Friday, November 24, 2017

Only You

I love those calendar sites that give you fun holidays for every day of the year.

I really need to keep one by my desk to keep some humor in my calendar.

Today is Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day, so I'm a guest in a hop with the My Sweet Petunia team, celebrating Iliana's unique talent as the inventor of the MISTI.

When I fell in love with stamping, I actually fell in love with stamping. Inking a stamp and putting it on paper. As I got more skilled, and got better tools, nothing replaced the love that has kept me making cards for more decades than I care to admit right now - stamps, ink and paper. You could take away my Big Shot, my heat gun - all of that, but the one thing you can't take away is my stamps and my MISTI.

The MISTI is the only thing I own that has actually revolutionized my one true love and made it EVEN MORE enjoyable, something I didn't used to think was possible.

So from the very bottom of my heart, I thank Iliana for changing not just my stamping, but for changing the crafting industry, and filling a need even the most experienced stampers didn't know we had. I'm even more thankful for her friendship, and so glad that this incredible tool brought a woman I love so much into my life. She has a very tender heart, a very large brain, and is one of the bravest people I know. She's one of those people I know I could call at 2 AM and she'd be there for me. (Not that I'm ever awake at 2 AM, and not that I ever make phone calls. But she'd be there!)

Her unique talent has greatly enriched my life, and Thanksgiving week is the perfect week to tell her that. So thank you, my friend. And y'all should all thank her for her storewide sale this week! The whole store is 20% off - no coupon needed. Sale runs through the 26th.

I also love pandas. That is a stone cold fact. So the card I made for Iliana today is featuring a set that made me scream in my hotel room in Salt Lake when I saw it - I'm surprised security didn't break down my door. It's the new Hi There Bear set from Concord & 9th. I paired the card with a BARC Wood envelope that I stamped with another image from the Hi There Bear set. Yes - the envelope is actually made of a beautiful wood veneer. I used the size linked below, which is smaller than an A2 - but I liked it because it made the bear more prominent. The self adhesive sequins (SQUEE) and the striped paper are from the upcoming Occasions catalog. Click here if you'd like a copy in the mail.










Hi There Bear BUNDLE
[ C&9 | SSS | ELH ]
Doodlebug EERIE EYES Sprinkles Shapes...
[ SSS ]
Stewart Superior Memories India Ink...
[ AMZUS ]
Arc BIRCH WOOD ENVELOPES 4 Bar ARCBW55
[ SSS | ELH | AMZUS ]
Whisper White Cardstock - Thick
[ SUP ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | SSS | ELH | SBC ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC | AMZUS ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Big Shot by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]

Since I have a voice this week, I thought I'd do a video of the process for you, and share some thoughts about bears.



I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Since you're probably still in your stretchy pants, why not visit all the other blogs in the hop for your chance to win an original or mini MISTI - your choice!

you are here >>Lydia<< you are here

Also - I've updated my searchable sentiment database to include the Occasions catalog, so if you are already subscribed, you're all set. If you aren't - you can do so here.

Thanks for stopping by today! Please leave in the comments what YOUR unique talent is - I look forward to reading them!

Loveyameanitbye.

38 comments:

  1. We all have some special people who we need to thank for being a part of our lives. Thank YOU for being a part of mine!

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  2. I also love the misti, no more mistakes Stamping, and a lot less frustration when your not wasting paper and supplies!

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  3. I love Pandas too! All animals really. Love your cute card! And I agree the Misti is an amazing tool!

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  4. Hi Lydia, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Your card is so adorable and that panda IS the cutest I have seen yet in a stamp. The MISTI HAS revolutionized STAMPING, that is a fact! I guess my unique talent (or sport!), would be that I am a deer hunter. It is not something a lot of women do, at least in our area. However, I do enjoy it.

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  5. Enjoyed your video and YES, I am indeed in my stretchy pants! Lol

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  6. Oh what a cute Panda bear. So glad they are going to be popular this year!

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  7. Darling card and envelope! Love my mini MISTI and I hope some day to get the original sized one too! Fabulous tool for us card makers!

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  8. Absolutely adorable. I love your post. And your card.

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  9. So cute! I wouldn’t be making cards if I didn’t have a MISTI!! I think my unique talent is admiring everyone else’s talent and getting inspired

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  10. Awwww Lydia! You're just the sweetest! What a blessing you have been in mine and so many other's lives. And you're right, pandas are just the sweetest!

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  11. Lydia I love this bear.. how did I NOT own him before now? Agree 100% Iliana is a genius and has saved my cardmaking habit, I mean hobby.. some things do NOT get better with age.. hands are one. :) Thank you Lydia for a great post and THANK you Iliana for a wonderful tool I use every day! Gail T. Austin, Tx

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  12. What a darling card. I love the panda. Thanks for the great video.

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  13. Your card is adorable! I’m so glad that pandas have become popular again. Thank you for honoring Iliana today. She has changed my entire stamping life (read: life), by making stamping fun and satisfying again.

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  14. Too stinking cute! Love that sweet little bear!

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  15. Oh this is so super cute, love how you used the sticker eyes on this cute panda.

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  16. Awww....and I mean that in the cutest sense of the word!!! I love the matchy envie! I have GOT to remember to do that!! And you know I'm a MISTI girl all the way!!! I will find a plus size tee and put that slogan on it and wear it proudly!!! Oh hey, I am up at 2 a.m. just so you know. LOL

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  17. Such a cute card! I would love to win a MISTI to make stamping easier. I guess my talent is singing.

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  18. I love this card, and I really appreciate your showing me how to use the stamp. Before I watched your video, I didn’t have a clue!

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  19. I was fortunate to meet Iliana briefly this past summer. You could just tell that her inventor brain gears were always spinning. I love my Misti!

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  20. I think Iliana and her Misti are the best ever, too. They and you are the reasons I love stamping so much.PS I love your bear, too.

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  21. this is just an adorable card!

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  22. The Misti makes layered stamping so easy! Great card to honor the inventor!

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  23. I love Pandas too! Your card and envelope are adorable!!!

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  24. sweet card - thanks for the chance of winning the amazing misti tool:)

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  25. Happy card. Made me smile.
    thanks for sharing.

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  26. Cute! Lydia, thanks so much for your truly entertaining posts and world perspective!

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  27. Love your card!! Would love the opportunity to win. I guess my talent is organizing things. But it's my downfall cause then I don't get other stuff done!

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  28. Great panda card. The sentiment is perfect.

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  29. Thanks to Iliana and her Misti I love stamping too.

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  30. This is adorable! Love the bear and love the precision you get with the Misti.

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  31. This is darling! I think I need a Misti!

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  32. The Panda is adorable and the card is so cute.

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