Top Dog Dies – August New Release and Giveaway

Hello everyone!!!  I’m here with Top Dog Dies!!  I’m here showcasing all of their new dies that are being released today!!

Lets jump right in!

Up first are the dies that I didn’t get a chance to play with yet!! They are totally awesome and I can’t wait to show you them on My Top Dog Dies Wednesday Series!

Top Dog Dies Borders #1 Die SetTop Dog Dies Happy Birthday Banner Die Set

 

Top Dog Dies Border #1 Die Set and Top Dog Dies Happy Birthday Banner Die Set

Top Dog Dies Love is Sweet Banner Die SetTop Dog Dies Make a Cake Die Set

Top Dog Dies Love is Sweet Banner Die Set and Top Dog Dies Make a Cake Die Set

Top Dog Dies Onesie Dress Die SetTop Dog Dies Rainbow Die Set

Top Dog Dies Onesie Dress Die Set and Top Dog Dies Rainbow Die Set

Awesome right!!!

My fellow DT members created samples using these dies so you should check them out!

Kymona Tracey ← You’re here!

Now onto the dies I did get to play with!!

 

Top Dog Dies Cupcake Die SetHappy Birthday (TDD)

This was the first die I played with as soon I received my happymail!!  Its the Top Dog Dies Cupcake Die Set. If you follow me, you’ve seen this card before.  I was given permission to showcase this card before the release.  That was exciting.

This die contains 7 dies, but one of the dies have 5 small cupcake toppers.  Super cute and versatile die set.  I love the different frosting topping.

 

Top Dog Dies Balloon Die SetGo and Celebrate (TDD) Lets Party Celebrate (TDD)

Up next is the Top Dog Dies Balloon Die Set!!  How super cute are these cards?  I used the biggest balloon die to create all of my cards. This set has 6 dies ranging from big to little.  I showcased these balloons last week to get you excited about the new release.

I will showcase the other dies on my Wednesday Series!  So stay tune for that.

 

Now onto the last die set and card!!  This set and card is my favorite of them all.

Take a look:

Top Dog Dies Unicorn Die Set

Unicorn (TDD)

I just love this card.  I love the colors, the shaker pocket, the splatters and the unicorn!!  I’m super please with how this card turn out.

I used Top Dog Dies Unicorn Die Set to create my unicorn.  I cut the mane and horn out of my watercolor panels that I created weeks ago.  I have so much of these panels left.  If you haven’t seen them, take a look.

Watercolor pieces

These panels have gone a long way!

To create this card, I die cut the unicorn out of white cardstock and the mane and horn out of the watercolor panel you see above.

To make the shaker window I cut out the white panel.  I used my Fuse tool to create the circle pocket.  I added Lucy Adams Cherry Blossom Sequin Mix to the packet panel.

I used Mama Elephant Sightseeing Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment with My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.

I put my card together using foam adhesive.

Once everything was in place, I used my WPlus9 Bloomsberry Spray Mist to create the splatters on my card.

I have to admit, I sprayed wrong and I thought I messed up the entire card.  The big splatters that you see happened because the ink was seeping through the top.  I didn’t realize it until I went to shake the bottle up and it spilled all over my card front.

It turned out to be a Happy Mistake!! I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Wait!!!!!  Before I go I have a giveaway!!

All you have to do is leave a comment below letting me know if you like unicorns.  This giveaway will end 11:59pm August 7, 2015.

I’m giving away the unicorn die set!!

So what do you think of my card?  Please let me know below.

Don’t forget, the full release is will happen tomorrow, August 9th!  Please be sure to come back so you can see what my fellow DT members and myself have created for this release!!

Supplies used:

Cherry Blossom Sequin fuse bundleSIGHTSEEING MFT Hybrid Black Ink WPlus9 BloomsBerry

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

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Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Summer-Coffee-Lovers-Blog-HopThis is my second post for the day

If your looking for the CS Take It Make It Post, click here

Hello everyone!!  I’m so excited to be apart of this fun Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop again!!

I love this hop because I love Mugs!!  Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate Lovers all need great mugs to enjoy their morning, afternoon and evening hot beverage.

I’m here today representing Top Dog Dies, who is a Super Sponsor.  They recently released a Mini Coffee Die Set that is to die for.

Lets take a look at my card that I created for this hop:

Awesome Coffee

For those of you who follow me know that I have this new found love of shaker cards.  I couldn’t help myself to create one for this hop!!

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my Neenah Desert Storm cardstock to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50).

2 I stamped My Favorite Things BG Pinstripe Background using Simon Says Stamp Khaki Stamp pad unto the card base.

3. I cut my card panel out of  Neenah Solar White cardstock to a size smaller then the card base.

4. I centered the largest Simon Says Stamp Circle Stitch Die in the middle of the white card panel and die cut it out.

5. I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool to create my shaker pocket.

(To see how I did that check out this post.)

6.I added Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Metallic Bronze to the shaker pocket and then I used the Fuse Tool to seal it close.

7. I attached the shaker pocket to the back of the card panel with tape.

8. I added foam adhesive to the card panel to pop it off of the card base.

9. I die cut my coffee cup, lid, wrapper and heart.

10. I put the coffee cup together and adhered it to the front of the shaker circle.

11. I stamped a sentiment using Lil inker designs Seriously Awesome Stamp on the front of my card panel.

13. I added some of the same sequin to the front of the card.

That’s my card!!  So what do you think? I would love to here from you!

Now on to the blog candy giveaway!!

I have this awesome prize pack that includes 3 Kelly Purkey Dies and this super cute coffee ribbon that So Suzy Stamps recently released.  I think is so cute and so fitting for this hop!

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All you have to do is leave a comment below for a chance to win this blog candy!!

You also have a chance to winning something from any one of these sponsor’s below!!

 Here is a list of all the Super Sponsor’s this year!!

 Super Sponsors

All you have to do is link up a newly created project on the Coffee Lover’s Blog.  These prizes are picked by random drawing from linked hop participants only.

The linky for this party will end Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:59pm PST.

I hope to see you there!!  Remember have fun!!

Supplies used:

Neenah Desert Storm CS BG Pinstripe Background classiccrestsolarwhtieStitiched Circlefuse bundlePPP Metallic Bronze LID Seriosly Awesome Stamps top dog die coffee.-d

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Waffle Flower Craft – Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hello everyone!! I’m here with our new Waffle Flower Crafts Photo Inspiration Challenge!!!

This is our ninth challenge for 2015! I love this challenge, it really takes me out of my safe space when creating.

This weeks photo is so lovely!

Take a look:

Waffle Flower Photo Inspiration May 25

This photo inspired me to create a shaker card!

Take a look:

With Love (WFC)

I told you I love the new release dies and stamps!! I couldn’t help myself in using this die again.

I’m also obsessed with shaker cards now that I know how to make them with ease!!

Let’s look at how I created this card:

1. I die cut all of my frames using Waffle Flower Craft Doily Square Die.

With Love 1

2.  To start I added adhesive to the front panel base die cut layer. I’m doing this so that my frames will stay in place.

With Love 2

3. I added the second die cut base that will hold my actually frame in place.

With Love 3

4. I added my pink frame to the base.  I also added the Kraft inserts around the pink frame.  I added to much tape so I decided to add these pieces to over up the tape.

With Love 4

5.  Now its time to make the shaker part of my card!!  Yayy!  I love this part.

Ok, I took one of my memory keepers scrapbook sleeves and cut it in half.  I taped down my die with washi tape to keep it in place.

With Love 5

6. I meant to take a photo of my actually using the fuse but I forgot but you will see it below.

I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool to seal the edges.  Then I cut off the excess plastic. After tracing the edge of the die, your shaker pocket looks like this. Can you see what I did wrong here?  Yes, I sealed the entire thing before adding my sequin, LOL!  Ok, easy fix.  I just use my Kraft knife to open up a small portion.

I told you I love making these.  I get so excited.

With Love 6

7. After filling the pocket with Lucy Adams Phosphorescence Sequin, I used the fuse tool to seal the shaker pocket up. I just laid the die back on the pocket lining it up with the previous fuse.

With Love 7

8. Here is what the pocket looks like when its sealed and ready to add to your card.

What I notice what this pocket fit but it was to big.  I used the bigger die and didn’t need to.  I need to use the smaller die from that set.  So I started over.

With Love 8

9.  Ok, this die is much better.  The actually frame where the shaker will show is this size so there was no need for the bigger one.

So, I did the same thing I did above.

With Love 9

10. See here you can see me using the fuse to seal the sides of my shaker pocket.

With Love 10

11. Here you can see that I added the sequin and trimmed the edges down.  I’m sealing the opening so that my sequin doesn’t fall out.

With Love 11

12. Here is my finished pocket!  I left some of the edge so that I can adhere it to my card base.

With Love 12

13. I add tape to my card panel. So that my shaker pocket will stay in place.

With Love 13

14. I adhered the shaker pocket so that the fused line doesn’t show through the window of the card.

With Love 14

15. I added foam tape to the card panel that it will stick to the card base with some room for my sequin to shake.

With Love 15

16. I added the front panel to my card base. So how easy that was.  Super fun to create.

With Love 16

17.  To finish the card off, I die cut 4 Waffle Flower Craft With Love Word Die out of Simon Says Stamp Lemon Chiffon Yellow Cardstock.

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18. I adhered them with Tombow Multipurpose Glue and adhered it to the front of my card.

That’s my card for this challenge.  I challenge you to make a shaker card. It’s super fun and pretty.

