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

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CASEing Kelly Blog Hop!!

CASEing Kelly Blog Hop BannerHello everyone!!  I’m here today with a group of talented ladies who wanted to say “Thank You” to Kelly Latevola for all of her generosity and kindheartedness!! We thought a Blog Hop would be an awesome way for everyone to say good bye and send her best wishes as she parts ways with some of the amazing Design Teams she was on.

If you arrived from Kristina Beagle blog, your on the right path.  If this is your first stop, there is a complete list at the end of this post so that you could start from the beginning and not miss out on any of the fun.

The best way to send her off, would be to CASE her!!!  LOL!!  Yes, my dear teammate, Kelly, we are CASEing YOU!!

For those of you who don’t know Kelly, she has a CASEing Genius feature on her blog.  She always takes THREE cards from the designer she is CASEing, and makes ONE card inspired by those three cards.

Take a look at the three cards that I used:

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I love how Kelly raised the flower by added those square panels.  So pretty and dimensional.

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I love the colors Kelly used on these flowers.  I also love how she tried colors she wasn’t use to using.

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I love how Kelly’s image was placed to one side of the card.  It keeps her card CAS, which is my style of designing.

The CASE:

Be Happy (CASE)

I used the green color from card number 2 to color my leaves.  I totally love this color combo (YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67).  Thanks Kelly.  I position my images the left side of my card stock like her card 3.  I used my Brother Scan and Cut and cut out addition leaves so that I could lift some of my leaves to mimic Kelly’s raised panel on card 1!!

Take a closer look:

Be Happy close up (CASE)

I totally loved this challenge.  It was a challenging but well worth it!!  I had fun trying to come up with a card that suited my CAS style.

Thanks Kelly, for being a great teammate over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog. I love watching your periscopes as well.

What is a blog hop without some fun prizes?! Leave a comment by 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, October 29th along each stop in the hop to increase your chances of winning a prize from one of our sponsors: a2z Scrapbooking, Altenew, Create a Smile Stamps, Dee’s Art Impressions, DJ Kard Kreations, Hero Arts, Ink Road, Lia Stampz and Simon Says Stamp,! Winners will be notified by email after October 29th.

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Just in case your just arriving or your lost along your way here is the entire list of blog participants!!

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Amy Tsuruta

Ardyth Percy Robb

Brandi Hall

Char Kochensparger

Cindy Chiu

Darnell Knauss

Dawn Turley

Debra James

Deepti Malik

Donna Idlet

Elizabeth Campau

Ellen Haxelmans

Heather Ruwe

Jennifer Loftfield

Joan Bardee

Kara Vrabel

Kara-Lynne

Kathy Wade

Katie Gehring

Kristie Goulet

Kristina Beagle

Kymona Tracey

Laura Jane

Leigh Penner

Lin Brandyberry

Linda Trace

Lindsay Amrhein

Lydia Evans

Maria Sabina Raita

Marika Rahtu

Martha Lucia Gomez

Michele Cunningham

Michele Ferguson

Michelle Lupton

Michelle Williams

Monica Maier

Niki G.

Nina-Marie Trapani

Rubeena Naz

Shelly Kurth

Taunya Butler

Thordis Dogg

Vera Yates

Supplies used:

Botanical Love Copic Markers Recollections White HeavyweightBrother Scan and Cut2Lime Cordial

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CASology 156 – Line

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

This week’s cue card is super simple!!  The shortest distance between to points is a straight line!!!

This week we are all about lines!!

Week 156 - LineTake a look at my card:

Thank you (CAS)

I went with Chevron lines!! Those embossed chevron lines are totally amazing.

The lines in the banner and the lines in the leaves are a plus!!

Here’s how I created this card:

1.  Cut my card base to an A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50.

2. I used Stampin’ Up! Chevron Embossing Folder to create my card panel.

3. I used Lawn Fawn Our Friendship Grows stamp set and die set to create my flower and leaves focal point.

4. I used Copic Marker Y32, Y35, Y38, G07, E33, E35, E37 to color the flower and leaves.

5. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and flag the end.

6. I adhered the card panel with fun foam to the card base.  I adhered the leaves to the back of the flower with tape runner and the banner to the card panel with foam tape.

7. I added Clear Wink of Stella the flower.  I added to crystal clear gumdrops underneath the banner for balance.

I love how this card turned out!!  I hope you do to!  Let me know below.

Now its your turn!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

Design-Team

Gillian Ross

Hannelie Baster

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Anita

I’m linking my card up to Addicted to Clean and Simple Challenge this week.

It’s all about Chevron!!!

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Supplies used:

Chevron FolderLF Our Friendship GrowsLF Our Friendship Grows dieCopic MarkersFun FoamTombow Xtreme3M Double Coated Foam Tapeclear gumdrops small Wink of Stella clear

Thank you so much for stopping by.

