she like the card?

What is a blog hop without a giveaway!!

Here’s the giveaway info:

Prizes are:

1. $20 So Suzy Gift Certificate from justinehovey.com
2. Bunkie Bag from Simply Charming Everyday
3. Original MISIT from My Sweet Petunia

A lucky winner who leaves a comment on each of the blogs for a chance to win by February 21, 2017 by 11:59pm.  The winners will be chosen at random and announced on February 22nd, 2017.

Now on to the wonderful and talented Josefine Fouarge to see what she created for Suzy!

Here’s the complete list of party participants:

Justine Hovey

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Josefine Fouarge

Jennifer Loftfield

Martha Lucia Gomez

Effie Cho

Iliana Myska

Steph Ackerman

Giada Rigamonti

Cornelia Wenokor

Henriette van Mierlo

Terri Burson

Olesya Kharkova

Monica Taylor

Janis Ford

Ceal Pritchett

Lydia Fiedler

Supplies used:

butterfly-music bomdiggityTombow Irojiten Vivid Coloring Set

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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Happy Birthday Karen Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today to help celebrate Karen, the owner of Your Next Stamps Birthday!!

She is turning 40 which is an awesome ago!! It means she is old enough to know what people think doesn’t matter and young enough to still be cool with to her kids!!  At least that is how I felt when I turned 40 back in April!!

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

To help her celebrate, I create a simple shaker card for her. Take a look:

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Working with Karen has been super fun.  Her stamps, dies, gumdrops and other products are totally amazing and cute. I’m so happy that I’ve had the opportunity to work with her and for her.

Happy Birthday Karen and I hope you have an amazing day and many, many more super birthday.

What’s a blog hop without some fun!

Karen is offering the biggest discount ever in the YNS store for one day only in celebration of her 40th Birthday.   
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Here are the details:
1.  FREE Shipping will not apply during the 40% off sale. All orders that usually would be eligible for free shipping will have a flat rate of $10.00 applied to the order upon check out.
2.  The discount code MUST be applied during checkout – no refunds will be applied to orders placed without the code
3.   24 hour sale valid October 25, 2016 only – the sale ends at midnight EST .
4.  Discount is on in stock items only, no rain checks!
Now tell me that isn’t aweseome!!  Stop on by the YNS blog and wish Karen a Happy Birthday!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
~Kymona

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:

cityline-altenew

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