Thursday, April 19, 2018

Control Freaks are Splashing Colors!


Welcome to the April 2018 Tour de Freaks! This month our theme is Splash of Color, and I immediately thought of the new 2018-2020 In Colors because they are, well....colorful! I'm the first of the six stops on the tour, but you may have landed here from Wendy's blog, Wickedly Wonderful Creations. Love her colorful take on our theme! Just keep clicking the links to see all the colorful goodness.


At this time of year, when the retiring list comes out and the preorder from the new catalog is available to us demonstrators, I like to do a "something old, something new" theme, combining retiring items with new products. And that's just what I did on this card!

The Just Add Color specialty DSP is going to retire next month. I'll be sorry to see it go, because if you like coloring (and I definitely do!), this is a fabulous way to make a cute, colorful card.


I used every one of the new In Colors on it, too! They are Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and my fave, Blueberry Bushel. A whole beautiful rainbow! The greeting was borrowed from the March Paper Pumpkin kit. I thought it was so perfect for the watering can and flowers!


That's all I have for today. My sister is visiting, so I didn't get to spend much time in the craft room. Now hop on over to LeeAnn's blog, FlowerBug's Inkspot, and see what colorful goodness she has for you!

http://flowerbug.typepad.com/my_weblog/2018/04/controlfreaksapril2018.html



Monday, April 16, 2018

Color Revamp and Retiring Core Colors

I know the Inky Friends just did a hop highlighting the retiring 2016-2018 In Colors. Those didn't come as a surprise, since we know they only stay for two years. And I know that every few years Stampin' Up! refreshes their color collection to stay on trend. That's a very good thing! I am really excited about the new colors that are coming. It's the artist in me....I can't help loving ALL colors!

Heart's Delight Cards, 2018 Color Revamp, Retiring Colors, Stampin' Up!

But I must say I was a little teeny bit surprised at a few of the retiring colors. Specifically Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, and Wild Wasabi.

Do you have any of the retiring colors* in your ink pad collection? If so, you should seriously consider getting ink refills for them soon. They are only guaranteed to be available through May 7th, and then "while supplies last" through May 31st. These are usually the first things that sell out, for obvious reasons!

A word about the new ink formulation: You can use the new formula ink with the built in de-foamer on your old style pads, so there is no need to replace your old foam pads that are carrying over. It would eventually replace all the old ink on the pad so you'd get the benefit of smoother coverage without the bubbles. You can also use the old formula ink on the new pads, but why would you want to? It would defeat the purpose of the added de-foamer! NOTE: The exception to this is Basic Gray. Do not use the old Archival ink refill on the new style Basic Gray pad - it will ruin the foam pad!

I plan to get the new colors when they are available, and gradually replace the old style pads as they wear out. No need to spend a bunch of my stamp money on ink pads when there are so many other goodies in the new catalog to spend it on!

*RETIRING INK REFILLS

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Share What You Love Early Release!


Heart's Delight Cards, Share What You Love Suite, Early Release, Love What You Do, Lovely Floral Dynamic, Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! is going to release the Share What You Love Suite starting May 1st! There will be four bundles to choose from, so you won't have to wait until the new annual catalog comes out to get your hands on new stuff, woohoo!!! The first three bundle comes with free items (free products are based on which bundle is chosen).

Heart's Delight Cards, Share What You Love Suite, Early Release, Love What You Do, Lovely Floral Dynamic, Stampin' Up!

Can you tell which bundle I got, based on the products used on this card? Tee-hee! I used the Lovely Floral Dynamic embossing folder on some Shimmery White cardstock with sponge daubers to lightly add color. Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow, and Grapefruit Grove coordinate beautifully!

Heart's Delight Cards, Share What You Love Suite, Early Release, Love What You Do, Lovely Floral Dynamic, Stampin' Up!

You can download the flyer showing the different bundles by clicking the 'Share What You Love Suite' link above. And to get a better idea of the beautiful early release products offered, watch Brandi Barnard's video below!


Remember, this offer starts May 1st. I know that's about two weeks from now, but I couldn't wait to share it! I'm particularly excited about the last bundle she showed; in fact, it's already on my shelf! (One of the many benefits of being a SU demo, hee hee!)

Heart's Delight Cards, Share What You Love Suite, Early Release, Love What You Do, Lovely Floral Dynamic, Stampin' Up!

Product List
Not shown: Love What You Do stamp set, Lovely Floral embossing folder, Grapefruit Grove ink pad, Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon, Pearlized Doilies, Artisan Pearls, S.W.Y.L. Embellishment Kit 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Varied Vases Sneak Peek!

Heart's Delight Cards, Varied Vases, Lilypad Lake, Stampin' Up!

Giving you a little sneaky peeky at a stamp set called Varied Vases that's coming in the new annual catalog June 1st!. This is from a stamp set designed by Mary Fish when she hit the million dollar sales milestone. It is such a fun photopolymer set with 34 pieces and a coordinating punch!

I used one of the new In Colors, Lovely Lipstick, for the flowers and mat, and Pool Party Stampin' Blends to color the water in the vase.

Heart's Delight Cards, Varied Vases, Lilypad Lake, Stampin' Up!

That Coastal Cabana (returning color!) squiggly line background isn't some new DSP....it's a stamp from another new set called Lilypad Lake. Since the stamp is only four inches long, I stamped it in line, knowing I could cover the "seam" with the image. The Coastal Cabana coordinates so well with the Pool Party water in the vase!

Heart's Delight Cards, Varied Vases, Lilypad Lake, Stampin' Up!

I'll have another sneak peek tomorrow of an exciting new Early Release that starts May 1st!

Heart's Delight Cards, Varied Vases, Lilypad Lake, Stampin' Up!

Oh, man, you are going to love it!!!

Smiley from Millan.Net