Sunday, May 28, 2017

Saying Good Bye to Retiring Products - May Blog Hop

Welcome to the NC Demos Blog Hop!  Did you enjoy the projects that Tracie shared with you?  She always has great cards!  It's time to say good-bye to our favorite retiring products from the 2016-17 catalog, so our May theme is all about saying farewell before we concentrate on our new catalog which premiers on June 1.

My first share in my favorites is a card made with Gorgeous Grunge and a new stamp set, Lovely Friends.  This card literally took me about 5 minutes to make!  I think it took longer to decide on what colors to use (Pacific Point, Lemon Lime and Daffodil Delight) than to make the card! Seriously!




My next favorite stamp set that is retiring is Wetlands.  I love the sea oats and the little birds in the set.  In the card below, I stamped the birds onto a piece of card stock that I did the Marbeling Technique on using shaving cream.  We did that technique in April at my stamp club and my gals loved it!


This next card is also from Wetlands but using the goose this time.  I have not used him very much but I thought this makes a good masculine card.  There is a 2 1/2" piece of window sheet on the card and I masked off a 1 1/4" strip on the inside (that you can see through the window sheet) and sponged Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake.  (Mint Macaron is a color that I am going to sorely miss!!  I am hoping it will return in the future to our color line up.)  Next I stamped the grass in Old Olive.  I also stamped a bit of the grass on the outside of the card.



Here is the card open so you can see how I made it.  You just sandwich the window sheet between the 1/2" strip and the 2 1/2" piece of the card.  We are going to do a similar card in Stamp Club next month but I will be using the Seaside Shores fish that is carrying over to the new catalog.



Another thing I will miss is some of the DSP that we had in the retiring catalog.  I need to stop hoarding all the DSP and use it up during the year.  Don't know why I do that every year - it's not like I can't just order more if I need it!  The card below uses the stamps from Seaside Shore and the corresponding DSP, By the Shore.  I love this DSP and another great one is the paper stacks.   


When I went to my daughter's house last Christmas, I made her a collage frame to hang in her guest bathroom using the By the Shore DSP.  She lives in Hawaii so this was a perfect addition to her "beachy" bathroom!


Well, I hope you have enjoyed the projects I have shared with you.  I didn't mean to put so many on this page but I just couldn't stop!  There are a lot of favorites leaving us but also a lot of new favorites coming our way!!

I know you will enjoy the rest of the stops on the blog hop!  Just follow along below.  If you are going in order, Laurie Meier will be your next stop.


Sharon Maranich  - YOU ARE HERE

5 comments:

Tracie Evans Langley said...

Wow, Sharon! Your cards are ALL amazing! Thank you so much for hopping with us this month!

Laurie Meier said...

Sharon - Your projects are great! I especially LOVE your first card that uses the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. It is beautiful, fun, bright. I am REALLY going to miss that set.

Jo Anne Hewins said...

Love your new blog header. Your cards are just great. You certainly used some of the best retiring sets. Hate to see them go.

Jeanne Ann said...

What inspiration! I love every project you posted and look forward to CASEing! Thanks so much for sharing!

Gloria Sperring said...

I'm the same when it comes to hoarding DSP. Like you, I don't know why and I can just order more. I'm so bad about it, I've got DSP from 3 yrs. ago. I'm still using it for everything. Especially now that I can't get t anymore. I'm really trying. I've started if I'm going to make a new card, I'm making 5 more to make gift sets up as a gift or pick me up! That way I use it faster and hopefully all.