~Kymona

Sweet Stamp Shop October Release!!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Sweet Stamp Shop for their October Release!!!  This release is awesome.  So many great stamp sets that you can’t afford not to have.

So let me jump right in!!

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Here is on of the cards that I made for this release!  I love how this card turned out.  The colors are so nice an bright and the little monster is so cute.

Here is the Monster Mash stamp set:

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The next set of cards using a combination of stamp sets:

Happy Fall copy

Happy Thanksgiving

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Check out all of those fall leaves!!  I’m not quite ready for the fall, but its here!!

Here are the stamp sets I used for this card:

Holiday Sentiment             Fall Leaves

Stamp set names as follows: Holiday Sentiments and Fall Leaves.

How versatile are these sets.  Image the possibilities with these stamp sets!!!

Check out the other sets that are being released along with these:

Holiday TownPlan Everyday

Plan To GoPlan To Eat

Stamp set names:  Holiday Town, Plan Everyday, Plan To Go, and Plan To Eat!

I love the planner stamps.  I can’t wait to get my hands on them.  I have so many ideas for those stamps.  Stay tune for that.

Are you on Facebook?  Have you LIKED the Sweet Stamp Shop Facebook page?  If not, you better.  You can find a lot of goodies on their page.  They also send out events and those events comes with goodies too.  You don’t want to miss out.

So what do you think of this release?  I hope you enjoyed everything you saw today.  You can check out my Design Team members projects here.  They are amazing too!

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Multicolor Leaf Stamping

Hello everyone!!  I’m here again with  the CS Take It Make It Design Team for our October Challenge!!!

This month’s theme is Multicoloured Stamping!!!  This is my inspiration card!!  My first card can be found here.

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For these multicolored leafs, I used the same baby wipe technique.

I added a couple of different re-inkers to the baby wipe and stamped the image onto it, then onto my card panel.

I remove my mask, stamped my sentiment in the center of those leaves and added dash lines.

For added interest, I added rhinestones and some sequins to my card panel.

Nothing to it.  I hope this card inspires you to come an play along with us.

What do you think?  Will you give this technique a try?  You should!!  The prize for this challenge is amazing.

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Our sponsor for this challenge is Paperbabe Stamps!

Kim Costello carries a line of Clear Photopolymer Stamps, Red Rubber Cling with image indexing and Digital Stamps!

Take a look at what you could win if you participate:

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You will receive the tree hug set, the cumulus background set and a character stamp of your choice!!  Wonderful!!!!

Bonus:

The Winner will get Published in Craft Stamper Magazine!!

Yes, the winner entry will appear in the UK’s number one stamping magazine!!

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The Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!!

How cool is that!!!

How could you past up a change to win this awesome prize pack:

Loads of Paperbabe stamps, Publication and a Guest Design Team spot!!!!

Now its your turn!!  Don’t miss out on this fun challenge and amazing prizes!!

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieFeathered Friends Lawn Fawn Sequin

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Are You A Watercolorists?

Watercolor painting is an art form that creates artistic representations, usually on watercolor paper, using pigments that are water-soluble.

OK, I love the wording “artistic representation” because I can’t draw for the life of me and I also have trouble actually painting objects much less making my sentiment look like I painted it.  I’m so glad that my cards are beautiful regardless if I can’t draw or paint.  Thank you “artistic representation”!!

With that said, I created two cards today for my online Watercolor for Card Makers Class Homework.  The assignment was to watercolor paint over a stamped image.  This was fun!  My daughter, niece and I sat down to create our cards.  It’s amazing how all of us came up with different versions of the same image.

I made two cards because I felt like my first flower was dulled out and wanted to see if I could use a different flower.  Also, my sentiment was giving me so trouble.  Here are my “artistic representation” of flowers in a vase!

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On my first card, the blue water started to seep out of my jar on the side.  I went to close to the black line with my wet paint brush.  I over did it a little with the shadow at the bottom of the jar.  You have to learn from your mistakes.

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This second card, the water stayed in the jar and my shadow looks so much better.  The sentiment is where I think I over did it.  That’s the beauty of water-coloring.

So what do you think?  Did I do a good job at depicting a watercolor painting?  Would you call me a Watercolorists?

Well in my book, I’m the best Watercolorists on this side of the computer screen, lol!!!!

The real test is how do I compare to my daughter and niece!!  Below you will find the cards they painted.

Little Lady Sanaa Flower Little Lady Zoe Flower

My Daughter                                                       My Niece

What fun!!!

Well that’s it for today.  I hope you enjoyed our cards today and will not hesitate to try water-coloring and become a Watercolorists!!

 

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsLove JarMemento Tuxedo BlackStampin' TrimmerSnail Adhesive

~Kymona