WEEK IN REVERSE

By Jen del Muro
on October 02, 2015

Hello and Happy Friday, ‘Fetti Friends!

It’s a been a super busy week over here in the Reverse Confetti office! We are so super excited for our Holiday Release next week on October 8th.  Our sneak peeks start on Monday…mark those calendars!

Also happening on Monday is our next MAKE IT WITH ME MONDAY on Periscope.  If you get our newsletter, the supply list along with a TON of other great inspiration and information is in there today.  I’ll be posting the supply list here a little later this weekend, too.

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If you haven’t been over to our Facebook page to enter the WIN IT BEFORE YOU CAN BUY IT promo, head on over after you check out today’s WEEK IN REVERSE post.  We’re giving away stamps and a little extra spending money!

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The Confetti Crew DT has been incredibly busy this week!  If you didn’t check out the PageMaps site yesterday, please head on over there and don’t miss out on all the wonderful creations they have posted there.

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Fall Fun Quick Card Panels, Thanks Tag Confetti Cuts, Pretty Panels: Thankful Confetti Cuts, Petals ‘n Posies (with coordinating Confetti Cuts), Love Blooms (with coordinating Confetti Cuts), Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts (bow)

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Amy Kolling

Thanks Tag Confetti Cuts, Leafy Confetti Cuts, Fancy Word Coordinates

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Jean Manis

Monkey Business, Folded Tag Confetti Cuts, Folded Tag Sentiments

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Amy Sheffer

Thanks Tag Confetti Cuts, Spooky Cuties, Spooky Sentiments

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Amy Rohl

Caffeinated Cups Confetti Cuts, For the Love of Latte

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Laurie Schmidlin

Caffeinated Cups (with coordinating Confetti Cuts), Leafy Confetti Cuts, For the Love of Latte

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Leigh Penner

Caffeinated Cups (with coordinating Confetti Cuts), Be a Barista, Stitched Flag Trio Confetti Cuts

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Easy as Pie (with coordinating Confetti Cuts)

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Lisa Henke

Caffeinated Cups (with coordinating Confetti Cuts), Woodgrain Confetti Cuts, Leafy Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, For the Love of Latte

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Envie Wrap Confetti Cuts, Shakers ‘n Frames Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Too Cute To Spook (with coordinating Confetti Cuts), Leafy Confetti Cuts

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Stacey Schafer

Too Cute to Spook (with coordinating Confetti Cuts), Pretty Panels: Triangles Confetti Cuts, Envie Wrap Confetti Cuts, Fall Fun Quick Card Panels

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FALL COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP

By Jen del Muro
on September 25, 2015

((second post of the day, please scroll down to see the WEEK IN REVERSE post))

Hello and Happy Friday, ‘Fetti Fans!

We are so thrilled to be not only taking part in this Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, but we are also a sponsor!

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Here’s a bit about participating in this hop from the coordinators:

The inlinkz will be posted to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog at 6 am pacific on Friday, September 25. Anyone is welcome to link up on Friday, September 25th at 6 am pacific through Friday, October 2nd @ 11:59 pm pacific. There are no limits to the number of entries, the more the merrier. Please remember to keep the projects with a FALL theme.

You can also see more caffeine crazed creations HERE on the Pinterest board for this hop and HERE in the Flickr group.

Don’t forget to use #fallclh on your social media uploads!

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I had A LOT of fun creating for this hop!  Fall + Coffee…YES, PLEASE!

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The black tag is cut from the TAG ME, TOO Confetti Cuts die set and then I just started layering!  The gray polka dot panel is cut from the GIVE THANKS LABEL Confetti Cuts die set and is topped off with the tall coffee cup from the new CAFFEINATED CUPS stamp set (cut with coordinating die set).  To give this card a bit of fall flair, I stamped the “Eat, Drink & Be Scary” sentiment from Spooky Sentiments (a Halloween lovers must have) and topped it off with a bat from the SPOOKY CUTIES stamp set.

Detail shots…

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The latte art from the CAFFEINATED CUPS stamp set looks good enough to drink!  Did you know that the latte art from this set and the BE A BARISTA stamp set work with BOTH sets?  Also, the mug from the CAFFEINATED CUPS Confetti Cuts die set works with both sets…just another way to get more bang for your buck with Reverse Confetti!

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This card uses the latest Reverse Confetti SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY!  All details on how to play along and win can be found HERE.

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By admin
on January 14, 2015

Hello ‘Fetti Fans!

Welcome to a very special edition of WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS!  Confetti Crew member, Amy Sheffer has a few fabulous creations to share with you!

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.  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.

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Hello, Reverse Confetti friends, it’s Amy here today with some cute swivel-flap Valentine riddles. As soon as I saw the square tag, it reminded me of this little swivel cover on my bed post that covers up a bolt hole. To access the bolt, just rotate the cover. Inspired by that, I thought I’d try making some sort of project where the tag rotates and underneath is a surprise. First, I thought about having the tag cover a circle window to a treat box. But then lift-the-flap books came to mind, and I knew some punny Valentine riddles would be perfect! I looked up lots and lots of Valentine riddles, keeping Reverse Confetti products in mind, and came up with quite a few ideas using various images and sentiments, plus some computer-generated text. I’m showing four of those ideas today.

First, a look at all four Valentines closed, where you can see the riddles:

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And here they are with the tag rotated out of the way to reveal the answers:

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I started all four Valentines with the large rounded rectangle from DOCUMENTED Confetti Cuts. Each riddle and answer is printed and/or stamped on a SQUARE TAG and tied onto the rounded rectangle. I kept the same color scheme for all four, embellishing each with a white embossed row of dots from I LIKE YOU, a row of hearts from LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts, a strip with a stamped XOXOXO from CRUSHIN’, and a “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment from PUPPY LOVE. The riddles are all done with computer-generated text, then stamped with dotted lines from ROUNDABOUT.

Bat Valentine:

The bats are from SPOOKY CUTIES. Inside, I stamped Batty for You from SPOOKY SENTIMENTS, the word “I’M” from SUGARY SWEET SENTIMENTS, and another bat from SPOOKY CUTIES.

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Envelope Valentine:

The envelope and postal stripes are from NORTH POLE WISHES. Inside is computer generated text die-cut into a scalloped circle using a die from CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS, and a trio of hearts from LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts

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Whale Valentine:

The whale is from HAPPY HARBOR. Inside I stamped “i love you a” from BE A BARISTA onto pink card stock, heat embossed in white, and die-cut into a scalloped circle using CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts. The red heart is die-cut using HEART TO HEART Confetti Cuts, and the word “ton” is done by combining individual letters from SPOOKY SENTIMENTS.

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Pink Car Valentine:

The car is from HERE WE GO. Inside is computer generated text, another scalloped circle from CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS, a heart die-cut from PUPPY LOVE and a smaller heart die-cut from LOVE NOTE.

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It’s fun to look at stamps and sentiments you already have, mixing, matching, combining in new ways! Here are a few other ideas:

  • the fish from HAPPY HARBOR + o-fish-al sentiment from SUGARY SWEET SENTIMENTS.
  • the fish from HAPPY HARBOR + hugs and fishes (use stamps from I LIKE YOU, making the word “fishes” from individual letters)
  • the plane from HERE WE GO + “it’s plane to see” on the top tag, and “you’re the Valentine for me” underneath
  • one of the sweet poochies from PUPPY LOVE + the “I Woof You” sentiment, also in PUPPY LOVE
  • a Valentine-themed donut with heart sprinkles + “donut you know” on the outside, and “you’re the best” on the inside, all from DONUT YOU KNOW
  • the acorn from SAMMY SQUIRREL or FOREVER FALL + “What did the squirrel say to his true love on Valentines Day?” on the outside and “I’m nuts about you” underneath
  • the cat from SPOOKY CUTIES + “you’re purr-fect for me, Valentine”

I’d love to hear your ideas as well! Thanks for joining me today!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN & WINNER ANNOUNCED

By admin
on October 31, 2014

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Hello ‘Fetti Fans!

Wishing you and your family a Happy (and safe) Halloween!  Week in Reverse will return in a couple of weeks.  Today, we have the winner of the October SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY and here’s what’s coming up here at Reverse Confetti:

Nov. 1 – New Sketch For You To Try

Nov. 3 – Stay tuned for a special hop for a great cause!

Nov. 4- New ‘Fetti Friend (Nov/Dec) and New Confetti Crew member announcements

Nov. 5- COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI BEGINS

Nov. 8- New Release (check out this Monday’s post for a peek at all the new goodies!)

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Thank you all for playing along in this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY!  As always, all of the cards were AMAZING!

Congrats to our winner…

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I just love this Halloween card featuring SPOOKY CUTIES and SPOOKY SENTIMENTS!

Congrats, Rosemary!  Please contact info@reverseconfetti.com to claim your prize.

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By admin
on October 29, 2014

Howdy, ‘Fetti Fans and Happy Hump Day!  Did you know that we are just ONE WEEK away from the sneak peeks for our November release?  Mark your calendars! And, in case you missed it, I did a special sneak preview of some of the release products here on the blog on Monday.

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Until then, we have a lot of great inspiration using what’s in store now, including this fun project (and VIDEO) from Confetti Crew member, Sarah Gough…

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Want to make one (or a bunch) of these, too?  Check out her step-by-step how to in this video…

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Detail of the super awesome layered tag…

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BE INSPIRED

By admin
on October 16, 2014

Hello ‘Fetti Fans…

Normally,  you would find Confetti Camera here on Thursday, but today we have a special inspiration post with this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY!

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A quick recap of the details…

There will be a new sketch posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.

The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 29th. The SFYTT button is  posted on the sidebar.  Click on it to be taken to the current SFYTT post and link list.

Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!

You may enter as many times as you wish.

There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of each month.

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Check out this fresh inspiration from some of the Confetti Crew!

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Amy Sheffer has a fairly straight-forward approach with each of the panels, with an added label layer atop the circle.

CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts, GIVE THANKS, GIVE THANKS LABEL Confetti Cuts, TAG ME, TOO Confetti Cuts

Heather opted to make one of the layers a tag.  Such a fun option and great way to make the sketch your own.

CAST A SPELL, CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts, TAG ME, TOO Confetti Cuts

Stacey’s scalloped layer paired with the rounded top tag and embellished focal panel is yet another fun and detailed way to make it your own.

SPOOKY SENTIMENTS, SPOOKY CUTIES, CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts, TAGGED TOTE Confetti Cuts, TAG ME Confetti Cuts, DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts

HAVE FUN WITH THIS SKETCH and upload your creations HERE.

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TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY

By admin
on September 02, 2014

Happy Tuesday ‘Fetti Fans!

For those of you that had a long weekend, I hope you enjoyed yourself and found time to get inky and crafty!  On Friday, I got a call from each of my kiddos’ school nurses calling me to get them because they weren’t feeling well.  I made the call to go ahead and go to the doc and I am glad I did.  They spent most of the weekend on the couch, resting and recuperating.  My hubby played Mr. Mom/Nurse (thank goodness!) while I got a bit crafty.  I think I finished something like 10 projects and I can’t wait to share them with you later this week!

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On Friday we start our sneak peeks and on Saturday, I will be at CKC San Marcos doing some Reverse Confetti demos and make ‘n takes.  Will I see you there?

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It’s TIME FOR A TUESDAY!

I had fun playing along with this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY…

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Want to play along or want to see more inspiration using this fun sketch?  Click HERE!

Here’s my take on the sketch…

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If you have followed me for any amount of time, you may know that I just LOVE making stuff and decorating for Halloween.  I have a little trouble making stuff for the fall holiday in the middle of summer, but as soon as that calendar inches towards September 1st, I am full steam ahead!

For this card, I used the SPOOKY CUTIES and SPOOKY SENTIMENTS stamp sets along with the CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts.  I just love these lil’ ghosties!

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I heat embossed the fence image for added detail and texture…

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The rectangular panels going across the card base are layered with card stock and black and gold washi for a fun element…

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Confetti Cuts: Circles ‘n Scallops

Ink: Gray Dye Ink, VersaFine Black, VeraMark

Cardstock: White, Gray, Black, Orange

Pattern Paper: Lawn Fawn

Other: Washi Tape (Lil’ B), Ultrafine Embossing Powder

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on January 17, 2014

Hello and Happy Friday, ‘Fetti Fans!

Wow…Friday already!  This week has flown by! Anyone else ready for the weekend? We are having my lil’ man’s birthday party this weekend.  It’s a Batman theme and most of the RSVPs have been girls.  Looks like I’m going to be figuring out a way to incorporate some pink here and there for this party…good thing that comes naturally to me!

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It’s Friday and it’s time for WEEK IN REVERSE…where we take a look back at what the Confetti Crew has been up to this week.

Val’s own (not so) lil’ (anymore) man had a birthday this week and this is the fabulous card that she created for him.

SO STRIPEY, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, TAG ME Confetti Cuts

CHA was wonderful and I am so glad that I got to share a lot of the time there with two of the Confetti Crew team members: Stacey Schafer and Amy Kolling.  Stacey made these super darling burlap sacks filled with a personalized stamp for each of us.  How sweet is that!?

SWEET THING, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts, ARROW Confetti Cuts, TAG ME Confetti Cuts, DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts

Lisa really made me say, “Awww” out loud when I saw this over the top cute (and foxy!) card.

FREIDA FOX, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts

Here’s another one of Lisa’s cards with a much more masculine feel to it.

LOTS TO SAY, CELEBRATE CAKE, LIGHTHEARTED LETTERS, INNER ROCK STAR

I’m loving all the great details and ink colors on Heather’s card!

GO TOGETHER, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts

The Confetti Crew’s Color Challenge samples are out of this world!  Come play along with us for a chance to win!  Here are this month’s colors.  See link on sidebar for details and to enter…

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PAPER CRANE, HAPPY HARBOR, SPOOKY CUTIES, CELEBRATE CAKE, SO STRIPEY, TAG ME Confetti Cuts, DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts, ARROW Confetti Cuts

Stacey Schafer

PAPER CRANE, TAG ME Confetti Cuts, SWEET TREAT TENT Confetti Cuts, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts

Sarah

PAPER CRANE, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts, ARROW Confetti Cuts, TAG ME Confetti Cuts

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LOTS TO SAY

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SWEET ON YOU, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts,

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Daniela

WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS, SWEET THING

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Our January/February ‘Fetti Friend, Wida

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Last, but not least, a video from Confetti Crew member, Savannah O’Gwynn

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TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY

By admin
on October 29, 2013

Hello ‘Fetti Fans and Happy Tuesday!

I hope everyone has started their week off right!  I was just dying to get into the studio all day yesterday, but that just didn’t happen.  I have so many ideas swirling in my head for the upcoming NOVEMBER 8th release and I just can’t find the time to get them all done…at least at the moment.  I’ll be carving out some dedicated craft time a little later this week and I hope to be unstoppable (i.e.-no craft fails!)

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We’ll be filling your cup (and more) with a whole lot of merry!  And, yes, that was a hint to what’s coming up!

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Being that it’s Tuesday it’s TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY!  Since we are just a few short days away from Halloween, I had to make just one more Halloween card and I think that this one may just be my favorite one of all using SPOOKY CUTIES, SPOOKY SENTIMENTS and the banner/cone from CELEBRATE CAKE

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I had pulled out CELEBRATE CAKE to do a birthday card, but I still had some Halloween papers left on my desk from a previous project and I had a little “light bulb” moment and created this Halloween colored banner to go along with the sentiment from SPOOKY SENTIMENTS and the montage of Halloween images from SPOOKY CUTIES that I grounded with a small green flag-ended strip to make the green stem and green bubbly potion (embellished with some Diamond Stickles) in the cauldron pop.

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Detail of the “cuties”…

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Stay tuned tomorrow for the announcement of the October ‘Fetti Fave! A little birdie told me that her stamps may already be on their way, too!

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By admin
on October 23, 2013

Hello and Happy Hump Day!

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Our 6th month “birthday” is quickly approaching and we are definitely kicking it up a notch.  As mentioned in Monday’s post, we will no longer be doing the weekly link list/’Fetti Finds (you can still link up this week!), but rather a color challenge that will start in November.  I’ve also eluded to a few more things happening here at Reverse Confetti.  Some of them are over the top spectacular (ok, I may be a little biased) and some aren’t so great.  Case in point…Confetti Crew member, Dawn Easton, recently accepted a promotion at her job (Congrats, Dawn!) and moved, as well.  I’m over the moon happy for her and her family as she pursues great opportunities. Unfortunately (for us), she has decided to take a break from the Confetti Crew while the dust settles.   Please join me in wishing Dawn all the best as new adventures are beginning for her.  Of course, we hope to see her back with the Crew, too!

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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 FINDING YOUR MOJO/INSPIRATION, 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.

What do I mean by “finding your mojo?”  No matter how good of a crafter/creator/stamper/artist you are, there comes a lull in inspiration from time to time.  There’s no way to tell when it’s going to hit.  One day you can be creating the best projects  you have ever made and the next you stare at your desk like it’s a foreign land and you have no idea what to do.  So, how do can you find that inspiration that is needed to kick start another project?  Sorry to say that there isn’t just one answer to this.  Everyone feeds their creativity differently.  (I’ll have more tips below on that).

For me, (first) I peruse the internet looking at different color palettes and scrapbook layouts.  Yes, scrapbook layouts. I often find a trigger on a layout that will get me going.  It may be a particular shape, sentiment or even the layout itself that helps me along.  Other times, I look around at the various challenges that are happening in the blogosphere.  Lots of times I will find a color palette, sketch or inspiration piece that will get me going. That’s what happened for me on this card using FOREVER FALL and SPOOKY CUTIES

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This card uses the current inspiration piece from the Curtain Call challenge…

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I have to be honest, blue pumpkins were *not* coming to mind as I stared at these stamp sets.  However, a quick peek at this inspiration piece and I knew what I wanted to do…a clean and simple card that put the blue pumpkins front and center.  Here’s a detail shot of those stamped pumpkins…

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As I mentioned before, there is no one answer to finding your mojo, but hopefully these tips will help you the next next you find yourself at a creative lull…

1.  Step away from the project/your desk and go to a place that you find relaxing/comforting.  This may be the chair in the living room or a chair in the local coffee shop.  Either way, just remove yourself from the project at hand momentarily.

2. Sleep on it.  This kinda goes with #1.  I can’t tell you how many times that I try to start or finish a project late at night and it’s just not coming together the way I want it to.  I clean up my area like I would on any other evening, leaving my project on my desk,  and sleep on it.  In the morning when I have fresh eyes, it seems to much easier to get the creativity flowing.

3. Grab a magazine or hop on Pinterest. Chances are that you will find a trigger in one of these places.  Look at each project’s colors, textures and layouts.  Make notes as you go along and bring those back to your workspace with you to help things along.

4. CASE (copy) yourself!  Find one of your favorite projects and see if you can’t recreate it in part or whole using the supplies you have on your desk/at hand.

5. Start over.  Now, I know that no one wants to chuck potentially hours worth of work into the round file, but sometimes starting over is just the thing that is needed.  You’ll notice that I put this one at the end of this list of tips, and for good reason…it’s a last resort (for me, at least).

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BLUE HELLO PUMPKIN CARD

Stamps: Forever Fall, Spooky Cuties

Ink: Olive, Aqua and Navy Dye Inks

Cardstock: White, Green

Other: Dimensional Adhesive, Linen Thread

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