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  1. Mojo Monday 365
  2. I'm a Little Behind
  3. I'm on Confetti Camera!
  4. September Color Challenge From Reverse Confetti
  5. Reverse Confetti September Release Blog Hop
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Mojo Monday 365

Well, I was so pleased with my last Mojo Monday sketch card, that I decided to take a look at the sketch for this week and see about playing along.  It was a go, and since Eric's birthday is coming up on the 24th, I made it for him and will give it to him then.  Here's a look at the sketch:

It's a "tall skinny" sketch.  As Julee explains it HERE on the MOJO MONDAY 365 post, there are two options for the dimensions.  I chose to use the 3.5 x 5.5" that will still fit into an A2 size envelope.

I started this card at a "playdate" with my fellow designers and educators up at The Little Blue House in Keller (waving!), since it was a more simplistic sketch and I didn't need a lot of supplies to complete it.  (I don't like to bring my entire craft room when working away from home!)  So I had just grabbed a couple of older stamp sets from VERVE that hadn't had much "play time" lately.  I stamped the stitched circle from the HAPPY HELLO set and stamped the sentiment, stars on the banner and the chevron stripe across the bottom using the BORDERLINE set.  Both of these were perfect for my smaller "canvas".  I did a little cluster of things along with the sentiment over the banners which includes a cutout from my Simple Stories paper.  Under all that you can barely see it---I used the PENNANT TRIM die for a black tone-on-tone detail across the bottom of the black cardstock, and also added some black rhinestones to the upper left corner.  Happy Birthday Eric!  

SUSIE Q-TIP:  So Eric's birthday isn't until the 24th, hence the on purpose use of the patterned paper with the number 24 on it.  I'm a sucker for number paper--any kind of patterns with numbers on it.  I like to add them as a little personal nod to a special day for my card recipient or to highlight any day.  Use something with a 31 on it for Halloween, a 25 on it for Christmas, etc.  I know for this card, Eric will definitely notice the detail.  :)

Stamps:  Happy Hello, Borderline (Verve)
Paper:  Dark Kraft (Paper Studio), Pure Poppy (PTI), 24/7 (Simple Stories), Black (Bazzill)
Ink:  Tuxedo Momento Black, Red Hot (MFT)
Accessories:  Pennant Trim (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Circle Punch, Button, Baker's Twine, Black Adhesive Rhinestones, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  3.5 x 5.5"

I'm a Little Behind

Well, I've been feeling a little "two steps forward, one step back"-ish here lately.  It seems like ever since we've moved into our new home, everything has been in an uproar.  Not just the house (with boxes still to be unpacked and nothing hung on the walls), but soon after we moved, school started, then soccer ramped up to full speed ahead for both girls and we squeezed in going out of town twice in there!  So y'all shouldn't be surprised when I say that I made this card several days ago. 

It's from MOJO MONDAY 362 (Sept. 8th--see?).  I had great intentions of posting it THAT day, while the sketch was still current, but got distracted apparently.  I just either haven't had a good chunk of time, or have been too exhausted to even think to write anything.  blah.  blah. blah.  I'm going to try and be better, and am  hoping to finally settle into a routine here next week. 

Anyway, at the time of creation, the weather was just starting to cool off and it put me in a fallish mood.  I was also thinking of how thankful I am for the help from my family during our move.  I still have every intention of getting this to my sweet sister and her family for putting us up in her house during the week we were homeless!  With her in mind, I grabbed my WONDERFUL MARVELOUS stamp set from VERVE and combined it with the pumpkins and acorns from the TALL OAKS set, one of my all-time favorite Verve sets.  They are all colored with Copics and the middle pumpkin is popped up for extra dimension!  The tag is cut from the TAGGED RECTANGLE die and then I added a few SHINE BRIGHT SEQUINS from Verve--they are super sparkly!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  I really wanted to do some sewing on this card.  So I got my sewing machine all prepared and ready to work.  I couldn't find the power cord/foot pedal.  Really?  I looked everywhere.  I CANNOT find it!  I've totally lost it in the move.  I know I'll find it, but for now...I HATE LOSING THINGS!  It makes me crazy and I tend to keep thinking about it.  I still think about a pair of tennis shoes I lost like 14 years ago!  I have no clue...Anyway, when you move, put these kind of things in your purse or tape them to your body if it's important.  I should have.

Stamps:  Wonderful Marvelous, Tall Oaks (Verve)
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Dark Kraft (The Paper Studio), Farmhouse (Crate Paper), Orange Stripe (Recollections), White (PTI)
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Powder Puff Chalk Ink (QQ)
Accessories:  Tagged Rectangle (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Notebook Edge Die, Copic Markers, Jute Twine, Shine Bright Sequins (Verve), Hot Glue, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

I'm on Confetti Camera!

Well, today is CONFETTI CAMERA day over on the REVERSE CONFETTI BLOG.  Every Thursday, the spotlight shines on one of the Confetti Crew designers and offers a glimpse into their creative process about their project created just for that day.  

Today it's my turn, and I'm sharing a fun little party favor treat holder y'all won't want to miss, using some of the latest Reverse Confetti products!

 I'd love it if you'd go check it out HERE!
A little secret:  If y'all are local, stop by The Little Blue House this Saturday from 10-2.  I'll be hosting a make-n-take, and you can make one of your very own!  

September Color Challenge From Reverse Confetti

Well, in case y'all aren't aware, on the 16th of every month, REVERSE CONFETTI reveals a new COLOR challenge.  So today I'm posting a quick little card I whipped up for the challenge.

This month, Jen chose to use PINK, YELLOW, and GRAY.

These are some of my favorite colors! (and I'd really like to get my hands on that gray chevvie scarf!)

A closer look at my card--I used the new TAG ME TOO Confetti Cuts die and stamped the yellow stripes with SO STRIPEY.  The circles in the corner are from the CIRCLES 'N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts, and I added a few flowers from the PETALS 'N POSIES Confetti Cuts.  Both of the hot pink pieces are stamped with some hearts from the WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS background set.  The main sentiment is my favorite part of this card from the SO VERY SPECIAL stamp set. 

Ok, well it's really late while I'm writing this...I'm teaching a Reverse Confetti class tomorrow at The Little Blue House and I reeeeeeeeeaaaaallllyyy need to get to bed or I'll be toast in the morning!

Be sure and head over to the REVERSE CONFETTI BLOG for a list of all the participating designers so y'all can take in all the samples and be inspired to play in our color challenge!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  Before inking up a stamp in your bright yellow ink, make sure you've cleaned the stamp itself really well or else you'll wind up with dark marks on you yellow inkpad.  Don't ask me how I know this.  I don't want to talk about it. 

Reverse Confetti September Release Blog Hop

Well hello, REVERSE CONFETTI fans!  After a fun weekend with Jen and The Little Blue House girls at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in San Marcos, Texas (hello to all the wonderful new friends I met!), it's time to get back to business and share just a little more of the new release with y'all.  Today IS release day and we are kicking it off as always with an inspirational blog hop. Soon (sooner than soon, we hope) that crisp fall air, candy corn, and the smell of pumpkin spice will be upon us. We couldn’t wait that long, so we’ve got some exciting new products with a fall flair to get you in the autumnal spirit a little early, along with another great everyday sentiment set and several versatile Confetti Cuts dies that we know you’ll “fall” head over heels for!

The hop started over on the REVERSE CONFETTI BLOG, and you should have made it here from our newest Confetti Crew member, LAUREL BEARD'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 inspiration for you to see using all the new Reverse Confetti stamp sets and dies!

I had a crafting emergency the other night and had to go to Micheal's to get some more foam boosters (pop dots).  While there, I came across these fun little plastic slide-in-stand-up frames and they were on sale for a buck.  So I picked one up, thinking to make something "Halloween-y" with it.  I used the "treats" die from the new TREAT TOTE Confetti Cuts and made the rest of the sentiment using LIGHTHEARTED LETTERS set from a while back to create my little "sign".  I couldn't resist adding the witch hat from the new CAST A SPELL Confetti Cuts die set and I embellished it with a row of stars from the OH MY STARS dies.  Of course it wouldn't be "Halloween-y" without a little purple bling and a glittery bat sticker!

Ok, 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 over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…
September’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is open for you to play along. Click HERE for a chance to win. AND, be on the lookout for a NEW COLOR challenge we will be introducing on September 16th and another way to win!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  From the looks of all the excitement at the show over the new TREAT TOTE Confetti Cuts, I think it's going to be a hit!  A fun hint for using the "treat" word is to cut it from two different colors and do a little "offset" layering.  It pops before you even pop dot it. 

Stamps:  Lighthearted Letters (Reverse Confetti )
Paper:  Chevron (Paper Studio), Halloween (Doodlebug), Black (AC), Grape Jelly, Sour Apple (MFT)
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black
Accessories:  Treat Tote, Cast a Spell, Oh My Stars, Double Edge Scallop Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), 3/4" Circle Punch, Plastic Frame, Ribbon, Black Stickles, Bat Sticker, Purple Adhesive Rhinestones, Foam Boosters

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