That seems to be the “secret word” . . .

Stampin’ Up!® is “revamping” their colors . . . out with some one, keeping some, bringing back some and creating new ones . . . It is all quite exciting and something that does thrill me . . . especially the names!

Just as an aside and a bit of explanation — back in the 1950’s Groucho Marx had a television program where he would pay a contestant $100. if they said the “secret word” in the course of a normal conversation.

And “revamping” for me this past weekend and continuing this week involves the revamping of a website I’ve had for 4 years. I’ll get back to telling you about it at the end of this post.

I’ve always been fascinated by Stampin’ Up!®’s creativity in coming up with names for their colors . . . Here’s the list:

I’ll begin with the 2018-2020 In Colors:

  • Blueberry Bushel
  • Call Me Clover
  • Grapefruit Grove
  • Lovely Lipstick
  • Pineapple Punch

2017-2019 In Colors:

  • Berry Burst
  • Fresh Fig
  • Lemon-Lime Twist
  • Powder Pink
  • Tranquil Tide

Neutrals:

  • Basic Gray
  • Crumb Cake
  • Early Espresso
  • Gray Granite
  • Merry Merlot
  • Mossy Meadow
  • Night of Navy
  • Sahara Sand
  • Smoky Slate
  • Soft Suede

Regals:

  • Blackberry Bliss
  • Cajun Craze
  • Cherry Coffler
  • Crushed Curry
  • Garden Green
  • Old Olive
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Real Red
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Shaded Spruce

Subtles:

  • Balmy Blue
  • Blushing Bride
  • Calypso Coral
  • Highland Heather
  • Mint Macaron
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Petal Pink
  • Pool Party
  • So Saffron
  • Soft Sea Foam

Brights:

  • Bermuda Bay
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Gorgeous Grape
  • Granny Apple Green
  • Mango Medlody
  • Melon Mambo
  • Pacific Point
  • Poppy Parade

Each of these colors bring pictures in your head, don’t they?

This is a delightful palette of colors from which to create a variety of lovely cards, scrap book pages and other projects.

I added some images of spring . . . With the revamping of a different website not related to my Stampin’ Up!® endeavors, I’ve been in fall and winter . . . and needed to regroup here . . . into the tranquility.

My revamping of my website got me thinking . . . always a dangerous thing — fortunately my hands are full with “revamping” 500 plus posts . . .

What I particularly like about the revamping of my other website is the fact that particular theme allows me to incorporate the whole of my posts, all four years of them . . . all seasons . . . and the beauty of it is that it is always changing . . . This works well with products or subjects that don’t change as often as Stempin’ Up!® does with their retired products and bringing in new products . . . I didn’t mean for that to sound negative. I meant it only as a comparison, yet there may be no true comparison.

I found (in my other website) that some products I reviewed are no longer available . . . or there is a newer version available . . . What impresses me most is the ability to incorporate all the years of my website together . . . Perhaps this would work well with recipes . . . or crafts that are not dependent upon a particular stamp set or designer series paper . . .

There are “stampers” who work exclusively in designing cards . . . others are into gift/treat boxes and bags . . . These work for all seasons and with all colors of cardstock and designer series paper . . . And would be timely for a very long time to come.

I know I have learned a lot about making different kinds of cards and boxes . . . They are truly timeless.

Many times I’ve watched older YouTube Video Tutorials that are perfect for the project I’m making . . . Plus I’m thinking of making in the future.

I suppose this is the beauty of “revamping”. It gives one pause and allows us to think through our craft — where we’ve been and where we’re going. There are always going to be new products for which we’re grateful . . . and some will retire . . . allow me a moment . . . But we do continue on, bringing with us the skills we’ve developed along the way to use — perhaps in a different way.

Just singing the praises of “revamping” . . .

Oh, the spring curvy keepsake box . . . I have a PDF template you may find useful for making these for spring, summer, fall, winter . . . and making a variety of “critters”, too. This is a lovely box.

Thanks for stopping by and indulging me in my personal quest to revamp an old website and to make sense of it.

I hope this post was informative and interesting to you.

Sharon