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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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 Laurie Schmidlin!

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Her Confetti Camera project:

Count On You by Laurie Schmidlin

Detail shot…

Count On You (Detail) by Laurie Schmidlin

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This card features the *new* set COUNT YOUR RAINBOWS

Paper:  White, Lucille patterned paper (Basic Grey)
Ink:  Soft Granite (Hero Arts), Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Innocent Pink (Gina K)
Accessories:  Wooden embellishments (Prima), Glitter, Flower (Prima), Label Dies (PTI), Corner Rounder punch, Delicate Vine Die (Memory Box), Sewing machine, Seam Binding ribbon

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Post Production Interview

What do you like best about this project?

I like the homespun feel of the colors and patterns.  It just seems warm, cozy, and perfect for Fall (even though it is not meant to be a season specific card)!  Oh, and the glitter…I do love me some glitter!

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

I usually always start with either certain colors that I’ve pictured in my mind or patterned paper.  It probably seems like a backwards way to start, but that is how it usually goes for me! 

What inspiration can others take from this project?

Hmmm.  I guess the softer more subtle colors of the focal image/sentiment contrasted with the busy and bolder colors of the background actually make the image stand out more instead of taking away from it.  I also love how the card opens a little differently.  I seem to always make cards that open from the bottom, so I thought this was a fun way to spice things up a bit!

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Describe/Share your stamping space.

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Stamp organization:

I like to organize mine by date (right now) but will probably plan on changing it to alphabetical order at some point.

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

I have got to have a clean space to create.  If (and I’ll be honest…when) my room gets messy, I find it seriously messes with my mojo!  I adore an uncluttered and organized area!  Almost always I clean up and put everything away after every single project.  Even if I’m going to just start on another one right away!

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

That’s a tough one.  I never have liked to be limited to just one of anything!  LOL!  If I had narrow it down, though, I would say my paper trimmer and Scor-Buddy!  I am almost as obsessive about straight, clean cuts and folds as I am about cleaning up my stamping area!  Another must have for me is probably my Stamp-a-ma-jig!  I measure and line up everything!  My daughter thinks I’m nuts and laughs at me most of the time, but I do love my images and sentiments all lined up nicely!  (Yes, I used my stamp-a-ma-jig on the card above!)

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

I would say most of them are A2 sized, but I do like the odd sizes as well!  Shaped cards, square cards, circle cards, pocket cards…they are all fun to make!  I consider myself and “equal opportunity” card maker!  Hee!

 What is your favorite RC project so far? Why?

Well, like I mentioned earlier, I have a hard time limiting myself to one of anything (blush).  I couldn’t narrow it down to just one, so I chose my top two.  The first one I love because of the unique shape of the card and how the white border really causes the other colors to really pop!  The second card features many of my favorite things:  tone on tone heat embossing, machine stitching, tilted panels, wooden embellishments, and white ink on kraft cardstock!

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Arrows ‘n Elements, Whole Lotta Dots, Celebrate Cake

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