Saturday, May 22, 2010

Plum Good-Byes


Quite a few of the current colors are being discontinued from Stampin' Up, so I am attempting to make cards with those discontinued colors as I know that once the new colors arrive, I am going to be SO excited that the older ones will get set aside. So last evening I made a few cards with the lavender and purple shades.
My first card was for the Queen for the Day challenge on SCS, where Deborah was chosen. She is the nicest person and is an amazing coloring artist. I chose to case this card. I really like the design.
Nothing special about the other cards and all used designer paper from one of the first stack I ever received. I still like it but I hope it isn't out of style.


For the card above, I used a sketch from Papercrafts "Go to Sketches" - page 50.



This last one was done with Orchid Opulence paper instead of Pale Plum.

Have a great weekend, friends!

8 comments:

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Brilliant idea, Marilyn! I too, need to pull out all of those retiring colors and do this! Your ode to plum cards are all just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Julia Aston said...

What a great collection of plum cards! each is pretty in it's own design!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I love the plums too...some of my fav SU colors. Beautiful cards!!

Crystal said...

Oh my word LOVE LOVE your purple creations.....These are GORGEOUS sweetie!

Marisa said...

You've been busy! Just love the first card with the butterfly (I love butterflies) and how you have the flowers in the circles on the second one. Great set of cards.

Betty Wright said...

These are all fabulous, Marilyn! I got this mag, too! I need to work on a few of the sketches myself! Great suite of cards!

Peggy said...

Beautiful cards Marilyn! I never used the plum colors much and now have some inspiration to get them out and play!

Kim said...

What a beautiful set of cards, they all have such wonderful layouts and I will miss the plum too!