Ellen Hutson Pin Sights Challenge

I was so Inspired by the  mood board created by Laurel Beard for the Ellen Hutson Pin Sights Challenge…I knew right away I needed to make a card!!

I used the Mondo Peony Set from Essentials by Ellen created by Julie Ebersole…one of my favorites to color…in the history of ever!!! The image was white heat embossed (with some masking) onto Bristol paper & colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I used the stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp, sentiment from The Ton Always Cherry Blossom set, stamped with the Ton’s Soft Amethyst Ink. A sprinkling of The Ton’s Glass Slipper Confetti Mix finished off the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!! My husband is taking me to dinner for our 20 year anniversary…I also just had 20 roses delivered to me!! I think he’s a keeper!!!

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The Ton Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!! I so appreciate you taking the time to stop by for The Ton blog hop today!! You should have arrived here from the fantastic The Ton blog!!!

You are in for a treat!!! Sunflowers & peonies & wildflowers…oh my!!! I am in heaven!!! So many lovely florals in this release, then add in some perfume, labels, jewelry & chandeliers and you have one AMAZING release!!!!

For my first card today, I used the Fresh Cut Sunflowers Stamp & Coordinating Dies. These layered stamps are so easy to line up & result in very realistic images!!!  I stamped the sunflower images with Lemon Drop, Bleach Blondie, Amber Citrine, Found Topaz, Aspen Cocoa, & Dark Roast Couture Dye inks. The leaves and stems were stamped with Soft Garden, Bright Fern & Basil Mojito Couture Dye Inks. I used a very sharp brown colored pencil and yellow gel pen to add in just a few more details. I cut all the images from the Coordinating Dies. The sentiment was stamped & embossed with white embossing powder onto blue cardstock, then die cut with the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large). I arranged the sunflowers & leaves around the sentiment, using foam adhesive on some of the flowers and some bright yellow fun foam behind a couple of the sunflowers, which is a cute surprise when you look at the card from the side.

My second card features the Dearest Peony & Coordinating Die. I wanted to try some no-line coloring with this beautiful image. The peony was stamped with some distress ink onto white cardstock, colored with copic markers and polchromos colored pencils. It was then die cut with the Dearest Peony Coordinating Die along with some fun foam (I need to buy stock in this stuff!!). I cut multiple words from heavyweight white cardstock using the Hello Word Die. I placed the die cut words on a diagonal directly onto the card front to create a faux embossed background. The die cut peony and foam were adhered on top of the panel. A sprinkling of Glass Slippers Round Confetti added just the right amount sparkle.

ALL NEW RELEASE ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE SHOP NOW!!!

For The Ton’s Spring 2017, Effie has released 18 new stamp designs and 14 new couture mixes! There are several gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until May.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava Sparkle Mix).

Five $25 gift certificates to The Ton’s shop 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 Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a $25 gift certificate! So there are four $25 gift certificates up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning.

The Ton is giving away an additional ten $10 gift certificates! Comments will be chosen from each of our design team member blogs during Days 1-4 of Release Week.

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.

The next blog on the hop is Svitlana Shayevich. Here is a complete list of the participants…be sure to visit each one & leave a comment to increase your chance to win some wonderful prizes!!!

  1. The Ton
  2. Brenda Noelke
  3. Svitlana Shayevich
  4. Lisa Harrolle
  5. Chris Dayton
  6. Miriam Prantner
  7. Janette Kausen
  8. Justine Hovey
  9. Laura Jane Head
  10. Amy Kolling
  11. Tae Eun Yoo
  12. Amy Tsuruta
  13. Eunji Jung
  14. Isha Gupta
  15. Jenny Yamasaki
  16. Kay Miller
  17. Vera Yates
  18. Stephanie Klauck
  19. Emily Midgett
  20. Taheerah Atchia
  21. Mayline Jung
  22. Laura Sterckx
  23. Laurel Beard

Don’t forget, the April Challenge – Anything Goes is now open!!!

Whew!! What a week…I am off to clean my craft room!! It looks like a tornado went through it!!! Have a GREAT day & HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!!

The Ton Spring Release Day 4

 Welcome back to Day 4 of Spring Release from The Ton!!! Be sure and stop by tomorrow for a Blog Hop with some fabulous guests and a chance to win some more great prizes!!!

Here are the stamps & mixes being featured today…

Modern Labels

Sentiment Jewelry

Chandelier

Pragmatic Wreaths

Sunflower Cluster (free gift with $100 purchase & Guava Sparkle Mix)

Peony Cluster (free gift with $150 purchase & Sunflower Cluster & Guava Sparkle Mix)

Modern Labels Die

Pragmatic Wreaths Die

Chandelier Die

Guava Sparkle Couture Mix (free gift with $75 purchase)

Amethyst Quartz Couture mix

Summer Skies Couture Mix

Spring Fawn Couture Mix

Rosy Petals Couture Mix

Here are the cards I created:

I fell in love with this Pragmatic Wreath stamp set!! You can build your own wreath!!! I made a couple of cute square cards with this set. I started by stamping the semi-circle wreath image twice with Soft Garden Ink. Then I inked the same image again with Bright Fern Ink, this time blotting away some of the ink, to create a two-tone effect when I stamped over the image. I continued to build my wreath using the floral images…inking first with the lighter color & then dabbing the darker color around the edges of the coordinating ink. I used Rose Quartz & Hollywood Star, Blue Diamond & Cali Blue, Soft Amethyst & Iris Blooms, Beach Blondie & Amber Citrine. I stamped the “Happy Mother’s Day To The Best Mom Ever” sentiment from the same set. I went in with colored pencils and gels pens to add more dimension to the flowers and leaves. The card base was mounted on fun foam for a little dimension and matted with vellum. I used the floral images and the lightest of each color ink to create a soft card base and mounted the panel to that. A few sequins from the Summer Skies mix completes the card. This will still fit in an A2 envelope, so it will not require any extra postage.

The second card today uses the Sunflower Cluster Mini set that is included with a purchase of $100 or more (how cool is that?). I stamped the largest sunflower with Vanilla Frosted Cupcake and colored with colored pencils. I stamped the branch from Pragmatic Wreath with Aspen Cocoa Ink, then the flowers and leaves with Soft Garden, Rose Quartz, Beach Blondie & Soft Amethyst. I added some colored pencil to the florals to create some definition. The entire image was outlined with copic marker. I matted the panel with blue cardstock and placed on a top folding craft cardstock. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment was white heat embossed onto kraft cardstock. I used Aspen Cocoa Ink with a blending tool along the edges of the card base and the sentiment strip. A few sequins from the Summer Skies mix completes the card!!

ALL NEW RELEASE ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE SHOP APRIL 6!!!

For The Ton’s Spring 2017, Effie has released 18 new stamp designs and 14 new couture mixes! There are several gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until May

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix

Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)

Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava Sparkle Mix).

For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a $25 gift certificate! So there are four $25 gift certificates up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning.

The Ton is giving away an additional ten $10 gift certificates! Comments will be chosen from each of our design team member blogs during Days 1-4 of Release Week.

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.

Be sure to stop by The Ton to see all the other fabulous projects from the rest of the design team!!! It’s a good one!!!!!!

The Ton – Effie Cho

Laura Jane

Tae-Yun

Jenny

Janette

Mayline

Vera

Lisa

Emily

Eunji

Don’t forget, the April Challenge – Anything Goes is now open!!!

Have a GREAT day!!!!

 

The Ton Spring Release Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of the Spring Release for The Ton!!! Be sure to come back tomorrow for the final day of the release!!!

Peony Crush Cling

Mini Heart Print Cling

Dearest Peony

Pretty Mail

Mini Mail

Sunflower Cluster (free gift with $100 purchase & Guava Sparkle Mix)

Peony Cluster (free gift with $150 purchase & Sunflower Cluster & Guava Sparkle Mix)

Dearest Peony Die

Pretty Mail Die

Pretty Mail Plate Die

Guava Sparkle Couture Mix (free gift with $75 purchase)

Kiwi Smoothie Couture Mix

Blue Lagoon Couture Mix

Raspberry Sparkle Couture Mix

Peonies are one of my favorite flowers, so I was ecstatic to see the stamps in today’s release!! I made four cards…all very similar, but slightly different. I started by clear stamping the Peony Crush Cling Stamp onto colored cardstock , then heat embossing two with clear embossing powder and two with pearl embossing powder. I added some shimmer marker to the flowers, then die cut with the Double Stitched Rectangle Die (Small). Next, I stamped and heat embossed the Dearest Peony stamp onto Bristol cardstock with white & pearl embossing powders, then colored with Zig markers. I die cut the peony images, along with some fun foam (for added dimension) with the Dearest Peony Coordinating Die. The die cuts and foam were adhered to the background panels. The sentiments were stamped from Dearest Peony & a stamp set that will debut tomorrow onto coordinating cardtock strips with clear ink & white embossing powder. The panels were adhered to top folding note cards. A combination of Raspberry Sparkle, Violet Sparkle & Blue Lagoon Couture Mixes finished off the cards.

When I saw the Pretty Mail stamp set, I let out a little squeal!! What a cute way to decorate a coordinating envelope. I chose four couture ink colors (Hollywood Star, Rose Quartz, Soft Amethyst, Iris Blooms) that closely matched the cards and stamped the large image in the center of the envelope. I added the “Kindly Deliver To:” and “You’ve Got Pretty Mail” from the same set.

I can’t wait to send these out!! I am giddy just thinking about the response I will get to them!!!

ALL NEW RELEASE ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE SHOP APRIL 6!!!

For The Ton’s Spring 2017, Effie has released 18 new stamp designs and 14 new couture mixes! There are several gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until May
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava Sparkle Mix).

For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a $25 gift certificate! So there are four $25 gift certificates up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning.

The Ton is giving away an additional ten $10 gift certificates! Comments will be chosen from each of our design team member blogs during Days 1-4 of Release Week.

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.

Be sure to head over to The Ton to see the what the rest of the design team created!!!

The Ton – Effie Cho

Laura Jane

Tae-Yun

Jenny

Janette

Mayline

Vera

Lisa

Emily

Eunji

Don’t forget, the April Challenge – Anything Goes is now open!!!

Have a GREAT day!!!!

The Ton Spring Release Day 2

Happy Tuesday!!! Welcome back to Day 2 of The Ton’s Spring Release!!! So much goodness to share today!!!

Wishful WildflowersWildflower Banner

Marvelous Perfumes

Sunflower Cluster (free gift with $100 purchase & Guava Sparkle Mix)

Peony Cluster (free gift with $150 purchase & Sunflower Cluster & Guava Sparkle Mix)

Wishful Wildflowers Die

Wildflower Banner Die

Marvelous Perfumes Die

Guava Sparkle Couture Mix (free gift with $75 purchase)

Hot Cocoa Couture Mix

Pretty Petals Couture Mix

Pink Diamond Couture Mix

Wishful Wildflowers is a set that I could color over and over again!! I want to use ALL THE COLORS!!! I started by stamping the image with Caviar Ink (which is Copic friendly) onto heavyweight white cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers and added details with polychromos colored pencils and a gel pen. The bottom of the panel was cut along the stamped image and mounted onto fun foam for added dimension. I adhered some black & white striped pattern paper to a top folding card base and then added the stamped panel on top. The Thank You Word Die was cut out of purple and black cardstock, offsetting the two to create a slight drop shadow. I also stamped a small butterfly from the Beautiful Butterflies 3 set, die cut it and some fun foam with the Coordinating Die and colored with colored pencils. The finishing touch (no card is finished without sequins, in my opinion) was a sprinkling of sequins from the Pink Diamond Mix. I also added some shimmer marker to the sentiment die cut for a little more bling.

For my second card, I wanted to create a much softer look. I have several weddings coming up this summer and thought the Wildflower Banner set would make a beautiful wedding card!! This set has eight different sentiments to place in the banner. I decided to stamp this image with clear embossing ink and heat emboss with white ink. I haven’t used my Inktense colored pencils in a while, so I pulled those out along with a water brush. I wet the part of the image that I wished to color and touched the water brush to the pencil, then the water brush to the wet part of the paper. The “So Very Happy For You” sentiment was embossed with silver embossing powder. I also mixed metallic silver ink with water and splattered it around the image. The panel was die cut with Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Small) and matted with yellow paper, then adhered to a top-folding card base. Sequins from the Pink Diamond Mix completed the card. Now I want to make cards with all of the other sentiments…they are wonderful!!!

ALL NEW RELEASE ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE SHOP ON April 6!!!

For The Ton’s Spring 2017, Effie has released 18 new stamp designs and 14 new couture mixes! There are several gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until May.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava Sparkle Mix).

For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a $25 gift certificate! So there are four $25 gift certificates up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning.

The Ton is giving away an additional ten $10 gift certificates! Comments will be chosen from each of our design team member blogs during Days 1-4 of Release Week.

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.

Be sure to head over to The Ton to see the what the rest of the design team created!!! Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for day #3!!!

The Ton – Effie Cho

Laura Jane

Tae-Yun

Jenny

Janette

Mayline

Vera

Lisa

Emily

Eunji

Don’t forget, the April Challenge – Anything Goes is now open!!!

Thanks for joining me today!! Have a GREAT day!!!!

The Ton Spring Release Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of The Ton Spring Release!! What could make a Monday morning better?? Beautiful, cheerful sunflowers, that’s what!! You guys are going to love this release!!! So many beautiful new images & sequin mixes!!

Here is a look at the stamps we are spotlighting today:

Sunflower Garden 6×6 Cling

Sunflower Bouquet

Fresh Cut Sunflowers

Fresh Cut Sunflowers Coordinating Outline

Sunflower Cluster (free gift with $100 purchase & Guava Sparkle Mix)

Peony  Cluster (free gift with $150 purchase & Sunflower Cluster & Guava Sparkle Mix)

And the Couture Mixes:

Guava Sparkle Couture Mix (free gift with $75 purchase)

Coral Necklace Couture mix

Violet Sprinkle  Couture Mix

Belle’s Dress Couture Mix

My first card uses the Sunflower Bouquet clear stamp set. I started by stamping the main sunflower stamp onto heavyweight cardstock with Vanilla Cupcake Ink for some no-line coloring with copic markers and polychromos pencils. The image was trimmed and fussy cut on the right side. I matted the panel with some blue cardstock and mounted it onto some fun foam. The background was made by mixing Cali Blue Ink with some water and brushing the stripes on with a wide paint brush. The “Many Thanks” sentiment is also from the Sunflower Bouquet set…it was stamped in Aspen Cocoa Ink onto the background panel and lightly shadowed with a copic marker. I also stamped the butterfly from the Beautiful Butterflies 3 set with Vanilla Cupcake Ink and colored with copics and pencils, then die-cut the image and fun foam with the Coordinating DieAll that was left was to adhere all the pieces together. I wrapped some twine around the card panel and finished with some sequins from The Belle’s Dress Mix  to accent the sentiment and some Clear Dew Drops to the sunflowers.

The second card features the Sunflower Garden Cling StampThis is a 6″x6″ cling stamp that is beautiful on it’s own!! I stamped the image onto Bristol paper with clear embossing ink and heat set it with the oh, so beautiful Rose Gold Embossing Powder. The center of one of the sunflowers just begged to be cut out and made into a shaker card, so I meticulously cut out the center with a craft knife. I added a piece of acetate to the embossed, die cut (Double Stitched Rectangle Dies – Small) panel before adding a combination of the Guava Sparkle Mix & Coral Necklace for the shaker. I mounted the panel onto foam adhesive and attached to a larger panel in which I used clear embossing ink to ink the edges and also embossed with the Rose Gold Embossing PowderThe panel was embellished with a tulle bow and a tag with the “So Very Happy For You” sentiment from the  clear set & adhered to a top-folding note card. I added a few sequins to the tag to finish off the card.

ALL NEW RELEASE ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE SHOP ON April 6!!!

For The Ton’s Spring 2017, Effie has released 18 new stamp designs and 14 new couture mixes! There are several gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until May.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava Sparkle Mix).

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS
For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a $25 gift certificate! So there are four $25 gift certificates up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning.

DESIGN TEAM DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS
The Ton is giving away an additional ten $10 gift certificates! Comments will be chosen from each of our design team member blogs during Days 1-4 of Release Week.

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.

Be sure to stop by The Ton to see all the other fabulous projects from the rest of the design team and stay tuned tomorrow for Day #2!! You’re don’t want to miss it!!!

The Ton – Effie Cho

Laura Jane

Tae-Yun

Jenny

Janette

Mayline

Vera

Lisa

Emily

Eunji

                                               

“The Ton’s April Challenge is now live! Anything goes for this month so head over now to join the fun for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!”

Thanks for stopping by!!!

The Ton April Challenge

Hello everyone!! I am so excited for my first challenge post for The Ton!!! I am really new to this blogging thing, so please bear with me as I get my footing!!

The April challenge is “Anything Goes”. Here is the card I created…

I first stamped & heat embossed the stunning Dahlia Close Up Cling Background stamp on Bristol white cardstock with clear embossing ink & silver embossing powder. I then colored it with Zig markers & blended with a waterbrush. I die cut the panel & matted it with blue cardstock. The “Have an Amazing Day’ sentiment from the stamp set Thoughtful Poppies was stamped with embossing ink onto vellum (I didn’t want to cover up that magnificent flower!) & embossed in silver powder also. I wrapped the vellum around the bottom of the card, securing it with adhesive on the back. The panel was placed on a white card base. The final touch was some pearlescent sequins from the Cotton Candy Puff couture mix. That’s it!! A really quick card…mostly made while watching television with my hubby!!!! We’ll be married for 20 years this month!!

Here is a close-up of the card…

Be sure to head over to The Ton Challenge Blog to join in the challenge!!! You have all month to play along!! Have an amazing day!!!