Avery Elle Dog-Gone Awesome

I’ve been continuing to practice my Copic coloring. This card features one of the adorable images from the Avery Elle Furry Friends set.

Dog-GoneAfter trying several combinations of Copic markers in shades of brown, I was happiest with the technique in which you start with the Colorless Blender and then add color. It gives a softer look to the colored image. I cut the image with its corresponding die. I heat embossed the sentiment from the same Furry Friends set on brown cardstock, then cutting it with the largest tag die from the Gift Tags set. The patterned paper is from an older Studio Calico pad.

For those of you in the US, have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! 2015 seems to be flying by!

Penny Black Simplicity Sneak Peek

Hello! I have a card over on the Penny Black Simplicity site today! I hope you’ll head on over to check it out.



Lawn Fawn Happy Trails

In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, I’m sharing a card created with Lawn Fawn stamps and dies celebrating camping!


I stamped the trees on the card base with the Memento Peanut Brittle ink for a tone-on-tone look. The sentiment from the Happy Trails stamp set was heat-embossed. I cut the Forest Border and then cut it again with the Tag die, adhering the trees to the sky, also cut with the Tag die. I stamped and Copic-colored the car and camper from the Happy Trails stamp set, cutting them out with their coordinating dies.


May Reverse Confetti SFYTT

Have you seen this month’s Sketch for You to Try at Reverse Confetti?


I’m playing along with a card showcasing a sentiment from the Reverse Confetti Shine Bright stamp set.


I colored the stamped sentiment with Copic markers to create an ombre effect. To give interest to the sentiment panel I used the Office Edges Confetti Cuts set. To the card, I added a sun cut with the Sun ‘n Clouds Confetti Cuts set and banners cut with the Stitched Flag Trio set. Lastly, I added flowers cut with The Tweet Life Confetti Cuts popped up with dimensional adhesive.


I hope you’ll play along! Head on over to link up your card on the Reverse Confetti Blog for your chance to win a $20 Reverse Confetti gift certificate and the title of ‘Fetti Fave!








Color Throwdown #342

I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown #342.

I was inspired by the colors and the balloons!


The Avery Elle Balloons die set includes a variety of balloon sizes, as well as the asterisk-shaped confetti. The “celebrate” sentiment is from the Avery Elle Bunting set. There’s a stamp set that coordinates with the Balloons dies, which I unfortunately don’t own. So to create the balloon strings, I used the bunting string from the Bunting die set, along with the bows in that set.


Penny Black Paper Lanterns

Today, I’m sharing two cards suitable for celebrations! The Campground community on Martha’s Vineyard has an annual summer event called “Grand Illumination” during which beautiful paper lanterns, hung on gingerbread cottage porches, are lit. The tradition dates from the turn of the 19th century and is the inspiration for my cards.

After applying Distress Inks to watercolor paper and letting it dry, I used Penny Black’s #51-034 After Glow die set to cut out a lot of lanterns. I then played with different combinations of shapes and colors. Because I had so many lanterns, I decided to make two cards – one on a black background and one on a white background.


For the black background, I heat embossing a sentiment from Penny Black’s 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles with silver powder.


For the white background, I stamped a different sentiment from the same set – Penny Black’s 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles  in black ink.


Lawn Fawn Relax!

Today, I’m sharing a “just because” card inspired by the recent sunny days here in the PNW! I try to never take a sunny day for granted.


I combined several Lawn Fawn die cuts with a sailboat from the Float My Boat set. I had intended to Copic color the boat, but once I had the cardstock pieces laid out, I thought it would look better if the sails on the boat were cardstock as well. So I stamped the boat on red cardstock and fussy cut the sails. The sentiment is from the Life is Good set.


ColourQ #290

I’m sharing a card for the newest ColourQ Challenge created with only die cuts, no stamping.



For my card, I used the Love & Ice Cream Confetti Cuts to create a double-scoop ice cream cone. The cone is cut from one of the “Let’s Celebrate” Quick Card Panels. The sentiment was cut with one of the dies in the Fancy Words Confetti Cuts set. I added a cherry cut using the Love & Ice Cream set to replace the “o”!






Reverse Confetti May Release Blog Hop


The wait is over! REVERSE CONFETTI has just released FIVE stamp sets, SIX Confetti Cuts and “Let’s Celebrate” Quick Card Panels in the May “Birthday Release”!!

The hop started on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Lisa’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!

For my first card, I stamped one of the hats from the Party Hats set and cut it with the coordinating Confetti Cuts die.


I added garlands cut with the Star Garland and Double Banner Garland Confetti Cuts sets. I topped the Party Hat with a pom pom cut with glitter paper using the separate die in the Party Hats Confetti Cuts set. The background is one of the “Let’s Celebrate” Quick Card Panels.


For my next project, I used the Love and Ice Cream stamp set and Love & Ice Cream Confetti Cuts.


I stamped and heat-embossed a sentiment from the Love and Ice Cream stamp set and cut it with the banner from Tag Me Confetti Cuts. To make the ice cream, I cut one of the “Let’s Celebrate” Quick Card Panels with a die in the Love & Ice Cream Confetti Cuts set. The cone was cut and then dry embossed.


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! Now it’s time to hop on over to Kathy’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.











Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti Day Three

It’s Day Three of the Countdown to Confetti at Reverse Confetti! Today, Reverse Confetti introduces Love and Ice Cream stamp set and Love & Ice Cream Confetti Cuts.



I couldn’t resist creating the ice cream scoops and cones out of some patterned paper in non-traditional colors to create a CAS card. The Love & Ice Cream Confetti Cuts set provides lots of options! I adhered the cones to a scallop circle cut with one of the Circles ‘n Scallops dies.


There are FOUR $25 gift certificates up for grabs – two for blog commenters and two for Facebook commenters. Increase your chance of winning by leaving a comment on each sneak peek post for each designer. Comments will close at noon CST on May 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on May 7th on the Reverse Confetti blog and FB page.