Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Challenging Myself!

Hi Stampers!

This week, I decided to challenge myself to use some colors I'm either not too fond of or just plain haven't used much.  I also cleaned off my stamp shelves of retiring sets in preparation for the new catalog!  This didn't leave me with a whole heck of a lot to work with, either :-)

If you haven't contacted me to get YOUR new 2013-14 catalog yet, what are you waiting for??  This week is the LAST week to order retiring product from the 2012-13 catalog, too.  Get crackin' and head on over to my website to shop while you can still get those retiring stamp sets you've been hesitating on!

OK, back to the subject . . .

Summer Starfruit, one of last year's In Colors, just has NOT grown on me!  The darn color just reminds me of baby poop (yuck!).  Came to realize I haven't used too many of the OTHER In Colors from last year, either.  So, I plopped myself down at the table on Monday & MADE myself use them.  The next several days' posts will highlight these babies.

I decided to start simple and go with a two layer card and concentrate on that doggone Summer Starfruit:

 
I keep forgetting about the beautiful ribbon SU! has to match these colors!!  For this card, I used the stamp set Bring on the Cake, and the Distressed Dots background stamp.  By the way, I am SO MAD this background stamp is RETIRING!!!!  I dragged my feet on getting it, kept forgetting I had it, and now that I've fallen in love with it, it's retiring!!!  (Well, I plan on still using it, so there!)
 
This is just a clean and simple (CAS) card, but I do sort of like the color a LITTLE bit now.  Maybe it'll finally grow on me . . . . we'll see.
 
That being said, I challenge YOU this week!  Pick out a stamp set or two, grab a few colors you don't normally use, and CREATE!
 
Happy stampin'!
 
Jeni

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