Aug 13 2009

Stamp Simply #100 – Happy Birthday!

It’s a Birthday Party! — Yes, today is Stamp Simply’s 100th Challenge, so that’s good enough reason to celebrate for me!!! Thank you ALL for coming to read our challenges, check out our projects and play along with us over the last 100 weeks — we’ve loved every minute of it!!! So, it only follows that today’s challenge is to make a birthday card — that’s it — how simple and how fun!!!

And going beyond the challenge, we at Stamp Simply ARE having a Birthday Party, and YOU are invited!!! Today many of the designers who have worked with us in the past in any capacity — Retired Designer, Guest Designer, Party Participant — have been invited to join in our celebration to bring some fun projects and ideas to YOU!!! We have a wide variety of things going on. Read the links below to find out what is happening at each blog, then I hope you can find some time to sit down with a nice cup of coffee or tea and start cruising to see what you can find — have fun everyone — and THANKS for coming!!!

Keywordssnotime100 - There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload your project at Splitcoastand/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.

  1. Pat Adam- Christmas Gift Tagswith BLOG CANDY

  2. AJ1 Card Done 3 Ways

  3. Janine-AStress Free Summer Menu with BLOG CANDY

  4. Tammy – Birthday Reminder Book with BLOG CANDY

  5. Jennifer- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  6. Julie- Card Set inTote with Directions

  7. Barbara- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  8. Deb- Tutorial on Dying Silk Ribbon Using Copics and Refills

  9. Jenny- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  10. Jerri – Birthday Card and Tutorial on Hand Embossing with Light Box

  11. Joan- Birthday Cardand Etched Glasswith BLOG CANDY

  12. LeAnne – Birthday Card with Glitter

  13. Barb- Birthday Cake 3-D Gift Item with BLOG CANDY

  14. Darlene – Birthday Card with Special Recipe

  15. Rose Ann- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  16. Leslie – Gift Tin of Soaps with Coordinating Card

  17. Heather – Birthday Card

  18. Sabrina- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  19. Sharon- THAT’S ME! Monogrammed Birthday Gift Set with BLOG CANDY

Please bear with us as we are all uploading and linking on Thursday night. Everyone should be uploaded by Friday morning. Thanks, girls!

You can see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

Andmycreation for today is not a birthday card, but a GIFT that could be given as a birthday present — a simple trio of monogrammed cards — who doesn’t LOVE monograms! Take a look:

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Aren’t they pretty and fun, using some new SU DP I got — Cottage Wall. My Moss Silk Ribbon went perfectly with this DP and the fun prints just screamed for a girly monogram, so I chose to use my FAV monogram border, Damask, and I used the Curlz Font for the initial in keeping with the light-hearted feel of this paper. I’m happy with the results!!! SU cardstock used is Whisper White, Orchid Opulence and Old Olive. SU ink used is Rich Razzleberry.Also used the SU Corner Rounder and Dimensionals.

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Here’s a better look at the monogram. Easy to do — all stamped in one color ink, cut and matted with my Petite Circle Nestabilites, embellished with Kaiser Rhinestones and crowned on top with a Moss 100% Silk Ribbon Bow made with the Bow Easy.

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This was a super easy and quick ribbon treatment — and I think it is SO flirty and fun!!! I adhered my length of ribbon with heavy double sided tape under the monogram, ran it up andover the panel top, adhering on the back of the panel. And see how it is then shirred at the bottom, just above the monogram? I did that by running a piece of the same colored silk in 1/4″ under the ribbon, then drew up the tails and tied it tightly to shir the ribbon. I then turned that 1/4″ ribbon so my knot ended up under the 1.25″ piece. Then, after making my bow on the Bow Easy, I glued it into place using Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue and I was DONE!!!

Shopping:

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the following items used to make this trio of cards:

CurlzDeluxe Monogram Kit (for font) and the Damask 1 Letter Borders (for the border), OR any of the Monogram Kits work for this type of card, all by JustRite

Moss 100% Silk Ribbon in 1.25″ and 1/4″ widths, by May Arts

Bow Easy

Hope you liked my trio of monograms!

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Now, since this IS a PARTY, we’ll move on to the BLOG CANDY I am offering.

The Blog Candy winner will be drawn at 6:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, August 18. I am offering the winner $20 of ribbon, their choice, from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. To enter, merely leave a comment below, telling me which type of ribbon either IS your favorite, or what type of ribbon you are looking for but can never find.

Here’s how it’ll work as we will have people commenting to be entered for the Blog Candy, plus people will be commenting to provide the link for their card — and that’s OK — both types of comments are welcome. ONLY 1 comment trying for Blog Candy, BUT if you also play the challenge and link your card, THEN you get to make a 2nd comment, providing us your link. SO, that means if you make a card or project for the challenge, you get to comment twice, giving you DOUBLE the chances to win!!! How’s that for incentive to play — no cheating — only double comments allowed from challenge players.

OK, I guess that’s it — NOW, on to all those links above — you will see some DYNAMITE projects! Thanks everyone, SO MUCH, for coming!!! What’s a party without friends — so glad you stopped in to celebrate with us!!!

And remember, JustRite releases all the new Christmas sets next Monday. Be sure to check back in for the JustRite Christmas Blog Hop on Monday. I’ll be playing, for sure!!! You can follow all the fun at the JustRite Blog this week as they sneak peek and offer Blog Candy as well. The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store will have Christmas sets available for purchase next week — fun stuff!! Can’t wait!!!

198 responses so far

198 Responses to “Stamp Simply #100 – Happy Birthday!”

  1. Michelle A. says:

    I have a hard time finding great ribbon locally, not too many LSS. I love your big silk ribbon & striped ribbons, they look gorgeous & I have been eyeing them for awhile! I also am always looking for great vintage lace ribbons….have a hard time finding ones I like.

  2. Linda Flanagan says:

    Sharon,

    You are AMAZING! I love the velvet ribbon the best. Thanks for inspiring us. Will be sending you an email for some supplies.

    Linda

  3. Jerri Kay says:

    This is so beautiful Sharon, the ribbon is to die for gorgeous!

  4. WOW, that is about all I can say about these BEAUTIES!!!! Gorgeous as ever, Sharon. Well, let me see about the ribbon. I think the hardest ribbon to find is this GORGEOUS silk ribbon you already carry, so you have solved that problem for me ;P. Hugs, Sabrina

  5. Jo R. says:

    Congratulations on your 100th challenge Sharon! Such a lovely card to celebrate. I love the velvet ric rac the most although I was drooling all over the keyboard looking at all that ribbon loveliness!

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  7. sandygail says:

    Those monogrammed cards are so elegant. I love the ribbon from you store. I bought some of the Halloween ribbon and just love it. I hope you continue to get more special ribbon like that! But I love the silk ribbon…it always makes a nice bow with the bow easy.

  8. Silke Ledlow says:

    Happy *Stamp Simple* Birthday!!! How fun – keep them awesome challenges coming :)!!! I’ll try to play along tomorrow…..Hugs ~S~

  9. Melanie Muenchinger says:

    wow, that bow makes my heart skip a beat!!! congrats on 100!!! :)

  10. Janet Swofford says:

    I love ribbon,wide ribbon,narrow ribbon,plain ribbon,dotted or striped ribbon and any other kind of ribbon I can find. I especially appreciate ribbon that coordinates with cardstock and other accessories. I love that it takes the guess work out. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Janet
    janet@swofford.com

  11. Joan Ervin says:

    Happy 100 Challenges Birthday, Sharon!!!!! The Stamp Simple challenge is one of the highlights of my week!!! I just love all the gorgeous silk ribbon in your store…it’s sooo elegant!!! Your cards are FABULOUS…I just love the colors and all the special *Sharon* elegance!!!!!

  12. Swedie says:

    Happy Birthday and congratulations! Your celebration blog hop is fun. Your cards are very elegant! Thanks for the fun chance to win candy.

  13. Heather M says:

    Oh, Sharon – congratulations! This is so generous of you and I can only say this : silk, silk, silk! I will never get enough of silk ribbon and the wide ones especially. Luxurious, elegant and the most perfect for bows, I am in love with silk ribbons!
    Did I mention I like silk ribbon? Sighhhhh, they make me swoon.
    I’d love to win and have my list made out already :-D
    Thanks for the chance to win and Congrats on your 100 once again!

  14. LeAnne says:

    Sharon, these are just gorgeous….I think I would love the silk ribbon, but have never tried it as it is a tad more expensive than the others….I would just sit and look at it and never use it! I love bows on my cards, but never do big ones–although they look luscious on your cards! These colors are pretty— I may just have to get that Cottage DP!!!
    LeAnne

  15. Lana Edwards says:

    Congratulations on your 100th challenge Sharon! I love all kinds of ribbon but my fav is silk!!!!! Your project is simply beautiful!!!!! But of course all of your projects are!!

  16. Peg says:

    Sharon, Congratulations on the success of 100 wonderful challenges. You have inspired and challenged so many of us and we thank you. You bless us with your comments and wisdom..and we feel like we have a friend to visit daily. Thanks!
    All your ribbon is VERY tempting..but my favorites are the elegant wide silks-
    beautiful!

  17. Eileen McClean says:

    this is lovely.I love the large silk ribbons and striped ribbons.Thanks for all of your ideas and for sharing
    Eileen

  18. nancy littrell says:

    OMG Sharon……what a fun, fun party for your 100th Stamp Simply Challenge :-) Favorite ribbon….that is tough as I love all ribbons. I love your sheer and striped ribbons and can’t wait to get some of your silk ribbon. I also love SU’s taffeta ribbon…wish there were more colors and widths. Can’t wait to play your 100th Challenge :-) Thanks so much for hosting…….

  19. Darlene says:

    What beautiful cards Sharon. I love love love the way you did that ribbon.
    Congratulations on your 100th challenge.
    I love sheer ribbon in any width.

  20. Mary R. says:

    My very favorite ribbon is the silk ribbon that I bought from your stamp simply store. Check it out on this card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1437544?nocache=1 I am loving it and will have to get more.

  21. Barbara says:

    Sharon I love your cards!! You are an inspiration . I stumbled onto your site early this year. I fell in love with your simple but elegant layouts and that lead me to start making cards. I just bought this DP. I wish you had a chart with comparable ribbon colors to match SU colors. Matching their colors in ribbon is difficult . They sell their ribbon in 15 yard spools which would take me years to use up, so I don’t buy it.

  22. cindy ziliak says:

    Love the colors and the BOW!

  23. Wendy K. says:

    Happy Birthday! I just finished this birthday card!

  24. Wendy K. says:

    I love ribbon (period!), but velvet ribbon is among my favorite and hard to find in my area.

  25. I love the silks! Congratulations on your 100th! Everything that I have seen you create has been magical and oh, so ELEGANT!

  26. Beautiful cards! I just got that paper too and have yet to open it! You just inspired me! :D

    As for my favorite kind of ribbon…WIDE AND BEAUTIFUL! Hehe!

  27. Cindi says:

    Your monogrammed cards are absolutely gorgeous. The ribbon drapes down the front of the cards so beautifully! I adore the fall colors of the silk ribbon.
    Many thanks, Cindi

  28. Traci Major says:

    Sharon, you are one of the first stampers I was drawn to when I first began my stamping venture about two years ago…and I keep coming back to your fabulous work and clean and simple style! Congratulations on your birthday, and thanks for all the inspiration!

  29. Shirley Lee says:

    Your card is gorgeous, especially with your ribbon on it! I have purchased a lot of ribbon from your store but haven’t bought the silk ribbon. Would love to have every color of it, too! Wouldn’t it be lovely if I won? he he Congratulations on your anniversary. The blog hop was a lot of fun, and I now subscribed to more blogs. Enjoy the celebration!
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  30. Marsha says:

    Beautiful. I have not bought ribbon yet. I love the wide silk ribbon, especially the ivory.
    Congratulations. Love your blog. Check it every day.

  31. Cathy Hughes says:

    Silk ribbon is really difficult to get up here in B.C. Canada. I love your cards and all the ribbon you use…but, the black velvet “rickrack” you used on a prior card is simply to die for!

  32. Those monogram cards are stunning Sharon! I am so proud of you with this milestone! How fantastic for you. AND I am so happy to see your store growing. What a gift life is -huh? My favorite kind of ribbon that I can never find -except in your store is the SILK ribbon! Hugs to you my friend!

  33. Nancy says:

    I love the color combination and design of your note cards. I have always thought that purple and green was the best color combo in nature. The ribbon treatment is so elegant.
    Congrats on your 100th!!!
    Soft, wide ribbon is my current fav – especially if it is silk! Love your blog and art.

  34. Jean says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Just love the monagrammed set. I always know I will find outstanding work when I see you have posted on your blog. I started making monagrammed note cards after I saw ones you had done quite some time ago. the Justrite stamps are wonderful….anyway as always thanks for sharing. As for my favorite ribbon, that would be impossible to say as I consider myself a ribbon-a-holic…..I can never pass up a nice price of satin, silk or whatever ribbon….thanks for giving the chance to win some…..

  35. Nena says:

    What an elegant card. Love the RIBBON!! The Damask Justrite set is at the top of
    my wish list. I know now I need one. Thank you for the inspiration!! I want to offer
    my Congratulations and wishes for many more blessings.

  36. Mary Friederichsen says:

    Beautiful cards Sharon! I love those colors and the Ribbon is gorgeous!
    My favorite ribbon is a toughie, since I love just about all of it!
    But I guess it would have to be double sided satin and the silks. and also just about anything May Arts!
    I also love the velvets! But what I have been looking for and have a hard time finding(since my souce stopped carrying it!) is the wide velvet ribbon …the 1 1/2 to 3 inch. I like to Heat emboss velvet, and I use to use the wide ribbon for diffrent craft items and have been want ing to do a pillow, but now can’t find the velvet ribbon. Any ideas?

    Thank you for sharing you project!
    And Congratulations on your 100th!! And may you be Blessed with 100 more! ( at least! LOL)

  37. April C. says:

    Happy 100th, Sharon! Love your cards – so gorgeous!
    My favorite ribbon is the silk – your bows are always breathtaking! I’ve not seen the wide silk ribbon around. I share your love of ribbon and am so glad to have found your beautiful blog and ribbon store!

  38. IRIT says:

    HAPPY 100TH!!! AND THE CARD WITH OLOVE BOWS ARE OUTSTANDING!!!

  39. Becky Y says:

    Congrats on hitting the 100 mark! I love double-sided satin ribbon – the wider, the better! But on the rare occasion that I get some, I have a hard time letting myself use it. My name is Becky, and I am a ribbon hoarder! ;)

  40. Nancy J says:

    OMGoodness! Congrats on your 100th challenge! I love your challenges and wish I had more opportunities to play along. I also LOVE your ribbon and bow-easy. Thanks for the chance to win such great blog candy!

  41. Carolyn G. says:

    Beautiful card set!! You are such an inspiration! Love your blog! My favorite ribbon has to be the silk. Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. Shirley Montgomery says:

    Congratulations …amazing to be at 100 challenges. That is a heck of a lot of creativity in the world!! I have just ordered the bow-easy and am sure I will be back often for ribbon!! I think I really like all types of ribbon but silk ranks at the top.

  43. Barbara Mann says:

    Sharon Here’s one of my favs. Hope you like it. Love your beautiful creations!
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1360011?&cat=500&ppuser=71867
    Thanks again…Barb

  44. Absolutely GORGEOUS creations!!! Congrats on 100 … time sure flies when you’re having fun, LOL!!!

  45. bluemoon says:

    OMG Such stunning monogrammed cards Sharon! You always keep outdoing yourself and amazing me. Thanks for the much needed inspiration. Happy 100th and heres to many more.
    I love nice sheer colour and ribbon, black velvet, and alot of 5/8 sizes too. I’ve never used silk before. :)

  46. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, these cards are just beautiful. I love your choice of papers and the silk bow is stunning. Great job!!

    Joan

  47. Janine says:

    Gorgeous card set Sharon!! Happy birthday to you and Stamp Simply and I am honored to be a part of such a great group of women!!!

  48. Lisa Brown says:

    Gorgeous, Sharon! And, your silk ribbon is my absolute favorite!

  49. Donna says:

    Absoutely my fav or the silk ribbon! The bows done with silk are beyond gorgeous! Congrats to you, Sharon…Will always be a fan!

  50. StampinCathy says:

    Congrats on 100th! Wow your cards are just stunning and that bow is just awesome. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy. I love ribbon of all kinds. Thanks for a chance.

  51. Kim Howard says:

    Definitely going to have to try that ribbon treatment, it’s phenomenal!!!

  52. Debbie Nelson says:

    Love the monogram cards…I love all ribbons..guess my favorite would be dotted! Congratulations on your 100th! Thank you for your chance to win!

  53. denise (peanutbee) says:

    Oh Sharon I LOOOVE you monogram cards. I have that DP, but I haven’t put that particular combo of patterns together….love the way you paired them up!!

    I would love the chance to win some of you fabulous ribbon. My favorite that I’ve bought from you is the gingham…but I’m dying to try the wide striped ribbon that I keep seeing around blog land. I love the wide red striped ribbon on Christmas cards!

  54. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Congratulations on 100 challenges, Sharon! Thanks for all the inspiration and for sharing your incredible talent and creativity! Your trio of monogrammed cards is gorgeous! I love the colors and the stunning silk bow! Wonderful design! My favorite ribbon is the 100% Silk! It is so rich and elegant! Thanks for the chance to win!

  55. Teri says:

    Great cards. Love the ribbon! Thanks for the chance to win.

  56. Love this card. Just ordered the paper and can’t wait to get it. I use all types of ribbon – depends on the card if I use sheer, grosgrain, or velvet. I like patterned ribbon and can’t always find some to go with my project.

    Robbie

  57. Velta Wesson says:

    My favorite ribbon that you are selling is the 1.25 Silk! I Love the way you make your bows with this ribbon. It is so “rich!” What I would give to win this candy! Happy Birthday and congratulations on your 100th!!!

  58. Norine says:

    just beautiful love the ribbon
    Hugs
    Norine

  59. Pat (mspfd) says:

    Congratulations Sharon! Your work is outstanding and your blog is a joy.

    Pat

  60. Sherry says:

    I love the organdy ribbons – but would love to try the silk – have not found any in my area. Just love your blog and your cards.

  61. Karen says:

    I love your silk and gingham ribbons … I just need to use more on my projects.

  62. Paula says:

    Happy Birthday! I usually just get ribbon from Hobby Lobby…and of course I never like it as well as what I see on other’s cards. I do like silk ribbon, I usually keep that in white. It ties well and does great bows.

    Love you blog, I hope to play the challenge later while the kids are napping!

  63. Carrie says:

    I love all ribbon so I really don’t have a favorite but what I really love is the bow-maker. This will make any ribbon look great! Congrats and thanks for the chance to win

  64. Debbie Fisher says:

    WOW! Your card is *simply* LOVELY! I love your bow treatment. Really adds that *WOW* factor to the card.

    I would love to enter for your ribbon prize!

  65. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    After being introduced recently to silk ribbon, I would have to say that is my favorite. It was a dream to work with. Congratulations on your blog birthday!

  66. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Sharon, your monogram cards are just beautiful and use my very favorite ribbon, the wide silk; it is so soft and easy to tie and looks stunning! If I could afford to, I’d use it ALL the time! Thanks for the chance to win some!
    Kathy Camasso

  67. MaryBeth says:

    I LOVE all ribbon, but my new favorite is velvet ribbon and ric rak. Love your blog and all the inspiration it gives me!

  68. Marilou says:

    What a fun birthday celebration! I have visited ALL of the sites participating and have come to find so many wonderful ideas and inspiration. On your site, I have always loved your ribbon…particularly the silk ribbon! The bows are gorgeous! Congrats on the big 100!

  69. karen q says:

    Congratulations. You always make the most beautiful cards and your bows are to die for. I love silk ribbon, it is especially good for mailing without having to add extra postage. It is not as bulky as other ribbons and oh so gorgeous.

  70. Deb Saaranen says:

    1oo challenges under your belt! Way to go!

    Your design here is just gorgeous! The silk really puts the icing on the cake with just about any design!

  71. Mary Kunze says:

    Love all you awesome cards. I like all the ribbon and would love to win the blog candy. Congratulations on 100 challenges.

  72. Denise M says:

    Lovely cards Sharon! Great colors. I would LOVE to win some ribbon!!! One can never own too much ribbon. My favorite is wonderful silk ribbons. Mmmmmmmm… yummy!! Thanks for the chance at winning some.
    Denise

  73. Clarinda Abbott says:

    I’m just getting my ribbon supply started so any and all ribbons are great :)! I am loving the wide as you’ve shown today! Love your card set!

    Tlc3plus
    Clarinda

  74. Colleen Horner says:

    What a stunning monogram note card. I love the ribbon and as soon as I get my order I am going to try this technique. You make is sound so easy. I would like the ribbon you used IF I win the blog candy.

    Colleen

  75. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Congrats to you Sharon!! Love your cards and your bow is to die for!!! I love the ribbon you used here! YOu have the most amazing collection of beautiful ribbons!! Thanks for the chance to win:)

  76. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Oops, forgot to link my card! Here is what I made for today’s challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1446438?&cat=500&ppuser=110263

  77. Shelley C says:

    I love all ribbon. They add so much class to a card. My favorite is silk, although I never have enough!

  78. Nancy C. says:

    Congratulations! YOur monogram set is a just beautiful and the ribbon is to die for!! I love almost any type of ribbon. I think they add alot of class to any card that I am making! I guess my favorite is velvet!

  79. cathleen says:

    Congrats on your 100th challenge! I love your card , the colors are so striking, and you know how much I love the silk ribbon!

  80. Anita Holden says:

    The monogram set is absolutely georgeous! Congratulations on your 100th challenge! You have inspired a whole lot of creativity!! I love the silk ribbon.

    Thanks for change to win! I would love to win the monogram cards!! :-)

    I know, I know, go make some!! haha

    Anita Holden

  81. Kay says:

    Love your monogram cards! That ribbon is gorgeous. I was so happy to find the jute string in colors, and ordered several of them. They are great for threading buttons. Just used the bow easy for a baptism card last week, and was very pleased, even with my first effort. I am definitely “bow-challenged!”

  82. Cat Spicer says:

    Wahoo for birthdays!!! I can’t wait to explore the blog hop and make a card. For now I’ll just toss my name in for the FAB candy. I’m a ribbon FREAK!

  83. Patsy Behrendt says:

    this is so much fun!! As for ribbon, I have a hard time finding the wider silky ribbons that make such beautiful bows! I would never have thought about putting a bow on a card but after following these blogs, I was hooked. Then I had to have a bow easy and now, I just have to find some great ribbon so I can prove that my bad bows are not me but the tacky ribbon I have been using!!! Thanks for a fun morning on the blogs!

  84. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards. The colors are awesome! THank you for sharing your lovely work.
    Sandee

  85. Lorraine says:

    Love the silk ribbon. It is classy and elegant. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  86. Robinww says:

    Love the monogram cards! I’d like to have some of the big silk ribbon. Haven’t seen that anywhere else.

  87. Sharon, these are gorgeous! That paper is on my wish list. It looks sooooooo pretty with your incredible silk ribbon and monogram! BTW, lately my favorite ribbon is gingham, sort of a medium width. I’m enjoying a more cheerful, perky look, and the gingham just makes me feel happy.

  88. Carol L says:

    Happy Anniversary and Congratulations for 100 challenges!! Your monogram cards are just stunning! I’d have to say my favorite ribbon is the beautiful checkered ribbon you have in your store. I love the silk ribbon and save that for very special cards, but I always reach for the checkered ribbon first. It makes the most beautiful bows with the Bow-Easy!

  89. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Hi Sharon! I’m back again to link my card for the challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1446547?&cat=500&ppuser=143903
    Congratulations again on 100 challenges! Looking forward to continued inspiration here!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Carla

  90. Caryl P says:

    Wowzers, congrats on so many challenges! Hope I find time to play along…..

  91. Rona says:

    Love the cards!! After completing this hop I realize I really NEED one of those Bow Easys – I love how the perfect bow looks and I can never do that on my own!!

  92. Karen in KY says:

    Congrats on your 100th week of creating such beautiful, inspirational items!
    I seem to use gingham the most often, but can’t wait to get my hands on some of that velvet rick rack you are offering.
    Thanks -
    Karen

  93. Susan G says:

    I love gingham and grosgrain ribbons, but I’ve never tried and of the silk variety. Bet I’d be sold! I love all your monogrammed projects. You’ve inspired me to make several sets of note cards for gifts. They have been very well received. Thanks for your inspiration and the chance to win some ribbon.

  94. Beautiful cards! I love ribbon, esp. wide striped ribbon!

  95. I love the cards you made – and the monogram works for me too!! My favorite type of ribbon is a solid color about 3/4 inch wide. I have tons of sheer ribbons also which I do like, but I had (notice HAD) some deep dark brown chocolate ribbon – didn’t know where it came from as I had taken off roll and put on clothespin – but it was my very favorite – and I never could find it again. Thanks for the chance for blog candy !

  96. sharon says:

    Sharon
    Happy birthday!! I will have a fun morning enjoying all the beautiful cards.
    As far as ribbon, I seem to lean toward the sheers.
    Sharon L

  97. Joyce across the pond says:

    Congratulations! You deserve every accolade in the book. Your site provides so much inspiration to me. Your silk ribbon is just divine. Thanks for the opportunity to win some. Enjoy your achievements.

  98. Glenda J says:

    Your cards are beautiful…you are so creative! Thanks for all you share on your wonderful Blog. I have been drooling over your silk ribbon and would love to win some ribbon. I love the Bow Easy but need some of your beautiful silk ribbon!!! Thanks again for all your share and Congratulations!!!!

  99. Carol B says:

    What a gorgeous card. Gotta love that silk ribbon…and I do! That by far, is my fav ribbon. Thanks for offering up the opportunity to win some! And, Happy Birthday!

  100. dizzy Broad says:

    I love your work – always so elegant, especially with the way you tie the ribbons. Congrats on the 100 celebration!

  101. Dana Herin says:

    Happy Birthday!! Mine was on Wednesday. First, I love coming to your blog just to see your beautiful creations. I bought several colors of your 1.25″ ribbons and LOVE them. I never had thought of using the wide ribbon on cards until I saw your examples and I really like how sophisticate they look.

  102. Toni Storie says:

    WooHoo, Stamp Simply turns 100! I love to use SU!’s taffeta ribbon. With that said, my only complaint is that it isn’t wide enough. I love the look of silk ribbon and would dearly love to get my hands on some May Arts silk ribbon and a bow-easy for sure! I will be playing later :)

  103. Joan Ervin says:

    I finally got my card finished….thanks for the great challenge and Congrats, again!!!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1446534?cpage=2

  104. janet mack says:

    I love all kinds of ribbon. The best would 3/4 in. gross grain with or without a pattern.

  105. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Here’s my card for the challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1446766?&cat=500&ppuser=44493
    I cannot believe there’s been 100 of them already; I wish I could play along more often! Thanks Sharon!
    Kathy Camasso

  106. Congrats and Happy Happy Birthday!! I will be back later with a card :)

  107. Cherie says:

    Sharon, Congrats on reaching 100 challenges! That is awesome! I have just finished visiting all of the other blogs! All I can say is WOW, what wonderful talent! The monogrammed cards you made are just stunning! I love the look of your silk ribbon and the bling you added is just the right touch! I’m off to check out your ribbon! TFS!

    Cherie

  108. Monika/buzsy says:

    Happy Birthday! I love your challenges and fab samples! I love satin ribbons… Martha Stewart has some great ones… Fabulous monogram cards! Love how it looks like the circle element is hanging! TFS!

  109. Iris Soscia says:

    I love grosgrain ribbon and use it a lot but I would love to try silk ribbon. Thanks for the chance to win. Iris Soscia
    isoscia@aol.com

  110. Raquel says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love your ribbons!! My favorite has to be the stripped ribbon, I dont have many stripped ribbon and would sure love to add to my collection. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  111. Stephanie P. says:

    Your cards are gorgeous!! Love those colors! I’ve had my eye on some of your wide silk ribbon for a while, so I would be thrilled to win $ towards some. Congratulations on 100 challanges, you and your team always have great ideas.

  112. Hilda says:

    First of all – congratulations on your 100th Stamp Simply challenge! I love seeing the different interpretations each week and it’s always a great source for inspiration. Love your monogram cards – the moss ribbon is gorgeous with the orchid tones! You must know, I absolutely love the May Arts silk ribbon. It’s so easy to work with and adds a luxurious touch to any project. Thanks for a chance to win.

  113. Stephanie says:

    I love the pom pom ribbon and lace. Just full of old time feelings…

  114. Lyn S says:

    I do love all kinds of ribbon, but my favourites are organza and silk!

    Congrats on the 100th Stamp Simply Challenge, and thanks for the chance to win!

  115. Linda C. says:

    Love your artwork! Very special! I would like to see some poka-dot ribbon.

  116. Marianne says:

    I love the silk ribbon; it adds such an elegant touch to cards. And, I really like the Halloween ribbon. You always come up with unique products. Thanks

  117. joann says:

    Gorgeous project – terrific color combo!

  118. Donna H. says:

    I am very inspired by your artwork. I love all kinds of ribbon, but I think my favorite is the silk ribbon. It just seems to add elegance to a card like no other type.

  119. Beverly says:

    Hi! Happy 100th! Everything looks smashing!

    Hmmm, ribbon – I like ribbons with opulence – so I’d like to see crushed velvet ribbons in broader widths where they would be rich in colour and really take center stage on a card!

