Friday, January 3, 2014

Stampin' Addicts 2014 Occasions Catalog Blog Hop

Happy New Year! No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth. I worked part time for a few weeks, then there was a fabulous vacation and the holidays and pretty soon 12 weeks have come and gone.  But I am back just in time for another fabulous Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop and for the kick off of the Occasions Catalog!
http://www.stampinaddicts.com/forums/general-stampin-talk/9469-occasions-catalog-hop-january-3-2014-a.html#post427517
There are so many thing to love in this new catalog.  If you are hoping in order, than you've arrived from Mary's Stamping Happenings and her clever creations with the Peachy Keen Bundle.  If this is your first stop, all the blogs are linked together in a circle so you won't miss a thing. You can also head on over to Stampin' Addicts for a full list of the hop stops or to chat it up!

I am featuring the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper and some of the matching Retro Fresh This and That items from the catalog.  I love the colors in this suite because it works well for a boy or a girl (and since you know I have boys, I need paper like this!)   I came up with three projects to share with you today: a scrapbook page and two cards.

First, an 8x8 scrapbook page featuring my boys (aka The Savages).  This paper is so fun for scrapbooking and that is probably why they created a matching This and That journal to go with it.  Here I've used three different prints from the Designer Series Paper and put it with the matching Retro Fresh This and That Stickers and Washi Tape.  And yes, the Chevron Punch carried over into the new catalog so I finally got a chance to use it here. :)

Part of the Retro Fresh Suite is a fun stamp set called Hip Notes.  It has this fun "Thanks" stamp in it and the arrow on it matches the Retro Fresh paper perfectly.  I added a couple more of the Retro Fresh This and That Stickers and just a touch of the 5/8" Natural Chevron Ribbon at the bottom to complete this fun card.

Last, I made a card that doesn't have the paper on it at all, but it does have the Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape and Stickers and the Hip Notes Stamp Set from the suite.  Wouldn't this be as fun Valentine's card for the man in your life?

I hope you've enjoyed this look at the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper and matching Suite.  Next stop on the Hop is Deb's Heartfelt Inkspiration and her take on the very cute Life in the Forest stamp set.

http://heartfeltinkspiration.com/

http://marysstampinghappenings.blogspot.com/

18 comments:

Yapha said...

Great projects! I really love that scrapbook page and the cards are fabulous too. I love the DSP, but I may have to get the rest of the suite now!

Adriana Benitez said...

This suite is wonderful; the colors and patterns are definitely user-friendly and as you said, something we can use for the guys in the family. Love the scrapbook page; the boys don't look like savages at all… just sweet little boys. You must be mistaken ;)

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Great projects! I love that scrapbook page! I knew you would show me I that I NEED this suite. ROFL

Heidi Baks said...

Fun and colorful projects. I just love that scrapbook page!

Mary Trautner said...

I now have to get this paper. I was trying to hold it off. Love all the projects you do such a great job.

Kim said...

What a great picture of the boys. They are growing up so fast. Love all the projects! These colors are perfect to work with on these dreary cold days.

Twila said...

WOW! I love all your projects using this paper. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Twila said...

I really LOVE the Valentine. (forgot to say that)

MaryR said...

Paula you have such a great eye for layouts and I love your projects, but that scrapbook pages is super cute and has to be my favorite - I can't believe how tall your boy is!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Great projects!! The page of your boys is wonderful!! Nice details!

Jen Timko said...

Awesome!! That scrapbook page is so great!

Tina Adams said...

Love the scrapbook page. Thanks for showing how all the parts of suite coordinate together. Cute Valentine!

Tanya Boser said...

I see you have been hoarding up your creative talents just so you can unleash them all at once in these projects! Love them ALL!

(and kids are all little savages, that's why they are so much fun!)

Dawn Tidd said...

All three of your projects are fantastic! Love your use of the Retro Fresh suite!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Wowzer. I love your style. The page is fabulous! They look angelic! Plus the washi tape card--so perfectly simple yet cool.

Betty said...

Super cute stuff!! Love how you incorporated the stickers, tape and DSP. More things to add to my order now:)

Debbi said...

Awesome projects! I think my favorite is the Thanks card with the coordinating circle of little arrows, but it's hard to choose!

Holly said...

These are so pretty.. i really love your first card. Great use of the elements.