Saturday, April 8, 2017

And Now For Something Completely Different!

Sometimes it's good to get out of your comfort zone.

Eleanor Roosevelt said "Do one thing every day that scares you."

Well, clearly Eleanor didn't live in Texas, because that's just normal life for us here. Blearily entering the bathroom at 4:30 without your glasses and having to kill a wolf spider the size of your cat generally qualifies for something "that scares you."

However, I don't think this is what she had in mind, because she obviously lived in a blissfully predator-free environment and was free to focus on her personal development.

I will join her in that space AFTER the spider killings when you try to test your own boundaries, because I did that recently.

On March 12th, I sprinted through the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in the rain - looking for early spring inspiration photos for a watercolor class I was taking with my friend Lori.

I texted them to her, and one in particular stood out to her, and she suggested that we sketch it, along with our sweet friend Lisa Spangler - who was already a daily watercolor sketcher, so that wasn't intimidating at all. #not

We all agreed, and over the next three weeks, we worked on it bit by bit. First, as taught in our class, I did a quick value sketch - not capturing details - just figuring out where darks, mediums and lights are. I did this in Payne's Grey - probably my favorite watercolor color. I also took the opportunity to swatch out some colors I felt like matched the original scene and photo.

Here's the value sketch.

I love this sketchbook - strangely enough, Lisa and I ended up buying the same book - it's really nice because it lies flat and has a built-in bookmark.

Even in this loose rendition, the scene was intimidating. All the plant life was scaring me.

But I pressed on for a few weeks and eventually ended up with this.





And here's the original photo.


Somehow, Lisa and I both missed that notch out of the building on the left. Oh well. We survived!

At many points during the sketch exercise, I thought I had ruined it, but I reminded myself that it was practice. No one was going to be hanging this in the Louvre. I was just learning. And it became so fun and challenging.

It was so inspiring that Lisa and I, who were together in Ohio last weekend, decided to try a few more sketch exercises with no expectations of finished work. It was very fun. Well, except for our skies exercise, which I totally ruined. :) But I learned a lot.
After that I did smaller cloud/sky studies - masking them off with washi tape and trying different colors and techniques.

Then, because Gina Krupsky from Gina K Designs was sitting next to me, I got to play with a new release called Stately Flowers. It's part of a state flower series illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger, a fellow Austinite and friend. Lisa and I abducted the Indian Paintbrushes and bluebonnets and did a challenge with May Park at our table. Here's that page. I went for no-line coloring..





I really enjoy just taking a page, trying something, and taking notes. It's like a visual diary. I'll always remember laughing with Lisa when I look at these and that is worth as much as the lessons.

Anyway - it's just really different, and that's why I love it.

So speaking of different, I was super excited to see some new stamps that were designed with the MISTI in mind. SUPER innovative and creative, these really blew my mind when I saw them and how they worked, and so I was stoked to be invited as a guest to hop with a sneak peek for them. The level of engineering this took amazes me. I hope there are more coming.

The premise behind them is this - take a stamp that's designed for the MISTI, and rotate it 90 degrees for four iterations of stamping to create a cohesive, multi-colored design that is perfectly aligned. NOBEL PRIZE PLEASE.

SO - here is the card I made with the amazing Triangle Turnabout background stamp and the Say Hello dies.  The black triangles are embossed and shiny.
YES - that is ONE background stamp, rotated three times. SQUEEEEEE! So many possibilities.



And yes, of course I have a video, but you can't see it until you look at the next card with the Many Mandalas set - I designed this to be a wedding card. I did a progression of blacks and greys and used all the matching dies to telescope the images.


Hard to see here - but there's glitter at the tips of each side of each mandala, and a rhinestone in the center. It's very sparkly and fun. The sentiments are from the same set - it's a ginormous set!

This set comes with an acetate guide to help you align the images totally perfectly. It's so easy to use in the MISTI. I started with black, then went to Basic Grey, then Smoky Slate, then Smoky Slate stamped off once, then the smallest die cut.

It's so clean and graphic. I had so much fun creating these, and they are super quick and easy. You can see everything in this video. Then come back for the blog hop and your chance to win some goodies from Concord & 9th and My Sweet Petunia.



These stamps release tomorrow at Concord & 9th, so this is just a sneak peek of the full release. Be sure and comment on all the blogs in this hop for a chance to win THEIR FULL RELEASE! That's worth $130. You can also win an original MISTI, so get those comment fingers ready! And you will not believe what people have done with these products - so fun. I've seen some peeks already.

So here's the list of everyone sneak peeking today - have fun!


Many thanks to the C&9 and My Sweet Petunia teams for having me as a guest - I had a blast. I'm actually at OnStage in Louisiana today, so I will have some FUN things to show you when I get home. I look forward to your comments and I hope one of you wins these crazy prizes. Good luck!

Get out of your comfort zone today - you will be glad you did! 

Loveyameanitbye.

235 comments:

  1. What a great idea for a stamp. Love that rotating idea.

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  2. Hi Lydia, I love the new stamps Concord and 9th have made that work amazing with the MISTI. Your video is amazing and love your cards

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  3. Bold color choices on the hello card really make the sentiment pop, love it! I also adore the little details you added to the mandelas to make it extra special!

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  4. Great video, Lydia! Love my MISTI's too, and can't wait for these stamps/dies to be available. I learned from your post about "spot gloss" and can't wait to try the technique! TFS!

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  5. oh yes to the spider...that would scare me too.
    Your sketchbook looks amazing.
    Super loving that new Triangle Turnabout...love your cards for today!

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  6. Fabulous projects! Love the vibrant colours in the hello card.

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  7. Triangle Turnabout is Fantastic! Lovely mandala toO:)

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  8. Concord and 9th never disappoints. Your cards highlight them beautifully

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  9. WOW! You've been busy Lydia!! Concord & 9th & MISTI - what a fantastic collab! Stunning turnabout concept - genius actually. Thanks for your time!

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  10. Great story, clean and simple cards.

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  11. Fun stamp! Can't wait to get my hands on them!

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  12. Love the guide for the Many Mandalas set to make the placement easy and keep the shape even! Beautiful cards! Love your colors on the Triangle Turnabout card!

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  13. Great video, love the cards. I love the color combo.

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  14. Great cards! Just love the Triangle Turnabout and Mandala stamps. Great combination of stamps and Misti.

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  15. What a bright and cheery "Hello" card. You will definitely make someone's day when they receive that. And I love the yellow and gray color scheme you used with the Mandala stamp set.

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  16. That is a gorgeous painting, Lydia!! And the other projects are beautiful as well!
    Crafty hugs, Rosali

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  17. I love the graphic look of the rotating stamp and the mandala ia beautiful.

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  18. Beautiful cards and I love the one you did with the Triangle Turnabout Stamps. That is so cool!

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  19. I would hang your wildflower center painting before some of the stuff in the Louvre. Concord & 9th can do no wrong, their designs are amazing.

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  20. What a creative stamp!! Someone did a lot of engineering for this one! Beautiful card and a good explanation. Thank you!

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  21. I love that triangle stamp. I can
    make so many different color combinations
    to fit the occasion. The mandala is
    beautiful - love the muted colors.
    thanks for sharing.
    Your painting of the flower garden
    is spot-on.

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  22. Such a fun color combination with the triangles! Your sketches are beautiful, very talented!

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  23. Wow! The shiny black triangles really add to the triangle turnabout pattern. Love your card!

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  24. Your first card is such a fun color combo and I love the layering of the mandalas, very elegant.

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  25. Those stamps look so fun (and challenging) ... love your watercolor fun too.

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  26. Wow! These triangles are so versatile! Beautiful cards!

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  27. I love your colorful, mod design! And those mandalas are so pretty :)

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  28. Love your cards. I really enjoyed your video. Your descriptions and explanations of how the tamp sets work were really clear.vvI can't wait to try them out.

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  29. I don't think I could live in Texas, or even visit, if spiders are the size of cats. Regular New England-size spiders freak me out as it is. Not sure I could follow Eleanor's advice for that one. Maybe I will just try to watercolor, as that scares me as well, but not as much. :-) I just want to say that both of those cards are gorgeous!!! Concord & 9th is the best.

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  30. WOW, LYDIA!!! SO MUCH TALENT HERE!!! I LOVE your water coloring & SO FUN to have friends that play with you! ;) Your cards by Concord & 9th are AMAZING! THANK YOU TOO, to teaching us new terms, "Spot Gloss!" I had to go back & hear it again & write it down! LOL Did I get it right, that YOU designed the Mandela Stamp? Seems to me, this one too was designed with the Misti in mind!! JUST GORGEOUS & SO BEAUTIFUL & AMAZING are these new stamps! :D THANK YOU TOO, FOR SHOWING US HOW THEY WORK! (Me thinks others will start imitating these too...) LOL ;)

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  31. Wow this is stunning. Thanks for the video:)

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  32. I just love these stamps!! They can make you look like a stamping pro!! Something designed for my favorite stamping tool - MISTI what could be better! Nice job and thank you for sharing!

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  33. Concord & 9th has really created some amazing new stamps! Thank you so much for taking the time to show exactly how they work! Your cards are great examples!

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  34. Love your bright and cheery card. Thanks for the video.

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  35. Thanks for your video. It really helped to explain these 2 great stamp sets. I can't wait to get them & start creating.

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  36. Love your cards and the colors. So fun with the use of Misti

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  37. Very helpful demo of the rotating possibilities of the Triangle Turnaround and the black embossing really enhances the pop of the bright colors!

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  38. fantastic set of cards!! thanks for all the great tips on how to use the stamps with the MISTI!

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  39. First off Lydia, I love reading your funny posts! You DO have a way with words! HAHA
    I am in awe of the persons mind who created this geometric stamp! (Insert bow here:) Your welcome!)
    Your cards are fantastic Lydia and I love that these stamps were created for the MISTI! GENIUS!

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  40. Wow, sounds like you had a blast! And I'm in Texas too so I know all about those giant bugs!! Love your work!!!

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  41. Thanks for the great tips on using the MISTI with these stamps. Its fun to see the different color combinations that make the sets so versatile. I learned a new phrase about embossing just part of a piece!

    Your water color is beautiful, too!

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  42. Ha ha! I lived in San Antonio for a year. Texans are truly amazing and it probably is because of the crazy flora and fauna there.

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  43. These stamps are amazing. Thanks for the video.

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  44. Loving the graphic-ness of those triangles!

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  45. Their stamp designs are brilliant. I can't wait to try them. Your explanations make perfect sense as to how and why this works. Love your results.

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  46. These stamps are awesome! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  47. The stamps are awesome! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  48. Brilliant now concepts for stamps with the MISTI!! Love them. :)

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  49. Oh my goodness... I was taken by the little triangles and then you had to go and show me the mandala's stamp. Gorgeous!

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  50. Thank you so much for the awesome video!! Can't wait to get my hands on these stamps.

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  51. Can't wait to see more ! I already love the two stamp sets you've showcased, clever stamps and beautiful cards ! I also really love to have a look in your sketchbook !

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  52. That triangle turnable is so clever, I love the colors you used.

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  53. Loved learning the "spot gloss" terminology - as well as the seeing the lovely shiny effect with the mat bright colors. Such a lovely choice of colors for the triangle cards - I can't wait to play with this set. Also the telescoping graded colors in the mandalas is such a cool effect. Thanks for some wonderfully inspiring ideas!

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  54. This stamp is so neat. There are endless color combinations and your colors are great. This is perfect for the MISTI and I hope Concord & 9th will expand this type of stamp design. I learned I would probably make a few laminated templates so I could reuse them many times.

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  55. Love love love these projects! And you!

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  56. I can hardly wait until tomorrow morning for the release!

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  57. I love the hello card you created. The bold colors and big hello really pop on this!!

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  58. This background stamp looks amazing!

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  59. wow--is your card eye-catching. Love the colors and the way they pop off the page. And though this isn't supposed to be about anything else, congratulations on the water color sketches. I know how brave you have to be to try these new things.

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  60. Thanks for the tip about double stamping with VersaMark. I can't wait to try it. I really like how you explain things - like stretchy polymer stamps. Cool!

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  61. Your card looks so modern with the bright colors. Such a fancy wedding card, very unique. I agree with you about the level of engineering it took to create not only the Triangle Turnabout, but also many of their other products.

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  62. Great cards, I especially love the fun colours in your triangle background. I love Concord & 9th so can't wait to see the the rest of their release but the triangle turnaround is genius.

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  63. That mandala set is so stunning! I can't wait to try it out for myself. I love the black and grey graphic design of your card.. So classy! :)

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  64. I enjoy your voice, it is very soothing.

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  65. Really enjoyed watching your video and the beautiful unique cards you have created with these very versatile stamps. Great work!

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  66. Awesome release. Talented designers. Wonderful stamps. I'm definitely going to be a customer.

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  67. such a unique stamp and love how creatively you've used it!!

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  68. I love those little triangles! Great video!

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  69. Love your cards! That triangle stamp is an engineering marvel as is the mandala set. Beautiful and I love the wold flowers, incidentally. They are my favorite part of spring in TX.

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  70. Very cool, thanks for the video.

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  71. Thanks so much for the helpful video. Both of the new Concord and 9th stamps you featured are so versatile and inventive along with the MISTI. Two great cards and lots of inspiration!

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  72. I love your fun, bright color combo on the triangle card! One of the things I love about C9 products is their innovative products - they really think outside the box!

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  73. Great cards with fun new products! Hoping for more of this type of stamp.

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  74. Lydia, both your cards showcase the inventiveness of these two sets wonderfully! Your video: top notch! Your explanation of rotation was especially engaging and certainly key to this stamp's versatility. Love that it was made MISTI-specific...a fantastic collaboration of amazing designers! Your opening quotation, followed by your water-colour paintings: so inspiring! You certainly do seek out new adventures...
    ~carol

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  75. I can't live without my Misti. And there's always something to learn from you designers!!

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  76. Great cards! Such happy colors on the triangle card. These stamps are amazing!

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  77. I love your sketches and card, they turned out great!!! I wouldn't have noticed the notched out piece either!!! lol

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  78. Love love the colors! so bold and beautiful!

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  79. Great cards. Thanks for participating in this blog and inspiring us.

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  80. Love the new background stamp!! Also the new layered flower is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  81. I'm in love with the triangle turnabout stamp! It looks amazing in the colors you used, too!

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  82. I love the triangle background but really LOVE the mandalas! Great video!

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  83. Cute! Especially love the Triangle stamp background

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  84. Beautiful cards and your painting is pretty awesome too. So excited about the new release!!

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  85. Very cute card, love that background!

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  86. Wow! those are amazing stamps! Your card turned out great!

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  87. I'd be broke if I bought every single release (which is exactly what I want to do)! But the Mandala set is a must! An absolute MUST!

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  88. Your cards are lovely! The new triangle background and mandala stamps from Concord and 9th are amazing, and really shows off the Misti! Their products are always so clever and unique! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  89. Lydia, I love your posts, you always make me smile. Thank you for the demo. As with the triangle stamp, the mandalas stamp have a small learning curve but they are both great and very innovative.

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  90. Love the colors you used and the final look of your cards.

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  91. I love both cards you made. Both are quite simple but are stunning in their own way.

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  92. Great cards. Love the Triangle Turnabout stamp. I think it's going to sell out.

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  93. Love the bright colors with the black! This is such a great stamp - genius really!

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  94. Very nice! The Mandala is my favorite. So glad you included the video.

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  95. What a bright and fun card!The hello card really made me smile.

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  96. Those colors are so bright! They just make my heart so happy!!

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  97. These stamps are so innovative and fun! Love Concord and 9th's exciting products!

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  98. What a fabulous Mandala card! I love it. And the Turnabout stamp is so cool.

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  99. I love the rotating stamp idea to change the look for a background! Beautiful & clever.

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  100. The triangle turnaround is so clever! Love it. Colorful cards!

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  101. I love how your card looks so different from Iliana Myska's card! The bold, bright colors are so eye-catching! This is a must have stamp!

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  102. Your cards are incredible! Can't wait to see the new release!!

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  103. Watched this video on your YouTube and here and really like your clear embossing the black and the alternating colors on the mandalas. Nice job!

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  104. Wonderful instruction. Can't wait to get my hands on these cool stamps & dies"

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  105. knew it had to be a concord and 9th stamp when you first started writing about it! Those two are so smart and creative and think through all the important details. Doesn't surprise me it works well with the Misti since Iliana is the same

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  106. Great cards but I LOVE the Mandala one with all those wonderful layers.

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  107. Love your Triangle Turnaround card and the wedding card is amazing. Thanks for your video and tips on using the stamps.

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  108. Hey Lydia, First I have to say that I haven't a clue what fireborn is.YOu did provoke me to check it out but my brain is not working well since as you can see it is 3am here. But I can say I plan to check this out further so that is what I am learning from your blog.I love the color combo you chose for your card! It is such a fun card!!!

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  109. Enjoyed the report on your watercoloring adventures :). Love the triangle background; great color choices.

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  110. The mandala in yellow and grey is so pretty, Lydia ... and in the monochrome it's chic and elegant! Such a fun colour combo on the Triangle Turnabout card ... what a great idea to add shine to the black layer, it really makes those primary colours pop! Anita :)

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  111. Love the turn around technique! That is amazing.

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  112. These new Concord & 9th stamps are awesome. The mandalas are beautiful and the triangles are so innovative. Fabulous cards. I love your selective embossing on the black triangle - great graphic design tip.

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  113. These stamps are amazing. I love your gray and yellow combo on the mandala.

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  114. Beautiful! I like vet the "spot" embossing and having two versa mark pads, grungy and not. I'm new to Concord and 9th and I'm hooked!

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  115. Your watercolored scene looks amazing! That's one of the things I'd love to be able to do one of these days, but it seems so intimidating! These new C9 products are amazing! I love the mandalas, but that backgrounds, swoon!

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  116. Loving these stamps, & your projects are stunning! How innovative to come up with stamps designed specifically to use with the Misti (which I cannot do without). Thank you for the video & your tips- will start stamping twice with Versamark!

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  117. Such a beautifully colorful card with the triangle stamp!

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  118. Love love love the triangle stamps!

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  119. What a great idea! Am loving the Triangles! This is such a versatile stamp! Lots of ideas are already running thru my mind. Love your sparkly Mandela. A gorgeous card!

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  120. Love these stamps....can't wait to try them on my Misti

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  121. Your sketch books are beautiful, and I love your cards!! I think I would have just burned down the bathroom when it comes to the spider😜.

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  122. Fabulous cards! Love both sets!

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  123. What a great idea to use greys and blacks for a wedding card- so elegant. And I just love the idea of special Misti stamps-so clever!

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  124. Absolutely brilliant! you definitely made it it so that I understand how to rotate and stamp this wonderful background

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  125. Concord & 9th is going to have a gold rush with these two stamps. Can't wait to see all the release but these two are a must order. Can't wait to try the triangle turnabout stamp on the MISTI

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  126. love this triangle stamp! Wow!

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  127. Your work is beautiful AND I love the "do something that scares you" suggestion. I have given this some thought and now I want to put it into action!

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  128. I like the selective gloss that you added with the embossing on the final layer of the triangle stamp. What a great idea! Very cool cards.

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  129. Wow! ❤️ your sketches and watercolors! They all came out really awesome! How fun to be able to hang with a good friend while creating!
    I am totally enamored with the Many Mandalas stamp set for the MISTI! I have become addicted to Mandalas for the last couple of months and would love to try this set out! #bestreleaseEVAH TFS and fingers crossed 🤞!

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  130. Thank you for the great explanation on how the triangle stamp and mandala stamp work. Love that bold card using the triangle stamp!

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  131. Love these sets so much! I can't wait to play with them!

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  132. I love both your cards and the video tutorial on how to use the triangle stamp was fabulous. I love the bright color combo for the triangles and the soft colors for the mandala card. I can't wait for this release, there are so many possibilities with these stamps.

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  133. Outstanding!! Concord & 9th are on the cutting edge of stamping! Thank you so much for your illustrative video.

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  134. Haven't watched the videos yet, but ❤️ your card designs!

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  135. a simple use of bright and bold colors with a versatile stamp. thanks for the spot gloss technique tutorial. I will use this again.
    the Many Mandalas card show how subtle colors can accent a beautiful design. You have given me so many ideas. Of course Concord & 9th never disappoints. Love there creative stamps.

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  136. Thanks for sharing the bright example using the triangle turnabout stamp. It really is quite innovative.

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  137. Another great card! Thank you for your instructions on how to use the MISTI with the triangle turnabout stamp. Very nice work!

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  138. the work is beautiful and I would love a misty.
    Ann

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  139. Great videos and beautiful cards

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  140. These stamps are so lovely and the triangle one is so unique!!!

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  141. Loving that stamp and die set. I may have to order that asap. Thanks!

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  142. A wolf spider greeting me in the bathroom at 4 a.m..,.shudder!
    Your love the results from your museum visits. Lovely results.
    You sat next to Gina K! How lucky can one be!
    Love the new stamps made for The fabulous MISTI!
    Love your blog.

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  143. Wow concord &9 always has such clever ideas. Must check them out today. I have been away and have 100 Feedly posts to read. Laundry can wait!

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  144. I LOVE the concept of the Triangle Turnabout Stamp Set. Mandalas are hugely popular now... l love that they have a die set to cut out the multiple layers! Can't wait to check out the rest of their release!

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  145. Totally in love with the color choice on the triangle background card! And what a fantastic wedding card using the Mandala set! Something so different than the typical wedding card. Enjoyed your information-filled video! Thank you! Love my Misti too!!

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  146. Amazing cards! The stamps are great--would love to get them.

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  147. I really enjoyed your video, and so excited to see you using Concord and 9th products. They are so innovative!

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  148. How awesome are these stamps! I use my Misti everyday so it will be great to have some stamps designed specifically for the wonderful tool!

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  149. Beautiful cards! Love the vibrant colors for the Triangle Turnabout background and the way this stamp works is PURE GENIUS!! the Mandala is so delicate and elegant, perfect for a wedding card.

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  150. Oh what an adorable card, I like how you kept the card simple and focus on the mandala layer. And the Hello card with its bold background makes it a fun card.

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  151. Wow! Lydia, I loved the softness of your mandalas card! So cool to see all the levels of mandala pop! Great cards! :)

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  152. Absolutely loved your video since those are two of my favorites for this release. The fact that the Mandalas come with a printed guide for the stamps is fabulous. The Misti is a "Must Have" for both of these gorgeous designs. They just go hand in hand for these projects. The triangle stamp is just genius, such talent in creating these wonderful stamp & die sets that are so unlike anything in the industry! I can't wait to get started. . . so many ideas . . . just chomping at the bit to get to my craft room and get creative. Thank you so much!

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  153. Great card! Love these new products from Concord & 9th!

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  154. Love these cards! And love the chance to win these sets!

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  155. awesome cards. I like the triangle stamp ... looks so versatile.

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  156. Thank you for showing us how to use the guide with the mandala! Great idea!

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  157. Thank you for showing us the mandala guide, what a great idea!

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  158. Love the new stamps--especially the triangle turnabout set, which is so unique and beautiful. Love what you did with it!

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  159. Very fun color scheme! I learned what spot gloss is.

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  160. They did such a great job designing these 2 stamp sets. Thanks for the video demos. I especially like the triangle set.

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  161. Love these new stamps ! Your videos are always great!

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  162. Love your card and these great stamps!

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  163. I do love this
    Triangle Turnabout
    stamp. Fabulous
    work on the cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  164. Wow! What fun is that! I'm imagining lots of color combinations!

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  165. What a cool stamp! I can't wait to use it with embossing powder.

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  166. Oh this is so cool! Rotating the paper so you can get a whole background covered. Neat technique and image design! Love the bright colors. The medallion card is so pretty! Love the layers.

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  167. Wonderful cards! This background stamp is so awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  168. Wow, I think my brain hurts a little bit from the math involved to make that triangle stamp! But it's so brilliant and I especially love the second one, I can't wait to see the rest of the release. Thanks for sharing your class art, it's lovely. ☺

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  169. That triangle is one I need to try. Exciting!

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  170. Fascinated by the triangle turnabout stamp concept! Can't wait to try it... Thanks for the video demo!

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  171. Pretty, pretty cards and thanks for the tutorials.
    Jean McGee

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  172. Your tutorials are always helpful. Thank you.

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  173. The turnabout and medallions are just awesome background stamps. The medallions would look good as due cut backgrounds too. Can't wait to use them.

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  174. You are such an enabler!!! Put my order in this morning for the triangle pattern stamp. That baby is genius!!
    Lu C

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  175. Love the technics and the stamps..concord and 9th stamps are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  176. Love that vivid triangle card - amazing you can make that with one background stamp!! And the MISTI works so well with it. And that layered mandala card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  177. Fabulous cards using the Misti and these wonderful stamps. I enjoyed your watercolor stories too.

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  178. I cannot imagine how wonderful it must have been with so many creative ladies in one classroom. The triangle stamp with its many possibilities/variations is super, and so are your cards.

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  179. Love your color choices and cards. Awesome!

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  180. I am so fascinated with that triangle stamp...love your color choices!

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  181. What fun this cool triangle stamp is! And the Mandela is stunning! Love the cards you created

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  182. Your cards are great! Thanks for sharing!

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  183. Both cards are great, but I really love the colorful background created with the Triangle Turnabout!

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  184. Thank you for sharing your amazing projects and techniques! Hope you have a great time in Louisiana!

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  185. Thanks so much for the video and your wonderful details. I love the colorful triangle card and the mandalas card is just beautiful!

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  186. Both projects are wonderful! I love that new Triangle background stamp! So many possibilities! Thanks for sharing!

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  187. Concord's stamps and dies really make you use your right brain, or is it left:) They are super great. Love the cards and the Stamps - thanks, Denise

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  188. Looks like you had a blast getting out of your comfort zone, and you did a great job, too. Let me just say I am in awe over that Triangle Turnabout stamp ~ such a genius idea, and those mandalas are gorgeous. Love both of your cards and can't wait to place my order. What would we do without a MISTI?

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  189. Wow...Love the idea of layering the mandalas. My creative juices are following. great work.

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