Wednesday, July 26, 2017

For Someone Special - July SFYTT

Hey there! It feels like forever since I've created/posted! My family and I enjoyed a wonderful vacation in Alaska the first half of this month, and it's been an adjustment trying to get back into the crafty headspace (as opposed to the outdoors/recreation/nature/scenery/it's-still-light-at-midnight headspace!). Today's card is the first I've managed to finish since we got back, and I have to say, it felt great crafting again! I even filmed a little video, so I'll have a tutorial tomorrow for that farmhouse-inspired gate in the background!

I've used Reverse Confetti's July Sketch For You To Try for my layout. The challenge is open until noon on the 29th -- plenty of time left to join us! You'll find all the details and link-up HERE.

I've used the Pierced Round Top Layers die set and the Vertical Stripes Cover Panel die for the farmhouse gate. The floral banner is from the new Banner in Bloom set, and the yellow pattern in the background is from the new Under the Umbrella 6x6 paper pad.


Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Starry Night

You Shine Brighter

Hey there, today is my turn on the Queen & Co blog. Hope you'll visit me over there! 

I'm sharing two encouragement cards today. This first one features an intense watercolored night sky along with various Queen & Co. bling for the stars. 

Let's Weather It Together

And then this next one features a clean white background with a rainbow of Twinkle Drops and a stitched cloud.

Supplies: Flirty Florals Paper Pad, Red Twinkle Drops, Orange Twinkle Drops, Yellow Twinkle Drops, Green Twinkle Drops, Blue Twinkle Drops, Purple Twinkle Drops, and Clear Twinkle Drops

For more info on these two cards, visit me at the Queen & Co. blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Blended Stenciled Backgrounds - Reverse Confetti's Wednesday in the Works

It's time for a new Wednesday in the Works project and video over on the Reverse Confetti blog. This week, I'm using the new Leaf Lattice Stencil to create some beautiful ink-blended backgrounds. Check it out HERE on the Reverse Confetti blog or HERE on the Reverse Confetti YouTube channel!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Countdown to Confetti: Day Three

Welcome to Day Three of Reverse Confetti's July release countdown. Today's previews are Berry Sweet and Mahalo.

My projects are shared in full on the Reverse Confetti blog for this release, but here are a few peeks:

Berry Sweet stamps and dies, Pierced Round Top Layers, Squared Off Cover Panel

Mahalo stamps and dies + lots of new ink colors!

For links to all of today's countdown peeks, visit the Reverse Confetti blog.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Countdown to Confetti: Day Two

Hello and welcome to Day Two of Reverse Confetti's July release countdown. Today we are sharing new adorable new sets by illustrator Dawn Machel: No Tomorrow and Magical Day.

My projects are posted in full on the Reverse Confetti blog, but here's a look at the adorable No Tomorrow:

And here's a look at two new dies: the Hello Square and the Thanks Square -- perfect for quick and simple cards and perfect over interesting background papers. 

I layered the die-cuts over some nail polish marbled backgrounds.

Thanks for visiting! You'll find links to all the design team countdown projects on the Reverse Confetti blog.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Countdown To Confetti: Day One

Welcome to Day One of Reverse Confetti's July release countdown! The July release includes 7 new stamp sets, 11 new die sets, 1 new paper pad, AND ..... sixteen new ink colors. That's right! Sixteen! Wait 'til you see them all!

Today we are previewing three of those stamp sets, each with coordinating Confetti Cuts dies: Build A Bunch, Sentiment Essentials, and Banners In Bloom.

My countdown projects will all be appearing on the Reverse Confetti blog this release, so please check them out over there! Here are a few peeks, though: 

Build A Bunch stamps and dies, Sentiment Essentials stamps and dies, Pierced Round Top Layers, and Squared Off Cover Panel

Banners In Bloom stamps and dies, Sentiment Essentials stamps and dies, Pierced Round Top Layers, and Under the Umbrella 6x6 paper pad

Check out all the new release info on the Reverse Confetti blog.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

Queen & Company is having a giveaway over on their blog today. Be sure to check it out! While you're there, also check out all the Independence Day projects, including these two cards from me:

Stars & Stripes Forever

For this first one, I took a cake foam shaker from the Birthday Shaped Shaker set and made it into an American flag.

Home of the Free Because of the Brave

For my next card, I created a fireworks display using a combination of stamped starburst images and red, white, and blue Pinwheels and Petite Posies. Along the bottom I added two different washi tapes, baker's twine, and a festive White Pom Flower. 

Other Supplies: Reverse Confetti Because of the Brave stamps; Papertrey Ink Shine stamp set

Wishing my USA readers a safe and happy holiday tomorrow!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Hurry And Open Me

Hurry And Open Me!

I love this sentiment from Queen & Co.'s Pretty Presents Kit. It makes me think of the frenzy of a kids' birthday party, with tissue paper, gift bags, and cards flying every which way. To translate that idea to a card, I arranged the different packages randomly to cover the card front, almost as if the packages themselves are flying through the air.  

Hurry And Open Me!

The gifts are all die-cut with the present dies in the kit, then backed with a contrasting pattern from the Pretty Presents paper pad

Hurry And Open Me!

Before adhering to a white card stock background, I splattered the background with yellow, aqua, and pink inks -- a confetti of sorts.

For more of my creations with the Pretty Presents kit, click HERE or HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!