Friday, March 16, 2018

T-Shirt Placecards

I had some fun with the new t-shirt die by Frantic Stamper, making them into place cards for the "team".
The set has the pocket, which I attached using foam tape, and fun words that can be used as well. 
I added the words to the back of my t-shirts, along with a baseball from the Sports Ball Icons die set. 

These were a fun easy project to make.

Thank you for visiting today.
Products Used: All dies are from Frantic Stamper Proud of Dad Release, Various Designer Papers, Neenah 80lb. cardstock, Kaiser Pearls, doCraft Markers, Foam Tape.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Easter Lamb

This little lamb is so cute for Easter I think. 

To start this card I riffled through some backgrounds that I had in my stash and picked this one as I thought the colours perfect for the lamb. I die cut the background panel using my wonky rectangles, then in my Misti stamped the clouds with distress oxide cracked pistachio. I then attached the panel using foam tape to my card base. Again in my Misti I stamped the lamb on ranger watercolour paper using distress hickory smoke and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then coloured lightly with Zig brushes then fussy cut. I die cut the sunrise border in the aura mint cardstock which I used for my card base, and attached to the wonky rectangle panel, then added clear Wink of Stella. I attached the lamb on foam tape, then put the card back in my Misti and stamped the sentiment in abandoned coral distress ink finishing with a few sequins. 

Thanks for visiting.
Products Used: Honey Bee Stamps Honey Buddies, Simon Says Stamp Springtime Critters for sentiment, Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Sunrise Border, Aura Mint Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Ranger Watercolour Paper (for lamb), Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke, DOX in Cracked Pistachio, Zig Brushes Light Gray, Light Carmine, Foam Tape, Sequins.

Sunday, March 11, 2018


Another card I made to play along with the March challenge with My Sweet Petunia and Joy Clair Stamps
Whenever you see this banner be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win one of two $25 Joy Clair Stamps Gift Card or Certificate and a MISTI (original or mini, your choice)!!!  The Rules for the challenge are on the Joy Clair blog.

Today's card is a quick and easy card. I used a black card base, then die cut the white panel. I placed the panel in my Misti and stamped the cow in the lower right side. I then placed my circle die in the Misti arranging where I wanted it, then arranged the placement of my sentiment, stamping it with the black ink. Using a green sharpie I added the grass to my stamped image. To prop my circle up I die cut a smaller circle using fun foam, which I glued to the cow circle, then the card base, and finished with a few gumdrops.

Thank you for visiting today.
Products Used: MISTI, Joy Clair Mother's Day Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, Neenah Cardstock, Aura Black Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink, Fun Foam, YNS Black Gumdrops.

Saturday, March 10, 2018


As I mentioned earlier this week, the design team from My Sweet Petunia will be working with Joy Clair Stamps throughout the month of March, and as well our design team will be posting to the My Sweet Petunia blog several days a week to celebrate. 
And of course there will be prizes to share with you!!! Just be sure to leave comments during this month in all our posts, so you can be entered to win one of two $25 Joy Clair Stamps Gift Card or Certificate and a MISTI (original or mini, your choice)!!! You can also find the Rules on the Joy Clair Blog.

Now, onto my card for today. I am using the Tea Party Background stamp, along with a sentiment from Mother's Day stamp set. I started by stamping the background stamp with embossing ink and heat embossed using teal embossing powder. I then added Color Burst powders in chartreuse, lime green and turquoise and misted with water until I was happy with the look. 
Once dry I die cut the panel with my deckled rectangle die, and attached it to fun foam, and also added the tape to the other side as I then splattered using yellow acrylic paint, and I did not want to wait before attaching the panel to my card base. 😊
I stamped the sentiment using manganese blue ink and die cut it with the deckled circle die, then attached it to the panel with it hanging over the edge. I added a few gumdrops and was finished. 
I hope you enjoy this card today, and thank you for visiting.
Products Used: Joy Clair Tea Party Background Stamp, Joy Clair Mother's Day Stamp Set, Frantic Stamper Deckled Rectangles Die Set, Frantic Stamper Deckled Circles Die Set, Neenah Cardstock, Fabriano 140lb Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Ken Oliver's Color Burst, Ranger Archival Ink Manganese Blue, VersaMark Embossing Ink, Lindy's Embossing Powder Midnight Teal, Yellow Acrylic Paint, Fun Foam, YNS Gumdrops

Friday, March 09, 2018

I 💖 Books

Sharing with you my sample card from the latest release by Frantic Stamper called Proud of Dad

For this card I used the BookshelfStack of Books and the fabulous Brooklyn Alphabet die sets. I love all these dies and of course the Brooklyn Alphabet dies are the perfect size for cards, and have tons of uses.

