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  1. You're a Cherry Sweet Tag
  2. August Sketch for You to Try from Reverse Confetti
  3. August Diva Inspirations Hop
  4. August Release Blog Hop from Reverse Confetti
  5. Countdown to Confetti: Worm Wishes, Toucan of Friendship, and Coffee and You
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You're a Cherry Sweet Tag

Well, some may call it "getting old" (Jen del Muro), but I like to refer to it more like "I'm just clumsy".  As I was watching the kids play outside on Tuesday evening, I was about to encounter a direct hit from a stray volleyball coming at me like a bullet.  I tried to get out of the way, as Eric was trying to deflect it.  We bumped, I fell onto my side onto the concrete driveway.  My leg looks like I've made a heroic effort to slide into home in the bottom of the ninth, two outs, with one run needed to win the game.  I have a huge scrape/strawberry all down the side of my leg and I'm pretty sure I've sprained my hand.  Even holding the steering wheel to drive hurts. 

However, I still needed to make a project for today and I thought it would be great for it to double as one of my projects for my upcoming class on the 30th at The Little Blue House

So I gingerly put this together, but for the sake of my hand, kept it really simple.  It's a matching GIFT CARD HOLDER TAG Confetti Cuts to go with the cute little square notecards I made for the August release.  I used the JAM JAR Confetti Cuts to create the cherry jar after stamping the label with the IN A JAM stamp set.  Last, I added the cute heart from the HANG UPS, TOO Confetti Cuts just to add a little detail up at the top.  

So a little later today, I'll share which of my other cards from the latest release will be the other 3 class projects so stay tuned to my Facebook and Instagram accounts!  A little hint:  You'll want to bring a favorite coloring medium to class!  Wink!!


August Sketch for You to Try from Reverse Confetti

Well, yesterday was a bit of a grueling day.  I had run to the store and noticed one of my tires has a small tear in it.  It's still driveable (although I have three tires that need replacing), and my pressure sensor is saying it's fine, but I'll have to get it replaced this weekend (probably all 3) if for nothing else but my sanity.  Oh and also, Audrie is running a fever for no reason at all, so we are keeping an eye on that.  Then while working on a big project for The Little Blue House and using my Silhouette, my laptop decided to quit on me.  The charger cord actually sparked, and then no power to the computer.  We replaced the battery and charger last night to the tune of $160!  And here we thought we were going to get started school shopping for the girls this weekend...Pffffft!! There goes that money!
Luckily, I had already made my card for this month's Sketch for You to Try from REVERSE CONFETTI and had it all edited beforehand (even though I almost went to bed without writing this post--it was a rough day!). 

At the time, I had school shopping and things like that stepping into high gear on my mind, befitting the theme of my card!  I used the ALL APPLES stamp set and coordinating ALL APPLES Confetti Cuts for my cute apples along with the FLOWERS FOR MOM Confetti Cuts as their backdrop.  The slant in the sketch was a perfect opportunity for me to incorporate the new CIRCLE BAND Confetti Cuts and then I added the fun detail of the stitched lines using the EDGE ESSENTIALS die set. Here's hoping that today is a better day (I'll be at work all day, so what could possibly go wrong?).

Y'all be sure and head on over to the Reverse Confetti Blog 
to see what the other gals have created for today, 
and all the details on how to play along for a chance to win a  
Reverse Confetti Gift Certificate!  

August Diva Inspirations Hop

Well, it's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!  You should have made it here from STACEY'S BLOG, but if you've just joined us, there's a link list at the bottom of this post so you don't miss a thing!

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the VERVE store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until September 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!

Summer brights fade into earthy tones for the dog days of summer. 
With the hustle and bustle of the end of summer coming, a breezy, free-spirited graphic 
is what we have in store for you this month. 
Follow the color pattern, or be inspired to journey where the creative winds may take you. 
We can't wait to see what you create! 
I had really good intentions of keeping this card light and breezy like the inspiration photo suggests to me, but as I was making it, I realized that the black accents really made it pop!  I started my card using the latest Mojo Monday Sketch #460 HERE.  

Once I had all the "bones" of my card created and laid out, I chose the LEAN ON ME stamp set to stamp the flowers and sentiment from (wow, only one stamp set this time!)  After I had stamped and colored the flowers, come to find out, I don't have the coordinating dies for it (I guess I need to place an order!).  So pardon my rough cutting on them.  My eyes were definitely getting cross-eyed as I cut them out by hand!  Before adding the ribbon, I snuck the cute scalloped hearts from the SCALLOPED TRIM TRIO die set along the side because it needed that color to balance the banner on the left side.  Then the ribbon is some of the seam binding ribbon from VERVE.  It's from the SIGNATURE RIBBON SELECTION (and's on sale, along with everything else!).  

