Well, happy Thursday! It's been an industrious week, and today kicks off an even busier early start to our weekend. Lindsie's high school hosts the largest show choir competition in Texas and it's this weekend! Guess who helps run it? Yep, ME (and ...

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  1. Sweet Tag Trio
  2. Just for You Birthday Card
  3. February Sketch for You to Try from Reverse Confetti
  4. #BEASTMODE Blog Hop for My Bestie, Jen del Muro
  5. February Blog Hop from Reverse Confetti
  6. More Recent Articles

Sweet Tag Trio


Well, happy Thursday!  It's been an industrious week, and today kicks off an even busier early start to our weekend.  Lindsie's high school hosts the largest show choir competition in Texas and it's this weekend!  Guess who helps run it?  Yep, ME (and several other fabulous show choir moms)!!  So starting this afternoon when I get the girls from school, I'll be running around all crazy helping to get things set up and ready to go.  The competition starts Friday afternoon and Audrie will be competing (middle school level), whereas Lindsie's show will just be an exhibition since they are the host school.  It's super fun and exciting, but a TON of work, so please send us all your positive vibes, prayers and good wishes that it's a success!

So, in still wanting to share something fun (and have a little time to myself before the craziness hits), I sat down and made this sweet little tag trio using only SCRAPS from my desk (some even from Christmas!).


This was fairly easy because I kept them super simple and only used ONE stamp set for them, SWEET THING


Also, when I say SCRAPS, I mean literally those things you've die-cut but didn't use, and a few strips of leftover paper.  The little hearts were there along with the striped paper strips and the navy scallops, almost trying to to complete themselves as they went so well together!


Some things I've die-cut I keep in separate baggies, such as tags, circles, borders and small shapes (hearts, stars, etc.).  Here's a smattering of what I used today:  TAG ME, TOO, THANKS TAG, TAG ME, DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER, GOODIE BOX ADDITIONS, and the GIVE THANKS LABEL Confetti Cuts







Okay, I'm off to check something else off my list of stuff to do!  Have a great weekend everybody, and I'll be back next week!!!  I truly appreciate y'all!
    

Just for You Birthday Card


Well, I'm making a few birthday cards like crazy this week.  My next 'Fetti Fans class at The Little Blue House is all about birthdays, so I thought I'd get the party started with this card.  I'm really excited about this workshop and a little birdie told me there *may* be cupcakes involved!!

I had been wanting to use my BOXES 'N BALLOONS stamp set and BOXES 'N BALLOONS Confetti Cuts for a bit now, so that was the first thing I grabbed and stamped it in Navy ink and the bow in Baby Blue.


I used my BIG STRIPES COVER PANEL to create a quick background and glued it to the red dot paper (which will be a bit different for the class card-that paper was from my stash).  I added the stamped birthday sentiment along one of the cover panel's stripes using the CELEBRATIONS stamp set.


To finish it off, I used the STAR GARLAND Confetti Cuts from kraft cardstock and topped them both off with some handmade star embellishments from the SEEING STARS Confetti Cuts, backed with a 1" punched circle for each one.

Okay, so if you are local and you like this card, I would love to have you in my workshop!  It's next Tuesday, the 21st at The Little Blue House in Keller, TX, from 10-1 or 6-9pm.  We'll do a very similar version of this card and 3 more that are just as FUN!!!  Call us at 817-431-7930.










    

February Sketch for You to Try from Reverse Confetti


Well, first of all, I want to thank everyone who stopped by my blog yesterday to leave a little love for my best friend Jen (the owner of Reverse Confetti) and then hopped along with us to support her.  She texted me in tears, that she was so moved by our entire design team blog hop.  If you missed it or want to know more, please check out THIS POST HERE.  

SFYTT
For today, I'm sharing my take on the REVERSE CONFETTI Sketch for You to Try for February.  Oh man, it's super easy but really fun because there are so many possibilities.


My card "story" begins with the first longer panel that I made using a cut from the SWEET TREAT TENT (Remember that guy?  He was RC's very first Confetti Cuts die!)  I trimmed it a bit, so that it would fit onto my card a little better.  Then I added a LACY SCALLOP CIRCLE in PIGGY BANK cardstock.  I made the little tag from the GOODIE BOX ADDITIONS Confetti Cuts and the XOXO Confetti Cuts die set (heart)Then there's that sweet elephant from the COFFEE AND YOU stamp set that I colored up with my Copics and then cut from the COFFEE AND YOU Confetti Cuts.  

I am not usually drawn to pastel colors, but I think this card really works for going that direction!  I think I'll give it to my youngest (13 year old) daughter, Audrie for Valentine's Day with a little treat from Starbuck's enclosed.  Don't tell her!!


 
 
 
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!

    

#BEASTMODE Blog Hop for My Bestie, Jen del Muro


Well Jen, welcome to your surprise #BEASTMODE Blog Hop!  Because you are loved more than you know, your Confetti Crew, along with Jennifer McGuire and the help of a few VERY special friends have put together an amazing blog hop to show our support and a little encouragement as you put up the fight of your life battling breast cancer.  I know there have already been a few ups and downs, but hopefully this will keep you smiling for a little while.....I {heart} you!!

(graphic courtesy of Kristina Werner-thank you!)

For anyone wishing to hop along (and please do!!!), the hop starts here on my blog (because she's my bestie).  I'll share a hop list at the bottom of this post.  Here's a little bit about Jen and why we are giving her all the support we can right now: 

Jen was diagnosed with breast cancer toward the end of last year. She's been dealt a pretty bad hand as far as the treatment for her type of aggressive cancer, but the prognosis is good. This year will be quite the journey and battle, but she is a strong and very motivated woman. She's done lots of reading up on how she can take on a positive role in fighting her cancer from all angles, including diet and exercise. With only a couple of treatments under her belt so far, she is looking and feeling good, and plans to keep it that way! Her mantra has become a viral hashtag among her friends and crafty peers - #BEASTMODE - and it totally fits Jen's personality! We love her!  

With that being said, I hope y'all will take this story to heart and schedule YOUR mammogram--please get checked!!  Getting an early diagnosis is the key to a head start in navigating this terrible disease.


And because we are crafty peeps, here's a quick rundown on the REVERSE CONFETTI stuff I used today:


The background was stamped with the BIG NOTES stamp set repeatedly.  I used the BLOOMS 'N BUDS floral set for the flowers and then cut them out with the BLOOMS 'N BUDS Confetti Cuts.  The sentiment is from the newer YOU'RE SO stamp set and the coordinating word "fabulous" is from the YOU'RE SO Confetti Cuts set.  Everything is layered onto a circle from the LACY SCALLOP CIRCLES Confetti Cuts.  All inks and cardstocks used are REVERSE CONFETTI colors.  Jen loves sparkles, so my card was "winked up" with a Clear Wink of Stella brush marker.  I wish y'all could see it in person...it's so SPARKALAY!!!!

Ok, your next stop on the hop is my other fabulous friend, AMY KOLLING! 

#BEASTMODE BLOG HOP 
Master Hop List

 






WE LOVE YOU, JEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    

February Blog Hop from Reverse Confetti


Well, hello February!  I guess by now y'all have noticed that REVERSE CONFETTI has switched over to new releases every other month.  However, even though this month is one of the "off months", the Confetti Crew will still be sharing some exciting projects in our monthly blog hop on the 8th of every month--hey that's today!

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 wanted to make some last minute Valentine's treats to give to a couple of friends, but I didn't want them to look too kid-like but rather have more of an "encouraging" theme.  So I picked up some new papers from Illustrated Faith (they look watercolored!), and went to work on these little gems using the plastic TREAT TUBES and TREAT TUBE TOPPER Confetti Cuts.

 
Once I popped the boxes open and filled them, I attached my topper cuts with Scor-tape all the way around the top and only used a portion of the die cut for the bottoms so they would stand up.  I tied some white tulle around the top, added the twine and finished them off with my BUTTERFLY DREAMS stamp (in Flamingo and RC Aqua) and BUTTERFLY DREAMS Confetti Cuts.  They were a little plain until I added the dash of bling to their centers above the wording.  Bling makes all the difference!








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.


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

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