Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rockin' Card For The Troops

Saturday's event was another huge success. About 227 cards were made (some are still being processed) and we were able to get 620 cards total matched to envelopes and placed in clear sleeves into two priority boxes ready to mail. It is not unusual for me to have several card kits out being made by participants, donors who make and drop cards off they designed and I even had a few kits from my last event that didn't fit in the 2 boxes sent last month. Busy? You bet! But it's a labor of love. That makes the total cards sent so far this year to 1761! In about 8 months last year the events and individual card donations produced 1749 cards. We have already exceeded that in less than half that time. Woohoo!!! And I have approximately 200 cards still being processed or in kits being finished by friends and volunteers. A HUGE thank-you to everyone who attends one of my events. Every card brightens up a service member's day when they can pick that card out, write a personal note inside and send it to a loved one eagerly awaiting news here at home. For more information on how you can support our troops click on the From Our Hearts logo on my sidebar or here in this post.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fabulous New Colors and Long Time No Post

With all the Cards for the Troops events I have been doing lately my blog gets placed at the bottom of my things to do list. I will have hosted 5 events in 2 months as of April 24th and expect that the final total of cards will be in the neighborhood of about 1700. That's about the same amount as was done in 6 months last year. Everyone is stepping up for our service members serving overseas and that's FANTASTIC!!!! It's also tiring because even though I have some help, it basically turns into a full time job on it's own. So I have great artwork to share it's just buried at the moment :0)
Have you heard the buzz???

Stampin' Up is launching a brand new color line with this year's new catalog release on July 1st. It's a fresh new breeze of inspiration! Fabulous! We will have 4 new Color Collections to choose from. They will include 25 of our old favorites, 5 brand new colors and 10 returning In Colors from recent years. Plus we will have 5 new In Colors this year that will be available for 2 years instead of one. Cool! We will have plenty of time to enjoy the In Colors with 5 new ones being introduced each year.

If you want to stock up on your favorites that are retiring, here's the chart:

You should be able to click on the chart to bring up a bigger version. I think the only one I'll seriously miss is Orchid Opulence. I loved using it with Tempting Turquoise.

For a peek at the new colors here they are:
Aren't they yummy! They will be fun, fun, fun to create and play with. I hope you like fresh new inspiration as much as I do. It keeps life changing and full of interest!

Big Hugs,
Ruth C