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Retiring Colors Blog Hop

Posted by on April 7, 2013

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One of the reasons I love my friends over at Stampin’ Addicts is how quickly everyone jumps in to put together something really cool. Case in point, this blog hop! Stampin’ Up announced the retiring colors on Thursday, I had an idea for the blog hop Thursday night, and here we are Sunday with some great projects to show you why you should stock up on these colors before they go. They are only available while supplies last! And don’t forget Stampin’ Up has free shipping through the end of the day on Monday April, 8th, so no time like the present! You may have just come from Tanya’s blog, where she featured Regal Rose, or you may be starting here. Either way, all of the blogs link in a circle, so you won’t miss a single color.

I am very excited to be representing Pretty in Pink in today’s blog hop. This has been my go to color for so many projects for Eve and other baby girls throughout the years. In addition to baby cards, I’ve used it for Valentines, Mother’s Day, birthday cards, and so much more. I have three cards to show you with it today. The first card is a birthday card from our dogs to Eve. (Yes, from the dogs, don’t your pets give cards?) It uses one of my favorite color combos — Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip. It’s just so classic! The punch art paw print is from Mary Fish.

Paw Print Card by Yapha Mason

Stamps: You’re Amazing
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
Other: Full Heart Punch, Small Oval Punch, Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die, Chocolate Chip Dotted Scallop Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Dotted Scallop Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

My second project is a Mother’s Day card. It uses a color combo recommend by the Color Coach. (Love that, have to make sure to get the new one when it is available!) Can you believe that all three of these colors are retiring? It is a little hard to see, but I used Pretty in Pink Ink on the Pretty in Pink  card stock before I die cut them with the framelits. It adds a bit more dimension to the flowers.

Amazing Mother by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Secret Garden, Amazing Family
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Other: Secret Garden Framelets, Square Lattice Texture Impressions Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Punch

My final card is an homage to Pretty In Pink. It is one of the very first ink pads that I bought and I will never forget it!

Henry Says by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Henry Says
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack
Other: Marina Mist Dotted Scallop Ribbon, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop  is Heidi’s blog, where she will be saying good-bye to Bashful Blue, sniff sniff.

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