Gone but not Forgotten!

So, I did some playing over the weekend, blending old and new sets.  I mean.. I have old retired sets and what I am supposed to do with them?  Forget they ever existed?  No… I may be a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator… but I am am even more so, a Stampin’ Up fanatic.  I use my old sets and dies!

So, I blew some of the dust off, CASE’d a couple of cards, and went to work!  A couple hours later… this is what I came up with…

One of my husband’s co-workers buys his wife’s cards from me, so I was playing around with come Valentine’s designs.  Then, I started playing with a limited release bundle that was available last summer.  Hopefully it will be in the new catalog coming in June because I just love the set soooooo much!

Did you get it?  The Thoughtful Branches set and dies?

I didn’t much use it when it came out.  In fact, I had only used one of the sentiments up until this weekend.  But… oh my!  It is so versatile.  If you have this set.. get it out right now and create!

I also needed to a make a send a card to my Sailor son who had recently received some not so great news from back at home.  This set had some of the right sentiments, but just didn’t say it all.  Then, I looked up and saw the perfect saying in the Designer Tee stamp set in the current SALE-A-BRATION catalog.

Here’s what I did with it…  what do you think.


and the inside…


Sometimes, a boy just needs a hug from his mom and since I am 900 miles away, a card will suffice.  Plus, I think he saves them all!  He’s really sweet… just won’t ever admit it!

What is your favorite set from years gone by?

Until next time…  keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂  Joanne