Color In Challenge – a2z Scrapbooking

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a new a2z Scrapbooking Challenge. The theme this month is Color In!! So grab your Hero Arts stamps that you color in with your favorite medium and get to coloring. 

Take a look at the card I created:

Joy to the World Gold (a2z)

I used Hero Arts Joy To The World stamp set to stamp the star.  Then I used Gansai Tambi Starry Colors to color the star with different colors of gold.

Once the watercolor dried, I added rhinestones to the center of each star.

Using Clearsnap ColorBox Archival Wicked Black Ink to stamp the sentiment.

Super easy.

What do you think?

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 August.  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 Joy To The WorldClearsnap Wicked-Black

Thanks for stopping by!


Did You Know?

Hello everyone!!

I’m back again this week with another product that I missed seeing at CHA! Shocking 😱, right!


It’s the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Watercolor set! I was asked by Annette from Paper Pajamas to give these a try and my feedback!

Here it is:

1. There are 6 mica watercolor pans in this set.

2. The colors are Blue Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, Champagne Gold, Light Gold and White Gold.

3. Super duper creamy and shimmery!

4. The pigment are of high quality and when mixed together they are beautiful!

5. You can watercolor with them by them self, do calligraphy, brush lettering and you can mix them with the original Gansai set or any other watercolor set for that matter.


So what do you think? I posted this card this morning and I also posted a video on IG using them 17 post back in my feed.

Any questions? Ask away!

Supplies used:

  PTI What the Doodle Feather

Our Next Stamp May 2016 Blog Hop


Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, I love this blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps makes squeal!! LOL!!

This release is super cute!!  Yesterday’s sneak peek was fun.

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Laura’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom of this post and start at Tracey’s blog.

My favorite set from this release is the Wedding Bliss stamp set! The wedding dress is so pretty.

Are you ready for my big reveal?

Take a look at my cards:

Happy Wedding (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Wedding Bliss

Other Supplies: Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Watercolors, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, Ranger Archival Black Ink, Stampin’ Up! Rhinestone

I simple used Champagne Gold and Red Gold to watercolor the dress.  Nice and simple.

Mr & Mrs True Love

YNS Supplies: Mr. & Mrs. Stamp Set, Mr. & Mrs. Die Set

Other Supplies: Recollection White Heavyweight Cardstock, Recollection Black Heavyweight Cardstock, Versafine Black Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, We R Memory Keepers 3D Embossing Folder Dotted

This card was simple to make as well.  There was some embossing, die cutting and stamping in one color. I love the black and white look.

So, what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these cards to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these items are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because one lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on May 4th.  So don’t forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to get
20% off your entire purchase!!


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!


Lawnscaping Challenge: Dimension

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Lawnscaping Challenge.  I played along one or twice last year, so I’m happy to play along today.


Lawnscaping Challenge

The challenge this time is all about DIMENSION!  Adding pops of dimension to your project really add that wow factor to your projects.

Take a look at my card:


I’ve added plenty dimension to my card.

Here is how I created my card:

1. I cut my card to a 5 x 3.5 scored at 3.5.

2. I used Lawn Fawn Dream stamp set to stamp the small feather with Lawn Fawn Fake Tan Ink.

3. I cut a thin strip of Lawn Fawn Beachside Pattern Paper and adhered it over the stamped feathers. I also die cut the feathers from the same paper using the Lawn Fawn Dream Cuts.

4. I cut a thin strip of Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold cardstock and adhered it on top of the pattern paper.

5. I adhered the feathers.

6. I die cut Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello four times and stacked them on top of each other.  I adhered the stacked die to the center of my card.

Super doper easy and I  like this card size.  I’m glad I tried it.

I’m also linking my card to Virginia’s View Challenge #14: Layers and Dimensions.

Layers and Dimensions

Supplies used:

Lawn Fawn Dream Lawn Fawn Fake Tan Ink Pad  Lawn Fawn Dream Cuts Brushed GoldScripty Hello

Thank you for stopping by!!!


Gold Stamping!!

Second Post for today

If your looking for the Stamping on Pattern Paper, click here

Hello everyone, I’m here for a second time today.  I’m here with the Muse Challenge #110.  Yayyy, I’m glad to be here with them this week.

My friend Tenia Nelson is the Muse this week!! Take a look at her card:

muse gd mar 23 2015Now take a look at my card:

Take Your Time To Smile

I love the way this gold flower looks.  So classy!!

Here is how I created this card:

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

2. I cut my card panel to 3.25 x 4.75.

3. I used Create A Smile Botanical Love to stamp the big flower in Versamark ink and embossed it with Ranger Enchanted Gold then heat set it.

4. I added Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape and Stacked With Love Washi Tape to the side of my card panel.

5. I attached my card panel with foam adhesive.

6. I added Your Next Stamp Black Gumdrops for added interest.

Lets take another look at that flower:

Take Your To Time To Smile 3

Isn’t it pretty??  I love it.  It sparkles in the light.  I have to use this embossing powder more often.

Take Your Time To Smile 2

So what do you think of my card?  Please leave a comment below.

I’m linking this card up to Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #4.


I’m also linking this card up to Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes.


Supplies used:

Neenah Desert Storm CS Botanical Love VersamarkEnchanted Gold Embossing PowderWatercolor Wonder Washi TapeStacked with Love Washi Tape Black Gumdrops

Thanks for stopping by!


Waffle Flower Crafts – Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with our new Waffle Flower Crafts Photo Inspiration Challenge!!  This is our fifth challenge for 2015! Time is flying.


Now, I really love these colors together, navy blue, pink, gold and white!!  How pretty!

Now take a look at my card:

Enjoy (WFF)

Such pretty subtle colors!  I knew the Waffle Flower Flower Circles Die Set would look amazing in these colors.

To create this card:

It was simple.  I started with a card base cut to an A2 size card.

I used Simon Says Stamps Cotton Candy cardstock and Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather pattern paper to cut out my Flower Circle Die.

I adhered the flower on the card, then stamped my sentiment from the Holiday Labels- Give Thanks Set in the center of my flower using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I adhered some Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and Simon Says Stamps Gold Sequin to the front of my card.

I sprayed the card front with Heidi Swapp Gold Spray.

That’s it!!  Super simple and easy!

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:

Waffle Flower Flower Circles Die Holiday Labels Give Thanks Stamp Set Onyx Versafine InkPretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins SSS Sparkle and Shine sequin Color Shine Gold

Thank you for stopping by!