May 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 showcasing projects that feature 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 Amy Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy, #10 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.

Fabulous Florets, En Francais, Floral Fusion Sizzlits

So, are you enjoying the blog hop so far? I have spent the last 10 days since my return to Grand Rapids trying to get my craft room back in order as well as pull out my retired products and saying good-bye to some old favorites. I have been showing some cards made with them for the last couple of weeks and will continue to do so for the rest of the month as I am able. As sad as it is to lose them, I am so excited for the new products! I am itching to show you the incredible direction that Stampin’ Up! is heading!!

But, onto my card, you know how I love different folds, right? Well, this is so much fun and easy to do! Almost everything I used on this card is retired with the exception of the smaller pearls. Fabulous Florets is apparently no longer available but En Francais is one of those classic background stamps that I will never lose. It is so elegant! Here are a couple more views:

Fabulous Florets, En Francais, Floral Fusion Sizzlits Inside Fabulous Florets, En Francais, Floral Fusion Sizzlits 2nd Panel

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Fabulous Florets, En Francais
  • Paper: Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Whisper White
  • Ink: Primrose Petals, Gumball Green
  • SU Tools: Floral Fusion Sizzlits, Square Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Finishing Touch: Strawberry Slush 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim, Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Pearl Basic Jewels


Check the retired lists here:  (Heads Up: Some items are sold out but let me know if you are interested in any items since I may have them ready to sell soon. )



So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (never more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] any time. The next stop is Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts, #12 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you again soon.


  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 ⇐ You are Here
  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

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