Friday, October 15, 2010

Sparkling Holidays - Stamp Simply #161

What a fun challenge Sharon has for us this week! Here it is in her own words:

Oct. 15 – ssnotime161 – Hard Rock Café – Today we are thinking *hard rocks* -- NOT music – OR eating!!!  LOL!!!  Think metals and stones as added elements for your project.  Metallic pens, metallic papers, and rhinestones -- gold, silver and diamonds – right?  Feel free to use copper, rubies, emeralds, pearls, etc.   Use these types of beauties to embellish and enhance your work today – can’t WAIT to see!

I couldn't resist getting the new Taylored Expressions Winter Wonderland set and die. LOVE that there's 2 or 3 stamps for each die size and I couldn't wait to try them out. I wanted to highlight the snowflakes and the bling so I kept everything else pretty simple. White card base with a layer of Kraft is it. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black and the snowflakes with Memento Summer Sky and added the bling. I thought that rhinestone flourish sorta gives the impression of swirling snow. I'm lovin' it!

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 ssnotime161 if you upload to a public forum. Don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also I'm sure you'll be seeing some fabulous examples of how this technique *should* look from the design team, including our Guest Designer for October, Jerri Kay of A Touch Of Grace.

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: Winter Wonderland (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Stamper's Select, Kraft (PTI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Summer Sky
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Winter Wonderland dies (Taylored Expressions); rhinestones, Pop Dots (craft store); Stamp-a-ma-jig


  1. Are you on TURBO SHIP or WHAT??? Sheesh!!!

    This is a set that tempted me BADLY!!!! **sigh** Just ordered some more Jar Fillers, so be on the lookout Barbara!!!! 8)

  2. This card is so simple and beautiful! Love that sparkle!

  3. Wow!! beautiful card love all the bling:)

  4. WOW!!! Love this very blingy card! The snowflakes and rhinestones are a FAB combo!!!!

  5. Hey girl! Snowflakes and silver beautifully wintery!

  6. Gorgeous!! What a great die set!

  7. WOWzers! That's some gorgeous and sparklie bling Barb, love your card!

  8. Beautiful card. All that sparkle.
    Thanks for sharing..

  9. WoWzA, this is gorgeous, Barbara ... lOVE those stamps .... and the dies!

    THE perfect holiday card!

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend, Kiddo!

  10. this is GORGEOUS Barbara! wow packs a lot of holiday punch!

  11. This is gorgeous, Barbara!! I love that the "sparkle with happiness" sentiment matches all the sparkle on your card!

  12. This is just fabulous, Barbara! LOVE that flourish with the sparkly snowflakes!!

  13. Beautiful!! Love that bling too! :)


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