Sunday, February 07, 2016

Countdown to Confetti: The Lord's Strength

Welcome, 'Fetti Fans to Day 3 of the February Release for Reverse Confetti
 

That's right!
Reverse Confetti is doing monthly releases now, starting with Countdown to Confetti posts
on the 5th of each month and the New Release Blog Hop on the 8th.

This month is a fantastic release,
with four new stamps sets & seven new Confetti Cuts!

I'm especially excited about the stamp set we're introducing today,
as it's another faith-based set that's perfect for cards, scrapbooking and Bible Journaling.
It's called The Lord's Strength.

Here's my first card, which I made using the new Edger Confetti Cuts.

(By the way, I apologize for the poor photos of my next card.
I tried photographing it several times, but had a hard time getting it to turn out right!)
 

I started by stamping my sentiment on my aqua mist background in versamark
& heat embossing it in white.


For my mountains, I diecut some watercolour paper using the new Edgers Confetti Cuts.
I smooshed brown ink onto my watercolours paper.
For the peaks, I pressed the tips into versamark ink and heat embossed them in white.

For my second card, I was inspired by the current


I paired the new The Lord's Strength with the heart dies from Stamped Note Confetti Cuts.


I tried diecutting the hearts using felt, but the felt outlines didn't keep their shape,
so I used one felt heart as the inside of one of the hearts and cardstock for the outside of the other two.
The patterned paper is Crate Paper.


I diecut the bottom of the white cardtstock using one of the new Edgers Confetti Cuts.


 
  



That's it for today!

There will be a $15 gift certificate up for grabs, so you make sure you leave a comment 
on each sneak peek post for each designer to increase your chances of winning!
Comments will close at noon CST today (February 7th) and the winner will be 
announced at 5pm today.
 
Want another chance to win? 
Head on over to Reverse Confetti's Facebook page and 
look for the graphic posted there.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Countdown to Confetti: Hippity Hoppity

Welcome, 'Fetti Fans to Day 2 of the February Release for Reverse Confetti
 

That's right!
Reverse Confetti is doing monthly releases now, starting with Countdown to Confetti posts
on the 5th of each month and the release blog hop on the 8th.

This month is a fantastic release,
with four new stamps sets & seven new Confetti Cuts!
 
Today, we are introducing an adorable new set
with coordinating Confetti Cuts called Hippity Hoppity.


I started by applying some watercolour to my background
and stamping the sentiment from Hippity Hoppity.
I diecut the basket, using the new Basket Confetti Cuts, from some kraft cardstock
and added some classic kraft ink to the top layer to create a little more dimension.
 

I stamped the two adorable bunnies from Hippity Hoppity onto their coordinating Confetti Cuts,
coloured them in using Zig Markers and slipped them into the basket.
I also diecut the egg from the Hippity Hoppity Confetti Cuts, smooshed it with some ink
and added it to the basket.

For my next card, I used a couple of this month's new Quick Card Panels.


I love this sentiment from Friends Like You and decided to add two little female bunnies
 from Hippity Hoppity to my card.
However, I didn't like that they wouldn't be looking at each other if I did this,
so I did a little masking with the male bunny and used his head, but with the female body.
I used a paper-piecing technique and coloured them in with Zig Markers.
It worked out great!


I diecut my green text Quick Card Panel, using one of the new Edgers Confetti Cuts.
I love how this set of dies offers so many different options!
Some Solid Honeydew Twine finishes it off.

And for my last project today, I made a treat bag using the fabulous
In the Bag Confetti Cuts & Clear Totes that were released last month.


I filled my Clear Tote with some Cadbury Mini Eggs.
I used the In the Bag Confetti Cuts to diecut some white cardstock,
which I stamped repeatedly with three sentiments from Hippity Hoppity.
 

I diecut a new Quick Card Panel using the tag die from  In the Bag Confetti Cuts
and attached it to the treat bag using some Solid Caribbean Twine.


I stamped the bunny and basket from Hippity Hoppity onto their coordinating Confetti Cuts
and coloured them in with some ink pressed onto an acrylic block, some water and a paintbrush.
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

That's it for today!

There will be a $15 gift certificate up for grabs, so you make sure you leave a comment 
on each sneak peek post for each designer to increase your chances of winning!
Comments will close at noon CST on February 7th and the winner will be 
announced at 5pm on February 7th.
 
Want another chance to win? 
Head on over to Reverse Confetti's Facebook page and 
look for the graphic posted there.
 
Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 05, 2016

Countdown to Confetti: Garden Bunch & Friend Like You

Welcome, 'Fetti Fans to Day 1 of the February Release for Reverse Confetti
 

That's right!
Reverse Confetti is doing monthly releases now, starting with Countdown to Confetti posts
on the 5th of each month and the release blog hop on the 8th.

This month is a fun release, with four new stamps sets & seven new Confetti Cuts!
 
Today, we are introducing two fabulous new sets:
a floral two & three step stamp set called Garden Bunch  
and sentiment stamp set perfect for making cards for friends called Friend Like You.
There are also some very fun Confetti Cuts that you can use with these sets!
 
I combined both of these stamp sets, as well as the coordinating Confetti Cuts for Garden Bunch,
and a super fun new set of dies called Flower Wrap Confetti Cuts to make my card.


I started by stamping my flowers from Garden Bunch on their coordinating Confetti Cuts
to make my bouquet.
For the leaves, I stamped one of the flowers several times in two shades of green and cut
them apart by hand to make some leaves.
I diecut the Flower Wrap Confetti Cuts from some American Crafts patterned paper
and wrapped it together, using some Solid Natural Twine to attach the tiny tag,
which is also from Flower Wrap Confetti Cuts.
 

I used the smooshing technique on a strip of watercolour paper for my border
and stamped the sentiment from Friends Like You.

For my next card, I used Garden Bunch & Friends Like You,
as well as a fabulous new set of dies called Edgers Confetti Cuts.
 

I stamped the Garden Bunch blooms on their coordinating Confetti Cuts in pink
and one a piece of spring moss cardstock in greens.
I used most of the stamped panel at the bottom of my card,
but also diecut some Leafy Confetti Cuts from the stamped panel to add to my blooms.
 
 
I adhered the flowers to my card front and stamped my sentiment from Friend Like You.
Then, I diecut my white cardstock using one of the new Edgers Confetti Cuts.
I love how this set of dies offers so many different options!

 
  

 
 
 
 

That's it for today!
There will be a $15 gift certificate up for grabs, so you make sure you leave a comment 
on each sneak peek post for each designer to increase your chances of winning!
Comments will close at noon CST on February 7th and the winner will be 
announced at 5pm on February 7th.
 
Want another chance to win? 
Head on over to Reverse Confetti's Facebook page and 
look for the graphic posted there.
 
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Five for Friday..... on Thursday

Hey there!
I had my Five for Friday post all planned out....and then realized that this week's Friday is the 5th,
which means it's Day 1 of the Countdown to Confetti for the Reverse Confetti February release.
Since I didn't want to wait another week to post, I decided to just bump it up a day.
I hope you don't mind.... ;)

1. Today marks 5 weeks for me with no sugar or deep-fried foods and counting my calories.
I weighed myself this morning... and am down 12 lbs since January 1st!


2.  I've volunteered to coordinate a demonstration for taekwondo that we'll be performing
tomorrow night at our promotion test, as well as at our city's Winter Fest next weekend.
Austin made a music mix for us and it's really come together! 


3. This morning, Austin and I went and toured a school in our neighbouring city.
They offer a culinary arts program that Austin will be applying to attend for a semester next year.
It looks fabulous and the instructors were super!
It's so exciting to be looking toward the future....


4. And speaking of the future.... 
We're currently dreaming about the summer.
With Austin graduating next June (2017), I'm wanting to make the most of this coming summer,
with a road trip.... to San Diego to go to Comic Con.
We're hoping to get tickets...
However, we need to do this trip as inexpensively as possible, so if there are any online friends out there who live in the San Diego area or halfway between San Diego and Denver, who would like 
to host a friendly canadian stamper and her three fabulous children, please let me know!
Thanks!

5. And lastly, I have a card to share for this week's

Now, I didn't make a Valentine's day card.... and I tweaked Melissa's technique a little....


I used gelatos and water to smoosh colour onto my backgrournd.
From this, I diecut the happy diecuts and added extra gelato colour to them, 
using Melissa's technique.
I diecut more happy diecuts from coasters and reassembled 
the card with the coasters in between, to add some dimension.


The birthday is from Wet Paint and I finished it off with some enamel dots!

Thanks for looking!

CAS(E) This Sketch #158

Today, I have a card to share that I made for

I decided to use my PTI Winter Woods stamp set to make my card:



I stamped the trees on the white panel as well as on the aqua mist panel.
Then, I diecut the Mat Stack #1 die from the white panel.
I added the Winter Woods cardinal on a coordinating diecut, as well
as some Twig Wreath flowers, leaves and berries.


The sentiment is from PTI's Pedal Pusher stamp set.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, February 11th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The Challenge #59 & PTI February Newsletter Colour Play

I posted this earlier, but now my post seems to have disappeared.... strange...

 So, I have a card that I made for both The Challenge #59:


...as well as the colour combo that was in the PTI February Newsletter:



Isn't it gorgeous?
Here's my card:


I stamped the PTI Bloomers flowers in lovely lady & berry sorbet,
sweet blush & melon berry and aqua mist & ocean tides, onto two panels, which
I adhered together using dimensional adhesive, as well as onto their coordinating diecuts.


I stamped the gold centres using Delicata Golden Glitz ink.
The sentiment (also from Bloomers) was stamped in versafine onyx black.

Thanks for looking!