Friday, January 22, 2010

Very Vintage - Stamp Simply #123

Where does the time go!? It's Friday again so that means it's Stamp Simply day!! Sharon has a very fun and right-up-my-alley challenge today: Vintage. She wants us to make a card or project with a vintage feel.

So, I immediately thought of this My Mind's Eye Life Stories paper--it has a decidedly vintage feel to it, and I'm using Mojo Monday #122 for my layout. Love that lined paper--it's enough interest without being too busy. And it's subtle enough that I could stamp the focal image and sentiment on it--from Verve's Miracles Blossom set--without it getting lost in the pattern. I added some lace with narrow ribbon threaded through and tied in a dainty little bow, some Primas and leaves (I didn't have any burgundy Primas so my trusty Copics came to my rescue), and some Vintage buttons for balance. The centers of the Primas are flat backed pearls. I'm pretty happy with the way this card turned out.

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 ssnotime123 if you upload to a public forum. Check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team!

Julie Koerber

Jennifer Buck

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow is Crazy 4 Challenges day and we've got a fun challenge for you, so I hope you'll stop by again then.

Stamps: Miracles Blossom (Verve)
Paper: Kraft (PTI); Bravo Burgundy (SU!); Life Stories (MME)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); 3M foam squares, lace, ribbon, flat back pearls (craft store); Copic marker; Vintage buttons and Rustic twine (PTI); Prima flowers; leaf punch (Martha Stewart)


  1. Beautiful BArb! Love the way you put all the parts of this card together!!

  2. I love Vintage and this is just gorgeous..tfs

  3. Love it all! The little lace is perfect!!

  4. What a beautiful sentiment Barb, but the design around it is jaw dropping!!!! WOW! I really love everything you've done here...the paper/color choices, layered panels, and beautiful Primas!

  5. Gorgeous GORGEOUS! I love the background designs and those pretty flowers encasing that beautiful sentiment!!

  6. Wow! This is stunning Bar! I love the vintage look at that red just pops! Love this!

  7. Wow... the colors, the layout, the details -- sooooo beautiful Barbara!

  8. Gorgeous!! Love the lace.. perfect vintage touch!!

  9. Fantastic Barb!! Love the RICH colors and the way you used the ribbon & lace on the secondary panel is awesome! I'll have to remember that one!! Great job!

  10. Very lovely your color choice and the flowers used make it look vintage. Very pretty. Pat

  11. OMGosh, Bar this is drop-dead gorgeous! You rocked this challenge, just like every other design you create! :)

  12. This is so pretty. It's very vintage yet you kept it simple (something I can't seem to manage to do - LOL!!).

  13. LOVE this card -- your spray of flowers is so, so pretty and the lace add a wonderful vintage touch! GREAT project!!!


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