Joy Clair Meets My Sweet Petunia: Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome to the Joy Clair & My Sweet Petunia’s Misti Blog Hop! We are so glad you joined us for this fun collaboration blog hop. We have two different design teams, full of talented ladies that will surely inspire you along the way. And of course amazing prizes to share with you!!!

For this blog hop, I made a watercolored card I using Anchor of Hope Bible Journaling Clear Stamps, My Redeemer Bible Journaling Clear Stamps, Mini MISTI stamping tool, Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad, Sakura Koi Water Colors Travel Kit, Canson Watercolor Paper, CTMH Designer Paper (retired).


For papercrafters who love making cards, tags or bo0kmarks, My Sweet Petunia – Mini MISTI is great stamping tool. I love the size that is compact and small enough, even for traveling ūüôā And Joy Clair stamps are high quality clear stamps and they have great designs for every day occasions, seasonal, and for Bible journaling.


First, I trimmed the watercolor paper into 2.25″ x 5.5″ and stamped the anchor on it. I created couple masks for the anchors and added on the stamped images, then I stamped the first wave image. Without moving the stamp on the lid, instead I moved the paper 1/5″ above and stamped the second wave under the first one. And I repeated it one more time for the third one. Next, I stamped the sentiment. What I love stamping Joy Clair stamp is they are clear and easy to do re-stamping with the MISTI to get crisp images and sentiment.


Once the stamping all done, I started to colored the images with watercolor paint. And then I decided to add couple birds in the sky at the last minute ūüôā I colored them with light grey watercolor paint. I dried the finished panel with craft heater to make sure everything dried well before I put it on the card.

I added the patterned paper on the card base with Tombow mono permanent adhesive runner, and then I added the finished watercolored panel on the card with Tombow Xtreme adhesive. And my card is done ūüôā



To have chances to win the prizes, make sure to leave comments on each design team’s blog (full list is below).¬†Joy Clair¬†is¬†giving away¬†2 (two) –¬†$25 Gift Cards/Certificates to the¬†Joy Clair Store¬†and¬†My Sweet Petunia¬†is giving away a MISTI (original or mini, your choice).

Joy Clair winners will be announced in Joy Clair Blog on April 30th, and MISTI winner will be announce on this page on April 14. Make sure to check on each blog to see if you are one of the winners!

Thanks for hopping along with us! Here’s the full list of the Blog Hop Participants:

Ilina Crouse

Martha Lucia Gomez

Jeanne Streiff

LeeAnn McKinney

Maureen Wong

Kerry Urbatch

Lydia Fiedler

Lori Kobular

Kia Gibson-Clapper

Donna Idlet

Ceal Pritchett

Lindsay Adreon

Dina Kowal

Helen Gullett¬†– You’re HERE

Giovana Smith РNEXT Stop

Jessica Pascarella

Stephanie Severin

Steph Ackerman

Amanda Woodruff

My Sweet Petunia

I also play along at:

Challenge #276-277 – Anything Goes

Work It Wednesday March 2017

STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party Week 1

Welcome to STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party! It is a 25 Days of celebrating Spring. The Design Team has created gorgeous Spring Themed projects to share with you.

This blog hop starts at STAMPlorations Blog. Also, you are invited to the¬†the Linky Party, too.¬†More fun to have a party with prizes, right? Find out how you can win one of the prizes and special discount code, please read till the end of this post…

STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop

Kicking of this Things With Wings¬†Blog Hop…¬†I created a mixed media card with some texture paste, Metallic Gelatos, stamping, and die cutting.

STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop

First, I added some texture paste on the background with the Delicate Links – ARTplorations Stencil, and then I added some of the Metallic Gelatos on it. I blended the colors with damp baby wipe. Then I run it through my die cutting machine with the largest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

STAMPlorations Things With Wings Blog Hop

For the butterfly, I die cut both base and top of the Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies РCUTplorations with 2 shades of pink cardstocks. And I only added glue in the middle of the butterfly and I fluffed the wings a little bit for 3D look.

The sentiment is from the Fond Expressions 2 РSherry Russ Designs. I stamped it on a white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad and then cut it out and added it on the card with strong adhesive becuase it sits on tip of the stenciled texture paste background.


Blog hop starts at¬†STAMPlorations Blog. Visit and leave comment at STAMPlorations blog and at each designer’s blog from April 5th through April 30th, 11:55 p.m. Pacific Time.

Winners will be announce on May 10 in the April Challenge & Hops winner post at STAMPlorations Blog. There are many prizes to win!!!

Now it is your turn to get crafty and join the party. By linking up you also have chances to win the prizes. Here’s how to play along:

  • Create a¬†new¬†winged-themed spring project project (any kind!).
  • Post it on your blog or online gallery (like Flickr, Instagram, SCS gallery, etc.) and then link up here.
  • Display our event graphic in your blog post and link back to this post to qualify for the prizes.
  • You may enter as many projects as you want, but each project must be in its own post (1 project = 1 blog post = 1 entry)
  • Use whatever product(s) you have; STAMPlorations products are not required.
  • Link up by Sunday, April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).

And if you use any of STAMPlorations stamps, dies and/or stencils, make sure also to link it up at STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge

Before you go… I have a special code for you to use to get 20% off on all regular and sale-priced items STAMPlorations stamps, stencils, and dies by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out (please copy and paste the code). Code can not be combined your code with any other discount codes.

THANK YOU for stopping by today and I hope you all have a fabulous Spring!

I also play along at:

Challenge #276-277 – Anything Goes

Work It Wednesday March 2017

Simon Says: Making Rainbow

CAS Game #87

MMMC #35 – What’s Your Superpower?

Sending Prayers

Hello everyone… I am back again today with a new challenge for you, crafty friends.

This week challenge at Addicted To Stamps and More is Anything Goes. You can link up here any new projects that as long as follow the ATSM rules.

And here’s my take to this challenge. I created a clean-and-simple card with watercolor, stamp, and die cut.

Joy Clair - ATSM Challenge 236 Anything Goes

I created the background with Sakura Koi watercolor paint, plastic cling wrap and Perfect Pearl mixture spray. If you like to check out, this is¬†the tutorial¬†that I tried ūüôā I let it dried naturally, no heat gun. That what created the texture on the panel. And becuase I used Perfect Pearl mixture instead of regular water, the panel is also sparkly ūüôā

Once the panel dried, I run it through my die cutting machine with Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and Rectangles Dies.

Then using Mini MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad, I stamped the dandelion from Spring Time Flowers Clear Stamps and the sentiment is from Hello Sentiments Clear Stamps.

I added them on the green card base with Scor-Tape and 3D foam tape for the middle panel for extra dimension.

That’s my card today… I hope you all will join the ATSM Challenge 236¬†this week. Visit ATSM blog to see more inspirations from the team.

THANK YOU for stopping by my blog.

I also play along at:

Challenge #276-277 – Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

CAS Game #87


A Jillian Vance Design: You’re Earresistible

Hello everyone.. Easter is coming soon! It is less than 2 weeks we will celebrate the victory over death done by Christ alone on the cross, He defeated death and redeemed all of us with his blood to be his own people forever!

My prayer is that our hearts will be ready to celebrate this great work of God to save all of us from the punishment of sins.

Today I am sharing a Spring themed card at A Jillian Vance Design Blog using their cute Bunny Hugs Stamp Set and Chocolate Bunnies Die Set. I hope you all can visit me there today!

THANK YOU so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Joy Clair April Challenge: Anything Goes, Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone… I am back again with second blog post today with a new monthly challenge with Joy Clair! Every month, it is¬†anything goes and picture inspiration challenge.

Check out this month’s photo inspiration! You need¬†to create a new project, any shape of cards base on the inspiration picture. You also can create your project base on the color combo. Just let your creativity flow ūüôā¬†You also can use any kind stamp sets you have in stash, but if you have Joy Clair stamps, we would love to see how you use them on your project, too ūüôā

Joy Clair April Challenge is open until April 29th, and the winner will be announced on April 30th. You can link up as many as you like with direct link to your project on your specific blog post or online gallery, not the your whole blog or gallery. Visit Joy Clair blog to see more inspirations from the design team!

Here are my cards for the April Challenge.¬†I was inspired by the oval shaped of the eggs when I created these 2 oval shaped cards for Mother’s Day.

Joy Clair April Challenge

First I die cut the card base with oval dies to create, then I cut out 2 more ovals out of watercolor paper for the front panels.

Then using my Mini MISTI, I stamped the flowers from Hugs and Smiles Clear Stamps with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad and watercolor them with Spectrum Noir Aqua markers and watercolor brush.

When the watercolored images dried, I stamped the sentiment from¬†Mother’s Day Clear Stamps¬†with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad with Mini MISTI, too. And then I added some of the white pearls and vintage pink pearl gems on each of the card.

I thought these cards need extra sparkle on them ūüôā So… I sprayed them with the mixture Perfect Pearl powder and water that I always have it handy in my mini mister spray bottle.

Joy Clair April Challenge

Look at all the shimmer and sparkle all over the cards ūüôā

Joy Clair April Challenge

I hope these cards will inspire you to create a project and join us at theJoy Clair April Challenge!

THANKS for stopping by today and I hope you all have a fabulous day!

ODBD April New Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello Everyone! April is here! I am so looking forward to spend more time outside the house with my daughters and enjoy Spring flowers around us.

Kicking of this new month, I am joining Our Daily Bread Designs for their April New Release blog hop today. I am so very thankful to be part of their amazing design team. This blog hop starts at ODBD Blog where you can find all the information about the new release, money-saving bundles and inspirations from the Design Team. And…. there is a giveaway for you… please read all the way to find out how you can enter!

For this blog hop, I created 2 projects: a card and a luminous lantern.

I created my card with the new To My Friend stamp set. This is one beautiful stamp set that you can create special handmade card just for your friends, to share the love and joy with them. I also use the new Lattice Background Die on the background.

I use the Pierced Rectangles Dies to cut 2 of the color burst watercolored panels and I heat-embossed the dandelion from To My Friend stamp set on the green panel and added some white pearl gems on it. For the sentiment, I stamped it on a white cardstock and die cut it with one of the Mini Label Dies.

Here’s a second card I created for my swap friend this month. The Bible verse is just perfect for celebrating our friendship.

On my second card, I used the sentiment from To My Friend stamp set, Tulips stamp set, Tulip Die, and Fence Die. The background panel I created with color burst powder and some perfect pearl mist.

My second project I created using the new Luminous Lantern Die, Roses Dies, and Rose Leaves Dies. If you like to make DIY home decor, this dies are perfect for you! You even can use them to create centerpiece and gifts.

On those roses, I added some glitter on them for extra sparkles on them ūüôā First, before I put them together, I added liquid glue on all over the edges of the petals and leaves and then sprinkle some of the glitter on them. I used fast dry glue for the glitter and using glue gun to put the flowers together (fast dry glue works great also for flowers).



Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until April 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here are the designers who are sharing their projects with April New Release stamps and dies:

Dawn * Cathy * Grace * Lisa * Angie * Kathy * Sandee

Robin¬†*¬†Sabrina¬†*¬†Julie¬†*¬†Diana¬†*¬†Chris¬†*¬†Lori¬†*¬†Helen¬†(it’s me)

I hope these projects today inspire you to create and share the joy and love through handmade projects. THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous day!

Here are ODBD supplies I used today:

17th Celebration: Today Is The Day The Lord Has Made

Hello everyone… Happy Friday! We are at the end of March already. This month we celebrated¬†several birthdays of our family and extended family members.

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs Anniversary Release, here is the card/project I created using Celebration Clear Stamps, Large Number Dies, Side Step Card Die, Pennant Flags Dies, Balloons and Streamers Dies, Circle Scalloped Rectangles Dies, and Pierced Ovals Dies.

I used the Birthday Bright Paper Pad for the embellishments, and heavy weight white cardstock for the card base. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.

For more inspiration using the Anniversary Release be sure to visit the ODBD Blog and each of ODBD Design Team:

Cathy * Dawn * Lisa * Angie * Lori

Sandee¬†*¬†Robin¬†*¬†Kathy¬†*¬†Diana¬†*¬†Julie¬†*¬†Helen¬†(it’s me)

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy my card today and be inspired to create one and share the joy with your loved ones. Have fabulous day!

Today I am playing along at these challenges:

ODBDSLC284 Anything goes with ODBD Stamps

Challenge #276-277 – Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Work it Wednesday March 2017

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #310 Anything Goes