Rubber Dance Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  Welcome to the Rubber Dance Blog Hop!!!  If you arrived here from the fabulous Gail’s blog you are on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start from the beginning at Rubber Dance Blog.

Take a look at my card:

Here’s how I created my card:

  1. Cut the cardstock to 5.5 by 8.5, scored at 5.5.
  2. Using Distress Ink Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade and blend the inks together.  You will get a chalky finish.
  3. Using the Distress Sprayer, spray some water in your hand and drop the water onto the paper.
  4. Use a paper towel to soak up the water, leaving uneven droplets on the ink.
  5. Once the cardstock dries, stamp Rubber Dance Stamps Happy Dancing images onto the card front using Versafine Onxy Ink.
  6. Stamp the sentiment to finish the card off.

Nothing too it!!

What do you think?  Please let me know below!

A blog hop isn’t a blog hop without a GIVEAWAY!!!  Here are the details:

All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.  You have until Sunday, March 19 at 11:55pm CET or 6:55pm EST!!

The winner will be announced on April 5 along with the March Challenge Winners on the Rubber Dance Stamp Blog.

The prizes are:

Prize # 1: One sheet of stamps of your own choice! See them all here.
Prize # 2: Any 3 single stamps of your own choice! See them all here.

Your next stop is the talented Melina!!  You are going to love what she created for you.  

Supplies used:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Fired Brick Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Spiced Marmalade Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Sprayer - 2 Ounces

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!


Rubber Dance Stamp February 2017 Theme Challenge

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with the Rubber Dance Stamp Theme Challenge!!

The theme is “Lots of Layers”!  All you have to do is create a piece of work that has a lot of layers.

Check out what I created to inspire you:


I tried to keep my tag pretty simple since that is more my style, but I also wanted to play around with some mixed media.

Are you asking yourself, where are the layers?  I was hoping that you would ask.

Here you go:

  1. I add gesso on the top of the tag and let it dry.
  2. Then I blended Distressed Ink Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Seedless Preserve.
  3. After that, I used Rubber Dance Stamps Round in Circles stamped paired with StazOn Jet Black Ink to stamp the circles.
  4. Then I used the Rubber Dance Stamps Think Again stamp set to stamp the sentiment with the StazOn Ink.
  5.  To finish the tag off, I colored the Crinkle Ribbon with Mustard Seed reinker and added it to the tag.

Thats four layers!!! Yayyy!

What do you think? Please let me know below. I would love to hear from you.

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 28, 2017, midnight Central European Time.  Which is 6:00 PM, February 27, 2017!! Please pay attention to this time. Here in the US is a day behind Norway! 

Supplies used:

round-in-circles  think-again

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Ink Blending – a2z Scrapbooking February 2017 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a a2z Scrapbooking Challenge. The theme this month is Embellishment!!


Take a look at my card:


I blended Distress Ink Abandon Coral, Barn Door, Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry to create different shades of red.  Then I stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Sending Love stamp with Hero Arts Black Ink.

Super, super easy to create.

What do you think? I would love to hear what you think below.

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 March.  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:

Hero Arts Sending Love

Thanks for stopping by!!


Ink Blending – Sketch and Color Challenge #51

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #51!!

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 card:


YNS Supplies: Snowfall Panel Die, Scallop Circle Die Set, Whatnot Sentiments Set Five

Other Supplies: Distress ink Hickory Smoke, Canidad Apple, Squeezed Lemonade, Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron

What do you think?  Super easy sketch! Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until November 10, 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!


Ink Blending – Rubber Dance Stamps

Hello everyone!!  Guess what?  Bibi from Rubber Dance Stamps asked me to Guest Design for her this month!!  If you could see me jumping up and down!!  Yes, I was down right excited.

I met Bibi a couple months back when she sponsored a challenge for one of my challenge teams. I commented on her pretty giraffe stamp and then when she asked if I would guest design I was excited.

Rubber Dance Stamp is a home based, one women show stamp company located on the south-east coast of Norway!! Bibi Lindahl is the owner!

The stamps are red rubber of course and you can buy them mounted or unmounted. The style of the stamps are artsy and somewhat grungy.  I can see them being used a lot for mixed media.  That doesn’t mean you can’t used them for clean and simple style cards, because you can.  I have many times. LOL!!

Today’s card isn’t clean and simple at all.  I’m playing along with Rubber Dance Stamps blog challenge today.


Here is a sneak peek of my card:


If you want to see the entire card and the tutorial on how to create this card, stop on over Rubber Dance Stamps blog.

I hope to see you there, please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my card. I also hope you play along with the Rubber Dance Stamps blog challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!



YNS October 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 October 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:


YNS Supplies: Merry Christmas Chickie

Other Supplies: Distress Ink Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean, Colorbox Archival Dye Ink, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil, Textured Paste, Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy

I love how this card turned out.  It makes me want to go out in the snow and play.

What do you think?  Please let me know below.

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

Thanks for stopping by!


Guesting with A Rare Ruby Crafts

Second post for today
If your looking for YNS Sketch and Challenge post, click here


Hello everyone!! I have the honor of being my friend, Ruby’s, guest blogger today!  I’m truly excited about it.  I met Ruby on Instagram and its been a delight hanging out with her.

Here is a sneak peak of the cards that I created for her:



Head on over to her blog, A Rare Ruby Crafts to see the full reveal and to get to know a little bit more about me!

I hope to see all of you over there!

Thank you so much for stopping by!