Friday, May 7, 2010

Simply Mother's Day ...

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TGIF, Stampers! And, since it's another fabulous Friday, it's time for another fabulous "Stamp Simply" challenge!

Since this is Mother's Day weekend, let's do a card or project for Mother's Day. We realize that many of you have your Mother's Day projects completed, so in that case make your card or project suitable for a woman for any occasion you desire. Just make sure it's female oriented. That's it; we can't wait to see what you create!

I decided to create a one-layer Mother's Day card:

Please join us and create a fabulous project for your Mom(s) ... or another special female in your life. When you've completed your Mother's Day creation, upload it to your blog or online photo gallery, then visit Sharon's blog, HERE, to link up your project in Mr. Linky, located HERE.

When uploading to an online gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, SNR, or Paper Craft Planet , please use keyword: "ssnotime138" so that we can find your project.

I created my bow out of vintage seam binding tape that I spritzed with my homemade "Glitzy Mist," DTP'ed a scrap of Kraft card stock with "Tattered Rose" Distress ink for my butterfly, and colored my image using Distress inks and an Aqua Brush. Here's a close-up of the front of my card:

As always, for the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photos ... and for all of the exciting product info, check out the Card Recipe, below.

Now, prepare to be 'wowed' when you see the gorgeous projects created by the rest of the talented "Stamp Simply" team:

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits;

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here; (Jen is off this week)

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat;

Sharon Johnson, Our Fearless Leader: No Time to Stamp?;

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty;

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden;

Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color;

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.; and our fabulous Guest Designer for May,

Teresa Kline: Enjoy the VA Sunshine.

Finally, this week we're thrilled to welcome the talented Sherry Cheever, of Walkin' on the Bad Side, as Special Guest Designer. Clicky HERE to visit Sherry's blog and see her gorgeous card.

Soooooooooo, since Sheila's insane fun sister, Jill, purchased a home with The Sandwich Man, (see HERE and HERE), she's been wanting Sheila and I to take her out to the plant and tree nursery where we purchase our landscape plants and palm trees.

The nursery is w-a-y out west ... and to get there, you have to travel over miles of narrow dirt roads. Most of the roads out here are dirt so we're used to that, but we weren't expecting to get stuck in a traffic jam out in the desolate South Florida wilderness.

As we inched closer, we discovered that the hold-up was caused by a Department of Transportation work crew putting the finishing touches on a new road sign that read, "Deer Crossing."

Once past the work crew, we noticed a beautiful doe and her tiny fawn crossing the road. That's when psychotic wacky Jill said, "Oh, the poor things, I wonder how long they've been waiting to cross?"

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

~Hugs,


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: "Kraft" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Stamps: Flowered Branch from "Elements of Style" Stamp Set by Stampin' Up; Sentiment from "Well Scripted" Stamp Set by Stampin' Up
  • Ink: "Chocolate Chip" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up; "Mustard Seed," "Peeled Paint," "Shabby Shutters," "Tattered Rose," and "Walnut Ink" Distress Inks by Ranger Industries
  • Accessories: Vintage Seam Binding Tape; Flat-Back Pearl; Pearl-Ex "Perfect Pearl" Powder
  • Tools: Butterfly Punch by MS; Aqua Painter by Stampin' Up; Copic Marker (To Color Flat-Back Pearl); Corner Chomper by WRMK's; Mini-Mister
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Top-Folded)

43 comments:

Joan said...

What a beautiful card. I know this is going to be one of those stamps that I'm going to see beautifully done by other people, but I won't be able to figure it out myself!!!! I just love how you've coloured it!

I'm sort of wondering what Jill would say to the Moose crossings up here!!!!

Agata said...

Wonderful card! The coloring is great!

Wendi said...

Wow what an absolutly gorgeous card the stamp is beautiful
thank you so much for joining us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is gorgeous, fabulous one layer...have a great weekend!

enjoy *~*

Janine said...

WOW!! This is so soft and feminine! Just love it!
Have a great weekend.

lynn said...

sweet mom's day card, deb-love that ribbon, too!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This card is mouth-wateringly GORGEOUS! LOVE the simple one layer with your wonderful image and ribbon -- truly a beauty!!!

Tina said...

Oh Deb, this is stunning!

BonnieRose said...

gorgeous!

rosalien said...

wauw, beautiful and great colouring. :)) Thanks for playing with DS.

Rosalien

Helen Dooley said...

What a sweet card. Simply beautiful.
Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun Challenge this week.

The Rubber Maid said...

Love this Deb, it's muted colors are just beautiful. Pat

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just gorgeous Deb! I love this new stamp...ahve been thinking hard about it! I think you've sold me!!

Barb Schram said...

LOVE the ribbon treatment, Deb! WONDERFUL card, I think the one layer is perfect for this image! Take good care and have a terrific weekend!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous one layer card, Deb! Love that ribbon!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful one layer card! thanks for playing with the B's

Chris said...

very pretty card!

love the deer story!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh Deb, your flowers are so pretty!! And I love the ribbon and rounded corners!! Thanks so much for joining us in our CCEE challenge this week!!

knitwit said...

Beautiful as always! Hope your Mother's Day weekend is fabulous! Mine's looking sunny with a chance of presents, so I can't complain!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Deb!! Love the one layer, the ribbon, the image and your soft colors. It has a vintage flair!
hugs,

Jennifer Scull said...

gosh, this is gorgeous! that stamp set is just wonderful and I love what you did with the seam tape. I have used that for a while and think it is amazing! :)

you had left a lovely comment on my blog about Daisy D's papers, but I didn't have any other way to get in touch with you. could you please send me an email? thanks!
jenscull at yahoo dot com

have a wonderful weekend!

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Deb! You sure do make this one layer look good! lol
I've been seeing more & more of this vintage seam binding, I'm really diggin' that! Really beautiful hun!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful card Deb! So soft and pretty.

Thanks for the email too, but the only thing I saw was You're a Winner or You Won! It was in my spam and wouldn't let me open it...

Farm Girl said...

Just Beautiful! Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches

Bee said...

Hi Deb,
Your owl card won the last Bee Crafty challenge! Pop over to the blog to check it out then visit our shop to choose your prize of any single digi.
Then just email me your choice at mail@artisangroup.org.uk

Bee :)

raindropecho said...

What an elegant card! That ribbon is the perfect touch. Beautiful! Thanks for entering this creation into Sentimental Sundays :)
- Ann

Linda Ledbetter said...

It's gorgeous, Deb! You got so much depth from just a single layer! Thanks for playing along with our Kraft Challenge at Gingersnaps!

Hugs,
Linda

Rae Anne said...

Simply, cleanly, elegantly stunning! This card does nothing but amaze - WOW! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Deb! I love the one-layer, image and Kraft cs! Very elegant!

Scrappy said...

What a pretty card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ho's Challenges! Hope you will join us next week!

Priscilla said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love that you chose just a couple of colors and created an entire card out of them! So simplistic but stunning!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stamptacular! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!

Hugs,
Priscilla

Tammy Miller said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Ho's Blog!

Allison said...

Oh wow Deb...this looks awesome esp. as a one-layer!

Anne said...

Stunning card Deb and just perfect for our challenge at OLL. Thanks for joining in the fun. Hugs x

Mary Ski said...

Lovely card. Great coloring. Thanks for sharing it at For Fun Challenges

Rosanne said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!

Tracey said...

wow...this is just...wow! i think you have sold me on that stampset lol! my friend just gave me taht catalogue yesterday...heehee! i love your card, it is just wow! thanks for sharing with us at the Shoe!!!!!
tracey

Velta said...

Deb this is unbelievable! How gorgeous your coloring is on this image...Colors...beautiful...all in all...I love it!

Cat said...

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

Theresa Momber said...

So beautiful with the soft colors! Gorgeous flowers.

Lisa Foster said...

So Beautiful! Love the softness of this lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!
Hugs,
Lisa

itsabrt said...

Simple stunning, WOW! Thanks for playing an long with the Pixie Dust Studios challenge of Kraft! Beth

Gingersnap Stampers said...

This is sooooo beautiful, Deb! Thanks for taking part in the Gingersnaps color challenge!