Monday, June 2, 2014

2014-2015 Annual Catalog Premier Party!


Whew! It felt like holding my breath under water for weeks and now I can finally exhale and share the world the awesomeness that is the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog. It is oozing with new products and new stamps while keeping the old time favorites intact. Stampin' Up! has done a great job as always, particular this year. I am beyond excited to be able to create and share this year's lineup.

I am a huge fan of color and being able to apply it whatever medium - brayer, brush, sponge. This year, with the introduction of the Blendabilities line, coloring just got that much more exciting. Being able to create topnotch cards with a pop of color is the way to go.

That is exactly what happened this weekend. We had our Catalog Premier Party with Janine as our gracious hostess. Loved, loved the BLT, by the way. Thank you for the awesome dining experience and lovely company!

On to the cards....

The first card we made was to showcase the Blendabilities alcohol markers in Coastal Cabana. We colored the poppies using the darkest hue for depth and blending the lightest hue for the main color. To create the shadow effect on the "love" sentiment, I adhered temporarily before the background is lightly sponged in Wild Wasabi and Coastal Cabana. I then lifted the sentiment and applied more 2-way Glue and moved slightly off so that love mask in white is shown thus creating a shadow. I still love my retired French Script and stamped it on the corner and finished it off with a retired corner punch from SU! as well. The result is uh-maz-ing!

Stamp Sets:
Pleasant Poppies
French Script (retired)

Cardstock:
Whisper White
Tempting Turquoise

Ink:
Coastal Cabana Blendabilities
Old Olive Blendabilities
Coastal Cabana
Wild Wasabi

Accessories:
Expression Thinlits
Corner Punch (retired)

The next card we made was one of my favorite new hostess sets. It was a very simple but cute card. I used one of the new inks from the 2014-2016 In Color. Can I just say that once I used Lost Lagoon it is all I see everywhere I go these days? I just love the blue and gray combination of this color. I used the embossing folders for background and finished it off with my signature "In Threes" finishing touch, this time it is with the Candy Dots in Subtles.

Stamp Set:
Nuts About You

Cardstock:
Old Olive
Lost Lagoon
Whisper White

Ink:
Chocolate Chip
Lost Lagoon
Wild Wasabi
Pool Party

Accessories:
Pop-up dots
Candy dots
Chevron embossing folder
Decorative Dots embossing folder

Once in a while, I will make a third card just for the fun of it. And it's because the Catalog Premier, I thought this would be appropriate. Plus, I just love my Tramps. Period. And the stamp set is so appropriate given the circumstances but I will save that for another day. :P Again, the Blendabilities is featured. I also brayered the background with coordinating colors as the Blendabilities. This card was screaming rhinestones so I happily obliged!

Stamp Set:
In This Together

Cardstock:
Whisper White

Ink:
Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities
Cherry Cobbler
Cajun Craze
Real Red

Accessories:
Rhitestones
Cherry Cobbler baker's twine

There you have it, folks! We are in new season once again. Thanks to my Tramps for a wonderful time. Onwards and upwards until our next date! We shall stamp on!

Happy Stamping!








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