Happy AUGUST!  Wow…time flies!

I love August.  The hot weather, time by the pool or at the lake (like today), friends and family, back to school and birthday cake!  Yep, I’m a Leo (does that explain a lot?).  I’m one of those people that loves their birthday.  Do you?   I know some people want their birthday to be kept a secret, but not me.  I guess after being put on top of a table and getting sung to by a whole restaurant I just embraced the idea of my birthday being an extra fun and special day.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ll probably still be doing loads of laundry and playing chauffeur all day, but it will still be fun and special.

I love the idea of doing Random Acts of Kindness on your birthday…the same amount to match your age.  Have you ever done this?  What did you do?  I’d love some ideas!

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Well, I’m sure you didn’t come here to discuss my birthday…that’s just an added bonus, right?

Today is August 1st, which means we get to introduce the new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (aka SFYTT).  I know that I always say this, but this sketch really is full of possibilities!  I can’t wait to see how you will make it your own!



While it might not seem like it, especially because of how I started this post, but it really is a coincidence that I made a birthday card as my sample.  I just really wanted to use the CELEBRATE CAKE set (from our Key Words Collection)…


Confetti Crew Member, Heather Pulvirenti posted THIS card using the overlapping circles from WHOLE LOTTA DOTS embossed in neon green embossing powder and I immediately was in love and wanted neon green embossing powder so that I could do the same thing!  I even ventured to Hobby Lobby with both kids in tow to get it.  We’re just going to consider that “commitment to my craft” and not “crazy craft lady OCD.”  We’re all in agreement, right?  Ok good, glad we’re on the same page.

Pic of the various details on this card, including the said neon green embossing on the black panel and arrows from the ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS set…


I’ve also been playing around with some of my Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays (purchased at Michaels).  Instead of spritzing it onto my card base, I put a small paintbrush into the bottle and then flicked the Tinsel color onto by card base to give it just a hint of splatter…


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 Heather did with the sketch!








Stamps: Celebrate Cake, Whole Lotta Dots, Arrows ‘n Elements

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink, VersaMark Watermark Ink, Hot Pink Dye Ink

White, Black, Green, Gray Cardstock

Neon Green Embossing Powder, Star Punches, Sequins, Rhinestones, Linen Thread, Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Tinsel, Dimensional Adhesive


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