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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Enjoy Today


Well, I've been a busy girl lately, working on samples for my upcoming 'Fetti Fans workshop at The Little Blue House next Tuesday among other projects, running the girls everywhere for their various honor choir, show choir and competitions.  Audrie got to sing at the historical Majestic Theater in Dallas last weekend! 

Anyway, I thought I'd share about one of the cards I made for my class.  All of the samples are in the store now, and there will be more peeks of them on The Little Blue House Facebook page soon.  Are you a follower?


Because everyone in class loves using the newest stuff from REVERSE CONFETTI, I chose to use the new PINEAPPLES APLENTY stamp set and coordinating PINEAPPLES APLENTY Confetti Cuts as the main focus of this card.  I stamped the bottom of the pineapple first, then the leaves (?), and diecut the whole thing out as one piece.  This is one of the "easy" cards in this class.  I added the additional sentiment, "you're the bestest", from the FANCY WORD COORDINATES stamp set.  I love these as little "subtitles". 

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Ok, well that's about all from me today.  I'm still working hard behind the scenes on more design work and I can't wait to share about it! 

SUSIE Q-TIP:  The circle is cut from the triangle patterned paper and then just popped up on the black polkadot paper panel.  This kind of look is really popular right now.  Almost like a "faux" shaker without the shake, shake, shake (shake your groove thing!).

Stamps:  Pineapples Aplenty, Fancy Word Coordinates (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  Aqua (Bazzill Card Shoppe), Green, Raspberry (AC), White (PTI), Chickaniddy Patterned Paper
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sun (SU!), Gumdrop Green (MFT)
Accessories:  Pineapples Aplenty, Circles 'n Scallops, Documented and Love Note Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Chevron Embossing Folder, Adhesive Rhinestone, Button, Hemp Twine, Hot Glue, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

New Release Blog Hop from Reverse Confetti


Well, we hope you've enjoyed all of the new REVERSE CONFETTI sneak peeks we've had over the last few days.  Just to recap, there are 5 new stamp sets and 8 new Confetti Cuts dies/sets available NOW, so there’s plenty to choose from to jump start your spring and summer crafting!  Today we are sharing some last bits of inspiration with y'all, so put on some of your favorite music, sit back and join us for our new release blog hop

The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from LAURIE'S BLOG. 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 the new Reverse Confetti stamp sets and dies!


I saved my cutest project for last!  I made a cute shaker tag using the SHAKERS 'N FRAMES Confetti Cuts and embellished it with the cute lion from the new LEAPING LIONS stamp set which I also cut from the LEAPING LIONS Confetti Cuts.  I added it to a little bag (actually an Easter treat bag, but since it was only the colored triangles, it was perfect for this!) full of Jolly Ranchers. 


I then couldn't resist making a mini banner with the LAYERED BANNER DUO Confetti Cuts to match the bag, and adding the other sweet lion and the sentiments from the LEAPING LIONS set too.  One thing I love about the layered banners is the fact that not only do they include both triangle and flag-ended rectangular banners, but that you can use the smaller dies from each of the shapes to cut out the middle, making it "see-through"!  I did that here with the hot pink triangle banner pieces.  


The lion piece actually has a patterned paper layer cut from the small triangle banner die, and the patterned paper rectangles are from the larger flag-ended rectangular banner die.  There are so many possibilities!  Here's a closer look at the sets I used:  

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Ok, 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! 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 over 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 become our newest ‘Fetti Fave!  
SUSIE Q-TIP:  Not all banners need to be on a thick string, jute or ribbon.  This one is simply on some softer linen twine.  The scale of the banner should determine the "visual weight" of the cording it's attached to.  What do y'all think?
Stamps:  Leaping Lions (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold, Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, White (PTI), Happy Day (Pebbles), Clear Acetate
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories:  Layered Banners, Shakers 'n Frames, Copic Markers, Sequins, Linen Twine (Fun Stamper's Journey), Foam Boosters

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Countdown to Confetti: Fancy Word Coordinates Stamps and Confetti Cuts


Well, we are on day three (the last day) of our sneak peek foray from REVERSE CONFETTI.  What do y'all think so far!?  It was a SURPRISE RELEASE and I think one of the best yet!

