Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Colors of Spring - A Stampin' Llamas Blog Hop

The Stampin’ Llamas are hoppin’ into spring! This blog hop showcases gorgeous spring images from the Stampin’ Up!® 2012 Occasions Mini and the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. Most of the projects will also feature the In Colors that will retire at the end of May: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride and Peach Parfait. Once you see what these talented women have created, you'll be wanting these colors for yourself! Best to order them now before they become "While Supplies Last" so you don't miss out!

Polished Stone Simply Soft
Thanks for joining us for another blog hop.  I have been preparing for my next Technique Class and the card above is using the Polished Stone Technique.  The card base is the retiring In Color - Blushing Bride.  I am really going to miss this color, I especially love using it for baby cards.  I stamped the Simply Soft(Hostess Stamp set retiring May 31st) branch with black Stazon and the Dream is from the Loving Thoughts set out of the Occasions Mini Catalog which ends April 30th.

Designer Frames Double Texture Embossing

This is the other card for our next technique class and I have to thank Angie Leach for her great tutorial on how to do this technique.  My ladies will be learning two techniques for this card since I used the Rock n Roll technique on the butterfly also.  See that cute baker's twine on the butterfly body?  That is the new color Calpyso Coral that came out in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The sentiment is from a new stamp set to me, Delightful Dozen out of the Idea Book and Catalog, it fit just perfect in the Oval Designer Frame.  Once again, I chose to use Blushing Bride for this card.  I guess I was in a pink mood the day I designed these two cards.

Spotlighting Up in the Air
The next two cards are from last week's technique class.  This card was inspired by Mary Brown.  What a great example of the spotlighting technique.  The card base is Pear Pizzazz that is retiring 5/31.  This stamp set, Up in the Air, is a Hostess set from the Occasions Mini that will retire 4/30.

Versa Shadow Mixed Bunch
This card was inspired by Erin Gonzales and her Versa Shadow Technique.  I used the Concord Crush that retires 5/31 as a contrast to the crumb cake card.  Isn't this a great technique?  I used the Mixed Bunch stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog and the sentiment is also from the Delightful Dozen, why didn't I buy this stamp set earlier?  I love it.  Thanks for stopping by, next up is Buffy and she always has beautiful creations to inspire me.



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