Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Peek

Hello and welcome back to Team Tuesday! Today we are headed north to Canada to meet Kia Clapper-Gibson. If you were at Creativation, you met this funny and talented lady, who told us after about three days of us pronouncing her name wrong that you actually pronounce it KAI. We were pronouncing it KEE-YA. We probably started getting it right the day we left! Kia has a wonderful clean and colorful style, and we just love her work and her sweet spirit.


Here she is in her own words.

Hello everyone! I am Kia Gibson-Clapper, (legal name Karen, I am called Kia). I have always enjoyed having hobbies, and cannot imagine my life without one. I sew for my home, and I am a quilter, and in the past, I have sold my wares at craft shows. I became a card maker about 11 years ago, by accident really. I started first with scrapbooking, but was not fond of that so in order to use up my paper I started making cards. I became hooked before long, and to this day I love this art form. Over the years I have tried many techniques and styles. My niche has become Clean and Simple Cards, and there I remain, however I have been known to stray from time to time. To add to my techniques, I started taking watercolour classes 18 months ago, and love using this medium on my cards. I am on a few design teams, that I very much enjoy and also keep me busy along with my blog www.aplaceforkia.blogspot.ca . I feel incredibly lucky to be included with My Sweet Petunia’s Design Team, a group of wonderful ladies I was recently fortunate enough to meet.

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Hello everyone. I have a few ways that I use my Misti's to share with you today.
One of the main uses is for stamping. The ability to ink an image as many times as needed has saved much frustration for me.
 I inked this image up in my Mini Misti, and set it up for die cutting, which is great for the perfect die cut.
 Once I have die cut my image I put it back in the negative to colour, which is what I have done here, using Zig Brushes.
 Another handy use is to set up my stencils for inking inside my original Misti. I previously used the round magnets for this, but the new Creative Corners makes this easy.
 I used my Clarity Brush to stencil the lattice design on the front of my card. 
 Once that is done I put my card back in my Mini Misti and line up where I want the sentiment to go. In this case I wanted the sentiment across the lattice line and just under the lattice line. 
 In this card I stamped a different sentiment in a different place. Once I did the sentiment I styled the teapot slightly and attached on foam dots, then added either sequins or matte sprinkles to finish.
Clearly, I had some fun making these cards. I did orange backgrounds, along with the green and a yellow background, painting each teapot differently.

Products used: Your Next Stamp Love Birds, Zig Brushes, Memory Box Lattice Stencil, Tim Holtz Distress Inks for backgrounds, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink, Neenah Cardstock, Sequins, Sprinkles.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Surprise So Suzy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop



Surprise!  Happy Birthday Suzy!

I hope you have an AMAZING birthday.  You are such a great friend!  

Hello everyone!  Today is my friend Suzy's birthday.  Justine Hovey has pulled off a Surprise Birthday Blog Hop to celebrate Suzy.  

So let me tell you about Suzy.  Suzy owns So Suzy Stamps.  I meet her when she emailed me that she was Facebook stalking me.  She heard about the MISTI from one of her customers.  Suzy watched the MISTI video and fell in love with MISTI at first sight.  If you remember the days when I used to make MISTIs and I would post 40 at a time in a flash sale, you can guarantee the Suzy beat you to order.  You can blame Suzy if you ever missed out on a MISTI.  She is the fastest with the mouse at ordering.  

The card I made her was using all So Suzy Stamps.  I stamped the Tulip Background with Versamark Ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.


Next I stamped the Rose Bloom and colored it in with Copic markers.  I trimmed out the piece with a craft knife and ruler.  I fussy cur around the leaf and rose.
If you want to follow the celebration, here are the links to all of the other posts.  Leave a comment on each post to enter the giveaway.  Justine will pick a winner on February 22, 2017.

Prizes

  • $20 So Suzy Gift Certificate from justinehovey.com
  • Bunkie Bag from Simply Charming Everyday
  • Original MISTI from My Sweet Petunia

  1. Iliana Myska << You are here>>
  2. Ceal Pritchett
  3. Lydia Fiedler 




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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Team Tuesday Guest Post - Jeanne Streiff


Hi everyone - it's Team Tuesday, and today we are happy to introduce you to our friend Jeanne Streiff.



Jeanne also joined us at Creativation, and we love her mixed media skill, and ability to think outside the box.

Here is Jeanne in her own words - we are happy to have her talent, and crazy chicken lady self on our team.


Hi! My name is Jeanne Streiff I live in the great state of Texas with my husband. We share four grown sons and two absolutely perfect grandchildren. When I’m not crafting or having family time my free time is spent hugging my chickens, ducks, dogs and cats.

I've colored and created art since I was old enough to hold a crayon. I was a stay at home Mom for 20+ years and found my way to Splitcoaststampers.com in 2005. I was asked to be on the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen and have been working as a Designer ever since. I've enjoyed working with some wonderful stamp and art supply companies ever since. My work has been published in assorted magazines and books over the years.

My life is good. I get to spend hours each day creating fun things and working with some of my favorite people. I'm so proud to be a part of the My Sweet Petunia team. The MISTI is truly the best stamping tool ever invented. You can find more of my work at my blog, Inky Paws.

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Happy Valentine's Day!

I have a number of favorite uses for my MISTI tool. One of the best for me is not only knowing my sentiment will be perfect (even if I don't stamp it right the first time) but that I can stamp as many times as I want on not so easy surfaces like paint and still get a perfect sentiment.


I started by creating my heart background using a stamp from Impression Obsession (Brush Stroke Heart) and Spun Sugar Distress ink and my trusty Mini MISTI.  I added some ink randomly with the ink cube and sponged directly on the stamp to remove any hard ink edges from the pad.

Did you see the trio magnet in the corner? It's one of the magnets in the new My Sweet Petunia Creative Corners set (the set comes with 2 of them!). This is my go to magnet now. It's so great for position and holding down the paper in the MISTIs - it even works great on warpy watercolor paper.


Next I added some Shaded Lilac ink and stamped. Still looking a little rough. That's ok!


My 3rd color is Picked Raspberry. Ink, sponge, stamp...


I kept alternating colors until I got the shades I wanted for the main part of the heart and then sponged just the edges of the stamp first with Spun Sugar and then Picked Raspberry.


Next I decided I wanted to make the heart stand out a little from the pink of the card back so I used some white acrylic paint and painted the lines and then added some teeny lines around the edges to give it an aged wood feel. I thinned he paint with a little water and added some splatters.
Let everything dry before the next step.


I added the sentiment (Impression Obsession Bloomin Love You) with Raven detail ink from Brutus Monroe. It took a few tries (this is what makes the MISTI tools so dang awesome!) but I covered all of the paint perfectly.


I decided this sentiment needed a little flower. I stamped a flower from Daisies & Hearts (Impression Obsession) in Spun Sugar on white cardstock and went old school and cut it out with scissors.
I added a yellow enamel dot center before attaching it to my card.


I hope you enjoyed my project!

Have a great day! Jeanne

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