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

Rad Dad Fun

Some FUN color inspiration today over at Create with Connie and Mary!

Just take a look at these colors –

Fresh and fun, right?

I thought they were ‘rad’ –

libbystamps, stampin up, Custom Tee, Gorgeous Grunge, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Custom Tee Bundle, CCMC454

So I created a Father’s Day themed card. As we know, that will be here soon too! The colors are great for a different look in a guy card.

libbystamps, stampin up, Custom Tee, Gorgeous Grunge, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Custom Tee Bundle, CCMC454

I kept adding layers of colors from the, soon-to-retire, Gorgeous Grunge set. I’ll surely miss it. Luckily, I’ve gotten lots of use out of it!

Actually, all the sets in the card will retire! FYI, the hearts came from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set. It’s just fun to create with different sets and make them work!

Did you see the other Design Team cards? You should. They are terrific! I hope we inspire you to play along with us on Facebook!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Custom Tee, Gorgeous Grunge, Perpetual Birthday Calendar
  • Framelits – T-Shirt Builder
  • Bundles – Custom Tee
  • Card Stock – Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo
Happy Stampin’
Libby

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  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
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Mr. & Mrs. Custom Tee

Happy Thursday!

We have a great layout for our first challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary this new year!

Isn’t this great –

ccmc439I love these with a few elements in the mix!

I knew right away how I wanted to use this sketch –

libbystamps, stampin up, Customer Tee, Labeler Alphabet, T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Floral Boutique, Happy Heart EF

I just loved these tee shirts from the new Occasions Mini catalog!

libbystamps, stampin up, Customer Tee, Labeler Alphabet, T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Floral Boutique, Happy Heart EF

I combined them with some existing products sort of making a tropical style wedding card. As you can see, I used lots of dimension.

libbystamps, stampin up, Customer Tee, Labeler Alphabet, T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Floral Boutique, Happy Heart EF

I even created a nice coordinating inside!

libbystamps, stampin up, Customer Tee, Labeler Alphabet, T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Floral Boutique, Happy Heart EF

I am in love with the way this turned out! Now, to have someone get married and go with these colors – I’d be set with a card!

Get your creativity on and join Create with Connie and Mary this week! You’ll start the new year off on creative note!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Customer Tee, Labeler Alphabet
  • Dies – T-Shirt Builder Framelits
  • Card Stock – Night of Navy, Whisper White
  • DSP – Floral Boutique
  • Ink – Night of Navy
  • Other – Happy Heart EF, Dimensionals
Happy Stampin’
Libby