First Stamp Set I Purchased

This was the first Stampin’ Up! stamp set I ever purchased. My Sister was just starting with SU and while she was visiting I had a party. I’m not sure how old this set is, but I’m thinking at least 8 years. Why do I bring this up you say? Well, I am selling my retired sets on E-Bay and I just sold this one today. So, while I haven’t used, or thought about this set in a very long time, tomorrow it will be in the mail to it’s new owner.

My Sister and  family will be here on Friday and I have a box of cards and 3-D items she made for me before I started with SU, and it will be fun to go through the box and see how far we have come. I saved everything she ever sent me. So I might post some of the things she made.  I haven’t looked in that box in probably 3 or 4 years.

Bali Breeze Envelope Card

I made this cute Envelope (gift card) card holder today with my stampin’ buddy Lynne. Actually she is doing a swap for convention where they can use any papers or accessories even if they are going to be retiring. Inside are 2 envelopes that are cut down to 4″ (you seal then cut) so you can put in 2 gift cards or whatever you want. You can find a video on Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts on how to make this card.

Retired list

Well here it is, the retired list we have all been waiting for. I have 18 sets, plus 4 Hostess sets that are going away. I didn’t think I would have that many. I guess I will just have to buy new rubber when the new catalog comes out on August 11th. So how many stamps do you have that are going away? You can click on the list for a larger picture.