WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on August 02, 2013

Hello and Happy Friday, my friends!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful creative week and is enjoying these last weeks of summer vacation.  I’ve been busy as a bee prepping for our fall sets to arrive and designed the winter sets.  You all are going to LOVE what’s in store for Reverse Confetti!  I may be just a little biased in saying so, but I really believe it’s true!  Just wait, you’ll see!

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Being that is Friday (TGIF!), it’s time for our WEEK IN REVERSE where we get to take a look back at what the Confetti Crew has been up to this week.

Savannah‘s crazy cool style is always so fun!

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Amy Sheffer turns up the volume on this bright and beautiful card!

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Val‘s anniversary card is simply perfect!  I love grunge style stamping of the large dots paired with the smaller dots on the heart and that sweet sentiment.

WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, CELEBRATE CAKE

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Susan made a couple of samples for this week’s DARE TO GET DIRTY celebration and challenges over on Splitcoast Stampers.  What a fabulous gift set that uses an awesome color combo!

CELEBRATE CAKE, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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I am pretty sure that Dawn has more hours in a day than I do!  She always comes up with several fabulous Reverse Confetti cards each week.  I think Dawn needs to let us in on the secret!

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, DREAM IN COLOR

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CELEBRATE CAKE, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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INNER ROCK STAR

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Laurie never ceases to amaze me!  I would never think to mix modern, trendy stamps with Giddy Up paper, but she did it and she did it like a boss…

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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Amber‘s card chock full of awesome stamped details…

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, INNER ROCK STAR

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Heather rocked the new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY!

INNER ROCK STAR, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

Heather

Want to play along with the sketch? We sure hope you do!  All participants have a chance at winning the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE from Reverse Confetti!  Happy stamping and good luck!

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JULY ‘FETTI FAVE!

By admin
on July 31, 2013

**Please scroll down for the  Wednesday in the Works post (tutorial today)**

Howdy, howdy!

It’s the last day of the month and it is time to announce the July ‘FETTI FAVE!

Drumroll, please.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TALENTED TRACEY CUCCIA!

She is the July ‘Fetti Fave and wins the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE from Reverse Confetti and is invited to play along with the Confetti Crew for our new release sneak peeks and hop!

Here’s her INNER ROCK STAR card that she linked up the ‘Fetti Find link list…

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Please join me in wishing congrats to Tracey!

(Tracey, please email me)

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on July 26, 2013

Howdy and Happy Friday!

Are you enjoying the new segments here on the Reverse Confetti blog? Yesterday, I worked on a tutorial for next Wednesday’s Wednesday in the Works post.  Confetti Camera will be on hold for a couple of weeks since the new Sketch For You to Try and monthly hop fall on the next 2 Thursdays.  Stay tuned for more inspiration when we point the Confetti Camera on each of the Confetti Crew in the weeks following.  While I have seen Susan’s space in person, I am looking forward to taking a peek into the rest of the Confetti Crew’s spaces; aren’t you?

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It’s Friday and that means it’s time for the WEEK IN REVERSE where we take a peek at what the Confetti Crew has been up to this past week.

Heather‘s dark based card with the pops of pink is just stunning!

WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, CELEBRATE CAKE AND DREAM IN COLOR

Heather

Amy K.’s preppy color palette and trendy nautical themed card are the perfect mix for this darling card.

I LIKE YOU, HAPPY HARBOR

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I could just eat up Val‘s triple scoop card!

CELEBRATE CAKE, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

Val

Amy S.’s clean and simple card simply rocks!

INNER ROCK STAR, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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Dawn has been a busy in her stamp room, creating 3 fabulous cards this week!

HAPPY HARBOR

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ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

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ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

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Savannah has a wicked sense of design and this card shows that off!

I LIKE YOU, CELEBRATE CAKE, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

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Laurie created the perfect combo with this card…sweet and sparkly!

CELEBRATE CAKE, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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CONFETTI CAMERA

By admin
on July 25, 2013

Howdy, Friends!

Today is the second post for the new segment, 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 {my bestie and the Design Team Coordinator for Reverse Confetti} SUSAN LILES!

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Her Confetti Camera project…

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This card is ROCKIN’ all four sets from our latest release!

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A couple of detail shots…

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Post Production Interview

What do you like best about this project?

I really love the tilted border on the orange base piece.  (from the Whole Lotta Dots set)

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

I did have somewhat of a starting point for this card.  I had a graphic look in mind using the guitars from the Inner Rock Star set, that I knew I had seen somewhere (a record album cover, concert poster, perhaps?).  So I went to my old standby, Pinterest and looked up “guitar posters”.  There I saw three guitars together like this and ended up with something totally different than what my mind originally conjured up!  Instant MOJO!

What inspiration can others take from this project?

I really like the popped up guitar in the middle with the sentiment stamped directly on top.  It matches up with the same sentiment that I stamped on the orange guitars.  Kind of a 3D look!  Maybe there’s name for this technique?  Also, The small black stars are actually the black mat showing through where I punched the stars off the edge of the white panel.  Cool, no?

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What does your studio/creative space look like?

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I take up about a third of our tiny-to-begin-with master bedroom.  I’ve had it configured with these two very old  desks against the one wall for several years now and I think it’s what works best for me, given the space I have to work with.  Everything is at my fingertips, stored in drawers or on the wall.  I do need another chair for my sewing desk.  I drag the one back and forth.  I also have a large wooden armoire in the garage for the extra necessities that I replenish my consumables from.

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

Yes, I have to start fresh with each project.  I don’t have that much space to begin with and I’m not much of an organizer/re-organizer like some of ya’ll crafty peeps out there.  So it helps that everything has it’s own little niche and I know where everything is and can put it all up pretty quickly before starting a new project.

Here’s a look at my mess right after I finished making this card.  Don’t ask me why I have a ketchup packet on my side TV tray table. (which I confiscated from my oldest daughter and just started using–love it!)  You don’t want to know why I was eating lunch in my bedroom the other day.  It’s not too bad of a mess, right?

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

I MUST HAVE my trusty little 6″ ruler and most of my crafty friends know this about me!  I know it sounds crazy, but I love that thing and will probably use it until the numbers wear off!  I don’t know why I like it so much, maybe because I need to use it all the time?  Now I’ve used it so much that it’s really smooth feeling.  Ahhhh, crafty comfort!

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

Yes, I’m pretty boring that way.  All of them seem to be A2 for the most part (4.25 x 5.5″), unless I get really brave and go for a square card or a tag!  I guess I need to break out of that box, huh?!

What is your favorite RC project so far? Why?

I know Jen said last week that this would be an easy question for everyone on the design team except her, since the company is her “baby” and she’s got a ‘personal connection’ with each stamp set and project she comes up with.  I don’t think it’s an easy question for me, either!  I’ve been completely blessed to be by Jen’s side since the conception of the company and feel the same way she does!  Too bad for ya’ll that we didn’t get video of the happy dances we did when the first shipment of the stamps arrived!  Wait, you may have heard us squeal for joy even all the way to where ya’ll are!  Yep, that was us.  Ok, so I better pick a favorite…I guess it has to be my Whale Hugs and Fishy Kisses card.  I love the bright colors and sweet sentiment that makes me happy to be right where I am with Reverse Confetti!

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‘FETTI FINDS & NEW LINK LIST

By admin
on July 22, 2013

Hello and Happy Monday, ‘Fetti Fans!

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!  The del Muro clan had a wonderful weekend spent with friends and family.  I know a bunch of you gals are headed out to CHA this week.  I hope everyone has a blast and I look forward to seeing/hearing all about the new paper lines and goodies that are set to hit stores in the upcoming months.  I’m also interested to see what people think about the new location and format.  Let me know!  As you can figure, Reverse Confetti is not at the CHA summer show.  We look forward to catching up with everyone in the winter.

A couple of reminders before I dive into the ‘Fetti Finds and new link list…

1. Orders placed July 20-22 will be processed on July 23rd.

2. Check out our new weekly segments that we just added:

  • Wednesday in the Works
  • Confetti Camera

3. New link lists are posted EVERY MONDAY!  Come play along! (all details below)

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Drumroll, please.

The ‘Fetti Finds from last week’s link list are Stacey Schafer and Colleen Begley!

Thank you to everyone that linked up last week.  I’m already looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with this week!

Stacey and Colleen, grab your badge!

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Love the colors and design of Stacey‘s card using INNER ROCK STAR

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Colleen‘s card using CELEBRATE CAKE is just so yummy…

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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 July 19, 2013

Greetings and Happy Friday!

Just a couple of notes before I get started on this week’s WEEK IN REVERSE post…

1. Orders made July 20-22 will be processed on Tuesday, July 23.

2. Just a reminder to upload your Reverse Confetti creations to the ‘Fetti Find link list HERE (closes tomorrow).

3. If you didn’t get a chance to see our 2 new segments on the blog this week, be sure to keep scrolling after this post.

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Now, it’s time for WEEK IN REVERSE where we get to take a peek back at what the Confetti Crew has done this past week with Reverse Confetti stamps.  The Crew has been very busy this week with their Reverse Confetti stamps.  Grab that cuppa, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s review…

Amy Sheffer mixed and matched three of the new release sets: Inner Rock Star, Whole Lotta Dots and Arrows ‘n Elements in this card that I must say ROCKS…

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Heather made my heart set sail with this nautical themed beauty using the Happy Birthday sentiment from the new set, Celebrate Cake

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Susan’s Celebrate Cake tag + card is so cheerful and fun…

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Savannah is so clever how she masked the sweet sentiment from Happy Harbor and paired with the anchor from the same set…

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Val’s grunge effect card using Whole Lotta Dots and Arrows ‘n Elements is just as it says…AWESOME!…

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Amber’s sunshine-y card using I Like You brings a smile to my face…

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Dawn has been a busy lil’ stampin’ bee this week, whipping up four Reverse Confetti creations using Celebrate Cake, Arrows ‘n Elements and Whole Lotta Dots

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Amy Kolling’s CAS nautical themed card using Happy Harbor is absolutely stunning…

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TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY

By admin
on July 16, 2013

Hello and Happy Tuesday, ‘Fetti Fans!

Is everyone enjoying their summer vacation?  It actually feels a little like fall here in North Texas…73 and rainy.  Perfect for me to duck into my newly reorganized studio/office and create.  Over the past few (rainy) days, I’ve whipped up a few cards using the new releases.  And, by “whipped up,” I mean that I spent a few hours tinkering and toying with stamps, ink and the like.  I’m not a fast creator.  Are you?  Rarely do I even use glue before I am actually done creating the project and I’m always adding and rearranging panels and embellishments until I get them just right.  I suppose it’s all part of the process, but I have to admit that I am a bit envious of stampers/crafters that really can just think of an idea and create it in no time at all.

I’ll be sharing more about my creative space and process in one of the new segments on the blog this week.  Stay tuned!

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As for today, it’s Tuesday and that means it’s

TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY!

Have you noticed the gold trend that is everywhere these days?  I was just admiring some fun and funky gold office accessories in a local store the other day and I just love all the gold accents that are popping up in the world of fashion, too!  Of course, the gold trend has trickled into paper crafting…papers, mists, sequins, cording, embellishments and more!  I stuck to what was already on my desk…gold tinsel embossing powder and INNER ROCK STAR. I’ve had the idea to create a card with several of the records in a line for quite sometime now, but it wasn’t until I embossed a record in gold for this card that I know that I wanted them all to be gold…

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Detail shot…

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I love all the white space on this card!  Even though there are a lot of little pieces, I was still able to maintain the white space and keep it clean and simple (CAS).  I started this card by creating this strip of gold records.  To play off the star in the center of the records, I added the punched stars.  To bring it all together, I added the gold sequins which tie into the shape and color of the records.

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FOR THE RECORD CARD

Stamps: Inner Rock Star

White, Black Cardstock

Brilliance Graphite Black Ink

Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder, Gold Sequins, Dimensional Adhesive

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‘FETTI FINDS & NEW LINK LIST

By admin
on July 15, 2013

**PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE

SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT**

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Hello there, ‘Fetti Fans!  I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend.  I spent a good chunk of the weekend re-organizing my office/studio.  I will be sharing the reorganization later this week as part of a new segment here on the Reverse Confetti blog.  I look forward to sharing my space with you!  As for today, it’s all about YOU, the Reverse Confetti customer!  The linked projects were ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING and it was hard to pick just a couple of cards to be the ‘FETTI FINDS.

A big congrats to Lesa Smaligo and Tracey Cuccia.  They are the ‘FETTI FINDS from last week’s link list.

Thank you to everyone that linked up last week!  The new link list is at the end of this post. I’m already looking forward to seeing what you make!

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I just love all the colors and polka dots on Lesa Smaligo’s card.  She used a sentiment from DREAM IN COLOR and the large solid polka dots from the new set, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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For the record, Tracey’s card ROCKS!  What a fun card using the new set, INNER ROCK STAR!

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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.

 <– NOTE: You’ll be able to find the current ‘Fetti Find post quickly by clicking on the button 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).

Alright, it’s your turn now!

 

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SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY WINNER

By admin
on July 15, 2013

Thanks to everyone that played along in the July SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (SFYTT).  All of the cards were A-MAAAA-ZING!  In the end, there could be just one winner and this card literally made me say “Whoa, WOW!” out loud…

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(using Happy Harbor)

A big congrats to SARAH GOUGH!  She is the July SFYTT WINNER and will receive the entire next release and is invited to join the Confetti Crew for peeks and hops.

Sarah, please email me.

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Without a doubt, all the cards were great and there were several cards that stood out and I would like to take a moment to share some

SFYTT Honorable Mentions…

RC Coffee

Amy Tsuruta (using I Like You)

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Alyssa Scritchfield

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Lisa Henke (using Inner Rock Star)

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on July 12, 2013

Hello and TGIF ‘Fetti Fans!

What a week it’s been with our second release!  It’s been a blast packing up orders and seeing all the different places Reverse Confetti is going!  I can’t wait to see all your creations!…Don’t forget to upload them to the ‘Fetti Finds link list for everyone to see and for a chance to win free stamps (gotta love free stamps!).  If you haven’t ordered yours yet…what are you waiting for?  We LOVE fast shipping (and know you do, too) and ship daily Monday-Friday.

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It’s time for our WEEK IN REVERSE where we recap what the Confetti Crew has done this past week with Reverse Confetti stamps.  Today we are going to have a little from this week and a little from last week because we did not have a Week in Reverse last week due to sneak peeks.

Savannah and Laurie rocked out with the new set, INNER ROCK STAR

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Heather‘s bright and fun card uses both INNER ROCK STAR and WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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Susan started her Project Life scrapbook with these cards using the new ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS and WHOLE LOTTA DOTS SET

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Amy Kolling and Val also got inky with the ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS and WHOLE LOTTA DOTS sets…

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Laurie‘s CELEBRATE CAKE cake will have you craving ice cream in a heartbeat…

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Amber‘s CELEBRATE CAKE and ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS card is just so sweet..

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Dawn paired CELEBRATE CAKE with WHOLE LOTTA DOTS for this clean and simple card…

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Amy Sheffer‘s new release project were outstanding, too, but I just had to share this card using DREAM IN COLOR and I LIKE YOU from last week.  I just love the sweetness of the rainbow hearts and ribbons along with the coordinating sequins…

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That wraps up our WEEK IN REVERSE.  I hope you enjoyed taking another peek at these amazing projects.  See you back here on Monday when we announce the new ‘FETTI FINDS.  Will it be you? (Link list can be found by click on the button on the sidebar).

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