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A Long Farewell to Sock Monkey

You either love him or you hate him…there is no in-between with Sock Monkey!  He will be leaving the catalog very soon, so let's send him off in grand style!!!

 

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This is card uses two techniques –  paper piecing and suspension format!

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This card uses a very cool vellum technique!

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Goodbye, Sock Monkey – we will miss you!

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A Long Farewell to Simply Said

I'm saying farewell to another long-standing favorite, Simply Said.  This was a fabulous go-to stamp set! 

Here is an example using the Polka Dots embossing folder. 

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My stampers know I love to mix in Chocolate Chip with pinks and blues.  Here is an example with a wheeled section:

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Another reason why I loved this stamp set is it worked well with techniques as there were bold images and fine line images in the stamp set.  Here is a card using the Vanilla Double and the Direct to Paper techniques.

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A Long Farewell to Autumn Harvest

Today's long farewell is to Autumn Harvest.  This is one of my all-time favorite stamp sets!  The stamp set can be used for both elegant and whimsical cards…leave out the cute little face and you've got a fabulous card like this….

 

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Then, if you wanted a sweet little card to send to your favorite pumpkin, add the face image like this card:

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You could even leave out the pumpkin all together! Here is a rich-looking card using only the leaf from the stamp set!

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A Long Farewell to Friends 24-7

Today's long farewell is to Friends 24-7 stamp set.  I love the baroque styling and the bird especially.  Here is one of the Christmas gift projects my customers made a couple years ago:

 

 

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Here is a card featuring a brayer technique and the Bride DSP (oh, how I loved that!):

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Here is a mix of stamp sets – the Medallion background and the bird from Friends 24-7.  The bird is stamped on the wood sheets and punched out.

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Stamp Set Retirement List Guessing Game

There is just over 1 week left to sign up to receive my Catalog Coupon book when you preorder a 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog from me.  You will still be able to order a catalog after May 31st – however, you won't receive one of my fabulous coupon books
 
For some extra fun, I'm offering an added incentive to order a catalog from me – pick 15 stamp sets from the current catalog (cannot include any hostess sets, mini catalog sets, or SAB sets) you think will retire.  Email me your list of 15 stamp sets prior to Tuesday, May 31st at 6:00 pm.  I will be drawing two winners
 
  1.  The stamper who guesses the most correct retiring stamp sets
  2.  A random winner from all entries
WHAT WILL THE WINNERS WIN???
 
Both winners will receive the new catalog and coupon book for FREE!!!!!
 
Here are the rules:
 
  1. All entries must be received by email prior to Tuesday, May 31st at 6:00 pm.  The ONLY exception is if you are attending my Technique Tuesday class.  You may hand-deliver your list that evening when you arrive.
  2. You must preorder an upcoming catalog from me.  I charge $5.00 for the catalog and coupon book – shipping to your home is extra.
  3. No hostess sets, mini-catalog sets, or SAB sets can be on the list.
  4. No duplication is allowed (you cannot enter "Lovely as a Tree" 15 times!)  LOL!
  5. Stamp sets only – no wheels, no accessories, no Decor Elements items.
  6. If there is a tie, the tie-breaker will be the stamper who submitted their guess first.
  7. Only one entry per person.
  8. Current Stampin' Up! demonstrators are not eligible to play or win.
 
*Did you know?
Even if you plan on hosting a workshop in 2011-2012 (which usually earns you a free catalog), it is a great idea to preorder a catalog.  I always reimburse my hostesses with another item if they already own a current catalog.
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