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Well, it's May, y'all. MAY!! That means we are nearing the halfway point of 2015. It also means that school is almost out and I'll be a mom to an incoming freshman! That totally floors me because not that long ago, Lindsie was a little 4 pound, 7 ounce infant preemie! Anyway, before I get all teary, let's deal with the NOW--The first of the month always means it's time for a new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY from REVERSE CONFETTI and since it's May 1st....
I went for a clean, bright look using some of my favorite colors. I love how big that sentiment from the SHINE BRIGHT set is and I stamped it on the white panel cut from the DOCUMENTED Confetti Cuts set and layered a piece of navy cardstock that I also cut with that die and just trimmed it down. I colored some of the letters in with a Prismacolor pencil. The sun is part of the SUN 'N CLOUDS Confetti Cuts. The sun's center needed a little love, so the heart from the LOVE NOTE die set was a perfect addition. Before adhering the main panel, I layered a little STRAIGHT STRIPES PRETTY PANEL to break up the white in the lower right corner.
SUSIE Q-TIP: There's also a little special SPECIAL sneak peek on my card of something coming with the May release that's right around the corner on the 8th! The little navy and aqua pieces coming down from the top are from a new Confetti Cuts die set called STITCHED FLAG TRIO, although y'all don't see the stitched part since I had to trim it down a bit. But that's all I'm going to say about that for now. ;)
Stamps: Shine Bright (Reverse Confetti)
Paper: White, Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart (PTI), Splendid Sunshine (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Documented, Sun 'n Clouds, Love Note, Straight Stripes Pretty Panel Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Lemon Divine Twine (TCP), Adhesive Rhinestones, Yellow Prismacolor Pencil, Foam Boosters
Finished Size: A2
Well, y'all know how much I love the whole Illustrated Faith concept, but I haven't gotten to do as much bible journaling as I have wanted to lately. However, I was recently determined to carve out about 30 minutes to read, soak in some truth and reflect! Even though, I'm not good at memorizing scripture or knowing their reference numbers, the words "hope" and "anchor for my soul" kept rolling around in my head, so I knew I had to investigate that and focus my journaling there.
I used my favorite bible app and looked up hope and anchor, and immediately found Hebrews 6:19 which quotes 'hope being an anchor to the soul', almost directly as it had been resonating in my head. That lead me to start thinking about how I would illustrate that on my bible page. I turned around at my craft table, opened up my VERVE stamps drawer, and blindly grabbed for a set. Y'all, it was THIS SET that I used on my book that my fingers went to without looking! I am not even kidding. I think God was REALLY trying to get this message to me! I still can't believe that happened!
So here's a little bit about what I did...I started by stamping the red rope circle from the STRONG ANCHOR set from Verve, and then stamped the scripture from that set right over that, just a little offset in black. I then started in stenciling the stars using a Heidi Swapp stencil and some aqua ink. See the washi tape? Yep, it's covering a mistake I made with the stencil, but I think it looks great!
I also pulled out the FAITH MEDLEY set and stamped the little "thanks" sentiment below the washi tape. I went back in and added the anchors, captain's wheels and some sticker words to fill in the blank areas. The actual verse is highlighted with a Prismacolor pencil.
To create a tab, I used another piece of washi tape on a paperclip and flag-ended it with scissors. That was a little plain, so I stamped the anchors again from the STRONG ANCHOR set and die cut them using the NAUTICAL DIE SET, punched holes in them and put them on clip. I really love how it turned out and that they can hang freely. I don't think I'll ever forget how this page came to be and I certainly can remember that verse now.
SUSIE Q-TIP: I had no idea what this page was going to look like when I started it. Bible journaling is just one of those things (to me) where you just have to jump right in and just start. There's no right or wrong (just products to be careful with using on the thin pages of a bible), and mistakes can be taken care of "creatively" like I did here.
Stamps: Strong Anchor, Faith Medley (Verve)
Paper: Dark Kraft (Paper Studio)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Love Letter, Toffee Crunch Memento Luxe (Tsukineko), Sea Glass (Avery Elle), Bashful Blue (SU!), Navy (Heidi Swapp)
Accessories: Nautical Die Set (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Paperclip, Washi Tapes, Faith Stickers (Authentique), Stencil (Heidi Swapp), Sponge Dauber
Well, y'all know that saying, "April showers bring May flowers"? If it's true, my whole yard, front and back, should be FULL of bouquets in about a week! THE RAIN we have gotten, OMG! I think every soccer practice and game we've had on the schedule has been rained out the last two weeks. I'm talking Audrie's team and the two teams that Lindsie is on! It's getting a little ridiculous. May is going to be a very busy month, trying to squeeze in all those rained out games, and we won't even go into what all else we've got going on! Such is spring in Texas...
REVERSE CONFETTI thought it would be a fun idea to put together a little "Spring Fling" blog hop. So if you're feeling a little "rained out", sit back and enjoy the sunshine we are sharing to brighten your day and give y'all a little fresh inspiration. The hop started over on the REVERSE CONFETTI blog, and you should have made it all the way through, arriving here from LISA'S blog.
Along with spring comes the close of another school year, so I thought it would be nice to make some sweet little folded "thank you" tags for Audrie's teachers. I'll probably attach them to a Sonic gift card for each of them.
I used the FOLDED TAG Confetti Cuts die as the base and inside of my "notes" and simply folded it over a couple of pencils. I then decorated the tags using the CLASS ACT stamp set for the apple and then sentiments. The apple was easily cut using the CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts die and there's that little flag banner from the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die set. I've probably used it 785,093,281 times since I've had it. I love that thing.
Ok, I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us again on MAY 8th for our next REVERSE CONFETTI new release--stay tuned for a "Win it Before You Can Buy It" promo going on on FB and IG! But for now, 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.
If you didn't already, be sure to leave a little note of love
on each designer's blog for a chance at winning
a $15 RC Gift Certificate!
SUSIE Q-TIP: When making these notes, be sure to stamp the inside sentiment on the little rectangle before you glue it to the inside. I almost dropped the INKED up stamp 3 times as I was stamping them. It would have been an easy fix, but not always!
Stamps: Class Act (Reverse Confetti)
Paper: White (PTI), Old Olive (SU!), Yellow (Pebbles), The Sweetest Thing (MME)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Wild Cherry (MFT)
Accessories: Folded Tag, Class Act, Tag Me Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Ribbon (PTI), Cherry Divine Twine (TCP), Button, Foam Boosters, Pencils
Well, over the last few days, the Front Porch Gals and I have been sharing sneak peeks of the new Front Porch Kit, HAPPY HOME from The Little Blue House. The colors were so home-y, the papers are sweet and several super fun embellishments and ribbons are included this time. Let's not forget the exclusive REVERSE CONFETTI stamp set as well!
Ok, no more sneaking around--it's time for me to show y'all my projects! First up is a little tag minibook that I put together using a tag file enlarged and cut from my Silhouette. The book also features a gnome and mushroom that I cut using my Silhouette too.
I'm loving all the "clear" tag embellishments and you'll even get to play with some Invisibles from Bella Blvd.!
BluePrints for several projects will be coming soon to go along with your kits!
Be sure and check out the designer's links to see all the projects they have made as well: Miss Tracy, Rhonda, DeeDee, Valerie, Lynette, and Natalie from The Blue Crew. If you're local, stop by the store and see us and a bunch of these projects in person. I'll be there working this afternoon!
Well, today is the THIRD day of sneak peeKs for the newest FRONT PORCH KIT from The Little Blue House! This one is called HAPPY HOME. I've been creating and making, creating and making, using all the fun stuff from the kit, and I still have a few pieces left to play with! I'm peeking two different projects today, so scroll on down to see more!
Even though I'm one of the Front Porch Kit designers, I've only seen a handful of the projects in full. I LOVE reveal day (tomorrow) and I can't wait to see all of the design team's creations in person and online! Several of them will be on display starting Saturday (the 25th) at the store! Guess where I'll be!?! Don't worry--we put full pics on our blogs as well.
Here's another peek at this cool project that I had SO MUCH fun making with my HAPPY HOME Front Porch Kit! So until the reveal, be sure and check out the designer's links for all their peeks each day: Miss Tracy, Rhonda, DeeDee, Valerie, Lynette, and Natalie from The Blue Crew. Then, we will have the FULL REVEAL on Saturday, April 25th...you won't want to miss it!
If you'd like a chance to WIN an entire kit,
be sure and leave a little love on
each of the designer's blogs each day,
and we will draw a winner after the reveal.
Pre-orders for this kit are currently being taken by stopping by the Little Blue House, calling, or going online. Phone (817) 431-7930 or visit us online at www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com
I'll see y'all tomorrow with full pics of all my projects!
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