July 22, 2014

Happy Hello

It's time for a new Catered Crop Recipe Swap, and this one is JUST my kinda challenge! Vellum! Vellum has been my go-to supply all year, I love it. 

I dug into my stash of i {heart} papers goodies and decided to ink up some Wplus9 sets - More Fresh Cut Florals and Hand Lettered Hello.

I used the Custom Panels die set to create an angled panel to line up with the Metallic MME paper. I've used Memento Luxe inks for the floral cluster and the sentiment and finished with some shiny sequins.

Vellum is such a fun supply, I hope you'll play along!

July 18, 2014


It's time for a new Viva la Verve sketch - did you know you can win $100 a month just for playing along?! Best prize ever!

It's inspiration week, so I also drew on the aqua and yellow in the inspiration pic.

I kept very true to the sketch, even using a little butterfly!

I love that Julee always has just the right sentiment. The Be Okay Plain Jane was JUST what I needed to reassure someone special.

I've used Petals and Wings and the matching Wings and Petals die and the pretty border is from the Scalloped Trim Trio. I finished with some gorgeous Shine Bright sequins.

Here's a peek inside my card...

Stamps: Be Okay, Petals and Wings (Verve StampsPaper: Homespun (Simple Stories) Ink: Nautical Blue, Pistachio, Peanut Brittle, Rhubarb Stalk (Memento Luxe) Dies: A Cut Above Dies: Wings and Petals, Scalloped Trim Trio (Verve Stamps)  Other: Sewing Machine, Shine Bright Sequins (Verve)

July 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Kate!

Woohoo - it's Kate's birthday! Many of you know Kate from her fabulous store, i {heart} papers. Kate is THE fastest shipper around! Right now she's in the middle of a big move, Kate I hope you still find time for some cake!

To celebrate her, the design team is having a little blog hop to share our birthday cards and wishes. 

I've used lots of Wplus9 goodies on my card for Kate - the Spring Blooms stamp set and matching dies, the Hello Script word die and the Strictly Sentiments 1 set for the birthday sentiments. You'll find some Wplus9 dies in stock here. The sequins have a coating that didn't allow the true color to shine through in a photo - but it's a pretty look, right? The paper is the Metallic necessities pack from MME. Of course I've used my fave Memento Luxe inks.

Here's a peek inside the card...

Kate's MY boss, so this is super appropriate!

Be sure to hop along to each designer and leave these talented gals some love!
Lisa guest DT
Melissa guest DT

And please stop by Kate's blog to wish her a happy birthday!

July 16, 2014

Curtain Call Anniversary - HUGE PRIZES!

Today marks the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge 1st Anniversary!
What a fabulous year it has been!

Let's celebrate with an Anything Goes challenge!

photo source:  decoritdarling.net

and that's not all!
We have loads of sponsors for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Anything Goes!  Check out all of the amazing prizes that our sponsors are giving away to YOU, our randomly selected challenge participants!  A LEAD and several SHOW STOPPERS will also be named from the Anything Goes challenge gallery!

$15 Gift Certificate

$20 Store Credit

choice stamp set

$25 Gift Voucher

Say Cheese Lawn Cut Die

Paper Sweeties
$20 Gift Cerfificate

Pretty Pink Posh
$20 Gift Certificate

£15 Gift Certificate

$25 Voucher

12 x 12 Scrapbook Kit

Swag Bag

 £15 Gift Card

$25 Gift Certificate

$15 Gift Certificate

Verve Stamps
$30 Gift Certificate

I've used some fabulous Verve goodies on my card today! The big U from You and I reminded me of the inspiration photo, I heat embossed the first part of the sentiment on vellum, and cut the U with the I Heart U die set. The flower was created with the Floral Circles dies and I've used the Banner Bundle and Flag It die sets for the banners.

The layout is this week's Retro Sketch. I've used some washi tape and Shine Bright sequins to finish.

Curtain Call Crew

Stamps: You and I (Verve StampsPaper: Sew Lovely (Echo Park) Ink: Aquamarine (Avery Elle)  Dies: A Cut Above Dies: Floral Circles, Flag It, Banner Bundle, I Heart U (Verve Stamps) Other: Vellum, Corner Punch, Sequins, Washi

July 11, 2014

SFYTT....Orange You Glad...

Hi friends! TGIF, right?! I'm popping in with my take on the current Reverse Confetti Sketch For You to Try.

This is a great basic sketch, I had fun layering up some awesome Confetti Cuts for a more is more take!

I started with the new Fresh 'n Fruity and matching Confetti Cuts, layering on top of a Love Note and Pretty Panels: Diagonal Stripes. The sentiments are stamped on Beautiful Banners

Here's a peek inside the card...

Sketch For You To Try 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 14th. The sketch will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s SFYTT post with the link list during this time.

Reverse Confetti stamps 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 15th of each month.

Stop by the Reverse Confetti blog for lots of inspiration from the Confetti Crew!

 Stamps: Fresh 'n Fruity (Reverse Confetti) Paper: Herbs and Honey (Basic Grey) Ink: Morroco, Olive Grove, Espresso Truffle (Memento Luxe) Dies: Confetti Cuts: Beautiful Banners, Fresh 'n Fruity, Love Note, Pretty Panels Diagonal Stripe (Reverse Confetti) Other: Twill, Twine, Button, Sequins, Sewing Machine