Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Color Throwdown 521/Winter Sympathy

Hello everyone! Amy Rysavy is our host for week's Color Throwdown challenge! This week's color challenge is just classy and fun! Perfect for Christmas, New Years, heck any theme of card really! The colors for this week are to use silver, black grey and whiteRemember we just use generic colors (so any brand/type/whatever you have will work) and you can always feel free to add in neutrals (white/black/etc) to make your creation pop!

If you upload your creation to a public gallery, please use the keyword CTD521, and please use #CTD521 and #colorthrowdown on social media so we can find your gorgeous creations!  When linking up your creation using the linky tool below, please be sure to link your specific post, not a general link to your blog.  All of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, and you can always check there to be sure!

One last detail to remember, no digital designs.  Only digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed.  Totally digital designs will be removed from the link up.

I have had a few sympathy cards to send out recently, which makes me sad, but I hope they help my friend smile when she gets this one. I started with a Premium Polar white panel die cut with the Kindness Cards Confetti Cuts and then I embossed the pine boughs from Christmas Candle in silver. I decided to added some white sequins to the berries. I 

You can see the shimmer of the silver embossing powder in this photo. I stamped the sentiment from Tall Blooms onto a strip of vellum and embossed that as well. I added a sweet little white snowflake from Snowflake Trio because I felt like it needed something. The background paper is from the Abundant Autumn 6x6 paper pad. 

Check out the beautiful creations from the team this week! They are sure to inspire you, they always inspire me!! Have fun creating, we cannot wait to see what you come up with using these colors!

Let's give a huge thank-you to
Our November Guest Stamper, Caly Person

 Now let's see what you can do with these colors!


Monday, November 26, 2018

Stock Your Stash/ Sparkling Holiday

 November is coming to a close and that means there is just a little more time to get in your cards for the Stock Your Stash Challenge over on the RC Blog. This month's challenge theme is Holiday/Winter. I created a rainbow holiday card today. 

I have been loving all the rainbow themed holiday cards, specifically the Christmas tree ones, all over Social Media. So I had to make one of my own. I used the sweet little trees from the Bearing Gifts stamp set. I stamped them in Midnight ink and then added a rainbow of Distress inks to color them up. 

I gave it a snowy background with the Snowballs Cover Panel in Premium Polar White over a Mist card base.

 I heat embossed the sentiment from the Triangle Trees. I love a crisp white embossed sentiment on Midnight card stock cut from the banner from Greetings Frame Confetti Cuts. I added a touch of sparkle with a clear sequin on each of the trees. 

There will be a new Stock Your Stash challenge posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.
The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 29th of the month. Click the "Play Along..." button on our sidebar to go current link list post.
Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!
You may enter as many times as you wish.
Use #SYSChallenge when playing along with this challenge.
There will be a random winner selected each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store. The winner of challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog at the end of the month.  

Thanks for hanging out with me today. 


Friday, November 23, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags/Lil' Inker Designs

Hello, hello! It's time for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags. Whoohoo! It's a fun event that is organized by Tracey McNeely. it's been going on all month and the inspiration has been fabulous. 

Each day a new sponsor is sharing inspiration for holiday tags. Today is Lil' Inker Design's turn and I have a tag with one of the newest release sets, Classic Christmas . All the details of the month long event are on Tracey's Blog.

 Check it out HERE!

I am a sucker for circle tags. love them. I used the Stitched Mats-Circles to cut the base for my tag and added the mistletoe image (colored with Copics) on top. I stamped a sentiment from the Classic Christmas set onto some Natural card stock and snipped a flag end. I added some twine and a few little bells to embellish the tag. 
Along with this awesome feature and the tags Lil' Inker Designs is running an amazing Black Friday Sale! 

  • Sale runs Friday 11/23 through Sunday 11/25 (EST)
  • Everything in our store, including our October Release, is on Sale at least 30% off.
  • There is also a giant group of items reduced to 50% off! Exciting!
  • Plus, we have FREE GIFTS to give away. Read on!

IMPORTANT: to receive your free item

1. reach the order minimum in your cart
2. add the desired free item to your cart


3. apply the corresponding code at checkout to the coupon code box

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are enjoying the Thanksgiving weekend (here in the US). I am grateful for all of my readers. 


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Color Throwdown 520/Snowman and Snowflakes

Hello throwdown friends!   Wanda is here as our hostess and she's  bringing you an earthy color palette - kraft, green, brown and cream - to inspire you.  Remember, you can add in any neutrals as you wish.

If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD520, and please use #ctd520 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites.  Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, and not a generic link to your blog--all of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, so check them out to be sure.  It’s also important to use no digital designsonly digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed.  Totally digital designs will be removed from the link up.

It's a busy holiday week for many of us, but hopefully you'll find some time to take a creative break and play along with us! 

I had different plans for this card, but when I couldn't locate a die for the snowflake I was going to to create as a focal point, I switched gears and colored up the adorable snowman from the Cool Friend stamp set. I did some quick water coloring with my Zig Clean Color Brush markers and used the Cool Friend Confetti Cuts to cut him out.  In the background I stamped the solid snowflakes in Sand from Snowflake Magic

I framed it all up with the Scalloped Squares Confetti Cuts in Dark Roast card stock. I added some clear tiny sequins and a splattering of white mist by Studio Calico. 

I had some fun with these colors and using  them on this  unexpected wintry card with.
Oh, and don't forget.....Reverse Confetti has a great Black Friday Sale running for you. Happy Shopping! 

Check out the beautiful creations from the team this week! They are sure to inspire you, they always inspire me!! Have fun creating, we cannot wait to see what you come up with using these colors!

Our November Guest Stamper, Caly Person

 Now let's see what you can do with these colors!


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Picket Fence Studios/ SALE / and a Winner

hello! I  love a post like the one I have today. LOTS to share and it's all good stuff! So let's jump in. I have a card to share with more goodies from the Picket Fence Studios NEW RELEASE, but before I share that, I wanted to tell you.....there is a Black Friday DEAL just for you and it is live now! You have time to shop, it's running all week!

 Here are the details. 

SOOOO COOL! I can't wait to see what you all get.

AND as promised....i have a winner from my Blog Giveaway! 
Congrats to 

Kirsty Vittetoe

Please email me your address so I can ship out your prize.
thanks so much. 

and since I had such good news to share above, today is certainly a happy day. I wanted to show off this great new set, called Rustic Floral.

I started with a ink smooshed background and distress inks in Peacock Feathers and Shabby Shutters. I gave it a splattering of ink and let it dry. I stamped the image in Black Hybrid in and used my copic markers to color in the vase and stump. When the water colored background was dry, I stamped the sentiment with the Black Hybrid ink and my Misti. I LOVE the Misti for double stamping images and in this case, three times to get a crisp image on the textured Distress Water color paper. I fussy cut the images and adhered them to the panel. 

Enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by.