Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thankful for the MISTI blog hop


Welcome, and thank you for joining us for today's 
Thankful for the MISTI Blog Hop.

Giveaway

And yes, there is a fabulous giveaway from 
My Sweet Petunia for two ... yes 2 Misti's!  Your choice
 of the Original or Mini Misti. One for you and one to
 give away to a friend or relative you are thankful for. 
The winner will be drawn from all who leave comments 
on all the blogs in the hop, and will be announced on Monday, November 28th, 2016 on Lydia's Blog.

So, be sure to visit the fabulous designers and leave a comment (one per blog please) for your chance to win.


I am thankful for My MISTI (I have the Mini and the Original) for 
several reasons. My stamping life changed immensely when I bought my Mini Misti. Suddenly stamping became fun and not a chore to be ignored. My Mini Misti has given me the confidence and the push to delve into the stamping world. 
And, I have never looked back! With the Misti, I can ink my image as many times as needed to get that beautiful finished look. If I miss part of my stamp when inking, not a problem, I re-apply the ink and stamp again. And, my stamped images are straight - finally, which makes such a difference to a finished card. I could go on, but let us get on with the hop!

 Following is my card that I made for today's hop. 
I lined up my paper following the lines on the Mini Grid 
Paper. I did not need to use the magnets as I was 
stamping on 140lb watercolour paper with a cling foam stamp. My experience has been the paper stays in place, and it did. I inked my image several times for that great impression, but I also wiped the stamp and inked in a different colour for this image. 
I then trimmed my paper down and sponged on additional distress inks in Fossilised  Amber and Ripe Persimmon.

With my aqua brush I activated the distress inks, adding
 a bit more of the Rusty Hinge as need. 
 
 I then matted my panel to black cardstock and adhered
 to my card base and place it back in my Misti to add some leaves falling, but wanted  a bit of pop, so I stamped my leaves in Intense Black. And, as this little leaf is very old, it took several inking's to get that good impression.
I then added my sentiment, also stamped in the 
Intense Black Ink. 
 
My finished card with a few sequins added for a 
bit of sparkle.
Thank you for visiting me today, following is a list of
the designers participating in today's hop.

Iliana Crouse
Lydia Fiedler
Kia Gibson-Clapper you are here
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Daniela Dobson
Ceal Pritchett
Maureen Wong
Laura Fulcher
My Sweet Petunia

Enjoy the Hop!
Products used: Deep Red Weathered Wall, Kaiser Craft Friendship Sentiments, Inkadinkado Mini Leaves, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink, Neenah Cardstock, Arches 140lb Watercolour Paper, Paper Garden Cardstock, Sequins.

166 comments :

  1. I love your clean and simple card. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Hello Kia: I love this beautiful Autumn card, the weathered look on the wood panel is lovely.
    Awesome and simple details, warm and very Autumnal colors.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  3. I really like the colors you've used, along with the black accents. Simple but very effective. Thx, too, for including the photos of your process with your Misti.

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  4. I love how you created your woodgrain background using multiple colours!! Awesome card!

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  5. love getting all the MISTI tips today!

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  6. It's good to know that you can bring life back to the older stamps that weren't stamping so well just with the use of the MISTI. I have so many stamps that I don't use because they don't stamp completely the first time, but I don't own a MISTI so the stamps are not being used. Winning a MISTI would be life changing for me. I've read all the other DT members blogs and how the MISTI has improved their stamping, and you are all expert stampers to begin with. I am not a big stamper because I avoid buying stamps that I know I won't be able to use. But with a MISTI I would be able to buy those beautiful layered stamps without worry. I am thankful for this opportunity to possibly win one and give one to a friend who also doesn't own one.

    Kia, your card is beautiful as always. Thank you for all the tips you gave and the inspirational idea of stamping with multiple colors to achieve the gorgeous effect you achieved.

