Sending Love Your Way…

Hello everyone!!! I’m here today with the new DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!!

This weeks challenge is Something New!! With the new year coming, this theme is so fitting.

I used new goodies to create my card.  I love how it turned out.

Take a look:

Sending Love your way

Don’t you just love the vintage look that this card has?

Here is a list of all the new goodies that I used to create this card:

1. Waffle Flower Holiday Labels – Give Thanks Set

2. Waffle Flower Holiday Label 1 Die

3. Bo Bunny Pop Quiz Pattern Paper

This card was super easy to create.

Here is how:

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

2. I cut 1/2″ strips of pattern paper and adhered them next to each other.

3. I inked the edge of my card with distress ink for a vintage look.

4. I wrapped linen thread around the card and tied a bow on the front of the card.

5. I stamped my sentiment with black ink and die cut it with my label die cut.

6. I adhered the label with foam adhesive.

7. I added Sunshine Yellow Skittles to finish off my card.

I totally love this card.  Such a non-traditional valentines day card.

What do you think about my card?  Please let me know.  I would love to hear from you.

Now its your turn to join us and play along with our challenge this week. 

I hope to see you there.

I’m also linking this card to Waffle Flower’s Anything Goes Challenge.

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I’m also linking this card to Simon Says Stamps Anything Goes Challenge.

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Supplies used:

Holiday Label1 Die Holiday Labels Give Thanks Stamp Set Bo Bunny Pop Quiz Paper Pad Sunshine Yellow Skittles Neenah Desert Storm CS Linen threadWalnut Stain

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

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Winter Friends Gift Tags!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!!

This month’s theme is Christmas!!!  I’m super excited about this challenge.  There are so many neat stamps, stencils, die cuts with a Christmas theme that the possibilities are endless.

I decided to create Christmas gift tags for this challenge.  Oh boy did I have fun with this challenge.  I created not one, not two, but three tags for you today.

Take a look at my tags:

Winter Friends Gift Tags

Aren’t these the cutest tags you’ve seen.  I love these winter friends paired with my Skittles of different colors!!

For all of these tags:

1. I die cut these tags using Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag die.

2. The pattern paper that I used was Lawn Fawn Snow Day and Sweater Weather.

3. I stamped and die cut my images using Simon Say Stamp Winter Friends stamp set and die cut.

4. All of them have a different color Skittles: Rudolph, Slate and a Frosty Glitter.

5. Each image was colored with Copic markers.

Now lets take a closer look at each tag:

Santa Tag

For this tag:

1. I stamped the snowflake with Versamark ink and covered them with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.  I heat set the images.

2. I drawn in a curved line and used my B000 Copic Marker to create a shadow that resembled snow.

3. I stamped my sentiment under the hill.

4. I stamped my image with Memento Black Ink and colored him in with Copic Markers: Coat and hat: R24, R27, R29, R46; Belt: 100; Buckle Y35; Face: E00, E11, R20. Then he was die cut out.

5. Foam adhesive was used to pop him up off the tag.

6. The front tag was adhered to the red tag with regular adhesive.

7. I added Slate Skittles to the left and right of the sentiment.

8. I used Stampin’ Up! retired Sweater ribbon to finish off my tag.

Take a look at my second tag:

Snowman Tag

For this tag:

1. I used Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil and Embossing Paste to create the snowy background.  I added Distress Glitter Clear Candy Rock  for the glitter look.

2. I stamped and colored my image with Copic markers. Then I die cut it out.

3. The rest of the directions are above.

4.I’m entering this tag into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Stencil Challenge.

Now to the last tag:

Penguin tag

For this tag:

1. I stamped the musical notes for this tag.

2. Then I followed all of the directions up above.

What do you think about my give tags!!  Please let me know.  I would love to hear from you.

Now its your turn to join us and play along with our challenge this month.  I hope to see you there!!

I’m also entering these tags in the Tag You’re It Blog Challenge.

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Supplies used:

Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag DieSweater Weather Petite Paper Pack Lawn Fawn Snow Day PaperWinter FriendsRudolph Red Skittle slate skittles Frosty Glitter Skittle Copic MarkersVersaMarkHero Arts White Embossing PowderMemento Black Ink3M Mounting TapeTombow XtremeSSS Falling SnowEmbossing PasteDistress Stickles clear rock candy

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Muse Happy Birthday..

Hello everyone!!!  I’m here today with another Muse Challenge #94.  Its been awhile seen I last played with them.  I’m glad I get to participate this week.

The Muse this week is Marion Vagg!  Take a look at her card:

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Here is a look at my interpretation of her card.  I must warn you, my die cut doesn’t match up equally with my balloons.  I’m not sure what happen but I like it just how it is.

