Thursday, June 16, 2016

Who let the cats out?

Hi Stampers! 
I know it seems like I have fallen off the face of the Earth. I promise I didn't. Life just happens. Last week my 4 yr old was attending Vacation Bible School, so even I wasn't at work for the whole week I was very busy with her, you know it takes a lot to entertain a 4yr old who doesn't STOP talking. I mean seriosly, how can such a little girl talk so much. Anyway....she had fun! Then when I got back to work I got slammed with proposals to do. You know my dayjob, the electrical power engineering stuff. LoL. I am not sure if I have mentioned that I am not doing engineering any more but moved to proposals (bid management/ go to market group), I still do some engineering for the proposals, but it's different. It's more demanding and much faster pace, but I love it. But even if I love it when there is a lot of stuff to do, I get stressed. It's normal part of life. So this week has been one of those. I have 7 proposals for this week (usually there are 1 or 2), so I haven't had the energy to create after the kiddos go to bed. I just sit there on the recliner  and vegetate lol, or I work.And how do I deal with the stress? I work out extra hard at the gym. Works like a charm. 

Anyway, I do have this fun card for you I made for the blog hop with  MISTI and Chameleon Pens. The stamps were provided by IndigoBlu (Chameleon is hopping with My Sweet Petunia and IndigoBlu). When I saw the 2 sets I was like, that is too many cats! What I am going to do with all these cats! And most of all I am not a cat person. This might be the first sets I have with cats. (Lydia, don't kill me, please). But, even though I am not a cat person they reminded me of my friend Lydia.
When stamping the images I wanted to have that intense black look of the lines of the stamps, so I called my MISTI  for help. I positioned my stamps, stamped the image few times with Hero Arts intense black ink (alcohol marker friendly), then I colored the images using the Chameleon Pens, and put them back in my MISTI and stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, which is VERY black ink, but not really alcohol marker friendly. You may notice in the video that I am using 2 MISTI's, it's not required to use 2. But I found it useful, so after I got my first one, I went and purchased another one :D You can never have enough mini MISTI's. I work on different projects at same time, and never finish them in the same day, so leaving my stamps in the MISTI is very useful, that's why having more than one is very helpful (at least to me)

Scroll down to watch the video how I made this card! 
Now I will leave you to hop along with my friends and leave a comment for a chance to win a MISTI (original or mini, your choice). A winner will be selected from the comments on all blog posts, so comment on everyone's blog for more chances to win a MISTI. As well Chameleon Pens is having a give away, visit their blog for the details.

Ilina Crouse -> You are here




72 comments:

  1. Oh my! LOVE the kitties!!! Adorable card ♥

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  2. Wow! I love this card. I love the way you used the MISTI to help you achieve the look you were going for.

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  3. Wow! I love this card. I love the way you used the MISTI to help you achieve the look you were going for.

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  4. Great card. Thank you for the video and sharing.

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  5. soo sweet. I love the way those pens colour the cats. great!

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  6. My 4 year old granddaughter, Jenna, lives with us and I agree about the talking! I sometimes tell her she needs to be quiet for a few minutes because my ears are going to start bleeding! She gets so worried that they really will and stays quiet for about 10 seconds! LOL It is the thought that counts, right? I love her so much that I can take it though and she knows it!
    I absolutely love your card! My Aunt Carol loves cats and this would be a perfect card for her!!
    Would be over the moon to win a Mini MISTI! Fingers crossed and have a great summer with your little one! PS> Ear plugs help! LOL

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  7. The cats are just too cute. Love how you've colored them.

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  8. What a fun card. I have never seen the pens before. It was interesting to watch your video on how to use them.

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  9. Adorable card. Love all of those kitties. TFS

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  10. Love this adorable cats card and your beautiful coloring! Awesome use of the Chameleon pens and the MISTI!
    Had to laugh at your comments about your talkative 4 year old! My daughter was like that too. I used to say she started talking early and never stopped!

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  11. Great card! Yep, too many cats for me too lol! I think I need a Misti!!

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  12. This is a fabulous card, you make it look so easy! Would love a Misti, and the chameleon pens look amazing!

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  13. Cute card! Thanks for your tutorial on using the Misti to make the card!

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  14. Where can these Indigo Blu stamps be ordered in the US?

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    1. Hi Jan, You can find them on Amazon.com. I just linked the two sets I used.

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  15. I really, really, really like what you've done to your card using the MISTI and the Chameleon pens. The techniques you used with the MISTI are marvelous and I'll try to remember them when I get one. The Chameleon pens, seem to be a breeze when coloring, and I like that. Anything that makes the card look great with ease. Thank you for the video, and thank you for being a participant.

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  16. love the black n white with the blended color!

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  17. I love this card! I'm not even a huge kitty fan, but I would love to recreate this. Awesome job!

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  18. Enjoy those times, because if you didn't have them, you would surely miss them. Cherish the moments! Your card is absolutely fantastic!! Love the abundance of kitties. The Misti must have been a life saver on stamping all those cuties!

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  19. This is a speCATular card! I seriously love all the kitty images! I also love how you colored a few here and there! This one is definitely on my Pinterest board! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. A fabulous card design, love it!!!

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  21. Adorable kitties. I'm loving these markers. I can't wait to try them out.

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  22. Great card! When I first saw the background I thought you masked and stamped all the cats individually! Thank goodness I was wrong! LOL! Love the card and the colours of the Chameleon pens. I'd love to have a Mini Misti!

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  23. I absolutely loved watching your video as you pulled all these cats together. The little pops of colour from the Chameleons in the background and the way you coloured the pair of cats in the front were perfect. I never thought of layering the die cut like that but it's awesome! Thanks so much.

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  24. That is a whole lot of CATS!! You did an amazing job with them on your card! Adorable card for any occasion.

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  25. Ahh, love the kitties, they are so completely adorable - The black and white background is such an interesting look:)

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  26. Cute card. I like how you colored random cats on your background.

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  27. this is darling.
    Something like finding Waldo.
    Fun idea.
    thanks for sharing.

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  28. What a fab card, love those kitties! ๐Ÿ˜

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  29. Such a cute card. Love the kitties.

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  30. Fantastic! I adore the stamp.

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  31. This is so cute Ilina, a great job!

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  32. You got that one right --- who let the cats out. LOL LOL Very adorable. TFS! :-)

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  33. I'm not a 'cat person' either ---- but never say never!!

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  34. I have this stamp but with the dogs! I love what you created. Thanks for the video!

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  35. Adorable! I have always had cats and dogs. So, I love this"

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  36. Such a cute card - love how all the cats turned out !!!

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  37. Oh this is such a brilliant card! WOW.

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  38. So cute little cats. Really nice coloring! Love your card :)

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  39. SUPER fun!!! Kind of reminds me of where's Waldo!

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  40. Cute, Cute, Cute card!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  41. What a cute card, Ilina! Thanks so much for sharing with us and participating in this exciting hop and giveaway.

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  42. What a simple card---but so CUTE!

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  43. Oh my--love all these cats!!

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  44. An awesome card! I love all the kitties even tho I am not really a cat person. These are so whimsical & I love the colors used. Very cute!

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  45. Wow--that's some card! Love the color pop over the black and white.

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  46. So cute and the gradient coloring is fantastic!!

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  47. Love your card! Thanks for the video, too. Every time I see your videos with the Misti, I know it need this awesome tool. Good inspiration for me to see how you use the Misti and even the Chameleon Pens. I saw an ad for them a few months ago and they've been on my wish list too! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win them.

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  48. Cute card! I am really starting to like those pens!

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  49. Your card made me smile. Thanks for doing that!

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  50. I just adore your cat card! Would love to try the MISTI and the Chameleon Pens.

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  51. Yes, that is a LOT of cats! But I love it. Thanks so much for the video. I really NEED that Misti - and the pens would be cool to try.

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  52. One could never have too many cats. What a fun card. I love how you used the MISTI. I often get interrupted while working, so leaving everything in place in the MISTI is a great idea so I can pick up right where I started. Well done.

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  53. WOW! This is so CUTE! Love the wall to wall cats! Thanks for the video & the chance to win!

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  54. Enjoyed watching you make your fun and cute card. I think the Misti is a must-have tool and you've inspired me to the the Chameleon pens.

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  55. This is so darn cute!! Love that extra hint of glitter you added!!

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  56. I ADORE all those kitties!!! Almost as many as I have at my house. :) Such a fun card!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  57. CUTE card--love all those cats!

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