For September, I am actually in 3 different swaps on Facebook. These are the cards for 2 of my swap groups.
In Stampin Up Friends we have a monthly theme and a sweepstakes winner chosen from the participants. For the sweepstakes card, I used Blushing Bride and the Wildflower Meadow Bundle. The ribbon is Pretty in Pink. We can use retired if we need to. The themed card is Thinking of You/Praying for You. I went with Strawberry Slush for this card. Just because it is a Thinking of You/Praying for You doesn't mean it has to be somber colors for me. Sometimes a pop of color can cheer up someone who is feeling a bit down. I used color blocking (inking up a clear block and stamping to create a background) and an image from Flowering Flourishes.
A lot of demonstrators do not keep retired stamp sets and would not purchase a set if it was retired. I love some of the retired sets. I make cards and sell them to people who aren't interested in making their own cards. I do purchase retired stamp sets I like if I can get them for the right price. I made a scrapbook for a retiring teacher and I really wish I had this set then. You just never know what you might need for a project.
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