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Thursday, August 18, 2016

You're a Cherry Sweet Tag

Well, some may call it "getting old" (Jen del Muro), but I like to refer to it more like "I'm just clumsy".  As I was watching the kids play outside on Tuesday evening, I was about to encounter a direct hit from a stray volleyball coming at me like a bullet.  I tried to get out of the way, as Eric was trying to deflect it.  We bumped, I fell onto my side onto the concrete driveway.  My leg looks like I've made a heroic effort to slide into home in the bottom of the ninth, two outs, with one run needed to win the game.  I have a huge scrape/strawberry all down the side of my leg and I'm pretty sure I've sprained my hand.  Even holding the steering wheel to drive hurts. 

However, I still needed to make a project for today and I thought it would be great for it to double as one of my projects for my upcoming class on the 30th at The Little Blue House

So I gingerly put this together, but for the sake of my hand, kept it really simple.  It's a matching GIFT CARD HOLDER TAG Confetti Cuts to go with the cute little square notecards I made for the August release.  I used the JAM JAR Confetti Cuts to create the cherry jar after stamping the label with the IN A JAM stamp set.  Last, I added the cute heart from the HANG UPS, TOO Confetti Cuts just to add a little detail up at the top.  

So a little later today, I'll share which of my other cards from the latest release will be the other 3 class projects so stay tuned to my Facebook and Instagram accounts!  A little hint:  You'll want to bring a favorite coloring medium to class!  Wink!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August Sketch for You to Try from Reverse Confetti

Well, yesterday was a bit of a grueling day.  I had run to the store and noticed one of my tires has a small tear in it.  It's still driveable (although I have three tires that need replacing), and my pressure sensor is saying it's fine, but I'll have to get it replaced this weekend (probably all 3) if for nothing else but my sanity.  Oh and also, Audrie is running a fever for no reason at all, so we are keeping an eye on that.  Then while working on a big project for The Little Blue House and using my Silhouette, my laptop decided to quit on me.  The charger cord actually sparked, and then no power to the computer.  We replaced the battery and charger last night to the tune of $160!  And here we thought we were going to get started school shopping for the girls this weekend...Pffffft!! There goes that money!
Luckily, I had already made my card for this month's Sketch for You to Try from REVERSE CONFETTI and had it all edited beforehand (even though I almost went to bed without writing this post--it was a rough day!). 

At the time, I had school shopping and things like that stepping into high gear on my mind, befitting the theme of my card!  I used the ALL APPLES stamp set and coordinating ALL APPLES Confetti Cuts for my cute apples along with the FLOWERS FOR MOM Confetti Cuts as their backdrop.  The slant in the sketch was a perfect opportunity for me to incorporate the new CIRCLE BAND Confetti Cuts and then I added the fun detail of the stitched lines using the EDGE ESSENTIALS die set. Here's hoping that today is a better day (I'll be at work all day, so what could possibly go wrong?).

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!  

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August Diva Inspirations Hop

Well, it's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!  You should have made it here from STACEY'S BLOG, but if you've just joined us, there's a link list at the bottom of this post so you don't miss a thing!

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the VERVE store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until September 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!

Summer brights fade into earthy tones for the dog days of summer. 
With the hustle and bustle of the end of summer coming, a breezy, free-spirited graphic 
is what we have in store for you this month. 
Follow the color pattern, or be inspired to journey where the creative winds may take you. 
We can't wait to see what you create! 
I had really good intentions of keeping this card light and breezy like the inspiration photo suggests to me, but as I was making it, I realized that the black accents really made it pop!  I started my card using the latest Mojo Monday Sketch #460 HERE.  

Once I had all the "bones" of my card created and laid out, I chose the LEAN ON ME stamp set to stamp the flowers and sentiment from (wow, only one stamp set this time!)  After I had stamped and colored the flowers, come to find out, I don't have the coordinating dies for it (I guess I need to place an order!).  So pardon my rough cutting on them.  My eyes were definitely getting cross-eyed as I cut them out by hand!  Before adding the ribbon, I snuck the cute scalloped hearts from the SCALLOPED TRIM TRIO die set along the side because it needed that color to balance the banner on the left side.  Then the ribbon is some of the seam binding ribbon from VERVE.  It's from the SIGNATURE RIBBON SELECTION (and's on sale, along with everything else!).  

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Monday, September 5.
Prize: $30 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're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!

1. Julee
7. Marisa
2. Betty

9. Stacey
5. Laurie
10. Susan
6. Lesley
11. Teresa

Monday, August 8, 2016

August Release Blog Hop 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! Our August release is the biggest ever and the Confetti Crew is brimming with more creative projects to share today--RELEASE DAY!

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 projects for you to see using all the new Reverse Confetti stamp sets and dies! 

I'm going to get right to it and share my THREE projects with you, and I'll just list the new stuff I used under each one, okay!?!  (Don't want to keep anyone too long before shopping!)


 and I'm going ahead and sharing the bag and it's coordinating dies-- 
CLEAR TOTE BAG and IN THE BAG (previously released.)


Okay, 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 in the master list below or on the Reverse Confetti blog. Everything we've shown over the last few days, is now available in the REVERSE CONFETTI website.

  Lisa Henke
Fetti Friend--Veronica Zalis
A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…

August'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!

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