Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Life Is About ...

Hello, friends, sorry for the long absence. This past weekend, I had the honor of hosting, along with my siblings, a 50th wedding anniversary celebration for my parents. As you can imagine, there were lots of preparations, the biggest being a slideshow featuring photographs from their wedding day as well as highlights from the past 50 years. That's a lot of old photos to locate, scan, and organize! Around 2 am the day of the event, my mind was spinning with all kinds of cool things we could have incorporated, so if you're ever planning one of these, give me a shout! Maybe some other couple can benefit from my sleepless night {grin}. Despite all the could-haves, it was a lovely celebration. I'm so proud of my parents and their commitment to, and love for, each other! 

And now, a little papercrafty catching up. Monday, Reverse Confetti unveiled the July Sketch For You To Try! You have until the 14th to play along. Are you in? Hope so! 

Here's what we're playing with this month:

I took a few liberties with the sketch, but the main elements are all there. The awesome sentiment, from Reverse Confetti's DREAM IN COLOR set, has been stamped in VersaMark ink on black card stock, then heat embossed with white embossing powder. The horizontal strip is cork, and I accented with baker's twine, a big ol' yellow button, and a rainbow of sequins just for fun.

The SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY details you need to know…
  • 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.

Paper: white card stock
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: white embossing powder, heat gun, circle die, crayons, cork, baker's twine, button, sequins

Thanks for stopping by!


Stampin Mindy said...

This is adorable!!! Love it!!

Valerie said...

Love it! Have had a brand new box of crayons to do something like this since the set came out!

Also, I can totally relate to the 50th slideshow....did one for my parents a few years ago!~

Michelle said...

Great card. Really creative!

Arlene said...

Absolutely brilliant card Amy! :)

Stacey Schafer said...

Oh my word, Amy! This is fantastic! How did you adhere the crayons? Something super sticky, I imagine...