Retiring Products Number of Years

Friends of SUBA present Retiring products

Are you scratching your head wondering what on earth SUBA is!  We are a group of independent Stampin’Up! demonstrators who are blessed to be friends. Our crafting passion leads us in wanting to share our creativity through social media. As a result, we are students of Simply Unique Business Angels. (SUBA are fellow demonstrators Louise Sims and Pip Todman based in the UK. They offer training to crafters who are interested in improving their technical skills.) This bloghop is going to focus on retiring products. Now let’s move to crafting. With the new Stampin’Up! annual catalogue published, naturally there is a bundle of gorgeous products that are soon to retire and we want to share a few of these with you.

Number of Years my first choice

What’s in a number?  Well a number of years of course!  As I poured over my stampsets to select a choice for this blog hop, the Number of Years topped the list. This is a set I am going to be particularly sad to see retiring. I have so much fun with these numbers when they are all glittering and sparkly. My first choice I am sharing with you is a card I created for a special friend who is celebrating her 60th birthday.  I used a combination of 2 retiring products for this, the Number of Years stampset and the Bird Banter stampset.


Number of years has enabled me to recognise this very special milestone birthday celebration of hers. Bird Banter is also such a delight to work with too as the set contains such fun images that you can add  splashes of colour to.

Achievement recognition


I had just put the finishing touches to this project when I was reminded of a beautiful card I received from my upline Pip Todman, to provide a little recognition for a recent achievement of mine. “Thank you Pip for this recognition! ” Don’t you just love how Number of years helps you celebrate any milestone event?


They say “save the best for last”. This is a very significant year for Stampin’Up! too as the company celebrates its 30th year Anniversary. I am so privileged to be the recipient of this beautiful gift box below, from another very talented SU demonstrator and a very special friend and of mine, Cayleigh May. “What an ingenious idea Cayleigh and thank you for this special gift in it’s gorgeous 30th Anniversary gift box”.

Her choice of colour combinations works beautifully and Number of years is certainly in the headlights in the lush green glimmer paper. What really stands out for me, is just how many of us use this stampset to mark specific and special occasions and celebrations. I realise that without my Number of Years I am quite challenged if I want to mark any specific event where a significant number is involved. I think this is definitely a well loved stampset of mine now and one that I will not be parting with!

If you would like to lay your hands on the Number of Years before it is too late, you have a few weeks left. Why not pop across to my online shop where you can become the very proud owner of your own significant Number of Years set.

You may have arrived here from Carrie at the Inkynook or just starting here with Dianne at DianneRichardsonCraft. If you happen to get lost, just scroll down to the bottom and you will see the entire list of participants in this bloghop. A special thank you for joining us today and for more inspiration just keep on hopping.

Crafting blessings

Dianne x

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