Howdy, ‘Fetti Fans and welcome to our Release Day Hop!

As I have been saying during the COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI, this is a BIG hop with LOTS of fabulous friends joining the Confetti Crew and myself as we kick of the new year in a fabulous way…with a new release!  There’s a full link list at the bottom of this post with all of today’s hoppers.

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Before I get to the “meat” of this post, I want to take a moment to say a few things.

As you know, I am so happy that 2017 is in the rear view mirror now.  It was undoubtedly the hardest year of my life.  Last January 18th was my first chemotherapy infusion to battle breast cancer, which was followed by 14 more (5 really yucky ones), plus 2 back to back surgeries and 36 rounds of radiation.  One week after my last radiation treatment, my dad passed away after a short battle with lung cancer.  I am grateful that I got to be there with him, holding his hand, as he took his last breath and passed on to Heaven.  Through all of that I kept my motto of “beastmode” close to my heart and in my actions.  I recently explained to someone that beastmode isn’t about just powering through something, but feeling everything that goes with it and when it gets you down, learning to get back up and take a step forward.  There were plenty of days that I was down and I couldn’t have kept going without the wonderful and amazing support of my family, friends and Reverse Confetti team.  Believe me, there were a few days that I wanted to give up and walk away, but I am glad I didn’t.  It was a tough mountain to climb and one of the things that I gained was a new perspective on things…life, family, business.  That new perspective required me to be very introspective and be really true to myself and the person that I want to be.

So, what does that mean?

Before I get right to the answer of that, I want to share my #onelittleword for 2018 that I chose in the spirit of my new perspective:

I won’t dive too deep into the personal aspects of it, but in short it means knowing who my friends are, building strong friendships, being present for my family and building those relationships and working/building to make my community a better place.

As far as Reverse Confetti goes, it’s probably not what you think when you think of someone “building” their business.  It’s not about getting bigger or making more product or the “more is better” attitude that many owners take on.  For me, it’s getting back to the roots of how I started this company and building strong relationships with our customer bases, building amazing products that crafters worldwide will love and reach for time and time again and building my creativity by creating and sharing my love of this industry with others. 

Needless to say, this release is really very important to me.  It stands as the first building block of the new year.  I think it’s a great release and I’ve invited many of my personal friends and amazing designers to be with me as we celebrate the release and this wonderful new year.  I surely hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Thank you all for your love and support.  There are truly no words that could ever express my gratitude.

With love,

Jen

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The January release contains 5 new stamp sets, 6 new Confetti Cuts die sets and a new 6×6 paper pad.

Here’s a quick recap of the new products, which can be found HERE in our store.

FOREVER MY LOVE 6×6 PAPER PAD

 

STAMPS

CONFETTI CUTS

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I’ve created a couple projects to share with you today.  This first one uses the new CONGRATULATIONS stamp set, coordinating Confetti Cuts dies and new FOREVER MY LOVE 6×6 paper pad…

To create the embossed rounded edge, I used the EDGERS Confetti Cuts die set.  I then put patterned paper from the FOREVER MY LOVE 6×6 paper pad on the bottom half of inside of the card.

The balloons are stamped in CORAL, SEAFOAM and LAGOON inks and popped up on dimensional adhesive.  The balloon strings are stamped in STONE.

I popped up the “let’s celebrate” sentiment (in CORAL) and then bookended it with the burst image from the CONGRATULATIONS stamp set (in LAGOON)

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Some family friends of ours recently gave us some Dallas Stars hockey tickets for next weekend.  I happened to stumble across a Stars tumbler when I was at Jamba Juice with my daughter and thought that this would be such a fun way to say “thank you” for their kindess.  Of course, I had to dress it up a little with a gift card and a tag that I created with the KINDNESS CARDS stamps and Confetti Cuts, CONGRATULATIONS stamps and Confetti Cuts (star) along with the previously released OH MY STARS and EDGE ESSENTIALS Confetti Cuts.

I’ll be honest, this wasn’t my first take at this.  It was a blessing in disguise, because it gave me an opportunity to embellish and make it a lot better than the original.  The original was just a white panel.  Since I messed up the writing on it, I cut off the bottom portion, giving me the opportunity to change up the color.  I stamped the dashed lines in GRASS ink on STONE cardstock and then adhered it to the top portion.

To cover the seam, I added a MIDNIGHT strip cut with the EDGE ESSENTIALS pinked edge and then I topped it stars cut from the OH MY STARS Confetti Cuts in STONE and MIDNIGHT.

The top portion has 3 stars from the CONGRATULATIONS stamp set stamped in MIDNIGHT and GRASS.  The center one is popped up and adorned with a big blingy rhinestone.  The “thank you” “so much for” sentiment is from the new KINDNESS CARDS stamp set.

Here’s the whole giftie…

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Well, I’ve promised a big hop and I’ve shared what I have to share so now it is time for me to send you on your way to see all of the amazing projects from the even more amazing designers that I am so fortunate enough to call friends…

Amy Kolling

Melissa Phillips

Nichol Spohr

Tricia Barber

Debby Hughes

Yana Smakula

Lisa Henke

Amy Rohl

Laurie Schmidlin

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Amy Sheffer

Lydia Fiedler

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Samantha Mann

Deanne Kuntz

Wanda Cullen

Jeanne Jachna

Wanda Guess

Jessica Frost Ballas

Susan Liles

Jennifer McGuire

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