June 27, 2014

Thankful Heart

TGIF! I'm popping in quickly with a card I made with lots of goodies from i {heart} papers...but first, I want to remind you of the BIG sale happening right now!

I needed some mail friendly thank you cards, and this one features a few different companies all mixed up together!

I've used the Pretty Patches Apple stamps and matching die set on this card, stamping with Memento Luxe inks in Love Letter, Rhubarb Stalk, Olive and Espresso Truffle. The paper is Homespun by Simple Stories. I created the curved panel with the Avery Elle Custom Panels dies, and the notebook layer is by Paper Smooches

I finished with some brown twine and gold sequins.

Here's a peek inside...

Have a wonderful weekend! We are going to watch some scary movies tonight...always fun!

June 23, 2014

You're A Gem!

Well, this post WAS supposed to be up over the weekend, but blogger kindly reverted it to draft for me - I hope that's not a judgement on the card! Anyway, the Sweet Pea Curtain Call Challenge sponsored by SugarPea Designs is still on and waiting for your fabulous entry!

With Jackson having just turned two, I'm busy creating thank you cards at the moment for all his wonderful gifts! I've used Go-pher It for my card today, coloring with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils. The word die is from Paper Smooches and the paper is Garden Party by Pebbles.

Here's a peek inside my card...

There's also an Anything Goes challenge happening at SPD - so make sure to link up any and all cards right HERE

There's also a new sketch waiting for you at the SugarPea blog, along with another card from moi!

June 18, 2014

Simple Miss You + A BIG Sale!

Hello! I'm popping in with a clean and simple "I miss you" card using some goodies from i {heart} papers, and I also have a big sale you'll want to check out!

I just love yellow and navy together, don't you? This card reminds me of baseball for some reason - must be that awesome sentiment from the You're a Winner stamp set! I stamped in Hero Arts Shadow Ink on Twirly Girly paper from Chickaniddy Crafts. A big bow tied from this chevron ribbon added even more stripes, and I finished with these enamel dots.

Kate is moving, and lucky for you, you get to help her save space while saving money! Things are selling fast, get in quick!

June 16, 2014

Reverse Confetti June Color Challenge!

Hello friends! It's the middle of the month, so it's time for a new Reverse Confetti color challenge!

Now, I may have misremembeed the aqua in the photo as blue....that'll teach me to watch Scandal on my tablet instead of having the challenge graphic open *grin* I know you'll be MUCH more in line with the challenge! 

I've used Freida for my card today, I just love this sassy gal!

Freida is fussy cut and popped up over a peek-a-boo sequin shaker background. I've used vellum to stamp the sentiment on a strip cut with the Tag Me Confetti Cuts, and I just LOVE giving her red glasses!

Her dress and scarf are pieced and the heart got a coat of wink of stella pen.

Color Challenge Details:
There will be a new Color Challenge posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 16th of each month.
The color link list will be open from the 16th until noon CST on the 29th. The color challenge graphic will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s challenge 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 Color Challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of this month.
Stop by the Reverse Confetti blog to see all the amazing creations by the design team!

Stamps: Freida Fox (Reverse Confetti) Paper: Mint Julep (Basic Grey) Ink: Love Letter (Memento Luxe) Dies: Confetti Cuts: Tag Me (Reverse Confetti) Arrow (Paper Smooches) Other: May Arts Ribbon, Sequins, Vellum

Curtain Call + SugarPea = fun!

I'm so excited today - two of my favorite teams are joining forces, the Curtain Call challenge this week is sponsored by SugarPea Designs

photo source: hgtv.com

SugarPea provided each of the Curtain Call designers with a wonderful stamp set of their choice for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Sweet Pea!  The LEAD of this challenge will receive a gift certificate to the Sugar Pea Designs Store!
 SugarPea Designs boutique is a family owned and operated stamp company specializing in the sweetest, most unique and versatile images you’ll ever see! Our high quality photopolymer clear stamps are sure to bring a smile to your face! You can find us at www.sugarpeadesigns.com

I used Tweet Friend for my card today, masking off the girl and using just the tree part of the image. I picked up on the pinks and purples from the inspiration photo and worked those into my card. The eggs and bird were shaded with Wink of Stella glitter pens. 

Here's a peek inside my card...

Sweet Pea Designers

Stamps: Tweet Friend (SugarPea DesignsPaper: Soleil (Basic Grey) Ink: Plum (Memento Luxe) Dies: Flags, Rounded Banner, Flowers (MFT) Dots Cut Up (TCP) Other: Copics, Wink of Stella Pens, Sewing Machine, Button, Twine

June 12, 2014

Mickey Mouse Birthday Card

Hello! I thought I'd pop in tonight and share what always turns out to be my favourite card of the year - Jackson's birthday card! We had a fabulous weekend with his grandparents flying in, and a Mickey party to celebrate. I can't believe this little dude is two!

The current Recipe Swap at Catered Crop is Manly Men

Father's Day isn't until September here in NZ, so I'm focusing on the card for my little man! 

Looking through my substanial paper stash, I relised just how little paper I had featuring primary colors - this is an old Pink Paislee collection, Hometown Summer. 

I printed a giant "2" on paper (Font is Minnie, size was 300pt) and used it as a template to cut black and red cardstock. I added punched circle ears and some sponging. The sentiment is from Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches. I embellished with some glittery stars cut with Verve's Starry Die.

Here's a peek inside the card...

Shanan and I like to write letters to Jackson each year, so his birthday cards always feature a pocket. I added more stars and some stitched detail.

I'll be sure to share lots of party photos just as soon as I finish downloading all the photos! Till then, I hope you'll join us at Catered Crop!

June 8, 2014

Reverse Confetti Creative Hop!

Hey there, Reverse Confetti fans!  It’s the 8th of the month and time for another sizzling Blog Hop from the Confetti Crew and a few other friends.  Summer is quickly approaching, so this is a good excuse to stay inside out of the heat and recharge your batteries with us!  We’ll give you a minute to grab a glass of lemonade as we hop along together and share some crafty goodness with you!

The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Amy’s blog. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all of Reverse Confetti’s amazing stamp sets!

There are few things I like more than a pretty pillow box. Today I've made a trio of boxes using LOTS of Reverse Confetti goodies! I'll link up the individual supplies on each close up :-) I've used Mint Julep papers from Basic Grey and assorted Memento Luxe inks.

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 Heather’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

How would you like to win some ReverseConfetti goodies of your very own?  Leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to REVERSE CONFETTI. Comments are open until Tuesday, June 10 at noon CST, and the winner will be announced on the Reverse Confetti Blog!

A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…

April’s SKETCHFOR YOU TO TRY is open for you to play along.  Click HERE for a chance to win.  AND, be on the lookout for another great COLOR challenge on June 16th and another way to win!