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:


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!!


{Clean and Simple} – Cloth

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:

city girls retail therapy

Super fun right?  The cue card this week is fun and playful.  Clothes we need them don’t we.  They come in all different colors and styles to fit everyones needs.

The Ton’s City Girls: Retail Therapy is the perfect stamp set for the challenge this week.  All I did was stamp the young lady three times and then the sentiment using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Black Ink.  Then I used Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers to watercolor the dresses.

Since the space is so small and these markers are so vibrant I use the tip to tip technique with my the marker and paint brush.  I touch the tip of the marker with the paintbrush to color the top and midline of the dress with no dilution.  Then I dipped the tip of the paint brush in water and pulled the color down to the bottom of the dress.

I used a number 1 brush as to not go out of the lines.  Easy Breezy!!

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


Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations!

Supplies used:


Hero Arts Colorful Butterflies

Hello everyone!!  I’m on the a2z Scrapbooking Blog today with a colorful butterfly card today.

Here is a sneak peek of my card:

Primary Color Butterflies (a2z) 1

Head on over to the a2z Scrapbooking Blog to see the entire card and how I created this card.

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 August.  Good Luck!

If you would like to purchase any Hero Arts products please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

Stamp and Cut ButterfliesTombow Irojiten Vivid Coloring Set

Thanks for stopping by!


Did You Know?

Did You Know Series!

I’m back again this week with another product that I was introduced to at CHA.

It’s the BoBunny Glitter Paste.

Did you know?
 I have to confess, I had no idea BoBunny made any thing besides paper and enamel dots. I was dumbfounded when Suzy from @sosuzystamps said, “girl where have you been, yes they make paste and it’s fabulous”! So, I had to give it a try.

I got my hands on four of the new colors: Rose Gold, Ruby Red, Caribbean and Licorice!

Here is what I learned:

1. BoBunny has 20 colors in total.

2. The bottle is full of iridescent glitter! Which adds a WOW to your project!

3. The paste is not as thick as other paste.

4. The paste is easy to apply to your project.

5. The paste has a distinct smell but it doesn’t linger.

6. A little goes a long way.

7. You can mix colors with no problem.

8. This paste can be used on cards and mixed media projects.

9. They work well with all stencils.

10. Drying time is pretty quick.

11. Once the paste dries, the glitter does not flake off. So there’s no glitter mess.

12. I waited 2 minutes before washing my stencil to see what happens and the paste washed off with no problem.

13. Then I pushed the envelope and waited 5 minutes to see what will happen and I needed to use my nails to get the paste off and the stencil was fine as well.

I love this glitter paste. It adds dimension to my cards with a splash of glitter!!

Where can you pick by these paste you ask? I picked mines up at So Suzy Stamps!

 Have fun!

Any questions? Ask away!

Thanks for stopping by!


Quick and Easy Scrapbook Page Background with Ink

Hello everyone!!  I’m on the ClearSnap blog today sharing how I created a quick and easy scrapbook page background with Ink!!

ClearSnap is collaborating with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine to get everyone inspired and ready for National Scrapbook Day 2016!!

Do you want to see what I came up with?

Here’s a sneak peek:

Stenciling Complete KTracey

To see my completed page, please head on over to ClearSnap blog for the full tutorial and my photo, LOL!!

Please leave me some love while your their.

Plus, there is a giveaway going on so you don’t want to miss out on this.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Make this Fun and Festive Cinco De Mayo Flag Centerpiece!

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on the Clearsnap Blog this weekend sharing a super cute Cinco De Mayo Flag Centerpiece project!!

It only took me ten minutes from start to finish to complete this project using ColorBox Surfacez ink.

Take a look:

Cinco de Mayo Centerpiece

My niece and I had so much fun creating this project together.  Can you guess how I used the Colorbox Surfacez Ink?

Check out the Clearsnap Blog on how I created this project!!

While there please let m know what you think.

Thanks 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!