For this card, I used the Stack of Books to emboss my background. For the sentiment I coloured the two "O" letters and the heart with red marker, and attached them using foam tape. I die cut the Bookshelf and added colour to the spines of the books, along with the ornamental design of the bookshelf and used foam tape to attach. 

I really like the look of this card, and hope you do as well. Thank you for visiting.
Products: All dies are from Frantic Stamper, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, Spectrum Noir Markers, Gold Leaf Pen, Foam Tape.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Number One Fan

Frantic Stamper is out with a new release called Proud of Dad. This card is a sample that I made for this release, featuring the Sneakers die, that comes in 2 sizes, the large, as shown, and a small pair, and the soccer ball from the Sports Ball Icons set. I also used the sentiment from the You're Number One die set. 

I wanted my card to represent Canada's Women's Soccer, in the red and white, with the addition of the blue laces which many of the players wore, and, yes I am a fan. I used a red card base and die cut the shoes and soccer balls from white cardstock. I used matte glue to attach the soccer balls, and propped the shoes up with foam dots. The shoe laces I coloured with Zig brushes, and done. 

Thank you for visiting today.
Products Used: All dies from Frantic Stamper, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, Aura Red Cardstock, Zig Brushes, Foam Dots.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

BFF with Joy Clair and My Sweet Petunia

Today I am happy to share with you that My Sweet Petunia will be working with Joy Clair Stamps throughout the month of March. And, our design team members will be posting to the My Sweet Petunia blog several days a week to celebrate.
There will be two different design teams, full of talented ladies that will surely inspire you along of this month. And of course there will be prizes to share with you!!! Just be sure to leave comments during this month in all our posts, so you can be entered to win one of two $25 Joy Clair Stamps Gift Card or Certificate and a MISTI (original or mini, your choice)!!! 

All the projects created for the March Challenges have been created using My Sweet Petunia in combination with Joy Clair Stamps. For more details on how to create these projects, please visit the designer's blogs. A list of each of the Design Teams can be found on the Home page of My Sweet Petunia and Joy Clair Stamps Blogs. You can also find the Rules on the Joy Clair Blog.

Now, more about my card.
I think there are many of us that do not have breakfast in the morning, and I am one of those, along with many of my friends. Some of my best mornings are spent with friends over coffee, whether in person or on the phone. That is what my card represents. 
For my background, I started by stamping Coffee to Go using embossing ink and Lindy's Midnight Copper Embossing Powder.
 I then used Ken Oliver Color Burst in Lemon Yellow and Orange to do the panel, sprinkling the powder on my watercolour panel and spritzing with water, then moving back and forth and up and down to move the colour. I did 2 layers of colour. 
Once dry, I die cut the panel using Frantic Stamper's Deckled Rectangle die and attached it to my card base on fun foam, then cut the Square Tangled Frames by Frantic Stamper using copper glitter paper. I then printed colour on vellum paper using my computer. The colour is a dark yellow shade, but I turned it over and used the opposite side as shown in the picture below. I measured the size I needed and cut it separate as the die cuts the inside, not outside. I glued it to the die cut glitter frame using matte glue.
Once I finished making the frame, I attached it to my card front and placed the card back in my Misti to stamp the sentiment, Breakfast Friends Forever from the Joy Clair Stamp Set of the same name, using Dew Drops Brilliance Crimson Copper Ink, which I set with my heat gun.
I hope you enjoy this card and wish to thank you for stopping by.
Products Used: My Sweet Petunia MISTI, Joy Clair Coffee to Go Background Stamp, Joy Clair Best Friends Forever Stamp Set, Frantic Stamper Deckled Rectangle Die Set, Frantic Stamper Square Tangled Frames Die Set, Ken Oliver Color Burst Lemon Yellow and Orange, Vellum, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Dew Drops Brilliance Copper Ink, VersaMark Embossing Ink, Lindy's Midnight Copper Embossing Powder, Simon Says Stamp Copper Glitter Paper, Fun Foam, Dew Drops.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Thank you

Good morning everyone!

I would like to share this thank you card that I did using the beautiful stencil from Hero Arts called Large Flower. It is such a fun stencil to use. I did this using sponge daubers as I wanted more control over where the ink went.
I first die cut my panel using my stitched rectangle die, then taped the back of my cardstock to my work space and positioned the stencil in place, using washi tape. To do stencils, I use a piece of white paper that I have laminated to a 8.5x11 piece. I can daub off on it and turn it easily making this kind of stencilling more uniform. I stencilled using one colour only, being Melon. Once the flower was done I put the stencil panel in my Misti and stamped the sentiment several times using Spring Rain. I added Wink of Stella to the flower centre, then attached the panel on fun foam to my card base. 
What you say ... no sequins! I felt it did not need to be dressed any further. 😉

Thank you for visiting today.
Products Used: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, Hero Arts Large Flower Stencil, Altenew Majestic Blooms for the sentiment, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Ink Melon and Spring Rain, Wink of Stella Clear, Fun Foam.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Sending Hugs

This is I think my first floral card for 2018, and as spring is on the way, I will be doing more floral cards in the days to come. 

I started this card by die cutting the piece of watercolour paper using my stitched rectangle die, then placing it in my Mini Misti, inking the flowers using the 2 different colours of Ranger ink. I then turned the paper around and did the same for the second flower. Once that was complete I stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. I then added water to the flowers and dropped in some watercolours in a very loose fashion adding a damp brush around the edges of the flowers to spread the colours out. I then stamped the hugs sentiment in the black and once all was dry, I attached the panel to my pink card base using foam tape. For the sending you I stamped on watercolour paper and die cut using my small fishtail label die and attached on some fun foam. And, as a day without sequins is like a day without sunshine, down went a few sequins using the same colours.

I played in 2 challenges today, using these pictures as my inspiration pieces. The details follow.
This from the Joy Clair Challenge.
 And this is from the Splitcoaststampers Challenge.

during the month of March My Sweet Petunia and Joy Clair Stamps will be working together, so you will see more coming from the design teams for both companies. And, there are prizes so make sure you leave comments where ever you see the above graphic. You will find the graphic on the My Sweet Petunia Blog, the Joy Clair blog, or the blogs of any of the design team members. A list of all team members for My Sweet Petunia can be found on the Home page and the list for Joy Clair's team can be found here.
You can find the details to the above challenges at the following links. The challenge at SCS is Splitcoaststampers, and the challenge for Joy Clair Stamps is here

Thank you for visiting my blog today. 
Products: My Sweet Petunia Mini Misti, Joy Clair Stamps Hugs and Smiles, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Frantic Stamper Double Stitched Fishtail Label Dies, Basis Pink Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Ranger Archival Inks Vibrant Fuchsia, Chrome Yellow, Jet Black, Schmincke Cad . Yellow Light and Naples Yellow Redish, Sequins, Foam Tape, Fun Foam.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

My Sweet Petunia (MISTI) and Ink Blot Shop Hop

I am talking bird talk today as part of a blog hop between Ink Blot Shop and My Sweet Petunia.
We are happy to have you join us for today's hop. There are beautiful cards to share with every one and prizes too.
 Everyone who comments on every blog of the hop will be entered to win one of two prizes offered, one a $50.00 shopping spree offered by My Sweet Petunia and the second prize offered by Ink Blot Shop consisting of your choice of 2 stamp sets, which can be seen here and here.

I did two cards for the hop today, using the stamp set called Flopsy Birds, which I just love. How fun are these birds?
and my Mini Misti.
This is the first card I did, and I named her "Show Off". 
I first started with the stencil where I mixed up some Color Burst paint powders. I painted the stencil design on watercolour paper with my damp paint brush loaded up with paint, using a #10 round sable brush. I personally swirl my brush in water and run it through my fingers to reduce the water, then pick up my colour. This leaves me with just enough water in my brush that the paint does not run under my stencil. I first painted using the yellow, then quickly added the alizarin crimson over it ... changing the colour to these beautiful shades of oranges and pinks.  
Once finished and dried I ran it through my machine with the wonky rectangle die. It was time to stamp the flamingo which I did in my Mini Misti. Leaving her in my Misti I started to paint the flamingo and as I wanted her to be the star of the show, I used the left over paints from the stencilling and dropped in some yellow, as well as adding lavender just over her eyes. I added a toned down yellow to her bill along with a grey and black ink, which I also added to her feathers. 
Putting my card together, I added the stencilled panel to fun foam, attaching to my card base, then attached the large grasses to the stencilled panel. I fussy cut the flamingo, styled her and attached her using foam dots, and finishing with sequins.

This is my second card, which I have named Chirp Tweet.
Again I stencilled a background on my card base. Once I finished the stencil I attached vellum over top, gluing under where the frame would be. I then die cut the frame and propped it up on foam dots. In my Mini Misti I stamped the images I wanted to use and watercoloured them, then fussy cut the birds and the branch. I added white gel pen to the bottom of the birds then styled them and attached using foam dots, and glued in the branch. I put my card back in my Misti and stamped the sentiments on the vellum, and finished with a few sequins. I have done a video doing this card which you can find here.

I hope you have enjoyed today's cards. 

Following is a list of the design team members that are participating in the hop today.

You should have arrived here from Jeanne's blog,

if not, you will want to start at the beginning which you can find here.

Next up is Ceal.

Products used: My Sweet Petunia MISTI Mini, Ink Blot Shop Flopsy Birds Stamp Set, Impression Obsession 6 in 1 Rectangle Frame, ARTplorations Leaf Stencil, Crafter's Workshop Feathers, Impression Obsession Grass, Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles, Neenah 110lb Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press 140lb Watercolour paper, 36lb Vellum, Ken Oliver Color Burst Lemon Yellow and Alizarin Crimson, Ranger Archival Inks Monarch Orange, Bright Tangelo, Paradise Teal, Vivid Chartreuse, Jet Black, Zig Clean Colour Brushes Orange, Carmine, Light Carmine, Light Orange, Light Green, May Green, Wink of Stella, White Gel Pen, Tim Holtz Distress Markers Dried Marigold, Foam Dots, Sequins, Fun Foam.

Monday, February 26, 2018

My Sweet Petunia and Heffy Doodle Blog Hop

Welcome to today's hop between My Sweet Petunia and Heffy Doodle Stamps. 

We have much to share with you from the Design Teams, and a Giveaway.

But first, how do you join in for a chance to win? We will select from those who comment on all the blogs, 2 lucky people who will win one of two prizes: a $50.00 shopping spree at My Sweet Petunia or a  £25.00 shopping spree at Heffy Doodle.  Please be sure to leave your comments by Sunday, March 4th, at 11:59 pm Central time. The winner's will be announced on Tuesday, March 6th on the My Sweet Petunia and Heffy Doodle blogs.

I made a few cards for this hop. First up, I am using the Geology Rocks Stamp Set and my Mini Misti.

 I started off by heat embossing the diamonds with white embossing powder, then painting with Color Burst in Alizaron Crimson. Here is a picture showing the painting while still wet.
 I then stamped another single diamond using red ink, and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. I also stamped the sentiment close together, then inked in the hashtag and die cut it with my label die.
I styled the diamond and added some Wink of Stella to give it the "diamond" look.
Did you know that red diamonds are the rarest diamonds, and the most expensive, running at $300,000.00 for 0.20 carat. I guess I won't be getting one of these, so I will paint them. 😊
And, I did another diamond card leaning more to the pinks, and did a pink diamond which I also added Wink of Stella to. You can see the shine in this picture. For this card I used the "You're a Gem" sentiment. 
And, my third card for today takes us to Easter.
 For this card I used the adorable stamp set called Honey Bunny Boo. I arranged the stamps I wanted to use in my Mini Misti and stamped using black ink, then proceeded to colour with Zig Brushes and Kuretake Pearl Paints. To put it all together, I made a little scene for the bunnies, die cutting some grass and tucking the eggs in the grass and the carrots out front. I then die cut the Easter die in white card stock and sponged on the colour, then stamped the sentiment using the same colour. 
I hope you have enjoyed these cards.

Following is the list and links of those participating in today's hop. You should have arrived here Jessica McAfee's blog, and next up is Tallie Clewley

Have fun, and don't forget to comment.

me - Kia Gibson-Clapper - me
Dennice Watts
Ali Farmer

Products: My Sweet Petunia Mini Misti, Heffy Doodles Geology Rocks Stamp and Die Set, Heffy Doodles Honey Bunny Boo Stamp Set, Neenah Cardstock,  Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Altenew Red Ruby Ink, Ranger Archival Black and Manganese Blue Inks, Zig Clean Colour Brushes, Ken Oliver Color Burst Alizarin Crimson, Kuretake Pearl Paints, White and Clear Embossing Powders, VersaMark Embossing Ink, Wink of Stella, Wonky Rectangles, Sequins. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Wreath Bunny

One of my favourite challenges to partake in is the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. There are so many different sites that the hostess' find for us to wander through. Today the site is Antique Farm House and I picked this for my inspiration. I have wanted to do this kind of wreath/bunny for awhile.
And, it is an easy card to make, which is a bonus as I am busy these days. 

I started out by stencilling two of the centre parts of my stencil using the rosie cheeks ink, and die cut them using my circle dies. I then die cut my piece for the background panel and embossed it with the leafy vine embossing folder. I wanted the embossed piece on foam and I wanted a slight frame to the background, so I ran a piece of fun foam through my machine, which made it bigger and sponged on the colour before attaching the cardstock piece. The bunny ears are from my cuddly bunny die set, again sponging the centre parts of the ears. I added the panel to my card base, style and attached the bunny pieces on foam dots, added the bows and a gem to complete. 
I know the perfect little girl this can go to.

Thanks for visiting today. 
Products: Frantic Stamper Cuddly Bunny (ears) and Large Solid Paper Bow, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Taylored Expressions Leafy Vine, Stencil Girl Rose Window Stencil, Spellbinders Nesting Circles, Memory Box Bow, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock in 110lb., Simon Says Stamp Rosie Cheeks Ink, Fun Foam, Memory Box Bow, Gem, Foam Dots.

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