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!

~Hugs,


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)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Simply Well-Preserved ...

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TGIF hoarding card-makers and welcome to the weekend! And, since it's finally another Friday, it's time for another "Stamp Simply" challenge!

This week, Sharon asks us, "is anyone out there still canning, or freezing, or drying your summer harvest? Is anyone preparing those previously preserved goodies for Thanksgiving or Christmas gifts? Today is all about preserving our fruits of the harvest. Take this food-related theme wherever it brings you ... use food stamps, papers, or embellishments on a card, decorate a jar of canned goodies, or even wrap and decorate a chocolate bar ... we're easy! Let's just see some lovely fruits, veggies, or any type of edible in today's creations!

I have a wonderful old wood-mounted cornucopia stamp that I only get to use at this time of year. It's beautifully detailed and so much fun to color:

To play along in this week's challenge ... and we hope you do! ... simply create a paper project featuring fruits, vegetables, or any type of edible. 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: "ssnotime166" so that we can find your project.

Need more inspiration? Don't miss the fabulous tag 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 fabulous 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 delicious creation!

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

~Hugs,


Card Recipe:

  • Card Stock: "Old Olive" and "Very Vanilla" Card Stock by Stampin' Up; Yellow Textured Card Stock by Bazzill Basics
  • Stamp: "Cornucopia" Stamp by Inkadinkado
  • Ink: "Basic Black" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up
  • Color Medium: Prismacolor Pencils
  • Accessories: Olive Silk Ribbon
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Spellbinder's Rectangle Die; Odorless Mineral Spirits by Gamsol; Paper Blending Stub; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (Top-Folded)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Holiday Paper Bag Album ...

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Happy Stump Day hampers ... hope your work-week is flyin' by. BTW, do you know that Christmas is just 38 days away?!? Yikes!

Today's quickie post is just a look at the front cover of my latest altered paper bag album. So, if you're not one of my regular buyers, feel free to look away now.

For more details, or a look at the interior pages of this album, you can visit it where it currently lives: on eBay. To visit my eBay auction page, you can clicky HERE.

Thanks so much for spending part of your very busy day with me ... I'll be back on Friday with another fabulous "Stamp Simply" challenge; 'til then, stay safe!

~Hugs,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thanksgiving Paper Bag Album ...

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Happy Stump Day hampers ... hope your week is flyin' by!

Today's quickie post is just a look at the front cover of my latest altered paper bag album. So, if you're not one of my regular buyers, feel free to look away!

For more details, or a look at the photos of the interior pages of this album, you can visit it where it currently lives: on eBay. To visit my eBay auction page, clicky HERE.

Thanks so much for spending part of your very busy day with me ... I'll be back on Friday with another fabulous "Stamp Simply" challenge; 'til then, stay safe!

~Hugs,

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tags R Fun!

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TGIF hoarding card-makers and welcome to the weekend! And, since it's finally another Friday, it's time for another "Stamp Simply" challenge!

This week Sharon says, "who doesn't like to make a tag or two!?! Tags are small canvases to decorate that we pass on with a gift or use to embellish a card or other project. Today we are making tags ... these could be Christmas tags or ANY tag you might need for any occasion. Whether it be a tag to hang on a bag handle or gift, or an adornment for a card or some other project, let's just have some fun today making tags!"

For my tag project, I created a holiday card embellished with a tag that could be easily removed for gift giving:

To play along in this week's challenge ... and we hope you do! ... simply create a paper project featuring a tag. 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: "ssnotime164" so that we can find your project.

Need more inspiration? Don't miss the fabulous tag 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 fabulous Guest Designer for November,

Claudia Rose:
Pretty Pressings.

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

We can't wait to see your tag-a-licious creation!

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

~Hugs,


Card Recipe:

  • Card Stock: "Cherry Cobbler," "Night of Navy," and "Very Vanilla" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Designer Paper: All Designer Paper from "Mistletoe" Collection by Making Memories
  • Other Paper: 2 1/2" x 4 7/8" Distressed Shipping Tag
  • Stamps: Focal Image from "Seasonal Whimsy" Stamp Set (Retired) by Stampin' Up; Sentiment from "Season of Joy" Stamp Set by Stampin' Up
  • Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink by Tsukineko; "Cherry Cobbler" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up
  • Accessories: Zing "Denim" Embossing Powder; Baker's Twine; Ultra-Fine Crystal Snow by Stampendous; Holiday Brad by Making Memoires; Quicky Glue Pen; Twill Tape by Stampin' Up
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Spellbinders Rectangle Die; Heat Gun; Walnut Ink Crystals; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Top-Folded)