Friday, October 21, 2016

Tupelo Designs LLC - Batty About You!

Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!   I'm having a mood  and I'm trying to not let it get the best of me.  We had a rainy morning here in the Chicago area - I'm hoping when it clears up I can get back out with Miss Moriko.   Maybe some outdoors and some sunshine will brighten my mood.   What's wrong?   More dental problems (of course).  I'm sort of feeling like there's no end in site, that it's always something - more than I can handle today.  That's why my crafting is so important to me.  It's an escape from my problems, and when I'm over thinking things I can quiet my mind and loose myself.

I try to treat myself  to a little something from Tupelo Designs LLC whenever I can.  Receiving a package in the mail is a nice pick me up.  It's like receiving a present in the mail.  I'm always excited with getting something new in my hands to work with - and I can find all my favorite brands there.
Today I'm playing with Reverse Confetti!  I started with a base of green dotted paper from the Fright Night pad.  Next I layered frames adhered in all different wonky directions.
I added a sentiment from Treat Yo Self - and now the fun part.. adding all the little bats!  

I added Silly Eyes  because bigger eyes are "Oh so much better to see you with My Dear!"
 Playing with some props today too so an extra photo..  
Need a little pick me up yourself?  Stop by Tupelo Designs LLC - you'll be glad you did.  They've got free shipping USA ($50 and up orders Canada).  You receive reward points that turn into dollars for your next purchase and they have all your favorite products! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Treat Yo'Self
Dies |Reverse Confetti Halloween Bits, Framed Up
Pattern Paper | Reverse Confetti Fright Night 6"
Silly Eyes | Pretty Pink Posh

Tag You're It Challenge! Floral Thanks

We're at the half way point of the latest Tag You're It Challenge!  You have one more week to play along so you better get to it! Here's the inspiration photo this time with a beautiful design from our guestie Leigh Penner

There's lots to love about this one.. I was struck by the white embossing on the dark grey tag.  It really made the colors of the word die and the leaves just jump off the page.

I had lots of ideas but I really wanted to give this a spin in a different direction.  That's really my favorite part of playing a challenge - seeing all the different possibilities that come from one idea.

I decided to try to do the opposite of this tag - make a white background with grey stamping so I started with a base of stamped grey leaves that I topped with a beautiful flower and word die. 
I still stuck with the basic layout of the original tag.. stamped images on a base topped with a few colorful die cuts and a colorful word die.

 This beautiful floral set is from Altenew called Beautiful Day.  The word die is from Poppystamps.  Of course my favorite accents are Pretty Pink Posh Sequins (Sparkling Clear), and some Twinery Stone Twine.

Stamps | Altenew Beautiful Day
Dies | Altenew Beautiful Day | Poppystamps Fancy Thanks
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh
Twinery Stone Twine
Corner Rounder | We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fusion Card Challenge - Congrats

I hope you're having a great day!  We're enjoying some warm weather here in the Chicago area - and I'm really feeling drawn outside.  I know there's not lots more days like this left this year and I want to soak in as much sunshine as I can!

A new challenge begins today at Fusion Card Challenge - isn't the photo beautiful?  I admit I was excited when I saw it because I have a wedding that I needed a card for... and that exactly what those flowers got me thinking of.

Not digging the florals?  That's ok.. you can work with just the sketch.  It's FUSION so you have choices.. sketch, photo, or fuse them both together!  
I went all clean and simple with a stamped floral on a card panel.  For the horizontal line across the bottom of the panel on the sketch I added some lace and a row of pearls.    

I used the Altenew Painted Flowers. This was my first time using this set and I know I made some mistakes lining things. This set is very forgiving and mistakes don't glare at you. I got the stamps at Tupelo Designs LLC - they're my favorite store. They have free shipping and always ship stock items within 48 hours. They have all my favorite brands too. They even have loyalty points for every dollar you spend that turn into $$ you can use for future purchases.

I'm entering this card in their Facebook challenge - this time all you need to do is use an item from the store and add some fabric.  You just add a post to their TDLLC (Award Winning) Facebook page to enter the challenge. 
Want to see how the rest of the team did with this Fusion challenge?  Click here to jump to the Fusion Card Challenge Blog!   We'd love for you to join us! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Altenew Painted Flowers, Hennah Elements (Sentiment)
Dies | Altenew Painted Flowers, MFT Fishtail Flags
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Ballerina Slippers
Ribbons | May Arts

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Reverse Confetti Fallidays Thanksgiving

Thanks for stopping by! Reverse Confetti is having their second annual Fall-idays! It's a 3 day event that started yesterday (Halloween) and finishes tomorrow (Christmas). Today we're focusing on Thanksgiving and showing all sorts of things for gift giving to home decor. Fall is my favorite time of year - I think everyone on my side of the family is born in November so Thanksgiving has a double meaning here. In fact.. this year my birthday is on Thanksgiving. That's happened a few times before, and while I love pumpkin pie, it was not always a welcome substitute for a birthday cake when I was a kid. Now that I'm grown I try to put my family first. We'll have a special dinner just us, over the weekend.

I made a thankful card that might just double as a Thanksgiving invite this year.  I stamped the leaves from Blooms 'n Buds around the edges of my card front in shades of orange, yellow and red.  

Next I die cut the sentiment from the stamped panel.  I cut it a second time in a dark orange and inlaid it into the panel.

The words looked a little "lost" to me so I cut them from light orange and red, trimmed them and adhered a different color card stock for each word.  This also raised the  words making them easier to read.

The finishing touch was the addition of a few sequins for a little sparkle. 

There's more Thanksgiving inspired fun waiting for you.  Here's a list of other designers with projects to share today!

Reverse Confetti Blog
Melissa Phillips
Amy Rohl
Lisa Henke
Heather Pulvirenti
Leigh Penner
Amy Tsuruta
Laurie Schmidlin

Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Blooms N Buds
Dies | Grateful Thankful Blessed
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh