Happy World Card Day!!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with Sweet Stamp Shop for World Card Day!  They have great deal going on at their shop today.

They early released on of their latest stamp set:

Monster Mash

Monster Mash

I LOVE this stamp set!!!  It is cool, funny, and super sweet!!

Take a look at the card I made for today:

Monster 2

Tell me this stamp set isn’t the cutest thing you’ve ever seen!!  The possibility are endless with this set.  I’ve made a couple of cards using this set.  I can’t wait to show them off to you!!

GUESS WHAT!! The Sweet Stamp Shop has a deal that you don’t want to miss out on.

If you make ANY purchase in the Sweet Stamp Shop this weekend, and leave this in the comment section: FREEBIE…they will email you an extra Monster!!!! 

Extra Monster DigiNow that’s a deal!!!  So head on over to the shop and pick up your Monster Mash stamp set or another set you would like.  Don’t forget to say FREEBIE in the comment section!

Supplies used:

Monster MashSSS Khaki cardstockclassiccrestsolarwhtieDoodlebug Design Take Note Pattern PaperBitty Banner FramelitMy Mind's Eye Enamel Dots Basic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsCopic Anniversary

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

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Copic Coloring for Card Making!!

Hello everyone!!!  I’m so excited today!!  My new Online Card Class started today.  Yayyyyyyyy!

Copic

I haven’t really used my Copic Markers since I became certified.  I was still intimated by them.  When I saw that this was the next class, I knew I had to take it.  My goal for this year is to master Copic Coloring.  That is what I’m working on!

To get ready for this class, I went out an bought a new set of markers.  Now I have 106 markers up from 30.  Now I have to have them all.  I also need to create a storage for them.

Copic Markers

So today is the first class and we learned soooo much.  We learned how to blend with two colors, three colors within a color family and we also learned to blend with colors outside the different color families.  Amazing!!

After class today, I was on the search for more markers.  So I found these and bought them too.

Copic Anniversary

Aren’t these pretty.  I get them tomorrow, one day shipping, Amazon!  Somebody please stop me!!

As soon I finished my practice sheets I will share some of my work. If you want to participate in the class it’s not to late.  Head on over to Online Card Classes and register.

Stay tuned for my Copic Coloring work!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Coffee, Help Me…

Hello everyone!! Happy Fall!!  Can you believe the summer is official over.  That went by super fast.  Before you know it, we are celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Time isn’t waiting for anyone.

Today I’m here with a cute card using Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps!!  The September release was packed with a bunch of great stamp sets.  Since its Monday morning I wanted to use the Coffee Town Stamp set.  The majority of my coworkers need their coffee before they can speak to anyone so I decided to make a card inspired by them.

Take a look at my card:

Coffee Cup

Staying with my Clean and Simple theme, I wanted to make sure there was enough white space as possible.  The card is a simple one layer card that is very easy to reproduce.

1. I stamped the coffee cups image from Sweet Stamp Coffee Town 6 times using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, to stretch the width of the card.

2. I used my Copic Markers E33 and E35 to color the base of the cup.

Coffee cups close up

3. Then I used Copic colors R20, R24, YR04, YR07, Y02, Y06,G02, G07, B02 and B05 to color the cup holder.

Coffee Cup with Copics

4. I colored the word COFFEE with the same colors as the cup base. I added some Wink of Stella to the cup holders and the word COFFEE.  Add Stampin’ Up! Early Expresso Bakers Twine, rounded the corners and then I was done.

Coffee cup up close

Clean and Simple: Lots of white space + Free of clutter + Not complicated to create, Simple!

So are you one of those individuals that need to have your coffee before you could start your workday?  If so let me know! I would love to hear from you. I’m a tea girl.

Before I go I have such great news for you.  The Sweet Stamp Shop is about to release their new On Cherry Street Kit called Day to Day!

Day To Day Kit

This kit debuts on September 25, 2014!!  Be sure to grab your kit, that stamp set and papers are so cute!!

Supplies used:

Coffee TownFishyCopic MarkersEarly Expresso Bakers TwineMemento Black Ink

Thanks 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:

IMG_3439

 

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

Hero Arts and A2Z Scrapbooking Digital Blog Hop!

hopgraphicHello everyone and happy Monday to you!!  Today we are excited that Hero Arts will be hosting a blog hop with A2Z Scrapbooking, their new digital retailers.  Currently, a2z Scrapboooking offers a selection of Hero Arts digital goodies, but in the coming weeks, they will be adding to their collection and stocking Hero Arts entire range.  To celebrate Hero Arts new collaboration, a number of artists from a2z Scrapbooking and Hero Arts, teamed up to provide you with a whole host of inspiration and fun.  Just hop along and see how our digital products can be used.

You should be arriving from Kelly Latevola’s blog.  If this is your first stop you’ll want to begin at Hero Arts blog so you don’t miss out on any of the fun, interesting projects we are sharing.

And to add to the excitement, a2z Scrapbooking will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky commenter.  Prize winners will be randomly selected from ALL Comments received on the participating designer’s blogs.  The more comment you leave along the hop, the better your odds of winning, so be sure to comment on every blog, starting with this Hero Arts blog!!  You have until Sunday August 31st at 11:59 EST to leave your comments and the winner will be announced on the 3rd of September on the a2z Scrapbooking blog.

So now on to the fun!! I wanted to stay with a2z scrapbooking current theme of encouragement so I created a series of cards that boost encouragement.  I used Hero Arts Digital Artistic Circles!!  This set of circles are amazing!! They are a must have.

Artistic Circles

With that said, lets take a look at my cards:

Be Fearless

Be Fearless was colored with Copic Markers V04, B06, V12, and V17

Be Generous

Be Generous was created with Inktense color pencils Poppy Red, Apple Green, Sun Yellow and Tangerine

Be Strong

Be Strong was colored with Distress Ink Markers Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon, Tumbled Glass and Squeezed Lemonade

Be Yourself

Be Yourself was created with Copic Markers B00, B04, B12 and B14

The Be Series

The “Be” Series!

So what do you think?  Its a must have digital set, right!! I totally agree!  These cards were so easy to create.

I created these card panels in Photoshop, but any photo editing software would work.

Artistic Circles MKT2.2I sized and resized each circle so that they were centered on each card panel.  That didn’t take long at all.  Once my placement was create I printed one sheet and cut my panels down to 4 x 5.25.

Then I colored each of the circles with different mediums and added Hero Arts Gems to the center of each circle.  I used each medium to color the gem.

To stay with the digital theme, I created each sentiment in Photoshop and cut them out, flagged them and added them to the front of the card.

I tied bakers twine around the card panel for more detail.  I added foam adhesive to back of each card panel and adhered that to the card base.

Easy as pie!!

Let me know what you think!!

If you would like any of the products that I used on this card please head on over to the a2z Scrapbooking store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your entire purchase.

Now on to the Fabulous Lisa Spangler blog to see what she has come up with!!!

Just in case you missed anyone here is the entire list of blogs participating in the hop!

Hero Arts
Tami Hartley
Kelly Latevola
Kymona Tracey ← You Are Here
Lisa Spangler
Michelle Liimatainen
Kathy Wade
Lucy Abrams
Chitra Nair
Char K
Ruth Bosner
Jocelyn Olson
Zoey Scarpelli
Stephanie B
Kelly Rasmussen
a2z Scrapbooking

Supplies used:

Artistic Circles   Diamond Gems  Copic Markers  Derwent Inktense  Distress Markers

Have fun on your hop today!

~Kymona