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  1. Reverse Confetti's August Color Challenge is Here
  2. Candles 'n Confetti Birthday Blog Hop
  3. Quirky Cuties Blog Hop (with a prize) from Reverse Confetti
  4. Reverse Confetti July Color Challenge
  5. Smile, I'm on Confetti Camera
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Reverse Confetti's August Color Challenge is Here

Well, today is the 16th of the month and that means it's time for another Color Challenge from REVERSE CONFETTI

This time, the colors to use are:  Navy, Red and Gold--fun and super easy!

Of course the shades of all those colors are open for interpretation and since I'm not completely unpacked in my craft room, I was further challenged to use the limited supplies I had at the ready without digging through 845,263,289 boxes to find other colors of cardstock to use. 

I decided to go for the obvious choice for this time of year and make a "back to school" card, perfect for the color challenge!  I used the CLASS ACT stamp set and CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts to start with.  I cut the front side of my card base with the OFFICE EDGES die set to make the fun little tab and then used it again to create the gold notebook edged panel.  The tab at the top was reverse masked so that I could stamp the alphabet background and keep it "inside" the frame of the tab.  After the front was complete, I added the navy polkadot strip from the WHOLE LOTTA DOTS set.  (It's SO my favorite!)

SUSIE Q-TIP:  Change up your card style and make a fancy cut out edge from the front panel.  It can have a little tab, or just cut it straight.  It's kind of fun working with a smaller "canvas" for the main card front.  I give it an A+.

Stamps:  Class Act, Whole Lotta Dots, Crushin' (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, New Leaf (PTI), Summer Sun (SU!), Dots & Stripes (Echo Park)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Red Hot (MFT), Navy (Heidi Swapp)
Accessories:  Class Act, Office Edges Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Button, Blueberry Divine Twine (TCP), Gold Sequins, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

Candles 'n Confetti Birthday Blog Hop

Well, we are FINALLY in our new home and are still in awe of the fact that "we live here?"!  After only being here a little over a week, I'm maintaining a slow and steady pace unpacking, as life still goes on around us.  I've finally set up a temporary workspace in my craft room until I can truly get that room situated, and I got to play in there a bit yesterday.  I am so thrilled to say that my first card made in my new home is for my very best friend in the whole wide world, Jen del Muro, and today is her birthday!  What's more, a few of the Reverse Confetti Crew and 'Fetti Friends and I are thrilled at the chance to surprise Jen with a celebratory blog hop in her honor and share birthday inspiration using REVERSE CONFETTI!  Happy Birthday, Jen del Muro!  I love you, bestie!  Hope you like your SURPRISE!!

The Candles 'n Confetti Birthday Hop started over at Stacey's blog HERE and you should've made your way here by way of Tracey's blog HERE. If not, make sure you start at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss a thing!

For my card, I used OLIVER OWL and colored him up with my Copics.  Then I layered and layered using the August Sketch For You To Try (there's still a few days to participate, y'all!).  Oliver sits atop a background made with the scallop rectangle from the LOVE NOTE and the DIAGONAL STRIPE PRETTY PANEL Confetti Cuts dies.  I used a few more dies which are pictured below.

To help celebrate this special day, Jen is serving up a sweet deal with a REVERSE CONFETTI One-Day SALE! Shop at Reverse Confetti TODAY and SAVE 20% off your entire order!  Just use this shopping code:  JENSBDAY20

Here's our Birthday Blog Hop Order:

Last, but certainly not least...stop by and visit the birthday girl!

Here's the icing on the cake:  REVERSE CONFETTI will be sponsoring the PRETTY PINK POSH Cutting Edge Blog Hop later this month, too! We would love to see you show off your favorite Reverse Confetti Cuts and join in the fun!  All the info on that hop and how y'all can play along can be found HERE.

Now, it's time to hop over to Lisa's blog HERE for more Candles 'n Confetti!

Thanks for joining us today for this fun birthday hop! 

SUSIE Q-TIP:  When you want to add just a hint of color with your Copics to an area of your stamped image, try using a very light color and just draw inside the line image with that color.  Then take a blender pen and blend it out until that color fades into the white center of the area.  That's what I did on his little collar on my card using a very pale mint green and his eyes pop more with a hint of icy blue around the edges.

Stamps:  Oliver Owl Quirky Cuties (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Dark Kraft (Paper Studio), Sew Lovely (Carta Bella)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Love Note, Diagonal Stripe Pretty Panel, Double Edge Scallop Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Copic Markers, Button, Twine, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

Quirky Cuties Blog Hop (with a prize) from Reverse Confetti

Well, it's been a little bit since I posted the last time.  We've been crazy busy gearing up to get into our new home.  There have been some big hoops to jump through, and a huge roller coaster ride of emotional ups and downs wondering if closing on this house would ever come to fruition.  Well, yesterday we got the news we've been waiting 10 months for--that we will finally get to close on our home.  We are hoping to hear a definite date for closing today, but our best guess is that it will be late next week, and we are moving in with my sister tomorrow.  Keep y'all's fingers crossed for us!

As for today's post, it's a little something different from the Confetti Crew and a few of our "coloring" friends.  Instead of a Confetti Camera this week, we are having a QUIRKY CUTIES Blog Hop from REVERSE CONFETTI (read below about the prize)!  Everyone on the hop has chosen a stamp set from our fun Quirky Cuties line (all line art images of sweet little animals that are super fun to color), and has made a card or project using them. 

The hop started over on the REVERSE CONFETTI Blog HERE, and if you're just joining us, you'll want to head that way to get the most from the hop (I'm the end).  

For my card, I got a little sentimental (as I was packing away all my crafty stuff), and went with BEBE BUNNY.  She was the second Quirky Cutie and I remember Jen and I going over and over her during the design process, deciding on tweaks here and there, until she was just right, with the cutest dress, purse and shoes with the sweetest little "head tilt"--yes I'm a little partial to her. 

I colored her up with my Copic markers and gave her some glasses (see?  She even looks a little like me!).  I cut several circles from the new CIRCLES 'N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts to serve as a great backdrop for her once I got her all cut out.  I added the pink scallop border using the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP Confetti Cuts and popped that piece up at a fun angle.

Ok, so here's the FUN part--the PRIZE INFO!  We actually are teaming up with STUDIO 3 SOLUTIONS, and have 2 prizes to give away!   TWO random commenters will win:  A Studio 3 Solutions Color Cubbie + 3 Quirky Cuties (winner’s choice).  Comments will close this Sunday at 5 pm CST and the winner will be announced on the Reverse Confetti blog on Monday the 28th.

Well, with me, you've reached the end of the hop, but we are all still here if you want to go back and take a second look at anyone's project.  Jen has the hop lineup posted over on the Reverse Confetti Blog HERE.  Have a great day, and I'll see y'all again after we get settled into our new house.  I'll be unpacking the 875,657,483 boxes in my craft room just as fast as I can!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  I wasn't going to make the navy blue panel crooked, but when I started to glue it down, it looked cute that way, so I kept it.  That's called going with the artistic flow.  Don't let it come between you and your project--if it looks better some way you didn't originally intend, don't fight the feeling.  Just do it. 

Stamps:  BeBe Bunny Quirky Cuties (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Dark Kraft (Paper Studio), Sew Lovely (Carta Bella)
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories:  Circles 'n Scallops, Double Edge Scallop Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Circle Punch, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Button, Divine Twine, Adhesive Rhinestones, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

Reverse Confetti July Color Challenge

Well, I had a great time teaching and sharing REVERSE CONFETTI yesterday at The Little Blue House in Keller!  And today, I get to share some more Reverse Confetti love with all of y'all!

It's the 16th of the month and that means it's time for a new COLOR CHALLENGE from REVERSE CONFETTI

Take a look at the gorgeous aqua, coral and lime green color palette Jen came up with for us for this month...I think it looks so summery!

I thought these colors fit in well with using the CELEBRATE CAKE stamp set.  I had a "cupcake banner" in mind when I started this card, but it quickly turned into adding that bold gold heart from the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts instead of a center cuppie!  The birthday sentiment is from the ALL ABOUT YOU Keywords set and I added the new CIRCLES 'N SCALLOPS for the "you".  Everything is set upon the newest big tag Confetti Cuts, TAG ME TOO which I stamped using the stripes from SO STRIPEY in gold.

Check out the July Color Challenge post over on the Reverse Confetti blog HERE for all the details on how EASY it is to play along and WIN a $20 gift certificate to Reverse Confetti!!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  A tag always makes a great backdrop for the focal point on a card.  Just sayin'.  Just make a cute tag, create a simple background for the base of the card, and use pop dots to add the tag and complete your card.

Stamps:  Celebrate Cake, All About You, So Stripey (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet (PTI), Gold Mirror, Chevron (Paper Studio)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Berry Sorbet (PTI), Green Galore (SU!), Gold Delicata (Tsukineko)
Accessories:  Love Note, Tag Me Too, Circles 'N Scallops, Doin' the Wave Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Gold Enamel Dots, Ribbon, Divine Twine, Foam Boosters 
Finished Size:  A2

Smile, 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 giftie 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!  

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