Saturday, February 24, 2018

Anything Goes...and Blog Giveaway!



Sadly, my time as a 'Fetti Friend is winding to a close after two months of guest designing for Reverse Confetti.  I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Jen and her design crew for having me!  I totally loved the January release and my card today shows stamps from the Kindness Cards and Something Wonderful sets.



The florals were colored with markers directly colored on the stamp than applied to the paper after "huffing" over it.  The matching die makes it so quick and easy as opposed to fussy cutting.  The background paper is from RC's Forever My Love 6x6 pad.


To share my love of Reverse Confetti, I'm offering a blog giveaway of the Kindness Cards stamp set and matching dies!  No requirements necessary other than commenting on this post.  After 3 days, I will pick a winner using random.org!




Thanks for stopping by and remember to comment for a chance to win free stamps and dies!

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
FEB 24 - "Keep a green tree in your heart and a singing bird may come."                                          --Chinese Proverb

Friday, February 23, 2018

Alpaca My Scarf


A fun card for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge which is to create your own background. I'm also using Chrissy Larson's clean and simple layout for the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge


SSSWC is sponsored by Lawn Fawn, so I chose their fun little Winter Alpaca set to ink up and color with Copics.  I used Iced Aqua cardstock by Reverse Confetti for the card base and background ink.  This brings back great memories of the year I purchased this stamp set after our daughter traveled to Peru and had some funny alpaca stories!   

DIES: Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die by PTI; Stitched Rectangle STAX by MFT; Winter Alpaca by Lawn Fawn.  


Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
FEB 23 - "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."        --Shreya

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches


A quick and easy card for the new Freshly Made Sketches challenge! This was my first time to use MFT's Happy Birthday Circle Die-Namics and it paired well with the celebratory Cheers, Stars and Wine Service dies - also by MFT.  No stamping involved!  I used Sour Apple CS, Black Licorice CS and Calm and Cozy Chevron patterned paper by MFT, Iced Aqua CS by Reverse Confetti and White CS by PTI.


Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting...have a blessed Thursday!

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
FEB 22 - Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness."
                 --Mencius 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Color Throwdown



Hello everyone! Are you ready for another Color Throwdown Challenge? Amy Rysavy is our hostess and was inspired by the colors in this lovely home decor: light purple, dark purple, off white and brown.  I'm also playing along with a flipped version of the current Sketch Saturday Challenge #501.  



I used 3 different patterned papers from the Paper House
"ColorWays" 6x6 pad and white embossed 3 feathers from Waltzingmouse Stamps' Fine Feathers retired stamp set.  The Small Hello die (a stack of three die cuts) is by Simon Says Stamp and the tiny Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX dies are by My Favorite Things. The card base is Rustic Cream cardstock by PTI.

To play along with us, please go to the Color Throwdown Challenge blog for all the details!  For more inspiration from the rest of the design team, click on their links below:
Amy Rohl 
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders   
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins 
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put  
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen (you are here)  
Claire Apostoloff  - February Guest Designer 



Quote from 365 Days of Wonder
FEB 21 - "Don't tell me not to fly, I've simply got to."
          --Bob Merrill and Jule Styne, "Don't Rain on My Parade".

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Irish Blessing





How do you share your cards? Are you one that mails them out frequently or do you have other outlets? I donate cards for fundraisers - mostly through our church - and also donate a large container with about 2 dozen cards at our annual Christmas brunch at work.  I keep a basket of cards on the table in the nurses' station where I work and have them for sale. This helps to reimburse my habit...errr...hobby - lol!  Yesterday, one of the nurses asked about St. Patrick's Day cards.  I have very few stamp options for this holiday, but I do have two Irish blessing stamps from Verve's Blessings stamp set.  I'm featuring one of them of my card today.



I accented the quote with florals from Reverse Confetti's Blooms 'n Buds stamp set and die cut them with matching dies.  The background was a leftover panel from a day I was experimenting with alcohol inks.  Here's what else I used...

STAMPS: Blessings (Verve), Blooms 'n Buds (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: Enchanted Evening (PTI), Cucumber Crush (SU), White (PTI).
INK: Cucumber Crush, Dapper Denim, Night of Navy (SU), Bumblebee, Tangerine (Reverse Confetti).
DIES: Striped Sentiment Strip Cover Die-Namic (MFT), Stitched Circles Die-Namics (MFT), Blooms 'n Buds (Reverse Confetti).


Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
FEB 20 - "Whatever you are, be a good one".
                 --Abraham Lincoln 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Make It Monday


Laurie Schmidlin has some gorgeous cards to inspire us for the Framing Sentiment and Images challenge for Make It Monday on the Papertrey Ink blog! I couldn't resist playing along using some of my fave PTI products.



What did I use?
STAMPS: Beautiful Berries: Spring, Pen and Ink (PTI).
PAPER: Fine Linen, Vintage Cream, White (PTI).
INK: Versafine Onyx Black; Lime Green, Parakeet, Magenta, Grape Soda dye inks by Reverse Confetti.
DIES: Mix and Mat: Plaid by PTI; Beautiful Berries: Spring by PTI.

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
FEB 19 - "The greatest glory in living lies not it never falling, but in rising every time we fall."       --Nelson Mandela

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Anything Goes with Reverse Confetti

 
It's the weekend (YAY!!) and I've got a card to share that again shows how I up-cycled some puzzle pieces to use as embellishments to pair with this fun sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Heart Filled Sentiments stamp set!  My daughter is a fan of any punny cards, so this one went to her for Valentine's Day.




I painted the puzzle pieces with Liquitex Bright Aqua Green acrylic paint color then splattered them with yellow gold paint from Gansai Tambi Starry Colors palette.  

Here's what I used:
STAMPS: Heart Filled Sentiments (Reverse Confetti)
PAPER: White, Black, Lime Green CS (Reverse Confetti)
INK: Versamark
DIES: Lacy Scallop Circles, Tag Me, Triple Chevies, Double Panel Hearts - all by Reverse Confetti

Quote from 365 Days of Wonder:
FEB 18 - "The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live."
                        --Auguste Rodin