Same but Different Challenge #6

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Hello everyone!  I’m here today with a new challenge that I’m participating in and its called the Same but Different Challenge #6!!

logo_same+but+differentFrancine from 1001 CARTES and Anja from Little Butterfly Creations are the co-owners of this challenge and I have to tell you they are super fabulous at card making.  Their use of color is totally amazing.  I love seeing their cards.  Such inspiration!!

I first discovered this challenge a couple of months back when they first started, but I couldn’t participate, because I didn’t have the stamp set that Francine and Anja used.  I have it now, LOL!!

So, I’ve been dying to give this challenge a try so I put forth the effort to get the butterfly die that they used.

Lets take a look at the die we are using for this challenge.  They are using the “Chrissy Butterfly” from Simon Says Stamp:

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When I looked on Simon Says Stamp website, I couldn’t find that die.  I reached out to Francine to let her know that I can’t find that die but that I did find a die that was very similar but it had a different name. I found the Paulina Butterfly Die.  Francine said that was fine, its the same die just a bit bigger.  Yayyy!!

Paulina butterly

Now take a look at my card:

Take your time to be happy

I love how my butterfly turned out.  I had a couple of watercolor pieces that I wasn’t sure what to do with and now look.  I found a use for it!!

So, let me make you laugh.  I thought this die partial die cut but it cut straight through.  So I had to improvise.  I just glued the center of the butterfly back in place so that it could appear as if it was partial die cut.  Nice right!!

My sentiment is from Create a Smile Botanical Love stamp set.

Lets take a closer look at my card:

Take your time to be happy 2

I love how clean cut the butterfly looks.

Take your time to be happy 3

This sentiment is so fitting for this card.  It matches the butterfly and the watercolor colors!

Take your time to be happy 4I love how this turned out!  What do you think? Let me know below. I would love to hear from you.

I’m also entering this card into the Less is More Challenge: Week 213 – This makes me happy!

Less-Is-More-Header

Creating pretty cards and hanging out with my children makes me happy!

Supplies used:

Paulina butterlyBotanical Love Kuretake Gansai Tambi WatercolorRanger Watercolor PaperBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

Thank you in Different Languages

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog.  I have more gift packaging ideas for you!!!

Who doesn’t love getting gifts in pretty packaging? I know I sure do. There are times when I get gifts and do not want to open them because the wrapping is so pretty. Isn’t that crazy. I know it is but what can I say. LOL!!

I facilitate a reading group for 21 of my coworkers at a big hospital in the city. This reading group is based on an honor system. The reading year starts January 1 and ends December 31. All of the participates chooses what their reading goal will be for the year and they try their best to met their goal by December 31. I do not pick any books except my own. Everyone chooses their own books. All they have to do is give me the name and author of the book. I enter the information onto a spreadsheet. That spreadsheet is update often and sent out once a month to all of the participants.

I have to say since the start of this group 3 years ago, my department has read over 1000 books. So to reward everyone for participating I usually do giveaways, give out special gifts to individuals who go beyond their goal and I also give gifts just because.

So, today I bring you three gift boxes that say thank you in different languages for three of my coworkers who really have met their goal before the end of the year.

Take a look at my first box:

Grazie

Take a look at my second box:

Merci box

Take a look at my third box:

Thank you box

There are many different ways to use these boxes:

1. You use them as place setting for each of your guest. Instead of thank you, put their name.

2. You could give them as thank you gifts for sharing Thanksgiving with you.

3. If you have children, you could make one for each of their teachers to say thank you before they go out on Thanksgiving break.

4. You could change the colors and make a bunch of these boxes for Christmas for teachers, students, coworkers, friend or family members.

The possibilities are endless and that’s because I used one of the Sweet Stamp Sets that is so versatile.

That set is:

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I love this set because it allows me to say thank you in different languages, so that I can personalize my gifts. You can also use it all year round, now that is a set I need on my desk all the time!

Now take a look at all of my boxes together:

Thanks in Different languages

Don’t you just love them!! Do you think my coworkers will love them too? I sure hope so!!

Check out Sweet Stamp Shop blog for details on how to create these boxes.

Let me know what you think!!

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

L-E-T-T-E-R…….

Second Post for today!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CASology Week 110 and their Cue Card word is LETTER.

Week 110 - Letter

I have to say when I sat down to create I had to think really hard on what I wanted to create.  All of the ideas that came to mind someone already bet me to the punch.

I felt stuck.  So, I took out a stamp set I’ve never used and one piece of color card stock and decided that I had to come up with something using these two items.

I choose Papertrey Ink Wet Paint Alphabet and Stampin’ Up! Basic Black cardstock.

I ponder over what in the world I make that represented a letter.  I thought about having all of the letter be my background but the word is singular so that wouldn’t work.

Then a light bulb went off and I came up with this:

Letter

I decided to spell out the word L-E-T-T-E-R and emboss it with Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder (which happens to be on sale for next to nothing, let me know if you need it).

I added a Stampin’ Up! Rhinestone and my card is done.

Nothing much to it but I like it.

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Thanks for stopping by.

~Kymona

Supplies used:

Wet Paint AlphabetBasic BlackTempting Turquoise Embossing PowderBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thanks…

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with CAS(E) this sketch #90!  Today’s sketch was created by Chrissy Larson.

