Clean and Simple Watercoloring

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on the a2z Scrapbooking blog today with a super clean and simple watercoloring card.

Here is a sneak peek:

New York (a2Z) 1

To see the full card, the tutorial and supply list, please join me over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog today!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stenciling: A Clean and Simple Way

Hello everyone!!  I’m over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog today with a stenciling card: the clean and simple way!

Here is a sneak peek of the card I’m sharing today:

Friend you Inspire Me (a2z)1

When you think of Clean and Simple, please remember this formula:

Plenty of white space + a simple design that can be repeated with ease + little to no embellishment = Clean and Simple!

Please visit me over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog for the full card and tutorial.

Let me know what you think!  I hope you join us this month for our Clean and Simple challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thanks a Bunch…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a2z Scrapbooking with a fabulous “Thank You” card that combines two Hero Arts products, which is what our current challenge is all about!!

I’m using the same stamp sets that I used on my previous card that I created for a2z Scrapbooking which you can see here.

The difference with this card is I didn’t color the flower.  I colored the cardstock to match the ink I was using.  Take a look:

color cardstock with inkI do not believe that Hero Arts has cardstock to match their inks and I wanted my back panel to the ink I was using.  So, I used my ink pad and color the white card stock to create the color I needed.

Take a look at my card:

Thanks a Bunch

Doesn’t that matching panel look so pretty with the stamped flower edges?  So, there is another technique that I used on the flowers and the sentiment.  This might look familiar to many of you, yes, its the “Rock n’ Roll” technique.

With this technique, I stamped the flower with the lightest ink first and then rolled the edge of the stamp onto the dark ink, which creates a two-tone look.

So what do you think?  If you want the full tutorial, please visit a2z Scrapbooking blog for all of the details.

The items I used for my cards 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!

The theme is Any Two Hero Arts Products. You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Hope to see you there!

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!!

Supplies used:

Hello Sunshine Hello Flowers Diamond Gems 5mm Wink of StellaSnow Layering Paper Butter BarOrange SodaHero Arts Soft Granite


Hero Arts and A2Z Scrapbooking Digital Blog Hop!

hopgraphicHello everyone and happy Monday to you!!  Today we are excited that Hero Arts will be hosting a blog hop with A2Z Scrapbooking, their new digital retailers.  Currently, a2z Scrapboooking offers a selection of Hero Arts digital goodies, but in the coming weeks, they will be adding to their collection and stocking Hero Arts entire range.  To celebrate Hero Arts new collaboration, a number of artists from a2z Scrapbooking and Hero Arts, teamed up to provide you with a whole host of inspiration and fun.  Just hop along and see how our digital products can be used.

You should be arriving from Kelly Latevola’s blog.  If this is your first stop you’ll want to begin at Hero Arts blog so you don’t miss out on any of the fun, interesting projects we are sharing.

And to add to the excitement, a2z Scrapbooking will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky commenter.  Prize winners will be randomly selected from ALL Comments received on the participating designer’s blogs.  The more comment you leave along the hop, the better your odds of winning, so be sure to comment on every blog, starting with this Hero Arts blog!!  You have until Sunday August 31st at 11:59 EST to leave your comments and the winner will be announced on the 3rd of September on the a2z Scrapbooking blog.

So now on to the fun!! I wanted to stay with a2z scrapbooking current theme of encouragement so I created a series of cards that boost encouragement.  I used Hero Arts Digital Artistic Circles!!  This set of circles are amazing!! They are a must have.

Artistic Circles

With that said, lets take a look at my cards:

Be Fearless

Be Fearless was colored with Copic Markers V04, B06, V12, and V17

Be Generous

Be Generous was created with Inktense color pencils Poppy Red, Apple Green, Sun Yellow and Tangerine

Be Strong

Be Strong was colored with Distress Ink Markers Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon, Tumbled Glass and Squeezed Lemonade

Be Yourself

Be Yourself was created with Copic Markers B00, B04, B12 and B14

The Be Series

The “Be” Series!

So what do you think?  Its a must have digital set, right!! I totally agree!  These cards were so easy to create.

I created these card panels in Photoshop, but any photo editing software would work.

Artistic Circles MKT2.2I sized and resized each circle so that they were centered on each card panel.  That didn’t take long at all.  Once my placement was create I printed one sheet and cut my panels down to 4 x 5.25.

Then I colored each of the circles with different mediums and added Hero Arts Gems to the center of each circle.  I used each medium to color the gem.

To stay with the digital theme, I created each sentiment in Photoshop and cut them out, flagged them and added them to the front of the card.

I tied bakers twine around the card panel for more detail.  I added foam adhesive to back of each card panel and adhered that to the card base.

Easy as pie!!

Let me know what you think!!

If you would like any of the products that I used on this card please head on over to the a2z Scrapbooking store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your entire purchase.

Now on to the Fabulous Lisa Spangler blog to see what she has come up with!!!

Just in case you missed anyone here is the entire list of blogs participating in the hop!

Hero Arts
Tami Hartley
Kelly Latevola
Kymona Tracey ← You Are Here
Lisa Spangler
Michelle Liimatainen
Kathy Wade
Lucy Abrams
Chitra Nair
Char K
Ruth Bosner
Jocelyn Olson
Zoey Scarpelli
Stephanie B
Kelly Rasmussen
a2z Scrapbooking

Supplies used:

Artistic Circles   Diamond Gems  Copic Markers  Derwent Inktense  Distress Markers

Have fun on your hop today!


Just A Little Word Of Encouragement

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with my first card for the a2z scrapbooking blog challenge as a design team member!!  I’m so excited to be here.

Today’s challenge theme is Encouragement!

This challenge will run from August 1 to August 31!  So you have an entire month to participate in this great challenge and a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to shop at the a2z scrapbooking store.

So with no further a due, here is my card that I created for this challenge kick off:

Don't Worry

To create such a colorful background, I inked up Hero Arts Highline Ironwork Background Stamp with Hero Arts Butter Bar, Pale Tomato and Tide Pool shadow ink.

I rounded the corners using my corner chomper.

I loved the background so much that I didn’t want it to be overshadowed by to much stamping so I decided to stamp the flower from Hero Arts Love Jar Stamp set to the far right of the background panel in Hero Arts Black Ink for contrast.

I stamped the flower twice to give it some extension.

My sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s True Friend Stamp set.  I stamped that in Hero Arts Black Ink as well for contrast.

I added Hero Arts Diamond Gemstones to the center of my flowers for an added embellishment.

I really love how my first card turned out.  I hope you like it as well.

Please let me know what you think!

Please join us over at a2z scrapbooking blog for the challenge and a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2z scrapbooking store.  

Guess What!!

I have a discount code to share with you, yayyyy!!!  Who doesn’t love a discount!!

When you shop at the a2z scrapbooking store please use this code Kymona15 for your 15% off your entire purchase.  There is a $25.00 minimum.

Supplies Used:

Thank you for stopping by!