Friday, June 13, 2008

WILD ABOUT WASABI

I have the house to myself today! I can't believe it ... it feels so weird (but nice!). John is on a business trip, Allie is at leadership camp all day, and Drew is at the local waterpark with his buddies. I plan to get some stamping time in between loads of laundry!

I stamped these cards last night. The first one is a case of THIS CARD by Vickie Waugh, the Featured Stamper #06 on the Great Swaps Girls blog. Vickie is known as VickieKy on SCS, and you can view her SCS gallery HERE, and her blog, Stamping Ever After, HERE. Anyone can play along with the Great Swaps Girls challenges, so hop on over and check 'em out!

With the retired Stampin' Up! stamp set list to be posted on Sunday, June 15 and the new catalog coming out in August, I'm motivated to use as much of my soon-to-be retired products as possible. As much as I THINK I'll continue to use them, I KNOW I won't! ... because Stampin' Up! always comes out with NEW fabulous colors and products! Remember last year's In Colors of Cranberry Crisp, True Thyme, Cool Caribbean, Marigold Morning, Vintage Violet, and Buckaroo Blue? I thought for sure that I wouldn't be able to live without them, so I stocked up on the cardstock, ribbon, etc. Do you think I've touched them since they retired? Not a chance! It's no surprise that the current six In Colors of Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, and Purely Pomegranate will also be retiring with the introduction of the new catalog. The rest of the cards in this post use the soon-to-be-retired Wild Wasabi CS, Wild Wasabi Prints DP, Wild Wasabi Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, and the Wild Wasabi Build-A-Flower Accents & Elements. ... just goofing around with the supplies that were out on my work station.

4 1/4" x 4 1/4" Square Card ...
3" x 3" Note cards ...
RECIPE for all cards in this post...
Stamps: Much Appreciated
Paper: Wild Wasabi and Whisper White CS, Wild Wasabi Prints DP
Embellishments: Love & Happiness Rub-Ons, Build-A-Flower Accents & Elements, Wild Wasabi Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

14 comments:

Speedystamper said...

WOW, Nancy! Your WW cards are AWESOME! Great case - love that trio, too. TFS!

Dawn Easton said...

Love these Nancy! I have come to love Wild Wasabi too! Love the crispness of these with white...lovely job!
Enjoy your day alone!!

Mauna said...

I am Wild about your cards. I couldn't even pick a favorite...love them all. I will miss these colors too...I did the stock up thing with them..OOPs!

Marie said...

These are just GREAT!!! They would be so easily duplicatable with any of the DSPs but using Wild Wasabi with the white is so refreshing. Love them!

Alexandra said...

Totally cute projects Nancy - I am the same way, have not touched any of the retired stuff so am trying to use this stuff up now - I just know I will have leftovers - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Mandy said...

How adorable! I LOVE the green!!

Tara said...

i love the wild wasabi too! great cards!

Kristin said...

Nancy, your wild wasabi cards are wonderful! I just adore each of them- they are simple and unique and just perfect. TFS!!

nitestamper said...

WOW!!!! nancy, you have been busy and such great and wonderful projects !!!!love the 3x3's . tfs:)
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StampMom said...

you're pretty good for "just goofing around", Nancy!!! ;-)

~amy~ said...

WOO HOO for Wasabi!!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Your goofing around sure produced some beautiful cards...great job!!

Allison said...

Love these cards! I love the Wild Wasabi papers too, maybe I'll use mine up CASEing these.

silke said...

Awesome *Wild Wasabi* cards - each and every one is sooooo pretty!!!
Way to go - NANCY!!!!