It's that time of the Stampin' Up! year to say goodbye to sets and accessories we love, to pull out and create with sets we haven't used often enough, and to re-organize to make room for the new merchandise on it's way. I'm not ready to say goodbye just yet but am looking forward to all the new stuff we'll soon be creating with. Here are the cards my class attendees created at our Hello-Goodbye class this month.
GOODBYE: Fast & Fabulous is one of our current Lv 2 Hostess Sets and I much prefer watercoloring the images to the 2-step stamps the set also includes. Do you notice some new colors? Those are new in-colors
Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Lucky Limeade
HELLO: Faith in Nature (2011-2012 Catalog Sneak Peak) - is one of the new Hostess only sets that can be chosen by a Hostess with her new Hostess Dollars, earned by hosting a Workshop - and she'd still have more left over to choose more new items. I LOVE this set - simple and elegant cards can be created in no time.
GOODBYE: Punch Potpourri - a current Lv 1 Hostess set. Take a few punches, an embossing folder and 2 colors and in no time create a great card with this set. Notice that new purple? It's a sneak peak of one of the new in-colors in the 2011-2012 Catalog - Wysteria. If you know me and how I love purple you know this is only one of many cards I'll be creating using this color! ... and the name - Wysteria Wonder - LOVE IT!
HELLO: Flirtatious meets Circle Circus (staying)
This new Designer Paper comes with laser cut dolies ... cute! There is a new set in catalog the coordinates with it but I found stamp images in Circle Circus worked as well.
GOODBYE: Simple Friendship. I'm not sure why I waited so long to add this set to my collection but I know I will use it even though it is retiring.
If you click on post title above you'll be taken to my webstore where you will find the retiring stamps, available until June 30th, and accessories, available while supplies last. Accessories are removed from site as soon as stock is gone so if there is something you want - don't wait.
If you would like to receive the new Catalog, it can be yours FREE for hosting a workshop, placing an individual order or $75 or more, joining a club or contacting me to purchase one.
On JULY 1st the NEW 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Catalog will be available to browse or download online ..... and shopping begins!