Friday, July 30, 2010

Dancing in the rain - Stamp Simply #150

Time for another Stamp Simply challenge! Are you ready? This week Sharon has a color combo for us. Here's what she says:

July 30 - ssnotime150 - A Color Challenge - As I say time and time again, color is my personal favorite for a challenge! This week's colors are Green and Yellow, with either White OR Ivory as your neutral, and adding a little Black to make it POP is always a favorite of mine! I think we'll see some striking creations with this color combo.

So, I immediately thought of Basic Grey's Origins paper--perfect!! I was lucky enough to win a free Verve set for the Mojo Monday contest for July so I chose Blue Skies. I'd had my eye on that set but hadn't ordered it--lucky me--I was so excited to get this set so I put it right to work on this card.

Don't you just love that little notebook paper image? Too cute!! It, the sentiment and the flourish were all stamped on patterned paper, as was the little butterfly, which was then cut out. Black twill and black buttons finish it off.

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 ssnotime150 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!

Clare Buswell - July Guest Designer

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

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

Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (SU!); Origins 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Vintage Touch Tea Dye (PTI)
Accessories: buttons, twine (PTI); twill; sewing machine


  1. Such an elegant card Barbara. I love the colours


  2. WoW, this is beautiful, Barbara! Love that DP, those stamps, and that terrific design ... sensational!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Kiddo!

  3. Fabulous shade of green and I love the touches of black!!

  4. What a beautiful was the perfect paper for this. Love your images,also. Lovely LO.

  5. Oh...what a great layout and crisp design Barb! Wow!

  6. Beautiful card. I love the sentiment! I can see why you had your eye on it.

  7. What a stunner Barbara! LOVE the color challenge and this paper is BEAUTIFUL! FAB Verve stamps too!

  8. Very pretty card Barbara! I love how the black just pops those colors,and the way that you sewed your buttons on adds visual interest.

  9. A very pretty card. Love the black added to it. Just seems to make the green stand out so much better.

  10. fab-U-lous Barb!!! i love your layout!

  11. WOWEE, girl, this card is GORGEOUS!! Great choice...Blue Skies is one of my all-time fave sets!

  12. Just beautiful Barbara!!! I heard an interior designer say once that every room needs at least one black item, even if it's just a trash can. I've always remembered that, and I think that concept holds true for cards too ;)

  13. Wonderful colors and patterns with some of my fav basic grey dp! Love the image and cute little butterfly, Barbara! Awesome card!

  14. Gorgeous! What class you have!!

  15. This card is absolutely dreamy! Thanks so much for sending it my way! I smile each time I walk by it! Pure gorgeousness.


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