In-troducing In-Colors, 2020-2022


Say hello to the NEW 2020-2022 In Colors!

Tomorrow the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! catalog goes live and the thing I look forward to the MOST are the new colors. Let me introduce you:

BUMBLEBEE: This hue is a smidgeon more mustard-y than Crushed Curry and very on-trend in fashion and home decor currently!

CINNAMON CIDER: A warm tone that reminds me of the sandstone of my hometown of St. George, Utah, but more brown than red.

JUST JADE: If you are looking for the Emerald City, this is your color! Wouldn’t it be lovely on a monochromatic care using the other greens as well?

MAGENTA MADNESS: A vibrant pink that will give your projects a pick-me-up and pop of color!

MISTY MOONLIGHT: A dark denim color that will be a neutral you gravitate to for masculine cards.

You’ll be able to add all these to your cart beginning June 3rd, including ink pads & refills, card stock, Designer Series Paper, ribbon and accessories, along with the new Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set that I used for these cards.

Thanks for shopping MY STAMPIN’ STORE

Which In Color is a “must have” for you? 


Your Turn to Share What You Love

To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up! we have FOUR spectacular early-release bundles (from the 2018-2019 catalog) that will help you share your love of stamping: My last post gave you a sneak peek of the sneak peek, but today can see and order the bundles for yourself:

04.01.18_CMAIN_SHAREWHATYOULOVE_NAEach of the “Share What You Love” bundles includes one (or more) free items and these offers will NOT be available once the catalog is released in June!Screen Shot 2018-04-30 at 10.16.08 PMScreen Shot 2018-04-30 at 10.16.22 PMOnly the “Gotta Have It All” bundle has the exclusive “Statement of My Heart” stamp and it won’t be available after the promotion ends:Screen Shot 2018-04-30 at 10.16.34 PMIn addition, you can pre-order the new In-Color Collection Ink Pads~ The updated pad design opens like a makeup compact and you are sure to adore the vivid hues:


Screen Shot 2018-04-30 at 10.16.46 PMIf you are an avid “COLOR COLLECTOR” you’ll want to join my 3 Month COLOR CLUB!

To help you get those creative juices flowing, I’ll share 16 exclusive project tutorials with you via email when you order your “Share What You Love” bundle from my Stampin’ Store!

swylThese are created with the supplies from the  “A Little More, Please” bundle, but could be stepped up with the additional supplies from the “Gotta Have It All” bundle.

Want a closer look at each product? Check it out:


A Color Revamp

A question I fear: “What is your favorite color?”

Me: WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME CHOOSE? It’s like asking which child is my favorite: It depends on which one is making me happy at the moment!!

Just kidding (kind of)…but colors are the same for me: If it’s fall, I’m using earth tones for my creations. Am I trying to cheer someone up? Then it’s bright, vibrant hues. My favorite changes as often as my underwear!

Speaking of changes, I’m looking forward to this one from Stampin’ Up! in June:

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Keeping things fresh and on-trend, we are updating our palette…and you are going to love it too.

First, let’s bid adieu to our 2016-2018 In-Colors:

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If you need refills for your ink pads, card stock and coordinating ribbon or embellishments of those colors, make sure you ORDER ASAP as they are always the first to be depleted!

We’ll continue our In-Color offerings, which are current and fresh hues that stick around for 2 years:

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Then we’ll say good-bye to a few classic colors and hello to new (and returning) ones:

Color Revamp swatches

Are you going to miss some of the retiring colors? Remember to stock up quickly, as they are only while supplies last!

The NEW (and returning colors) will be available on June 1st, so start your wishlist.

Once we’ve done all the shuffling, the new color families will look like this, with Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White forming a new “Basic” Collection:

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Whew! That’s a LOT to process, but I hope you spy a few colors you can’t wait to get your hands on and your fingers in!

Check out all the items that are retiring from the current catalog by May 31st, or while supplies last, by visiting my Stampin’ Store.

Label Me Pretty In Color

Folks who have had near-death experiences say that there are more colors in Heaven than we can imagine: That’s something I look forward to! Meanwhile, I’ll enjoy the new In Colors that Stampin’ Up! releases each year.

This year the colors are (clockwise from top left): Berry Burst, Lemon-Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide. Even the names evoke images in the color they describe!

Label Me Pretty

I’ve created a tutorial for you and the cool thing about it is that you can make 40 cards from the few supplies in just a few hours (or one hour with a friend)! To order any of the supplies, click on the images below:
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A Gift Bag for the New Mr. & Mrs.

Is your refrigerator covered with wedding invitations like mine? 
You need to make a few of these to have on hand: Just drop in a gift and go! 

I’m kind of in love with the new Mint Macaron In-Color for 2015-2016: It’s so elegant! Paired with the new Tip-Top Taupe (another new In-Color) it’s a perfect marriage of color (pun intended). The gorgeous Dotted Lace trim comes in all 5 of the new hues, too. I picked up the handled-bag at the dollar store, but everything else can be found in my online store.

And if you don’t have the Bow Builder Punch, order it immediately. Seriously.

Serendipity that this coincides with the #TGIFC08 challenge and co-ordinates with their colors, too:

Thanks for checking in and wishing you wonderful weddings!

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Season of Love

Should love be in season all year long? I think so! Especially since my last name is SpendLOVE (I’m pretty lucky in the name department…and he thinks I only married him for his car, pshaw…)

So this LOVE-ly card could be a Valentine, a bright Springtime wedding or just because you need to spread the love and was created with one of Stampin’ Up!’s new Photopolymer stamp sets called Snuggles and Smooches and the 2013-2015 In-Colors. Click on the photo for a printable .pdf tutorial!

Did you know that for each $50 product you purchase from my Stampin’ Store you can choose a Sale-a-Bration product FREE? And one of the choices is the Blendabitilies Markers from the catalog! Since I used the Coastal Cabana Markers to color the glimmer heart on this card, you could choose those as your Sale-a-Bration reward when you place your order: Use code 139923 to get them free.

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Bloomin’ Marvelous In-Color Kit for Sale-a-Bration

Who doesn’t love FREE STAMPS? Sale-a-Bration is the most anticipated sale of the year at Stampin’ Up! because you can choose a stamp set (or other selected products) FREE with every $50 purchase!

Today I wanted to share a “kit” you could purchase to make (at least) 80 cards with…and get the Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set (shown below) FREE!

Here is what the kit contains:

2012-2014 In-Color Kit* (5 Ink Pads & 20 sheets of coordinating card stock)   $29.95
Very Vanilla card stock                                                                         $8.50
Stitched Satin Ribbon (choose from the same 5 colors* above)                        $8.95
Bitty Butterfly Punch                                                                          $15.95
TOTAL (before s&h and tax): $63.35
+ get the Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set free!       

That’s less than $1 per card! And here are some of the cards you could make with your Bloomin’ Marvelous Kit (which is both the title AND the description!) :

(This last card is an idea borrowed from Mary Fish over at Stampin’ Pretty, with my own spin on it)

* FYI: The 2012-2014 In-Colors are: Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple and are the colors used on the cards above. 

Surely you’ll be able to come up with MORE ideas using the Bloomin’ Marvelous Sale-A-Bration stamp set and you can order this kit (and more!) in my online store here. To see more S-A-B products, click on the brochure in the right column!

If you would like make any of these cards, I’d be happy to use the one you like best for a free make-n-take project at a class you host in your home! I only have a few dates left before S-A-B ends on March 22, so contact me ASAP: 801-376-8685
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Satin Rosette & Ribbon Roll Control (Blog Candy!)

Today’s card features a rosette created with the Stitched Satin Ribbon (Summer Starfruit #126846). To create this flower, I used a Jumbo Sticky Round (#127852) and started on the outside of the circle with the end of my ribbon, gathering (or “scrunching”) the ribbon as I went around the circle, spiraling into the center and finishing it with a Midnight Muse Dahlia (#127556).  Since it’s “Back to Spool” time, you can get your ribbon FREE….
Back to Spool
My *favorite* way to store my ribbon is with the Ribbon Roll Control system, shown here wearing all the In-Color Stitched Satin Ribbon:

And THANKS to Trish of RRC who has kindly donated one of these cool acrylic stands to be given to one lucky visitor (no ribbon included)! Leave a comment below by September 30th and you could be the winner. If you don’t win, head on over to Ribbon Roll Control and order a few of these to hang on your wall and keep your ribbons corralled!

Wait…that would be TWO chances to win, because someone will also receive the card I created, too!

UPDATED: The winners are Heather B~Ribbon Roll Control and Kathy Mc~Card! Thanks for visiting and commenting. We bloggers love to hear from our readers, it means so much!  Kathy Mc: I need your snail addy to send this card me 🙂