Friday, April 27, 2012

Retiring Set Blog Hop: Turtle and Co.

There's a month left to purchase your favorite stamps sets yet unbought before they retire! It's my job to make you drool and want them all over again! My demo friends from Stampin' Addicts have joined together again for a review of our favorite stamp sets retiring from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog on May 31. I'm officially the first blog on the hop (an honor I am quite proud of, even if it's just because my stamp set is first in the catalog). You can visit the last stamper Paula with Borderlines and go backwards back to here or you can go forward from my blog to Lisa Young's to see her work with I Heart Hearts-- As always, you can click below to comment on a thread at Stampin' Addicts, check out the forums and galleries, and see the whole list of stops on the hop!


Without further adieu, my stamp set is....


TURTLE AND CO. , the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set. Stampin' Up! donates $3.00 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities nationally, which will add to our total of more than a $100,000,000 to RMHC to date!
My first project to show in detail is the turtle birthday card:


 I used the Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper as my background by cutting out 1 1/4" squares with my punch and placing them in a purposefully random pattern. The turtle is embossed in Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder and colored with Markers. I added a scallop with the retiring Scallops 2 Bigz Die and used my 2 1/2" Circle Punch for the turtle. There were too many presents to fit, so I fussy cut them out and added the message. I'm usually late on Birthdays, so this card is perfect for me.

My second card features those frogs:



Aren't they cute? I used a Mojo Monday Sketch for my idea of multiple frogs. I stamped the frogs in Basic Black on the Wild Wasabi Polka Dot sheet from the Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper. I cut them out and placed them on the Marina Mist and Poppy Parade nested circles. The scallop border added a little more Poppy Parade (which is retiring as an In Color). The eyes were too light, so I used my signo gel pen to add white to them and then used my (retiring) black journaler to put new pupils inside. I also used the signo pen to free-hand dots along the top for a little extra detail.

My final project is in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week coming up. I thought about making bookmarks for my colleagues---


These might work! I used Wild Wasabi Embossing powder to outline the little guys and then colored with markers. A few scallop punches and circle punches layered together made the top and bottom of the book mark. The idea is that the top hangs out. I used the colors in the Just Add Cake paper--Wild Wasabi, Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, and Peach Parfait for my images. I love markers. The ribbon is the blue denim ribbon, which I thought just looked right. Not sure why.

Well, that's all I have for you. Time to bounce to Lisa's blog "Add Ink and Stamp," and see her beautiful work with I Heart Hearts. 



Happy Stamping!


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19 comments:

  1. How cute are those frogs? Oh my gosh!

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  2. Oh my!!! I LOVE the hopping frogs on your second project! That is such a fun card! Great work!

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  3. Cute projects. Hate to see this stamp set go.

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  4. Great projects! I love the book marks, and those little polka-dotted frogs are just too cute!!

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  5. The frogs are my favorite. They look so cute on the card too, almost like 2 are jumping up, lol.

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  6. How fun are your projects! Your frog card looks like they are hopping! Too cute! I love your bookmarks too! I may be making a few of these myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Cute turtle card, it reminds me of a quilt and love, love quilts....plus I might always be a tad late on Birthday Cards too....I love the bookmark idea for Teacher Appreciation week!

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  8. I am going to miss this stamp set! It is just so cute and I love what you made with it!

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  9. Such cute cards Sara! Love those frogs.

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  10. Love the bouncy little frogs and the bookmarks. These are so cute!

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  11. Love these Sara! Love the white pokey dots on the frogs.

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  12. Great projects, Sara. Love the bookmarks and those little frogs. :)

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  13. Aww, gonna miss this little set! Adorable projects, and great job with all those little frogs!

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  14. I always love the RMH sets. Your projects are super cute. Love the bookmarks!! I'll be "stealing" that idea!!

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  15. These projects are just adorable, Sara! Those bookmarks are the perfect gift.

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  16. Adorable! The gel pen accents on the frogs are great-- I thought you had stamped on dsp. Cute!!

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  17. So cute Sara! Love the little polka dot froggies.

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  18. So cute Sara! I love this set. So sad to see it go.

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  19. Such fun projects ... love them!

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