Friday, July 2, 2010

Simply Stars ...

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TGIF stampin' paper-hoarders and welcome to the holiday weekend! And, since it's finally another Friday, it's time for another "Stamp Simply" challenge!

This week, Sharon has challenged us to focus on incorporating stars into our projects ... patriotic stars, "A+ Great Job" stars, "twinkle, twinkle, little stars" ... any kind of stars you like. Use punched or die-cut stars, stickers, star paper ... well, you get the idea. Just show us some fabulous stars this week!

Here's my super-simple, stamped and starred card:

To play along ... and we hope you do! ... simply create a project using stars, upload it to your blog or online photo gallery, then visit Sharon's blog, located 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: "ssnotime146" so that we can find your starry project.

Need more inspiration? Don't miss the fabulous projects created by the rest of the "Stamp Simply" team:

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits;

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 July,

Clare Buswell: Clare's Creations.

If you'd like, you can see all of the Splitcoast Stampers gallery submissions HERE.

Soooooooooo yesterday, Sheila and I were out and about and decided to stop at a vegetable stand to pick up some fresh sweet corn. The place was deserted ... except for a very large, very sleepy German Shepherd.

We both stepped over the dog, picked out our corn, then opened the cash box to pay.

"Look." Sheila said, pointing at the cash box.

Taped to the inside of the lid was a note: "The dog can count."

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

~Hugs,


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: "Whisper White" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Striped Paper: Digital File by Timo
  • Other Paper: Navy Paint Sample Card
  • Stamp: Heidi Swapp
  • Ink: "Night of Navy" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Star Dies; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (Top-Folded)

85 comments:

Welcome to Explore.Dream.Discover. said...

What a dynamic card! LOVE the simplicity, while creating a super design punch! Have a great 4th of July weekend, Deb!

aussiescrapper said...

I just noticed the stamp is one of Heidi Swaps, this is simply stunning, I too love the simplicity of your magnificent cards Deb. My dogs can count too. lol

SuzanneK said...

Fabulous card, love the simplicity of the design. Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

Velta said...

Your card could not be any more creative...very festive for the holidays Deb...Hope you and yours have a safe and happy one :)

Lori said...

Wonderfully clean and elegant Deb! Beautiful work!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper Romance Challenge. Happy 4th : )

Love and hugs ~
Lori

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic CAS card for the holiday!

Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun this week and hope to see you back next week with another wonderful creation.
"Hugs" Carol

sam said...

Great card as always Deb. And thanks for the giggle and joining in the fun here at OSAAT.
Sam x

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Totally darling! Love the fresh, crisp look and all that white!! Way to go!

Erica said...

Hi Deb,

I wouldn't have thought to put the word love with stars & stripes. Neat idea. Glad you're back up & running. I accepted Sharon's challenge too, and shook hands with Mr. Linky this week.

Erica said...

Oh Bother...it looks like I shook Mr. Linky's hand 2x, but I did it only 1x correctly at #7. I tried to delete #6, which is linked to Sharon's blog, but no go. Sorry to have messed up and hope I didn't confuse everyone.

cbuswell said...

Great CAS card, really lovely!

Lori Rider said...

So cute, Deb! Love the CAS style you have going here - great card for the holiday! Thanks so much for playing the DDIC this week!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

so very pretty! I love the simplicity of it... so right! Thanks for playing at AiFactory

Beth said...

Wow - this is so beautiful! Bold, clean and simple... fantastic!! Thank you for sharing it with us at StampInsanity! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Danielle said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along at LCOM!!

Deb said...

This is a super cool card! Love it!

Shelley said...

Terrific card! Happy 4th! Thanks for sharing with the Groovy Gurlz

Mary Ski said...

Simple but powerful card! Well done! Thanks for sharing it with For Fun Challenges

Helen Dooley said...

love this card. thanks for sharing with us at For Fun. I always like your work.

Callie said...

Love the beautiful simplicity to this card. Thanks for joining us at Meljen's this week. Hope to see you again!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Deb I must say that I am so loving these clean and simple cards they have such an elegant look and very classy just like this one here it is superb work.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Risa said...

Hello Deb,
You are the queen of making simple cards look like a millon bucks! I love the clean lines of your elegant card!
hugs
Risa:)

AJ said...

fun card Deb- love the CAS style!!

Audrey said...

What a great card! I love the CAS look of it. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

otomys said...

Stunning card, Deb. So elegant with a lot of impact. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week! Hope to see you next week, too.
Amelia x

Barbara said...

I love this, Deb! CAS and so patriotic!

Tina said...

So wonderfully simple and awesomely patriotic!

Cassie said...

Very pretty card!

Shana said...

What beautiful simplicity! Love the crispness of the white against the blue letters. Thank you for joining us at Meljen's Designs for our Red, White, and Blue challenge - we hope to see you again next week!

