I pulled out my retiring stamps from my current collection today and went through my retiring stamps and really cleared a lot of them out. I will be putting them in the used stamp sale Saturday, May 3 at Stampers Alley in Mooresville. Now I just have to sit down and price them - the part I don't like to do since it is not an exact science. I had so many retired stamps that I haven't wanted to part with but I am just running out of space and I really don't use them that much anymore.
Here are a few cards made with some retiring items.
This card uses the following retired items:
- Gumball Green card stock
- Pennants Parade stamp set
- Gumball Green Dahlias
- Itty Bitty Punch pack (I'm really going to miss it!)
- Houndstooth embossing folder
- Ink for pennants: Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals
|Another card using Pennants Parade|
The card above is one I received in a swap. Unfortunately, I don't know whose card it is but it is a great one! The Lattice Die is the retiring items in this one. I'm holding on to my die because I like it so much.
This is a simple card to make but makes a big Wow! I either got this in a swap or shoebox - can't remember! The embossing folders - Flower Garden and Stripes - are both retiring.
I'm really struggling with my vision. On the days I play cards - Hand and Foot, bridge, mahjongg - my eyes get sooo tired they almost hurt. Today was Hand & Foot. I go back and forth between using my readers and no glasses so don't know which is the best. I am not supposed to go back to my eye doctor until June but I think I will be going sooner than that and see about getting some glasses.