Celebrating Kindness Blog Hop with Julia Altermann!

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Hello everyone!!  Welcome to the Celebrate Kindness Blog Hop!! If you arrived here from the talented Keren’s blog you are on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start from the beginning at our guest of honor’s blog, the wonderful Julia.

I’m here today with a super special blog hop for Julia Altermann from Just One More Card to celebrate two things:

  1. Reaching 10K YouTube Subscribers, and
  2. to say Happy Birthday to her!!!!!!

Aren’t those two fantastic reasons to celebrate!! I think so and I feel so honored to be apart of this celebration.

Are you wondering how Julia and I met? Let me give you the story!!

I can’t remember where I saw this card by Julia two years ago but when I saw it, I was in love. I had to find out more.

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I visited her blog and I feel in love with her style.  She had a video to show me how to create this card and I had to try it.

She introduced me to Gerda Steiner Design, because of her I purchase so many of Gerda’s stamps. Which started a friendship with Gerda and I.  Thanks Julia for that!

That’s not all, Julia has introduced me to so many other great people and crafty stuff!

Let me think:

  1. Prismacolor Pencils
  2. Purple Onion Design
  3. Stabilo Pens
  4. Kit and Clowder Online Coloring Classes
  5. Bloobel Digi
  6. Polychromous Color Pencil
  7. Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point Gel Pen

The most important of them is her Friendship!!  Although Julia is Germany and I am in the US, we have great conversations, when time permits and I am grateful for that.

So now you know some of our background let the fun begin.  I decided to case one of her cards for this hop.  It only makes sense she inspires me so much!

Here is Julia’s card that I cased:

Julia's card

Here is my card:

Happy Birthday Julia

Happy Birthday Julia!!

I wish you many, many, many more!!

I created another card just because Julia is that wonderful!! Clean and simple is my style so that is what I wanted to create for Julia!

Take a look:

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Just for you Julia!!  You are wonderful and I’m so glad to have met you.

Congrats on your successful YouTube channel and Happy Birthday!!

Wait I have one more card for you:

Happy Birthday Embossed

This card was so easy to create!! All I did was emboss on kraft cardstock.  I think Julia will love this one.

Ok, ok, no more sappy stuff, LOL!!  Onto the blog hop prizes!!  Those are always fun. What is a blog hop without giveaways!!  Take a look at the list of prizes:

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A $15 gift card to Altenew
A $100 gift card to CAS-ual Fridays
A $25 gift card to Concord & 9th
A $20 gift card to Gerda Steiner Designs
A $30 gift card to Kit & Clowder
A $25 gift card to My Favorite Things
A $25 gift card to Purple Onion Designs
A $30 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
A custom prize package from Seven Hills Crafts
A $40 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
Three custom prize packages from Stabilo

Amazing right!!  Anyone can be a winner!!  Everyone who leaves a comment by July 31st, 2016 by midnight will be entered into the drawing and the winners will be announced August 1 on Julia’s blog Just One More Card.  There will be a total of 13 prizes up for grabs.

So what are you waiting for!!!  The super talented Laura Bassen is up next!!

Go and check out everyone’s cards and leave them a super nice note!!  Just in case you’ve lost your way, I’ve added all of the participants blog below.

Just One More Card
Birka Reinitz
Debra James
Francine Vuillème
Jenn Shurkus
Jessa Feig
Keren Baker
Kymona Tracey ← you’re here
Laura Bassen
Laura Sterckx
Michelle Short
Marika Rahtu
Nichol Magouirk
Nina-Mari Trapani
Sonja Kerkhoffs
Simon Says Stamp
Stephanie Klauck
Tara Cardwell
Yoonson Hur

I hope you enjoyed what’ve seen here today.  I would love to hear from you!!  Please let me know what you think?

Supplies used:

MAKE A WISHWonky Stitched Rectangles Stax Rect peek a boo rectangle window dieTombow Irjiten Vivid Color PencilsElliot purple onionyou reason Penjuin and stamp set

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Kymona

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a2z Scrapbooking March 2016 Challenge

Second Post for the day
If your looking for So Suzy Stamps March Challenge, click here

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

Our new challenge is all about Embossing!!!!!

Check out the card I created for this challenge:

Congrats (a2z)

Can you see the embossed triangle pattern?  I love how this turned out.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I used Prima Watercolor Confections to create the watercolor background.
  2. Then I used Hero Arts Triangle Background and embossed the watercolor panel.
  3. After that, I trimmed the watercolor panel down, then I used Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut and cut out the sentiment out of the panel.
  4. I die cut the sentiment out of some white card stock and glued them together.
  5. Then I adhered the watercolor panel to the card base.
  6. After that, I glued the sentiment together, then I inlayed them back into the panel.
  7. I added three black pearls for an added touch.

What do you think?

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 April.  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:

Prima Watercolor Confection HA Triangle Background Congrats stamp and cutNeutral mixed pearlsPrima Watercolor paper 6x6.jpg

 

Thank you for stopping by!!

Kymona

CASology 150 – Graduation

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

I totally loved last week’s cue card.  That stamp is my favorite.  She is so full of detail and intense.  I hope you enjoyed it!

Now on to this weeks cue card:

Week 150 - Graduation

Now take a look at my card:

Graduation (CAS)

I love this wavy graduation card.  Graduations are suppose to be fun and exciting.

My son is graduating high school next year and I can’t wait.  We are going to have so much fun.  I can’t believe he is heading to college already.  I had him while I was in college so this has come full circle for me.  I’m so excited.

He is a great kid and I know he will do great things!!

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cute my card base to an A2 size card 5.50 by 4.25 scored at 5.5o.

2. I used My Favorite Things Die-namics Ride the Wave Die to cut the four waves out of Stampin’ Up! in colors cardstock.

3. I attached the two bottom waves first then I stamped my sentiment from My Favorite Things Wavy Greeting Stamp Set using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.

4. Then I adhered the next two waves.

5. I added Your Next Stamp Crystal Clear Gumdrops in random places.

Super Smooth!!!

Nothing to it!! I hope you join us this week!!

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:

Sarah

Our Sponsor this week is STAMPlorations.

I’m also linking my card up to Viginia’s View Challenge #15.

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Supplies used:

MFT ride the wave mft wavy greetingsMFT Hybrid Black Inkclear gumdrops small

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

a2z Scrapbooking June 2015 Challenge

Second post for the day

If your looking for So Suzy Stamps New Release, click here

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

Papertrey Ink Day 2 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m back again with Papertrey Inks Day 2 Challenge.  I’m going backward then I will go forward.  I don’t know why I started in the middle but here I am, LOL!!!

Day 2 instruction are to create a new project that is inspired by one of Maile Belles‘ creations.

I chose this card:

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Take a look at my card:

Congrats

I love how she stacked the word Love on her card so I decided to create a “Congrats” card using the same technique. I used the Wet Paint III stamp set.

I totally love this color combo too!!  I used Papertrey Dye Ink Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores and Berry Sorbet!!

So what do you think? I love how this turned out.  I’m ready for any special event!!  LOL!!!

Supplies used:

PTI Summer Sunrise InkHawaiian ShoresPTI Berry Sorbet InkWet Paint 3 SSS Fog cardstockPTI White Cardstock MME Charmed Enamel Dots

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Craft Stamper Blog Hop

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Hello everyone!!   Welcome to Craft Stamper Magazines very first Take it, Make It blog hop!

If you have landed here from Jolande blog then you’re in the right place!

A list of all the blog hop links can be found HERE.

The January challenge is called ‘Take A Stamp’, and is really simple…just use a stamp somewhere in your art!

Take a look at the project I am sharing today (the pictures do not do it justice):

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How cool is this little guy!! I had so much fun coloring this little pig from Simon Say Stamps Birthday Farm Animals.  Thanks Kay Miller for the inspiration for this card!!

Lets take a closer look at that balloon:

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Look at that glossy balloon!!  It adds so much to the card.

Lets take a closer look at the die cut “Congrats” from Penny Black’s Creative Dies – Hooray.

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This card was super easy to create.  I’m going to tell you how.

1. I cut my card base to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50) scored at 4.25.

2. I used Distress Inks Evergreen Bough and Salty Ocean to blend the colors across the center of the card.

3. I stamped my party pig with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink because I was using Copic Markers to color in pig.

Copics used: Pig (R20, R22); Pig eyes (BG00); Pig Mouth ( W5, W7); Balloon (BG11, BG34); Party Hat (YG03, YG17, YG67)

4. I added glossy accents to the balloon.

5. I die cut the Congrats 3 times and stacked them on top of each other with  Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive to give the word some dimension, then adhered the word to the center of my card.

6. I added foam adhesive to the back of my pig and balloon and adhered it right above my die cut sentiment.

7. I attached my card panel with foam adhesive and that was it!!

Soooo, what do you think?  Now its your turn!!

The main challenge this month has a HUGE prize up for grabs, all you need to do is enter a project into the challenge to earn your place in the random draw!

As well as the main prize, we are also offering blog hop prizes too….

You can win this fabulous mixed media substrate pack:

Mixed Media prize pack

We have:
MDF collage frame (22cm x 22cm)
2 x Greyboard squares (6″ x6″)
Chunky Box Canvas (5″ x 5″)
MDF plaque (8″ x 6″ x 6mm)
Wooden cube (5cm)
Wooden candlestick (to be used as a stand for the cube, or anything else!) (7.6cm)
Papier Mache House (6cm x 8 cm x 5cm)
Papier Mache Heart (10.5cm)

 

 

To win, simply leave a comment on this (or any of the other blog hop) post. When the challenge ends, we will randomly draw a name from the comments left! There is one prize on offer for EACH blog post….so 12 chances to win (13 if you count the HUGE prize for the challenge winner!)

The lucky winners from each blog will not only win a mixed media substrate pack, they will win a piece of original art from the blog author! So, the lucky winner chosen from the comments left here will win the project I have shared above! Winners from the other blogs along the hop will receive the original art shared there too…how cool is that?!

So, leave your comment here, and then hop along to the next blog, the fabulously talented: Linda

Once you’re all done with the hop, don’t forget to enter the main challenge! All the details can be found HERE!

Have fun! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Supplies used:

Birthday Farm Animals51-029_sentimentDistress Ink Evergreen BoughDistress Ink Salty OceanMemento Black InkCopic Markersglossy accents

Thanks for stopping by!!!

~Kymona