Friday, March 5, 2010

Slap Happy and Border-Punch Drunk

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TGIF, Stampers!

I have some news to share with you: I couldn't be happier to announce that I'm now a permanent member of Sharon Johnson's "Stamp Simply Challenge" team! Holy Moly Guacamole! I'm absolutely slap happy thrilled to be a member of this fabulous team of talented artists. Now, if I could just figger out a way to osmosize some of that amazing talent, the stampin' side of life would be just perfect!

So, this week's "Stamp Simply" challenge is to use border punches on your stamping project. Don't have a border punch? No problem. You can create a faux punched border with scallop-edged Nestabilities, as Sharon demonstrates HERE ... or, you can use a corner rounder punch to create a scalloped edge border as shown HERE in a tutorial by Beate Johns for Splitcoast Stampers. You can even use plain old circle punchies to create a faux scallop edge. And don't we all have a pair of decorative-edge scissors buried somewhere in our stamp room?

If you decide to play along, and we hope you do, please link your project using Sharon's Mr. Linky located HERE. If you upload to an online gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, please use keyword: "ssnotime129." We can't wait to see your punchy project!

Here's my very green border-punched card:

Clicky HERE to see Sharon's oh-my-gosh-gorgeous sample ... and you have got to see the rest of the Stamp Simply team's amazing punched-border projects:

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits,

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here,

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat,

Tammy Hershberger: Stamp Happy,

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty,

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden,

Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color,

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover., and,

Our fabulous Guest Designer for the month of March, Marlene Bender: Heart Spring.

The focal image on my card was created using a digital stamp from the Digi Kitty, "Robyn Redbreast." But as soon as I saw this adorable image, I thought it would be perfect for a St. Patrick's Day card ... it must be that dapper waistcoat and top-hat!

I double punched my loopy border, added some grosgrain ribbon, a stamped message tag, a gold crown charm, and a little white metal-edged tag. TIP: I created the shamrock on the tag by punching out four l'il green hearts using Stampin' Up's small heart punch.

For the rest of the punchy product info, check out the supply list below.

Sooooooooo, yesterday Sheila and her insane wacky sister, Jill, stopped by and caught me red-handed ... playing 'Keno Pop' on Pogo.com. Okay, I confess: I'm a huge fan of Internet games in general and Pogo games in particular.

This casino-style game makes a lot of noise, has hundreds of running flashing lights, and reflective mercury-like silver balls flying all over the place. It's sort of like Christmas ... without the gifts ... or the cookies.

"Wow, this looks like fun!" Jill exclaimed, pulling up a chair. "Look at all those flashy lights going around the board and stuff flying all over the place!"

"How on earth can you play this game with the psychedelic light show goin' on?" Sheila asked me.

"Well, I really don't notice it, but if it's bothering you I can turn the lights off." I offered.

"Oh, yeah, you definitely should do that!" Jill said, "Just think of how much energy you'll save by shutting off all those lights!"

Give it a minute, it'll grow on you ...

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me ... I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

~Hugs


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: All Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Stamps: Sentiment from "Fundamental Phrases" Stamp Set by Stampin' Up
  • Digital Image: "Robyn Redbreast" by DigiKitty
  • Ink: "Basic Black" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up; Distress Inks
  • Color Medium: Prismacolor 'Premier' Pencils by Sanford; Spica Glitter Pens
  • Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Gold Crown Charm; Metal-Edge Round Tag by Stampin' Up; Black Eyelet; Jump Rings
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Rectangle Die; Scalloped Rectangle Die; Tag Die; Swiss Dots A2 Embossing Folder; Loopy Border Punch by MS; Corner Rounder Punch by Stampin' Up; Small Heart Punch by Stampin' Up; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

63 comments:

Brenda said...

Congrats!!!! Deb on the DT assignment, that is awesome and well deserved. I look forward to seeing your cards for the challenge each week. Love your card.

Avril Ann said...

Congratulations Deb, on your DT post, please enjoy, I love your card the image is so fun, thank you so much for sharing with us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Janine said...

We are so glad that you are here to stay!! Love your charm on the card this week and the punch you used!!

Digi Kitty said...

Deb, this is absolutely gorgeous--I love Robyn in Green--fabulous! I love the entire layout of the card--that great black border, the gold charm, the shamrock, wow! You really do amazing work--no wonder you were asked to be on the DT. Anyone would love to have you on a DT--you are talented!
I love this card--genius how you turned it St. Patrick's Day!

Crystal said...

Huge Congrats sweetie that is sooooo fabulous, what great news Deb!!! WOOOHOOO!!!!! WOW what a great St Patty's Day creation!!! I LOVE that charm!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!!! Hugs!

Debbie said...

Congrats! What a fabuous card. Thanks for playing along with us over at shirleys2girls Twisted Thursdays! It's green week!

Jennifer Buck said...

So CUTE! I love this one, Deb! TFS! Hope you have a good one! hugs!

Tina said...

Congrats on the DT appointment, so exciting. I love all the green here and that funky looking bird.

Deborah Saaranen said...

So fun to have you playing with us permanently! Love your design and tips here Deb!

Jenny Gropp said...

YAY Deb, we are slap happy to have you! LOL! Glad you are staying on! Your birdie is too much all decked out for St. Patty's Day!!! way cute!

Catherine said...

Congrats on your DT spot! What wonderful news!
Thank you so much for joining us at Busy Beauties for the Go Green Challenge! Your card is wonderful! I love that bird image and the gold crown is such an awesome touch - reminds me of the claddagh ring. Beautiful!

Ann English said...

Congratulations on your DT-you clearly deserve it! Wonderful card. Thanks for playing at S2G!

Heather said...

Congratulations on your very exciting news!!!

Thank you so much for playing along in our Busy Beauties Go Green Challenge!!! That birdy is DARLING and I love that you paired that gorgeous green with a deep chocolate brown. Stunning!!!

Rachel said...

Congrats on your new DT spot, how EXCITING!!! your card is fabulous! you did a beautiful job. thanks fo joining our go green challenge with the Busy Beauties Boutique!!
hugs,
Rachel

Maria Matter said...

oh what a fabulous Irish bird! lol
fun card Deb!!!
Big Congrats on your new DT spot!!! Well deserved my dear! You are such an inspiration!!!
Enjoy your weekend!
blessings, Maria

Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Belli!!!

Allison said...

How fun is he? Terrific creation for St. Patrick's Day!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun St. Patrick's day card!! Love the image!! Gorgoeus coloring!! The embossing, black punched border panel, and colors are stunning!
hugs,
Chris

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What a wonderful card and this certainly did fit our Busy Beauties Go Green Challenge. Thanks so much for playing. Congrats on being part of the Stamp Simply DT. I love Sharon's creations, her ribbons, and all of her neat stuff. What an honor to be part of her team!

Carolyn Bounds said...

My stamping hero!!!! A HUGE CONGRATS for becoming a permanent designer for the Stamp Simply team!!! YOU SO DESERVE IT!!! I have admired your stunning creations and all your cool techniques...and I can't forget to mention the daily adventures with Sheila that always makes me smile...since I started this blogging adventure. You always have a way of turning the creative light bulb on and have me thinking outside of the box. Of course, my stuff never looks as wonderful as yours...not even a smidge!!! Thank you for playing along with us in the Go Green Challenge; but most of all, THANK YOU for always being such a beacon of inspiration and support!!! You are AMAZING!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Zoechaos said...

Congratulations on your DT post have fun. Love your card the image is unique and fabulous. Thank you for joining us at TT this week.

kadie said...

Oh I just love this!! I especially love that gold crown charm!
Congrats on your DT spot and thanks so much for supporting the BBB new blog and challenge adventure!

Cat said...

Beautiful coloring and sweet image! Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!

Ann Schach said...

So cute! Love the charm and the border! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Sally H said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at TT this week

cards4u said...

Congrats again!! Fun card - your right that robin certainly has St. Pat's written all over it!! Love those embellishments!

Have a Great Weekend!

Velta said...

LOL...I wish I could say that I am happy for you...but I am jealous as all get out...seriously...your work is fabulous...and I am SO very happy for you!!!

Georgia said...

This is really cute. Love the image!! Thanks for joining us a S2G Twisted Thursday! Good Luck in the draw!

Grace said...

Congrats on the DT! I love your image and he is perfect for a St Patrick's day card. Great layout and thanks for taking on the Busy Beauties challenge "GO GREEN"! The layout with the border punches is really eye-catching!

Linda Callahan said...

Congrats on the DT! You will be a great addition to the team! Love your St. Patty's card - glad you join us at Pals Paper Arts!

MiamiKel said...

Congratulations on making DT! Your card is super cute -- love all the details and the crown :) Thanks for playing along with us at BBB!

Sharli said...

YaHOO!!! Congratulations on the design team!!! I"m thrilled for you, Deb!

I love your green card, too! Nice work with the edges and the scalloped center - they look great together, too! I'm so excited for you! :-)

Melisa Waldorf said...

I LOVE how you used this image to create a St. Patricks day card!! Too cute! Congrats on making the DT for Stamp Simply Challenge Blog. I will have to check them out, not sure if they are on my challenge list. Thanks so much for playing along with Creative Belli this week, and we hope you will join us again!!

Carmen O. said...

What a fabulous creation! I just love this bird image and you colored it beautifully! I love how you put this card together...the gold crown is a perfect addition! Thanks for entering the Busy Beauties Go Green Challenge.

A Big Congrats on becoming a DT member!

Barbara said...

I'm thrilled that you're here to stay with us!!! And what a lot of challenges you covered with that card!! Love that double border element and the green rocks!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

A HUGE congratulations on the SS DT spot!! They are a WONDERFUL group and you'll have a ball!!
This creation is absolutely awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at Penny's Challenge!!

Corie said...

Oh my this is so adorable

Judy Applegarth said...

Super card, just love it. Thanks for joining us at S2G!

Deanne Burton said...

Cute card! Love the charm!

Elena said...

Oh, I am so glad to hear these great news! So glad that you staying in the DT!!!
Your card is so beautiful! I love this loopy punch you used! And shamrock idea is so creative!

Ann said...

Wow this is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at The Pink Elephant.
Ann xxx

Julie Ranae said...

Congratulations to you! Your posts are always so fun to read and your creativity is wonderful!

Davi said...

Congrats Deb You will be an asset!! Great card...love the image is makes ya smile!! The punched edge looks so perfect with it!! :) happy week

Rosanne said...

Fun card! Thanks for playing along with Pile It On!

AJ said...

Yea, and congrats! love your card and how you doubled punch your black layer! :)

Penny D. said...

Very cute!

Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's challenges!

Jill said...

Love the card! Thanks for joining us at TT this week. Jill

xxNikkixx said...

Lovely card.thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...hugs Nikki xx

Anne said...

What a fun card, love that image and the way you've coluored it

Thanks for playing along at Shirleys2Girls :)

Jeannie said...

Really great card and I luv that charm you added on - just perfect!

Thanks so much for joining us at Shirley's 2 Girls!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Chris said...

congrtas on the dt gig!! i know you'll do fabulous...love your very green card and thr parrot is super cute!

Erica said...

Let me be the 51st to congratulate you for the design team membership. I knew they'd wanna keep ya'...yup and I said so earlier, but ye were of little faith and downplayed it reminding me that you were a guest...Guest no more! Lucky Sharon and team.
Love that cute card too. Off you are, to a great start!

Sheng said...

This is such a fab card. Thanks for playing with us at TT.

Gina said...

Congrats on the DT! What a cute little bird. Thanks for playing along with us at S2G's Twisted Thursday.

Kim Dellow said...

Big Congrats! Lovely card. Thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie Challenge and the Inky Impressions Challenge this week. Kim

Risa said...

What a super cute green card, I love it!
Congratulations on your permanent DT position Deb! Your cards are beautiful and it is always a joy to visit your blog!
hugs
Risa:)

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE your card -- what a fun, fun image and GREAT border punch you used!! SO glad you are staying on -- THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Cute card, Deb! Your punched (drunk) borders look awesome!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Deb
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
hugs Dianne xx

Bee said...

Lovely card, great combination of elements. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge :)

Chrissy D said...

How FUN! Love how you incorporated the eyelet too! Thanks for playing along in the Belli Challenge!

Joan Ervin said...

This is one fabulous St. Patty's Day card....love that image and how you used the eyelets!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!!

Angelwood said...

What a fun card! Cute cute image! Thanks for playing with us at Inky Impressions. hugs, Angela

Jackie said...

This is just too much fun! I love the whole thing, the colors, the layout, the cute birdie! Thank you for joining in the Inky Impressions Challenge!