Ink Only – Where Creativity Meets C9

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog Challenge Design Team!! Our challenge this month is Ink Only!!

Take a look at my card:

Orange you sweet

For this card I use the sentiment from Concord and 9th Orange You Sweet stamp set to create an ink only card.  I created a ombre effect using Altenew Green Fields Oval Ink Set.

To finish the card, I rounded the corners using We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

I love how this card turned out!!  Nice and simple, yet affective!!

What do you think?  Please let know below.

I can’t wait to see how you interpret our challenge theme this month.

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Did you know that we have a giveaway going on? Yes, we do!! Our sponsor Concord and 9th is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their shop!!  Yes!!!  Isn’t that big.  Plus the winner gets to be a guest designer for a future challenge.

Here’s how: Create a project using Concord and 9th and upload it on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog by the 29th of every month of for a chance to win.  A random winner will be chosen and it could be you!!

Are you ready?  So, go and create!!

Please don’t forget to follow Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook, Instagram and the Blog.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored. ) 

Orange You Sweet Stamp Set Altenew Green fields ink We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - Corner Chomper Tool

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!

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Clearly Planned May 2017 Release Sneak Peek Day 2

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today to share the new Taylored Expressions Clearly Planned May 2017 Release Sneak Peek Day 2 with you!!

Yayyy, I’m back again with another look inside of the Design Teams work and a new stamp set close up.

Check out what I created for you:

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I love this sentiment stamp set because its full of encouraging sentiments.  although its a faith base stamp set, it doesn’t leave anyone out.  I used this stamp set to set up an encouragement page for myself when I open my planner.

Here is what the I Am stamp set looks like:

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Take another look:

clearly planned I am stamp set

I love the different fonts sizes. They are playful but can be taken serious.  I can see myself creating all sorts of cards with these sentiment stamps that I could add to my planner.

Well guess what!!  Taylored Expression is running a promotion that goes with the new release:

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Clearly Planned Super Sweet Stamp and Coordinating Dies Bundle and on ANY of our spiritual Clearly Planned stamp sets! If you’re not a Crafty Points member, it’s free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase.

You’ll earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on the purchase of one or more of these Clearly Planned products:  74 Crafty Points on our Super Sweet Stamp and Coordinating Dies Bundle30 Crafty Points on our Faith Hope Love stamp set; and 16 Crafty Points EACH on our Yahweh, Faith Fulland I Am stamp sets!

Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, May 18, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, May 21, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

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Come on back tomorrow for more of this fabulous release! You will be tickled again with what we have in store for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

The Ton’s Fall 2016 Release Blog Hop

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

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If you arrived here from the talented Janette 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!

The Ton has 23 new stamps for their Fall 2016 Release (18 clear stamps, 5 rubber cling) which include the Christmas Poinsettia set – a mini 2×3 stamp set which will be included in all orders over $100 (before shipping and taxes).  All new release products (stamps, gilding) are available now!

Lets jump in:

For my first card I used the Holiday Border Background stamp and I love it.  Such a pretty border stamp and the possibilities are endless.

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I used red embossing power but it didn’t show up red because of the black cardstock. The white specs represents falling snow, in a very subtle way.

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I created two cards to show off how the stamp looks on white and black cardstock.  Totally beautiful.

For my second card I used the Mistletoe Kisses sentiment stamp set.  Super cute sentiments that you can use on any Christmas cards.

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Watercoloring is my favorite medium and I wanted to showcase the sentiment by creating a non-traditional Christmas card.

This sentiment is so fitting for the watercolored background.

Now what’s a blog hop without a giveaway!

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 Thursday, September 29th 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
Amy Tsuruta
Mayline Jung
Emily Midgett
Laura Sterckx
Eunji Jung
Chris Dayton
Vera Yates
Lisa Harrolle
LauraJane Head
Carisa Wiley
Jenny Lee Yamasaki
Lydia Fiedler
Janette Kausen
Kymona Tracey ← you are here
Justine Hovey
TaeEun Yoo
Laurel Beard

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

Supplies:

Recollections Black Heavyweight

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Is Mint Your Color?