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I’m also here with Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.

wed-newchallenge-headerI’ve noticed recently that I’ve ordered stamp sets and do not use them.  So, I decided that I will start creating cards with stamps sets that I’ve never used.

So, today’s card was created with Papertrey Ink’s Fancy That stamp set.  I also wanted to use some cardstock that I haven’t used in a while.  So I decided on Stampin’ Up! new in color Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon cardstock.

These two colors together really look so nice together.

Take a look at my card:

Thanks

Take a look at my rhinestones.  I colored them with the same colors that’s in the medallion.

Close up of the medallion

The colors in the medallion are Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey all from Stampin’ Up’s new in colors markers.

I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Thanks die from Lost Lagoon card stock 4 times for dimension.

Thanks medallion front

I cut white cardstock using Avery Elle’s Custom Panels Die to get that odd shape.

What do you think?

Supplies used:

Fancy That Blackberry Bliss CSLost Lagoon CSSSS Thanks die Avery Elle Custom Panel DieIn Color Markers

 

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Today Is A Good Day!!

Hello everyone!  I’m here today playing along with the Muse Challenge #80 this week.  The Muse this week is Therese Calvird.

Take a look at her card:

Amazing!Therese Calvird

Take a look at my card that I created:

Today

I wanted to keep this card nice and simple just like Therese card. I’m not really good with floral stamps.  I never know what to do with them.  So I used these blossom stamps because they are easier to maneuver to me.

1. I cut my card base out of Bazzill Marshmallow to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50 scored at 5.50).

2. My card panels are Stampin’ Up! Blackberry Bliss (3.75 x 5) and Hello Honey cardstock (3-10/16 x 4-14/16).

3. On the Hello Honey cardstock, I stamped Papertrey Ink’s Oopsie Daisy stamp set with Memento Black Ink.

4.  I stamped the inside of the flower using the same stamp set with Hello Honey ink.

5. I used Papertrey Ink’s Circle Scribbles Die to cut out the medium scribble with Stampin’ Up! Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

6. I adhered that scribble piece with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

7. I used Papertrey Ink’s Wet Paint Cuts II ” Today” from Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.  I adhered that to the scribble with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

8. I added Stampin’ Up! Rhinestones to the center of the flowers.

Very easy, simple card to recreate.

So, what do you think?  Do you like this card? Let me know.

Today Front view

Supplies used:

Bazzill Marshmallow CSBlackberry Bliss CSHello Honey CSOopsie Daisy Stamp SetMemento Black InkHello Honey InkPTI Circle Scribbles DieTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Who Are You Thinking Of?

Hello everyone!! First let me begin by saying THANK YOU to all of the ladies over at CAS(E) this Sketch!

I received Honorable Mention for the card that I made last week for their challenge.  How neat is that!! If you missed the card, check out the mention here.

The card I create was a cute one, I must say.  The winner Semee, her card is truly amazing and her win was well deserved.  I might have to CASE her card.  I have to ask her. (I just did, waiting for a response, LOL).

Now on to the matter at hand.

I’m here with CAS(E) this Sketch #86.  Today sketch was done by Sam Simpson.  Its simple and pretty.

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Here is my card:

Thinking Of You

The strip of pattern paper is from Bo Bunny which was in my Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit.

I used Papertrey Ink’s Life is Beautiful Die set to cut my butterfly out of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock that came in the August Card Kit, Sunshine and Orange Peel.

I used Papertrey Ink’s Keep It Simple: Thinking of You Mini Stamp set to stamp my sentiment three times with Papertrey Ink’s Summer Sunrise Ink Pad.

For the add touch I added Stampin’ Up! rhinestone to the butterfly wings.

What do you think?  Let me know.

 

Supplies used:

Bo BunnyLife is Beautiful DieSSS Sunshine CSSSS Orange PeelPTI Summer Sunrise InkKeep It Simple- Thinking of You MiniBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thank you for stopping by.

~Kymona

Cute! Who, Me?

Hello everyone! I’m back today after all of the great news I had to share this week.  Back to work for me!!

I’m here today with the Muse Challenge #77.  The Muse this week is Marion Vagg.  Her card this week is so cute and simple.

Take a look at Marion Vagg Card:

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I love her owl!  I do not own an owl stamp set, I look high and low, and my stash doesn’t contain an owl.  I couldn’t believe that.  I must get one.

So I went for my brand new stamp the Dragon from Sweet Stamp Shop.

Take a look:

Cute Dragon

Yes, isn’t this dragon the cutest little monster you ever saw!

Can you believe I colored him.  Yes, I took out my Copic Markers and sat and colored.  I need to do that more often.  It was so relaxing.  I need more colors too. I used BG49, Y19 and E37.

I colored my Stampin’ Up! rhinestones with a Copic Marker, Y19.  I wanted to use black enamel dots but ran out of them and I’m glad I did.  I think the yellow color looks so much better since its the same color of the dragons belly.

I thought I was done then, but realized I wanted to add and black frame around my dragon.  So I used my Copic Multi-Liner to create the boarder.

I wanted my card to be as CAS as possible so, I keep everything to the minimal.

What do you think?  I think my little dragon came out so cute!  Yes, you!!

Supplies used:

dragonCopic MarkersBasic BlackBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsclassiccrestsolarwhtieSSS Audrey Blue CSOnyx Versafine InkWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperFuse Fast AdhesiveCopic MultilinerStampin' Trimmer

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona