Monday, June 10, 2013

We LOVE the New Colors!

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts New Colors Blog Hop! We are all just so gaga over the new colors in the Stampin' Up! color refresh that we had to showcase them in a hop that focuses on colors, rather than stamp sets or accessories.  Yes, there was much wailing and lamentation when the retiring colors were announced, I'll admit it. (I'll always love you, Baja Breeze! *sniff*) But now that the new colors are here, there is rejoicing in the craft room once again!

You may have just arrived from Yapha's blog, where she used the yummy Strawberry Slush, or you might have just started here. Either way, just click the links at the bottom of each blog to take the whole tour.

I chose Bermuda Bay, which isn't exactly a new color, but a returning color. It coordinates with so many others (like the truly new Coastal Cabana).

First up is a birthday card that works for either a man or a woman. Black and white make a fab contrast, don't you think?

STAMPS: Six-Sided Sampler, Petite Pairs  CARDSTOCK: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Basic Black  INK: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black  ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Honeycomb folder, Hexagon Punch

Next up is a sweet Thank You card. I used our new Color Coach to look for an unusual color combo, and Crushed Curry appeared in a couple of mixtures with Bermuda Bay. Paired with Coastal Cabana (Rhonda's color), it cools the heat from the curry.

STAMPS: Simply Sketched (hostess set)  CARDSTOCK: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, 2013-2015 In Colors DSP Stack  INK: (Stampin' Write Markers) Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Old Olive  ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Circles Framelits, Deco Labels Framelits, Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Last, is a little treat box made with the Chalk Talk Framelits. So quick and easy to throw together, and just the right size to sneak into a lunch box or leave on a desk.

STAMP: Label Love  CARDSTOCK: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White  INK: Bermuda Bay  ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Beautifully Baroque folder, Artisan Label Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, White Baker's Twine

So, there you have it. Bermuda Bay is officially my new fave. It's right there at the top, along with about 20 others.

Next on the tour is Paula blog, where she is showcasing Smoky Slate. (Pssst, that's one of the 20 I just mentioned!) Just click on the pretty button below.
Now, if you prefer hopping backward (burns more calories that way), you can go back to Yapha by clicking the button below.

When you're finished hopping, be sure to stop by the Stampin' Addicts and see what's happening there. And don't miss the gallery - it's a veritable fountain of stamping inspiration!


  1. Love the little chocolate treat! Very clever. I do like Bermuda Bay quite a bit, esp. paired up with Crushed Curry.

  2. I'm actually loving Bermuda Bay more this time around than I did the fist time. Probably because we have Coastal Cabana to pair it with. Love what you did with it. Especially that cute chocolate holder. Brilliant!

  3. Wonderful projects to showcase this color. Which I'm not a fan of, but now, well who knows I may buy more than the ink pad. Love your 3D treat idea too!

  4. Great projects! I really like the first one with the hexagons. I find that I am liking Bermuda Bay so much more than I had remembered!

  5. Loving your projects. Especially the curry match with the burmuda. So pretty.

  6. LOVE the treat holder, so clever! I see that you got your goody box much earlier than I did ;) And isn't it funny how many of us are liking this color so much better the second time around?!


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