Friday, May 26, 2017

Welcome to the Unity & My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop & Giveaway!



     Thanks so much for stopping by to see my projects utilizing the amazing MISTI, by My Sweet Petunia, and beautiful stamps from one of my favorite companies, the Unity Stamp Company.   


     This is my very first blog hop and I'm so excited to be included in this one specifically.  If you haven't heard, I head up the MISTI Fan Club as President in Chief (totally made up) and am honored to be one of the stops on this ride.  Imagine my surprise when I found out we were spotlighting Unity as well!  I just love their stamps and pretty much stalk their Facebook site hourly.

     Here are my projects I created.  I hope you enjoy them!


     My first project was using Unity's May Sentiment Kit,  ...happy snail mail. It''s such a cute set and I immediately fell in love with it!  I used my MISTI to stamp and emboss my image perfectly.  For a little flair, I put three dots of different colored Nuvo Drops in the mushroom circles and swirled them together using a straight pin.  I think it's kinda cool.  I thought I made this up all on my own, but a friend said she saw someone else do it....doh!  (maybe Jennifer McGuire)




     This little snail is so cute, I thought I'd make a note-card and matching envelope real quick.  My MISTI Creative Corners helped me stamp off my image over the side of the paper, giving me a sturdy corner to work with.  They also helped me create my rough square on my envelope, which I drew over to make thicker.




     Lastly, I used one of my favorite Unity stamps, Mystical Mermaid, to create a card using what I call "selective embossing."  I first stamped on my watercolor paper using the MISTI and black detail ink.  I then watercolored the image.  After I was happy with the look, I took a VersaMarker and colored directly onto the red rubber of the stamp where I wanted gold embossing.  Hopefully you can see in the picture that it's her body and hair piece embossed and not her arms, hair or flowers on her fins.  I then took the same marker and dabbed all the dots to make them look like bubbles using silver embossing powder.




     Thank you so much for taking a moment to look at my creations.  It was very fun to collaborate with these two amazing businesses.

     ***Watch my quick video below to see how easy it is to transition between stamping with thin, clear photopolymer stamps to the thicker red rubber, foam mounted stamps.





GIVEAWAY: As a spectacular THANK YOU for visiting all our pages, Unity & My Sweet Petunia are having a drawing to award prizes for those that comment on every site. 

     Unity will award three (3) prize packs.  One to each of the three winners.
My Sweet Petunia will be awarding winners choice of MISTIS. Please comment by May 30th, 2017.  The drawing will be held at noon (CST).  Winners will be posted on both My Sweet Petunia and Unity blogs on May 31st, 2017.  Good luck to everyone!

     Here is the listing of bloggers participating in this fun endeavor!  Make sure you comment on every blog to qualify for the prize drawings!










109 comments:

  1. What great coloring and NUVO drops for the toadstool. Love the flowers in the mermaid's tail also!

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  2. Delightful!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  3. Great cards. Love the snail and the matching envelope is so pretty. Beautiful mermaid too! Congratulations on you first blog hop!

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  4. Gorgeous cards, Marci!! Love the snail card!!

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  5. Oooohhh--off the edge stamping is fun. Love the mermaid, too.

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  6. Love the off edge stamping and can never get enough of that mermaid!

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  7. That mermaid is gorgeous! And love the snail mail note card and matching enevelope!

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  8. Love that you decorated your envelope. Very pretty cards too!

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  9. gorgeous.. loving them all .. that mermaid made me swoon with delight. thanks

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  10. Just ordered some Nuvo drops. Can't wait to get them now.

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  11. I LIKE that you are showing the difference between the Misti & other stamping tool/s.... MISTI IS THE "ORIGINAL!" ;) Your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I LOOOVE the Snail Cards & envelope, & what you did with the Nuvo Drops too! AND your Mermaid Card is BEAUTIFUL! LOOOOVE the embossing & the water coloring!!!!! JUST GORGEOUS!

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  12. LOVE your mushroom and the mermaid is stunning.

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  13. I love the creative corners for the MISTI! Your cards are lovely. :)

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  14. Love the mermaid card. I need to get that set.

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  15. Love how bright and colorful your cards are!!

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  16. cool technique on the toadstool & LOVE that mermaid!

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  17. love the technique you have used here!

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  18. oh my oh my.. love that snail on the envelope colored in.. how awesome is that .. and I love the liquid dots you put on it.
    thanks for sharing
    paula Driver

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  19. Love, love, love your cards. I need to get the Nuvo drops I love how you used three different colors on that mushroom. Stunning coloring on that mermaid and the creative corners are on my wish list.

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  20. Gorgeous stamping and coloring. I love both cards! For being new at this, you did an excellent posting. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Well done!!!!

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  21. Thanks for sharing your mermaid and snail cards... loved the Nuevo drops and selective embossing details in each! Thanks for your video showing off the misti. 😊

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  22. Really cute cards! Love the design.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  23. I love all of your cards, but I think the Snail Mail note-card and envelope are my favorite. So cute!!

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  24. Wow, your mermaid card is simply stunning!
    But I really adore the mushroom note card/envie; cute!

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  25. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  26. Adorable cards Marci, I love the way you did the mushroom - so cool.

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  27. The Nuvo drops on the mushroom are SO cool! I love the way you stamped on the edge for your next two cards and your mermaid is so pretty!

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  28. Those little snail cards are so cute! I especially love your use of the Nuvo Drops on the mushroom! However, your mermaid is soooo pretty! Thanks for sharing your special creativity!

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  29. WAit what? ! I need to go try different Nuvo Drops together. Thanks for the tip

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  30. So many great ideas in your post. Great uses for the creative corners and I love your Nuvo swirl dots. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Love that idea with the Nuvo drops.

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  32. Beautiful cards! Love how you did the mushroom. Thanks for the video.

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  33. Awesome cards! Love the dimension on the mushroom, and that mermaid is amazing! Fabulous design and coloring!

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  34. Your mermaid card is stunning! Beautiful coloring.

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  35. Wow! Gorgeous cards and colors!!!

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  36. Love your cards and the envelope is beautiful! Just beautiful work Marci!

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  37. Great technique! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. The mermaid is absolutely beautiful! I also like the snail mail, especially the use of 3 colors of nuvo drops together

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  39. Beautiful cards Marci! Love all the circles on your first card! Your coloring is awesome

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  40. Beautiful cards. I'm totally in love with your matching envelope.

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  41. I love your beautiful creations.

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  42. Fabulous!!! The select embossing is such a good idea, but it would be really hard to do without a MISTI, so I must get one... Right?

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  43. I don't think my comment came through! Your mermaid is STUNNING! I have the image but haven't used it yet! LOVE!

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  44. I love mixing the nuvo drops like that. Great idea.

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  45. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Great, great examples! Thank you!

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  47. Love the gold embossing on the mermaid.
    The dots on the mushroom pop.
    Great idea to add the paper dots
    on the side.
    thanks for sharing.

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  48. Love the colors of your mushroom card.

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  49. So many wonderful techniques you shared. Love the Nuvo drop mix and the envelope tips.

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  50. So creative, Marci. Those dots, how clever. And I must get my hands on the creative corners.

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  51. Love the dots! You showed me first, so there! LOL! Loved that you used the gold embossing powder for the mermaid tail, it created a great contrast with the colors

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  52. i love the dots, never saw that trick before either. your offset snail note card is as cute as a...well, as cute as a "bug". :)

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  53. The technique "selective embossing" on the mermaids hair piece and tail is stunning along with the bubbles .

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  54. That mermaid is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Cute idea to make a matching envelop.

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  56. Still not sure how the square helps stamp off the edge. But, love the cards. That little snail is really getting a work out!

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  57. Ok CREATIVE CORNERS + MISTI + UNITY MIRROR STAMP TOOL + HAPPY SNAIL MAIL = a reeeeeeeally happy stampin momma!!! Love all the tips! TFS!

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  58. The mermaid card is my favorite.

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  59. I hadn't seen the swirled dots before and I like the idea. I also really like the selective embossing.

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  60. I have that mermaid stamp I just love that you added the gold embossing powder!! Gorgeous!! Cute snail love the mushroom never heard of nuvo.

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  61. Your cards are amazing! I love that note and envelope set - so clever!

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  62. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the Nuvo and embossing ideas!

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  63. I'm glad you showed a couple of uses for the Creative Corners. Love your Happy Snail Mail projects. I'm waiting for my kit to arrive. 😊

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  64. I especially like all the project ideas you made with the adorable snail image--and I often need belated card ideas b/c I am usually in catch-up mode :)

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  65. As I scrolled through your blog I found each creation more breath taking! That mermaid knocked my socks off!

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  66. Love the sea colors on this lady!

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  67. Great projects. Cute ones with the snail and beautiful mermaid

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  68. That mystical mermaid card is charming

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  69. Your mermaid card is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing. Fun blog hop!

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  70. I love the dots on the first card!

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  71. great cards- love the mermaid one - so pretty Debi x

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  72. Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  73. Beautiful cards, love the mermaid.

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  74. Your mermaid card is stunning!!!

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  75. Love your techniques...ive learned so much ♡♡♡

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  76. Marci, I love how you use many and various techniques to achieve such stunning looks in your cards. They are beautiful. Thank you!

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  77. This hop maybe dangerous. Unity stamps is new to me and I already have three things on my wishlist

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  78. Marci, your mermaid is soooooo gorgeous! I can't wait to try that technique. I absolutely love the Misti and all we can with it!

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  79. Wonderful cards using the Misti and Unity stamps!

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  80. Pretty cards. Thank you for sharing. Marcie

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  81. Loved the uses of the stamps and embossing. Stunning.

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  82. Oh that mystical mermaid! How wonderful. Love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  83. Great projects and great pics showing details with the Misti❣️ ty!

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  84. Great projects - those Nuvo dots are perfect.

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  85. Cute cards and great coloring! Thanks for sharing!

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  86. All of your cards are colored so beautifully! I especially love the mermaid and her background!

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  87. Awesome projects! Love the envelope you made!

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  88. Great cards. Thanks for sharing your MISTI ideas.

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