Friday, April 5, 2013

Designer Hello

My next card for today features three of the great colors that will be staying with us longer as they have been added to a color family for the Color Refresh!  I am so excited that Pool Party and Lucky Limeade are staying and Calypso Coral is also a great addition!

This card features the new Photopolymer Stamp Set, Designer Typeset.  Photopolymer stamps are truly clear stamps.  From my past experience, I have never liked the non-rubber clear stamps, but Stampin' Up has done their research and these stamps stamp GREAT!  The best part is that they are manipulable which means you can move them on your block.  For instance, I made my banner curved by putting it on my clear block curved.

This color scheme actually comes directly from the Stampin' Up blog where they issued a challenge to use Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral.

I just love how this turned out!

Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Lucky Limeade (#122926)
Ink: Basic Gray (#126981), Pool Party (#126982)
Stamps: Designer Typeset (#132956)
Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers 2011-2013 In Color (#123002), Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#129378), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246), Scallop Edge Border Punch (#119882), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430), Calypso Coral 3/8'' Ruffled Ribbon (#122976)

Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set (#132956, $13.95)


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Rain or Shine

Hello!  With the recent announcement of the Color Refresh, I thought it would be fun to visit some of the colors that won't be returning in the new catalog.  The last day to order any of the ink, paper, or accessories in these colors is June 3rd, but many will become sold out before then.  I suggest you place your order for any of these colors as soon as possible, and why not during the FREE SHIPPING promotion April 6-8th?

For this card, I used three of the Subtles that will be retiring: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, and Certainly Celery.  I also used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

This is a fairly simple card using the Rain or Shine set from the Spring Catalog!  It's such a cute set.

I used the Basic Pearls as accents on both the sentiment and the umbrella image.  The image panels were cut out using the Labels Collection Framelits.  The ribbon is Pretty in Pink Taffeta and has already been retired (sorry).

Certainly Celery (#105125), Pretty in Pink (#100459), Bashful Blue (#105120)
Ink: Pretty in Pink (#126955) & Basic Black (#126980)
Stamps: Rain or Shine (#126775 wood / #126777 clear)
Accessories: Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#127022), Labels Collection Framelits (#125598), Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247), Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon (previously retired)

Rain or Shine Stamp Set (#126775 wood, $20.95 / #126777 clear, $15.95)

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Color Refresh & Free Shipping!

Announcing our Color Refresh! We love color and we know that you do too. Color is fundamental to who we are and what we offer. It's important for us to stay up-to-date with color trends so we are thrilled to share our updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited as we are by the new possibilities!

Why now? In 2010 we did a big color renovation and shared our plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep our colors on trend. Well it has been three years and we are excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! We are welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!

Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period. We did anticipate increased demand and based our forecasts for these retiring colors on historical sales information from previous color transitions.

And also announced today, free shipping is going on April 6-8, 2013, which would be a great time for you to get your favorites before they are gone! (Free shipping is for North America only.) 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Brian & I

This week's Simply MDS Challenge was to do a pie chart.  I don't know if my graphic really counts as a pie chart, but it's the general idea, right?  I decided to make a page of my husband and I!  Unfortunately, the most up to date picture on this page is from 2010... oops!

Here is the sketch we were to follow!

 I used the Hello There Digital Kit that was released back in February.  It has really cute designer papers in it and, of course, they coordinate together!

I hope you like today's project, come back and visit soon!

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Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Going Gray, Primrose Petals  

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