Friday, April 21, 2017

Sugar Pea

Hi everyone!  Welcome to our hop with Sugar Pea.  I am super excited to show you my card.   I forgot how fun it was to use cardstock as part of the design.  I had been used to just stamping, so this was a breath of fresh air and a nice change of pace. Here is my card featuring Storybook Circus stamp set.

I stamped my image onto some Neenah cardstock and colored the image in with my Copics.  Unfortunately, I have reached that age where I have to use a magnifying lamp to see the tiny details of the ringmaster's buttons.  The ringmaster was then die cut with my Spellbinder's Circle dies.  These were some of my first dies I ever splurged on. 

The background is made with the Sugar Pea Starburst Cover Plate. I used Real Red cardstock and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. I matted it in Basic Black Cardstock.  The scalloped rectangle was made with Papertrey Ink Gold Shimmer cardstock.  Finally, I embellished with some Pretty Pink Posh Confetti and my clear Wink of Stella.

Here is a video that shows how this card came about.  Be sure to play along our Blog Hop for a chance to win some goodies.

Giveaway:  Leave a comment on each blog to for a chance to win either a $25 Gift Certificate to Sugar Pea or their choice of a mini or original MISTI.  Sugar Pea will post their winner on their blog and we will post our winner in the Giveaway Winners page.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Masculine card

Hello there,

Maria here today with a new card for you. I have a hard time making masculine cards. It's even more challenging when you make one for your loved one. Probably the best is to go simple and clean. But is impossible to stop adding layers when you are a cardmaker.

I got inspired by the royal and vintage styles. I used the Original MISTI and the Creative Corners to get everything in the right place. This card takes a few minutes to make. The color palette is pretty simple, which made my stamping go faster.

If you want to add some sparkle, go for it. Some men like a bit of glitter. I hope you get inspired by today's card. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day! 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Altenew 3rd Birthday Celebration

Hi everyone! 
Welcome to the My Sweet Petunia (Ilina Crouse here)!We are so excited that you can join us celebrating Altenew's 3rd anniversary! 
You should have arrived from Stephanie Klauck blog and will hop onto Emily Leiphart. And trust me you don't want to miss their amazing creations!!!!

The Altenew color layering sets work perfectly with the MISTI, and makes positioning so  easy and then you can mass produce many without having to worry about perfectly positioning your stamps every single time. 
For my card I used the Azalea stamp set. I had to make it pool blue (since it's my favorite color), I stamped the first flower with the MISTI, then using some masking paper I masked it and stamped the second flower. Then repeated the same process for the leaves.  Next I stamped the "celebrate" (we are celebrating here, right? ;))  from the Label Love set and trimmed it.  
I assembled my card and added some sequins and voila. 
Scroll down to watch the video how this card came to be ;) and for the blog hop details and the prizes.

Before I go into the details for the giveways and how you can win, here's the full blog hop list for today: 
My Sweet Petunia - you are here with Ilina Crouse
Giveaways details: 
Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.
Altenew also has a Special Offer: FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY3RD or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY at checkout. Offer valid from April 11th through April 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.