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May 07, 2007


Pat S.

Congratulations on 80K!!!

I have never heard of a card keeper.
Your's is so cool...I would love to make one :)

The set I hate to see retired is Watercolor Garden.


A friend just sent me your blog to check out! WOW! I'm impressed. I love the slider card you posted. Congratulations on the success of your blog. I can see WHY it's successful . . . it's amazing! Anyway, I'm bummed that Halloween Backgrounds is retiring. I just love Halloween, and this set adds the perfect touch to any Halloween card, project, or scrapbook page. Love it! Thanks!!

Julia Stainton

Congrats on your very successful blog! Love it! Love your card kit and blog prize! What a great idea!

My favorite retiring I have to pick?! Probably Petal Prints or Roses in Winter...they are both so flexible and gorgeous!

A-M (ambouth)

CONGRATS on the 80,000 hits, Julie - WOOHOO!! And I LOVE your cardkeeper! If I don't win, I'll be sad, but I'll probably be trying to figure out how to get my own kit anyway ;)

I'll be saddest to see Petal Prints and Mixed Bouquet go! I fell in love with MB when it came out in the summer mini a couple of years ago and was so sad when I had to put it aside when the '05 IBC came out... and then did the HUGEST happy dance when it came back in the '06 IBC!!! LOL! And I'll miss PP b/c I LOVE the rock 'n roll technique and this is the only set I own that I can do this with :(

Anyway, enough about me. Have a great weekend!

Kathy W

Not a surprise that your blog has that many hits; your creativity is inspiring, and I check out this blog daily. Being new to stamping, I might not be as affected as others by the retirement list, but I do still want All Mixed Up (looks like a great set for kids), and it doesn't look like there are a whole lot of sets out there. I'm glad I got Favorite Teddy Bear while I could!

Pat S.

It is with great sadness that I see O Tannenbaum leaving us. Never has there been such an elegant holiday stamp.

Janice S.

Oh Mylanta.. how many sets are retiring that I will miss so much! (I won't get rid of many because I still stamp for my own things often) I don't want the French Script or Roses In Winter.. Thankfully my Mister Frosty has made it to live on one more year!! lol
Congrats on your hits! Love your blog!

Karen  Z

Wow! Sooo many hits! I can see why! You do beautiful work! And it's all "do-able" for anyone, which gives us all hope to achieve what you do! My biggest heartache on the retiring list is "Crosshatch" background stamp! It's sooo versatile! Thanks for all you do to inspire us!


Your work is awesome. Congrats on the hits. I will miss Seaside Sketches, On Gossamer Wings, All Natural and French Script.

Jen F

Congrats on the hits...I love to visit you site daily!! I think I'll miss the petal prints the most, it's always makes beautiful cards! Good thing I'm only in it as a hobby, So I can continue to use & enjoy! Thanks again for sharing all your creations...needless to say your cards ROCK!


How neat! I love the idea right now I've got at least 2/3 shoeboxs full of cards I made or got in

Pat S.

It's no wonder your fans check in here every day! Congratulations on a great blog!

I hate to see Petal Prints is a truly inspiring set :*


Congrats on the hits. Love this blog candy. Want this blog candy. I have so many sets I'm sad to see go....In the wild , girlfriends, french script and on and on...Although I am also excited to see what the new catalogue will have.


I am really, really going to miss Petal Prints and French Script. I let out a little whimper when I saw those on the list. But...can't wait to see what's coming!


Congrats on 80k - I love your blog & all of your art! I'm going to miss most is my sweet little Living Large gals! :-)


That is the coolest thing!! I've never even heard of it before!! Yours rocks, girlie-girl!! I am definitely going to miss Roses in Winter most!! So sad....sigh!


I wish Mixed Bouquet was not retiring! I will miss that set a lot! I love your card holder! ! I hope I win the candy! :)

Amy in Houston

What great candy! I am gonna miss best of cluck! I just bought it. How sad. But, for us non-demo's retirement isn't as sad. Great blog...that is why you are a hit magnet!!

Have a great week!


WoW CoNgRaTs On AlL tHoSe HiTs....The set I wish was Not leaving IS Best of Cluck... I love it !!!!

Linda Marie

CONGRATS on your blog success. I'm a daily supporter. I hate to see In Full Bloom retire.

Susan Liles (susiestampalot)

what a wonderful idea and what a fantastic job you did on yours!! i would love to have a "catalog" of my best cards to show off. i am not a demo, but that would be great for card orders for me!! i am most sad to see mixed bouquet on the retiring list. i have had it for a while, but am just now really loving it!!! doesn't it always happen that way?

Laura Hit

I was sad to see Sporting Goods go simply because I didn't get it too long ago and it makes a good masculine card. I'll probably keep it though. Oh, and one of the floral ones - can't remember the name and I am at work. I think I just hate when my expensive sets retire! Haha.


I love the French Script - just started collecting SU stamps and I have to grab it before it's gone! You have a great site - thanks for the ideas.


Wow! that is a bunch of hits! Congratulations!

Melissa Roth

Thank your for offering such a terrific prize. I was so sad about Best of Cluck. Now I just see that someone here mentioned Fishy Friends is also retiring? Yikes, now I'm doubly sad:(

Linda SS

80,000 hits? WOW...Congrats on your success! I was sad to see that Petal Prints was on the chopping block.


Oh, this is great candy project. I cant beleive that Roses in Winter are being retired.

Sharron Daly

Congrats on your continued blog success! I'll echo many others - Roses in Winter is a shocker!

Alex (aka Sillybirds)

Wow that is soooo cool, please count me in for it, thanks for a great pass it forward, and many congrats on 80,000


Congratulations. Great project too.


I will miss Best of Cluck and French Script, not to mention a Zillion wheels!!!! I love Jen Caputo's products, they are the best. I was contemplating ordering another could save me from doing that if you chose me...crossing my fingers.

Jana M

I love the card keeper!!!

Oh, I so wish they were not taking away my beloved chickens! I *heart* Best of Cluck!!!


Wow--that's amazing! Congrats on the hits.

~Lana B.~

Congrats on the hits!!! What a great way to celebrate!!! I am most sad about Roses in Winter. I know it's been around a long time for a stamp set BUT no matter how you stamp those flowers, you just can NOT make them look bad! lol
~Lana B.~
lanastamps on SCS

Jennie Harper

What a great way to store the best of the best cards! I love that idea and I know my customers would too. Congrats on so many hits...that is fabulous!
I am so sad that Petal Prints is retiring, but very excited about seeing new floral sets!!! Have a good day!

Claudia F.

Great blog, I'll be back often. I wish they all weren't retiring, cause I just discovered SU stamps and I want them all.
Claudia F.

Sandy Stamps (SCS)

I am sad that IN FULL BLOOM is retiring, I am ordering it from my demo this week. Does the card keeper let you see the INSIDE of the cards, or just slide the whole thing inside? Sometimes the inside is just as nice as the outside! Congrats on 80,000 hits--WOW!

Monika Thiessen

CONGRATULATIONS! I just love your blog and all those neat creations you do! I wish I had your talent. I am sad to see that In Full Bloom is retiring.
By the way I hope you are feeling better again.

Tammy Smith

OMG!! I have just recently found your blog and I look at it EVERY day! You come up with the coolest ideas and I get sooo inspired. I would love to win this! PICK ME - PICK ME - PICK ME!!


PICK ME! PICK ME! Seriously, this is a beutiful work. I really enjoy your blog and all of your art work.

Cathy Morrison

I LOVE this little book. Great job!! WOW 80,000!! It is hard to imagine all those stampers, just think if we all got together in one place--we could stamp the world!! As for the retiring sets, I sure hate to see Roses in Winter retire--it is SO useful for SO many things. Well thatnks again and feel free to send me that prize!! Cathy

Julia Diane

Balmy Breezes... love that set!! Congrats on 80,000 hits and thanks for pickin' ME!!! LOL
Julia Diane

Ilene B.

Congrats on the hits! I love your blog, hope you are feeling better after your accident! I will miss Natural Beauty, Roses in Winter & French Script, I used them a lot! And I was so hoping that Riveting would make the new catty! I loved that one!
Ilene B.

Lisa B.

Roses in Winter....I have yet to buy it and now I'm not sure that I will...I HAD to have Rose Rhapsody and then they improved the Roses with Roses in what could be coming that's even better...I think I'll wait and see!


Shawntel Schenck

Congratulations on 80,000 hits! That is AWESOME! Anyway, I am sad to see Do the Hula retiring, it is definately one of my favorites!
Shawntel S


80000 hits. Wow is all I can say. I feel blessed to be at 8800. You do have a great blog so keep up the good work. I really like what you did with the card keeper book. Great Job. I may have to try something like that. Thanks for sharing your awesome work.


Congrats on your blog hitting 80,000! I wish I knew the SU sets better, but I just recently discovered SU. I know, where the heck have I been. I'm sure it's sad to see any of them retire.

Marilyn McFadden

i don't want to see' Roses in Winter to go. I must order it.

Jackie Pedro

First let me say I am so sad to see Petal Pushers retiring. This is one of my favorite sets. Love your blog and the blog treat is really cool. Would love to win it so I hope you pick me!!!!

Kelly S

Wow, Congrat julie!! The card keeper looks aweosme.....Pick me, Pick me....I wish In Full Bloom wasn't of my favs for sure!!

Kelly S


i wish french script was not retiring.

congratulations on 80,000! and thanks for sharing all ur creations with us :)

Terri E.

Congrats on 80,000! I would have to say best of cluck and french script for me.

It's a good life!

Sandra L-M

Congratulations! What a nice project. I think I'll miss Petal Prints and Mixed Bouquet. Sandra Lew-Moll

Susan H

Love these card keepers - yours is gorgeous!! Congrats on the great blog. I think I'm saddest to see Song Birds go away - very pretty stamps!

Kathy Jackson

Congrats on your mark - next stop 100,000!!! My favorite would have to be Roses in the Winter! I love your cards, their soooooooo beautiful!!!


Wow! Look at all the comments you are getting! We all LOVE your blog! Congrats on over 80,000 hits. You did a super job decorating your card keeper kit. I'm thinking something like this would make a great gift for my demo - thanks for the idea! :) I love Petal Prints and let out an audible "oh no!" when I saw that on the retired list.

Bonnie Janzen

Congrats, Julie!
There's to many sets retiring, but I would choose 'Snowflakes'.
P.S: I will be calling you soon. Too cute card book,
luv it,keep up the great
work. Bonnie


Congrats on your numbers! That's a lot of people reading...It just shows how great your creations are. The roses in Winter cards were are so beautiful-I can't believe they're retiring that one.

Melissa Banian (SCS: stampin_melissa)

What a cute project! It is soooo totally kewl! As for what I wish wasn't retiring, probably French Script! I have dearly loved that background. Here's to hoping that they replace it with an even better version! (One that is large enough to stamp on a horizontal card!) :D

Silvia (stampinsilvia)

WOWzers! You have been a busy girl! Loving your blog and all your cool projects! Here's to hoping I win...although YOu could just give it to me as a baby gift! LOL Keep up the AWESOME JOB on your BLOG!!!


Oh so fun!! I think I'm most disappointed about Living Large -- such a cute set. Love the girls on that! Although there are so many others, but I'm excited to see what new sets and embellishments that SU will carry! Congrats on the hits!

Carolyn King (Cammie SCS)

Great idea, Julie! many I wish were not retiring but if I had to pick one---I guess it would be Roses in Winter.


congrats on such a superstar blog! as for what I hate that is retiring..Balmy Breezes...Being that I am from Hawaii..and now live in South has always been the perfect set!!! Hopefully something awesome comes out in the new catty!!!


cool site and cool blog candy! Do people just stop using the retired stamp sets? Mine are all so old that I am sure they are ALL retired! Will be checking in on your site for some new ideas for new ones! Amy

Teresa Kalinski

Congrats on the 80,000 hits. Love the card keeper you did a great job on it. There are too many retiring to name them all but here are a few of the ones I will miss the most. Roses in Winter, and Petal Prints, Watercolor Garden and Snowflakes but... I can't wait to see what they are going to be replaced with. I just love getting your ideas thank you so much for sharing them.


Congratulations on hitting 80,000. I look forward to your blog every day. I love your ideas, you're so creative. Hope you are recovering from your accident. You must of been so scared. The set I'll miss the most is In Full Bloom, French Script.... Hope the new catalogue holds some special stuff!

Leesa Berry

Congradulations on the success of your blog! Thanks for sharing all your great stamping ideas! I will miss the cute Olive You set and Best of Cluck!

Paula R

Congratulations on 80,000 visits. You have a great blog and I enjoy visiting it. I'll be sorry to see French Script and Roses in Winter retire. I just keep reminding myself that there will be new stamps to replace them.

Charmaine G

Wow how exicting to reach this milestone. I love your book. I made card keeper books for a stamp camp but we did them differently. We bound them with bindercombs and used a sheet of cardstock folded in half and brought up the bottom of the page to create the pocket. These are so fun.

Charmaine G

Ilene M

I recently stumbled into your daily blog while surfing SCS. I am new to this blogging stuff and this is my first posting of any kind. I felt compelled to write something as I so look forward to reading your daily anecdotes. They make me smile and keep me inspired when I need a lift. Many thanks and congrats for hitting the big 8 0! I am not a demonstrator so I can enjoy all of my sets but I am sad that so many of the ones that I own are leaving. BTW, love the card keeper you made. As usual, it is gorgeous - like all of your ideas! Thanks for all the inspirations!


Wow 80,0000!! That is crazy but your site is just great so it doesn't surprise me. I have many sets I am sad to see go, but Best of Cluck, Sparkling Summer and French Script are high on my list. Love the card keeper- maybe I'll win!!!

 Jennifer Lynn Caputo

Thanks so much for the review. I got so many questions about this today! Unfortunately I am going out of business and have none left so you are giving out a rare commodity these days :P I am currently looking for a buyer and will let the ladies know if I find one!
Thanks again


80K??!! Holy cow! Congrats to you. Very nice blog, too. I like the looks of that cardkeeper, so I'll throw my entry in the ring as well. I'm going to miss Petal Prints the most, followed very closely by In Full Bloom. I'm losing all of my flowers, but these two are my faves. They're so versatile.

Linda McClain

Congratulations on passing 80,000. You totally deserve it. Your blog is fantastic. Well, I'm mourning the loss of Roses in Winter, Pocket of Fun, Best of Cluck . . . so many. But, so excited about the new things coming. Can't wait. Sweets, you may need to let your readers know that Caputo Kits is going out of business. Well, that means, the kit you're offering is now "retired," too! Linda


Congrats on all the hits!

I think I will be most likely to miss Petal Prints and Snowflakes. They were such classics. No official decision on whether to mourn or not until July, though...there is always the possibility that there will be fantastic new stamps that will take their places as classics!


Wow...that card keeper looks so neat! Thanks for letting us in on your fun! Sets that I am disappointed that are leaving the catty: Chicken b/c I had fun with it, Petal Prints b/c I just got it in a trade, French Script...b/c it's so timeless! Oh and Natural Beauty b/c I have posted time and time again that it is my favorite set! Thanks for the contest!


LOVE the cardkeeper, must have one now! I finally got Just Chicken In with my SellABration rewards, now I'm so bummed it's retiring.


Wow! I love that little card keeper. You did such a beautiful job on it. I'm sad to see Petal Prints retire. TFS this great blog candy...


What a great idea for cards! I love it. I don't know that any of the stamps sets disappoint me too much. I am excited to see what is coming out and I can keep all the sets that are retiring for myself.

Congrats on your hits!


WOW what an awesome giveaway this is. Very creative way to show your beautiful cards off. One set I will miss is Palmy Breeze, cuz you can use this for the guys. But I can't wait to see all the fun ones they will be adding. Congrats on your 80,000 hits. :)

Angela H.

Congrats on the 80,000! I didn't have Roses in Winter yet and when it was on the list I had to rush and order it! Too bad you demo gals won't be putting more examples out there for us copycat gals!

Mary Campbell

Wow! Congrats on the numbers. Way to go! This is great blog candy. I have not seen this anywhere. That is my favorite paper on your card keeper. What I wish was not retiring are the All year cheer I, II and III. I use these sets all the time. They have a phrase for every occasion.


There are too many stamps that I like to list them all, but I don't have any that I use all the time that I am going to miss specifically. I guess my favourite sets that are retiring are the "All Year Cheer" sets. I have one of them, and use it quite a bit, and I wish I had a sympathy statement, so I think I might buy the others even though they are retiring.


Either Roses in Winter or Snowflakes. I do not have either of these yet. May have to wait until someone else sells theirs. Can't buy anything else right now.

Congrats on the 80K. I want to just reach a 1000.


Wow! Congrats!! Like many others, it's not too surprising 'cause you are a very talented stamper! My fav set I wish was not retiring has to be French Script. I use it all the time :( .


Is that card holder a great idea or what? I like the way you decorated it. Not being an SU person or familiar with all of their stamps keeps me from knowing what I will be missing when it retires!

Melissa Norris

Congrats!! I'm going to miss Bold Butterfly. I really enjoy using it.

Stephanie Barber

I am going to miss Favorite Teddy Bear. I don't have it yet but I am pretty sure I will be ordering it before it disappears.


Congrats on all the hits. I wish alphabet stew wasn't retiring.


Way to go on over 80 000 hits Julie! Can't say I'm surprised though - I love your work and we seem to have similar styles, so you are a big favourite of mine! I live in Australia and we are behind you guys as far as SU releases, retirements, etc go. I will miss French Script if they retire it here. I LOVE fonts and this stamp is such a great backgrounder. Hope you're on the mend after your stunt driving episode!

Megan Olsen

Hi Julie,

Congrats on 80,000 hits! That card keeper looks awesome, and the one you decorated is lovely. There are quite a few sets that I wish weren't retiring, but number 1 is probably Petal Prints. I will be keeping that one for a long time!

Susan in TX

What cool blog candy!! Retired stamp that suprised me the most was French Script. Cute one that I will miss: Best of Cluck. One I wish I had bought, but won't now that it's gone: In Full Bloom. Congrats on 80,000!


I love that little book and I would love to make one of my own! Thanks for the opportunity! I will miss lots of sets but my most used is French Script so I will miss that the most. Hoping there are lots more great sets, wheels and backgrounds in July!

Susan Lankford

I would LOVE to have this darling set for my cards! The sets that I just can't believe are being retired are Roses in Winter and French Script!!


Congrats Julie on reaching over 80000 hits - I do enjoy your blog sooo much. Well for me many of the sets that are retiring in the US and Canada are not retiring as in Aust we are 9 months behind and many of those retiring sets have only just been released downunder. It is likely to be an indication though of what is to retire next year for us. There are many I wish weren't retiring, but I will use them anyway - but my fav would be Roses in Winter.

Pat Swift

Congratulations on 80K!!!

I have never heard of a card keeper.
Your's is so cool...I would love to make one :)

The set I hate to see retired is Fall is too fun!


Love the card keeper!! I've been trying to think of a great gift to make for my team as they promote and each year I do a prize for the "hostess of the year" - I think I found the answer!!

I'm really going to miss Fishy Friends and all of the ALL YEAR CHEER sets.

Keep up the great blog!!

Heather Stevens

I wish Baby firsts wasn't retiring. I just loved how cute those little babies were. Hopefully we'll get some new cute baby sets.

Heather Stevens

Regina Davis

Cool candy! I'm most sad to see Best in Cluck go.

Peggy Maier

Nice blog candy! Well...there are 2 sets I'll be sad to see go - Roses in Winter & Best of Cluck. Can't believe they're axing the chickens!

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