No Stamping: Joy

Second Post of the Day

The a2z Scrapbooking Blog post is here

Hello everyone!  I’m here today playing along with a couple blog challenges.  I hardly get to play at times so when I do, I get super excited.

Today I’m here with the Muse Challenge #95.  The Muse this week is Caroline.

Take a look at Caroline’s card:

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

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I’m also here with Simply Create Too SNOW, SNOW, SNOW or All White Challenge #75.

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Take a look at my card:

Joy with clothespin

I just love how my card turned out.  I saw the fabulous Laura Bassen create a card like this and I knew I had to give it a try. I love the simplicity in the design.  So I gather all of my supplies and pulled this card off.

Creating this card was easy because everything was die cut!

I love how the pop of red from Lawn Fawn’s Joy die stand out on Papertrey Ink’s Journal Card 5 Die and matches the hint of red on the pattern paper.

I used Technique Tuesday’s Story Card Die to cut Lawn Fawn’s Snow Day patten paper.

I added Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins and 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins.

I tied Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Bakers Twine on the Stampin’ Up! clothespin.

Easy and no stamping.

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

Supplies used:

PTI Journal Card 5 dieScripty Joy Technique Tuesday Die Story CardLawn Fawn Snow Day PaperClothespinsWhisper White Baker's TwinePretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mm

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

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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!!

And

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

National Coffee Day!!!

CoffeeLoversBloghopLogo-1024x682Hello everyone! I’m here today joining our friend Chaitali from Cuts, Crops and Creativity and her Coffee themed Blog Hop today.

We are celebrating National Coffee Day!!!  Prior to this hop, I had no clue there was an actual day for coffee.  How cute!!

Here is my card for today’s hop:

National Coffee Day

To create my card I used Sweet Stamp Shop Coffee Town Stamp Set.

Who doesn’t like a nice coffee house to spend some times with friends.  Here in NY, we have so many of those places in and around the city.

I have to admit I’m not a coffee drinker.  I am a (tea) lover.  Please do not yell at me but I just am.  So, to really get in the mood, I asked my mom, who loves her coffee a couple of questions about her obsession with her coffee mug in the morning.

1. When did you start drinking coffee?

I started drinking coffee a couple of years ago.  I’m not sure why it started but once I tried it I was hooked.

2. What is favorite brand?

My favorite brand, that is hard.  I really like McDonald’s coffee.  They really know how to make it right.  If I have to make it myself I like Starbucks Colombia Medium coffee.

3. What is the most amazing coffee that you had? Remember where and when?

LOL, I was at a dinner party with some friends in Jamaica, WI and we were served Blue Mountain coffee and it was to die for. That was about two years ago, which was the last time I was there.

4. If I don’t drink my needed coffee, I will…?

If I don’t drink my needed coffee, I will have a headache early in the morning.

Thanks mom, for accommodating me today.

So today’s blog hop comes with a bunch of giveaways today.  You don’t want to miss out on this fun event.  Check out all of the hop sponsors and prize packages.

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To be eligible to win a prize, you have to link your post to the list anytime during the day up to 11:59pm PST.

It would be great if you could visit at least 3 other hoppers and comment on their post.

Have fun and make sure you have a mug of coffee beside you when you are hopping!!

To participate please do so here!

Before I go, I wanted to also share my Mug swap that I’m sending off to my surprise receiver!

Mug Swap

I hope she loves all of the coffee in this package!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

Die Cut Crazy Happy Birthday Blog Hop + Blog Candy Giveaway

August DCC BD Hop

Hello everyone!! Welcome to the Die Cut Crazy Birthday Blog Hop.  The Die Cut Crazy Contributors have created some amazing birthday projects to inspire your own die cut creativity to make any birthday special.  If you just joined the Birthday Hop at my site, be sure to go back to the beginning to Die Cut Crazy blog for the hop kick off, then hop along the list to each of our designers.  You won’t want to miss any of the special birthday projects in this hop for sure. The DCC Blog Hop will run from today, August 15th at 4:00AM CST and ends Monday August 18th 11:59 PM CST.

