Hello and Happy Thursday!

Day 3 of summer was interesting, to say the least.  It included catching a garden snake and explaining what two “hugging” lizards were doing on our bricks.  I’ll spare you a pic of the hugging, but here’s the slithery friend I found wandering in the garden yesterday along with a lizard going solo…



It’s a good thing I was a tomboy growing up, because I don’t think that I could hack it otherwise.

In addition to catching critters, we managed to squeeze in a little crafty time this week, too.  Here’s a pic of the glitter bottles we did…


There are a variety of recipes for these out there.  I found that distilled water (warm to get glue to dissolve faster), plus glitter glue and a few extra sparkles was the best combination.

As for the rest of this week…I still need to come up with a Father’s Day project for Tony and squeeze in a science project, too!

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I love sharing bits of me here on the Reverse Confetti blog, but I am guessing that you came here to see what’s been happening in paper and ink!

Since it’s Thursday it’s time for another fun installment of 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. For this round, you’ll get a dose of Reverse Confetti inspiration from a fun tip or technique from each of our designers. 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/show a tip until we have featured every Confetti Crew Design Team Member (then it’s a new round with new questions/theme). To see previous Confetti Camera post, simply click on “Confetti Camera” under the categories link on our sidebar.

3) For this round we are focusing on how Reverse Confetti stamp sets are compatible with each other and each of the Confetti Crew members is picking two of their favorites to pair together on their project.

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Today on Confetti Camera, the spotlight is on the super-mom, super-stamper, LAURIE SCHMIDLIN


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Little Baby by Laurie Schmidlin

Inspired by…

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One evening while getting my little guy ready for bed, it struck me how super cute his sleeper was! That may seem odd, but I had never before really looked at the color combo before. I immediately thought that it would make a pretty cute card! I also thought that the whale reminded me of the whale in the HAPPY HARBOR set! I used the exact colors of the sleeper (navy and mint) to create this baby boy card, but you could easily swap out the colors for a more girly card! I embossed the whale using white embossing powder (I really wanted it to stand out on the navy cardstock) and I stamped the baby sentiment (from the LOTS TO SAY set) using navy ink. That’s it! A quick card perfect for a baby gift or even mass producing for baby announcement/thank you cards!

Little Baby (Detail) by Laurie Schmidlin

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