Friday, May 5, 2017

Sorry to see you go....

Welcome to the 9th Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! We publish the hop the first Friday of every month! You'll see projects from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world in this blog hop. My name is Georgia Gaydos, and I live in Manassas, Virginia (USA). 

This month our theme is Sorry You're Leaving. We've each picked some Retiring Products that we're sad to see leaving the catalog on May 31st. It's a bittersweet farewell, as the 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog debuts June 1st, with TONS of amazing NEW product!

As many of you know I am in the midst of the excitement around the launch of a new catalog is electric.  So ecstatic in fact that I lost sight that while we definitely are getting some brand new absolutely FANTASTIC papers, ink and stamp sets that will just knock your socks off amazing. That also means that we have to make room for those wonderful colors and stamps and for that there absolutely MUST be a cleaning out of the craft room closet. A spring cleaning if you will.

The stampset I chose for this hop is Wetlands. For me Wetlands, in a way transports me to a peaceful place where I can just take a deep breath and let out a thoughtful sigh. The sentiments in this set go from a quick Happy birthday, to thinking of you all the way to thank you. Don't we all need those to just let someone know we are thinking of them? Just walking down the proverbial memory lane of what I have used this set for.
So for this Double Fold card I used - some much loved and well used In color papers in Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dejon and Watermelon Wonder all who were partnered with the In Color Inks Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder with a hint of Marina Mist.

Using Masking and sponging to really bring my friend the goose, seems as if he is happy.

Thank you for taking the time to ready what is one of my favorite sets who will be leaving us. 

I want to put a little plug in here for two different campaigns, the first is the #MakeACardSendACard campaign that has been started by our Stampin Up CEO, Sara Douglass. Consider how you can help others get involved, we all have some friends and family who just like sending cards. Why not gift them with their very own bunch of cards to send out?
The second campaign is #Iambringingbirthdaysback was started by Shannon West, at Stampin Up home office, as a way to remind us all just how great it feels to actually receive a real birthday card in the mail. You can follow the #hastag on Twitter and Pinterest to see just how many people have joined the movement. I know I personally, love getting something in the mail that is not just advertisements or bills. Receiving the handwriting a quick note on a card that was made especially with me in mind is wonderful.  So I know that when I make a card with someone in mind does wonders for not just the recipient but me the sender as well. So with that in mind, I encourage you to join the movement - send a card to all those wonderful people that you have on your list every year to remind yourself of their special day!

The Wetlands stamp set is available in 2 stamp styles, wood-mount, clear-mount. Since I became a demonstrator, I prefer to invest in clear mount and photopolymer stamp sets, so I am able to store many more stamp sets my stampin cave which is a relatively small space.  I do have the acrylic blocks which there are some I have multiple ones however they are so versatile that they work with both the rubber mount and the photopolymer 

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(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrow for navigation)

1. Sarah McDermott
2. Courtenay Heuston
3.Georgia Missy Gaydos **You Are Here**
4. Kimberley Anne Morris
5..Angélique Stempelkeuken
6.. Lisa Ann Bernard
7..Rachel Macleod
8..Anita Wifladt
9..Erica Jones
10.Jenn Curtis Charles
11..Ilse van Vliet
12. Carole Anne Currie Patterson
13. Marieke Bart


  1. Love the way the card folds! I'm sorry those colors are leaving they are definetely my favorites.

  2. Love your project and what a great fold! Thanks for joining in.

  3. Love the card and the fold, looks awesome! I am going to miss those colors too...especially the Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe.

  4. Beautiful cards thanks heaps for sharing them - yep Watermelon Wonder will be missed so much here.