Do you see how I used the colors to create my card.  I love this color scheme.

So what do you think? Please let me know.

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

Supplies used:

Doily Square Die fuse bundlePhosphorescence SSS Lemon Chiffon YellowTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Inspiration Photo

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Inspiration photo for our April Challenge.

Our theme is Take a Technique.

This months challenge is going to be super fun!!  Its all about getting Your Color On!

You can color anything as long as its bright, vibrant and full of color.  No monochrome, dark or grungy projects, they need to be BRIGHT!! You don’t have to use every color in the rainbow all at once…but think along those lines!!

Take a look at my project:

Smile (CS)

This card was inspired by this newspaper cover:

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When I saw those ombre letters and flowers, I knew I wanted to make a card based on it.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my card base using Mama Elephants Femme Frames scallop die.  Both sides of my card base were cut.   I ran it through my Big Shot 5 times to make sure the cut went through both sides of my card base.

2. I used the square die cut in that same set and cut my card panel.

3. I die cut my poppy using Penny Black Field of Dreams Decorative Die.

4. I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to create the ombre look.  I masked off each petal before inking as to not transfer the ink in the wrong places.

5. I used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to color in the poppy stem.

6. I adhered the poppy to my card panel with Tombo MultiPurpose Glue.

7. I stamped my sentiment using Technique Tuesday Budding Poppies stamp set.

8. I added Doodlebug Bubblegum Sprinkle to my card for added interest and to cover a spot on the card base that I don’t know where it came from, LOL!

I totally love how this card turned out. Its nice and bright but subtle!

Now its your turn to play along with us.

We have a great prize pack for you.

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 April is:

IndigoBlu

Indigo Blue

Random Winners will win these two stamp sets!

Giant Peony

Peony Posey

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.

I would like to link this card to Virginia’s View Challenge #14: Layers and Dimensions.

Layers and Dimensions

I’m also linking up to Penny Black Saturday Challenge. The theme is Easter and/or Chocolate Brown.

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Supplies used:

FEMME_FRAMES-CC_large Penny Black Field of Dreams DiePicked Raspberry InkMowed LawnTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveTechnique Tuesday Budding Poppies Doodlebug Bubblegum Sprinkles

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Top Dog Die April Release

Hello everyone!!!  Top Dog Dies is at it again.  They have a brand new set of dies that were released yesterday!  Totally awesome, I have to say!!

Take a look:

Top Dog Dies Coffe Die Set Top Dog Dies Coffee Die Set Top Dog Dies Antique Mat Die Set Top Dog Dies Antique Mat Die Set Top Dog Dies Dinosaur Trio Die Set Top Dog Dies Dinosaur Trio Die Set Top Dog Dies Butterfly Mosaic Die Top Dog Dies Butterfly Mosaic Die Top Dog Dies Onesie Vest Die Set Top Dog Dies Onesie Vest Die Set Top Dog Dies Onesie Die Top Dog Dies Onesie Die

Now lets see what I created using some of these dies:

I used the Coffee Die Set to create these cards.

Coffee (TDD)

I made such a mess of things (TDD)

It's ok to cry over spilled coffee

I used the Top Dog Dies Onesie Die  and the Top Dog Dies Onesie Vest Die Set

to create these cards:

Child of Mines memory book (TDD)

Child of Mines 12 month picture book (TDD)

Baby Boy Photo Card

Baby Boy Photo Card 4

Photo Source

Baby isn’t my baby.

Baby Boy Photo Card 3

Baby Boy Photo Card 2

So what do you think?  Now that you’ve seen the dies in action, aren’t they super cut.

Head on over to Top Dog Dies to see what my fellow DT members created with the other dies that were released!!

Supplies used:

Drips and Dribbles Mini The Peppermint ZoneLawn Fawn Beachside Petite PaperPackNeenah Desert Storm CS classiccrestsolarwhtieSSS Mint CardstockSSS Lipstick Red CardstockTDD onesie die 2TDD Onesie Card FinishersSU Bashful BlueSU Wild Wasabi

The buttons and sentiment/phrases are from an old stash!

If you need instructions on how to make any of these cards please leave me a comment and I will send them to you.

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Top Dog Die: Love on The Horizon

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Top Dog Dies with another Valentine’s day card for you!

Love will be in in the air soon and I hope your getting ready for the ones you love.  If not, I have a really cute card that is super easy to make for those loved ones.

Take a look at my card:

I Love You frontview(TDD)

Aren’t these cats the cutest you’ve seen!!!  When I saw this die, I knew I wanted them to close together looking out to something.

The male cat wasn’t sure how to tell the female cat “I love you” so he decided to have it written in the sky for her to read it herself!!

I love the ombre effect in the background!

Lets take a closer look:

I Love You (TDD)

Check out the glitter on my die cuts letters and heart shape.

