Friday, April 28, 2017

Stamp Off Window Box Color Challenge

Yikes!!  It's the end of April.  But for Buffy, Susan
and I, it's another wonderful Stamp Off Challenge.
This week, we have a color change, and boy is
it a bright one.  I believe that it is an effort to 
ensure that Spring is here to stay.
This is a rather simple card, using the Window Box
Thinlits Dies on page 43 of the Occasions catalog.
I simply layered the challenge colors, including
a little Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon (p 178)
with the 5/8" Burlap Ribbon.
The sentiment comes from the WONDERFUL
Flourishing Phrases set on page 49 of the soon to
retire annual catalog. 
Now please don't miss the spectacular projects
offered by Susan and Buffy!  

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cake Crazy with Balloon

You're seeing a lot of retiring product, and Crazy Cake
(p 7 in the Occasions catalog) is another one.  
I appreciate how different and interesting this set is.
You can stack words or cake layers, fill in
gaps in the layers or not.  It is a very creative set.
this card also features several retiring InColors;
Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder.

The balloon was created with the Balloon Bouquet
(not retiring) punch on page 187 and the Balloon
Pop-Up Thinlits Dies on page 5 in the Occasions.
They make for a great card combinations.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Birthday Blast Retiring

Birthday Blast, with the coordinating Star Blast
Edgelits dies on page 11 of the Occasions catalog
is retiring (available while supplies last).  This is such
a fun bundle, because it brings out the little
princess in all of us.  This bundle works on cards,
gift boxes or as a head band!
I used the Festive Birthday DSP on page 173 of
the annual catalog.  This DSP, and all of the rest will
also be retiring.  Wonderful products, and it will be
a shame to see them go.   However, the new 2017-18
catalog is FABULOUS, so there is much to look forward to.