Thursday, May 2, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop - "Best Of"

It's the first Thursday of the month and if you have been following my blog, you might know that this means it's time for the monthly Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop!! I had to skip last month due to an overwhelming "to do" list, but I'm back this month to join in the fun!!

Have you heard yet? The retiring stamp set and accessories list it out!! And, part of this month's theme is sharing in the {Best Of} that Stampin' Up! has to offer. We were encouraged to pull out one of our favorite stamp sets that is on the retiring list...or we could choose one of the "Best Of" sets that Stampin' Up! is putting out monthly in celebration of 25 years in the business!! I don't own one of these sets, so I chose to reach for a retiring set that I am bummed will be going way, and ironcially it's called "Best of Everything".

Although this card doesn't showcase any of the retiring colors (the color refresh can be found here), it does show a handful of retiring products, such as the "Best of Everything" stamp set, "Pursuit of Happiness" stamp set (sentiment), and the Summer Smooches DSP. I have to be honest and share that I have been in a bit of a creative slump (hence the lack in posting lately!!), so I had to reach in my own {Best Of} card samples for some inspiration. I created something very similar to this card about a year ago (see it here)...except with all different colors! Sometimes it's fun to be able to recreate the exact same card just by changing up the paper and color choice, especially when the creativity flow is not quite flowing properly. LOL!

Thanks for coming by!
Continue on the hop and visit Craft-somnia Momma!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  2. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  3. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  4. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  5. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  6. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  7. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  8. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  9. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  10. Bree R. of Craft-somnia
  11. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana


brrenwick said...

Oh my...I love this card! So bright and cheerful! This DSP is another one of my faves that I am sad to see go. Thanks for sharing!!!

Tonya said...

Great layout and I love the fun bright colors! It makes me think of Spring and warmer temps which we are not seeing today. Going to miss the DSP as it is a go to for birthdays. Thanks for sharing!

Pamela said...

Love the brightness of your card - Very Summery!

Stampin Dj said...

Love your layout!

Diana Eichfeld said...

This card is great, this is one of my favorite DSPs and the Pursuit of Happiness set has some great sentiments, I'm sorry it's going away.

Jennifer Blomquist said...

oh! oh! I LOVE this card!! Seriously, I always look at the Summer Smooches paper and never see the cute layouts like this. :) Sigh.. I loved that set too and held off getting it. Maybe that was a bad idea because I just might need it now.

Pam Steckman said...

You never let me down! I love this card! Your style!

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