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
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Happy Birthday To Me!!

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Yes, today is my birthday!!!  I’m super excited!!

I made a couple of cards for myself!!

LOL, for myself (shaking my head)!!

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I used the candle stamp and watercolor resist to create this card.

I wonder if my cake will be pink and purple?

Let's Celebrate you

I used the balloon and the largest sentiment stamp to create this card.

The sentiment comes scratchy and I like it.

Yay Its your BirthdayI created a stencil with Your Next Stamp Stripe-tastic Circle Die and the rest of the sentiment stamps from Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit.

Nothing fancy or perfect but its for me!!

What will I do today?

I am going to craft and take my kids out to dinner later this evening.

I hope I can get some rest too, we will see!

 

Supplies used:

SSS April 2015 CardKit Stripetastic Circle DiePTI Summer Sunrise InkHibiscus Burstblueberry skyPTI Tropical Teal black gumdrops small Doodlebug Bubblegum SprinklesBasic Black Bakers Twine67f65-white2bembossing2bpowder

Thanks for stopping by!

Kymona

SSS Wednesday Blog Challenge – Happy Birthday Card 2

I’m back with another card for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge.

I’ve been watching a lot of videos on using watercolor on cards and I love how it looks.  So I decided to try the technique myself.

Take a look:

Happy Birthday Watercolor

The die cut balloon is what I used the watercolor technique on.  For my first try, I think I did an OK job.

As I look at the card, I realized that the background on the card is competing with the balloon image.  It might look better if the card base was blank, then the balloon image would really stand out on its own.  All in all, this was a learning experience for me.

Please, leave a comment letting me know what you think.

Supplies used:

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink

Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink

Hero Arts Orange Soda Ink

Hero Arts Orange Soda Ink

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Point Borders

On Point Borders

Birthday Balloons

Birthday Balloons

SSS Balloons Craft Dies

SSS Balloons Craft Dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Stampin’ Dimensionals
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I also used a gold trim elastic cord from Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration free kits.

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