Saturday, December 16, 2017

Reverse Confetti / SFYTT


Hello!  I am here sharing a card using the current SFYTT (Sketch For You to Try) over at the Reverse Confetti blog.  Check out the SFYTT post......HERE for all the details!

I decided to change things up and create a LOVE card for the current SFYTT.  Using the sketch, I trimmed a piece of text pattern paper from True Love, into blocks and layered it over a panel of Midnight Cardstock.  Using the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts, I added die cut hearts from XOXO Hearts Confetti Cuts in Rose, Flamingo, and Piggy Bank Cardstocks.  A banner from Flowers for Mom Confetti Cuts (a personal favorite die set of mine!) was stamped with a sentiment from Crazy About You.  


Now the best part is.......there is always a winner every month!  Here are the details:

The winner 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 30th of each month.

Check out the SFYTT post......HERE.

So let's see your Reverse Confetti creations this still have time to get it done!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Avery Elle / Windmill

Hello!  I am here sharing a card to welcome someone to their new home using the Windmill stamp set from Avery Elle.


I've colored this cutie "gnome" type of house in reds and greens.  All the little scene building images were Copic colored and die cut using the coordinating Windmill Elle-ments.  My background was made using the cloud die from the Picket Fence Elle-ments and some Aquamarine Pigment Ink to blend a sky background.  For the grass, again I've used the Picket Fence Elle-ments for a layered lawn by die cutting the grass twice.  After building and adhering my scene, I added a "home sweet home" banner along with a Cherry Hemp Twine bow.


Windmill Elle-ments
Picket Fence Elle-ments
Cherry Hemp Twine
Aquamarine Pigment Ink

Friday, December 8, 2017

Reverse Confetti / December Blog Hop

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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 time of year is all about giving.  I've made an ensemble of winter cheer for a very special person.  

My card uses the plaid pattern paper from Warm Heart with a strip of Royal Purple cardstock.  I love these adorable snowmen from Cool Friends and I colored them with the same colors from the papers in the Warm Heart collection.  My sentiment, from Sentimental Christmas, was stamped in black onto a tag from Tag Duo.  I adhered my snowman and sentiment tag with foam adhesive and tucked a snowflake from Snowflake Trio behind the sentiment.

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For my box, I've used the Clear Treat Box & Box Wrap Combo done in Royal Purple cardstock with an accent of plaid pattern paper from Warm Heart.  I added a smaller tag from Tag Duo along with a sentiment from Sentimental Christmas.  I adhered my colored snowman and added another snowflake from Snowflake Trio.  I filled my box with coordinating M&M's and added my tag with baker's twine. 

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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 Melissa Phillip's blog. Here is the full list of participants sharing inspiration:


One thing before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…

December's NEW SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is open for you to play along.  Check it out for a chance to win and become our newest ‘Fetti Fave! 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Reverse Confetti / CAS(E) this Sketch!

CAS(E) this Sketch

Hi everyone!  I had to switch gears for a bit.  Back to some non-holiday cards.  To jumpstart my creativity, I always look to my favorite challenge blogs including CAS(E) this Sketch!  This sketch was perfect and simple!

For the layers on my sketch, I used paper from Cheerful & Kind pattern paper pad and a scallop layer of white cardstock using the Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cut.  To keep this simple, I added a few white heat embossed and watercolored blooms from Build a Bunch.  I added a stamped and die cut "hi" from Sentiment Essentials.  To finish, I added some Sparkling Clear Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh.

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Here's the sketch to jump start your creativity!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Avery Elle / Otterly Fantastic

Hello!  I am here with a card that starts off my Valentine's using the adorable new set called Otterly Fantastic from Avery Elle.

Otterly Fantastic

Since alcohol inks have "come back in style", I used them here to create a water backdrop for my otter.  I started my card off with a panel of Yupo paper from Ranger.  These inks work best with this type of paper.  To an applicator, I added a felt pad (different than what we use for ink blending) and added a few, random drops of Mermaid, Citrus, and Silver Mixative.  They really only need to be drops as the next step is to add a few drops of Alcohol Blending Solution to the felt pad.  To create my background, I used the applicator and simply placed it on the paper, twisted, and lifted off.  I repeated this for the entire panel.  After letting the panel dry, I used the Wonky Stitches Die to die cut the panel.  

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My otter was Copic colored with E42, E43, E44 and die cut with the coordinating Otterly Fantastic Elle-ments.  What I love is that there is a die that cuts the paws so that the otter can "hold" something!  In this case since this is for Valentine's, I used the heart stamp from the set.  Using Scalloped & Pierced Hearts Elle-ments, I die cut a red heart and white heat embossed the sentiment.  After adding the heart to the right side, I added the otter and a few extra hearts.  This panel was added to my alcohol ink background created earlier. 

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Don't be afraid of trying new things with the alchol inks.  I have even "messed up" and simply laid more color down over it.  Have fun creating some amazing backgrounds!

Otterly Fantastic
Otterfly Fantastic Elle-ments
Wonky Stitches Die
Scalloped & Pierced Hearts Elle-ments

Friday, December 1, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Tis the Season

Hello and Welcome!  I am excited to get things started off with the first day of the Advent Calendar Extravaganza!  This is such a fun online event each year hosted by my friend Taheerah and this year is better than ever!  Make sure to visit Taheerah's blog (linked below) for all the event details and for additional links!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises await behind the door!


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Today's Advent sponsor is Catherine Pooler Designs.  
I have been lucky to help Catherine with several of her last releases including her ink lines.  IF YOU HAVEN'T checked out her ink yet, YOU MUST!  It's phenomenal!  Click HERE to visit the inks.

I've used the 'Tis the Season stamp set, which will be released soon as it was part of the holiday Stamp of Approval box.  I stamped the poinsettia in Rockin' Red ink and the leaves in Eucalyptus (brand new color!).  The centers and leaves with berries were gold heat embossed.  These were all die cut with the matching dies.  To create my background, I used the tiny snow stamp and larger berry stamp to white heat emboss a white panel.  After embossing, It's a Boy ink from Catherine Pooler was blended over the panel using the emboss resist technique.  To finish, I layered my poinsettias across my panel and added a white heat embossed sentiment on black cardstock with foam adhesive.  

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It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Catherine Pooler Designs so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!


Because I love Catherine's ink SO much, I thought I'd share the whole color chart that is available!  The colors are so vibrant and stamp beautiful!  Let me say this......I didn't think I needed another ink in my collection until I used these!  

Click HERE to visit the inks.  Trust me you will want them all!  ☺

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