Hello there, and welcome to the 2nd of the two new segments we are introducing on the blog this week.

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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.

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 yours truly!

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Let’s put the camera on this cute ‘n caffeinated card…

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Detail shots…

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Post Production Interview

 What do you like best about this project?

 I love that I was able to use FOUR sets easily to create a fun coffee themed card.

(I Like You, Arrows ‘n Elements, Celebrate Cake and Whole Lotta Dots)

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

I knew that I wanted to make a coffee themed card and I had this general color scheme in mind.  I’m loving working with gray right now!

What inspiration can others take from this project?

I think the inspiration that others can take from this project is both the color palette, as well as the little details (rhinestones matted with sequins, tone on tone stamping and little pops of color, specifically the aqua on this card).

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What does your studio/creative space look like?

My studio is also my office.  I recently (as in last weekend) reorganized my space to be a more efficient creative studio, as well as an office for Reverse Confetti.  Here’s a peek into my world…

This room is technically our home’s formal dining room.  I’m taking some of the pictures from our formal living room which our kids playroom.  Needless to say two things:

1) We are not very formal people.

2) Getting work done with the kids *right there* proves to be complicated at times.

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Studio Side…

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The desks and the hutch are from our pre-kid days and once were in my hubby’s office.  I picked up this piece with drawers and a cabinet from IKEA a couple of years ago.  It was in their last chance/floor model section and I got it for a steal.  It barely fit into my vehicle.  In fact, the IKEA employees that loaded it for me tore up my tint.  Fortunately, IKEA was super easy to work with and paid for it (directly) to be fixed.  Not that IKEA needs bonus points in my book, but I gotta say that got some serious brownie points with me on that whole ordeal.

I purchased the purple buckets (which may just get a nice coat of aqua spray paint at some point) from Target a few years ago.  They seem to come out with a variety of different colors each year.  I think this year is simply black and white.  The handles on them flip out so that they can stack nicely one on top of the other…

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This hutch was part of the original office set that I mentioned above and fits all my paper, ribbon and embellishments (in the drawers).  The rolls of ribbon are stored in clear plastic silverware separators from Target…

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Moving on down the wall, is my desk where I create.  The Rubbermaid bin stores all of my punches, as well as a few other odds ‘n ends.  The black rolling cart holds dies which are separated by company into plastic pencil boxes.  You can also see my scrap paper bin, which obviously needs a little attention.   The long drawer in the desk houses my acrylic blocks, adhesives and tools that I use often…

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Over to the left is the Reverse Confetti side of things (you can see the rug I put in the room in this pic, too).  Soon enough those peg boards will be full.  Under the desk you can see the wire drawers that are filled with my alterables, bags, tins and the like.  I suppose they should technically be on the other side of the room, but they fit so nicely right there.  Anyone else recognize the bag that is draped over the chair?  It’s the make ‘n take from the Silhouette booth at CHA a couple years ago…

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Now, to say this corner needs a little love would be a drastic understatement. The fact is, that I just don’t sew all that much.  It’s quite rare…lately, at least.  Maybe one day I will find an old sewing table to put here.  For now, it’s my cheapy bookcase and I’m okay with that.   The clock (which has seen better days and used to have a few more elements attached) has come down now to make room for my latest Home Goods find (an early birthday present for me-pic below)…

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Love this clock, which will actually end up on a shelf (to be hung) above the markers on my desk…

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(Post Production Questions continued)

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

Yes.  I’m a little OCD like that.  I will put everything back before I get started.  Not only does it give me a clean slate both literally and figuratively, but also make a HUGE mess each time I create so I have to make room to create again.  If I’m already clearing off a space, I might as well clear the whole thing.

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

 Hands down, my Big Shot!  I used it all the time for die-cutting and embossing.

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

For the most part, yes, I mainly make A2 sized cards.  It’s easy to cut a piece of 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock in half and make 2 cards from it without any extra/waste left over. As much as I am not a fan of mass production, I also like making 3×3 mini cards in sets.  They’re so cute and sweet and make a fun little gift.

What is your favorite RC project so far? Why?

I imagine that this question is going to be easier for the rest of the Confetti Crew to answer, as I feel as though I have a very personal connection to each of these stamps and the projects I make with them.  Since we’ve only had 2 releases, I am going to go ahead a choose a card from each of the releases…

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This was the *very first card* I made using Reverse Confetti stamps (Peacock Pretties). Specifically, I like the colors and its simple, yet elegant, design.

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This party combo features three of the latest released sets (Celebrate Cake, Whole Lotta Dots and Arrows ‘n Elements).  I like it because it was fun to make (and that’s important to me!) and it will be a fun set to give to someone.

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SupplyList

TIME FOR COFFEE AND KISSES CARD

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

VersaMark Watermarking Ink, Navy and Orange Dye Ink

Orange, Aqua, Navy, Gray, Green and White cardstock

Gray Stripe and Green Polka Dot Pattern Paper (Echo Park)

Silhouette Die-cutting Machine, Sequins, Rhinestones, Dimensional Adhesive, Enamel Dots, Corner Rounder Punch, Nestabilities Dies, Circle Punch

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