The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!!  I’m so excited today!!  Do you want to know why? It’s my BIRTHDAY and The Ton Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop is underway and it’s amazing.

If you arrived here from The Ton blog then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start at the beginning, The Ton blog, as to not miss any of the amazing projects!

The Ton has 14 new stamps, coordinating dies and 5 standalone dies for their new Spring 2018 Release which includes up to two free gifts with purchases (GWP). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. New release products can be purchased now and all new release orders will begin to ship on Monday, April 9.

Let’s jump in:

Beautiful Bettas

Since its my BIRTHDAY today, I created a clean and simple birthday card for myself!! LOL!!

I used The Ton Beautiful Bettas stamp set to create this card, which was complete in 3-4 steps.

Here’s how to create this card:

Cut the cardstock to 4 x 8, scored at 4.

Stamp the images using Altenew Ruby Red and Coral Berry ink.  Mix the colors to give the bettas a dual color look.

Use a MISTI to stamp the sentiment in Altenew Permanent Black ink.

Round the top left and bottom right corner.

Done!!

Giveaway Time:

Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Friday, April 6 at 5pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the lineup:

The Ton

Taheerah Atchia

Mayline Jung

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Justine Hovey

Brenda Noelke

Svitlana Shayevich

Lisa Harrolle

Laura Sterckx

Amy Tsuruta

Olga Matyushevskaya

Laurel Beard

Anna Kutsenko

Kay Miller

Vera Yates

Dana Gong

Renee Day

LauraJane

Ilina Crouse

Tae Eun Yoo

Amy Kolling

Eunji Jung

Janette Kausen

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  The Ton  products were given to me since I’m guest designing.  The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Beautiful Bettas

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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The Ton 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!!  The Ton 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop is underway and it’s amazing. I made it back from Creativation just in time to participate in the hop so I’m excited.

If you arrived here from The Ton blog then you are on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start at the beginning, The Ton blog, as to not miss any of the amazing projects!

The Ton released 22 new stamps for their 3rd Anniversary which includes up to two free gifts with purchase (Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle A+B+C). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to the The Ton’s blog.  All new release products are available now!!

Lets jump in:

Card One:

City Building

The inspiration for this card came from an artist I met at Creativation on Monday.  His use of colors and water was amazing on a large background stamp.

So, for my first card I used the City Buildings Cling Background stamp to create a subtle multicolor background topped with a sentiment from the Seriously Amazing stamp set.

City Building

For the sentiment to pop off of the card, black embossing powder was added on top and heat set. Add a couple of gumdrops to finish the card off.

Card two:

XOXO

For my second card, I used the XOXO Mini stamp set to create a clean and simple Valentine’s Day card.

Use 4 different distress ink colors to create the pink ombre look.  Once thats done, stamp both sentiments using the MISTI and black ink.  Make sure the sentiment is dry, then stamp the sentiment again using Versamark ink.  Add black embossing powder and heat set the sentiment.

City Building

Add a couple of gumdrops to finish the card off.

So what do you think?  Are you loving The Ton’s new release?  I would love to hear what you think.

Now what’s a blog hop without a giveaway!!

Giveaway Time:

For each day of The Ton’s blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), Effie is giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering.  The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the lineup:

The Ton

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Laura Jane

Dana Gong

Here is the entire schedule and blog hop order:

January 19
The Ton
Kay Miller
Vera Yates
Chris Dayton

January 20
The Ton
Brenda Noelke
Amy Kolling
Jenny Lee Yamasaki

January 21
The Ton
Janette Kausen
Lisa Harrolle
Justine Hovey

January 22
The Ton
Amy Tsuruta
Mayline Jung
Maria Peters

January 23
The Ton
Laurel Beard
Anna Kutsenko
Svetlana Pavola

January 24
The Ton
Kymona Tracey
Laura Jane
Dana Gong

January 25
The Ton
Tae Eun
Simon Hurley
Olga Matyushevskaya

January 26
The Ton
Taheerah Atchia
Eunji Jung
Isha Gupta
Sveta Fotinia

You will not be disappointed!!  Have fun hopping along!!

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  The Ton  products were given to me since I’m guest designing.  The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

    

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

The Ton’s Fall 2016 Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!!  I’m excited today. I was asked again to participate in The Ton’s Fall 2016 Release Blog Hop!! Yayyyy!!

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If you arrived here from the talented Janette blog then you are on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start at the beginning, The Ton blog, as to not miss any of the amazing projects!

The Ton has 23 new stamps for their Fall 2016 Release (18 clear stamps, 5 rubber cling) which include the Christmas Poinsettia set – a mini 2×3 stamp set which will be included in all orders over $100 (before shipping and taxes).  All new release products (stamps, gilding) are available now!

Lets jump in:

For my first card I used the Holiday Border Background stamp and I love it.  Such a pretty border stamp and the possibilities are endless.

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I used red embossing power but it didn’t show up red because of the black cardstock. The white specs represents falling snow, in a very subtle way.

holiday-wishes-white

I created two cards to show off how the stamp looks on white and black cardstock.  Totally beautiful.

For my second card I used the Mistletoe Kisses sentiment stamp set.  Super cute sentiments that you can use on any Christmas cards.

merry-and-bright

Watercoloring is my favorite medium and I wanted to showcase the sentiment by creating a non-traditional Christmas card.

This sentiment is so fitting for the watercolored background.

Now what’s a blog hop without a giveaway!

Giveaway!!

What is a blog hop without giveaway!!! In order to qualify for one of the four $25 gift codes to The Ton’s online store, you must leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop.  The comment period will close on Thursday, September 29th at 11:59pm EST.  Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on all of the blogs.

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the lineup:

The Ton
Amy Tsuruta
Mayline Jung
Emily Midgett
Laura Sterckx
Eunji Jung
Chris Dayton
Vera Yates
Lisa Harrolle
LauraJane Head
Carisa Wiley
Jenny Lee Yamasaki
Lydia Fiedler
Janette Kausen
Kymona Tracey ← you are here
Justine Hovey
TaeEun Yoo
Laurel Beard

You will not be disappointed!! Have fun hopping!!

Supplies:

Recollections Black Heavyweight

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

The Ton’s Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop

Second post for today

Hello everyone!!!  I’m excited today. I was asked again to participate in The Ton’s Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop!! Yayyyy!!

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If you arrived here from the talented Keeway blog then you are on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start at the beginning, The Ton blog, as to not miss any of the amazing projects!

Lets jump in:

For my first card: I used the The Ton Graceful Rose stamp set and I have to tell you this stamp is so pretty!!  The rose is so life like!!  When I first saw that stamp set and was deciding what I wanted to do, it came to me to leave the rose as is and color my background.  That’s what I did.

Beautiful (The Ton)

I simple stamped the image and then added some Masking Fluid to keep my flower nice and white. I was so excited to use this fluid because I’ve had it and never used it.

Adding masking fluid

Here is happens when you don’t wait for the masking fluid dry.  I thought I waited long enough but apparently not.  So I had to start all over.

Mistake

I fuss cut out the rose and created my own mask as to not make a mistake again.

cutting out image

Once the mask was down on my cardstock, I used Distress Ink Abandon Coral, Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry to color the background around the flower.

I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Black Ink.

Totally beautiful!!

Beautiful (The Ton)

For card number 2: I used The Ton Sparklers Alpha stamp set!!

Hi (The Ton)

I love when alpha stamps are so nicely place on their storage sheet.  They are super easy to stamp right on your cardstock.

This stamp set has sprinkles and a heart in the right places. I moved the x,y, z over a bit but that’s it.

I inked up the letters with Versamark ink and turned my card panel upside down onto the stamp.

I added white embossing powder then I heat set the letters.

Then I started with the lightest color in the center blending out to the darker color on the outsides.

I used a glitter sun frame from Crate Paper to highlight the word HI!

I adhered this card panel to a black card base to finish this card off!

Finished!!  What do you think?  I love both cards using both of these stamp sets.  Such a great way to bring in the Summer!! Full of color!!!

Let me know what you think below!!  I would love to hear from you.

Your next stop on this hop is the super talented Michelle!!  You will love what she has come up with.

Giveaway!!

What is a blog hop without giveaway!!! In order to qualify for one of the four $25 gift codes to The Ton’s online store, you must leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop.  The comment period will close on Saturday, June 18th at 11:59pm EST.  Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on all of the blogs.

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the lineup:

The Ton
Vera Yates
Amy Tsuruta
Emily Midgett
Lisa Harrolle
Eunji Jung
Laura Sterckx
Mayline Jung
Laurel Beard
Jessica Frost Ballas
Ruby Naz
Stephanie Klauck
Keeway Tsao
Kymona Tracey ← You are here
Michelle Short

You will not be disappointed!!  Have fun hopping!!

I’m also entering Virginia’s View Challenge #22 (Summer Challenge)

V V Challenge #22

Supplies:

Graceful Rose Sparklers Alphaheavyweight cardstock

The Ton Spring 2016 Blog Hop

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Hello everyone!!  I’m super excited today.  I was asked to participate in The Ton’s Spring 2016 Release Blog Hop!!!  Yayyyyyy!!

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I was totally siked when Effie reached out to me and asked if I would like to hop along with her team.  I jumped at the opportunity to work with her fabulous team.

Enough about my excitement, lets get started on this hop!! If you arrived here from the talented Eunji blog then you are on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start at the beginning, The Ton blog, as to not miss any of the amazing projects!

I’ve created two cards for this awesome hop.

Card Number One:

Happy Birthday (ton outside)

When I first saw this Bokeh Burs Star stamp set, I fell in love.  Such a pretty stamp set with so many things that you can do with it.

I knew it would look super pretty embossed with some distress inks blended on top.

Here is how this card was created:

  1. Stamp the image using Versamark ink in the center of the Recollection White Heavyweight cardstock.
  2. Apply Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on top of the stamp image and heat set. This will resist the ink that will be added on top.
  3. Lay your card flat on your table and start applying your first distress ink Mustard Seed.  Tap off before you apply your first coating of ink.
  4. Then blend the next color, Spiced Marmalade, to create a pretty blend between the two colors.
  5. Next blend the last color, Festive Berries, to create a contrast between the other colors.  Together all three of them are amazing.
  6. Make sure you cover all of the white embossing powder with the distress ink so that everything pops.
  7. Now you can stamp the sentiment in the center of the star using Versafine Ink for a clear, crisp impression.
  8. To finish the front of the card off, add several Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequin randomly.

I hardly ever stamp the inside of my cards.  I decided that this card would totally rock, with a sentiment on the inside.

Happy Birthday (ton inside)

Use Versafine ink again to stamp the sentiment for a crisp, clear impression.

What do you think?  Isn’t this set fabulous!! I think so!!

Card Number Two:

hello (ton)

Isn’t this just fabulous!!  This stamp set is called Brushed Hello.  I love everything about this card.  From the background to the “HELLO” sentiment. Everything about this card screams BOLD!!!  I love it.

Here is how to create this card:

  1. Tape down the Clarity Stencil to the cardstock so that it lays flush over the paper.
  2. Select two-three colors to blend.  The colors used above Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon.
  3. Use the Clarity Stencil Brushes to blend the colors over the stencil.
  4. Check out the video below on how I achieved that look. Its a 5 minute video from start to finish in real time.

  1. Trim the blended cardstock down to the desired size.
  2. Stamp the Hello sentiment from the Brushed Hello stamp set using Versafine Black Ink. Then stamp another sentiment if you like.
  3. Add rhinestones to finish the card front off.
  4. Adhere the card front to your cardbase using Tombow Stamp Runner Adhesive. 

Finished!!  What do you think?  I love both cards using both of these stamp sets.  Such a great way to bring in Spring!!

Let me know what you think below!!  I would love to hear from you.

Your next stop on this hop is the super talented Mayline!!  You will want to see what she has come up with.

Giveaway!!

What is a blog hop without giveaway!!! In order to qualify for one of the three $25 gift codes to The Ton’s online store, you must leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop.  The comment period will close on Wednesday, April 13th at 11:59pm EST.  Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on all of the blogs.

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the lineup:

The Ton
Ruby Naz
Lisa Harrolle
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Virginia Lu
Keeway Tsao
Amy Tsuruta
Emily Midgett
Laura Sterckx
Vera Yates
Laurel Beard
Enuji Jung
Kymona Tracey ← you are here
Mayline Jung

You will not be disappointed!!  Have fun hopping!!

Supplies:

 

  Bokeh Bur Star Hero Arts Clear Embossing PowderRecollections White Heavyweight Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins IMG_6249 Stamp Runner Dot AdhesiveRecollections Black HeavyweightClarity BrushesClarity Stencil Leafy Swirl

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona