Welcome to the Pals June Blog Hop! This month, we're bidding a "Fond Farewell" to some of our old friends, the 30 retiring colors of Stampin' Up's Color Renovation.
If you've hopped over from the very cool Mike Funke's Stampin' Style, I'm stop #10 and I'm glad you hopped by. If you should "hop" off course, simply click on any of the links on the hop line-up below and you'll be back on track.
To give our colors a real send-off, we're offering BLOG CANDY at each and every stop. Visit all 17 blogs and leave a comment answering a specific question, and you'll have 17 chances to win some Stampin' Up goodies!
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To bid proper goodbye to the Retiring Colors, I decided to see if I could make a card that used ALL of them. I didn't think I could do it, but I did manage to make this fun, bright card to pay homage to all the wonderful colors that have become almost like friends.
For this card, I used two punches, one from the new Punch Pack and the other a 1/2" Circle Punch. I simply punched every color twice and then assembled them onto a piece of white card stock. I used a 1-3/4" Circle Punch to cut a window through my colorful panel as well as my white card base and glued a piece of Basic Black to the inside of the card. For the sentiment, I brought out an old hostess stamp -- I thought the message a perfect fit to say not only au revoir, but also to look forward to some exciting new additions!
BEAN NOTES: (Unless otherwise noted, all materials are Stampin' Up) Best Yet Stamp; Basic Black Classic Dye Ink; Basic Black and Whisper White Card Stock; Punch Pack, 1-3/4" and 1/2" Circle Punches; Foam Dimensionals HAPPY BEANS: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pale Plum, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Taken with Teal, Glorious Green, Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Green Galore, Gable Green, Barely Banana, Yoyo Yellow, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Only Orange, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Going Gray Card Stock
**To order these or any other current Stampin' Up products, please email me HERE.
Now on to BLOG CANDY! For my giveaway, I'll be "Going Green" -- that is to say one lucky winner will receive a set of farewell color items in many shades of retiring greens. Should you be chosen, this is what you will receive:
*Handsome Hunter Classic Ink Pad AND Refill
*Glorious Green Classic Ink Pad AND Refill
*Taken With Teal Ink Pad AND Refill
*Green Galore Classic Ink Pad AND Refill
*Gable Green Classic Ink Pad AND Refill
*Mellow Moss Classic Ink Pad AND Refill
Also, your prize package will include two retired Hostess sets: Congrats and Cause for Celebration, both new and unmounted.
Plus: Your candy package will also include Stampin' Write Markers in the following shades (for a little splash of color!): Creamy Caramel, Dusty Durango, Handsome Hunter, Lovely Lilac, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Gable Green, Ruby Red, Pixie Pink, Summer Sun, Bordering Blue, Brilliant Blue, Pink Passion
How's that for a fun prize pack? For your chance to win all of the above goodies, please leave me a comment at the end of this post answering my Hop Question by 3:00 PM CST, Friday, June 11th, at which time I'll choose a random winner. Please play nicely and only leave one comment per person. Sorry, but only U.S. residents are eligible to win, but feel free to leave a comment as we'd all love to hear from you!
Hop Question: What is your favorite retiring color from Stampin' Up? I'll go first: Sage Shadow
EDIT: COMMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR THE BLOG CANDY ARE NOW CLOSED. Please feel free to leave a comment just to let me know what you think, or to answer the Hop Question!
I'll announce the winner of my blog candy package here on my blog on Sunday, June 13th, 2010. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me after their name is announced. Good luck!
More inspiring ideas and another great blog candy package await you at Linda Callahan's lovely Stampin' Seasons, stop number 11 on the "Fond Farewell" Pals Hop. Hop on over there and see Linda's fantastically creative ideas. Thanks for "hopping" by!