Saturday, April 30, 2016

Blogging Friends Blog Hop May 2016 - Retired Products

Welcome to the Blogging Friends Blog Hop May Edition!

Whether you have come here direct as one of my followers or via a link from one of the other Blogging Friends Blog, I hope you will find lots of inspiration as you hop along.

Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have in store for YOU! 

This month our theme is: Retired products

With each new annual catalog, comes new products smiley, carry over products wink but sadly, some we will have to say, "Goodbye" crying

I will be sharing with you some of the retired stamp sets that I have come to know & like but now have to say "Goodbye, it was fun to play with you while you were here".

The first stamp set that I will miss is the, "A NIce Cuppa" and the coordinating framelits, "Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies".
Image result for stampin up a nice cuppa
Here are some pictures of my creations using this stamp set and/or framelits.

Another stamp set that I will miss, "You Little Furball".
You Little Furball Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Here is a picture of a card created using this stamp set.

And here is the inside

Here is a stamp set that will surely be missed, "Sassy Salutations".
Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
And here are some creations made using one of these sentiments.


This was a gift card holder made for a friend.


These next creations are not stamps but from the Bigz dies.

The first one would be the Berry Basket Bigz L die
Berry Basket Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!
At my Easter class, my class participants made an Easter Basket and I gave them the candies to fill their baskets.

And, another die I will miss, Fry Box Bigz L
Fry Box Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!
We used this bigz die in my classes and with all projects, I always give them treats to fill in their projects.
(exception:  this first picture was taken at home)

This is another project that students at my class got to make and they got to fill their projects with candies.

This next picture, I was asked to make graduation favors last year, so this is what I came up with.  I had to make 160 of them. 80 of each one because it was 2 cousins graduating, one boy and one girl)
For some reason, I don't have a picture of the completed project but this is what the top looked like and the bottom picture is what the front of the princess one looked like.  Again, I don't have a front picture of the boy version.

I hope you have enjoyed the creations I have shared with you. I would love if you left me a comment and include what you will be sad to see retire.

Some of these products I've shared with you have sold out but some are still available in the "Retiring Products" section.
(Click this picture for a pdf of the retired products list)

Retiring products have discounts of up to 50%! Retiring products will only be available until May 31, or while supplies last, so order them before they're gone!

*Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we'll keep producing retiring stamps until May 22 (not accessories, which are only while supplies last).

Please follow the instructions below to continue your journey of inspiration as you hop along to your next stop, Mary Ann Rossiter.

*In case you've never done a blog hop before, it's really easy!  At the bottom of this post, you'll see another image similar to the one above, and when you click on it, you'll be taken directly to the next blog in the hop.  Keep clicking on that image at the bottom of each blog post, and you'll hop through all of the participating blogs, back to where you started - and you'll see all of the amazing creations for your inspiration!  If you'd prefer to hop about at your leisure, you can click on the individual links for each blog. 

Thank you for spending this time with me!
Happy Hopping!

1.  *Crystal Komara*
2.  Anna Masciovecchio
3.  Libby Fens
4.  Anne Power
5.  Mary Blocher
6.  Danica Ferrante
7.  Deborah Smart
8.  Jessica Mink
9.  Jodi Horsley
10.  Leanne Johnson
11.  Michelle Clark

12.  Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa <--you are here
13.  Mary Ann Rossiter
14.  Tammy Gill
15.  Rick Adkins
16.  Lisa Reber

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Beautiful projects, Lorene! So many great products on the retiring list that are hard to say goodbye to! Thanks for sharing so many ideas!

Posted by Danica on May 01, 2016 at 09:56 AM #

Your bunnies are so adorable! I loved the "A Nice Cuppa" from the Occasions catalog. I'm so surprised that one didn't carry over to the Annual Catalog. :-( I love all your projects - that's something I want to start doing more of.

Posted by Jodi Horsley on May 01, 2016 at 12:34 PM #

Great selection of projects, Lorene. I'm going to miss a lot of these products and stamp sets.

Posted by Deborah Smart on May 01, 2016 at 02:38 PM #

Lots of fabulous samples Lorene! Love the Grad Candy holders! 180 WOW! Have a fabulous day!

Posted by Michelle Clarke on May 02, 2016 at 04:20 PM #

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