Friday, February 28, 2014

February Card Kitchen

On the eve of a brand-new Card Kitchen kit reveal, I'm reminded I haven't yet shared my current kit creations. Here we go!

F is For Family

The "F is for Family" strip is cut from a larger alphabet/text paper design. I enjoyed using these strips as sentiment so much that I added them on all of my samples this month. (You'll see.) 

The kit includes a darling little vintage flash card, and I got lucky with the one in my kit. The 1/5 fraction flash card is perfect for my little family of five! 

Imagine | Dream | Journey

This one started out as a sketch challenge attempt, but I veered off quite a bit when my circle windows took up more space than I had anticipated. Still, I love how this one turned out!

J is for Journey

The journey sentiment seemed perfect for the large postcard shipping tag and the vintage stamps (you  know, the kind of stamps you lick and stick).

Love You Always

Here, I've put three of the alphabet strips together for yet another option. The bright colors in this kit were so fun to work with, and I loved the generous assortment of those woodgrain epoxy buttons.

S is for Summer

The pinwheel is a GREAT way to show off both sides of a double-sided paper. There are some pinwheel dies on the market, or you can easily make one with your basic tools. Start by by trimming a square. Then, from each corner, cut along the diagonal, stopping about halfway before you reach the center. Fold down at each corner and secure in the center.

V is for Victory

Loved putting the red, white, and blue patterns together for a 4th of July/Americana look! 

W is for Wonder

More colorful patterns, more woodgrain buttons ...

Xtra Kindness

I created some dimension by topping a die-cut flower with a rolled flower. The rolled flower is another of those things that you can do with a die OR the old-fashioned way ... with scissors. Lots of video tutorials on this if you're interested!

The March kit reveal is tomorrow! Check the Card Kitchen blog and/or Card Kitchen on Facebook.

Have a good one!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Something Wonderful

Some Reverse Confetti cheer to share today ... do you love this sentiment or what? I am helping to coach my daughter's Odyssey of the Mind team this year. We compete on March 15, and I tell ya, something wonderful needs to happen between now and competition day! This is for the head coach, who might be even more nervous than I am!

The sentiment and origami crane are from Reverse Confetti's Paper Crane stamp set. The tag was die-cut with Reverse Confetti's Tag Me die set. The lovely papers are from Pink Paislee (Color Wash) -- I just adore the artsy designs and the soft colors in this collection!

I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #208 for my layout:

Wishing you a most fabulous day!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Peas and Carrots

A fun card to share today using some Silhouette cut files, Reverse Confetti stamps, and CAS(E) this Sketch #65.

The peas and carrots are Silhouette files by Jillibean Soup. They're perfect for the sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Go Together.

I love the sketch over at CAS(E} this Sketch, too:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Reverse Confetti February Blog Hop

It's the 8th of the month -- Blog Hop time at Reverse Confetti! The Confetti Crew and friends have whipped up some fresh inspiration for your enjoyment, so grab a cuppa and cruise on through! The hop begins over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have arrived here by way of Leigh Penner.

For my project, I wanted to show some more love to the amazing Valentine sets from last month's release. I was inspired by photos of colored pencils arranged around a heart opening, and decided to do something similar with the arrows in CRUSHIN'. The tag was die-cut using a TAG ME Confetti Cuts die, the felt heart was die-cut with the LOVE NOTE die set, and the small scallop border was done with the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts die. 

Here's another look at that embellishment/sentiment cluster:

I used this month's SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY as the basis for my layout. 

The sketch challenge is open until noon CST on the 14th - plenty of time left to play along!
Link up your entry HERE.

Hope you're enjoying today's hop. Stop by on the 8th of every month for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now, it's time to hop over to Sarah Gough's blog. If you get lost or stuck along the way, the full hop list is posted 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 Monday, February 10th at noon CST. The winner will be announced on the Reverse Confetti Blog!

Celebrate the creative side of you!