Saturday, June 22, 2013

Hugs Make Everything Better

Happy Saturday, friends. I've got a sweet little Reverse Confetti card to share today, a makeover of a previous reject.

The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti's I LIKE YOU, and the papers are from the Teresa Collins She Said 6x6 line. I love the row of dots in I LIKE YOU  and used it here both underneath the word "hugs" as well as along the bottom. A subtle little something extra.

  • Link up your Reverse Confetti creations to the weekly 'FETTI FINDS link list for a chance to be the 'FETTI FAVE. This week's list is HERE.
  • New Reverse Confetti release coming July 8 -- so, so excited! Mark your calendars.
  • The July SFYTT will be posted on the 1st - ready to play along?

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June Card Kitchen Cards

In case you didn't see these over on The Card Kitchen blog last week, here are my June kit cards -- enjoy! Peeks of the July kit are being posted on The Card Kitchen blog this week. Full reveal/release on July 1. You're gonna love!

Classy and Fabulous
For this one, I hand-cut a dress form and created a dress using some accordian-folded paper for the skirt and the back side of a corrugated cardboard butterfly for the bodice. The base of the dress form (a file tab sticker) and the sentiment are from the included sticker sheet. The papers in this kit are from the Fancy Pants Trendsetter line.

Call Me
Loved working with the Jillibean Soup Frames placemats (the Kraft polaroid-looking frames). You get a 12x12 sheet of perforated frames in the kit (a total of 12 frames in all). That background is the same blue as the first card - it's looking a little black here.

Friends 4 Life
One of the patterns in the Trendsetter collection is a really fun, graphic number print. I trimmed out individual numbers to create quite a few custom sentiments this month. Here, I combined a "friends" sticker, a "life" frame, and the trimmed out number 4. Background is navy blue. That little postage stamp says "good times ahead." Isn't that fun for a BFF card?

Happy 27th Birthday - Check Me Out!
Another custom sentiment using those numbers trimmed out of one of the Trendsetter patterns. The balloon was done by adding a triangle to the bottom of the circle sticker, then tying on some string. Lots of circles, again.

The fun of this paper collection (for me) is that you can create fun, bright, cheery, modern cards right along with soft, romantic cards, like this one. I'm not sure I can make a set of eight or nine cards without distressing at least one, so this was the one this time (wink). I softened the edges of the frame and stacked cardboard butterflies with a little white pigment ink.

Just a Note
This typewriter looks JUST like an old, manual typewriter I scored on Craig's List a few months ago.

Sweet and simple ... The red tag is cut out from a 12x12 tag print. Tons more left over for future projects. Same navy blue background - sorry it looks black in these photos! I used a sanding block on the edges of the tag to help it stand out more against the dark background.

Rock Star
One more custom sentiment using those trimmed out numbers.

This Is The Life
I try to throw in at least one horizontal card each month. They're hard for me! (The half accordion-fold rosette was the jump-start for the dress form card up above.)

Until next time ...

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sunny Days

A 10-minute card is a concept both foreign and appealing, so I decided to give the current 10-Minute Craft Dash challenge a go. Amazingly, I did it, clocking in at 9 minutes, 32 seconds. Now I did go into it with a plan, and I did have my ink pads open and my stamps mounted on blocks already. Is that cheating? I don't think so. After all, when an athlete runs a race, the clock doesn't reflect the time it takes to get dressed, put the shoes on, and approach the starting block, right? 

The color palette -- yellow, red, and aqua -- felt perfect for the "sunny days" sentiment from Reverse Confetti's I LIKE YOU set ...

... and this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #32 was the perfect road map.

If you've thought maybe I'm kinda, sorta in love with this sunny days sentiment from I LIKE YOU, you're right! Pretty sure this is my third sunny days card ... so far :)

Remember to link your Reverse Confetti creations to the weekly 'FETTI FINDS post over on the Reverse Confetti blog for your chance to win free stamps as the monthly 'FETTI FAVE! Good luck! All the participation details are posted over there.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, June 10, 2013

June Card Kitchen

Hello friends, my June Card Kitchen kit cards are being shared over on The Card Kitchen blog all week long. Hope you'll visit with me over there!

Here's what I was lucky enough to play with this time:

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Reverse Confetti: June Blog Hop

Hello June and Hello Reverse Confetti Fans!
It’s the 8th of the month and that means it’s time for a creative Blog Hop from Reverse Confetti. Last month’s release was fantastic and today we are inspiring you with projects and cards using those stamps. We’ve also invited some of the extra friends who helped us launch the new company last month to join in on the fun! 
Are you ready?

The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Kelly Lunceford’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 Reverse Confetti’s first 4 amazing stamp sets!

My card features stamps from HAPPY HARBOR. I adore the anchor images in this set, and used both the large single anchor and the small anchor border. The large anchors are fussy cut and strung together with some basic household string. The layout is based on last week's CAS(E) this Sketch, CTS#30. Papers are from the Fancy Pants Down by the Shore 6x6 collection, and for an embellishment, I added some Basic Grey metal stars.

Remember ...
  • Leave a comment on each stop along today's hop for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate. Comments are open until Monday night at 11 pm CST. The winner will be announced on Tuesday on the Reverse Confetti blog. 
  • Sketch for You To Try (SFYTT) is back! To play along in the first Reverse Confetti SFYTT, link up your creations HERE.
  • Each week, we invite you to link your Reverse Confetti creations to the weekly 'Fetti Finds list for a chance to win Reverse Confetti stamps. Click HERE for this week's 'FETTI FINDS!

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 Anya Schrier’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

Celebrate the creative side of you!

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Have you heard? SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (SFYTT) is back?! The new and improved version is brought to you by REVERSE CONFETTI

What does that mean? Free stamps, of course! 
More on that in a minute....
But first, Sketch No. 1:

And here's my take on it, using the super cute HAPPY HARBOR anchor and "shore do love you" sentiment, along with some nautical themed Fancy Pants papers.

A closer look:

And now for the SFYTT scoop...

  • The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 14th. The sketch will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s SFYTT post with the link list during this time.
  • We originally stated that you must play with Reverse Confetti stamps to win; however, we are allowing “anything goes” until the end of the year. Note, that we will be adding this requirement in January.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • There will be a winner each month and that person will receive ALL OF THE STAMP SETS for the next release and be invited to share their creations during our sneak peeks and hop!  The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 15th of each month.

Can't wait to see your creations!

Stamps: Reverse Confetti Happy Harbor
Paper: Papertrey White and Kraft; Fancy Pants Down by the Shore 6x6
Ink: VersaMark, Stampin' Up Real Red Craft
Accessories: yellow baker's twine, white embossing powder, sanding block, pop dots, Basic Grey metal stars, My Mind's Eye pompom trim, Tim Holtz Rays texture fades embossing folder