Discover Your Wings

Hello everyone!!  I have great news for all of you!  Virginia from Virginia’s View Challenge asked me to Guest Design for this months challenge.

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How exciting is that!  I’m over the top excited about this opportunity.

This month’s theme is Focal Point!

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What is focal point you ask? Its the center of interest or activity!  I love that definition.

As crafters, we are always focused on the project we are creating. Now image honing in on one particular image in your project.  Check out a sneak peek of my card:

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To see the entire card and to get the tutorial please head on over to Virginia’s View Challenge!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

 

Ink Blending – Rubber Dance Stamps

Hello everyone!!  Guess what?  Bibi from Rubber Dance Stamps asked me to Guest Design for her this month!!  If you could see me jumping up and down!!  Yes, I was down right excited.

I met Bibi a couple months back when she sponsored a challenge for one of my challenge teams. I commented on her pretty giraffe stamp and then when she asked if I would guest design I was excited.

Rubber Dance Stamp is a home based, one women show stamp company located on the south-east coast of Norway!! Bibi Lindahl is the owner!

The stamps are red rubber of course and you can buy them mounted or unmounted. The style of the stamps are artsy and somewhat grungy.  I can see them being used a lot for mixed media.  That doesn’t mean you can’t used them for clean and simple style cards, because you can.  I have many times. LOL!!

Today’s card isn’t clean and simple at all.  I’m playing along with Rubber Dance Stamps blog challenge today.

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Here is a sneak peek of my card:

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If you want to see the entire card and the tutorial on how to create this card, stop on over Rubber Dance Stamps blog.

I hope to see you there, please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my card. I also hope you play along with the Rubber Dance Stamps blog challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

Guesting with A Rare Ruby Crafts

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

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Hello everyone!! I have the honor of being my friend, Ruby’s, guest blogger today!  I’m truly excited about it.  I met Ruby on Instagram and its been a delight hanging out with her.

Here is a sneak peak of the cards that I created for her:

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Head on over to her blog, A Rare Ruby Crafts to see the full reveal and to get to know a little bit more about me!

I hope to see all of you over there!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

 

One Stamp Set, Two Ways!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today Guest Designing for Gerda Steiner Designs.  Super Doper Awesome!!!

Have you seen her latest stamps?  Totally awesome!  She has clear stamps, digital stamps and good old rubber stamps!!  You can’t bet that!

If you haven’t checked her out, you have to go on over and pay her visit!!

Today, I’m playing with a clear stamp called Peeking Friends!  Super cute images and easy to color!

Peeking Friends

I’ve created two projects.  I have a third one, but as I’m writing this post, I’m having a creative block.  Crazy right.  I just can’t figure out what I want to do with what I have.  As soon as I do, I will do a separate post on it.

Take a look at what I did create:

First up is a gift tag that doubles as a card since it opens.

No Peeking (GSD)

This is how I created this tag:

  1. I stamped the image using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink and colored the elf in with Copic Markers; G07, R37, Y13, E11 and E25.
  2. Then I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut him out.
  3. Then I used Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo 2 Dies to cut out 3 tags, 2 out of white cardstock and 1 out of retired Stampin’ Up! Season of Style.
  4. I used the circle die to cut out a circle in the pattern paper.
  5. I adhered the pattern paper to one of the white tags.
  6. I used my score board to score the back tag so that I could Tombow Multipurpose Glue to hold the tag together.
  7. I stamped my sentiment in the circle.
  8. I created a shaker pocket using the We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, click here if you want to see a tutorial.
  9. I added random sequin to my shaker pocket and sealed it up.
  10. I attached the pocket to the back of the pattern paper using Tombow Extreme tape.
  11. Then I added 3M Foam tape to the back of the pattern paper, to add dimension.
  12. I put all of the pieces together.  Then I added my colored elf to the front of the window.
  13. I punched a hole at the top of the tag using the We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile.
  14. I added some ribbon to the tag.

Awesome outcome!!

Second up is a card:

HO, HO, HO

Check out my santa!!  I love how he looks like he is peeking into your window!!  Hope you’ve been nice this year.

Check out this picture I also took of this card using some props!!  I wanted to give it a try.

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I picked up this porcelain palette plate and was excited to use it!!  I love how the card looks surrounded by different embellishments.

Here’s how I created this card:

  1. I cut my front card panel to 4.25 x 5.50 and used My Favorite Things Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die.
  2. I used Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil and Wendy Veechi Embossing Paste to add snow to the front of the card panel.
  3. I attached the front panel to the card base using Tombow Extreme adhesive.
  4. I stamped my the santa and used Copic Markers: R37, R39, R89, E00, E11, C1 and colored him in.
  5. I slipped the santa between the front panel and the card base to give the impression that he is peeking into your window.
  6. I stamped the sentiment and WaLa, I was done!1

Super sweet and pleasant card!!

Soooo, what do you think?  Please leave a comment below!!

Stay tune for my third card as well!

I’m entering my tag into the Tag You’re It Challenge #33

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Supplies used:

Peeking FriendsMFT Hybrid Black Ink Copic Markers Brother Scan and Cut2PPP Stitched Banner Duo 2 Dies Tombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveFuse Tool3M Double Coated Foam Tape We R Memory Keepers Crop A DileRecollections White HeavyweightNeenah Desert Storm CS MFT Peek-a-Boo Circle DieEmbossing PasteTombow Xtreme

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

TAWS July Guest Designer – Take Two

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today Guest Designing for The Alley Way Stamps (TAWS)!!  This is my second and last post for the month of July!!

I had a lot of fun work and playing with their stamp sets.

I have three cards for you today.  So see back relax and enjoy!

Card 1:

You ligthened my load (TAWS)

Aren’t these ladybugs so cute!!  I had so much fun coloring them.  I used them to practicing my coloring with different colors.

I thought this sentiment was fitting for both of these ladybugs.  There are times when we need someone to help us lightened our loads and that is what they are doing here.

Card 2:

Merry Christmas (TAWS)

So for those of you who follow me, you already know my obsession with shaker cards.  This is a cute shaker card for the holiday season!!

There are a number of things you can do with this shaker card/pocket:

1. You can add a gift card before sealing it.

2. You can punch a hole at the top and add a string for an ornament.

3. You can add your message to the back of the pocket.

The possibilities are endless.

Card 3:

A Ray of Sunshine (TAWS)

I totally love this card!!  The colors are awesome!! I ink blended mustard seed and spiced marmalade together and stamped the bee with Versamark Ink.  I used Hero Arts White Embossing Powder to bring out the stamped bumble bee.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and added Doodlebug Sprinkles for added accents.

Super clean and simple! What do you think?  Please let me know below.

Supplies used:

kidncaboodlemakingholidaysbright VersamarkMFT Hybrid Black InkHero Arts Clear Embossing PowderCopic Markers Mustard SeedSpiced MarmaladeTDD Vintage Die

Thank you so much!

~Kymona

TAWS July Guest Designer

Second Post for today

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today Guest Designing for The Alley Way Stamps (TAWS)!!  I’m excited about this opportunity!!

Take a look at my card:

You're a lifesaver (TAWS)

I used The Alley Way Kids n’ Caboodle Stamp Set to create this shaker card!!  I had a ton of fun working with this stamp set.

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All of the images in this stamp set are cute and chunky!!  Great for coloring!

When I saw the sailboat, I knew I need to make a shaker card.  I also knew I wanted the boat to be in the shaker pocket with the sequin, riding the waves!!  LOL!

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my card base to an A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50.

2. I cut my card panel to the same size.

3. I used Simon Says Stamp Circle Stitched Circle Dies to cut the window in card panel.  I used the same stitched circle die to cut a circle out of a piece of pattern paper.

4. I used the panel as a guide to adhere the pattern circle to my card base.

5. I colored my sailboat with Copic Markers: R35, R37, R89, B24, B32,Y06 then cut it out.

Sailboat inside (TAWS)

6. I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool to create my shaker pocket.  I added my Lucy Adams Blue Topaz Sequin and my colored sailboat in the pocket before sealing it up.

If your unsure how to use the fuse tool to create a shaker pocket, check out this post.

7. I stamped my sentiment from the stamp set in My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.

8. Once the pocket was sealed, I adhered it to the back of the card panel and added foam adhesive.

Sailboat pieces (TAWS)

9. I added the panel to the card base and I was done!!!

When you shake the card the boat moves along with the sequin.  It’s super cute.

So what do you think? Please leave a comment below.

I hope I’ve inspired you to check out The Alley Way Stamps Store if you haven’t already!!

Supplies used:

 

kidncaboodle Stitiched Circlefuse bundleBlue Topaz Sequin MFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona