Alongside the release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue are five fresh, on-trend colours to add to the Stampin' Up! palette.  Here is one of those five... MISTY MOONLIGHT - a dusky, grey pigeon-blue that that is deep and moody.  Take a look at how this new hue compares to our familiar core colours...

This week's Your Creative Connection theme is SOMETHING OLD & SOMETHING NEW, so I decided to recreate an old, popular project with new products and new colours from the gorgeous 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.  I have recreated the Easter Diagonal-Lidded Gift Box using the Jar of Flowers stamp set and coordinating Jar Punch in an unexpected way...

The release of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue marks the introduction of five fresh, on-trend colours to add to the Stampin' Up! palette.  These are called the In Colors and they stay with us for two years.  I want to introduce you to one of the new 2020-2022 In Colors:  BUMBLEBEE - a brilliant yellow with a touch of mustard that adds softness.  Take a look at how this new hue compares to our familiar core colours...

It's an exciting day because today is the release of the beautiful, new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue, which has an amazing selection of new coordinating product suites, exciting new stamps, and pretty new colours.  This catalogue has everything a paper-crafting stamper needs!

This week's Your Creative Connection theme is LOVE IS IN THE AIR.  SPOILER ALERT!  For this project, I am giving you a sneak peek at some new products coming next week with the launch of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.  I am so in love with the Field of Flowers stamp set and coordinating Confetti Flowers Border Punch, which I have used to create this card that reads, "Always... in my heart".

I have ordered so many of the gorgeous Heart Foil Tins from page 9 of the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue.  I have used them for party favours and gift boxes for sweet treats.  Here's one I've created as a wedding favour using the Cherry Blossoms Dies...

This week's Your Creative Connection theme is TO BLING OR NOT TO BLING.  My favourite bling to add to any project is a seemingly-random-but-precisely-placed scattering of sequins, gems, rhinestones, or pearls.  Usually three, sometimes five, but always an odd number.  I also love, love, love ribbon!  Okay, so ribbon is not technically bling but is a lovely additional embellishment that will give life to any project.

Last week I created this coordinating set of thank you cards using the Ornate Garden Suite, which is an early product release from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.  These eleven cards were created from two half sheets of Ornate Garden Specialty 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, Terracotta Tile ribbon, plus Terracotta Tile, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White cardstock.