The Ton Spring 2016 Blog Hop

Second Post for today
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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.


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!!



  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!


How to Copic Color on Kraft Cardstock

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on So Suzy’s blog today sharing how to Copic Color on Kraft Cardstock.

Here is a sneak peek of that card:

sneak peek

For the full reveal of this card and tutorial, please stop on by So Suzy Stamps Blog, to see how I created this card!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Our Next Stamp March 2016 Blog Hop


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.

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Stephanie’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom of this post and start at Anita‘s blog.

My favorite set from this release is the Cool Easter Chick stamp set! I showcased that card yesterday during the sneak peek.  If you didn’t see it here it is.

Are you ready for my big reveal?

Take a look at my card:

Happy Birthday to you (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Little Darling Fairy Godmother, Spellbound Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Clarity Stencil Strips, Distress Inks Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw, Old Paper, and Twisted Citron, Recollection Black Cardstock, Recollection White Cardstock, Tombow Extreme Adhesive

This card was super easy to create!  I blended the colors using the stencil then stamped the sentiment three times.  I added the gumdrops for an added finish.  Sometimes we just need really simple cards.

Happy Easter (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Cool Easter Chick, Black Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, Versafine Onyx Ink, Stampin’ Up! Clear Embossing Powder, Prima Confection Watercolor

Here is another simple card but with a little bit more flare.  I did a little watercoloring and then stamped the sentiment right on top of the dried watercoloring. I added some clear embossing powder on top of the stamped sentiment before it dried to give it an extra pop after it was heated set. I added some gumdrops.

Boom!! Done!!

I have a confession:  This Happy Easter card was suppose to be my sneak peek card but I posted my Spring card by mistake.  That was my favorite card, I guess I was super excited about it.  Sorry for the confusion. 

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 March 8th.  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!!March2016SaleBadge-547x220

Thanks for stopping by!!


Design Team Challenge Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  Happy Leap Year!!  Are you excited about the extra day of the year.

Do you know what a leap year is?

A leap year, where an extra day is added to the end of February every four years, is down to the solar system’s disparity with the Gregorian calendar.  

I just learned that watching a TV show.  All I knew was we had an extra day every four years in February.  LOL!!


Well to your luck, the So Suzy Stamps Design Team is taking advantage of this day and having a fun Blog Hop. If you arrived from So Suzy Stamps blog, your on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to go back to the beginning as to not miss a thing!!

I’ve added a full list down below just in case you get lost!

The projects made for this hop are a big secret between the design team.  Now of us know what stamps we are working with.  Super fun.  So the big reveal is for everyone.

I was sent two sentiment stamps!  I think these stamps were chosen for me because in April I turn the BIG 40!!!

Take a look at my first card:



I’m excited about turning 40!  Its a big year for me and I plan on doing big things.  When I think of 40 I definitely think of Sexy!  Not just in body shape but in my mind as well.  I’ve grown so much and I’ve learned so much in the last 39 years that I am ready to hit the ground running.

Take a look at my second card:



Did you know that watercoloring can be sexy too!  LOL!!  When you add the silver foil corset on top, boy o’ boy!!


Here’s a closer look:


Foiling has become one of my favorite crafting thing to do. I love how it turns out each and every time.

The company that made this corset die went out of business a last year so this die isn’t available any more.

So what do you think?  Are you ready to be sexy at what ever age your going to be this year?

I would love to hear from you on what you think?

Now what is a blog hop without a prize!!

Here are the details:

This Blog Hop goes from today, February 29th through March 3rd.  The winner will be announced on March 6th.

Here is what the winner will win:

One of our (the design team) cards from everyone, that’s 10 fabulous cards.  How awesome is that!!

All you have to do is hop along leaving a comment on everyone’s blog as you go along.  Yup, that’s it. Make sure you finish commenting by the 3rd of March.

Now your off to Terri’s blog!!  Its sure to please.

So are you ready?  Have fun!!

Here is the list of all the participants:

So Suzy Stamps
Kymona ←your here

Supplies used:

Recollections White HeavyweightTop Dog Die Corset DieTop Dog Dies Corset Background Diesilver foiltoner sheets adhesivePrima Watercolor paper 6x6.jpg Happy Birthday 40 the new sexy Prima Watercolor Confection

Thanks for stopping by!!



Happy Birthday So Suzy Blog Hop


Hello everyone!!!  I’m here today because its Suzy’s Birthday!!

The Design Team loves to surprise Suzy for her birthday!!  If your stopping in from Monica’s blog your on the right path.  If you arrived on your own, please head back to So Suzy Stamps as to not miss any links along the way.


How as Suzy impacted my life and why I love her so:

Suzy is an amazing mentor to me.  She has help me see all of the things I can do besides just making cards.  Suzy has seen other talents in me that I was afraid to say out loud.  Thank you Suzy for guiding in an amazing direction.
Take a look at the cards I created for your birthday:
Suzy's Birthday
Don’t laugh at my handwriting.  I’m working on it!!
I was going to do some brush lettering but was a bit nervous and didn’t want to miss up my watercolor panel.
Here’s my process:
I’m hooked on improving my handwriting and to do that I have to write more!!  So, these cards a personalized just for you.  Mix that with foil and BAM, you have a great card, LOL!!

I hope you like your cards Suzy!! Your next stop is Martha blog!!

Now whats a blog hop without a giveaway!!

Leave a comment on all of the participates blogs for a chance to win a $10 Gift Card to So Suzy Stamps Store.  The giveaway closes February 22nd, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. 

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of all of the participants:

So Suzy Stamps


Kymona ←your here




Supplies used:

Ranger Watercolor PaperPrima Watercolor Confection Deco Foil Champange

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Clean and Simple Cards plus Coupon

Second Post for today
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Hello everyone!!  I’m here again this month with Concord & 9th!!! Super awesome company with great folks running it.  I really appreciate that they took a chance on me and asked me to guest design for them.

Their stamps and dies are fabulous.  I’m going to showcase their Eat Cake & Celebrate Stamp Set and Dies.  I’m also playing with their Cake Edition Paper Route.

Eat Cake Celebrate                   Eat Cake     cake_paper_grande

I used pretty cardstock to go with these awesome products:


Here you go:

Eat Cake (C&9)

Tell me this isn’t the cutest 4 x 4 card you’ve seen!! I used the scraps I created the other day after I made my own envelopes.

Happy Birthday (C&9)

I created two cards with the same set in the reverse colors.  I love how these colors go together. Super pretty to me.

Make A Wish (C&9)

This last card was created using the Cake Edition Paper Route!  No need to stamp a thing.  You can’t get any more Clean And Simple then this!!!

So what do you think?  Please let me know below!!

Now onto the coupon code so that you could pick up your favorite product in the store.

Concord & 9th is offering a 15% coupon code good until Monday, 10/26 at 11:59pm. The code is KREATIVE.  

Check out my Instagram feed, I might have a giveaway going on over their!!!

Other supplies used:

LID Wonky Squares Dies Seedless PreservesDistress Ink Scattered StrawGive Thanks for Sparkle Gumdrops Wink of Stella clear

Thank you for stopping by!!



CASology 160 – Number

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 160 - Number

Take a look at my card:

Numbers Birthday (CAS)

Can you believe I still have pieces of watercolor paper that I created weeks ago?  I do.  I love it.  It makes my card making process so much easier!!

Here is how I created this card:

I used the Penny Black By The Number Die and die cut the numbers out of per-created watercolor paper, seen below.

Watercolor pieces

I adhered the die cut numbers to my black card base with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I used Your Next Stamp Birthday Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment on vellum.  While the sentiment was still wet, I added Stampin’ Up! Clear Embossing Powder. I heat set it and it gave the sentiment a glossy look.

I flagged the vellum and adhered it to the numbers with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I used the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper to rounded the top corners.

Easy Peasy!!

Now its your turn!! 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

Hannelie Baster

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is Stamplorations.

Supplies used:

By the number dieTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveSU Clear Embossing PowderWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperYNSBDay2015

Thank you for stopping by!!


CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Inspiration Photo

Second Post for today

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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.  This is our inspiration photo!

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:

Happy Birthday (TIMI)

This was a very simple and easy card.  I wanted all of the focus to be on this awesome flower by Tim Holtz,  its called Flower Garden.

The sentiment is from Tim Holtz and its called Handwritten Sentiments.

Here is how I created this card:

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

2. I stamped the flower, stem and sentiment image with Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink.

3. I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor #43 and #33 to color my images.

4. I also used my Akashiya SAI Watercolor Brushes to add the brown to the flower, the green in the stem and the blue shading.

Super easy and relaxing to create!!

So what will you create for this challenge?

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: Art Journey

CS TIMIHere are the prizes this month:

4 Plates!!

Sorry I don’t have an image but if you visit the store you will see the most amazing stamp sets!!

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:

TH Flower Garden TH Handwritten SentimentKuretake Gansai Tambi WatercolorAkashiya Sai Watercolor Brush PenCanson Watercolor PaperArchival Jet Black

Thanks for stopping by!!


So Suzy Stamps Happy Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Birthday So Suzy

Holy cow!  Can you believe it is out FIRST birthday?!  Yep, last year, on April 20th, Suzy opened her online shop and things have been rolling from there!  In that year, she has seen her first customer (Courtney Schloss), her first Design Team, and first brick and mortar shop along with a bunch of new friends!

If you arrived from So Suzy Stamps blog, then you are on the right track.  If this is your first stop, then head on over to So Suzy Stamps blog so that you don’t miss out on your chance to win our awesome prizes.

To help celebrate So Suzy Stamps Birthday, I created this card using one of her first sentiment stamps release last year.

Happiness is

Take a look at the card I created for this hop:

(Wow, can you believe I took this photo at 1:46am.  In totally darkness. Thanks to my new Foldio.  I will do a separate blog post about it.)

I wanted my card to be super clean and simple.  I choose to stamp two roses because we are looking forward to year number two!!

I stamped my roses with My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink Pad.

Then I used Copic Marker YR02, YR04, YR07 to color my roses.

On the inside of my card I used Simon Says Stamp Sending and Wishing Stamp set to add the sentiment using the same ink.

Super simple, elegant and pretty!!  Happy Birthday So Suzy Stamps!!  I wish you many more!!

Now on to our super fun day!

Suzy wanted to do something fun for the day and her wonderful Design Team came up with a bunch of ideas and a scavenger hunt was one of them!  Before we get to the Scavenger Hunt, let’s go over some of the other fun things we have in store for you today!

  • Scavenger Hunt on So Suzy Stamps Website – $10 Gift Certificate – 5 Winners
  • Blog Hop on…So Suzy Stamps Blog – $10 Gift Certificate  – Drawing (1 winner)
  • Instagram Photo Bomb – $10 Gift Certificate – Drawing (1 winner) – Be sure and use #SoSuzy1stBday
  • Facebook Birthday Party – $10 Gift Certificate – Drawing (1 winner)
  • Participate in all of the festivities – $25 Gift Certificate – Drawing (1 winner)
  • 20% off everything in the store – No coupon required

Lots of fun, huh?!

As far as the Scavenger Hunt goes…all you need to do is answer the questions, including the bonus question and submit it via the contact form.  Please number your answers so they coincide with the question number.

Out of all the entries, there will be 5 winners.  The winners will need to have ALL the questions correct, they must have their answers NUMBERED and all entries will need to be submitted no later than 11:59pm MST on April 20th.

All answers can be found by perusing through the website and by checking out the Blog Hop! We have already had a couple of practice runs and people were able to find them.

The winners will be announced on April 22nd via our Blog.

So what are you waiting for, don’t walk run and play along with us.  Next up is the talented Jenny. What till you see what she has in store for you!!

Blog Hop Participants

So Suzy Stamps

Kymona ←Me







 I’m also linking my card up to AAA Cards: #37 It’s Springtime


Supplies used:

Rose Circle Flower Copic YR04 COPIC YR07 Copic YRo2 MFT Hybrid Black Ink Sending and Wishing

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Spring Chicken..

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Muse Challenge #98.  The Muse is Marion Vagg.

Take a look at Marion card:


When I saw Marion’s card, I knew I want to use my new Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals and die!!

This is such a nice and simple card that I wanted to follow suit!

Take a look at my card:

Spring Chicken

Isn’t this chicken just the cutest.  I think he looks so cute.

Here are the Copic colors that I used:

Chicken: R35, R37, Y21, E50, Boo, 0

Gift box: R24, R27, R29, R46, BG13, BG15, BG18

I used the matching die to cut the chicken out and I pop him up with foam adhesive.

I stamped my sentiment from the same stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Clean and Simple to its finest!!  The hardest part to creating this card was choosing which Copic colors to use.

So what do you think?  Let me know below.

Supplies used:

Birthday Family Farm and dieclassiccrestsolarwhtieCopic MarkersMemento Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!!