May 10, 2017

Hello Ladybug!

Hello, friends!  We are marching on with our retirement features this month - and gearing up to the new catalogue launch on June 1st!  

Today's featured stamp set is another favourite - Beetles & Bugs.  This set had very mixed reviews, with some people finding it exceptionally cool and others saying the ick-factor was too much.  I definitely fall into the first category.  I think the stamped bugs are just perfect - bold, bright, fun, and perfect for the little dude in my life!  
Beetles & Bugs - 142980 (Photopolymer only) - $21
So while beetles and ants might not be everyone's cup of tea, most people will admit to liking ladybugs.  I picked those out for this card, and threw them all in a jar.  

This card reminds me of a really gross memory - in university, when I lived in the dorms, we had a horrendous ladybug problem every autumn.  They would slip in the windows and we'd constantly be finding them in our rooms.  It was a common solution to have an empty bottle from the cafeteria - think Snapple or the like - and just pop the ladybugs in it and seal it back up.  There were too many to constantly be catching them in a tissue and walking down to the bathrooms to flush them, so we'd collect them in bottles and chuck them every few days.  So gross, right?!  

Alternately... just think of when you were a kid.  Keeping a ladybug in a jam jar with a few blades of grass was always a fun summer activity.  :) 

Either way, I love the bright, cheery ladybugs contrasted with a black, grey, and white background.  And SO much of this card is retiring!  Jar of Love, the stamp set with these adorable mason jars - is carrying over to the new catalogue.  However, it will not be bundled with the Framelits anymore.  So while both items will still be available, you'll only be able to save 10% on them until May 31st!  Retiring on May 31st?  Beetles & Bugs stamp set,  the beautiful Real Red grosgrain ribbon, BOTH patterned papers shown here, the "Hello!" sentiment from Chase Your Dreams, AND - ouch, this one hurts - Gorgeous Grunge, my most favourite stamp set of all time.  Yikes.  Don't miss out, friends - shop 24/7 in my online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store.   Don't forget this month's host code - JX26H4GM - to receive a hand-picked bundle of current papers, ribbons, and embellishments to add to your collection!  

Thanks for visiting today - see you again tomorrow!


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  1. I LOVE this card! One question thougt- did you mask or fussy cut ALL those little ladybugs? Either way that is a lot of work but definitely worth the end result!

    1. Thanks Rosemarie! I masked most and fussy cut others - I'm clearly a crazy person! :)