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Monday, November 17, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Tags


Well, I'm happy to report that I'm joining the fabulous TRACEY MCNEELY in her fun little annual countdown to Christmas--25 Days of Christmas Tags!  This is the 4th year she's done it and has amassed quite the following AND quite the sponsors and participating design teams!

 
Top that off with fabulous prizes from some of your favorite manufacturers.
Details of how you can have a chance to win one of them is at the bottom of this post.

 

   

 
  
We're on Day 15, and a bunch of us from REVERSE CONFETTI are sharing our tags today. 


For my tag, I used the TAG ME, TOO Confetti Cuts as my base "tag" and decorated it with numerous other dies and the TINSEL 'N TRIM Christmas stamp set for my greeting.  The "candycane" frame is from the LABEL ME stamp set and I cut it out with the coordinating LABEL ME die.  It sits on top of some layered circles from the CIRCLES 'N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts and I used the new LET IT SNOW snowflake dies and cut them from some glitter paper.  I love my star and sequin centers I made for them...that was a first!

As we move through the 25 days, you have a new opportunity to enter for the prize draw every single day! The main prize draw HERE has five opportunities for you to enter and all the other days from Day 2 on you have one opportunity a day to comment over on TRACEY'S blog HERE.  You also have an opportunity every day to visit the designers' blogs and comment on their blog posts for yet another chance.  There's a list of designers on the REVERSE CONFETTI BLOG HERE. As long as you enter on or before November 27th 11:59 pm EST and follow the entry guidelines.

SUSIE Q-TIP:  Star sequins.  'Nuff said.  Unless y'all want me to tell you that I got them at Michael's in the Christmas section.

Stamps:  Label Me, Tinsel 'N Trim (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White (PTI), Dark Kraft (Paper Studio), Home for Christmas (Pebbles), Silver POW Glitter Paper (AC)
Ink:  Red Hot (MFT), Tuxedo Memento Black
Accessories:  Tag Me Too, Label Me, Circles 'N Scallops, Let it Snow Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Button, Twine, Ribbon, Star and Red Sequins, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  Approx. 3 x 4"

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Little Blue House 12 Days of Ornaments: Day One

Well, I'm thrilled (and just a little horrified as the newbie) to be kicking off this year's Twelve Days of Ornaments event for THE LITTLE BLUE HOUSE! Beginning today, we will feature a unique, hand-made ornament and a full tutorial so that you can easily re-create an ornament for yourself and others...and YOU will have a chance to WIN that day's featured ornament by simply leaving a comment over on the LBH blog. One lucky commenter will be randomly chosen each day!

Here's a little sneak peek pic.  Do you see the REVERSE CONFETTI goodness on there?  Head on over to the Little Blue House Blog HERE today for my tutorial and full pictures.  Follow us every day through November 27th for a new ornament and tutorial from all the designers and a few LBH friends! 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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 as a matter of fact, today starts a brand new Confetti Camera theme that all the designers will be taking a turn at sharing every Thursday.  The new theme is called IN and OUT for which we will be each be creating a fabulous card, but also finishing out the inside of it using our favorite Reverse Confetti products! 
http://reverseconfetti.com/category/confetti-camera/
 I'd love it if you'd go check out my full project HERE!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Reverse Confetti November Release Blog Hop



Well, the holidays are right around the corner and REVERSE CONFETTI has just released a collection of new products that will help get you in a festive mood and give you a jumpstart on your holiday crafting!  With 4 stamp sets and 7 new Confetti Cuts dies/sets, there’s plenty to choose from.  You can even sprinkle your projects with a little donut love without having to go up a jean size!  So put on some of your favorite music (Christmas, perhaps?), sit back and join us for our new release blog hop

 
The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from SARAH'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 made another couple of projects with the new stamp and die sets.  This first one is a scrapbook layout that was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest (y'all know I scrapbook too, right?).  I love the piecework that I did using the TRIPLE CHEVIES Confetti Cuts.  I can totally see myself using this die over and over! 
 
My next hop project was a card I did using leftovers from the TRIPLE CHEVIES and I added a couple of trees from the BRANCH OUT Confetti Cuts.  The sentiment is from the NORTH POLE WISHES set and I cut the holly from it's coordinating die set.  I absolutely LOVE holly dies!  

 
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”…

November’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!  

SUSIE Q-TIP:  Because I know y'all will ask, the little Santa face flair in my layout came from my friend, Joscelyne Cutchens HERE.

celebrate

Friday, November 7, 2014

Countdown to Confetti: North Pole Wishes and Seasonal Sentiments


Well, I hope y'all have been following along this week 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--NORTH POLE WISHES and SEASONAL SENTIMENTS.


First up is a great and easly little door hanger I made with last month's special HANGING OUT door hanger die.  I added a tag and stamped one of the sentiments from NORTH POLE WISHES and added the holly from its coordinating NORTH POLE WISHES die set while adding some CIRCLE GARLAND and layered snowflakes from the new LET IT SNOW Confetti Cuts dies. 


I clipped a little envelope at the bottom embellished with the ENVIE WRAP.  Wouldn't this be just the thing to stick a gift card into and hang on your neighbor's door?  So FUN!


Next I made a fun banner and featured a sentiment from the new SEASONAL SENTIMENTS die set.  The pennants are from the TAG ME TOO die and are just folded over the twine for hanging. 


The other panels are embellished with more of the LET IT SNOW snowflakes and the fun little trees from the new must have BRANCH OUT  Confetti Cuts dies.  Adorable!!  Check out the new products used today:






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 (November 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 November 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on November 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:  Jingle bells in all sizes are a cheap and easy accent for anything holiday.  I even saw some flocked ones the other day at Michael's.  

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Countdown to Confetti: Donut You Know


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, DONUT YOU KNOW, which has a coordinating Confetti Cuts die set.  It's the cutest little donut set you've ever seen!


I "donut" know about y'all, but I really like donuts.  So when Jen presented me with her idea for the whole donut thing, I was all in!  This card features the sprinkle dies on the donut and sentiment panel which are also a part of the DONUT YOU KNOW Confetti Cuts and so so tiny-sweet!


Here's another card I made with the DONUT YOU KNOW stamp set with little more of a graphic and bold feel.  Instead of the sprinkles, this time I "sprinkled" my donut with sequins. 


I also used the new PRETTY PANELS: CIRCLE GARLAND as a fun backdrop for my donut to show y'all that it's not just for Christmas cards.  This card was so simple and fast to make...and remember those clips! OMG, I've had those forever!  Glad to use my stash!  Here's a look at the new products I used today:



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 (November 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 November 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on November 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:  On my first card, I literally "sprinkled" my sprinkles on and wherever they landed, that's where they stayed.  They stuck perfectly to the Stardust Stickles that I smeared all over the frosting with my finger.  Don't worry, I didn't lick them.  
 
Birthday Donut Card
Stamps:  Donut You Know, So Stripey (Reverse Confetti)
Paper: White, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, Fine Linen (PTI), Wild Cherry, Cotton Candy (MFT), Sew Lovely (Carta Bella)
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black, Kraft (MFT)
Accessories:  Donut You Know, Circles 'n Scallops, Love Note Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Adhesive Rhinestones, Button, Divine Twine (TCP), Foam Boosters
Finished Size: A2
 
You're the Best Card
Stamps:  Donut You Know (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen (PTI), Gumdrop Green (MFT), Dark Kraft (Paper Studio), Kraft in Color (Doodlebug)
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black
Accessories:  Donut You Know, Pretty Panels: Circle Garland, Love Note, Class Act Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Sequins (Verve), Clip, Divine Twine (TCP), Foam Boosters
Finished Size: A2


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November Verve Diva Inspiration Hop

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


Welcome to Verve's November 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 November inspiration challenge for another chance to win!  The hop started over on Amy's blog HERE and you should have hopped all the way through from Sony's blog HERE.  I'm glad you made it!

This month's challenge is entitled Naturally Navy:

Classic, bold, timeless...navy is naturally elegant! Go nautical or pair with neutrals for a creation sure to impress.  Obviously, I missed the boat on this and didn't go with the color suggestion.  However, my little pennant banner is kind of nautical, no?

I did grab my sketch inspiration from the latest Mojo Monday Sketch #370.  It's a great one (with a prize this time) that allowed me to get out of my comfort zone and make a horizontal card...I don't know why I forget to do these more often! 


I went with another Christmas card with those eye-catching black accents--mostly because that was what was already on my desk!  I'm working on several projects at one time right now.  Seems like when it rains it pours!  Anyway, I used one of my favorite Christmas sets from Verve, MERRY & BRIGHT for the sentiment snowflake border.  Then another set, HOLIDAY GREETINGS for the stamped snowflake on the black circle and the little green stars on the border--the perfect touches!  My red panel was made using the BANNER BUNDLE dies and the PENNANT TRIM makes an appearance in black as well across the bottom of my card.  It was easy to bend it into shape to make it look like it's hanging!

Next on the hop is Maureen...HERE

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. Amy7. Sarah
2. Anya8. Sony
3. Betty9. Susan
4. Jen10. Maureen
5. Karen11. Stacey
6. Sankari12. Marisa














SUSIE Q-TIP:  Another Copic marker tip--use a gray tone color to highlight words in your greeting or sentiment.  Sure makes them pop.  Make sure to use the correct ink though, so it doesn't bleed.  Tuxedo Memento Black does just fine for this.

Stamps:  Holiday Greetings, Merry & Bright (Verve)
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy, Black (PTI), DIY (Simple Stories)
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Sage Shadow, White Craft (SU!), White Chalk Ink
Accessories:  Banner Bundle, Pennant Trim (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Circle and Snowflake Punches, Copic Marker, Adhesive Rhinestones, Black/White Twine (TCP), Foam Boosters 
Finished Size:  A2
 

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