Friends of SUBA Present Retiring Products

Welcome to the April Friends of SUBA Blog Hop. This month we are focusing on Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products. Some of my favorite products are in the current Annual Catalog and you still have time to purchase them. Lucky you! Don’t procrastinate because they are available through May 31 or while supplies last. 

You may have arrived from Stampin’ n Crafting with Cheryldiana or you are just starting here with Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate the Journey. If you happen to get off track or lost just scroll down to the bottom and you will see the entire list of participants.

Watercolor Wings is the all-around winner for cardmakers.

My first two cards use the Watercolor Wings stamp. I have used this one set so much I am not sure what I will do without it. This stamp makes beautiful birthday cards, thinking of you cards, sympathy cards, baby cards, thank you cards – Watercolor Wings works for everything.

I created a soft card as a sympathy card and then I created second card with the same layout, but it is bolder and a little more fun. I left it blank, so I can use it for any occasion.

Card-created-by-Ginny-Harrell. Watercolor-Wings. #Stampin' Up. #Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products

Created by Ginny Harrell #Watercolor Wings #Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products

Which one is your favorite? Bold or soft?

Did you notice I also used retiring ink colors? We will be saying so long to Marina Mist and Island Indigo.

Cool Treats is one of those retiring stamp sets that never got much attention.

Created by Ginny Harrell #Cool Treats #Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products

Cool Treats is the perfect stamp set if you have young children or teenagers. Everyone loves ice cream. For this card I bunched the sweet treats on the left side, cut up the sentiment and added a small strip of DSP. A quick and easy card.

Please note: All DSP retires every year, except this year the Wood Textures DSP is carrying over. Yippee! I love it when Stampin’ Up listens to our suggestions.

If this is the first time that you have come across our SUBA blog hops and are wondering what SUBA stands for – well it stands for “Simply Unique Business Angels”. You can find out more about what our talented friends Louise Sims and Pip Todman are doing, click SU Business Angels. They will love to help with any online business needs. You may sell Stampin’ Up, or make-up, essential oils, or candles. They still have much to offer you.

Please spend some time looking through the Retiring Products today. Some great stamp sets and supplies will be disappearing soon.

Now hop on over to Mikaela’s page and show her some stamping love. If you get off track just click on the links below.

Thanks for stopping by today.



Friends of SUBA Blog Hop List

Deborah at DJC Creativity
Gina at Emerald Kreations
Caro at Craft with Caro
Sandra at Sandra’s Stamp & Craft Studio
Carrie at the Inky Nook
Di at Dianne Richardson Craft
Leighsa at Leighsa’s Loft
Cheryl at Stampin’ n Crafting with Cheryldiana
Ginny at Celebrate the Journey
Mikaela at The Crafty Oinkpen

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CAS(E) this Sketch & OnLine Extravaganza

Happy Monday! This is Thanksgiving week in the US so most everybody is busy trying to get ready for the holiday. Crafting may take a back seat to cooking. But you do want to take time to shop the Stampin’ Up! OnLine Extravaganza that starts today. 

I have two cards for you today. The first one is my entry for the CAS(E) this sketch #248.

This sketch will last for two weeks so if you want to give it a try you still have time. I used Cool Treats (142982) for this card. It is never too cold for ice cream is it??


My next card is a simple birthday card using the set Number of Years (140653). This would also make a good Thinking of You card if you change the sentiment.

I choose both of these sets because they are on the Extravaganza list. There are several great stamp sets on sale for 20% off.  Note: These are only on sale for 24 hours. Get them while you can.

Watch for a Flash Sale later in the week on November 27th. It will be a surprise for you and for me!

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Stamping!



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