{Clean and Simple} CASology 220 – Coffee

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

This week’s cue card:



Take a look at my card:


Creating this card was a snap!  All I did was ink (Studio Calico Bronze Ink)  the rings from Papertrey Ink Drips & Dribbles Stamp set and stamped them using generation stamping. Then I added the sentiment using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Wick Ink.

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.

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Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations

Supplies used:

 Drips and Dribbles 

Thanks for stopping by!


Ink Blending – Rubber Dance Stamps

Hello everyone!!  Guess what?  Bibi from Rubber Dance Stamps asked me to Guest Design for her this month!!  If you could see me jumping up and down!!  Yes, I was down right excited.

I met Bibi a couple months back when she sponsored a challenge for one of my challenge teams. I commented on her pretty giraffe stamp and then when she asked if I would guest design I was excited.

Rubber Dance Stamp is a home based, one women show stamp company located on the south-east coast of Norway!! Bibi Lindahl is the owner!

The stamps are red rubber of course and you can buy them mounted or unmounted. The style of the stamps are artsy and somewhat grungy.  I can see them being used a lot for mixed media.  That doesn’t mean you can’t used them for clean and simple style cards, because you can.  I have many times. LOL!!

Today’s card isn’t clean and simple at all.  I’m playing along with Rubber Dance Stamps blog challenge today.


Here is a sneak peek of my card:


If you want to see the entire card and the tutorial on how to create this card, stop on over Rubber Dance Stamps blog.

I hope to see you there, please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my card. I also hope you play along with the Rubber Dance Stamps blog challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!



Your Next Stamp July 2016 Release



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.

I’m the first stop on this amazing hop today!! How awesome is that!!  You are in the right place!! To continue on this fabulous hop all you have to do is click on the linky at the bottom of this post.

My favorite set from this release is the Fairytale Friends set! I shared my cards early this morning.

Are you ready for my big reveal?

Take a look at my cards:

Card 1 and 2:

Paint Swooshes and Splatters

YNS Supplies: School Notes, Paint Swooshes and Splatters, Circus Fun Matte Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Colorbox Doodlebug Pigment Ink, Recollections Heavyweight White Cardstock, Versafine Black Ink, We R Memories Corner Chomper

Thanks in color (YNS)

YNS Supplies: School Notes, Paint Swooshes and Splatters, Cupid Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Colorbox Bluebells Ink, Recollections Heavyweight White Cardstock, Versafine Black Ink, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Both of these cards sizes are 4 x 8 scored at 4.  To create the rainbow one, just start at the bottom with red and work your way up the rainbow.  Super easy.  For the ombre purple card, just start with the lightest color and work your way down.  Stamp your sentiment in the middle and add your gumdrops.  Bam!!  Your finished.

You can knock out a couple of these simple but pretty fun cards in no time.

Card 3:

Teachers card

YNS Supplies: School Notes, Scribble Fun Set Two, Apple Die

Other Supplies: Neenah Dessert Storm Cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Real Red Cardstock, Wild Wasabi Cardstock, Versamark Ink, 3M Foam Tape, Versafine Ink

Creating this card was simple too!

Its a standard size A2 card, 4.25 x 5.50. I simple stamped the small apple from the stamp set with versamark ink to give a tone on tone look.  Then I die cut the apple and the leaf out of their color cardstock twice.  I stamped the sentiment on the card front using versafine black ink. Adhered them together with 3M foam tape and mounted them on the card front.

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 June 6th.  So don’t forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to get
20% off your entire purchase!!


I’m also playing along with Virginia’s View Challenge #22: All About Colors

V V Challenge #22

Thanks for stopping by!


Your Next Stamp December 2015 Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!!! I’m back again for this month’s Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!!

We are getting ready for our December Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today. Are you excited? I am!!

Take a look at my card that I’m giving you a sneak peek of:

Coffee Splats (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Coffee Rings and Coffee..Right Meow!

Other Supplies: Retired Stampin’ Up! DSP, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Distress Ground Espresso, Recollection Black Cardstock

How many time have you sat your coffee down on your newspaper and/or papers and when you pick it up, these rings are left behind?  I’ve seen it time and time again.  I thought this card was so appropriate for individuals who this happens too.

For this card, I simple sponged the DSP with Vintage Photo and stamped my rings and sentiment with Ground Espresso Ink.

Ink blending (YNS)

Then I adhered the DSP to the front of the black cardstock.

Super simple and easy!!

You can find all of the new projects on the Your Next Stamp Blog!!

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the December 2015 Release Hop!!

Supplies used:

Distress Ink 3 Distress ink mini 14Recollections Black Heavyweight

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge

Hello everyone!  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 May.

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:

There is Beauty in Simplicity (CS)

OMG!!  That butterfly is super amazing.  That butterfly comes from the new Tim Holtz’s Perspective stamp set.  I’m so glad I ordered it.  I will get a lot of mileage with that stamp.

Here is how I created this card:

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

2. I stamped the butterfly and the sentiment from Tim Holtz’s Perspective stamp set using My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink.

3. I colored the butterfly using Copic Markers: BV02, BV04, BV08 and R81.

4. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly for extra shimmer.

5. I cut a mask out of the butterfly to cover my pretty butterfly up.

6. I used WPlus9 Bloomsberry Spray Mist and the Shimmer Spray Mist to add splatters to my card front.

Those sprays are awesome.  Such a great added touch to my card.

7. I rounded the corners with the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

Pretty neat right!!  Now its your turn to play along with us.

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 May is: WOW! Embossing Powders.


Here are the prizes this month:

A set of 6 vintage embossing glitters in a case and a lace stamp!!

Wow embossing powder               Wow Stencil

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:

Tim Holtz Perspective MFT Hybrid Black InkCopic BV02 Copic BV04 Copic BV08 Copic R81Wink of Stella clearWPlus9 BloomsBerryWPlus9 Shimmer Spray MistWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thank you so much for stopping by!


CASology 141 – News

Hello everyone!! It’s CASology Tuesday!! We are back again with another Cue Card for you!!!

Week 141 - News

This time around our Cue Card is super fitting for the CASology Team!!  CASology has some awesome news to share this week!  Our fellow team member Gillian had her precious baby boy last week!!

Yayyyy, a baby in the house!!!  Now isn’t that GREAT NEWS!!! I think so!!

Now check out my card:

Did You Get the Memo (CAS)

I totally love this Lawn Fawn Just My Type and Just My Type, Too stamp set!!  I created this card before I knew Gillian’s baby was born, but I think its fitting.

All of you got the memo!!!  LOL!!

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my white cardstock to an A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50, scored at 4.25.

2. I used Papertrey Ink Drips and Dribbles stamp set and stamped my splatters using Lawn Fawn Cranberry Ink.

3. I die cut Papertrey Ink Spiral Notebook Die and stamped the typewriter with My Favorite Think Hybrid Black Ink.

4. I stamped the sentiment using the same Cranberry Ink.

5. I adhered the notebook paper with a retired Stampin’ Up! arrow paperclip.

Super doper easy and CAS!!

Take a look at another card I created with the same set:
Hello (CAS)

I couldn’t help doing a little paper piecing!!  That was super fun.  The pattern paper is from my Studio Calico card kit, its called Paislee Press.

So what will you come up with?  What “News” do you have to share? I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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


Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is The Alley Way Stamps.

Supplies used:

Just My Type Just My Type Too Cranberry Ink Pad Drips and DribblesSpiral Notebook DieMFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thank you so much for stopping by!


a2z Scrapbooking March Color It In Challenge

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Hello everyone!! I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with our March Challenge!!  The theme is Color It In!!

Use any Hero Arts product to create a beautiful colored in piece.  This will be super fun and interesting.  We get to go back to the basic and color!!  There are so many possibilities and so many different mediums that you can use for this challenge.

Check out the cards I created for this challenge:

I decided to go with no-line watercoloring to color in my image.

Have a fabulous day 2

This card I created first and loved the butterfly but once I added the splatters  I wasn’t to sure about it!  I thought it was to much and it took away from my watercolor butterfly.

Have a fabulous day

So I created this card with less splatter but the edges of the butterfly didn’t look as good as the first one.

I’m posting both so you can decided which one looks better.  My daughter and sister loves the first one better. What do you think?

I love how Dawn from WPlus9 watercolors so I watch her do this no-line coloring and decided to give it a try and I have to say I really like it.  It does take time but eventually I got it, I hope, LOL.

To create this card was simple:

I used the new Hero Arts Butterfly Stamp and Cut to stamp my image in a very light link.  I used Distress Ink Antique Linen.

Then I added clean water to the inside of the butterfly so that my colors will move when I add them.

I used my new Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor #50, #64 and #44 to produce the colors you see within the butterfly.

I used Versafine Onxy Black Ink and stamped the butterfly’s center body.  If you notice in the first image, I try to draw the antennas but that didn’t turn out to well. So I stamped right over it.

I used the same ink to stamp my sentiment from the same stamp set underneath my butterfly.

I added some of the different colors to my paintbrush and added splatters to my watercolor paper panel.

I trimmed that panel down and adhered it to my card base.

Easy Peasy!!

Now its your turn to give this Color It In theme a try!!

Amazing isn’t it!! I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of April. Good Luck!

Some of the supplies I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

We can’t wait to see what you create!

I’m also entering my card into the Hero Arts Nature Challenge!


Supplies used:

HA-DC134 Bazzill Cardstock Candy Necklace Kuretake Gansai Tambi WatercolorHero Arts Black InkWinsor & Newton Galeria BrushDistress ink Antique linenOnyx Versafine Ink

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Thanks for stopping by!!