Happy Birthday To You Celebration with Technique Tuesday

Hello everyone!! I”m here today too because it’s someone’s birthday day and I would love to say Happy Birthday to you.

I have not made cards in a long time and was delighted to sit and make a couple of them for you today using Technique Tuesday’s Happy Birthday Stamp Sets.

Technique Tuesday is having a celebration that you don’t want to miss.

Let’s take a look at my happy birthday cards:

If you remember, my card-making style has always been clean and simple.

These cards are a great representation of that style.

Happy Birthday

Sentiment stamps are my favorite because you can create any kind of card you want- from simple to elaborate just by using a couple of sentiments.

The stamp set I used to create these cards is the Large Birthday Stamp Set!

It has 8 sentiment stamps to choose from. Some are mixed fonts, and you can color in some of them. Creating different looks is easy with this set.

Guess what? – We have a happy birthday promotional offer for you!

Technique Tuesday has a 5-day celebration going on starting today, May 16th, to May 20th! The coupon code HBDAY21 will give you 20% off everything!  Yes!!! You don’t want to miss this offer.

Go ahead and add the stamp set above to that list!!

Who will you make birthday cards for this year? I would love to know.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Technique Tuesday products were given to me. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

linen cardstock


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Clean and Simple Cards using Heffy Doodle Stamps

Hello everyone!! Kymona here with some clean and simple cards using Heffy Doodle Stamps!

For those of you who do not know or haven’t heard of Heffy Doodle let me give you some history!

Heffy Doodle produces high quality, versatile stamps and dies for the crafting world. Lesley Oman, aka Hungry Heffy is the companies creative and energetic founder. Lesley’s husband Craig tried to convince Lesley to turn her doodles into stamps, but she was way to busy making cards to listen. It was July 2017, when Lesley realized her husband had a great idea and hence Heffy Doodle was born!!!

Take a look at some of the goodies you can find in their online shop:




Let’s take a look at my clean and simple cards:

For the first card, I used the Numicon Stencil to create a very colorful background for a unique birthday card.

Stamping the sentiment from the Big Bold Words Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and then embossing it with Silver Embossing Powder packs a powerful punch.

For the second card, I simple die cut both the Hey and Honey die out of glitter paper and adhered it to the card front.

Super simple and easy.

Both cards turned out beautiful! They didn’t require much work either. They can be reproduce over and over in no time.

I hope you check out the other stamps, dies and goodies from Heffy Doodle. Let me know what you think of these clean and simple cards and the products I shared with you today.


Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  The Heffy Doodle  products were given to me.  The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Heffy Doodle - Heffy Cuts - Dies - HoneyHeffy Doodle - Heffy Cuts - Dies - HeyHeffy Doodle - Stencil - NumiconHeffy Doodle - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Big Bold WordsTsukineko - VersaMark Watermark Ink Stamp Pad - Large - ClearCardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah, Solar White - 25 Pack Hero Arts - Embossing Powder - Silver
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The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!!  I’m so excited today!!  Do you want to know why? It’s my BIRTHDAY and The Ton Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop is underway and it’s amazing.

If you arrived here from The Ton 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 14 new stamps, coordinating dies and 5 standalone dies for their new Spring 2018 Release which includes up to two free gifts with purchases (GWP). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. New release products can be purchased now and all new release orders will begin to ship on Monday, April 9.

Let’s jump in:

Beautiful Bettas

Since its my BIRTHDAY today, I created a clean and simple birthday card for myself!! LOL!!

I used The Ton Beautiful Bettas stamp set to create this card, which was complete in 3-4 steps.

Here’s how to create this card:

Cut the cardstock to 4 x 8, scored at 4.

Stamp the images using Altenew Ruby Red and Coral Berry ink.  Mix the colors to give the bettas a dual color look.

Use a MISTI to stamp the sentiment in Altenew Permanent Black ink.

Round the top left and bottom right corner.


Giveaway Time:

Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Friday, April 6 at 5pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

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

The Ton

Taheerah Atchia

Mayline Jung

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Justine Hovey

Brenda Noelke

Svitlana Shayevich

Lisa Harrolle

Laura Sterckx

Amy Tsuruta

Olga Matyushevskaya

Laurel Beard

Anna Kutsenko

Kay Miller

Vera Yates

Dana Gong

Renee Day


Ilina Crouse

Tae Eun Yoo

Amy Kolling

Eunji Jung

Janette Kausen

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  The Ton  products were given to me since I’m guest designing.  The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Beautiful Bettas

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Happy Birthday Karen Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today to help celebrate Karen, the owner of Your Next Stamps Birthday!!

She is turning 40 which is an awesome ago!! It means she is old enough to know what people think doesn’t matter and young enough to still be cool with to her kids!!  At least that is how I felt when I turned 40 back in April!!

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Kendra’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 Deborah‘s blog. 

To help her celebrate, I create a simple shaker card for her. Take a look:



Working with Karen has been super fun.  Her stamps, dies, gumdrops and other products are totally amazing and cute. I’m so happy that I’ve had the opportunity to work with her and for her.

Happy Birthday Karen and I hope you have an amazing day and many, many more super birthday.

What’s a blog hop without some fun!

Karen is offering the biggest discount ever in the YNS store for one day only in celebration of her 40th Birthday.   
Here are the details:
1.  FREE Shipping will not apply during the 40% off sale. All orders that usually would be eligible for free shipping will have a flat rate of $10.00 applied to the order upon check out.
2.  The discount code MUST be applied during checkout – no refunds will be applied to orders placed without the code
3.   24 hour sale valid October 25, 2016 only – the sale ends at midnight EST .
4.  Discount is on in stock items only, no rain checks!
Now tell me that isn’t aweseome!!  Stop on by the YNS blog and wish Karen a Happy Birthday!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

YNS Birthday Project Showcase

Hello everyone!!  How are you enjoying Your Next Stamp month long Birthday Celebration?  I hope your having a blast!

This week the design team is is doing something special.  We are showcasing all different types of birthday projects!!  To see my fellow design team members work, head on over to the YNS Blog.

My daughter’s birthday is coming up so fast.  She will be 10 in a couple of weeks so we are getting ready for her big birthday.  So I decided to make a couple of favors for her friends.

Take a look:

HB2U (YNS) copy

YNS Supplies: Bookmark/Tag Die Set, Swirly Fun Paper Pack, Happy Birthday YNS 2016

Other Supplies: Tombow Extreme Adhesive, Mini Misti, Hole Puncher, Brads, Fiskars Paper Crimper

Do you remember those sour cream packets?  Yes, I’m bringing them back again, LOL.  She is to young to know what these were used for in the past, so this will be fun when her friends get there hands on these.

Tell me these are the cutest favors you’ve seen today!!

Here’s how I created these:

  • I used the full sheet of pattern paper, which is 4.25 x 5.50.
  • Add the strong adhesive to the backside of the paper, only on three sides.
  • Then I took my time and roll the paper to met the long strip of adhesive on the other side.
  • After that, pinch one end together.
  • Fill the pouch with goodies.
  • Now close the open end opposite of how you closed the bottom end.  If you close them the same way, you will create a pouch that looks like the dark pink one, flat.

That’s it.  Nice, easy and perfect to repeat over and over.

Guess what!!

At the end of the week YNS is giving away a stamp set to one lucky person who leaves a comment on the YNS Blog.  The more days you comment on, the greater your odds of winning.  You have until Saturday, August 20th to leave all of your comments.  The winner will be announced on Monday, August 22nd.

Thanks for stopping by!!



Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Celebration

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 Celebration!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the July release.  I went with the new Happy Birthday 2016 stamp set for my project.

Take a look at my project:

Happy Birthday 2016 (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Happy Birthday 2016

Other Supplies: Bristol Smooth Paper, Distress Ink Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

What do you think?  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 up to 27% 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.


Thanks for stopping by!!


Concord & 9th Birthday Bash Blog Hop

C9 Birthday Bash RECTANGLE

I’m so excited to be here today!!  Concord & 9th is celebrating their First Birthday on August 9th and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate with them.  Let me tell you why!!

I first ran into Concord & 9th on Instagram.  I was browsing through different post and ran into this post:

Concord & 9th Watercolor 1

I was instantly intrigued.  I wanted to know more about this company so I headed straight to their page.

Then I saw this post:

Concord & 9th Watercolor 2

I was sold!!  I had to follow them.  I love watercoloring and these cards were perfect.  I noticed that they were new a company and only had a couple of post so I knew this would be fun to see what they had in store for me as a follower.

Then on September 9th, one month after they opened, I received an email from Angie and was blown away!! She complimented me on my work and asked if I would like to do a guest social media post with them.  What??

ABSOLUTELY!!  I was so excited for a couple of reasons:

  1. Here it was a new company who liked my work, and
  2. They asked me to represent their brand new company.

That was big to me!!  They put their faith and trust in me to represent them. I am grateful!!

You can check out what I created here and here.

Angie and I spoke back and forth for quite sometime.  I learn some much about Concord & 9th and Angie and Greg!!  Super cool company and amazing people behind it!!

So now we are here a year later and they’ve grown in such an amazing way!! I feel honored to call them my friends!!

So here’s my way of saying thank you for a year of great releases:

Happy Birthdary Angie (C9)

Thank you Angie!!

Thank you Greg (C()

Thank you Greg!!

I decided to start with these cards for two reasons:

  1. To say Thank You, and
  2. To display my favorite stamp set of all time from Concord & 9th, the Sophisticated Script Uppercase and Sophisticated Script stamp set!!

This is my go to stamp set if I want to custom create a word sentiment that I don’t already have!!  My daughter thought these cards were so cool to make.  She wants to stamp out her name now.  LOL!!

These cards were super easy to create using Happy Hues Cards/Envelope Pack that Concord and 9th sells.

The next card is a special one for me. Take a look:

Happy Birthday (C9)

Yayyyy, Happy Birthday Concord & 9th!!

When Angie reached out to me about guest posting the Eat Cake & Celebrate Bundle was one of the stamp sets and dies that she asked me to play with.  So its only right to use this same stamp set especially since its Concord & 9th Birthday!!!

I’m not 100% sure but I believe that Angie and Greg has a love for watercolor so I created this card using distress inks for that reason.

I just couldn’t stop so I made one last card:

You've got this (C9)

I want to leave the Concord & 9th team with a little word of encouragement with some watercoloring!!

For this card I used the You’ve Got This Die and die cut a piece of watercolor paper.

I’m done now!! I hope you liked all of the cards that I created for this hop!!  Please let me know below!  I would really love to hear from you.

WAIT!!!  Don’t go yet!!  I have one more thing!!

What’s a Birthday Blog Hop without goodies!!  Well Concord & 9th have really out done themselves this go round!

Check this out:

  1. They are offering one of my readers a $20 gift card to the Concord & 9th store for leaving a comment below.  That means you have 31 chances to win.  All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog on the hop between 8/1/2016 – 8/31/2016! You can get the complete list here!
  2. If you spend $60 in the store, you will get Lots of Blots for free!!
  3. An exclusive Birthday Bling sequin mix for the first 100 orders placed at the time of the launch on August 9th at 9am MST!
  4. They will have a flash sale when they hit 9,000 Instagram followers!! Follow them here.

For more details about all of the Goodies from this amazing Birthday Bash, click here.

Don’t forget their actual birthday is August 9th, which happens to also be their release date so stay tune for more new goodies!!

Supplies used:
bundle_eat_cake_grande Sophisticated Script UpperSophisticated Script   youve_got_this_step_out_grande washes_spread_grande bundle_script_grande

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


YNS August 2016 Release Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!!! I’m back again for this month’s Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!!

We are getting ready for our August Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today. Are you excited? I am!!

Take a look at my card that I’m giving you a sneak peek of:

Happy Birthday 16 (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Happy Birthday 2016 stamp set and die, YNS Swirly Fun Paper Pack, Circle Panel Die

Other Supplies: Recollection White Heavyweight Cardstock, Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Wicked Black Ink, Plus Adhesive

Happy Birthday to YNS!!

Creating this card was a breeze!!  Here’s how:

  1. Using an A2 card size, cut the YNS Swirly Fun Paper Pack to fit the front of that A2 card, 4.5 by 5.5.
  2. Attach the pattern paper to the front of the card base using adhesive.
  3. Then use the Circle Panel Die and cut out a panel out of the white cardstock.
  4. Adhere that to the front of the patten paper.
  5. Stamp the sentiment on the circle panel using black ink.
  6. Die cut three balloon shapes out of scrap cardstock and adhere them to the front of the card, draw strings using a black pen.

Then your done. Nice and easy.

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the August 2016 Blog Hop and Birthday Celebration.

Thanks for stopping by!



YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #44 – Scribbles

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #42!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the color combo:


Take a look at my card:


Take a look at my card:

Happy Birthday (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Scribble Fun Set Two

Other Supplies: Recollection Heavyweight Cardstock, Clearsnap Colorbox Home Petal Point Pigment Ink, Clearsnap Colorbox Marigold Pigment Ink, Clearsnap Colorbox Midnight Pigment Ink, Clearsnap Colorbox Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink

What do you think?  I followed the color and sketch pattern!!  This is a first for me. Please, let me know what you thing below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until August 4th, 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!


YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #40

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #38!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the color combo:


Take a look at the sketch:



Take a look at my project:

Happy Birthday (YNS)

YNS Supplies: 2015 Birthday Stamp Set

Other Supplies: Simple Stories Let’s Party Patten Paper, Recollection White Heavyweight Cardstock, Tombow Extreme Adhesive, Envelope Punch Board (for rounding the corners)

What do you think?  Did I follow the color photos? Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until June 9th, 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!

Thank you so much for stopping by!