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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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email:  if you have any questions.

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Ultimate Pink Blog Hop


Hello my stamping friends! I am excited to take part in the Second Annual Ultimate PINK Blog Hop today! What is this all about? It’s a collection of cards and ideas from fabulous and creative Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all over the globe featuring many shades of pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Here is my PINK card:

I brought out one of my favorite stamp sets – Watercolor Wings. Butterflies always remind me of love and hope. Hoping for a cure in my lifetime!

 A few years ago I popped into the local grocery store to pick up a few items. When I returned to my car there was a lady waiting for me. She had seen the Stampin’ Up! logo on my car and eagerly asked me if I was a demonstrator. Well, yes! She asked me if I would like to participate in her church vendor fair/luncheon to benefit several Breast Cancer Charities. This event has been such a blessing for me and my team members. We have participated for several years and enjoy every minute of the event. The vendors are great, the luncheon is yummy and the guest speakers are inspiring. I would love for you to attend Pretty in Pink. Feel free to contact me for more information.


Thank you so much for stopping by today! Cancer affects so many people and families. They need our love and support.

I hope you will “hop on” to see the other fabulous creations by this creative group of stampers listed below. You will be filled with PINK inspiration!

Happy Stamping!





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I Heart You

I decided to try my hand at a sketch challenge today. I subscribe to a few challenge pages but never seem to get around to making a card and linking it up. But today I managed to do it!

The Global Design Project Challenge this week is by Brian King. He is a fellow demonstrator from the Atlanta area and he is so talented! I love his clean and simple cards. He chose to go with a color challenge. That leaves your layout up to you. Yikes!

Global Design Project 017

These colors are perfect for a Valentine’s Day card in my opinion. I kept it simple and it was easy to get 5 of these stamped and assembled in a short amount of time. That’s my kind of card!

i love you

I used a new product on the butterfly – Wink of Stella. It adds just the right amount of sparkle without having to use glitter. One other new item I used is part of our Project Life suite of stamps. These stamps are designed for memory keeping but they work just as well on cards. This one is called Memories in the Making. I love the bold scribble circle and the sweet I Heart You saying.

Here is a close – up of the butterfly.

sparkle butterfly copy

Sweet and sparkly!

Thanks Brian for a fun color challenge. I hope to try more of GDP challenges in the future.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy Stamping,


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