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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Blooming with Happiness Pop Out Card


Well, I almost forgot to share this with y'all today.  I've been just a wee bit busy with working, teaching, designing and helping with a "prom-posal" from Daniel, Lindsie's boyfriend!  Prom and banquet season is here and it's scary!  I'll be sure to share pictures once it comes in May. 

This POP-OUT card was a super fun one to make, modeled after one a friend of mine made with her Silhouette.  Mine is all hand measured and cut, with TONS of Confetti Cuts from REVERSE CONFETTI!


I actually had my girls make this at my last 'Fetti Fans Workshop on Tuesday at The Little Blue House.  I told them they were either going to love me or hate me for having this as one of their projects, but it didn't turn out too hard and they really LOVED it! (At least that's what they told me!)


I forgot to take a picture of it folded flat, but it does fold down as a 5.25" square to go into a square envelope.  There are so many Confetti Cuts on here, most of which are just for all the decorative items. 


The sentiment comes from the newest HANGING BASKET stamp set that I added to the tag. 


I thought the card was a good one for Mother's Day or just an all occasion type card.  It's so bright and sunshiny.  It would make anyone's day! 

 





That's about all from me today!  I'm getting ready to dive into May's Reverse Confetti release stuff, coming soon on May 8th!  Sneak Peeks will start on the 5th...prepare yourself for the cuteness!!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April Sketch for You to Try from Reverse Confetti


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

SFYTT
This is another card I made quite some time ago to fit this month's sketch, which I LOVE!


I thought it'd be fun to go completely simple and make a birthday card with very little stamping!  I started with the idea of using the "sweet" from the LOVEY WORDS Confetti Cuts and the "birthday wishes" from the SWEET THING stamp set (now retired and no longer available).  Then, with the hot air balloons on the patterned paper, I thought it would be cute to use the SUN 'N CLOUDS Confetti Cuts as my "image" to go with the sentiment.  Once everything was cut and stamped, I added it to the CIRCLES 'N SCALLOPS combo for the main focus.  Easy peasy and a perfect card for a summer birthday!


 
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!  

Saturday, April 8, 2017

April 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!  This time, the Confetti Crew is showing off a new creation, and also a couple of favorite "oldies" that we've made in the past.  WHY?  Well, to keep things fresh and new over at Reverse Confetti, we are retiring several stamp and die sets.  You'll want to get your hands on the retirees before it's too late, because when they're gone, they're gone.  Jen's got a complete list over on the RC Blog HERE.  :(

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!

So let's start off with my NEW card!  Audrie has a big day today, singing a solo in a UIL contest and then heading straight to Denton to play a soccer game.  Since last weekend's focus was on Lindsie, I thought she needed a little extra attention, so I made this card to set on her nightstand so she'd see it when she woke up this morning.  :)


I started with my card front consisting of a piece of patterned paper from the TRUE LOVE 6x6 pad and the BIG CHEVIES COVER PANEL Confetti Cuts.  I used the pinked circle from the FLOWERS FOR MOM Confetti Cuts upon which I stamped and cut the UNICORN WISHES cutie and coordinating UNICORN WISHES Confetti Cuts.  Just a couple of sweet touches finishes this card off--some holographic rhinestones (from Thailand), some Wink of Stella on my unicorn, a cute bow from some baker's twine, and the detail I added from the EDGE ESSENTIALS Confetti Cuts.

Now on to my blasts from the past.  I'm sad to see these go.


This card features one of our old "Quirky Cuties" friends, ROCKY RACCOON


And lastly here's another favorite using the FRESH 'N FRUITY stamp set and the FRESH 'N FRUITY Confetti Cuts.  

Okay, don't forget to see the entire list of retiring stamps AND Confetti Cuts over on the REVERSE CONFETTI Blog HERE and pick out a few things on our Save Big SALE!  Here's a quick look at what I used today on my NEW card:


 




  
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. 


