Monday, April 23, 2018

Flourishing Thank You

Using up more of my retiring products to make way for the new items coming soon! Here I used some leftover retired Christmas Designer Series paper  and retired Black Crochet Trim. Thankfully the stamp set Flourishing Phrases is NOT retiring. It's one of my most-used sets with all of it's wonderful sentiments, flowers and leaves. And that font! Lovely.

141534 Clear Mount Flourishing Phrases $37

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Wishing You A Very Happy Birthday!

This card was inspired by a Christmas card by Kate Morgan. I wanted to use up this retired designer series paper (from the Holiday Catalog) and these prints aren't only for Christmas.

I paired the paper and the Old Olive/Neutrals colors with the Big on Birthdays Stamp set. This set is retiring! You can order it up until May 31st by going to my Online Store

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Friday, April 20, 2018

A Mother's Flair

Today's card is for Mother's Day and was inspired by a Ronda Wade card. We made these at a Workshop this week and it was fun to put together. I let the ladies choose Real Red ribbon or Bermuda Bay ribbon. Then they colored the flower to match.

I let the ladies choose whether they wanted to use the White Perfect Accents or Brights Enamel Shapes. (both of these embellishments are retiring!) The sentiment is from A Mother's Flair from the Occasions Catalog. My flowers are from Birthday Blooms and the mesh background is from Timeless Textures. The paper on the bottom of the card front was free during Sale-A-Bration.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Color Revamp from Stampin' Up!

It's Spring and there are new things coming! Look at those new colors! How about the returning In Colors, which are now core colors!! How about those NEW In Colors?! I'm so excited! All of these color collections will be changed up and ready for the unveiling of the new Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up! on June 1st, 2018.

I know sometimes I get very attached to our colors, but honestly, since I learned to LET GO of the old and EMBRACE the new, I haven't been stifled in my creativity once! Stampin' Up! provides plenty of color-coordinating products to go with all of the old and new colors, so not to worry about being able to match what you need to create.

Notice there is no Basic Black listed above. Instead of having a Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad, you can choose between Jet Black Stazon for watercoloring and non-porous surface stamping and Tuxedo Black Memento Pad to use with Stampin' Blends and any other Black stamping. Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black will be in the Basics Collection.

I've spent a little time going over all of the information Stampin' Up! is supplying to us as demonstrators. It's usually a lot, but with a Color Revamp, there is so much more.

The ink has been re-formulated to ensure better coverage without bubbles. Also new is the ink pad itself. It looks like a smaller case and I've heard great things about how the ink pad works with our stamps. 

For now, it's best to order your favorite retiring ink pads, ink refills, embellishments and card stock before supplies run out.  Any retiring stamp sets are available through May 31st, 2018. 

13 Core Colors Retiring:

Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, Rose Red.

One color I'm not glad to see go is Soft Sky! The one I would have voted to discontinue would have been Always Artichoke. Seems like I never used it.  

WHICH COLORS ARE YOU SAD TO SEE GO? Please leave me a comment, I'd love to "chat" with you!

Please check back for more information on all of the upcoming products that will be available in less than two months!

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