Thursday, May 5, 2016

Countdown to Confetti-Day 1 Reverse Confetti May Release


Hello Fetti fans. You made it to the party!!! Sing it with me.....Happy Birthday to  you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Reverse Confetti....Happy Birthday to you! That's right, this release marks the 3rd Anniversary for Reverse Confetti and we couldn't be more excited!! We have 3 fun filled days to count down the May Release on the 8th. 

Make sure you start over on the RC Blog. Jen's got all the release details, beautiful projects, and the list of Confetti Crew members sharing peeks each day. You will want to leave comments along the way. There are 3 $30 gift certificates being given away. Free shopping to three lucky ladies....who wouldn't love that??!! Good luck!


First up today is the latest and greatest Dawn Machell stamp set and it's got giraffes!! I LOVE giraffes, so you can imagine my giddiness when I first laid eyes on the Lift Me Up stamp set. 
So I love the giraffes, but this first card I went a different direction and actually left off the cutie pie long necks. I decided to use the cupcake tower and one of the birdie images. I colored them up with Copics and then used the Lift Me Up Confetti Cuts to cut them out.

Check out those awesome stripes! Oh. EM. GEE!!! this Big Stripes Cover Panel Confetti Cut is so awesome! I looove LOVE it! I really wanted to use it on every card this week I did use it on both cards today for you. The great stitching detail is from another new die called Detailed Circles. It fits perfectly with this circle cut out. OH, and another tid bit....the confetti dots paper behind the stripes if from the Quick Card Panel Party Time pack ***remember....these are limited edition...once they sell out they are gone! So don't wait to pop them in your cart.*** I used the largest solid circle from Circles 'n Scallops to cut it out. LOVE that it fits perfectly behind this cut out, making layering easy peasy! 


Next up is one of the darling giraffes. Gosh are they cute! I created a sweet little baby card. This time I used the Big Stripes Cover Panel Confetti Cut, but I covered up the circle window to show some versatility with this die. I used the Topped Off Tag and the new Top O' the Tag Confetti Cuts. This new die set has three different tag toppers that work with the Topped Off Tag Confetti Cut. I just adore all the stitching detail these have. 


Here is a closer look at my finished tag. I used the Lift Me Up Confetti Cuts to cut out the giraffe and the stack of presents on this one. The background of the tag was ink blended with some distress inks and then I stamped a sentiment from Lift Me Up combined with the "new baby" sentiment from Whole Lotta Happy. I finished it off with the sweet little hearts from Weather It Confetti Cuts. I tied it all up with some Solid Natural Twine











See you back here tomorrow....same time, new products!
Have a great day!




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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Color Throwdown 391-Celebrate



Hello Color Throwdown fans!  Amy Rysavy  is this week's challenge hostess!

This inspiration picture just makes me happy and I LOOOVVEEE all the colors in it - but she narrowed it down to four for this challenge. Pink, light blue, orange and peach colors - I can't wait to see what y'all come up with!

Before I share my card,  I'm excited to announce that Amy Rohl is joining the Color Throwdown team full time! We LOVED having her as a guest last month and are very excited she said yes to joining the team full time!

I'd also like to welcome our guest designer Jill Hawkins! She'll be joining us throughout the May Color Throwdown challenges.


Remember we’re using generic colors and you can add whatever other neutrals you choose (black, tan/craft, white, etc. etc.).  It’s all about having fun!

If you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword CTD391, and please use #ctd391 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites.  Also when playing along please be sure to use a direct link to your creation/blog post and not a generic link to your blog.  We ask that you not use digital projects--digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed.  All of the rules are in the right sidebar if you have any questions.

I created a vibrant happy celebration card with some Reverse Confetti stamps and Confetti Cuts.  We are getting ready to celebrate RC's 3rd birthday and this card is going out to Jen to say thanks for letting me be a part of the RC family. 

I started with the Insta-Frame Confetti Cuts to frame up my Rose Garden roses. I love the stitched detail this die adds. I stamped the roses in three different colors and then used the Rose Garden Confetti Cuts to cut them out. I decided to tuck in a few leaves and then accented the panel with a scattering of sequins. The sentiment is from Bitty Banners and I used the coordinating Bitty Banners Confetti Cut to cut it out. 



For more inspiration, check out the other design team members' creations below, and get inky! And don't forget to join us over on the CTD Blog. We can't wait to see what you create with these new colors.


Jill Hawkins, May 2016 Guestie - Fastest Turtle
Kirsty McIntyre, this week’s Guest Star Stamper!

Here is a closer look at the product I used today!





Have a beautiful day! 
Come back tomorrow....Countdown to Confetti starts!



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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Curtain Call-Charming



It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!


 The LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

I normally never mix products for a card. I made an exception for this challenge. Once I saw this inspiration photo, I knew I  wanted to use three of my favorite products from three of my favorite companies. Starting with that amazing Rosy Posey Embossing folder from Taylored Expressions. OMG! It is amazing and so pretty (it's out of stock at the moment, but will return to the store soon!) I then  cut the Anytime Tags from Lil' Inker Designs from Spring Moss card stock. I used the With Sympathy Word Die along with the "heartfelt" stamped work from Inky Flowers to make my sentiment. 

The last element I wanted to add was my favorite leaves from Reverse Confetti, the Leafy Confetti Cuts. I cut a few from vellum and tucked them behind my tag. You can see a close up of the details in this next photo. 



Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Charming Designers

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Color Throwdown 390-Great Year


Hello, Color Throwdown fans!  Wanda is our hostess this week and my Michigan loving heart sure adored her color choices this week! Yay, Go Blue!




These classwedding cakes inspired my color palette for this week: Goldeyellow, navy, and whiteIt's a simple combo that will hopefully get your creative juices flowing! Remember... we’re using generic colors and you can add whatever other neutrals you choose.  It’s all about having fun!

If you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword CTD390, and please use #ctd390 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites.  Also when playing along please be sure to use adirect link to your creation/blog post and not a generic link to your blog.  Also we ask that you not use digital projects--only digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowedAll of the rules are in the right sidebar if you have any questions.

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and I want to make sure I am ready for all the teachers. I used this week's colors to make this thank-you card. I loved combing the apples and stars for a teacher themed card.

I started this one with some clear embossing of the So Many Stars border. I stamped it three times with Versamark and then clear embossed it.



 Once that cooled, I smooshed on some  Mustard Seed distress ink and gave my back ground a quick color wash. I let that dry and stamped my All Apples pieces and then cut them out with the All Apples Confetti Cut. I then cut some You Are Amazing Confetti Cut stars with Blueberry card stock. I then tucked in a strip of diagonal striped paper and added some pretty yellow sequins. 



For more inspiration, check out the other design team members' creations below, and get inky! And don't forget to join us over on the CTD Blog. We can't wait to see what you create with these new colors.


Amy Rohl, April 2016 Guestie - Ink About Me
Linda Beeson, Guest star stamper - PaperCutting Kind of Day

Have a beautiful Wednesday friends. I hope you are safe. I know there is some crazy wild weather happening around the country. 

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