Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SUOC71 and a Fond Farewell

This week's theme at SUO Challenges is Favorite Retiring Stamp Sets. It's that roller-coaster time of year......sad to see so many favorite stamp sets retiring, and thrilled to see the new ones coming!  This Fond Farewell also marks my last post as a design team member at SUO Challenges. I have been so honored to have been a part of such a talented team, but I think it's time for me to move on and let some new members with fresh ideas take over.

There are so many sets that I could call my "favorite", but right at the top would be Countryside (with that fabulous old pickup truck), and this one - Up, Up & Away.  Since it's graduation time, I thought this card was appropriate.  It also uses another retiring set, Word Play.

Stamps: Up, Up & Away, Word Play
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Midnight Muse
Ink: Real Red, Midnight Muse, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Big Shot, Cloudy Day embossing folder, Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

That Cloudy Day embossing folder is only available until for another 10 days, so better get yours while you can! The stamp sets will be available through June 3rd, then they'll be gone, too.
From Millan.Net
Retiring Accessories (through May 31, while supplies last)
Retiring Stamps (through June 3)


  1. Cindy I love this card. I live in NM which is big in hot air balloons, but this greeting with the UP, Up and Away set is so appropriate especially this time of the year with all the graduations!

  2. Hmmm, left a comment but not certain it went thru, so if this is a duplicate please feel free to delete.

    Bottom line I love the card you made using the Up, Up, and Away stamp set with the Word Play set. I am from NM and we are big on hot air balloons and what a great combination for graduation.


    1. Thanks, Kay! DH and have been to ABQ, but not during the balloon festival. We LOVE the area, and the food! (Green, please!)

  3. Love the way you combined the Word Play stamp set and the balloons! Great combo!
    Mary Hogenmiller

  4. Thank you, Mary! I really thought those two were made for each other. :-)

  5. Cindy- I love how you have colored the balloons and the sentiment!! I, too will miss both in our new catalog but am looking forward to some of the new items as well! Have enjoyed designing along with you at SUO Challenges- we will miss you!


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