Friday, April 27, 2012

New ColourQ entry + Stampin' Up Retiring Products

This week's ColourQ challenge colors are Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Bravo Burgundy, and Very Vanilla.  At first glance this combo DID NOT appeal to me, but the more I thought on it the clearer my design became!  I love it when a card just snaps together!  

Now, in honor of the newly-released retirement list from Stampin' Up, I am using as many of those consumable products as possible.

This page uses Pocket full of Posies Designer Series paper, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Baha Breeze, and So Saffron card stock, labels framelit and Early Espresso bakers twine.  Poppy and Pear papers are retiring as well as Pocket DS paper and the stamp set I used for the journaling, Notes and Details, which is probably the best scrapbooking set I have seen in the catty in the past few years!

A little card I made for Pierce's birthday last month.  The retiring DS paper Well Worn is the background paper, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, River Rock, and Island Indigo card stock, with Need for Speed stamp set.

Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Early Espresso card stocks with the now-retiring Inspired by Nature stamp set and background embossing plate.
I entered this card in an SU monthly challenge in January and just now am posting it.  I truly LOVE this stamp set, Notably Ornate, but off it goes!  Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush cards stocks are retiring too, as is the lace border punch.


Sylvia said...

Fun cards, Jean, love your ice cream cones! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

Jen said...

Your ice cream cones are so sweet! I love that you've made a bunch of projects trying to use up retiring products. That's a great idea! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Tracey McNeely said...

Clever card for the colourQ.