Friday, November 26, 2010

Simply Black ...

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TGIF hoarding card-makers and welcome to the long holiday weekend! Hope your Thanksgiving was full of family, friends, love, and laughter ... oh, and lots of yummy turkey, too! And, since it's finally another Friday, it's time for another fun "Stamp Simply" challenge!

This week, Sharon reminds us that, "here in the U.S., "Black Friday" is the day after Thanksgiving when the holiday shopping season steps into full gear and all retailers hope to get their books out of the 'red' -- and into the 'black.' So, taking our inspiration from that -- today we will use black in our creations. Use black as one of your feature colors or merely as an accent -- or use a black ribbon or other embellishment -- whatever works for you."

I love teaming black with bright white ... these colors just "pop" when used together. My card is super-simple ... just an embossed card base and some black embellishments:

To play along in this week's challenge ... and we hope you do! ... simply create a paper project featuring the color black. Then, upload your project to your blog or online photo gallery and visit Sharon's blog, located HERE and link your project up to Mr. Linky, located HERE.

When uploading to an online gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, SNR, or Paper Craft Planet, please use keyword: "ssnotime167" so that we can find your project.

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

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

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits;

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat;

Janine Orchard: 2 B Krafty;

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden;

Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color;

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.; and our amazing Guest Designer for November,

Claudia Rose: Pretty Pressings.

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

We can't wait to see your black creations!

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


Card Recipe:

  • Card Stock: "Basic Black" and "Whisper White" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Accessories: Charm Clip by Tim Holtz; Vintage Black Seam Binding Tape from Stash; Typewriter Key-Style Word Tile by K&Company
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; 5" x 7" Embossing Folder by Provo Craft; Snowflake Die by Spellbinders; Corner Chomper by WRMK'ers; Stampin' Dimensionals by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Top-Folded)


Christine Blain said...

Beautiful, Deb - this is really elegant. I was interested to read your explanation of Black Saturday, as I had no idea what it was (being in Australia, and all)!

Janine said...

Black and white!! Beautiful combo!! Hope you are well and have a happy weekend!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Deb!! I LOVE all that white with the touches of black! Perfect!

Elena said...

Balck and white always will be a classic! Your card is so beautiful!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and family, Deb!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Beautiful texture and rich design! Love the elegance of this Deb! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Glenda said...

Absolutely stunning! Love it!

Sharli said...

Hi Deb! I love your card - so different and very elegant! The back-story about "Black Friday" was new and very interesting to me! Makes perfect sense now. I still choose not to participate, LOL. I prefer "cyber-Monday"!


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Susie said...

This is such an elegant card. I love the contrast of black against white. And, the embossing is beautiful.

Maria Matter said...

so the blk/wht combo Deb!
Hope you enjoyed your thanksgiving!
hugs & blessings!

Allison said...

Wow Deb...great job! I love it!

Chris said...

so you got my addy for this one, right? cuz i love it!! it's my fave

Erica said...

Hi Deb...haven't been getting any eye candy from you lately. Hope you are doing OK. You're missed!
Amd so are Sheila and Jill.
Cyber hugs, Erica...

Rosemary said...

Hello Deb! I too am concerned that you haven't been posting, I hope all is well. You and your delightful projects and sense of humor are dearly missed.

Sending you ((HUGS))

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Simply elegant Deb!! I just love the white with the pop of black. I hope you are o.k.!! Miss you!

Magia da Inês said...

♥♫ Querida amiga,

"Que o Natal não seja apenas uma data... mas um estado de espírito a orientar nossa vida... e que o amor se renove a cada ano da nossa convivência."

♫♫♫ Feliz Natal!!!

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… * , • Feliz' • , * '
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' ' • . Navidad . • ' ' '
' ' • ♫♫♫*♥*♫♫♫• * ' '

Brasil ♥♫♫

mochamama said...

It's been 5 months Deb. where are you sweetie???

Kirei na Kami said...

Just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!!! I miss your creativity and your amazing sense of humor:) Praying that all is well with you and yours!!


redwasher1 said...

Hi Deb, I really miss seeing your beautiful works of art and hope everything is okay with you!!