Saturday, August 29, 2015

Reverse Confetti: welcome to the world lil' one

Hello!  I have a sweet baby card for you!

cardstock:  recollections/110, bazzill marshmallow, stampin' up pink pirouette stamps:  reverse confetti/my world  ink:  ranger archival black  other:  reverse confetti globe confetti cuts, dcwv cork, mama elephant basic set, kuretake gansai tambi

Darin's niece and her husband recently welcomed a baby girl into their family.  The sentiment is from My it, don't you?  The Globe Confetti Cut = Awesome.  This girl is going to be all pink and I knew I wanted to incorporate pink into my card.  Pink + Cork = Yes, Please!

Thank you for playing along with my Giveaway.

Using, the winner of the Reverse Confetti Leaping Lions set is:

Ruby N!!!!!!!

Wahoooooo!!!!!!!  I'll reach out to you!

my world
my world

globe confetti cuts

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hero Arts.

post 2 of 2 for here for my Reverse Confetti SFYTT/Giveaway

This summer has been packed with family stuff and a seriously fun crafty adventure....being asked to be on the Hero Arts Creative Team!!!  I had to blink several times when I first read Libby's email...seriously honored by this awesome invitation and opportunity.

I'd love for you to pop over to the Hero Arts blog, I made a special card for today♡

Reverse Confetti SFYTT: wild about you + a giveaway!

post 1 of 2 for HERE for my exciting news!

Hello!  I had so much fun putting this card wasn't what I initially had in mind but I LOVE the end result:

cardstock:  papertrey ink vellum, mystery grey, stampin' up dusty durango  stamps:  reverse confetti/leaping lions & class act  ink:  memento tuxedo, various copics  other:  reverse confetti leaping lions & love notes confetti cuts, cuttlebug star embossing folder, dcwv cork

A new to me color combo...gray and rust, I like it!  Gotta love the Reverse Confetti Leaping Lions set!  Check out those adorable faces...toooo SWEET.  The coordinating Leaping Lions confetti cuts has a banner...I used it with cork!

Thrilled to see that the Class Act notebook paper image fits in nicely in the Love Notes Confetti Cuts!

I even stamped the interior too!

My card is based on the current SFYTT:

Guess what?!  I get to GIVEAWAY one Leaping Lions Stamp Set to a lucky duck!  Yahoooo!!!!!!!  All you have to do is leave me a comment:)  It'd be nice for you to check out the Reverse Confetti blog and see the other gals SFYTT cards <-- maybe even leave them a comment too♡  Commenting will stay open until Friday, August 28th with the winner posted here on the 29th.

leaping lions
leaping lions

leaping lions confetti cuts
leaping lions confetti cuts

love note
love note confetti cuts

class act
class act

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop: Let's Party

The 25th...already?  I always try to play along with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hops.  This month we're to experiment with our backgrounds and use this as our inspiration:

Love all that glorious vibrant dyed fiber!  I'm smitten by the intense colors and wanted to bring that out in today's project.  This card is super special because I started the background but my girl finished it.  It always makes this Momma happy when the kids help me.

I used the Linen Impression Plate on the base panel.  All the watercoloring is done with Peerless.  Those are amazing little things, aren't they?  Thanks to Joan B that gifted me a bunch.  I can't believe how much vibrant color is infused in those papers.  I used wood veneer paper on the  Party Time Die.  I decided to back it with Papertrey Ink Vellum so that the intricate cuts wouldn't get lost in the background.

Here's a close up of my can faintly make out the linen texture:

I need to put my girl to work more often.  I tend to think to much when I do larger freeform watercoloring and she just went for it.

Here are the Papertrey Ink products I used today:

party time
party time die

linen & canvas impression plate


Can't wait to see all the inspiration in this month's hop!

I've been scurrying around to get things done before leaving to see the boy tomorrow.  The girl and I are super excited to give him huge hugs.

Monday, August 24, 2015

how've you bean?

Gotta love a fun pun....

cardstock:  ranger watercolor paper:  glitz/dapper dan  stamps:  newton's nook/vegetable medley  ink: ranger archival black  other:  washi, paper smooches notebook die, kuretake gansai tambi, misc washi

I love the fun Newton's Nook Vegetable Medley set!  I'm playing along with the inky paws challenge:

This was my original card but it wasn't hitting me and well, my girl confirmed it..LOL

So I oh-so-gently pulled the panels off...sadly, I'm pretty good with that.  

I love color and patterns but I think the neutral background panels work better with the bright watercolors.

Before I go, I have to share this awesome sale over at Ellen's!

I have a short work week and then we're off to NYC!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations: Surprise Sweetie!

Hello!  I'm so thrilled to tell you that I'm a guestie over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

Here's the challenge for this week:

I knew exactly what paper collection I was going to use for this challenge:

cardstock:  recollections/110, american crafts gold glitter, stampin' up hello honey  paper:  basic grey/grand bazaar  stamps:  simon says stamp/what's brewing, hero arts/gratitude background  ink:  ranger archival black, fresh ink harvest, misc copics  other:  coffee time veneer/simon says stamp kit, your next stamps gold gumdrop, reverse confetti petals 'n posies confetti cuts

Basic Grey Grand Bazaar!  I actually happen to have that particular Simon Says Stamps card kit still together so I used the fun What's Brewing Stamp set too!  The mug has been stamped with the Basic Grey Gratitude Background stamp in Harvest Fresh Ink.

Can't wait to see how you're inspired!!!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Reverse Confetti: under the weather?

Happy Friday!  Here's  a fun card that uses Reverse Confetti!

cardstock:  recollections/110/white, a muse gingham  stamps: reverse confetti later alligator & weather it together  ink:  memento, fresh ink/chamomile, various copics  other:  reverse confetti weather or dot/quick card panels/later alligator & weather it together confetti cuts

I had so much fun coloring that fun gator from the Later Alligator set.  I'm no colorista but I've been liking the coloring enhanced with dots that I've been seeing out there.  I've combined him with the Weather it together set.  Everything is nestled onto a Quick Card Panel.

I use to always correlate rain with Seattle but that certainly has not been the case this summer!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!!

weather or dot
weather or dot quick card panels

later alligator
later alligator

later alligator confetti
later alligator confetti cuts

weather it together
weather it together

weather it together confetti
weather it together confetti cuts

Thursday, August 20, 2015

ellie hello

Okay, I'm smitten with the WPlus9 Bubble Talk set:

cardstock:  recollections/110/white, papertrey ink vellum  paper:  echo park/paper & glue  stamps:  wplus9 bubble talk  ink:  memento tuxedo, various copics  other:  winnie & walter katharine cutaways,  divine twine/palos verde diva stripe

My sweet bloggie friend Piali sent this awesome stamp set to me and hopefully this arrives to her before the posting date:)  I did a smidge of masking and had fun coloring that darling ellie.  Do you see the petite banner (& the tag)?  They're from the Winnie & Walter Katharine Cutaways.  It has been heat embossed with the tiny hearts from the Bubble Talk set.  The twine is new from Whisker Graphics/Divine Twine.  It is the Palos Verde Diva Stripe.

I was inspired by Tag, you're it!

Inspired by:

banner flag

Thanks again for all of my awesome goodies Piali!!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches 200: love and ice cream

Hello!  How exciting that Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating their 200th challenge!

Reverse Confetti is one of the Proud Sponsors of the 200th Challenge!  Check out the fun sketch:

Here's how I was inspired by it:

cardstock:  papertrey ink kraft paper:  crate paper/poolside  stamps:  reverse confetti love and ice cream  ink:  ranger archival black  other:  reverse confetti/love & ice cream confetti cuts, upcycled coffee sleeve

Summer is still going strong in the pacific northwest.  The weather is forecasted to be 90 today.  It's definitely a love and ice cream kind of summer!

love and ice cream
love and ice cream

love & ice cream
love & ice cream confetti cuts

I can't wait to see how the Freshly Made Sketch inspires you!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

happy birthday blooms

This card was inspired by one that we did in a Julie Ebersole class.  

cardstock:  bazzill marshmallow  stamps:  impress, studio calico  ink:  ranger archival black  other:  mama elephant/basic set creative cuts, mme enamel dot, kuretake gansi tambi

I love those floral blooms by Impress....the image is huge and as you can see, I trimmed some of it off on both sides of the scallop panel.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is by Studio Calico.

Today's card was inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch:

Hope that you're having a great week!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Neat & Tangled: sending hugs

Happy Monday!  I'm up on the Neat & Tangled blog today!

Here's a peek at my supplies:

I'd love for you to pop over to the blog to check out my card!