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Monday, December 11, 2017

December Sketch for You to Try from Reverse Confetti


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


This sketch was super easy to work with and gave me a good excuse to use my FA LA LA CIRCLE Confetti Cuts as the centerpiece for my card.



I decided to give the red cardstock pieces a little pattern, so I stamped the "ho ho ho" repeatedly from the  SENTIMENTAL CHRISTMAS stamp set in Brick Ink.  The other two patterned paper pieces are from (believe it or not) the FRIGHT NIGHT 6x6 paper pad.  The HOLLY Confetti Cuts look so cute as a perfectly proportionate embellishment!





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! Why don't you play along!?!?!

Friday, December 8, 2017

December Blog Hop from Reverse Confetti


Well, it's the 8th of the month and that means it's time for a little inspiration with our monthly blog hop from REVERSE CONFETTI! With the holidays right around the corner, a cute tag can always make a package extra special, so that's what I have to show y'all today!

The hop started over on the REVERSE CONFETTI BLOG and then moves on over AMY KOLLING'S 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 projects for you to see.


My first tag is one of my favorites.  So simple with lots of dimension.  I simply snipped the corners off a piece of  Sand cardstock, but added a strip and the hole's reinforcer in cream.  The "wreath" part is actually a shower curtain ring that I wrapped with some buffalo plaid material.  Before adding it to my tag, I used the SENTIMENTAL CHRISTMAS set to stamp the words onto a cream circle, then hot glued the wreath, and added its embellishments.  So fun and I love using things in the "outside the box" manner!


My second tag is a shaker that I made by creating a pocket from acetate and washi tape.  I know this will be another fun addition to a lighter colored bag so that it can really show off the shaker aspect of this tag.


After creating the three closed sides with the washi tape, I added the "snow" and confetti and the "greetings" word cut from the GREETINGS FRAME Confetti Cuts.  I did add a bit of "dries clear" glue to the "greetings" word to hold it in place, but from the back you can hardly tell there's glue on it at all.  I used the banner from the same Confetti Cuts set and added it across the top on the outside to have a place to write the recipient's name.  I then added the HANG UPS Confetti Cut and twine so that it can be tied onto any bag.




That's about all from me today, but there's one more stop to make on the hop today LAUREL SEABROOK is our newest 'Fetti Friend and she's amazing--go see for  yourself!  Here's the master hop list in case y'all want to go back and look again at the fabulous creations today!   

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Joy to the World


Well, hello!  Thanks for stopping by today.  Things are already getting busy for us here in Lilesland, and we have a super busy week next week with activities (choir, voice and dance recitals, soccer parties, show choir performances and a show choir Christmas party), basically something every night on top of working and teaching at The Little Blue House. Just keep me in your prayers that I make it through next week!  After that, the kids will be out of school, and I'm hoping to get a little time in with the fam, just enjoying some "stay at home" activities.

Anyway, today was the first day it's really been cold here in Fort Worth, as it was 80 degrees just two days ago!  I guess Texas has decided to go ahead and do winter after all.  LOL!  So my cute little snowman here is all bundled up and ready for the colder temps.


I stamped everything and colored with my Copics.  The wreath is from the fairly new FALL FOR YOU stamp set and cut with the FALL FOR YOU Confetti Cuts.  The snowman is from the COOL FRIEND stamp set and cut with the COOL FRIEND Confetti Cuts.  I added the sentiment from the SENTIMENTAL CHRISTMAS stamp set with my fancy new Tim Holtz Stamp positioner tool (Momma likey) in Piggy Bank ink.  I also embellished my wreath with my favorite snowflake die set ever, SNOWFLAKE TRIO Confetti Cuts.  Here's a little tip:  My pink cardstock that I cut the snowflake from wasn't quite the right shade of pink to match her little hat.  I just swiped a little ink color to match around the edges.  (For this kind of thing, I use Quick Quotes chalk inks--this one is Pixie Pink.)  It totally blends now!







Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Sketch for You to Try from Reverse Confetti


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

At first, I wasn't sure about this one.  The little pointed shape (certainly a triangle hiding as my very first layer on this card front) reminded me of my very BASIC scrapbooking days where just a little paper here and there was about as fru fru as pages got back then.  Admittedly, I wasn't a fan (and I've come to the dark side where I'll put just about anything on a scrapbook page!)


However, once I got started with this little gem of a card, I realized it was a very cute addition (although I think it could have been a square instead of a triangle under there!).  It added just enough color to set off the rest of the card front. The patterned paper layered over that is from last year's Christmas 6x6 pad--VERY MERRY.    I added the WONKY DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts across the top and proceeded to create my focal circle.  I stamped the "joyful wishes" from the SENTIMENTAL CHRISTMAS SET in Salsa Red and cut the "merry" from the WINTER WORDS Confetti Cuts set.  I stamped and colored (Adornit watercolor pencils) my favorite Santa stamp ever from the JOLLY HOLIDAY set, and then cut him out and added some sparkle with my favorite crystal stickles.

Sidenote:  Stickles work very well for instant glue for sequins when you accidentally leave your new bottle of Scotch (glue) in the car and you're too lazy to go get it.  LOL.







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! Why don't you play along!?!?!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

November New Release Blog Hop from Revers Confetti


Well, it's the 8th of the month and that means it's time for a little inspiration with our monthly blog hop from REVERSE CONFETTI!  This has been a really fun release month!  Let me show you just a few more projects to help you get into the holiday spirit with all the new products...

The hop started over on the REVERSE CONFETTI BLOG and then moves on over AMY KOLLING'S 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 projects for you to see focusing on all the new stamps, dies, and other fun stuff that Reverse Confetti offers.  I actually have 3 really fun cards to share today!





CHRISTMAS CHEER 
CHRISTMAS CHEER CONFETTI CUTS
CHEERFUL AND KIND 6X6 PAPER PAD






 

SWEET HOLIDAY
SWEET HOLIDAY CONFETTI CUTS

 
 



KITCHEN LOVE
KITCHEN LOVE CONFETTI CUTS
SCALLOPED SQUARES CONFETTI CUTS

 

That's about all from me today, but there's one more stop to make on the hop today LAUREL SEABROOK is our newest 'Fetti Friend and she's amazing--go see for  yourself!  Here's the master hop list in case y'all want to go back and look again at the fabulous creations today!   

 

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