Thursday, June 17, 2010

Here to give you a lift - Stamp Simply #144

It's Stamp Simply time and this week I *did* stamp simply! Sharon has a sketch for us this week--you can see it at her blog and here's what she says:

June 18 - ssnotime144 - A Sketch Challenge - Today I've prepared a simple sketch for you to follow. Go CAS or fancy it up as much as you like, just use this basic sketch. Have fun and can't wait to see all your creations!

I decided to go sorta CAS. My base card is PTI's Rustic White (I love this and the Rustic Cream--just a little interest and not so stark as plain white or cream). My next element is a piece of Simply Chartreuse card stock stamped with Polka Dot Basics and Simply Chartreuse ink. The blue element uses Bitty Dot Basics with the balloon trio from Everyday Button Bits stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, as is the sentiment. My cloud is made with MFT's Clouds Die-namics die using PTI's felt and the sun with MFT's Sunshine Die-namics die using more Bitty Dot Basics. Ribbon is Summer Sunrise satin and buttons are PTI Vintage buttons. Hope you like it as much as I do!

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 ssnotime144 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!

Julia Aston - June Guest Designer

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto--sitting this week out

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

Thanks for dropping in! I always love it when you do!

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Polka Dot Basics (PTI)
Paper: Rustic White, Simply Chartreuse, Bitty Dot Basics (PTI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Sunshine and Clouds Die-namics dies (MFT); Vintage buttons and Rustic Twine (PTI); ribbon (PTI); foam squares (craft store)


  1. You used elements from both my favorite stamp companies. The cloud die looks so cute paired with the button bits. Really cute card.

  2. Adorable! I love the use of Polka dots in the background papers! Great card!

  3. Love this, Barbara! Love all the charming details ... and those die-cuts and threaded buttons are perfect.

    Have a great weekend, Kiddo!

  4. This is just FUN Barb! I love everything about it too! The colors, the sentiment, the layout. Great job!

  5. I love this bright sunny card Barbara! that sun is super!

  6. Great card, love those bright colors and polka dots!

  7. Barbara, this card is just FUN! So bright and colorful, it's sure to give the recipient a lift. :)

  8. Adorable! LOVE the fresh, summery colors! Love the die-cuts and the non-nekked buttons!

  9. I just love this color combo and that great sunshine!!!

  10. This card is SO adorable Barbara, makes me happy just to look at it!

  11. Love, Love, LOVE that sun! The polka dots add the right touch! In fact all the elements are perfect! Love the card, Barbara! Have a great weekend!

  12. Well, that's just cute! It certainly gives me a lift to look at it. I'm crazy about polka dots!

  13. Fantastic card -- love it all -- the balloons and sun -- so CUTE and cheerful!

  14. Hi Barbara, Sweet Sun and button hot air balloons! Inspires me to get out my new diamamics and see what happens. Now to have the time :) Rosy

  15. This is so cute! Love how you combined all the different elements!

  16. This is so darn cute! It evokes an instant smile!


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