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Honey Bee Stamps and My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop!


The My Sweet Petunia team is hopping with Honey Bee Stamps today!

Leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop for a chance to win a MISTI (winner’s choice of an Original or a Mini) from My Sweet Petunia or the Honey Bee Stamps Gift Certificate! The MISTI winner will be announced on the My Sweet Petunia Blog on April 7th. The Honey Bee Stamps winner will be announced at the Honey Bee Stamps Blog.


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I used and my Mini MISTI along with Curious Kitties and Smile stamps from Honey Bee Stamps.

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I created my watercolor background and let it dry completely. I stamped the sentiment in black ink. I used my Creative Corners magnets to hold my paper in place.

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I stamped my kitty with my Mini MISTI from with black waterproof ink (Brutus Monroe Detail). Hint- Keep your stamp in your MISTI. I colored with watercolors and then let dry and restamped in my Mini MISTI for a super clean image. I cut out the kitty and added it to my card.

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Hop list:

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Happy Birthday Balloons – Two Ways!

I always like to have lots of birthday cards on hand for last minute giving and mailing (for both my own personal stash and my non crafty friends. I have a project to share today using a very cute birthday stamp from Simply Stamps.

I’m going to share two different ways to use the adorable Happy Birthday Balloons stamp. This is just two ways to use it.. I have more ideas running around in my head. I’ll save those for another post.

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I started out by making a simple watercolor background. Lots of circles and splatters with green, blue, orange and a pretty dark pink. Don’t worry about being perfect with your circles. It’s all about random colors.

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I then stamped my Happy Birthday Balloons stamp with black ink and mounted it onto a blue card. How pretty is that for a very simple card?

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For my second version of this image I’ll step it up a bit and add another layer for the balloons and banner. I made a quick wash background with the same blue and green paints for the balloons as I used on the background. I wet my watercolor paper and let the two colors blend.

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I stamped my Happy Birthday Balloons with black ink. I added a little shading to the balloons and highlights with a white gel pen and then used scissors to cut them out. I used a black marker on the edges after cutting.

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Next I stamped the “birthday” banner onto white cardstock with black ink.

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Here is a close up of the card after the cut out pieces were layered onto my card. This version is still very simple but adds a little more punch that the first version of the card. I liked how festive both of the cards turned out.

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Have a great day!

New Impression Obsession Challenge – Last Minute Gifts!

challenge buttonNew Impression Obsession Challenge –Last Minute Gifts!

To enter the challenge go to the  Impression Obsession blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog AND you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing!

My card uses H20192 Brush Stroke Heart and E20199 Brushed Follow Your Heart along with my Mini MISTI (My Sweet Petunia) and Liquid Metallics from Ken Oliver CraftsFollow Jeanne_Streiff

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My card uses along with my Mini MISTI (My Sweet Petunia) and Liquid Metallics from Ken Oliver Crafts.

Today’s hop list:

Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ilina Crouse
Jeanne Streiff
Karen Amidon
Kelli Hull
Jenny Gropp
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

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