Pattern Paper – Sketch and Color Challenge #53

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #53!!

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 card:

YNS Supplies: Warm Christmas Wishes, Winter Plaids Paper Pad, Crystal Clear Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Bristol Cardstock, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

What do you think?  Super easy sketch! Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until December 8, 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!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp November 2016 New Release

 

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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 Elle‘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 Martha‘s blog.

My favorite set from this release is the Snow Much Fun Snowman Stamp Set! Its down below.

Are you ready for my big reveal?

Take a look at my cards:

Card one:

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YNS Supplies: Snow Much Fun Snowman Stamp Set, Winter Scene Border Die

Other Supplies: Recollections Heavyweight White Cardstock ,Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink, Copic Markers, Bo Bonny Altitude Paper pad (discontinued)

Working with this snowman was so much fun.  I’m not a snow fan but this snowman would be fun to play with.

Card Two:

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YNS Supplies: Huggles Christmas Star Stamp Set

Other Supplies:Recollections Heavyweight White Cardstock, Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink, Tombow Irojiten Tranquil Coloring Pencils, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Simon Says Stamp Falling Star Stencil

This bear and his gingerbread man were so easy to color.  I enjoyed working with both of these stamp sets.  I promise you, you will too.

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 1 lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on November 10th.  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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Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Using Pattern Paper – Sketch and Color Challenge #49

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #49!!

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 card:

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YNS Supplies: SpookTacular Halloween,  Woodlands Pattern PaperLove Earth Gumdrops

Other supplies: Recollections Heavyweight White Cardstock

What do you think?  Super easy sketch! Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until October 13, 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!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp September 2016 New Release

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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 Isha’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 Laura’s blog.

My favorite set from this release is the SpookTacular Halloween Stamp Set! Its down below.

Are you ready for my big reveal?

Take a look at my cards:

Card one:

Spok-tacular Halloween

YNS Supplies: SpookTacular Halloween,  SpookTacular Halloween DiesWoodlands Paper Pack, Stitched Frame Dye Set

Other Supplies: Recollections Heavyweight White Cardstock, Colorbox Black Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, Recollections Heavyweight Black Cardstock,Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink

I haven’t used my Copic Markers in such a long time that I had to pull them out for this card. This little guys are so cute and were begging to be colored.

All I did to create this card was cut a 4×4 base card out of the heavyweight black cardstock. Then I used the stitched frame die set to cut out a frame from the Woodlands paper pack.  After that I stamped the sentiment along the four boarders and embossed it with black embossing powder.  Then I adhered the frame to the card front.  Using some Copic Markers, I colored the two images and then die cut them out.  I adhered them to the card front inside the frame with dimensionals.

Super cute.

Card two:

Lunch box notes (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Kids Activity Planning, Stitched Frame Die, Swirly Pattern Paper

Other Supplies:Recollections Heavyweight White Cardstock, Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink, Tombow Irojiten Tranquil and Vivid Coloring Pencil

For these cute little lunchbox notes, I cut the white heavyweight cardstock to a 3×3 size.  Then I die cut the Swirly patten paper out using the small stitched frame die and adhered it to the front of the card base.  Using the Mini Misti, I stamped different images and sentiments from the Kids Activity Planning set and colored them in using coloring pencils.

Easy does it!!  These notes are for my daughter.  I will put one in her lunchbox everyday.

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 7 lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on August 10th.  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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Since my cards are using all new products, I’m entering them into Darnell’s NBUS Challenge#7

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Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Congratulations!!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!  I’m super excited today!!  My first born is graduating from high school today!!  I’m super excited and overcome with emotion.  I feel happy, excited, sad, scare and curiosity all at the same time.  I knew this day would come but it sure seems like it came so super fast.  Just yesterday he was walking with me to my college classes. Now he will be off to his own college.  Totally a full circle moment for me.  I love him with all my heart and soul!!  I know that he will do well on this new journey in his life.  I hope he loves college as much as I did!!

 

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CONGRATULATIONS E!!

Sticking to the CASology challenge, I created a fun card for my son to let him know that he made it and this is just the beginning!!

Take a look at my card:

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I’m having fun with this cue card this week.   I’m not sure if you know, I love owls.  My favorite one is the white owl from Harry Potter.  I wish I could have one.  My daughter said she would buy one for me some day.  Yes!!

For this card, I used Gerda Steiner Designs Graduation Owl.  Its a free digital stamp from her store.  Super cute and fun to color!!

  1. I downloaded the image and used photoshop to place him on my cardstock.
  2. I printed the image onto the heavyweight cardstock, cut and scored to create a top folding card.
  3. I used Copic markers to color him in: Body: E31, E35,E37, White Gel Pen Stomach:R20, W0, W1, White Gel Pen Nose: 100 Eyes: BG0000 Cap: N5, Clear Wink of Stella
  4. Then I stamped the sentiment from Papertrey Ink Lunch Box Notes using Versafine Black Ink.
  5. I used the Envelope Punch Board to round the corners.

Nice, Easy, Clean and Simple!

I’m playing along with Gerda Steiner’s Share Your Design Challenge!

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Supplies used:

Graduation Owl Digital Stampheavyweight cardstockPTI Lunchbox Love  Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp June 2016 Release

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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 Tracey’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 Anita’s blog.

My favorite set from this release is the Sports Fanatics – Lacrosse stamp set! I shared my tags yesterday. My son plays lacrosse and this set was made just for me, LOL!!

Are you ready for my big reveal?

Take a look at my cards:

Card 1:

Sending Snuggles

YNS Supplies: Snuggles

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Recollections Heavyweight White Cardstock

I love how simple this stamp set it.  It shows the love between a mother and child or even a father and child!!

My card size was to wide for the stamp set so I used portion of the stamp so that the image stretch from one side to the other. I used Copic Markers to color this image in.  Nothing to fancy.

Card 2:

So Very Happy For You (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Happy Everything, Circus Fun Matte Gumdrops, Circles Die Set, Circles Stitching Marks Die Set

Other Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Pixie Paints Ruby, Cosmo Cricket Pixie Paints PoolRecollections Heavyweight White Cardstock, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, 3M Foam Tape

This stamp set is very playful, so why not watercolor with it.  I just received some new Cosmo Cricket Pixie Paints so I wanted to try them with this stamp set.

I stamped the sentiment, heat embossed it then watercolored on top of it. Super pretty!!

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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 June 7th.  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!!

June2016SALE

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp June 2016 Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!!! I’m back again for this month’s Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!!

We are getting ready for our June Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today. Are you excited? I am!!

Take a look at my son’s new luggage tags:

I love lacrosse (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Sports Fanatics – Lacrosse and Die, Cool Tag 3

Other Supplies: Recollection Heavyweight White Cardstock, Copic Markers, Sizzix Big Shot Plus

Creating these tags were simple!  Just die cut the tag and the lacrosse player.  Color the player with Copic markers, attach them with foam tape.

Easy as can be!!

Attach them to your luggage or carry on bag.

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My son played Lacrosse for the past 6 years!!  This year is his last year and he made All County for Lacrosse!!  How awesome is that.  I’m so very proud of him.

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I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the June 2016 Release Hop.

~Kymona

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

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge Inspiration Photo.

Once again this month’s 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 card:

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Isn’t this happy hippo the cutest!! This stamp is from a new company to me called Uchi’s Design!! They are a clear stamps and craft company based in Florida.

I first met Luciana at CHA January 2016 and loved the stamp sets and dies.  We found each other on Instagram and was able to get my hands on this adorable set.

I created yet again an nice clean and simple card.  Here’s how:

  1. I used an A2 card size, 4.25 by 5.50 scored by 5.50.
  2. I stamped the hippo image from Uchi’s Design Happy Hippo stamp set using the Mini Misti and My Favorite Favorite Things Hybrid Ink since I’m going to use Copic Marker to color it.
  3. I used Copic Marker C1, C3, C5 for the hippo and BG11, BG13, BG15 for the balloon.
  4. I used Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script stamp set to stamp the sentiment.
  5. I used Ranger Glossy Accents to give the balloon some dimension.

Nice and easy, right?  What do you think?

Prizes:

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for May is: Designs By Georgina!

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Prize: 3 Stamps Sets and 3 New Release Stencils

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

Happy Hippo Sophisticated Script  Mini Misti  MFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp April 2016 Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!!! I’m back again for this month’s Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!!

We are getting ready for our April Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today. Are you excited? I am!!

Take a look at my card that I’m giving you a sneak peek of:

Just a little something (YNS)

YNS Supplies: From My Garden, Crystal Clear Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Recollection Heavyweight White Cardstock, Copic Markers, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Mini Misti

This was a super simple card to create.

I scored the cardstock with three lines.

Then I used the Mini Misti to stamp the sentiment and the basket on a separate piece of cardstock.

I used Copic markers to color in the image.

Then I adhered the basket to the card front in between the sentiment.

I added three gumdrops for the a finishing touch.

Nice and easy!

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the April 2016 Release Hop.

~Kymona