Monday, July 8, 2013

Project Life 2013, Week 27 - Reverse Confetti Blog Hop

Hello REVERSE CONFETTI Fans! I was so excited when my friend Jen asked if I'd like to play along as a special guest for this month's new release! The wait is finally over, and it's time for another new release from your favorite new company!  That's right, it's time for Reverse Confetti's second release and it's even better than the first one.  Another 4 new stamp sets are being released TODAY!  We know you all are excited to see what's new, so start by hopping along with the Confetti Crew, along with some other special guests.

If you're one of my regular blog readers, I'm skipping ahead a few weeks in sharing my Project Life because today I'm participating in a special Blog Hop with the Reverse Confetti Design Team. I've been loving ALL of their stamps, but this new Arrows 'n Elements set in particular is absolutely PERFECT for Project Life!! Take a look at how I used it throughout my entire layout this week..

The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Heather'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 Reverse Confetti’s second release of 4 brand new stamp sets!

Here's a look at that amazing Arrows 'n Elements stamp set that I used so much of this week (and I just know I'll be using throughout my Project Life layouts in weeks to come!). Today is Release Day, so that means this set, along with 3 other fun new stamp sets, are available NOW in the Reverse Confetti store:

And how about some closer looks at my layout? Week 27 covered last week (June 30-July 6), which was a busy week around here. One of my good friends from high school, Alanna, was here visiting (most of her trip fell during Week 26, which I'll be sharing in the near future) and the first few days of the week covered the end of her visit. Our kids had a blast at the beach together! Then mid-week Joel and Dean enjoyed a fun day at the pool.

You might notice that my date card is hand stamped this week with a fun background stamp - that stamp is also a Reverse Confetti stamp releasing today - Whole Lotta Dots. So fun to create that 4x6 date card myself! And that Arrows 'n Elements set is seriously so versatile. So many mix & match stamps and I had a blast creating a few 3x4 journal cards.

And here's a closer look at a few of the pockets where you can see how I used some of the other stamps. The sentiments fit perfectly into the striped rectangle, but I also used that rectangle as a little journal tag - something I never seem to have enough of! It's the PERFECT size to add to a corner of a 4x6 photo as you can see on that beautiful photo Alanna captured of a green sea turtle at Ho'okipa Beach Sunday afternoon. I also stamped directly onto that photo, something I've decided I don't do enough of. As you can see on my "just sayin'" 3x4 journal card, the striped flag-ended stamp is designed to align perfectly with the striped rectangle stamp, but it also looks super cute as an extra little embellishment (seen at the top left of the "pool time" 4x6 card).

The right side of the layout mostly covers the 4th of July. And it's mostly self-explanatory I think. The top right pocket holds a trimmed down piece of artwork my son Dean made for the 4th (that may or may not have been purposefully color-coordinated specifically for my PL layout. {wink}).

I mixed in a few cork circle stickers from Studio Calico as well as the printable "life is in session" card from Emily Merritt's True Statement Cards No. 1 (recolored). The Summer 2013 card on the left side of the layout is from Elle's Studio. I absolutely love how effortlessly this stamp set coordinated with all the other products I reach for when working on my Project Life layouts each week. It's definitely earned a permanent spot in my "go to" pile on my desk!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 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'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. Celebrate the creative side of you!

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: 4 to 3 (and 2 taken by my sweet friend Alanna Bird, 1 taken by my Mom)
Ratio of Galaxy S3 Phone Photos to "real camera" photos: 8 to 2
I will be sharing a link to this post on The Mom Creative blog.


Anabelle O'Malley said...

Absolutely LOVE this!!

Lisa H. said...

looooove this set with PL!!! I can't wait to use it in my layout. your's is so cute! great colors, and pictures. Your PL pages rock!

jen del muro said...

ABSOLUTELY FAB! Great PL cards/layout!!

Karen Giron said...

LOVE this with PL!! Your PL pages are always so fun and this set is amazing with your sweet style. So super cute!

kReN said...

You really showed how versatile these stamps can be. They look great on your project! TFS!

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Atypicalcupcake said...

love your use of the arrow stamp set!

cm said...

An absolutely stunning layout! From the colours to the photots, this is an awesome showcase of the new RC release. Wish list just expanded...again! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Lori H said...

Love your layout, colors & of course the stamps! I promptly ordered this set after reading your post & had a shipping notice within an hour of ordering - amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

~amy~ said...

How seeing how you used the fab sets!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOVE that you used these stamps for your PL!! That's awesome! FAB use of these stamps/images--totally inspired by that banner with the tag! LOVE!

Iris said...

Cute layout using the new stamps.

JenniferE said...

Adorable! Love the stamped arrows and chevrons on your LO!

Katie said...

Great use of the stamps Jen, I'm always interested in stamping more because it's nice to have ones that can be used over and over. This looks like a nice mufti-purpose set. I love the patriotic colors, so bright and happy.