Mar 20, 2018

Misti and Reverse Confetti Bloghop and Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the collaboration hop between My Sweet Petunia and Reverse Confetti. You are in fir lots of inspiration with some amazing designers. You should have arrived here from Deanne's blog if not there is a list at the bottom of this post so you don't get lost.
You will want to leave a comment on each blog because there are prizes, one lucky commenter will win a $60 shopping spree at My Sweet Petunia and another lucky commenter will win a $60 shopping spree at Reverse Confetti, but you have to leave comments on all the participating blogs in order to qualify.
You must leave your comments no later than March 25 @11:59pm CST.
The winner will be announced on both the My Sweet Petunia and Reverse Confetti blogs Tuesday March 27th

Now for the details on my card.
I started with a top folding white card base and a white panel that I used for the background with the new Stitched Rays by Reverse Confetti. I stamped the images from the new set Tall Blooms and colored them with Chameleon pens, to get the outside images to both turn inward I used a Mirror Image stamp along with the Original Misti. 

The middle image I cut out with the coordinating Tall Blooms Confetti Cuts and then popped it up with foam tape. The stitched circle is the Fa La La Circle also by Reverse Confetti. To finish the card I added the sympathy greeting also from the Tall Blooms set but I masked off the bottom portion and just used the "With Sympathy" and embossed it in white. 

Melissa is next on the hop and I am sure she has a gorgeous project to share.
here is a list of participants, don't forget to leave comments.


Mar 19, 2018

Fishers of Men

Eeek this did not post this morning like scheduled 
I am up on the Joy Clair blog sharing this card using the Fishers of Men set  and how I created the background, be sure to head over for all the details.

Mar 18, 2018


It is time for another encouragement challenge at Calling All Sistahs
Our challenge is to use the inspiration photo below to create a card to send someone a word of encouragement as they go through a struggle. It doesn't have to be cancer it can be for someone who has lost someone, lost a job, or just needs a word of encouragement. The real challenge is will you mail it? I love to go to the mailbox and find happy mail instead of or with the bills, always makes my heart happy.

oh and 
There is a prize involved as well, a $25 voucher to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and if you use CAS-ual Fridays products and are the winner it will increase to $50

here is the inspiration photo

To create my encouragement card I started with a white top folding card base and a piece of Bristol paper cut down with a scalloped stitched die. To create my background using the inspiration colors I used some distress oxide inks in Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade. After I achieved the look I wanted then I spritzed the background with water and then added the greeting from the Sassy Smiles set. I used the die cut Smile from the Smiling Fri-dies and cut it out of white paper several times adhered them together and added it to the card above the greeting. 

Rainbow Birthday

It's time for another challenge at AAA Cards. Our sponsor is Winnie & Walter with a $25 gift certificate so you will want to play along.

To create his quick and easy one layer card, I started with a white top folding card base and the Birthday Stacks stamp set by Concord & 9th. Using the Original MISTI, I lined up the stamp on the upper third of my card base and stamped it using the blackout detail ink by Ink on 3. I colored the candles with Copic markers in rainbow order. 

Mar 17, 2018

Calling All Sistahs March Reminder

It's the 17 and that means it's time to Call All Sistahs to check your girls!
Mammograms are important but so are self checks and we are reminding you to do that today. This is my birthday month and also my month to schedule my mammogram. I have had several of my friends battle this horrible disease and have lost friends and my mom to breast cancer so please heed our reminder and check yourself.

Cancer can be beaten if caught early so please do self exams and get your mammograms once a year if thats what the doctor suggests. You can also help find a cure by purchasing products from the Calling All Sistahs line where 50% of the profits go towards breast cancer research.

To Make my reminder card I started with a top folding white note card and some of that gorgeous spring plaid paper by Lawn Fawn. I used the Ruffled Ribbon Fri-die to cut the plaid paper and then simply added a greeting to my card and popped up the ribbon. The greeting is from the Calling All Sistahs set. To finish the card and to cover up a smudge I added some Sistahood Sparkle.

50% of the profits go to breast cancer research on each product I used. 

Bird is the Word

It's already time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS, I tell ya this past cookie weeks flew right by with being sick and all. I am finally feeling much better other than some major congestion, hopefully that will go away sooner than later.
Our sponsor this week is Happy Little Stampers and our code word is...

To make my card I used a couple of sets from the March release at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Birds & Blooms and Timeless Hymns.

It took me so long to make this card, y'all. Like an hour and a half. I colored the bird and then stamped the branches and colored them, got a huge smudge on it so I cut out the bird and then restamped the branches and then colored a couple of the leaves brown, so I restamped the branches again and this time I managed to get them colored correctly and the bird put on without a major mess up. The reason I say major is because on my third try, once again I got a smudge on the card but I think I did a pretty good job of covering it up. I am sure you can find it if you look closely, but it's a handmade card going to someone who needs a little encouragement and I am sure she will not judge me lol

Mar 15, 2018

Back Among the Living

I am slowly coming back among the living. I caught ebola while on vacation and have been suer sick since we got back from Disney this past weekend.
I made a card today for the new challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More. Our challenge is to make a holiday card and with Easter only two weeks away I decided to make an Easter card. It's a couple days late, but late is better than pregnant, unless you wanted to be pregnant then late is good :)

I used supplies from several different companies on my card. I started with a white top folding card base and a white panel cut down with a stitched die. 
The egg is a die by Memory Box and it may be retired because its several years old. The patterned paper is by Lawn Fawn, I love their plaid papers and this one has the prettiest colors. The stamp set I used is also by Lawn Fawn and I colored it with Copic markers.