Hero Arts Shaker Tag – a2z Scrapbooking December 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a a2z Scrapbooking Challenge. The theme this month is Anything but a Card!!


Take a look at my tag:


Here is how I created this tag:

I gather all of my supplies needed to create a tag:  Hero Arts Joyful Tiding Tag Set, Hero Arts Raspberry Ink, Hero Arts Black Ink, Lucy Abrams Ivory Sequin, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeves,  and Tombow Mono Adhesive Plus, We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile and a ColorBox Art Dauber.

I die cut three tags so that I could stack them on top of each other.  Then I used the sponge dauber to add some color using the Hero Arts Raspberry Jam Ink.


Once the top tag was inked to my liking, I adhered the two additional tags with Tombow Mono Adhesive Plus.



Once all of the pieces were in place, I used the Mini MISTI to stamp the sentiment on the tag.



Now the tag is ready to become a shaker.


I gathered all of the supplies need to create the shaker portion of the tag.

You need a We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, We R Memory Keepers Fuseable Photo Sheets.



Place the finished tag inside the plastic and line the die up over it.  Use Washi tape to hold it down.  Then you want to glide the fuse tool around the die, sealing it.


Once you add the sequin is added inside, seal the top of the tag the same way you did the body of the tag.

Punch a hole using a We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile and string a piece of string.

Nice and easy! Super cool to create!


What do you think? I would love to hear what you think below.

I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of September.  Good Luck!

If you would like to purchase any Hero Arts products please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

ha-joyful-tidingha-raspberry-inkTombow Permanent Adhesive Plusivory-sequin

Thanks for stopping by!


CS Take It Make It: Stamping Huge Sentiments

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 for the month of July.

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:

Hello Friend (TIMI)

I absolutely love this Mama Elephant Hello Friend Wishes stamp set!! The font is so pretty!!  Its the perfect sentiment that looks amazing all by itself.

I decided to create a shaker card!!  You know how much I love shaker cards.

Here is how I created this card:

  1.  Blend Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean on a piece of card stock.
  2. Then stamp the Mama Elephant Hello Friend sentiment with Versamark Ink.
  3. Cover the stamped image with Colorbox White Embossing Powder and heat set.
  4. Cut the frame out of black heavyweight cardstock using Mama Elephant Framed Tags – Park Avenue – Creative Cuts.
  5. Using the We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, the We Re Memory Keepers Photo Sleeves and the Mama Elephant die to create the shaker pocket.  For the full tutorial, check out his post.
  6. Before sealing the shaker pocket fill it with Little Things Crystal Sparkly from Lucy’s Cards.
  7. Add some foam strips to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.

Super pretty!!

Sooooo, what do you think? Please let me know below.


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 July is: Calico Craft Parts!

Calico Crafts Parts




Prize:3 aperture ATB kits, 4 beach/nautical mini shape sheets,
seashell frame ATC blank, nautical shrine kit.

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’m also entering Virginia’s View Challenge#22: All About Colors

V V Challenge #22

Supplies used:

Hello Friends Wishes  Colorbox White Embossing Powder FT-PARK-AVE-CC_largeCrystal Sparkly from Lucy's Cards  3M Double Coated Foam Tape

Thank you so much for stoping by!!


Your Next Stamp June Feature Day

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 the color “Yellow”!!  The DT created projects using the color yellow on them.

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

Cheers (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Fancy Cheers Die, Stripe-tastic Star Die Set

Other Supplies: Lucy Abrams Lemon Sherbet Sparkly Shaker, Recollection Heavyweight White Cardstock, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, Avery Elle Storage Pockets, 3M Foam Tape

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!


All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by June 24th 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!


Your Next Stamp DT Dare – A Few Of My Favorite Things

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp and our DT Dare!!!

What is a DT Dare you ask? It’s a fun monthly challenge for the YNS design team to show case more fabulous projects using the new release products!!


Fun right!!

Wait there is more!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post you could Win a YNS Stamp Set of your choice!!! 

Exciting right!!  It sure is for me!!

The DT Dare Challenge this month is A Few Of My Favorite Things!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the December release.

Take a look at my card:

Happy New Year Shaker (YNS)

YNS: Happy 2016 Stamp Set

Other supplies: Stampin’ Up! Gold Embossing Powder, Lucy Abrams Gold Dust Sparkly Shaker, Versamark, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool Bundle

Shaker cards are one of my favorite things for 2015!!!  They are so much fun and the receiver has fun playing with them.  Some of my other favorite things are CAS cards, gumdrops, the color purple and sequins!!

This card is no different.  Its a full size card for the new year.  I wanted it to be CAS but with some flair!!!

The new year calls for gold so I used Stampin’ Up!gold embossing powder to create this card.  I used Lucy Abrams Gold Dust Sparkly Shaker Sequins for the flair.  I created a shaker pocket using my fuse tool. Super easy and fun.

What do you think?  Please let me know below.

Super simple and easy.

So tell me what you think of this challenge? I would love to know, let me know below!

Don’t forget to head on over to the Your Next Stamp Store to take advantage of the online discount code below and save an extra 20% on everything in the store!!

Don’t forget we have Blog Candy for you!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog today you have a chance of winning the blog candy.


Supplies used:

Happy 2016  SU Gold Embossing PowderGold Dustfuse bundleVersamark

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Top Dog Dies Pocket Letter Tutorial

Hello everyone!!  It’s Top Dog Dies Tutorial Day!!  I’m here today showcasing Top Dog Dies Flip Flop Die Set.

TDD Flip Flop


I love this die set.  Its super cute and it represents the summer for me.  I love wearing flip flops.  They slip on and off.  No hassle at all.

The one thing I don’t like about flip flops are, they are super slippery when they are wet!!  When I was 7 months pregnant with daughter, I slipped and fell in a store because the floor was wet and the slippers had no grip.

Crazy right!!  The baby and I were fine but that was super scary!!

Ok, I digress.  On to my project.  I created this pocket letter last week for the collaboration but I wanted to give you a tutorial on how I created it.

Take a look at my pocket letter:

Flip Flops (TDD)

Those flip flops are so cute.  I watercolored them! I need a pair of those.

Here is how I created it:

1. I took a piece of scrap paper and divided my paper evenly.  I added the dimension to my paper for future use.


2. After I divided my paper, I put the scrap paper inside the We R Memory Keepers page projector. So that I could cut the plastic where it need to be open, only on one side.  Without the paper you will cut through the plastic.


3. The fuse comes with two tips: the fuse tip and the cutting tip.  This tip cuts the plastic open.


4. Here you can see that I cut the top and the bottom of my pocket.  I had to laugh.  Why didn’t I think of that.  I had a solution.


5. I took the paper out of the page protector, taped it to my glass mate. If you do not remove the paper, the plastic can’t fuse together.

I then placed my page protector on top of the paper lining up the cut line with the lines on my paper.  I fused the plastic back, one quarter above the cut line on both sides.


6.Once I finished prepping the page protector, I added my inserts in the pockets. I added sequin to this pocket and fused it closed.


7.  I used an old piece of watercolor paper and die cut my flip flops from that.  I attached it Simple Stories Summer Vibes pattern paper.  I added a Tim Holtz word band.


8. Here are some close up of the different pockets.





I just can’t get enough of this pocket page!  The flip flop die and the pattern paper just works so well.  I love it when things come together!!

I will surely make more of these very soon.

I’m entering my project into the Fairytale Challenge.

Its all about flip flops!! Perfect!

Fairytale Challenge

Supplies used:

TDD Flip Flop Summer Vibe 3x4cards fuse bundle2013-2015 In Color Sequin Feel good flairSummer Vibe Enamel dotsTim Holtz Word Band Studio Calico Wood Veneer tim holtz arrows


Thanks for stopping by!!