Friday, October 25, 2013

Hearts of Thanks

Happy Friday, friends. A quick and easy card to share today. I used some scraps from Bella Boulevard's Finally Fall line and a woodgrain heart and sentiment from Reverse Confetti's FOREVER FALL stamp set.

The polka dot detail under the sentiment is from I LIKE YOU.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October Card Kitchen

Hello friends, my October Card Kitchen kit cards were posted on the Card Kitchen blog last week, and now I thought I'd share them here, too. SUCH a great kit! Y'all know me, and how I love to layer. This kit was filled with goodies. See what I mean?

The upcoming November kit is pretty darn sweet, too, and also jam-packed with goodies. You can see sneak peeks of the November kit on the Card Kitchen blog this week and next. For now, though ... my October cards:

Autumn Blessings

Family Fun


Hello Fall

The Most Beautiful Season

SMILE, Life is Good

Together Is the Best Place to Be

Wonderful You

I focused on the fall-themed papers, but there are a few Halloween things in there, too. And there are these scrumptious, big, funky, fun letter stickers that I only used on one card (Family Fun / Picking Pumpkins). Check out guest designer Sarah Webb's cards HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE, as well as Kimber McGray's cards HERE for more ideas with this kit! I just love what they did!!

For more info on Jillibean Soup's monthly Card Kitchen kits, click HERE.
To purchase this month's kit or to sign up for a monthly subscription, go HERE.
And to see what's coming in next month's kit, follow along with the sneak peeks on The Card Kitchen blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Batty For You - DS123

I had plans to stamp this morning, but I specifically said to myself "no Halloween or fall." I was just feeling like something less season-specific. Then, I saw today's Deconstructed Sketch and all that went right out the window. My mind immediately said "subway-style multiple sentiment square panel, ribbon tabs, and tiny bat accents." This one came together super quickly, thanks to Reverse Confetti's SPOOKY SENTIMENTS stamp set and Jen Shults's gem of a sketch. 

Here's a closer look at the sentiment panel:

I stamped off two of the "happy halloween" sentiments and colored the "spooky" letters in orange. For a little fun, I turned the two Os into scaredy-cat eyeballs. The background polka dots are stamped in light grey ink using a background stamp from WHOLE LOTTA DOTS. You can't see them here, but the tiny bat accents were done with a stamp from SPOOKY CUTIES.
And here's the lovely sketch:


Paper: My Mind's Eye Happy Haunting 6x6 pad, white textured card stock, gray card stock

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress

Accessories: circle dies, orange and black markers, striped ribbon, buttons, notebook edge punch, foam adhesive

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Reverse Confetti October Blog Hop

Hello October and Hello REVERSE CONFETTI Fans!  It’s the 8th of the month –Blog Hop time! Are you ready to savor some sweet inspiration? Grab a cuppa and take some time to enjoy this month’s creative Blog Hop from REVERSE CONFETTI  Last month’s release was all about fall and spooks, and today we are inspiring you with projects and cards using those stamps and any other previously released stamps from REVERSE CONFETTI  Along with the Confetti Crew (our fabulous design team), we’ve also invited some extra friends to join in on the action!  

The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Gayatri Murali'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 of Reverse Confetti’s amazing stamp sets!
For today's hop, I've created a simple treat project -- a wrapped Hershey bar with a SPOOKY CUTIES tag. The tag is an extra-small and modified version of the October SFYTT. (I changed the horizontal rectangle panel to a circle. )

Here's a close-up of the stamping. Bat and fence are from SPOOKY CUTIES , and the sentiment was done with LIGHTHEARTED LETTERS.

And here's what the (almost) whole thing looks like:

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 Dawn Easton’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. 

How would you like to win some REVERSE CONFETTI goodies of your very own?  Leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to REVERSE CONFETTI. Comments are open until Thursday, October 10 at 2pm CST, and the winner will be announced on the Week in Reverse post on the 11th over on the Reverse Confetti blog!
A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…
SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (SFYTT)—Play along with us each month for your chance to win the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE and to be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew as we sneak peek and hop with all the new stamps.  Click HERE for more details and link list. 
‘FETTI FINDS—Link your REVERSE CONFETTI creations to the link list posted on the Reverse Confetti blog each Monday.  (Note:  Reverse Confetti stamps are required for ‘Fetti Finds.)  A ‘Fetti Fave will be announced on the Reverse Confetti Blog from that months’ entries.  The ‘FETTI FAVE will receive the ENTIRE NEXT STAMP RELEASE and be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew as we sneak peek and hop with all the new stamps.  Click HERE for more details and link list.

Celebrate the creative side of you!


Paper: Authentique Thrilling 6x6 pad

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Accessories: circle punches, tag die, paper piercing tool/needle/thread, ribbon, twine, button, dimensional foam adhesive

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Today & Always

I really thought fall was here to stay, and now temps are headed back into the 90s - wow! I wouldn't complain except that I love fall SO much and am ready for boots and sweaters and scarves and such. Ah well, it will come (and go too soon for my liking). I only bought one specific fall-themed paper pack this year (so far), Echo Park's Reflections - Fall, and have really enjoyed it. Today's card features that collection, plus a turquoise twist, and a sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Forever Fall set.

StampsFOREVER FALL (Reverse Confeti)

Paper: Echo Park Reflections Fall 6x6, Rustic White card base

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

AccessoriesOak Leaf & Acorn Silhouette file, turquoise rhinestones, circle die, banner die, 
1/2" circle punch, jute twine, foam adhesive, turquoise button, distressing tool

Wishing you a fantastic day!