Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Countdown to Confetti - Day Two

I'ts day two of Countdown to Confetti May birthday release! Today we are sharing two new Reverse Confetti sets called Circle Sentiments and God is Good. 

As a card maker I can always use sentiments and the new Circle Sentiments contain seven phrases I'm sure to use over and over again, like this new baby one. 

Additionally, there's a Circle Sentiment Scalloped Circle Confetti Cut to match. For this card design I used it to create a window in my card. 

Next up, God is Good. 

The background of my card was created by cutting strips of card stock in neutral tones, taping them together on the back and then cutting them into a rectangle. I added a doily, ribbon, vellum, jute and buttons to create lots of layers and texture with my sentiment stamped on top of the background layer. 

Seems I'm in a button mood lately with these two cards! Love buttons...such a versatile accent. 

For your chance to win a Reverse Confetti gift certificate, leave some love. Also, don't forget to visit my teammates' blogs for more inspiration and a greater chance to win those gift certificates! 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fun Stampers Journey Retirement Blog Hop

Welcome to Richard Garay’s first-ever Up, Up & Away Retirement Sale blog hop where the Make Amazing Girls are showing off projects featuring retiring products from Fun Stampers Journey. If you are arriving from Richard Garay's blog you are right on track. Make sure to visit each and every blog along the hop to see all the inspiring projects and a chance to win prizes! And check out the incredible deals on fabulous retired stamp sets, patterned paper, and more by clicking here. 

My first card uses three retiring stamps, Cocktail Party, Two is Better and the background stamp called Potion Shelf. Can you believe these stamps are retiring? They're ideal for birthday cards, cocktail party invites and more! They're a couple of my favorite sets on the retirement list! 

The ATC Two is Better tandem bicycle and sentiment are super cute together or pair the sentiment up with the Cocktail Party stamps. 

How adorable is this bicycle?!?! It's such a cute and versatile image! Swoon! 

Next up a Floral Notes card. I think the Newsprint background stamp works wonderfully with these daffodils! Heck it would go well with just about any occasion or theme, don't you think? 

Again...I just can't believe these sets are retiring! Better grab them before they're gone! 

Don't forget to leave a comment on my post and each stop along the hop as a winner from all comments received will win their choice of a retiring stamp set. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win! Comments close on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Midnight, PST. Winner will be announced on on May 8th. 

Next up on the hop is my talented teammate Tania Willis.

Hop Participants:
Richard Garay
Kathy Martin - You Are Here
Tania Willis
Angie Barrs
Mindy Baxter
Michelle Woerner
Laura Williams
Fun Stampers Journey


Two is Better Than One (Cocktails)
SS-0027 Cocktail Party; AT-0009 Two is Better; SS-0067 Potion Shelf; DI-0039 Journey Circles; IP-0041 Black Licorice; IP-0051 Pool Play; CS-0040 Whipped Cream; CS-0092 Pool Play; AC-0087 Cocoa Powder Crimp Ribbon

Two is Better Than One (Bicycles)
AT-0009 Two is Better; DI-0039 Journey Circles; IP-0041 Black Licorice; CS-0040 Whipped Cream; CS-0092 Pool Play; CS-0099 Bubble Gum; CS-0039 Watermelon Fusion; AC-0114 Journey Sequins Bloom Time; AC-0112 Journey Sequins Pink World

SS-0037 Floral Notes; SS-0061 Newsprint; DI-0042 Journey Ovals; DI-0015 Butterfly Prints; CS-0040 Whipped Cream; CS-0026 Pineapple Smoothie; CS-0094 River Stone; IP-0041 Black Licorice; IP-0053 River Stone; AC-0004 Journey Twine Natural; AC-0029 Mini Wood Clothespins

Countdown to Confetti - Day One

Hip Hip Hooray it's Reverse Confetti's 2nd Birthday Countdown to Confetti celebration! What better way to celebration a birthday than with the new Monkey Business stamps and Confetti Cuts?!?! This adorable little guy is ready to party with his hat, balloons and presents! 

Isn't he the cutest?!?! He's going to be featured on a number of my future projects! 

Next up, Party Hats! These adorable hats are perfect for all kinds of parties from birthday to graduation. I created this set for Christopher's 14th birthday celebration last week. 

Remember the cool new Tassel Confetti Cuts that debuted last month? I used it to create this fun frilly bow for the present. 

The Folded Tag Confetti Cuts is perfect for the tag! 

To make the curly present bow I cut three of the Tassel Confetti Cuts with different colored card stock. 

Then I folded them in half.

With a hand punch create a hole to tie tassel to the gift. 

Lastly, using a pencil, wrap each tassel 'string' around it until you reach the end. 

For best results roll one Tassel 'string' toward you and then next away from you. 

What do you think of today's releases? Pretty fabulous, huh?!?! If you would like a chance to win one of four $25 Reverse Confetti Gift certificates leave a comment here on my blog, visit my teammates and do the same. Good luck and enjoy today's projects. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Home Is With You

 Have you seen Janglin'? It's one of Scraptastic Club's 2015 May kits that I used to create this home sweet home little card with. For me, home is wherever the hubs, our son and the kitties roam! 

I created this card with the main kit only along with a bit of thread and a sentiment stamp from a previous Scraptastic Club kit to show what you can create with it. I love the gold foiled accents included in this month's kit from Pinkfresh fresh! 

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