  120. Sharon your cards are beautiful. I love the bow. I think that silk ribbon is the hardest to find. I have my first order of silk ribbon from you on it’s way to my house and i can’t wait to get it. I’m sure that I will be back for much more. Thank you so much for a chance to win some more of your ribbon!
    Nancy

  121. nancy littrell says:

    Hurray…..here is my Stamp Simply Birthday card. It went together so easily using my new Medallion stamp. What did I ever do without my fav. new tool…..Bow Easy :-) I would love to have more of your gorgeous ribbon too!

    Happy Stamp Simply Challenge Birthday: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1447244?&cat=17487

  122. Sue D says:

    My favorite ribbon that I use the most is the narrow black and white gingham check. I use other colors of gingham too but the black and white is my favorite.

  123. Heather says:

    Stunning cards, Sharon, they make a lovely gift. Thanks so much for throwing the party, I had great fun.

  124. Rose Ann says:

    Happy Stamp Simply Birthday, Sharon!! Thanks so much for including me in the fun celebration!! I am honored!!

    Your trio of cards are soooo beautiful!! I love the pretty papers/colors, and your gorgeous ribbon!!

  125. Here’s my 2nd comment, and you can go and check out my card Here Congrats again.

  126. Betz61 says:

    I’m in awe of the beautiful silk ribbon you carry. I also like the more rustic gingham ribbons. I have a difficult time not liking all the different types of ribbon you carry thanks for the chance to win. You always do such an awesome job on all your cards thanks for sharing.

  127. kelli thibeau says:

    I love the 100% silk ribbon!

    Happy Birthday!

  128. Silke Ledlow says:

    Hello again :) !!! Here is my birthday card for your special *birthday post*!!!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1447427?&cat=500&ppuser=134322

    Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

  129. Janice Webb says:

    Right now I’m a little partial to polka-dotted ribbon, wide ribbon, and ribbon with texture.

  130. lisa808 says:

    I mostly use grosgrain ribbon because it is easy to work with. But, I really like satin for the look and feel of it. Now that I see your gorgeous silk bow, I think that is something I will definitely have to try. Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous ribbon.

  131. SueB says:

    I love that you offer the silk ribbon in BOTH 1-1/4 and 1/4″ widths and I’m lovin’ the striped ribbon lately … much appreciated for those of us who can’t buy direct – thanx for the ribbon blog candy opp!

  132. Alexis Hilgert says:

    I LOVE the satin ribbon!! It looks soooo pretty!!

  133. Ann S says:

    I love polka dotted grosgrain ribbonl. Silk ribbon is hard to find so I’m glad to see it in your store.

  134. Louise says:

    I would like to try the silk ribbon that you have in your store. I always enjoy reading your blog.

  135. Chris V says:

    Happy 100th Birthday, you look great for your age. My favorite ribbon is silky, because it works so easily and looks so gorgeous and rich. Just like Me, lol!

  136. Jacque says:

    I like grosgrain…it gives my cards the vintage feel I like.

  137. Peggy M says:

    Your card is stunning and so inspirational. Thanks for the opportunity to win these wonderful goodies. Best, Peggy

  138. Darlene L says:

    What an amazing project. Congrats on the 100th challenge. I love all ribbon, but silks are my favorite. Thank goodness for the BowEasy! Thanks for the chance to win some amazing blog candy too.

  139. Debbi Clouser says:

    Can’t have too much ribbon! Thanks for the chance to win. I love your blog!

  140. Carol C says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Congratulations on the 100th challenge. Your card is beautiful and the ribbon is
    stunning. I must say I love all kinds of ribbon.
    Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration, I am never disapointed when I visit your blog.

  141. Cathy says:

    Sharon, those cards are simply beautiful! And the bows….. they are stunning! I just love the softness… and so lush.

  142. SmilynStef says:

    My favorite ribbon is by May Arts Textured Two tone … I got it in a ribbon share with Texas Jody Lynn & haven’t been able to find it since. Happy Birthday.

  143. Debbie S says:

    Congrats, Sharon. I love all types of ribbon, but I am drooling over your silk ribbon. It looks just gorgeous on every card.

  144. Carol S says:

    Love your card and I just got the Cottage Wall paper, so will be copying your idea all except for the riibbon. I love all your gorgeous silk ribbons, but do not have any as yet! Maybe that will change and I will get lucky!! Look forward to the Stamp Simply challenges every Friday!

  145. Kim Chaltry says:

    Wow that is absolutely beautiful. I think the ribbon is what makes the card. I love using silk ribbon due to the elegance of it and how easy it is to tie. I have got to get that bow easy thingy so my bows will look like this. Thanks again for the chance to win.

  146. Misti says:

    Beautiful card!!!! I like striped ribbon… after browsing your store & realized I need to get some fall colors!!!

  147. kearneykrafter says:

    The way you used that beautiful ribbon is very elegant! Thanks for the chance at $20 worth of my own ribbon from Sharon’s fab store!

  148. Oh, the silk ribbon is definitely my fave!! LOVE IT!!!

  149. Rosemary D says:

    After reading Debbie Olson’s blog and her glowing comments about your ribbon I finally decided to check it out. Right now I really like silk ribbon. Thinking about making a purchase of some of the beautiful silks that you have.

