Friday, May 26

My Sweet Petunia and Unity Stamps Swap Hop!!

Hello friends!! Welcome to another collaboration blog hop between My Sweet Petunia and Unity Stamps!!

For today, I have a couple of projects I want to share with you, simple and fun ones. As soon as I got my stamps, I colored them, you know I wanted to have them ready to go ASAP, lol, well that didn't happen, but another story. True story though is that I love to color, relax me after a very long day of work and makes me happy too!!

TIP: I like to keep my image on my MISTI while coloring, I make less mess and don't lose my image (yeah, sometimes I can't find my colored images)
So, let me show you them to you.

Project 1: This project uses "I have no fears" set. Stamped the image using my MISTI on a white piece of cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink (x2). Colored one image with Spectrum Noir Markers, and the second one only the grass/flower part, then create a window with Oval dies. Stamped the sentiment on vellum and green ink and added to the left top corner. Finally, I added 3 little heart die-cuts. Added a piece of patterned paper under the adhered panels and to the card base.

Project 2: This card is super fun!! I honestly had another idea for this project, but love how it turned out. I stamped the super cute image in Memento Tuxedo black and the sentiment in Ken Oliver Red Ink from Start Each Day set, colored the image with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. Cut the panel and added it to a piece of patterned paper and added stitches, die-cut a couple of ric-rac piece and glue them together. Final touch was a pink button with silver thread.

Few details:
Remember to leave a comment in ALL the blog in this hop.
Three (3) winners will get a prize pack from Unity
One (1) winner will get a MISTI (Original or Mini, winner's choice)
You can leave a comment until May 30th at noon (Central time)
Winner will be announced on the Unity Blog and My Sweet Petunia Blog on may 31st.

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Hope you like them.
Have fun hopping!

Thursday, May 25

Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind

Hello friends! How are you all doing today? The long weekend is almost here! YAY!! I am planning a relax and crafty day, hopefully things go as planned ;)

Today, I have a super duper easy card, few pictures to show you the details using this brand new Rose Doodles stamp, the super cute stencil and the sentiment, that I love very much, from Technique Junkies, so let's get started.
  • First I started with a 6"x6" white card. Die-cut chapel kinda style and position my card base front, Rose Cluster stencil and die-cut, securing them with painter's tape. Then, I used Mustard Seed Distress Ink and started sponging from left to right, putting less pressure on the right side.

  •  After sponging, move the stencil a bit to the right and using a pink marker and trace on all the white parts.
  •  You will get something like this.

As a final touch I added pearls and the card was done!!

Now, you get these and more products over at the Technique Junkies store, and you can get 10% on your order using my code TJ10Giovana (excludes New releases and Clearance items)

Hope you like my project!
Have a fantastic day!

Before I go, the winner of the "Lollipop Flowers" stamp is "glittered paws", please send me an email with your info. Thanks for participating!

Monday, May 22

Let's Party!

Hello friends!! Happy Monday to you all. Sharing a quick and sparkly birthday card. For this project I used this fun set from Crafter's Companion "Party Time" and colored it with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. The patterned paper is from Birthday Party Collection.
AS you can see this is a  very easy card, a lot of fun coloring and who doesn't love cupcakes?! Change the sentiment and make it a "Have a sweet day" card ;)

Here you can see the sparkle on the cupcakes.

Entering this card to:

Hope you like it.
Have a fantastic day!

PS: Don't forget about my giveaway, enter HERE, I will keep it open until tonight!

Thursday, May 18

Beautiful YOU

Hello friends! Happy Thursday to you all. Hope you all mamas out there had a wonderful Mother's Day! I enjoyed breakfast in bed, church and then a a visit to one of the biggest nurseries in our area! Mentally, I have picked lots of trees and and redone my yard 100%, LOL. I just need the money to complete the job, maybe I can order a money tree, hehehe.

Anyway, I have a very simple card using one of the new stamps from Technique Junkies, this is called "Lollipop Flowers"
Here are the details:
  • Stamp image on a piece of watercolor paper in Versamark Watermark ink, then apply white embossing powder and heat set.
  • Then use Distress Inks, applying it in circular motion, mist water and clean the embossed image with a wipe or piece of paper.
  • Die-cut a piece of black cardstock (2 sides) and add it behind the piece, add sttiches.
  • Die-cut sentiment and adhere it to card. (these are from Concord & 9th)
  • Finally add few pearls.

Now, what about a fun giveaway!! I have a brand new "Lollipop Flowers" stamp to give away!
What do you need to do? Just leave me a comment, for an extra chance visit the Technique Junkies page and tell me what is your favorite stamp.  I will keep this open until May 21st and will post the winner on the 22nd.

Now, remember you can get a 10% off on your order using my code TJ10 Giovana
Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

Friday, May 12

Happy Hello!!

Hello friends! Happy Friday!! Hope your day had a great start, sharing today a happy and cute floral card.
Here are the details:
  • Stamp your images, this is how my card started ;) Here I am using Peony Scrolls by Altenew.

  •  Color the image, of course at this point I realized I didn't like how the background turned out, so I decided to fussy cut all the images. The images were colored with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.

Finally I added pearls and silver thread and the card was finished, this is a 6" x 6" card and I really love how turned out.

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, May 11

Life is a beautiful ride

Hello friends!! Today, I am sharing my first post as a Design Team Member, super excited. So today I have a card using a couple of new stamps for May release and this beautiful background image.

Here are the details:
  • Stamp "Flower Tapestry"  background image on a piece of Kraft cardstock in Glue Inkpad using your MISTI. (Keep your image on your MISTI)
  • Let the ink (glue) get tacky and apply gold gilding flakes, brush away any excess.
  • Position your image back on your MISTI and ink some areas of  the stamp with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • Stamp "Beautiful ride" sentiment in Jet Black Ink.
  • Stamp bicycle image from "Bicycle set" on a piece of vellum in Black Ink, add clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • Color some areas of the image, die-cut image as well as a piece of white cardstock and adhere it behind the vellum piece.
  • Adhere a piece of white cardstock behind background piece and add stitches, then adhere piece to card base.
  • Finally add sequins and a bow.

Hope you like it and give it a try!
Now, you can use my code to get a 10% discount on the Technique Junkies store (excludes new releases and Clearance items) like this beautiful background stamps ;)

Have a fantastic day!
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 10

Happy Mother's Day cards!

Hello friends! Happy Wednesday, hope you all are having a great day. I have been wanting to make Mother's Day cards for a long list of friends and family, but since I have been quite slow like a sloth, well didn't do anything. So last night I was like, Oh My Goodness!!! I need to make something quick and beautiful!! I entered in a Mother's Day card exchange and I felt horrible thinking my paired mama has nothing yet, so I picked few stamps and dies sets from different companies and started mix matching them and found the perfect pair! These sets are from Concord and 9th, love then very much, have you seen the new release?? I feel like I need them all and a money tree, LOL

Anyways, let me show you the set I made, a set of 4, well 3 here since I sent one already ;)

I used "Happy Words" set for "Mother's Day" part, "Happy Card Frame Dies" for "Happy" and the pretty heart  and flowers from "Layers of Love Die"

These cards were easy and fun to put together, I die-cut the heart frame on a piece of Watercolor paper and misted the panel with Pink Rose Spray. The flowers were die-cut in watercolor paper as well and color with Spectrum Aqua markers, the sentiment was stamped in JetBlack ink and the "Happy was die-cut in Rose Pearl Shimmering cardstock using Stick it in the back, a lot easier to adhere to the card panel., added few sequins, rhinestones and silver thread and the cards were done. The card base is White Cardstock. Size card is A2.

Hope you like them!
Have a fantastic day!

Monday, May 8

Crafter's Companion on HSN May 9th!!

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a great week, I was a little bit under the weather, sadly my neck and back pain are back, and really slowed me a lot, today I am feeling a bit better, well considering from last week pain. Anyway, I hope you have been following the Crafter's Companion FB event page, a lot of information going on about the new show on HSN!!
Our Amazing Sara Davies and Jennifer Tryon will be there showcasing the new products! I can't wait, seriously!

New products coming, the Design Team has been working hard to show you the best of all of them. In case you missed it, check out HERE, a note with all the products, schedule, shopping list and more! Believe me, you don't want to miss it.

If you like the Spectrum Noir Sparkle, I have a couple of projects to show, they are amazing! You can color with them just alone or mixing them with other colors or softening the color using your Clear pen! the possibilities are endless.

Can you see the sparkle goodness?! Amazing, right!!

Hope you can join us tomorrow.
Have an amazing day!!

Monday, May 1

Technique Junkies May Release Blog Hop

Hello friends!! Welcome to another month! and also to my first blog hop as a new design team member for Technique Junkies!! This month's release is full of adorable stamps. You can check them out HERE If are arriving here from Vicki's blog, you are in the right place, if not please go to the Technique Junkies blog to find the right order
Today I am showcasing 3 new stamps, let me show them to you.

Big Dreams: Since I saw this image I knew I wanted it, this new set is called "Big Dreams", this girl is adorable, don't you agree with me? Love the big hair and her dreamy face. 
I stamped the image on a piece of White Cardstock and colored it with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers (EB1, EB2, TN1, TN3, TN8, TN9, GY2, FS9, PP1, PP2, PP5), the sentiment was stamped on a piece of teal cardstock in Versamark Watermark ink and gold embossing powder. Die-cut a polaroid piece on white cardstock and added the image behind, mounted the sentiment with foam tape, then adhered the image to a gray base card. Finally, I added sequins and flowers (I will be sharing a tutorial on how I created the flowers, I used a TJ stamp, can you guess which stamp I used? 

Here a look of the entire card, love how it turned out.

This second card is super fun!! If you are a cat lover, you are gonna love this stamp!! This cute cat stamp is called "Crazy Cat Border". I stamped on a piece of watercolor paper in Versamark Watermark and White embossing powder, then sponged brown, yellows and oranges Distress inks to get a little bit of the mix of colors. Then I die-cut a panel from Kraft cardstock using 3 diferent circle sizes to create my windows for a shaker card. Looks like they are looking at each other from different windows. Then I added a die-cut cat (retired company)

Inside I used the "Cats and more cats" sentiment, it was heat embossed on a piece of gold cardstock. I stamped the crazy cat border on a piece of kraft cardstock in orange ink.

Now, hop over to Chris' blog and check out her wonderful creations!!

But there is more, from today until May 8th, this new May release has an instant 15% discount!!! Woo-hoo!! Get them all before the 8th, and in case you like any other stamp, you can use my code to get a 10% off, how cool is that!! My code is TJ10Giovana  (restrictions apply)

Hope you enjoy my projects and this beautiful hop!
Have a fantastic day!