Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New Stampin' Up! Statement of My Heart Frame

Last night was our Bi-Monthly Team Meeting, and I wanted to provide something for the girls to create with the new items that are available for pre-order.  I found these frames (with the matte) at Dollar Tree for, obviously, $1, and I think they look way more expensive than that when filled with the new Stampin' Up! Share What You Love stamps and Designer Series Paper.  I let them choose their colors but had many of the components ready to go for quick assembly since we had lasagna to eat as well.

It was fun to see the choices they made to make the frames their own! I only wish my camera battery had not been dying...Apologies to everyone for the blurry (due to lack of flash to avoid glass glare) pictures!

Kris Kilkenny-- Kris used the new Grapefruit Grove as her focus color.

Carolyn Wagner-Bark -- Carolyn used Old Olive and the Rich Razzleberry and Crumb Cake floral.

Leslie Parks -- Leslie used prints with white backgrounds and "flipped the sketch".

Lynda Adcock -- I love the way Lynda tilted the apron on its side..Too cute!

Valerie Aguirre -- Valerie used Old Olive and the Mint Macaron Pearlized floral.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

New In Colors and New Ink Pad Design Video

I'm just starting to make videos, but I thought I'd make this Quick as a Bunny video to show the new In Colors for 2018-2020 and new Ink Pad Design.

Friday, April 13, 2018

My Inky Friends Stampin' Up! Retiring In Colors Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inky Friends' Stampin' Up! Retiring In Colors Blog Hop!  For a complete list of the participants, click here: Inky Friends Blog

You may have arrived from Yapha's blog where she highlighted my other favorite retiring In Color, Peekaboo Peach, in some gorgeous color combinations and fantastic cards.

I chose to use Sweet Sugarplum which is one of my favorite colors from the 2016-2018 In Colors.
I will really miss it in the coming year because it is so soft and soothing.  I went "Old School" and rolled the corner of this main image layer, and I think it added interest to a simple card.  I'll also miss this hostess set, Tranquil Tulips.  I've enjoyed using it with a variety of techniques and color combinations.

I also love the Petal Garden designer series paper stack, and Sweet Sugarplum figures prominently in this floral infusion.  For this Mother's Day card, I used the Apron of Love set with Basic Black accents for a sweet little card.

Next, we have Holly's cutie pie Bear card with Emerald Envy on her Rubber Redneck Blog.  It is so crisp,modern and fun.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Retirement Lists, In Colors, Color and Inkpad Revamp

There are some beautiful NEW colors, and some unusual choices in the Neutrals grouping (Merry Merlot, Night of Navy and Mossy Meadow???)

Some of the newly returning colors are old favorites, but I will definitely miss Soft Sky. We also lost Chocolate Chip which I loved.

I am eager to see the Soft Sea Foam and Granny Apple Green from the new colors, and from the new In Colors, I love Blueberry Bushel.

The shape of the inkpads should be helpful because they are easier to open (once one gets accustomed to it I bet!).

The Retiring Colors are:
All 2016-2018 In Colors except Flirty Flamingo
Always Artichoke
Chocolate Chip 
Elegant Eggplant
Island Indigo
Marina Mist
Perfect Plum
Pink Pirouette
Rose Red
Soft Sky
Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise
Wild Wasabi
Wisteria Wonder 

Archival Gray and Archival Black Inkpads

Other colors are only retiring because of the ink pad change.
If you ~LOVE~ any of these colors, order refills quickly just in case.

Thanks to Lyssa Zwolanek for the graphics.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Peekaboo Peach Tulips

I'm really going to miss Peekaboo Peach! It is such a lovely, rich pale orange.  It also looks really fresh as a tulip color on this card made with the hostess set, Tranquil Tulips.

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