Thursday, August 8, 2013

Project Life 2013 Week 31 - Reverse Confetti Blog Hop

Project Life 2013 Week 31: July 28 - Aug 3, 2013

Hello August and Hello REVERSE CONFETTI Fans!  I'm so excited to be hopping along today with the Reverse Confetti Design Team and a few other Special Guests in this month's creative Blog Hop from Reverse Confetti! Last month's release was fantastic and today we are inspiring you with projects and cards using those stamps and any other previously released stamps from Reverse Confetti. Of course, I'm sharing another Project Life layout - I just love how easy it is to incorporate the RC stamps into my weekly PL spreads. (To see another example of how I've used the Reverse Confetti stamps in my Project Life album, see THIS POST, where I share my Week 27 layout).

The hop started over on the 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 amazing stamp sets! (and a giveaway for one lucky hopper if you leave a little love along the way)

For my layout, I mostly used the Arrows 'n Elements set, but mixed in a few stamps from the Celebrate Cake and Peacock Pretties sets. Here's a closer look at the left side of the layout:

This was just last week, which was a pretty exciting week for us - we traveled off the island where we live (Maui) to Oahu for a little mini 5-day vacation. You can probably read the details on the journaling cards if you're interested, but basically when you live on a small island like Maui - getting to go do things like go shopping at a real mall and go to a Water Park are pretty big deals!! ;-) Traffic? Not so fun when you're used to a maximum speed limit of 45 mph and nothing but 2-lane highways! But we managed to survive. Starting in the top right corner of the left side of my layout, you can see that I used that round stamp from the Peacock Pretties set as a geotag - I know, sometimes my cleverness shocks even myself. LOL. The rest of the stamps used on this page are from the Arrows 'n Elements set - which I can't seem to get enough of! I love how all the little arrows and tags are absolutely perfect for Project Life!  

Now let's look a little closer at the right side of the layout:

Again, lots of Arrows 'n Elements on this side of the page. But if you take a look at the top right 4x6 pocket where I included our tickets from our tour of 'Iolani Palace - I used a couple of stamps from the Celebrate Cake set. I also added the "Good Times" stamp from the Celebrate Cake set to the striped label from Arrows 'n Elements in the bottom left 4x6 photo. Love being able to mix & match some of these sets! I used another one of those fun triangles (ice cream cones?) from Celebrate Cake on the bottom right 4x6 card. And can I just point out that CRAZY tree in that photo? Have you ever seen a tree like that? My husband is a pretty big guy (6'3" and about 230 lbs) and he looks TINY next to that ginormous tree! It's on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus. I've never seen anything like it! And yes, it really is called a "Dead Rat Tree". There's your botany lesson of the day. You're welcome.

Well, that's about it from me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us. 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 the talented 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.

How would you like to win some Reverse Confetti goodies of your very own?  Leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to REVERSE CONFETTI. Comments are open until Monday night, August 12th at 11pm CST, and the winner will be announced on the Time for a Card Tuesday post on the 13th over on the Reverse Confetti Blog!

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: 12 to 3
Ratio of Galaxy S3 Phone Photos to "real camera" photos: 15 to 0

I will be sharing a link to this post on The Mom Creative blog.