{Clean and Simple} CASology – Season

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 love the spring and summer season!  The trees and flowers bloom and makes me feel happy.

I used Waffle Flower Crafts Leafy stamp set to stamp the flowers and Papertrey Ink Ways to Say Thank You stamp set for the sentiment.  The perfect ink to represent spring and summer colors are Clearsnap Color Box Petal Point Pinwheel.

To finish the card off, round the top corners with We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

Super Clean and Simple!!

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

Guest Designer

Donna

Our sponsor this week is Uniko!

Supplies used:
Waffle Flower Crafts - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Leafy We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - 2 in 1 Corner Punch Chomper Tool - Stub and Scallop
Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #46 Paper Layering

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #42!!

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

Take a look at the color combo:

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Take a look at the sketch:

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Take a look at my card:

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YNS Supplies: Tweet News, Tweet News Die SetCircus Fun Matte Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Recollections Black Heavy Weight Cardstock, Tombow Irojiten Colored Pencils, BoBunny Believe Pattern Paper

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

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until September 1, 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 f0r 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 listed above!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Your Next Stamp June Feature Day

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of the month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on the color “Yellow”!!  The DT created projects using the color yellow on them.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:

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YNS Supplies: Fancy Cheers Die, Stripe-tastic Star Die Set

Other Supplies: Lucy Abrams Lemon Sherbet Sparkly Shaker, Recollection Heavyweight White Cardstock, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, Avery Elle Storage Pockets, 3M Foam Tape

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!

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All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by June 24th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Waffle Flower Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Waffle Flower Crafts New Photo Challenge!!  The colors for this challenge are so pretty.  I was in awe when I say the colors.  They are so deep and very rich!

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I thought long and hard about what I wanted to create using these colors.  It had to be meaningful because the colors called for it.  So I decided that I wanted to use the new DT Mix Stamp Set.

The sentiment ” You Will Forever Be My Always”, has a deep sentimental meaning in the corners of my heart.  I have a small story for you, you might need a tissue. So get ready.

A couple of years ago before my daughter was born, her father and I use to listen to the radio in the car all the time.  There was one song that use to come on all the time.  It was a country song by a women I didn’t recognized.

At first we didn’t realize that song played each and every time we were in the car together.  One evening he picked me up from work and the song was on and I asked him if he knew what the name of the song was or who sang the song.  We loved the song but didn’t know the name of it.  So right there and then, I called that radio station to find out who sang the song and the name.

The DJ said it was Forever And For Always by Shania Twain.  He asked me if I wanted to hear it and I said yes, and dedicated it to Ray!  That song became our song.  He always said we will be together “forever and for always”,  because “we just fit”.

December 25, 2005 we found out that we were going to have a baby, on December 28, 2005 he died from cardiovascular disease.  He never did get chance to see our daughter who is going to 9 this year, but he did keep his promise.  He is with me through her “Forever and for Always”!

So I made my card in memory of him!

Take a look:

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Thanks Tessa for creating that sentiment just for me!  I love how this card turn out. Its a CAS card with a lot of sophistication.

I learned this Border Gap Die-Cutting and Masking technique from the Online Card Class Clean and Simple 4.

This card was easy to create.

Just use a border die and cut my front panel into three pieces.

Then I used masking tape to cover up the different “waves” so that ink doesn’t transfer onto them while I’m blending.

Once the blending is done, I stamped my sentiment at the top and added some gold sequin to highlight the sentiment.

I added foam tape to the back of the panel and adhered it to the card front.

Once you know what to do, its a breeze to recreate this card again.

So what do you thing of my card?  Now you know a little bit more about me. So what do you thing?

I’m going to live you with the video of the song so you can listen the words of the song.

Supplies used:

Basic RGB PTI Summer Sunrise InkSalty Ocean Distress InkDistress Ink Broken ChinaSSS Sparkle and Shine sequin Large Scallop Die

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Birdie Love Letter…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a new challenge that I’ve wanted to play along with for awhile now but haven’t had a chance.  So, today is that day!! I’m a bit excited about it.

The new challenge is Lawnscaping Challenge No. 91: Patterned Paper.  How much fun will this be! I have so much pattern paper that has never been touched.  I’m hoping I can really search my stash an come up with some great cards.

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I decided to use some of my retired Stampin’ Up! Welcome Neighbor DSP for this challenge.  I have tons of it and this is such a great way to use it up.

Take a look at my card:

I love you so much

Don’t you just love this little birdie!!  I do.  This image is from Gerda Steiner Designs and its called Cute Bird with Letter Digital Stamp.   Gerda’s images are so cute, you must check them out.

I added some new DoubleClick Skittles Sunshine Yellow for added interest.  Are they just the cutest thing you’ve seen.  That yellow color is awesome.

So, I have another first that I can’t wait to share with all of you.  I videotaped myself coloring with my Copic markers!!

Take a look at my very first video. I am truly excited about this.  I’ve wanted to create videos for a long time but was afraid and now I’m super excited about it.

So what do you think?  Let me know.

Supplies used:

Welcome Neighbor DSP Cute Bird with LetterCopic AnniversarySpring Yellow

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

I Love You Birdie!!

Hello everyone!! I’m here with a brand new stamp company based in Germany called Create A Smile.  They have fun designs, cute images and punny sentiments that you will love.

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Over on their Create a Smile blog, they are having a Guest Designer Search for their September Release!!

How exciting is that!!  When I saw that, I knew I would love to be Guest Designer for them.  So I created a project with their free digi birdie to be included in the running!

Take a look at my card:

I Love You Birdie

When I saw this little birdie on their blog, I fell in love with him.  He is the cutest bird I’ve seen.  His big eyes pulled me in.

I used Copic marker Y13 and Y19 to color him in.

I fussy cut him out because I wanted him to pop him off of my card.

I created my tag using Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 1 and Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue cardstock.

I stamped my “I Love You” sentiment from Papertrey Ink Building Blocks stamp set in Versafine Black Ink. I added foam adhesive to the back of my birdie and adhered him to the tag.

I used my white gel pen to create eyes on my birdie.

I punched a hole in the top of my tag and add some retired So Saffron ribbon and Tempting Turquoise bakers twine.

For my card base, I used Simon Says Stamp Medium Dots Stencil to create a subtle background with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and my mini distress blending tool on a piece of Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.

I added foam adhesive behind my tag and WaLa, I was done.

So what do you think?  Will my card win over anyone’s heart?  I hope so!!

Let me know what you think below.

 

Supplies used:

Stitched Duo 1 DiesCopic MarkersBuilding BlockOnyx Versafine InkSSS Medium DotsSpiced MarmaladeBlending tool3M Mounting TapeStampin' TrimmerBazzill Marshmallow CSSSS Audrey Blue CSWhite gel pen

Thanks for stopping by.

~Kymona

What’s Your Favorite Watercolor Color?

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I must say this Watercolor for Card Makers is an awesome class.  I’m learning so much and sharing it with my daughter has been even better.  Both of us are having a lot of fun learning about colors and how the work with one another.  Once her cards are posted I will link them here in my blog so you can see what her take on the lessons were.

Today’s card is a Stamped Emboss Resist and Watercolor Wash Card.  Kristina Werner taught us how to add ink on top of an embossed image, the ink just happens to be watercolor.  I’ve practice this technique a couple of weeks ago and it took me a while but I got it down pack and my card came out really nice. You can check out my post on April 30.

For my new card, I wanted to create a male card.  I don’t have many of those, I wanted to make sure I tried colors that were suited for men.  I love blues, yellow, and coral.  I also tried something new.  ADDING STITCHING TO MY CARD!!!  I’ve never done that before but I wanted to finally try it.  It was exciting!

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I love how the colors blended to make colors that weren’t in my original palette.  When I added the yellow to the tip of the blue it create that pretty green.  The same when I added the coral to the yellow, it created the orange.  It was amazing.

Creating the background was pretty easy.

I used Impression Obsessions Honeycomb Stamp to create my background.  I stamped it with VersaMark and embossed it with Stampin’ Up! clear embossing powder.

I used my Koi Watercolors,  I used number 23, 24 and 8.

My vellum and card stock was attached with my small sewing machine.  I had that sewing machine for two years and never used.  I pulling it out to create this card and I’m so glad I did.

Guess what, I didn’t know how to use the sewing.  I had to ask my daughter to help set up the machine.  I thought that was funny and she loved teaching me.

All and all, my card came out the way I had hoped it would.  I’m very pleased with the look.  I hope you are too!

 

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsCover-a-Card HoneycombExpressions Thinlits Diesgumball-green-stampin-emboss-powderSnail AdhesiveStampin' TrimmerStampin' DimensionalsPacific PointSewing MachineLawn Fawn SequinExchanging FriendsTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive