By the time we issue our next challenge here at the Stampin' Up! Only Challenges blog, dozens of favorite stamp sets will have been retired by Stampin' Up! But this happens every year – twice a year for awhile there! – and so most of us are used to this time of transition. This doesn't make it any easier for those of use who are SU! Demonstrators to say, "Goodbye," to our favorites. Of course, if you're not a demonstrator (and even if you are) you may keep all your favorites around for years and years.
As all of our current SUO Challenge Design Team Members are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, my challenge to them was to use their favorite stamp set that is retiring this year. For the rest of you, we'd really like to see your favorites that are retiring this year – but you may use any retired Stampin' Up! stamp set that is a favorite to enter Challenge 71.
The challenge rules and deadlines are at the end of this blog post. One thing I'd like to emphasize is that, as the SUO Challenges Coordinator, I'm here to help you if you have problems getting your entries posted. Just send me an e-mail (link below) and we'll get things fixed up!
Finally, once again we are saying, "Goodbye," not to a stamp set but to one of our Design Team Members. Cindy Elam has been a treasure for all of us, and I'm really going to miss her style here at SUO Challenges! But she's not leaving the Stampin' Up! community, and I'm sure we'll have lots of chances to see her work, even if it's not here. She does have one last design for us, though. I hope you'll enjoy it as well as the projects of all of the other Design Team members!
To participate in our challenge, make a card or other paper-crafted project and post a photo of it to your blog or a gallery on the internet. Then come back here and use our link tool at the bottom of this post to share the photo with us.
PLEASE remember this: We're looking for projects posted to the internet AFTER May 20, 2013. This is a NEW challenge!
And, of course, your projects should be made with Stampin' Up! products only. The products may be those that are in current catalogs, or they may be retired products. But (as our blog title says) SUO – Stampin' Up! Only! This means that products from other papercrafting, rubber stamp, die-making or other companies may not be included in your project or in any other project included in your blog post if Stampin' Up! sells a like product. For example, Stampin' Up! does not sell sewing thread. So use of sewing thread from another company is just fine. Stampin' Up! does sell the Sizzix Big Shot, so use of die-cuts, texture plates or other such products from another company is not fine. If you have a question, please send an e-mail to our Coordinator, Robin Messenheimer, and she'll be glad to answer it!
Challenge Dates: May 21, 2013 (3 am USA Eastern Time) –
June 1, 2013 (6 am USA Eastern Time)