{CASology and Simple} CASology – Melt

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:

I have to say this cue card was so hard for me.  I was challenged to use STAMPlorations Stitched Winter Landscape die and create a card that represented the cue card.

I decided to create a scene with snow melting from the ground, building and trees.  The sun has finally come out of hiding to warm us up.

I die cute the trees and hills and used Copic markers to color them in.  I used Simon Says Stamp Happy and Smile stamp set to stamp the sun and the sentiment using Clearsnap Colorbox Petal Point Ink and Colorbox Archival Pigment Black Ink.

Nice and Easy.

What do you think?

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 STAMPlorations!

Supplies used:

Simon Says Clear Stamps HAPPY AND SMILE sss101526

Thank you so much for stopping by!

{Clean and Simple} CASology 214 – Beach

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

This week’s cue card:

Week 214 - Beach

Take a look at my card:

Hello Friend (CAS)

I have I told you how much I do not like the fall or winter!  I hate being cold and to see the summer end is killing me.  I love how we are using this cue card now!  The weather is changing and its no longer 90 degrees outside.  So going to the beach is about to be in our distant memory.

When I sat down to create my card, I immediately thought of So Suzy Stamps new release. The Beach Grass stamp to be exact!! This stamp set is just perfect for this week’s challenge.

I love how the grass gives the feeling of motion, the nice ocean breeze.  Oh when I close my eyes, I can feel it!  Can you?

Creating this card was easy as 1-2-3!

  • I used a A2 (4.25×5.50) size card base to start with.
  • Then I used the Mini Misti to stamp the Beach Grass stamp set across the front of the card in black.
  • After that I used Concord & 9th Flourish stamp set to stamp the sentiment.
  • Last but not least, I rounded the top right corner for added interest.

Nice and easy, I must say.  I love how the black and white keeps the card elegant.  Concord & 9th sentiment font is so fitting for this card as well.

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 Cindy B Designs!

Supplies used:

Beach Grass Flourish_4x6_For_Web-01_grande   stamping tool

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

YNS September 2016 Release Sneak Peek

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

We are getting ready for our September 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:

Lose your Nuts

YNS Supplies: Funny Forest Critter Crew

Other Supplies: Tombow Recycled Pencils, Colorbox Archival Dye Ink

I have to say I’m a proud of my card today.  Building scenes are hard for me, so I stepped out of my comfort zone and create one with this cute and fun stamp set.

I stamped, masked, drew in lines and colored.  It was fun and not so hard as I thought.

What do you think?  Please let me know below.

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the September 2016 Blog Hop and Birthday Celebration.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #30

Hello everyone!! I’m currently away at CHA. I promise to come back with tons of info to share with all of you.

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #30!!

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

Take a look at the color combo:

YNScolor-30

Take a look at the sketch:

 

YNSSketch30

 

Take a look at my card:

Hello (NYS)

YNS Supplies: Houses on a Hill Die, Whatnot Sentiments Set Five, Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops, Love Earth Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Tim Holtz’s Watercolor Paper, Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Hickory Smoke, Versafine Black Ink

I love the colors for this challenge that I knew I wanted to give them a try. I hope I’ve done them justice!!

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

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until January 21th, 2016 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!!

All of the supplies are listed above!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

Guest Designer: Sparkle and Shine Challenge Part 2

Hello everyone!! I’m back again today with the Sparkle and Shine Challenge as the Guest Designer for the month.

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

Sparkle and Shine

Take a look at my card:

Happiest of Holiday (S&S)

I have to say I struggle with this photo inspiration this time around.  At first I played with all of the colors in the photo and my daughter said no.  The colors were to dull.  So I decided to go with just two of the colors.

I stamped My Favorite Things Santa’s Elves tree and fussy cut them out.  Then I adhered them to my card front.  After that I added some sequin as ornaments on the tree.  Then I stamped the sentiment and I was done!!

Super easy!

So what do you think?  Please let me know.

This challenge runs for two weeks. You have until December 28, 2015 at 11:55pm to enter for a chance to win a super awesome prize!!

Supplies used:

BB Santa's Elves MFT Hybrid Black Ink

So Suzy Stamps 2015 November Release

Hello everyone!! I’m here today to share the So Suzy Stamps November release.

She released a total of 22 new stamps today!!

Take a look:

Take a look some of our November release:

Autumn

Brontosaurus

Butterfly 2

Butterfly 3

Carnival Border

Clyde-Shark

Greatest Oak

Happy Thanksgiving

Not My Circus

Pumpkin Swirl

Aren’t these stamps amazing.  This is just the beginning!! There are a couple more items in the store!  You can find the entire release here.

Wait!!!  I’m almost forgot to tell you!!!

Suzy is offering Free Shipping Today!!

Before I go, did you know that So Suzy Stamps can be found on InstagramFacebookPinterestTwitter and Periscope?  Yes, you should join us there and find more inspirations and fun!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge and Coupon Code

Second Post for today
If your looking for the YNS Sketch and Color Challenge, click here

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 September.

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:

Sending Warm Wishes (TIMI)

I love how my little tree turned out!!  I love the look of all of those fall colors.  I’m a Summer girl but Fall sure is pretty too.

Here is how I created this card:

I used Lawn Fawn Small Stitch Square Stackables to die cut my stitched square panel.

I used Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees Stamp Set and layered stamped my leaves.  I used Lawn Fawn Freshly Cut Grass, Lobster, Fake Tan and Walnut.

I stamped my sentiment from the same stamp set and stamped it with the Walnut ink.

I added Lawn Fawn Trimming around the card panel.

I attached the card panel to an orange panel then added those panels to my card base.

I added Lucy Abrams Just Peachy and Rainforest Sparkly Shaker Sequin to the card front.

I love how this turned out!!  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 July is: STAMPlorations!

STAMPlorations have been incredibly generous and have supplied a coupon code for Craft Stamper challenge players to take advantage of free shipping from the store! The code is: CSTAKEITMAKEIT and is good for free shipping on orders over $20 (£12.90). The coupon will work all through September, and can be combined with any other STAMPlorations coupon.

Here are the prizes this month:New plate

2 Stencils: Bold Florals and Leaf Print
2 Stamp Sets: Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments

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:

Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees Freshly Cut Grass Ink Pad Lobster Ink pad Fake Tan Ink Pad Walnut Ink Pad Just Peachy Rainforest SmallS titched Square Stackables

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona