Saturday, August 8, 2015

Reverse Confetti Summer Creative Blog Hop


Welcome crafty friends!! I am so glad you are here with me today. It's the 8th and that means it's time for some Reverse Confetti fun. It is not a release month, but the Confetti Crew has a fabulous Summer themed creative blog hop for you. You should have arrived from Lisa Addesa's Blog. If not, then be sure to head on over the Reverse Confetti Blog so you don't miss a thing.

 There is an RC gift card up for grabs. Maker sure you hop along and leave a comment on each of the designers blogs for a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate. Comments are open until Monday at noon CST and winner will be announced on Tuesday the 11th on the SFYTT post




Ok, so it's a summer theme and I had a lot of fun with colors and LOTS of RC products. I've got two projects to share today, so hang with me. 

First up today is a group of Project Life or pocket page cards. I have a stack of photos from the summer, just waiting to be documented. I also have a stack from the school year, the winter, and last summer, and.....lol! Yes, I am behind on my pages. BUT thanks to today's project, I have a jump start on my summer pages and I couldn't be more excited. Here is the group of them. 



Don't the colors just scream summer! I made sure to pick bright and playful colors. The key to creating a variety of coordinating cards is to find a color scheme and stick to it. After I decided on this, I moved on to my Reverse Confetti stamps. I was like a kid in a candy store, flipping through all my stamps finding all that would fit a summer theme.The Pineapples Aplenty  set and matching Pineapples Aplenty Confetti Cut dies were the first ones I grabbed. 

The base for all my cards is of course, the awesome Documented die. I cut 3 white cards and then 3 more in the Summer Splash, Limelight, and Ripe Raspberry card stock. For the pineapple card, I actually decided to cut the Weather or Dot (& stripes) Quick Card Panel because it reminded me of waves. Remember those are a limited edition product. Once they sell out they are gone.   I added a kraft bottom and sand sequins to give a beachy feel to it. 


It seemed like a no brainer to use Love & Ice Cream dies and Let's Chill for anything summer time. My family loooooves both, but ice cream is our favorite! I think I have said it before here on my blog, but you know that question....if you could bring 1 food item to a deserted island, what would it be? My answer is always ice cream (although it's almost a toss up with pizza). I stamped a rainbow of color behind the cone with Color me Happy. I used a sentiment from Let's Chill to create a tone on tone background for my popsicle.


I really love the sunshine card. I heat embossed the sentiment from Shine Bright with white embossing powder and added some vellum clouds and a pattern sun thanks to the Sun 'n Cloud dies. 

I always make sure I create a card I can journal on. It's important to say a thing or two about some of the photos you add to your pocket pages. For this one I used the Right Here Right Now stamps and added in the "best day ever" stamp from Fancy Word Coordinates. A simple banner from Double Banner Garland

The final card used the awesome Triple Chevie die and a sentiment from Circle Sentiments. 

I was so happy with my pineapples above, that I was inspired to create a card with more pineapples. I started this one with a water colored background. I used my distress inks in Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters and Picked Raspberry. I used the easy smooshing technique to add the color and then set it aside to dry. I then inked up Pineapple Aplenty and used the dies to cut them out. 

I didn't want to cover up my beautiful background, so I created a frame for my pineapples to sit in with the Circles 'n Scallops confetti cuts. I then stamped my sentiment from Fancy Word Coordinates onto a black licorice card stock strip and embossed it with white embossing powder to make it pop! A scattering of sequins completed my card. The colors are just so yummy!


Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired to create something summery. It's my favorite time of year and I am sad we are gearing up for school already. 


Please follow me to the next stop on the hop, Jean Manis is up. I know she'll have something beautiful to share. Enjoy the rest of the hop!



















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36 comments:

  1. Love your amazing project and your card!! I love, love, love the pineapple set!!

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  2. Lisa, your PL cards are amazing, I LOVE them! Your card...oh so CUTE!!!

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  3. ooohhhhh.... I LOVE your watercolor card!! I just can't get enough of these pineapples!!!!!

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  4. Your card is scrumptious! Great journal cards too!

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  5. Lisa, your project life cards are gorgeous! I love all of the awesome details you added to them including that little touch of bling!

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  6. Those are lovely!! Makes me want to get back into PLing... ;)

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  7. There is a bunch of great new stamps and dies in this release. I like how you used the soft pastel watercolor in behind the pineapple and the sequins on the cloud. Super cute.

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  8. Those pocket cards are out of this world amazing, Lisa! Love the bright colors. Your card is gorgeous, too -- the watercoloring looks fab!

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  9. Love the sweet sorbet colors on your pocket cards and just adore the vellum cloud with its silver lining of sequins!

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  10. Great PL cards and love the watercolour BG on the card.

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  11. Wow! Love your bright, fun projects! The project life cards are SO cool! Great watercoloring card too!

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  12. Great projects. The cards for pocket pages are fantastic. Love the colors.

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  13. I have been a fan of the quick panel cards ever since they were introduced. So nice to have something pretty to build on for a fast project. All your projects are wonderful.

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  14. Fantastic pocket page cards. The ice cream cone and the sunshine cards are my favorite. I'll have to try and make my own. Your regular card is just lovely.

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  15. Oh Lisa, these are fantastic!! Makes me want to do some PL cards too! Love the colors and everything about them! Your card is amazing too!!

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  16. Lisa, all of your bright summer color projects are just beautiful! Really sweet ideas!

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  17. Your project life cards are adorable. Love your card. Beautiful work.

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  18. I love all of your projects! Really great ideas.

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  19. I can't even pick a favorite they are all so perfectly cute. Really great job!

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  20. Super cute bright and cheerful! Love them all! tfs and inspiring! Hugs, Kristina

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  21. I love the vellum clouds and beached pineapples on your fun coordinating cards! Fab colors!!

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  22. Very summery cards! Well done!

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  23. love, love, love your pocket cards. And the card is fabulous

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  24. Just loving your card panels, Lisa, and the versatility they offer.

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  25. Oh I love how your pocket cards turned out! So very summery, and your watercolor card is just lovely!

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  26. So summery and fun, esp. love the watercolor background!

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  27. Love your project life & pineapple cards!! Pretty colors!

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  28. The little cards are so pretty. Love your page.
    The pineapple card is great. Love the watercoloring.
    thanks for sharing.

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  29. Both your projects are soo much fun! Love the fun and bright summer colors you chose for your card.

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  30. Love your summery colors! Great work!

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  31. Your pocket cards are gorgeous! The colors on your card are totally lickable.. I love it! :)

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Thanks so much for your kind and supportive words. I appreciate each of you taking the time to leave some love. Have a great day!