No fooling it is Thursday and April 1. It kind of feels like a joke that it is already April. This time of year is both exciting, confusing, and a little bit sad. First the exciting part is that Stampin' Up! will be releasing the new annual catalog in a few weeks and it is a beauty. There's 5 new In Colors, new stamp sets, paper and accessories, so much to look forward to. It is always confusing trying to keep straight what products are retiring, what is staying, and what is still available. My room is a little crazy looking right now. I have separated out the products that are retiring from what will be in the new catalog, lots of different piles right now. It is sad to see lots of favorites being retired, like To A Wild Rose and the Wild Rose dies. Both of these are on sale. The stamp set is 10% off and the Wild Rose dies are 75% off!
I used the To A Wild Rose stamp set and the Wild Rose dies for this week's Create with Connie & Mary Challenge. I used Real Red for the rose and Old Olive for the leaves. The stamp does all the hard work of coloring the rose. I used 3 stamps to create the rose. The sentiment is from another retiring stamp set, Itty Bitty Birthdays, another great sentiment set.
This is the sketch for the week. You can see what the other members of the design team created using the sketch HERE.
I used the True Love DSP from the 2020 Jan-June Mini Catalog. I love the black and white designs. The Real Red border was cut using the Wild Rose dies. You can also see a peek of the inside of the card. There is a strip of DSP and another pretty design cut using the Wild Rose dies.
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