Sunday, April 7, 2013

Stampin' Addicts Retiring Colors Blog Hop

You may have heard that Stampin' Up announced a color refresh this week.  We got together to create this Stampin' Addicts Retiring Colors Blog Hop in order to commemorate and say good-bye to some well-loved colors.  But before we jump into that, here is what the new color families will look like.

If you have been following the blog hop in order, you have just come from Yapha's blog featuring Pretty in Pink.  Yapha always has beautiful projects!  For my stop on this blog hop, I am highlighting the retiring color Bashful Blue.

You may have seen Friday's post with the cute rain boot and umbrella card.  I always grab for Bashful Blue for "sky" paper, and I always connect Bashful Blue and rain boots.  Guess I'll be retraining myself.

Stamps: Bootiful Occasions, Rain or Shine; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue, Naturals White, Whisper White, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP; Ink: Bashful Blue, Cherry Cobbler; Accessories: Brights Collection buttons, White baker's twine, Clear EP, Blender pen, Craft knife, Dotted Scallop border punch, Cloudy Day EF, Circles #2 die, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Here's a recent stamp club card.

Stamps: Oh, Whale!; Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP;  Ink: Real Red, Basic Gray; Accessories: Cloudy Day EF, Happy Whale die, 3-1/2" Circle die, Tasteful Trim die, Petal Cone die, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Bashful Blue has always been my go-to winter blue.

Stamps: Up, Up & Away; Paper: Bashful Blue, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Comfort Cafe DSP; Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse; Accessories: White baker's twine, Circle punches, Scallop Dotted Ribbon border punch, Sponge, Square Lattice EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

I've had a baby bootie shower favor in my mind for a while.  Bashful Blue always worked well for a baby boy.  With the color family collections of patterned paper, it is easy to pull together a coordinating baby shower invitation.

The baby bootie template is readily available on the internet, and the card uses Fab Friday layout #15.

Stamps: Rain or Shine, Baby Prints; Paper: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Subtles Collection DSP; Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Subtles Collection button, White baker's twine, Whisper White Stitched grosgrain ribbon, Clear embossing powder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Wooden skewer, Dimensionals.

Don't forget that it's FREE shipping (excluding expedited orders) through Monday!!  So make sure you stock up on your favorite colors before they are gone.

Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Adriana at Escape2stamp put together using Certainly Celery. She always has amazing projects.


Blog Hop Order:

1) Tanya (tanya27) -- Regal Rose
2) Yapha -- Pretty in Pink
3) Heidi (hlw966) -- Bashful Blue
4) Adriana (escape2stamp) -- Certainly Celery
5) Cindy (CindyE) -- Baja Breeze
6) Jennifer (jentimko) -- Riding Hood Red
7) Debbi -- Bravo Burgandy
8) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Not Quite Navy
9) Holly (catrules) -- More Mustard
10) Debra (WebDeb) -- River Rock
11) Sara (lilyinkpad) -- Lucky Limeade
12) Betty (kittystamp) -- Summary of Colors

Thanks for stopping by!


Debbi said...

You always have such great projects Heidi. I love that you cut elements out and give your cards great texture and dimension. I think the rain boots are my favorite of the group.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

You got all that done in two days? WOW! I love every single project. Bashful Blue is one of my favorites. The rainboots are the most fun. I just love that layout!

Diane said...

What am I going to do without my Bashful Blue?!?!?! It's my's my's my's my adorable little flower. *sigh* O Bashful Blue, I will miss you. Thanks for the great memories!

Tanya Boser said...

Oh, I just love the boots card! So perfect for this time of year. And the baby shower stuff is so adorable too. Bashful Blue, you will be missed...

Yapha said...

Bashful Blue is perfect for skies and babies, and you have given it a fitting farewell here. I love the baby set at the end! Your little show is just too cute!!

Paula said...

Love these projects Heidi! I will miss Bashful Blue too. :(

Betty said...

Darling collection of projects! It is always a delight to see your choice of textures, embellishments and surprise details!

Adriana Benitez said...

Oh my goodness. All of these projects are just adorable! I love how you combined the umbrella with the galoshes on the first card - clever! And the little baby shoe in the shower set - oh, so cute! TFS

Jen Timko said...

These are all awesome, Heidi!! I can see why it is a go-to blue for you! Adorable baby set!

Tina Adams said...

What a wonderful tribute to Bashful Blue. Your projects and cards are so pretty.

Linda Callahan said...

Nothing bashful about these projects - they are beautiful! They show off the color with style!

Cindy said...

You over-achiever, you! I can't pick a favorite, I love every one of them. The baby shower favor is adorbs, and I love the way you staged it!

Twila said...

WOW! Heidi! How did you get all that done in two days. I always enjoy seeing your creations. Love that cloud folder and the cards you made using it. Adorable little baby boy stuff. Great job!

Natalie Kennedy said...

What fantastic projects, Heidi! Holy moly! You do some incredible detail cutting!

Bashful Blue can't really be retiring, can it? I mean, you're totally right, it's the perfect sky blue, winter blue, baby blue...

rubberredneck said...

WOWIE these rock as always and I will miss Bashful Blue!!! awesome job :)

Amanda Mertz said...

Such a sweet baby card! Love the Bashful Blue; I used it for many thank you cards and birth announcements when my boys were born. Your card is certainly a wonderful send off for BB! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Justin said...

Super cute! Love the card and the booties! Thanks for playing with us at Fab Friday!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Ok so the baby stuff is totally cute but I think the chocolate is cheating ;-) LOL! Seriously cute! Thanks for playing at Fab Fri!

Brenda said...

Such cute cards!!! Love the baby shower card and bootie!!! Thank you for joining us @ Fab Friday!!!

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