I am back from a week long vacation at the beach with all of Greg’s Family.  We did good this year with the sunscreen and no real sunburns to speak of – yeah!  We alternated beach days with shopping days at the outlet malls – and yes I have lots of new clothes!  I’m not much of a shopper but Greg’s sister and mom have convinced me over the years that I need to buy new clothes when we are all together.  Aspen and Magnolia were very glad to be back home when I picked them up today. We are actually getting a little practice at what it will be like to have two boys away at college.  Only Ryan came back home with us from the beach.  Kyle and Tyler went home with my nephew and will spend the week with him.

I did some ghost posting while we were gone and hope to be back to a normal daily schedule this week.  I wanted to start introducing you to the new In-Colors that Stampin’ Up! added to our collection this year.  These 5 new In-Colors will be around for 2 years – July 2011 – June 2013.  The current 5 In-Colors are still here for another year until June 2012 – I’m glad because I wasn’t ready to give some of them up yet.  So here is the first of the new In-Colors – this one is called Wisteria Wonder –

It is a new shade of purple.  I wanted to show you how it compares to some of our other purples so I added the pennants in different colors (that’s a new punch by the way).  From left to right it is Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Elegant Eggplant, and Perfect Plum.  I used my cute little Build-A-Bear girl to introduce this color to you.  Her dress is water-colored in Wisteria Wonder and the large scallop circle is also Wisteria Wonder.  There is also a sneak peek of a new stamp set (Pennant Parade) and another of the In-Colors (Lucky Limeade).

I also wanted to remind everyone that my Card Maker’s Club is this week on Wednesday night.  If you plan to attend please go to my website and RSVP.  This club is open to everyone and it’s all about making cards.  The club will meet on the last Wednesday of the month from 7-9:30pm.   Bring a list of cards that you need for the month of July – birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, thinking of you – whatever you might need.  Each club meeting will be $15 and you will make 6 cards with envelopes.  If time permits you can make additional cards for $2 each – so you make as many as you need in the time of the class.  And you can choose which cards you want to make and how many – there will be at least 10 different card choices.  And card designs will be available for more than one month – so you can come back to make more or make some that you didn’t get to the last time.  This should give you flexibility to create what you need each month.

Please bring adhesive – if you’d like me to order Stampin’ Up! Snail Adhesive, Snail refill, or Tombow Multipurpose glue to have on hand for you please let me know before the class.

BYOB – I will provide a small snack.  I think it will be fun and I hope you will join me.

I have a lot going on during the month of July so my class schedule will be a little different – I’ll update all of my classes on my website some time today.  Thanks for stopping by today!