Howdy, Friends!

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 or sneak peek day.

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

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Don’t forget, we have a new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY and our weekly link list is open.

Let’s see your take on the sketch and all those Reverse Confetti projects!

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This week the Confetti Camera is zooming in on Confetti Crew member VAL STANGLE!

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Her Confetti Camera project…

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This project uses: I LIKE YOU, FOREVER FALL, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, LIGHTHEARTED LETTERS and ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

What do you like best about this project?

The way the stamped elements and pre-printed cards guide the viewer around the card; “I love you, today, yesterday, tomorrow & always XO.”  That, and I made sure to use red, Jay’s favorite color.

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

I had a stack of Simple Stories cards leftover from a quickie vacation scrapbook I put together recently, and the tab page was something I knew could be worked into a card for our anniversary.  From there, I added another card strip and elements from several RC set to bring it to life.

Stitching adds visual interest to the striped panel and to the pre-printed tabs that would otherwise look flat.

 What inspiration can others take from this project?

Don’t be afraid to mix up sets when working on a project, I used 5 RC sets on this card and it all works.  Also, patterned paper can be your friend if used in ways to compliment your stamped images.

 Describe/Share your stamping space.

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I am a standing stamper, I just can’t sit and stamp at all!  My space is a 10’ section of cabinet height cupboards topped with a Corian counter that is in our small great room off the kitchen.  A bonus, we when entertain, it becomes a buffet. I hide everything in the cabinets below or in another room.

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

Absolutely.  As my space is not in a room that is closed off from the rest of the home, I clean it up after every whirlwind session.  A clean, organized space also allows me the think clearly.

I store my RC stamps in clear sleeves that have a computer printed graphic for easy viewing.  The sleeves are kept in a RC photo box in the bookcase at the end of my counter.

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

My Tonic guillotine cutter.  I use it every single time I craft.  It cuts precisely and is not an expensive cutter. And, since I use dies on almost every card, my Cuttlebug and/or Grand Calibur.

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

I make A2 cards frequently, but love square cards as well as other non-standard sizes.

What is your favorite RC project so far? Why?

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but if I have to choose just one, it is my monthly home décor scrap project.  It sits on my workspace and I see it every day.

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RCSept2013CountYourRainbows6x6 copy

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