Take a look at my card:

Happy Birthday die

What do you think?  This die cut technique isn’t a new one, but its a fun one.

Supplies used:

HAPPY_EVERYTHING HAPPY_SCRIPT-CC_large Lolipop Winter Eggplant CelebrateBitty Banner Framelit Mint Skittles

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

Panda Love…

Second Post for the day

If your looking for CS Take It Make It Challenge click here

 

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Sweet Stamp Shop and one of their new release stamp set.  I love the panda line.  They are so cute and cuddly.  How can you not want to know more about Panda’s.

I used this set to create my card:

Pho YouI paired it with this stamp set:

Fall Leaves

In doing my research about panda’s I learned a couple of things:

1. A panda mother is 900 times bigger than her newborn cub. 

2. Female pandas ovulate only once a year.  They are fertile only two or three days of the year.

Once I learned these facts, it was easy to create my card.  I knew I wanted to use the big panda (mother) and the small panda (baby) to along with those facts!!

Take a look at my card:

Thankful Pandas

I wanted to show the love between the two pandas.  The mother panda is thankful for her one cub.  Having a baby is really a hit or miss for the female pandas.  So to have a cub is all about love.

Take a look at how big the mother panda is to her cub.  She towers over her cub.  Such a great protector.

So now you know the reason behind the design but this is how I created it:

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

2.  I used Mama Elephant Femme Frames to cut out my frames from Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather patten paper and vellum.

3.  I used the circle die from Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banner Die to cut out a circle from the LF Sweater Weather paper that had lines and hearts.

4. I fussy cut my pandas out and adhered them to the lined paper.

5. I used Stampin’ Up! Banners Framelits Die to cut out my small banners from the same pattern paper.

6. I offset the two banners and adhered them down with adhesive.

7. I added Lawn Fawn Orchid Single Cord to match the colors of my card.

8. I thought I was done, but I felt my card was missing something.  So, I added some Pink Sherbet Skittles for added interest.

So now you know more about panda’s and how to create this card!!  What do you think?

Don’t you want to create your own panda cards?  Well head on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop and pick up your panda sets before they sell out.

Supplies used:

Pho YouFEMME_FRAMES-CC_large Sweater Weather Petite Paper Pack Stitched Party Banners Banners Framelits Die Pink Sherbet Fall LeavesOrchid Lawn Trimmings

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Fighting Breast Cancer…

Hello everyone!! Can you believe its October already.  The time really is flying.  September totally went by and I didn’t even get to celebrate my one year blogging anniversary!!   I will do something this month so stay tune in for that.

Today I’m here with the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!  In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our challenge is any project with pink!!

I am an Instagram junkie as my son would say.  I have to admit I had my reservation about it in the beginning.  I’m not big on share pictures of my kids and things like that for fear that someone stranger would have access to them.  It was my wonderful cousin Nicky who reassured me that I could use Instagram for just my paper-crafting business.  Well I started and now I can’t stop!!

I say all of that to say that, I’ve meet someone wonderful ladies on Instragam.  I feel like I’ve known them forever.  Its amazing what cardmaking can do.  This one young lady named Kendra Hernandez from Inkin’ It Up with Kendra introduced me to a new stamp company called Pretty Cute Stamps.

Their stamp sets are so stinking cute!  Their September release really had some great stamp sets.  You must check them out.

For my card today, I chose to use Fight Like a Girl!!  The images and the sentiments are to die for.  When I saw this set I knew I had to have it for the month of October.

Here is my card:

Breast Cancer 2

I know a couple of people who are breast cancer survivors and I’m so happy that they are fighting this fight.  They are the toughest women I know.  I Salute them!!

I also lost one of my most favorite patient to breast cancer two years ago now.  She was the happiest person that I ever met in the hospital where I worked.  She wouldn’t let anything stop her from living her life for her children, 3 of them at that, and no dad.  She relied heavy on the oldest.  She past about a week and have after her birthday.  I have to say I was really heart broken by it.  She had so much life, so much she wanted to do, so much she wanted to share with her children.  She wasn’t a patient to me, she had become my friend.  Her children had become mine children too.  What a beautiful soul!!

This card is dedicated to her!  I wish I could give her the biggest shout out but because of the nature of my work I can’t but she knows up there in heaven that I’m talking about her.

Her children are doing well.  The oldest boy finished college, the middle girl is about to finish college and the youngest girl is in high school.  I keep in touch with them.  I promised her.

People are placed in your life for a reason, sometimes you don’t know why until they are gone.  I miss her but I know she isn’t far.

To create this card:

I used some retired Stampin UP! pretty in pink cardstock and Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper.

I stamped the image, colored it using Copic markers and fuss it cut it out.  I have the SVG file but my Silhouette Cameo doesn’t recognized those files.  I have to find out why.

I stamped the sentiment and used Avery Elle Custom Panels Die set to cut it out.

Then I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the boxing gloves so that they could shine.  You can see that a little bit in the photo.

Then I added may Pink Sherbert Skittles in all four corners.  They give the DSP a nice frame.

OOO, before I forget, if you purchase the stamp set Lisa the owner of Pretty Cute Stamps is donating $2.00 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Such a great cause!!

So what do you think of my card?  I think the Copic Online Card Classess is helping me out a lot.  Let me know what you think.

Supplies used:

PCS-21-Fight-Like-a-Girl-4x6-Stamp-Preview PCS-SVG21-Fight-Like-a-Girl-SVGAvery Elle Custom Panel DieCopic MarkersWink of Stella clearPink Sherbet

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Watercolor Birthday…

Hello everyone!  I’m here with DoubleClick Skittles Design Team Challenge.  This month the theme is Anything Goes.

I decided to create a card for my Aunt’s birthday.

I use Simon Says Stamp Balloons Die to create a stencil for my balloons.  Then I used my retired Stampin Up! watercolor pencils to fill them in.

Take a look at my card:

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1. After I created the stencil, I traced the balloons with a pencil very lightly on to Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock that was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp Edge Frames Die.

2. Then I used my color pencils and traced over the pencil mark.

3. For each balloon, I colored just the base and the side of the balloon.

4. Then I used my paint brush and water to pull the color from the side and base, to the rest of the balloon.

5. I stamp the strings to the balloons.

6. I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons on a strip of Stampin’ Up! Basic Black cardstock.

7. To top of my card I added Pink Sherbert Skittles to my card front for added embellishment.

For those of you who are wondering about my skittles embellishments, the owner Carri, has put together a video to answer any question you might have regarding their size, color, and how to adhere them to your projects. Please click here for that video.

I love the colors of these balloons.  What do you think?  Please let me know.

Now its your turn, come on over an play along with our Anything Goes Challenge over on the DoubleClick Connection Blog.  The winner will receive this great prize pack:

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Supplies used:

SSS Balloons Craft DiesStampin Up Watercolor Pencils Birthday BalloonsPink Sherbet Basic BlackSo SaffronTim Holtz Watercolor CardstockPostage Stamp Edge Frames

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

I Love Back To School, Do You?

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with the DoubleClick Skittles Back to School Challenge!!  This will be so much fun!

I love back to school.  I love new paper, pencils, pens, notebook, glue, OMG I love everything.

This is our second challenge and I wanted to say to everyone who participate in the first, Thank You so much.

This challenge runs for two weeks.  This is the second of the two.  So, you have one week before the challenge ends.

Now on to my card for this challenge:

Skittles Back to School

My daughter has her first male teacher this year so I wanted to make sure my projects were male centered.  This is challenging to me since I’m so use to making cute girly things, lol.

Want to know how to make this card, well here’s how you do it:

1. I cut my card stock so that is measures an A2 size card (4-1/4 x 5-1/2 scored at 5-1/2).

2. I used my Big Shot and Stampin’ Up! Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create the the texture on the front of my card.

3. I used my Project Life Lined Journaling Cards for the first time ever, LOL.  I love these little cards.  (I have no idea what my resistance was but its over.) I divert!

4. I stamped my crayon, glue, paintbrush and ink from the Sweet Stamp Shop Artsy Fartsy Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

5. I used my Copic Marker #G07, YR16, V17, B14, R27, G28, Y19, Y13, B12 to color in all of my images.  (I’m so happy about that.  I’m trying to practice my coloring.)

6.  I stamped my sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Hey Teacher Stamp Set using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

7. I added color to my apple using my Copic markers.

8. I adhered my journal card to my card base using foam adhesive.

9. I  added Wink of Stella to some of the embossed letters and numbers on my card base.

10. To really make my card pop, I added my Pumpkin Skittles to the four corners.

Here’s a close-up:

Skittles Back to School close up

So what do you think? Now its your turn to play along with our challenge.  The challenge ends on August 19th.  The winner will be announced on August 23rd.

The winner will receive The New Summer 2014 Skittle Release!

New Summer 2014 Skittle Release

 

Supplies used:

Big Shot Die-Cut MachineAlphabet Embossing FolderProject Life 3x4 Lined CardsArtsy FartsySSS Hey TeacherMemento Black InkCopic Markers3M Mounting TapePumpkin Pie

Thank you so much for stopping by.

~Kymona