Hello everyone!!  Is Mint Your Color?

I’m asking because I see so many different crafty related things and they come in the color mint, which is so pretty!!

So I decided to create a card using the color mint!

Take a look:

Be Thoughtful

I used Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Wicked Black Dye Ink, Clearsnap Pigment Ink by Teresa Collins, and Clearsnap Jumbo Design Fun Flourish Wheel to create the beautiful mint background.

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Then I used Concord & 9th Being Classy stamp set to stamp the sentiment.

Simple but so elegant!!

So here is my contribution to all things mint!!

What do you think? Let me know below!

Supplies used:

26188-Fun-FlourishBIG  Wicked Black  15503-Glam-Green Being Classy

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge Inspiration

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 January.

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:

Miss You Man (TIMI) copy

I love this stamp set from Concord and 9th.  I’m learning all bout brush lettering so this stamp set is so fitting for me.  It inspires me to keep going.  Maybe one day my handwriting will be a stamp.

Creating this card was easy:

  1. I used Concord and 9th Sophisticated Script stamp set to build my own sentiment.
  2. Then I used the Mini Misti to arrange the letters the way I want them to appear on the card.
  3. After that I used Versafine ink to stamp the sentiment on to the Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.
  4. To finish off the card I added Your Next Stamp Red Gumdrops and round one corner.

Nice, easy and quick!!

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 January is: Basement Studio!

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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:

Sophisticated Script Onyx Versafine Ink Neenah Desert Storm CS holly berry red gum drops small  Mini Misti

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Celebrating Women

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 Celebrate Women!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the March release.  I went with a new Cute Alpha Squares Stamp for my project.

Take a look at my project:

I am women (YNS)

I went with a very clean black and white style card!!  When creating my card, I thought about all of the women in the women in the world that has to prove to everyone that they are capable of doing great things.   This is such a great mantra!

This is a very simple card to create.

The card size is 4 by4 and the front card panel is 3.5 by 3.5.

I positioned the stamps on the card panel and closed my Mini Misti so that I could stamp more then once just in case the ink is splotchy.

I added foam to the back of the panel and adhered that to the card base.

Nice and easy!!

I created another card using an other stamp because it fits the theme as well.

Brave women (YNS)

What do you think?  Please 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 an extra 20% 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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Supplies used:

Recollections White HeavyweightCute Alpha Squares Little Darling ArcherMFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Our Next Stamp March 2016 Blog Hop

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Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, I love this blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps makes squeal!! LOL!!

This release is super cute!!  Yesterday’s sneak peek was fun.

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Stephanie’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom of this post and start at Anita‘s blog.

My favorite set from this release is the Cool Easter Chick stamp set! I showcased that card yesterday during the sneak peek.  If you didn’t see it here it is.

Are you ready for my big reveal?

Take a look at my card:

Happy Birthday to you (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Little Darling Fairy Godmother, Spellbound Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Clarity Stencil Strips, Distress Inks Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw, Old Paper, and Twisted Citron, Recollection Black Cardstock, Recollection White Cardstock, Tombow Extreme Adhesive

This card was super easy to create!  I blended the colors using the stencil then stamped the sentiment three times.  I added the gumdrops for an added finish.  Sometimes we just need really simple cards.

Happy Easter (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Cool Easter Chick, Black Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, Versafine Onyx Ink, Stampin’ Up! Clear Embossing Powder, Prima Confection Watercolor

Here is another simple card but with a little bit more flare.  I did a little watercoloring and then stamped the sentiment right on top of the dried watercoloring. I added some clear embossing powder on top of the stamped sentiment before it dried to give it an extra pop after it was heated set. I added some gumdrops.

Boom!! Done!!

I have a confession:  This Happy Easter card was suppose to be my sneak peek card but I posted my Spring card by mistake.  That was my favorite card, I guess I was super excited about it.  Sorry for the confusion. 

So, what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these cards to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these items are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because one lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on March 8th.  So don’t forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.



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Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona