CASology 136 – Basket and Giveaway!

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!! We are back again with another Cue Card for you!!

So this cue word seems easy, right?  Well not so easy.  I had nothing, nothing in my stash that screamed “Basket”.  I search all of my retired stamps and my new stamps that haven’t been touch yet and I couldn’t find anything with a basket.

Then I remember, the light bulb went off, I received some new stamps for an upcoming release from So Suzy Stamps and guess what stamp was in that package.  Yes, a basket of apples!!  I was super excited.  I’m still in the race with my fellow DT members!!

Take a look at my card:

You're A Good Apple2

Yes, this basket of apples saved the day for me.  To create this card was super easy minus the coloring.

1. I cut my card base to an A2 size card (4.25 x. 5.50). I cut a piece of Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather Patten Paper and adhered it to the front of my card base.

2. I used My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX die to cut out a piece of white cardstock.

3. I stamped my image and colored it in with Copic Markers; W4, Y13, Y15, Y19, E31, E33, E35, E37, R22 R24 and N5.

4. I stamped my sentiment from Lawn Fawn Good Teacher stamp set.

5. I adhered the white panel to the front of my card base with foam adhesive.

6. I added some Clear Wink of Stella to my apples and belly ban on my basket.

That was it!  Nice and easy thanks to So Suzy Stamps!!  So since her basket of apples saved the day for me.

I’m doing a giveaway!!!!  Two lucky winners will win a pre-release Basket of Apples stamp!

All you have to do is leave a comment below letting me know which medium you prefer to color with.  You have until Monday, March 9th at 11:59 to leave a comment for a chance to win.

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

Design-Team

Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Michelle

Our Sponsor this week is Cindy B Designs.

Supplies used:

Sweater Weather Petite Paper Pack MFT Rounded Stitched DieLawn Fawn A Good Apple classiccrestsolarwhtieCopic Markers3M Double Coated Foam TapeWink of Stella clear

 Thanks for stopping by!
~Kymona
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Pop of Color!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog today sharing my last card for the year and I’m doing that with a POP of Color!!

The Watercolor Challenge ends in 4 days so you still have some time to play along with us.

Take a look at my card that I created:

Your Amazing front(You have to see this card in person. The purple is so rich but this photo doesn’t display that.)

Lets take a closer look at my flower:

Your Amazing glitter flower

Take a look at my banner:

Your Amazing side

To fine out how I created this card please head on over to the a2z Scrapbooking blog for further details.

So what do you think of my purple flower!! Let me know!! I would love to hear from you!!

All of the supplies I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

I hope my card gives you some inspiration to participate in our Watercolor Challenge.  It runs to the end of the month, which ends in a couple of days. So hurry and create!

You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Hope to see you there!

Supplies used:

Hello Flowers Diamond Gems 5mm Wink of Stella Shoot for the Moon Ranger Watercolor PaperWhite Embossing PowderDistress Marker Picked RaspberryDusty ConcordMemento Black

Kymona

Sparkle and Shine…

Hello everyone!  I’m playing with Addicted to CAS.  I haven’t played with them in such a long time.  I’m glad I’m able to play this week.  I love their code word this week, its DOTS!!

ATCAS - code word dotsWhen I saw that code word, I knew that I had to join.  I just received this beautiful die in the mail that is perfect for this challenge.

Take a look at my card:

Sparkle and Shine

Take a look at all of those dots.  I love how the red glitter paper shines from behind.

This is how this card was created:

1. I cut my card base to an A2 size card, 4.24 x 5.50.

2. I used Memory Box Small Circle Burst die to cut out all of my dots and circle.

3.  I cut a small piece of red glitter paper from American Crafts to go behind the dots and circle.

4. I used my new Simon Says Stamp Sparkle & Shine stamp set to stamp my sentiment with the Mini Distress Embossing Ink from the card kit.

5. I used Liquid Platinum embossing powder on the stamped sentiment.

I have to say I truly love this liquid platinum embossing powder.  It so smooth and pretty.  I am truly impressed.  This is must have in my craft room from now on.

6. To finish my card, I tied a bow with Silver ??? and rounded two of the corners with my corner chomper.

So what do you think?  I love how this card turned out. Let me know below.  I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

Memorybox Small Circle BurstAmerican Crafts Glitter PaperSparkle and ShineLiquid PlatinumSSS Dec 2014 Card Kit We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Smile, I Love You!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CAS(E) this Sketch #101 and only have a couple of hours to get my card in before it closes.  Why do I put myself under soooo much pressure?  I seem to think, that my best work comes from stressful situations, LOL.  That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

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The guest designer this week is Anita and she did a great job with this one.  I hope my card measures up.

I’m also entering the Waffle Flower Anything Goes Challenge for the first time.

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Take a look at my card:

Smile I love you

So what do you thing?  Did I past?  Do you agree that I work best under pressure?

I wanted to make sure I stuck to her design from the sketch to the pop of color in my flower.

My original thought was to create a tag using my new Waffle Flower: Flower Circle Die, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it.  So I just added the flower cut pieces to the front of my card.

I then stamped my sentiment from Craftin Desert Divas Say It Big stamp set, in the center of the flower.  Then I decided to add another sentiment from the same set under the flower.  Both sentiments just seem to fit perfectly.

I added some Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sparkling Sequins and 4mm Sparkling Sequins and Clear Wink of Stella on the flower and sentiments.

I rounded the corners and decided that my card was done.

So, what do you think?  Let me know below what you think.  After I completed the card, I realized that I could have made the card a shaker card.  Next time!!

Supplies used:

Waffle Flower Flower Circles Die New Say It Big Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mm Wink of Stella clearMemento Black InkSweater Weather Petite Paper Pack

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Winter Wishes and Black Friday Scavenger Hunt!!!!

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here from Kreative Kymona and I’m super excited to be here with all of you today.  I get to make a big announcement!!!

Happy Black Friday!!! 

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving!  So much food and family, I love this having all of my brothers and sisters around.  All of us live in different states, so the holiday time is always special for me.  So now that all of the eating, laughing and reminiscence is over, its time to shop for all of those great deals.  Yayyy!!!!!

Wait, wait before I get into the fun we have in store for you, let me share the card I made for our current challenge:

Anything Goes copy

My card uses on of my favorite Hero Arts stamp set and die. Take a look at my card:

Warm Wishes

I love this snowman! I think he so cute. I love how we can decorate him however we want. I also thought he was appropriate for my post today since everyone shops for Christmas presents today. This little guy should get you ready for a long lines today.

Take a closer look at the glitter on his hat and scarf:

Warm Wishes close up

Isn’t he just the cutest!! I combined this set with the sentiment from the Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Let it Snow set.

To fine out how I created this card please head on over to the a2z Scrapbooking blog for further details.

So what do you think of my snowman!! Let me know!! I would love to hear from you!!

The snowman, snowman die cut, the sentiment and gems can all be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

I hope my card gives you some inspiration to participate in our Current Challenge. It runs to the end of the month, which ends in a couple of days. So hurry and create!

You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Hope to see you there!

Now onto our special event for Black Friday!!

Scavenger Hunt

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a2z Scrapbooking is sponsoring a super fun contest that starts right now and ends Midnight (EDT) on Monday – December 1st.

Here is how it will work:

1. On the blog today you will fine Ten Questions that need to be answered. The only way to get the answers is to go on a Scavenger Hunt in the a2z Scrapbooking store.

2. When you find all of the answers, you have to email them to: a2zScrapbooking@comcast.net No later then Midnight, December 1st.

3. One winner will be chosen from all of the correct entries and will be announced on the a2z Scrapbooking Blog on Wednesday, December 3rd.

4. The prize is a $25 Gift Certificate to the store!!! How awesome is this!! No lines, no pushing or shoving, your in the comforts of your own home. Don’t you just love this!!

Off you go to find the answers to all of these questions. Good luck to all of you who participate in this contest. Who will be the first to find all of these answers? I can’t wait to see who wins.

Reminder, the scavenger hunt ends Monday, December 1st at Midnight. So email your answers in before that time.