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  7. I love your card! Thanks so much for your detailed explanations. I would be so thankful to win a MISTI, as it's getting harder and harder to stamp as my hands stiffen more with arthritis, and my images often are incomplete, so I have to throw card stock out and start over.

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  8. This is such a beautiful combination of simple techniques!
    Stunning! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  9. Beautiful card and perfect for Thanksgiving. Enjoy the holiday!

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  10. Beautiful weathered wood look. Thanks for sharing your technique. I'd love to be able to share the joy of misti with a friend.

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  11. Oh my gosh...I absolutely love this gorgeous card you have created. Got my fingers crossed for a free Misti...and the fun of sharing one with a dear crafty friend.

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  12. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. Your card today is beautiful.

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  13. Pretty card -- yep - that MISTI - she is invaluable! I am thankful I found this hobby 20+ years ago!

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  14. Hi Kia, your card is beautiful and thank you for a clear tutorial.

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  15. Really cool card! MISTI is a great tool for re-stamping a light image..

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  16. Really nice card - I love the background. I love my MISTI, too!

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  17. Beautiful cards! Excellent use of the Misti!

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  18. Simple, yet really beautiful card. Love it

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  19. I love, love your card - it is beautiful! I think I am going to have to get those stamps!

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  20. What a wonderful fall card! Thank you for sharing your idea!

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  21. Very cool card and and well done tutorial on how to use the MiSTI. I am thankful for the MISTI because it not only helped me be a better stamper but it enabled my Art class students to stamp their own sentiments for their Mother's Day cards that we make in class. I am hoping to acquire more of them so my students won't have to wait so long in line to use it.

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  22. Ooh, I love your card!
    I'm thankful that the Misti was created because it's a fabulous tool.

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  23. Wow! What a great idea, I need to try that, using the MISTI, of course.

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  24. Beautiful card. I am thankful for all of the fabulous people in my life.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  25. Beautiful. Just beautiful. Love the fall colours (as I look out my window and the blanket of snow).

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  26. Such a beautiful card! I love it, thank you for the inspiration!

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  27. love your wood panel the colors are perfect fall colors, and i agree the MISTI gives you confidence when stamping

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  28. LOVE your card! The background is perfect for it! I know I am thankful for my Mini MISTI because I have gotten my stamping groove back thanks to it! It is nice to know that I can stamp an image numerous times and get it in the same place EVERY time!!! Confidence and pride of stamping is now a part of my crafting life again! TFS!

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  29. Thank you for being so detailed. I always use my magnets I will try stamping without.I am thankful for my MISTI

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  30. Great card! Thanks for the how to.

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  31. Beautiful card! Love your background! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  32. Just love your card and your "how to" for creating it. It's fun to read how you use the Misti and learn from your experience with it. I'm thankful you take the time to share with us your creativity. Thank you.

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  33. Love your card. Thanks for the background info.

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  34. Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  35. Love your card and that background is AWESOME! I have never thought of using several colors to stamp with. Have tried to make a background like this and now I think with your instruction...it will turn out!!

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  36. Your card is gorgeous - love the depth you achieve with the multiple colors. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  37. Beautiful card. I love your ink color combination for Fall.

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  38. Beautiful card, love the falling leaves. Happy Thanksgiving! 😀

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  39. Beautiful card. I love the leaves. Thank you for being a part of this giveaway.

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  40. Love your card...I love my misti and I am so thankful for it's invention as I am now able to mass produce cards for the holidays!!!!!

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  41. love your card the woodgrain background is great with the leaves.

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  42. Lovely card! I am thankful for the crafting industry, which inspires us to create.

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  43. How pretty. The woodgrain is lovely. I would not have thought to blend those two colors for the woodtones, but it came out great. Thank you for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  44. Lovely card!
    I am thankful to the almighty for all the blessing he has showered on me.
    I don't own any stamping tool though I have collected few stamps but getting a stamping tool like MISTI is out of my budget now.. Guess will to wait for a year! I would be grateful to MISTI if I could win it.

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  45. Gorgeous card! I love that wood grain background.

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  46. This is beautiful. I love this technique. Thank you.

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  47. What a very lovely card; simple and elegant

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  48. I love your card !!!! Love the techinque

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  49. HOW BEAUTIFUL KIA! I LOOOOVE the card you've made! I think I need to try this with one of my background stamps! ;) SUPER JOB!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! ;)

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  50. Your card turned out fabulous! The joys of using a MISTI.

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  51. How lovely this card is...perfect for Thanksgiving. Another MISTI wonder.

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  52. love the colors you used for the wood grain panel, not the typical browns that I usually use. Will have to try this combo and get out of my box.

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  53. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your background technique. Will definitely give this a try. Also, a great way to showcase the MISTI.

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  54. I love the idea and the outcome of using the intense black! I would have never thought f using it. Your card is very stately looking. The MISTI would be a great addition to my stash. Lol

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  55. Oh... I love your card and stamps. Beautiful!!
    I'm also in love with the way the MISTI works. It is on my list of need. lol
    Thanks so much for sharing your expertise with all of us.
    XO Nana

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  56. I love how you did your wood background. Gorgeous card!

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  57. A tool that improves my stamping technique is a tool that I need! I still don't have a MISTI, but would love to use one to make multiples or just to get a nice crisp image. I love that background technique and the pretty fall card.

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  58. A warm, weathered, wonderful card that evokes autumn and Thanksgiving for me. Well done.

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  59. Love! Need to invest in some good inks. My cards never look so vibrant!

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  60. Nice card, now that wonter here even looks better! Corpora are beautiful!

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  61. Beautiful card. Love the colors and the leaves!

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  62. The MISTI makes so many things easier from full background stamps to sentiments.

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  63. I loved the outcome of the stamping before you blended.... but after blending that changed everything. I would be grateful to have a Misti and I would share with my little sister if I was lucky enough to win one. Thanks for the inspiration

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  64. Love this card! I learn so much from you all sharing so freely. Thank you!

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  65. A work of Art! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Beautiful card! One of my favorite things about the original Misti is that it's easier to stamp the larger background stamps, which were always hard for me to line up. I can't imagine stamping without it now!

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  67. MISTI makes life easy. Beautiful background

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  68. Beautiful card! I love the woodgrain background and the pretty leaf design! I love the ability to re-stamp a solid image like the leaf stamp. And to get the sentiment exactly where I want it! Lots of great ideas on using the MISTI on the hop!

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  69. Awesome card. Great choice of colors for the background. Thank you for sharing your techniques

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  70. Beautiful background. Thanks

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  71. Very pretty card! TFS! & thanks for the chance to win. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  72. Your card is awesome, thanks for the great inspiration!!

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  73. I absolutely love the gorgeous background! Stunning card!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family!

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  74. Great card! I've seen this technique before but now quite the way you achieved it. You did a fantastic job. Thank you for sharing and for the opportunity to win such a great prize. I know my friend, Kim Schaeffer Venezia, will be thrilled to receive on as well should I win.

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  75. Nice card for fall with it's rich background colors. Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  76. I love the background and the simple elegance of your card. Awesome!

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  77. I love your card and the Misti!!! I am very thankful for my family and my best crafting buddy, Hilary:)

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  78. i love that distressed wood look. Great card

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  79. Your card is stunning. I love the contrast with the black leaves and that little bit of sparkle is just genius.

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  80. AWESOME Card, I love the falling leaves! I am thankful for my sweet crafting/water exercise friend Michelle!

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  81. The greatest tool ever would love to have my own.

    Ann

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  82. Love the background technique. I will be trying it on my next card. Thank you!

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  83. Beautiful card! I love the colors!!

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  84. Simple, clean, beautiful card--love it!

