SUO Challenges #71

Hello! Happy Tuesday! How are you today? I’m doing well. My Monday was a good one and that never happens. The weather cleared up after it rained all day yesterday, it was sunny and 75 degrees which was actually quite nice!

It’s time for Stampin’ Up! Only Challenges once again. This week we were asked to use our favorite retiring stamp set. I have a lot of favorite retiring stamp sets and other goodies so I used two and some retiring colors!

My card starts off with a base of Not Quite Navy Card Stock. I added a layer of Lucky Limeade on top of that. The stamped images are from the French Foliage Stamp Set and are stamped in Lucky Limeade, Not Quite Navy and Crumb Cake. For the greeting I used the Word Play Stamp Set and some Not Quite Navy ink. These two sets are definitely on the top of my list along with the two colors. I never realized how well Not Quite Navy and Lucky Limeade look together either! Thanks so much for coming by to see my SUO Challenge card for the favorite retiring stamp set challenge. Go and visit the blog to see what the other designers favorites are and show us what your one is by entering it in the gallery. I look forward to seeing what you are going to miss! Have a great day! 🙂

SUO 71

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Not Quite Navy, Lucky Limeade and Very Vanilla

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Lucky Limeade and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: French Foliage and Word Play Clear Mount

Tools: SNAIL

French Foliage CM

Word Play CM

Another new Photopolymer Stamp Set, Show & Tell 1 & 2 is a two-part set that you can get for $13.95 each or for a limited time buy them as a bundle with a video class to show you how to get the best results with them. Click here to see the PDF of the flyer.

Stampin’ Up! released a new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Birthday Bombs Away! There are some great greeting and they will work well for any type of card. You can see them below or click here for a PDF of the flyer.

Woo hoo! The color renovation has been announced! I’m so happy that they have kept four of the five 2011-2013 In-Colors! I’m a little sad to see that Lucky Limeade didn’t make the cut but we also got some former In-Colors back too! Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzaz and Blushing Bride along with a new color Smokey Shadow. They have also moved some colors to different families and of course they are retiring some colors. Say so long to Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard and River Rock. Change is a good thing!

Stampin’ Up! has released their first Photopolymer Stamp Set! It’s called Designer Typeset! The great thing about Photopolymer Stamps is that they are completely clear so you can see exactly where you are going to stamp. They work amazingly with our new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads for great ink coverage. You are going to love them! This is a limited release so make sure you get one before it’s gone!

Stampin’ Up! has a sneak peek for you from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog and the best part is you can get it right now! It’s called A Round Array and you can get it as a bundle with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch for $23.95 or just the Stamp Set for  $14.95. You can purchase this now through May 30th. Click here or on the photo below to get a PDF of the flyer.

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