Thursday, May 2, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad "Best of" Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Best of... 25 years" with Stampin' Up!  This month we celebrate ANY retired or retiring products.  If you haven't seen the list that will be retired in June, contact your SU! demonstrator now!  :)

You will see from my 4 cards that I love anything beach and BRIGHT colors!
This card uses the first set I bought from Stampin' Up back in 2003 BEFORE I moved to Florida.  I loved bright colors and beachy stuff even then!  This stamp set is called "Sparkling Summer" and I added a non-SU stamp because it's perfect (don't tell anyone).  I used Gumball Green, Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie.

I also bought this stamp set at the same time as the one in the prior card.  It's called Fishy Friends.  When I made this first SU! purchase (I still remember it) I got two packs of card stock (now retired: Blue Brocade and Sage Shadow) because I wanted to make the card in the Idea Book.  I never made the card - so I made a "version" tonight.  I added one of the new In Colors for 2013-2015, it's called Baked Brown Sugar.  I didn't have the ink pads so I used the Sage marker to color.

I bought this stamp set right after the above two.  But I sold it in a garage sale because I never used it.  Then when I became a SU! demonstrator I decided I had to have it.  So I bought it from Shellie!  LOL  It's called "Some Like it Hot" and this general card idea was in the Idea Book as well.  :)   I used the Brocade Blue again, a green I can't remember, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Pacific Point.  I used a white gel pen to draw the lines.
This final card uses my favorite retired set from 2010.  It's called Tropical Party.  It features some of the new colors coming out in June - the base is using Bermuda Bay.  This also happens to be my new favorite color from the Brights collection!  I "CASE'd" this idea from the May/ June issue of Stampin' Success which is a free magazine offered to Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  All of the colors are current (or coming soon) - the stamp set is the only "retired" item!

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to add some commenting love (we love comments!).  I will be picking one comment at random (well my boyfriend will pick a number) and that person will receive a prize!!!  Who doesn't LOVE prizes?  

Hop along the "Retired" path to see what pretty creations Nancy came up with today!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  2. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  3. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  4. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  5. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  6. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  7. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  8. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  9. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  10. Bree R. of Craft-somnia
  11. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana


Lori Ingebritson said...

We are getting snow in May so I'm going to check your blog repeatedly today to feel the warmth!! Love your fun cards, Pam!

brrenwick said...

So super cute!!! I love anything beach related and these are all awesome! My favorite is your CASE with the new colors :)

Tonya said...

What a walk down memory lane with you cards. I love all the fun bright colors and tropical feel.Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Awesome cards! My favorite is the last one! One of my favorite stamp sets!

Pamela said...

Wow 4 cards - all very summery, great creation!

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

I love your cards!!! So cute! So, summery.. I want summer in MI sooo bad! LOL Thanks for a LOT of creative inspiration, Pam! So fun!!

Stampin Dj said...

Love that Fishy Friends set. Sage Shadow and Chocolate Chip were my wedding colors, so you can be sure I've got a huge stash of Sage Shadow that I stocked up on when they retired that one!

Julie said...

Great cards, Pam! I have a couple of those sets yet myself.

Diana Eichfeld said...

Great cards Pam, definitely makes me want to head to the beach!

Heidi @ Stuck on Stampin said...

Nice display of retired sets, Pam! Great job on the beachy theme! Love seeing some of the products from the past. Thanks for the fun theme this month! :)

Jennifer Blomquist said...

Pam, these are such fun cards! I love the bright colors and summer theme. Sigh, it is so easy to get caught up in the new stuff and neglect the awesome old stuff! Thanks for the reminder.