Monday, June 14, 2010

Coming & Going

First, this is sort of a "goodbye" to the current catalog. I like this Kind & Caring Thoughts stamp set - a current Hostess set that I am glad I preordered last summer when this catalog was coming out! Also, the paper and ribbon are Mellow Moss. Mellow Moss is a great green color that I never really used until now. I am working on an order for somewhat generic cards in greens, browns, white/ivory and purple. So I pulled out some of my unused greens and have come to like this one. I am a little disappointed there's no soft/elegant green to replace it. Oh well. (If YOU like this color or other colors on the retiring list you'd better act NOW.)

Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: 3/8" Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon, Buttons Latte (Chocolate Chip), crochet thread
Tools: Scallop Edge punch

Next, we have a tribute to current and upcoming sets and colors. July 1st marks the date for ordering from the new catalog. This card used Wild Wasabi (green) which was a former In Color making a comeback and landing in our main color collections. Also, this showcases our purples that are hanging around - Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant. Perfect Plum is practically a perfect purple. :) However, some are quite disappointed to see the others: Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Orchid Opulence, Pale Plum -- I think that's all of them -- head out the door never to return. (Again, you better order quickly if you want to stock up on these colors!) Anyway, I used 3 sets: Watercolor Trio (in our Summer Mini catalog) in the 1st and 3rd squares; Because I Care (a Level 1 Hostess set in the upcoming catalog) in the square furthest to the right); and the For All You Do butterfly. I love the texture on a background piece like this. It gives it some oomph in a simple, understated and easy way. The green square is from an old Patterns Pack. I love that it matches the images in the Texturz plate, but it can be switched out with a Wild Wasabi Designer Series Paper from the new catalog.

Stamp Sets: Watercolor Trio, For All You Do, Because I Care
Ink: Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi (cardstock and DSP), Whisper White
Embellishments: Brads Filigree
Tools: 1 1/4" Square punch, Big Shot, Texturz Plates: Backgrounds 4, butterfly was cut out with Paper Snips

Thanks for stopping at my blog today! Contact me by June 30th to place an order for the retiring items. Contact me after July 1st to order NEW stuff!

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