May Stylin' Stampin' Hop

It's time to hop again! Plus with this crazy weather we're having, hopping may be the only way to stay warm. (IN MAY!!!!)
By now you've probably heard about (and seen) Stampin' Up!'s retirement lists. There are so many great stamp sets and accessories leaving us on June 3rd; but trust me, there's some happy surprises coming soon!
This month we're using either one of the Best Of stamp sets (being released each month in honor of Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary), or our favorite retiring products.
While I'm most sad to see Curly Cute leave (you won't see it on my sale table!); I've used it on blog projects before, so I opted to use a set I've not used before. Circle Circus has been on my wish list since the day it came out. I was bummed when I saw it on the retirement list; however, I had purchased the digital download of it already. Three great things about the digital download: it saved me money, it doesn't take up space, and I'll have it forever! Have I told you how much I love My Digital Studio? ;) I hope you enjoy my projects featuring Circle Circus. How many retiring colors can you find in my projects?

My first project is a tag I made featuring my fur baby, Abby. Ironically, I made this; then 30 minutes later I was just venting to the other hop members about how annoying she was being. As my husband and I often say, "it's a good thing she's cute." Now you can see how cute she is, and how much she loves her heat vent!

My next project is a quick, simple card. I love so many of the new MDS features, but I think my favorite is the ability to color the stamp images!

Thanks for joining us on the hop. Please continue on to Pam's blog, and then through the rest of the hop to see everyone's fabulous projects! We'll see ya back here next month with some brand new products! (If I were you, I'd come back before then to see some sneak peek projects!)

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  2. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  3. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  4. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  5. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  6. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  7. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  8. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  9. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  10. Bree R. of Craft-somnia
  11. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana


  1. Love your little fur baby creation :) You did a great job with both of these MDS projects!!

  2. I just used my Circle Circus set the other day. I need to look at getting it in My Digital Studio so I can make scrapbook pages with it. Both you projects are great but I love the page with you beautiful cat. Funny how they know when we are busy and then they want to play. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Cool creation!! TY for creating!

  4. Beautiful work!!! I need to use my MDS more often. I get intimidated with it.. not sure why! Its such a fun and easy program. Thank you for sharing your projects.. awesome!

  5. Love how you used MSD for these projects. I agree with you and animals being cute, my dog gets away with a lot because of the cuteness factor.

  6. I really need to get on board with MDS!!! So glad to hear you love it so much. I just need to find more time to play with it! Great job featuring some of the retiring products...in digital form! ;)

    ~Heidi at stuckonstampin.blogspot.com

  7. What clever ways to use the digital images! Love the inspiration!