Introducing the new 2019-2021 In Colors

Today is the day!  A brand new catalog starts and a brand new set of In-Colors will make their debut.  This past weekend I had my New Catalog Kickoff Party and part of the fun is having snacks.  And I love to theme my snacks to represent our new In-Colors.  Now in past years that hasn’t been too hard as we typically have several of the colors with names that reference food – Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove to name a few.  But this year who ever came up with the names must have been on a diet – or just not hungry because not a single one has anything to do with food!  So what was I going to do about my party snacks.  Well I had to get creative! 

Are you ready to meet the new In-Colors Represented in snacks!  First off here are the five new colors:

And now to show you how I incorporated them into my party.   First we have Rococo Rose Fruit Dip.

Next we have Terracotta Tile Vege Pots – this one was a favorite of everyone at the party.

Next is Pretty Peacock Twists.  These are a perfect match!

I had Seaside Spray Sugar Cookies – I found blue iced cookies and I also had some pink ones.

And finally there was the Purple Posy Punch along with Purple Posy cups and napkins.

For each of the five colors I made a little flower in a small vase.  Here are the supplies I used for those.

Supply List

  • #143713 Daisy Punch
  • #149701 2019-2021 In Color card stock
  • 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon in all 5 In Colors
  • #149442 Perennial Essence Floral Centers


I hope you loved these fun In-Colors themed snacks.  Maybe it will help everyone remember the names and what they are!

Ordering from the new catalog starts at noon MT on June 4, 2019.  You can order in my online store.  Contact me if you need a catalog.

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Beauty in Bloom

Today I have another scrapbook layout for you.  This page was my May page for my Stamper’s Club.  I don’t think I’ve shown the April page yet so I’ll have to do that one later this month.  I’ve used the 2017-2019 In colors on this page.  They are really the perfect set of colors for flowers and the title I used on this page is Beauty in Bloom.  Don’t miss out on these beautiful colors – they are retiring!  We can only hope in a few years they might bring some of them back.  Definitely some of my personal favorites. 

I shared this page on a Facebook Live this week.  I showed how I used the Stamparatus for the stamping, a second page, and two alternate card ideas using the same supplies.  You can view my May 6, 2019 FB live video HERE.   Be sure to catch my next FB live video on Monday, May 13th.  

Don’t miss this versatile stamp set – Jar of Love and the coordinating Everyday Jar dies.  That is what I used for this page, the two page layout and my cards.  And it is retiring!  So are these colors and the Brushwork Alphabet that I used for the title.  Everyone had the option to choose whatever title they wanted since the letters were individually stamped.  We had a variety of spring & bloom titles.  Watch the video to see how I set up a template and used the Stamparatus to stamp all the pieces. 

Supply List

  • #141587 Jar of Love stamp set
  • #141772 Brushwork Alphabet stamp set
  • #141490 Everyday Jars dies
  • #146276 Stamparatus
  • #145453 2017-2019 12×12 Card stock
  • #147147 Powder Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147145 Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147146 Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147143 Berry Burst Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147144 Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147003 Neutrals 12×12 Card stock
  • #147107 Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #132708 Memento Pad
  • #124302 Whisper White 12×12 Card stock
  • #146927 Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
  • #138401 Gold Metallic Thread
  • #104199 Linen Thread
  • #143741 Garden Trellis Embossing Folder
  • #143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

I focused on a lot of retiring products when making this page.  On last hurrah!  So hurry and get them before they are gone for good – the 2017-2019 In Colors, the Jar of Love set and dies, the pearls, the embossing folder and even the Big Shot!

Here are the two alternate cards that my club could make using the same supplies. 

The first card has the same stamping as the scrapbook page – I just added the greeting.  For the second card I stamped directly on Crumb Cake card stock with the medium sized jar and the other little spray of greenery.  Then added the words.

For my Facebook Live video I added a second page so it would be a two page spread.

I used the same supplies just stamped out the medium and small jars and then divided the flowers and leaves between the two of them. 

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Share What You Love Swaps

At Stampin’ Up! Events we do swaps.  What’s a swap – well it’s like a cookie exchange but instead of making cookies and exchanging them with your neighbors we make cards and swap them with each other.  Mostly we swap cards but some people do scrapbook pages, little treats or other crafty items.  You come up with one design and make a number of them and then find other people to swap with so you come home with a variety of ideas.

This time I’m participating in a 50 card swap – it’s an organized swap that we had to sign up for.  I made 50 cards of the same design.  Now my swap uses the Share What You Love Designer Series paper and the 2017-2019 In Color Flower Buttons so I actually have 5 versions of the same card.  What changes is the paper and the color of the button – everything else is the same.

I matched up the buttons to the different patterns of paper – they aren’t perfect match in all cases but they are close enough that they work.  Do you love how they turned out?  I sure do.  And I love those little flower buttons!  Have you tried them they are flat and so easy to add to a card.

Supply List

  • Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • White card stock
  • Basic Black Baker’s Twine
  • 2017-2019 In Color Flower Buttons
  • Ribbon of Courage stamp set
  • Stazon Black ink
  • Support Ribbon Framelits
  • Big Shot Die Cut Machine
  • Mini Dimensionals
  • Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
  • Paper Snips


The trick to making this card is to cut a 4″ square of the designer series paper.  Then layer on a 4-1/4″ square of Basic Black.  Position on the front of the card at an angle – I use my liquid glue to adhere – then I can slide it just a little if needed.  Once it’s glued down then I trim the edges.  Use paper snips or a heavy duty cutter – the paper trimmer won’t cut through all the layers so it doesn’t work so well. 

To attach the flower I just used the little flower button on a Mini Dimensional and put it through the center of the flower.  Technically the flower isn’t even attached to the card.  I hope you like these as much as I do.  This was my swap for the Creating Success Training group swap. 

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Pineapple Punch Pail

Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel…..that leaves the last one – Pineapple Punch. I originally found a cute canvas bag with a pineapple on it that I had planned to give everyone at the Getaway but I wasn’t able to find enough of them.  So I had to go to plan B.  Which in the end was better.  The perfect match to our Pineapple Punch color was these cute little pails.  All that I needed to do was dress them up and fill them with something fun.

I used the Big Plans Memories & More Card Pack to decorate the pails.  Everyone received the rest of the pack in their goody bag.  I have mine set aside to make a stack of cards with.  Did you know that the Memories & More card packs aren’t just for Memory Keeping?  That’s why there is “more” in the title.  Each card pack is also suited for greeting cards and paired up with the new Whisper White Memories & More Cards & Envelopes you can crank out some cards without even having to cut or stamp anything. 

Supply List

  • Big Plans Memories & More Card Pack
  • Pineapple Punch grosgrain ribbon
  • Pineapple Punch card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Silver Thread
  • Layering Circle Framelits Dies
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Inside each pail was yellow piece of rock candy.  My photo has a blue one because I was short a yellow one, so I got blue for myself and then forgot to get the photo before I gave all the yellow ones away.  I had hoped to find pineapple flavored ones but all the yellow ones were actually lemon. Then the week after I was in the store and found Pineapple flavored kisses – they even had little pineapples on the foil.  Those would have been a perfect fit too.  Darn it.

If you live local to me be sure to stop by my BOGO sale this weekend – Friday and Saturday.  I have lots of retired items for sale.  I’m making my final push to earn the incentive trip to Greece for next summer.  Come shop and get new catalog products free!

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Blueberry Sweet Treat

I love sweet fresh blueberries.  We had blueberry bushes in our yard and in the summer time I’d go pick fresh blueberries for us to eat.  It was so yummy.  Then someone decided that we should get rid of them because they were so big.  And now I no longer have fresh blueberries to pick.  I may need to buy some new ones.  Anyway that brings me to one of our new In Colors – Blueberry Bushel!  It’s a yummy new blue that’s been added to our color collection.  While fresh blueberries weren’t practical to give as a pillow gift I found something just as yummy – chocolate covered blueberries!  So I decorated those up to give as pillow gifts at the PAWS Team Getaway retreat.


The packaging on these was a perfect match to our Blueberry Bushel so I didn’t want to cover it all up.  Instead I used some Designer Paper to create a backing and topper.  Added ribbon and a little tag made from the Treat Time stamp set.

Supply List

  • Treat Time stamp set
  • Petite Treat Framelits
  • Blueberry Bushel ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • In Color 2018-2020 Designer Series Paper stack
  • Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain ribbon
  • Silver Metallic Thread
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

It’s really quick and easy to dress up a little treat with paper and ink. 

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Pillow Box Surprise

One of my favorite things to use for pillow gifts in the Stampin’ Up! catalog are our packaging options.  You can find them on pages 192-193 in the Annual Catalog.  A new option in this catalog is the Kraft Pillow Boxes.  Initially I thought they were just plain Kraft boxes, but upon receiving them in my order they are printed with Polka Dots.  While coming up with my ideas for the Getaway weekend – I often like to give some type of adhesive and this time the Multi-purpose Liquid glue was the perfect gift for my Call Me Clover color AND the glue fits inside the pillow box!  The perfect solution.

To decorate the box I stuck with  Call Me Clover embellishments.  First a strip of the Animal Expedition Designer Series paper.  Then some of the Call Me Clover ribbon.  Stamp the little tag with a greeting in Call Me Clover ink and add few leaves that are Copper Embossed on Call Me Clover card stock and die cut with the coordinating dies.  The tag is tied on with Copper Metallic Thread.  Now everyone has a bottle of glue to use on their creative projects throughout the weekend.

Supply List

  • Kraft Pillow Box
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
  • Call Me Clover 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Copper Metallic Thread
  • Copper Embossing Powder
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Call Me Clover card stock
  • Call Me Clover ink
  • VersaMark ink
  • Heat Tool
  • Rooted in Nature Stamp set
  • Nature’s Roots Framelits dies
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • 1″ Circle punch
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (it’s the gift inside the pillow box)

Here’s a little closer look.


So far the In Color themed pillow gifts have covered Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove and Call Me Clover.  Two more to go so be sure to come back. 

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