Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reverse Confetti ~ April Color Challenge



Hi there! I'm back today with MORE Reverse Confetti to share! Today is the first day of our April Color Challenge and you won't want to sit this one out. Check out these fun, springy colors!



Here's my card using the newly released Carton Cuties


I wanted to make my Easter eggs speckled, and achieved this look by putting down some watercolor on watercolor paper, spritzing it when it was dry with more paint, and got this cool splotchy look! They almost look like those malted milk balls...mmmm....chocolate...oh sorry, distracted myself:)


I wanted my background cardstock to mimic the speckled look, so I cut three strips of matching cardstock and then smooshed them around in some watercolor to get the same effect.


As I mentioned, the egg, cartons, and sentiment are from Carton Cuties (cut out with matching Carton Cuties Confetti Cuts) and the banner stamp and die from Beautiful Banners and coordinating Beautiful Banners Confetti Cuts. That's it from me today, make sure to stop by the Reverse Confetti Blog for a list of designers with projects to share with you! Thanks for stopping by today:)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Curtain Call ~ Confetti Crush!

Hi there! I have a fun card to share today, using inspiration from this weeks Curtain Call Challenge! Reverse Confetti is sponsoring this week, and I think you can see why:)


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I was really inspired to make some confetti on my card, so here's what I came up with!


I just punched out some circles from different colors of cardstock with some punches and dies. I also snuck a few sequins in as well:) The sentiments are all from Lots to Say by Reverse Confetti. I cut my "Just a Note to Say" stamp into two pieces because I commonly use these in seperate pieces anyway! This way, I was able to bend the to fit the curve of the circles.


Make sure to check out the challenge this week and play along! Thanks for visiting today:)


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Reverse Confetti - April Blog Hop

Hi there! So happy to be here today with a card for the April Blog Hop! We always have our crew, plus some friends join in, so there is a ton of inspiration to be had today!


The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog so it would be worth your while to go back if you've just stumbled on my blog, that way you don’t miss a thing! (wow, run on sentence much? Ha! I'm too tired to reword it!) We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all of Reverse Confetti’s amazing stamp sets!


I pulled out a couple sets for this card, Beautiful Banners and Petals 'n Posies. I wanted to keep my colors sort of muted on this card, not really sure why cause I love COLOR but I was feeling neutral this time, haha!


I cut out some flowers with the Petals 'n Posies Confetti Cuts, as well as the leaf. I stamped the coordinating images from the Petals 'n Posies stamp set and then layered them together.


The sentiment and banner stamp are from Beautiful Banners and cut out with the coordinating Beautiful Banners Confetti Cuts.

I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more Reverse Confetti inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Lisa Addesa’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

How would you like to win some Reverse Confetti goodies of your very own? Leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to Reverse Confetti. Comments are open until Thursday, April 10 at noon CST, and the winner will be announced on the Reverse Confetti Blog!

A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…
April’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is open for you to play along. Click HERE for a chance to win. AND, be on the lookout for another great COLOR challenge on April 16th and another way to win!

Celebrate the creative side of you!

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Monday, March 24, 2014

You're a Class Act!

Good morning! I have a quick card to share today before I head off to work. I just loved this week's Deconstructed Sketch so I pulled out Reverse Confetti's Class Act and went for it!


The papers are from Basic Gray's Hey You line, I just picked some neutral colors out of the pack and 
found one I could stamp on as well. This stamp set has a coordinating die set, Class Act dies, which made creating this card a breeze!


 Here, you can where I stamped that alpha block on the grid patterned paper. Made it easy to line up;)


Here, you can see I cut out the note book paper with the Class Act die twice, stamped the notebook paper on the white die cut and layered a kraft die cut right behind it. I die cut an apple and some leaves and stamped those and bumped them on up some dimensionals. to kind of finish this card up, I added some sequins, buttons, and a twine bow!

Here's the Deconstructed Sketch, it was a fun one!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Verve Diva Dare ~ Smile

I'm up today on the Verve blog, come visit and let's do the POLKA!






Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!


Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, my friends!! I have been waiting for this holiday to fall so I could play with my Lucky You stamp set and matching Shamrock dies! 



I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for my layout, though it is a *tiny* bit different so I could accommodate for my sentiment. The best opening for that cluster was on the other side of the circle image:)


Thanks for stopping by, wear something green today! ;)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Reverse Confetti March Color Challenge

Hello there! We have a brand new color challenge for you to play with this month, and I think you're going to like it!


Aren't those beautiful colors??
I pulled out some new Reverse Confetti sets and had a blast with this card!


The stripes on the mustard card base is a stamp from So Stripey. The sentiment is from All About You, the banner stamp from Beautiful Banners, and the the flowers from Petal's 'n Posies. I can't get enough of these sets:)




Make sure to stop by the Reverse Confetti Blog for a list of the other girls playing along today, and details on how you can play along!

Thanks for stopping by today:)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Better Together Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's Better Together Release Hop! There's a brand new Verve set releasing today and we're celebrating with a blog hop!

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This is a fun set with some great sentiments, awesome fonts, and a fun little graphic image!
I've been really wanting to do some water coloring, so I took this opportunity to give it a go:)


I just used a really basic Prang watercolor set and picked three blue/green colors for my pallette. First I embossed that dotted image in white ep on watercolor paper. Then I created a wash, which the embossing resisted! Pretty cool:)


I used the flowers from Dream Big (and cut out with the Scalloped Flowers die) and the leaves (and matching Elegant Leaves die) from Bloom & Grow.


Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to the Verve store! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!
Hop List:
1. Julee
2. Amber
3. Andrea
4. Charmaine
5. Christyne
6. Janelle
7. Jen
8. Laurie
9. Marisa
10. Maureen
11. Stacey
12. Teresa



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wishing you Well

I have a card I'm sharing over on the Reverse Confetti Blog, come over and visit me! 


Using this week's Retro Sketch and the newly release Petals 'n Posies and matching dies from Reverse Confetti!!




Saturday, March 8, 2014

Reverse Confetti Release Day Blog Hop!!


Hello Reverse Confetti friends! Winter may be trying to hold on for dear life, but with the hopes of spring right around the corner, there’s a fresh new release from Reverse Confetti! There are 6 new stamp sets and 5 new Confetti Cuts Dies (some of which coordinate perfectly with a few of the stamp sets, too). Today, we’re hoping to put a “spring in your step” with our new release Blog Hop! The Confetti Crew, Challenge Crew and a few of our friends have sprung into action with some fabulous projects to share this month using the newest RC products. Hop along with us and catch “spring fever”!

The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog and it would be worth your while to start there, so you don’t miss a thing! We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all the new Reverse Confetti stamp sets and dies!


This first card was created with the new Carton Cuties set (and matching dies), the Beautiful Banners set (and matching dies), the Love note die (scalloped note) and the Class Act die set (polka dot rectangle that matches up with the love note) I really love those Carton Cuties, they're so much fun!

Next up a fun card I made using Petals 'n Posies!


I stamped the flowers in a border and placed the sentiment in a banner (from Beautiful Banners) on top! Pretty simple card, but lots of fun:)

 I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more Reverse Confetti inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to our new 'Fetti Friend, Lisa Addesa's blog! If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…
March’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is open for you to play along. AND, be on the lookout for a NEW COLOR challenge we will be introducing on March 16th and another way to win!

Celebrate the creative side of you!