Saturday, August 30, 2014

Color Challenge

Hey everyone! How is your Saturday going? I thought we'd be spending the day at the lake, but the kids had other things going. That's ok, I got to spend some time in my favorite place on Earth!! :) I haven't participated in any challenges in a long time, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I saw this color challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary.

This is a Stampin' Up! only challenge, meaning only SU! products can be used. The colors are Hello Honey, Pool Party, and Basic Gray. I used a combination of new and retired items on my card.
I used Pool Party card stock for my card base, Hello Honey DSP, Whisper White, and Basic Gray card stock. I heat embossed the Flowering Flourishes stamp with Pool Party embossing powder. Using the Basic Gray and embossing powder almost gives it a chalk board effect.  I then used the Boho Blossoms punch and a retired Itty Bitty flower punch to add some Pool Party and Hello Honey flowers for dimension. I used Pearl Basic Jewels for the centers, the large one on the bottom flower is retired. I added the bow made with the Whisper White 5/8" satin ribbon. These aren't a combination of colors I would have thought of, but they work!

Well, hope you have a great rest of your weekend. Stay safe, enjoy your family and friends, and I thank you for stopping by.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Holiday Catalog Launch FunI

Hey everyone! Happy Labor Day Weekend!! Can you believe that it's the end of the summer already? Unbelievable!! Are you doing something fun for your last weekend of summer? All my kids are in town and we're planning on hitting the lake. Looking forward to just relaxing! I'm not sure I know what that is though. lol

I wanted to share the cards and tags we made last weekend to celebrate the launch of the new Holiday Catalog that went live yesterday.The ladies had a blast. I did pair up a couple of retired items with these, but that just shows that even if an item expires, something will come out to compliment it.

I have fallen absolutely in love with all the products in this catalog. And I just knew that the new in colors this year would be perfect for all the fall items. I am super excited to share even more items as time goes by.

I hope you have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend and get to spend some time relaxing with family and friends. Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

August is Here!!

Hey everyone! Happy August!! This is a short post today to let you in on a new promotion at Stampin' Up! During the month of August when you purchase a Big Shot from SU! you will get your choice of a free bundle that includes a stamp set and a coordinating framelits set. There's even a bundle that includes a stamp set that is in the new Holiday Catalog that launches on August 28th. For those of you that already own a Big Shot or other machine, you won't miss out on promotion. You will be able to purchase any of the same bundles at a 15% discount! Who doesn't love a sale?? Woo Hoo!!

Here is a list of the promotion items, and if you order the Bright & Beautiful bundle, you'll be receiving the stamp set before the launch of the new Holiday Catalog!

Have a great Saturday, and I thank you for stopping by!