Saturday, December 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti / December Blog Hop

Pink Triangle Trees

Welcome to the Reverse Confetti December Blog Hop!  Make sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details of this hop and for a full list of inspiration and information.  This month our theme is "A year to remember" along with a few of our past favorite Reverse Confetti projects.

I recently went to Vintage Market Days and saw LOTS of fun displays of bottle brush trees.  Gave me lots of ideas for those trees I've been "collecting"!  I wanted to recreate some of those pink ombre trees I saw!

I began by ink blending with THESE BRUSHES.  They are the BOMB!  Click on the picture to shop!

Using these brushes, I ink blended Worn Lipstick Distress Ink onto a white panel of cardstock in ombre fashion and blended the same ink onto a white notecard.  From the ink blended panel, four Triangle Trees were die cut in opposite directions.  To each tree, I overstamped them with the stripes from Triangle Trees stamps and colored each line with a glitter gel pen. 

The trees were layered over a Vertical Stripes Cover Panel onto the white ink blended notecard.  A simple sentiment strip was added with foam adhesive along with some silver gems.

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Here are some of my favorite past Reverse Confetti projects from this year!

Inspiration Station



I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today.  Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Ali Farmer's blog. Here is the full list of participants sharing inspiration:

♥♥ Amy Kolling ♥♥

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Technique Tuesday / Beau and Beatrice Beaver

Beau Beaver

I am back with another card using a set from the new release from Technique Tuesday.  Beau and Beatrice Beaver is adorable and full of punny sentiments.  

Here, I Copic colored my images and die cut.  I ink blended a Tumbled Glass Distress Ink sky and then masked off the sky and added Peeled Paint Distress Ink for the grass.  This is perfect for those pesky masculine cards as long as they aren't offended by the sentiment!  LOL

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

SugarPea Designs / Mix It Up Challenge #50

MIU Challenge 

Hello!  I am here sharing a card using the December Mix it Up Challenge from SugarPea Designs over at the SugarPea Designs blog.
  Make sure to check out the blog for all the details!

For this month's challenge, I used the 'anything goes' portion of the Mix It Up Challenge.  (see graphic below).

With an 'anything goes' challenge, creating a CAS card is at the top of my list.  I Copic colored one of the penguins from Eskimo Kisses and die cut.  My images were added to a panel that was embossed with these dots and a wreath opening in the center which is a perfect place for my image to land.  A simple sentiment strip grounds my image below.

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Avery Elle / Peacock


I'm here sharing a cute little number for the next holiday.....Valentine's Day!  With this being one of my favorite holidays to craft for, this mini stamp set that is SO easy to color will be a quick go-to set this season.

To create my background, I used the Three Hearts Elle-ments to cut out lots of hearts.  Using these hearts, I created a faux embossed panel using die cuts!  I kept adding hearts until my card front was filled and then just trimmed off all the excess with my scissors.


To keep this clean and simple, I Copic colored my Peacock in rainbow colors (why not, right?) and die cut using the Peacock Elle-ments.  A simple white heat embossed 'Happy Valentine's Day' was done on a black cardstock strip.  A few red gems were added as a final touch!


Monday, December 3, 2018

Hello Bluebird / Frosty Flakes

I'm  here with a little piece of winter that arrived here in Kansas last weekend!  We literally had 60 degree weather on Saturday and then a BLIZZARD on Sunday.  It was crazy!

Any way, I thought it would translate well into this card using the newest stand alone dies......Frosty Flakes from Hello Bluebird.  To create my background, I started with a light blue cardstock panel.  To this panel, I ink blended Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot Distress Inks.  Over the top of this panel, I spritzed generously Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray: Sparkle from Imagine Crafts.  If only I could capture all the sheer glitter on this panel in my photo!  Trust me, you NEED this stuff!  :)

Frosty Flakes

To capture the essence of winter, I die cut lots of Frosty Flakes from white cardstock since my background was already full of shimmer.  I arranged and adhered my flakes to the upper left side.  For a sentiment, I wanted to add a few from Skating Together and Quiet Christmas.  I arranged them with foam adhesive and added lots of sparkling clear sequins.

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Thank you so much for sharing a part of your day with me!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Technique Tuesday / New Release Reveal Day


It's release day at Technique Tuesday!  All the fun stamps and dies that have been shared the past 2 days over on the Technique Tuesday blog are available TODAY!  

Make sure to check out the Technique Tuesday blog for all the release details and full list of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!  

Joyful Juniper is the newest stamp set in the Greenhouse Society collection.  I stamped a tone on tone image using a shade darker ink than the cardstock.  To add some detail to the berries, I used a few Copic markers to give look of shadows.  A simple black sentiment and some Midnight Black gems finish the panel which was layered with black cardstock for just a small black border.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Reverse Confetti / Confetti Camera

Hello Reverse Confetti friends!  Today it is my turn to host the Confetti Camera over on the Reverse Confetti blog.  The theme is: For a Friend.  It's so much fun to add a homemade touch to a gift for a friend!

I have been wanting to try a stitching project using Reverse Confetti dies for a while so I created this mini hoop and card gift duo.  I love how it turned out!  Here is a sneak peek but make sure to go visit the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details on my project!!

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Queen & Co. / New word dies!

Sending Smiles 

Hello!  I'm here with two totally different cards but ones I wanted to share to show the versatility of these new word dies from Queen & Co.  

My first card uses the yellow gingham paper from Happy Harvest.  A trimmed portion of the yellow gingham was adhered to a kraft notecard.  

I created my shaker using Wood Toppings and Diamonds Prime.  Because I used the scallop circle shape, I finished off my card with some hand cut leaves and the die cut sentiment "Sending Smiles".  

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Circle Shaped Shaker
Happy Harvest 6x6 Paper Pad
Wood Toppings
Diamonds Prime


Merry Christmas 

My second card is all holiday!  Using paper from Merry & Bright, I added a panel to a white notecard and a die cut 'Merry Christmas' done in black cardstock.

I created my star shaker using Tiny Bubbles as the toppings!  I love the look of these!  To keep this as simple as can be, I added my star shaker.  

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Merry & Bright
Tiny Bubbles
Star Die

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Erin Lee Creative / Launch Blog Hop / Giveaway

Koko Girl Snowman 

Hello!  I am so excited to help celebrate the launch of Erin Lee Creative!  Erin has been a crafty friend for many years and I'm so thrilled for her and her new company!  I had the opportunity to play around with her designs prior to release and just wait!  She has so many fun things to come!

I ADORE snowman images and this one is adorable with it's carrot nose!  Since #rainbowallthethings has become fashionable, I gave my snowman, from Koko Girl Snowman, a rainbow scarf colored with Copics.  After diecutting my snowman, the image was layered over a snowy hill and ink blended sky (done with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink).  I added a panel cut with a standard circle die over the top of my snowman to create my scene.  As final touches, I added lots of Crystal Stickles as "snow".

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Koko Girl Couch

This kitten, from Koko Girl Couch Stamp Set, was just too cute not to use!  The rug and kitten were Copic colored and die cut using coordinating dies.  White accents were done with a fine tip paint pen.  To a white cardstock notecard, the Wreath Stencil was sponged on using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink.  I added my images with foam adhesive and rounded the corners of my notecard.

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To celebrate the launch of Erin Lee Creative we are giving away one stamp set each to three lucky winners chosen from comments left across all of the blogs participating in this hop. Please leave a comment on any participating blog by December 5th, 2018. Three winners will be announced the following week on the Erin Lee Creative Blog. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

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