For those of you that had a long weekend, I hope you enjoyed yourself and found time to get inky and crafty! On Friday, I got a call from each of my kiddos’ school nurses calling me to get them because they weren’t feeling well. I made the call to go ahead and go to the doc and I am glad I did. They spent most of the weekend on the couch, resting and recuperating. My hubby played Mr. Mom/Nurse (thank goodness!) while I got a bit crafty. I think I finished something like 10 projects and I can’t wait to share them with you later this week!
On Friday we start our sneak peeks and on Saturday, I will be at CKC San Marcos doing some Reverse Confetti demos and make ‘n takes. Will I see you there?
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It’s TIME FOR A TUESDAY!
I had fun playing along with this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY…
Want to play along or want to see more inspiration using this fun sketch? Click HERE!
Here’s my take on the sketch…
If you have followed me for any amount of time, you may know that I just LOVE making stuff and decorating for Halloween. I have a little trouble making stuff for the fall holiday in the middle of summer, but as soon as that calendar inches towards September 1st, I am full steam ahead!
Our September release is just around the corner…mark your calendars, as our sneak peeks begin on Friday!
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But, before we can get to the excitement of our new release (that is chock full of a bunch of new stamps and Confetti Cuts) we have a new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (SFYTT) today…
The Confetti Crew has whipped up some fabulous inspiration, but let’s go over the details of this challenge first…
There will be a new sketch posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.
The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 14th. The SFYTT button is posted on the sidebar. Click on it to be taken to the current SFYTT post and link list.
Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts 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 SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 15th of each month.
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Ready to have fun with this sketch?
You can flip it, embellish it and make it your own. We’re all looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
It’s the start of college football madness in the del Muro house. Boomer Sooner, baby! While I am not Sooner born or bred, I am Sooner wed and cheer for them with all my heart. Who is your team? Any traditions you follow?
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Well, being that it’s Saturday and I’m blogging, you must know that there is a fun announcement!
As always, thank you to all that played along in this month’s color challenge. The entries were AMAZING…of course!
The winner of the $20 gift certificate goes to…
Annette, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.
The (long) weekend is in view and we have a fantastic CONFETTI CAMERA for you today!
In this weekly segment, one of the Confetti Crew designers will have the camera on both themselves, as a designer, and on their Reverse Confetti creations. For this round, you’ll get a dose of Reverse Confetti inspiration from a fun tip or technique from each of our designers. A couple of things to note:
1) This segment will not “air” if there is a different post scheduled for that day, such on Sketch for You to Try on the 1st of each month or on a hop or sneak peek day.
2) Each designer will answer the same set of questions/show a tip until we have featured every Confetti Crew Design Team Member (then it’s a new round with new questions/theme). To see previous Confetti Camera post, simply click on “Confetti Camera” under the categories link on our sidebar.
3) For this round we are focusing on ABC (anything but a card) projects. Keep your eyes peeled for some fabulous ways to use your Reverse Confetti stamps!
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Today on Confetti Camera we have the oh-so-very talented, KATHY MARTIN…
Hello ‘fetti fans! It’s Kathy Martin here today to share with you a project I’ve been wanting to make ever since I first saw the HERE WE GO stamp set and HERE WE GO Confetti Cuts. I think this collection is perfect for creating invitations, cupcake toppers, straws and decorations for a little one’s birthday party. Just imagine all you can do with these adorable stamps and dies! Banners, thank you notes and more!
For this project I purchased some paper straws from the grocery store and attached the stamped and die cut pieces with a tiny glue dot. That’s it! For the display, I created a fun little tag with the TAG ME, TOO and CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts and attached it to a Ball jar with a pretty yellow grosgrain bow. To keep the straws standing up nicely I added a little rice to the bottom of the jar. Better yet, use some matching M&Ms! Have fun!
Last month, Savannah retired from the Confetti Crew. We, of course, wish her all the best in all her endeavors.
This month, we welcome a new team member…
Hi! My name is Laurel and I live in sunny Florida where it is HOT HOT HOT! I am a Christian, wife and mother of two! I love Coke products, not Pepsi. I am short and love to laugh. I like breakfast for dinner and I am huge fan of the Harry Potter series. I am afraid of heights but am married to a pilot. I was introduced to crafting a few years ago when I went to a friend’s house and saw some weird contraption. I asked her what it was and she said it was a cuttlebug. I laughed at the name and then asked what it did. Then she started talking about stamps. Stamps? Like postage stamps? Who knew?!? From then on, I took to crafting and never looked back. I am primarily a card maker but everything now and then I get daring and create something else. I would define myself as a very clean and simple designer. I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Reverse Confetti Design Team. It is such an honor. Their stamps and dies are to die for! I’m in love. You can find me on my blog at www.laurelbeard.org and my youtube channel at www.youtube.com/laurelscrafts.
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While we are making introductions, I would like to introduce you to the September/October ‘Fetti Friend (guest designer)…
Hi, I’m Tara (Tar-ah). I live in Ontario, Canada about a 45 minute drive from Toronto. I’m married to a great guy, Chris and we have two awesome kids Hannah and Kieran and two cute cats Liam and Kato! I work full-time outside the home as an American Sign Language/English interpreter for a large non-profit organization. I started out scrapbooking shortly after my son was born…about 12 years ago. Several years later I stumbled across cute stamped images that could be colour with Copic markers…I was totally hooked!!! Soon after that, I started a blog and became involved in the on-line paper-crafting community and I’ve been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to design and or teach for several local scrapbooking stores, stamp companies and challenge blogs! I spend all my free time getting inky, colouring cute stamped images with my Copics and die-cutting until my hearts content.
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Last, but not least, I want to introduce you to SONNY! He’s the latest addition to the del Muro crew! Cute, huh?
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 29th. The color challenge graphic 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 30th of this month.
Today we have a TON of inspiration on the blog! This is actually the second post for the day. If you came here looking for the WEEK IN REVERSE, just scroll on down after you are done reading this post.
What is this post?…it’s super fun and exciting! Reverse Confetti is pleased to be a sponsor for THE CUTTING EDGE blog hop…
You’re invited to play along in this blog hop! It officially opened today and will close on August 25th at 11:55pm PST. This hop is being hosted by the fabulous Paulina of Pretty Pink Posh. You can link up your creation and find out more details on the PPP blog HERE.
I had so much fun creating for this hop! I love using my Confetti Cuts dies and I used a *few* of them together on this card…
The main panel consists of the following Confetti Cuts:
Detail shot of the flowers cut from the PETALS ‘N POSIES Confetti Cuts set (the centers are stamped with images from the coordinating PETALS ‘N POSIES stamp set). The sentiment is from the LOTS TO SAY stamp set and is heat embossed…
Don’t you just love those Pretty Pink Posh sequins?!
When people see my cards in person, they are often surprised at my layers and use of dimensional adhesive. I thought I’d include a “depth” shot so you could see it on this card…
In addition to using the above mentioned Confetti Cuts dies, I also used the OFFICE EDGES Confetti Cuts die set to create a tab tuck.