Never let it be said that we stampers don't work best under pressure! Stampin' Up! announced their color update on Thursday, and by Thursday night the Stampin' Addicts were planning this hop to showcase the retiring colors. Everyone chose a different color as their main focus, but there will be some mixing and matching, and the last stop even uses all eleven! You can see the twelve stops HERE. They are all linked to each other, so just click the links at the bottom of each post to make the full circuit. Everybody should be linked by noon Eastern (9:00 AM Pacific). If you started at the beginning, then you've arrived from Adriana's blog, Escape2Stamp. She made Certainly Celery sing, didn't she?
My color choice is Baja Breeze. I am so sorry to see this color is leaving the line up, because it coordinates so well with other colors, it's practically a neutral!
For my first card, I paired Baja Breeze with its dynamic duo on the Color Coach, Not Quite Navy (which happens to be Paula's color). There's even another retiring color in there - Certainly Celery, which you just saw on Adriana's blog! This is a "mailable" card, because the bling doesn't stick up too much, so no need for extra postage!
STAMPS: Stippled Blossoms, Feel Goods, Distressed Dots CARDSTOCK: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White INK: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy,Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Ovals Framelits, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals
For my second card, the Color Coach suggested another retiring color, More Mustard. I wasn't too sure about that combination at first, but stamping, then stamping off twice really made a nice faded effect and toned down the More Mustard (which is Holly's color). Pairing it with some Basic Black really makes the card pop! The ribbon is Whisper White Taffeta, sponged with More Mustard.
STAMPS: Secret Garden, Delightful Dozen, Everything Eleanor CARDSTOCK: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Basic Black, Twiptterpated DSP INK: Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Basic Black ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Secret Garden Framelits, Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Sponges, Pearls Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Well, there you have it.......bye-bye Baja Breeze *sniff!*. Since Stampin' Up! is offering free shipping through Monday, we wanted you to see the colors that are going away. If you can't live without them, you still have time to order and get free shipping! Note: the discountinued colors (including cardstock, ink pads, markers, etc. are available while supplies last. Once they're sold out, that's it!
Next stop on the hop is Jennifer Timko at Stampin' on the Fly. She's going to show you how much you really need Riding Hood Red!
This hop was brought to you by the fabulous folks at Stampin' Addicts, a friendly community of stampers addicted to all things Stampin' Up! The people are friendly, membership is free, and the inspiration in the gallery is amazing. Be sure to check it out soon!
I'm pretty surprised about Baja. Everyone was Baja crazy until Pool Party hit the scene. I really loved it with Crumb Cake or packing paper wrapping at Christmas time. Beautiful cards, Cindy!ReplyDelete
You work really well under pressure :)ReplyDelete
Both cards are very pretty. Love the color combo on Stippled Blossoms; really a beautiful card. And who knew Baja would work so well with mustard?
Baja is the color I will miss the most. You've done a wonderful job showing it off. The coloring on the Stippled Blossoms is amazing!ReplyDelete
Baja Breeze is a go to color for me, too. Your cards are beautiful!ReplyDelete
I see great minds are thinking alike! I used Stippled Roses too :)ReplyDelete
What beauties you made!
Absolutely gorgeous cards! I love the color combo on the first one -- it is just so lovely!!ReplyDelete
I believe Baja is a victim of Pool Party's popularity. Love what you did with it here.ReplyDelete
I LOVE the combo of Baja Breeze with NQN on your first card and the polka dots are a perfect compliment to the Stippled Blossom flower. I was going to go look in the catalog for that mustard ribbon until I reread your post and saw that you sponged it-- brilliant!ReplyDelete
I'm crying over this color....no, really! It is my go-to blue. Probably best that you got it for the hop because I would have had tear stains, lol! Gorgeous projects, my friend, as always!ReplyDelete
The cards are so pretty. I just finished a sampler with Bashful Blue. Thanks for the great ideas.ReplyDelete
Beautiful beautiful cards. Thank you for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
I adore Baja Breeze! These are beautiful~and who knew how gorgeous it is with Mustard?!?!?ReplyDelete
Cindy, beautiful set of cards. My favorite is the Mother's Day, with the pop of color with the flowers. I'm really going to miss Baja Breeze. Gotta stock up on that one for sure.ReplyDelete
Paula's right, once Pool Party came in and stole the show, Baja Breeze was left in the wings, which is a shame, because it's an awesome color.ReplyDelete
I love your card with it paired with NQN, (a color that I took too long to warm up to, and now is on it's way out. Hmph!) Really, really pretty and feminine card!
The second card is amazing too! Great layout! And of course it's perfectly embellished with one of your amazing bows! Fantastic!
Beautiful card Cindy it's so elegant hugs NikkiReplyDelete
Beautiful projects Cindy!! I loved them all but the rose card was preeeeeeeeeettttttttttyyyyyyyyyy. I will miss this color so much!ReplyDelete