{Clean and Simple} CASology 230 – Cold

Hello everyone and Happy New Year CASology Family!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:

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Take a look at my card:

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For this week’s cue card I used the snowman and sentiment from the Rubber Dance Stamp Frosty Friends stamp set.  I picked up my Copic Markers again this week.  I actually miss using them so it was fun to play with them for this challenge.

I simple stamped the snowman and the sentiment using the Mini Misti for precision stamping. I love seeing crisp black edges so using the Misti is so important.

I colored the snowman with  BG0000,B000, C4,C6, R37,R39, R89, E37, Y38 and YR68.

Nice and easy!

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

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

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel Bergfeld

Sherrie Mannion

Our sponsor this week is Rubber Dance Stamps!

I’m playing along with Rubber Dance Stamps Challenge too!!

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Supplies used:

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

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Guest Designer: Sparkle and Shine Challenge

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Hello everyone!! I’m here today with the Sparkle and Shine Challenge as the Guest Designer for the month.  I’m super excited to participate in this challenge this month.  The ladies on this team are totally awesome designers.

Here is the photo inspiration that I used to create my card:

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When I saw this photo, I was torn on what to create!  I saw the purple first, its my favorite color, then I spotted the snowflakes on the wall and thought how can I recreate that look and here you go.

Take a look at my card:

Joy (S&S)

I totally love how this card turned out!!  Purple is such an amazing color!  It’s vibrant and deep!!

I wanted to include the snowflakes, the colors purple and black!

Here is how I created my card:

  1. I used Distress Ink Dusty Concord and add the ink to my paper. Only on one side of the card base since the snowflakes were in the corner.
  2. Then I used Create a Smile Snowflake stencil and Wendy Vecchi Embossing paste to add some snowflakes over the purple ink blending.
  3. Then I used Lawn Fawn Joy Die to die cut 3 words out of fun foam.
  4. I adhered the sentiment to the card base using Tombow Multipurpose Glue.
  5. Then I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequin from the Create a Smile Snow Dancing kit.

So what do you think?  Please let me know.

This challenge runs for two weeks. You have until December 14, 2015 at 11:55pm to enter for a chance to win a super awesome prize!!

Supplies used:

Distress Ink Dusy ConcordTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveSnow Dance Kit  Scripty Joy Fun Foam Embossing Paste

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

So Suzy Stamps Design Team Anniversary Blog Hop

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Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the So Suzy Stamps Design Team. As a special thank you to everyone who has been on the team, followed our blog and made new friends, we are doing a Friendship Blog Hop with some of our past and present Design Team members.

If you arrived here from my talented friend Jenny, then you are on the right path.  If you arrived here otherwise, you don’t want to miss out on the hop stop which starts at the fabulous Suzy’s blog.

Now on to my card:

Thank you (SSS)

I wanted to say thank you to Suzy for staking me on Instagram, that is how we met if you didn’t know.  Once we started talking, there was no stopping.  I don’t think she knew I was in my car, parked and ready to catch my train but waited so we could finish our conversation. I can’t believe its been a year!!

I also wanted to say thank you to all of my teammates!!  All of you have been super doper awesome to work with.  I love this team, stress-free and fun as hell!!

Do you want to see where the inspiration came from for this card?

Take a look:

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I just love these gift cards from Starbucks.  They are such a great source of inspiration for me. It screamed So Suzy card!!  LOL!!

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I used Create a Smile snowflake stencil and I used Versamark ink and stamped on top of the stencil.
  2. Then I sprinkled Hero Arts White Embossing powder on top and heat set the  snowflakes.
  3. I allowed the paper to cool down, then I stamped the Thank you So Suzy Stamp with Versamark ink and sprinkled Hero Arts Liquid Platinum Embossing and heat set it.

Super simple and easy to replicate.

So what do you think?  Please let me know!

Now what is a blog hop without a prize!!

Giveaway

Join in on the hop, leave a comment at each stop and you’ll be entered in to win a $15 gift certificate to So Suzy Stamps! How awesome is that.  This contest ends, Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 11:45 MST!!

Just in case you missed your way, here is a complete list of everyone who is participating.

Blog hop:

Suzy
Kim
Jenny
Kymona
Steph
Martha
Jennifer
Monica
Justine

Before I go, stay tune tomorrow, So Suzy Stamps December Release goes live!!  Super cute stamps to brighten your day!!

Supplies used:

Snow Dance Kit Liquid PlatinumHero Arts Clear Embossing PowderVersamarkThank you

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #28

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!! I know it was yesterday but I was cheering my son on at this All County Football Game so I couldn’t be here to wish everyone a great Thanksgiving!!

I had so much fun with my family.  We had a small intimate dinner this year and I loved it.

How was your Thanksgiving?

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #28!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the sketch:

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Take a look at the color combo:

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I had to go for the sketch this time around.  It was so easy and pretty to pull off.

Take a look at my card:

Winter Cheer (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Holiday Hello, Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Lawn Fawn Deep Sea, My Favorite Things Wavy Ride the Wave Die, Bo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper

What do you think?  Did I follow the sketch? Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until December 10th, 2015 at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate fro a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

Supplies used:

HolidayHello2015 IceIceBabyGD Deep Sea Ink MFT ride the waveBo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

 

Top Dog Dies – Christmas Tags

Hello everyone!!!  It’s Top Dog Dies Wednesday!!!

