June 30, 2011

Goodbye 2010-2011 Idea book

It is time to say our final goodbye's to the current catalog.
This was a pretty card we made about a year ago using Petal Pizzazz
and All Holiday's stamp sets, the rock and roll technique
gave this card it's highlight colors.
We used this Dreams du Jour  stamp set the
very 1st open house I held as a brand new demonstrator.
That was 3 years ago, time flies, it seems like it was yesterday.

My 5 sets I will miss the most are-
Define your Life
All Holidays
Friends 24-7
Things I Love
Cheer for you

It was very hard to say goodbye to 45 stamp set on the Goodbye list,
but goodbye only means that new ones are on the way soon.
We are also going to miss the small oval punch and Elegant Soiree DSP
and hodge podge hardware.
If you have been following my blog the past 2 weeks, 
here are the 5 questions for a chance to win a prize.
What Designer Series Paper did I use the most during June post?
What is the 5 set I will miss the most?
What is your favorite retiring stamp set?
How many stamp sets did I lose on the Last chance stamp list?
How many Blog post did I make during June?

Thanks for looking, Cindy

June 29, 2011

Goodbye times 5

This card is made using 5 different items that are retiring.
Define your life stamp set
Star Punch
Spiral Punch
Pumpkin Pie 3/8" taffeta ribbon
Extreme Surfboard

This card is the perfect Summer time birthday card.

This card was cased after a Julie Breuler card.

Thanks for looking, Cindy

June 28, 2011

We made this very simple card this evening at the
Just Say Goodbye Open House.  .
This card featured a Petal Pizzazz flower (red), the green stem was from
Apple Blossoms stamp sets and the Designer Series paper was Play Date.
This was a card I cased from Carrie Gaskins.
Don't you love the bright colors?

!st door prize winner was Kathy Orwig she chose 
a Bold Blossom stamp set.

 Don't forget free shipping
until June30th 6pm with any order or workshop from me.

Thanks for looking, Cindy

June 27, 2011

Goodbye to Always and Define your life

This is one of the cards we will be making at the
Goodbye Open House 6-28-2011
Join me to say goodbye to some of our favorite 
stamp sets that will be retiring.
We are having a scavenger hunt, some simple make
and takes and a a few goodies to eat.
And yes door prizes!!!!
Join us any time between 6pm and 9pm.
New Catalogs for all class and card club members.

Thanks for looking, Cindy

June 26, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Thanks so much to Everyone that sent Happy Birthday wishes my way today!!!!!!

I did have a special birthday, so I wanted to share this beautiful card with you.
We made this card at our winter retreat.  Cathy C. brought the supplies 
for us to make this beautiful card.  

We have to say goodbye to Because I care hostess stamp set, you can still get this
set for free until June 30th with any order of  > $150.00 as hostess Level 1 benefits.

I want to share my Birthday with you, so this week until June 30th. 
All orders will have free shipping!!!

Thanks for looking, Cindy

June 25, 2011

Goodbye to Simply Sent Something Special

Do you want to have a stash of instant cards on hand for any occasion?

Stampin' Up! has just what you need, Simply Sent card kits.
This kit contains supplies to make 8 cards,
including ribbons, rhinestones and envelopes.
The only thing you need is any greeting stamp
you might already have (or want to purchase)
to make this card for any occasion.

My favorite greeting stamp set( NOT retiring) is
Curly Cute a 5 stamp set that includes-
Happy  Birthday
Seasons Greetings
Thinking of You
Thank You
that is $19.95 in wood mount or $14.95 clear mount.
This stamp is great for the Simply Sent card kits and why
I chose the Happy Birthday from the Curly Cute stamp set
for my card.
This is one of the card kits that will retire on June 30th,
these kits are a bargain at $11.95.
Email or call me to place your last chance order before June 30th.

Thanks for looking, Cindy

June 24, 2011

Goodbye All Holidays

This card was cased from a book cover by Robin Merriman,  I 
loved her color choices and combination of the retiring Greenhouse Gala 
Designer Series paper so I downsized it to make a card.
We have to say goodbye to the stamp set All Holidays on June 30th.
I will miss this set, we used it often because this set had something
for everyone and most of the holidays we made cards for.
Yes it is in my top 5 stamp sets I am going to miss.
Thanks for looking, Cindy

June 22, 2011

Goodbye -Define your life

NO WAY!!!!
Please don't make me say goodbye, to my favorite
Stampin' Up! retiring stamp set, Define Your Life.

I love this set for lots of reasons-

1. it was my FREE stamp set I earned through Stampin Start, 
a Stampin' Up! program the 1st year you become a demonstrator

2. it is nice for cards but is perfect for scrapbook pages, I have always wanted to 
make a scrapbook using this set, to define my own life,
so one day my family would know how blessed  we have been

This is one stamp set I will keep for my personal use,
I am sad to have to put it on my retired stamp shelf.
It will be retired but not forgotten, I bet you
will see it surface from time to time.

This card has a few other retiring items,
Great friends and Friends 24-7 stamp sets, 
Elegant Soiree and Greenhouse garden gala designer series paper.

