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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Candles 'n Confetti Birthday Blog Hop

Well, we are FINALLY in our new home and are still in awe of the fact that "we live here?"!  After only being here a little over a week, I'm maintaining a slow and steady pace unpacking, as life still goes on around us.  I've finally set up a temporary workspace in my craft room until I can truly get that room situated, and I got to play in there a bit yesterday.  I am so thrilled to say that my first card made in my new home is for my very best friend in the whole wide world, Jen del Muro, and today is her birthday!  What's more, a few of the Reverse Confetti Crew and 'Fetti Friends and I are thrilled at the chance to surprise Jen with a celebratory blog hop in her honor and share birthday inspiration using REVERSE CONFETTI!  Happy Birthday, Jen del Muro!  I love you, bestie!  Hope you like your SURPRISE!!

The Candles 'n Confetti Birthday Hop started over at Stacey's blog HERE and you should've made your way here by way of Tracey's blog HERE. If not, make sure you start at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss a thing!

For my card, I used OLIVER OWL and colored him up with my Copics.  Then I layered and layered using the August Sketch For You To Try (there's still a few days to participate, y'all!).  Oliver sits atop a background made with the scallop rectangle from the LOVE NOTE and the DIAGONAL STRIPE PRETTY PANEL Confetti Cuts dies.  I used a few more dies which are pictured below.

To help celebrate this special day, Jen is serving up a sweet deal with a REVERSE CONFETTI One-Day SALE! Shop at Reverse Confetti TODAY and SAVE 20% off your entire order!  Just use this shopping code:  JENSBDAY20

Here's our Birthday Blog Hop Order:

Last, but certainly not least...stop by and visit the birthday girl!

Here's the icing on the cake:  REVERSE CONFETTI will be sponsoring the PRETTY PINK POSH Cutting Edge Blog Hop later this month, too! We would love to see you show off your favorite Reverse Confetti Cuts and join in the fun!  All the info on that hop and how y'all can play along can be found HERE.

Now, it's time to hop over to Lisa's blog HERE for more Candles 'n Confetti!

Thanks for joining us today for this fun birthday hop! 

SUSIE Q-TIP:  When you want to add just a hint of color with your Copics to an area of your stamped image, try using a very light color and just draw inside the line image with that color.  Then take a blender pen and blend it out until that color fades into the white center of the area.  That's what I did on his little collar on my card using a very pale mint green and his eyes pop more with a hint of icy blue around the edges.

Stamps:  Oliver Owl Quirky Cuties (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Dark Kraft (Paper Studio), Sew Lovely (Carta Bella)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Love Note, Diagonal Stripe Pretty Panel, Double Edge Scallop Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Copic Markers, Button, Twine, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2


  1. Love it! Congrats on your new home!

  2. So glad to hear you have your own stamp room now. I hope you will do a post on it once you get it all set up! It's so appropriate that your first card is for Jen on her bitthday!

  3. Susan I love how you used Oliver here, fabulous design! So happy to hear you are settling into your new home!! Enjoy!

  4. Darling card Susan. Love the sweet owl. Great coloring... the layers look fantastic. That heart is so cute with the button and twine.

  5. What an awesome card! I love the wise old owl and your coloring on him is outstanding!

  6. Awww...Oliver!! Thanks for such a fun surprise hop!! Love you, bestie!!

  7. Love all the layers and great coloring too Susan!



  8. Super coloring, and so many fun die cuts!

  9. He's such a sweet little owl! Very pretty card!

  10. He's a fun fella and your card is adorable!

  11. I adore owls so this card is a real favourite

  12. Owls rule! Super
    cute card.
    Carla from Utah

  13. Beautiful layering and embossing on this cute card.

  14. Love this owl project. Very nice coloring and cuts. :)

  15. Love the owl and all the layers.
    isoscia at aol dot com


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