Welcome to this month’s “Blogging Friends Blog Hop!”
Who are the ‘Blogging Friends’? We are Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all across the U.S. and Canada. Most of us haven’t met in person, but love Stampin’ Up and want to share with you! Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created! Each month we’ll have a different theme; this month it’s: Retiring Products!
Yep, it’s that time of year again where we make room for the new by saying goodbye to the old! Click on the Farewell image to be taken to the online store with retiring items. Some items are even at a discount!
Well, it turns out I have made quite a few cards over the past year with some of the products that are now retiring. Some I’ve shared and some I haven’t yet. I decided to gather up a bunch of them to share with you today – since pretty soon these will be retired and I don’t want you to miss out!
Some of these I’ve done at my classes and some I’ve modeled after ideas I’ve seen online, or I’ve been given a sample and asked to recreate something similar. These all have some retiring products on them, and I’ll point those out.
Here is a simple yet elegant card using the Sassy Salutations greeting:
This next birthday card uses the Big News stamped greeting, and the heart punch from Itty Bitty Punch Pack to make the bottom of the balloon (just overlap the hearts).
Here is a very fall-ish card using the For All Things set. It also has the Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine and some Typeset Designer Series Paper:
This next one also uses a few different retiring items, featuring the Vivid Vases single stamp. It’s also got the flower from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, the Silver Metallic Baker’s Twine, the Stylish Stripes embossing folder, and Crystal Effects on the flowers to make them shine… ALL retiring!
Stepping back (or really far forward) to Christmas time, here is a fantastic winter tree scene using the White Christmas set:
Here are some more that I’ve already featured on my blog, but wanted to highlight them again now that the items are retiring.
This is an older card, so I know the DSP used isn’t around anymore, but I wanted to point out the stamp and punch used. It’s the Festival of Trees stamp set with coordinating Tree Punch. I wanted to show you this stamp doesn’t have to be used only for Christmas. 🙂
If you click on the following pictures, they will take you to their original posts.
This one was my first try at the Northern Lights technique, of which I still need to try again.. I think I see a video in the future for it 🙂 It’s got The Open Sea for the ship, and the sentiment is from Project Life Remember This:
Here is a lovely set that can be used any time of the year to support the troops, For Your Country:
This next one was my Bokeh technique, and highlights the sentiment from the Hello Life set:
And, last but not least, I have to show of a kitty cat card (or 3)…
This set, You Little Furball, made me so happy, then I was extremely sad to see it on the retired list. BUT….. for all you animal lovers out there… you will NOT be disappointed by the new catalog! WOW…I can’t wait to start sharing some of the samples I make with those as soon as I can get my hands on them! 🙂
Here are the three with this set that I’ve posted here a while back:
I couldn’t help it… It is such a fun set!
I hope you enjoyed looking through these, and if you want to purchase anything before it’s gone forever, click on the catalogs on the left of my blog or the “Shop Now” link in the menu at the top. Hopefully everyone gets what they are looking for, but you have to act fast – since some items are ‘as supplies last’!
Thanks for looking around this time, and click on through to see the rest of the hop! Tammy is next on the list, and you can get there by clicking the picture below –
In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy!
Click on the image below, and you’ll be taken directly to Tammy’s post, the next blog in the hop. Keep clicking on that image at the bottom of each blog post, and you’ll hop through all of the participating blogs, back to where you started! If you’d prefer to hop about at your leisure, you can click on the individual links for each blog. Happy Hopping!
Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:
Mary Ann Rossiter (StampinMak) – You are here!