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WEEK IN REVERSE

Hello and Happy Friday!  One of the last Fridays of summer vacation…oh where, oh where has the time gone?  I’ll be savoring these last few days of summer before school gets back in session (which, by the way, I am ready for!).  I hope that you all do the same.

I have had several inquiries regarding ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS.   It has been re-ordered and should be here next week.  I will post on Facebook and send out a newsletter when it is back in stock.  Thank you for your patience…and for loving this set so much!

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Well, being that it is Friday, it’s time to take a look back at what the Confetti Crew created this week.  Enjoy this WEEK IN REVERSE

I know I’ve said this before, but I just adore the “crazy cool” style that Savannah has!

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Amy Kolling was just as colorful with this fun card!

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Amber followed suit with this colorful, super sunny and sweet card.

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I’m lovin’ Susan‘s collage-y style and how she mixed three sets to create this cutie of a card!

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Heather also mixed and matched three stamps sets to create this gorgeous embossed card.

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Dawn‘s cards this week are just as sweet as ever!  A triple scoop cone sounds divine and this one is calorie free!

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Perfectly clean and simple (and colorful)!

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Val is always spot on with sweet and simple details!  The pattern that is stamped white on green in the background is the perfect accent to the multi-colored feathers that take center stage.

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CONFETTI CAMERA

Hello, ‘Fetti Friends and Fans!

Confetti Camera is back this week!

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.  You’ll get a dose of Reverse Confetti inspiration, as well as get to know each designer a little better through some interview questions that we have prepared.  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 day. **we are making an exception today** **SFYTT WINNER IS ANNOUNCED BELOW**

2) Each designer will answer the same set of questions until we have featured every Confetti Crew Design Team Member.

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This week the Confetti Camera is zooming in on Confetti Crew member AMBER HIGHT!

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Her Confetti Camera project:

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This card features  both the Celebrate Cake and Arrows ‘n Elements sets.

Post Production Interview

What do you like best about this project?

Oh my, I like a few different things about this card. I love the colors first and foremost. Sometimes when I get in a color rut, I pull out a piece of patterned paper and let the color combo in the paper inspire me. I probably wouldn’t have picked out these fun colors if it hadn’t been for this paper! I also love doilies so I was pretty stoked to be able to throw a couple of those into the mix.

What was your process on making this project? Did you have a starting point (color, inspiration, sketch)?

Well, this is our August SFYTT so obviously, that was my starting point. After that, I kind of pulled some dies out, some papers, and let my muse take over. I often stamp like this, with no real direction. But soon I start gluing things down (sometimes way too early, then I have to peel off a layer to add ink or sewing, ha!) and adding ribbon/twine, buttons, all the fun little finishing details, and I end up with something like this!

What inspiration can others take from this project?

Hmmm. Well, the layout, obviously. It’s such a fabulous sketch, and I’m sure I’ll be returning to it often.

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Describe/Share your stamping space.

Here are a few pictures as you walk into my small but functional scrapbook room:

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My work station (can you tell the desk is well loved? LOL! I have paint and cuts all over this table!) I bought these little cube shelves at Target for $16 a piece! On the bottom are 2 of the units (they have 6 cubes each) and then on top is an off-center cube. I love these because they were so cheap, and also allow me to have all my must have tools out in front of me! If I don’t see it, I won’t play with it, so I have to have it all out in the open, ha! It might not be pretty, but dang it…I love my space.

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This is how I store my 8.5×11 cardstock. In the large file cabinet in the corner (its’ covered with magnets because I use to store my dies on those magnets *again, if I don’t see it I won’t use it*) Each color has a main file folder, plus the manila file folder. The manila file folder holds the scraps of each color. My favorite way to organize my cardstock!

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This is how I store my ink pads, right to the left of my workstation so I can grab any color I want! They’re organized by color. The top drawer holds all my buttons…followed by blue/purple ink pads, then neutrals, then orange/yellow, then green/turquoise, then red/pink.

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Finally, this is my storage solution for my new Reverse Confetti stamps! I bought this binder and the sleeves at Hobby Lobby. LOVE IT! I have my phone on top of the binder for size reference.

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Do you have to clean your desk before starting a new project?

Oh yes, my space has to be back to immaculate after every card. But you know what? It does get messy in here…

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 I know my messy might not be your definition of messy, but this scene right here makes me twitchy, lol

What is your must-have tool? Why do you like it so much?

My BIG SHOT! I simply can’t make a card without my Big Shot. I love dies. Dies of all sizes, types, manufacturers, etc. I see a die, and I must possess it. LOL! So I guess dies are also my must have tools!

Do you always make A2 sized cards? If you deviate from the standard size, what favorite size to make?

Pretty much…always. On the rare occurrence I deviate from the standard A2, I go for square cards.

What is your favorite RC project so far? Why?

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I really loved making this little duo. It was so fun to make my own patterned paper with the Arrows n’ Elements stamp set. I got to play with pattern and color, and then embellish my little heart away! So fun!

And then, most recently I made this card with I Like You and I LOVE it!

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I have many favorite cards, but I’ll stick with these two for now.

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SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY WINNER

Thanks to everyone that played along with this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY.

All of the entries were so amazing!  In the end, only one could triumph and this card from NANCY THOMAS was the hands down winner with this jaw-dropping beauty…

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(Peacock Pretties, Whole Lotta Dots, Arrows ‘n Elements)

Congrats, Nancy! 

Nancy is the August Sketch for You to Try WINNER and WINS THE ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE and is invited to join the Confetti Crew for sneak peeks and the hop during release week!

Nancy, please email me

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All of the entries were fabulous and I want to take a moment to recognize a couple of

SFYTT Honorable Mentions…

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Jennifer Early

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Colleen Begley (using Inner Rock Star)

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

Howdy, friends!

Thanks to everyone that took advantage of my birthday sale!  I had a wonderful birthday spent with my family, as we concluded our “staycation.”  I enjoyed all the FB messages, texts, calls and emails welcoming me into the next age demographic (35).  And, while I have still been working during our “staycation,” today it’s back to “the grind.”  Good thing I have a job I love!

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It’s time for WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS!

What is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS? It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project.  Today we’re focusing on WATERCOLORS, but a variety of topics will be covered in this segment… from color combos to shaped cards to inspiration pieces to mixing and matching stamps and/or papers…and everything in between.

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While putting together all the school supplies for my daughter this year, I came across her set of watercolor paints and had a little light bulb go off in my head.  I have seen a few different techniques and sat down and tried a few.  While I wasn’t loving the look of the technique panels, I found that I loved how a few swashes looked together and created these 4.25″ cards…

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These clean and simple cards came together so quickly and I just love how they came out.  I used 3 different colors to create the swashes on each card, let it dry (<–important) and then stamped it in black with a sentiment from PEACOCK PRETTIES.  The black matting panel was added to compliment the sentiment and it makes a great frame for the simple, yet dynamic, panel.

Detail shots…

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Chances are you already have a set of watercolors in your house, but if not run out and get some!  They’re great to have around and can help create such fun, yet easy, cards like these that I’ll be making more of and putting together in a gift set.

TIP: Love square cards, but can’t find square envelopes?  Create 4.25″ square cards…they’ll fit right into your A2 envies with no extra postage required (based on size).

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CANVAS TO OUR IMAGINATION CARDS

Stamps: Peacock Pretties

White, Black cardstock

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

Watercolor paints, Dimensional Adhesive

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME (AND YOU!)

Hello and Happy Birthday…to me!

Today, I’m celebrating my birthday, but it’s YOU that gets the present!  Enjoy 20% off your order today.

Enter the code: RCBDAY20

(limited to in-stock product, online retail customers only)

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Before I get to the TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY card, I would like to announce the random winner from the comments on the blog hop.  Congrats to Wendy McGaffey! (comment on Laurie Schmidlin’s hop post).

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(Wendy, please email me)

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I thought that it would be fitting for today’s TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY project to be a birthday card.  I’ll be saving this one for someone else, of course…it’s always nice to have a few birthday cards on hand.

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The punched circles at the top of the card were stamped with the patterns in WHOLE LOTTA DOTS and the sentiments are from the (quintessential) birthday set, CELEBRATE CAKE.

Detail shot…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARD

Stamps: Whole Lotta Dots, Celebrate Cake

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