Saturday, May 7, 2016

MISTI May-nia Week 1 Update and National Scrapbooking Day

I hope that you have been enjoying all this May-nia.  We have had talented designers this week and we have more to come.

May 01 - My Sweet Petunia
May 01 - Ilina Crouse
May 02 - Lydia Fiedler
May 02 - Virginia Lu
May 03 - Jana Millen
May 04 - Carissa Wiley
May 05 - Maureen Wong
May 05 - Simon Hurley
May 06 - Laurel Beard
May 06 - Catherine Pooler
May 07- Laura Sterckx

If you haven't noticed some days we have more than one designer, that also means that the opportunity to win is doubled.  In case that you missed the giveaway, all you have to do is stop by the blogs on the date of their May-nia post and leave them a comment.  Each blogger will draw their own winner within a week, and if you're the winner, you will receive instructions.   You can keep checking the original post for the designer for each day.  You can also like the Facebook page where we will post the daily designer.

You may wonder why I am doing this?  It is a simple explanation.  I feel so blessed by the outpouring of support from crafters like you.  You have supported my endeavor from the beginning.  Two years ago,  I was a crafter looking for a way to bring this great idea to others.

I have learned a lot since this began.  I have learned about the power of social media.  I have learned a lot about the caliber of the different types of people out there.  What my Voice of Reason keeps reminding me about is to focus on the people that support me.

YOU SUPPORT ME!  So I want to thank you the best way I know how.  It really is not about a free product.  It is about helping you to share the gift that God has given you to create something to brighten another's day.

But there is more.  This month we also launched our award winning Memory MISTI.

It has been almost 2 years since I have had a chance to scrapbook.  I really wanted to use some of my patterned paper but I couldn't find the right background paper.   So...... I made my own.  


I loved the way it turned out so I even made a matching card.


I hope you enjoy the videos of both projects.  Don't forget to subscribe to the blog and the YouTube channel.  You never know when we will have a giveaway.  
Thanks for participating this first week of MISTI May-nia.



51 comments:

  1. I love your card! It is just beautiful! Your MISTI is one of my favorite tools. Sarah

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  2. I just got to use the Misti tool yesterday and I think I'm in love! It is simply the best!

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  3. Love your both your card and your LO Iliana!I was so excited when I saw that you had a new 12 X12 MISTI come out Iliana!
    One of my very favorite things to do is to make my own BGs, which is why I have gravitated towards cards more as of late, myself. but Like you I am a Scrapbooker first but have taken a bit of a break as of late. I think this would totally allow me to utilize my stamps more and make them even more versatile! Thank you for all the varying sizes of MISTIs Illiana!

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  4. What a beautiful scrapbook page and card. It is very kind of you share your product through Misty May-Nia. I admire how you focus on the good things in life.

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  5. Wow!!! Thank you! Subscribe on YT and to your blog

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  6. Love Misti!!!! It is an awesome tool!!! Projects are very beautiful.

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    1. I would love Misti arrive to Spain soon ♡♡♡

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  7. Love your projects, Iliana. It must be so exciting for you to have launched another fab MISTI product!

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  8. SQUEAL!!Both are AMAZING!! =) THANKS for sharing the Videos!! I LOVE watching them!! Also, just wanted to say THANKS SO MUCH for the AMAZING Giveaways this Month!! There are going to be SO MANY HAPPY STAMPERS out there!! =) Hope you have a FABULOUS Mother's Day/Scarpbooking Day Weekend!! =)

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  9. Your layout and card are just beautiful. Thanks so much for the videos AND for your most generous MISTI May-nia.

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  10. Love the layout & the card!

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  11. Wow both your card and your layout are gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing.
    AND thanks for the assorted sizes of Mistis. I loVe how you have included everyone's crafting needs in your product sizes.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  12. Beautiful card and page. Thanks for this opportunity I have seen lots of videos and Was inspired to see
    Ur CHA video.

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  13. Amazing tools and when I found out you were from Sherrard, WOW what a small world. I grew up in New Windsor and graduated in 1975 from Winola long before schools consolidated with Sherrard. SO happy for your success! Kathy

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  14. Iliana, you have a heart of gold. It's YOU who is inspiring to others and I absolutely adore your faith in God and the gratefulness you show with the gift He has give you. It truly is a gift to all of the crafters and artists that you came up with this invention. Every time I stamp with my original MISTI, I am in awe and am so thankful for your ingenuity in coming up with this tool. It has made me a better crafter. It has made me enjoy this hobby even more. It has allowed me to share my creativity with others. It has made me a more confident stamper. For all this, I thank you!! May God continue to bless you and your family.

