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CardFanatic 05-11-2006 07:09 PM

LSC63 - Life Begins at Retirement!
 
This challenge theme has been given to us by eliak. Thanks Lisa!

This week we are making retirement cards. There are not many stamps directly related to this theme, so creativity is required. Be sure to check out the samples this week. They are awesome!

Not know of anyone retiring from a job? Get creative with this theme. Make a retirement party invitation for the SU stamps sets that are leaving the catty. Make a card for an elementary student who is going to middle school and has to hang up his/her safety patrol belt (remember those things?) How about a card to help hubby retire those old ratty sweatshirts? Have fun with this challenge! Think about things that have to come to an END.

Please put LSC63 in the keyword box when uploading!

Limit: Retirement Theme
Stamps: Any (Cyber bonus points for using retired or soon to be retired sets)
Cardstock and ink: any
Embellishments: any

If you are new to the challenges, please feel free to do this one or ANY of the challenges at any time. There is no time limit. They are not races to see who can do one first, nor are they contests of any sort. All the challenges are simply to provide inspiration and to get us stamping!

If you need help with uploading your card to the gallery or posting a link, click here!
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...442#post440442

SAMPLES

Happy Heart

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...ent&perpage=48

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...ent&perpage=48

shannonlspears

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...ent&perpage=48

leslierich

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...ent&perpage=48

pammyrn 05-11-2006 07:12 PM

wow, Jen. This sounds like a great one.

Barbra1224 05-11-2006 07:13 PM

What does this have to do with a cat's butt! I'm confused!

Jeanne S 05-11-2006 07:13 PM

What did this have to do with cat butts?

Barbra1224 05-11-2006 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeanne S
What did this have to do with cat butts?

Jinx! You owe me a card!

CardFanatic 05-11-2006 07:18 PM

Non-stalkers are going to be so confused with the cat butts! ROFL!

Gladd-lyStamping 05-11-2006 07:19 PM

LOL. Had the s/Talkers going, Jen! Sounds like a fun and challenging challenge! :)

Gladd-lyStamping 05-11-2006 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jen70
Non-stalkers are going to be so confused with the cat butts! ROFL!

They will just have to start joining us, then. :)

luvsstampinup 05-11-2006 07:28 PM

Ok Jen...the only correlation I can even begin to concieve is the butt is the 'end'?....you are right...you are NOT good at giving clues...ROFL here! This is funny, however, and hopefully some of the non-stalkers will be curious enough to join us and find out what we are all about.
Oh well, a real challenge here, I will give it a try next week, hopefully. Thanks for being so much fun!

Babsnelson 05-11-2006 07:33 PM

This is a tough one....I think I'll work the retiring stamps angle. I'll see what I can come up with. At least I don't need to go out and get kitty litter. LOL

CardFanatic 05-11-2006 07:35 PM

For those of you who are confused, my challenge hint was....

Cats don't have to worry about this. Besides, they like their rear ends anyway. :rolleyes:

I never said anything about butts ;) or wipes or kitty litter... lol!

Cats have 9 lives, so they don't need to worry about retirement. And the rear END was a word clue. I know, I'm weird :p

rainy 05-11-2006 07:38 PM

Have been wanting to make a retirement card for my niece who retired a few months ago from the Army. This is the perfect challenge... just the push I needed! Thanks, Jen. (Is it cheating to start tonight? Hey it's Friday somewhere.....)

Grandmama BoBo 05-11-2006 07:41 PM

This is going to be interesting. I could do a great scrapbook page on this one. Can we use a picture as part of the card? My DH just started his 20th year of retirement. See what I can come up with.

CardFanatic 05-11-2006 07:42 PM

Janet... You can do a card or scrapbook page! Can't wait to see your creation!

Grandmama BoBo 05-11-2006 08:05 PM

Hey everyone. Thanks to Rox, I just took 67 years off my age. I think I like this avatar better.

raduse 05-11-2006 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jen70
For those of you who are confused, my challenge hint was....

Cats don't have to worry about this. Besides, they like their rear ends anyway. :rolleyes:

I never said anything about butts ;) or wipes or kitty litter... lol!

Cats have 9 lives, so they don't need to worry about retirement. And the rear END was a word clue. I know, I'm weird :p

Jen, are you still celebrating after VSN?:D I still don't get what it's got to do with a cat's butt either. Good challenge though. Hmmmm......retirement + cat's butt = ???? (big smile here)

rainy 05-11-2006 08:30 PM

rofl!! Thanks for the clarification, Jen.

rainy 05-11-2006 08:33 PM

Janet what a beautiful picture book photo of you. I just love it.

eliak 05-11-2006 08:33 PM

Thanks for using my idea. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's cards. My mother and three of my husbands co-workers are retiring and I need inspiration.

mrikitty 05-12-2006 12:48 AM

you know I made one for my cardswap group, just 2 months ago, and I do not remember if I kept one or not!

well, guess I'll have to think on this and make another one!

justampin 05-12-2006 02:49 AM

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=14062

This is one I did last spring for a teacher who was leaving for a principal's position. Not retiring but it would do for that as well.

Vicky Gould 05-12-2006 03:10 AM

Jen, this is too perfect for me - my sister retires in July - from the shoe dept. at K-Mart after 40 years -- now, Heather, you just know I gotta case your card for her if not this challenge - it's so perfect for her! OK, I'll make something else - but I gotta case those shoes in July! Fun theme!

treelady62 05-12-2006 03:24 AM

Hmmmmmmmmmm. Have to put on my thinking cap. Seen the cat butt thing last night when I was silently stalking. I have three cats and aside for one of them having a pink foot from ink...I wasn't really sure about the butt part. No butt prints here!!!!

jsbrooketrout 05-12-2006 03:58 AM

OK....here's my "cat butts" card!! ROFLMBO!!! Just kidding. A super quick, super easy, and actually kind of lame retirement card! Thanks for looking!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...p?photo=278961

Julia S 05-12-2006 04:35 AM

Here is my card for this challenge. It can do as either a retirement card or as a graduation card depending on the sentiment inside

Time for a New Direction

TFL,

emilymomto3boys 05-12-2006 04:46 AM

ooooh, good challenge! I need to pull my retired sets anyway! I am still mourning the loss of toile blossoms and haven't had the heart to move it yet.

katieg 05-12-2006 05:18 AM

Gotta admit I'm drawing a blank on this one. I'm still building my stamp collection, and I only have one set that's on the retiring list. Not sure how to tie it in.

rhondag 05-12-2006 05:41 AM

Mine is for my daughter's preschool teacher from last year who is retiring this year. I wanted to make this for VSN curves, but ran out of time so this worked out well for me!

Apple for the Teacher

Thanks for looking!

CardFanatic 05-12-2006 06:07 AM

Here's mine! No bonus points for me... I used a current set, but I think my son's speech pathologist will love it.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=37350

CardFanatic 05-12-2006 06:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by katieg
Gotta admit I'm drawing a blank on this one. I'm still building my stamp collection, and I only have one set that's on the retiring list. Not sure how to tie it in.

You don't have to use a retired set... That's just a bonus to make it more challenging for those who want it to be more challenging.

rainy 05-12-2006 07:28 AM

My niece "retired" from the Army a few months ago. With Memorial Day this month thought I would make her a "retirement/thank you" card. She was in Iraq for close to a year and is one feisty lady. We are all pretty darn proud of her!:p

Here's the card:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...279038&cat=547

rainy 05-12-2006 07:32 AM

Just a note here that I didn't include with the description with the card..

The red cardstock with the simply circles.. it looks like versamark but was actually about my 4th or 5th attempt at bleaching. So not only did the bleaching technique not work for me.. the stamped image got DARKER!! How bad am I??? lol

babitoons 05-12-2006 07:33 AM

Okay...this one is hard! I don't even know where to begin, but I'm sure I'll come up with something....

Vicky Gould 05-12-2006 07:33 AM

LSC63
 
U-G-L-Y Card

raduse 05-12-2006 08:35 AM

Here's mine:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...00&ppuser=2910

Babsnelson 05-12-2006 10:09 AM

I had more trouble than I thought I would with this one. I didn't have an appropriate retirement sentiment, so I went with Good Luck. I suppose that works too. Here's my card - pending as of 1:10 CT:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...79101&cat=3310

Thanks for another great challenge Jen.

Barbra1224 05-12-2006 10:32 AM

Figured out a fun idea! no cats... no butts... no llamas! Just chickens and a cow!! Thanks Jen!
No Training Wheels!

jojot 05-12-2006 01:28 PM

oh....were you thinking of me when you picked the topic....I have just a bit over a month to go......can't wait to have more stamping time.....

CardFanatic 05-12-2006 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jojot
oh....were you thinking of me when you picked the topic....I have just a bit over a month to go......can't wait to have more stamping time.....

Lucky duck! Enjoy all your new stamping time :-D

kittie747 05-12-2006 02:09 PM

Here's my Retiring Garden using Terrific Tulips, Shapes & Shadows and Border Builders.


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