I'm not always so crazy about change and it holds true in my stamping business as well as my personal life!  So every year I have to give myself a little pep talk about change and how what doesn't kill you makes you stronger etc etc.  But I swear, I will go to my grave clutching my Concord Crush 2010-2012 In Color ink pad, and so occasionally, I need to remind myself of my maturity level and thus there are things that I need to move on from.  But one minute while I beg and plead….please please, SU, bring back my Concord Crush.  I can't fathom my life without it.  Do you think if I'd bat my eyelashes that it would help?  I know it works with Ella and her father, anyway.

Along with my reluctance to initial change there is a willingness to slowly embrace new things.  SLOWLY being the operative word here.  I will tell you that I do really really like the new Summer Starfruit Color, especially paired with the Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals.  I know, I know, it's a weird color but you HAVE to admit we have NOTHING even close to this color.  And it's really pretty fun!  Now the Raspberry Ripple….I thought it was pretty close to some of the other colors we've had in the past but the "intensity" of the color is different.  I think I will love it, someday soon.  It's not as in your face as the Pomegranate that we had a few years ago and is much richer than Rose Red.

I've used it on the card that we are doing in class today. (I have room in both the 9:30am class and the 6:30 pm class.  Call me if you want to come!) IMG_7688

We are focusing on the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and Itty Bitty Buttons.  (i typed Bottoms, hmm, freudian slip? or at least wishful thinking on my part.  I need to go swimsuit shopping here shortly.  uggh.)

  • Stamps:  Up, Up and Away
  • Inks & CS:  Raspberry Ripple, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Pool Party
  • Misc:  Obviously the Itty Bitty Punch, (ok i just noticed that my button fell off!)  It's supposed to be by the heart and the circle.  Oh brother.  It can't be another Monday.

IMG_7689Here's a photo of the "reds" we currently carry, left to right.  Primrose Petals, Cherry Cobbler, Raspberry Ripple, Riding Hood Red, Rose Red.  So yeah they are a bit different.  Come check them out in person at my Catalog Kick off on Thursday, June 21st, if not before!