Sunday, April 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti April Blog Hop!

It's the 8th of April which means the Reverse Confetti Blog Hop!  Today's theme is:  Moms and Dads.  

You should have arrived here from Heather Hoffman's awesome blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the fun which is the Reverse Confetti blog!

I went with a Mom theme.  Last month my Momma took me on a spectacular trip to Japan.  We had a fabulous time, lots of great memories.  I decided to capture one of the photos of the two of us in Fukuoka, Japan:

I'll be the first to tell you that I'm not a scrapbooker.  It made it much easier for me to work with a 5x7 palette.  This photo was taken on our final evening.  We went to dinner at a local restaurant with the tour group, which included my oldest brother and his wife.    

I managed to combine several floral sets:

To make things easier for me, I kept with green + pink with pops of black.  My watercolors are from M's, super cheap but I spotted them in my messy workspace and decided to break them out for today's project.  I used the Lotsa Dots Stencil with Mint ink.

I used the thank you sentiment with the Banner in Bloom.   I finished off things with splatters of black watercolor.  

Now hop over to Kathy Schweinfurth's blog!  I'm sure she has a magnificent project to share!   In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing.

Christiana Reuling - 'Fetti Friend
Amy Tsuruta 💚
Emily Midgett - 'Fetti Friend


  1. What a great gift idea! So cute -

  2. Beautiful artwork, Amy! Love the photo of your Mom and you surrounded by those pretty blooms.

  3. love the idea of a 5x7 “page!” BTW, visited Tokyo Hands in Kanazawa and Kyoto! Great store and my whole tour group went too!

  4. Just the sweetest, Amy. And so fun and artsy!

  5. Love your colors, patterns, and design. Very sweet layout of you and your mom. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Love this little frame and the colors you used. So pretty with these flowers!

  7. Such a sweet and pretty frame - love the soft colors.

  8. A wonderful alternative to making a scrapbook layout! It's beautiful!

  9. I love all of the new ideas!

  10. What a WONDERFUL and beautiful gift, Amy!!

  11. Such a nice gift! Really smart!