Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Heart Desires Challenge #7: Merry Howlidays



post 2 of 2 for today...click HERE for Reverse Confetti's Countdown to Confetti Day Three

Hello, today is the start of the new The Heart Desires challenge #7!  Check out this gorgeous inspiration:


I'm a huge fan of color so I had fun putting together this card.  It combines a couple different companies.


Let's start off with that sweet Happy Howl-idays dog from Avery Elle.  Isn't he the cutest?  He's sitting on the Hero Arts Winter Cheer tag by Lia.  I used the Farm Fresh Gingham paper by MFT.


The green watercolor wash for the background was created with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.

I can't wait to see how my teamies were inspired!  I hope that you'll play along too!




Reverse Confetti : Countdown to Confetti Day Three: You made my day!


Post 1 of 2 for today...click HERE for The Heart Desires Challenge #7



Hey there 'Fetti Fans, it's the Countdown to Confetti Day 3!!!!

On the 8th all the new Reverse Confetti stamps + confetti cuts will be available for purchase. We will be counting down the fun until New Release Day! 




We have a FABulous December 'Fetti Friend:


Today we are featuring:
Figure of Speech stamps + coordinating confetti cuts

Here's how I was inspired:


I decided to team up the Figure of Speech stamps + coordinating confetti cuts with the adorable previously release, Coffee and You set.  I'll start on the bottom and work my way up!  The star panel is from the Fright Night paper pad.  I dry embossed the Lime Green panel.  The Figure of Speech has been stamped with Avocado ink.


All of the Coffee and You images have been stamped with Versafine Onyx and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.





Amy Kolling

Diane Jaquay

Lisa Henke

Amy Rohl

Laurie Schmidlin

Amy Tsuruta

Audrey Tokach

Amy Sheffer

Leigh Penner

Jeanne Jachna

Susan Liles

Heather Hoffman


Remember to hop over to the Reverse Confetti Blog to see all the fabulous inspiration and to leave comments on my other teamies blogs!   





In case you haven't heard, the Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop is on FRIDAY!  I'm super excited that Reverse Confetti is one of the Super Sponsors!  The fun starts HERE on December 9th at 6 am pacific!


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Happy Birthday Lisa!


Post 3 of 3 for today.....click HERE for the Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti Day Two.

click HERE for Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!


Happy Birthday to Lisa!!!  There's a group of us that celebrate each other's birthday's with a blog hop!  I'm the start of the hop!

I met Lisa through our Crafty Group.  She has to be one of thee sweetest people that I know!  She is a wonderful designer and especially a fabulous colorista! 

Here's the card that I made especially for Lisa!  I combined my new Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Friends stamp set and Peekaboo Windows Dies.  I also used PPP's Scallop Borders Dies.  The sentiments are combined Altenew sets:  Coffee Love and Super Script.


The paper and puffy stickers are Crate Paper, Snow and Cocoa collection.


Lisa, I hope that you have an amazing Birthday and a FABulous year!  Now you're off to Toni!  

Here's the hop listing in case you get lost along the way:

Amy - Toni - Vicki - Kimberly - Tonya
Katie - Laura - Kate - Lenae
BIRTHDAY GIRL: 


Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!!


post 2 of 3 for today...click HERE for the Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti Day Two.

Click HERE for a Pretty Pink Posh project and Birthday post!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I'm so thrilled to be part of Taheerah's Advent Calendar Festivities!  Read on for the details:

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 taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!



Here's how I was inspired:


Surprise Surprise!  It's a Coffee themed holiday card!  I used the coffee images from the Altenew - Coffee Love set!  I teamed it up with a sentiment from Winnie & Walter's, The Big, the Bold and the Merry.  The paper is from the Snow and Cocoa collection by Crate Paper.


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 Altenew so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com 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 2016 to enter.

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

Reverse Confetti: Countdown to Confetti Day Two - Wishing You a Fabulous Birthday!



post 1 of 3...click HERE for Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!

Click HERE for a Pretty Pink Posh project and Birthday post!




Hey there 'Fetti Fans, it's the Countdown to Confetti Day 2!!!!

On the 8th all the new Reverse Confetti stamps + confetti cuts will be available for purchase. We will be counting down the fun until New Release Day! 




We have a FABulous November 'Fetti Friends:

Isha Gupta

Today we are featuring:
You're So stamps + confetti cuts
Outlined stamps  

I'm also featuring:
Bar Tag Layer

I have 2 cards to share with you today, first up is the one that uses the You're So stamps + coordinating confetti cuts:


If you didn't know, my favorite color is green💚.  Let's start with the paper and cardstock first.  The polka paper is from the Fright Night paper pad.  I combined it with both Avocado and Lime Green cardstock.  The 'fabulous' has been stacked 3 tall...I glued together 3 fabulous words together.  LOVE the new You're So sentiments!

Next up is the new Outlined stamps that I teamed up with the Bar Tag Layer.


The cake and cake plate are from the previously released Candles 'n Confetti.  You can say that I hoard all my green papers...the polka panel is from Fright Night.  Can you see the Bar Tag Layer?  That has been cut with Avocado and Lime Green cardstock.   The sentiment is from the Outlined stamp set.  It has been stamped in, yes, you guessed it, Avocado and Lime Green ink.










Remember to hop over to the Reverse Confetti Blog to see all the fabulous inspiration and to leave comments on my other teamies blogs!   

Amy Kolling

Lisa Henke

Laurie Schmidlin

Heather Pulvirenti

Amy Tsuruta

Heather Hoffman

Amy Sheffer

Leigh Penner

Jeanne Jachna

MELISSA PHILLIPS






Monday, December 5, 2016

Hero Arts December My Monthly Hero Blog Hop: Party!


Post 2 of 2 for today...click HERE for Reverse Confetti's Countdown to Confetti Day One!



The December My Monthly Hero kit has everything you need for your Party and Celebratory needs!  You should have arrived here from my bloggie friend,  May Park's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is the Hero Arts blog!

The Main Kit:



The kit contains:
► A 4"x6" clear stamp set
► A set of 8 coordinating Frame Cuts dies that match the stamp set
► Two Fancy word dies - "cheers" and "party"
► A set of Paper Layering dies for adding a sunburst or sparkler effect
► Fun new gold glitter embossing powder
► Custom washi tape designed for the kit
► A gold Uni-ball Gel Pen
► 4 half sheets of gold foil cardstock
► 2 half sheets of each metallic cardstock: purple, pink, dark blue and antique gold

The kit value is $65, an amazing deal at $34.99.

Optional add-on products include:

















I know, right?!  TONS of goodness but remember, the Main Kit is available for a limited time only...when it's gone, it is gone! 


Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, December 11 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the  following week.

I have a card that I made especially for today's hop:


I'm smitten with the navy and copper color duo.  The main kit includes the most beautiful metallic cardstock that I teamed up with the Main kit stamps.  I used Hero Hues Metallic Inks - Copper for the Party time and Copper embossing powder for the champagne bottle.


Seriously, check out the sheen of the cardstock and the embossed bottle.  Do you see the bubbly?  I masked off the area and used my navy Peerless and spattered the watercolor.  The degree of water saturation determined the hue of the navy...love how it turned out.

In case you missed it, I also designed a card for last Friday's Countdown post:


I'm SUPER excited for this kit and I know you are too!  Make sure you order yours today before they are no longer available!

Now hop on over to my teamie Clare Prezzia's blog!  

In case you get lost along the way, here's the full hop listing:

The Hero Arts Blog 
Yana Smakula 
Mariana Grigsby 
May Park 
Amy Tsuruta  --> you are here! 
Clare Prezzia 
Laura Bassen 
Wanda Guess 
Lydia Fiedler 
Ilina Crouse 
Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson's CLASSroom 
Shari Carroll at Simon Says Stamp 
Libby Hickson