Thursday, January 29, 2015

Confetti Camera: All Things Grow With Love

It's Confetti Camera day over on the Reverse Confetti blogConfetti Camera is the weekly segment that features one of the Confetti Crew designers, along with an exclusive, themed project created just for this feature. Our theme this round is INSIDE & OUT. I hope you'll join me over there!

Here's a little peek:

 Have a fantastic Thursday!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hearts A Flutter

Please join me over on the Taylored Expressions blog today! Here's a little peek at my project, featuring the gorgeous Hearts A Flutter cutting plate from Taylored Expressions.

And if you're as smitten with this cutting plate as I am, you'll definitely want to enter the giveaway on the TE blog!

Have a super day!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Valentine Tag Trio

I was browsing around my bookmarked challenges this weekend, and Tag, You're It caught my eye. Check out Heather's awesome inspiration tag:

Reverse Confetti has a new floral set, LOVE BLOOMS, that I thought would fit perfectly. Turns out, as I got going, I kept gravitating toward hearts. 'Tis the season, I suppose!

 All three tags were first cut with the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die using two different patterns. Tag 1 also includes a pair of hearts from the HEART TO HEART Confetti Cuts, along with the word "love" from the HEART LOVE PRETTY PANELS Confetti Cuts. I added a little gold splatter and some gold metallic stitching for fun.

Tag 2 has a large heart (also from the HEART TO HEART Confetti Cuts die set) and an ARROW Confetti Cuts die-cut in place of the loops and heart pair. 

And Tag 3 is just like Tag 1, only in different colors:

PAPER: designer paper scraps, Crate Paper Open Book 6x6 collection, red card stock, dark gray card stock

OTHER: gold cord, ivory thread, gold metallic thread, Heidi Swapp gold and black mist, foam squares

On a different topic -- I always enjoy the variety of crafty things my fellow card-makers also do, so I thought I'd share a sewing project I was busy with last week. My daughter's 5th-grade class put on an Aladdin Jr. performance, and so naturally, the parents were busy with all kinds of things: costumes, painting sets, gathering props, and such. 

My husband and parents got a kick out of seeing our old brass dining room chandelier, which had been gathering dust in the garage for a few years, as part of the Cave of Treasures set. And I told my mom and dad to be on the lookout for the magic carpet costumes, which I warned might have a lot in common with my old window treatments! It's not a very good shot, but here are my daughter and younger son modeling the magic carpet costumes I made (sadly, I didn't get a photo of the two girls who played the magic carpets [and did a fabulous job!]):

This was one of those things where I found some spare fabric in my basement and some basic instructions online (thank you Lori Hart Beninger), and thought 1) I know how to sew; and 2) it's just a flat piece with a border and layers, right? I do that ALL the time with paper ... how hard could it be? Turns out, it wasn't hard, just time-consuming. The first carpet probably took me 12-14 hours. The second one went much more quickly -- maybe only 2 hours, 'cause I knew what I was doing by then! 
And if you ever need magic carpet costumes, I now have two!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Penny Black Guest Designer - Final Day!

Here we are at the end of the line for my guest designer week with Penny Black. Please join me over on the Penny Black blog today for one final project, featuring the gorgeous Cupid's Wish die and a heart-shaped text collage stamp from  So Very Much. Both products are from the new Love & Friendship catalog.

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the fantastic variety of Penny Black products - stamps, dies, and stencils. It's been such an honor!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Oh Yea! Happy Day

[Scroll down, or click HERE, for my Penny Black guest designer post]

It's no secret -- I LOVE making cards. I can get happily lost in the creative process for HOURS! But we all know sometimes you just need (or want) to make something quickly. Reverse Confetti's new Quick Card Panels are perfect for creative quickies!

For this card, I clear embossed the sentiment "oh, yea!" from HERE'S THE STORY onto the happy day Quick Card Panel.

I stamped the "two fourteen" circle from CRUSHIN' in red, cut it out and popped it up onto the quick card panel. Then, for a quick accent, I added a twine hanger and a little flag that I die-cut using a die from DOCUMENTED. I rounded the corners of the quick card panel, then adhered it to a white card base. So quick, so easy, and so fun!


INK: VersaMark, Hero Arts Red Royal

OTHER: twine, foam tape, corner rounder

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Penny Black Guest Designer - Day Four

This week has flown by! It's already Day Four of my week with Penny Black. Today's card features a super sweet Mimi from the I HEART YOU stamp set in the Love & Friendship catalog.

You can see the full card over on the Penny Black blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Penny Black Guest Designer - Day Three

It's Day Three of my week as guest designer for Penny Black. Today's cute image is part of the SHARE A HUG stamp set from the new Love & Friendship catalog. 

To see the full card, please visit me on the Penny Black blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Penny Black Guest Designer - Day Two

Please join me over on the Penny Black blog for my second day as guest designer. 

Today's card features a gorgeous die, ARDOR, along with the new SO VERY MUCH stamp set, all set against a lovely watercolor wash background. 

You can see the rest HERE on the Penny Black blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Love & Friendship Guest Designer with Penny Black

I am so thrilled today to share that I'll be a guest designer with Penny Black all week. Oh my wow! I'm sure I stand with many stampers who can say Penny Black stamps were among the very first in their collections. The lovely floral and nature images were the first to capture my heart, then came the critters, and now Mimi, and dies, and stencils, and more! It is such an honor to be featured on the Penny Black blog this week, and I invite you to join me over there!

I'll be featuring many of the products from Penny Black's newest release, Love and Friendship. Here's a little peek at my project for today:

You can see the rest on the Penny Black blog!

Thanks for sharing in my excitement! Have a fabulous week!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Hooked On You

Hey there, blog friends! Where can you go fishing from a heart-shaped dock into a pond of aqua sequins and catch pink, sparkly fish? Join me over on the Taylored Expressions Blog to see!

Happy weekend to all!

Friday, January 16, 2015

My Whole Heart for My Whole Life

It's been a while since I last got my shabby on! I've used the January Sketch For You To Try and some brand-new Reverse Confetti goodies: HEART TO HEART stamp set and coordinating HEART TO HEART Confetti Cuts dies.

Here's the January sketch:

Participation details:

There will be a new sketch posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.
The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 29th. The SFYTT button is  posted on the sidebar of the Reverse Confetti blog.  Click on it to be taken to the current SFYTT post and link list.
Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!
You may enter as many times as you wish.
There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of each month.
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INK: Fresh Ink Charcoal, Tattered Rose Distress Ink

PAPER: dark gray card stock, rustic white card stock, Crate Paper Open Book 6x6 collection

OTHER: twine, vellum, doily, sequins, distressing tool, thread

Thanks so much for stopping by!