Cheryl said...

just love the simplicity on this hun and the clean,crisp look too
thanks for playing at OSAAT this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Belinda said...

Oh darling! Love the crisp look of this!

Tracy said...

Love the crispness of the colors on this card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card! LOVE everything about it! Thanks for playing along with us at FFC!

wherethey'llgo said...

Great work! Thanks for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!

iluvmybugs said...

Love the simplicity of your card..looks so nice!! Thanks for joining us this week at PCC! Have a safe and fun 4th of July weekend.

Terry

Danni said...

Very nice card! You do such a fab job at CAS cards!!

Lisa said...

Great simple card.

Karen said...

Great card Deb and soooooo effective too. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx

Karen B. said...

Of course I love the CAS design here, but your colors are amazing. Here's to hoping you have one fantastic weekend.

lynn said...

you are rocking the cas style! have a great weekend:)

Linda Callahan said...

Love the CAS look of this! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Love this clean and simple card! Thanks for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!

JJ Sobey said...

Love the cleaness of this card. Bold, beautiful - lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at LCOM!

Diana said...

Very pretty...Thanks for playing with us at FD.

jude said...

Such a beautiful Elegant card .Thanks for joining in this week with the OSAAT Challenge.Good luck hope to see you on Sunday.
hugs judex

Davi said...

FAbulous patriotic card. You always amaze me!

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a wonderful card! I love the bold simplicity! It really does say it all in one simple word!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Red, White & Blue challenge at Meljen's Designs and our Stars and Stripes challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥

Maria Matter said...

me likey!!! this is stunning Deb!! your my fav CAS artist!!!
hugs & blessings!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Another fabulous red, white & blue entry!! You're just cranking out that crafty goodness!! Thanks again for playing with us at ABC Toys & Crafts!

WeirdCat said...

Great card, I like the simplistic design, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,
Ruth x

Kim said...

this is gorgeous!!!! love the clean simple design of your card! Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs and The Sisterhood this week!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Lorraine said...

This is great. I love the simplicity of it. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

craftykitten said...

Fab card. Stunningly simple. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Anita said...

I love the simplicty of this. it is just stunning. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Capture our Memories this week. Hugs, Anita

Stephanie said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.

Mary said...

I love how you incorporated the stars in this. Very clean design. Thanks for playing along on this week's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

shellshearer said...

Gorgeously clean & simple love it
Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Good Luck
Hugs Shell xx

Sandi said...

love the design of your card! very festive!!!!thanks for playing along at Lets Capture Our Memories this week...hope to see you back again next week!!!

Caroline said...

Love the simplicity of your card. Thanks for joining us on Papercraft Star

Anne said...

Great CAS card!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love your use of white space.

Have a safe & happy July 4th week end!

Please stop by my blog and sign up to win my blog candy.

Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Courtney Baker said...

Deb this is so cute. I love that large love!

Paula said...

Fantastic clean and simple card! Thanks for joining the stars and stripes challenge this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
Pleasantly,
Paula

Joni Parker said...

Simplicity at it's finest!!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!!

Pauline said...

Hi Deb - ILOVE clean and simple designs - they have so much IMPACT. Yours sure packs a punch with it's message of love and the red, white and blue! It truly is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at For Fun this week!
Hugs from Australia,
Pauline

wendyp said...

Love the clean and simple design!! Fantastic card!

Lori said...

Simple and patriotic, love it. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this week!

Allison said...

Super CAS card. However, I don't think you entered it into enough challenges...ha! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is perfect! Love the fresh, clean, white simplicity of it all!

Janine said...

WOW!! Love it!!

Rosemary said...

You make the most wonderful clean and simple cards, love coming over to see them. And I do so love the story for the day.

Hope that your Independence Day weekend was great; safe and fun!

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Shirley said...

I have to say you are one of the people I have missed the most. Your card, as usual, is drop dead gorgeous!!! and I missed Sheila too. LOLOL

MrsETaylor said...

Such a great card. I love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Raise The Bar

Corie said...

Oh my this is fabulous!!

My name is Wynneth said...

Great card, thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.
hugs
wynneth
x

redwasher1 said...

I love this card!! Love the story too! Hope you had a great Fourth!!

Rachel Hope said...

Clean and Simple...LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Simply gorgeous Deb!!! Love it!!

Ruthie said...

Cool card - love the stars etc

Thanks for joining us at audsentiments

Rx

Elena said...

Your card is gorgeous! LOVE IT!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend, Deb!

Caz said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us this week on Pixie Dust Studios challenge.
Caz
x

Chris said...

OMG cute story! love your very patriotic card!! hope your weekend was fab!

Connie said...

Wow...great CAS card, but it is a WOW! Thanks for playing along with Create with Connie and Mary this week!

Amy Leggate- Paper Romance said...

Awesome!!! Thanks for playing along at Paper Romance this week!