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Sunday, June 11, 2017

June Sketch for You to Try from Reverse Confetti


Well, today it's my turn to share my latest card for the JUNE SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY from REVERSE CONFETTI.  It's a great sketch that I think I may have to use again!

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We were in Houston last weekend for a soccer tournament that Lindsie played in.  I'm telling y'all--it was HOT!  I was born there and lived half my childhood there and in Katy.  It's funny how, as a kid, you don't ever remember it being so hot and humid!  At one point during the tournament, there was steam coming from the asphalt walkway by the fields!  Anyway, we had a little time on Sunday before we headed back and were planning on going down to Galveston and visit the beach just for a couple of hours.  The weather turned bad, and we decided against it and came on home.  So I had "missing the beach" on my mind when I made this card the other day. 


I wanted to use some patterned paper, so I started by grabbing my WARM HEART 6x6 pad and found the perfect "beachy" stripes!  I added the LIME GREEN cardstock to the mix as an accent color.  I also pulled out STONE, MIST, SAND, and NAVY cardstock to cut everything out.  I grabbed the octopus from the SEASIDE set and cut him out with the SEASIDE Confetti Cuts, then stamped my sentiment on white.  The SAND DOLLAR worked nicely as one of my circles from the sketch, and the last circular element is a little tag from the GOODY BOX ADDITIONS Confetti Cuts with the little star circle from the SEEING STARS Confetti Cuts set.  Oh and I almost forgot to say that everything is "anchored" by the LACY SCALLOP CIRCLE in the middle of my card!
Come to find out, my card is a great candidate for a couple of other challenges this week as well!  I'm so excited to also play along in the SIMON SAYS STAMP Wednesday Challenge--masculine.  The other challenge is from the HOUSE OF CARDS inspiration challenge, and it happens to be a nautical theme! 

 
Here's a look at what I used today. Y'all be sure and head on over to the Reverse Confetti Blog 
to see what the other gals have created for today, and all the details on how to play along for a chance to win a Reverse Confetti Gift Certificate! We'll be "crabby" if you don't play along!  LOL!





One last thing, don't forget that today is the last day to take advantage of the awesome sale from REVERSE CONFETTI!!!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

June Blog Hop and a Sale from Reverse Confetti


Well, it's the 8th of the month and that means it's time for a brand new shiny blog hop from REVERSE CONFETTI!  Almost as good as the blog hop, there's also a SALE going on right now on the RC website.  See the graphic below on how you can take advantage of these savings!

The hop started over on the AMY KOLLING'S BLOG HERE, and you should have made it here from one of my favorite stampers, WANDA GUESS'S BLOG HERE!!!  (shout out to Wanda!  Hi!). 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 projects for you to see using all Reverse Confetti stamp sets and dies!

So I made two little matchy-matchy projects for the hop today--a card and a tag that could easily attach to a sweet treat for a friend.  Both the card and the tag use the new MISO HAPPY panda stamp set and MISO HAPPY Confetti Cuts.  They were super fast to stamp and cut and just add a little color to their noses and cheeks with Prismacolor pencils. 
 

I cut all the leaves using the LEAFY Confetti Cuts and the clouds using the SUN 'N CLOUDS Confetti Cuts dies, so that I had plenty to work with as I created this set.  Once I stamped the card's sentiment from the ONE DAY AT A TIME stamp set, and decided on placement of everything, it felt a little bare up at the top of the card.  I added the stitched lines to balance it out with the ELEMENTAL STRIPES stamp set.  They were the perfect addition, so I continued that detail on the sentiment pieces for both the card and the tag.


The tag base is cut using the TOPPED OFF TAG Confetti Cuts from a bit of the PATTERN PLAY 6x6 pad, and then layered with the BAR TAG COVER Confetti Cuts.  The pieces mimicked the card and came together fast since they were already cut and stamped.  A little ribbon and a button up top finished it off and now it's ready for gifting!  Oh how I love matchy-matchy!!!


 Okay, don't forget to see the entire hop list below, and pick out a few things on our Summer SALE!  Here's a quick look at what I used today on my NEW card AND tag:

 
 
 

You've reached the end of the hop!  If you got lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers in the master list below or on the Reverse Confetti blog

Be sure and comment to win a $15 Reverse Confetti Gift Certificate that we will be giving away this Sunday!!!

 

 A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”… 
 
June's SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is open for you to play along.  Click HERE for a chance to win and become our newest ‘Fetti Fave!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

They See Me Rollin'


Well, I can't believe the end of the school year is here!  My girls get out of school tomorrow and then suddenly I'll have an 8th grader and a junior in high school!  I'll be looking forward to their new adventures in choir, show choirs (they are both in them now) and theater next year, but for now I'm thankful for a small break in all the auditions and rehearsals and back and forth trips picking them up from school at all hours.  Time to breathe.
So today, I'm just passing through, "Ridin' by to say Hi!", as I get some stuff done around the house so we can enjoy a weekend out of town for a soccer tournament in Houston.


I had so much fun making the woven panda card from this last release (this one), that I wanted to do another one for my 'Fetti Fans workshop at The Little Blue House.  We will be making this one and 3 others in my class next Thursday the 8th.  I just cut the VERTICAL STRIPES COVER PANEL Confetti Cuts and kept the negative pieces, then wove them across the bottom.  Reminds me of the woven paper placemats we used to make in kindergarten!  Then I created the tag using the new ROUND TOP TAG Confetti Cuts and added the bike and sentiments with the ROLLIN' stamps and ROLLIN' Confetti Cuts.  The DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER is used across the middle panel in white as a cute addition to mimic the tag.

As a reminder, my next 'Fetti Fans Card Workshop is next Thursday, June 8th.  10:30-1 or 6:30-9.  We always make 4 very detailed cards.  If you're local, join us!  Call The Little Blue House and reserve your spot.  817-431-7930.


 
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Work of Art? Nah.


Well, thanks for stopping by today to see me at my little ol' lonely blog.  I have a little quickie card to share with y'all today that in all honesty became sort of a little reject card from the last REVERSE CONFETTI release we had on May 8th.  Yep, he's not my favorite ever and and I came *this close* to not sharing it at all, but decided to be frank, admit defeat on this one, and at least show you the cool thing I did with the SWOOSH COVER PANEL Confetti Cuts die, because I plan on using this idea again, but hopefully do a better job at the execution of the cardmaking process!


I used the new WORK OF ART stamp set to first complete the little paint pallet and brush (I like that part), and cut them out with the WORK OF ART Confetti Cuts and also stamped the sentiment directly onto my card base.  I also grabbed my older COLOR ME HAPPY stamp set and went ahead and stamped the yellow paint splatters.  After cutting the SWOOSH COVER PANEL piece, I cut the frame off around the edge so that only the actual "swoosh" was left and attached it to my card at an angle (that's the part that I think is cool about the card).  I added my art pallet and some yellow enamel dots and called it done, as I was out of juice (or mojo?) for this one.   

So in the battle between crafty girl vs. no mojo, no mojo won.  

Thursday, May 11, 2017

May Sketch for You to Try from Reverse Confetti


Well, today it's my turn to share my latest card for the MAY SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY from REVERSE CONFETTI.

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I made this card a couple of months ago to fit this month's sketch.  We actually made this card in my 'Fetti Fans workshop at The Little Blue House in March (I think--I've slept since then!).  It does use the BEAUTIFUL BANNERS Confetti Cuts die (on sale!).  


Instead of making the 3 offset squares in the sketch all the same, I threw in a rectangle for the middle one and used the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts for the scalloped piece, and the CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts for the inner rectangle.  The main sentiment is stamped with the YOU'RE SO stamp set and completed with the YOU'RE SO Confetti Cuts "fabulous" die.  The card was embellished with a few layers of the BUTTERFLY DREAMS Confetti Cuts and some gold sequins.  I really love this card.  It would be great for an older adult's birthday and the colors just make me happy!



 
Y'all be sure and head on over to the Reverse Confetti Blog 
to see what the other gals have created for today, 
and all the details on how to play along for a chance to win a  
Reverse Confetti Gift Certificate!  

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