Fond Farewell ~Vertical Greetings Birthday

We are in the last week  for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses the Vertical Greetings Stamp Set ~ along with a little help from the Gallery Grunge Stamp Set (which is not retiring ) some Pool Party Card and a slightly different fold.

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Happy Birthday, Holly

Our youngest grand-daughter turned 4 a couple of weeks ago ~ I am not very good with cards for littlies so I let my  High Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper do all the work with a little help from the Well Said and Well Written Framelit Dies. (this is available as a bundle with a 10% discount if you order before June 3rd)

The How Sweet it is DSP contains some really fun designs with lollipops, cupcakes and gummy bears among them, the colors are really bright and cheerful and perfect for a  little girl!

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Fond Farewell ~Bloom by Bloom Thank You

We are in the last week  for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses the Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set ~ along with the retiring 2017 – 2019 retiring In-Color Berry Burst with its coordinating 3/8 Mini Ruffled Ribbon.  This is a card I offered in a recent Card Buffet and over 50 were made!

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Fond Farewell ~ Dear Doily

We are in the last 7 days  for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s I am offering another in my Sweet and Simple series ~ where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal!  I think it meets my aim of using one stamp set, and a couple of ink pads.

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Fond Farewell ~ Friendly Expressions Congratulations & Garden Trellis Embossing Folder

We are in the last week  for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses the Friendly Expressions Stamp Set ~ along with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder

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May Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from  Sue’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is MONOCHROME.  I must admit that when the theme was announced I thought I knew what it meant but needed to check – and this is what I found:

“Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints. Tints are achieved by adding white and shades and tones are achieved by adding a darker color, grey or black.”

OK then, first thing first……….. choose a color

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Fond Farewell ~ Timeless Textures Anniversary Card

We are in the last 8 days  for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses the Timeless Textures Stamp Set ~ I truly have loved this set – and have used it on so many projects – the texture stamps are so versatile and todays card uses the stamps as the focal point – I shall miss this set when it retires at the end of the month.

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Stamparatus Technique ~ Wreath Video Tutorial

This is the 8th in my series using the Stamparatus by Stampin’ UP!  The Stamparatus is Stampin’ UP!’s latest tool  and an absolute must have for all stampers.  It helps you perfectly align your stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and accurately and gets complete ink coverage – ‘cos you can do a ‘do-over’

I am using the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set for this technique as I find it I get a better result  if I have a lot of smaller images rather than a few larger ones.  It also gives me the chance to use lots of different ink colors as well.

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Goodbye

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from  Colleen’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month’s theme is Goodbye   ~ as we’re coming to the end of  the 2018 – 2019 Annual catalog we are  saying good bye to  stamp sets,  some lovely colors and papers so  let’s get creative and use our favorites this month!!

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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Geared Up Garage – Father’s Day Treat

It is still a few weeks before Father’s Day – but if we want to be ready we really need to start now.  Today I am sharing a decorated gift box that would take a number of small gifts, although I have filled mine with Hershey’s nuggets as I know my dear ol’ Pops would have really appreciated chocolate!

The Classic Garage Suite is perfect for this gift box, it has the wonderful Classic Garage DSP, some Metallic Ribbon to go along with the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set with coordinating Garage Gears Thinlets Dies (still available at a 10% discount bundle price until end of May!)

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