Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Noveau Chic Box!

I am having a workshop this weekend and wanted to showcase the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder available May 1 in the Summer Mini Catalog. I love the way this cute box turned out!

I used the Bigz XL Die Box #2 from Stampin' UP! with the Big Shot to create the box itself using Noveau Chic Designer Series Paper. I wrapped Sage Shadow cardstock, that I had sponged on both edges, around the box and secured it to the left in the front. 

I wrapped the Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon around the box and secured it over the cardstock. To make the bow I stamped 'i love you' from the Three Little Words stamp set on a length of ribbon and then tied a knot and used a glue dot to adhere it to the other piece of ribbon.

I used the Full Heart punch and new (Available May 1) Stampin' UP! Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create the heart and used dimensionals to adhere it to the box.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Son is a Natural Stamper!

My grandfather's birthday is this week and I wanted to have my 3 year old son stamp him a card! I had him use the Picnic Parade set and he had a blast! This is what he created!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Color Renovation!

Exciting news here from the Stampin' Up! home office! We have new colors! New Color Collections! They're calling it a Color Renovation and it's awesome!

We are having to say goodbye to some of our favorite colors, but we will be gaining new favorites!

The accessories (e.g. ink pads, cardstock, ribbons) in the colors that are retiring are available for purchase through June 30, but don't wait too long to get re-stocked on your favorite accessories!

Here is a chart of the retiring colors that we will be saying goodbye to at the end of June:

Those colors are as follows:

Bold Brights: Brilliant Blue, Gable Green, Glorious Green, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, Only Orange, Orchid Opulence, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Yoyo Yellow

Rich Regals: Ballet Blue, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Handsome Hunter, Taken with Teal

Soft Subtles: Almost Amethyst, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, Lavender Lace, Mellow Moss, Pale Plum, Sage Shadow

Earth Elements: Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Summer Sun

Neutrals: Basic Brown, Going Gray

On a happy note, here are the new Color Collections!

They have re-arranged the 25 carry over colors into Color Collections and added 7 previous In Colors, 3 current In Colors and 5 brand new colors! 

They are bringing back these previous In Colors: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi!
And keeping these current In Colors: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede

The new colors are: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight

They have changed the name of Kraft to Crumb Cake and will now be selling ink pads and markers in that color! Too exciting!

Remember, after June 30, the colors that are leaving us, are gone for good! You can purchase any of the accessories in these colors from me by clicking HERE!

I look forward to experimenting with these new Color Collections and finding some new favorite colors and I hope you are too!