Monday, November 17, 2014

Taylored Expressions Blog Team - Happy News!

Hello sweet blog friends, I'm so excited to share that I'll be joining the Taylored Expressions blog team beginning in December! I've been a fan since Taylor first opened her doors for business, and have loved watching the product line expand and evolve over the years. Looking forward to getting creative with all the fun products!

I'll be joining some very talented paper crafters, too, both returning team members and the other new faces. Check out the announcement over on the Taylored Expressions blog!

Thanks for sharing in my excitement!


25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello friends! The Reverse Confetti Crew is playing along today with Tracey McNeely and her awesome 25 Days of Christmas Tags blog series. If you love tags, this is a must-follow series!

During the 25 days, there are lots of chances to win prizes. The main Day One prize has five opportunities for you to enter. All subsequent days have one opportunity each. Visit all the guest designers and comment on their blog posts for yet another chance. Deadline to enter is November 27, 11:59 pm EST. Entry guidelines are posted HERE.

I have a confession: I've never, ever, ever before today made a shaker card, not even back when I first started stamping and shaker cards were "the thing." So for today's tag, I fixed that! 

I decided to make my shaker tag see-through, so all that sparkly stuff is sandwiched between two acetate windows. The window was done using Reverse Confetti's LOVE NOTE and CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts die sets. I filled the shaker with a DIAGONAL STRIPE PRETTY PANELS Confetti Cuts die-cut, a sentiment from TINSEL 'N TRIM stamped onto a chevron that I die-cut with the TRIPLE CHEVIES Confetti Cuts die and of course, lots of red, white, green, and silver sequins, as well as a sprinkle of silver glass glitter. 

I needed to add some kind of tag topper, so before I adhered the woodgrain frame to its corresponding acetate panel, I die-cut a green label using the LABEL ME Confetti Cuts die, folded it in half, slipped it around the woodgrain frame, and topped it with a ribbon/button/twine accent. 

Thanks for stopping by!

PAPER: designer paper scraps, stone and light green card stock
INK: Versafine Onyx Black
OTHER: acetate, sequins, silver glass glitter, foam tape, button, ribbon, twine

Sunday, November 16, 2014

November SFYTT

Just popping in to share my November Sketch For You To Try creation, featuring a sentiment from Reverse Confetti's new SEASONAL SENTIMENTS set. 

Here's our sketch this month:

For the focal point rectangle, I layered a vellum sentiment panel (cut with the rounded rectangle from CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts set) over a DIAGONAL STRIPE PRETTY PANELS Confetti Cuts die-cut. The vellum panel perimeter is covered in silver glass glitter. 

One more detail shot. I just LOVE that sparkly glitter!

Hope you'll play along too! Visit the Reverse Confetti blog today for lots of sketch inspiration. Link up your creation HERE.

Thanks for visiting today!

PAPER: white, dark gray, and stone card stock
Teresa Collins Candy Cane Lane 6x6 collection
INK: Jet Black Staz-On
OTHER: twine, doily, button, silver glass glitter,
 distressing tool clear sequins, paper piercer/needle/thread

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Pin Cushion

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


photo source:

We have a new sponsor, STAMPlorations, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Pin Cushion!  A randomly selected participant in the Pin Cushion challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate to use at  STAMPlorations, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

I was inspired by the sewing theme of the inspiration photo, but I don't have any sewing stamps (must remedy that another day). What I do have is lots and lots of Maya Road chipboard, in particular the Still Sew Cute collection, which includes, among other things, spools and needles. I covered a spool in a woodgrain pattern, then wrapped some strawberry twine around it. The needle is heat-embossed in silver (two times for extra coverage).

The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti's SWEET THING -- I just replaced the word "so" with tiny alphabet stickers spelling out the word "sew." In the background is a pink tag that I die-cut using the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die set from Reverse Confetti. Along the left edge is a DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts die-cut.

Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Pin Cushion for the challenge details and to play along with us!

Reverse Confetti StampsSWEET THING
Ink: Espresso Truffle and Wedding Dress Memento Luxe ink
Paper: Echo Park This & That Graceful 6x6 collection, 
Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red card stock
Other: The Twinery strawberry twine, Maya Road Still Sew Cute chipboard pack,
sanding block, distressing tool, paper doily, foam tape

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Hi friends, I'm over on the Reverse Confetti blog today with a Wednesday in the Works project. Today's focus: combining Confetti Cuts dies in a fun, creative way and using felt to add warmth to your projects. Can you tell what I've made with the rounded-top tag from the TAGGED TOTE Confetti Cuts set and a paisley from the PERFECTLY PAISLEY Confetti Cuts set?

Hope you'll visit me over there!

Happy Hump Day!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Reverse Confetti November Release Hop


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 four stamp sets and seven 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 Kathy Martin’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!

My project today features the CIRCLE GARLAND Confetti Cuts die and the SEASONAL SENTIMENTS stamp set. I decided to play up the negative space left over after die-cutting a trio of garlands. Instead of using the garland die-cuts, I popped up the negatives over a piece of cheery patterned paper. Then I hung an ornament that I die-cut with the circle die from the DONUT YOU KNOW Confetti Cuts set and stamped with the "peace, love, and joy" sentiment from SEASONAL SENTIMENTS.

I used two other previously released Confetti Cuts dies to create the ornament hanger: the scalloped reinforcer circle from TAG ME, TOO and the little bow from TAGGED TOTE. I love being able to find new ways to use my dies! 

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! 

Now it’s time to hop on over to Leigh Penner’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog
One more thing 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!  

Celebrate the creative side of you!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Countdown to Confetti: Seasonal Sentiments & North Pole Wishes

Welcome to the final day of Reverse Confetti's Countdown to Confetti. New products are available just hours from now! Today, we're featuring two sets: SEASONAL SENTIMENTS and NORTH POLE WISHES, with lots of new dies everywhere. Scroll down, I have two cards to share, too!

Remember to visit the Reverse Confetti blog for a list of designers who have peeks to share with you today. Also, the deadline for your blog comments to be included in the $15 giveaway is 1 pm EST today.

My first card uses SEASONAL SENTIMENTS, as well as MINI CIRCLE GARLAND PRETTY PANELS Confetti Cuts and BRANCH OUT Confetti Cuts. 

My next card shows off the new NORTH POLE WISHES, NORTH POLE WISHES Confetti Cuts, CIRCLE GARLAND Confetti Cuts, and TRIPLE CHEVIES Confetti Cuts, along with previously released TAG ME, TOO Confetti Cuts

The large sentiments in this set fit beautifully onto TAG ME, TOO. The holly leaves are die-cut from green felt using the holly leaf die from the NORTH POLE WISHES Confetti Cuts die set. The berries are enamel dots. In the background are TRIPLE CHEVIES Confetti Cuts chevrons in several different patterns, machine stitched along the edges.

Enjoy today's peeks!

PAPER: white and aqua card stock; Chickaniddy Jolly Good 6x6 collection
INK: Versafine Onyx Black
OTHER: pink ribbon, gray baker's twine, Stampin' Up binder clip, 
Pretty Pink Posh silver star sequins, foam tape

INK: Versafine Onyx Black
PAPER: white and black card stock; Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage 6x6
OTHER: burgundy ribbon, black striped baker's twine, green felt, burgundy enamel dots,
foam tape, sewing machine

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