Thursday, June 18, 2009

New In Colors

I promised a look at the new 2009-2010 In Colors today and I aim to keep my promises whenever possible. I have to admit that it's the same story every year for me. I see the new colors and I think, "Really, that is what's popular?" And then by the end they are prying them out of my ink-stained fingers. I'm still working on liking some of these colors, but they are already starting to grow on me.This card features the brand new Melon Mambo (bright pink) and Rich Razzleberry (purple) with Basic Black. I am generally not a pink and purple person by nature. But I do like these together, especially with the black. This card also features my current favorite, cannot-use-it-enough Big Shot Die: Flowers, Daisy #2. A little gingham ribbon, bling and paper piercing round the card out. This was my card for last week's Stampin' Addicts Sketch Challenge #15.

And this is my card for this week's sketch challenge. It features Crushed Curry (yellow), Dusty Durango (rust) and - my favorite of the new colors - Soft Suede (brown). Also notice the fabulous Polka Dot Ribbon. I love it. It's reversible too so the other side is just a plain grosgrain. AND pay extra special close attention to that great image from Thoughts and Prayers. Notice that the flowers and branches are different colors and match the new papers? That's because for the first time, Stampin' Up is offering MARKERS to match the In Colors!!!!! Thanks for listening Stampin' Up!

The last card features Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay (turquoise) and Melon Mambo. I made this at a shoe box swap last weekend so I must give the credit for the cute card to fellow Utah demonstrator Vicky (Nanny911 on Stampin' Addicts) for this one. That fun robot is a brand new set that will be in the new catalog too called Lots of Bots. We stamped it in VersaMark and used silver embossing powder on it, then water colored it. I love the little nut, bold and screw stamp we used for the background. Thanks for the great project Vicky.

I hope you've enjoyed this look at the new In Colors. Remember, you are running out of time to be eligible for the BLOG CANDY. If you left a comment during the blog hop, just leave another comment on this or yesterday's Faux Alligator post to be eligible for a roll of 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate Chip. The winner will be selected on Friday afternoon!

7 comments:

Julie A. said...

Love them all. I like the Daisies # 2 die and the colors. The new polka dot ribbon is very pretty and looks great with the stamps from Thoughts & Prayers. I love that little robot. He's too cute! Thanks for sharing the new In-Colors. I can't wait until July 1st!

rush8888 said...

still like that wall hanging with the faux alligator technique, so thank you for the instructions! those new in-colors are necessary for my life to go on! i can't wait to get my catalogue!

Anonymous said...

I'm understanding the pink/purple questions but the subtle suede is a gorgeous color! Thanks for sharing. Mary Jo mdmjtaylor@msn.com

Kathy Mc said...

Nice job showing off the new In-Colors. The more I see the #2 Daisies, the more I think it's a must-have. Thanks for the great ideas and chance to win!

Bogner's said...

I love the new colors (when they are in a card together at least!). I do like how your purple & pink card came together, but am like you and probably wouldn't jump to them first to put in a card! You said to leave a comment here OR in the faux leather post, but I wanted to let you know that I loved the great leather look! I have seen this technique before, but have yet to try it out. Some have used it on a little 'wallet' and it looked really cute... Just might have to break down and try it now!

Kathy said...

How fun! You've done great things with the new colors. Great inspiration.

Marla said...

Nice combination of the colors! I just love the Thoughts & Prayers card. Pretty!