Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Birthday Dash

Hi there! Has anyone else been busy or is it just me? In the past week, we've traveled to Washington and Montana and I'm just pooped! So that explains why no updates in a week:) But today, I have a fun card to share, that was supposed to be for the 10 minute Craft Dash, but ended up being a 45 minute craft marathon, lmbo!

Besides the 10 minute time constraint, the challenge was to use rose, light orange, and corn flower blue! The colors, I got! The time constraint? Not so much...I really did try, I just don't have it in me, lol!

I used three Reverse Confetti stamp sets for this card. the sentiment panel is from Celebrate Cake, the flags and "#" are from Arrows n' Elements, and the polka dots on the rose strip in the background is from Whole Lotta Dots!

Thanks for dropping in today, I have missed you *smooches!*

Stamp sets used:

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Case Study #153-Thankful Feathers

Hi there! I have a quick card to share today, hubby and I are on our way for a little week long vacation up north and we leave bright and early tomorrow morning! I am so ready to get out of this heat for awhile!

I decided to play along with the Case Study challenge again, because I do love everything Jennifer McGuire makes!

Here's my card, loosely based on the sketch of Jen's card...

I condensed the sketch down and used similar colors. I used my new WPlus9 Fanciful Feathers and Basic Banners. I cut six feathers out using the matching dies and grouped everything together on the aqua mat. The flourishes along the edges of the card are from Verve. I used some black and orange paint and with the tip of my stylus, dotted some little speckles randomly. 

Thats all I have for today! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend:)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Deconstructed Sketch #114 - Good Times

The Deconstructed Sketch Logo

Hi there! Anybody ready for a new Deconstructed Sketch? Feast your eyes on DS114!

Here's my sample with an old favorite Verve set, Great Friend...

I bought THREE of these Teresa Colin's paper pads because I love them *so* much! These patterns and colors are just...well...fabulous! I do plan on using all three paper pads, so I'm not really a hoarder, ha!

Along with the Great Friends stamp set, I used the leafy sprigs from Sunny Days and the corresponding Leafy Sprigs die set. 

I hope you can play along with us this week, visit Jen's Blog for details and a list of the other girls playing along this week. Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Just Because...

Over the weekend, I made a BUNCH of cards. Most for assignments, but a couple of them I made just because. These always end up being my favorite! I pulled out "You Make My Day" by MFT and had this after an hour or so:)

I used the big butterfly from Inspired by Butterflies and the flags are from the Jumbo Fishtail Banners.

Have a fabulous week!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Case Study 152 - Sunny Days

I haven't played along in a Case Study challenge in what feels like forever! As soon as I saw Jennifer McGuire's beautiful card, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!

I love how our Reverse Confetti header is the exact same colors as the inspiration card! I love these colors so much, I kept them for my card:)

I used the super fun "I Like You" set, one from the first Reverse Confetti release! I think it will always be one of my favorites:)

The sun ray and cloud dies are from MFT. I used Tuxedo Black ink by Memento for the sentiment and Melon Fresh Ink from Impress for the hearts. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

August Reverse Confetti Blog Hop

Hello August and Hello Reverse Confetti Fans! It’s the 8th of the month –Blog Hop time! Are ya’ll ready to savor some sweet inspiration? Grab a cuppa and take some time to enjoy this month’s creative Blog Hop from Reverse Confetti. Last month’s release was fantastic and today we are inspiring you with projects and cards using those stamps and any other previously released stamps from Reverse Confetti. Along with the Confetti Crew (our fabulous design team), we’ve also invited some extra friends to join in on the action!

The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog and that should have led you here to my blog first. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all of Reverse Confetti’s amazing stamp sets! 

I used the fabulous Inner Rock Star and Arrows n' Elements for my card and some super fabulous papers from Heidi Swapp! I just love this funky, punk rock chick card!!;)

 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 Amy K’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 Monday night, August 12th at 11pm CST, and the winner will be announced on the Time for a Card Tuesday post on the 13th over on the Reverse Confetti Blog!

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

SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (SFYTT)—Play along with us each month for your chance to win the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE and to be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew as we sneak peek and hop with all the new stamps. Click HERE for more details and link list.

‘FETTI FINDS—Link your Reverse Confetti creations to the link list posted on the Reverse Confetti blog each Monday. (Note: Reverse Confetti stamps are required for ‘Fetti Finds.) A ‘Fetti Fave will be announced on the Reverse Confetti Blog from that months’ entries. The ‘FETTI FAVE will receive the ENTIRE NEXT STAMP RELEASE and be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew as we sneak peek and hop with all the new stamps. Click HERE for more details and link list.

Celebrate the creative side of you!

This is also my sample for this week's Deconstructed Sketch!

Visit the Deconstructed Blog for more details and a list of the girls playing along this week!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 5, 2013

August Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

Welcome to Verve's August Diva Inspirations Hop! It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Verve Divas to breathe new life into some much-loved stamps and dies. And there's a PRIZE up for grabs, so be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment section of each blog as you hop about to be entered in a drawing for a $30 gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Check out all the details and prize info over at the Verve Blog.

I played with the new Mojo Monday sketch and my Take Note and Borderline stamp sets...

I did some faux sewing with the border stamp from Borderline and the rest of the stamps are from Take Note! I tried to do some doodling on the oval sentiment piece, but it was a fail, lol! I should have left well enough alone, but I thought it would turn out better, oh well! I still like the card:)

Your next stop is going to be Andrea's beautiful blog, so hop to it! Thanks for stopping by today:)

1. Julee9. Teresa
2. Amy10. Charmaine
3. Anya11. Christyne
4. Betty12. Maureen
5. Karen13. Marisa
6. Sarah14. Amber
7. Susan15. Andrea
8. Tiffany

Don't forget to take advantage of the Anni-VERVE-sary sale we have going on right now!! Click the banner below:)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Viva la Verve! Teachers Count

Hi there! I'm here today with a quick card for this week's Viva la Verve sketch challenge! 

In honor of school starting here this Monday (???) I thought I'd pull out my Teacher's Count and Apple die sets!

I used some DP from Echo Park, I love these colors! So bright and cheerful:) Just like a kid getting up for the 1st day of school, ha!;)  I stamped the number stamp randomly for the background piece, and then stamped the "thank you along the green cardstock.

I absolutely adore the apple dies! Along with the stamps, it's a SNAP to cut out and stamp these adorable apples!!! 

I hope you can play with us this week, come play HERE!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a fantastic weekend!!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

DS112-Lovely Birthday

The Deconstructed Sketch Logo

Hey there! I'm back today with a sample for a new Deconstructed Sketch!

This is a sketch I designed for Jen while she was busy moving in to her new place! I hope you can play along, this is one of my favorite sketches!

I used some stamps and dies from MFT! The sentiment stamp is from a new birthday set, which I can't find the name of right now, and the flower and leaves are from Tropical Sensations!

Visit Jen's Blog and play along with us this week! Thanks for stopping by:)