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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Quirky Cuties Blog Hop (with a prize) from Reverse Confetti

Well, it's been a little bit since I posted the last time.  We've been crazy busy gearing up to get into our new home.  There have been some big hoops to jump through, and a huge roller coaster ride of emotional ups and downs wondering if closing on this house would ever come to fruition.  Well, yesterday we got the news we've been waiting 10 months for--that we will finally get to close on our home.  We are hoping to hear a definite date for closing today, but our best guess is that it will be late next week, and we are moving in with my sister tomorrow.  Keep y'all's fingers crossed for us!

As for today's post, it's a little something different from the Confetti Crew and a few of our "coloring" friends.  Instead of a Confetti Camera this week, we are having a QUIRKY CUTIES Blog Hop from REVERSE CONFETTI (read below about the prize)!  Everyone on the hop has chosen a stamp set from our fun Quirky Cuties line (all line art images of sweet little animals that are super fun to color), and has made a card or project using them. 

The hop started over on the REVERSE CONFETTI Blog HERE, and if you're just joining us, you'll want to head that way to get the most from the hop (I'm the end).  

For my card, I got a little sentimental (as I was packing away all my crafty stuff), and went with BEBE BUNNY.  She was the second Quirky Cutie and I remember Jen and I going over and over her during the design process, deciding on tweaks here and there, until she was just right, with the cutest dress, purse and shoes with the sweetest little "head tilt"--yes I'm a little partial to her. 

I colored her up with my Copic markers and gave her some glasses (see?  She even looks a little like me!).  I cut several circles from the new CIRCLES 'N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts to serve as a great backdrop for her once I got her all cut out.  I added the pink scallop border using the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP Confetti Cuts and popped that piece up at a fun angle.

Ok, so here's the FUN part--the PRIZE INFO!  We actually are teaming up with STUDIO 3 SOLUTIONS, and have 2 prizes to give away!   TWO random commenters will win:  A Studio 3 Solutions Color Cubbie + 3 Quirky Cuties (winner’s choice).  Comments will close this Sunday at 5 pm CST and the winner will be announced on the Reverse Confetti blog on Monday the 28th.

Well, with me, you've reached the end of the hop, but we are all still here if you want to go back and take a second look at anyone's project.  Jen has the hop lineup posted over on the Reverse Confetti Blog HERE.  Have a great day, and I'll see y'all again after we get settled into our new house.  I'll be unpacking the 875,657,483 boxes in my craft room just as fast as I can!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  I wasn't going to make the navy blue panel crooked, but when I started to glue it down, it looked cute that way, so I kept it.  That's called going with the artistic flow.  Don't let it come between you and your project--if it looks better some way you didn't originally intend, don't fight the feeling.  Just do it. 

Stamps:  BeBe Bunny Quirky Cuties (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Dark Kraft (Paper Studio), Sew Lovely (Carta Bella)
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories:  Circles 'n Scallops, Double Edge Scallop Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Circle Punch, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Button, Divine Twine, Adhesive Rhinestones, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Reverse Confetti July Color Challenge

Well, I had a great time teaching and sharing REVERSE CONFETTI yesterday at The Little Blue House in Keller!  And today, I get to share some more Reverse Confetti love with all of y'all!

It's the 16th of the month and that means it's time for a new COLOR CHALLENGE from REVERSE CONFETTI

Take a look at the gorgeous aqua, coral and lime green color palette Jen came up with for us for this month...I think it looks so summery!

I thought these colors fit in well with using the CELEBRATE CAKE stamp set.  I had a "cupcake banner" in mind when I started this card, but it quickly turned into adding that bold gold heart from the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts instead of a center cuppie!  The birthday sentiment is from the ALL ABOUT YOU Keywords set and I added the new CIRCLES 'N SCALLOPS for the "you".  Everything is set upon the newest big tag Confetti Cuts, TAG ME TOO which I stamped using the stripes from SO STRIPEY in gold.

Check out the July Color Challenge post over on the Reverse Confetti blog HERE for all the details on how EASY it is to play along and WIN a $20 gift certificate to Reverse Confetti!!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  A tag always makes a great backdrop for the focal point on a card.  Just sayin'.  Just make a cute tag, create a simple background for the base of the card, and use pop dots to add the tag and complete your card.

Stamps:  Celebrate Cake, All About You, So Stripey (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet (PTI), Gold Mirror, Chevron (Paper Studio)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Berry Sorbet (PTI), Green Galore (SU!), Gold Delicata (Tsukineko)
Accessories:  Love Note, Tag Me Too, Circles 'N Scallops, Doin' the Wave Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Gold Enamel Dots, Ribbon, Divine Twine, Foam Boosters 
Finished Size:  A2

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Smile, I'm on Confetti Camera

Well, today is CONFETTI CAMERA day over on the REVERSE CONFETTI BLOG.  Every Thursday, the spotlight shines on one of the Confetti Crew designers and offers a glimpse into their creative process about their project created just for that day.  Today it's my turn, and I'm sharing a fun little giftie y'all won't want to miss, using some of the latest Reverse Confetti products!
I'd love it if you'd go check it out HERE!  

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Reverse Confetti July Release Blog Hop

Well we hope you all agree that this month’s release from REVERSE CONFETTI is hot, hot hot!  We changed things up a bit this month and brought you more dies than ever before, but still quenched your thirst for those fun Quirky Cuties with Rocky Raccoon and introduced what’s sure to be a new favorite, Fabulous Flamingo, just to name a couple of the new stamp sets (there are 4—along with 7 Confetti Cuts Die sets).  Today, we are making a final splash with all the new products, and bringing you our Reverse Confetti new release blog hop.  You’ll have it made in the shade once you see all the fun you can have with this release! 
The hop started over on the REVERSE CONFETTI BLOG, and you should have made it here from our 'Fetti Friend, MONIKA DAVIS' 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 have two projects to share today featuring the new RC products.  First off is this watermelon card I made using the CIRCLES 'N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts, simply layered and glued together.  I added the smallest paisley for the seeds from the PERFECTLY PAISLEY Confetti Cuts.  The little button flower is actually the re-enforcer circle from the new TAG ME TOO die, and the sentiment I chose is from the FABULOUS FLAMINGO stamp set.  I love how I made the edges of the watermelon all spark-a-lay!

I kept the tag on the sweet and simple side, using the new TAG ME TOO Confetti Cuts along with the sentiment from the SO VERY SPECIAL Keywords stamp set. I cheated and simply wrapped up one of Lindsie's books in butcher paper to show how cute it looks on a little gift.  LOVE!  I'm thinking this may be the way to go this Christmas!

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 go, just to keep you "in the know":

July’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 a NEW COLOR challenge we will be introducing on July 16th and another way to win!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  The Confetti Crew was chatting about how to take a better picture when your card base is white.  Since most of mine tend to be that way, I've started using a subtle background paper (the polkadot) to set up behind my pics.  I think it at least helps it from becoming too washed out in the editing process.  For the tagged package, I just set it on a cane seated chair.  Still working on the photo skills. 

Watermelon Card:
Stamps:  Fabulous Flamingo (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Sour Apple, Cotton Candy (MFT), Dots and Stripes (Echo Park), Kraft in Color (Doodlebug)
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black
Accessories:  Circles 'N Scallops, Perfectly Paisley, Tag Me, and Tag Me Too Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti),  Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Black Button, Lime Divine Twine (TCP), Gingham Ribbon, Stardust Stickles, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

Birthday Tag:
Stamps:  So Very Special (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy (PTI), Navy (Bazzill), Pen Pals (Pebbles)
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black
Accessories:  Tag Me Too, Double Edge Scallop Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Silver Brads, Postal Divine Twine (TCP)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Countdown to Confetti: Fresh 'N Fruity and Fabulous Flamingo

Well, I hope y'all have been following along this weekend with the sneak peeks for the new REVERSE CONFETTI release available tomorrow!  If you haven't, you're missing out and will want to check out the RC blog HERE to go back and visit them.

Today's the reveal of the last two new stamp sets coming your way--FRESH 'N FRUITY and FABULOUS FLAMINGO.

Let me tell y'all what, I have had a blast playing with everything from this month's release, but the new FRESH 'N FRUITY set is my secret favorite!  I love the polka-dotted fruit (there's solid too), and the fonts on the sentiments are awesome.  It was super easy to pull this card together because once the lemons and leaves were stamped, I quickly cut them out using the new FRESH 'N FRUITY Confetti Cuts.  I also used the new DIAGONAL STRIPE PRETTY PANELS Confetti Cuts on top of the LOVE NOTE because it fits perfectly.   

The new FABULOUS FLAMINGO set is just that-- absolutely fabulous, and there's also a coordinating FABULOUS FLAMINGO Confetti Cuts die set available.  The wings and beak of the flamingos (there are two that mirror each other--eeep!) are separate stamps so that you can stamp them in different colors.  Yes, that makes it easy.

I actually created a tag before this became an actual card with the new TAG ME, TOO Confetti Cuts die.  It's clearly a nice big tag, and is great for being just that (stay tuned for my post tomorrow), layering it on a card, or using it on your scrapbook pages.  The little "re-enforcer" circle is so cute, all scallop-y and complements the new CIRCLES 'N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts quite well. 

Take a look at what I used today!

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 (July 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 July 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on July 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 am really digging the color combo I used for my lemonade card--yellow, aqua and forest green.  The forest green is not a color I use often at all, and it was a nice surprise that it went so well with the other colors.  Now I'll be trying it with other combos "just to see".  I'm sure y'all have colors that just sit in your stash, too.  Be a friend to barely used colors, and give them a "fresh squeeze".
Lemonade Card
Stamps:  Fresh 'N Fruity (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:   White, Aqua Mist, Pinefeather, Kraft (PTI), Splendid Sunshine (Echo Park)
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black, Yoyo Yellow, Summer Sun, Handsome Hunter (SU!), Gumdrop Green (MFT)
Accessories:  Fresh 'N Fruity, Diagonal Stripe Pretty Panel, Love Note, Double Edge Scallop and Doin' the Wave Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Corner Rounder, Enamel Dots, Button, Lemon Divine Twine (TCP), Hot Glue, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2
Flamingo Card:
Stamps:  Fabulous Flamingo (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Enchanted Evening, Simply Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet (PTI), Splendid Sunshine (Echo Park)
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black, Berry Sorbet (PTI), Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink (SU!)
Accessories:  Tag Me Too, Fabulous Flamingo, Circles 'N Scallops and Double Edge Scallop Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Sizzix Embossing Folder, Button, Blueberry Divine Twine (TCP), Halfback Pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), Foam Boosters 
Finished Size:  A2

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