May 29 2009

Stamp Simply #89 – Spring Has Sprung!

Sorry this is so late, my Blogs been down all night – it just got running again!

Keyword ssnotime89 – There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload your project at Splitcoast and/or your Blog, anytime at all!=You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!) can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG! – For some of us, spring is just springing and for others summer may be in full bloom already. But wherever you are, spring and summer are synonymous with flowers — beautiful flowers…Today’s challenge is to pull out your FAVORITE flower stamp and make a beautiful floral creation for us. You ARE allowed to use images or flowers from sources other than stamps (preprinted images, primas, etc.), just as long as some favorite flowers are the main focus of the project. Let us fill cyberland with the fragrance of beautiful flowers this week!!! That’s is — an easy one again!!!

Check out the great samples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today on the blogs of these designers:

Please bear with us as we are all uploading and linking on Thursday night.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here. Thanks, girls!

Here’s my spring-like flowery creation for today:

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Stamped Simply! Actually, NO stamping at all. To say life has been busy would be a gross understatement and I sure have been missing my stamping time. But when times are so busy, I still enjoy going down to make a card without using any stamps — just quick, use some pretty things and done! My tulips are a pre-printed image by Crafty Secrets (watch my store, I have some on order!) — aren’t they GORGEOUS! I used my Silk Ribbon, a little library clip and that was it. Not bad for a rush job! Didn’t take much effort, but still pretty enough to feel good about giving it to someone.

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I wanted to show you a close-up of the little bow — it is 2″ across and I made it in just a few seconds using my Bow-Easy. If you don’t know what a Bow-Easy is, you can read more here and here. I am still gladly taking orders. My bow is attached with a glue dot. Making pretty bows has never been easier!

Stamps & Ink: None

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU Soft Sky

Accessories: May Arts Silk Ribbon and the Bow Easy from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, SU Library Clip and Glue Dot, Glue Glider and Foam Mounting Squares from Joan’s Garden.

Thank you all so much for checking in. Again, I apologize for my absence. The Bow Easy sales have kept me hopping, for sure! LOL!!! I have finally gotten about caught up and have contacted everyone who wrote me (except if you’ve written in the last 24 hours or so — I’m getting to you real soon!). If you have contacted me about the Bow Easy or any other order and I have missed you — PLEASE email me again. With the large amount of orders and emails, I would never venture to think that I am exempt from making mistakes. Several of you left orders via comments on a variety of posts — those have been a bit harder to find and I’m hoping I didn’t miss any. Again, please just email me at ssj@up.net if I haven’t contacted you yet. There are plenty of Bow Easy templates coming in on a regular basis for everyone -no worries!

As far as my Dad, he was released from the hospital late on Tuesday and is home, getting stronger by the day. Again, I thank you all for your prayers — so much appreciated! There IS power in prayer!!!! Thank you so much for those prayers!

I have a specific project to work on this weekend, so I WILL be back soon with a card to share — so please don’t think I’ve disappeared from the scene totally!!! Hope you can all enjoy a wonderful weekend ahead!!! Thank you for stopping in!

43 responses so far

43 Responses to “Stamp Simply #89 – Spring Has Sprung!”

  1. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, what a beautiful simple card! Your Crafty Secret image is just gorgeous and that silk bow is simply divine. And so easy with your new Bow Easy tool. Great job and I am glad you are getting caught up as I know you have been working extremely hard to get your orders all out the door. We all appreciate it too!!!!

    Joan

  2. Ad K. says:

    beautiful card, Sharon. thanks for taking the time to share it!

  3. So rich and elegant! That bow just takes this card over the top! Glad you got your blog figured out! How frustrating!!

  4. Sharon, this card is an absolute breathtaker!!!!!! I love the richness of the flowers on your cotton panel and the softness of this gorgeous silk ribbon!!! This is for sure a perfect combination. Glad to hear your Dad is on the way of getting better. We all know that when the praises go up the blessings come down!!! Have a blessed and hopefully not too busy weekend. Hugs, Sabrina

  5. Cathy says:

    Another gorgeous creation…you are so talented. I am glad about your father…that must be such a relief. Keep up the good work.

    Cat

  6. Deb Saaranen says:

    Just gorgeous! Wow– new blog look! Super!

  7. So glad that your dad is home. Hoping that he continues to get stronger everyday.

    And that card… GORGEOUS!!

  8. Becky says:

    So beautiful Sharon! Just perfect!! I am glad to hear your Dad has been released. Big hugs!

  9. Terry says:

    Beautiful card!! My flower card is much simpler. You can see it here  

  10. MichelleH says:

    What a pretty card. The image is gorgeous!

  11. Heather says:

    I have a very simple flower and grass card which matches this challenge. I am so glad your dad is out of hospital and improving. Life has been busy here too, so much so that I hadn’t checked the challenge and didn’t realize I had made an appropriate card until Julie pointed it out. It is always fun to be involved, so here it is:
    http://cardz.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/simple-grasses/

  12. […] without realizing it I have made a card which works for Sharon’s Spring challenge this week, thanks for the nudge, […]

  13. Charlene Merrick says:

    My favorite flower is the tulip, so I immediately fell in love with your gorgeous card and that splendiferous bow, Sharon! Looks like I need to check out this bow easy!
    I’m glad to hear your dad is home and doing better. Hugs, dear friend.

  14. Hi Sharon! It may have only taken you a few minutes, but it looks like a million bucks. Have fun packing those Bow Easy’s. Hugs.

  15. Ok, I just LOVE tulips and this looks amazing! A gorgeous creation with this Crafty Secrets Image WOW!

  16. For a quicky, that is one beautiful card. I like that little clip at the top — adds some interest. I didn’t make this card for your challenge, but it fits — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1362706 Hope you don’t think I’m cheating!

  17. Tosh says:

    Gorgeous card Sharon!! Love those tulips!! And that bow…wow!!

  18. nancy littrell says:

    OMG Sharon, so , so gorgeous :-) I am home now from my week in CO being a brand new Gramme!! What a beautiful and mellow baby boy. The last couple of days home I have been gardening, but you are really making me want to pull out my flower stamps and/or paper. TFS

  19. Anja says:

    Thanks for another great challenge.
    My card is here:
    http://stampinganja.blogspot.com/2009/05/flowers-for-ssnotime89.html
    Take care, Anja

  20. Cindy H. says:

    Love your card – it’s so pretty! Colors and bow are beautiful. I’ve had a chance to take your challenge, so here’s mine –
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1363352?cat=500&ppuser=121401
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. leslierich says:

    These are certainly beautiful flowers, and your ribbon is perfectly matched to your cardstock! An absolutely gorgeous presentation for this image, Sharon!

  22. hobbywoman says:

    I love flowers….here are two of my all time favorites

    http://paperandsuch.blogspot.com/2009/05/flowers.html

  23. Carla S. says:

    Hi Sharon! What a wonderful challenge! Your card is beautiful – love that image and the gorgeous bow! Finally had a chance to make a floral card:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1363654?cat=500&ppuser=143903
    I just love roses so I made a single rose the main focus of my little ATC.
    Have a great weekend!
    Carla

  24. Wow, finally, I got everything photographed and uploaded. Sharon, you always come up with the most fun challenges. Here are two I made for this weeks challenge

    http://sjbutterflydreams.blogspot.com/2009/05/good-evening-my-friends.html

    Hugs, Sabrina

  25. […] Stamp Simply #89 – Spring Has Sprung!¬†– to use flowers (I stamped tiny flowers on top of some of my “flowers” on the pattern paper. […]

  26. Dalis says:

    Here is mine:

    Enjoy!

    – dalis

  27. Great card Sharon. Love that bow. I received my parcel today with ribbons and bow easy. I can hardly wait to give it a try.
    Hugs
    Heather

  28. cards4u says:

    Thanks for my Bow Easy and this challenge! Your card is beautiful – love it!! Glad to hear there may be more Crafty Secrets on the way : ) Here is my project:

    http://heart-spring.blogspot.com/2009/05/garden-gift-bag.html

    Thanks for taking a look!

  29. Janine says:

    Hi Sharon.. This is just the prettiest card..
    Love that ribbon…

  30. IRIT SHALOM says:

    HI!! O LOVR YOUR BLOG AND YOUR FLOWERS CHALLENGE.
    HERE IS SOMETHING I DID SOME TIME AGO- BUT I T FITS THE SPIRIT SO MUCH AND IT IS NOT A CARD- IT IS WHOLE BUNCH OF FLOWERS ON 12*12 CANVAS- ACTUALLY ALL KINDS OF THEM I HAD OR DID THAT TIME. NOW I CAN ADD ONE NEW- AS I CAN DO OR BUY MUCH MORE KINDS OF IT.
    HERE IT IS- MY FLOWER BOARD:
    http://iritshalom.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post_02.html

  31. Vickilyn says:

    A few more for you!! I have been loving those flowers lately…

    http://paperhugs.blogspot.com/2009/06/limelight.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  32. Debbie Olson says:

    This is a classically lovely WOW card, Sharon–beautiful job!

  33. […] above my blog header).† I hope to make a sample using them tonight, but until then, I did this card using the Birds and Botanicals pad a few days ago.† Fun little pads — check them […]

  34. […] Stamp Simply #89 – Spring Has Sprung! […]

  35. Jerri Kay says:

    Sharon, I totally missed this one! Oh my word, what a beauty! That image is to die for! I find myself wanting to draw it, those tulips are breathtakingly beuatiful! This card steals my heart with its beauty and grace.

  36. Liz Williams says:

    Used a teapot for my pot. Blame it on Mothermark and those darn cute teapots she is always creating. Here’s mine:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1372165?cat=500&ppuser=7104

  37. […] Crafty Secrets Journal Notes†and Silk – details here […]

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