YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #38

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #38!!

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

Take a look at the color combo:

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Take a look at the sketch:

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Take a look at my project:

Hello (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Word Critters – Cats and Dogs Stamp Set, Circles – Stitching Marks Die Set, Circles Die Set, Crystal Clear Gumdrops, Whatnot Sentiments Set Five

Other Supplies: Recollection Heavyweight White Cardstock, Stampin’ Up Retired Bakers Twine, Lawn Fawn Sunshine Cardstock, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Petite Paper Pack, Tombow Irojiten Tranquil Colored Pencils

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

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until May 12, 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 f0r 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 listed above!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp January 2016 Blog Hop

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Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, I love this blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps makes squeal!! LOL!!

This release is super cute!!  Yesterday’s sneak peek was fun.

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Julie’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 Holly‘s blog.

My favorite set from this release is the Little Darling Archer stamp set! I love the arrows in this set.  My one little word is forward and those arrows are my symbol so I was excited to see them.

Are you ready for my big reveal?  I made two cards to inspire you!

Take a look at my card:

True Love with arrows

 

True Love arrows (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Little Darling Archer

Other Supplies: Recollection White Cardstock, Copic Marker R46, Versafine Black Ink

Take a look at my second card:

Its a spinner card that doesn’t open.  Its a one layer card.  Super cute and fun.

The front

Happy V Day (YNS)

The back

Happy V Day (YNS) 2

YNS Supplies: Roses for You, Cute Butt

Other Supplies: Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, retired Stampin’ Up! Stacked With Love DSP, Recollection Black Cardstock, Versafine Black Ink, Copic Markers, Stampin’ Up! Linen Thread

So what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these cards to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these items are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because one lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on January 20th.  So don’t forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to get
20% off your entire purchase!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

YNS – December 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 “Winter”!!  The DT created projects with a Winter theme.

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

Celebrate the Season (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Holiday Hello Stamp Set, Star Ink Splatter, Ocean Mist Glittered Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Simon Says Stamp Postage Die, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Versamark, Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils, Ranger Archival Ink, 3M Foam Tape

Here’s how I created this card.:

  1. I used stamped the stars with versamark ink, added embossing powder and heat set the stars.
  2. Then I blended the three different distress inks on top of the stars.
  3. I stamped the sentiment and cat with Ranger Archival Ink.
  4. Then I colored the cat with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils.
  5. I die cut the panel with Simon Says Stamp Postage Die.
  6. I popped it up using foam tape.
  7. I added gumdrops to finish the card off.

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 December 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!!

Kymona

So Suzy Stamps October 2015 Challenge – Halloween

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

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Check out my card:

Halloween (SSS)

I just love how that background turned out!!  I’m not use to making background but I wanted to give this a try and I’m so glad I did!!

Here’s how I created this card:

  1. I cut out a circle mask and adhered it to the card front so that I could blended Distress Ink Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves together to create the night sky.IMG_5380
  2. Then I used Heidi Swap Star Stencil and Hero Arts Unicorn Ink and added some stars in the sky.
  3. Then I used WPlus9 Shimmer Spray Mist to add shimmer dimension in the sky.
  4. After that I stamped So Suzy Stamps Safest Day Stamp Set using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.
  5. Then I stamped the So Suzy Stamp Halloween Cat using the same Hybrid Ink .
  6. Then I used the Hybrid Ink to add color to my Unique Laser Deisgns Halloween Mini Chipboard and adhered it within my moon.

It might look hard, but it was the easiest card I could have created!!

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:

WPlus9 Shimmer Spray MistSafest DayMFT Hybrid Black InkHalloween CatHero Arts Unicorn Pigment InkMini Halloween Chipboard0421.1443553989.451.416

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp Birthday Blog Hop!!!

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Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, my second blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps tickles me pink!!

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Deborah’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom and start at Jeanie’s blog.

I’m over the top excited about this birthday blog hop and this great release!  All of the sets and dies are amazing!!  My favorite one is the Cute Alpha Stamp Set and die!  I used that set on one of my cards below.

Are you ready for my big reveal?  I made two cards to inspire you!

Take a look at my first card:

Your Paw-some (YNS)

I have to admit, I’m not a dog or cat fan.  I’m totally afraid of them but this card makes me change my mind for just a minute, LOL.  I love the how this card turned out.  I also love how this stamp set comes with so many small pieces that can be used for so many different card looks.

YNS Supplies: Phoebe with a Wagon Stamp Set and Die Set

Other Supplies: Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, Black and White Cardstock

Take a look at my second card:

Back to school 3 (YNS)

This is my favorite card.  I created this card for my daughters new teacher.  It’s a back to school card that my daughter will give to her new teacher.  I really thing she will enjoy this.

I love making shaker cards.  They are super fun and interactive.  For this card I decided that I wanted the entire card to be a shaker card.  I created the watercolor panel and didn’t want to add anything to it.  So I decided to project it behind the plastic.

Check out my process:

Watercolor back to school (YNS)

I used Versamark Ink and inked up my entire stamp set without taking the stamps off of the sheet they came on. That allowed me to keep letters and numbers nice and even.

Watercolor Back to school 2 (YNS)

After I stamped onto the watercolor paper, I added embossing powder and heat set it.

Watercolor Back to School 3 (YNS)

I used my paint brush and added a good amount of water to the watercolor paper.  Then I added my distress ink colors one at a time to the watercolor paper.  I did two watercolor washes, heating setting in between each wash.  I totally love how this turned out.  How could you add anything directly on top of it?  So the only way to decorated it with out touching it was to create a full shaker card.

Back to school (back)

My daughter did write on the back of the watercolor panel before I sealed it in the plastic. I blocked out both names to protect them.  I just wanted you to see what the back looks like.

My daughter loves how this card turned out.

Lets take another look at the card:

Back to school 2 (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Phoebe with a Wagon Stamp set and die, Cute Alpha Stamp set

Other Supplies: We R Memory Keepers Tool Bundle, Lucy Abrams Just Peachy Sequin, Copic Markers R27, Y17, C3, Vellum, Versamark Ink, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

So what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these cards to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these cards are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because three lucky commenters will have a chance to win a YNS $50 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on August 12th.  So don’t for get to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.

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Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to choose your own discount!!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

 

a2z Scrapbooking May Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with our May Challenge!!!  The theme is Anything Goes!!

Our new challenge is super duper easy this month!!  Our challenge this month is Anything Goes!!  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:

Thanks for being my friend

Oh boy, I love how this card turned out!!!

Here is how I created this card:

1. I used Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and cut it to an A2 size card, 8.50 by 5.50 scored at 4.25.

2. I used Stampin’ Up! Decorative Dots Embossing Folder and embossed the card front.

3. I cut two pieces of pattern paper from Create a Smile Feel Good Paper Pack and layered them uneven on my card base.

4. I stamped my cat and dog from Hero Arts Playful Animals stamp set using My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink onto a white piece of cardstock.

5. I colored both images using Copic markers: Y35, Y38, C3, C6

6. I stamp the sentiment using Hero Arts Friends stamp set.

7. I attached the white cardstock to my pattern paper using regular adhesive.

8. I added some Stampin’ Up! Brights Candy Dots, Basic Hodgepodge Clips and Whisper White Bakers Twine.

Super easy and fun.

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!

The Playful Animals stamp set 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:

playful animals Decorative Dots Embossing Folder Feel Good Paper Pack Copic Markers Brights Candy DotsBasics Hodgepodge Clips Whisper White Baker's TwineNeenah Desert Storm CS

One more thing before I go, did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?. If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!! You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

I’m also linking my card up to Virginia’s View Challenge.

Layers and Dimensions

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona