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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September Color Challenge From Reverse Confetti


Well, in case y'all aren't aware, on the 16th of every month, REVERSE CONFETTI reveals a new COLOR challenge.  So today I'm posting a quick little card I whipped up for the challenge.

This month, Jen chose to use PINK, YELLOW, and GRAY.


These are some of my favorite colors! (and I'd really like to get my hands on that gray chevvie scarf!)


A closer look at my card--I used the new TAG ME TOO Confetti Cuts die and stamped the yellow stripes with SO STRIPEY.  The circles in the corner are from the CIRCLES 'N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts, and I added a few flowers from the PETALS 'N POSIES Confetti Cuts.  Both of the hot pink pieces are stamped with some hearts from the WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS background set.  The main sentiment is my favorite part of this card from the SO VERY SPECIAL stamp set. 

Ok, well it's really late while I'm writing this...I'm teaching a Reverse Confetti class tomorrow at The Little Blue House and I reeeeeeeeeaaaaallllyyy need to get to bed or I'll be toast in the morning!






Be sure and head over to the REVERSE CONFETTI BLOG for a list of all the participating designers so y'all can take in all the samples and be inspired to play in our color challenge!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  Before inking up a stamp in your bright yellow ink, make sure you've cleaned the stamp itself really well or else you'll wind up with dark marks on you yellow inkpad.  Don't ask me how I know this.  I don't want to talk about it. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Reverse Confetti September Release Blog Hop


Well hello, REVERSE CONFETTI fans!  After a fun weekend with Jen and The Little Blue House girls at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in San Marcos, Texas (hello to all the wonderful new friends I met!), it's time to get back to business and share just a little more of the new release with y'all.  Today IS release day and we are kicking it off as always with an inspirational blog hop. Soon (sooner than soon, we hope) that crisp fall air, candy corn, and the smell of pumpkin spice will be upon us. We couldn’t wait that long, so we’ve got some exciting new products with a fall flair to get you in the autumnal spirit a little early, along with another great everyday sentiment set and several versatile Confetti Cuts dies that we know you’ll “fall” head over heels for!



The hop started over on the REVERSE CONFETTI BLOG, and you should have made it here from our newest Confetti Crew member, LAUREL BEARD'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 had a crafting emergency the other night and had to go to Micheal's to get some more foam boosters (pop dots).  While there, I came across these fun little plastic slide-in-stand-up frames and they were on sale for a buck.  So I picked one up, thinking to make something "Halloween-y" with it.  I used the "treats" die from the new TREAT TOTE Confetti Cuts and made the rest of the sentiment using LIGHTHEARTED LETTERS set from a while back to create my little "sign".  I couldn't resist adding the witch hat from the new CAST A SPELL Confetti Cuts die set and I embellished it with a row of stars from the OH MY STARS dies.  Of course it wouldn't be "Halloween-y" without a little purple bling and a glittery bat sticker!

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”…
 
September’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 September 16th and another way to win!

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SUSIE Q-TIP:  From the looks of all the excitement at the show over the new TREAT TOTE Confetti Cuts, I think it's going to be a hit!  A fun hint for using the "treat" word is to cut it from two different colors and do a little "offset" layering.  It pops before you even pop dot it. 

Stamps:  Lighthearted Letters (Reverse Confetti )
Paper:  Chevron (Paper Studio), Halloween (Doodlebug), Black (AC), Grape Jelly, Sour Apple (MFT)
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black
Accessories:  Treat Tote, Cast a Spell, Oh My Stars, Double Edge Scallop Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), 3/4" Circle Punch, Plastic Frame, Ribbon, Black Stickles, Bat Sticker, Purple Adhesive Rhinestones, Foam Boosters
 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Countdown to Confetti: Cast a Spell and Give Thanks


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.

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Today's the reveal of the last two new stamp sets coming your way--CAST A SPELL and GIVE THANKS.


First up is a card I did using the new CAST A SPELL set that also has a coordinating CAST A SPELL Confetti Cuts die set...perfectly cut little images from the stamp set!  You can also see a peek of the new PRETTY PANELS: STARS Confetti Cuts die. 


My next project is a cute little gifty bag that is actually one of our new Confetti Cuts die sets.  There are two, but this one is called TAGGED TOTE.  I'm telling y'all, this is THE CUTEST thing in person!  It's the perfect size for a little gift card, some candy, or just about anything fun that will fit. 


Here's another look.  You can find a video tutorial and a stepped out tutorial with pictures on how to assemble them over on the Reverse Confetti Blog HERE.  There's also a VIDEO on THIS post. 







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 (September 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 September 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on September 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:  When having to get up at 4:30 in the morning to get to a scrapbook convention 4 hours away, don't go to bed at 11pm the night before.  You need a lot more sleep than that.  Please forgive me for not adding a supply list today.  The upside?  I got to hang out with Jen all day!  Don't mind the bags under my eyes. 
 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Countdown to Confetti: In a Big Way


Well, today is the second day of sneak peeks from REVERSE CONFETTI.  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 stamp set, IN A BIG WAY.  It's a new and fabulous general sentiment set, perfect for complementing your collection and can be used easily with other images from Reverse Confetti.


I've made a couple of different cards to share as samples for this sneak peek.  For the first one, I started out with some really bright and bold color and pattern choices (surprise, surprise!), and was a little shaky about it.  I just kept poking away at it, and I think I pulled it off nicely.  The sentiment is from the IN A BIG WAY set and you can see I used the new SO MANY STARS to stamp the green panel.  I love that green on green!  The sentiment panel is cut from the large new GIVE THANKS LABEL Confetti Cuts die (there's also a small one) and I made the stars from the older OH MY STARS die.


And because we all need them sooner or later, my second card is a sympathy card from the same IN A BIG WAY set.


I layered the sentiment flag over the GIVE THANKS LABEL which I dry embossed with a houndstooth folder.  With a cluster of the larger TAG ME tag, DIAGONAL STRIPE PRETTY PANEL and a combination from the PETALS 'N POSIES stamp set and Confetti Cuts, I was able to project a serene feel with muted colors for my card. 

Here's a look at the NEW products I used that will be available on the 8th:

 

 
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 (September 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 September 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on September 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:  Not only are these two cards a sneak peek for what's coming from Reverse Confetti, but they are also a sneak peek of 2 of 4 cards we will be making at my newest FETTI FANS CARD WORKSHOP at The Little Blue House in Keller, TX.  I'm super excited to be teaching this class using most of the new release on September 16th either from 10-1 or from 6-9.  Call or visit the store to register now!  817-431-7930

Eat Cake Card
Stamps:  In a Big Way, So Many Stars (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White (PTI), Lime, Light Blue Card Shoppe Cardstock, Birthday Wishes (Pebbles), Pink, White (AC)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Gumdrop Green (MFT)
Accessories:  Give Thanks Label, Oh My Stars, Double Edge Scallop Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Circle Punch, Candles Washi Tape (Pebbles), Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Dot Ribbon, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

Sympathy Card
Stamps:  In a Big Way, Petals 'n Posies (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White (PTI), Dark Gray, Light Gray, Yellow, Celery (AC), Kraft (MFT), Kraft in Color (Doodlebug)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Always Artichoke (SU!)
Accessories:  Give Thanks Label, Tag Me, Diagonal Stripe Pretty Panel, Petals 'n Posies, Double Edge Scallop Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Pearl Halfbacks, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

Friday, September 5, 2014

September Verve Diva Inspiration Hop

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


Welcome to Verve's September Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Divas to serve up some fresh inspiration with their Verve stamps! Leave some comment love along the hop spots for a chance to win a prize, then grab some stamps and play along with our September inspiration challenge for another chance to win!

