Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Retiring Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Retiring Product Blog Hop today!  It's an exciting time of year when the Retiring List comes out.  We have to say goodbye to current favorites but we also get to look forward to new ones.  If you've been following all the way through the hop, you have just come from Lisa Rhine's blog.  I have to say that I love everything Lisa does!  She has wonderful bold and beautiful cards.

For my card today, I used one of my favorite sets, Secret Garden.  When it first came out, I didn't get super excited about it.  But once I got the stamps in hand and made my first card, I couldn't stop using them!

For today, I did a card with a Scallop Tag Topper Punch closure.  Using this unique closure is a wonderful way to take your card to the next level.  This is a Mother's Day card so I used soft spring colors.

All of the flowers are embossed in white and colored with a blender pen and ink pads.  I used Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana.  I think these three colors look so bright and fresh together.  To make the flowers extra special, I added pearls to the centers.  The leaf die cuts behind the flowers are Old Olive to stand out from the Pear Pizzaz background.

The card base is Crumb Cake with an inside layer of Whisper White.  The front panel has Pear Pizzaz embossed with the Stripes EF.  I am really going to miss this embossing folder, so many uses!

The inside features another retiring set, Amazing Family.  I love how this set layers so beautifully.  I repeated the same colors that I used for the flowers.

The closure for the card is yet another retiring item, the Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain ribbon.  It is perfect size for the tag topper closures.  The Daffodil Delight really stands out against the Pear Pizzaz and Whisper White.

Thanks so much for joining me from Lisa Rhine's blog.  Your next stop is Patty Bennett, who is the most amazing mentor and artist.  If you have missed any of the blogs, here is the full list of participants:

As you know the Retiring Stamp set list and Retiring Accessory list went live at 12:00am Monday morning, and several items have already sold out because all retiring products are available “While Supplies Last”.   Some of the products we have featured on our Retired List Blog hop may already be sold out, and we apologize for any frustration this may cause.  We hope you enjoy the ideas and are able to order the retiring products on YOUR Wish List!

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Monday, April 21, 2014

The Retiring Lists is Here!

It's that time of year!  Stampin' Up! has released the retiring list for the current catalog.   Not only that, but they are offering FREE SHIPPING today April 21st through Friday April 25th!!

Retiring accessories go quickly, so if you have your heart set on something, get it NOW!  This year we are also retiring 2012-2014 In Colors. 

Here are the lists:

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Get the products you want now before they are gone!  You can shop HEREContact me if you have any questions or would like to have me place your order.

Such an Amazing Mother

It's Monday and time for the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge from Technostamper.  Let's look at Mary Jo's sketch for the week.

I am working on Mother's Day cards this week, so here's what I did.

When I saw Mary Jo's sketch, the first thing I thought of was the Watercolor Wonder DSP as the background.  So I used Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight.

The card base is Calypso Coral with Watercolor Wonder DSP layered on in triangles to give a split design.

The focal point is made of of several layers: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight then Whisper White.  I stamped a dahlia with Crisp Cantaloupe so the sentiment in Calypso Coral would stand out.

The sentiment is done in two segments.  The first part is stamped directly below the dahlia.  The second is the banner underneath.  On a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe "Mother" was stamped with Calypso Coral.  I used the Hexagon punch to make the banner end and I added it below the focal point with dimensionals.  The final touch was a flower made with the Petite Petals punch.

This is such a wonderful sketch, I hope you will join along!  Just go to Technostamper for all the details plus more great cards from the Design Team.

Mary Jo Price- Williams:  Technostamper 
Sue Root:  Stampin' With Sue2
Robbie Rubula: InkedX2 
Eileen LeFevre: Eileen's Stampin' Fever Blog 
Tanya Bell: Stamping T! 
Carolyn Bennett: Carolyn's Paper Fantasies 
Jonia Smith: Stampin for Me 
Mary Brown: Stamper Camper

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