Beautiful You is a stamp set that is in the 2017/2018 Annual Catalog and is being carried over into the new Annual Catalog that starts on June 1st. It is a very versatile set because it can be used for just about any occasion from birthdays to sympathy. It is a great set to use alone with Black Tuxedo Memento Ink as I did with this card or you can color it with your Stampin’ Blends or Markers.
A couple of the products I used on this card are retiring. The sentiment was cut out using a dies from the Rose Garden Thinlits. These Thinlits will be gone beginning June 1st when the new Annual Catalog comes out. The Designer Series Paper is called Fresh Florals, and unfortunately, this paper is already sold out. This happens a lot when the Retirement List comes out in April. Don’t be too sad though. You are going to love the new Designer Series Paper that will be available in a couple of days!
As a little side note (yes, my mind does often wander to other subjects), I live in Northern New York. They say we have two seasons up here: Winter and July. It is mostly true although we do get an occasional nice day in the Spring or Fall. One of my most favorite days is the day I realize all the leaves on the trees have opened up and the world is full of this beautiful green color. It is the color of new leaves. It is a little darker than Lemon Lime Twist but lighter than Old Olive (maybe I should suggest this color to Stampin’ Up! Wait. Granny Apple Green is pretty close! ). To me, it is my favorite day of the year. It says, the cold, no, the freezing cold winter is over and Mother Nature is celebrating. It doesn’t last long so you have be quick. I was driving back to the cottage today and realized today is the day! Today the trees are a perfect green! So, if you live near me, go outside and look at the trees and fall in love with Mother Nature once again (and then go back inside an order the retiring products you love before it is too late!).