This second card sort of "evolved" as the afternoon progressed... and it took awhile before I finally figured out what I wanted to do because the busy pattern was throwing me off. I love the paper, which is from the Summer Smooches DSP from Stampin' Up!, but I just haven't worked with such a loud pattern in awhile!
The final card from this weekend is, well, ummm.... okay, I'm just not sure I like it. Is it a lack of balance? the way the sentiment overlays the ribbon? or something else that makes it not-quite-right? I'm open to feedback on this one!
I did a bit of a regrouping this evening in preparation for the !!NEW STUFF!! that arrived on Friday! I've received my supply of SU!'s awesome new In Colors products -- ink pads (in a new style), cardstock, and markers; plus two sets of Designer Series Paper that incorporate some of the new colors in each! Just wait 'til you see the new Floral District DSP! OMG, we're talking COLOR RIOT!! No worries about falling asleep when I work with this! The other DSP that arrived consists of Christmas papers, but I'm toying with the idea of making something non-holiday with it... we'll see.
AND! I've seen the new 2012-13 catalog... and give it a big WOOHOO!! It is indeed another beautiful catalog worthy of being called an Idea Book as well, even though it's not. If you haven't heard, Stampin' Up! decided to create a smaller year-round catalog, and supplement it twice a year with larger seasonal mini catalogs. I think they've made a wise move! Despite the change, they've made a slam dunk with the catalog that goes live on June 1st. There's a good number of NEW stamp sets and accessories, but not so much that it's overwhelming. I just know you're gonna love it!
Joyce Spear (a.k.a. StamperJoyce)