Welcome to the Blog Tour for May presented by RemARKable Stampers. This month we are all about goodbyes! We'll be featuring sympathy or retirement cards or bon voyage cards or just showcasing retiring product!
I chose to focus on retiring products. I always hate saying goodbye to old favorites, but it is so exciting to see all the new products coming in the new catalog too!
This first card uses the new sketch challenge (CCMC355) on the Create with Connie and Mary Blog. The sketch is a great way to use up little bits of Designer Series Paper.
Uses Daydream Medallions Wood-Mount Set and Lots of Thanks Clear-Mount Set plus Hello Honey Classic Stampin' Pad, Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad, Hello Honey Card Stock, Lost Lagoon Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack, SNAIL Adhesive, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Lost Lagoon 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Paper Snips, Craft Scissors, Stampin' Trimmer, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Multipurpose Platform, Standard Cutting Pads, Magnetic Platform, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Floral Frames Collection Framelits, and Clear-Mount Block A.
I'm going to send this next card to my son and daughter-in-law. They just moved into a new apartment in Florida. I'm really going to miss the Flamingo Lingo Set, it's perfect for making cards for my Florida friends and relatives.
Uses Flamingo Lingo Clear-Mount Set plus Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad, Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad, Lost Lagoon Card Stock, Pink Pirouette Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Trimmer, Petite Petals Punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Standard Cutting Pads, Magnetic Platform, Bitty Banners Framelits, Clear-Mount Block A, Clear-Mount Block G, and Clear-Mount Block H.
For my last card, I used a simple watercoloring technique. Lightly spray a piece of Watercolor Paper with water and then stamp your image so that it runs and spreads out a little. The Regarding Dahlias Set is another one I'm really going to miss! I love the big, bold flower image.
Uses Regarding Dahlias Clear-Mount Set plus Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad, Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad, Blackberry Bliss Card Stock, Daffodil Delight Card Stock, Park Lane Designer Series Paper, Watercolor Paper, SNAIL Adhesive, 2-Way Glue Pen, Stampin' Trimmer, 1" Square Punch (to create the notch in the sentiment banner), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Multipurpose Platform, Standard Cutting Pads, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Clear-Mount Block E, Clear-Mount Block G, and old Stampin' Mist bottle filled with water.
I hope you liked the projects I created. If you did, please let me know by leaving a comment. Feel free to Pin, Like, or Tweet any of my creations as well!
Don't forget to order any of the retiring products you want before they disappear! The retiring products I used are in bold.
In case any of the links aren't working anywhere along the way, here's a complete list of all the blogs participating starting with the next blog and listed alphabetically by each person's name:
Pam Staples - http://wp.me/p3p2VA-ZL
Janet Wakeland - http://wp.me/pHIQD-7fj
Anne Matasci - http://wp.me/pCcBw-1R1
Heather Mathieson - http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/inkyladybug/blog
Michele Reynolds - You Are Here!