This morning I am prepping the last few dishes for our midday feast tomorrow. I love this holiday. It's all the fun of Christmas without the stress and shopping. Although we haven't shopped in years, since we opted for 100% handmade or re-gifted Christmas many years ago. But more about that later.
Today I'm hopping with some friends on a Thankful for the MISTI blog hop.
The MISTI has changed my stamping world forever.
It has removed all the frustration from stamping. It helps me make multiples more quickly. It eliminates waste from trashed cards that were poorly inked or had crooked sentiments.
But more than all that, it has brought amazing people into my life.
The inventor is an amazing woman who I'm proud to call a friend. I've learned a ton from her and hope to learn more. Her engineering brain amazes me daily.
A dear friend with Parkinson's can enjoy stamping again, thanks to the MISTI, and another friend could stamp through hand surgery recovery with this amazing tool.
I honestly don't remember how I stamped without it.
So for my project today, I decided to turn a winter/Christmas stamp into a fall/Thanksgiving stamp with the MISTI. I love this Scandanavian design, but the little wheat-like elements made me think of fall, so I did an offset stamping technique.
Even with intricate images, you can have fun with offsetting an image in a different color. The trick is not to offset by much.
I made a quick video for you here! Excuse my froggy voice! It's November in Texas, which means I can't talk at all. This is just a fact of living here since 1990.
The best part of today is that this blog hop comes with some awesome giveaways. If you comment on all the blogs participating by Sunday - Monday My Sweet Petunia will choose a winner. The winner gets one MISTI (original or mini) for themselves, and one for a friend they are thankful for. So leave me a comment about why you are thankful for the MISTI and who you would gift your extra to to be entered to win! Comment by Sunday, and winners will be announced Monday :)
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I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving if you are in the US - and an amazing weekend if you are not.
This is the weekend that I design and begin my Christmas cards, so I'm looking forward to inspiration striking me in between turkey sandwiches, My Christmas cards are my opportunity to give a gift to people I don't get to see often, so it's a joyful creative process.
I am very grateful this long weekend to be an American, a crafter, and the recipient of your friendship. Thanks for coming by today.