One more thing before I go, did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!! You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

I’m also entering this card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

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I’m also here with Simply Create Too SNOW, SNOW, SNOW or All White Challenge #75 for the first time.

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Supplies used:

Snowman Die cuts Frosty Wishes Hero Arts Black Ink Raspberry JamDiamond Gems 5mmSnow Layering PaperKraft CS Let It Snow

Thank you for stopping by!!

Kymona

Fruits, Fruits and more Fruits!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m back again for the third DoubleClick Challenge!  The theme is, you guessed it, its fruit!!

The summer time is full of delicious fruits from all over the world.

Let me tell you what surprised me the other day.  My friend who lives off of one of the busiest streets in Queens, has a neighbor who has a pear tree in the front of their house.  I was blown away.  I never saw a fruit tree in city, upstate yes, but not down in the city.  Can you eat the fruits?  Are they sweet?  I wanted to know but was too scared to ask for one.  So what I did was take a picture of the tree as proof that it exist.

Take a look for your self:

Pear Tree

How beautiful is that tree full of fruit!!  Makes you want one.  Ok, ok I digress!  On to the challenge.  Its all about fruit!

I choose to go with tangerines!  They are so delicious and you can peel it by yourself.  The sweeter the better for me.

Take a look at my card:

Hello Tangerine

These tiny tangerine halves look so good, you almost want to eat them all.  Let’s talk about how I create this nice CAS card.

1. My Stampin’ UP! Tangerine Tango  card base is an A2 card which measures 4.25 x 5.50 scored at 5.50.

2. My Neenah Solor White card panel measures 4 x 5.25. I rounded the corners with a retired Stampin’ Up! punch.

3. I used Stamp’ Up! retire Tart and Tangy Stamp Set to stamp my tangerines 3 times out of Tangerine Tango ink.

4. I used Stampin’ Up! 1-1/4″ Circle Punch to punch out my tangerines.

5. I adhered the tangerines to the card panel with Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals.

6. I used Stampin’ Up! Hi There Stamp Set to stamp the Hello at the bottom of my card base with Versafine black ink.

7. I adhered the card panel to the card base using Stampin’ UP! Dimensionals.

7. I added Wink of Stella to the tangerine petals for added glare.

8. For my finishing touch, I added my PUMPKIN SKITTLES to the center of my tangerines and after my hello.

Clean and Simple at its best.

So tell me what do you think?

Now its your turn to play along.  You have until September 2 to enter the challenge.

The lucky winner will win the nice prize pack you see below:

Prize Pack

Good Luck to all of you!

Supplies used:

Tangerine TangoclassiccrestsolarwhtieTart and Tangy1-1/4" Circle PunchStampin' DimensionalsOnyx Versafine InkPumpkin SkittlesWink of Stella clear

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Clean & Simple Card Class – Day 11 One Stamp, FOUR Ways

My online card class closes today and I wanted to post two more cards before they close the gallery.  Today’s class was about stretching one stamp set to create four different cards.  The technique that I used to make today’s card is called Bokeh Effect taught by Julie Ebersole.  Its a photography technique which refers to blur or a blurry quality.

Take a look at the photo below for an example of that effect.

"Blue is my color" captured by Edgar Barany

“Blue is my color” captured by Edgar Barany

See how the background is blurry.  That is the effect I’ve captured in the two cards that I made.  The layers of glitter on the forefront blurs the background.

Take a look:

I've Got Sunshine

Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go! close up

I had a great time playing with this effect.  It was pretty easy to create and I can’t wait to try it with other stamps.  Both of the images seen above are from the same stamp set.  I have three other techniques to practice.

Please let me know what you think.

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Pale Tomato Ink

Hero Arts Pale Tomato Ink

Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink

Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink

Hero Arts Soft Pool Ink

Hero Arts Soft Pool Ink

Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink

Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Sticky Strip 104294

Sticky Strip 104294

ME Sunny Skies

ME Sunny Skies

Post-it Full Adhesive Roll

Post-it Full Adhesive Roll

Ultra Fine Crystal  Snow Glitter

Ultra Fine Crystal
Snow Glitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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