Hi everyone. What a gorgeous spring day we are having. I hope where you are it is beautiful too. I love the red buds, dogwood, tulips, azalea, and all the other gorgeous blooms all around me right now. Even my rose bushes have good sized buds.
Today I have another of the swaps I did for the recent Regional Stampin'Up! meet in Baltimore. I really love the Honeycomb embossing folder and have been using it a lot. I don't know how I ended with these colors, because I certainly did not start with them. They are Naturals Ivory base with Always Artichoke on that, topped with a diagonal half of Melon Mambo and half Naturals Ivory. I stamped the leafy flower from Nature Walk (hate to see that one retire -- sigh!), and then embossed with the Honeycomb embossing folder. I sponged some So Saffron on the Naturals Ivory to give it just a little more yellow so that the yellow butterflies didn't look so dark. Then I finished it off with punching and sentiment from Pretty Petites in the Sale-a-bration booklet. For the swap I discovered just in time that I was using a SAB stamp and since it was retired I quickly switched to Ciao, Baby from the Spring catalog for my swap.
Is there anyone else who was hoping and praying for a hexagon punch to go with the Honeycomb embossing folder? I was so sure the new catalog was going to carry one. In the past I have been fussy cutting to put on my cards, but was praying and begging (yes, I begged SU several times over the months), and was sure I would have my prayers answered. Well, no such luck. Ugh! I am so bummed. There is, however, a beautiful new stamp set with patterned hexagons and a punch to match that. Alas, it is too big for the embossing folder. Sigh again!
Our catalogs are on the way, and only a couple more weeks until it goes live -- May 31st. So, let me know if you don't have your request in yet for a catalog. See my little ole e-mail address up there in my profile? That's how you can reach me.
Until next time......................