My Storage Solutions for 2017

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today sharing some of my storage solutions for 2017!!  I have so many new things I want to try and really put into practice for 2017.  The first being brush lettering.  I started in 2016 but wasn’t able to keep it up due to so many other things I had going on.  That didn’t stop me from collecting so many different brush pens.  I stored them in pencil case, drawers and other places that I couldn’t see them in plain site.

I needed a better and more practical storage solution for my markers.  Then I came across the Deflecto Stackable Cube Organizer “X” Divider.

deflecto stackable cube organizer

These storage cubes are a super practical storage solution for any sets of pens, markers, crayons, pencils, paintbrushes, scissors or any item that you need to see while crafting.

Here’s why:

  • They have four different compartments!  The four compartments can hold different items such as different brands of brush markers.



  • They have an interlocking system! This system is perfect if you have more then one cube. It keeps the cubes together.



  • The container is clear so you can see what’s inside! This was the selling point for me.  I need to see my craft stash.  If I can’t see it, I do not remember that I have it.


Totally awesome and doable for a practical storage solution!!

Do you remember my storage post back in October on the Deflecto’s blog?  I talked about the Deflecto Stackable Caddy Organizer.  It goes perfect with these cubes!!

Sooooo, tell me what you think? Are you still looking for a way to store and organize your markers, pens, pencils, crayons, etc.? I hope I was able to help you make up your mind.

Deflecto products can be purchased at, Amazon and Micheals!

Supplies used:
Deflecto - Stackable X Divided Clear Storage Organizer - 6 x 6     Deflecto - Caddy Organizer with Small Medium and Large Compartments - White

Thank you so much for stopping by!


What’s In Your Bag?

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here with a super cool post for you, What’s In Your Bag?  A Bunkie Bag, I’m talking about!!  What is a Bunkie Bag you ask?  Bunkie Bags are these cute totes that hold your favorite craft supplies including the MISTI!!

Denise from Simply Charming Everyday creates the cutest bags you could every image.  She has so many different patterns that will melt your heart!!  Denise also accepts custom orders.  I’ve put in many request for patterns that were odd and she hasn’t let me down yet!!

So with out further-a-do, lets look at what’s in my bag:

Bag One:

This first Zip Pouch happens to be my favorite one of all times! It was a special order. That button is to die for!

It keeps all of my Ali Edwards Story kits.  It fits four kits at one time.  This allows me to see what I have to work with each month.  Once a kit is finished, the new kit goes in.  Nice and neat.

Bag Two:

This Christmas Bunkie Bag was being given away on So Suzy Stamp’s blog but I could not wait so I ordered one for myself. LOL!!

It keeps all of weaving looms and fibre from The Unusual Pear in Australia.  Everything fits so nice and neat. It’s so accessible when I’m on the train. Fits right in my lap, while I weave.

Bag Three:

This Arrow Bunkie Bag was a special request to go along with my OLW 2016 – Forward.

Whenever I travel, I pack all of my essential crafting supplies in this Bunkie Bag.  Awesome right! 

Wait, I also have the Zip Bag to match. 

 I can’t show what’s inside because I’m working on something special! More to come soon!

Bag Four:

This Purple Galaxy Zip Bag was created to match my shoulder bag and my ScanNCut cover.


All of my ADORNit ArtPlay Journal cards fit nice and neat in this little bag.  Its a grab and go type of bag.

See I told you I had a bunch of them.  So, now that you know what’s in my bags.  The question remains the same, what’s in your bag? Let me know below!

These Bunkie Bags and Zip Pouches can be found in So Suzy Stamps Store!!  Head on over and check out what’s available.  Don’t forget you can put in a special order if you don’t see one that jumps out at you!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


CASology 182 – Adore

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 182 - Adore

Take a look at my card:


When I saw the cue card and who the sponsor was, I knew I had the perfect stamp set for this challenge!!

To create this card, I stamped the sentiment and two hearts from Concord & 9th Love You. Mean It., using Versafine Black ink.  Then I cut the front card panel down by 1.5 inches.  I then added a stripe of pattern paper behind that front panel.  I added some glossy accents to the two hearts for an added pop! Nice and easy!!

I created another card but thought it was way to simple.  I like this one!! I used the circle stamp this time!

Take a look:

PicTapGo-Image (1)

What do you think?  Please leave a comment below letting me know.

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

DT Badge

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is Concord & 9th!

Supplies used:

Love you Mean It Onyx Versafine Ink glossy accents

Thanks for stopping by!!


YNS – January Feature Day

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of every month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Love”!!  The DT created projects with a Love theme.

Now take a look at the bookmark I created to inspire you:

Love Bookmarks

YNS Supplies: Bookmark/Tag Die Set, Cute Butt Stamp Set, Outline Hearts Die Set and Silver Tinsel Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Ribbon, Clear Wink of Stella, Tombow Extreme Adhesive, Archival Ink

 Creating these bookmarks were easy.  What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!


All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by January 24th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


SO Suzy Stamps: Mini Notebook

Hello everyone!!  Kymona signing in late today!! Please forgive me. I’m on So Suzy Stamps blog today. I was going to boycott all of my work today but Suzy wiped me into shape!!  LOL!

Its snowing here in NY and I HATE it!!  Its cold and I hate driving in it!  I will admit its pretty to look at and thats all!!n  LOL!!

Take a look:


Right, its pretty to look at but moving that stuff dreadful!!  Back breaking, LOL!!  Ok, ok no more snow bashing since some of you might really like it.  I do not want any hate mail from my snow bashing!!

I here today with a quick little project that is sure to please.  Keeping up with our “costal theme” this month, I create this mini notebook using So Suzy Stamp Surf Shack and some Therm-o-web Gold Foil!!

Take a look:

Mini Notebook (SSS)

Isn’t this mini notebook the cutest!!  This notebook is for my coworker, she loves to write down the names and titles of books that she reads each year.  I gave her one two years ago and she is almost finish so this one is for her.

I know your wondering if there really is foil on that Shack and guess what there is!!

Take a look:

Mini Notebook 2 (SSS)

To see the full tutorial please head on over to So Suzy Stamps blog for all of the details.

Thanks for stopping by!


YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #31

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #31!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the color combo:


Take a look at the sketch:


Take a look at my card:

Breathe (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Little Darling Archer, Candy Land Glittered Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Recollection White Cardstock, retired Stampin’ Up! DSP, Versafine Black Ink, 3M Foam Tape, Tombow Stamp Runner

What do you think?  Did I follow the sketch? Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until January 28th, 2016 at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate fro a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

All of the supplies are listed above!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


You Rock – RAH

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today on the Right At Home (RAH) blog with my second post as a design team member!!!  Since my last post have you be inspired by the entire design team?  You have to admit the projects have all been super awesome!!

These sets are amazing for the upcoming holiday, Valentines Day!!  I have to admit, I love this day. I’m not sure why, I don’t have a valentine but I love it anyway, LOL!!!

I take my kids out and I give them gifts!!  My daughter will give me a gift.  My son, well lets just say, I have to force him.  Its crazy!!  Well enough about me.

My daughter and I love creating stuff for her classmates!  Check out what we created this year:

Pillow Box 3 (RAH)

To see the full tutorial and supply list, please join me over on the Right At Home Blog today!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Something Old, Something New

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp and our DT Dare!!!

What is a DT Dare you ask? It’s a fun monthly challenge for the YNS design team to show case more fabulous projects using the new release products!!


Fun right!!

Wait there is more!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post you could Win a YNS Stamp Set of your choice!!! 

Exciting right!!  It sure is for me!!

The DT Dare Challenge this month is Something Old, Something New!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the January release.

Take a look at my card:

Hi there (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Puppy Love, Crystal Clear Gumdrops

Other supplies: Retired Stampin’ Up! DSP, Retired Stampin’ Up! Photo Frame Die, Recollections White Card stock, Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink, Versafine Black Ink, 3M Foam Tape

Can you guess what’s old and what’s new?

For old, if you guessed, the DSP and the Photo Frame Die you are right!  Leaving the Puppy Love Stamp Set as the new item!

For this card, I stamped the heart randomly on the white card stock using the real red ink.  Then I cut a piece of the DSP a little smaller then the card base and adhered it to the card base with 3M foam tape.  After that I cut another piece of the DSP even smaller then the first one and attached that with foam tape. I stamped the heart and the sentiment using the real red ink and the Versamark ink. After that I adhered the frame and gumdrops.

There are plenty of steps but they are doable.

Tip: Stamp your image and sentiment before you adhere the DSP to the card front. 

What do you think?  Please let me know below.

Super simple and easy.

So tell me what you think of this challenge? I would love to know, let me know below!

Don’t forget to head on over to the Your Next Stamp Store to take advantage of the online discount code below and save an extra 20% on everything in the store!!

Don’t forget we have Blog Candy for you!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog today you have a chance of winning the blog candy.


Supplies used:

Puppy Love,jpgclear gumdrops small Recollections White HeavyweightReal Red Classic InkOnyx Versafine Ink 3M Double Coated Foam Tape

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


CASology 181 – Clear

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

This week’s cue card is :

Week 181 - Clear

Take a look at my card:

Hello clear (CAS)

I couldn’t help myself when I saw the cue card!!  I knew I wanted to use acetate as my card base.  There is nothing like a clear card, LOL!!!

Creating  this card was super easy.  I just cut the acetate to an A2 card size, 4.25 by 5.50, scored at 4.25.  Then I used Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Journaling Card Die set to cut out four speech bubbles out of Recollection black card stock.  After that I die cut Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello out of a scrap piece of watercolor paper I create earlier in the week.

watercolor pieces

I also cut it twice more for dimension. I adhered the hello to the speech bubble using Tomow’s Stamp Runner then to the acetate. The extra speech bubble was added to the inside as to not show the adhesive and for a place for a message.

That’s it!!  It took me less then 4 minutes to make this card and I photographed it at night!!  It can’t get any better then that.

I absolutely love how this card turned out.

What do you think?  Please leave a comment below letting me know.

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

DT Badge

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is STAMPlorations!

Supplies used:

LargeStitchedJournalingCardRecollections Black HeavyweightScripty HelloStamp Runner Dot Adhesive

Thank you so much for stopping by!!



CHA Recap – Day One

Hello everyone!!  I’ve been back from CHA for a week today and I’m still tired!!  There was so much packed into the 4 days that I was there!! So lets get started!

Day One: Thursday, January 7th, 2016


I arrived in California at 10:30 am and I was ready to hit the ground running.  I had no clue what to expect or what this event would even look like but I was eager to learn.

I stayed at the Red Lion Hotel which was right across the street from the convention center.



The hotel was decent!!  I had two queens sizes beds all to myself!! The staff was very polite and the entire establishment was clean and inviting for my first impression.

The other bonus to this hotel was IHop!!  It was adjacent to the hotel.  I love pancakes!! I went in their for breakfast.  The palm trees cover up the IHop sign in the picture above, LOL!!!

While waiting for my food, I was startled by Suzanne from So Suzy Stamps!!  She found me in IHop!!  Talk about CIA mission, LOL!!!  It was the first time we’ve met after working with each other for over a year!!  How awesome is that.  Another bonus, was her mom was with her!!  Mama Denise!!!  Such a fantastic women.  We sat and ate breakfast together.

Once we were done with breakfast, we headed straight to the convention center.  It took us a minute to get inside, non of the the parking garages were open. We eventually found one and made our way in, not without a hiccup!  We were directed in one direction and it turned out it was wrong. We took our chances and walked through an open door where they were setting up a volleyball tournament.  Thank you, we were in!  LOL!


The front of the convention center.


The posted schedule for the show room floor

So the first thing you have to do one is pick up your badge and goody bag from the registration table.  (Sorry I forgot to take a picture of that).


A bag full of stuff came with the registration but for now these are the most important items.  You need that badge to enter all of the events and the directory was my guide.  Now I can hit the ground running.

On Thursday and Friday, there’s classes and workshops.  The showroom floor didn’t open until Saturday so it wasn’t as crowded as I thought it would be.  Which was perfect for me since, this was my first time.  I can see and move around with no hassle.

Now let me just give you some info on my badge type.  I went to CHA as “Press”.  That means, my job is to report on the entire event.  Take pictures, blog about the event and spread the word.  In order to do that, all of the class and workshops were free for me to attend.  Now that means, I can only audit the classes.  I couldn’t actively participate, which was a bummer, but I made the best of it.  It was up to the instructors, to allow me to participate. Each class has a set amount of materials they prepared for each paid participate.  If they had extras and allowed me to play along then I did.  Despite all of that, I really enjoyed all of my classes.

First class: Beautiful Boxes sponsored by Brother International Corporation taught by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer from 2-4pm


I was super excited about this class because as all of you know, I have the Brother ScanNCut 2 and absolutely love it.  Plus I follow Julie on all of her social media outlets.  She is amazing and super knowledgeable.

This class was pretty full and the staff working the room were warm and friendly.

I sat to the back since I was press and didn’t want to take anyone space.  Believe me when I say all of the seats were taken.

I spoke to Tina who was the Marketing Manger for Brother and she gave me permission to periscope some of the class.  (I thought I set up my katch account properly but apparently I didn’t so I can’t link the videos here.  I’m upset about that.)

Julie, taught the class how to create two beautiful boxes while exploring all of the new features that the ScanNCut 2 has to offer.  Super cool and fun.  I learned a lot about my machine.

She also taught us how to create stamps and a stencil with the ScanNCut 2.  Take a look:




Totally amazing.  The possibilities of this machine is endless. Here are some of the new features she shared with us:

  1. 300 DPI Built-in Scanner with RGB Recognition: the machine can read black and white and color just by a push of a button.
  2. SVG Data Readability: All of those SVG files you currently have can be cut out with your ScanNCut 2.
  3. ScanNCut Online: You can create something on your machine and save it to the Canvas and have access to it no matter where you go.
  4. Stand-Alone:  You don’t need a computer hook up to use the machine.  You didn’t see any in the photo above.

These are just some of the features she talked about in class.  I truly enjoyed taking this class and learning all about my ScanNCut 2.

I would recommend this machine to everyone.  I love the fact that it can cut almost all of my stamped images.  (Remember to cut, the machine has to read closed lines.  So if you have an image that is whimsical with open lines, it might not read it.  Trail and error is the best way to see) No need for coordinating dies.

The sweetest part of this class was the end, when I was able to talk to Julie face to face.  Awesome.  She is full of life and energy.


I have to say I don’t like how I look in this photo, but who cares right!!  LOL!!!

Thanks Julie for this amazing class and thank you Tina for allowing me to walk the room and tape and take photos of the class.  I need to also thank the lady who let me sit over her shoulder to tape and photograph her projects. I didn’t get her name but just in case she happens to read this, Thank you!!

First class done √

Onto my first Seminar:

Hands-On Lab: Learn To Take Better Photos With Any Camera by Helen Bradley from 4-6pm

Since it was a seminar, I didn’t take photos because it was a very intimate class setting and I didn’t want to be rude.  I was invited to have a sit so I did.

We learned all about the cameras we are currently using.  How to set the camera up and take better photos.  I knew how to use my SLR prior to the class but she did give me some good pointers on the ISO, White Balance and working without a tripod.

After the class, I took a couple of photos at 10pm at night:

I use my Canon 70D Lens 50mm 1.4 f/stop:  I changed my ISO since I wasn’t using a tripod and it was super dark outside.


Flower 2


I was totally amazed and grateful for that lesson.  Can you believe these were take at night!! The camera is amazing and so was that seminar.

Before I left the convention, I stopped by the registration booth to ask some questions about the do’s and don’t as press and I ran into Jennifer Priest!!  Another young lady that I follow on different social media outlets.  This young lady is full and I mean full of information and she doesn’t mind sharing it.

Now this really isn’t a good picture of me but what the hectic!! I was in great company!


Thanks Jennifer!!!

Ok, folks, this was a long post but so worth it.  I will be back with the more CHA recaps.  I hope you enjoyed this post today!

If your on Instagram, you can see all of the photos I took by typing #kreativekymonacha2016 in the search bar.

Thank you so much for stopping by!