Besides a lot of die cut inspiration, one lucky hopper will win a special prize!! Die Cut Crazy Magazine will be giving a 3 month subscription to one lucky winner which will be announced on Tuesday, August 19th on the DCC blog and DCC Facebook Page.  To win, all yo have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs and Like the Die Cut Crazy Facebook page and then leave a comment on the DCC blog saying that you did all of that.

My Birthday project I am sharing is a Happy Birthday Day Card.  I had a lot of fun making this card and a lot of thought went into creating this card at the end, lol, you’ll see why.

Take a look:

Happy Birthday Side View

What to know how I created this card, here you go:

1. I cut my Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock to an A2 size card (4-1/4 x 5-1/2 scored at 5-1/2).

2. I cut my card panel out of the same color cardstock to fit on top of my die. I love the white on white it makes the card look elegant with a pop of color.

Top Note Die Cut

3. I used my Stampin’ Up! Top Note Die to cut out my card panel using my Stampin’ Up! Big Shot.

Happy Birthday Balloon die cut

4. Then I used my Simon Says Stamp Balloons Die to cut out the smallest balloon in the set.  I cut the balloons out of Stampin’ Up! Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise cardstock.

Happy Birthday Banner die cut

5. Then I used my Mama Elephant Bold Banner Creative Cuts to cut out my banner for my sentiment.

6.  After I die cut all of my pieces, I started to assemble my card.

Happy Birthday Balloons close up

7. I added Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Bakers Twine to the back of my balloons using regular tape so that it looks like the string is attached to the balloons.

8. I tied small bows and add them to the front of the balloon using a small dot of glossy accents.

9. I attached my balloons using foam adhesive to the top note card panel.  I added two pieces of foam adhesive to the blue balloon so that it sits higher then the other two balloons.

Happy Birthday Inside Banner close up

9. I taped down all of my balloon strings with regular tape so that the string looks tight.  I also cut them so that they don’t hang down past the banner.

10. I stamped my sentiment on the banner using Simon Says Stamp More Sketchy Banner Greetings stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Happy Birthday Banner close up

11.  I attached the banner to the front of the card using foam adhesive right under the fold on both sides.

12. This is where I was stuck.  I couldn’t figure out what to stamp under my banner.  I didn’t really think this though before I put the card together.  I had to rattle my brain to figure out that I wanted to add to the bottom of my card.  I searched my stash and found this stamp from Inkadinkado called Baby Girl. I liked the “girl” sentiment but it had other words attached so I cut the stamp set.  Yes, you heard me right I cut the stamp!! It fit perfectly.

Happy Birthday Front

13. I added Pretty Pink Posh Springtime Mix sequins and some Stampin’ Up! rhinestones for dimension.

14. My balloons looked to plain so I used my White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen to add white dots to my balloons.

WALA, my card is done. The hardest part in creating this card was die cutting all of the pieces.  Once that’s complete, putting it together is easy.

I hope you give this design a try.

Now on to my Blog Candy Giveaway!!

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Happy Birthday to you!!!  I’m giving away two different Lawn Fawn Dies:  Hearts and Spring Showers!!

THE RULES: For your chance to win all the above goodies, please leave me a comment at the end of this post with your answer to the question below.  Deadline is 11:59 pm EST, Sunday, August 17th, at which time I’ll choose a random winner.

The Question: If you could have anything for your birthday, what would that be?

Edited to include the winner of this challenge

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Congratulations to Mary S!!  I will send you an email.  Thank you to everyone else who played along!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  I’m the last but not least stop on this hop.  If you want to start all over again, Die Cut Crazy is the first stop.

To make sure you don’t miss any of the birthday projects, here is the list of all of our blog hop designers:

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Debbie

Deepti

Tina

Kelly

Lisa

Jennifer

Karen

Holly

Mary

Dianne Hosted at DCC

Kymona ← You are here!

Supplies used:

Daffodil Delight CSTempting TurquoiseStrawberry SlushBazzill Marshmallow CSTop Note DieBig Shot Die-Cut MachineBOLD BANNERWhite Baker's Twine3M Mounting Tapeglossy accentsMore Sketchy banner GreetingsOnyx Versafine InkInkadinkaso Baby GirlSpringtime Mix SequinsWhite Signo Uni-Ball Gel PenBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thank you for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Nothing Is Impossible Today!

Hello everyone! Let me begin by saying Thank you to all of the lovely ladies over at the Muse for picking my dragon card last week as Featured Member.  Awesome!!

If you missed that card, you can check out the the announcement here.

So onto today’s news, I’m here today playing along with the Muse Challenge,  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog today.  I’m so glad to be playing along with everyone this week.

The Muse this week was Bev Beunker!  Her card was full of colors.

Take a look at her card:

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I love the sequin and the photo frame she used on her card so I knew I wanted to have the thing on my card.  I stuck to two main colors.

For Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge the theme is Anything Goes.

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Take a look at my card:

Noting is Impossible

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I received my cute Sweet Stamp Shop Elephant Heart stamp set this weekend so had to use it for this card.

Instead of placing my sequin on the outside panel of the card I wanted my photo frame from Stampin ‘ UP! On Film Framelit Die to be interactive so I decided to create a shaker card with sequin.

I stamped my elephant and the sentiment on to a piece of patten paper from Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for July 2014 Pink Paislee Pen Pals.

I used my Copic markers N4 and N5 to color in my elephant.

I die cut out the “today” from Papertrey Ink Wet Paint Cuts 2.

Nice, simple and easy.  No fuss with this card.

So what do you think? Let me know.

 

Supplies used:

Elephant HeartsOn Flim Framelits DieSSS Card Kit July 2014Copic MarkersPTI Wet Paint Cuts 2

Basic BlackSSS Khaki CSSSS Lipstick Red CardstockStampin' Trimmer3M Mounting TapeAcetate

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Happy Birthday to you!!

Second Post for the day!  I’m on a roll today!

Hello everyone!  I’m back again with another post for all of you.  I’m here with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge: Shaker It and a birthday card for Darnell, the party is at Ardyth’s Blog Maskerade.

Take a look at my card:

Make a wish side

For this card, I used Mama Elephant’s Make a Wish stamp set to create my birthday card.  I used Stampin’ Up! postage punch to create my shaker card.  I decided to use gold and red because these colors are perfect for an elegant birthday party.

Make a Wish front

So what do you think?  Will Darnell like this card?  I hope so!

Supplies used:

MAKE A WISHclassiccrestsolarwhtieMemento Black InkPostage Stamp PunchGold Foil SheetsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsGold Sequin3M Mounting TapeStampin' Trimmer

I also used red sequin from my local craft store.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

 

Shaker, Shaker…

Hello everyone!!! I’m super duper excited!! My card was chosen as one of the CAS(E) this Sketch Favorites yesterday!!!  I have to say this card is one of my favorite cards of all times.  The white and gold are so pretty together.  I’m so glad I participated.

I’m back today with CAS(E) this Sketch #82.  This sketch was created by N@ Ali.

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When I saw this sketch, I know I wanted to play with Mama Elephant’s Just Hatched stamp set.  I ordered it back in March when it was release but haven’t had a chance to use it.  So I saw it fitting to use it today.

Take a look at my card:

Chirp, Chirp

It’s a shaker card!!! This is the first time I’ve created a shaker card.  It wasn’t hard at all.  I have to thank Laura Bassen for the inspiration.  She always makes shakers cards look so easy to make.

1. I colored my chick with Copic markers # YR16, Y13, Y19, YG17.

2. My speech bubble was created using a die from Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Journaling Card Dies.

3. I stamped the sentiment on the card base using the die cut speech bubble as a reference so that the sentiment was centered.

4. A piece of acetate was attached to the front panel.

5. I added a lot of foam adhesive around the speech bubble so that the sequin wouldn’t fall out.  Adhesive was also added to the edge of the panel so that it will sit nice and neat on the card base.

So what do you think?  I’m impressed at my first shaker card.  I can’t wait to try this with a watercolor panel.

Supplies used:

Just HatchedCopic MarkersLargeStitchedJournalingCardHello Sunshine Mixed SequinsAcetateOnyx Versafine InkStampin' Trimmer

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona