Thursday, March 05, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh New Release Blog Hop

*Note: This is my second post for today.
Please scroll down to see my post for Day 1 of the Countdown to Confetti New Release.

Welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh New Release Blog Hop!

I'm so excited to help introduce these fabulous new dies that
are available now at Pretty Pink Posh!
If you're following along with the hop, you should have arrived here from Nichol Magouirk's blog.
If not, don't worry, I have the complete list at the end of this post! :)

I have a card to share that I made using some of the new die and
I made it using CAS(E) This Sketch #113 designed by N@ Ali:

Here's my card:

I love Pretty Pink Posh's new picket fence die -- it's so sweet!
I started by diecutting my white panel using the Stitched Duos 2 die.
Then, I ran it through my diecutting machine a second time with the Picket Fence die.
I inked the sky (using some masks I made with PTI's cloud die) in hawaiian shores
and the grass in simply charteuse.
I stamped some Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals on their coordinating diecuts and arranged
them in front of the fence.
I finished it off by stamping the sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp's Blessed stamp set)
and added a flag (diecut with another new Pretty Pink Posh die set -- Stitched Labels 1 dies.

So, that's it for me.
Next on the hop is Joni Andaya's blog.

You'll want to play along with the hop, because there are 
there are 2 $25 gift certificates up for grabs. 
Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop
(Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 3/11/2015. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.) 

Here's the list of blog hop participants:

Thanks for looking!

Countdown to Confetti: Tweet Life & More than Jellybeans

Hey, 'Fetti Fans, welcome to Day 1 of the March Release for Reverse Confetti

This is such a fabulous release, with five new stamp sets and seven new Confetti Cuts!
Lots of sweet goodness coming this month!

Today, we are introducing two new sets that are perfect for spring:
an adorable new set called The Tweet Life & a wonderfully fun Easter set called More than Jellybeans.
And, they both come with coordinating Confetti Cuts!

First up: the cards I made using The Tweet Life:

Isn't this sweet? It makes me think of a children's book cover.
I layered some white cardstock over my aqua background.
And then I added a Spring Fling Quick Cut Panel, on which I stamped the
two sweet little birds from The Tweet Life.
Then, I paper-pieced them using some cardstock.
I stamped their tummies, using the stamps in coordinating ink.

Next, I used a couple more Spring Fling Quick Cut Panels.

This time, I layered two of the Spring Fling Quick Cut Panels on my card.
Using the coordinating The Tweet Life Confetti Cuts, I added a bird, which I watercoloured
with some gelatos.

And, I paper-pieced the adorable little birdhouse using a piece of the Spring Fling Quick Cut Panel
that was tucked behind the other Spring Fling Quick Cut Panels.

I stamped the little flower (also from The Tweet Life) in the centre and heat embossed it in clear.

And, lastly, I have a third card that I made using the sweet little birdhouse stamp.

I stamped the birdhouse three times in versamark and heat embossed it in white.
Then, using some gelatos, I watercoloured the background and houses.
I stamped my sentiment when it was dry in versafine onyx black ink.

Now, I have a couple of cards to share that I made using the new More Than Jellybeans.

First up, is this card, on which I also used a new Confetti Cuts that's being released this month.
It's a Double Banner Garland and it's amazing!

I used some Easter colours and stamped my sweet bunny in aqua mist.
I created my banners by diecutting them from aqua mist and lemon tart cardstock.

And on my last card that I'm sharing today, I had a lot of fun with the coordinating Confetti
Cuts that go along with More Than Jellybeans.

Once again, I used some aqua and yellow.
I stamped my sentiment/egg from More than Jellybeans by inking it up with lemon tart and aqua mist ink, after diecutting it with the coordinating More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts
For the other two eggs, I used the smooching technique with the same inks onto some
white cardstock, let it dry and then diecut them.

Do you like my basket?
I made it by diecutting the Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts tag from kraft cardstock.
Then, I ran it through my diecutting machine with the new Double Banner Garland  along
the bottom to diecut the curved edge.
For the top of the basket, I used the bottom edge of the curved Beautiful Banners Confetti Cuts.
Then, I curved one of the striped stamps from So Stripey and stamped it in classic kraft ink.
I straightened it out to stamp the lines running vertically on the basket.
I was pretty pleased with how it turned out!


 That's it for today!
There will be a $15 gift certificate up for grabs, so you make sure you leave a comment 
on each sneak peek post for each designer to increase your chances of winning!
Comments will close at noon CST on March 7th and the winner will be 
announced later that day at 5pm CST.

Want another chance to win? 
Head on over to Reverse Confetti's Facebook page and 
look for the graphic posted there.

Oh, and before you go, I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to have
a card featured in next week's Reverse Confetti newsletter for the Inspiration Station feature.
If you haven't signed up for the Reverse Confetti newsletter yet, you can do so here.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

A Sympathy Card

I have a sympathy card to share today that I made using the

I started with some Crate Paper patterned paper for my background.
I stamped my sentiment (from Lots to Say stamp set) onto a Love Note diecut.
I added some buttons and twine and a Crate Paper embellishment
and adhered the diecut to my card using dimensional adhesive.


Oh, and before you go, I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to have
a card featured in the next Reverse Confetti newsletter for the Inspiration Station (on March 13th).
If you haven't signed up for the Reverse Confetti newsletter, you can do so here.

And, for you 'Fetti Fans, you'll want to stop by again tomorrow
(& the next day & the next day & the next day)
because it's our Countdown to Confetti sneak peeks for the March Release.
Lots of fabulous new products are being released!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

On the Chickaniddy Crafts blog today

Hey there! 
I'm just popping in to let you know that I have a card on the Chickaniddy Crafts blog today,
if you'd like to check it out.

Here's a peek:

Click here to see more.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 02, 2015

Bazzill Basics & Butterflies

Hi there!
I'm just popping in today to let you know that 
I'm up on the Bazzill Basics Blog today, combining Bazzill with butterflies again.
This time, though, I used some of the new fabulous foil board colours.
Check it out:

Isn't that new foil gorgeous?
It looks even better in real life!

Click here to find out what new colours I used.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge #1

*Note: this is my second post for today.
Please scroll down to see the card I made for Reverse Confetti's SFYTT.

There's a brand new challenge in blogland called Sparkle and Shine Challenge,
which is being sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh.

The founders of the Sparkle and Shine Challenge asked the Pretty Pink Posh DT
to play along with their first challenge.
Here it is:

Isn't it fun?
It totally made me think of Shamrocks and St. Patrick's Day.
So I searched through my PPP dies to find something I could use
to make a "four-leaf clover."
Here's my card:

Can you guess which dies I used to make my window?
It's the oval die from the Stitched Tags Dies!
And for the stem, I used the end of the scalloped border die from Stitched Borders 2 Dies.
I stamped the sentiment on my white card front using PTI's Wonderful Words Additions
and diecut the "lucky" using the coordinating dies.
I filled my shaker with Pretty Pink Posh's Woodland Mix Sequins.

So be sure to check out Sparkle and Shine Challenge
to see what everyone else made for the first challenge,
and to play along as well!

I'm also linking this up to the current Curtain Call Challenge - Lucky:

Thanks for looking!

Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try #22

Today, I have a card to share for Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try #22: 

Here's my card...

I diecut the card-stock with the Documented Confetti Cuts and layered it over some Echo Park patterned paper.
On it, I stamped the puppy from Puppy Love and then stamped the glasses from Oliver Owl.
I created the striped banner using the banner from Tag Me Confetti Cuts and then used the
small tag from Tag Me Confetti Cuts to diecut the ends of the patterned paper strip on which I stamped the sentiment from Sugary Sweet Sentiments.



Be sure to head on over to the Reverse Confetti blog to see
the other designers' takes on the sketch and to play along, if you'd like.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hello Spring

Hi there! I'm popping in today with a card I made to welcome in spring!

Now, you might think of the Chickaniddy Crafts Scrumptious as a fabulous fall line --
which it is indeed -- but I found that these products were also perfect to make a "Hello Spring" card!
(Note: I know I'm being overly optimistic with making a "Spring" card in February --
especially when we probably won't see spring until the end of April (but a girl can dream, right?)

I started with the Scrumptious Journal Tag stickers, or more specifically, the "Hello" floral sticker near the bottom.

Here's my card:

I started by diecutting a piece of Check Please patterned paper with a scalloped rectangle die.

I adhered a piece of white card stock over top that I diecut using a stitched rectangle die.

 I wanted to use the "Hello" sticker from the Scrumptious Journal Tag stickers, but I also wanted to add the word "spring", so I trimmed out the sticker while it was still on the backing and cut it in half, like this:

 Once cut apart, I adhered the sticker to the white card stock panel.

 I made a banner by diecutting the New Harvest patterned paper into a long banner, trimming
down the top and bottom and adhering some Twirly Girly alphabet stickers.

Here's a close-up of the sticker once the card was done: 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Oh my, check this out!

Hi there!
I'm just popping in today to let you know that 
I have a card up on the Bazzill Basics Blog today.

Are you wondering about this gorgeous new product that I used on my card?
Click here to find out what it is.

Thanks for looking!
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