Celebrate Brusho Crystals

You know how much I love new art stuff, and the Brusho Crystals are one of my favorites. It is so fun to use in many different ways. Located on page 202 in the Annual Catalog you will see the set of 5 coordinating colors that match many of our ink and paper colors.

I used a foam plate and stritz some water on the plate, then tapped on some brusho in the water on the plate, then I used a piece of bubble wrap as my "rubber stamp" and stamped the ink from the bubble wrap onto my white card stock. Allowing the paper to dry I then used the "celebrate" die to cut out the celebrate from the somewhat tie died paper. I also used the remaining ink in the plate to stamp on the background star bursts.

Here are a few more ideas and uses for the Brusho Inks in these videos.


You can also order out set of Brusho Crystals here.
Brusho Crystals set of 5 $30

Garden Impressions Birthday

How fun is this new Garden Impressions 6x6 paper? Hand painted designs that uses a multitude of our new and returning ink colors. If you are a flower lover, like me, this would be the paper pack for you.

Garden Impressions 6x6 $11

See all the new designer papers in this video.


Happy Perennial Birthday

This is the sweetest stamp set ever, and so easy to create with. Yes I know it's another flower stamp set. But really, do we ever have enough flower stamp sets? Oh never! This set debuted in the last Occasions catalog along side a kit, and I was ever so happy to see the stamp set make it to the new Annual Catalog. - Oh yes the new Annual Catalog is out. Check it out in the left hand margin.

Perennial Birthday wood $30 clear $22



Beautiful Day

There are so many new and beautiful stamp set in the New Annual Catalog - this is just the beginning of a wonderful stamping year of gorgeous creations.


 The "Love What You do" suite on page 176-177 is pretty spectacular. The stamp set is easy to create a multitude of designs for many occasions. The specialty designer series paper - is oh my goodness beautiful. Of course it coordinates with the stamp set, but the paper has the beautiful pearl sheen to it, and it is just strikingly beautiful. Not to mention the new pearl doilies too! Oh and don't get me started on the embossing folder - Holy moly! it sooo went so on the top of my "got to have it now" list!
Love What You Do $20
Share What You Love DSP 24 sheets 4 of each design $27
Pearlized Doilies 24 $4.40
Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $9
The whole suite is just beautiful. Be sure to check it out! Thanks for stopping by.

Retireing Lists and more

With sadness and excitement I'm share the retiring lists with you. Sad that some of my favorites are leaving us, but excited about the new!

Click Here for complete Annual Catalog  PDF list.
Click Here for complete Occasions Catalog PDF List

The Colors are Evolving!

The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries. When we see changes happening, we review our color spectrum to ensure that we remain consistently on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Color Revamp! In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colors, we decided it was time to give our color collections a makeover.

The Details

There are still four color collections, each with ten colors. There is also a new color group called Basics.

In order to keep our color collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, we moved Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White out of the Neutrals collection. We’ve also moved a few colors into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colorful!

Some additional colors have changed collections as well—you’ll notice this as you look through the new collections below.  These changes were based on needing to maintain color balance in our updated collections. For example, Poppy Parade is now the brightest red so it is part of the Brights collection.

In Colors

There are no changes to the In Color program. Every two years we will continue to introduce five new In Colors that will be available for the ensuing two years.

We also have previous In Colors that are returning and joining our core colors:
  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

 New Color Collection 

Retiring Colors

On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring.
  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder
The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:
  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum
*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core color collection.

Retiring Colors Product Resource IMPORTANT INFO

Whenever colors are retired, there is always some confusion about the status of various products in those colors. We wanted to be sure that you have a chance to buy retiring ink pads and refills before they are gone. We have worked with our vendors to ensure that we have a period of guaranteed stock before the retirement date. This means that even if an ink pad/refill goes on backorder during that guaranteed time, those orders will be fulfilled.
However, after that guarantee date has passed, those products in retiring colors are available while supplies last. Please see the chart below that details this. It also shows how other products with retiring colors will be handled.
ProductRetiring Color(s)
Classic Stampin’ Pads --------------------Guaranteed stock of old ink pad design through May 7, 2018; then, available while supplies last May 7–31, 2018
Classic Stampin’ Pad Collections -----------While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills ----------------Guaranteed stock through May 7, 2018; then, available while supplies last May 7–31, 2018
Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill Collections ----While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Single Color Cardstock (All sizes and  colors)  ------------While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Cardstock Packs, Collections, etc. (all sizes and colors)  --------------------While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Stampin’ Write Markers (2-pack, Collections, and Many Marvelou Markers)While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Color Caddy -----------------------While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Color Embellishments ---------------------While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Perennial Birthday

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/145760/perennial-birthday-clear-mount-stamp-set
https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/145579/perennial-birthday-project-kit 
I know another flower set, but this is so stink'n great! The kit is beautiful, and you get the box too.
So you can order the stamp set, or the kit, or both. 
https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/145579/perennial-birthday-project-kit
This is everything you get in the kit and the cute box! The kit is $27
Stamp set is W $30, C $22
You will also need Old Olive, Dapper Denim, and Flirty Flamingo Ink Pads $6.50ea
Or use colors you have that will coordinate nicely.

This Stamp Set and Card Kit will only be around till May 31, so if you love it don't wait as if the supply depletes as we get closer to the ending date, you may not be able to get one.

Quilted Bags

I took a quilted bag class at my one of my favorite quit shops, Unraveled in Spencer In. I made this blue bag out of my beloved fabric stash.  Lisa the shop owner taught the class, and she always makes thing fun.
You start with a log cabin quilt block and continue building upon that design, and the back side should end up with a chevron. Well if you do it right, but I wasn't loving the way the second side turned out, so I started a second log cabin, and then because I did that I had to "hide" where it met in the middle.
but that was on the bottom of the bag, and so I used a darker blue fabric and I love the way it turned out.
 Cute all scrappy sides seams.

 This was such a fun project I made two! The green bag was given to my mom-in-law for Christmas. She loved it.
I used a quilt as you go, on stable foam interfacing. Added pockets and a really nice lining to.