Thursday, June 1, 2017

New 2017-2018 In Colors: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello friends and welcome to official Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! We are a group of 20 designers from around the globe who have been selected to represent this wonderful company for 2017. Welcome to Canada!

Today at 12noon (mountain time) the BRAND NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue will be officially released. I've been very busy for the last couple of weeks getting ready for this very moment! A big part of this process is preparing new catalogue goodie bags for my online customers (who had their catalogues direct shipped) and new catalogue packets for my local customers who will attend my catalogue launch party this evening. 
I love creating a bookmark for my customers that features the brand new In Colors. This year I made full size book marks as well as minis. As I got these cute bookmarks ready I had lots of beautiful cardstock trimmings that I just couldn't possibly have go to waste, and that's how today's two cards were born! 
I absolutely adore these new colours, with Lemon Lime Twist being my new #1 bff. They look stunning together, and work beautifully with several other colours in the Stampin' Up! colour family.
The sentiments from both of my cards are from a brand new stamp set, Just Add Text. This set is full of 'must have' sentiments for heartfelt cards. 

The clock is ticking and I'm sure you're as excited as I am for my Canadian Online Shop to be updated with all the NEW products being released. So make sure you come back at 12noon (mountain time) for today's second blog post and links to the new catalogue! In the meantime, you can 'pre-shop' for all the new designer papers by signing up for my Paper Share.
Click HERE for details and sign up.

As soon as you place an order of $50 or more (before shipping & tax) and use the monthly hostess code, you become one of my VIP customers and receive a bundle of 12 incredible tutorials as my thank you to you. Check out the tutorial bundle sneak peeks for this month - using all new products!
Full details on all the VIP treatment HERE.

I'll see you in a few hours for my next blog post. Now please go and visit my friend Aurélie Fabre in France!
Allison Okamitsu - you are here!, Aurelie FabreCathy CainesDani DziamaHolly SteneJennifer SootkoosJessica WinterKaty HarrisonKimberly Van DiepenLouise Sharp Maike UlbrichMartha InchleyMercedes WeberMindy Bingamon Miriam van EydenPaula DobsonRochelle BlokShannon LaneSylwia Schreck Tanya Boser

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  1. There you go, coming up with awesome ideas again! Love the graphic and geometric effect :)

  2. This is brilliant - and why do I feel like the first card was slightly inspired by our quilting weekends lately? :) I love love LOVE the inked sentiment in all the different colours - just brilliant! Beautiful showcase of the new in-colours, my friend!

  3. YAAAAASSSS! These new colors are everything! That sentiment in rainbow form is everything!

  4. Allison...I LOVE both of these cards! Hugs!

  5. BRILLIANT! Another amazing creation highlighting the awesome In Colors. Now I hear there's quilting weekends with Shannon? Just stop...I can't take it...I've told my kids and husband I'm moving to Canada! LOL xo

  6. Love how you've displayed all the new colors! Beautiful!

  7. What a great way to use up scraps of these delicious colours. I agree with Shannon, the first card reminds me of a quilt. Awesome work as usual Allison.

  8. Stunning cards! Great use of scraps. I love the multi colored sentiments, too.