Sunday, April 7, 2013

Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop: Farewell to Not Quite Navy

Welcome to stop #8 on the Stampin' Addicts Retiring Color Blog Hop.  I love how twelve of us addicts threw this hop together in just three days. That shows how seriously we are addicted.  If you are hopping in order, than you've come from Debbi's Come Stamp with Me.  I rarely used Bravo Burgundy but Debbi has me rethinking it with her fabulous creations showing off this often over looked color.  If you are starting here, all the blogs are linked together in a circle so you won't miss anything.  If you get lost along the way, you can head over to Stampin' Addicts for a complete list of hop stops or just to chat it up.

I get to share Not Quite Navy with you today. Blues have always been my favorite colors and I think this is the perfect blue so I was disappointed to see it on the list. It just pairs so well with so many different colors. For the hop, I have paired it with some of the other departing colors.

I have always thought Not Quite Navy and Riding Hood Red paired with Very Vanilla were the perfect colors for an Americana feeling.  And that is what I was going for in this patriotic salute to the USA:


Next to Not Quite Navy, More Mustard is the other color I will miss the most.  I love this color for fall, but it also pairs well with Lucky Limeade and Not Quite Navy for a masculine Thank You card:

Last, but not least, I used the same colors as my last card and added some Baja Breeze and Cajun Craze (which is not retiring) to make this scrapbook page in My Digital Studio:


This weekend's free shipping promotion is a great time to stock up on Not Quite Navy and all the other retiring colors. If you come back on Wednesday, I will have one more Not Quite Navy project to share with you.  Now you can hope on over to Holly's Rubber Redneck blog to see some More Mustard projects.  Happy Hopping!

15 comments:

Heidi Baks said...

Aww, beautiful picture of your boys. What great projects! I really love NQN, and that one is hard to swallow. I think of it as an great muted color for Americana, like your first project.

Heidi Baks said...

Ha, I went back and read again... you said that too! :)

Adriana Benitez said...

Love the Americana card! NQN has always made me think of denim (another American thing, lol). I will miss it!
Adorable page of the boys, too. They are just so adorable. You can tell them I said "handsome", they might not appreciate adorable ;)

Debbi said...

That American flag is amazing Paula, and the page with the boys is awesome. I'll miss NQN.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

WOW! Great use of Not Quite Navy! Your boys are so cute--and growing up!

Yapha said...

Love these!! That patriotic card is just too cute - I love the heart on it. And your scrapbook page is so clean and fresh! Great projects!

PaperFairyKris said...

I love the layout of your Thank You card. And the flag card is perfect to showcase Not Quite Navy. Cute photo of your kiddos on your scrapbook page too!

Jen Timko said...

Look at you combining all these colors...you enabler, you!! That first card is a wow. I agree, the perfect patriotic combination!! The page with the boys is fantastic!

Tina Adams said...

Thank you for the great ideas. I love both cards and the scrapbook page.

Betty said...

What an adorable flag! I love the brads and the heart!! Fun combo for the other projects-- super SB layout and mighty fine gentlemen!!

Linda Callahan said...

Great projects! Love the flag!

Cindy said...

Squeeee!!! I adore your Americana card. Makes me want to sing God Bless America, lol. Never would have dreamed of the color combo on the TY card, but it really works! And sorry, I can't get past looking a your cute kids' faces to comment on the SB page. They just make my whole face smile. :)

Twila said...

Paula, Love your projects. American card is my fav.

Katherine said...

Aww - I take a few days off and miss a hop! I love how you used these retiring colors. The Americana card is great. Of all the retiring colors I think I am going to miss Not Quite Navy the most!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Paula I love the beautiful picture of the boys that is just too sweet. Loved all your projects as always!! Your American flag was amazing!! I will miss this color too!