Sunday, December 16, 2007

Adios Amigos!!

Saying Goodbye to friends....The retirement list is out...there is buzz and excitement of the new catalog. On December 08th we took a moment to say goodbye to old favorites. There are a lot of cute, cute sets that are retiring. If you haven't purchased the ones on your list do so by December 31st.

First we have: All about U! (p.145, $27.95) We cut the card 4.25x11 and trimmed it about 1inch to make room for the slit. The colors used were bashful blue, chocolate chip, so saffron, and certainly celery. The U was done by stamping the U from the set in Chocolate chip craft ink onto a piece of cardboard. The birthday wording comes from It's Your Birthday (p.145 $30.95).
Next is this cute cute set Bundle of Joy (p.81, $23.95). We also used the retiring hostess set Word on Word. Colors used were Perfect Plum and Basic Black. The images were colored using watercolor crayons, pencils and markers. Colors used were chocolate chip, perfect plum, barely banana, and old olive. We also used the sprial punch to make it look like a film strip along with the 1 1/4" square punch.

Next is Cold Play (p.44, $27.95). I am selling my set for $20. We used Pretty in Pink, Close to cocoa, and chocolate chip. Are you seeing a pattern to my favorite color yet?? The let it snow was stamped in Chocolate chip and the snowflakes in Versamark. Snowman is chocolate chip, only orange and pretty in pink.

One of my favorite sets to go is Monkey Business (p.61, $23.95). The card uses So Saffron and Close to cocoa. The circles in the card are 1 1/4" and the brown under the circles is the 1 3/8" punch. Heart is Rose red, pineapple is colored using so saffron and celery.
Finally we have Circus Train (p.92, $20.95). A very fun card using Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Yo yo yellow. We also used watercolor paper, aqua painters and watercolor crayons to color the image. We used the new photo corner punch, yellow brads and real red ribbon to finish it off.
If you would like to purchase any of these sets or any sets on the retiring list please email me by December 31st to place your order!!!

**All images copyright Stampin' Up! 1996-2007. Also some of the ideas for the above cards came from fellow Stampin' Up demos, and Split coast Stampers. Thank you for your ideas and inspiration.

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