Thanks for looking, Cindy

June 21, 2011

Goodbye to - Things I Love

This cute card has lots of sparkle, the retiring Baja Breeze glass glitter
and a pearl to make it shine.

Goodbye to the Things I Love stamp set and
Elegant Soiree Designer Series paper.  This is a 
card I cased from someone(can't remember who)
but chose this color combination because I love
Baja Breeze and Chocolate chip together.

Be sure to check tomorrow for a clue of my #1 Retiring Stamp set.

Thanks for looking, Cindy

June 20, 2011

Goodbye to Friends 24-7, Navy Striped Ribbon and Nursery Suite DSP

Today's goodbye is featured in 2 different cards you can make
this week at Bodacious Babes card club or Thursday Technique class
11am or 6pm.
This card was inspired by a swap card I received from Karen Trelfa.
I loved her color combination and wanted to share them with you.
The Night of Navy 1-1/4 striped Grosgrain ribbon is on the Last Chance list
and will be gone when supplies are depleted.
Did you notice we are using a real bottle cap on this card?
You will learn how easy it is to shape them with the Big Shot.

Goodbye to Friends 24-7 and Nursery Suite Designer Paper!
This card features the new Fabulous Florets from the Summer Mini 
and out going Friends 24-7 and Nursery Suite Designer Paper in
a cased card by Connie Babbert. Don't you love her choice of
colors, it looks so bight an cheery!

Email or call me to reserve a spot at either 11am or 6pm Thursday June 23rd.

Thanks for Looking,

June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day 2011

Happy Father's Day to my Dad!
My dad is one of the lucky ones that get to do something
almost every day he loves-  GOLF!
When I 1st seen the On the Green stamp
I knew this would be his Father's Day Card.

I tried to keep my card simple, because he is that kind of man.
I did add a little Crystal Effects to the golf ball, cut it out
and added it to the golf tee to give it a little pop.

Barry's Father's Day Card is a simple one also using the a Father's Day stamp
from one of my top 5 retiring stamp sets All Holiday's,
and Elegant Soiree Designer Series paper
that will both be gone on June 30th.

Happy Father's Day to all the DAD's !!!!

Goodbye to On the Green stamp and All Holiday's stamp set.

Thanks for looking Cindy

Goodybe Engraved Greetings / Happy Birthday Barry

Goodbye to Engraved Greetings Happy Birthday stamp. 
My husbands coworkers had a birthday luncheon for him
yesterday and gave him this great card.
The embossed  Happy Birthday greeting stands out,
letting the greeting be the focus of the card.
Retiring Designer Series Paper Woodland Walk and the 
Engraved Greetings stamp makes this simple card design
with a pop a great card for the men in your life.
This card was made by Julia C. with all Stampin' Up! Supplies.
Thanks to all his coworkers he had a nice birthday at work.
Happy Birthday Barry!
Thanks for looking, Cindy

June 16, 2011

Goodbye to All Holidays and a Flower for all Seasons

All Holidays is one of my top 5 retiring stamp sets, I love the size and
shapes of the 12 stamps in this set.  The best part was I usually could find 
something for every card I was making so it was always my  " go to set". 
This card also is using Elegant Soiree Designer Series paper that will be gone
in just a few days.  This paper is on the last chance accessories list and is
on sale $7.46 while supplies last.  25% off.
This card was cased from a beautiful card by Gretchen Barron.

A flower for all seasons has been on my wish list for about a year,
so during Sale-a-bration I jumped on the chance to get it for free
with a $50.00 Sale-a-bration order.
When I saw a card by Monica Davis I decided we just 
had to make one similar to hers.  
One problem, my frog looks like he had been nuked.  That's OK, you
will be able to make your frog any color of green you wish.
  I kinda like my glow in the dark frog, 
but he will be gone on June 30th for good.

I have given you 2 Goodbye cards today since I didn't get to post yesterday.
The tooth with issues won yesterday.

Thanks for looking, Cindy

June 8, 2011

Goodbye Simply Sent and For you Flower

Good evening ladies, it's time to say goodbye to some of my favorite Stampin' Up!
products this year.  This is always a sad time for me, having to say goodbye to
some of the stamp sets, paper and accessories I have grown to love. 
It is also an exciting time of year because we are just days from
starting a new Stampin' Up! year and a brand new idea book and catalog. 
Over the next 22 days I will be posting some of the products
I will miss the most.  I will be leaving clues along this journey as I share
what I am going to miss the most in a blog contest.
This year I ordered a few of the Simply Sent card kits found on pages 182 and 183 
in the idea book and catalog.  These are great to have on hand to make a very fast
card because the kit includes everything except stamps to make a card and includes
envelopes.  The cost is $11.95 and has supplies for 8 cards. The picture on the larger easel 
has a card design for you to follow, but I decided my card needed to have more color and 
style.  I added a Fancy Flower punch, embossed with the perfect polka dots embossing folder, and
a stamped image from the For you Flower a la carte stamp on page 19.
The card kit and stamp will be gone ( retired) on June30th, give me a call or email
if you would like to place an order from the goodbye list to the right of this blog.

These Simply sent card kits make a great stamping project for your vacation
or stamping on a plane trip for those of us who need their daily stamping fix.

Thanks for looking, Cindy