Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A Fond Farewell...

Pieces and Patterns from the annual catalog was one of the first sets I purchased along with its matching designer paper.....and I never got one thing stamped with it until now when it's close to retiring.  I hate when I do that!

I started my first card and realized when I was done that I didn't even use a stamp from the set....I got the sentiment from No Bones About It.  Another retiring set.  This card took a lot of fussy cutting!

Then I started the next card and realized I still didn't use the stamps from the set!  I guess I was into fussy cutting tonight!

Then I tried to use the stamps....

This is somewhat cased from the catalog and Lilybet's Papers (found it on Pinterest).

The last card involved some embossing and for the life of me I couldn't get it to look right....

All in all....meh.  Not really impressed with my stamping tonight, but tomorrow's another day!  =-)

Have some stamping fun!  Dawn 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Farewell Tour--Day 1!

So...it’s been a loooooong time since I’ve done a blog post...no excuses.  There are only so many hours in a day and something had to give.  However, I’m going to give it a go again (I’m always more motivated after OnStage) along with posting to my FB business page too.  If you haven’t liked my page yet –and I don’t blame you if you haven’t but please head over to Facebook and give it a like so you can see what’s happening in my stamping world! 

The new catalog is coming in June.  June 1, 2018 to be exact and I hate to admit it, but I have a ton of stamps that are retiring without getting to experience that sweet smell of ink (I really don’t know if the ink has a smell, but it sounded good).  In an effort to rectify that situation I am having an “Hasta la Vista” tour starting today with the stamp set "Grown with Love" found on page 22  of Stampin' Up's annual catalog.  This is also available as a bundle and has some really cute framelits to go with the stamp set.

•Who doesn’t love this little red wagon?  And how cute is that little heart sign?

This is on a note card.  I colored the veggie and wagon stamps with my markers.  Cut them out and layered them on a black stitched square framelit on a square of lemon lime twist.

•The next card is also notecard sized and features the watering can with flowers.

I shaded it a bit with my smokey slate blends and added wink of Stella which you can't tell in the picture.  The flowers are sweet sugarplum a retiring color.  I couldn't resist adding that cute little heart tag from the Basket of Flowers that was a recent SAB set. 

•The last card I made featuring this set is full sized and uses the pot with the other bouquet of flowers in the set.  I used dapper denim--another retiring in-color.

This is a great set and if you want it and/or the bundle you'd better snatch it up asap!  I'll be back soon with my next retiring set.  

Happy Stamping!