Guesting with A Rare Ruby Crafts

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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:

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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!

~Kymona

 

 

YNS Feature Day – Spooky/Scary

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of the month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Spooky/Scary”!!  The DT created projects related to anything scary or spooky.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:

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YNS Supplies: Batty Background Ink Splatter Stamp Set, SpookTacular Halloween

Other Supplies: Distress ink Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Blending Tool, Bristol Smooth Paper, Clearsnap Colorbox Black Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink

I love how those bats look so real on this card.  I would be scared if I saw all of those bats above my head.

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!

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All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by September 26th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Supplies used:

batty-background-splatter spooktacular-halloween

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Silhouette Stamping: CS Take It Make It Challenge

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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:

Take Flight (TIMI)

I love the size of this card.  It measures 2.50 x 5.25.

To get the card started, I stenciled the background using one of Tim Holtz Mini stencil set 7 and distress ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon.

Then I stamped So Suzy Stamps Girl With Balloons using Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink. Then I stamped So Suzy Stamp Take Flight sentiment using Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink.

Nice, easy but totally amazing.

Prizes:

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 September is: Visible Image.

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Prize: 3 Stamp Sets

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:

Girl with Balloons Take Flight

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Fall Colors

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!!

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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 Fall Colors!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the September release.  I went with the new Autumn Leaves Splatter and the Mini Autumn Leaves Splatter stamp set for my project.

Take a look at my project:

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YNS Supplies:Autumn Leaves Splatter, Mini Autumn Leaves Splatter, Whatnot Sentiments Set Five

Other Supplies: Bristol Smooth Paper, Bristol Vellum, Colorbox Black Embossing Powder, Staples

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 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.

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Thank you so much!

~Kymona

Stencil Tag – a2z Scrapbooking September 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a new a2z Scrapbooking Challenge. The theme this month is Make It A Tag!! 

Take a look at the card I created:

Hello Tag (a2z)

I used Hero Arts Asian Flower Pattern Stencil and Distress Inks (Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door) to create the background on the white tag that I cut out by hand.

Then I used Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Cuts set to cut out the word hello and adhered it to the front of the tag with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. After that I stamped the rest of the sentiment underneath the die cut.

I added a white ribbon to the top of the tag to finish it off.

Super, super easy to create.

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 September.  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 Asian Flower Pattern StencilHA Hello Stamp and Cutheavyweight cardstockTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveDistress Ink Scattered Straw

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

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!!

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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.

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Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Celebrating Kindness Blog Hop with Julia Altermann!

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Hello everyone!!  Welcome to the Celebrate Kindness Blog Hop!! If you arrived here from the talented Keren’s blog you are on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start from the beginning at our guest of honor’s blog, the wonderful Julia.

I’m here today with a super special blog hop for Julia Altermann from Just One More Card to celebrate two things:

  1. Reaching 10K YouTube Subscribers, and
  2. to say Happy Birthday to her!!!!!!

Aren’t those two fantastic reasons to celebrate!! I think so and I feel so honored to be apart of this celebration.

Are you wondering how Julia and I met? Let me give you the story!!

I can’t remember where I saw this card by Julia two years ago but when I saw it, I was in love. I had to find out more.

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I visited her blog and I feel in love with her style.  She had a video to show me how to create this card and I had to try it.

She introduced me to Gerda Steiner Design, because of her I purchase so many of Gerda’s stamps. Which started a friendship with Gerda and I.  Thanks Julia for that!

That’s not all, Julia has introduced me to so many other great people and crafty stuff!

Let me think:

  1. Prismacolor Pencils
  2. Purple Onion Design
  3. Stabilo Pens
  4. Kit and Clowder Online Coloring Classes
  5. Bloobel Digi
  6. Polychromous Color Pencil
  7. Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point Gel Pen

The most important of them is her Friendship!!  Although Julia is Germany and I am in the US, we have great conversations, when time permits and I am grateful for that.

So now you know some of our background let the fun begin.  I decided to case one of her cards for this hop.  It only makes sense she inspires me so much!

Here is Julia’s card that I cased:

Julia's card

Here is my card:

Happy Birthday Julia

Happy Birthday Julia!!

I wish you many, many, many more!!

I created another card just because Julia is that wonderful!! Clean and simple is my style so that is what I wanted to create for Julia!

Take a look:

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Just for you Julia!!  You are wonderful and I’m so glad to have met you.

Congrats on your successful YouTube channel and Happy Birthday!!

Wait I have one more card for you:

Happy Birthday Embossed

This card was so easy to create!! All I did was emboss on kraft cardstock.  I think Julia will love this one.

Ok, ok, no more sappy stuff, LOL!!  Onto the blog hop prizes!!  Those are always fun. What is a blog hop without giveaways!!  Take a look at the list of prizes:

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A $15 gift card to Altenew
A $100 gift card to CAS-ual Fridays
A $25 gift card to Concord & 9th
A $20 gift card to Gerda Steiner Designs
A $30 gift card to Kit & Clowder
A $25 gift card to My Favorite Things
A $25 gift card to Purple Onion Designs
A $30 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
A custom prize package from Seven Hills Crafts
A $40 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
Three custom prize packages from Stabilo

Amazing right!!  Anyone can be a winner!!  Everyone who leaves a comment by July 31st, 2016 by midnight will be entered into the drawing and the winners will be announced August 1 on Julia’s blog Just One More Card.  There will be a total of 13 prizes up for grabs.

So what are you waiting for!!!  The super talented Laura Bassen is up next!!

Go and check out everyone’s cards and leave them a super nice note!!  Just in case you’ve lost your way, I’ve added all of the participants blog below.

Just One More Card
Birka Reinitz
Debra James
Francine Vuillème
Jenn Shurkus
Jessa Feig
Keren Baker
Kymona Tracey ← you’re here
Laura Bassen
Laura Sterckx
Michelle Short
Marika Rahtu
Nichol Magouirk
Nina-Mari Trapani
Sonja Kerkhoffs
Simon Says Stamp
Stephanie Klauck
Tara Cardwell
Yoonson Hur

I hope you enjoyed what’ve seen here today.  I would love to hear from you!!  Please let me know what you think?

Supplies used:

MAKE A WISHWonky Stitched Rectangles Stax Rect peek a boo rectangle window dieTombow Irjiten Vivid Color PencilsElliot purple onionyou reason Penjuin and stamp set

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Kymona

CS Take It Make It: Stamping Huge Sentiments

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 July.

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:

Hello Friend (TIMI)

I absolutely love this Mama Elephant Hello Friend Wishes stamp set!! The font is so pretty!!  Its the perfect sentiment that looks amazing all by itself.

I decided to create a shaker card!!  You know how much I love shaker cards.

Here is how I created this card:

  1.  Blend Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean on a piece of card stock.
  2. Then stamp the Mama Elephant Hello Friend sentiment with Versamark Ink.
  3. Cover the stamped image with Colorbox White Embossing Powder and heat set.
  4. Cut the frame out of black heavyweight cardstock using Mama Elephant Framed Tags – Park Avenue – Creative Cuts.
  5. Using the We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, the We Re Memory Keepers Photo Sleeves and the Mama Elephant die to create the shaker pocket.  For the full tutorial, check out his post.
  6. Before sealing the shaker pocket fill it with Little Things Crystal Sparkly from Lucy’s Cards.
  7. Add some foam strips to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.

Super pretty!!

Sooooo, what do you think? Please let me know below.

Prizes:

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: Calico Craft Parts!

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Prize:3 aperture ATB kits, 4 beach/nautical mini shape sheets,
seashell frame ATC blank, nautical shrine kit.

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.

I’m also entering Virginia’s View Challenge#22: All About Colors

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Supplies used:

Hello Friends Wishes  Colorbox White Embossing Powder FT-PARK-AVE-CC_largeCrystal Sparkly from Lucy's Cards  3M Double Coated Foam Tape

Thank you so much for stoping by!!

~Kymona

The Ton’s Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop

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Hello everyone!!!  I’m excited today. I was asked again to participate in The Ton’s Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop!! Yayyyy!!

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If you arrived here from the talented Keeway 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!

Lets jump in:

For my first card: I used the The Ton Graceful Rose stamp set and I have to tell you this stamp is so pretty!!  The rose is so life like!!  When I first saw that stamp set and was deciding what I wanted to do, it came to me to leave the rose as is and color my background.  That’s what I did.

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I simple stamped the image and then added some Masking Fluid to keep my flower nice and white. I was so excited to use this fluid because I’ve had it and never used it.

Adding masking fluid

Here is happens when you don’t wait for the masking fluid dry.  I thought I waited long enough but apparently not.  So I had to start all over.

Mistake

I fuss cut out the rose and created my own mask as to not make a mistake again.

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Once the mask was down on my cardstock, I used Distress Ink Abandon Coral, Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry to color the background around the flower.

I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Black Ink.

Totally beautiful!!

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For card number 2: I used The Ton Sparklers Alpha stamp set!!

Hi (The Ton)

I love when alpha stamps are so nicely place on their storage sheet.  They are super easy to stamp right on your cardstock.

This stamp set has sprinkles and a heart in the right places. I moved the x,y, z over a bit but that’s it.

I inked up the letters with Versamark ink and turned my card panel upside down onto the stamp.

I added white embossing powder then I heat set the letters.

Then I started with the lightest color in the center blending out to the darker color on the outsides.

I used a glitter sun frame from Crate Paper to highlight the word HI!

I adhered this card panel to a black card base to finish this card off!

Finished!!  What do you think?  I love both cards using both of these stamp sets.  Such a great way to bring in the Summer!! Full of color!!!

Let me know what you think below!!  I would love to hear from you.

Your next stop on this hop is the super talented Michelle!!  You will love what she has come up with.

Giveaway!!

What is a blog hop without giveaway!!! In order to qualify for one of the four $25 gift codes to The Ton’s online store, you must leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop.  The comment period will close on Saturday, June 18th at 11:59pm EST.  Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on all of the blogs.

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

The Ton
Vera Yates
Amy Tsuruta
Emily Midgett
Lisa Harrolle
Eunji Jung
Laura Sterckx
Mayline Jung
Laurel Beard
Jessica Frost Ballas
Ruby Naz
Stephanie Klauck
Keeway Tsao
Kymona Tracey ← You are here
Michelle Short

You will not be disappointed!!  Have fun hopping!!

I’m also entering Virginia’s View Challenge #22 (Summer Challenge)

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Supplies:

Graceful Rose Sparklers Alphaheavyweight cardstock

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:

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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!

~Kymona