April 21, 2016

Having some Fun with Retiring Goodies

Hey there! Have you had a chance to take in the retiring product list? If so, have you been able to absorb it all? I know, it’s a lot to take in. It’s also sad to see so many go to favorites leaving, but, let me just say, I have had the opportunity to see the new catalog (one of the MANY benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator) and there are SOOOOOO many new and wonderful things coming! So, my point, don’t be sad. Get what you want now before it’s gone, but rest assured, there will be LOTS of great stamps and embellishments that are so awesome, you won’t even remember the stuff that is missing! I promise you that.
Anyoo, today, I wanted to share a card I made for the sketch challenge taking place over on my Facebook page. I used one of my go to retiring stamp sets and lots of retiring product for this card and I am really pleased with the outcome. So, what do you think? Leave me a comment below and let me know what your thoughts are.

Summer Silhouettes Stamp set
Basic Black Card Base 8.5” x 5.5” scored at 4.25”
Botanical Garden DSP 5.25” x 4”
Basic Black layers 2.5” x 3.75”, 4.25” x 2.25”and 4.5” x 2.5”
Hello Honey 2.25” x 3.5”
Very Vanilla 4” x 2” and 4.25” x 2.25”
Cajun Craze .5” x 2.25”
3 Cajun Craze Candy Dots from the Regals collection
Ink Pads: Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Mint Macaron, Hello Honey, Basic Black Archival
Snail Adhesive
To begin, I layered the DSP onto the card base and added the Hello Honey to the Basic Black layer and adhered that to the front of the card. I then stamped the lattice design onto the 4” x 2” Very Vanilla piece using the Cajun Craze ink and adhered that to the Basic Black layer and added that to the card base. I then stamped the foliage stamp using the Mossy Meadow ink twice and added flowers using the Hello Honey and Mint Macaron ink. The sentiment is NOT a Stampin’ Up! Stamp. It actually comes from a Stamps of Life stamp set by Stephanie Barnard and I stamped that using the Basic Black Archival ink and layered that onto the Basic Black layering piece and adhered that panel to the card base and added the small strip of Cajun Craze just to pop on the card. As a final step, I added three candy dots.
If you would like to see the sketch used to inspire this card, please join us on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/snsfromtheheartWe are having lots of fun over there and we would love to have you join us. Whether you choose to join the sketch or not, we would love to have you stop by and say hello, and if you do want to join the challenges, just jump right in. We have a no judgement zone and all of the ladies are extremely encouraging and supportive. We learn from one another and we just have a great time. So come on by and take a look around!
Now, back to the retiring list. As you know, the retiring list of items are “while supplies last”, only stamps will be manufactured until May 23rd. After that date, once they’re gone, they’re gone too. I don’t want you to miss out on anything you really have your heart set on, so I want you to know, these things will sell out quickly, so if you want it, I advise getting it sooner rather than later. In addition, I have set up a hostess code for you to use should you choose to place an order. By using this hostess code, if all combined orders total $150 or more, it will qualify as a “party" and will be eligible for Hostess Benefits. If that is the case, I will put EVERYONE that places an order using that code into a drawing to receive those benefits when I close the party. If you happen to be the winner, I will contact you to select your FREE product. It could be $15 or more in product depending on the final sales. I will close the party out on 5/5/16, so good luck and happy stamping!
Hostess Code: T9Q4A39S



  1. I really love the colors and the stamp set you used. Great job. Mom

  2. I really love the colors and the stamp set you used. Great job. Mom


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