Showing posts with label In Colors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label In Colors. Show all posts

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Pretty New In Colors!

How do you like the new In Colors???  I love them!!

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I'm excited to share the NEW In Colors with you!  I know you are going to love them!

Bumblebee looks like it's warmer than Daffodil Delight but not quite as rich as Crushed Curry - in between the two colors.

Cinnamon Cider seems like a new brown with copper mixed in.

Just Jade is more aqua - put it between Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana.

Magenta is a bright pink - between Melon Mango and Flirty Flamingo.  Can't wait to pair it with the Just Jade!

Misty Moonlight looks like it's a softer blue - not as rich as Pacific Point and Night of Navy.

Remember .... if you love these colors like I do, you'll want to make sure you sign up for the May Paper Pumpkin Kit!  It will include four of the new In Colors and this will be your first chance to get these colors in your hand!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Retiring List 2019-2020

Do you have your Stampin' Up list ready?  Today at 3 pm ET Stampin' Up will announce all the retiring items.  Just remember, if you see that a bundle is retiring that does not necessarily mean that the stamp set and/or dies are retiring - just the bundle.  Once the retiring list goes live, products are on a "while stock lasts" basis.  Already,  the 2018-2020 In Color DSP (6x6) and Brights DSP (6x6) along with the Basketweave 3D Embossing Folder have sold out.  The In Color products are always the first to sell out.

If you are in love with any of these In Colors, get them ASAP!  Retiring In Color products sell out very quickly .... especially the re-inkers for the In Color Pads.  Once they are sold out, it is forever.


Stampin' Up has recently let us know that card kits, stamp cases, and background stamps will see a price increase in this year’s catalog.

Here are a few other items that have been in back-order but are now available!

Grace’s Garden Bundle 153789 / Garden Gateway Dies 151512
Honey Bee Bundle 153792 / Detailed Bee Dies 151526
Bonanza Buddies Bundle 153815 / Bonanza Dies 151566
Peaceful Moments Bundle 153824 / Poppy Moments Dies 151594
Painted Poppies Bundle 153827 / Painted Labels Dies 151605

Another item you might want to consider getting is the Ornate Garden Suite - all of it or just the stamp set, DSP, dies, etc.  I have that on my list.  I have seen some gorgeous cards made with the dies and stamps and DSP.  You won't find this suite in any of our current catalogs since it was an early release product.

Check out the suite here - ORNATE GARDEN SUITE and then go to Pinterest and look at some of the samples made with this suite.  (Demonstrators were able to purchase this item in advance.)

Have you been making .... and mailing ... or at least giving them away .... cards to those you care about?  If not, please do.  It really brightens up the day.  Saturday Sonny and I went to BJ's, Aldi's, and Harris Teeter.  I had several cards I had made with me and I handed them out to the cashiers when I checked out.  The first card I handed out went to an older lady working at BJ's who stands at the door handing out hand wipes to everyone and also a wipe for your cart.  Oh, if you could have seen the look of joy on her face.  She wanted to hug me but of course could not.  She told me she had been having a bad day and this really made a difference to her.  She almost had me crying!  I thought Sonny would "poo-poo" me for giving out cards, but the lady at BJs put a smile on his face too!

We've had a bit of bad news this week.  One of Ashley's friend's father died a few weeks ago from the coronavirus and now her mother is in ICU.  And Monday night Ashley told us that one of her best friends from medical school, who is an ER Doc in Houston tested positive for the virus.  So far, she hasn't shown any symptoms.  She has two young boys.  Please say a prayer for Julie.  I pray every day to keep my family safe from this terrible disease!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

for the Well Dressed Man!

I have been collecting stuff to send to Ashley.  I had several stamp sets that she had put on one of my recent orders that she was patiently waiting for.  So, yesterday I made a few cards with her stamps and then packed everything up and sent Sonny to UPS to get it all to her.  I used one of the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets that I didn't get (wishing I had now!)  I thought the cards I made turned out super.  I'm always needing masculine cards and this set did the trick.  It was in the second release of the Sale-a-Bration stamps and is called Well Dressed.

This card reminds me of my grandaddy.  He always wore a hat like this over his bald head.   I remember one time shortly after we got married that we went with my family to Myrtle Beach.  Grandaddy had property in Hallsboro, NC which is about an hour's drive from the beach.  Sonny and I drove him to Hallsboro to check on his property in our car which was a convertible.  Well for some reason Grandaddy didn't bring his hat and his head got sunburned!  He ended up tying a bandanna around his head to protect it!  He looked so funny.
The DSP on this card is from the Country Club suite.  I used my Stamparatus to evenly space out the hats.  I stamped the hats onto the Whisper White.  Then I stamped them onto the DSP and heat embossed them with black powder.  I glued them on top of the hats on the white cardstock.

I am trying to use up some of my In Colors who will be retired the end of May.  This one is Call Me Clover which I think I only used at Christmas.  It pairs nicely with the Crushed Curry though.  It features a fun fold.  I cut the Clover cardstock 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4".  I used the Subtles embossing folder for the front flap.  The Crushed Curry piece measures 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" and scored at 1/2"; cut the Whisper White measuring at 4 " x  5 1/4".    Attach the Crushed Curry piece to the back of the Whisper White piece making a flap.  This will be adhered to the inside of the card. The vellum circle is punched at 2".   I stamped the umbrellas with Call Me Clover - stamping one at full strength and the other one stamped off.

Inside of the Well Dressed card.

This is definitely a bright card!  Again I used the out-going In Colors - Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel and Red which is not an In Color.  I hardly used the Pineapple Punch at all.  It is definitely a BRIGHT yellow!  The Stamparatus again came in handy for this card.

Recipe for the card:  Card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4", then trim  the folded card to 4 1/8" wide. 
Cut 1" strips of green, blue, and red and tape them together on the back and cut out with the largest Stitched Rectangle Die.
Whisper White front panel is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" & cut out with the Stitched Rectangle Die.  

This will be perfect for my golfing addicted hubby!!  I love this DSP.  This is a very simple card.  I used Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Real Red and cut the banners with the Banner Punch.

 I hope these cards give you some inspiration.

Stay safe!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mother's Day Cards 2017

I can't believe I have not written on this blog all month!!  May has just been crazy for me with Mother's Day, graduations, traveling, company, stamp club and just regular life happenings!  Our friends from Texas came to visit for a week in early May.  Margaret and I were able to do some stamping and also had time to fit in a few shopping excursions while the guys went to South Carolina with a group for target shooting for a few days.  They returned on a Thursday and on Friday we attended my nephew's graduation party.  Wouldn't you know it - it was nice and warm all week but on Friday it was downright cold and the party was outside!  We all had our jackets and sweaters on plus they had a fire going in the back yard so that made it fun for everyone.  Margaret and Graham were able to have their first smore!!  On Saturday, Sonny dropped me and our friends off at the Charlotte airport.  They were catching a plane back to Dallas and I was on my way to New Orleans to meet Ashley.  She had a conference there the week before and took a few days of leave for some "girl time."  We had a great time exploring parts of the city we had never been before.  Plus we took a cooking class at New Orleans School of Cooking that was wonderful!  We learned to make gumbo, shrimp and grits, pralines and bananas foster with crepes!  It was a short trip - we both headed back home on Tuesday.  The day after I returned home, Sonny went back to Myrtle Beach with a group of guys for 5 days of golfing.  While he was gone, I drove to Haw River State Park with my downline for the NC Quarterly.  We ran into some terrible weather driving down there Friday - heavy rain and hail - and on our return trip Saturday - it was road construction that had us at a dead stop for about 45 minutes!  I could hardly get out of bed on Sunday because my back was killing me.  I'm sure it was from being tensed up from the drive and sitting all day on Saturday.  In the midst of all this, I am worried about my mom and a health issue of mine.  Mom is having difficulty getting her breath and the dr. thinks it is congestive heart failure.  She is going to see a cardiologist hopefully tomorrow or Friday.  I had some blood work done last week and my liver count was elevated.  So I was a little worried.  Yesterday I saw my doctor and had more blood work done and everything is back to normal now so I didn't really need to worry!

These are the cards I made for Mothers Day.

This one was made for my mom.  This set is retiring and I have not used it enough!!!

For this card, I used the a mask to sponge Pool Party on the white cardstock.  I also used Gorgeous Grunge (a favorite that is also retiring - boo hoo) to lightly stamp the background.  The flower stamp set is a new one in the 2017-18 catalog, Daisy Delight.  I think you will be seeing a lot of this set!

For this card, I paired the old with the new.  The old is Swirly Scribbles and Thoughtful Banners with it's matching punch (both are carrying over to the new catalog).  The new is the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and the new in-color ink colors - Powder Pink and my favorite, Lemon Lime Twist.  I sponged the half doily.

This card uses the Daisy Delight stamp set and I sprinkled a few sequins around.  The ribbon is retired.

Another card using new products!  The sentiment is from Lovely Friends and the flowers are again from Oh So Eclectic.  The DSP is a great one called Color Theory.  I can't wait for you to be able to order this pack of paper.  It features six designs in four colors - Berry Burst (new In Color & the one I used above), Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Dapper Denim.  The designs include pages that look like a paint chip, some pages of color gradients, and some with a crackle appearance (which I used.)  They come in a 6"x6" pad - 4 each of the 12 double sided designs.  The card above also uses another new in color, Tranquil Tide.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Retiring List plus new In Colors

Bundles are retiring!  If you want any of the bundles, get them NOW for the 10% off price.  The new 2017-18 catalog may have the bundle items that get carried over .... BUT the bundle price will no longer be available in the new annual catalog.

To see a list of the Retiring items, click HERE.  Be prepared - it is 10 pages!!

A few things to remember:

  • While supplies last!
  • Accessories always sell out the quickest.
  • the list includes Occasions Catalog and 2016-17 catalog
  • Some items are up to 50% off!

I know it is always a shock when you see all the items retiring BUT we are making room for more wonderful sets that will be in the new 2017-18 catalog.  I really like the new catalog (coming available in June) and I think you will too!

Let me introduce you to the new In Colors from the new catalog.  

It's hard to capture the true colors but hope this helps a little bit.
The 2017-19 In Colors are:  Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Powder Pink.  They are rich, beautiful colors.  I wasn't sure about Lemon Lime but after seeing a few samples made with it, I like it.  I think it's a "love it, or hate it" kind of color.  The designer paper is what put me over the top.  There are some beautiful patterns! 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

End of Sale-a-Bration and In Colors Retiring

It's almost that time again! Retirement for the In Colors.

If you are familiar with the Stampin' Up! In Colors, you know that we have a set of 5 colors that only last for two years.  Then they retire and are replaced with 5 new colors.  So, you may be wondering about the 5 retiring colors.  You can see them above.

NOW is the time to stock up on reinkers for your ink pads, on cardstock, designer paper and on the ribbon or embellishments you enjoy in these colors BEFORE they are sold out.  (They tend to sell out pretty quickly.)  AND if you order this month, you can enjoy FREE Sale-a-Bration gifts on your purchases.  A win-win for you!!

This is the final month for Sale-a-Bration.  You won't be able to order the Sale-a-Bration items after March.  Here are a couple of cards I have made using stamp sets from Sale-a-Bration.

I just love this chick!  I used my Watercolor Pencils to color them.  The DSP is some retired paper I have in my stash that I thought went well with the chicks.

This card uses the elegant Delicate Details.  It makes great backgrounds.  For this card, I embossed the images using white craft ink and white embossing powder.  I adhered a strip of glimmer paper between two of the borders.  (Sorry for the fuzzy picture.)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

What is your favorite In Color?

Summer is definitely here!  Sonny thought this weekend felt like we were living back in Texas - 100 degrees, still 80 degrees at night and no breeze blowing!  It took a while to get here but it can back off just a little bit now. 

This is a card I made trying to highlight the new In Colors which I love!!  I keep changing my mind about my favorite one.  This week it is the Peekaboo Peach.  Which one is your favorite?  If you don't want to buy the regular size ink pads, Stampin' Up is offering Uninked Stampin' Spots (pg 180). They come in packs of 5 so you could purchase them for $9 and with the ink refills ($3.25 each), you'd have all 5 colors pretty cheap.  

Ashley and Bogart arrived safely in Hawaii Monday.  Bogart didn't love being in the cargo part of the plane but think he was happy to see her when they arrived!  She had 5 suitcases - with one of them weighing about 65 lbs.  Luckily, someone met her at the airport and helped her with all her stuff.  She got a rental car and he followed her to her apartment/hotel.  Her room is on the 3rd floor overlooking the pool but no elevator so luckily, he helped her get all the luggage up to the room.  She said it's an older place but quite big with two bedrooms and a kitchenette.  Now comes the challenge of getting semi-settled and start looking for a place of her own.  Last night when she called, she told her Dad to go ahead and open his Father's Day present since he planned to go play golf today.  She bought him a Steeler Golf Bag (he already had the clubs).  I think he was surprised.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

May NC Blog Hop - New Catalog Sneak Peeks!!

It's the last Sunday of the month which means it's time for the NC Demos Blog Hop!

Welcome to the NC Demos Blog Hop for May, 2016.  We are grateful that you stopped by to take a look at our creations this month.  Get your Wish Lists out because this month we are featuring projects using items from the NEW 2016-17 Annual Stampin' Up Catalog!!  We hope to provide you with lots of ideas.

As demonstrators, we are able to pre-order a few select items from the new catalog before it is released.  This time (for the first time!) I decided not to purchase any new stamp sets and only bought the new In Color card stock and ink pads.  So that is what I am concentrating on in my blog creations today.

The new 2016-18 In Colors are:  Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum.  I keep changing my mind about which color is my favorite one!  I don't know if you noticed, but I have also used the new In Colors in my Blog Banner "splats" and in the letters above.

One of my favorite tools in years past was always the Stampin' Up Color Coach.  Unfortunately, SU retired it a year or two ago so I have made up my own using the In Colors.  Click on the chart below to see it better.  Of course, these are not all the combinations .... see what you can come up with!

I made a bookmark for my club members to show them the new colors.  Love the ribbon!!

My first card uses a technique called Bouncing Brayer.  When was the last time you used your brayer?  Ha!  Dig it out and try this technique.  Ink up your brayer in your choice of ink and place one edge of the brayer near the cardstock center.  Press the brayer to the cardstock but don't roll it.  Lift off paper.  Continue this process moving the brayer about 1/2" - 3/4" each time.  Makes a unique background.  I did mine in Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo.

My next card uses a stamp set that was in the Spring Mini Catalog and is carrying over.  It is called Grateful Bunch and comes with a coordinating punch.  I used ink from the lid of the pad and watercolored the flower with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  The leaves are stamped with Emerald Envy.

This is the card opened up - a fun fold!!

Next I decided to try another background that I created myself.  I masked the card with a circle and sponged in-color stripes.  (I used a striped mask that was included in the retired Banner Kit but you could easily use a ruler or cardboard.)  I stamped the leaves from Grateful Bunch (Emerald Envy) and stamped the flowers from the same set using the In Colors.

This one is my favorite!  I cut strips of In Color cardstock (1") and angled them onto a Basic Black card base.  After trimming the edges, I adhered the piece to the Dapper Denim card.  The sentiment is from Cottage Greetings and the punched flowers are from Grateful Bunch.

I hope you have gotten some inspiration for using the new In Colors from my projects.

Your next stop on the Hop is Sue Root -

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from Tracie Langley's blog.  The full line-up listed below will help you move along from blog to blog so you can see all the projects.

 Michelle Irinyi -

Pam Staples -

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bye Bye In Colors

All good things must come to an end (sob sob).  Stampin' Up!'s 2014-2016 In Colors will be going away* with the release of the new catalog in June.  So, it's time to start preparing for their departure. After two years with these colors, I've grown to love them and will miss them.  Some of the colors took longer to warm up than others, but still, we have to let them go.

*If there's a color refresh, we might see some of these colors stick around (or come back in a year or so), but we have no information to indicate they won't be going away at the end of May.

 My very favorite is Lost Lagoon.  Hope the new In-Colors that we will be getting will have a blue that is similar or that down the road, Lost Lagoon will make it's way into our regular colors one day.

I made some thank you cards using the retiring In Colors and the wonderful leaf framelet from Botanical Blooms.

On five of them, I used the top and bottom pieces from cutting out with the framelet but on #6, I used the middle pieces.  So, don't throw away your pieces - they can be used in different ways.  I found some bling in my stash and decided to "bling up" my cards!  The THANKS is actually a stamp from last year's Sale-a-bration that I have held on to.  The #6 card sentiment is from Endless Thanks in the annual catalog (pg 14).

TODAY - Thursday, March 31 - is the LAST DAY to get free merchandise during SU's Sale-a-bration!  Order by midnight tonight!

Monday, February 29, 2016

NC Demos Blog Hop featuring Occasions Catty AND In Colors

Welcome to the second NC Demos Blog Hop.  You should have just come from Tracie Langley's blog.  I loved her two projects!!   Hope you are enjoying the projects this month from the Occasions Catalog and using Stampin' Up's In Colors and are getting a lot of ideas for your own projects.

Each year when the new annual catalog comes out (June 1), there will be 5 NEW In Colors introduced.  The sad news is that means 5 colors will RETIRE.  The retiring colors this year are shown below:

The ink pads, cardstock packs, ink refills and accessories will only be available while supplies last. They usually sell out quickly!!  So I would suggest if you love these colors, you order them now before they are gone AND also so that you can take advantage of the FREE gifts offered during Sale-a-Bration!

OK - on to my project.  This was a fun card to make!  It measures 5.5" x 5.5" so a special envelope was made for it using the Envelope Punch Board  The card folds flat for mailing but when the recipient receives it, he/or she can open each section like an easel card.  Wouldn't this look nice sitting on a desk for all to see?!

The In Colors I used are Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow.  I also used Cajun Craze and Mint Macaron which are the matching colors for the Botanical Gardens DSP.

This is the card flat - well sorta flat!  It kept popping up as I was trying to photograph it.  I needed a couple of extra hands to hold it shut but when you put it in an envelope, it will be flat.

This sentiment is from Flower Patch.  I used the Decorative Label Punch to punch it out and sponged the edges with Hello Honey ink.

Each top square (Hello Honey) measures 2.5" x 2.5".  They are attached to the bottom rectangles (measuring 2.5" x 5" and scored at 1.25" x 2.5".

The stamp set, Botanical Blooms, framelits AND DSP can be purchased as a bundle saving you 15%. It is a great set!!  If you would like to place an order online, please use my Hostess Code found at the top of my blog posts.  By purchasing this Bundle, you would qualify for a FREE item from Sale-a-Bration!  Who doesn't like free???!!

Hope you are enjoying the Blog Hop! Check out what my other NC pals have to show you!! Laura Meier is next on the Hop so make sure you click on her name.

Shavron Borders
Regina Campbell
Tamra Davis
Kitty Helton
Jo Anne Hewins
Amy Ingram
Michelle Irinyi
Melissa Kernan
Tracie Langley
Sharon Maranich (ME)
Laura Meier
Mary Robinette
Susan Root
Pam Staples
Lisa Tedder
Frances Wagner

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

For All Things with a Technique

Well, I guess you know what I was doing today (besides cleaning bathrooms - ugh!)  I decided I needed a new blog header and since it is approaching fall, decided on a fall theme.  Although the weather is not quite fall-like yet!  Just heard the weather forecast and it is to be in the 90s for the next few days with a few afternoon thundershowers thrown in.  That will make Ashley happy.  Last week when we were having wonderful lower temps, she was hoping by the time she arrived, we would be hot again.  Well, it will be so she will be happy.  Although you would think someone coming here from Texas where it's over 100 every day, would be hoping for the cooler weather.  Not my girl - she thrives on the heat!

I did have time today to work on my final shoebox card for this weekend.  I can't share it with you until next week but I do have a fall card to share.  I bought the For All Things stamp set at convention.  I love the watercolor look to the stamps.  I think fall is my favorite time of the year - maybe because my birthday is in the fall (although I don't think I am going to have any more birthdays unless I can count backwards!)

I used a technique that we learned at convention on this card.  I tapped my Soft Suede ink pad all over the raised portion of the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  Next I put my Very Vanilla card stock inside the folder and closed it.  Then just using my hand, I rubbed over the folder, transferring the ink to my card. Make sure to use caution closing and opening the folder so you do not smear the ink.  It makes a faint pattern - some areas darker than others.

I stamped everything directly on the card using Soft Suede, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey and Soft Suede.  I scattered a few sequins on (using glue dots) and tied a Mellow Moss ribbon.

To see other cards using thiis technique, check out the Stampin' Up Blog HERE.

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Versatility of Work of Art!

I was really on a roll yesterday and made a lot of cards - some for convention swaps and some for my stamp club next week.  I pretty much used one stamp set for all the cards!!  I just love the versatility of Work of Art which is the stamp set we received at the catalog reveal party.  I wasn't so sure when I first got it but I have been definitely won over!!  Most of the cards I made are soooo easy and take just a few minutes to make.  That's my kind of creating these days!!  Here are a few ideas for you.

Make a sailboat!  I embossed the Coastal Cabana card with the chevron folder to carry on the waves theme.  And how about the little crab from Sea Street?  Colors on this one are Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar and Calypso Coral.

Yummy popsicles to celebrate the first day of summer tomorrow.  Colors used are:  Real Red; Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Perfect Plum.  The sentiment is from Really Good Greetings.

Stamp the birds from Wetlands on the beach.  Colors used are all the new in colors - Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon and I added Baked Brown Sugar for the sand.  

How about a rainbow for these summer storms that keep cropping up?  Add the saying from Feels Good.  Rainbow colors are:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Lost Lagoon, Rich Razzleberry and Wisteria Wonder. 

This one is just a soft "love you" but a sentiment could also be added to the bottom.  I used the Envelope Punch Board to make the little cut-outs on the side.  Colors on this one are:  Hello Honey, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana.

I had a request for an anniversary card - how simple!  Colors used are:  Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Pistachio Pudding.  The sentiment is retired.
I think Sonny and I are going to go see Jersey Boys today.  The Four Seasons are one of my all time favorite groups and I can't wait to see the movie.  I have seen the play in Las Vegas and we both loved it.  When I was in college (at ECU), I dated a boy who was in a fraternity.  A few of the guys rented a house out in the country and we would go there on the weekends to party.  It never failed that they would put on a Four Seasons album (yes, no CD's or smart phones back then!) and we would all gather 'round and sing every song on that record belting them out one after the other!  Those were some fun days!  Needless to say, we were thrilled when the Four Seasons played at ECU one year for Homecoming - none of us missed them!!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Spring Sampler

I have been wanting to make a Sampler Frame (not sure what to call them!) for quite some time - let's say, over a year!!  At one of the Quarterly's a year or so ago, we did a "inchie" swap so we could make our own sampler card or frame when we got home.  Well, those "inchies" are somewhere here in my craft room.  I actually saw them a few weeks ago but can't remember where!!  So I decided to do my own.  I made this first frame a couple of weeks ago mostly using extra pieces that I had made for cards and not used.  I keep them on my desk in a little box.  So, I pulled them out - the flowers, bird, butterfly, pinwheel and added a few other pieces and made this frame.  I used a lot of retired colors in making this frame - Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, and Certainly Celery - a few of my favorite colors.

close up of pieces in frame

Spring Sampler Frame

Yesterday I decided to make a second sampler to fit in the same frame.  By the way, I bought this frame at Wal-Mart for about $12.  I am going to offer this sampler as a class and having the two samplers, the gals can pick the squares they want to make for their own sampler.

This second sampler uses In Colors - Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Cantalope Crisp and Baked Brown Sugar.

Close up

In Color Spring Sampler
So what do you think?  Would you like to sign up for this class??