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  85. Such a warm card, thank you for sharing and Happy thanksgiving from Australia.
    Such a lovely celebration, I'm thankful for the many blessings I have my family first and foremost but also the generosity of my crafting community who open share their creation to inspire and sprinkle a little love around 💕

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  86. Wow! This is a classy and gorgeous card!

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  87. Wonderful card! Love the weathered wood look. This would make an awesome men's birthday card! I am so thankful for all the wonderful people out there in blogland! I never have to worry about finding inspiration with so many of you talented artists sharing their creations with us. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  88. Beautiful card and I love the background with the gorgeous colors.

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  89. Isn't it so marvelous to be able to re-stamp to get a truly dark or full image! Love the background that you created. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  90. Beautiful card. Love the colors.

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  91. Beautiful work on
    your card! I love
    using my Mini MISTI
    for the same reasons
    you stated. Makes it
    so easy to get the
    look you want. My
    Mom would love to
    win the extra MISTI
    as she is just getting
    into stamping would
    be able to stamp so
    easy with it. Happy
    Thanksgiving.
    Carla from Utah

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  92. Your card is beautiful. The Misti is the most amazing stamp tool I've ever used and it would be wonderful to win one for my daughter!

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  93. Terrific Card idea. I love my MISTI and hope I can win this one for my daughter in Law.

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  94. Such a pretty card, I just love the gorgeous background you created! I am always amazed at all of the different techniques that can be used with the MISTI. The MISTI is definitely on my wish list and I would love to gift one to a crafty sister! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  95. Love the wood grain in the background.
    I'm thankful for my daughter who loves
    to make greeting cards too. We can
    get together and play to our hearts
    content.
    thanks for sharing a great card.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  96. I am also one of those rare card makers who does not (yet) own a MISTI. I hope that will change soon.

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  97. love your card and how the texture stands out on it. love my Misti, I had a mini first and just moved on up to the full sized one.

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  98. Oh I have so many stamps I could finally use. Thanks for sharing

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  99. Great background with even stamping... so hard without a MISTI!

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  100. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us. Isn't the MISTI wonderful?!?!?! It makes things so much easier and I can be more creative.

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  101. Gorgeous card! I love the effect you achieved and the pretty fall color! Thanks for the tips!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  102. So pretty, love the fall colors!

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  103. Oh, to own a Misti and be able to make
    beautiful cards like the ones shown on this
    hop!!!

    Faith in Florida

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  104. Wow such a beautiful card and so creative. Love it.

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  105. Such a bright fall card! I love how the wood grain pops!

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  106. What a beautiful card and I see now how a MISTI is a must to get those clean professional looking results. A MISTI is definitely on my wishlist, thanks for the chance to win one or two. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  107. Beautiful card! I just love the Misti, it's a huge game changer with stamping!

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  108. Gorgeous card!! Reall like that background-so pretty!

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  109. I don't have a Misti (yet), but I can't wait to try some of the techniques I see on all these blogs. I am so inspired, and Thankful on this Thanksgiving day, for my family, especially my new granddaughter.

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  110. Your falling leaves are just beautiful - I love my MISTI more than any other tool in my craft room!

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  111. Wow this card is stunning - this misti is so useful -love it:)

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  112. I've never tried partially assembling a card and putting it back in the Misti to overstamp the edges.........love this idea. Thanks for sharing how you made your beautiful card and Happy Thanksgiving. You've given me great incentive to try other things with my mini misti. Appreciated.

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  113. Gorgeous card, I just love fall colors. I've got to try stamping on watercolor paper.

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  114. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for the trick.
    Before having a Misti, I gave up with stamping as I could never get a perfect image. Now, I can re-stamp as many time as necessary, it's fabulous !
    I'd love to offer the second Misti to a friend of mine, also card maker, who was always present last August when I needed a second pair of hands with my sick dog.

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  115. What a gorgeous background and I love that you made the feathers go out of the box! I'm tickled to have the chance to gift a MISTI to my crafting bestie, Mary, who encourages me so much in my crafting endeavors... it's such a genius tool!

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  116. Very pretty. I like the wood grain and the falling leaves.

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  117. Ism a huge fan of the out of the box. Love it!

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  118. Beautiful card! I'd be thankful for straight sentiments and images with the Misti!

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  119. I love the placement of your leaves. I'm thankful for my family.

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  120. Totally amazing. I am thankful for the bloggers who inspire us.

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  121. Totally amazing. I am thankful for the bloggers who inspire us.

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  122. Happy Thanksgiving! Such a pretty card Kia. Love the layers of fall colors. I love the MISTI. I have a regular size, but often could use the mini. I am so thankful for my mother-in-law. She holds the family together!

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  123. BEAUTIFUL card!!!
    WOW - your background is GORGEOUS - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and MISTI tips :)
    PS - I'm ever-so-thankful for my crafty friend Beryl Somervell. Even though we have never met in person, we have become the very best of friends over the years, enjoying regular "visits" together on Skype. We share our crafty adventures and everything else happening in our lives :)

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  124. Your card is beautiful Kia, don't you love when you have a stamp so long and still use it??!! I love your blog header too the overall look is so refreshing and your artwork is incredible. I'm so thankful for crafters like you who selflessly share their talent and I'm grateful for my new stamping friend Renee who would love a MISTI (almost) as much as me.

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  125. Such a beautiful card! Love all the inspiration on this hop!

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  126. Gorgeous card. I love that you stamped the leaves off the main image. Great look! Thanks for sharing!

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  127. OMGEE what a stunning card. Beautiful design and perfect for fall or any time! TFS and inspiring!

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  128. Love your card......and would love to have a Misti of my very own and 1 to share with a friend!

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  129. I love the look! I have a wood grain stamp, and would like to try it out like this. My friend Carole Ebel would love to win a Misti.

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  130. Oh wow! Such amazing giveaway!!!
    Gorgeous card!!!
    I haven't a Misti yet but I'm sure the Misty would make everything so much easier! Crossing my fingers!!!
    Anyway, I hope you had spent a beautiful Thanksgiving! I'm Italian and we don't celebrate it but I think it's always a good thing stop to give thanks for all we have.

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  131. I love the wood grain background and the CAS card you created.

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  132. Gorgeous card would work great as a masculine card to

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  133. Beautiful card! I love the pop the black gives. MISTI is the most incredible stamp tool invented!!!

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  134. I am thankful for the chance to win a MISTI and my friend would love to win, too! Your card is very inspiring... love it! My wish list is getting tattered and torn!

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  135. Beautiful simple looking card.

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  136. Thank you for the beautiful card and the very helpful tutorial

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  137. I love that you can stamp over and over to get a great image. Would give Misti to my friend

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  138. Your card is lovely and the tutorial was very informative. Thanks!

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  139. Beautiful card. I don't own a Misti, but sure would like to. I struggle with stamping sentiments straight so think this would help. It would be so fun to share this with my other stamping friends.

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  140. Lovely card! I love my MISTI for making more than one card at each session!

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  141. I really love the wooden background stamp and especially love that you took an older leave stamp to show how new it can stamp by using the MISTI. I really enjoyed your techniques. This truly would be a wonderful tool to own and to share with my friend Gail. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  142. Really pretty fall colors and I love the background.

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  143. I love the colors of the background panel - very pretty.

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  144. Thank you, Kia, for sharing your beautiful card! Love the fall colors!

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  145. Great card! The MISTI takes the scariness out of background stamps by allowing you to stamp again if you don't get a complete impression. With it I might be able to convince my friend, Teri to try background stamps.

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  146. Just getting a chance to hop, fabulous card! Don't know how I ever stamped without the MISTI

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  147. Thanks for sharing your awesome autumn card and for the chance to win a Misti. I still have never used one but it looks like a must-have

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  148. Wonderful stamp Kia thanbks for sharing how you gave it life and how using the misti made an extended life for a dear little stamp who has already proved its worth.

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