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Pals May Hop & Annual Retirement Party


Thank you for joining us for the May Pals Blog Hop and our annual
retirement party! It’s time to say goodbye to stamps and accessories
that will not be available in the new  2013-14 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.
Although it’s always sad to see wonderful products retire, it is
exciting to think about all of the new products that will soon be
available. So enjoy the farewell tour for our favorite retiring products
– and remember you have until June 3rd to order from the retiring
product lists.  Retiring accessories are only available while supplies last.

You should have just left stop number 22 on the Pals Hop – Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!  If so, you are in the right spot.
If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along
from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

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We are saying goodbye to a lot of the products used on my Stampin’ Pretty card for today’s Retirement Party Hop including:

  • Curly Cute set for the “happy birthday” sentiment (Wood-Mount 117014, Clear-Mount 120510)
  • Floral District Designer Series Paper (126919)
  • 2011-2013 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Lucky Limeade polka dot pattern, 122384)
  • Both the Brights (119747) and Neutrals (119743) Designer Buttons

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For an up-to-date list of Stampin’ Up! stamps and accessories that are retiring, please click HERE.

Note:  Sketches are my favorite way to get a card started and this sketch is perfect for using scraps of designer series paper.  I found the sketch used for this card in Take 10 Magazine, Spring 2013 (p. 46).

The next stop is Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts, stop number 24 on
the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting ? and I hope to see you next month!

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  I’m so grateful to be able to share the talent of MDS guru Nicole Watt of the Pixel Maven’s Retreat.  She created the adorable badge and buttons for today’s hop.





  1. Sherrie Grossat Stampin’ Sunshine
  2. Kerry Willard Brayat Stampgoodness
  3. Amy Williamsat Stampin’ on the Range
  4. Kathleen Lawat Craft With Kathleen
  5. Susan Itellat Simple Stampin’
  6. Kari Linderat Stampin’ Essentials
  7. nicole wattat Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  8. Linda Callahanat Stampin’ Seasons
  9. Debra Simonisat Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  10. Lynn Hoytat Cattail Designs
  11. Nancy Gleasonat My Stampin Space
  12. Nicole Picaduraat Scraps & Stamps
  13. Dawn Tiddat Tiddbits from Dawn
  14. Amy Lazzell at Just a Thought…Cards by Amy
  15. Leslie Davisat Life’s Moments
  16. Kim Czenszakat LiveLoveStamp
  17. Maxine Conradat Stamp to the MAX!
  18. Debbie Mageedat Scrappin’ and Stampin’
  19. Diane Robertsat Score at Four and a Quarter
  20. Maggie Mataat Maggie Made Cards
  21. Katy McGloinat Just Fun Stamping
  22. Penny Nicholsat Sierra Stampin!
  23. Mary Fishat Stampin’ Pretty  YOU ARE HERE!
  24. Rae Harperat Wild West Paper Arts
  25. Peggy Noeat prettypapercards.com
  26. Shannon Hokansonat Paper Works
  27. Julie Trevett-Smithat The Stampin’ Affair
  28. Shirley Sumptionat look at my cute stuff
  29. Debbie Crowleyat expressivelydeb…
  30. Barbara Furlongat The Love of Stamping
  31. Elaine Flemingat Studio Elaine

0 thoughts on “Pals May Hop & Annual Retirement Party”

  1. As always Mary, you do such a great job of showcasing your “Pals”. When the day comes for me to join Stampin’ Up as a demonstrator – you’ll be hearing from me!

  2. Curly Cute is one I’m still pondering. It’s in the keeper stack for none! It looks perfect on your card. The Floral District is so pretty done in the flags…looks like Spring! Great card, as always!

  3. Gorgeous colors and pretty paper combine to make a beautiful creation. Love the green and purple combo!! Now to hop along to the other blogs for inspiration.

  4. Awesome sketch and card, the way you combine this colors is fabulous. I’m also sad to see some really beautiful stamp sets leaving but I’m lucky to own a few of them. I don’t have “Curly Cute” though so, I think I better send an order and get it. I’m kicking my self for not doing it sooner.

  5. Mary, love this card and the sketch, too! I am on a quest lately for “flat” cards and I think this sketch is perfect. Will swap in embosslit buttons. I’m going to miss Curly & Cute…it was on my first demo order (sniff, sniff). Have a great day!


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