Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Seasons Givings Blog Hop

Hello there and HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!! 

I can't believe it's JANUARY? Where did the time go? I swear it feels like it's only August, ha!

I've had so many wonderful things happen in my life in 2013, and am so thankful for all the blessings. Most things aren't "noteworthy" and I won't bore you with them, but suffice it to say that I have been blessed in big ways, and I look forward to all the new coming in 2014 :)


Here's a card I created with some of my favorite RC stamp sets (listed below), So Stripey and Be a Barista! I stamped the solid stripe in gray ink on the white card base. I stamped the tea cup on a piece of patterned paper and cut it out and then popped it up on dimensionals. The gray stripey frame is from a package of frames I got from Michaels, can't remember if it's Smash or the Recollections brand.

I punched out a little white oval to serve as the little saucer under the cup, but once I added these vellum flowers you can't really see it:)

As my way of thanking the crafting industry and those of you who actually take the time to visit my blog, I am giving away THREE brand new sets from Reverse Confetti, YOUR CHOICE! All you'll have to do is tell me what three stamp sets (stamps only, no dies included in my giveaway) you want and I will buy them and have them shipped to you!

 **US Customers only, I will not be shipping outside of the US. In your comment to me, please leave your email address so I can contact the winner to get your mailing address. My giveaway will be open until MONDAY NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT! That's 1/6/2014 at 11:59 pm! **

A couple of my favorite RC stamp sets right now are:


Thank you so much for stopping by today, may your New Year be blessed and I wish you all the best!!!

Here's our hop list in it's entirety, please stop by and give some love to these ladies, and put your name in for quite a few giveaways;) Your next stop is Amber Kemp-Gerstel's blog!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Look ma, no stamping! Almost...

I did a little crafty shopping at my fave scrapbook store this week and bought some of these fun packages of ephemera. I just dumped it out to see what kind of fun goodies it held and started layering pieces and came up with a card. These pieces are from the Record It ephemera pack by MME.

The doily didn't come in the pack, and I did end up doing some stamping because I thought the top looked a little bare. I pulled out my Whole Lotta Dots stamp set from Reverse Confetti and stamped some white dots. I also really love the triangle trio from Tinsel n' Trim so I stamped that in the bottom right corner. So *almost* no stamping, and this card was done in about 10 minutes. I know, a little early on the love theme, but I am about finished with Christmas cards:)

Have a lovely Monday!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Reverse Confetti December Color Challenge

Good morning! I'm here today to bring you the Reverse Confetti's 2nd color challenge! Each month on the 16th, you'll get a NEW color challenge to play with, super fun!

How gorgeous are these colors? Super fun colors to change up the ole faithful red and green for Christmas:)

I bought a bunch of glitter paper from Michaels the last time I was there and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to use some up! The sentiment from Tinsel n' Trim is PErFEcT, don't you think? :)

I used the largest tag from Tag Me and cut out a tag from this pink heart paper. The chevron frame is a fun find from Michaels as well. I love all the Smash Book and Project Life accoutrements, they're fun for cards as well as for scrapbook albums!

I also stamped the loopy stamp from Tinsel n' Trim along the outside border of the card. I thought it was a fun addition, as well as some wooden snowflakes and a button!

What will you create using these colors? 

Here are all the details for the color challenge.  Find the link list to upload your creation simply by clicking on the color challenge graphic on the sidebar.
  • The color link list will be open from the 16th until noon CST on the 29th. The color challenge will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s challenge post with the link list during this time.
  • Just like the Sketch For You To Try, we are allowing “anything goes” until the end of the year. Note, that we will be adding the Reverse Confetti stamps only in January.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of Color Challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of each month.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December Diva Dare

I'm up today on the Verve Blog! This month's Diva Dare is "Playing Favorites" so the girls are pulling out there favorite Verve creations for the year, or stamping up something new. I decided to stamp something new since I'm too lazy to go back through all my cards and choose favorites, lol!

First I stamped the presents from Borderline in the corners of the kraft card base. Then I added a piece of double-sided patterned paper and folded opposing corners in, so you could see the presents in the background. 

The flowers are from Poppy Birthday, another favorite stamp set from this year! Super fabulous Poppy building set, plus matching dies!

The sentiment is from Poppy Birthday and the scalloped frame is from Making a Statement.The frame was cut out with the coordinating Rounded Scallop Frame die. The faux stitching is a stamp from Borderline, love it! I also added some of the small banners from the Banner Bundle die set. 

Make sure you stop by the Verve Blog so you can see the original post and you'll also find details on how you can play along! Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

December Reverse Confetti Blog Hop

Hello there! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! It's been chilly here in Arizona, in the 50s' and I'm loving it! I wish we got snow here, but I know those of you up north and wherever you have negative temps are probably hating me right now, lol! 

It’s the 8th of the month –Blog Hop time from Reverse Confetti! Last month’s release was full of holiday magic as well as some gorgeous everyday sentiments. As we look forward to the holidays, it’s now time to start thinking of those small gifts, tags, treats, or just sweet notes of encouragement to spread the “Merry” to our friends, family and coworkers. The Confetti Crew and a few other pals have designed some great cards and projects to give you just the creative spark you’ll need to make some of your very own RC magic happen!

The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and that's where you should have come here from!
 It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all of Reverse Confetti’s amazing stamp sets! 

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 Daniela'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 Reverse Confetti. Comments are open until Tuesday, December 10th at 2pm CST, and the winner will be announced on the “Wednesday in the Works” post on the 11th over on the Reverse Confetti Blog!

A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…

December’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 our second COLOR challenge we will be introducing on December 16th and another way to win!

Celebrate the creative side of you!

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

December SFYTT-Merry & Bright

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving! I figure we're still in the same weekend, so I can still wish you a happy thanksgiving:)

I'm here today with a sample for the new December Sketch for You to Try {SFYTT}

 I used stamps from our newest release, you'll want to get these asap! They're so much fun!
The sentiments are from Bring on the Merry and the triangle stamp and "dec 25th" are from Tinsel n' Trim. I also cut out a small tag and the tag banner from the Tag Me Confetti Cuts.

Thanks for popping by today! If you haven't seen the rest of the team's cards, make sure to see who's playing along by stopping off at the Reverse Confetti Blog!