Friday, March 05, 2010

Sunshiney Day - Stamp Simply #129

It's Stamp Simply time!!! We've got a great challenge for you today. My awesome friend and team mate, Tammy, came up with this one:

Stamp Simply #129 - Punched Borders - My most favorite tool to use lately is my Apron Lace border punch. And there just seem to be more and more border punches available all the time from many different companies. So the challenge is to use your border punches, or create the semblance of a punched border. You can use Nestabilities to make what resembles a punched border or even use a corner rounder punch to create a scalloped border.

I'm using a new Pure Innocence image My Favorite Things called Sunshiney Day for my card. I stamped it on a piece of One Sheet Wonder with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored it with Copic markers. Usually I just layer my image on a mat but this time I actually "framed" it. I used my new SU! border punch (I love it!) inside and out, and attached the sentiment with a tiny paper clip. I also punched out my "sun" using a star burst punch and a 1/2" circle punch. I'm using Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #63 for my layout.

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 the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime129 if you upload to a public forum. And don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and leave 'em some love!

Sadly, due to a very hectic schedule, Julie Koerber had to stop down from the Stamp Simply team. We will miss Julie somethin' awful, but luckily for the team, last month's guest designer, Deb Neerman (doin' the happy dance, Deb!), was able to step up and take her place. And, since it's a new month, we have a new guest designer to introduce: Marlene Bender of Heart Spring is joining us this month (welcome, Marlene!!)!

Marlene Bender - March Guest Designer

Jennifer Buck

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

Thanks for dropping in today! Tomorrow is Crazy 4 Challenges day and I'm the hostess for March!! I've got another fun challenge for you, so I hope you'll stop by again then.

Stamps: Sunshiney Day - Pure Innocence (MFT)
Paper: Very Vanilla (SU!); Sour Apple and Red Hot, One Sheet Wonder (MFT); Garden Variety 6 x 6 pad (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Vintage Touch (PTI)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Petite Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinder); Pop Dots, gold flat backed beads (craft store); Pure Poppy grosgrain ribbon, Summer Sunrise Vintage button, Rustic Twine (PTI); border punch, large oval punch, 1/2" circle punch (SU!); starburst punch (Martha Stewart); Copic markers; small paper clip (Tim Holtz)


  1. Omigoodness, this is just about the cutest. thing. ever! LOVE that adorable PI stamp, your fabulous layout, and that bright and cheerful DP! Just wonderful!

  2. Bar, once again, another beautiful card. You are always over the top.

  3. So cute Barb!! Love the colors!

  4. Love Love LOVE those Cosmo Cricket papers! MMMM mmmmm, I think I need to find some. Great layout, love the big red bow, and the sun up in the corner is such a great accent! Adorable card!!

  5. Awww... How sweet. Very summery feeling and just too darn cute.

  6. BEAUTIFUL, Barb! LOVE this! Hope you are doing well! :)

  7. So sweet and cute -- I love it -- the sun is darling!

  8. GORGEOUS card, Barb! Love every beautiful detail on this! :)

  9. Oh this is so adorable and sweet. Love your sun!

  10. This is simply adorable!! What a sweet image and that punch is great - I'll need to check that out : ) And the inside of your card well it is just as wonderful as the outside!

    Have A Great Weekend!

  11. OMGosh, this is TOO cute, both inside and out! Way to use those border punches!

  12. This is so darn CUTE! What a fun image and a adorble papers, patterns and colors!!!! Love it!!!


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