Retiring Stampin’ UP! Colors for 2013

I shared this with my newsletter subscribers yesterday…you ARE on my newsletter list, right? If not, just click in the box to the left and enter your email address to receive my monthly email newsletter complete with exclusive tutorials, samples and offers. Here are the colors retiring from the Stampin' Up! color family:   With […]

Fall at Last

Goodbye summer. You've overstayed your welcome and need to be moving along now. Today is the first day of Fall, or Autumn if you prefer. Cooler temperatures. Fall colors. Time to start thinking about firewood, sweaters, apple cider, fall festivals and Halloween…and the always popular jumping in a pile of crispy yellow, gold and orange […]

What Color Is Your Twine?

White baker's twine can be any color you want. To dye your Baker's Twine, create a mixture using rubbing alcohol and any color Classic or Craft Stampin' Ink refills. A good starting ratio is one tablespoon of alcohol to one drop of ink refill (you can adjust from there to get the color intensity you […]

Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango

   “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth […]

Color Renovation: Exciting News!

New colors hot off the press – Stampin' Up! has announced a renovation of our color families! Hot new colors arrive, some of our favorite In Colors from years past return to stay, and some favorites go to the great paper tray in the sky. For customers, the renovation goes into effect with the arrival […]

A Rose Is A Rose, Or Is It?

Ah, Valentine’s Day…a time-honored expression of affection for lovers, friends and family. Millions of us will give gifts of chocolate, diamonds, candy hearts and, of course, the perennial favorite – roses. Before you plop down mega bucks for a dozen orange-striped roses for your honey, consider the meaning of flower color.   According to the Gardener’s […]

Color Abounding

Sony's bouncing ball ad promoting its Bravia televisions is a treat of bouncing color in the streets of San Francisco. Sony Bravia_Balls_Ad_150sec from SK2 on Vimeo. But this next Sony Bravia ad is my favorite. Imagine if we had the ability to unroll spools of Stampin' Up! ribbon down the side of an Egyptian pyramid? […]

For One As Beautiful As You

While I'm not deluding myself that cards and scrapbook pages measure up to the likes of Vincent Van Gogh, I am struck by his color palette as seen at This painting is Starry Night. Even if you don't haunt art museums, you may remember this painting from one of my favorite romantic movies, Notting […]

Mastering Color/Colour

I stumbled on a great blog post featuring the color combinations used by masters of great artworks, such as this one — The Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet. It's, a site that bills itself as a "Color + Design Community for Creative Inspiration." This is the palette used by Monet: Looks to me […]

An Eye For Color

Apple has a terrific little video on how your eye perceives color. The first bit is on the mechanics of your eye –this part is brief and well-done, promise! Stick with it, because I think you’ll enjoy the color sample tests that follow. The whole thing is under 5 minutes long. Click here to see […]