 
 
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!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thanks for Being You


Well, it's time for my usual Thursday update and RC post!  Last weekend was pretty eventful as we went on a whirlwind weekend road trip to Nashville for Lindsie's show choir competition.  While they didn't place, the kids all had an amazing time touring Nashville and performing with some other show choirs from around the country that are second to none!  We are so proud of them for getting up there with "the big dogs" with confidence and giving it all they had!  Our Voices of Central from Keller, Texas are AMAZING



(This pic is from their Austin competition where they won Grand Champion 2 weeks ago.  Lindsie is second from the right on the front row.)

So today, I have a quick little card to share as a thank you to all of our choir directors at Lindsie's school.  Their jobs are not easy, teaching a bunch of rambunctious teenagers music all day, dealing with their drama (and their parents), getting everything including buses for some, planes for others and all accommodations coordinated so that everyone would be where they need to be when they needed to be there for competitions, and spending countless nights figuring all this out on their own time, all while taking care of their own families and life in general...I cannot imagine and don't see how they even do it!  Thank you.


I started my card off by making this tag from the THANKS TAG Confetti Cuts, and stamped the ELEMENTAL STRIPES across it.  The flowers are stamped and cut from the BLOOMS 'N BUDS set and tucked behind the "thanks" from the WHOLE LOTTA THANKS that was also cut using the WHOLE LOTTA THANKS Confetti Cuts.  After embellishing the tag, it was all popped up onto my card base that has a LINKED CIRCLES Cover Panel cut from the STORMY Cardstock all from REVERSE CONFETTI.

Okay, I'll leave it at that today.  Thanks to Y'ALL for being YOU, too!  XOXOXO

 

 


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Inspiration Station


Well, if you subscribe to the REVERSE CONFETTI Weekly Newsletter, you'll be getting a sweet look at what I have to share in the Inspiration Station section this time around.  Yep, it contains exclusive content that you can't find just anywhere.


The Inspiration Station feature of our newsletter is where one of the Confetti Crew members has found something (a photo, and actual item, etc.) that has inspired a Reverse Confetti project or card.  This time, it's my turn to inspire you!  Can you guess where my inspiration came from?

Here's a little peek, but to see the whole thing, and get some handy tips about how I made this, you'll want to sign up for our FREE weekly newsletter where I know inspiration abounds!  Head over on the RC website HERE before you miss another issue! 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thanks, April!


Well, have y'all been following the whole dramatic "live" pregnancy of April the giraffe?  There is a giraffe that lives at The Animal Adventure Park somewhere in New York that is pregnant.  The park has set up a "live feed" camera in her pen, and sharing it with the world, so that anyone who wants to can look in on her and her mate, Oliver, and hopefully catch the live birth.  The calf is expected to come any time now, and should be about 6' tall and weigh in at 150 pounds!  I don't know about y'all, but with all the negativity running around on social media and the internet these days, this is such a sweet experience to follow along with!

So when I was making one of my cards for my latest 'Fetti Fans workshop at The Little Blue House, I decided to create this one using the LIFT ME UP stamp set and LIFT ME UP Confetti Cuts from Reverse Confetti as a little "shout out" to the park and April for letting us share in the baby giraffe excitement!


The main element on my card features the THANKS TAG Confetti Cuts cut from Navy Cardstock.  The Iced Aqua Cardstock piece is stamped in Navy Ink with the SO STRIPEY stamp set.  I then added the sentiment from the WHOLE LOTTA THANKS stamp set and cut it from the WHOLE LOTTA THANKS Confetti Cuts, adding it across the bottom of the tag.  I colored little April and her bird friend with watercolor pencils and popped them up onto the tag also. If you're wondering how the side of the card is done, I simply cut off a half inch of the card front, cut the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP Confetti Cuts, and attached it to the inside of the card base (card front).








Okay, that's about all from me today--I have to go check on the Momma April!  In case you want to see her or drop in on her, HERE'S a link to the website that hosts the LIVE FEED.

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