Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Quick and Easy - Adorable swap card

So last November (I know I'm a little late in posting) I participated in a swap at an OnStage event - we had to make (Hmmmm, can't remember how many) a lot of them.  So I wanted something quick and easy and this is what I came up with.  It's a one layer card - but with lots of color and pop!
Of course I go crazy when I have to make a ton of the same thing - so I change up the color.  It's not much - but makes it so much easier for me to stay sane while doing.  I have to do the same thing when I crochet - the more I can change colors - the happier I am.
Below are the three colors I went with close up - and the little bee is fussy cut and popped up -
And has Wink of Stella on the little wings.
Hope you like them.
Stop back soon for more inspiration!  ~Maureen
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Monday, February 19, 2018

2016-18 In-Colors will be retiring soon!

One of the many wonderful features of Stampin’ Up! products is our color coordination.  Stampin Up has 5 Color Collections: Regals, Subtles, Brights, Neutrals and In-Colors.The In-Color collection is a little different from our other Core Collections. Each year 5 of the 10 colors go away, and we get 5 new colors.  It’s a great way to introduce fresh and trendy colors into your stamp life.

The In-Color Collections are named by the year they were introduced and the year they will be retired. For example, the collection retiring Spring of 2018 is named 2016-2018 In Colors. They are retired with the Annual Catalog.  This year’s catalog will be officially retiring May 31, 2018 (marked on the back of the annual catalog).
The official date of the 2018 Retiring List announcement has not been made yet. Probably will be the end of April or May. 

Currently, I do not know what else is retiring, nor have the new collection of In-colors been announced.  I’ll post this info as soon as it’s announced.  I’m giving you this head’s up, so you can start budgeting your purchases and collecting the products you want with these colors before they sell out. They often sell out within days of the Retirement list being announced.  I recommend stocking up on these products now, especially ink pad refills and card stock. This way, you’ll have everything you need when the list is announced and won’t have to worry about quick sell-outs.  ~Maureen


Petal Garden Card Pack – 144208
Price: $10.00