Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May Pals Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the May Pals Blog Hop and our annual retirement party! It's time to say goodbye to stamps and accessories that will not be available in the new  2013-14 Stampin' Up! catalog. Although it's always sad to see wonderful products retire, it is exciting to think about all of the new products that will soon be available. So enjoy the farewell tour for our favorite retiring products - and remember you have until June 3rd to order from the retiring product lists.
 I am the 1st stop on the hop today.  You should have just left stop number 31 on the Pals Hop - Elaine Fleming at Studio Elaine. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

 My project today uses several retiring products.  Nature Walk and Friendly Phrases are stamp sets I will miss.  Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy have been two of my go-to colors.  HOWEVER, the new catalog has so much to look forward to. . . 

The En Francais background stamp was embossed with White embossing powder on Whisper White Cardstock.  I used sponge daubers to apply Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze ink to make a soft background for my card base.  The sentiment, bird, flower, and birdcage images were stamped with Early Expresso on Very Vanilla.  I used Sticky Strip to adher the Baja Breeze Seam Binding to the card.  The Designer Builder brad adds more detail.  I used a mix of Champagne Mist Glimmer Paint and alcohol in one of Stampin' Up's wonderful spray bottles to add a glitz to this project.

Card Details
Stamp Sets:  En Francais, Nature Walk, Friendly Phrases
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Early Expresso, Versamark
Tools and Accessories:  Apothecary Accents, 2 1/2" Circle, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Builder Brad, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Fancy Fan Texture Folder, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals.

The next stop is Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness, stop number 2 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!
Come back soon,

  1. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  2. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  3. Amy Williams at Stampin' on the Range
  4. Kathleen Law at Craft With Kathleen
  5. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  6. Kari Linder at Stampin' Essentials
  7. nicole watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  8. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  10. Lynn Hoyt at Cattail Designs
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  14. Amy Lazzell at Just a Thought...Cards by Amy
  15. Leslie Davis at Life's Moments
  16. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  17. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  18. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin' and Stampin'
  19. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  20. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  22. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  23. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  25. Peggy Noe at
  26. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  27. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair
  28. Shirley Sumption at look at my cute stuff
  29. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  30. Barbara Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  31. Elaine Fleming at Studio Elaine

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  1. One of my favorite sets! Beautifully done!

  2. I'm going to miss this set too! Love the background with the sponging. It looks great!

  3. Beautiful card. I wished I had bought this set earlier. Gorgeous!

  4. Very pretty card, Sherrie! I, too, will miss this set. I love what you have done with it!

  5. I love this card! Beautiful.

  6. Gorgeous card Sherrie! Great job of using so many retiring products.

  7. love the texture on this card!
    hugs, m

  8. Sherrie, I just love the card with all of its amazing details. This stamp set will be a keeper for me!

  9. Love how you used this set, Sherrie. Beautiful card.

  10. I like everything about your card...the builder brad really adds some pretty detail!

  11. Bautiful card. Love the colors, background, and layout.

  12. Love, Love, Love this stamp set!! Definitely a keeper for me too!! Beautiful card Sherrie!! Fabulous job!! Amy

  13. So Pretty!! I loved how you used the ribbon and the brad together.