Crazy Birds…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Less is More challenge.  Its One Layer Week and the subject should include an Animal.

Less-Is-More-HeaderI’ve been playing along with Kathy’s 30 days of coloring challenge and I finally got my hands on Tim Holtz Crazy Birds stamp set and had to color them in.

Take a look at my card:

Happy Your My Friend

Don’t you just love these birds??  When I first saw these birds, I wasn’t a fan but then I saw all the amazing things everyone was creating with them.  So I decided that I need to get this set and I made the best choice ever.

I used my new Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set.  Can I just say these are so yummy!!  Totally cream.

The stamped sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Flowers On My Mind stamp set.

All I did was take my time and watercolor each image and letting it dry.

So what do you think?  Let me know. I think they are so cute, LOL!!!

Supplies used:

Crazy Birds tambi36_largeSSS Flowers on my MindCanson Watercolor Paper Onyx Versafine Ink

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

You’re My Lucky Charm..

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Addicted to CAS!!  Their Code Word is Green!!

ATCAS - code word greenTake a look at my card:

You're My Lucky Charm

This card was pretty simple to make.

1. My card base is an A2 size card 4.25 x 5.5 Simon Says Stamps Green Apple cardstock.

2. I used the smaller square Mama Elephant Sew Fancy die to cut my Canson watercolor paper card panel.

3. I used Lawn Fawn My Lucky Charm to stamp the four leaf clover and the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

4. I colored the four leaf clover using Intense Apple Green and Willow pencil and a water-brush.

4. I added some green flat sequin, I’m unsure where they are from.

I really love this card.  I’m send it to my Aunt who saved the day for me a couple months ago.

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

Supplies used:

SSS Green AppleSEW FANCY My Lucky Charm Onyx Versafine Ink Intense pencil Canson Watercolor Paper

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

Top Dog Dies – Just for you

Hello everyone!!  Its Top Dog Die Wednesday!!  I’m here with a die technique that I learned in my new Online Card Class called Stretch Your Dies!!

Carissa Wiley taught us how to create a window card using a die-cut opening!!  I was super excited when I saw that technique.

I went with Top Dog Dies Decorated Eggs Die Set to create my card today!

TC095-DTake a look at my card:

Just for you (TDD)

How cute is that!!  I used the solid egg die to create that window.

Take a closer look:

Just for you 4 (TDD)

I partial die cut on that egg so that the egg would be a door to my sentiment inside the card.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cute a strip of Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka, Mon Amie patten paper and adhered it to the front of my card front.

2. I placed the die to the right side of the card front.

That’s when I remembered I wasn’t going to be able to partial die cut the egg because my cutting plate was too big and my card could fold or the die cut would go through the whole card.

So I cute my card in half.  Once I’m done cutting my die I will adhere the card panel to the front of a new card front to stay with a one layer card.

3. Before attaching the card panel to my card front, I die cut the egg on my card front so that the card panel matches the card base.

4. I used Papertry Ink  Swoosh Stamp set to stamp my sentiment inside the egg and Technique Tuesday Smile Borders to stamp my sentiment on the strip of pattern paper using Memento Tuexdo Black Ink.

5. I added Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 4mm sequins  and 6mm sequins to added interest.

Just for you 2 (TDD)

Just for you 3 (TDD)

So what do you think?  Are you fascinated as much as I was.  Never thought to use my dies in this manner.  This is why I love learning!!

Supplies used:

LetsPolkaMonAmiePetitePaperPack Swoosh Smile Borders Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mm Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins Memento Black Ink

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CASology 138 – Blossom

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

Week 138 - Blossom

When I saw this cue card, I thought of flowers and rain right away.  I ordered a new stamp set and die from Simon Says Stamp that I knew I wanted to use for this challenge.

Take a look at my card:

Blossom

I love how the rain drops are falling down on my small flower pots that will case these plants to blossom!!

Since the die is so small I repeated the stamp across my card front.

1. I cut my card base to a 4 x 4 card size.

2. I used Simon Says Stamp To Thine Own Shelf to stamp the shelf my plants are sitting on in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

2. I used Simon Says Stamp Abby’s Spring Showers stamp set to stamp my plants, raindrops and sentiment.

3. The raindrops were stamped using Hero Arts Soft Pool ink.

4. I used Copic Markers: YR68,  Y02, E31, E33, and E35 to color in my images.

5. I rounded the corners.

I think this card is so cute.  I hope you do to!!

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

Design-Team

Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Deepti

Our Sponsor this week is Craft Classes Online.

Supplies used:

To Thine Own ShelfMemento Black InkAbby's Spring ShowersHero Arts Quiet Moring Ink Cubes Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

CASology Basket Winners

Hello everyone!!  I’m popping in to announce the winners from my last CASology Basket Challenge.

I use random.org to choose the winners.  I haven’t responded to any of the comments from that post because I didn’t want to add numbers to my count.  So now that the winners are chosen I will respond to all of the comments.

Winner One: Louise

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Basket winner

Winner Two: Jessa

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Basket 9

Congrats to both of you.  Please send me an email using the contact form above and I will get the stamp out to both of you!!

Thanks for playing along with me!

Till next time..

~ Kymona

Winter Watercoloring

Hello everyone!!  I’m over on So Suzy Stamps blog today sharing a watercolor card that I created with her new Snow Girl stamp and my new Tombow Brush Pens!!

Take a look:

Snow Girl

Head on over to So Suzy Stamps blog to see how I created this card.  I included some great tips too!!

Our challenge is Watercoloring and you have 16 days left to enter for a chance to win a So Suzy Stamps gift certificate.  You can enter here.

So Suzy Stamps is also having a Design Team Call!!  If you love her stamps and want to join a fabulous team click here.

Supplies used:

a5c1d-snow2bgirldeb0d-cherish2bthe2bmomentsCanson Watercolor Paper 06741-group-4-3ww-l81MquTtBWML._SL1500_DC10-2T 1_312762_ZM Doddlebug Sprinkles enamel dot

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge Inspiration Card

Hello everyone!!  I’m here again with CS Take In Make It: Take a Stamp Inspiration for our March Challenge.

Our theme is Take a Stamp!! That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!!!  Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my inspiration card:

You've been on my mind

Take a look at those flowers!! I masked and stamped them in clusters.

I used Simon Says Stamp Flowers on my Mind stamp set to stamp my flowers.

I stamped the flowers using My Favorite Things Wild Cherry Die Ink and Lemon Drop Die Ink.

I cut a very thin strip of black cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of my card base.

I added Your Next Stamp Black Gumdrops for added interest.

So what do you think? Are you ready to play along with us? I hope so!! The prize pack is awesome.

Our sponsor is PaperArtsy!

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Check out the prizes:

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Set of Lin Brown New Limited Edition Paints

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New Release Darcy Wilkinson Stamp Set

Now its your turn!!

I hope you join this challenge!! Check out my fabulous fellow DT members creations on the blog. I hope to see all of you there!!

Supplies used:

SSS Flowers on my Mindmft-wildcherrymft-lemondropblack gumdrops small

Thank you so much for stopping!!

~Kymona

CASology 137 – Tropical

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

Week 137 - Tropical

When I saw this cue card I thought of fun under the sun!! Especially since we are covered in snow here.  I can’t wait for the sun to start shining bright here.

I created two completed different cards for this challenge.

For the first card I blended 4 different colors to create a beautiful tropical background.

Take a look at my card:

You are coolThe colors are so pretty!! To create this card:

1. I die cut the circle using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Die.

2. I die cut the buttons turned into “flowers” out using Papertrey Ink Button Stacks Die.

3. I used Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean to create my tropical background.

4. My sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, they sent it to me with one of my orders as a thank you.  It was super fitting for this card.

5. I stamped the sentiment then I flagged the thin strip of cardstock. I attached it to my circle using my regular tape runner.

5. I attached my stitched circle and buttons using foam adhesive.

6. I attached Doodlebug Design Sprinkles Birthday Boy enamel dots to the center of the buttons.

You are cool straight foward

I love how that card turned out.

Now onto my second card:

This card is for Kathy’s 30 day coloring challenge.  I’ve been practicing my coloring so I wanted to stay with that challenge.

Take a look at my card:

Hello Sunshine

For this card I used a retired Stampin’ Up! image and colored it with Prisma color pencils just to see how the look.  I’m ok with this image but I’m not satisfied with it. I want to practice this type of coloring more.

I used Distress Ink Salty Ocean and the sentiment stamp is Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine.

This card fits the tropical theme, the sun, the ocean water, the kids in the sunshine.  Who could ask for anything more.

I hope my cards have inspired you to join us this month.

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

Design-Team

Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Anna

Our Sponsor this week is STAMPlorations.

Supplies used:

Stitiched CircleBitty Button Stacks DiePicked Raspberry InkSpiced MarmaladeMustard SeedSalty Ocean Distress InkDoddlebug Sprinkles enamel dotPrisma Colored PencilsHello Sunshine Stamp Set

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge – Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Waffle Flower Crafts Photo Inspiration Challenge!!  This is our fourth challenge and I’m getting better at this as the time past.

10978630_10205991015394847_5844698846496490195_nThese photo are really an inspiration to me.  I would never think to put these colors together so I’m totally grateful for them.  I get to venture out into new “color” territory.  No more red, blue, and yellow, LOL!!

Take a look at my card:

Hello Hola

The colors for this challenge are amazing.  They remind me of spring.  So I decided to create a spring card.  I can’t wait for the snow to disappear.

To create this card:

I started with a textured creamy caramel cardstock, (sorry I can’t remember the name), cut to an A2 size card.

I stamped stem, flower and leaves from Waffle Flower Rock My World Stamp Set,  with Versamark; add white embossing powder and heat set the images.

I used my Stampin’ Up! Mellon Mambo and Bermuda Bay Blendabilities and a YG13 Copic marker to color my flowers. Practicing my color skills for Kathy’s 30 day coloring challenge.

I stamped “Hello ” from Waffle Flower Rock My World Stamp set and “Hola” from Waffle Flower DT Mix Stamp Set.

I added Stampin Up! rhinestones the center of each flower.

Done!!  So what do you think?  Please let me know.  Now its your turn!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

I’m also linking this card up to Virginia’s View Challenge:  All Things Embossed

all things embossed

Supplies used:

Rock My World Stamp Set Basic RGB VersamarkCopic AnniversaryBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Muse Challenge #107

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today playing with the Muse Challenge!!  I haven’t played in a long time.  I miss this challenge, that is why I had to participate today.

The Muse this week is Vicki Dutcher, take a look a her card:

03 - March - MineNow take a look at my card:

Feel Better

I use some of the products from my Simon Says Stamp February 2015 card kit to create my card.

To create this card it was pretty simple.

I masked off both sides of my card base by 1″.

I cut different size strips of the pattern paper from the kit.

I adhered the pieces and stamped my sentiment.

I added sequins and I was done.

I love how this card turned out.  The colors are fabulous.  I hope I get to use more of this kit.

What do you think?  Please let me know below.

Supplies used:

SSS Feb 2015 Authentique Pattern Paper Hand Letter EncouragementSequins111-2T

Thank you very much!

~Kymona