Happy Birthday Surprise!!!

Suzanne's Birthday

 

Hello everyone!  I’m excited about this blog post today.  Today is Suzanne’s Birthday!!  Who is Suzanne, better know as Suzy,  you asked?  Well let me tell you!

She is the owner of So Suzy Stamps and she has no idea that her Design Team is throwing her a Surprise Birthday Blog Hop.

This is the first stop on this hop!!  I’ve listed all of the participants at the end of this post just in case you miss a stop!  Each of the design team members created a birthday card for Suzy to show how much we really appreciate her.

What is a blog hop without some prizes!!  We are giving away a $15 So Suzy Stamps Gift Certificate and a free one month subscription to El Atelier de Stampartpapel to 2 lucky winners who leaves a comment on each of the blogs for a chance to win by February 22nd, 2015 by 11:59pm.   The winners will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, February 23rd at 12noon on the So Suzy Stamps Blog.  The winners will have 2 weeks to claim their prize.

Now onto the card I created for our fearless and super fun leader:

Happy Birthday Suzy

I went with black and white because I love this elegant look.  This picture doesn’t do this card justice.  The Wink of Stella pops on some parts to the card that isn’t captured in the photo.

This is how I created this card:

I cut my black card base to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50).  My card panel is cut to 4 x 5.25.

I embossed my card panel with the Happy Birthday Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I adhered the embossed panel with foam tape.

I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares to cut my small white panel.  Then I used that panel as a guide to cut my smaller black panel.

I stamped the Swirl So Suzy Stamp Medium Cupcake with black ink.  I added a Denim DoubleClick Skittle as the topper.

I added a random strip of ribbon to my card front.  I attached the smaller panels on top of that ribbon.

I added Wink of Stella to random places on my card.

Easy Peasy!!  I hope Suzy loves this card that I made just for her.

So what do you think?  Will she like this card?

Now on to the wonderful and talented Jenny Johnson to see what she has in store for you.

Here is the complete list of party participants:

Kymona Tracey

Jenny Johnson

Steph Ackerman

Jennifer Loftfield

Sharon Smith

Kim Rippere

Martha Lucia Gomez

Monica Taylor

Justine Hovey

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Before I go, Suzy has an awesome promotion going on today!!

If you place an order today, February 20th, you will receive 20% off all FUTURE online orders for LIFE!!  It’s the gift that keeps on giving!!

Now you can’t beat that!!  Don’t walk, run and get your famous stamps!!

Supplies used:

Medium Swirl Cupcake Denim Skittles SSS Stitched Square DieWink of Stella clear

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

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Valentine Tag

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a couple of challenges that I haven’t played along with for a while now.

I couldn’t sleep last night so I decided to do what I do best which is to craft!!  I made a ton load of cards.  I’m so excited about that.

So, today I’m playing with:

DoubleClick Skittles Challenge

Use a heart!

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and

Tag  You’re it! Challenge

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Debby Hughes is the guest designer for Challenge #14.  I totally love her work so I knew I wanted to play along with her.

Take a look at her tag:

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I created a water color piece for another card and decided to use some of that for a focal point on my tag.

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I used my Koi Watercolors to create this piece.  I spritz some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine (which is on sale at Michael’s for $5.99 (in the store)). I love the gold shimmer.

Now take a look at my tag:

ValentineDon’t you just love that heart!!  I love how that watercolor piece turned out. I punch a bunch of hearts from that watercolor piece.

Take a closer look at my tag:

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I added some gold shine to that watercolor piece.  I love how it turned out.  So do you want to know how I create this tag?

Well here you go:

I die cut my tag using Reverse Confetti Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts out of Crate Paper “Kiss Kiss” patterned paper.

I used Crate Paper Kiss Kiss Rub Ons to add the circle hearts to the center and the sentiment at the bottom of my tag.

I used Stampin’ Up! Sweetheart Punch and punch a heart out of my watercolor piece that I created.

I adhered the heart to the center of that circle.

I added Rose DoubleClick Skittles from the Sweet Love Release to the bottom of my tag.

I added Ruby True Hemp to the tag.

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

Supplies used:

Tag Me Too SSS February CK 2014Kiss Kiss rub onSweetheart PunchRuby True HempHeidi Swapp Color Shine PackKoi Watercolors

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

So Suzy Stamps – Something New!

Hello everyone!!  I’m over on the So Suzy Stamps blog today showing off her new fancy Phineas the Peacock stamp set!!

Take a look at my card:

Peacock

I totally love this stamp set.  Its so pretty when you get it down on paper.  I went with a white and black color scheme with a pop of Peacock Blue!!

If you want to see how this card was created, head on over to So Suzy Stamps blog to get all of the instructions.

So what do you think? Please let me know.

Now its your turn to play along.  You have time to enter our January Challenge.  The doors closes on January 31st, 2014 at 11:59pm.  I hope to see you there.

Supplies used:

Thank you for stopping by!!
~Kymona

Red Happy Birthday…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

This months theme is Birthday!  I’m happy about this because you can’t have enough birthday cards on hand.

I choose to use a couple of dies and embossing paste to create my card for today.

Take a look at my card:

Happy Birthday balloons

I saw a card created by Laura Bassen and I fell in love with the design.  I was so excited to see her use the new Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles die set.  I order mines and it came just in time to create this card.

To create this card:

1. I started with a piece of Stampin Up! Cherry Cobbler cardstock and cut it to an A2 size card.

2. Then I used Simon Says Stamp Medium Dots Stencil and Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste to create the dots in the center of the cardstock.

3. I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock to add to the top of my card base.

4.  I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to cut out a window in the card panel.

5. I cut two balloons using Simon Says Stamp Balloons Craft Die to cut two balloons.  I add Stampin Up! Whisper White Barkers Twine.  I adhered the balloons with foam adhesive. I added foam adhesive to the back of the card panel and centered it onto the card base.

6. I stamped my sentiment using Simon Says Stamp More Sketchy Banner Greetings.  I cut the tail off and adhered the banner to the right side of the card.

7. I added Rudolph Red Skittle to the banner.  Then I added Clear Wink of Stella to my balloons.

Finished.  Very easy to recreate.

What do you think? Let me know.  Now its your turn to join us and play along with our challenge this month. I hope to see you there!!

I’m also entering Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

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Supplies used:

Cherry CobblerSSS Medium DotsEmbossing PasteSSS Stitched Rectangles DieclassiccrestsolarwhtieSSS Balloons Craft DiesWhisper White Baker's TwineMore Sketchy banner GreetingsRudolph Red Skittle

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Count Me In…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today playing along with Lawnscaping Challenge 94: Count Me In!!

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This challenge asked us to use numbers somewhere on our project!  Boy was I excited to see this challenge.  I have so many Lawn Fawn numbers stamp and dies that I’ve haven’t used yet.  I was excited to pull them out.

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve had so much fun creating tags and gift boxes.  So for this challenge I wanted to do the same.

I create two tags for this challenge.  The first one I created yesterday before I even knew about the challenge.  I wasn’t sure about this tag because I felt like something was missing in the top right hand corner.  So I put the tag down.  After seeing the challenge this morning I decided that I will add a number to the corner.

Happy Birthday tags

Take a closer look:

Happy Birthday tag 1

Look inside:

Tag 2 inside

What do you think about this tag?

For my second tag, I wanted to use my die cuts to cut out the number and use he negative space.  I really love how this tag turned out as well.

Take a look:

Happy Birthday tag 2

Take a look inside:

Tag 2 inside

What do you think about this tag?

Let me know!!

Supplies used:

TagMeToo1 Sweater Weather Petite Paper PackHello Sunshine Petite Paper Packslate skittlesShel PinkBlue Jay Lawn TrimmingsWhisper White Baker's TwineSSS Suprise Party Stamp Set and Die

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Thankful for you!!

Second Post for the today!

CS Take It Make It Post is here.

Hello everyone!  I’m here again today with DoubleClick Connection Skittles Challenge!

The theme is Thank you!

November is the time of the year where we give extra thanks to those that we love and those that we’ve met along the way.

I choose to use pumpkins because they are perfect for Thanksgiving.

Take a look at my card:

I'm so thankful for you

I decided to go with a clean and simple card because thank you’s don’t have to be over the top.  They are clean and simple.

I love this pattern paper because of the autumn feel.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I used Hero Arts Harvest Die Cuts to cut out my pumpkins from Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather Pattern Paper.

2. I adhered the pumpkins to the card base using adhesive.

3. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Thankful for You stamp set.

4. I added two Pumpkin skittles to both sides of the sentiment.

5. I tied a small bow out of Lawn Fawn Orchid trimming.

6. I rounded the corners and I was done.

So what do you think?

I hope you join us and play along with out challenge this month.

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Harvest Die Sweater Weather Petite Paper Pack Hero Arts Thankful for you Pumpkin Pie Orchid Lawn Trimmings

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Spooky….Boooo!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the DoubleClick Spooky Fun Challenge!!  I had a lot of fun with this challenge.  I’m not a Halloween person but I get into the spirit for my children… no one loves a grouch.

So for this challenge, I turned to my 8 year old daughter, Little Lady Sanaa!!  She helped me put this card together.  She saw a  design on Pinterest and loved it.

This challenge asked us to use at least 2 colors: orange, black, purple or green!

She said mom let’s use all of the colors!  I said no problem.

Take a look at our card:

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Isn’t this cute!!  My daughter and I make a great team, I have to say.  My daughter loves the Wink of Stella pen, so I’m so surprised that she didn’t want to put glitter on this card.  I guess when she saw the googly eyes, she forgot all about the glitter, LOL!!

So here is how we made this card:

1. The base card was cut to 4.25 x 5.50 out of Stampin’ Up! Old Olive card stock.

2. We used Stampin’ Up! Polka Dot Embossing Folder to emboss only one quarter of the cardstock.

3. We then cut a 2.75 piece of Stampin’ Up! Sweet Taffy DSP and added it to the left of the polka dots.

4. Then we add a scrap piece of Stampin’ Up! Basic Black card stock between the DSP and the polka dots.

5. We used a piece of orange bakers twine I received as a part of some happy mail packaging to tie a bow at the top of the card.

6. They we cut out two circles.  The larger one from Stampin’ Up! Circles Framelits Die out of Stampin’ Up! Basic Black CS and the smaller one from Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banner Die out of Stampin’ Up! Rich Razzleberry CS.

7.  We used the smaller splats stamp from Stampin’ Up Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set and stamped the Rich Razzleberry stitched circle.

8.  We stamped the mummy from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Googly Ghouls.

9. I fussy cut the mummy out and pop him up on the circle die using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

10. We stamped the sentiment and cut it out using Stampin’ Up! Bitty Banners Die.

11. My daughter added the googly eyes to the mummy and the eyes in the sentiment.

12. We then added our Pumpkin Skittles for added embellishments.

Now our card is finished!!  We had a great time creating this card.

So what do you think?  Let us know. My daughter would love to hear from you.

We are entering this card into the Lawnscaping Challenge as well!!

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Supplies used:

Old Olive CSPolka Dot Embossing FolderSweet Taffy DSP Circles Framelits DieStitched Party Banners Rich Razzleberry CSBasic BlackGorgeous Grunge Stamp SetBitty Banner FramelitPumpkin Pie

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona