Friday, June 11, 2010

Stampin Addicts Mega Retiring Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stampin Addicts Mega Retiring Blog Hop! We have tons of great ideas to help you decide which retiring sets you HAVE to have before they go away forever :)

If you are following the hop, you most likely arrived here from Heidi's blog where she featured Game Night. Didn't she do an awesome job?!

The set I chose to feature is Wanted. The thing I love about this set is it's versatility. It can be masculine or feminine, for the very young, the teens, and the mature adult... it's all about the colors you use and which images you chose :)

These have the Father's Day sentiment on them, but that could really be changed to just about anything. And as you will see, I am currently addicted to my white gel pen, lol! I also lined these cards with decorated Kraft  (soon to be Crumb Cake!) card stock.

Patriotic Father's Day card
  • Stamps: Wanted, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Paper: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Kraft
  • Ink: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Chocolate Chip
  • Other: Circle Designer Brads, Real Red polka dot  3/4" ribbon (flipped over), Clear rhinestone brads, Signo white gel pen, paper piercer with mat pack (to poke holes for brads)
Earthy Father's Day card
  • Stamps: Wanted, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Kraft
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Whisper White Craft
  • Other: Signo white gel pen, Tempting Turquoise 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Fresh Favorites I buttons, crochet thread, paper piercer with mat pack, Stampin Dimensionals, sponge
Doesn't this set make wonderful backgrounds?! I LOVE that about this set!

Ok, this next card I made for my hubby for our 20th wedding anniversary, which last week. Yes, I am still crazy about my love :) Life wouldn't be nearly as good without him. Sniff, sniff.... sappy moment here... OK I'm good now, lol.

Ok, so after putting the whole card together, I realized that my writing is crooked and I had to squeeze a "c" into "wicked", lol! But I think you have to give me points for bucking up and using my own handwriting! I mean come on, it's not the best you have ever seen, but it is legible. I just hope my embellishment at the bottom isn't to girlie, lol! My hubby did have a big smile on his face when he read it, so he must have liked it. :) I also couldn't resist adding some glitz to this card, I sprayed the card base with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz.
This is a half fold card (5-1/2 x 8-1/2)
  • Stamps: Wanted
  • Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Naturals Ivory, Soft Suede
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Old Olive
  • Other: Twill tape, Scallop Circle punch, 1" circle punch, clear button, paper piercer with mat pack, crochet thread, sticky strip, distressing tool from Cutter Kit, Signo white gel pen, Stampin Dimensionals, silver brads, Log Cabin Smooch Spritz
This was my first try with that particular ribbon technique. I think I like it! I used up most of my 3/4" Twill tape though! 

This is a little gift card and an almond can decorated to use as a gift holder (think baby socks or a fancy onsie), or as a shower favor, or a votive candle holder as a baby shower decoration. I bet you all could think of more things to use it for ;) I also used the new Smooch Spritz in Vanilla to add a lovely shimmer to the paper. It is so hard to capture that on film!
  • Stamps: Wanted, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
  • Ink: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede
  • Other: Pinking Hearts border punch, White Satin ribbon, crochet thread, Fresh Favorites I buttons, Playground Designer buttons, Boho Blossoms punch, Designer Label punch, Stampin Dimensionals, Smooch Spritz spray in Vanilla

These last 2 projects are a treat bag holder and a 6x6 scrapbook page. The treat holder I made with a 4th of July party in mind. Wouldn't these make cute favors for the kids?! Of course, they will get lots of candy at the parades, but they always want more. I had some Sweet Stripes in the house (leftover from Christmas!) and they actually fit right in with the theme! I used the small Cello bags which are 3x5.
The picture on the scrapbook page was taken by my daughter on graduation day for Dakota. We had just eaten our feast of burgers and brats, and everyone was just chillin on the new downstairs deck. Charlene caught David drifting off to sleep, lol! I think it took about 10 minutes to make this page, including the planning! That is record time for me. Really, I mean it!

Stars and Stripes Treat Holder
  • Stamps: Wanted
  • Paper: Kraft
  • Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy
  • Other: Platinum Shimmer Paint, sponge dauber, Signo white gel pen, Star punch, Double Rectangle punch, paper cutter with scoring blade, Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, small cello bag, SNAIL
Wanted: Nap page
  • Stamps: Wanted
  • Paper: Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory
  • Ink: Soft Suede
  • Other: distressing tool from Cutter Kit, Very Vanilla Hodgepodge brads, paper piercer with mat pack, Signo white gel pen
Well, I hope you enjoyed my projects! Be sure to come back later this week for more details on the treat bag holder, and more pictures of the other projects! And don't forget to order your favorite retiring sets by June 30th!

Now on with the hop! You can continue on to Melina's blog where she is featuring Only Ovals.
Or you can go to the Blog Hop thread and hop around at random, it's up to you.
Thanks for stoppin', and happy hoppin'!

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RhondaG - The Stampin' Bunny said...

Great projects Tanya! Great job showing the variety of this set! So many possibilities!

Y said...

Wow! What an incredible range of projects! I love your anniversary card and the patriotic father's day!

Yapha said...

Wow! What fantastic projects! So diverse and creative!!! Happy anniversary!

Heidi Baks said...

Great projects! I've been thinking about 4th of July, so that treat bag really caught my eye! And, did I tell you that your feet in the water pic is the bestest??

Cindy said...

Love all the ways you used this set! (And that you squeezed more than one into each photo to stay within our 4 photo limit - clever girl!!!)

WebDeb said...

As you've seen, I love this set for making backgrounds, too! I like that none of your projects scream "cowboy" (not that there's anything wrong with that!). Terrific job!

creations by jackie said...

You have been busy girl. Love all your projects you rock.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Where do you find the time? Your projects are awesome. I love the scrapbook page, the anniversary card, and the baby stuff. You are so creative!

Betty said...

You really did showcase the many ways this set can be used! The baby card is so sweet!

mitz said...

you have done a great job.. what fun projects..
( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

Anonymous said...

Great projects! Impossible to choose a favorite, but it was really cool to see this used for baby projects. TFS

Jen Timko said...

The diversity of these projects is astonishing!! You are truly brave to use your own handwriting, LOL, but so worth it for a cute idea! Love the baby set, too.

Holly/Catrules said...

WOW Girl again you rocked a set!! Awesome job!! I loved all of them I can't even pick a favorite. lol They were great!!!! Way to go!!! :)

Lisa N said...

You really went all out on these. Great job!

HeathersHobby said...

The baby can is so cute! I've never seen it used that way. I also loved the chocolate/olive/baja color combo!

Michelle James said...

great job! love the scrap page!

Kim said...

Love the many ways you used this set. My favorite is the baby card and tin.

Melissa said...

Fabulous, Tanya! You really showcased this set and are making me want to buy it! I love the versatility of it.

Carmen said...

Love how you did all kinds of styles... great projects!

mary noble said...

Hi Tanya,

I love love love how you used the white gel pen on these projects - has a shabby chic/vintage feel....I can't wait to try it out since I love gel pens and especially the white. And the cream twill bow is super cute! Mary L;

Susan said...

EXCELLENT creations :)


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