Friday, May 8, 2015

Stampin' Addicts Retiring Set Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Retiring Set Blog Hop! This weekend we have 9 stampers who have created fabulous projects using products from the recently released Stampin' Up! retiring list. There are so many favorites that are going away, but I know they are making room for new soon-to-be favorites! The retiring stamps will be available to order until June 2nd, but everything else is "while supplies last."

I'm the first stop on the hop, but you may have just landed here from the link on Krystal's blog. She sure makes me wish Stippled Blossom wasn't retiring! Love that 2-step stampin'!

I chose Apothecary Art and the matching Labels Collection Framelits. I just love the way you can die-cut the stamped image and build layers so easily!

My first card is just in time for Mother's Day! The largest image from Apothecary Art was stamped, colored with Stampin' Write Markers, and fussy-cut so the mat would just peek out. I kind of fudged a bit on the greeting by using Sweet Laughter from the Occasions catalog. It's retiring on June 2nd, too, so at least I kept up the retiring theme!

My next card is so soft and feminine-looking. It also has a bit o' bling, so of course, it's my fave! It was stamped on Watercolor Paper and colored with markers, then matted on Champagne Glimmer (also retiring) and popped up on Blushing Bride DSP (from the retiring Subtles DSP Stack). The card base is Naturals White cardstock, which is on the list to go, as well. I think it really coordinates with the Watercolor Paper, so I'm sorry to see it go.

That's all I have today, so thanks for stopping by! Rhonda is next in line, featuring Gifts of Kindness over at The Stampin' Bunny.

This hop was brought to you by the good folks at Stampin' Addicts. We're addicted to all things Stampin' Up, and welcome visitors and new members!

SUPPLIES (Items in red are retiring)
Mother's Day
STAMPS: Apothecary Art, Sweet Laughter  INK: StazOn Jet Black, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers  CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight  ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, Labels Collection Framelits, Tea Lace Doilies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

STAMPS: Apothecary Art  INKS: VersaMark, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers  CARDSTOCK: Naturals White, Watercolor Paper, Champagne Glimmer, Blushing Bride DSP  ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Blushing Bride 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, Artisan Embellishment Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. I love this set and will miss it. You really showed it well. I love that Mother's Day Card.

  2. Gorgeous!!! Love both of these!! Beautiful colors. Really love the Glimmer paper and the ribbon roses on the birthday card. Fabulous job Cindy!!

  3. Gorgeous cards, Cindy! I love the second one with the glimmer paper. It's stunning!

  4. Beautiful cards, as always! I think I like the pink one best. So glad you could hop with us.

  5. Such beautiful coloring and layering! I love the shading on the yellow roses, and the dark centers on the pink flowers. I haven't used this set in a while, and now I want to pull it out again to play :)

  6. Beautiful cards, Cindy. I LOVE the first one, it really pops!


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