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Honey Bee Stamps Collaboration with Misti!!!!!

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HELLO ALL!!!! Today, the design team from Honey Bee Stamps is having a blog hop along with My Sweet Petunia to celebrate the Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented...the MISTI!!!!


 I hope you hop along with us as there are going to be fabulous projects and amazing tips on the tool.  Oh ya, and PRIZES!! Stay tuned until the end of this post for a complete list of blogs and the one rule you must follow to be eligible to win!

When the Misti first appeared on the market, I didn't think I needed one.  But after watching numerous videos of stampers using this product, I took the plunge and never looked back.  Today, I can honestly say that I CANNOT live without this tool!!

I started with the Original Misti.  I love the size of this one because it has the room for you to move your card panel or base to help place larger stamps.  Also, love it for background stamps!!
I was then lucky enough to win a Mini Misti.  This size is perfect for stamping multiple images or sentiments.  I would have t…

National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop with Right at Home Stamps!!

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Hello and welcome!!  Today on the Right at Home Blog we are celebrating National Craft Month!!  Wow, a month dedicated to the love of crafting! Nicole has an awesome giveaway so stay tuned to the end of the post for all the details!



I love all things crafty. And all things DIY, which I think is kind of the same thing.  I love painting (walls, that is. I only wish I could actually paint landscapes or florals!), cross-stitch and I occasionally dabble in a bit of sewing, VERY BASIC sewing!!  But my crafty addiction is paper crafts.  Especially stamping and card making.  So it's no surprise that I made a card today!

I used the fabulous new stamp set made especially to celebrate our love of crafting!  This set is going to be one of my all time favorites, I just know it!  I started by stamping a bunch of the images onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock with a waterproof black ink.  I tried something a bit different in the way of colouring today.  I used my Tombow Dual Brush Pens but instead of …

Simple Square Card with Honey Bee Stamps

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Good morning everyone!!  I'm on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog with this sweet little card.  It's tiny, cute and oh, so quick to make!!


I hope you are able to stop by their blog for all the little details!!
See you soon!!
Laurie

Hello with Right At Home Stamps

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Hi all!! I'm back with a card made with products from Right at Home.  I'm enjoying my gig as a guest designer SO MUCH!!  Have you seen Nicole's latest release?? It will knock your socks off!! It's a combination of cute, classy and inspirational.

For today's card, I used the previously released Cloud Background Stamp.  I used my Misti because I wanted to get an ombre look to the clouds.  Starting with Lake shores Ink from Simon Says Stamp, I inked the entire background. I then used Soft Pool Ink from Hero Arts and inked halfway up each cloud and finally Pool Ink, also from Hero Arts, to ink up only the bottom portion of the clouds.  I should mention that these were done in separate steps, not all at once.


I used the largest rectangle die from the Find the Beauty Die Set to cut down my panel.  I lightly inked the edges with the Lake Shores Ink.  My plan was to do some inlaid die cutting so I got the heart die from the Folded Sweetheart Die Set and the brand new hello…

Big Thanks with Honey Bee Stamps!

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Hi everyone!!  Just wanted to quickly stop in and tell you I'm on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog with this card today!  I used a bunch of different products, new and old, to create this card.  I hope you have a chance to drop in and check out all the details!!


See you really soon!!! :)
Laurie

Thank You Card with Studio Katia!

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Hello and Happy Monday!!  I'm back to share a very simple card using mostly die cutting.  Studio Katia has amazing dies, from stitched dies to my favourite, the dotted detail dies!

I started by using the largest frame die from the The Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames Die Set to cut a panel of white cardstock. I then took the middle die from the Elongated Dotted Hexagons to cut a "window" in the centre of this panel.  To create a frame for my window, I nested the middle and the largest of those same dies, taped them together and ran them through my die cutting machine with some light grey cardstock.

I traced the opening with pencil onto my cardbase so I knew where to stamp the sentiment.  The "thank you" comes from the newly released Thank You So Much Stamp Set.  Using my Mini Misti, I lined up the sentiment and stamped in black ink.


To show the recipient a lot of love, I plastered the front of the card with die cut hearts using the stitched heart die from the 

Hello Friend Floral Card

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Hello, everyone!! I'm here to share a pretty in pink card using stamps from the latest Studio Katia release!  For the main element of this card I used the large blossom from the Thank You So Much stamp set.  This flower is large!!!  It will definitely be the star of the show! The leaves are from the new Together We Bloom stamp set.

I decided to heat emboss the flower in gold.  To colour I used my Tombow Dual Brush Markers.  This way of colouring is so simple!!  I just use one colour, adding it to where the darkest part of the image will be and simply drag out the colour using a water brush.  And these particular markers have some beautiful and vibrant colours!  If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I actually coloured two of these gorgeous flowers, one in a light pink and one in a darker pink.  For todays project, I decided to use the lighter flower.


After the colouring, I fussy cut everything out.  For my cardbase, I embossed the front using the largest panel die from the 

Studio Katia with Hero Arts!!

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Hello and Happy Thursday!!!  I'm so excited because all this month we are collaborating with A Blog Named Hero!!!  What that means is the design teams for Studio Katia and A Blog Named Hero are coming together and using products from both Studio Katia and Hero Arts to create some amazing projects!!
And this month it's all about EMBELLISHMENTS!!!  Now, when it comes to embellishments, no one beats Studio Katia!  There is so much bling in that shop, it would make Tiffany's jealous!!

I created two cards for this collab.  Here is the first one..



I used the Sparkle Borders stamp set from Hero Arts to stamp my background.  I coloured in all the "bulbs" with a purple, green, and turquoise marker.  Then added some sparkle with a Sakura Stardust Pen.  Next, of course, came the Glossy Accents!!  While waiting for that to dry I stamped 3 presents from the Birthday Lions stamp set from Studio Katia and coloured them with the same 3 shades.  I also added some sparkle pen and …

Hoppy Easter for Right at Home Stamps

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Hi everyone!!  I'm so excited to announce  that I will be a guest designer for Right at Home!!!  This is so awesome because I am somewhat of a super-fan. Nicole's stamps are so unique and fun!  Thank you Nicole for having me!!

I used a few RAH stamps for this card.  Please check out theRight at Home Blog for all the details and links to the products I've used!


Thanks for stopping by!!
Laurie

FRIENDS

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Hi everyone!!  I'm up on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog where, this week, we are honouring Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker!  She hosts the 30 Day Colouring Challenge which is just fantastic and I encourage you to check out her blog for all the details!!

For my post I'm highlighting watercolour with Stabilo 68 pens.  Love this medium for watercolour as it always gives such great results with little effort :)


Please head on over to Honey Bee for all the details and a full pic of the finished product!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Laurie

Together We Bloom

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Hello all and Happy Monday!!  I'm back to share a card with you today made with the latest release!! This release has some awesome floral sets and that is exactly what I used for my project today.

I'm using the new Together We Bloom stamp set.  This set is beautiful!! Full of hand drawn flowers and a big, bold sentiment.  I started out by stamping a couple of the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto some white cardstock.  I coloured the flowers with my ProMarkers by Windsor and Newton.

I wanted to make a shaped card and the dies from Studio Katia make this easy and fun!!  I used the Stitched Nested Creative Rectangles Dies.  I die cut two of the larger dies and scored one of them 1/4" from the top.  I used Scor-Tape to adhere the two panels together, and there you go, a shaped card!!  I die cut one of the smaller dies in the set for my sentiment.


I fussy cut the florals and adhered them to my sentiment panel.  A nice coating of Clear Wink of Stella to these images gav…