WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on January 03, 2014
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If you are here for the Season’s Givings Hop, it’s just below this post or you can click HERE.

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TGIF on the first Friday of the year!  We are just a couple of days away from the start of our sneak peeks!  You won’t want to miss this “lovely” release featuring new stamp sets and new exclusive Confetti Cuts dies!

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We have had several inquiries about various products that are currently out of stock.  We are working on restocking all of our products.  We have a shipment coming in (later) today and will have inventory updates via our Facebook page and newsletter.

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Well, being that it’s Friday it is time for WEEK IN REVERSE where we take a look back at what the Confetti Crew has created this week.

Val’s flip album scrapbook pages always make me smile!  Great combination of stamps to make a darling page!

Tinsel ‘n Trim, Bring on the Merry, Lighthearted Letters, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

Leigh also created a gorgeous scrapbook page!  I love how she mixed stamps with scrappy elements to get this look!

Tinsel ‘n Trim, Bring on the Merry, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

Leigh also created this fun chalkboard technique card.

Forever Fall

Savannah always has a fun take on the SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY.

Lots to Say

Lisa’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY card has a so many fun details and I love her use of color!

Lots to Say, Celebrate Cake, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

Sarah’s card using the new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is perfect (crafty) way to ring in 2014!

Bring on the Merry, Peacock Pretties, Lighthearted Letters, Celebrate Cake, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

Stacey has such an eye for detail and certainly knows how to layer!  This is fun take on this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY.

Peacock Pretties, Lots to Say, Sweet Treat Tent Confetti Cuts, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

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Come play along in the January SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY for a chance to win!

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WEEK IN REVERSE…

By admin
on December 20, 2013

Hello and Happy Friday, ‘Fetti Fans!

Please note, next week we will not be blogging and the Reverse Confetti office will be closed December 24-26 so that we may cherish time snuggled on the couch with hot cocoa, kiddos and “Elf.”  I hope that you will find yourself doing much of the same…or at least the like.  Reverse Confetti wishes you and your families the very best of the holidays.  May it all be fun, festive and free from stress!

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TGIF and it’s time for WEEK IN REVERSE where we take a peek at all the fun and creative projects that the Confetti Crew has put together this week!

Lisa is certainly in the holiday spirit!

Tinsel ‘n Trim, So Stripey, Whole Lotta Dots, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

Susan‘s card bring me joy!

Arrows ‘n Elements, Tinsel ‘n Trim, Bring on the Merry, Lighthearted Letters, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

I’m loving Leigh‘s wintery birthday card!

So Stripey, Lots to Say

This snow filled layout from Heather warms my heart!

Arrows ‘n Elements, Celebrate Cake, So Stripey, Whole Lotta Dots

Val‘s coach gift is rockin’!

Arrows ‘n Elements, So Stripey, Lighthearted Letters, Whole Lotta Dots, Inner Rock Star, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

The Confetti Crew did an awesome job using the colors with this month’s Color Challenge (click on sidebar graphic to get more details)!

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Bring on the Merry, Sweet Treat Tent Confetti Cuts

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So Stripey, Lots to Say

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Bring On The Merry, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

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Be a Barista

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Count Your Rainbows, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

Amber

Tinsel ‘n Trim, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

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So Stripey, Tinsel ‘n Trim

Jingle all the way by Daniela Dobson

Laurie W.

Forever Fall

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Laurie S.

Be Barista

Thanks a Latte by Laurie Schmidlin

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Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By admin
on December 04, 2013

Hello ‘Fetti Fans!

First, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone took part in our “Thankful for You” sale.  All of the orders from the sale have now been sent out and should be arriving in your mailbox shortly.  You may have noticed that a few of our products have sold out.  Many of these are still available at i{heart}papers.  If you would like to receive updates on when these items will be back in stock, please “like” us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter.

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It’s Wednesday and time for WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS.

What is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS? It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project.  Today we’re focusing on texture and dimension, but a variety of topics will be covered in this segment… from color combos to shaped cards to inspiration pieces to mixing and matching stamps and/or papers…and everything in between.

Whenever I get asked to describe my card making style, I have to pause and think.  While I love clean and simple (CAS), I think that the more layered, textured and embellished is more my everyday style.  Of course, ask me this question next week and I may have a completely different answer.

Today I’m sharing with you one of my “more is more” cards using the BRING ON THE MERRY and CELEBRATE CAKE sets from our Key Words Collection and the TAG ME Confetti Cuts…

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To create texture on this card, I used a couple different ways to emboss/alter my cardstock.  The white panel is embossed with a embossing folder.  The kraft panel, which is actually 2 TAG ME Confetti Cuts dies put together, was run through my paper crimper (yes, I still use that thing!).

TIP: When using more than one embossed panel on your card/project, vary the size of the embossed pattern.  As you can see the white panel has a small pattern, while the paper crimped panel provides a contrasting larger pattern.  I’ll be revisiting this tip when I chat about pattern paper in a future Wednesday in the Works post.

Texture and dimension is also brought in by using a variety of embellishments: rhinestone, thread and a mini clothespin.

Here’s a shot of the dimension of this card (holy glue dots, Batman!)…

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I try to vary which panels are popped up.  The first couple of layers are glued flat and the additional layers are popped up.  I do not generally pop up a panel from its mat, as I like to keep those as “one” piece/panel.

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BRING ON THE MERRY CARD

Stamps: Bring on the Merry, Celebrate Cake

Confetti Cuts: Tag Me

Cardstock: Red, White, Kraft

Pattern Paper: Bella Blvd. ,

Other: Thread, Mini Clothespin, Dimensional Glue Dots, Embossing Folder (Lifestyle Crafts), Paper Crimper, Rhinestones

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on November 22, 2013

TGIF ‘Fetti Fans!!

Just a reminder…

Next week, we will be taking time out of the office and studio to open our hearts to friends and family and to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will be closed Monday through Friday of next week.  Limited shipping hours will resume on Saturday (11/30) and we will be back in the full swing of things the week following Thanksgiving.

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It’s Friday and time for our WEEK IN REVERSE where we take a look back and see all the fun creative goodness that the Confetti Crew has come up with this week.

Savannah is always making me do a double take with her masking and mixing ‘n matching of stamps!

Tag Me Confetti Cuts, Forever Fall, Celebrate Cake, I Like You

Savannah also created this gorgeous fall themed card!

Forever Fall

Amber used the Sweet Treat Tent Confetti Cuts as a panel on this card…just another way to use this fun and versatile die!

Sweet Treat Tent Confetti Cuts, Lighthearted Letters, Count Your Rainbows, Arrows ‘n Elements, Whole Lotta Dots

Amy Sheffer‘s sweet and sophisticated style always brings a smile to my face.

Lots to Say

Val made this darling treat holder…and a tutorial on how she did it HERE.

Sweet Treat Tent Confetti Cuts, Tag Me Confetti Cuts, Lots to Say, So Stripey

Have you played along with our color challenge yet?  Here’s some super fun inspiration using our colors this month: orange, gray and navy…

All the layers and elements on this card by Stacey are so fun.  I see something new each time I look at it!

So Stripey, Lots to Say, Arrows ‘n Elements

Heather has such a clean and classic style.  Love the sweet simple details on this card!

So Stripey, Lots to Say

Amber‘s latte looks good enough to drink!

Be a Barista, Tinsel ‘n Trim, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

Lovin’ the striped flag ends on this card from Lisa!

So Stripey, Arrows ‘n Elements, Lots to Say

Daniela‘s clear embossing is the perfect tone on tone touch on this card

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Laurie W. is oh-so-clever!  She made a card from our tag die!

Tag Me Confetti Cuts, Be a Barista, Inner Rock Star

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Laurie S. brought a bit of bling to this masculine color scheme and it looks awesome!

Forever Fall

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I know I’ll be borrowing this sideways tag panel idea from Leigh!

Forever Fall, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on October 25, 2013

TGIF, my friends!

Anyone ready for the weekend?  I sure am!  The candy collecting, I mean trick (trunk)-o-treating begins tomorrow!  My daughter changed her mind about her costume at the last minute.  She is reprising her role as Mary Poppins for this weekend’s festivities and then dressing up as Vanellope von Schweetz (from the Wreck It Ralph movie) on October 31st.  I love costumes that are put together like these.  My lil’ man will be going as The Hulk, a costume that he had to have 3 months ago when we passed it at Sam’s Club.  While I love Halloween, I am not really one for dressing up (gasp!), but I sure am looking forward to getting my lil’ ones primped and prepped.  Here’s the side of Halloween that I like the best (the decor and crafting!)…

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Did you think I forgot about the Confetti Camera post yesterday?  We just took the week off this week.  Next week’s Confetti Camera will be packed with introductions you won’t want to miss!

Also, I did get a shipping notification from our manufacturer and FOREVER FALL should be back in stock early next week.

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Being that it’s Friday, it’s time for WEEK IN REVERSE where we take a peek back at what the Confetti Crew has been up to this week.

Heather was inspired by the cool weather and traditional fall color palette when she created this beautiful card.

PEACOCK PRETTIES, FOREVER FALL

Susan’s card has its eyes on you!

FOREVER FALL, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, SPOOKY SENTIMENTS (striped line), CELEBRATE CAKE (the smile is the cherry stem)

It seems that Amy K. is also in the mood for fall with this sweet clean and simple card.  I just love that 2-tone acorn!

COUNT YOUR RAINBOWS, FOREVER FALL

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Lisa was a busy lil’ bee and created two gorgeous Reverse Confetti cards this week.

PEACOCK PRETTIES, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

COUNT YOUR RAINBOWS, INNER ROCK STAR

Savannah is always thinking outside the box when she creates.  Love this scrappy card!

CELEBRATE CAKE

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TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY

By admin
on October 22, 2013

Howdy, Howdy my friends!

I noticed a lot of not so happy “Oh no, it’s Monday” posts on Facebook yesterday.  I hope that Tuesday brings more sunshine to everyone…literally and figuratively!  I actually had a great day yesterday, as I finally got to start prepping projects for the November 8th release.  I love inking up fresh stamps and I can’t wait to share these with everyone!

I’m glad to hear that y’all are looking forward to the upcoming color challenge.  I’m super excited about it and know that it will be lots of fun for everyone!   Don’t forget that the weekly link list is still open this week, so link up those Reverse Confetti creations!  Stay tuned for more fun announcements coming up, too!

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It’s TIME FOR A TWO CARDS TUESDAY!

The first card today uses the set COUNT YOUR RAINBOWS from our Key Words Collection, where you are able to mix and match a key word with a variety of other words to create several different sentiments.  I thought this one was fitting for the season of thanks that we are quickly coming upon.

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The leaf was cut out with my Silhouette and then spritzed with Art Anthology Warm (Brown) Color Spray and Heidi Swapp’s Mustard Color Shine.  I have to admit that this is not the first leaf that I created.  I had originally tried to create a leaf similar to the ones falling outside my window…red, yellow and green.  I ended up with a yellow and green leaf that looked like it had blood spatter on it.  Needless to say, it was not pretty.  I do love how this one came out and I think it’s a perfect compliment to the sentiment and overall theme of the card…

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As you can see from both cards today, I love having white space on my cards and using small layers and a variety of colors that “POP!” off the white space.  This card using CELEBRATE CAKE (Key Words Collection), INNER ROCK STAR and WHOLE LOTTA DOTS does just that…

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I started with the charcoal panel stamped with the large dots from WHOLE LOTTA DOTS and built on it.  Here’s a detail shot of the banner I created from flag ended pattern paper and layered it with the “Happy Birthday” sentiment…

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I was just about to call it complete, but I kept thinking that it needed something.  You know that feeling…where it’s just not done until you can find that perfect finishing touch.  For this card, it was two things.  The charcoal panel did not originally have the dots stamped on it, but I am so happy that I added them.  They added just the perfect touch and tied in the dots on the banner nicely.  The second finishing touch is the black layer under the charcoal layer.  All that that leads me to a tip that I want to share with you…don’t adhere down any panels or embellishments until you know your project is complete.  You never know when you will want to add a stamped and/or additional paper layer!

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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS CARD

Stamps: Count Your Rainbows

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

Pattern Paper: Echo Park

Cardstock: White, Green, Kraft

Other: Art Anthology Warm (Brown) Color Spray, Heidi Swapp Mustard Color Shine, Die Cut Leaf, Buttons, Baker’s Twine, Sequins, Rhinestones, Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder, Dimensional Adhesive

CELEBRATE YOUR INNER ROCK STAR CARD

Stamps: Inner Rock Star, Celebrate Cake, Whole Lotta Dots

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink, VersaMark

Pattern Paper: Pebbles

Cardstock: White, Charcoal, Black, Pink

Other: Circle Punches, Star Punches, Dimensional Adhesive, Sequins, Rhinestones

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on October 11, 2013

Happy Friday, ‘Fetti Fans!

Before we get to the projects from this week, I want to announce the winner from the blog hop comments.

Congratulations to Maureen Morton (winner randomly chosen from Savannah O’Gwynn’s blog)…

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Maureen, please email info@reverseconfetti.com

Thank you to everyone that hopped with us!

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If you missed the hop, HERE is the beginning.  You won’t want to miss a bit of the inspiration the Confetti Crew and Friends came up with!  I won’t be posting all those projects here today on the WEEK IN REVERSE post, but I do have a couple cards that weren’t part of the hop to share from the Confetti Crew.

Amy Kolling created this fun card with a fabulous layout for World Card Making Day.

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, CELEBRATE CAKE

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Lisa proved on the hop that she can mix and match Reverse Confetti stamps with perfection, and this card is no exception.

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, I LIKE YOU, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, LIGHTHEARTED LETTERS

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SEPTEMBER ‘FETTI FAVE ANNOUNCED

By admin
on September 30, 2013

Hello ‘Fetti Fans and Happy Monday!

Here at Reverse Confetti, we are getting into the groove of fall and prepping for beyond that.  It’s a little weird to be designing stamps for our January release while the sun is shining and either Rangers baseball or Sooner football is playing on the t.v. in background.  We have lots of original designs, as well as a new illustrator that we will be introducing to you soon.  I hope you’re excited as I am!

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And, speaking of excited…it’s a thrill to announce the SEPTEMBER ‘FETTI FAVE!

Please join me in congratulating…

BARB MURPHY

She won the title of ‘Fetti Fave with this card that uses INNER ROCK STAR and CELEBRATE CAKE

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Again, CONGRATS TO BARB!

(Barb, please email me).

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on September 20, 2013

Happy Friday ‘Fetti Fans!

Usually we are wrapping up the week on Friday, but we have something special planned for this weekend!

Did you know that tomorrow is WORLD GRATITUDE DAY?  A whole day dedicated to saying “THANK YOU” to people that have made a difference in your life.  We’ve decided to celebrate with a hop.  Of course, we’ll have a chance to win, too…our way of saying THANK YOU to YOU!

So, join us tomorrow…

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Today, let’s take a peek back at what the Confetti Crew has created this week in our WEEK IN REVERSE.

Val sure knows how to give a make-over…at least to a M&M’s container!  I can totally see myself making these lil’ gifties!

SPOOKY CUTIES, SPOOKY SENTIMENTS and WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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The cute gifties don’t stop there!  Check out Amy Sheffer’s oh-so-cute gift bags that aren’t a bit spooky and are totally sweet.

SPOOKY CUTIES, SPOOKY SENTIMENTS and WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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Amy Kolling made my jaw drop with this CAS beauty!

FOREVER FALL

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Lisa Henke was a busy bee creating gorgeous cards with her Reverse Confetti stamps!  I love her style!

FOREVER FALL and WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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I LIKE YOU

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CELEBRATE CAKE, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS and INNER ROCK STAR

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Dawn created this sunshine-y and sweet bookmark.  Don’t miss her Confetti Camera post from this week, too!

COUNT YOUR RAINBOWS

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Susan’s subway style Halloween is oh-so-fun!

SPOOKY CUTIES, SPOOKY SENTIMENTS and WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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Heather always knows how to WOW!  Love the CAS style and the bold design elements.

PEACOCK PRETTIES and FOREVER FALL

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I’ve said it before, and I am sure I’ll repeat it again, but I gotta say that I love Savannah’s crazy cool style!

HAPPY HARBOR and LIGHTHEARTED LETTERS

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See you tomorrow for the World Gratitude Day Blog Hop.  Until then…

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CONFETTI CAMERA

By admin
on September 19, 2013

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 Dawn Easton!

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Her Confetti Camera project:

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Post Production Interview

What do you like best about this project?

I love that the Reverse Confetti stamps have gotten me to step out of my comfort zone and create CAS cards. Who needs designer papers when you can create your own backgrounds?!

Here I’ve used SPOOKY CUTIES and SPOOKY SENTIMENTS.

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

When it comes to Halloween I love to create using purples, oranges and greens. Rather than dark colours I went with a brighter colour scheme. I knew I wanted to use several different images and it’s always fun to mix and match!

What inspiration can others take from this project?

What I think others should take away from my project is how versatile Reverse Confetti stamps are. I often times mix and match several sets to create a card. It’s always so much fun! Making a background as I’ve done here or creating a small scene.

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Describe/Share your stamping space.

Aqua Filing Cabinet

I’m currently in the process of setting up my stamping space again. Moving is always difficult but I enjoy decluttering my room and starting fresh in a new space. I have a picture of my filing cabinet that Brian picked up for me a few months ago. My dad painted it a pretty aqua colour and it’s perfect for all my cardstock!

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

Oh most definitely! If I don’t, then I’m yelling for Chloe to help me find my glue dots or something. I have a hard enough time finding things when they are right in front of me, let alone under a mess. Besides I find it easier to concentrate when it’s tidy.

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

Not sure that I can create a project without using my Big Shot and dies. Even the simplest of projects need a little something, right?

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

I quite often create 5 x 5 cards but they aren’t the easiest to find envelopes for. Plus mailing them cost a tad more so most often they are the ones that are hand delivered.

What is your favorite RC project so far? Why?

Oh my gosh….my favourite RC project….hmmmmm…..I love to create with RC stamps and I’ve missed stamping the past two weeks!

Looking back through my posts I would have to say it’s this one:

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As I’ve said several times, the RC stamps are so fun to mix and match. That’s exactly what I’ve done here using three different sets: WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS and CELEBRATE CAKE.

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