Saturday, July 2, 2011

New Catalog is Here!

Hi everyone! The new catalog we have all been waiting for is here as of yesterday. There are 241 pages of yummy goodness in this brand new collection and I can't wait to start showing you new ways to use them. Today, I have 2 cards to show you and they both use all of the new In Colors together. I showed them off to my hostess club the other night and I think we are all in looove with this new palette. I feel like the new colors really fill some gaps left by the renovation last year. Wanna see?
 And just one more to celebrate the new catty...
 I absolutely LOVE these new colors. They are so fresh and bright. I think they are perfect for summer and yet when pulled apart and used with other core family colors they are great for the whole year. I can see myself using Pool Party and Lucky Limeade a lot around the holidays and I think Calypso Coral will combine well for Halloween and fall projects.

So, moving along to the cards and their ingredients....The cute little shells in the first card are from a set in the  the Summer Mini called Summer Splash. My sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes which was carried over to the new catalog from last year (yay!) and I accented with my Scallop Border Punch. A button and some Linen Thread and voila!

The second card uses an image and sentiment from another Summer Mini offering called Sunny Fun. I have really enjoyed using this set so far. It has turned out to be more versatile than I ever thought it would be. Who knew? I stamped and colored the flip flops using my SU! markers (yep, the In Color markers are great!) and then accented the panel with punched strips of the 5 new colors. They were punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch. This card was super simple. You could do this same sketch with any strip type image. This will now be a go-to arrangement for me when in a hurry.

Well, that does it for today. I will be back soon with a card that uses some of the fantastic new Scallop Dots Ribbon. It is really neat so check back. Have a very happy 4th of July!