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Friday, April 30, 2010

Sniff Sniff I will miss you!

There are a few colors that are retiring that I am sad to see go. One of which is Brilliant Blue. I LOVE this color and I use it quite a bit. It is PERFECT for Patriotic cards, and I like it for winter greetings. Nothing like a dark blue winter sky with white snowflakes! But anyway, I did go and buy a few packs of the Brilliant Blue for my own use as I KNOW I will use it often and the blue you get at the craft stores...well it certainly isn't BRILLIANT!
So if there is a color you just can't "live without" and it is on the above retiring list, be sure to get it before it is gone!!! Oh and don't forget ink refills, and ribbons, brads.......**sigh**

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pretty Baroque Motifs

I have loved this set since my very first Shoebox swap with the Philly Inkers. I had been a Demonstrator for not quite a month, and I was just in awe of all of the beautiful creations that I saw there! I took a scrap paper with me as I made every one's cards and wrote down the names of all of the sets that I liked. I had a great time, but boy did it cost me when I got home! LOL, good thing I get a discount!!!

So anyway, I am still trying to go through and use some of the sets that I haven't used recently, and I think this is one of those sets. The Cardstock is Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy, and Basic Black. The flourish is stamped in StazOn, while the flowers are stamped in a scattered fashion in Bravo Burgundy. Then I finished it off by tying a knot in the ribbon. I made a few more of these, but changed it ever so slightly. I have to get a picture of those and post at a later time.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Upsy Daisy!!!!

I am a little behind in posting pictures due to my camera being out of commission! It had an unfortunate "meeting" with the ground!! I just got it back on Friday, so I am trying to take pictures of some of the creations I made in it's absence. I did take pictures with my daughter's camera, but her's isn't really meant for close ups!

The daises and sentiment are from the "Upsy Daisy" stamp set from Stampin' Up! I used the wonderful "Sanded" background on the Old Olive strip. The Daisies are stamped on the Naturals White Cardstock (love it), and the other cardstock is Rose Red. The ink is the Rose Red Classic ink as well as the Basic Black Classic ink.

This picture is pretty dark, I will have to retake the picture and post it. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hold onto your hats!! A Color Renovation!!!!

Stampin' Up announce yesterday that they are going to have a Color Renovation!!! These colors will launch with the new catalog that comes out in July.

It features:

Four New Color Collections

Including 5 new colors

  • Marina Mist

  • Daffodil Delight

  • Cherry Cobbler

  • Cajun Craze

  • Early Espresso

It also will include 10 returning InColors

  • Tangerine Tango

  • River Rock

  • Pink Pirouette

  • Wild Wasabi

  • Baja Breeze

  • Riding Hood Red

  • Pacific Point

  • Soft Suede

  • Melon Mambo

  • Rich Razzleberry

Please be sure to get stock up on any of your favorite colors before they retire!!! Please keep in mind that this includes Marker, reinkers ribbons, accessories and cardstock!!!

Click the picture above for the list of the retiring colors!!