Friday, January 01, 2010

Something New - Stamp Simply #120

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! I'm wishing each and every one a happy, safe, and prosperous 2010!!!

Now, are you ready for the first Stamp Simply Challenge of 2010??? In honor of the NEW year, Sharon wants us to do/use something NEW to us. Here's what she says:

Jan 1 - ssnotime120 - Happy NEW Year, Everyone! Emphasis is on NEW. Today we will create a project using something NEW -- perhaps a gift received, something you treated yourself to, or maybe even something you purchased or received ages ago and just haven't used yet. Whatever is NEW to you -- just give it a try -- and you can interpret this very liberally -- you could try a NEW technique, a NEW fold, anything that is NEW to you!!! Just be sure to tell us what NEW thing you are showing us -- have fun!!!

So, I just got these new Flourishes A Year In Flowers Calendar Sets and I've been itchin' to get them inky. I don't know if I'll ever get a calendar made with them, LOL, but I ADORE botanicals and these are gorgeous! JUST the right size to add to a card, too. I'm gonna try to do one a month until they're done ;-)

I stamped the image on a Perfect Paper Panel from MFT with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers. Then I cut/embossed it with a Classic Oval Nestabilities die and popped it up on 3M foam squares. Paper is from the Poppyfinch 6 x 6 pack from Memory Box. My layout is pretty simple--I wanted the gorgeous flowers to get the attention.

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave a comment on Sharon's blog telling her where you uploaded. Please use the keyword ssnotime120 if you upload to a public forum. Check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team!

Michelle Woerner - December Guest Designer

Julie Koerber

Jennifer Buck

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Thanks for stopping by today!

A Year In Flowers Calendar Set 1 (Flourishes)

Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery (SU!); Poppyfinch 6 x 6 pack (Memory Box)
Memento Tuxedo Black

Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Oval Nestabilities, Tag Trio (Spellbinders); 3M foam squares, Pearl cotton, ribbon (craft store)
; Copic markers; Dew Drops


  1. Bar this is GORGEOUS!! Happy New Year.

  2. Wow Bar, such pretty colors and your coloring on the flowers is FABULOUS! Lovely card!

  3. Beautiful Barb!!! Just gorgeous! I might have to take your lead and do one card a month -- fun idea and -- it gets ALL your stamps inky! ;-) Happy New Year my friend!

  4. BEAUTIFUL! Your coloring is stunning. Pretty combo of the papers. Just lovely! Hugs,

  5. Oh wow, your card is gorgeous! Fabulous coloring!!

  6. Are you thinking of spring? Looking good.

  7. This is simply beautiful! Perefect coloring!

  8. Gorgeous colors going on here -- ABSOLUTELY LOVELY!!! Pretty, pretty!!!


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