I have had the pleasure once again to play around with some fun new Stampin' Up! products. Their Summer Mini Catalog is out now and chock full of adorable goodies like:
That work together to make layouts:
and easy-peasy cards:
Stampin' Up! is also introducing with this summer's Mini Catalog their own line of spray mists called Smooch Spritz that works very coolly with their new Designer Series paper line called Presto Patterns, and they even have a cool cardboard Color Catcher for spraying your projects so you don't end up with Smooched carpet or fingers. I used the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz on a sheet of their Presto Patterns paper for the background behind the photo in the layout above. Just spray directly on the paper and wipe off with a paper towel to reveal the design. Very easy!
One of the things I love about Stampin' Up! products is how easily they work with the stuff in my stash. Their colors are great, their stamps are versatile and fun, and there's always something in their catalogs that I never knew I needed. Love that.
I've also heard that Stampin' Up! is retiring nearly half of their colors and introducing a whole bunch of new ones with the release of the new 2010-2011 catalog and I'm so eager to see them all. Can't wait!
And while I'm on the subject if adorable mini things, check out my quickie summery mini quilt project:
I made this for Mary MacAskill's new baby, Caleb. I sure hope he likes it!
I cut center pieces 4 x 4 and then cut 3" strips from various orange, green, yellow and while fabrics. It's the perfect size for the stroller or a bit of tummy time. I was inspired by this quilt. And I have enough strips and squares left over to make at least one more quilt and maybe a matching pillow. I love this cheerful, summery color combo, don't you?