Saturday, April 17, 2010


Wahoo!  I received my May Stampin' Success magazine today!  Stampin' Success is the beautiful magazine we receive every month as a fabulous perk of being a demonstrator!  It is a great resource with lots of tips, techniques, updates on the stamping/scrapbooking/papercrafting industry, etc. - just jam-packed with fresh and fun ideas for us.  I always look forward to receiving it, but I have to say that this particular issue was especially gorgeous - truly a feast for the eyes!  And it doesn't hurt that there were five sheets of cardstock included - one of each of our new colors.  Yippee!

As many of you know, I am a little OCD (according to Jenni that is a lot OCD) and I keep all my cardstock, ink, etc. in rainbow (ROYGBIV) order.  So when I received the new cardstock samples, I promptly set about determining what my new rainbow order would be after the retirement of 30 of our colors and the addition of our new and returning colors.  It took a lot of time comparing my cardstock to the chart under a Daylight lamp, but I think I finally came up with what I would use.  I thought I would share my new line-up with those of you who are also a little OCD about your color co-ordination.

Artists use a color chart that has a color/hue order that may appear out of place to some, as they consider how much yellow, red or blue is in a color. For example, most yellows are right in the middle of the greens with yellow-greens coming before the yellows and the rest of the greens after. If you are looking for how our colors fall in this exact hue chart, I did make one.  Email me and I will send it to you.

I prefer to group colors together more while still staying close to the hue order of a color chart/table. Since more of our new/remaining "pink" colors fall in the red hue range, I am putting them just after the truer reds even though they traditionally  follow the Violets (or precede the reds). Also, I didn't distinguish the Indigos as a separate group since most people no longer consider it a part of the "spectrum", but instead a particular color shade.  Here is my Color Renovation line-up (I separated them into color groups to help you visualize the spectrum):

Bravo Burgundy
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Riding Hood Red
Rose Red
Melon Mambo
Regal Rose
Pretty in Pink
Pink Pirouette

Early Espresso
Chocolate Chip
Soft Suede
Crumb Cake
Cajun Craze
Tangerine Tango
Pumpkin Pie

More Mustard
Daffodil Delight
So Saffron
Very Vanilla

Always Artichoke
Old Olive
River Rock
Sahara Sand
Wild Wasabi
Certainly Celery
Garden Green

Baja Breeze
Not Quite Navy
Marina Mist
Tempting Turquoise
Bashful Blue
Pacific Point
Night of Navy

Elegant Eggplant
Perfect Plum
Rich Razzleberry

Whisper White
Basic Gray
Basic Black

Of course, you could also just go dark to light within each group as well and not consider the exact hue. It's all up to your individual perception (or OCDness).  If this rainbow order appeals to you, you may want to bookmark this for when the new colors begin on July 1.

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  1. How funny! I organize mine alphabetically by family. I like your ROYGBIV scheme.

  2. Makes perfect sense to me...but I'm CDO (that's OCD in alphabetical order)


  3. WOW!!!And I thought I was the only OCD stamper...Thank you for all the work you put into making the color spectrum chart...I learned alot...GOOD JOB GIRLFRIEND!!!


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