Pocket Page Spread with Gossamer Blue

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a pocket page spread with Gossamer Blue Life Pages Kit!

I haven’t created a pocket page in awhile so when I first pulled out my supplies I was a bit rusty, LOL!!  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do or what photos to use.

So, I looked at the kit in its entirety and decided that I would let the journaling cards lead the way.

I loved all of the green color in the kit and I knew I could get photos with some green in it!

Take a look:

My one little word arrived so I knew I need to take a picture with it.  So I put on my green coat and went outside.  I am always behind the camera so its nice to be in front of it.

Note: I use my iPhone 6s Plus for most of my shot but for these photos I pulled out my Canon EOS 70D.

When I finished taking the photos, I sat down and put the page together.  I love the currently journaling card because I was working in the moment.  This wasn’t a planned page.  I added some simple embellishments from the kit for texture.

Perfect right!!  That was so easy to put together.

Do you create pocket pages? If not, will you start?  I would love to see them!!

What do you think about my pages?  I would love to know.  Please let me know below.

Don’t forget to check out Gossamer Blue site for all of the different kits available this month.

Supplies used:

Thanks for stopping by!

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Using Deco Foil and Die Cuts

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a super easy card using Deco Foil and Die Cuts!

While I was at Creativiation in January, my friends from Thermoweb gave me a couple of the new Watercolor Deco Foil!! I have to say they are so pretty!! I haven’t had a chance to play with them until now.

Take a look at a picture I posted on Instagram when I came back:

Aren’t these colors pretty?  Here are the names:

  1. Deco Foil Transfer Sheets Amber Watercolor
  2. Deco Foil Transfer Sheets Summer Rainbow Watercolor
  3. Deco Foil Transfer Sheets Amethyst Watercolor
  4. Deco Foil Transfer Sheets Lapis Watercolor
  5. Deco Foil Transfer Sheets Emerald Watercolor

Since its St. Patrick’s Day, I figured today is the best time to use the Emerald Watercolor Deco Foil!

Take a look at my card:

I love the watercolor effect this foil gives off.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I measured the Simon Says Stamp Lucky To Know You die so that I could measure the Deco Foil Peel n Stick Toner Sheets and theEmerald Watercolor Deco Foil.
  2. I placed the Emerald Watercolor Deco Foil on top of the Deco Foil Peel n Stick Toner Sheet and ran it through my laminator.
  3. Once the sheet comes out of the laminator, die cut the foil sheet.
  4. Since the toner sheet is a peal and stick, all you have to do is adhere it to the black cardstock.

Take a closer look:

Nice and easy. Using Deco Foil and Die Cuts are a fun way to make a quick card in no time.

What do you think?  I would love to hear from you below!

What’s even better is a SALE!!!

Thermoweb is celebrating National Craft Month and they are doing a Ultimate Deco Foil Giveaway!!

Plus you get 15% off and free shipping all month long on orders $15.00 or more.

Now that is awesome!!  Its time to shock up on all of your favorite Deco Foil products!

I’m going to pick up the Deco Foil Transfer Gel!  I was this gel in action at Creativation.  Its a must have.

Supplies used:

Simon Says Stamp LUCKY TO KNOW YOU Wafer Die SSSD111667 Hey Love

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Thank you so much for stopping by!!

{Clean and Simple} CASology – Score

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

This week’s cue card:

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Take a look at my card:

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For this week’s cue card I used Neat and Tangled So Lucky stamp set.  I figured I would get a jump start on St. Patrick’s Day, LOL!!

When I thought about the cue card, I thought about score lines.  I remember having some already scored card stock that I prepped for a different project.  Why not use one of those for this challenge.  I used Papertrey Ink Sunshine Impressions Plate to score the card front.

Then I thought which stamp set would look good over the scored lines and the big bold sentiment from Neat and Tangled came to mind. In order to use this stamp set, I knew I needed to add some color before I stamped the sentiment.

I used Gansail Tambi 36 Color Set to add the pretty watercolor green to card front. I heat set the watercolor.

Then, I used the Mini Misti to stamp the sentiment.  It made it so much easier to stamp the sentiment a couple of times using Stazon Jet Black Ink.

I love how the score lines show through the sentiment.  You have score lines on the actual card front and score lines in the sentiment that were not originally there.

Super doper 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

Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations!

Supplies used:

neat-and-tangled-so-lucky pti Sunshine impressions dieMini MISTI - Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Rubber Dance Stamp February 2017 Color Challenge

Third post for today!
If your looking for a2z Scrapbooking post, click here

Hello everyone!! I’m here today for the first time as a member of Rubber Dance Stamp Challenge Design Team!! I’m super excited about this opportunity.

Take a look at the colors for this challenge:

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Take a look at my card:

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I love the colors of this challenge, it surprised me really!

To create this card, I used Rubber Dance Stamp Textured Feathers and Distress Inks Hickory Smoke, Picked Raspberry, and Forest Moss.

I inked up each feather with a different color and used the Mini Misti to stamp them all at one time.  Then I used Colorbox Archival Wicked Black Ink to stamp the Rubber Dance Stamp Something Wonderful sentiment.

Super simple and easy!!

The winner will win five fabulous stamps fromRubber Dance Stamp!! Wait, if the winner used stamps from Rubber Dance Stamp, they will winner another five stamps! That’s a total of 10 stamps!! Wow!!!

You have until February 14, 2017, midnight Central European Time.  Which is 6:00 PM, February 13, 2017!! Please pay attention to this time. Here in the US is a day behind Norway! 

Supplies used:

textured-feathers  stamping tool

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge and Coupon Code

Second Post for today
If your looking for the YNS Sketch and Color Challenge, click here

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 September.

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:

Sending Warm Wishes (TIMI)

I love how my little tree turned out!!  I love the look of all of those fall colors.  I’m a Summer girl but Fall sure is pretty too.

Here is how I created this card:

I used Lawn Fawn Small Stitch Square Stackables to die cut my stitched square panel.

I used Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees Stamp Set and layered stamped my leaves.  I used Lawn Fawn Freshly Cut Grass, Lobster, Fake Tan and Walnut.

I stamped my sentiment from the same stamp set and stamped it with the Walnut ink.

I added Lawn Fawn Trimming around the card panel.

I attached the card panel to an orange panel then added those panels to my card base.

I added Lucy Abrams Just Peachy and Rainforest Sparkly Shaker Sequin to the card front.

I love how this turned out!!  Now its your turn to play along with us!!!

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: STAMPlorations!

STAMPlorations have been incredibly generous and have supplied a coupon code for Craft Stamper challenge players to take advantage of free shipping from the store! The code is: CSTAKEITMAKEIT and is good for free shipping on orders over $20 (£12.90). The coupon will work all through September, and can be combined with any other STAMPlorations coupon.

Here are the prizes this month:New plate

2 Stencils: Bold Florals and Leaf Print
2 Stamp Sets: Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments

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.

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees Freshly Cut Grass Ink Pad Lobster Ink pad Fake Tan Ink Pad Walnut Ink Pad Just Peachy Rainforest SmallS titched Square Stackables

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

You’re My Lucky Charm..

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Addicted to CAS!!  Their Code Word is Green!!

ATCAS - code word greenTake a look at my card:

You're My Lucky Charm

This card was pretty simple to make.

1. My card base is an A2 size card 4.25 x 5.5 Simon Says Stamps Green Apple cardstock.

2. I used the smaller square Mama Elephant Sew Fancy die to cut my Canson watercolor paper card panel.

3. I used Lawn Fawn My Lucky Charm to stamp the four leaf clover and the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

4. I colored the four leaf clover using Intense Apple Green and Willow pencil and a water-brush.

4. I added some green flat sequin, I’m unsure where they are from.

I really love this card.  I’m send it to my Aunt who saved the day for me a couple months ago.

What do you think?  Please leave me a comment below.

Supplies used:

SSS Green AppleSEW FANCY My Lucky Charm Onyx Versafine Ink Intense pencil Canson Watercolor Paper

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

What’s Your Favorite Watercolor Color?

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I must say this Watercolor for Card Makers is an awesome class.  I’m learning so much and sharing it with my daughter has been even better.  Both of us are having a lot of fun learning about colors and how the work with one another.  Once her cards are posted I will link them here in my blog so you can see what her take on the lessons were.

Today’s card is a Stamped Emboss Resist and Watercolor Wash Card.  Kristina Werner taught us how to add ink on top of an embossed image, the ink just happens to be watercolor.  I’ve practice this technique a couple of weeks ago and it took me a while but I got it down pack and my card came out really nice. You can check out my post on April 30.

For my new card, I wanted to create a male card.  I don’t have many of those, I wanted to make sure I tried colors that were suited for men.  I love blues, yellow, and coral.  I also tried something new.  ADDING STITCHING TO MY CARD!!!  I’ve never done that before but I wanted to finally try it.  It was exciting!

Love to call you my friend

I love how the colors blended to make colors that weren’t in my original palette.  When I added the yellow to the tip of the blue it create that pretty green.  The same when I added the coral to the yellow, it created the orange.  It was amazing.

Creating the background was pretty easy.

I used Impression Obsessions Honeycomb Stamp to create my background.  I stamped it with VersaMark and embossed it with Stampin’ Up! clear embossing powder.

I used my Koi Watercolors,  I used number 23, 24 and 8.

My vellum and card stock was attached with my small sewing machine.  I had that sewing machine for two years and never used.  I pulling it out to create this card and I’m so glad I did.

Guess what, I didn’t know how to use the sewing.  I had to ask my daughter to help set up the machine.  I thought that was funny and she loved teaching me.

All and all, my card came out the way I had hoped it would.  I’m very pleased with the look.  I hope you are too!

 

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsCover-a-Card HoneycombExpressions Thinlits Diesgumball-green-stampin-emboss-powderSnail AdhesiveStampin' TrimmerStampin' DimensionalsPacific PointSewing MachineLawn Fawn SequinExchanging FriendsTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive