YNS Feature Day – Spooky/Scary

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 the 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 “Spooky/Scary”!!  The DT created projects related to anything scary or spooky.

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

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YNS Supplies: Batty Background Ink Splatter Stamp Set, SpookTacular Halloween

Other Supplies: Distress ink Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Blending Tool, Bristol Smooth Paper, Clearsnap Colorbox Black Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink

I love how those bats look so real on this card.  I would be scared if I saw all of those bats above my head.

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!

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All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by September 26th 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!!

Supplies used:

batty-background-splatter spooktacular-halloween

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

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Wedding Invitations

Hello everyone!!  I’m here to share with you some wedding invitations that I created for my cousins wedding in Jamaica, WI this July!!

I was commissioned to create 105 invitations with little directions.  The colors are blue, coral and white.  That was all I had to go on and i didn’t have a lot time to create them since they needed to go out so that people could make their travel plans.

Take a look at the invites:

Invitation complete

You have the invitation and envelope, reply card and envelope and a ribbon closure.

Check out my journey:

To create the invitation base, I used the envelope punch board to create an envelope but this is no ordinary envelope.

Invitation base

Once these card bases were cut and scored, the actually invite was created digitally and sent to print.

Once they printed, they were cut and adhered inside the blue base with Tombow Stamp Runner Adhesive.

Cut invites

Next up were the envelopes.  105 envelopes were cut using a Stampin’ Trimmer. They were adhered together with Tombow Extreme Adhesive.

envelope

Scoring the cardstock is up next.

envelope 2

The reply cards were created digitally as well.  Printed and sized perfectly.  The envelopes were created for those as well.

Once all of the paper was cut and put together.  The invitations were complete.

Invitation sets

I have to admit, I was given a month and a half to complete these and it was hard work.

105 cut invitation bases cut and scored
105 invitations cut
105 envelops cut and scored
105 reply cards cut
105 reply envelops cut and scored
105 ribbons

That is a lot of paper cut by hand!!

Here is some of the scraps left:

Scrap paper

This is just one table!!

I’m glad they turned out so pretty and that I was able to make my cousins happy!!

What do you think?  Should I go into the invitation business? Let me know below.

Supplies used:

Tombow Xtremeenvelope punch boardStampin' TrimmerRecollections White HeavyweightStamp Runner Dot Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #28

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!! I know it was yesterday but I was cheering my son on at this All County Football Game so I couldn’t be here to wish everyone a great Thanksgiving!!

I had so much fun with my family.  We had a small intimate dinner this year and I loved it.

How was your Thanksgiving?

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #28!!

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

Take a look at the sketch:

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Take a look at the color combo:

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I had to go for the sketch this time around.  It was so easy and pretty to pull off.

Take a look at my card:

Winter Cheer (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Holiday Hello, Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Lawn Fawn Deep Sea, My Favorite Things Wavy Ride the Wave Die, Bo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper

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

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until December 10th, 2015 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!!

Supplies used:

HolidayHello2015 IceIceBabyGD Deep Sea Ink MFT ride the waveBo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

 

Waffle Flower Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Waffle Flower Crafts New Photo Challenge!!  The colors for this challenge are so pretty.  I was in awe when I say the colors.  They are so deep and very rich!

Photo challenge

I thought long and hard about what I wanted to create using these colors.  It had to be meaningful because the colors called for it.  So I decided that I wanted to use the new DT Mix Stamp Set.

The sentiment ” You Will Forever Be My Always”, has a deep sentimental meaning in the corners of my heart.  I have a small story for you, you might need a tissue. So get ready.

A couple of years ago before my daughter was born, her father and I use to listen to the radio in the car all the time.  There was one song that use to come on all the time.  It was a country song by a women I didn’t recognized.

At first we didn’t realize that song played each and every time we were in the car together.  One evening he picked me up from work and the song was on and I asked him if he knew what the name of the song was or who sang the song.  We loved the song but didn’t know the name of it.  So right there and then, I called that radio station to find out who sang the song and the name.

The DJ said it was Forever And For Always by Shania Twain.  He asked me if I wanted to hear it and I said yes, and dedicated it to Ray!  That song became our song.  He always said we will be together “forever and for always”,  because “we just fit”.

December 25, 2005 we found out that we were going to have a baby, on December 28, 2005 he died from cardiovascular disease.  He never did get chance to see our daughter who is going to 9 this year, but he did keep his promise.  He is with me through her “Forever and for Always”!

So I made my card in memory of him!

Take a look:

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Thanks Tessa for creating that sentiment just for me!  I love how this card turn out. Its a CAS card with a lot of sophistication.

I learned this Border Gap Die-Cutting and Masking technique from the Online Card Class Clean and Simple 4.

This card was easy to create.

Just use a border die and cut my front panel into three pieces.

Then I used masking tape to cover up the different “waves” so that ink doesn’t transfer onto them while I’m blending.

Once the blending is done, I stamped my sentiment at the top and added some gold sequin to highlight the sentiment.

I added foam tape to the back of the panel and adhered it to the card front.

Once you know what to do, its a breeze to recreate this card again.

So what do you thing of my card?  Now you know a little bit more about me. So what do you thing?

I’m going to live you with the video of the song so you can listen the words of the song.

Supplies used:

Basic RGB PTI Summer Sunrise InkSalty Ocean Distress InkDistress Ink Broken ChinaSSS Sparkle and Shine sequin Large Scallop Die

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Fall is coming…..

Hello everyone!!  Fall official starts tomorrow, can you believe that?  I can’t.  Where in the world did the summer go.  I didn’t really get to do much.  No vacation.  That is so shameful.

For those of you who know me well, knows I DO NOT like the cold.  I hate it with a passion.  The only thing I like about this time of year is a mug full of soup or a tea!!  Yes, I love drinking tea or eating soup out of large mugs.  It makes me feel cozy!!

So today I’m here with the Muse Challenge #85.  The Muse this week is Marion Vagg!  I really like her card.  The flowers are so nice and simple.

Take a look at Marion’s card:

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I wish I had such luck with flowers.  I don’t even own a flower die cut, so I needed to come up with something else.

I’m also entering my card into the NBUS Challenge.  The stamp set I used is new and I just received it in the mail.

NBUS

Take a look at my card:

Warm and Cozy

I love this little tea cup of “warmness”!  Can you imagine sitting on your sofa with a cover, good book and this cup of tea!!  Yes, I’m ready for the fall now!!  My new mug from the 2014 mug swap came just in time for the chilly weather.

My color inspiration came from this mug which I love:

 Blue mugPhoto Credit 

I didn’t have a Copic marker close to this color so I choose the next best color.  I think it turned out just great!

So what do you think?  Please let me know.

Before I go I wanted to Thank You everyone over at the Muse for voting for my card last week.  I received Honorable Mention for this card.

Supplies used:

CUP_OF_WISHES CUP_OF_WISHES-CC Copic MarkersMemento Black InkPretty Pink Posh clear

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Red, White and Blue…

Hello everyone! I’m here today with a Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #169: Vellum Overlays.  I’m so late in posting this card.  I couldn’t decide what I wanted to create for this challenge.

So, I picked the colors that I wanted to work with first.  Since July 4 is this Friday, I decided to go with red, white and blue.  Once I knew that, I saw it fitting to use PTI’s Cover Plate: Stars Die.

After figuring all of that out, I needed to see how my vellum piece would look attached to my card.  Once I added it, I realized I didn’t have a sentiment on my card.  That’s when it hit me that I should add the sentiment to the vellum and in silver for an extra pop.

Yes, that turned out neatly!

Take a look at my card:

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Time to celebrate

 

I attached my vellum with two bronze brads.  I must me honest, when I decided to add brads, I knew for sure I had silver ones.  Well, I such everywhere and I could not find them.  So, I decided to us the bronze brads and I like it.

What do you think?  Don’t be afraid to let me know, good or bad.

Supplies Used:

PTI Stars DieWet Paint 3Bazzill Blueberry SourSSS Lipstick Red CardstockBazzill Marshmallow CSWhite VellumBig Shot Die-Cut MachineMagnetic PlatformStampin' TrimmerTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive

I also used Stampin’ Up!’s Retired Pewter embossing power and brads.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

What’s Your Favorite Watercolor Color?

watercolor for card makers

I must say this Watercolor for Card Makers is an awesome class.  I’m learning so much and sharing it with my daughter has been even better.  Both of us are having a lot of fun learning about colors and how the work with one another.  Once her cards are posted I will link them here in my blog so you can see what her take on the lessons were.

Today’s card is a Stamped Emboss Resist and Watercolor Wash Card.  Kristina Werner taught us how to add ink on top of an embossed image, the ink just happens to be watercolor.  I’ve practice this technique a couple of weeks ago and it took me a while but I got it down pack and my card came out really nice. You can check out my post on April 30.

For my new card, I wanted to create a male card.  I don’t have many of those, I wanted to make sure I tried colors that were suited for men.  I love blues, yellow, and coral.  I also tried something new.  ADDING STITCHING TO MY CARD!!!  I’ve never done that before but I wanted to finally try it.  It was exciting!

Love to call you my friend

I love how the colors blended to make colors that weren’t in my original palette.  When I added the yellow to the tip of the blue it create that pretty green.  The same when I added the coral to the yellow, it created the orange.  It was amazing.

Creating the background was pretty easy.

I used Impression Obsessions Honeycomb Stamp to create my background.  I stamped it with VersaMark and embossed it with Stampin’ Up! clear embossing powder.

I used my Koi Watercolors,  I used number 23, 24 and 8.

My vellum and card stock was attached with my small sewing machine.  I had that sewing machine for two years and never used.  I pulling it out to create this card and I’m so glad I did.

Guess what, I didn’t know how to use the sewing.  I had to ask my daughter to help set up the machine.  I thought that was funny and she loved teaching me.

All and all, my card came out the way I had hoped it would.  I’m very pleased with the look.  I hope you are too!

 

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsCover-a-Card HoneycombExpressions Thinlits Diesgumball-green-stampin-emboss-powderSnail AdhesiveStampin' TrimmerStampin' DimensionalsPacific PointSewing MachineLawn Fawn SequinExchanging FriendsTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive