Monday, June 16, 2008

Cased & Retiring Challenge

Wow, it's been a busy few days...graduation, family, friends, fun...and getting ready for a workshop and vacation!! It's all good : ) ... but whew, busy!! Quick post today to show a birthday card I made today for a friend AND my favorite stamp set that landed on the Retiring list yesterday...Unfroggetable!! When I saw the retiring list yesterday, right away, I knew this was the set that would be the hardest to say goodbye to. Earlier this year I made a bunch of cards with it, and its one that will remain in my stamp collection for a long, long time! If it's not in your collection yet, it is my top pick for "must have" stamps on the retired's a super fun set!! If you haven't seen the retiring list yet, just click HERE to take a peek. Those stamps are available until August 10th, then they're gone for good! The background stamp that I used to stamp around the Hoppy Birthday is also's called Background Basics. And...the Silver Hodgepodge hardware is from the Occasions Mini Catalog...items from that catalog are only available until June 30th.You can visit that catalog online by clicking HERE. I used all SU markers on this card and a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter to make the frog shimmer : ) !
I cased this card and used a retiring stamp set, both are challenges over at the Great Swap Girls Blog! I cased a card by the very talented Vickie Waugh, the featured swapper over at the GSG blog. She has some amazing cards...just click HERE to hop on over the the GSG blog and check out all the details about Vickie along with links to her SCS gallery and blog!! You can also see Vickie's adorable card that I cased, right HERE!! I also used a retiring stamp, for the bye bye baby challenge...the challenge was to use a retiring stamp, bonus points if you used your favortie (score!!!)! This card is also from last week's SCS sketch challenge, but since it's a case, it's doesn't count. If you'd like to check out that fun SCS sketch (#180) can see it right HERE!!

Alrighty then...gotta turn this computer off and get ready for tonight's workshop!! Thanks for stopping by, have a GREAT evening : ) !!!!

Supplies for today's card ~ Stamps: Unfrogettable & Background Basics Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Cutie Pie dp Ink: Black Stazon, Bashful & Celery Accessories: SU Markers in Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue & Blush Blossom, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Designer Punch, Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Striped 5/8 " gg ribbon, 1/4" celery gg ribbon. Sakura clear glaze pen, Dimensionals


Flossie's Follies said...

This card is so great, love that paper and your layout is great

Patsy said...

Cute card. Great color combo. I'm sorry your fav set is retiring, just means you will have to get another fav.

tonya said...

I agree it's a wonderfully cute set to be put on the retired list....but just think of the fabulous sets coming!!!

Another wonderful card Nancy!!

Amy said...

Darling! I love these colors together...very nice!

Pauline said...

Lovely card.