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  1. April Sketch for You To Try from Reverse Confetti
  2. Joyous Verve
  3. LBH Bunny Hop Blog Hop
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  5. Reverse Confetti March Release Blog Hop
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April Sketch for You To Try from Reverse Confetti

Well, since it's April 1st (no foolin'), that means it's time for another 
Sketch For You To Try from REVERSE CONFETTI!

Here's a look at the sketch:

At first, I thought it was kind of boring, but in reality, it's a really great sketch with LOTS of "embellishment opportunities".

I pulled out my SHINE BRIGHT stamp set, thinking it would be the perfect fit for the tall rectangular shape of the focal panel of the sketch. 

I used the SUN 'N CLOUDS Confetti Cuts dies at the top to go along with the sentiment.  I couldn't resist stamping, coloring and die-cutting the small bumblebee from THE BUZZ stamps and Confetti Cuts.  I think I was in a "more is more" mood when I made this, as I even pulled out my sewing machine for a little extra pop. 

We'd love for y'all to play along in our SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY Challenge--HERE'S where to find all the details on how and what you could win.  How about an awesome REVERSE CONFETTI gift certificate!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  My original plan for this card was to use only black, white, red and yellow.  Well, when I started grabbing papers, etc., I realized it looked very Mickey Mouse. LOL!  I happened to be talking to Jen during that process, and she said to add some aqua to the mix.  Moral of the story:  1.  Talk to your friends while crafting.  2.  If a color scheme isn't quite right for whatever reason, just add one more color and see what happens.  

Joyous Verve

Well, it's been a crazy couple of weeks in Lilesland!  Friday two weeks ago, I started getting a toothache and it just wasn't going away.  By Sunday, I was thinking about ripping the tooth out myself, but came to my senses and found a dentist to see me that Monday as an emergency.  Turns out, I had a "super infected" tooth along with an abcess the size of a grape!  It hurt so bad!   After lots of nitrous, several anesthetic injections and a palette injection, he got me all fixed up.  It took almost the whole next week to recover with some ups and downs (no more Clindamycin for me--apparently I'm allergic!), but I'm well on the mending train now!  Needless to say, I got no crafting done, and was definitely ready to create once I felt better. 

I needed a condolences and encouragement card for a sweet friend that would be "mailable" with not a lot of layers and whatnot, so it was a good card to start with getting my mojo back in working order using some cool stuff from VERVE.  I was inspired by a card by Lisa Henke (now I can't find it!) to use the subtle colors, lots of kraft and minimal layers to give it an organic feel.  I started by heat embossing the NEHEMIAH 8:10 scripture directly onto my card base with some gold embossing powder.  I created a popped up layer and cut a circle for the scripture to show through. 

Then I stamped the bunch of flowers from the FRAMED FLORALS stamp set.  I like this stamp because it comes as the outline of the flowers, but then another stamp "colors" in the flowers for you that lines up perfectly into the inside of the line image.  I stamped them in blue, but then gave them a little shading with my Copic markers.  I cut this out using the BLUEBELLS coordinating die and just adhered it to the front, highlighting the scripture.  I hope this cheers up my friend.  She is so kind and I just hate to see her down.  ((hugs to everyone))

SUSIE Q-TIP:  To soften the look of kraft paper even further, ink the edges with a white ink.  This is especially fun to do with Christmas themed projects using kraft cardstock to give it a wintery feel.

Stamps:  Framed Florals, Nehemiah 8:10 (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky (PTI), Light Kraft (MFT)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (SU!), Versamark (Tsukineko), White Chalk Ink
Accessories:  Bluebells (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder, Circle Nestabilities, Gold Sequins, Linen Thread (Fun Stampers Journey), Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

LBH Bunny Hop Blog Hop

Well, welcome to our first Media Team blog hop for THE LITTLE BLUE HOUSE!  Today we are sharing tips and tutorials featuring Easter projects we've made. 

The hop started over on The Little Blue House Blog HERE, so if you're just joining me, be sure and hop back to the beginning so you don't miss anything!  I'm sharing a super quick card I made using some of my favorite Reverse Confetti products.  I made the Easter egg 3-D and here's how I did it:

I started by cutting three eggs from the More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts dies out of the super cute paper, Hello Sunshine by Doodlebug Designs

Then I held them all together and simply folded them in half long-ways. 

I also diecut a heart for the middle and folded it in half, too, and added it to my "stack".

I used a small hole punch to then punch 2 holes about a quarter inch apart right in the fold line through all 4 thicknesses. 

Then I simply tied a little bit of twine through it and made a bow in the front. 

Next I just fanned up the layers, creating a 3 dimensional effect.  These are so cute and could be used in a variety of ways.  Don't y'all think they'd be so cute on some spring or Easter scrapbook pages?  Or how about some sweet tags to hang off your kiddo's Easter baskets?  Awwww......

Adding it to my card was a snap and I finished it off with some sweet spring Fancy Frills Stickers also from Doodlebug and a banner made with another cute paper from the Hello Sunshine Collection.  I have always loved their stuff--such happiness!

Ok it's time to hop on over to Vicki Chrisman's blog and see what kind of fabulousness she's come up with! 

BUT WAIT, before you go, be sure and leave a comment on each of the designer's blog for your chance to win an Easter basket full of fantastic spring and Easter crafty goodness!  If you've missed anyone along the way, here's the full link list of designers.

Stamps:  More Than Jellybeans, Carton Cuties (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Aqua, Pink, Hello Sunshine (Doodlebug Designs)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories:  Fancy Frills Stickers (Doodlebug Designs), More Than Jellybeans and Double Banner Garland Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Spring Fling Quick Card Panel (Reverse Confetti), Twine, Foam Boosters
Finished Size: A2

Tweet Tweet Tweet

Well, Tuesday was my latest 'Fetti Fans REVERSE CONFETTI class up at The Little Blue House in Keller.  We had a fun time as usual and made 3 cards (one's not pictured here, so I'll have to share it at a later date) and the cute little mason jar lid, like Jen had made for the release (upon her and Tracy's urging, I did it as a class project! LOL!). 

The "bee" card was a remake of one I had also done for the release, but this little chickie one was a new one I designed just for class!

It was fun creating this "scene" using the new THE TWEET LIFE stamps and THE TWEET LIFE Confetti Cuts from REVERSE CONFETTI.  The sun and cloud is from the new Confetti Cuts, SUN 'N CLOUDS which is fast becoming a new favorite of mine. I think everyone should have some of them in your craft stash!  They make great little embellishments!

Ok, if you're out and about today, stop by The Little Blue House, come say hello, and sign up for April's 'Fetti Fans class on the 21st. No guarantees on what my hair will look like.  I need a haircut in the worst way.  Or call me at the store so you don't have to look at my hair at all--817-431-7930. 

SUSIE Q-TIP:  When stamping a repeated row of words or sentiments, start in the middle of your cardstock piece and work your way out to the left and right.  It will look more symmetrical once placed on your card or project.

Stamps:  The Tweet Life (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  Bazzill, Anything Goes (Echo Park)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Turquoise (Avery Elle)
Accessories:  The Tweet Life, Circles 'n Scallops, Sun 'n Clouds, Love Note and Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Copic Markers, Yellow Satin Ribbon, Brown Furry Twine, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Sequin, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

Reverse Confetti March Release Blog Hop

Well, we hope you've enjoyed all of the new REVERSE CONFETTI sneak peeks we've had over the last few days.  Just to recap, there are 5 new stamp sets and 8 new Confetti Cuts dies/sets available NOW, so there’s plenty to choose from to jump start your spring and summer crafting!  Today we are sharing some last bits of inspiration with y'all, so put on some of your favorite music, sit back and join us for our new release blog hop

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 inspiration for you to see using all the new Reverse Confetti stamp sets and dies!

I just couldn't resist making another fun card using the new bee set, THE BUZZ.  I wanted to try it out using some colors other than in pinks and turquoise (LOL!), so I chose the darker blue and browns and just highlighted my card with the yellow bee and fun flower I made with the CIRCLES 'N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts.  Again, I stamped and colored my bee and then cut it with new coordinating THE BUZZ Confetti Cuts.  If y'all are local, this card is very similar to one we will be making in my 'Fetti Fans workshop at The Little Blue House on March 17th!  I would love to see you in my class!  For now, here's a closer look at the new stamps and dies I used today.  
PSSST....The entire new release is available now right HERE!

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”…
March'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! 
SUSIE Q-TIP:  Sometimes when I stamp in black and am not pleased with the coverage of a solid area, I use my black Copic or black fine-tip pen to "perfect" those areas that are not so perfect.  Sure wish there was a pen like that for my body.

Stamps:  The Buzz, Whole Lotta Dots (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Enchanted Evening, Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Chartreuse (PTI), Happy Day (Pebbles)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Gumdrop Green (MFT)
Accessories:  The Buzz, Circles 'n Scallops, Fresh 'n Fruity, Big Chevron Pretty Panel, Love Note, Tag Me Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder, Copic Markers, Adhesive Rhinestones, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2 

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