My Review of the New SU In Colors

I have about 100 boxes to unpack in our new house BUT I dropped them all to open my preorder box of new goodies!

Every year when the new Stampin’ Up catalog comes out in early June, we get 5 new colors.  These last 2 years and are a more trendy addition to our collection, so they are called In Colors.  You will probably see some of these colors pop up in stores like home decor and clothing, much like last year with Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon.  Stampin’ Up likes to use these in their Designer papers also.

As a demonstrator, we can order the colors early. I did splurge on expedited shipping because I leave for Hawaii in a few days on the Stampin’ Up! trip and I still have to do a swap for that.   Some people splurge on jewelry, I splurge on shipping 🙂

We still have this month left to order the retiring stamps so don’t miss out on your favorites going away soon!

I make bookmarks to include in my catalogs every year and I cut them down to 2″ x 8-1/2″.  I used the new Banner punch (coming in June in the new catty) on the ends and the Scallop tag topper punch on the tops.  (hope that’s still going to be current, forgot to check that!)

So let’s look closely at the upcoming new In Colors from Stampin’ Up!

Cucumber Crush 

It’s great to have a nice Kelly green! It’s fresh, and cool and summery.  It’s much brighter than wild wasabi but seems to be a shade lighter than gumball green.  I think of cucumbers as a much lighter green but I’m not sure what I would have called it either!

Delightful Dijon 


This one may have to grow on me. It’s darker than starfruit, and that did grow me a little.   I think I could layer it with hello honey as it seems to be a few shades darker than that. Dijon is a good name for it but Delightful…..not yet for me.

 Mint Macaron 


 I was expecting a tacky mint Color, although mint chocolate chip is my favorite ice cream!  To me, it is more like a out old old sage shadow, if you remember that.  I’m not sure how to pronounce macaron or macaroon but we get to practice the spelling for two years 🙂

Tip Top Taupe 

I think this is a needed color. It’s sort of reminds me of a darker Sahara Sand, so it will layer well with that. If I named it, I may call it Gallant Greige or Mischievous Mushroom:)


Watermelon Wonder

 For the life of me, I keep thinking this should be GREEN! I know the inside of a watermelon is red…watermelon candy is red….

This is a very bright color, almost a lighter version of poppy or a darker version of strawberry slush 🙂 it is almost a neon color,  but not THAT bright.  I think I like it. I might like the ink better than the paper right now!


Well that’s how I feel about them right out of the box!   As time goes on, I will love them as I do the others.  One of the pre-order sneak peek sets I bought was this one called “I Think You’re Great”.  I’ll use that to punch ink samples for my book marks

Off to do more unpacking!

Go Stamp Something!


Mojo Monday #387 Glimmer Birthday

I love sketch challenges!

My problem is that I rarely have time to participate but I woke up early this morning to get my mojo on.

The Mojo Monday blog had this great sketch today:


And so I made this:

cake glimmer LH

Glimmer paper is tricky to take a picture of but it’s peeking out from holes I die cut along the side, the bottom and the balloon string.  The silver glimmer paper repeats 3x but my red repeats just 2x, which was less than I wanted but anytime I tried to add more red, it seems too ‘matchy’!

I resisted the urge to put a bow or something on it since I want to use it for a masculine bday card this month.

I used the Sale-A-Bration freebie stamp set called Big Day in Night of Navy ink.  Stamped it again in Real Red, fussy cut that and glued in place.  The lighter blue cs is Marina Mist and Silver Glimmer paper for the sparkle.  The balloon is punched with my 3/4″ circle punch, sponged a little.

The little cut out dots are using the new Mini Treat Bag thinlits Dies.  There are 3 super border dies in the set!  It’s a pricey set of dies but so much you can do with the accessories alone.

Tomorrow I’ll post the Weekly Deals and anything else new coming out.

Until then
Go Stamp Something!

A Herd of Swaps for you!

I’m so lucky to swap with talented stampers each month!  I thought I’d share a few of my favorites lately for some inspiration.

From the Herd is a fun stamp in the Occasions catalog.

Perfect for office, family or group giving as well as just a stamp that makes anyone smile!

One of my team mates found this photo on Pinterest and it looks almost like the stamp!


 Kimberly Allen water-colored 12 swaps for our group, taking such perfect care in all the details!


This is a pretty vanilla and gold glittered card using the single stamp, Blended Bloom.


 It was created by Mary Hall and she added Gold Glitz Dazzling Details around the petals and gold glimmer paper behind the doily.  The Circles Collection framelits have the big scallop so she just folded a vanilla card and didn’t cut just an inch on the top fold to create the card.

weekly deals small

A few good ones this week! If you don’t have the Pansy Punch, it’s a great flower punch that is mid-sized, not too big, not too small.  There’s a flower set to coordinate in the annual catalog also called Flower Shop.