I try really hard not to buy too many stamp sets. I want to use what I have and not be excessive. One of my last stamp purchases was Blossoms Abound. I was devastated to find out it was retiring. It took me a really long time to buy it. I just thought I couldn't make it look beautiful but finally I gave it. I was able to use it once at a club meeting before it was announced to retire. ** SIGH**
Here are two of the cards I have made with it. For both of these I used my favorite color combo - pale and perfect plum and always artichoke and mellow moss. I won't part with this one I don't think I still love it even though I can't use it at parties.
I did choose to mount this set on clear blocks. It is so much easier to stamp with that way. I have been doing that more and more. All my retired sets are now unmounted. I'll post about that later.
Talk to you soon,
PS -Zoe comes home in 2 days!!! I have really, really missed her. Everytime we talk on the phone (well, I talk, she listens and uh-huhs) I almost cry. I know she is having a great time with gramma. I have had a good week too. I was able to help Jenn get ready for her party, I had a stampin' class (pictures to come), I had GREAT time with Brett, I cleaned my craft room and a closet (part of the summer to do list), I read a book, and I started my convention swaps. It really was great. She just makes me smile and laugh so much. It's amazing. Sometimes I think one baby is enough. She really is great and would satisfy me. But, it just seems right to be thinking and planning for another baby. She'll be a good sister. :)