Today I’m working with the Top Dog Dies Vintage A2 Mat Die.  Its the holiday season and this die makes perfect tags!  Its the right size and the design is elegant.

Take a look:

All Tags (TTD)

Simple Tags:

Tag 3 (TDD)

Step-up Tags:

Tag 4 (TDD)

Wow Tags:

TAG (TDD)

Tag 2(TDD)

I had so much fun creating this tags.  They were easy to create.

Here’s how I created these tags:

  1. I die cut the Vintage A2 Mat Die a couple times out of Recollection White Cardstock and Stampin’ Up! Lost Lagoon cardstock.
  2. Then I used retired Stampin’ Up” Endless Wishes and stamp the different snowflakes and sentiment using Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky and Smoky Slate ink.
  3. Then I attached the back to some of the tags and left the others by themselves.
  4. I added the Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon to all of the tags and some rhinestones to two of the tags to finish them off!

Super simple and easy to do if you need a last minute tag!!

So what do you think? Please let me know below!!!

Supplies used:

TDD Vintage A2 Mat DieLost Lagoon CSRecollections White HeavyweightLost Lagoon Ink

SU Soft Sky

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Warm Holiday Wishes Tag

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today playing with Tag You’re It!!  This is my first time playing with them.  I’m happy I found them.  I recently started making tags and I love them.  They are super fun to make.

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The TYIC Designer for his challenge is Tracey McNeely and her tag is fabulous!!

When I looked at her tag, I thought of pops of color.  So I decided that I wanted to have a pop of color on my tag too.

Take a look at my card:

Warm Holiday Wishes

I love that pop of that Cable Car Red Wow embossing powder on my gloves.

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Not along is it a tag, but it doubles as a card too!!  So you can write your message inside instead of the back.

This is how I created my tag:

I cut two tags out of Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock using Reverse Confetti Tag Me, Too.

I used Simon Says Stamp Big Holiday Wishes stamp set to stamp my snowflakes with Versamark ink.  Then I embossed them with Hero Arts White Embossing Power.

I stamped my sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I stamped the mitten string with Versafine Onyx Black ink around the hole in the tag.

I stamped my mittens using Versamark ink and embossed with Cable Car Red Wow Emobossing Powder.

I fussy cut the mittens out and adhered them with foam adhesive. I added Clear Wink of Stella on my mittens for a sparkly shine.

I attached my second tag to the back of the first tag with adhesive to create a tag that opens.

I strung Stampin’ Up! Retired Whisper White Sweater Ribbon to finish off my tag.

Nice and easy.  So what do you think?

 

Supplies:

Cable Card Red embossing powderTagMeToo1 Bazzill Marshmallow CS Big Holiday WishesVersaMarkHero Arts White Embossing PowderOnyx Versafine Ink3M Mounting TapeWhite Sweater RibbonWink of Stella clear

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

White Stamping

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our December Challenge!

This month’s theme is White Stamping!!  That could be white ink, white paint or white embossed stamped image.  This technique is so pretty when its complete.

I saw Kristina Werner create a card that had white embossing and I knew I had to give it a try.

So take a look at my card:

Happy Holidays White Stamping

Isn’t this such a pretty technique!  That white embossing on the blue is so pretty.  That pop of red stands out.

Here is how I created my card:

1. I cut my Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue cardstock on an angle and adhered it to my Neenah Solar 110lb White cardstock using foam adhesive.

2. I used Simon Says Stamp Presents and Ornaments to stamp my snowflakes and bows using Versamark ink.

3. I sprinkled Hero Arts Embossing Powder on my stamped images and heat set it.

4. I added versamark ink to the edge of the a Audrey blue cardstock, added white embossing powder and heat set it for added embossed dimension.

5. I stamped my sentiment using Simon Says Stamp Be Joyful stamp set with Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink.

6. I used my Copic marker R29 and colored a piece of white cardstock and die cut a heart using the smallest heart from Lawn Fawn Hearts Cuts.

7. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the heart and adhered the heart with foam adhesive.

8. I added Stampin’ Up! Rhinestones to the center of all of my snowflakes.

Easy Peasy!  What do you think? Let me know.

Now its your turn!!

You can stamp away to your hearts desire, using white ink, gesso or white paint.  You can even stamp an image and then emboss with white embossing powder if you want to too!!

To be clear, you CAN stamp in other colors too, but we need to see some parts of your project have clearly been stamped in white!

We are delighted to be sponsored this month by Rubber Dance!

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Rubber Dance carry an amazing range of wonderful stamps, you really need to check them out if you haven’t already!

The prize this month is a voucher to spend in the shop…..

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PLUS:The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work, and choose their Top Three….. and the overall Winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine! Yes, the winning 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!

So, £20 worth of rubber stamps, publication AND a guest DT slot? What are you waiting for?!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

 

Supplies used:

SSS Presents and ornamentsVersaMarkHero Arts White Embossing PowderclassiccrestsolarwhtieSSS Be JoyfulAudrey Blue InkHearts Lawn Cuts Wink of Stella clear3M Mounting TapeBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona