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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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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‘FETTI FINDS & NEW LINK LIST

By admin
on September 09, 2013

Happy Monday, ‘Fetti Fans!

No Monday blues happening here! We are so happy that this month’s release is now available.  What a blast it’s been sharing all the sneak peeks and hopping with the FIVE NEW SETS!

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We’re back to our regularly scheduled “programming” this week and today we are celebrating YOU and your Reverse Confetti Creations!  We LOVE seeing your creations and sharing the ‘Fetti Finds each Monday.  So let’s get to it!

Drumroll, please!

The ‘Fetti Finds from last week’s link list are Barb Murphy and Rosemary D.

Barb and Rosemary, grab your badge!

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Barb’s INNER ROCK STAR and CELEBRATE CAKE card is absolutely FAB-U-LOUS!

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I love how Rosemary’s rainbow compliments the DREAM IN COLOR sentiment on this clean and simple card…

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We want to see your Reverse Confetti creations!  Post them here for a chance to win FREE STAMPS!

Each Monday we’ll be posting:

  • The ‘FETTI FINDS from the previous week’s link list.
  • A new link list at the bottom of the ‘Fetti Find post.  It will remain open through Saturday of that week.

 <– FIND IT FAST: You’ll be able to find the current ‘Fetti Find post quickly by clicking on the button on the sidebar.

The last day of the month:

  • The ‘FETTI FAVE will be announced here on the Reverse Confetti blog.  This will be one of the ‘Fetti Finds from that month and they will be chosen based on their project and creative use of REVERSE CONFETTI stamps.  The ‘FETTI FAVE will receive the ENTIRE NEXT STAMP RELEASE and be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew for sneak peek days and the new release hop.

Just a couple of rules…

  • Anything goes, as long as Reverse Confetti stamps are the only stamps used OR are the main focal point of the project.
  • No limit to the number of projects linked, but they must be posted to your blog or gallery that same week (no linking older projects).

SHOW US YOUR REVERSE CONFETTI CREATIONS…

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on August 30, 2013

Hello and TGIF!

As the summer winds down and we gear up for fall,

I am getting more and more excited about this…

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Also coming up…

1. August ‘FETTI FAVE will be announced TOMORROW!  Will it be you?  Be sure you’re playing along and linking up your Reverse Confetti creations each week for a chance to win the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE!

2. On Sunday, September 1st the new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY will be posted here on the Reverse Confetti blog.  Here’s another chance to win FREE STAMPS!

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Have you been keeping up with all the awesome creations from the Confetti Crew this week?  If you missed one along the way, it’s ok!  Each week we have the WEEK IN REVERSE here on the Reverse Confetti Blog where we take a look back at what the team has done (Fri-Thurs).

Amy‘s color palette and layout are simply stunning.

PEACOCK PRETTIES

AmyK

Val created a great organizational project, Whatchamacallit Hanging Holder, as she calls.  Check out her blog for a tutorial!

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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Susan’s card is rockin’!

INNER ROCK STAR, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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I love how Savannah finds ways to incorporate photos into her cards!

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, I LIKE YOU

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Amber cupcake card is so very sweet!

CELEBRATE CAKE, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

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Heather’s tag is a fun color combination and a great way to mix and match sets! And, don’t you love that braid!

INNER ROCK STAR, CELEBRATE CAKE

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Dawn’s birthday card is super sweet!

CELEBRATE CAKE, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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Dawn also rocked out on this card!

INNER ROCK STAR, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on August 23, 2013

Hello and TGIF!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week!  I’ve seen a lot of kiddos’ first day of school pics on Facebook and we are gearing up for ours next week.  Supplies-check, first day of school outfit-check, to bed early-check.  I have to admit that I have be looking forward to school being back in session, but now that it is upon us I want a few more weeks of fun, sun and a little bit of doing nuthin’.  I’m sure that warm and fuzzy feeling will wear off the next time I hear, “Moooooooommmmmm, can I/will you? or he/she’s doing this, that or the other…”  Anyone else know this feeling?  Certainly, I am not alone here.

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A couple of notes before I get started on WEEK IN REVERSE:

1. ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS is BACK IN STOCK!!

2. Don’t forget to upload your Reverse Confetti creations to the weekly link list for a chance to win the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE.  Find it Fast link on the sidebar.

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This week, the Confetti Crew pulled out all the stops on their Reverse Confetti creations!

I love Heather‘s fun design and how she mixed and matched these sets!

INNER ROCK STAR, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

Heather

Savannah‘s sunshine-y card makes me smile! And, WOW!, she has perfected masking! The word sunshine was created by masking 3 words (sunny days, shopping and chocolate) together.

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, I LIKE YOU

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Susan‘s card is super sunny and happy, too!

I LIKE YOU, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

Susan

Val‘s card, inspired by a pillow, is so trendy and cute…

HAPPY HARBOR

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Amy S. created two gorgeous (as always) cards.

I LIKE YOU, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, DREAM IN COLOR

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Dawn‘s card is so spar-ka-lay!  Those multi-colored circles are perfect for this sentiment, too!

DREAM IN COLOR

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The girly rock style on this card by Dawn is super cute!

INNER ROCK STAR

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Laurie’s style never ceases to make my jaw drop.  Her take on scrappy style mixed with Reverse Confetti stamps is pure perfection!

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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CONFETTI CAMERA

By admin
on August 22, 2013

Hello Friends, Fans and Family!

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 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 Confetti Crew member AMY KOLLING!

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Her Confetti Camera project…

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Detail shot…

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This card features the INNER ROCK STAR and CELEBRATE CAKE sets.

Post Production Interview

What do you like best about this project?

I really love that this is a totally STAMPED card.  Just plain stamping…….no fancy dies or pattern paper (which I LOVE don’t get me wrong)!

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

My starting point for this was to search my favorite challenge blogs for a theme or color combination.  I found a great color challenge using aqua, green, and orange.  I thought this color combination would be perfect with the Inner Rock Star set from Reverse Confetti……kinda funky and fun!

What inspiration can others take from this project?

I really like the border on the left using a banner stamp that was stamped multiple times, cut out, and adhered to the main panel.  Remember, I did not use fancy dies for this card!  The other thing is….don’t be afraid to do a little fussy cutting!  My guitars and the borders were cut by hand but did not take a ton of time to do but I love the result!

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Describe/Share your stamping space.

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My stamping space is a very cluttered MESS.  Yes, I admit it.  It’s been a work (or mess) in progress for some time.  I’m quite embarrassed to show you anything other than my desk at this time and this is even a cleaned up desk for this pic!  I am lucky to say that I have an extra room in our basement that could be a bedroom but I claimed it for my space when we moved in!  At one time, I did share it with my husband but he has since moved to the kitchen table.  hehe

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

Yes and no.  My desk is never totally cleaned off…..that being said, after every project, I do put those supplies away and leave my stamping space clean for the next project.  Now, if I could just clean the rest of my desk………..

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

I’m not quite sure I can name just one so I’ll just say that my favorites are my Fiskars paper trimmer, Scor-Pal, and my Big Shot/dies.  I love my dies a LOT……my friends will agree.  I have one of the first Big Shots and because I use it on nearly every card, I recently bought a “back up” just in case it breaks.

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

I generally make A2 sized cards but occasionally find myself using my dies to shape a card.

What is your favorite RC project so far? Why?

My favorite RC project is one of the very first I created for RC’s first release!  My “you’re swell” card uses a fabulous color combination and the layout is one of my favorites with a layered window.  A side note about this card……..I had it all done and thought, it’s missing something.  Then I realized that the lighthouse needed something.  I searched through my RC sets and found the little stamp with 3 dots (it’s actually bubbles for the fish).  Stamping my “rays” for the lighthouse was a last minute detail but one that really made me LOVE this card!

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This card features the HAPPY HARBOR stamp set.

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TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY

By admin
on August 20, 2013

Howdy, Howdy!

Did you kick off your week right?  I sure did!  Cuddles with the kiddos, crafty time in the studio and dinner with my bestie (the Reverse Confetti Design Team Coordinator), Susan Liles at our favorite place Tacos and Avocados, (comically known for its initials, tastefully known for its brisket tacos and delish guacamole).  I am so beyond excited for what is up ahead for Reverse Confetti!!  Be prepared to be blown away!

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It’s TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY and I’ve been in the mood to play with INNER ROCK STAR from our last release.  It’s such a fun set that can be used for gals and guys, young and old.  I went with a more masculine color palette for this card, but switching the orange to pink (or even just adding some pink) would quickly and easily make it a little more girly…

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There’s no doubt that I am a pattern paper junkie, but I also love going back to my “roots” of stamping and creating my own pattern paper like I did here with the orange and aqua star panels.  In addition to our background sets, the Reverse Confetti image sets have a smaller stamp and/or border stamp that can be used in this way.  I really think that it is important to be able to get the maximum use from a set of stamps and this is one way that we are able to do that.

The star panels are complimented with the star punches that also add a pop of color.  Even though this card has a more masculine color palette, I had to bring in a little bling to make it “pretty.”  In addition to being a pattern paper junkie, I have a thing for all things sparkly and over the years have procured just about every color of bling, including these dark gray rhinestones.

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YOU ROCK CARD

Stamps: Inner Rock Star

Brilliance Graphite Black Ink

VersaMark Watermark Ink

White, Gray, Charcoal, Orange, Aqua, Yellow Cardstock

Circle Punches, Star Punches, Rhinestones, Dimensional Adhesive

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SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY WINNER

By admin
on August 15, 2013

Thanks to everyone that played along with this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY.

All of the entries were so amazing!  In the end, only one could triumph and this card from NANCY THOMAS was the hands down winner with this jaw-dropping beauty…

Nancy Thomas Reverse Confetti SFYTT3

(Peacock Pretties, Whole Lotta Dots, Arrows ‘n Elements)

Congrats, Nancy! 

Nancy is the August Sketch for You to Try WINNER and WINS THE ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE and is invited to join the Confetti Crew for sneak peeks and the hop during release week!

Nancy, please email me

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All of the entries were fabulous and I want to take a moment to recognize a couple of

SFYTT Honorable Mentions…

JenESFYTT

Jennifer Early

Colleen

Colleen Begley (using Inner Rock Star)

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