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When the retiring list is posted in April, I tend to look it over and figure out which stamp sets I want to create with.  Last week I made creations with the Flower Patch Stamp Set and truly enjoyed it.  This week, I grabbed my Grateful Bunch Photopolymer Stamp Set with the idea of just using our Black Archival Ink.  It seems to be in, the black and white look and I wanted to keep it simple.  There are times keeping the card simple and clean makes the perfect creation.  Grateful Bunch has two main flower stars, a single flower and one trio of flowers.  The trio of flowers stamp has a coordinating punch that is also leaving us.  I will be sharing cards I made previously with the set to give you more examples.

To color the flower, I used aqua painters and reinkers.  I could of easily used our watercolor pencils or even markers but I am determined to get better at watercoloring.  I feel it’s a weak spot in my crafting.  Practice makes perfect, right?  I added a small amount of ribbon with NO BOW just for some textured.  I did add Wink of Stella to the flower but I can’t get it to show in the picture.

Honestly, it took less than 15 minutes to create two…have a vision, run with it and get it done!  I am going to make a few more because I love how the stamp looks in black!   I just checked the online store and The Grateful Bunch Photopolymer Stamp Set is currently $21 and the coordinating Blossom Bunch Punch is $9!!! It’s half price!  What a great deal!

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Here are three cards I made last year for a class.  Although there are retired products on the cards, I wanted to include them to show you the variety of projects I created.  Supplies can easily be switched for the same effect.  The website watermarked on the pictures has been updated to www.bonniestamped.stampinup.net.

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In this card below, the Cottage Greeting Stamp Set and the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder are both retiring.  I LOVE the font in Cottage Greetings!

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I also held a class making an accordion album with the Grateful Bunch Stamp Set and Blossom Bunch Punch.  I had a video showing the pages with pictures but can’t seem to get it off Facebook to share with you.  I did find my class announcement to share the project.  I absolutely love my album.  I put pictures from the Getaway Trip to Newport Beach that I earned from Stampin’ Up!  It was an excellent choice to highlight an awesome trip!

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May 31st the Retiring Products of 2017 will be gone for good.  Make sure to check out what is still available.  Some items are going for an amazing price!

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remember to attach the CURRENT HOST CODE QSZWGPKY to receive a treat from me!

Have a Fabulous Friday!

Bonnie

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