Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Out with the Old May Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Pals Blog Hop. This is the first hop on our new day - the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Before we celebrate the release of the new Stampin' Up! catalog next month, we want to take time to say goodbye to our favorite retiring products. This month we are featuring projects that showcase stamps or accessories that are retiring along with the 2013-14 Idea Book & Catalog on June 4th.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Susan Itel @ Simple Stampin' #7 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog.

I used the Fabulous Florets stamp set and Express Yourself which I love (and which you can see from my previous blog posts!).  I had been eyeing the Square Lattice embossing folder for years but never got around to buying it.  When I saw it was on the retirement list, I grabbed it!  Love the look of this folder.  I am very sad to hear that the Core'dinations papers are going away as well.  I love how you can sand them as I did here.  The stretchy Strawberry Slush ribbon is my favorite too.  I am a huge fan of Gumball Green.  I was sure to order some paper, ink and ribbon!  As sad as I am to see all of these wonderful products go away, I am thrilled to be getting some of the new products in!  The catalog is fabulous!! I can't wait to share it with you.  You may want to check out the retirement list to see what you can't live without, like I did!  

The next stop is 9. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

  1. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards

  2. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti

  3. Debbie Pierce at Stampin' Sunshine

  4. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie

  5. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space

  6. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping

  7. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin

  8. Michelle Quinno at Shell's Life

  9. Beth Beard at My little craft blog

  10. Amy Lazzell at Just A Thought...Cards by Amy

  11. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper

  12. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts

  13. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper

  14. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting

  15. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events

  16. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn

  17. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains

  18. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin' 

  19. Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys So Little Time

  20. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter

  21. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery's Owlery

  22. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner

  23. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon

  24. Christie Crosby at Stampin' Creativity

  25. Kalyn Shubnell at Stamping Chronicles

  26. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

  27. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo

  28. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds

  29. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat

  30. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty

  31. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!

  32. Donna Kopenski at Crafty Cardmaker

  33. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings


Patti MacLeith said...


Kerry Willard Bray said...

Gorgeous, Michelle! Love the texture, the colors, the stamping...really all of it!

Debbie Mageed said...

Sure looks like "great minds think alike"! Your card is lovely and just shows how versatile it is! Great card!!

Dawn Tidd said...

This is so pretty, Michelle. I love the sanding and embossing. The Gumball Green paired with Strawberry Slush is gorgeous!

Rae said...

Such a sweet card. I'll really miss this TEIF!

Natalie Bradley said...

Love the colors! A perfect card for May!

Debbie Pierce said...

I LOVE these colors together. And your design is lovely.

Michelle Gleeson said...

Love the use of the Core'dinations card stock. Of course I finally bought a pack about a month ago...oh well. It will have a place in my scrapbooks! Beautiful card - love the color combinations. The flowers pop off the card.

Just a Thought... said...

Cute card Michelle!!! Love it!!! Makes me smile!!

Diane Roberts said...

Michelle, this is a WOW! Love those colors together and the core'dination embossing. Wonderful card!

Marlene said...

There's so much about this card. That I love including the way you doubled up with two different ribbons. The sentiment on the Gumball Green is very striking. Great job as usual.

Peggy Noe said...

Michelle, such a pretty card! And you used one of my favorites, Fabulous Florets!

Peggy Noe said...

Michelle, such a pretty card! And you used one of my favorites, Fabulous Florets!

mary fish said...

what a lovely color combo.
paper hugs,