Thursday, May 3, 2012

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop: May 2012

Hello and welcome to this month's installment of the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop.  If you came from Shellie's Creative Electica blog, thank you for visiting me!  This month's themes are Mother's Day, Kids and/or Friendship.  I have a project for each of these themes.  I hope you'll like what I have for you.  And please, give my blogpost some love with your kind comments!

The first card is for Mother's Day coming up.  Using the retiring 2010-2012 In-Colors, my card was inspired by ?  I am so sorry... I can't find it!  Anyways, I had made some changes and here is my version.  I used a lot of retiring products on here: the In-Color papers, Ticket Corner punch, ribbon, embossing folder.  Yes, this particular folder is the ONLY embossing folder to be retired.  Can you see me
This next card is inspired by my newest downline (Hi, Bronwen!).  Before Bronwen decided to take advantage of the awesome new $99 Starter Kit, she had ordered a Word Window punch from me, in order to make spinner cards.  She even emailed me her fabulous cards.  That got me thinking that I really should do one myself.  So, I dug out the tutorial I had saved from quite awhile ago HERE.  Two more items to be retired here: Fox and Friends ( ) and On Your Birthday.
This last project is a fun-fold.  It's a double-pocket.  You can find the tutorial HERE.  Here is the front. I used Top Note die.  For the Whisper White and DSP pieces, I used my paper snips and cut along the perforation so that they will layer nicely with the Peach Parfait piece underneath.  I used retiring Upsy Daisy () stamp set here.
Inside, you see how it's a double-pocket.
I used Two Tags die to create 2 simple bookmarks.  Since they're bookmarks, I didn't want to create too much dimension and ruin someone's book, so all pieces are flat.
Retiring items here are the Chantilly Crochet Trim ribbon (), Triple Treat Flower stamp (), 5-Petal Flower punch (), and the already-retired Punch Bunch from Sale-a-Bration 2011.

There you have it.  Please continue along the hop with us.  Your next stop is with Pam.
Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
  10. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  11. Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot
  12. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  13. Nicole B. of Creations by Mommy
  14. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
Click HERE for the Retiring Stamp Sets
Click HERE for the Retiring Accessories
Click HERE for the Retiring Definitely Decorative


Kathie said...

Beautiful cards! I love the double pocket card. What a clever idea.

Pat T. said...

Wow - love your projects Annie. I especially love the emoticons as they perfectly express how I feel about our retiring product. Nice touch and it gave me a chuckle. Thank you for sharing.

Shellie G said...

Annie I love all of your cards! I think your "Mom" one if my favorite though. I'm gonna have to try and add that EF to my order...

Marla Reed said...

Annie, I love all of your projects! The Mother's Day card is especially nice. You did a great job using all of the retiring products (so many tears)! :(

Heather said...

Annie your creations are amazing! You are such a talented lady! Thanks for sharing, Heather

Nancy Berg said...

Beautiful Cards! I especially love the color combination on your double-pocket card! Thanks for sharing!

Stampin Dj said...

Love the mom card!!!!!

Tonya said...

Very cute projects and a great highlight of several retiring items. It will be hard to see some of them go. The pocket card is wonderful and would be great for a book reader to use. Thanks for sharing.

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