Embossing – Where Creativity Meets C9

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog Challenge Design Team!! Our challenge this month is Embossing!

Take a look at my card:

For this card I use the heart die from Concord and 9th Heartstrings Die to create an embossed heart on the card front. I have to confess, when I ran the paper through the Big Shot, I didn’t expect the paper to ruffle up.

Once I took the paper off of the cutting plate, I started to get upset.  Thinking I had to start over, I took a second look at the paper. I actually loved the way the ruffles looked on the card front. The paper looks handmade so I decided to go with it.

So I decided to watercolor inside the heart.  Once that dried I added the word kind from Concord and 9th Kind Card Frame Add on Die across the heart.

To finish the card off, I used Tonic Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss to add shimmer to the watercolor and the sentiment and some New Day Card Kit Enamel Dots.

Take a look:

I love how this card turned out!! What do you think?  Please let know below.

I can’t wait to see how you interpret our challenge theme this month.

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Did you know that we have a giveaway going on? Yes, we do!! Our sponsor Concord and 9th is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their shop!!  Yes!!!  Isn’t that big.  Plus the winner gets to be a guest designer for a future challenge.

Here’s how: Create a project using Concord and 9th and upload it on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog by the 29th of every month of for a chance to win.  A random winner will be chosen and it could be you!!

Are you ready?  So, go and create!!

Please don’t forget to follow Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook, Instagram and the Blog.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored. ) 
KIND Card Frame Add-On DieHeartstrings DiesTonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Aqua Shimmer - Glitter Gloss - 2 Pack

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Simple Stamping with Shimmer

Hello everyone!! I’m up on Where Creativity Meets C9 blog today, sharing a cared with some simple stamping.

Take a look at my card:

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For the full tutorial post, head on over to Where Creativity Meets C9 blog.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally.  This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Orange You Sweet Stamp Set Mini MISTI - Most Incredible Stamp Tool InventedTonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Aqua Shimmer - Glitter Gloss - 2 PackFour Scoops Mini Cube Set

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{Clean and Simple} CASology- Icing + Giveaway

 

Yayyy!!  Its my birthday today!! I’m so excited to see another year!! I have so many things I want to do in life that I need all the years ahead of me!!  LOL!!

Ok, back to our regular post!!

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

This week’s cue card:

Take a look at my card:

For this card, I decided to go with and actually icing die cut from a retired Top Dog Die die set.

  1. I dried emboss the front of the card stock with a retired Stampin Up! embossing folder.
  2. Then I used a retired Top Dog Die Cupcake die through my big shot.  I used a couple pieces of scrap paper for that.
  3. I adhered the cupcake to the card front using 3M foam tape.
  4. The I stamped Sweet Stamp Shop Birthday Sentiments on a piece of scrap paper, trimmed it and stapled it to the card front.

Nice and Easy.

What do you think?

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel Bergfeld

Sherrie Mannion

Guest Designer

Lin B.

Our sponsor this week is Serendipity Stamps!

 Now for the GIVEAWAY!!

I’m giving away two of my favorite Tombow products to two lucky winners.

  1. Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils
  2. Tombow Yo-i Crayons

All you have to do is leave a comment below letting me know what you want for your birthday this year.  If your birthday past, then what do you want next year!!!  That’s it! Have fun and good luck!

This giveaway ends, Friday, April 7th at 11:59pm.  Two random winners will be chosen. The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 8th!!

Supplies used:

Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and Gray

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Winter Wonderland Designer Showcase – YNS

Hello everyone!  I’m up on Your Next Stamp Blog today sharing what I created for our new Designer Showcase!

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Our theme is Winter Wonderland!  My card is a bit unconventional!

Lets take a sneak peek:

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Stop on by Your Next Stamp Blog to see the full card and to get the tutorial on how to create this card.

YNS is generously giving away a $10 gift certificate to the store. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post on the YNS blog for a chance to win.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

Ink Blending – Sketch and Color Challenge #51

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #51!!

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: Snowfall Panel Die, Scallop Circle Die Set, Whatnot Sentiments Set Five

Other Supplies: Distress ink Hickory Smoke, Canidad Apple, Squeezed Lemonade, Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron

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

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until November 10, 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

YNS Feature Day – Favorite Technique

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of the month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Favorite Technique”!!  The DT created projects related to the technique they love the most.

My favorite technique is creating shaker cards/tags. I love creating the shaker pockets.  Its so much fun and relaxing.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:

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YNS Supplies: SpookTacular Halloween Stamp Set, Scallop Circle Die Set,Happy Haunting Die Set

Other Supplies: Little Things Spider’s Web Sequin, Vellum, Clearsnap Colorbox Black Embossing Powder, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, We R Memory Keepers Fuseables Clear Sheets, Small safety pin, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile, Black Ribbon, Versamark, Tombow Mono Adhesive

Creating this simple tag was super easy to do.  I used the fuse tool to trace the outside of the scallop circle die to seal the edges, leaving a small opening.  I die cut the ghost and added them plus the sequin inside the scallop fuseable sheet.  After that I sealed the scalloped sheet.  Then I used the Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole and added the ribbon.

Now its time to add the sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink and sprinkled black embossing powder on top. I heat set it and adhered it to the front of the shaker pocket with Tombow Mono Adhesive.

What do you think?  Would you give this technique a try? Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!

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All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by October 26th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

The Ton’s Fall 2016 Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!!  I’m excited today. I was asked again to participate in The Ton’s Fall 2016 Release Blog Hop!! Yayyyy!!

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If you arrived here from the talented Janette blog then you are on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start at the beginning, The Ton blog, as to not miss any of the amazing projects!

The Ton has 23 new stamps for their Fall 2016 Release (18 clear stamps, 5 rubber cling) which include the Christmas Poinsettia set – a mini 2×3 stamp set which will be included in all orders over $100 (before shipping and taxes).  All new release products (stamps, gilding) are available now!

Lets jump in:

For my first card I used the Holiday Border Background stamp and I love it.  Such a pretty border stamp and the possibilities are endless.

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I used red embossing power but it didn’t show up red because of the black cardstock. The white specs represents falling snow, in a very subtle way.

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I created two cards to show off how the stamp looks on white and black cardstock.  Totally beautiful.

For my second card I used the Mistletoe Kisses sentiment stamp set.  Super cute sentiments that you can use on any Christmas cards.

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Watercoloring is my favorite medium and I wanted to showcase the sentiment by creating a non-traditional Christmas card.

This sentiment is so fitting for the watercolored background.

Now what’s a blog hop without a giveaway!

Giveaway!!

What is a blog hop without giveaway!!! In order to qualify for one of the four $25 gift codes to The Ton’s online store, you must leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop.  The comment period will close on Thursday, September 29th at 11:59pm EST.  Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on all of the blogs.

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the lineup:

The Ton
Amy Tsuruta
Mayline Jung
Emily Midgett
Laura Sterckx
Eunji Jung
Chris Dayton
Vera Yates
Lisa Harrolle
LauraJane Head
Carisa Wiley
Jenny Lee Yamasaki
Lydia Fiedler
Janette Kausen
Kymona Tracey ← you are here
Justine Hovey
TaeEun Yoo
Laurel Beard

You will not be disappointed!! Have fun hopping!!

Supplies:

Recollections Black Heavyweight

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona