Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Thursday

I attended a Spring Stamposium this past Saturday, and used the card below as my swap card. The day was filled with stamping and stamping business tips and time with stamping friends. It doesn't get much better than that!

Anyway, here are the card details. The stamp sets used are the new Awash with Flowers set that will be in the new catalog when it comes out in July (but it's available as a sneak peek during the month of April), and Heard From the Heart. I purchased the Awash with Flowers set in clear-mount, and it definitely helps to line-up these 2-Step stamp sets using the clear-mounts over using wood-mount and a Stamp-a-ma-jig.

The colors used are Pretty In Pink, Old Olive, Confetti White, and Basic Black. The message image was stamped onto a strip of Vellum card stock and attached on both sides using Pretty In Pink brads. The Pretty In Pink card base was given some texture using the Perfect Details texture plate and the Sizzix Big-Shot.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's a Color Renovation!

Stampin' Up! announced today a change in the color families starting with the new catalog that will be released in July. While change isn't always easy, I'm excited for a little "shake-up" in the color groups.

There are 10 colors from current or past In-Color groups that will be making their way into the new core color groups.

Returning In-Colors into the new Core Color Families:

Pink Pirouette

Melon Mambo

Rich Razzleberry

Pacific Point

Baja Breeze

Wild Wasabi

River Rock

Tangerine Tango

Riding Hood Red

Soft Suede

And, there are 30 current colors from the core color families that will be leaving. If some of your favorites are among these, order soon as they are available while supplies last!.

Current Core Colors that will be retiring at the end of this catalog yea (or while supplies last)r:

Soft Subtles:

Almost Amethyst

Apricot Appeal

Lavender Lace

Barely Banana

Blush Blossom

Mellow Moss

Sage Shadow

Pale Plum

Rich Regals:

Ballet Blue

Bordering Blue

Brilliant Blue

Brocade Blue

Handsome Hunter

Taken with Teal

Earth Elements:

Cameo Coral

Close to Cocoa

Creamy Caramel

Really Rust

Ruby Red

Summer Sun

Bold Brights:

Lovely Lilac

Gable Green

Glorious Green

Green Galore

Only Orange

Orchid Opulence

Pink Passion

Pixie Pink

Yoyo Yellow


Going Gray

With the new catalog in July, there will be 5 new In-Colors introduced and they will be around for a full 2 years instead of just one! Great news for all those colors we get so attached to.

Plan to host a stamping party in July and August so you can earn the new colors!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter Awash

First a big thank you to my wonderful customers who helped me meet my sales goal for Sale-A-Bration. I couldn't do this without you. Thanks!

Here's another card I made using the new stamp set Awash with Flowers that is available starting today. Check out the side-bar for details on this promotion. Other 2-step stamp sets are on sale at 20% off through the month of April.

Stamp sets used: Awash with Flowers, Teeny Tiny Wishes
The card stock colors used are: Lavendar Lace, Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Confetti White.
Ink colors used are: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal.
Accessories: Eyelet Border punch, Word Window punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Beautiful Wings Sizzix embosslit, 5/8" Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon