Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reverse Confetti April Color Challenge

****This is my second post of the day.  Please scroll down for my Lil' Inker Designs new release post!!****

It's a gorgeous color palette up for you today over on the Reverse Confetti blog!  This is one of my FAVORITE color combos especially the plum and green but the light blue thrown in there makes it even more fantastic!  

I went with a "confetti" themed card.  Using the BACKS of 3 different Reverse Confetti circle stamps, I was able to achieve this look.  This is one of my favorite techniques and lets you get way more out of your stamps.  These are the circle stamps I used:  Dec.25th (Tinsel 'n Trim), "&" (I like you), "beYOUtiful" (Peacock Pretties), and polka dot (Celebrate Cake).

After stamping my "confetti", I also adhered some awesome Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  My sentiments were stamped onto banner dies from Tag Me and adhered with foam adhesive.


We are so excited to bring you our color challenge today and this color palette is sure to get you in the spirit of all things spring!  First, let’s go over some details…
  • There will be a new Color Challenge posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 16th of each month.
  • The color link list will be open from the 16th until noon CST on the 30th. The color challenge will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s challenge post with the link list during this time.
  • Reverse Confetti stamps are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of Color Challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 31st of this month.

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs April Release: Day 1

Welcome to the Lil' Inker Designs April Release!  Fabulous new dies and stamp sets are coming out this week.....just you wait!  You should have arrived from the talented Alyssa's blog.......but if not, you can start back at the beginning at the Lil' Inker Designs blog.  This is Alyssa's last post with the DT.  Alyssa........I wish you all the best and will definitely miss you!!!

There are quite a few new dies and stamps releasing today.  You will be inspired for sure!  You can find all these products over on the Lil' Inker Designs store or over at Simon Says Stamp!

My card uses new floral dies that come with a fabulous frame die (a sample on that later this week) called Frames and Flowers Die Set.  I've used the floral dies along with the small label from the inside of the frame die.  More stitching.....I can't get enough of all the stitching Laura adds to her dies!  My sentiment comes from a new sentiment set called Quick Notes stamp set.  It showcases one of my favorite fonts and in a perfect size.


I had so much fun die cutting and arranging these flowers and leaves!  Here is a closeup of my bouquet.


Next up is an adorable Quick Notes Star Fold Out die..........perfect for those quick little notes I give to my kiddos either in their backpack or their mailboxes!!!  I stamped the row of stars from the Quick Notes stamp set in versamark over the entire card and then highlighted a few with Gold Wink of Stella.


What's even more fun is that this folds up and fits perfectly in these tiny glassine bags that Laura has in the shop now!  Here's how I packaged my wee card:


Don't forget to leave your comments on every blog along the way for your chance at THREE $15 gift certificates!!!  If you can't wait......all the products are available NOW!!!!  Shop HERE.  Your next stop is........Erin Schreiner!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!  See ya back here tomorrow!!


Hello!  I'm hoping by posting this card today that SPRING will come back to us here in Kansas.  Woke up yesterday to SNOW.  It was just a dusting but still.  We had gorgeous temperatures over the weekend for our many ballgames and I want that weather to come back!  We also had a sickie little girl after the ballgames (I won't share the details.....yuck) so I'm hopeful she's on the mend now.  

I had some fun coloring this beautiful stamp set up from Clearly Besotted and thought I'd share it for the challenge going on over on the Stamping & Sharing blog.  It's all about Spring for the challenge.

I've used the Spring Blooms set and coordinating dies for this.  I love how Stephanie included both a solid flower and stem (for non-colorers like me) and the outlines for those that do.  I've stamped my flower in pigment ink and then very lightly used a coordinating Copic to add some shading with small flicks of the pen.  I die cut 2 jar out of white cardstock and one out of vellum and layered them.


Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with me!

Friday, April 11, 2014

I'm in love.....

Have you seen the new release over at Simon Says Stamp?  There are some amazing new dies, stamps, and stencils!!  One of my favorites BY FAR is this set that was collaborated with Mama Elephant called Summer Garden.  

This set has beautiful blooms and leaves not to mention the FONT of the sentiments......that's why I'm in love  :)  It also has a matching set of dies.  Here I've done some stamping using simple masking for a quick thinking of you card.  The flower centers are colored with the clear Wink of Stella....sure wish this was picked up when photographing!


Don't forget to check out the release HERE or click on the Simon Says Stamp logo in my sidebar to take you to the entire shop!  I want to thank those that have already used my affiliate link.  I appreciate your support!!  :)

Thanks for spending a part of your day with me!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

StampNation Challenge: Golfer's Day

Hello everyone!  I'm back today with a sneak peek of my card that you can see in detail over at StampNation.  This weeks challenge is all about GOLF!

Did you know there is a holiday every day of the year?  Today just so happens to be "Golfer's Day".  In honor of Golfer's Day, make a card inspired by the sport.  Get creative:  think of the clothing...argyle, plaid, houndstooth OR a golf green OR flags OR sports, etc.

April Sneak Peek

Feeling Fruity

Hi everyone!  I wanted to share a very CAS card using a darling clear set from Whimsy Stamps!  Whimsy Stamps has just started a clear line of photopolymer stamps designed by Simonne Clay.  A new release is coming up later this month and let me just say.......get ready!  :)

I've used the Feeling Fruity Addtions set to stamp my apple and the sentiment.  I love how the sentiment was designed to be able to add in the focal part of the sentiment in a different color!


Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

{You are the....}
Stamps:  Feeling Fruity (Whimsy Stamps)
Paper:  Pure Poppy, White (PTI)
Ink:  Red Currant, Mojito (Fresh Ink), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies:  Stitched Mats: Rectangles (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Black Gems (Kaiser)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Reverse Confetti April Blog Hop!


 It looks like spring has finally sprung, and we can’t think of a better way to get some crafty spring inspiration than with a fun new Blog Hop from REVERSE CONFETTI!  Today, the Confetti Crew and a few other “friends” will surely brighten your day with their fabulous cards and projects.  We hope you will take some time and be inspired as you hop along with us right now!

The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Daniela Dobson's blog. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all of Reverse Confetti’s amazing stamp sets!

I must confess......I can not stop using the Petal's 'n Posies stamp set and matching dies.  The possibilities are endless for a floral fan like myself.  I've used the rounded rectangle die from Class Act die set for stamping my sentiment from Beautiful Banners.  After stamping my die cut flowers, I arranged them at various levels along with a splattering of some Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins.


I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Leigh Penner’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

How would you like to win some Reverse Confetti goodies of your very own?  Leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to REVERSE CONFETTI. Comments are open until Thursday, April 10 at noon CST, and the winner will be announced on the Reverse Confetti Blog!

A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…

April’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is open for you to play along.  Click HERE for a chance to win.  AND, be on the lookout for another great COLOR challenge on April 16th and another way to win!

Celebrate the creative side of you!

{thinking of you}
Stamps:  Petals 'n Posies, Beautiful Banners (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Soft Stone (PTI)
Ink:  Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Tropical Teal, Lemon Tart, Spring Moss (PTI), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies:  Petals 'n Posies, Class Act (Reverse Confetti)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive, Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
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