Monday, May 6, 2013
Out with the Old and in with the NEW!
Let's do that phrase in reverse today tho, ok.....In with the new and out with the OLD!
I always get terribly excited when a new catalog comes out. Whether it's the annual catalog, or a Seasonal Catalog! It's all good. And there is plenty to be excited about with the release of the 2013-2014 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.
A lot of times it takes me a while to "get on board" with the In Color selection - but not this year! These are colors that I love. Strawberry Slush! Doesn't that just scream SPRING?? (and we are still in major need of some spring here in Iowa!) I really like how it pairs with Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe, as I used it in this card. Throw in some "goes with everything" Old Olive, and we've got a winner folks!
Using the new Mosaic Madness stamps, and the "Gee, thanks" sentiment from Really Good Greetings, and we've got a super easy - ONE LAYER!!! card! Aren't those quatrefoils fun??? Using the clear mount stamps, it was really easy to create the pattern. No Stamp-A-Ma-Jig needed!
Let me say something quick about the sentiment - I love it for two reasons - it's sincere....but it can also be snarky~!!! And sometimes. Well. I need to be snarky! The Really Good Greetings set is full of great ones!
Now it's time to say ta-ta to a great stamp set. Kindness Matters. I've had this set for quite a while, and unfortunately it hasn't had a lot of ink time! I do like this set, but then again, I like the other 70+ sets that are vying for attention on my shelf!!! YIKES!
I decided to stamp these butterflies twice. Once on the main panel, and then again on an extra scrap that I could color and cut out. When out and about in nature, I love it when I see a butterfly, and as it flits it's wings, another color appears. So, that was the look I was going for here. I really am pleased with the way that it turned out.
Talk about a clean and simple card! And it's another one that would mail super easy! The kicker today - two cards - no buttons, no designer paper, and no ribbon. Somebody please call 911~!!!~
Inquiring minds want to know - do you like these simple cards without all of the embellishments, or do you like a little more? Leave me a message in the comments!