Saturday, August 19, 2017

Wild Birthday

 My birthday month celebration continues!  Although I sadly must admit, "wild" birthday celebrations are long gone :)  So I'm settling for gettin' wild creating with these sweet little guys!

 For my card, I stated with Reverse Confetti floral pattern paper from the Under the Umbrella pad.  Then I cut Cloud White and Iced Aqua cardstock using Hello & Thanks Label Confetti Cuts. My 'wild' little buddies and sentiment are from Lift Me Up set and Confetti Cuts. To finish, I added this confetti banner cut from Flamingo cardstock using the Circle Garland Confetti Cuts.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration:






Saturday Coffee Cafe - Keep Calm

Welcome to the Saturday Coffee Cafe featured on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog -- so glad to see you!


 The definition of "zen" is "having or showing qualities such as meditative calmness and an attitude of acceptance".  That certainly explains my state of mind when I've had my coffee!

This wonderful cup image is one of three stamps offered by STAMPlorations - so much fun to color!  The coffee word die is also from STAMPlorations and the background die is a retired one from My Favorite Things.

So keep calm and have a cup of coffee!  Until next time...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Reverse Confetti August Sketch For You To Try Challenge

Wow - where did the summer go?  It's mid-August, but I'm not ready to say 'goodbye' to summer just yet!  I love to see nature in full bloom during this season and I'm so glad there's still time to enjoy it all :)  And speaking of more still have plenty of time to play in Reverse Confetti's August Sketch For You To Try challenge!

There will be a new sketch posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month. The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 29th. The SFYTT button is posted on the sidebar.  Click on it to be taken to the current SFYTT post and link list.

Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though! You may enter as many times as you wish.

There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog at the end of the month.

Links to products used on my card:

Premier Polar White (stamped images)







Our Daily Bread Designs August Release - MVP

 Just for your special MVP, Our Daily Bread Designs August release is jam-packed with sports-themed stamps and dies!   I'm excited to continue Guest Designing at ODBD this month and to share some more peeks at the newest goodies!
 My daughter didn't play sports years ago so I haven't really had the chance to create sports-related projects.  ODBD's new release has been SO much fun for me and now I get to 'play ball'!

Products Used:

The popular money saving BUNDLES can save you 15-20% off your purchases! Purchase the August 2017 Bread Basket Bundle and you will save 20% off the regular price and receive FREE SHIPPING! (Free Shipping applies to USA retail customers only)

Be sure to watch the August Release Video for tips on using the products in the 
August Release! 

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Paper Sweeties August Release Rewind

 There's so much to love about the August Paper Sweeties release!  If you haven't seen the newest goodies, be sure to stop by the boutique and check out the Design Team blogs for tons of inspiration!
What's new:

For my card, I started with some pattern paper and blush cardstock.  I layered die cut flowers from the new A Friend Is Sweet Cuts on the left border and on the frame from the same set.  The sentiment is from the new Hugs and Kisses set which I stamped on the banner die from Sweet Borders Sweet CutsEmma is looking sweet in her Warm Winter Wishes dress and new hairdo -- I took her ponytails and gave her an updo!
 Free Gift with Purchase
This 3" x 2" stamp/die set is FREE with purchase in August to celebrate our 5th birthday celebration! The stamp set free with a $50 purchase or receive the stamp set AND coordinating die with a $75 purchase!

 You won't want to miss the fabulous projects created by the rest of the Design Team -- and they can't wait to share them with you!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties