Tuesday, May 30, 2017

New In Colors

Are you ready?   The new catalog comes out in 2 days!  There are so many fun new products I can't wait to show you.   Did you hear that Stampin' Up has joined the planner craze?  That's one of the first things I plan to order.

Today I thought I'd share the brand new In Colors with you.  These will be available for the next 2 years.  I love how Stampin' Up gives us new, on trend colors each year.  These card were designed by my upline, Kay Cogbill and they are adorable!  The stamp set she used is the brand new Wood Words set.  It coordinates with the adorable Wood Crate framelit.
Fresh Fig

Berry Burst

Powder Pink

Lemon Lime Twist

Tranquil Tide

Don't you just love the names SU comes up with?  I think that would be a fun job!  I love all the new colors but right now my favorites are Fresh Fig & Berry Burst.  I've had fun making Tulip cards with those 2 colors.  I'll share some pictures of those next time.

I'm also anxiously awaiting a swap I participated in.  I'll be getting 20 cards using brand new product any day now.  I'll be sure to share them with you.

So which is your favorite In Color?   Come see them all in person and get your very own copy of the brand new catalog at my card class and catalog launch this Thursday!  Contact me for more info.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

T-shirts and critters

We're almost out of time to get these retiring products.  I thought I would share a few more cards, etc. that were made with retiring products.  These are all from the Occasions catalog.

Beetles & Bugs:
(these were both made by my friend Elizabeth)

Yummy in My Tummy:

 Lucky Elephant:

Custom Tee:

Only a couple more weeks to get any of your favorites that are retiring!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

More birthday cards

Today I thought I'd share a few birthday cards made with retiring stamp sets. I don't know about you, but I always need more birthday cards!

These first 2 are with the Penned & Painted set. It is a very
versatile flower set. I will miss it!

This is with the hostess set Pun Intended. A fun
set that can be used for many different types 
of cards.

The flowers on this card are from the Special
Reason stamp set from the Occasions catalog. The background
is from the Timeless Textures set which thankfully is not retiring!
The matching dies for the Special Reason set are sold out but the 
stamp set is still available.

This is fun set is called Cake Crazy. It's from the Occasions catalog also.
  There are so many creative ways to stack up
the layers! There are pieces that coordinate, like the polka dots 
and background that fit together.

This is the Birthday Bright set. It is the set that goes with the Birthday 
Bright kit. But it is great for making birthday cards without the kit.

These are just a few of the birthday cards I have on hand. Not much time left to get these fabulous stamp sets!  Remember to use hostess code SGR2ZTNE if you order online.  Order $25 or more and I'll send you 5 cards from my stash.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Carousel Birthday

This is the Carousel Birthday set from the Occasions catalog - one of my favorites:

Here are some of the cards I created with it:
I tried a new technique on this one. I put some drops of re-inker on a big block added
some water and then stamped it on the background.  This was on watercolor paper. Then
 I heat embossed in white on top. Fun!  And it will turn out different every time.

This was a dutch door card that I found online. I think I've shared it
and how I made it previously. It was fun & very easy.

I made this one for a swap when the Occasions catalog first 
came out. I created a collage background with the Carousel set and 
the Playful Backgrounds set. The colors were Peekaboo Peach and
Soft Suede.

I decided to try some tone on tone color blocking
for this one. If I remember right, the colors on this one
are Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky and Old Olive.

Some more white embossing and Playful Backgrounds.

 I've had so much fun playing with it and will be sorry to see it go.