Friday, May 26, 2017

Unity & My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop


Hi all and welcome to my stop on the Unity and My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop!  If you've been following the hop, you should have come from Angie's blog.  If you just happened by my blog, you'll want to go back to the My Sweet Petunia blog so you don't miss a stop (links are listed down below).

I wanted to share a super fast, fun project today - pre-decorated envelopes using the adorable Happy Snail Mail set:


You can either mail cards in them, or notes, or letters.  They're so great to just grab and go!  And of course using your MISTI makes them really fast and easy to create!  Then I just did some quick coloring with a few colored pencils and they're done!

Why yes, there are prizes to be won: comment on every blog on the hop and you'll be entered to win one of three Unity prize packs or your choice of Original or Mini MISTI!!  Please leave all comments by May 30 at noon Central time.  Winners will be posted on both the Unity Blog and the My Sweet Petunia blogs on May 31st.

Here's the full list of stops on the hop:

Unity Blog

And now it's time for you to check out the blog of the amazing Kary Lim, but before you go don't forget to leave me a comment!  Happy hopping!

Friday, April 21, 2017

SugarPea Designs & My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop


Hi all & welcome to my stop on the SugarPea Designs & My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop!

Today I have a quick post for you with a super quick and simple card:



Once again I stamped in a circle, this time with the 2 little banana images.  Then I die cut a heart, colored it matching red with Copics, and stamped a sentiment with Versafine ink.  I poked a hole through my circle and background paper and attached them together with a brad.  The heart is then stuck on top with a little foam dot, so the circle actually turns.

Did I hear someone say prizes?  Why yes, there are amazing prizes to be won - a MISTI in the winner's choice of original or mini, and 2 $25 gift certificates to SugarPea Designs!!  Just leave a comment on every stop on the hop to be entered to win.  

The MISTI winner will be announced HERE on April 28 and the gift certificate winner will be announced on the SugarPea Blog on April 28.

Here's the full hop list:



So now you're off to Lisa's blog, but don't forget to leave me a comment before you go!  Happy hopping!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Concord & 9th and My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop


Hi all and welcome to my stop on the Concord & 9th and My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop!

I have a card for you today using the not yet released Many Mandalas stamp set & the Many Mandalas Die Set (coming out tomorrow, April 9 & also available as a Bundle):


I used 2 colors of ink and some clear glitter Nuvo Drops to give it a little more interest.  I'll have some tips about using this set a little later, so stay tuned!

There is a super awesome prize to be won - the full Concord & 9th release ($129.50 value) plus an Original Misti!!!  To have a chance at winning, just comment on all the blogs linked below.  The winner will be selected by Concord & 9th on 4/10 and notified.

Here's the list of all the stops on this hop:

Friday, April 7, 2017

Power Poppy & My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop!


Hi all and welcome to my stop on the Power Poppy & My Sweet Petunia Hop!

Today I have this card using the direct to stamp coloring technique:




And here's the video I did while making it:


There are awesome prizes to be won!  You might win a MISTI in your choice of Original or Mini, or a $25 gift certificate to Power Poppy!  The winner of the MISTI will be announced on this page and the winners of the Gift Certificates will be announced on the Power Poppy Blog on April 14.  To be in it to win, you simply leave a comment on each blog on the hop!

Here's the full hop list so you don't miss a stop:

Now you're off to Ally's blog, but don't forget to leave me a comment!  Happy hopping!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Joy Clair and My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop


Hi all and welcome to my stop on the Joy ClairMy Sweet Petunia Blog Hop!  For my card today, I decided to get back out Cyndie's Templates so I could stamp an image in a circle.  Here's my card:


And here's the video on how I made it:




There are prizes to be won, so be sure to leave a comment on each blog on the hop for your chance to win!  The MISTI winner will be posted on this page on April 14.


Thanks for looking and good luck with the give aways!  Don't forget to leave me a comment before you go!  Happy hopping!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Honey Bee Stamps & My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop


Hi all!  Welcome to my stop on the Honey Bee Stamps and My Sweet Petunia Hop!  If you're following along, you should have arrived here by way of Mindy's blog.  If you just happened upon this post, you'll want to go back to the beginning (links below) because you don't want to miss a stop!  There are prizes to be won!!

Today I have something that I came up with by combining a couple of existing ideas.  First is the stamp pads that you can cut to the size of your stamp and ink them specifically for a stamp, and the other idea is the temporary inkpad made out of baby wipes from Jennifer McGuire.  I wanted to use the inkable stamp pad in my MISTI, but it was too thick to fit in it, so I remembered how Jennifer made inkpads out of baby wipes.

Basically my idea is to make a temporary inkpad that can go in and out of the MISTI to ink a stamp in a very specific way.  If you watch my video, hopefully you'll understand it better:




And here are those cards that I showed in the video:




I hope you like this idea and will share with me what you make with it!

I mentioned prizes before: You could win a $45 gift certificate to Honey Bee Stamps or a MISTI (choice of Original or Mini)!!  To be in it to win it, just leave a comment at every stop on the hop.

The MISTI winner will be posted HERE on April 7, 2017.  The Honey Bee winner will be posted on the Honey Bee Blog.



Here's the hop lineup so you won't miss a stop:


My Sweet Petunia


So now you're on to Lesley's blog, but don't forget to leave me a comment before you go!  Happy hopping!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

MISTI Recipe Cards

Hi all! I'm up on the My Sweet Petunia blog today with a post about making "Recipe Cards" with the MISTI. I hope you'll join me there to learn about this idea! And there's a video! :)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

February Mirror Image Event


Hi all!  Thanks for stopping by today for my inspiration in the Mirror Image Event with So Suzy Stamps, My Sweet Petunia, and The Ton!  All the details can be found on the So Suzy Stamps blog post.  There are lots of awesome prizes, so be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win!  Winners will be announced February 28th.

Here's what I came up with:



And a closer view of the flower:


A long time ago, there was a technique where you stamped and clear embossed a word background on the back of a piece of vellum, then stamped an open image on the front, and colored it from the back.  The words would show up in the image.  BUT back then, stamp companies actually manufactured those background stamps with the words backwards so that they would show through the vellum the correct way!  But now, with the mirror image stamp, you can get the same effect without having to buy a special stamp just for this technique!

I've included a very sped up video below explaining the process, but here it is in a nutshell:
  1. Ink up background stamp with Versamark ink and stamp onto the mirror image stamp using the MISTI.
  2. Lay piece of vellum over mirror image stamp and carefully brayer over it so that the ink transfers to the vellum.
  3. Cover with clear detail embossing powder and heat until melted.
  4. Stamp large, open image on opposite side of vellum using Versamark ink.  Cover with gold detail embossing powder and heat until melted.
  5. Turn vellum over so clear embossed words are up and color image using medium of choice.  I used watercolor markers.
And that's it!  To finish the card, I trimmed the image out with scissors, mounted on a card base, and stamped and embossed the rest of the sentiment in gold.  Here's the video:



There you go!  I hope you like this technique and will give it a try!  TFL!  ~Maureen