Friday, April 16, 2010

Simply Colorful ...

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TGIF you crafty stamper, you! And, since it's another Friday, it's time for another "Stamp Simply" challenge.

This week, Sharon challenged us to a color challenge. Here's a look at the colorful inspiration:

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it ... is to create a project using this beautiful color combination. Any and all shades of purple, lavender, brown, and ivory will do.

After you post your project to your blog or online gallery, go to Sharon's blog, HERE, and link your post to Mr. Linky, located HERE. If you upload your project to an online gallery such as Splitcoast Stampers, please used Keyword: "ssnotime135" so that we can find your project.

Totally aside from that, please mention Sharon's Dad in your prayers. He's very ill and needs the positive power of our prayers ... as does Sharon ... at this difficult time. Sending hugs and prayers, Sharon!

I created a card for the challenge, incorporating the "Letterpress" technique:

I inked up an A2 embossing folder with dye ink, inserted my card stock and ran it thru the die-cutting machine, then sponged more ink on the raised surface of the card stock.

I stamped my image using Versamark and dye ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Finally, I added two mats cut from digital paper and tied on a satin ribbon. Quick and dirty!

For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo ... for all of the colorful product info, check out the Card Recipe, below.

Before you go, take a peek at the fabulous projects created by Sharon and the rest of the "Stamp Simply" team:

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits;

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here;

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat;

Tammy Hershberger: Stamp Happy (Tammy is on hiatus this month);

Sharon Johnson: No Time to Stamp?;

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty;

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden (AJ is sitting this week out);

Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color;

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.; and our special Guest Designer,

Teresa Kline: Enjoy the VA Sunshine.

Sooooooooo, yesterday Sheila and I were hangin' out at her house when her absolutely bonkers fun sister, Jill, stopped by.

"So, I don't think I'll ever have a mother's intuition." Jill said as she sat down.

"Uh oh." Sheila and I said.

"Well, last night I went out for dinner with my friend, Lily, and she left me alone in the restaurant with her 16-month-old kid."

"Uh oh." Sheila and I said.

"So, before she left, I clearly asked her, 'What do I do if he, like, cries?' and she absolutely told me to give him some vegetables."

"Uh oh." Sheila and I said.

"Well, it turn's out that jalapenos are not his favorite vegetable."

"UH OH!!" Sheila and I said.

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me ... have a great weekend!


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: Stampin' Up
  • Other Paper: Lavender Paper, Digital Files by Edeline Designs
  • Stamp: "Dictionary Design" Collection by Hero Arts
  • Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink; Dye Inks by Stampin' Up
  • Accessories: White Satin Ribbon
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; A2 Embossing Folder; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Top Folded)

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Theresa Momber said...

Oooh, gorgeous card, Deb! Love those colors. Your background rocks.

aussiescrapper said...

What a great inspiration colour combination and you rocked it Deb. Just laugh when I read the Sheila jokes.

andrea said...

gorgeous card,fab colours and lovely image thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

Beverley said...

Deb...this is a great card...simple but elegant at the same time...I love how you tied the ribbon, a perfect bow...thanks for sharing.

stampin' HUGZ

Helen Dooley said...

This is a gorgeous! I am going to have to try to do that It really looks like it makes a great card. Thanks for the challenge! I'm so glad you decided to come back and do another challenge. TFS at For Fun.

Carolyn Wolff said...

Great job and fun techniques. Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!

Suzanne said...

Lovely card, very sophisticated. Thanks for playing along with other lovelies thoughtful thursdays challenge.

Tina said...

Very lovely Deb! The purple just pops right out, such sweetness.

Janine said...

Beautiful Deb!! Have a great weekend.!

Glenda said...

So pretty Deb - soft and gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Fabulous card, Deb! Love that embossing and that sepia sunflower! Great design!

Melissa Craig said...

This is sooo pretty! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

The Rubber Maid said...

Great card for the challenge. You did a beautiful job on it. Pat

Crystal said...

WOWZA Deb this is beautiful sweetie, you rocked this inspiration!!! Hugs!

Barb Schram said...

LOVE the letterpress technique! I want to give this a try! Love your card! Thank you, Deb, for sharing your darling stories with us! It brightens my day!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card! I love soft colors and the embossing!

Allison said...

This is wonderful...I love the color and texture of that BG esp. against the simplicity of the daisy!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, #1 Rising Star Canada 2008/2009 said...

Wow Deb... every time I sneak over to your blog I am more and more in love! Your work is STUNNING! I am definitely CASING this card:)

Patti J said...

Great card!!! Thanks for joining us this week at For Fun Challenges! Hope to see you again next week!

Cat said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!

Georgia said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at S2G.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Beautiful Deb! Your textured background is amazing here! Wow!

Maria Matter said...

oooo, so rich looking! Another beauty Deb!!! lovin' this dictionary design too!
hope you're enjoying your weekend!
blessings, Maria

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty card!!

Jeannie said...

Really beautiful job and thanks so much for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirley's 2 Girls!

Peace & Luv,

Corie said...

WOW - WOW - WOW -- this is super fabulous!!

Angie Cortes said...

Gorgeous card!! Amazing job with the inspiration pic!! Thanks for playing along at CAS-tastic Wednesday!

Chris said...

gorgeous card! love the embossing and the inking...

Rosanne said...

Beautiful card!

Risa said...

What a beautiful card Deb, I love everything about it!

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playong along at Crafty Creations in our limited edition challenge! What a great project - wonderful colour! Cheers Claire x

Elena said...

Beautiful card! Really like the colors of it! And the embossed background looks gorgeous here! Really liked the technique you used!

LuLu said...

Striking card and what a great stamp you have "dusted off" for this weeks challenge. Many thanks for joining in with "Fab'n'Funky" Challenges this week.


Ann English said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing Twisted Thursday with us at Shirleys2Girls!
On a personal note, I haven't been here for a bit-love your stories as well as your creations!

Lisa said...

Lovely card! Thank you so much for playing with S2G this week