Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Mixing the Old with the New

This is one of my favorite times of the Stampin' Up! catalog year because it is preorder time, so I can use some of my Sneak Peek products with products that will be retiring and not feel bad about it! :)  I started this challenge for the Anything Sizzix challenge at SUO Challenges, but being the smart one that I am, I forgot to post it in time!  I was really excited about this one too, because I wanted to make some pretty flowers. Oh well, maybe next time I will be smarter!  I also used he challenges at Just Add Ink and Color Throwdown, which I AM in time for, so I guess there is some good news. lol
Ballet Blue and Apricot Appeal left my house YEARS ago, so I substituted in Marina Mist and the yummy new Crisp Cantaloupe, one of my favorite BRAND NEW In Colors!
I love these little flowers from the Blossom Party Originals Die. I always forget I have them now that we have framelits. The nice thing about the die is that it cuts through multiple sheets of cardstock so I can do a whole little stack of flowers with only one run through the Big Shot.  I'm so glad Stampin' Up! didn't retire this die.  I need to get some more use out of it!  Do you recognize the sentiment?  It is another Sneak Peek from Chalk Talk, a stamp set I was able to earn for FREE!  One of the great perks of being a demonstrator is that we get lots of opportunities to earn FREE or discounted products!  If you have been considering signing up, now is a great time to do so because you get $155 worth of product for just $99 through the end of May!  It's so easy to sign can do so just by going to my website at and clicking on the Join Now link.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
Stamp Set: Chalk Talk
Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder 
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder
Tools: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Blossom Party Originals Die,Square Lattice and Clouds Embossing Folders, blender pen, bone folder
Accessories: Dimensionals


  1. Pretty! Love all the texture from the embossing. Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown.

  2. This is very sweet, Shana. The embossed touches are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  3. What a great way to use the colors! I think I might really like the new Crisp Cantaloupe! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us this week!

  4. Great card - I especially like how you have used that background embossing. Chantell JAI

  5. Great use of the sketch Shana! Love the colour combination, especially the Crisp Cantelope, thanks for the sneak peek and thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.