Thursday, May 13, 2010

Radio (blog) silence

Hello, there! Here it is, four days late, but here! I've got a new banner and buttons (to replace the Mother's Day look). I opted for some retiring colors: Lovely Lilac, Barely Banana and Taken with Teal. Rose Red is also included in my buttons and banner, but it's sticking around as part of the Color Renovation.

Speaking of Color Renovation, the card stocks in some of the retiring colors are disappearing off Stampin' Up!'s shelves faster than anticipated. We were told earlier this week that some orders of smooth card stock may need to be substituted with textured. For some, this is a great upgrade, but for some, this isn't what they wanted. Unfortunately, we won't know until the order arrives what orders were fulfilled with textured. I'm frustrated that the inventory isn't holding out until June 1 (as we were told initially). I'm not a fan of "Buy NOW before it's too late!" and I hate saying that to customers... Please contact me if you have any questions!

I realize that I've been rather absent from the studio lately and that's true virtually as well as literally. It's a busy month with what feels like tee ball or softball every evening and end-of-school stuff culminating. A lot of great and fun things, but they've pulled me away from the studio. Bear with me; May 21st is my big deadline. I finish teaching preschool that day and my Girl Scouts' first overnight is that night. Once that's over, I'll be breathing easy and freer to spend time in the studio creating and posting. I'm also grossly overdue to post a video, so that'll be in the near future, too.

I appreciate all of your lovely comments. Thank you! Please feel free to give constructive criticism, too. What would you like to see more (or less) of? What projects or techniques are on your list of things to learn? I'd love for this to be your go-to spot, so tell me how I might make it so for you...

Thanks again for your support!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A New Look for Mother's Day

Hello, there! After fiddling around with my email button, I've finally got the kinks worked out!

For my banner and buttons, I used the All in the Family stamp set, found in My Digital Studio.

Since Stampin' Up! is so forward-thinking, I also had Baja Breeze available to use (and it's been there since the beginning). I remember wondering why a few favorite former In Colors were in there and now I know it was to be sure My Digital Studio was current with the Color Renovation! Baja Breeze will be among the new color collection that Stampin' Up! unveiled last month.

Speaking of last month, I was bummed to say "Good-bye!" to Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper and the embellishments. The upside is that even when these things retire from the print catalog, they're available forever in your My Digital Studio! I can continue to create cards, scrapbook pages and other projects using these old favorites (and that includes the colors which will retire in June, too)!

Finally, the flowers and line border in my banner and buttons comes from the Summer Home embellishment collection in My Digital Studio.

I'm off to the post office today to mail my mom's Mother's Day card. I'll be posting that either later today or tomorrow morning. It was inspired by a Pottery Barn nursery ad (no babies on the horizon, Mom, I just liked the colors). Stay tuned! Thanks for the visit!