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Let's get right to it!  Today we are revealing one more stamp set and another set of dies.  You know how usually a stamp set is made with coordinating dies to go with it?  Well, this time we have a die set that has a coordinating stamp set!  The new Confetti Cuts are called FANCY WORDS, and the stamps are the FANCY WORD COORDINATES.


So I diecut the "friend" word from the FANCY WORDS Confetti Cuts.  They are all done in that cool scripty font!  I then stamped "the rest" of the sentiment onto the white piece using the FANCY WORDS COORDINATES stamp set.  I topped it all off with the new HELLO Confetti Cuts that I cut from teal and white and layered.  I LOVE doing that!  Here's a closer look at the new stuff I used, because I'm cool like that.


Just so y'all know...everything will be available on the 8th--that's tomorrow!  We'll wrap up with a blog hop that day as well that y'all won't want to miss.  YAY!  Meanwhile, don't forget that Jen has a link list for all the sneak peek days (April 5-7) over on the REVERSE CONFETTI blog HERE.  

Want to WIN some Reverse Confetti of your very own?
Leave a comment on each of the designer's blogs for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate.  Comments will close at noon CST on APRIL 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on APRIL 7th on the Reverse Confetti Blog and our Facebook page.  In addition to having a chance to win just by leaving a comment on the sneak peek posts, we are also running a Facebook promotion for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate. After you are done checking out the sneak peeks, head on over to OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and look for the promotional graphic.

SUSIE Q-TIP:  I was moving a few old projects from one box to a bigger box the other day and came across one of my old favorite cards I had made a loooong time ago.  I put it on my desk to use as inspiration for this card.  It looks nothing like it, but at least it gave me a good starting point.  Try it.

Stamps:  Fancy Words Coordinates (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White (PTI), Orange Fizz, Cotton Candy (MFT), Teal (Bazzill), Happy Day (Pebbles)
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black (Tsukineko), Pixie Pink (SU!)
Accessories:  Fancy Words, Hello Confetti Cuts, Petals 'N Posies, Wonky Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Orange Divine Twine, Button, Sequins, 3D Glue Dot, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

Monday, April 6, 2015

Countdown to Confetti: Shine from Within and Color Me Happy


Well, today is the second day of sneak peeks from REVERSE CONFETTI's SUPRISE RELEASE.  We have some inspiring projects to show off today!

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Today, the Confetti Crew is sharing what we've made with the new SHINE FROM WITHIN and COLOR ME HAPPY stamp sets, along with several new Confetti Cuts dies including one I'm especially excited about--a word die for "HELLO".  I have 2 cards to show y'all today, so stay with me!


My first card is using the new SHINE FROM WITHIN stamp set that has several uplifting sayings in a great "painted" font.  I absolutely love it and can see myself grabbing it over and over, I even plan on using it for my bible journaling.  The backgrounds on both my cards today employ the new PINA COLADA QUICK CARD PANELS and I also incorporated the new TASSEL Confetti Cuts die on both in extremely different ways.  On this card, the TASSEL die is cut  from cardstock, cut in half, and makes the "rain" coming from the cloud.  The small square behind the sentiment circle is cut using the new SHAKERS 'N FRAMES dies...more on that to come!  Here's a quick look at the SHINE FROM WITHIN stamp set and TASSEL Confetti Cuts die to see a couple of the things I've used so far:


And here's my second project for today....


This card features what I can surely see to be another new favorite REVERSE CONFETTI stamp set, COLOR ME HAPPY.  Jen and I both agreed that this set would be a fantastic and fun set to play with, especially paired with the new HELLO Confetti Cuts die.


I again used the SHAKERS 'N FRAMES as my main focal panel and stamped the "paint" swaths and splatters in several colors for a background.  I added the HELLO in hot pink to the bottom corner and playfully added the TASSEL (in its intended form) that I cut from lavender tissue paper--about 4 thicknesses at once to get it nice and fluffy!

 


Want to WIN some Reverse Confetti of your very own?
Leave a comment on each of the designer's blogs for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate.  Comments will close at noon CST on APRIL 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on APRIL 7th on the Reverse Confetti Blog and our Facebook page.  In addition to having a chance to win just by leaving a comment on the sneak peek posts, we are also running a Facebook promotion for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate. After you are done checking out the sneak peeks, head on over to OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and look for the promotional graphic.


SUSIE Q-TIP:  The new TASSEL die looks amazing when cut from tissue paper (solid colors or print), but some other fabulous mediums that you could use to make one-of-a-kind tassels would be any color thin acetate (like the stuff used to wrap gift baskets), printed cocktail or holiday napkins, coffee filters (and then spritz them with color spray--oooh!), and butcher paper.  Try it once you get your Tassel die and let us see what you create with it on our Facebook page.  This Tassel is no hassle!

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Stamps:  Shine from Within, Color Me Happy (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Enchanted Evening (PTI), Teal (Bazzill), Bumblebee Chevron Sugar Coated Cardstock (Doodlebug Design)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Aquamarine (Avery Elle)
Accessories:  Tassel, Shakers 'N Frames, Circles 'N Scallops, Oh My Stars, Sun 'N Clouds, Perfectly Paisley Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Pina Colada Quick Card Panel, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Gold Sequins, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

Hello Card
Stamps:  Color Me Happy (Reverse Confetti)

Paper:  White, Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Teal (Bazzill), Kraft in Color (Doodlebug Design)
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Real Red, Elegant Eggplant (SU!), Raspberry (Avery Elle)
Accessories:  Hello, Tassel, Shakers 'N Frames, Love Note, Circle Garland Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Pina Colada Quick Card Panel, Bakers Twine (Maya Road), Silver Sequins, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

Sunday, April 5, 2015

April Verve Diva Inspirations Hop

PSST...I have TWO posts today!  Click HERE for my Sneak Peek for Reverse Confetti.


Well, HAPPY EASTER!!  This year is sure flying by quick!  Doesn't it seem like we just had a VERVE  Inspirations hop?!  But here we are, already to April and it's time for another one.  I heard a lot of lawnmowers out yesterday, so that must mean the spring is finally here, so I was ready to get my "spring" on with some sweet colors!  It's the 5th of the month and time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings!

The hop started over on Julee's blog HERE and you should have hopped all the way through to SARAH's Blog and then here.  I'm glad you made it!

Our April challenge is Bunnies & Babies
Spring is a time of birth and renewal - celebrate the season by creating a card for Easter or a bouncing new baby. Use the inspiration graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction - just show us your sprightly spring creations!

Well, I loved the colors of the inspiration picture, and I wanted to combine it with the latest VIVA LA VERVE sketch HERE, so this is what I came up with...not very "baby-ish" but could be used as a baby card, or for me, something simply to remind me of what I think about on Easter.  

I thought the sentiment from the WONDERFULLY MADE stamp set, stamped in the center of the ROUNDED SCALLOP FRAME was perfect for Easter, and I couldn't wait to pair it with the cross from the EACH DAY set, stamped onto that woodgrain paper, like and "old, rugged cross".  I placed the cross in the bottom corner instead of a flower, but still die cut the SPRIGHTLY SPRIGS and layered them underneath along with some rolled up hemp twine.  I followed the sketch exactly and used the FLOURISHED TRIM die across the top, but doubled it with two different colors.  

