TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY

By admin
on May 14, 2013

Well, we’re starting to get into the groove of things here at REVERSE CONFETTI. I hope you like what you’ve seen so far…as there’s lots more up ahead!

Yesterday, you saw that we will post our ‘Fetti Finds, along with a new link list for that week every Monday.  If you missed yesterday’s post, be sure to check it out so you can find out how you can get Reverse Confetti stamps before they are released!

On Tuesdays, you will find more inspiration using Reverse Confetti stamps on our Time For a Card Tuesday posts.  Of course there will be cards shared, but I may choose to do a tag or other project featuring our stamps.  I think I may be getting talked into doing it in video form, too.  While that won’t be immediate, be sure to stay tuned!

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This week’s Time For A Card Tuesday features our just released set, PEACOCK PRETTIES.  My go-to colors for this set have been the traditional color scheme of peacock feathers…blues, greens and purples.  I wanted to break that mold and mix it up a little with some pink and oranges.  I stuck with the aqua, because it compliments the other colors nicely…and it was just sitting on my desk begging to be used.

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The peacock feathers were stamped in bright pink on a white panel so they would POP, even with the sentiment on top of it.  The feather “eye” and “Live.Laugh.Love” sentiment were both stamped repeatedly in VersaMark watermark ink to give a subtle appearance that adds to the overall design of the card.

I love this sentiment, as it applies to every creative soul that I know and it’s such a great motivational quote…perfect for those graduates!  Truth be told, I did not originally have it stamped in black on aqua paper.  In fact, I tried a few different color combinations, but I love the way that the black ink makes the smallest panel on the card stand out, and the aqua ties into the other aqua panel…

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For finishing touches, I rounded the corners of the card and added some coordinating enamel dots.

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IMAGINATION CARD

Stamps: Peacock Pretties

Ink: VersaMark Watermark Ink; Black Pigment Ink, Bright Pink Dye Ink

Paper: White, Dark and Light Aqua, Peach

Circle Punches, Enamel Dots, Dimensional Adhesive, Corner Rounder

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What have you made with the Peacock Pretties set?  Be sure to show us by linking your creation on our Monday link list.  We also have a new Flickr account.  Just click the icon below…

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ARE YOU A ‘FETTI FIND?

By admin
on May 13, 2013

Hello and Happy Monday ‘Fetti Friends!  I hope you all enjoyed a nice spring Mother’s Day weekend.  I was super spoiled by my kiddos and hubby.  I got to sleep in…until my 3 year old came bombing in, screaming “Happy Mudder’s Day! Wake UUUUUUP!”  Fortunately, my hubby knows me very well and immediately handed me a large cup of coffee…which was followed up by breakfast in bed (a yummy bagel sandwich) and handmade cards and gifties from the kiddos.  All that, along with a trip to the park, movie (and nap!) on the couch and dinner out made it a day to remember!

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We celebrated our moms this weekend, and now Reverse Confetti is celebrating (the creative side of )YOU!  Many of you have Reverse Confetti stamps in your hands already and many more soon will, and we want to see what you are creating…and give you a chance to win more Reverse Confetti stamps (even before you can buy them)!

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We want you to share your Reverse Confetti creations with us (and the rest of the stamping world!). Just link your project(s) below from your blog or other gallery to show what you made with your Reverse Confetti stamps.

Each Monday we’ll be posting:

1. a few of these projects which will be that week’s ‘FETTI FINDS

2. a new link list for that week (posts made Sunday through Saturday)

From these ‘FETTI FINDS, we’ll choose a ‘FETTI FAVE to join the CONFETTI CREW as a guest during our next release for sneak peeks and the release hop.

Just a few rules…

1.  Anything goes, as long as Reverse Confetti stamps are the main focal point of the project

2. 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)

It’s time to CELEBRATE THE CREATIVE SIDE OF YOU!


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In addition to sharing your projects with us on the weekly link list, you can also share them with us on our brand new Flickr gallery. Click the graphic below to be taken to the Reverse Confetti gallery on Flickr.

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(Note: ‘Fetti Finds/Faves will only be chosen from those linked on the link list above.)

 

CLEAN AND SIMPLE WITH PEACOCK PRETTIES

By admin
on May 10, 2013

WOW!  What a week! Thank you all for the wonderfully warm reception. Many of you have stamps on the way to you already and I see that a few of you have them already!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with using REVERSE CONFETTI stamps!  Speaking of seeing what you make, we are in the process of getting a gallery set up for you to upload your Reverse Confetti creations. For now, please link them on our Facebook Page.

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Today, I am sharing a card using the *just released* set, PEACOCK PRETTIES.  It’s actually the very first card that I made using REVERSE CONFETTI stamps.  I had the sketch and colors for this card in my head long before I even had the stamps in my hand.  While the card does have a few layers, I still consider the overall design clean and simple.

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The rectangular green and purple panels have been stamped in Versamark repeatedly with the “feather eye” graphic.  Although I have a (strong) admiration for pattern paper, I love when I can make my own and it’s even better when it pulls the whole theme/look of a project together.

The peacock feather on the main focal panel is embossed with gold tinsel embossing powder.  It is so shimmery!

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The “hello friend” sentiment is one of the sentiments included in this set.  I always like to have friend/just because cards on hand so I can reach for them as needed.  While this one might not go anywhere since it’s my very first Reverse Confetti card, I know that several more like it will be made for my stash.

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HELLO FRIEND CARDStamps: Peacock Pretties
Black Pigment Ink, Versamark InkOlive, Purple, Aqua, Black, White CardstockCircle Punch, Olive Flatback Pearl, Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder, Dimensional Adhesive

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We’re having our local launch party tomorrow.  Hope to see you there!

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Scrapper’s Boutique
6714 Smithfield Road Suite 2
North Richland Hills, Texas

Celebrate the creative side of you.

NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP

By admin
on May 08, 2013

Hello and welcome to the first ever Reverse Confetti NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP!  We’re celebrating our first release in a BIG way!  Not only is the CONFETTI CREW going to share with you some new release inspiration, but we have lot of friends that are here to launch Reverse Confetti, too.  So, sit back, relax and enjoy the hop.  And, in case you get lost along the way, there is a full list of hoppers at the bottom of this post.

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All four sets are now available in the REVERSE CONFETTI STORE

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For the crafter/glitter girl in all of us, here’s a card using the I LIKE YOU set…

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I had a lot of fun creating this card, although I am pretty sure that I still have glitter my eye from it!  While the glitter was spark-a-lay enough on it’s own, I decided to kick it up a notch and make it even more fun with sequins and rhinestones.

To create the glittered panel, I used circle sticky dots in various sizes on a single white cardstock panel and then sprinkled yellow, orange and pink NEON glitter (a purchase I completely blame on Susan Opel) over the dots.  Then I cut the panel in half and flipped one so that the colors were opposite.  The sentiment panel covers up the seam.

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Before I send you on your way to the next stop on the hop, I wanted to share our local launch party information.  If you’re local, be sure to stop by for a make and take!  See you there!

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Scrapper’s Boutique
6714 Smithfield Road Suite 2
North Richland Hills, Texas

Well, the fun is just beginning here at Reverse Confetti AND on this blog hop.  It’s time for me to send you on your way to see more great Reverse Confetti Inspiration.  Have fun hopping!

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next up is –>Amy Sheffer
Anya Schrier
Valerie Stangle
Kimberly Crawford
Heather Pulvirenti
Stephanie Washburn
Amy Kolling
Karolyn Loncon
Amber Hight
Jess Witty
Dawn Easton
Kelly Lunceford
Laurie Schmidlin
Tiffany Johnson
Michelle Woerner
Joscelyne Cutchens
Savannah O’Gwynn
Susan Liles

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GLITTER MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER CARD
Stamps: I Like YouBlack Pigment InkWhite CardstockSticky Dots, Neon Glitter, Dimensional Adhesive

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Celebrate the creative side of you.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

By admin
on May 07, 2013

Thank you all for your sweet comments about the Confetti Crew, stamps and projects over the past few days.  We are so excited that the release is just a few hours away.

 

Congratulations to the winner for this release’s $25 gift certificate…

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(Miriam, please contact us at info@reverseconfetti.com)

COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: I LIKE YOU SNEAK PEEK

By admin
on May 07, 2013

Hello and welcome to our third and final day of sneak peeks!

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As you can see, product goes live TONIGHT in the Reverse Confetti store!  I’m just *a little* excited, and I hope you are, too!  We still have one more set to sneak peek and I think that you might just “LIKE” it! *wink*

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Have you ever seen something and said, “I need a stamp that says that?” Well, that’s kinda what happened here.  Sometime last year I came across this picture on Pinterest and thought that very same thing.  (I wonder if a then 2 year old had any influence on my interpretation of whose nap this phrase references?!)

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When I sat down to design the stamps I came back to this sentiment that had inspired me so.  While it turns out that I really do like naps (especially those taken by a now 3 year old), I like a lot of other things, too (and better).  Those things became what I used to build this new set, I LIKE YOU

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There are MANY, MANY combinations that are possible with this set (not all are shown) and you can even create fill-in-the-blanks with the dotted or solid lines (or create patterns with them, too).  Because I like versatility, the word “and” can also be represented by the “&” and “‘n.”  The words “make” “makes” “everything” and “better”  are also included so that twice as many sentiments can be created using the words in this set.

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On this card, I cut each of the words in the sentiment to create a playful tag focal panel, that is also stamped with the dotted lines in red and aqua.

The “&” is used to represent “and” on this project since I wanted to be able to use it as an embellishment, as well.

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Chocolate does make everything better, doesn’t it?

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Detail shot of the focal panel (yum!)…

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The treat inside…

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This treat wrap came together so quickly and easily and it makes the perfect giftie for a teacher, neighbor, co-worker or friend.

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Amber Hight

Amy Kolling

Amy Sheffer

Dawn Easton

Heather Pulvirenti

Laurie Schmidlin

Savannah O’Gwynn

Susan Liles

Valerie Stangle

In addition to the CONFETTI CREW, I’ve invited a few more designers to launch REVERSE CONFETTI. You’ll be seeing their designs during the sneak peeks and the new release hop.  Today, we welcome:

Jess Witty

Joscelyne Cutchens

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I LIKE YOU is a fun and fresh set of 20 stamps mounted on a 4″ x 6″ sheet of acetate.

SIZE REFERENCE
“I like you” sentiment 1 3/4” 1/2″
Dotted line 2 1/4” x 1/16”+
Big heart 1/2″ x 1/2”

 

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SUNNY DAYS CARD
Stamps: I Like You
Red, Aqua, Yellow Dye Ink
White, Aqua, Yellow, Red Cardstock
Aqua Chevron, Yellow Stripe pattern paper (Echo Park)
Scallop Edge Punch, Red Rhinestone, Large Sun Die (Lil’ Inker),
Baker’s Twine, Circle Punches, Dimensional Adhesive

CHOCOLATE MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER TREAT WRAP
Stamps: I Like You
Brown Dye Ink
Kraft, White Cardstock
Polka Dot Pattern Paper (Echo Park)
Paper Crimper, Nestabilities Circle and Scallop Circle Dies,
Scallop Edge Punch, Linen Thread, Dimensional Adhesive, Button

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Thank you for joining us for all of our sneak peeks.  Be sure to leave a comment here and on each sneak peek post by 1pm EST today for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the REVERSE CONFETTI store (link is just under our logo on the top of the page).  Winner will be announced at 5pm EST right here on the blog.

Product will be live in store at midnight EST tonight and we’ll be celebrating our first release with a HUGE blog hop tomorrow featuring all of the CONFETTI CREW, as well as some friends I invited to join us for the launch.  You won’t want to miss it!

Don’t forget, you can join us on Facebook HERE and if you want to sign up for our newsletter, just click HERE.

COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: PEACOCK PRETTIES & DREAM IN COLOR SNEAK PEEKS

By admin
on May 06, 2013

Happy Monday “Fetti Fans (<–we’ll have a blog button for that soon)!  What better way to kick off the week with not just one, but TWO set reveals and TONS of inspiration.   Just as a reminder, here is the play by play for this month’s release…

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As I noted yesterday, all of our releases will happen on the 8th of the month…just not every month.  We will release new product every other month.  We’ll still be hopping on the 8th, whether there is a release or not.  Just remember, “Eight is Great!”

The first of our two reveals today is a fun, fancy and fresh set based around the peacock trend that is growing in popularity.  We’re starting to see it within the paper crafting industry now, and I just love the possibilities that come with our new set, PEACOCK PRETTIES

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Here’s a peek into some of the inspiration that has surrounded me for the past few months…

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This card uses both of the sets that are being introduced today, as they compliment each other well…

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Detail of the feather, graphics & sentiment…

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The multi-colored look of the  feather was achieved by dabbing my Color Box pigment ink cat eyes on the stamp.

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The word COLOR was colored and blended with Copic markers.

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The sentiment used on this card was created with the DREAM IN COLOR set, which is part of our Key Words Collection.  This set, as well as the others that will follow in the Key Words Collection, are center around a “key word” (or words) that you are able to mix and match the other stamps in the set with to create a variety of sentiments.

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As you can see, there are multiple sentiments that can be created and we have also included a couple of other sentiments focused around the same theme.

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Using the chalkboard technique, I created the main focal panel…

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Amber Hight

Amy Kolling

Amy Sheffer

Dawn Easton

Heather Pulvirenti

Laurie Schmidlin

Savannah O’Gwynn

Susan Liles

Valerie Stangle

In addition to the CONFETTI CREW, I’ve invited a few more designers to launch REVERSE CONFETTI. You’ll be seeing their designs during the sneak peeks and the new release hop.  Today, we welcome:

Carole Burrage

Karolyn Loncon

Kelly Lunceford

Kimberly Crawford

Stephanie Washburn

Tiffany Johnson

ProductDetails

PEACOCK PRETTIES is a set of 8 peacock themed stamps mounted on a 4″ x 6″ acetate sheet.

SIZE REFERENCE:
Feather 3 3/8” x 1 1/4”
4 Feather “eye” graphics 2 1/2”
Thoreau Quote 1 3/4” x 7/8”

DREAM IN COLOR is part of the KEY WORDS COLLECTION.
It is a set of 9 stamps focused on the key word “Color” and is mounted on a 4″ x 6″ acetate sheet.

SIZE REFERENCE:
“COLOR” sentiment 2” x 3/4”
“Life is about…” sentiment 1 7/8” x 1 3/8”
“my world” sentiment 2” x 1/2″

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DREAM IN COLOR CARD
Stamps: Peacock Pretties, Dream In Color
White, Purple, Blue, Olive and Black Cardstock
Black, Blue, Purple, Green Pigment InkVersamark Watermark Ink
Circle Punches, Rhinestones (Recollections from Michaels), Paper Piercer, Dimensional Adhesive

WHOLE BOX OF CRAYONS CARD
Stamps: Dream In ColorRed, Orange, Yellow, Green, Aqua, Purple, Black CardstockWhite Pigment InkNestabilities Labels Die, Buttons, Baker’s Twine, White Gel Pen, White Embossing Powder

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Don’t forget to leave a comment here and at each sneak peeking blog (by 1pm EST tomorrow) for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the REVERSE CONFETTI online store.

Also, if you haven’t joined us on Facebook, you can do that HERE.

Want REVERSE CONFETTI news delivered to your inbox?  Sign up for our newsletter HERE.

Tomorrow is the 3rd and final day of sneak peeks.  We’ll have one more set and samples to show and then the product goes live in our store at 12am EST on the 8th.

COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: HAPPY HARBOR SNEAK PEEK

By admin
on May 05, 2013

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Welcome to day one of sneak peeks!  Months ago it seemed like this day was so far away and now it’s finally here!  While it seems like forever and a day ago that I was working with our illustrator on these sets, I can say that it was worth the wait.  The warm reception via comments, Facebook posts, email and even phone calls has been amazing.  THANK YOU!

I’ve created a graphic (above) to let you know how releases will work here at REVERSE CONFETTI. Our releases will always be on the 8th of the month.  Instead of monthly releases, we will have releases EVERY OTHER MONTH.  As the graphic states, sneak peek days will be on the 5th, 6th and 7th with a wrap up hop on the 8th.  (We’ll actually be hopping on the 8th of every month, but more on that later).  And, what’s a release without a prize?  Be sure to comment on each sneak post for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the REVERSE CONFETTI store.

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It’s no surprise that the nautical theme is in full swing in the paper crafting industry, as well as just about everywhere you look…anchors, lighthouses and whales, oh my!

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I couldn’t resist creating a nautical themed set that was full of fun and whimsy.
So, without further adieu, let me introduce to you the first of four sets being released on May 8th…

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A couple of projects made with the HAPPY HARBOR set…

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Detail shot of the main image panel that uses the anchor, pennant and “Shore Do Love You” sentiment…

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I had the idea for this next project well before the stamps were even in my hands.  I love how they turned out!  The tags and waves were cut with my Silhouette and then I stamped the whale, rope, compass and sentiment to create a happy scene.  These tags ‘n bags will be finding their way into my kiddos’ teacher’s hands for Teacher Appreciate week, and I’m sure I’ll be using this idea again for gifties and favors.

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Attached to glassine bags (filled with Swedish fish-my fave!) with itty bitty clothespins…

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Amber Hight

Amy Kolling

Amy Sheffer

Dawn Easton

Heather Pulvirenti

Laurie Schmidlin

Savannah O’Gwynn

Susan Liles

Valerie Stangle

In addition to the CONFETTI CREW, I have invited a few more designers to launch REVERSE CONFETTI.  You’ll be seeing their designs during the sneak peeks and the new release hop.  Today, we welcome:

Anya Schrier

Michelle Woerner

ProductDetails

HAPPY HARBOR is a set of 14 nautical themed
stamps mounted on a 4” x 6” acetate sheet.

SIZE REFERENCE:
Lighthouse  1” x 1 5/8”
Anchor Border 3 ¼” x 3/8”
“Shore do love you” sentiment 1 3/8” x 5/8”

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 SHORE DO LOVE YOU CARD
Stamps: Happy Harbor
Kraft, Navy Dye Ink
White, Kraft, Red and Navy Cardstock
Pattern Paper: Trend Setter (Fancy Pants)
Doily, Heart Punch, Baker’s Twine, Scallop Edge Die

YOU’RE SWELL TAG ‘N BAG
Stamps: Happy Harbor
Navy, Red Dye Ink
White, Black Pigment Ink
Kraft, White, Red, Aqua Cardstock
Glassine Bag, Swedish Fish Candy, Mini Clothespins,
Rope (from jewelery making section of craft store),
Baker’s Twine, Hole Punch, Silhouette, Diamond Stickles

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In addition to having our own online store, we proudly announce i{heart}papers as a retailer of REVERSE CONFETTI stamps.

Scrapper’s Boutique, a local store, will also be carrying our stamps.  Stay tuned for announcement regarding our Launch Party that will be held here.

See you tomorrow for the reveal of TWO more our sets from this release.

COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: DAY FOUR

By admin
on May 04, 2013

Hello and welcome to our third and final day of CONFETTI CREW introductions.  I sure hope you have enjoyed meeting the members of the design team and taking a peek into their creative lives.  Each and every one of these ladies is so incredibly talented and I am so honored that they are part of REVERSE CONFETTI‘s launch!

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The first up on the CONFETTI CREW introductions today is AMBER HIGHT.  She is another one of the Confetti Crew Design Team members that I am so lucky to have met (and enjoyed a couple of margaritas with). If you are familiar with Amber’s style, you know that her projects are always spectacularly layered and well embellished.

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Hello! My name is Amber Hight and I am so excited to be on this journey with Jen!!! I met her a few months ago in person (finally!) when she came down to visit her parents. When she asked me to be a part of her first DT, I was BEYOND honored! My husband is active duty in the Air Force and we are currently living in Surprise Arizona, but that will change as soon as Uncle Sam decides we’ve been here for too long. We don’t have any two legged kids, but I do have two four-legged kids! Luke and Jesse are my labs and my pride and joy. If not found in my stamp room, I can be found with a glass of wine, cuddled up with a dog *or two* and a good book!

How were you introduced to stamping?
I started out scrapbooking. My mom sells Avon and about 8 years ago, I bought a fun little scrapbook kit from the catalog. I was a GONER from the instant I opened that box! I scrapped for awhile, and then found stamping and card-making and found that I really liked the smaller canvas and the time it took to create something was cut in half!

How would you describe your design style?
Well, if anything, I’m a layers girl! I’m not a CAS girl, that’s for sure! I like to pile on the goodies and when it looks like it’s done, I’ll pile a little more on! I love to add ribbon, buttons, and sewing on almost all of my cards, and I love bright colors but seem to gravitate towards earth tones.

What’s your best advice for finding lost mojo?
When I lose my mojo, I like to cruise my favorite blogs and pinterest! It is amazing how someone else’s creativity can really jumpstart something in yourself.

What are 2-3 of your favorite color combos?
I like black, kraft, turquoise, white, pink, red, green…I can’t come up with any specific favorites, I tend to just grab colors and go to town.

What is your favorite thing about stamping/paper crafting?
Making something with my own hands, and the sense of satisfaction I get when a friend or family member enjoys and appreciates the time it took to create that card. I also love to be creative, and since I’m not a painter, or a sewer, or drawer, stamping is my art!

Do you like using different techniques on your projects?
I’m not a big techniques girl, but if I had to choose I’d say sewing and embossing!

Where do you find inspiration?
Most of my inspiration comes from my creative friends. Whether that be on facebook, pinterest, blogs, etc. I also love to look at magazines and stamping catalogs. Sometimes, a card idea will just POP into my mind and I have to go turn it into reality before I can do anything else!

Do you listen to music while creating?
I don’t. I have a tv in my stamp room and love to catch up on my favorite tv shows on Netflix or throw my most favorite tv show in ever…SEINFELD! I can watch it all day every day, it never gets old! And I know the shows so well that I can create and still know what’s going on without watching the tv.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not creating?
READING! I’m a huge book nerd and read whenever I get a few spare minutes. My favorite genres are romance, paranormal romance, military romance, and some crime dramas. I also enjoy watching baseball. We have a pro team here in Phoenix and we got every chance we get! I like to lay out in the sun, play with my dogs, take classes, and just hang out with my sweet hubby. I am almost always on my computer too, so I’d say surfing the interwebs is a favorite pastime as well!

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DAWN EASTON is our next introduction today.  Dawn is both beyond talented and is so sweet.  Her designs are very clean and crisp. Although I have never had the pleasure of meeting her in person, I sure hope to one day.  I have squishy hug saved up for her!

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Hi there! My name is Dawn Easton and I’m SUPER excited to be joining the Reverse Confetti Crew! I’m a mom to a 13 year old named Chloe, wife of almost 19 years to my husband, Brian, and I work full time in the retail world.  We currently reside in Calgary, Alberta but the opportunity to relocate is always possible with my employer. Life can be hectic and stamping is a way for me to unwind at the end of a busy week!

How were you introduced to stamping?
I was first introduced to stamping when Chloe was in Kindergarten. I met another SAHM who was a SU! Demo. I was hooked instantly!

How would you describe your design style?
Clean, but not simple. I love a lot of layers and embellishments on my creations. Although I am trying to step out of my comfort zone and create CAS cards more often.

What’s your best advice for finding lost mojo?
There are so many creative outlets to find inspiration. From blogs, to challenges and lately Pinterest!

What are 2-3 of your favorite color combos?
Aqua and Yellow
Kraft and any colour

What is your favorite thing about stamping/paper crafting?
For me it’s quiet time. I step into my craft room and unwind by colouring an image, picking out papers and putting it all together.

Do you like using different techniques on your projects? If so, what is your favorite technique?
Not much of a technique junkie although I’m always open to trying new ideas!

Where do you find inspiration?
Sometimes I look around the house or at work I see a lot of interesting marketing ideas in the beauty industry.

Do you listen to music while creating? If so, what are 3 songs on your current playlist?
When I hit the stamp room it’s time to catch up on all my shows that are currently on my PVR.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not creating?
I enjoy hanging out with my family, shopping (mostly for craft supplies), day trips to Banff or a drive in my Camaro.

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Our final CONFETTI CREW introduction is HEATHER PULVIRENTI. Heather has a wonderful eye for detail and using different elements on all of her creations.  All of her projects just seem to POP!  She’s another one that I have a squishy hug for!

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My name is Heather Pulvirenti, and I live in Columbia, MD with my husband Jason, and our 8 year old daughter Lindsay.  I was born in England, and have spent most of my life in the US (in Maryland and Virginia), except for the four years we lived in Canberra, Australia (my mom was career Air Force).  I am currently a SAHM, but since my daughter is off during the day at school, I try to keep busy by filling my days working on remodeling projects around the house.

How were you introduced to stamping?
I started paper crafting about 8 years ago after being invited by my husband’s aunt to a Stampin’ Up! workshop, and I haven’t looked back since.

How would you describe your design style?
That’s a toughy! I’d say my style is sort of clean, mostly simple, and happy/cute!

What’s your best advice for finding lost mojo?
Stop stressing and start doing! Create for the joy of creating, and don’t put so much pressure on yourself…

What are 2-3 of your favorite color combos?
Coral, aqua and kraft
Light gray, lime green and hot pink
Yellow, orange, hot pink and white

What is your favorite thing about stamping/paper crafting?
Getting to make new friends from all over the globe.

Do you like using different techniques on your projects? If so, what is your favorite technique?
I try things here and there, but my all-time favorite technique is heat embossing.

Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere! From plants/flowers to socks to wrapping paper, inspiration is all around us.

Do you listen to music while creating? If so, what are 3 songs on your current playlist?
I’m addicted to the 80s Pandora channel! My three favorites at the moment are Shadows of the Night by Pat Benatar, Warrior by Scandal, and the Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not creating?
I love working on projects around the house, rehabbing furniture to give it new life, and spending time with friends/family.

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Thank you for welcoming all these ladies as CONFETTI CREW Design Team Members.  I am so happy to have them here with me as I launch REVERSE CONFETTI. Their talent never ceases to amaze me and I am sure that you will absolutely adore what they make with our stamps.

Tomorrow is a big day…the beginning of 3 SNEAK PEEK days for our very first release!  You’ll see creations from all of the design team members, as well as a *few* friends that I have asked to play along with us for our first release. 

Until then…

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COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: DAY THREE

By admin
on May 03, 2013

TGIF ‘Fetti Fans!

While the week is coming to an end, the party here at Reverse Confetti is not.  In fact, we have just gotten started!  Today I am happy to introduce THREE more members of the CONFETTI CREW.  As you saw yesterday, I gave each of these super talented ladies a few questions to answer so that everyone could get to know them a little better and so that you could be inspired by them right here, right now.

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First up today is the very talented AMY KOLLING.  Amy and I have spent some time on the same design teams and I truly admire her style…so clean, crisp and graphic.  Each of her projects is pure eye candy!..which is probably why she was just named one of the newest STAMPING ROYALTY winners by Paper Crafts Magazine! Congrats, Amy!

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My name is Amy Kolling.  I live in Topeka, Kansas and work full-time as a Hemodialysis RN.  I am married and have 2 kids:  Brett and Payton.  I’m so excited to be helping Jen with her new stamp company.  Although we’ve never met in person, we’ve been on several DT’s together and maybe one day we will meet especially since we really don’t live that far away!

How were you introduced to stamping?
I was introduced to the world of stamping when I made the mistake of asking a co-worker for a SU catalogue. That was almost 15 years ago!

How would you describe your design style?
When it comes to answering the question of “What’s your design style?”, I would have to say clean and simple but I can throw in some fancy layering in there too!

What’s your best advice for finding lost mojo? 
I enjoy browsing through some of my favorite challenges especially a sketch challenge.  It really helps to get an idea started for me.

What are 2-3 of your favorite color combos? 
 1)  Purple, olive green  2)  Yellow, aqua, grey  3)  Red, turquoise, yellow

What is your favorite thing about stamping/paper crafting?  
I have most enjoyed meeting all my online friends…..there are so many wonderful people I would have never met if I didn’t stamp/blog!  The best part about this too is getting to meet some of them in person!!!

Do you like using different techniques on your projects? If so, what is your favorite technique?  
My most favorite technique is Emboss Resist……there is just magic that happens with this technique!  There are so many techniques out there and it’s fun to give them a try!

Where do you find inspiration?  
Goodness……I find inspiration at places like Target when looking at clothing patterns or colors, from gift wrapping, and I’ve even been known to find inspiration from my kids clothes!!  If I’m out shopping, I snap a photo of the inspiration piece for use later!

Do you listen to music while creating? If so, what are 3 songs on your current playlist? 
I generally do not listen to music when creating……peace and quiet is what I LOVE!  However when I do listen to music when crafting, it’s Pandora and it’s an array of artists!!  If I’m quite honest, my favorite songs lately have to be from Radio Disney as that’s all we listen to in the car!!  My favorite adult music would be Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, and Nickelback.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not creating? 
Hands down……being with my family!!!  Whether we are just watching The Voice (a new show to us and we love it) or being outside…..being together is priceless.  We stay very busy with weekly activities for the kids that having family time makes it all the more precious!

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I don’t think that the CONFETTI CREW would be complete without my sweet friend, AMY SHEFFER.  Her stamping style is one of a kind with each layer of her card receiving special treatment.  If you have visited her blog recently, you may have noticed that her amazing scrappy style of card making, too.    While I have never met her in person, we have shared time on a few design teams and have spent a few hours here and there chatting on the phone.

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 Hi everyone! I’m Amy Sheffer from small-town Virginia on the outskirts of the Washington, DC area. I live with my husband of almost 20 years, our three children, and a very spoiled cat. Jen was one of the first friends I ever made in the online papercrafting community, and I was stalking her on Splitcoaststampers long before we ever exchanged any emails or phone calls. I’m so excited to be along for the ride in this new venture of hers!

How were you introduced to stamping?
My first stamping experience was at a friend’s Stampin’ Up party. I was hooked right away and have never looked back!

How would you describe your design style?
All over the place! I like to try it all, from vintage to clean and simple, and everything in between. Usually, though, my style has lots of layers and embellishments. I often like to add something of the unexpected as well, whether that’s an interesting new product or an unusual ribbon treatment. Those personal “aha” moments are what keep things interesting.

What’s your best advice for finding lost mojo?
Trying out a new technique or style, working with some new product, or stepping away to do something different altogether (i.e., visit an antique shop, read a good book, see a movie) are things that usually work. Worst case, ride it out. The ebb and flow is part of any creative process.

What are 2-3 of your favorite color combos (please use non-company specific color names)?
Variations of the blue, yellow, and green combo have long been a personal favorite. Currently, just about any color with gray speaks to me. And I love orange, especially with yellow, aqua, or lime green (or all four).

What is your favorite thing about stamping/paper crafting?
The people! I treasure the friends I’ve made through stamping and blogging.

Do you like using different techniques on your projects? If so, what is your favorite technique?
I don’t typically set out with a technique in mind, but it’s always fun when one sort of organically works its way into whatever else I’ve got going on. One technique, if you call it that, that shows up a lot in my designs is distressing/aging of some sort, whether with ink, paint, sanding, or stitching.

Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere! For color combos and trends, clothing and home decor fabrics are great sources of inspiration. For fun layouts, any print or graphic materials, from magazines to junk mail, book jackets to billboards.

Do you listen to music while creating? If so, what are 3 songs on your current playlist?
I love music, but surprisingly, when I’m creating, I seem to prefer quiet and solitude.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not creating?
Reading, home decorating projects, and photography, to name a few. I’m really into the whole perpetual student thing, too, so I’ve usually got a handful of online classes I’m taking or waiting to take.

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We conclude our introductions today with the one and only VALERIE STANGLE.  Long before I could call a friend, I admired her cute and fresh project style.  It’s too bad I wasn’t a stamper when I lived in San Diego, but fortunately I get to go back to visit friends and family and we get to connect over coffee and shopping then.

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My name is Valerie Stangle and I fell in love with the wonderful art of rubberstamping/papercrafting over 10 years ago.   I am the proud mother to 3 terrific kids and wife of 21 years to Jay.  We live in the inland area of San Diego County, which is also where I have lived my entire life.  Jen and I met years ago when she came out to visit family here in San Diego and still try to meet up each time when she visits.  I am so honored to be part of the launch of Reverse Confetti! Thanks, Jen!

How were you introduced to stamping?
A friend who was a demonstrator for a prominent stamp company invited me over a dozen years ago to a home party; I was instantly hooked.

How would you describe your design style?
After dabbling in all sorts of styles, I find that Clean and Simple is my design style.

What’s your best advice for finding lost mojo?
Don’t stress about it!

What are 2-3 of your favorite color combos ?
I can’t say I have favorite colors combos, per se, but I do tend to gravitate towards fresh, bright colors.

What is your favorite thing about stamping/paper crafting?
Playing with all the fun stamps, inks, papers and dies allows me to not only make cards or projects that are a part of me, but I can also customize them for the recipient.

Do you like using different techniques on your projects? If so, what is your favorite technique.
I am not a technique driven stamper, I have experimented with many techniques as I was learning about this craft but have settled comfortably into my CAS style.

Where do you find inspiration?
Blogs, sketch challenges, home magazines, as well as industry publications.

Do you listen to music while creating? If so, what are 3 songs on your current playlist?
I usually craft in the quiet, but have been known to blast my iPod on occasion.  My playlist is wide and varied, from Aerosmith to Zac Brown, with an eclectic mix in the middle, with a large percentage pop country.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not creating?
In no particular order, hanging out with my family, watching movies and tv, attending plays, reading, hiking, riding bikes, walking Riley, and gardening are just a few of the things you might find me doing when not creating.

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So far, you’ve met 6 of the CONFETTI CREW Design Team.  Come back again tomorrow for the last 3 introductions and interviews.  Until then…

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