CASE a Designer – Where Creativity Meets C9

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog Challenge Design Team!! Our challenge this month is Love.

Take a look at my card:

I’m casing Diane Jaquay, take a look at her card:

The colors she used are so pretty, I had to try and copy it. Plus, watercoloring is my favorite type of medium to use.

To create my card:

  1. I used Concord & 9th Butterfly Beauty Stamp Set and Distress Ink Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade to create the multicolor butterflies.
  2. I used the mini ink pads and added the color randomly using both ink pads.
  3. Then I sprayed the stamp with water and stamped the card front.
  4. Once the butterflies dried, I stamped the butterfly body with Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Black Ink.
  5. After that, I die cut the sentiment grateful from Concord & 9th Grateful Leaf Die twice and adhered it to the card front.
  6. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment using Concord & 9th Lace Leaf Stamp Set using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Black Ink.

Nice and easy.

What do you think?  Please let know below.

I can’t wait to see how you interpret our challenge theme this month.

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Did you know that we have a giveaway going on? Yes, we do!! Our sponsor Concord and 9th is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their shop!!  Yes!!!  Isn’t that big.  Plus the winner gets to be a guest designer for a future challenge.

Here’s how: Create a project using Concord and 9th and upload it on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog by the 29th of every month of for a chance to win.  A random winner will be chosen and it could be you!!

Are you ready?  So, go and create!!

Please don’t forget to follow Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook, Instagram and the Blog.

Supplies used:

Butterfly Beauty Stamp SetRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Mustard SeedRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Spiced MarmaladeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Sprayer - 2 OuncesGrateful Leaf DiesLace Leaf Stamp SetLace Leaf BUNDLE

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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Embellishments – a2z Scrapbooking November 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a a2z Scrapbooking Challenge. The theme this month is Embellishment!!embellishment

Take a look at my card:

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Using the layering stamp sets make it so easy to create beautiful images.  I used the guide that came with the stamp set and inked and stamped the images according to the guide. I started with the lighest color, then the middle color to the darker color.  Nice and easy.

I used a Copic Multiliner to create the dash lines to create movement after stamping the sentiment at the bottom of the card.

To finish the card off I added a rhinestone at the end of the sentiment.

I made two cards:

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Super, super easy to create.

What do you think? I would love to hear what you think below.

I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of December.  Good Luck!

If you would like to purchase any Hero Arts products please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

Thanks for stopping by!
~Kymona

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

 

 

Clearly Planned Week and Custom Post-It Note

Hello everyone!!!  Today is the day for the big Clearly Planned Release!!

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I have a lot to share so lets get started!

Full Planner Spread KT

My weekly pages need to be full of detail so that I don’t miss all of the important things I have to do each day.  Repeat stamping with the By Appointment stamp set allows me to see and remember the small task that can get lost during the day.  My favorite stamps set from this collection is the Sneak a Peek stamp set.  I love coloring those little animals.  They make my pages fun.

To see the entire Clearly Planned Collection, click here.

Here is a closer look:

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I went with the color scheme of the pages, which was pink and black.  I added gold because it adds pop to the pages.  So I added washi tape to start off with.  Then I stamped the little animals from the Sneak a Peek stamp set to fill in some pages.  Coloring these images allowed me to bring in some my cardmaking skills to my planner pages.

Page Two.1 KT

Having a full time job, doesn’t allow me to do much during the week.  The weekend is where most of my action happens.  Its shameful that I only have two days.  For this page, you can see what I have to do around my house and with my children.

Let take a closer look at some of my own personal style:

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Close up of Watercolor stamping KT

Watercoloring is my favorite medium to work with.  It is fun and free of judgment.  I created my own journaling card out of watercolor paper.  I stamped and embossed using the Makin’ a List stamp set. I love how it turned out.  It adds a piece of who I am to the pages.

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I created another watercolor panel to die cut some butterflies out to add to the pages as embellishments.

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For this cute giraffe for the Sneak a Peek stamp set, I extended the giraffe’s neck by masking what I already stamped and stamp only the neck again. Another card making technique.

Besides the new stamps and dies, the Clearly Planned line also has a collection called Sticky Situation. They are these super cute sticky notes that works well with the Makin’ a List stamp set. I absolutely love them.

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I added the sticky note directly on my page to list out all of the things I need to do for the week using the same Makin’ a List stamp set.  Its a check list so as I complete the task I can check it off and move on to the next thing.

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Since my list is long, it will take me a couple of days to complete these task so adding it to two days in my spread is awesome.  I can see what I have to do for those two days.  Also if I need to change or add to those days, I can lift the sticky note and write directly on the page.

I have to say for a newbie, I really love how my pages turned out!!  I’m impressed with myself and how pretty these blank pages turned out!!

Will you give this method of planning a try?  Let me know below.  Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the TE Store!

CP Giveaway

The giveaway ends on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

To receive all of the Clearly Planned Update, I encourage you to sign up for our newsletter. Just click here and sign up.

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After you subscribe, you will receive an email with a coupon code good for $5 off any one order placed in the TE web store between now and 11:59pm PST on Sunday, August 21st. It’s just one way we want to say thank you for joining us on this new adventure!

I hope you join us on this new planning journey!!  Please share your planner pages with me.  I would love to see.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

So Suzy Stamps November 2015 Challenge -Thanksgiving/Fall

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Hello everyone, I’m here today with So Suzy Stamps November 2015 Blog Challenge.

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Check out my card:

Thank you, fall(SSS)

I love how these butterflies look embossed!! The true meaning of Thanksgiving is to give thanks!!  I plan on doing that this November!!  Stay tune for that.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I used WPlus9 Sunshine Layers Die to die cut my white panel frame.
  2. Then I stamped my butterfly 3 times with Versamark ink.
  3. I used retired Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise Gumball Green embossing powder to color my butterfly.
  4. I stamped my sentiment, then I tied some string around my card panel.
  5. I attached my card panel to my card base.
  6. I attached some of Lucy Abrams Fairy Lights Sparkly Shaker to the front of my card.

So what do you think?  Please let me know below!!

Check out my fellow design team members!!  You will not want to miss it..

I hope you join in our challenge this month.

Supplies used:

Sunshine DieVersamarkButterfly 3 Thank you Neenah Desert Storm CS Lucy Fairy Lights Sequin

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

CASology 157 – Wings

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

This week’s cue card is super simple!!

 

Week 157 - WingsTake a look at my card:

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My butterflies were punched out of the watercolor panels I created a week ago.  Take a look at how pretty they turned out.

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I used Stampin’ Up! Elegant and Bitty Butterfly Punch to punch out my butterflies out of one of the watercolor panels above.

I adhered them with glue dots.

I used stamped and embossed Papertrey Ink Lunchbox Love  with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.

I rounded the bottom left corner and that’s it!!  I’m done.

I love how this card turned out!!  I hope you do to!  Let me know below.

Now its your turn!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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

Design-Team

Gillian Ross

Hannelie Baster

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Sponsor this week is 7 Kids College Fund.

Supplies used:

SU Bitty Butterfly PunchElegant Butterfly PunchPTI Lunchbox LoveHero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

Thank you so much for stopping by.

~Kymona

a2z Scrapbooking June 2015 Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with our June Challenge!!!

Our new challenge is sure to please you this month!!  Our challenge this month is New Beginning!!  Use any Hero Arts product to create anything that fits your fancy.  This will be fun and interesting.  The possibilities are endless.

Check out the card I created for this challenge:

So, I’m taking the new Online Card Class Mask-erade and Shari Carroll taught us how to create a background using liquid masking.  I thought it was such a cute idea that I wanted to try it myself.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my watercolor paper panel down to 3-3/4 x 5-1/2.

2. I stamped the Hero Arts Three Artistic Butterflies with Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink.

3. I covered each butterfly with Incredible White Mask and let it dry.

4. Then I stamped Tim Holtz Mesh & Linen with Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink right on top of the butterflies.

5. Then I used Hero Arts Bubble Confetti Stencil and Distress Inks Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed and added different ink spots to my card panel.

6. I let my card panel dry and then I used my fingers to remove the dried liquid mask.  In the process of removing the mask, my paper tore.

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7. To fix that, I used a little bit of glue to attach the ripped piece back.

8. I attached my card panel to the front of Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue cardstock.

9.  I attached the card panel to the card base with tape.

10. I die cut Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Congrats out of black cardstock 3 times.

11. I stacked the die cuts on top of each other and adhered it to the card front.

12. I stamped another sentiment from that same stamp set underneath the die cut.

13. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the die cut for added interest.

I had a lot fun creating this card.  So what do you think?  Let me know below.

Amazing isn’t it!! I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of May.  Good Luck!

A good number of my supplies can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Three Artistic butterflies Mesh and LinenBubble Confetti Stencil Archival InkpadSpiced Marmalade mini ink pad
Peacock feathers mini inkCanson Watercolor paper Mustard Seed Mini InkpadHR Soft graniteHA Stamp and Cut CongratsIncredible White Maskaudrey blueWink of Stella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m linking my card up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona