Color Fusers Blog Hop for May 2020

Happy May, Everyone! April flew by, despite many challenges, and I have tremendous hope that we will finally start seeing some good news this month! Our color combo this month is a bright, sunny combo of Call Me Clover, Night of Navy, and Pineapple Punch. TWO of these colors are retiring June 2nd, so if you love them, stock up while you can!

I realized last night about 9:30 pm that I had this hop today. For some reason, I thought it was NEXT week. Oops! This card layout is pretty much my go-to layout when I need a card quickly. It’s simple in design and easy to create, and by adding texture, embellishments, etc., you can dress it up to look really nice! Some added touches on this card include paint spatters in the background, the use of Shimmery White cardstock for the top layer, stitched edging, pearls, an embossed middle layer, and a simple bow!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Night of Navy cardstock base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Call Me Clover cardstock layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches

Shimmery White cardstock layer: 3 x 4-3/8 inches

Shimmery White cardstock insert: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

My flowers were stamped in Black StazOn ink, and watercolored using Aqua Painters. After coloring the flowers, I swirled some green into the yellow before I did the paint spatters, and though it’s hard to tell from the pictures, some of them have an almost ombre effect! The flowers are from the Painted Poppies stamp set and the sentiment is from the Here’s a Card set.

As mentioned above, TWO of the colors we used today are retiring June 2nd. They are Pineapple Punch and Call Me Clover. Be sure to visit the online store HERE to stock up on your favorites before they’re gone for good! Typically, retiring color products sell out quickly, so order ASAP to avoid disappointment!

Be sure to check out the Last Chance Products section of the online store for ALL retiring products, in addition to the retiring In Colors! Some items have been marked down, and ALL retiring products are only available while supplies last.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are happy and well. Please continue to the next stop on our hop, which is Melanie Hockin’s page!

Enjoy your day! 🙂


Our full line up for this month is as follows:

Jo Anne Hewins

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Melanie Hockin

Tami Hewlett

Melissa Kerman

Bonnie O’Neill

Year End Closeout Sale Happening Now!

Sorry for the late post today!  BOTH of my kids are sick right now, so it’s been a little crazy!  🙁

Just wanted to let you know about the Year End Closeout sale happening NOW through January 2nd!  Many products (mostly from the Holiday Catalog) have been marked down, and are available at some great savings. There are even a few products from the Annual Catalog as well.  All products from the Holiday Catalog are now only available while supplies last, so take a peek and see if there’s anything you want to order before they are gone for good!

Here are the details:

  • No minimum purchase required.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (individual customer, workshop, and online).
  • Discount applies to select items only.
  • Retiring items from the 2018 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.
  • Items from 2018 annual catalog that are part of this sale are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.
  • Discounted items may be added to a Starter Kit—or purchased with Stampin’ Rewards—at the promotional price.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).
  • Host sets may be purchased using only Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party/order.
  • Ordering deadlines:
    • Phone: January 2, 2019; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • Online: January 2, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)

You can find a downloadable/printable list of everything included in this sale HERE.

Or, you can go directly to the Year End Closeout section of the online store HERE.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything!


As one door closes, another one opens…

Well, it is finally time to say good bye to the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  While I am sad that many products I love are retiring, I am SUPER excited about what’s right around the corner with the NEW catalog!  You are going to LOVE the new colors, products, and more in this catalog!

There is still time to get your retiring favorites!   Today is the LAST DAY to order last chance items.   Visit the online store to check out what’s left before everything goes away tomorrow.  Click the icon below to go to the online store and see if there’s anything you just HAVE to have!



Please feel free to contact me with questions or for help placing an order!  Thanks for stopping by!


Retiring Products are only available until TOMORROW!

Don’t forget, TOMORROW, May 31st, is the LAST DAY to order retiring products before they are gone for good!  There are still many products that have not sold out, and many that have been discounted up to 50%!  Be sure to visit the online store before May 31st at 11:50 PM Mountain Time and shop for your favorites!  Click the image above to visit the online store.  If you place an order less than $149 (before tax and shipping), please be sure to use host code 7FH6N3H7!  

Also, don’t forget about all of the retiring colors as well!  Be sure to stock up on your favorites, especially ink pads, reinkers, and cardstock!

Let me know if you have any questions or need anything!  Have a great day!


My Favorite Projects Featuring Retiring Products

For my post today, I thought I would go back through the past year’s projects and pull out my 10 favorite projects that feature retiring products!  For each project, I will list the retiring products underneath, plus all of them together at the end of this post.  There are just way too many products and measurements to list EVERYTHING used on these projects, so if you have any questions about something that is not mentioned, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Dahlia Wedding Wishes Card

Retiring products featured:

Definitely Dahlia Background Stamp

Rose Wonder Stamp Set

Rose Garden Thinlits Dies


Daisy Mini Treat Bag

Retiring products featured:

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

Elegant Eggplant Cardstock

So Many Shells Stamp Set


Miracles Happen Sea Shell Themed Card

Retiring products featured:

So Many Shells Stamp Set


Tulip Themed All Occasion Card

Retiring products featured:

Tranquil Tulips Host Stamp Set

Metallic Enamel Shapes


Tree Themed Friendship Card

Retiring products featured:

Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set

So Many Shells Stamp Set


Les Miserables Themed Card

Retiring products featured:

Number of Years Stamp Set


Floral Thank You Card

Retiring products featured:

You’ve Got This Stamp Set

Delicate White Doilies

Lots of Labels Framelits Dies

Metallic Enamel Shapes

Pink Pirouette Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends Markers


Love/Valentine’s Day Mini Note Card Set

Retiring products featured:

Sure Do Love You Bundle

Heart Happiness Stamp Set

Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies

Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper

Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers


Myths & Magic Tag Set

Retiring products featured:

Magical Day Bundle

2017-2019 In Color 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbons

Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper


Butterfly Themed Love Card

Retiring products featured:

Butterflies Thinlits Dies

Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper


Thanks for visiting!  If you would like to shop for retiring products, please click HERE.  And please let me know if you have any questions about any of the above projects!  🙂


Discontinued Product List

There are just about two and a half weeks left before the current Annual and Occasions Catalogs retire.  Many items have begun to sell out.  All retiring items are available only while supplies last, so once they sell out, they are gone for good!  Take a look at this list to see everything that is no longer available.  Then visit the online store HERE for great deals on remaining retiring products!  Many have been marked down, some as much as 50%!

Please note: this list is current as of the writing of this post, and is subject to change at any time.

Please contact me with questions!  🙂


My Top Ten Favorite Retiring Products

Today I thought I would share my top ten retiring favorite products!  (Well, at least those that are still available as of the writing of this post! Some retiring products have already sold out!  🙁 )

It’s always sad to see favorite products go!  But it is necessary to make room for new and exciting products, as well as keep things new and fresh!  Here’s a quick peek (in no particular order) of some of my favorite Stampin’ Up! products that will be gone for good after May 31, 2018:

Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set

This is the first stamp set I bought when I became a demonstrator!  I just love the images of the tree and flowers, and it has really beautiful sentiments.  This is one I will definitely be keeping even though it is retiring!


Bow Builder Punch

This punch makes perfect little bows!  They are the perfect size for the Clear Tiny Treats Boxes, and are also perfect for adding bows to gift tags, envelopes, and masculine projects (weddings too!)


No Bones About It Stamp Set

I have two young boys.  Need I say more?  🙂


Metallic Enamel Shapes

I LOVE THESE!  I use them on everything!


Definitely Dahlia Background Stamp

I love the very large, bold image created by this stamp!  I use it frequently, and am definitely keeping it for personal use.  There are so many things you can do with this stamp. You can make beautiful backgrounds for scrapbook pages, wedding invitations, cards, gift wrap and more!  This stamp makes beautiful framed home decor pieces as well.


Sweet & Sassy Framelits

Hearts are a staple of every papercrafter’s stash!  And the fact that you can make so many different sized hearts with this set makes it a great item to have.


2016-2018 In Colors

I really love these colors, especially Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy!  Don’t forget that Flirty Flamingo is actually sticking around and will now be part of the Brights Collection as of June 1st.


You’ve Got This Stamp Set

This stamp set is gorgeous and I love it!  It’s also perfect to use with the Stampin’ Blends Markers and the sentiments and fonts are really pretty too!


Magical Day Bundle

This bundle is whimsical and fun!  I was really hoping it would stick around awhile longer.


Tranquil Tulips Stamp Set

Tulips are my favorite flower!  Although Stampin’ Up! has had tulip sets in the past, I really love this one the most!  So yes, I will be keeping this one too!  (Please note that this set is ONLY available as a hostess set, which means in order to get it, you must place an order or have a qualifying workshop of $150 or more.  There is still time!)


So there you have it!  Ten of my favorite products that are almost gone for good.  If you love any of these products as much as I do, I recommend not waiting too long to order.  They are now only available while supplies last, and could sell out at any time!  Please order soon to avoid disappointment later.  I will post direct links below for the ten products shown, but you can shop the entire retiring products section of the online store HERE.

If you have any questions or need anything, please feel free to ask!  Thanks for visiting today!



UPDATED: Retiring Products are Starting to Sell Out and the Clearance Rack Has Been Restocked!

Looks like some retiring items have already sold out!  As of the writing of this post, the above items have sold out and will NOT be restocked.  This list will only continue to get longer as time goes on, so be sure to check out what’s left on the retiring list and stock up while you can!  You can browse retiring items HERE or by clicking the image below:

Also, when I woke up this morning, the CLEARANCE RACK had been restocked!  Be sure to check out the great deals added!  There are many, many great products that have been added with markdowns of up to 60% off!  But the Clearance Rack deals are only available while supplies last!  So be sure to check them out ASAP!  Click HERE to go straight the the Clearance Rack, or click the image below!

Contact me with questions or for help placing an order!  (And don’t forget to use this month’s host code NMJ46VUH when you shop online and your order is $50-149!)

Have a great day!



2018 Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp

So perhaps the biggest news to come out of OnStage this past weekend is that Stampin’ Up! has completely revamped their color palette!  We all knew that the five 2016-2018 In Colors were retiring, and that we were getting five NEW In Colors to replace them!  However, turns out we’re actually losing and getting a whole lot more than that!  In a nutshell, 18 Colors are retiring this year, 15 NEW colors are being added, and 6 colors that previously retired are returning as core colors!  It’s a huge shake up in the color palette, but one I believe is for the better!  The new color palette is gorgeous, and so many of the new colors are right on trend!  So let’s take a closer look at exactly what is happening with color when the new catalog comes out:

Retiring Colors

This year, there are a total of 18 colors retiring. (Sort of. You’ll see what I mean in a bit!)  The five 2016-2018 In Colors are retiring, as well as 13 core colors, as shown in the chart above.  (If you really love any of the retiring colors, NOW is the time to stock up, as they may sell out quickly now that the retiring list has been released!)

In Colors

The five colors on the above left are the NEW In colors for 2018-2020, and the five on the right are the ones that were introduced last year.  The new In Colors are gorgeous!  I just love how bright and fun they are!

New Colors

In addition to the five new In Colors mentioned above, there are also ten other new colors being added to the core color collection!  What do I mean by “core color”?  I mean the four main color families: Subtles, Regals, Brights, and Neutrals.  There are two colors being added to the Neutrals, three to the Brights, four to the Subtles, and one to the Regals!

Returning Colors

SIX former In Colors are returning to the color palette as core colors!  So remember near the beginning of this post when I said that 18 colors are retiring this year, “sort of”?  If you look closely, you’ll see that Flirty Flamingo is actually staying as a new core color in the Brights collection!  So it’s “retiring” as an In Color, but will still be available as a core color.  This is definitely exciting news for fans of Flirty Flamingo!

Here’s a look at the full NEW core color palette:

You will notice that each color family still has ten colors.  You may also notice that some colors have been moved from one family to a different one.  For example, Real Red was in the Brights collection for years, but is now part of the Regals collection.  There are a few other colors that have been moved around as well!  You may also notice that Basic Black, Whisper White, and Very Vanilla are no longer part of the Neutrals.  They have been put into their own NEW color family called the Basics collection (not shown).

So did you get all that?  I know it’s A LOT to process!  All total, there will be 53 colors available from Stampin’ Up! when the new catalog comes out in June.  This is up from the 50 that have been available in the past.  More colors means more opportunity for mixing, matching, and creativity!

Be sure to check out the online store for all of your favorite retiring color items!  This is especially true of cardstock, ink pads, and ink refills.  Be sure to stock up before they are gone for good!  I will list them all below for quick access, but you can also visit the Retiring Products section of the online store by clicking HERE.

I have so much more exciting news to share about the new catalog, but I think that’s probably enough for today!  Please check back tomorrow for more info.  Thanks for stopping by, and please let me know if you have any questions!  🙂