To my Best Friend…

Hello Stampers!

Sorry about the “repeat” … still a little new at this blogging – lol

Today I want to share with you, the beautiful new 2013-15 In-Colors!  Well, I have 4 out of the 5 for you on this quick and easy card.

The base of the card is done in the “Baked Brown Sugar”.  Then the 1-1/2 inch by 3-1/2 inch strips are: Pistachio Pudding, the “Strawberry Slush”  in the center, and finally the “Coastal Cabana”… a place we all want to go!  Maybe with that Strawberry Slush that has one of those little umbrella’s in.

Do you think  Stampin’ Up! already had these colors in mind when they were planning the Caribbean Cruise Incentive trip!

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OK … back to stamping!  The Coastal Cabana is a touch greener than my picture turned out… hmmm.  Guess you’ll just have to come over and see it for yourself.

The cute little greeting is from the “Label Love” stamp set and it has a coordinating punch (130920) Artisan Label punch.

I actually stamped twice in the two colors … punched out the black, and cut out the Strawberry Slush and popped it up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So … How do you like our new colors?  Let me know, I’d love to hear from you!

Oh, and come back tomorrow because I will be showing you the 5th In-Color … the yummy “Crisp Cantaloupe”.

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SIMPLY SKETCHED …

Welcome stampin’ friends!

I am stoked about sharing my card with you today!  WHY… you say?

Because it is one of my favorite new Hostess stamp sets …

“Simply Sketched”

This stamp set is a beautifully designed “sketch” style that just calls your name.  Oh, and the greetings are so pretty!  The card below is the “Make & Take” that I designed from my 2013 Spring Demonstrator Retreat!  We used aqua painters to do the “Watercolor” technique on the flower.

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The base is “Crumb Cake” cardstock.  The pretty green “Pear Pizzazz” paper comes from the “Gingham Garden” Designer Series Paper pack.  The “pop” of color is the NEW “Strawberry Slush” from the 2013-15 In-Colors.

I used the 2-1/2 inch circle punch (120906) on the flower and the “Window Frames Collection” Framelits (129021) for the mat.  The pretty button came from the new “Very Vintage Designer Buttons” (129327).

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OK… I can’t help it.  I must share my swap card with you too!  The Island Indigo color makes the card “pop” and was chosen to coordinate with the “Soho Subway” Designer Series Paper.  And don’t you just love that little bird!?

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Let me just say … “the picture in the catalog does not do this paper justice”.  I simply fell in love with the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (130140), it’s great for scrapbooking… and any type of card!

And FYI … the “Sympathy” is included in the Simply Sketched stamp set.  Just click on the “Shop Now” button to purchase any of the items you saw here today.

blog insert - shop nowA little reminder that the “Simply Sketched” is an exclusive Hostess set, which you can get FREE when you host a stampin’ party, join one of my clubs, or place an order of $150 (order with a friend or two!)

Have an awesome week!

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