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!


Friday, June 30, 2017

Dream Big

Dream Big

I'm a wee bit addicted to these little square stickers from Jillibean Soup. They are actually part of the Day2Day planner line, so they fit perfectly in the day squares of the monthly calendar. Talk about adding some fun color, pattern, and motivation to your planner! But, gah, look how adorable they are on cards, too!

Dream Big

I accented each one with some embellishments, from both the Day2Day line and from the Bowl of Dreams collection: the tab sticker, puffy hearts and flowers ...

Dream Big

... wood veneer cameras and puffy feather stickers.

 I love the girly combination of patterns and colors, too, which came together by putting together papers from the Bowl of Dreams and Chit Chat Chowder collections.


Supplies:
Jillibean Soup:
Patterned Paper: Bowl of Dreams/Make Magic; Chit Chat Chowder/Churned Chit Chat
Wood Veneers: Bowl of Dreams
Puffy Stickers: Bowl of Dreams
Day2Day Planner Products: Stickers - Make It Happen; Sticky Notes - Arrows/Tabs
Embellishments: Pink Baker's Twine


Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Do What They Think You Can't Do

Do What They Think You Can't Do

This is one of the simplest cards I've ever made, and I love it! I wish you could have seen all the patterns and layers I messed around with before taking them all off and going with this simple white background. It felt like a breath of fresh air! Sometimes less really is more!


Do What They Think You Can't Do

The dreamcatcher is from the Bite Size Bits pattern in Jillibean Soup's Bowl of Dreams collection. There is also a similar dreamcatcher die-cut in the Bowl of Dreams Pea Pod Parts.  I don't have those yet, so I just made my own with a little fussy cutting! I added a sentiment sticker, puffy flower sticker, and some thin natural cord, layered that element over a stitched rectangle die-cut and called it done.

The links above, which go to the wholesale store, are for reference. Look for/ask for these and other Jillibean Soup products at your favorite retail store!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 26, 2017

Brave, Brilliant, Resilient - June SFYTT



The clock is ticking on Reverse Confetti's June Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT). We'd love to have you play along for a chance to win a Reverse Confetti gift certificate! Full rules and details, as well as the link-up are posted HERE on the Reverse Confetti blog. The contest closes Thursday, June 29 at noon CT.

Here's our June sketch:



And here's my take on it:

Brave, Brilliant, Resilient

My card is a little more stripy than the sketch, thanks to the Vertical Stripes Cover Panel Confetti Cuts die-cut in the background. The Lime Green hexagon panel was cut with the Hello & Thanks Label Confetti Cuts die set. I stamped the label with the "brave brilliant resilient" sentiment from One Day At A Time. And for the trio of circles in the sketch, I added the stamped and die-cut kite, from Take Flight, and a pair of white clouds from the Take Flight Confetti Cuts set. I kept things super clean and simple, with just a few clear sequins for embellishments.




 

  




Stamps: One Day At A Time, Take Flight
Confetti Cuts Dies: Vertical Stripes Cover Panel, Hello & Thanks Label, Take Flight
Ink: Midnight
Paper: smooth white and linen white card stock; Reverse Confetti Lime Green card stock
Other: Copic markers, clear sequins, foam tape


Thanks so much for visiting. For more SFYTT inspiration, visit the Reverse Confetti blog.

Have a great week!


Friday, June 23, 2017

Jillibean Soup June Cards

Life Is Always Better

I had some cards on the Jillibean Soup blog earlier this week and last week and wanted to share them here too! 

This first card features paper and embellishments mostly from the Hardy Hodgepodge collection, which is one of my all-time favorite collections. I just adore the colors! 


Life Is Always Better

I also love the foiled vellum tags. The other words in the tag set are "love," "hello," "enjoy," "happy," and "thanks." They are gorgeous!


Life Is Always Better

The vellum tag allowed me to place the floral cluster die-cut behind the tag without completely covering it up (too pretty for that!).

Supplies:
Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Hardy Hodgepodge Soup/Pound of Pups, Handful of Hearts, Bite Size Bits; Bowl of Dreams/Think with Purpose
Coordinating Stickers:  Hardy Hodgepodge Soup
Pea Pod Parts:  Hardy Hodgepodge Soup
Tags:  Foil/Hello


Go Your Own Way

I know most graduations are past now, but I'll share these next two cards anyway. The yellow piece with the arrows is one of the Bite Size Bits (3x4 designs) from the Bowl of Dreams collection. 


Go Your Own Way

I added the graduation cap die-cut (from Taylored Expressions) and then a bunch of phrase stickers that are actually from Jillibean Soup's Day2Day planner product line. The stickers are clear, so I first adhered them to white card stock so they'd stand out better. 


Go Your Own Way

Last touch was to add some various wood veneers. Also, lots of stitched rectangle die-cuts for layers--must have dies for cardmakers, IMO!

Supplies:
Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Bowl of Dreams/Bite Size Bits
Wood Veneers:  Bowl of Dreams
Day2Day Clear Stickers:  Make It Happen

Other:  wood veneer stars, graduation cap die, stitched rectangle dies, black baker's twine.


Celebrate Today Grad

This next card began with the orange diagonal striped Hardy Hodgepodge Bite Size Bits. The design includes the white rectangle with the gray outline at the bottom, but says "the details documented." I adhered letters that I cut out of another pattern (Bit of Letters) to spell out "grad." 


Celebrate Today Grad

Another graduation cap die-cut and more wood veneers. (And more stitched rectangles!)


Celebrate Today Grad

And finished the top with a Hardy Hodgepodge Pea Pod Parts arrow, some stickers and twine.

Supplies:
Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Hardy Hodgepodge Soup/Bits of Letters, Bite Size Bits; Bowl of Dreams/Think with Purpose
Pea Pod Parts:  Hardy Hodgepodge Soup
Coordinating Stickers:  Chit Chat Chowder
Wood Veneers:  Souper Celebration
Beanstalks:  Mustard Baker's Twine

Other:  graduation cap, stitched rectangle dies


Today Is Full Of Possible

And last for today is a card that I made with little square stickers from the Day2Day planner line. I love using these on cards!!


Today Is Full Of Possible

Lots of little bits and pieces here: wood veneers, puffy stickers, twine, Happy Hues acrylic paint, and patterned paper.

Supplies:
Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper:  Hardy Hodgepodge Soup/Pound of Pups, Bite Size Bits; Bowl of Dreams/Think with Purpose
Coordinating Stickers:  Hardy Hodgepodge Soup
Day2Day Epoxy Stickers
Day2Day Sticky Notes:  Arrows, Tabs
Day2Day Stickers:  Enjoy Today, Make It Happen
Wood Veneers:  Bowl of Dreams
Happy Hues:  Groovy Green, Bashful Blue
Beanstalks:  Gray Baker's Twine


Look for Jillibean Soup products at your favorite retailer or shop online in Jillibean Soup's online retail store.
For more Jillibean Soup project inspiration, visit the Jillibean Soup blog.

Thanks for visiting!