Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Friday, November 30, 2007

Will He Stay Or Will He Go?

Come on...sing along to this hit from the 80's - Should I Stay or Should I Go, by the Clash. (I'm really dating myself...but I don't care ;-)

Frosty you gotta let me know...
Will you stay or will you go?
This indecision's bugging me...
So you gotta let me know...
Will you stay or will you go?

I guess we'll know the answer tomorrow when the retiring list is posted! However, I have a sneaky suspicion that my very first Stampin' Up! set will be on it. But then again... that's what I thought last time, and good ol' Frosty survived!

Another old favorite that we might have to say good-bye to also is Flakey Friends. Here's another pocket card that I created using that set. Since there is some detail on the inside card I'll show it to you pulled out of the pocket. Now that I'm looking at this card, it makes me worried about two of my favorite background stamps...Print Pattern and Weathered, I sure hope those don't go! Or what about the Canvas stamp I used on the Frosty card?! I shudder at the thought!

Pocket cards are fun to make, but since more work goes into making them, I only send them to people that I hope won't throw them in the trash after a couple days. Can you imagine? I try not to even think about it, but I'm sure that's where a lot of my beloved creations end up. Oh well, I know I had fun making them and hopefully the recipient gets some enjoyment out of them before they get trashed.

For these pocket cards I cut my card stock in half long ways: 11"x 4-1/4". I scored at the 5-1/2" mark and either folded down the 1-1/2" flap or cut it off. When I fold down the flap I like to stamp it with a different background then I did on the rest of the pocket.

Since I'm sharing some pocket cards today and discussing the retiring list, here is another pocket card using a beautiful Christmas set that was in the 2005 Holiday Mini catalog. I'm sure glad I got this set when it was available! This one is called Christmas Cardinal. I've made so many beautiful cards with this set. The images are so detailed and fun to watercolor. I am hoping for some more beautiful line art images in the new catalog. Especially those that are nature related...those are my favorite!

Enjoy your day! Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see what is on the retiring stamp list!


Anonymous said...

Love all three and can't wait for that darn list to post!!!!


kathy said...

verty cute cards.