Hello stampers, crafters and friends today is May 1st and there is a lot of things going on today.  One thing is the early release of the New Eastern Palace bundles, and the other is that today is the Blogging Friends Blog hop.  Today, we are sharing with you some of our favorite retiring items from the 2016-2017 Annual catalog and the Occasions Catalog.   I had a hard time picking which item to to share with you today.  So after a long hard struggle I decided on some of my favorite products from both catalogs.  Here’s a look at my card today, which by the way is one of my May card kits.

Balloon Adventure May Card Kit Balloon Pop Up Thinlits, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Sprinkles Punch, Candle Border Punch, Balloon Adventure stamp set, Party Animal Designer Series Paper, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio, Shaker Card, Sprinkles embellishments

I just love this suite of products that I had to use as much as possible one last time. So I made it one of my free card kits with purchase for the month of May.  To receive one of my card kits all you have to do is place a order in the following amounts in my online store until May 30, 2017.  As I was sitting down to create my how to video for this kit I thought wait a minute this would make a great shaker card.  So for today’s blog hop I created this shaker card as well.  Here’s a look at the shaker card alternative.

Balloon Adventure May Kit Alternative Card, Balloon Adventure stamp set, Balloon pop up thinlits, Balloon bouquet punch, spinkle punch, metallic sequins, sparkles embellishments, Party Animal Designer Series Paper, shaker card, Stampin' Up!, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio, Birthday card, Sprinkles Embellishments

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Thanks for dropping by today, I know that the other hoppers have came up with some great projects for you today.   If you need any of the products you have seen here today or would like to receive one of my May card kits you can place an order in my online store 24/7 by clicking here, by clicking on the shop tab above or by clicking on the product in the list below.

Check out the items that have been sold out from the Retiring list click here!


Crystal Komara

Libby Fens

Mary Blocher

Danica Ferrante

Jodi Skrip Horsley

Leanne Dillon Johnson

Michelle Clarke

Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa

Mary Ann Rossiter

Tammy Gill

(You Are Here)  Rick Adkins

Lisa Harvey Reber

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Price: $110.00

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Great for the beginner crafter!

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