Thursday, March 31, 2016

I'm On Confetti Camera!

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 CELEBRATIONS, but with a twist: no birthdays!

Today is my turn, and I've put together a trio of Earth Day gifts. Here's just one of them:

Hope you'll head over to the Reverse Confetti blog for the rest!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hello There, Friend - SFYTT

Reverse Confetti's March SFYTT Challenge is still on! Join us by linking up your creation before noon CST on the 29th.

Here's the March sketch:

For my focal point, I stamped a sentiment from Big Notes onto a Thanks Tag. For the two square elements, I used the Square Tag die. The patterned papers are all from Pink Paislee's C'est La Vie 6x6 collection.

The pink flags were die-cut with a Stitched Flag Trio die. Just for fun, I added a few small Swirlies. For the three embellishments shown on the sketch, I used some enamel dots.

At the top of the Tag is a Hang Ups die-cut tied off with some black and white baker's twine.

STAMPS: Big Notes

INK: Versafine Onyx Black

PAPER: Neenah Solar White card stock; Pink Paislee C'est La View 6x6 collection

OTHER: black and white baker's twine, foam tape adhesive



Hope you'll play along! Link-up is HERE.
Also, be sure to visit the Reverse Confetti blog today for more sketch inspiration. 

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Rain or Shine

Please join me on the Reverse Confetti blog
where I'm sharing a card for a rather blustery day. 

Happy "Windsday"!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Reverse Confetti Spring Fling Blog Hop

Welcome to Reverse Confetti's Spring Fling Blog Hop! We've created some special projects today to inspire all of your springtime crafting. There's also a chance to win a $15 gift certificate. Visit the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details! Enjoy (and good luck)!

I found these small rustic metal letters at Hobby Lobby earlier this week and decided to make a sweet little decor piece for my daughter. (I might need to keep this one for myself, though!)

Gotta love a project that's both quick and cute! I wrapped some natural twine around the "leg" of the letter, then added a stamped butterfly embellishment and a strip of patterned paper around the outside edge.

The butterfly is from Butterfly Dreams and was die-cut with the coordinating Butterfly Dreams  Confetti Cuts die set. I used my Misti to stamp the multiple colors, sponging on ink with an ink dauber and building up color impression by impression.

These are darling little decor pieces, and would make great gifts and/or package toppers. They stand up on their own, or there's a little hanging loop on the back for hanging.

CONFETTI CUTS DIES: Butterfly Dreams

INK: Papertrey Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, and Summer Sunrise

PAPERPapertrey Stamper's Select White card stock

OTHER: natural twine, Hobby Lobby metal letter

Ready for more Spring Fling inspiration? Visit the team!

Nina-Marie Trapani -- 'Fetti Friend
Amy Sheffer (you're here)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

A Happy Hello

A happy hello and Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

Today's card is one I made for the Reverse Confetti release last week using some of the all-new products. 

In the background is the super cool Double Panel Hearts Confetti Cuts die set. I sponged the back panel in rainbow colors, then layered on the white top panel. 


The sentiment, from Whole Lotta Happy, is stamped onto a Flowers for Mom circle die-cut and topped with a layered butterfly that I stamped and die-cut using Butterfly Dreams stamps and Butterfly Dreams Confetti Cuts dies.

INK: Papertrey Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice, Aqua Mist, and Winter Wisteria

PAPERPapertrey Stamper's Select White and Smokey Shadow card stock

OTHER: white linen thread, ink blending tool, foam tape adhesive, liquid glue


Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New Moments Inked

Papertrey Ink is adding a fantastic sports and fitness stamp set to the Moments Inked line. Active Symbols will be releasing tonight at 10 pm, along with the rest of the March release. With three kids all involved in different sports and activities, I'm already getting a lot of use out of this one!

First, a few ways I'm using these icons and stamps in my planner:

I've stamped both directly onto the planner pages (weightlifting), as well as on sticker paper (volleyball).

I love the little karate guy! My youngest just started a  karate-related activity, too!

The past couple of weeks have been super busy, so the weekly pages are crowded. I wanted to highlight the semi-finals and championship basketball games my younger son played in, so I did that with the basketball icon. The icons are a great way to make something stand out, plus they're cute and colorful, too!

Whenever a new season of sports begins, it take me a while to remember everyone's schedule. To help, I created a laminated card insert (die-cut with the medium Binder Page die) with the days of the week (stamped with Monthly Moments: Tabbed) and then a whole bunch of circle stickers for the icons. The stickers are removable, so I can reposition if anything changes during the season, and I can swap out next season. (The empty ones are placeholders for horseback riding and music. I'm going to use the little horse from Petite Places: Barnyard for the horseback riding, but that set is out on loan at the moment.)

I've got a few more things to add once schedules are set, and then I'll have a nice cheat sheet when doing the weekly planning.

Of course, many of these little icons will work for other projects as well, such as cards:

We have friends whose daughter has had two exciting basketball achievements recently -- passing 1,000 career points for her high school and signing with a college team for next year. I made her a congratulations card using the new Paper Clippings: Congratulations and then just added a few basketballs for "confetti." Blue and gray are the colors of the college she'll be attending.

Visit Nichole's blog for links to more Moments Inked: Active Symbols inspiration!

Thanks for visiting,

Papertrey March Release In Review

We're wrapping up Papertrey's March release countdown today with a Release in Review. Here'a a look at some other projects I've made with the new products.

All of the new products will be available at 10 pm tonight in the Papertrey Ink store.

What the Doodle: Feather by Betsy Veldman
Such pretty feather images! I heat embossed in white on watercolor paper, then colored in shades of aqua, teal, and navy.

Stamps: What the Doodle: Feather

Dies: What the Doodle: Feather

Ink: Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening, VersaMark

Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone, Enchanted Evening card stock

white embossing powder, white thread, ink blending tool, sequins, watercolor brush


I trimmed down the Best Birthday die-cut, a Maile Belles design, sponged it in rainbow colors, then added as simple white sentiment die-cut. 

Dies: Best Birthday

Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Tropical Teal

Paper: Stamper's Select White card stock

Other: clear sequins


Another card with the Best Birthday die, this time paired with Ombre Sentiments: Birthday.

Stamps: Ombre Sentiments: Birthday

Dies: Best Birthday

Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Tropical Teal

Paper: Stamper's Select White and Tropical Teal card stock


I can't bet enough of the Bloomin' Cute flower set by Betsy Veldman! Here I've paired the flowers with Inspired: Lord, also designed by Betsy.

Stamps: Inspired: Lord, Bloomin' Cute

Dies: Inspired: Lord, Bloomin' Cute, Pretty Frame

Ink: Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, True Black

Paper: Stamper's Select White and Aqua Mist card stock

Other: foam adhesive, ink blending tool


The pretty sentiment was done with Fancy Pants Sentiments, designed by Erin Lincoln.

Stamps: Fancy Pants Sentiments, Bitty Butterflies

Dies: Fancy Pants Sentiments, Bitty Butterflies Cover Plate, Tag Sale #10, Songbirds

Ink: Tropical Teal, Berry Sorbet, Bright Buttercup

Paper: Stamper's Select White, Green Parakeet, Smokey Shadow and Kraft; Sheer Basics Velum; Bright Buttercup + White Basics

Other: Sheer Basics Vellum, Berry Sorbet felt, white linen thread, foam tape


I used Script Swirls: Birthday, designed by Nichole Heady, inside the circle frames. I love how those sentiment swirls work as a focal point or as a background element.

Stamps: Script Swirls: Birthday

Dies: Shaker Shapes: Circle, Paper Clippings: Congratulations, Star Scribbles, By the Numbers

Ink: Berry Sorbet, Canyon Clay, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Limeade Ice

Paper: Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Canyon Clay


Splits: Celebrate is the second in a series by Maile Belles. These ribbons are gorgeous!

Stamps: Splits: Celebrate

Dies: Shaker Shapes: Circle

Ink: Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet, Bright Buttercup; pigment black

Paper: Stamper's Select White and Tropical Teal card stock; Bright Buttercup + White Basics Paper Collection

Other: clear embossing powder, yellow Copic, foam tape adhesive

For more March release inspiration, visit the Papertrey team: