Hello and welcome to our current blog hop! This time around we are saying goodbye to some of our favorites but we wanted to share them with you one last time before they are gone. The retiring list has arrived and there are so many things I am going to miss but, as you know, our new Stampin' Up!® 2015-2016 Annual Catalog will be out on June 2. Yes, you are going to love it!
And, just a note, in the product list I made for each project, I've noted whether it is retiring or can be found in the Clearance Rack.
My original plan was to make all of my projects in shades of blue but I just couldn't do it. The 2013-2015 In Colors that are retiring were just too hard to overlook. I did keep it to shades of blue for my first card. One of my favorite stamp sets is the Bloom with Hope. It's one of the current hostess sets and I'm really going to miss it. I've used it for many projects.
Stamp Sets: Bloom with Hope (retiring), Label Love (retiring), Work of Art; Inks: Night of Navy, Soft Sky; Card Stock: Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring), Night of Navy, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools: Artisan Label Punch (retiring), 3/8" Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon (clearance rack), Pearls Basic Jewels, Snail Adhesive, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer
For my next project, I got a little bent out of shape. I bent the front of the card over and added the square of color with the flower and pretty paper. This time I stayed with mostly retiring In Colors and inks. Saying goodbye to that Baked Brown Sugar is going to be so very hard. And, the Petal Potpourri Stamp Set with all of it's neat flowers. Sigh...
Stamp Sets: Four You (retiring), Petal Potpourri (retiring); Inks: Baked Brown Sugar (retiring), Strawberry Slush (retiring); Card Stock: All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring), Strawberry Slush (retiring), Very Vanilla; Accessories & Tools: Flower Medallion Punch, Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine (retiring), Pearl Basic Jewels, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Glue Dots, Stampin' Trimmer
My last project is a tribute to all the retiring products from the current 2014-2015 Annual Catalog. The flowers were made using the Boho Blossom Punch, which is retiring this year, too. I punched out a bunch, then layered them and added a pearl accent to the center of each flower. For a sneak peek of the new Boho Chic Embossing Folder makes up the Pool Party Core'dinations layer against the Baked Brown Sugar card base.
Stamp Sets: Four Frames (retiring), Teeny Tiny Wishes; Inks: Baked Brown Sugar (retiring), Coastal Cabana (retiring), Crisp Cantaloupe (retiring), Pool Party Core'dinations (clearance rack), Wild Wasabi; Accessories & Tools: Boho Blossoms Punch (retiring), Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine (retiring), Boho Chic Embossing Folder (sneak peek), Pearl Basic Jewels, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer
Now it's time take a look at the lovely projects Penny Hanuszak has share with you. Just click the image below.
If you'd like to take a second look at the beautiful projects Buffy Cooper made for our hop, just click the image below.
To start at the beginning of our "Retirement Blues" hop, just click the image below and head on back to Wacky Watercooler Stamping.
Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,