Monday, March 30, 2015

The Ton's Second Release Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY

Good morning! Finally, the day you've been waiting for has finally arrived! If you've been keeping up with the sneak peeks and release news, then you know that The Ton is introducing NINE sets in their second release. Today, we'll show you all the sets and the full cards the team has created. Pre-orders are open online, with anticipated shipping date to be on April 13.

And now for our promised Blog Hop, Skip and Jump and Bauble giveaway today! 

The rules are simple:
  • Comment on each blog in the Blog Hop, Skip and Jump.  At each stop, let us know what your favorite stamp set is and your favorite card! The order of the Hop will be as follows:
  • Optional: Follow The Ton on Instagram (@TheTonStamps) and like us on Facebook
Here's a quick look at all the stamps in the release (click to see larger view):

PRIZE: Stamp set of your choice from the second release and the gorgeous earrings in the photo below!

Here's my first card (sneak peek #3):

The flowers and leaves from SIMPLE FLORALS were stamped with Ranger Archival Ink in French Ultramine on watercolor paper and watercolored using Distress Inks. I stamped the sentiment from FRIGGIN FABULOUS with Versamark and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I took black cardstock and added splatters of white and gold inks, fussy cut the flowers and leaves and arranged them onto the cardstock using foam tape for dimension. I finished it off with some Matte Gold and Princess Pink sequins. 

This is my second card (sneak peek #10):

For this card, I took the word "awesome" from FRIGGIN FABULOUS and stamped it in Hero Arts Black dye ink on white cardstock to create a fun background. I took the flowers and leaves from SIMPLE FLORALS and with some masking, I stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it on vellum using white embossing powder. I watercolored with Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens, which were so fun and easy to use! I added a sentiment from THANKS A BUNCH and the heart from PANDAS CAN'T EVEN on a die-cut tag. I added pink twine and attached it below the floral arrangements, much like a tag you see when you receive gifts!

And, I made another card introducing the amazing peony set, FRESH CUT PEONIES

The trick to finding the right colors for layering stamps is, well, to practice different combinations! For these peonies, I used Mama Elephant's Piggy Bank, Memento's Rose Bud and Stampin' Up's Melon Mambo (from lightest to darkest shades). I stamped the leaves in Stampin' Up's Old Olive and Mossy Meadow and stamped the vase in a gray dye ink (sorry, I can't even remember which one!) and used a craft knife to cut inside of it. I wanted to create a shaker card and fill it with Glass Slippers sequins. The peonies were fussy cut and arranged over the stem and leaves using the foam tape for dimension. I added the sentiment "miss you so much" from a sassy sentiment set, IT'S CRAY CRAY.

The peony set comes with a tutorial on the website. :-) 

Remember to leave comments on all three blogs, letting us know what stamp set is your favorite and what card is your favorite at each stop! Thanks so much! Comments will close on Friday, April 3 at 11:59 p.m. Winner will be randomly chosen and announced sometime on Saturday, April 4. Once announced, the winner will have 48 hours to contact The Ton

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Many Thanks

Hi friends, I am up on The Ton blog with another sneak peek (and a little extra) of some of the stamps from their second release. Would LOVE for you to stop by! March 30th will be here before you know it, which is when we'll have our full reveals and The Ton will be taking pre-orders.

Last week, I shared the awesome news of being licensed now. I also was chosen to be on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Design Team from April to June 2015. I am so excited to be working with Vanessa and her sweet, talented team :) Our other DT member for The Ton, Jessica, was also picked. Can't tell you how thrilled we are! Please check out BRI's store as they have many great products with FAST shipping and great customer service. We all know how important that is. :)

I’m also hosting a giveaway on my personal Instagram. Check it out for more details on how to enter to win a stamp set.

I can't wait to be crafting and posting regularly again. Trust me, I've got lots of stamps that need to be inked up. I've just gotta get through the rest of the semester. ;-) Hope you're all well!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Hi friends, I am up on The Ton blog with a sneak peek of some of the stamps from their second release so please stop by to leave some love and check out the details for reveal and release dates! I am super excited about what is to come, and I know you are too!

Also, I passed my licensing exam so that's a weight off my shoulders! I still have about 8 weeks of classwork left so I'm not completely free, but I will try to create more cards soon. There are many plans for my blog that I can't wait to share! Your comments really make my day. Thanks so much!

Thursday, March 12, 2015


I am sorry I have been busy! I miss crafting and sharing my work with you more regularly. Today, I am up on The Ton blog with another card featuring Sketchy Menagerie stamp set so please stop by to leave some love! I would appreciate it. :) 

Here's a sneak peek of my card.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Another Pair

Hi friends! I am up on The Ton blog today with another card featuring Shoe Wardrobe Lined stamp set so please stop by to leave some love! I would appreciate it. :) 

Here's a sneak peek of my card.

Thanks for visiting!