Blogging Friends Blog Hop – May – Retiring Favorites

May first and before we know it, the new catalog will be here. This is the first of two blog hops for the day!

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In honor of the current catalog ending, we will say farewell to some of out favorite Retiring Products. This post is all about retiring products. A few that I really liked out of several that are retiring!

I created five 4×4 cards to share. No particular order. libbystamps, stampin up, Nailed It Bundle, Nailed It. Build It Framelits, Sending Love DSP

From the Occasions Mini, the Nailed It bundle sold out as soon as it went on the retiring list. I just love it – so versatile and a masculine set for once! I paired it with the Sending Love Designer Series Paper.

libbystamps, stampin up, Stylish Stems Framelits, Special Reason, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP

This Stylish Stems Framelits was my favorite flower framelit, also from the Occasions Mini. The coordinating Special Reason stamp set was ok, not my favorite as the words are too small. Of course, I purchased both of them. This paired well with the (soon to retire) Pop of Pink Specialty Designers Series Paper.

libbystamps, stampin up, T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Custom Tee Bundle, Custom Tee, 2015-2016 In-Colors

Of course, the In-Colors are always sad to see leave. At least they are around for a couple of years! My favorite color was the Cucumber Crush! I used the T-shirt Builder framelits, Custom Tee Bundle, to create this. These are also from the mini. I liked the ‘Happy Stamper’ stamp. That is SO usable for us!

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Fiesta Bundle, Birthday Fiesta, Fiesta Time Framelits, Festive Birthday DSP, Llama

From the large, main catalog. The Llama. Who does not love a llama? Who? This was an awesomely cute bundle! The designer series paper was pretty cool too.

libbystamps, stampin up, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Stand DSP, pears

The last stamp set I’ll share is the Fresh Fruit. I loved this. It was simply sweet.

libbystamps, stampin up, Gorgeous Grunge, Banners Framelits, Layered Letters Alphabet, 12x12 Kraft Card Stock, box

Lastly. The 12×12 Kraft card stock will no longer be available. I created (from scratch) a nifty box to hold all these cards. And, yes, the Banners Framelits, the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and the Layered Letters Alphabet will not be in the upcoming catalog either. Gorgeous Grunge? I got so much use from this set!

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Whew. That’s a lot of retiring stuff! And, I didn’t even touch the tip of all the things I really loved from the 2016-2017 catalog. Not too sad though. Can’t be. Lots of new, wonderful items coming our way. If you feel compelled to need any of these or other items, please order here.

So, this is a blog hop, before heading over to talented, Mary Blocher, please leave me a comment.

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Happy Stampin’
Libby
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Floral Thanks, Stepped Up Sunday

I have a ‘steeped up’ version of the card I posted yesterday to share with you today.

I’m learning how to use these intricate dies with all the beautiful detailing.

Against the black, the Pool Party just looks stunning –

libbystamps, stampin up, Floral Phrases, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Stepped Up Sunday

See. It does, right?

And, you see what small detail I added?

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That’s right. Ribbon!

I also decided to create a decorative inside too –

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Since the card base is black, the white is a must on the inside. Since the stamp set came with lovely stamps appropriate for the inside, I thought, why not? Just a nice little detail!

I love it! And, who knows, this just might make the Card Buffet next weekend!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Five, Plus, Card Friday

Yes, I’m doing this again!

I really wanted to share all the projects from our team meeting a couple of weeks ago! Ten things to share! Wahoo!

These are in no particular order either.

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Sherri

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Gail

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Cari

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Pearl

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Shirley

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Nancy

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Diana

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Cheryl

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Sharon

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Card we created all together using new In-Colors!

Some terrific cards we all received this time around!

Be sure to leave this ladies some good ‘card-carma’ – they worked hard to create these!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Word Bubble Pumpkins

H A P P Y   H A L L O W E E N  !  !  !

Need a last-minute idea for a Halloween card but have nothing Halloween? Well, if you have the Word Bubble Framelits (on sale, weekly deals) then look what you can do –

libbystamps, Word Bubble Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Confetti Stars Punch, And Many More

Aren’t these just the cutest?

I made these in a flash in a couple different oranges, then just embossed them. The leaves are from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. Love them!!

And, just had to share this too –

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Cats and cards. It’s the puuuurfect combo!!

Be safe and have a H A P P Y   H A L L O W E E N  ! ! !

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Stair-Step Halloween

Happy Thursday! One more day until – H A L L O W E E N – yippee!

At my last Card Buffet, I was asked by on of the attendees to create a stepped up Halloween Birthday themed card. The challenge was on.

I tried several different cards . Several different techniques. This is a Card Buffet after all – I try to keep projects somewhat do-able.

Then, the lightbulb came on. This is what I came up with –

libbystamps, Fall Fest, Fun Fall Framelits, Big News, Center Stair Step Card

And, it was a hit! Yay!

It’s one of those stair-step cards! Quite cool I might add.

Thanks to the Fall Fest stamp set and the Fun Fall framelits – it couldn’t be easier. I had pre-cut and scored the card bases (I always do, spoiled customers). My favorite is the little ghost peeking out from the side. I put a Dimensional on the front of him so he stood back a little bit. Just a minor detail.

Since this card was favored SO much, I modified it a bit to create these –

libbystamps, Fall Fest, Fun Fall Framelits, Mingle All the Way, Center Stair Step Card

I gave these to co-worker kids/grandkids and mailed some to my great nieces and nephews. As a treat, they contained a gift card on the inside. Perfect little treat I thought.

I’d love to hear/read what you think. Comments are always a ‘treat’.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Good to the Last Bite

Monday. Monday. Monday.

If you were able to find some good candy deals in the Sunday paper for Halloween, I have just the item to put them in.

At my October Card Buffet one of the items was a two for one. The one item was a treat holder that resembled a candy corn, the other was this –

libbystamps, Halloween treats, Merry Everything, Note Tag Punch, Petal Cone Die, Raven 1/2 Inch Lace Trim, Witches Brew DSP

Isn’t this little ‘coffin’ adorbs? It was made from the Petal Cone Die that is still available on the Clearance Rack! That’s why I decided to show it in my class.

I cut off a little on the bottom and squared off the top to resemble a coffin! The DSP and the Ribbon was also on the Clearance Rack too.

The stamped and punched image are from the current Holiday Mini. It’s a bundle! What a nice combination I thought – the vampire and the coffin!!

Not sure why I did not make these in the past??

If you have any questions, please let me know. I’d love to help you make these.

Happy Stampin’
Libby