This month's challenge is entitled Sweet September:
Sugar-high! Get sugary sweet with pastels, cupcakes or candy. Create a calorie free confection to delight the senses! Feel free to use the graphic as inspiration or not.  As you can see, I missed the boat on the Inspiration--I saw a squirrel and went a different direction.  I DID use the new VIVA LA VERVE sketch just posted today right HERE!  Do I at least get brownie points for that?

I love that the sketch allowed for a fairly simple design, so that's what I was going for.  However, with me, I'm usually a "more is more" girl and I just kept adding a little here and there.  I started out stamping and paper piecing the umbrella from the RAIN OR SHINE set, and then stamped the sentiment inside the LOVELY MARQUEE die.  I stamped the coordinating frame using the stamp from the LOVE STORY stamp set--one of my faves!  I also stamped the little raindrops on the blue flag from the BANNER BUNDLE...fun!  

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. Julee7. Sarah
2. Amy8. Sony
3. Anya9. Susan
4. Betty10. Maureen
5. Karen11. Stacey
6. Sankari12. Marisa
SUSIE Q-TIP:  Another confession--The green accents were an afterthought.  Luckily, there was a bit of room to squeeze the green strip along the bottom of the sentiment panel (Be sure and use a tape runner instead of liquid glue when performing delicate surgery like this.  If you mess up, there's no glue-y mess.)  The button is an oldie from way back that I just glue-dotted on there and added a rhinestone to.  Ok, and I'll be taking the walk of shame here, as I put the brads in at the very last and have "brad legs" showing on the inside of my card.  Probably the only one in my stash that I've scorned that way.  So sorry little card, but the added green just makes you more special.

Anni-VERVE-sary Sale
We've got some sweet savings in the store with all of our brand new releases marked 10% off and some of our sweetest stamps & dies from releases past marked 20% off!

Stamps:  Rain or Shine, Love Story (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  White, Spring Rain, Blueberry Skies, New Leaf (PTI), Yellow Chevron (Paper Studio)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Brocade Blue, YoYo Yellow (SU!)
Accessories:  Lovely Marquee, Banner Bundle (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Green Polkadot Button and Brads (Hobby Lobby), White Grosgrain Ribbon, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

Countdown to Confetti: Sammy Squirrel

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


Well, today starts the COUNTDOWN to our sweet new summer release from REVERSE CONFETTI!  This month's release is easy on the eyes and features 5 new stamp sets and a ton of Confetti Cuts Dies...6 die sets to be exact!

Today, the Confetti Crew is sharing what we've made with the newest Quirky Cutie, SAMMY SQUIRREL--I'm sure you'll go nuts over him. 


My card not only features SAMMY SQUIRREL as the main focus, but I've used a couple of the new Confetti Cuts dies here as well.  Check out the new TRIANGLES PRETTY PANELS die and behind Sammy you'll find a rounded tag that's included in the new TAGGED TOTE die set.  It was a bit time consuming, I'll admit, to paper piece Sammy and give him that "I've got the measles" look, but paired with the rest of the card's "busy-ness", I think it keeps in step with the vibe!  What's not paper pieced, I colored in with my Copics.  Also, the blue background is stamped with the new SO MANY STARS background stamp set.  I LOVE THIS ONE and can tell it will be a "go-to" set for sure.  Ok, well I could go on and on, but SQUIRREL!


 

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 (September 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 September 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on September 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 last time I paper pieced an image, I forgot to run a black marker around the edges of where I had cut it out.  I remembered this time and can sure tell a difference--so much nicer!  I used a Tombow brush tip marker for this.  It's an extra step, but you'll be glad you did it.  
 
 
Stamps:  Sammy Squirrel Quirky Cuties, So Many Stars (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  Spring Rain, Dark Chocolate (PTI), Dark Kraft (Hobby Lobby), Red Dots and Cream Dots (AdornIt), Brown Dot (Lime Twist, MME)
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Brocade Blue (SU!)
Accessories:  Triangles Pretty Panel, Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Circle Punch, Copic Markers, Silver Brads, Hemp Twine, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

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