Hello September and Hello REVERSE CONFETTI Fans! I'm so excited to be hopping along again with the Reverse Confetti Design Team and Special Guests in this month's New Release Blog Hop from Reverse Confetti! I received the Count Your Rainbows stamp set to play with this month and at the time of this post I've already placed my order for the Forever Fall, Lighthearted Letters, and Spooky Sentiments sets - all of which I think will work perfectly in my fall (and some other times) Project Life layouts! As usual for me with these Blog Hops, I'm sharing another Project Life layout - I'm loving how easy it is to incorporate the RC stamps into my weekly PL spreads. (To see other examples of how I've used the Reverse Confetti stamps in my Project Life album, see THIS POST and THIS POST).
Reverse Confetti Blog and you should have made it here from the amazing Heather Pulvirenti'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 of Reverse Confetti's new stamp sets!
For my layout, I used the previously mentioned Count your Rainbows set along with my old fave Arrows 'n Elements. Here are a few more photos of both sides of the layout so you can see how I combined these two stamp sets:
Of note, I also used some fun new Back to School printables (School Time and Graded) by Emily Merritt, which coordinated perfectly with the pictures from Open House at Dean's school. And in case it isn't obvious, I used the numbers from the Count your Rainbows stamp set to number a few of the photos and then created a sort of "Week in Review" card (below) to explain the details of these particular photos. I'll definitely be using this set again in the future for this! The arrows used throughout the layout as well as the "awesome" and "oh, hello" sentiments are from the Arrows 'n Elements set. (Don't worry PLers - I've already been bugging Jen to create a follow-up to this set with similar sentiments and element stamps!!).
You can also see another example of how well so many of the RC stamp sets coordinate for use in Project Life on this 4x6 card about Joel's new adventure into Grad School. I combined some element stamps from the Arrows 'n Elements set with sentiments from the Count your Rainbows set. And yes, I really did make my husband pose like that for a "First Day of Grad School" photo using the same chalkboard we use every year for Dean's First Day of School photos!! He's such a good sport...
And for those of you interested, here are graphics of the complete stamp sets I used on this week's layouts. Remember, the Count your Rainbows set is just 1 of FIVE new stamp sets releasing today - you'll definitely want to check out the other sets!
I hope you've enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with the Confetti Crew on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more Reverse Confetti inspiration! Now it's time to hop on over to Kimberly Crawford'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.
A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you "in the know"...
SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (SFYTT) - Play along each month for your chance to win the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE and to be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew as they sneak peek and hop with all the new stamps. Click HERE for more details and link list.
'FETTI FINDS - Link your Reverse Confetti creations to the link list posted on the Reverse Confetti blog each Monday (Note: Reverse Confetti stamps are required for 'Fetti Finds.) A 'Fetti Fave will be announced on the Reverse Confetti Blog from that month's entries. The 'Fetti Fave will receive the ENTIRE NEXT STAMP RELEASE and be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew as we sneak peek and hop with all the new stamps. Click HERE for more details and link list.
Celebrate the creative side of you!
And now for some stats, because I think it's fun when Elise Cripe does this, so I thought I'd start as well:
Ratio of photos taken by Jen to photos taken by Joel: 6 to 1 (and 1 image downloaded from the internet)
Ratio of Galaxy S4 Phone Photos to "real camera" photos: 7 to 0
I will be sharing a link to this post on The Mom Creative blog.