Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the May Pals Blog Hop and our annual retirement party! It's time to say goodbye to stamps and accessories that will not be available in the new  2013-14 Stampin' Up! catalog. Although it's always sad to see wonderful products retire, it is exciting to think about all of the new products that will soon be available. So enjoy the farewell tour for our favorite retiring products - and remember you have until June 3rd to order from the retiring product lists. 

You should have just left stop number 3 on the Pals Hop, Amy Williams http://stampinontherange.blogspot.com/. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Today I chose to feature two amazing retiring products. For many reasons I am sad to see them both go. The products are Perfectly Preserved stamp set and Stampin Up's fabric. Make sure you check out all of the projects I made with these wonderful products below. 
Stampin' Up! has beautiful fabric in many great designs and colors. I have used the fabric for several projects and love that it coordinates with SU's buttons and embellishments. Because I chose the "jar" theme, with Perfectly Preserved, I thought it was only appropriate to decorate a jar (even if it is a baby food jar). Also above is a gift card holder made from the Big Shot Petite Pocket die, another retiring product I am glad I have. 

The flowers for this card were made using strips of Stampin' Up! fabric and wrapping them around to make the flower. 

I love a 3x3 card and these are cheerful and bright. You can choose any of the Perfectlty Preserved objects to place in the jar and coordinate colors using designer series paper. I used dimensionals to pop up the apple and linen thread tied around the top of the jar. 
These tags are perfect attached to a mason jar filled with goodies. I left enough room at the top of the tag for a sentiment. 
I couldn't resist making a little home decor with my favorite stamp set and fabric. After stamping the jars, I used my photopolymer stamps to write the names of my family. The background is fabric and the jars are hanging from linen thread. This is going to hang in our mud room above our built-in storage bench. 

I had so much fun preparing these projects for the blog hop. I hope you can grab some fabulous fabric & the Perfectly Preserved stamp set before it's too late. 
The next stop is Susan Itell at Simple Stampin' stop number 5 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting!

Final Blog Hop Line Up List:
    1. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
    2. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
    3. Amy Williams at Stampin' on the Range
    4. Kathleen Law at Craft With Kathleen
    5. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
    6. Kari Linder at Stampin' Essentials
    7. nicole watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
    8. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
    9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
    10. Lynn Hoyt at Cattail Designs
    11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
    12. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
    13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
    14. Amy Lazzell at Just a Thought...Cards by Amy
    15. Leslie Davis at Life's Moments
    16. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
    17. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
    18. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin' and Stampin'
    19. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
    20. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
    21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
    22. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
    23. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
    24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
    25. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
    26. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
    27. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair
    28. Shirley Sumption at look at my cute stuff
    29. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
    30. Barbara Furlong at The Love of Stamping
    31. Elaine Fleming at Studio Elaine


    1. Kathleen, you featured some of my most favorites from the retiring list. I will never let go of my little jar :) Love what you did with the fabric, and the frame that you decorated with family names...very cute!

    2. Your projects are wonderful! This is a fabulous set and you showcase it perfectly!

    3. What a wonderful array of projects. I love them all! Great job.

    4. Great projects! I'm with Amy and will not let go of Perfectly Preserved!

    5. Adorable projects. I don"t have this set but love what I have seen done with it.

    6. Wow! Kathleen, I love all that you have done with Perfectly Penned and the Stampin' Up! fabric! I am so proud of you!

    7. Well done - I love that you think beyond the card and expand the options. I think there are several great gifts there. Love them all.

    8. So cute. I can't believe this set is going away. TFS!

    9. really great uses of this stamp set. love the versatility you have shown.
      hugs, m

    10. I LOVE that you showcased the cannery items... they are so much fun to play with! Great Job!!

    11. I love your projects! This is something I wish SU would keep around for a lot longer! Great job!!!

    12. Such a wonderful set of projects. I am so sad this set is retiring

    13. Wonderful projects....love that set of tags...awesome!

    14. I love all your projects, but really especially love the home decor window for your mud room. How cute!!!

    15. Thank you Kathleen for showing us SO many great projects! Each one is great, but the window panes at the end are my favorite. I'm crazy about linen thread :-)

    16. I am going to really miss the fabric too! I make owls with that fabric and I don't know how much of it I should get now that its going to be gone. I was really hoping that they would make Halloween fabric... :( Love all your projects! So cute and so sweet!


    17. These are darling, I love how you use the stamps for so much more than just cards!