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  15. Lovely layout and card! Fab to have a matching set too! Thank you for the giveaway month! You'll make some very happy people in May... fingers crossed I might be one of them lol

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  16. Wow what a lovely card, your Mother is going to LUV it...for sure.
    Wondering mind wants to know, why are you not using the magnets in the beginning of the video?
    I would, I think to be sure the card stays really in place.

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    1. You don't have to use the magnets if the paper is in the corner. Usually I use the magnets if the paper has some warp in it.

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  17. Beautiful card and layout!! Love the stamping!! Thanks for all the giveaways!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  18. Two beautiful projects !! Thank you for again two inspiring videos in this amazing Misti-May-nia !
    I think you said you are a beginner in watercolouring ? Wow, so beautiful !!
    I like the brown background behind the flowers as well.
    Have a nice Sunday !

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  19. I love this card. You are doing a good job.

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  20. That's so awesome!!!! I'll have to watch the video tomorrow as its so late! I love how to videos. Congrats on the 12x12 Misti. I know scrapbookers will love it. How appropriate to share this on NSD!!!!

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  21. Your card is beautiful and your page is also

    Kathleen

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  22. I think I will give myself a MISTI for my birthday.
    Love your style.
    Thank you.

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  23. I think I will give myself a Misti for my birthday.
    I've been watching your videos and learning so much.
    Thank you.

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  24. Your layout and card are both gorgeous!

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  25. Beautiful layout, card and generosity of spirit! Thank you for sharing your art and your Misti :-)

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  26. Adore yout card!!! Thanks for your generosity!

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  27. Your generosity is absolutely amazing and so touching! I just watched Laura Bassen's video on how she created her gorgeous card and I must admit, my heart sank a bit when she went to stamp the sentiment on an almost finished card. I am so impressed with the MISTI, I have been watching videos and reading posts just like Laura's and am completely sold on the MISTI! What an amazing tool!

    Your layout and card are stunning! I love the way you created the background, it looks amazing! I hope you are enjoy this special day, Happy Mother's Day!

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  28. Love the matching card and scrapbook page. Would love to own that Memory MISTI, but that price killed it.

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  29. The 12 x 12 size would be wonderful for scrapers who also like to stamp!

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  30. what stamp set did you use for the sentiments? I love the font!

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  31. Gorgeous projects. LOVE the misti. Such an amazing tool:)

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  32. I really love that card. It is so pretty. And I love to scrapbook! Memory MISTI is such a great idea. But all the MISTIs are more than I can afford. I am hoping to be someone's luck winner. You are so wonderful to give them away. Thank you.

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  33. Beautiful scrapbook page and matching card. Your DH is gorgeous and sweet.

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  34. I love the video of the scrapbook layout! Beautiful page! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the great giveaway of Mini Mistis this month. :-)

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  35. Well I am officially shocked to find out that you have created a Memory Misti also...where have I been? Obviously with my head in the sand!! I don't scrapbook anymore..I make cards now...but my daughters are still scrapbooking & will be for years to come!! I've got to show them this! They are not into stamping much for their scrapbook pages, but I have a TON of stamps they could use if they so desired!

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  36. Wow, so many great tip on your card video. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. I love the card, but that layout is just amazing. What a wonderful idea. I'm always looking for different ways to do layouts and this is just great! Especially for a one photo layout. Thanks!

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  38. Beautiful page. Thank you for your generosity and for inventing this amazing crafting tool.

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  39. It's funny, I thought both of the pages looked great. I love my Misti. I would like a mini because I could slip it into my travel bag so I have it if I'm not crafting at home. I keep forgetting to pack it and when working with friends I can't borrow theirs because they are always using them. That just speaks for what a great product this is. Thank you so much for the giveaway. So sweet.

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  40. Beautiful page! I had no idea that Misti had a 12 x 12!

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  41. A cute page. I would love to try a Misit and get some even stamping.

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  42. Love your beautiful card.
    I just got a Misti. Love it
    Where can I buy the cleaner for the Misti
    And, also the lovely stamps?
    Thanks
    Julie

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  43. Love the scrapbook layout!I gotta get this tool!

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  44. What a gorgeous page layout! My friend won a Misti and she encouraged me to try for one as well. I love your blog and have several friends who adore your Misti.
    Stef

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  45. Wonderful card and layout. Thank you for sharing.Take care .

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  46. Beautiful card and loved the video. I too am new to water coloring, but you made it look easy. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Ilyana, is there somewhere you list in print the names of the items you use and refer to? For example, I am trying to locate the card class you refer to that you took by "dawn wilsake" (sounds like but isn't right because I did a search and could not find anything). It's REALLY nice when videos have a list of the products they use, would you please consider doing this? Or tell me where I can find this information? Thanks so much!!! Karen

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    1. The card class is http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/product/watercolor-for-card-makers-intermediate-techniques/

      It is really good!

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