I Love you sideview (TDD)

Check out this side view, so you can see the scalloped edge of the heart on the inside of the card.

So you want to know how I created this card?  Here you go:

1. I used Neenah Solar White cardstock for my card base.  I use Top Dog Dies Heart Doily Die to cut out the heart on the front of my card.

2. I created my own heart stencil out of acetate so that I can create a perfect heart ombre effect on the inside of the card.

3. I used Distress Ink Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar to create the ombre effect on the inside of the card.

4. I cut the letter and shape from Top Dog Dies Heart Mini Album Finishers Die Set out of black cardstock.

5. I adhered it on the inside of my card and added Clear Wink of Stella for the sparkle.

6. I die cut my cats from Top Dog Dies Cool Cats Die Set out of black cardstock.

7. I adhered the cats with regular adhesive.

That’s it!! So what do you think?  I love how the cats are looking at the horizon together.  Beautiful!!

I would love to hear what you think.

Before I go, Top Dog Dies has a Little B Giveaway going one right now. One lucky Winner will receive $113 in Little B Crafting Products.

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You have 3 chances to win. Enter by January 25, 2015!! Check out Little B Dies here.

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieTDD Heart Doily DiePicked Raspberry InkSpun Sugar InkMini Ink Blending ToolTDD Heart Mini Album Finisher Die SetWink of Stella clearTDD Cool Cats Die Set

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CS Take It Make It: Take A Stamp Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our first challenge of 2015, our January Challenge.

Some amazing changes are happening over at the CS Take it Make It Challenge. We are giving our challenge player TWO chances to win each month!!

One winner will be decided by a random number generator…so anyone who enters the challenge has a chance to win the fabulous sponsors prize we will be showcasing!

Our other winner will be our ‘Design Winner’, voted for by the blog and magazine DT. This winner will get their project published in Craft Stamper, be a Guest DT member for a challenge, AND get their own winners profile on the blog! The profile will be a wonderful opportunity to share your crafting styles and projects with the world, in a dedicated blog post just for you here on the CS blog!

(To be eligible for either prize you need to make sure your project follows all our guidelines, so please check them out, the guidelines are over on the sidebar!)

Our other HUGE change is that we are going to alternate our themes each month. One month will be a ‘Take A Stamp’ theme, the next ‘Take A Technique’ and so on. The ‘Take A Technique’ months will run in exactly the same way as before, we will look through Craft Stamper magazine and choose a technique for you all to have a go at. The ‘Take A Stamp’ months will be very exciting…..basically, its Anything Goes! You may enter any project you wish to the challenge…the only rule being you must ‘Take A Stamp’ and use it somewhere on your piece! So, any STAMPED project at all!

So with all of that said:

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:

Love You (CS)

The idea behind this card came from Therese Calvird from Lostinpaper, I’m such a hug fan of hers.  She create a card a couple of days ago and I’ve been dying to try it.

Sooooo, what do you think?  I stamped my Random Fan image and colored it with Copic markers.

I have to admit, I’m not good at all with coloring hair so I just colored the little girls hair all black.

I used these Copic markers for my image:

Hair: 100

Clips: R27

Hair Twist: R24, R27

Skin: Eoo, E11, R20

Shoes: E31, E33, R24

Dress: R24, R27, R29

Heart: R81, R85

To create the rest of the card:

I embossed the front of the card panel and my colored image die cut circle with the Stampin’ Up! Polka Dot Embossing Folder.

I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Small Love You Die from Simon Says Stamp Black cardstock, four times.

I attached the circle to the front of the card panel with foam adhesive.

I stacked the die cuts and attached it to my card front using Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

I used my Copic marker R81 to add color to a scrap piece of paper.  I used Lawn Fawn Hearts to cut out the smallest heart.

I attached my heart with foam adhesive.

Super doper easy!!  What do you think?  What about my coloring?  Please let me know.

You can stamp your to your hearts desire.  The challenge just calls for a stamped image.

The prize pack for the one lucky randomly drawn winner is totally amazing!!

Check this out:

Don’t mind the photo, not enough light, but that box is full of stamps and stuff!!

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This box is full of stamps and stuff!!

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and her is everything else:

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The random winner will win everything you see in these photos!!  For a better idea, their is a comprehensive list of everything on the sidebar on the CS Take It Make It Blog.

I hope you join this challenge!! Check out my fabulous fellow DT members creations on the blog.  I hope to see all of you there!!

I’m playing along with Simon Says Stamp: Something New.

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I’m playing along with the NBUS Challenge.

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I’m also linking up to Stempelkuche Anything Goes Challenge.

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Supplies used:

Polka Dot Embossing FolderCopic MarkersSSS Love you dieSSS Black csTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveHearts Lawn Cuts 3M Mounting Tape

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona