Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Simply Soft Blues

I have come to love the Simply Soft, two step stampin' hostess set. (Try saying that 3 times fast!)  I'm going to miss it when it retires on May 31st.  I believe this set is going to be a keeper for me.

And I can't believe that Sincere Salutations is leaving us.  It's such a wonderful all round sentiment set.  If you don't have it yet, you might want to get it on your shopping list in the next month.

The SUO challenge this week is
  If you have a favorite item or items from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog which you're going to miss, we hope that you, too, will share that with us.  And even if you don't, we hope that you will join with us by
 sharing a card or other project made with a Stampin' Up! product that has retired or is otherwise no longer available to purchase.

I hope this is OK since it's not from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I haven't heard yet whether any of those sets will be available in the new catalog.  I hope some of them will make the cut.

There are a so many sets I'm going to miss.  But I'm really looking forward to seeing all the new and exciting things that will be in the new catalog.  I'm sure I'll have new favorites in no time.

What set or sets will you miss the most?

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Simply Soft, Sincere Salutations
Ink:  Bashful Blue, SU Markers (Night of Navy, Certainly Celery)
Paper:  Whisper White, Night of Navy
Other:  Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Corner Rounder Punch

Thanks for stopping by.  I have really enjoyed your comments and visiting your blogs.



Lisa said...

Beautiful card Bonnie! The image is so soft, and the embossed panel is just perfect to showcase the main image!

I was really suprised to see all the sets being retired...I have to say I am going to miss all the Christmas ones and Loads of Love. However, I keep all my sets whether they are retired or not so they'll still get plenty of use by me :)

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is really pretty!

Cynthia said...

Sweet card, Bonnie! Love the blue and the tilt of the flowers, like they're bending in the breeze!

Cindy said...

The clean elegance of this card is stunning! The embossing is just the right touch to set off the image. Love it! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges!

Aileen said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Love the white on white with the soft colours on your main panel. So effective.

I wonder what we will lose in September. Too many sets are my favs! x

Autumn Mist said...

I have this hostess set, and I'm so glad as it's so versatile, I'll be using it for years to come. Your card here is a fine example of exactly why this set is so popular.

Victoria said...

We don't yet know what will be going in the UK, so I'm in blissful ignorance at the moment! But Simply Soft is one of my favourite sets - it works so well for thank you, just because, sympathy card, etc. Love the rounded corners of your panel - it just brings it to life.

Benzi said...

Ooh, this is a beautiful card, Bonnie. I love that image and e blue is fabulous.

Deb Hoekstra said...

Lovely card!! Love the soft feel. I too will miss Sincere Salutations! I'm sure there will be some sort of new replacement, however! Thanks for playing along at SUO Challenges!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a wonderful use of this lovely set Bonnie - I love the blue and white palette. As demonstrators it's always so sad to say goodbye to our favourite sets but how excited you must be about the upcoming catalogue!

Susan said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie! I love blue and white together. Those flowers are lovely, and I really like the way you cropped them.

Faith A said...

So very pretty, lovely colours

Jen Timko said...

This is so pretty, Bonnie! Love the layout and you coloring! Glad you joined us at SUO Challenges!

Heidi Baks said...

I'm gonna miss Sincere Saluations too! I love the flowers in this hostess set also. Thanks for joining SUO Challenges.