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‘FETTI FINDS & NEW LINK LIST

Howdy and Happy Monday!

We are just ONE WEEK away from our September 8th release.  I am so excited for this release! If you missed it, there was a super sneak peek yesterday with the the SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (SFYTT) post and the rest of the sneak peeks with the Confetti Crew (& friends) begin Thursday.

I hope that you will come play along with the new SFYTT, and of course, join us for the new release! Click on the find-it-fast link in the sidebar for all the details.

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While most people can’t wait for it to be Friday, we LOVE Mondays here at Reverse Confetti! We get to recognize our customers and their awesome Reverse Confetti creations!

Drumroll, please!

The ‘Fetti Finds from last week’s link list are Amy Tsuruta and Colleen Begley

Amy and Colleen, grab your badge!

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Amy never ceases to amaze me with her beautiful designs!

PEACOCK PRETTIES

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Colleen’s card has such fun style and I love what she did with the dots!

WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

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We want to see your Reverse Confetti creations!  Post them here for a chance to win FREE STAMPS!

Each Monday we’ll be posting:

  • The ‘FETTI FINDS from the previous week’s link list.
  • A new link list at the bottom of the ‘Fetti Find post.  It will remain open through Saturday of that week.

 <– FIND IT FAST: You’ll be able to find the current ‘Fetti Find post quickly by clicking on the button on the sidebar.

The last day of the month:

  • The ‘FETTI FAVE will be announced here on the Reverse Confetti blog.  This will be one of the ‘Fetti Finds from that month and they will be chosen based on their project and creative use of REVERSE CONFETTI stamps.  The ‘FETTI FAVE will receive the ENTIRE NEXT STAMP RELEASE and be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew for sneak peek days and the new release hop.

Just a couple of rules…

  • Anything goes, as long as Reverse Confetti stamps are the only stamps used OR are the main focal point of the project.
  • No limit to the number of projects linked, but they must be posted to your blog or gallery that same week (no linking older projects).

SHOW US YOUR REVERSE CONFETTI CREATIONS…

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SEPTEMBER SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY

Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

As I mentioned yesterday, you won’t find us blogging very much here on the Reverse Confetti blog on weekends unless there is something special happening.  Yesterday we announced the ‘Fetti Fave…a big congrats to the ever so talented Taheerah Atchia!

Today, it’s time for…

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I can’t believe it’s already September 1st!

Disbelief aside, it is the first and time for the new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (SFYTT)!

The September SFYTT…

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Being that our September release is just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to work with one of the new sets (releasing on September 8th), FOREVER FALL, for this sketch…

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Detail shot…

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The SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY details you need to know…

  • 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 sketch will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s SFYTT post with the link list during this time.
  • We originally stated that you must play with Reverse Confetti stamps to win; however, we are allowing “anything goes” until the end of the year. Note, that we will be adding this requirement in January.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • There will be a winner each month and that person will receive ALL OF THE STAMP SETS for the next release and be invited to share their creations during our sneak peeks and hop!  The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 15th of each month.

 

Want more SFYTT samples?  The Confetti Crew will be posting their sketch creations over the next couple of weeks for a continuous does of inspiration.  Today, check out what Dawn did with the sketch!

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SEPTEMBER SFYTT CARD

Stamps: Forever Fall

Glitz Dapper Dan 6×6, Lily Bee Pinwheel 6×6 Pattern Papers

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink, VersaMark Watermark Ink, Gray Dye Ink (for sponging edges)

Kraft, Cream, Light Blue, Gray, Black, White Cardstock

Dimensional Adhesive, Clear Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Jute Rope, Silhouette Die Cutting Machine, Cotton Twill, Sewing Machine, Paper Distresser

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YOUR SEPTEMBER SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY CREATIONS:


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AUGUST ‘FETTI FAVE

Howdy!

Well, you won’t see us posting here a whole lot on weekends unless it’s for a special occasion like announcing the August ‘Fetti Fave…or next weekend while we continue our sneak peeks for our September 8th release.

It’s the last day of the month and it’s time to announce the AUGUST ‘FETTI FAVE!

Drumroll, please.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TALENTED TAHEERAH ATCHIA!

She is the August ‘Fetti Fave and wins the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE from Reverse Confetti and is invited to play along with the Confetti Crew.

She was actually a ‘Fetti Find twice this month with two SPECTACULAR cards!

CELEBRATE CAKE

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DREAM IN COLOR

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Please join me in congratulating Taheerah!

(Taheerah, please email me)

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WEEK IN REVERSE

Hello and TGIF!

As the summer winds down and we gear up for fall,

I am getting more and more excited about this…

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Also coming up…

1. August ‘FETTI FAVE will be announced TOMORROW!  Will it be you?  Be sure you’re playing along and linking up your Reverse Confetti creations each week for a chance to win the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE!

2. On Sunday, September 1st the new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY will be posted here on the Reverse Confetti blog.  Here’s another chance to win FREE STAMPS!

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Have you been keeping up with all the awesome creations from the Confetti Crew this week?  If you missed one along the way, it’s ok!  Each week we have the WEEK IN REVERSE here on the Reverse Confetti Blog where we take a look back at what the team has done (Fri-Thurs).

Amy‘s color palette and layout are simply stunning.

PEACOCK PRETTIES

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Val created a great organizational project, Whatchamacallit Hanging Holder, as she calls.  Check out her blog for a tutorial!

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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Susan’s card is rockin’!

INNER ROCK STAR, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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I love how Savannah finds ways to incorporate photos into her cards!

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, I LIKE YOU

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Amber cupcake card is so very sweet!

CELEBRATE CAKE, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

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Heather’s tag is a fun color combination and a great way to mix and match sets! And, don’t you love that braid!

INNER ROCK STAR, CELEBRATE CAKE

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Dawn’s birthday card is super sweet!

CELEBRATE CAKE, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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Dawn also rocked out on this card!

INNER ROCK STAR, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

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CONFETTI CAMERA

Howdy!

We’re glad that you are joining us for this week’s Confetti Camera!

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…or on the sneak peek days that are just around the corner!! (we’re just a little excited over here)!

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

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Before we jump into the CC post, just a quick reminder that we want to see YOUR Reverse Confetti creations!  Link ’em up on Monday’s ‘Fetti Finds link list (new link list each Monday).  There’s a find-it-fast button over on the sidebar.

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This week the Confetti Camera is zooming in on Confetti Crew member AMY SHEFFER!

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Her Confetti Camera project…

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Detail shots…

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This card features the ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS and WHOLE LOTTA DOTS 

Paper: White and Sahara Sand card stock; Fancy Pants Wonderful Day 6×6

Ink: black and white pigment inks

Tools & Accessories: Silhouette cut file, circle die, foam adhesive, vellum, wood veneer stars, paper piercer/needle/thread, corner rounder

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Post Production Interview

What do you like best about this project?

I like the overall clean and graphic look, as well as the mostly neutral color palette.

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

My starting point was an occasion — my oldest son’s thirteenth birthday, which we celebrated this past Sunday. Masculine and teen – a most tricky recipient, agreed? I pulled out some of the more masculine colors and patterns from a new-to-me 6×6 pad, Wonderful Day by Fancy Pants, and then sketched out a few layout ideas. The chevron circle is a shape I’ve had in my Silhouette library for a long time, and I was really itching to work that into today’s card as well.

 What inspiration can others take from this project?

Maybe it will give others an idea for a teen boy card.

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Describe/Share your stamping space.

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

Yes and no. If my space is too clean, I tend to stay away so I don’t mess it up again. If it’s too messy, I tend to stay away because I can’t stand it. Somewhere in between pristine and a total wreck is my sweet spot — where there are just enough scraps and embellishments around me to inspire creativity. I’m a slow crafter, so usually, by the time I manage to complete a project, I’m so over it that I just leave the resulting mess for later. It’s unfortunate, since cleaning up yesterday’s mess isn’t a very fun way to start today’s card.

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

I’d have to say my dies (and die-cutting machines). I love being able to create an endless supply of inexpensive, custom shapes and embellishments.

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

Almost always, yes. On a rare occasion, I’ll go for square or shaped.

What is your favorite RC project so far? Why?

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This card, featuring Arrows ‘N Elements, is probably my favorite. As I was making it, I was doubtful that the graphic arrow image and bold sentiment from Arrows ‘N’ Elements would be a good match for the soft, floral loveliness of Crate Paper’s On Trend collection. I kept setting aside the Crate collection, but something about it kept beckoning. I’m so glad I heeded the inner muse, because I love the juxtaposition of the graphic and the shabby! A happy surprise!

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