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Friday, June 11, 2010

Stampin' Addicts Retiring Sets Hop 2010

I'm so glad you stopped by today, and I hope you'll join us for Stampin' Addicts' 2010 Retiring Sets Blog Hop as we say good by to some stamps that have been "good friends" to us.  The blog hop begins at Noon EDT on Friday and continues through Sunday at Midnight...as always you may begin at any point and circle though all the stops.  Be sure to stop by Stampin' Addicts for fun and inspiration....here is a link to the hop chat thread that provides a list in case you get lost. http://www.stampinaddicts.com/forums/blog-hops/5381-stampin-addicts-last-chance-blog-hop.html#post284741

If you've already begun hopping, you've probably arrived from Cheryl's blog where she displayed her adorable projects using the Embrace Life set.

My chosen Stampin' Up! retiring stamp set is A Beautiful Thing.  I wanted to create picture frame with my daughter's pictures in it with this great sentiment, but I couldn't find the perfect picture to put inside for this set, so I stuck with cards this time.

First I used the MOJO142 sketch from Monday (Mojo Monday) to create a card using Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery.  I have the punched circles floating out of the "box", but the card will still fit in an envelope.


Next, I used the retiring Trio Flower Punch to punch one of the flowers from the set after stamping in Pretty in Pink on White....This created a slightly raised pattern that I think complements the Polka Dot Big Shot embossing folder.  Continuing the theme, the flower stamp from the set was stamped in Pretty in Pink on Whisper White, punched with the large flower punch and layered onto a Pretty in Pink flower from the Island Floral Bigz Die.  Taffeta ribbon and a mini button finish the cotton candy colored card.


Today, I was inspired to try Paula's Stampin' Addicts Sketch Challenge (SASC55), and created the card below. The sketch was inspired by page 5 of the Summer Mini Catalog, and fit right in with this set as well.
Baja Breeze, Early  Espresso and So Saffron made this set look fresh especially when combined with the new Early Espresso 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon for a quick and cute card.


That's all I have for you this time, so hop on to Jennifer's Blog for fun stamping projects featuring the Garden Whimsy stamp set.



23 comments:

Kathy said...

You have such a great eye for color - love your cards!

Valerie K said...

Adorable!

Yapha said...

These are fantastic! I love how they coordinate with the large flower punch! I had no idea...

Tinkerin In Ink said...

OOoo, my fav is the last one with all those fab new colors! I'm drooling already!

Heidi Baks said...

I love the textile effect of the 2nd card and the last card uses a great sketch and colors!

Sandra Farrell said...

I love how you layered the flowers of various sizes. nice work!

Cindy said...

Love how you have the dots running off the edge of the first card - very cool look!

jackielwatson said...

How adorable and colorful.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Your projects are great! I love the dots in the center of those weird circle things. I never could figure out how to use that stamp! Off to try it before it's gone!

Betty said...

I just love the image on the first and last cards with the colored centers. Makes we want to get that set out and stamp!

PinkPunkPrincess said...

Very beautiful cards! I especially love the pink one with the flowers!

mitz said...

these are ** flower-tastic ** great job
( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

Adriana Benitez said...

Really like the little punched circles in the middle of the stamp (first card). Great way to make them pop!

Lisa N said...

CUte ideas, love the color combo on the first card.

Jen Timko said...

Great cards...all of them! My favorite is the last one. I love the pops of color and the dimension of the layering! Wonderful!

Holly/Catrules said...

Great cards Rhonda!! Your colors are awesome! Love the last card. I love how they coordinate with the large flower punch I had no idea!

HeathersHobby said...

Rhonda, that first card is adorable! I love it with the mojo sketch!

Twila said...

Rhonda, great set of cards. My favorite has to be the last one. WOW what a color combo!

Stacy said...

These are fantastic - the last card is gorgeous!

michelle said...

great colors-love the pink!

Kim said...

Beautiful projects! Love your color combinations.

Melissa said...

Very pretty cards, Rhonda! Love your use of colors!

Carmen said...

Love the different styles! My fav card is the last one ... very pretty!