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  1. Bible Journal Entry: The Lord's Strength
  2. May Sketch for You to Try
  3. May Diva Inspirations Hop
  4. May Release Blog Hop from Reverse Confetti
  5. Countdown to Confetti: Boxes 'n Balloons
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Bible Journal Entry: The Lord's Strength

Well, after a trying day today, I sat down at my desk wanting to do something creative, but didn't really have a direction as to what to do or make.  (Makers gotta make.)  A card?  Nah.  A tag?  Nah.  While I was pondering what to do, I was also thinking about how much stuff is going on this week, and started thinking about the strength (and how much coffee) I was going to need to get through it all.  Then I knew what I wanted to do...a bible journaling page that reflected that very thought (minus the coffee).  I turned to Nehemiah 8:10.

REVERSE CONFETTI has this wonderful line of uplifting stamps and believe it or not, one is called THE LORD'S STRENGTH, so the actual stamp I used from that set couldn't have been more fitting! 

I did a wash in several colors on the whole page using watercolor crayons and babywipes, then stamped the sentiment.  I added and outlined the "forever" from the LOVEY WORDS Confetti Cuts die, and stamped the "and ever" from the LOVEY WORDS COORDINATES stamp set.  Because I love sticker letters so much, the "amen" had to be added and outlined.

Then I was stuck.  What to do with all that blank space?  I used a homemade circle stencil that I made from the CIRCLES 'N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts quite some time ago and sponged some white ink in the circles as a base for some flowers.  Once dry, I scribbled with my watercolor crayons a bit and then blended that with another babywipe.  Then I added a little more intense color to the flowers, but only brushed it out with a waterbrush to leave the contrast.  All that was left was to create the leaves, and add the black doodling with my Pitt pen (a permanent black fine-tip from Faber-Castell--a MUST have!), and date my page.  Don't forget to do that!  Let me know if y'all have any questions about what the heck I'm doing to a perfectly good journaling bible.  It's my kind of worship!


May Sketch for You to Try

Well, May's Sketch for You to Try from REVERSE CONFETTI is in full swing, and I've seen some really good cards made with it both from the Confetti Crew and some of our fans.  Today I'm sharing my take on the sketch!
Here's a look at the sketch.  I turned this one on it's side (hey, there's no rule against doing that!) so that everything would fit a bit better on my card and main panel.

I mixed a little old with a little new and brought out the older LOVE 'N ICE CREAM Confetti Cuts and frosted it with some sparkly chocolate topping.   My focal panel was made with the LOVE NOTE and CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts (I hadn't used that one in a while either!).  The star-stamped-strips (LOL!) were stamped with green ink onto green cardstock with the SO MANY STARS background stamp set.  And finally, the main sentiment was stamped using the new CELEBRATIONS stamp set (again.)  Pssst...A little birdie told me this will be one of our May 'Fetti Fans workshop cards at The Little Blue House on the 24th!  Sign up today and make one just like it!

Y'all be sure and head on over to the Reverse Confetti Blog 
and all of our social media sites 
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!  

May Diva Inspirations Hop

It's time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!
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 June 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!

The end of spring always brings a touch of wanderlust.  This collection of bracelets has us all wishing for a sun drenched road trip filled with gypsy wonder and delight. There's no script for this inspiration... channel your inner gypsy, go floral, follow our color pattern or forge your own path. We can't wait to see what you create!

I was definitely inspired by the thought of wanderlust and forging a new path (ahh, someday!).  The bracelets seemed exotic to me, so my mojo said "travel" theme, which brought me to grab the TAKE NOTE stamp set and these fun travel papers.  The sentiment was the perfect match for the little globe papers which "sort of" fell into the color scheme on the inspiration photo, and definitely carried the theme I was going for with "you mean the world to me".  I added a touch of gold bling using the GOLDEN GLAM SHAKER MIX sequin confetti.  I also used the latest sketch from the MOJO MONDAY sketch blog.  I love the little arrows I stamped on the gray circles!  We hope you get a chance to play along in our challenges. 

Next up on your hop lineup is TERESA!!!!! Go take a look at what she's sharing today, you know it will be beautiful!!!!

Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Sunday, June 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! 

May 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!  This time, we each have two new projects to share for the hop.  We hope you've enjoyed seeing all the sneak peeks so far for our best birthday release ever!

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! 

My first project is a fun set of tags I made just to have handy to add to a gift bag or card when the girls are going to a birthday party.  I used the new TOP 'O THE TAG Confetti Cuts, along with the LINKED GARLAND and added the FALLING CONFETTI at the bottom of each tag with a colored backing to show through of another tag cut out.  

The sentiment is from the new CELEBRATIONS stamp set that I just stamped in matching colors and layered across each tag.  

My next project is a card that came to me as an idea to cut one of the PARTY TIME Quick Card Panels horizontally several times creating a mosaic effect to cover almost the entire card front.  Since this one had a repeating pattern in an ombre color scheme, I think it really worked well for this technique.  

I added another sentiment strip  from CELEBRATIONS and embellished with a heart and the bows stamped and cut from the BOXES 'N BALLOONS stamp set and BOXES 'N BALLOONS Confetti Cuts.  

Alrighty, 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.

Fetti Friend--Wanda Guess
Fetti Friend--Thanh Vo
Fetti Friend--Candi Billman

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

May'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: Boxes 'n Balloons

Well, we are on day three (the last day) of our May sneak peek birthday celebration 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.

Our featured products for today are the last stamp and matching die set, BOXES 'N BALLOONS and BOXES 'N BALLOONS Confetti Cuts.  I was so excited about this set, this was the first thing I made with the new release stuff!

This stamp set is sure to be another favorite of mine, as it can be used for more than just birthdays.  Another cool thing about it is that the BOXES 'N BALLOONS dies can be used by themselves and look great cut out of patterned paper.  On my card, I used the present and a balloon and then the other sentiment is from the new CELEBRATIONS stamp set.  See? I told y'all I can't put that one down! 

Ok, 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 (May 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 $30 gift certificate.  We're giving away 3 of them!!  Comments will close at noon CST on MAY 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on MAY 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 $30 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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