Welcome to the “Blogging Friends Blog Hop!”

Who are the “Blogging Friends”? We are a group of Stampin’ Up!  demonstrators located all across the U.S. and Canada who had never met before. Well, actually, we still haven’t met yet (in person)… But, through our common bond of Stampin’ Up! and a shared love of paper crafting we have created a fun new blog hop. Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!

Each month we’ll have a different theme: this month it’s Retiring Stamp Set(s).

Happy May Day everyone! It’s that time of year where Stampin’ Up! releases the retirement list filled with stamp sets, accessories and tools that will no longer be sold. As much as this saddens me because I have come to love lots of products, I am excited to see the new products they are going to release as of June 1, 2016. I plan to dedicate each day’s post in the month of May to showcase retiring stamp set(s) or products. Be sure to return each day for some additional inspiration of those must have products before they leave forever.

Are you ready to see what I created for you today?

I have used a few retiring stamp sets (Pictogram Punches and Petite Pairs) and In Colors (Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon) on today’s card.

Here is a closer view of the moon outlined with the Clear Wink of Stella® glitter brush.

I have some additional inspiration using these retiring stamp sets. Click the link below each picture to be taken to the blog post.

In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy! At the bottom of this post, you’ll see another image similar to the one above, and when you click on it, you’ll be taken directly to the next blog in the hop. Keep clicking on that image at the bottome of each blog post, and you’ll hop through all of the participating blogs, back to where you started – and you’ll see all of the amazing projects and maybe will inspired you too! If you’d prefer to hop about at your leisure, you can click on the individual links for each blog. Happy Hopping! We’d love if you would leave us some comments (aka – Blog Love) to let us know what you think. Thanks for stopping by today.

Blog Hop Participant List:
Anne Power
Leanne Johnson <------------- YOU ARE HERE

I cased the layout from a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Narella Farrugia.

I used the color combination from Fab Friday (#FabFri86).

  • Lost Lagoon card base 4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5 ½”
  • Soft Sky 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”
  • Going Places DSP ½” x 5 1/16”
  • Very Vanilla 3 3/8” x 5 1/8”
  • Crumb Cake 2” x 2”
  • Sweet Li’l Things DSP
  • Very Vanilla 1 7/8” x 1 7/8”
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Many Thanks

Since I Opened My Eyes