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Monday, September 5.
Prize: $30 gift voucher to the Verve online store!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we're giving away a $30 gift voucher to Verve to one random commenter along the hop.  Just leave a little love as you hop about for a chance to win!

10. Susan
11. Teresa

August Release Blog Hop from Reverse Confetti

Well, it's the 8th of the month and that means it's time for a brand new shiny blog hop from REVERSE CONFETTI! Our August release is the biggest ever and the Confetti Crew is brimming with more creative projects to share today--RELEASE DAY!

The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from LAURIE'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 projects for you to see using all the new Reverse Confetti stamp sets and dies! 

I'm going to get right to it and share my THREE projects with you, and I'll just list the new stuff I used under each one, okay!?!  (Don't want to keep anyone too long before shopping!)


 and I'm going ahead and sharing the bag and it's coordinating dies-- 
CLEAR TOTE BAG and IN THE BAG (previously released.)


Okay, 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! You've reached the end of the hop!  If you got lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers in the master list below or on the Reverse Confetti blog. Everything we've shown over the last few days, is now available in the REVERSE CONFETTI website.

  Lisa Henke
Fetti Friend--Veronica Zalis
A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…

August's SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is open for you to play along.  Click HERE for a chance to win and become our newest ‘Fetti Fave!


Countdown to Confetti: Worm Wishes, Toucan of Friendship, and Coffee and You

Well, we are on day three (the last day) of our DOUBLE RELEASE sneak peeks from REVERSE CONFETTI, and today will be no different in sharing some more great new products available tomorrow.  Does anyone have a favorite set picked out?  If you don't by now, you will after seeing what's in store today.

Today the Confetti Crew is focusing on the last three new stamp sets.  They are all line image drawings with just the right amount of coloring to still keep your cards quick and easy to put together.  Say hello to WORM WISHES, TOUCAN OF FRIENDSHIP and COFFEE AND YOU.

Here's a closer look at my WORM WISHES card.  I stamped and colored the three elements from the stamp set for my main images.  Of course they have their own coordinating WORM WISHES Confetti Cuts!  The black angled strip is an awesome new die called the ROUNDED RECTANGLE BAND.  There's a rectangle in the middle of it which I've covered with the white panel of the same size (from CLASS ACT).  This card is so sweet and would be perfect for teachers on the first day of school. 

Next up is a little giftie tote I made using the TOUCAN OF FRIENDSHIP stamp set.  He's colored with Copics, cut from the TOUCAN OF FRIENDSHIP Confetti Cuts and is attached the new BIG STRIPES TAG LAYER on top of the dark green tag.

The tag has one of the new HANG UPS TOO Confetti Cuts at the top just for extra embellishing and color and the whole darn thing is pop dotted onto the older TREAT TOTE Confetti Cuts.   

I say lets fill it up with Sour Patch Watermelon Candy!  (My FAVE, so if anyone wants to send me some, I'm happy to send you my address.  I also like pop tarts.)

Lastly is this cute elephant and one of her besties from the COFFEE AND YOU stamp set.  

I backed a medium sized frame from the ALL FRAMED UP Confetti Cuts with some patterned paper for a great backdrop for my main images.  Once I colored and cut them out from  the coordinating COFFEE AND YOU Confetti Cuts, my card came together very quickly with just a few more scraps of paper here and there and the sweet sentiment.  Do y'all still use buttons on your cards?  I still love them, so I added one here.   


Okay, that's about all for me for now--Just so y'all know...everything will be available on the 8th--that's tomorrow!  We'll wrap up with a blog hop that day as well that y'all won't want to miss. YAY!  Meanwhile, don't forget that Jen has a link list for all the sneak peek days (August 5-7) over on the REVERSE CONFETTI blog HERE.  

Want to win some REVERSE CONFETTI of your very own?  

Leave a comment on each of the designer's blogs for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate.  We're giving away 3 of them!!  Comments will close at noon CST on AUGUST 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on AUGUST 7th on the Reverse Confetti Blog and our Facebook page.  In addition to having a chance to win just by leaving a comment on the sneak peek posts, we are also running a Facebook promotion for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate. After you are done checking out the sneak peeks, head on over to OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and look for the promotional graphic.


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