Monday, August 22, 2016

Penny Black Sneak Peak

If you’re looking for fresh techniques and holiday card ideas, then be sure to visit the Penny Black blog all this week as Jill Foster shares her Top Three Stamping Techniques with the MISTI.

You’ll find a new video every day! Here’s a little sneak peek of the inky fun…

And don’t miss this fabulous giveaway!

Click HERE to visit the Penny Black blog and be sure to follow Penny Black on Facebook, too, so you don’t miss any of this MISTI magic.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Concord & 9th Birthday Bash Winner

We are well into a week of the Concord & 9th Birthday Bash Celebration Blog Hop.

Here is the list so far
8/4 - Special sneak peek at Simon Says Stamp blog
8/6 - Lynn Put

Every post has a giveaway.  So be sure to check Concord & 9th Birthday Bash Celebration Blog Hop every day this month for a new stop on their hop.

The winner for the $20 gift certificate to Concord & 9th is Carol.
Congratulations, Carol.  I will send you an email.  

I did create another card with the Concord & 9th stamps that I own.  This small company does bring me JOY!   

Thanks for participating.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Happy Birthday Concord & 9th

Happy birthday!!!!!  I am so proud to be asked to participate in this Birthday Bash Blog Hop.  When I heard the story of Greg and Angie, it made me heart smile.  I did meet Greg at CHA in January.  He is an awesome and sweet person. Concord & 9th has come a long way in just one year.

I know it is early for a Christmas card, but the JOY stamp set was my most recent purchase.  It is never too early to start preparing for the holidays.  The stamp set is versatile and not just limited to the Christmas.
JOY should not be limited to the holidays.  It is something that we should enJOY on a daily basis.  It is something that I struggle with.  The struggle is allowing something to rob my JOY.  Luckily, I am blessed with people in my life that are constantly reminding me to enJOY my blessings.

One of my blessings is the crafting community that supports small businesses as we grow.  When I see the Concord & 9th logo, I feel JOY that they are out there helping spread JOY by creating stamps for us.

We feel JOY when we receive our stamps.  We feel JOY when we create with our stamps and we feel JOY when we give our cards away to others.

Giveaway:  Concord & 9th is giving away a $20 Gift Certificate.  So leave a comment on what brings you JOY.   I will post the winner on the 9th.

So I hope you enJOY my video.  Happy Birthday Concord & 9th!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Because of the overwhelming response to our anniversary sale - we have decided that two years deserves two days of the sale! So enjoy another day of 15% off everything in the store, and thank you for your support and friendship! 

Monday, July 18, 2016

2nd Anniversary

Can you believe it?  We are two years old.  To me it seems so much longer.  Maybe it is because, it took me so long to bring MISTI to market.  I don't even remember what it was to stamp before MISTI.

I still get the tickle of joy every time I go to watch a video tutorial and a MISTI pops up.  Online Card Classes just had a course, Heat Wave, and many of the videos used or talked about MISTI.

I surf the internet on my cell phone and an ad from Simon Says Stamp pops up occasionally and there is a MISTI icon.  I shop on Amazon, and on the right is a MISTI ad.

So to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary we are having a sale.  We appreciate all of the love and support that the crafting community has given us.  It seems that every one has been creating by My Sweet Petunia motto.  "As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another.... I Peter 4:10."  Is that not a license to use our God-given talent to craft and send cards.

I feel so blessed that God has placed you in my life....

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Stamp of Approval

The Stamp of Approval collection is now available for purchase.  If you signed up for the waiting list you have the link to shop now.

I made a couple more cards with the background stamp using Delicata Gold pigment ink and embossing it with gold embossing powder.  This lattice pattern is just elegant and it required more gold.

This card is just a variation using vellum.  It is quick and easy to make several thank you cards.  

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Stamp of Approval Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  My dear friend Catherine Pooler invited me to be a designer for the newest Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Collection.  I feel like I am a legit designer now.  Like it is official now that I am invited to be a designer.  It was on my bucket list to be asked to design for someone.  Can you feel me channeling Sally Fields?

If you are not familiar with Stamp of Approval,  it is a collection hand picked by Catherine.  Some stamps are designed by her and others are a collaboration with stamp companies.  These are exclusive to the SOA collection, so you won't be able to find these anywhere else (at least not for a while).  These collections only come out every quarter.  They sell out quick and to get a jump on the collection,  signing up for the wait list.  You are not obligated to purchase, you just get a notification for your chance to purchase when it is available.

The next collection is about to be released.  As a matter of fact it is releasing on July 13th.  Members of Stamp Nation will get a notification one hour before the public.

I missed out on the first collection but managed to get the last two.  It was like getting a present in the mail.  A present from me to me :)

This time I was sent my box early.  These are the cards that I made.

I used the background stamp that is in the collection.  I stamped it in my MISTI with Versamark and then used clear embossing powder.  For the focal point sentiment, I did selective stamping with my MISTI.  I used the die that was included in the kit.  I found that the center curve of the die would fit the stamped image.

For this card, I stamped the backgroud out twice, once in Delicata Gold Glitz pigment ink and once in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I used clear embossing powder on the black and gold embossing powder on the other one.  I cut down the background and overlayed a gold strip of the pattern.   I stamped the sentiment in black and also embossed it with clear.  I used black strips along both edges and under the sentiment.

Catherine Pooler
Heather North
Emily Leiphart
Allison Cope
Nina-Marie Trapani
Iliana Myska--- You are here.

There will one box collection for each day of the blog hop, so be sure to subscribe to Catherine Pooler's Blog.  Entries close on THURSDAY at 9am EST.  The winner will be posted that morning.  If you already bought one and you win,  you will get a refund.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the video.