OK, it's time to keep going on the hop, so head on over to see what MAUREEN did for your inspirational enjoyment!  I'm sure she's got something beautiful to share as always!

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Sunday, Apr. 19.
Prize: $40 gift voucher to the Verve online store!
Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!
 
  
1. Julee 7. Sankari
2. Amy 8. Sarah
3. Anya 9. Susan
4. Betty10. Maureen
5. Jen11. Stacey
6. Karen 12. Chaitali

SUSIE Q-TIP:  Sometimes it's best to "not" think outside the box when creating and following a sketch--it's great as is.  I didn't add a lot of bells and whistles on this one...just changed the flower to the cross "cluster" to make it work better with my sentiment.  

Stamps:  Wonderfully Made, Each Day (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  White, Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet (PTI), Happy Day (Pebbles)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories:  Rounded Scallop Frame, Sprightly Sprigs, Flourished Trim (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Brown Hemp Twine, Adhesive Rhinestones, Copic Markers, Foam Boosters
Finished Size: A2  

Countdown to Confetti: Pineapples APlenty and Leaping Lions

PSST...I have TWO posts today!  Click HERE for my Verve Diva Inspiration Hop post!


Well, today starts the COUNTDOWN to our new APRIL release from REVERSE CONFETTI!  This month, we are debuting 5 new stamp sets and 8 new Confetti Cuts We're having a SPECIAL RELEASE this month with all the new stuff which also includes a brand new set of Quick Card Panels, made to coordinate perfectly with the new stamps and dies.  Yes, we just had a release last month, but this stuff just couldn't wait---it's so cute and FUN!

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First up on the Sneak Peek schedule are two new sets that have coordinating Confetti Cuts dies--PINEAPPLES APLENTY and LEAPING LIONS (I'll share mine soon).


This new PINEAPPLES APLENTY set is so darn sassy and on trend with some great things Jen and I saw at CHA back in January and is one of the reasons we just couldn't wait to put these out there to jumpstart your summer dreaming (I mean crafting!).  Some of the pineapples have sentiments inside them and then there's also one that is "normal" to play around with.  I love that there are the coordinating PINEAPPLES APLENTY Confetti Cuts to make cutting these out a breeze!

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I also used a couple of the other new dies and a new PINA COLADA Quick Card Panel for this card.  The panel is a fun design with multi-colored triangles and then I just layered the new GEOMETRIC BACKGROUND die (another "on trend" style--so many faceted things are popping up!).  I layered my pineapple and the "@" onto the teal LAYERED BANNER DUO piece, another new Confetti Cuts die set for making fun banners that can be used together or separately.  Did you see all the new products I used today?

We have lots more sneak peeks to share over the next 2 days.  Then, everything will be available on the 8th.  Don't forget that Jen has a link list going daily (APRIL 5-8) for all the sneak peeks over on the REVERSE CONFETTI blog HERE.


Want to win some REVERSE CONFETTI of your very own?  



Leave a comment on each of the designer's blogs for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate.  Comments will close at noon CST on APRIL 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on APRIL 7th on the Reverse Confetti Blog and our Facebook page.  In addition to having a chance to win just by leaving a comment on the sneak peek posts, we are also running a Facebook promotion for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate. After you are done checking out the sneak peeks, head on over to OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and look for the promotional graphic.
SUSIE Q-TIP:   Don't forget about the "rock-n-roll" technique for solid images.  I used two different green inks to create the leaves on the pineapple.  Ink your stamp fully in a lighter ink, then just roll the stamp around the edges in a darker ink before stamping onto your paper.  

Stamps:  Pineapples a Plenty (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Raspberry Fizz, Black (PTI), Teal (Bazzill)
Ink:  Yellow and Green (Avery Elle), Gumdrop Green (MFT)
Accessories:  Geometric Panel, Pineapples a Plenty, Layered Banner, Documented Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Pina Colada Quick Card Panel, Teal Sequins, White Mini Clothespin, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2



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