Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thank you for being there - Stamp Simply #149

It's time to Stamp Simply! And I definitely did just that!

We've got an interesting challenge for you today. Here's what Sharon says:

July 23 - ssnotime149 - Two's Company - Deb Neerman provides a second challenge for us this month. Today Deb is suggesting that two's company ... three's a crowd? That's true this week because this week, we challenge you to use "2 of Something" on your card or other project. Some fun twosomes include: 2 different patterned papers, 2 different stamped images, 2 brads, 2 flowers, 2 bows, or 2 charms. Be creative ... but don't add that third 'something' ... only 2 are allowed! Have fun with this one!!!

This is harder than you think, LOL! OK, I used two patterned papers, two sewing stitches, two border dies (MFT Scalloped Scallop and Jumbo Scallop Die-namics dies), two leaves, two stamped images, and two buttons, from the MFT Spring Button Collection. I stamped the images from MFT's Thanks a Bunch set (temporarily out of stock) with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. The flower, which I was trying to make look like a Bachelor's Button or thistle, is made from several layers of card stock cut with the Sunshine Die-namics die. The leaves were punched out, folded in half, and run through my paper crimper.

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 ssnotime149 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

This card also works for these SCS challenges: DTGD10notimetostamp, DTGD10debdeb, DTGD10cindy_haffner. Get the deets here.

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

Stamps: Thanks a Bunch (MFT)
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo (SU!); Simply Chartreuse (PTI); Delovely 6 x 6 pad (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Sunshine, Scalloped Scallop, and Jumbo Scallop Die-namics dies, Spring Buttons (MFT); sewing machine; Pearle cotton (craft store); paper crimper


  1. Barbara, this is very pretty. The bold flower is so perfect with the lovely background dp!

  2. It IS harder than it looks, isn't it, lolol?!?

    You'd never know that you had a hard time with this gorgeous creation! LOVE the DP and that beautiful flower, Barbara. Such a beautiful card!

    Have a fantastical weekend, Kiddo!

  3. This is so beautiful Barbara, those colors just SING!!!

  4. Lovely card, the red flower really pops!

  5. This card is gorgeous Barbara! I love how that flower just pops! And those crimped leaves are really cool! Great card!

  6. I love this card Barbara! I really like those scallops! The flower is super fun too!

  7. This is SO pretty Barbara! LOVE the papers and that big flower!

  8. So pretty Barb! I love the background dp...the striped, wallpaper feel really highlight the rest of your lovely design!

  9. Fun challenge from Deb and you did a great job---love the colors :D!

  10. This is gorgeous, Barbara! I love how the melon mambo flower (or stacked suns!) just pop!!

  11. Beautiful colors and patterns, Barbara! The layered flower with the leaves and button are terriifc! Great card!

  12. Hi Barbara,
    you make so wonderful cards!
    Very pretty, I love your blog!

  13. This is beautiful! I love the mix of patterned paper and how you matted the scalloped pieces! Wonderful idea!

  14. VERY pretty Barb!! HAve a wonderful weekend.!!

  15. Gorgeous! LOVE the stitches and scallops, and that Delovely paper! The flower is fabulous, too! You rock the paper flowers, my friend!


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