Tuesday, July 9, 2013

ReThink Your Colors


Celebrate Color!
Celebrate Life!!
It's really my motto.... I'm all about vibrant living!  I love this wonderful quote "If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. ~ Bruce Barton".  I try to do that... and I believe that color goes along with enthusiasm.
 
When Stampin' Up! came out with their new color palate and re-worked their colors I paused.. I'm not big on change.  It took me a month but I was able to pull all of my old colors (prepping for a HUGE Sale of thousands of stamps in August... the date is to be released and soon... keep an eye out!). 
 
Here is what I came up with and how I store my colors... check it out and let me know what you think!
So I have a fun Stamping WALL!  My husband, when we moved into this house, he told the movers and our friends to build me a wall for my stamping (WOW!).  Here is the fun Paper portion of the wall... it's a 6' Cherry Book Case... and it holds my many colors, by color family!!
So if you ask how I select the colors and where they go... I'm all about order (well, my heart and closet are all about order, my head, kids and hubby... life... we don't stay as organized as I like).  I place my colors in the same line as the Catalog from Stampin' Up! lays out. 
 
So here, I reworked the new colors and our Brights family comes to life!
Here our Subtles color family comes together and the new line-up really helps me to re-think the colors!  Every color family really comes to life and the new life inspires me to PLAY!
 
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Reworking my Neutrals Color Family and adding the new Smoky Slate... It's a trip to move them around but I found my brain being peaked with some crafting urges... it's amazing how reworking the way your eye sees something and what it inspires!
The Regals Color Family comes to life!! Laying it out reminds me that I need to order some of the new Crushed Curry (#131119)... lol... It now seems to make more sense, when I see it laid out like this... more desirable and functional.
The New and Current In-Colors.... having them matched, visible vs. in a stack... it's easier to craft while inspiring fun!
Shhhhh..... I'm going to let you in on a (not so) Secret... my favorite tool is the Color Coach (#130118).  I've used our Color Wheels and Coaches for the past 7 years.   It's been known to find it's way into my closet, lol. 
 
It's a low-costing tool at $14.95 but lives a long life, pairs up color combinations that I wouldn't have thought of.  Do yourself (and any crafter - this is a wonderful gift!) a FAVOR... add this to your crafting line up.. it will make your projects POP and you look awesome!
From OLD (on the Left) to NEW (on the Right)... the Brights (and all of our color families) come to life anew with subtle additions and laying them out to rework what the eye sees.
I keep this in my kitchen... it reminds me of what I aim to accomplish daily in the life of my children.  I love this Vera Bradley board and it's sharp colors, fun pattern. 
 
What Inspires YOU?
Challenges you??
Take a NEW Look at it... from a different angle to see it anew!!  Often I have a project in my head that I have to set aside and come back to - to see it and where it's going - even if it's taking a different path than I'd imagine.
 
Leave me a comment and let me know what inspires you and what you think of my paper lay-out!  How do YOU sort and store your papers, stamps, etc?? 
 
Remember to Share This and Me with others!  Pin This, Share This via Email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, The Vine, and LinkedIn.... This walk we call life can be lonely... let's have fun TOGETHER!!  Come Crafting with me!!
 
 
 
 

 
 
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