Friday, June 11, 2010

Mega Retiring Blog Hop Stop#5

Welcome to stop#5 of the Stampin' Addicts Mega Retiring Blog Hop. There are 27 stops along this hop and if you have been following the hop in order you've just came from Lisa's Blog Stampin' My Life Away where she did a fantastic job in showcasing the stamp set "Together Forever". The retiring set I have chose to showcase is Refuge and Strength. This is a set that has wonderful sayings and I am sad to see it go. So lets get started shall we.
I chose to make 2 cards and alter a small notepad.

This first card showcases 4 items retiring. The stamp set Refuge and Strength, Orchid Opulence Cardstock, Cottage Wall DSP (which I LOVE!) and the Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon. Other products used were Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery, and Old Olive Cardstock, and the Butterfly Sizzlet Die

I think this card needs some more work but I'll have to get to you on that. Anyway I used SU's new embossing folder Square Lattice for the background. (Love this new folder!) and then the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches.


This last project is a memo pad that I got at a store for $1. Love those finds! Used the Cottage Wall Paper once again along with the Butterfly Sizzlet Die. I used the Extra Large Oval punch and the 1 1/4" Striped Old Olive Ribbon which is retiring also. Well that's all I've got to show you so if you're interested in leaving me a comment I'd love to hear what you think of my projects. So now please hop on over to Betty's Blog Kitty Stamp and see the wonderful creations she has come up with using the retiring stamp set "A Kind Word". Have a great hop!!!



24 comments:

Jen Timko said...

So pretty. I particularly love the card with the quote and the butterflies!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

So cute Twila!! Lovely projects!

Tinkerin In Ink said...

That memo pad is adorable, and I think your second card looks great just the way it is! Although I do understand that desire to jus do "more", lol!

Heidi Baks said...

Love your group photo - great job with the photography!! (am I allowed to admire that too??) My favorite is the notepad. I know a special niece of mine who would love that!

Yapha said...

Beautiful projects. The butterflies add to it so nicely!

Anita said...

You used my favorite paper and colors. Amazing projects!

Cindy said...

Twila, I agree - I'm going to miss Cottage Wall DSP!! Love your projects, especially the memo pad!

jackielwatson said...

Twila, your cards are gorgeous and I love the notepad idea. Thanks for sharing.

WebDeb said...

Using the butterflies with this set is a great idea! Beautiful projects!

PinkPunkPrincess said...

Very beautiful creations! Very well done!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Twila, you did it again. I love your set of projects. The notepad is so great and such a great inspiration for a desk. I love the cards, too. Amazing work!

mitz said...

great work on your cards..WTG..thanks for the opportunity ( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

Lisa N said...

Great projects. I love the Cottage Wall DSP.

Adriana Benitez said...

Great projects. Love how the butterflies are coming off the edge of the card - fun!

Betty said...

What a FAB set! Beautifully coordinated. I especially like the note pad.

Holly/Catrules said...

Twila so cute and pretty! I love you memo pad! You did a great job!

Michelle said...

wow, beautiful cards!

Linda said...

Great projects, Twila! I love the memo pad with that luscious ribbon!

HeathersHobby said...

Beautiful set, Twila. I will dearly miss this set.

Anonymous said...

Great projects! Love the last idea too and that bow is to die for! Thanks for sharing.

Chris R. from Iowa

Kim said...

Beautifully done! I'm going to miss this color combo of DSP.

Melissa said...

Very pretty, Twila! Such lovely colors paired with the set.

Carmen said...

Beautiful!!

Anne Marie Peterson said...

Beautiful! I love your "vignette" with the Willow Tree Angel! Those are my faves!