June 8, 2010

Fond Farewell!


Welcome to the Stampin' Pretty Pals June hop! This month, we're bidding a "Fond Farewell" to some of our old friends, the 30 retiring colors of Stampin' Up!'s Color Renovation!

If you've hopped over from Barbara Furlong from The Love of Stampin!, welcome! I'm stop number 4 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find inspirational ideas for papercrafted creations from Mary Fish's Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hope Line-Up at the bottom of this post and you'll be back on track!

In honor of the retiring colors, we'll be presenting projects using the 30 colors, some of which are my favorites! Plus, we're offering Blog CanDEE at each stop on the hop! Visit each of the 17 Stampin' Pretty Pals and leave a comment to their specific posted question and you'll have not one, but 17 chances to win some great Stampin' Up! goodies! Now that's something to celebrate!

Today I'm showcasing cards using Stampin' Up!'s Top Note, which isn't retiring, but is a basic tool that makes a great background and gives a splash of color to any card. I'm going to show you a few different styles so you can see how versatile the Top Note is, not to mention quick and easy! All of the colors I'm using today are retiring, with the exception of Kraft on my last card. As you may know, Kraft will be changing to Crumb Cake with the color renovation in July. The stamps that I'll be using are all from sets on the Last Chance list.

DEEsign 1: Fun and Playful


DEEtails: I started with a Ballet Blue card and added a Gable Green Top Note. I made flowers using my 1 1/4", 1", and 3/4" circle punches and created monochromatic flowers with Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, Really Rust, Only Orange, Pink Passion, and Pixie Pink card stock. I stacked the circles randomly, then added buttons from my stash "threaded" with thin slivers or Yoyo Yellow card stock. I cut Green Galore strips for stems and punched "leaves" using the wing on my bird punch. I stamped the sentiment from my A Little Birthday Cheer set on Pink Passion card stock, then punched it out with Modern Label punch. This card was fun to make because it didn't require too much thinking because it doesn't need to be perfect! I literally stuck the stems, flowers, and leaves on any which way and it just worked! I love an easy card like that!

DEEsign 2: Sweet and Pretty


DEEtails: I started with a Going Gray card and added layers of Lovely Lilac and Almost Amethyst mats and a piece of Bella Birds Designer Series Paper. I stamped the sentiment from my Bella's Bloom set onto an Almost Amethyst Top Note and cut it down to just a small portion of the shape. I added three little blossoms punched from my Itty Bitty Punches and dabbed with little rhinestones from my stash. I finished off the card with a fluffy Basic Gray satin bow.

DEEsign 3: Bright and Cheerful


DEEtails: I added a little texture with this card by running my Brocade Blue Top Note through a polka-dot embossing folder and adhered it to my Summer Sun card. Then I stamped the sentiment from my Wow Flowers set in VersaMark and embossed it. Then I punched it out with my 1 1/4" circle. I adhered it to my card with Stampin' Dimensionals. I created several circles in various yellow tones - Summer Sun, Yoyo Yellow, and Barely Banana. I cut segments from my circles and pieced them onto the card.

DEEsign 4: Simple and Masculine


DEEtails: I love Kraft cards, so I had to include one in this line up. I'm so excited to see Kraft become a REAL SU! color! I added a Sage Shadow mat and another layer of Kraft card stock, lined up on the left side of the card. Then I added a strip of Chocolate Chip striped grosgrain ribbon. I stamped images from the Very Thankful set in Chocolate Chip, then centered and embossed the sentiment to create this look. I cut off the end of the Top Note and adhered my stamped piece to my card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Now that you've seen four quick and easy to make cards in some very different styles, are you ready for some Blog CanDEE?

I'm giving away Top Notes in each of the 30 retiring colors, plus 6 Kraft cards and Whisper White envelopes.

These goodies will go to one lucky winner who comments below and answers this question:

What is your favorite Carryover Color from Stampin' Up!'s Color Renovation?

My favorite color is definitely Kraft, which will soon be Crumb Cake. I'm so excited to see ink and Stampin' Write markers in this color!

For your chance to win these goodies, please leave me a comment at the end of this post by 4:00 PM EST, Friday June 11th. I'll announce a random winner in the US on Sunday, June 13th. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me after their name is announced. Good luck!

Want to stock up on the retiring colors or last chance stamp sets? Place an order of $150 or more (of any SU! product) with me during the month on June, and you'll get the Stampin' Up! Top Note die (a $21.95 value) for free, my treat! Just e-mail your order to deesignsbyninadee@gmail.com anytime during the month of June to take advantage of this special offer.

Now, hop on over to check out Debbie Pierce at Stampin' Sunshine, stop number 5 on the "Fond Farewell" Pals hop! Be sure to visit each of the Pretty Pals for more fun and inspiration ideas, and more chances to win!

  1. Liz Hughes at DIY Paper Creations
  2. Gina Shaw at Cards by Gina
  3. Barbara Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  4. You're here! :)
  5. Debbie Pierce at Stampin' Sunshine
  6. The Stampin' Schach, Ann Schach
  7. Melanie Collins at Oops a Daisy
  8. Kim Lampone at Stamp, Scrap and Get Kreative
  9. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  10. Regina Mangum, The Stampin' Bean
  11. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  12. Anne Eicher at Creative Cards by Anne Marie
  13. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  14. Carla Bazhenow at Carla's Scraps
  15. Joanna Munster at Inspired by Stampin'
  16. Margaret Moody's Blog
  17. Martha Stewart at Seasons of Stamping

Thanks for hopping by! :)

257 comments:

  1. I can't say there is any one color carryover that makes me happy...my favorites are real red, elegant eggplant, garden green, and old olive.

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  2. I agree with you about the Kraft - I only recently discovered it's supreme awesomeness...lol...and I would have been bummed to see it go. I'm glad Real Red is staying, too - just love the shade and it's probably my most used color. Your cards are gorgeous - I love the first one and still don't have that top note die.

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  3. My favorite carry over color is old olive. I find I will use that coloron almost every card I make.

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  4. My favorite carryover color huh? I would say it is Rose Red.

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  5. I use a lot of old olive so I guess that is my favorite

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  6. My favorite carry over color is bashful blue....I love this soft blue....and was worried it would be on the cut list...since so many colors were gone.
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  7. My favorite carryover color is Old Olive. Although red is my favorite color I find myself using Old Olive on almost every project. It coordinates so well with almost every color.

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  8. I would have to say old olive is the most used of the carryover colors, so I was so happy to see it stay. Although I'm totally okay with change and look forward to all new colors and sets soon to get here. Can't wait for my preorder box to arrive.

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  9. Chocolate chip is my all time favorite, and the ribbon on your blog site. But Pear pizazz is coming tomorrow in my pre-order and I know I will be in love!!

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  10. Nina, what wonderful cards you made! I just love them all and they are each so unique and different.

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  11. love your flower card (fun & playful).. so bright and cheery.... I am so excited that Rich Razleberry is staying... It is my most favorite of them all... I did a little happy dance when I saw it was staying...lol
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    Darlene-Joy

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  12. I have to agree with you...I love Kraft! It is just so versatile! Love your cards!

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  13. Great cards! My new favorite color seems to be Kraft! TFS
    Ilene B.

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  14. Rich Razzelberry and Melon Mambo are my absolute favorites!

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  15. I would say my favorite carry-over color is Pretty in Pink. The color I am saddest to see retire is Almost Amethyst.

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  16. I was so happy that Old Olive is staying and I was super excited to see Wild Wasabi come back!

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  17. Terri (blindstamper)June 8, 2010 at 9:14 AM

    It's hare to play favorites, but I'm happy they kept Not Quite Navy, Old Olive and Certainly Celery.

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  18. My favorite carry over color would be certain celery. It seems that no matter what time of year it is it can be used. Kathleen Picon

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  19. I love Old Olive...love that lovely shade of green. BTW, the cards in this post are just heaven.

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  20. Without a doubt - my favorite carry over color is REAL RED. Love they didn't change that good old color.

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  21. I'm a Real Red girl all the way. But I'm thrilled to see Wild Wasabi back too. Cute card with the circle flowers!

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  22. first let me say your lollipop flower card is super sweet-I made one of these a few weeks ago-my niece loved it
    for the color renovation, I really like all the new colors-I think su went with the latest hot colors and dropped some of the more outdated ones- 2 of my faves could be baja breeze 7 rich razzleberry

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  23. In total agreement with you, Kraft. It will take some getting use to the new name, Crumb Cake. I hope it is still the same color hue as Kraft or close to it. You can't go wrong using Kraft.

    Lisa
    vwhs77@hotmail.com

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  24. My favorite carryover color would have to be Chocolate Chip. I wish they were keeping the striped ribbon like you feature on your blog page!

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  25. I'm happy that Old Olive and Chocolate Chip are staying and am super excited for the returning in colour Pacific Point.

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  26. That's hard to say, but I woiuld have to say Melon Mambo and my favorite returning color is Pacific Point.

    Linda H
    Sacramento, CA

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  27. I, too love that Kraft is becoming a "staple" in SU's color collections. I'm also glad that Old Olive & Chocolate Chip are staying around. (I will miss close to Cocoa...I guess I lean toward the Brown family.)

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  28. My favorite is Real Red, Kraft and Melon Mambo.

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  29. Cute cards! That is a hard question because I have 4 favorites: Old Olive, CHocolate Chip, Real Red and ertainly Celery!

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  30. Tough question. I would say it is an even tie between Old Olive and Soft Suede. They are both so versitile.

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  31. Rich Razzelberry all the way! Some of the new colors are very exciting.

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  32. I would have to say Old Olive, or Melon Mambo.
    Love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  33. It's a multiple way tie! I am very happy Kraft will be part of the lineup as it's an amazing color and I'm excited it will have ink to match...but I'm always in love with Old Oliv and Chocolate Chip and naturally the gorgeous Real Red...But then there is the Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo and...you get the picture! LOL!

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  34. ALl of your card creations are so sweet, Nina - but I especially like the masculine one - I'm always looking for inspiration for those types of cards. Of all the things I'm going to miss, I think I'll miss Old Olive most of all.

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  35. Old Olive is a go-to color for me! Thanks for sharing all your ideas!

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  36. Chocolate Chip is my favorite carryover color. - Ami

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  37. I'm a fan of Not quite Navy and Kraft, aka, Crumb cake in new description... A nice vintage duo.

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  38. I LOVE Elegant Eggplant! Love your card samples.

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  39. Great ideas with the Top Note die. I use that alot along with kraft paper to. I am just so excited for some new colors can't wait to see them all.

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  40. cookiene@aol.comJune 8, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    Perfet Plum is my favorite although I do use alot of Certainly Celery--whatever will I do now that Pale Plum is retiring??

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  41. Ahhhhhh, it's so hard to pick favorite!
    If I HAVE to do so : ) , I will pick certainly celery (sorry Bashful blue, so saffron, regal rose, pretty in pink...)

    Lauren Y
    Sloatyang@yahoo.com

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  42. I would have to say my favorite carry over color is ROSE RED. I tend to use this on a lot of projects.

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  43. Certainly Celery tied with Old Olive. As you can see I am a green person. They both work so well with Kraft.

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  44. Chocolate Chip is my favorite carryover color. Not quite sure if it will be replaced by Early Espresso or not though.

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  45. Cute simple cards. My favorite carry over color is So Saffron. I use it a lot. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

    Robbie

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  46. I am like you I love Kraft, the neutral color is my go to color for cards.........thanks for the blog candy...........

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  47. My favourite carry over colour is Pretty in Pink. My most favorite colour is Taken with Teal and unfortunately it is retiring :-(.
    Jan D

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  48. I also love kraft, it pairs well with so many colors, but I also love pink so Pretty in Pink is one of my favorites. Great cards, thanks for sharing.

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  49. I am going to have to go with Kraft as well, I love that there is now an ink to match!

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  50. My favorite carryover color would have to be chocolate chip or old olive. Your cards are great! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Julie L.

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  51. Chocolate Chip. Use it so often.

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  52. Probably the olive, kraft and one I can't remember right now!! Senior moment! LOL Love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. I love Chocolate Chip, but am excited to see & use the new Espresso color! :)

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  54. I love Kraft also. It is so versatile and can be used anywhere!

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  55. My favorite is Rich Razzleberry. Your cards are beautiful.

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  56. sgrupka @ yahoo.comJune 8, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    I think that Kraft is the winner. It is so versatile and I love that there will be a marker and ink. Love it!

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  57. I LOVE Certainly Celery - so glad it is here to stay!

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  58. What a lovely array of cards. I"m so sad to see mellow moss and sage shadow go! I use them all the time.... That being said, my favorite carry over colour would have to be celery! Just love that colour!

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  59. My favorite..ummm, that is hard, I love most, but I guess Old Olive...I am REALLY going to miss Sage Shadow though, I love the softness.

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  60. my post came up at anonymous, I must have done something wrong....again, it is me Teri, aka HavaSUgramma at splitcoast

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  61. these are fabulous Nina!

    I'm quite happy with celery, I go through that pretty fast! lol So glad it's sticking around!

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  62. Kraft is definitely up there with my favorites! SU's is the best I have found. It will definitley be my favorite with its new name!! mmmmmm Crumb Cake!

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  63. Old Olive and Bashful Blue is a favorite. I haven't used Kraft yet, but with all the comments, it's now on my list. :)

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  64. Wow! What beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration. My favorite carry-over color is definitely Old Olive. I find that I use it often with everything. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  65. Old Olive is so used by me. I love how it can go with just about any other color.

    Doris D.

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  66. I'm grateful that Tempting Turquoise is staying along with Soft Suede. 2 of my most favorites are retiring, but I'll keep using them anyway!

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  67. Hmmm.... a carry over color would have to be Melon Mombo... I bought that set in the stampin' writes and LOVED them!!

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  68. Saying goodbye isn't really fun, but saying hello to new stuff is! Your creations are wonderful! Keep me out of your drawing, I just wanted to say hi and see what you made!

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  69. There are several I like... but I'll go with Kraft, since it is a very versatile color.

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  70. I'm sad that so many colors are going away! I'm excited though to see many come back along with new colors! I love chocolate chip but I'm excited about EXPRESSO!
    Cynthia DUran

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  71. Old olive is my all-time favorite.

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  72. I am SO happy Rich Razzleberry is staying. As an In Color I thought it would be gone at the end of this catalog -- yeah I was wrong!!

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  73. Real Red, Old Olive, Choc Chip and Kraft are my go to favs - but bring on that Expresso!

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  74. Craft and Old Olive would be my two favorites...but there are lots of good carryover colors! Thanks for the chance to win your blog candee!

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  75. Ahhhh... green is my favorite color, and I think Certainly Celery is my favorite carryover green (although I am VERY excited about Wild Wasabi's return!)

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  76. Old Olive...and I'm thrilled to see the return of River Rock!

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  77. Wow, that's a hard one to answer! I like the in-color Soft Suede.

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  78. My favorite carry-over color? Are you kidding? Choose one? What is this, Sophie's Choice? Ok, Ok, I'll go with Old Olive because I use it ALL THE TIME, it's one of my all time favs! I love the earth elements, so I'm glad a few are staying....

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  79. My favorite carryover color Bashful Blue. I like Certainly Celery, Old Olive too. Pegg

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  80. That is a tough question. I do like tempting turquoise.

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  81. Hard question. I like so many of the colours that are staying. I think they are all perfect! I guess if I had to pick I would narrow it down to Melon Mambo and Rich Razzelberry. But my favorite returning colour is hands down Baja Breeze!!!
    Ps - I LOVE your blog background and header.

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  82. I am glad Rich Razzleberry is staying, I love Kraft and Wild Wadabi. I'm sorry to see the Sage color going. Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  83. My favorite is old olive.

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  84. So Saffron is one of my favorite colors that will be returning. A close second is Pink Pirouette. Glad they brought that one back

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  85. My vote is for chocolate chip. Thanks for showing more than one card today!

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  86. I have to say that Real Red will always be my favorite SU color! It is a really great red shade and is perfect for Christmas cards. Real Red went well with Handsome Hunter and I'll miss that one! Gail M.

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  87. As I like earth tone colors Old Olive will be missed. I like soft muted colors for quiet moods.

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  88. I could probably argue for every color that is returning, but I love the versatility of the Kraft cardstock. It seems to go with everything and isn't so stark as white. second favorite is real red!

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  89. Love your cards... very cute and reasonably easy to make.

    My favorite is Pink Pirouette. I almost cried when they let it go. Then comes Chocolate Chip..

    Cookie

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  90. I love Always Artichoke and Certainly Celery and Mambo Melon and..oh I was only suppose to mention one color.I can't help it I have too many favs!

    Yvonne

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  91. My fave carryover color is Sahara Sand. Soft, elegant, cool and sophisticated.

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  92. Old Olive. Love that green.
    Jenn C

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  93. I love Certainly Celery, so I am really glad that's not retiring.

    Design #2 is soo pretty. Thanks for the top note inspiration, and the chance to win!

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  94. Certainly Celery is my goto color and Kraft is so versatile. Glad those 2 are sticking around. Love your first card. "Lollipop Flowers"... so cute.. and EASY!!!

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  95. My favorites would be Old Olive, Wild Wasabi and Soft Suede. I use the soft suede color constantly and am so happy it will be staying.
    Marcia

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  96. Great "DeeSigns"!! Love your samples! My favorite carryover is Chocolate Chip, but my favorite returning color is Baja Breeze -- put them together and you have a go-to combo that works for nearly every occasion! TFS!

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  97. Real Red is a favorite for so many projects! That is my favorite carry-over color. Love your sunshine card! Bright and cheery!
    Barby Thompson

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  98. Chocolate chip. It does go well with anything, even pancakes!

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  99. Rich Razzelberry - it's just that - rich deep color!

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  100. Always Artichoke as it is a great card base color as well as an excellent accent color! :) Blessings Sandra R

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  101. I am happy to see that Real Red will be available in the new catalog. I use this color all the time.

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  102. I like Old Olive and Certainly Celery.

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  103. i will say old olive...i like all the earth tones! thanks for chance to win!

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  104. Oh, how can I pick just one??? I would say soft suede --- followed by old olive.

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  105. Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive are my two favorites!

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  106. Your cards are beautiful. thankU.
    My favorites are Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink and River Rock.

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  107. My favorites are Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, & Chocolate Chip.

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  108. I guess the favorite color I have is river rock. I loved it when it was an IN color and stocked up when they retired it. I am happy it is coming back

    Martha Boyd

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  109. I'm so glad they're are keeping Old Olive and Real Red, and I'm also glad that Kraft will be staying as a core color. I think it might take me a while to get used to calling it Crumb Cake though. LOL Thanks for the chance to win.

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  110. Love them all but Certainly Celery,Old Olive and Real Red. Thanks

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  111. Love Old Olive! It's one color I use a lot.

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  112. Great use of the different circle punches. I like the current In Color ones and the wild wasabi color. Thanks for a chance to the blog candy.

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  113. I agree with most. Old olive is my standby green. It will be nice to play with new colors.

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  114. My favorite is real red.

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  115. Pumpkin Pie is one of my favs to stay. It is just the right shade of orange.

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  116. I am loving that Baja Blue is coming back, and I am so glad that real red was kept. We are losing so many of the brights, and I will miss them.

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  117. Great cards and blog "canDee"! I love Old Olive because it goes with some many colors and is great to use year round.

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  118. My favorite color is Melon Mambo, but then there's Old Olive my old standby.

    Babe

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  119. I'm very glad that Kraft is sticking around although under a new name. Such a versatile color!

    Nancy

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  120. You have some beautiful cards!!! Nice website.
    My favorite and most used would be Chocolate Chip. I seem to use it alot. I love the SU stamp pads! They Rock!!

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  121. Real red is my favorite - school colors for us and it is just such a bright color for birthday cards, etc. Thanks for all the ideas - top note is my favorite die too.

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  122. Love your cards! I recently acquired the top note and the Big Shot and have yet to play with them. But, I think you have lit a spark! I use the Real Red and Kraft (Crumb Cake) probably the most. Why fool with the name? I am looking forward to seeing the Expresso color as I think we need a better brown. But, that is my opinion. Thanks for your inspiration!

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  123. Oh crap, forgot my name, I was anonymous at 4:49. I was getting so tuned into the hop!

    Chris R. from Iowa

    ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

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  124. Loved how simple and "cute" your button flower card was. I must make that! My favorite colore is melon mambo. It's just stricking! and you can use it with some many colors. I love it with black
    Deb Robinson
    SRobinson16@kc.rr.com

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  125. Love all of your cards! Those bright circle flowers are my favorite!

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  126. I LOVE plum and am so glad the darker plum is still with SU.

    Cute cards!

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  127. That sunshiny thank you card is fabulous. Pink Pirouette is my color of choice.

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  128. Kelley RoganowiczJune 8, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    I love your flower card!
    I am so excited that rich razzleberry is staying! I think it's my favorite color, ever!

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  129. Because I am new to SU all the colors are great. There all new to me. Love your cards and the colors

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  130. Old olive and Soft Suede are my happy they are staying colors. Love your cards, especially the flowers on the first card.

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  131. Old Olive for sure! It is my go-to color! Thanks for the candy offer! This was fun!

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  132. Stampinstacy2010June 8, 2010 at 6:49 PM

    My favorite is also Kraft. It is my go-to color for card bases.

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  133. I am so happy Certainly Celery is staying. It is my go to color for everything !

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  134. What beatiful cards...Love the lollipop and sun cards...My fave carryover color is chocolate chip.

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  135. I love, love, love Old Olive.It ids such a versatile color. Can be used as the card itself or as background paper and or leaves. Your cards are amazing BTW!

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  136. Great cards. Hmmm, maybe I need the top note die...
    I couldn't decide on just one but I would say I'm happiest to keep Rich Razzleberry and Kraft. OOOps Crumb Cake, LOL

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  137. I'm pretty partial to Old Olive but have been using a lot of Rich Razzleberry since it came out so am glad it will be back. After seeing all your cute cards, I can see I need a top Note Die! Sure hope i'm lucky enough to win your prize!

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  138. I'd have to say I'm pretty happy Chocolate Chip is staying. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  139. I use Kraft on almost all my card bases, so I was thankful to see that it was returning.

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  140. Amy Turner-NassetJune 8, 2010 at 8:14 PM

    I am so thrilled that Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, and Baja Breeze are coming back. YAY!!

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  141. Most used is Old olive and Kraft but my favorite is Not Quite Navy

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  142. Amy Turner-NassetJune 8, 2010 at 8:16 PM

    Oooops! Carryover colors not returning colors! I am so happy they kept Old Olive, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip. Thank goodness!!!

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  143. i like soft suede but as for carryover color i would have to say pretty in pink.

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  144. I just LOVE chocolate chip and can not imagine not having that to use for cards and scrapbooking :-)

    Patty Mukosey

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  145. what gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing. my favorite carryover color is probably chocolate chip.

    carolyn s

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  146. My favorite carryover color is definitely Elegant Eggplant. I am getting married in July and Elegant Eggplant is the color of the invites, programs, and thank you notes so I am glad that I will still be able to get it in case I run out.

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  147. I enjoy, as well, how one extra layer (like the Top Note Die) can really change the overall look of a project – much like my favorite Caryover Color: So Saffron. I cannot even tell you how much I love this color. I love the subtleness of it – how it adds just the right tough of lightness to a project. I cannot get enough of it!

    Nichole
    http://straightfromtheoffice.blogspot.com

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  148. Chocolate Chip, Yummy!

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  149. My favorite(s) are Old Olive, Certainly Celery, and the return of Baja Breeze!

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  150. Hi-It would have to be old olive but I think I'll be able to find a new favorite come July!! Thanks for the chance to win! Karen Davidson (kedavidson@tds.net)

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  151. I have to jump on the old olive band wagon myself. I'm excited to see pacific point coming back! I just love that color!

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  152. My favorite carry over color is Rich Razzleberry! It is so versatile!

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  153. Enjoyed your blog! My favorite color is Pretty in Pink and I am delighted that Pink Pirouette is coming back. i guess I am just a pink girl!

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  154. My favorite carry over color is Real Red, maybe because I love the color red.

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  155. Oh wow . . . do I have to choose just one? I'm glad to see Old Olive and Melon Mambo are staying. Of course there's always Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, . . .

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  156. My favorite carryover is Chocolate Chip. It goes well with so many other colors.

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  157. Certainly Celery -- love the nameand the shade of green

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  158. Oh my! How can you ask such a question? It's like asking which is your favorite child! I do love Kraft, for it's versatility! A close second would be Old Olive. I love almost any shade of green!

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  159. I love Chocolate chip!! I seem to use it on every card that I make....goes SO well with SO many colors.

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  160. Oh my! How can I choose. The colors I use change by my mood. So I guess I would have to say, all of them.

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  161. hmm . . .I tend to use a lot of Kraft so definitely that one but also Old Olive and Chocolate Chip
    melissa in mesa

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  162. My favorite color is bashful blue with chocolate chip coming in as a close second. (I love the color combo of Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip and Kraft.

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  163. So many colors I love, but my favorite that I always return to is Old Olive

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  164. My faves are Old Olive and Chocolate Chip! Wonderful cards, Nina!

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  165. I have alot of favorites but I love melon mambo, rich razzelberry and chocolate chip. Those will have to be the top three

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  166. Thanks for playing along in the hop. Your projects were awesome. My favorite carry over color is Old Olive.

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  167. Usually I don';t miss the retired after they are gone, but Chocolate Chip would be hard to live without.
    What a fun Blog Hop!
    cindyb

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  168. I agree with missing chocolate chip. I prefer the earthtone colors. But I will see I end up using the most--sometimes its all about the card you are trying to create.

    Thanks for blog hopping it is fun and great to see all the wonderful work.

    Kari Rieck

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  169. My favorite carry-over color is Kraft, now to become Crumb Cake. I don't know if I'll ever get used to saying that new color name. Kraft was always my "go to" color, it simply went with everything and had such a neat grounding effect. I love to stamp it with White ink. I like you am so happy that they have now come out with the coordinating accessories in the same color, it was long overdue. Thanks for sharing your Blog Candy. I want to let you know that I am simply in love with your Blog Design. Very appealing.

    Cyber hugs, Trish in Wisconsin

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  170. Soft Suede...definitely...So neutral and perfect for so many projects

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  171. I think my favorite carryover color is Pacific Point. I love sea colors, blues, blue greens, I guess because I was raised by the Chesapeake Bay..and used to spend lots of time there.

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  172. So Saffron coordinates well with many colors but also use Old Olive, Certainly Celery and Regal Rose quite often. Thanks for blog candy offer!

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  173. I'm a Kraft lover...guess I'll have to start loving Crumb Cake. Like to sponge the edges and so versatile with all colors. Looking forward to a marker to match:D Thanks for sharing. MJ

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  174. Your projects are so lovely!!! What a visual treat!!

    Fav carryover color? Chocolate Chip!! Fav revived from the dead? BAJA BREEZE!! I am so very, very pleased (can you tell?) My favorite color of all time and they brought it back. Sweet.

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  175. Love Old Olive and Chocolate Chip. Cute cards. Thanks for the blog candy offer.

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  176. I love Chocolate chip and Old Olive.. I cant wait to see what new colors are gonna be added.. and great crads that you made..

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  177. Old Olive. Best green ever! I also love River Rock. Glad to see it come back. Thank you for all your great ideas with the Top Note Die.
    Sue Deane
    sue.armond@att.net

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  178. My favorite is Elegant Eggplant. Most of my favorites were on the cut list, but I am sure the new ones will grow on me. Thanks for the great cards and the chance to win

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  179. My favorite carryover color is Certainly Celery. Pam Bickford plbickford@alaska.net.

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  180. Of course Real Red is my favorite carry over color. It's my all time favoriet color.

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  181. My favorite carry over color is real red. I have always liked the true red color. linhpeterson@yahoo.com

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  182. I must say that Old Olive and Chocolate Chip are the two MUST have colors for me. I am so glad they are bringing back Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango...but there are many that I will miss to =(

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  183. Did I tell you, I love your blog... and your cards are fabulous!!! No BC for me. Hugs, Carla

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  184. First, let me say that I love your blog!!! And also the cards you designed are fantastic. You have a great talent for this! I have a couple of returning colors that I would say are my fave. I probably use Night of Navy the most. I recently became a big fan of Chocolate Chip. And I think Regal Rose is probably my favorite just because it is pink(ish). Also, I didn't know that Crumb Cake is the new Kraft...thanks for the tip!

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  185. Old Olive and Real Red are my faves... thanks for the great candy

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  186. My favorite color is Not Quite Navy

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  187. I don't know what my fave is... I like so many... but I was really enthused about pink pirouette, baja breeze and wild wasabi coming back!

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  188. I'm with you on the Kraft/Crumb Cake! It's such a great neutral. I've got to give Old Olive a mention too though....it's an old stand-by.

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  189. I use old olive most of all but certainly celery and pretty in pink are my favorite colors. This pals hop is a lot of fun, thank you for the inspiration and for the chance to win some neat goodies.

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  190. It's so hard to choose one but I do find myself using old olive A LOT! BTW- love your cards! Thanks for sharing them with us and for the chance to win!

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  191. Beautiful cards Nina!! Great job on the hop!!

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  192. nice cards nina!! love the paper too. my favorite old colors are real red and old olive.

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  193. So sad to see some of these colors go. I love the Bella Blue paper. Thank you for sharing.

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  194. My favorite is Melon Mambo!! It is such a fun color to use! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

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  195. Lisa CrutchfieldJune 9, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    I think that Certainly Celery is my favorite carry over color. It is so refreshing!!

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  196. I am so excited that Soft Suede is staying. Love that color...

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  197. Certainly Celery just beats out Old Olive!

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