Saturday, July 14, 2007

Goo-goo for Guava...


Stampin' Up! came out with new "in-colors" July 1st -- 6 colors added to their regular color line available for one year to supplement their existing color line. Last year was the first year that they did this, and although I bought the paper and the ink pads, I didn't really use them until the end of the year when I discovered Cool Caribbean (good thing I am not a demo! I can keep using it guilt-free). This year, I am determined to use the ink pads and paper as much as I can. I always buy things and hold onto them for those "sepcial" times -- then I never use them! Well, TODAY is special enough -- it will never come again!
One of the things I ordered in the big order I mentioned yesterday was all 7 new papers and inks. I knew I was going to love Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi -- but to my surprise, I ADORE the Groovy Guava color!
I have been squeeking out creative time this weekend whenever I have a free moment (which is driving DH NUTS!) and I have created 3 or 4 things just for the fun of it. I am only posting one tonight because it is Martini night in the Huntoon household and it is too dark to get a decent shot of the things I have already done. I prefer to take pictures in the daylight. I did want to share SOMETHING -- so I though I would share this little beauty.
I absolutely surprised myself today! I have been trying hard to break out of a color rut I am in -- so when I pulled out the Guava, I matched it up with as many colors as I could. I discovered this interesting match of Real Red, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom and White. I can't believe how pretty these colors are together! Try them...and let me know what you think.
This uses the Garden Whimsy set along with Totally Tabs (I think that is a hostess set). You will also see the flourish from Baroque Motifs in the background (I am using this on everything!), along with the swirls from my Cuttlebug on the red mat. Although you can't see it, there is fine glitter on the butterfly wings.
In any case, I hope you enjoy this card -- I feel that I have gotten into a boring square mold and some of the cards I created in the past 24 hours certainly have broken that mold -- I can't wait to show you!

9 comments:

rozie640 said...

WOW beautiful colors and all the stamp sets you used are fabu. An excellent card, and here I didn't know what I was going to do with my Guava paper. You girls are turning me into a Guava lover!!!

Cheryl said...

They really do look great together. I love your sample here. Groovy Guava really is a great color.

marciad said...

Very pretty. Wonder if I can construct a butterfly with the pick a petal set when it gets here?

Pat Huntoon said...

Marcia -- You cn! I was playing with it yesterday -- I will post what I did --
Pat

Stefanie said...

Great color combo Pat! I love the guava color too, but have been having trouble matching it up with other colors. This one is a keeper!

StamperSharon said...

I knew I should have gotten this set -- your card is beautiful, Pat! I love the new Guava color, too, and it's gorgeous here. Sure wish I could have visited martini night last night . . . sounds wonderful, LOL!

Yvette said...

Love it! I need to try my Guava out too.

maggie fellow said...

really great card- thanks for sharing,

Kelly Schroeder said...

Awesome card and color combo, but inquiring minds really want to know which martinis were served at the Huntoon household? Yummy plain ones or yummy "tinis" with fruit names like appletinis?? Either is fine, just want to swap recipes sometime. Cheers!