Blogging Friends May Blog Hop

Blogging Friends May Blog Hop

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 have 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 using Retiring Products

Happy May Day! Cannot believe we are almost halfway through the year already. That means that we are getting close to a new Annual Catalog with new products. Before we get there we have to go through a "retirement" of products that will no longer be available for purchase. It's a bittersweet time as we say our goodbyes to favorites and begin to create with lots of new favorites. I am excited to be able to place my preorder tomorrow (May 2nd - a Stampin' Up! demonstrator perk to have access to products one month before the public - if interested to join my team please reach out to me) for the latest products. I'm feeling quite sympathetic for all my retiring stamp sets, DSP, punches, framelits and embellishments. So I decided to CASE the catalog and create a sympathy card.

I changed up the layout a bit so that I could get more than one card from the Serene Scenery DSP. The DSP comes in 6" x 6" and I cut it down to 5 1/4" x 3"  so that I could get two pieces. Sympathy cards as ones I always like to have many extras on hand.

Here is the list of Retiring Products that I will sadly miss:

  • Strength & Prayers stamp set
  • Serene Scenery DSP stack
  • Lace Doilies
  • Classy Designer Buttons

In case you've never 'done' a blog hop before, its 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 bottom of each blog post, and you'll hop through all the participating blogs, back to where you started - and you'll see all the amazing projects and maybe inspire 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:

Crystal Komara

Anna Masciovecchio - returning in June

Libby Fens

Anne Power - returning in June

Mary Blocher

Danica Ferrante

Deborah Smart - returning in June

Jessica Mink - returning in June

Jodi Horsley

Leanne Johnson <----------YOU ARE HERE

Michelle Clarke

Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa

Mary Ann Rossiter

Tammy Gill

Rick Adkins

Lisa Reber

Creative Color Combination

Dove Sympathy Card


Click the photo(s) below to purchase the products used to create this project directly from my online Stampin' Up! store.

Nine Lives

Nine Lives

Black Swan

Black Swan