  150. Charlene says:

    Sharon, your ribbon is the most beautiful! We can’t find nice ribbon here that even compares. Congratulations on your 100th challenge. All the ladies submitted beautiful projects.

    So inspiring…Blessings to you!

  151. cards4u says:

    Congrats!! Call me silly but I love your jute string : )

  152. cards4u says:

    Thanks for the chance to play! Here is my card:

    http://heart-spring.blogspot.com/2009/08/happy-birthday.html

  153. Chris V says:

    I made a birthday card for you, it’s got yummy ribbon on it, I hope you like it.

  154. Marie B. says:

    Wow, Sharon, this is gorgeous! I hope I have enough time to make a birthday card for another chance to win! :)

  155. Stunning designs, as always, Sharon! The lavender and moss together looks fabulous! I must order some of that silk ribbon SOON! (Hubby….where’s the credit card???) Thanks for another fun Stamp Simply Friday! :)

  156. AnneSATX says:

    I love the striped ribbon you have in your store, but I’d really love the chance to try some of the silk ribbon that everyone uses. It looks so lovely and the colors are so delicious. Congratulations on 100 Stamp Simply challenges!

  157. Sheila says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Oh! I think the striped ribbon is my fav but then again, that gingham checked ribbon is also gorgeous!! Oh and I forgot about the lovely silk ribbon – how is a girl able to choose just one favorite??? Oh! and that velvet zig zag is pretty special too …. Love your monogrammed trio. Such a lovely color combo. TFS! Sheila

  158. Charlene says:

    Congratulations once again! Here’s my birthday card…clean and simple.

    http://www.paperandinkplayground.com/2009/08/happy-birthday-sharon.html

  159. Gabriela says:

    I love ribbon… but I love polka dotted ribbon the best in great colors. Thanks for the chance to win this blog candy!!

  160. KarenB says:

    I love ALL kinds of ribbon… but my absolute favourite is any kind of spotty, dotty ribbon – any kind – grosgrain, satin, organza… yum!!

  161. Laurie says:

    Your monogrammed cards are so pretty! and the ribbon treatment is outstanding! Love the way you’ve shirred it about your beautiful bow! I absolutely love the 1.5″ wide ribbons – especically the striped ones! Thanks for the chance to win! Now off to make a birthday card so I can qualify again!

  162. Lovely Linda says:

    Hi Sharon from Canberra Australia – I love your gift set – gorgeous, as is that candy you are offering – who doesn’t love spending $$’s!! my favoutite ribbon is sheer ribbon. Thank you for the opportunity to play…Happy birthday to you, Sharon! Thanks again! God bless you!

  163. Sara says:

    I love the gift set. The bow is just beautiful! Truthfully, I haven’t met a ribbons I didn’t like but my favorites are the curling ribbons.

  164. Laurie says:

    I’m back with a BIRTHDAY CARD and used my BOW EASY to celebrate! You can see it here in my gallery http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1448940?&cat=500&ppuser=147277. TFL!

  165. Elsa Limas says:

    I think my favorite ribbon is the Violet silk ribbon. It is so rich in color.

  166. Charmaine says:

    I love the silk ribbons you use on your cards…I have yet to try it, but hope to someday.

    Charmaine

  167. Mary Esther says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win some of your gorgeous ribbon. The silk ribbon may be one of my favorites. It’s difficult to choose just one. :-)

  168. Kathy W says:

    Beautiful card, and I love that moss green silk ribbon. My favorite ribbon is silk ribbon about 1″ in pink, moss green, and ivory (I can’t just pick one color)! I also love lace and collect different kinds. Thanks for the chance to win and for providing the great challenges.

  169. Nancy Tosh says:

    Well I see that 175 people have already left you a message and like me, really, really want to win your Blog Candy. But…….I want to say that I love your blog, visit it regularly but rarely leave a message. I’m kind of shy LOL

    Thanks so much for all your wonderful creations!!!

  170. LindaSS says:

    You sure know how to throw an awesome party:) I love ALL the ribbon but my favorite is the sheer ribbon because it comes in every color imaginable! The velvet rickrack ribbon is also a favorite & who can resist that beautiful silk! Thanks for offering so much inspiration on your blog.

  171. WOW!!! I have to believe that this is THE most comments I’ve ever seen on a blog!!!
    Happy 100th Birthday to the Stamp Simply challenges! I hope to play sometime this week.
    Sharon, I must say that the beautiful May Arts silk ribbon is my favorite. It is so luxuriously soft and easy to tie, especially with the Bow Easy, and all the colors are so beautiful. Thank you for introducing me to it at our U.P. stamping event!
    Hugs, dear friend!

  172. Laurie in MN says:

    The silk ribbon adds extra elegance to a card. And the wide 1.25″ makes a fantastic bow.

    Love your cards.

    Thank you for the chance to win our favorite ribbon.

    Happy Birthday Stamp Simply

  173. lisa808 says:

    Here’s the link for the birthday card I made for my niece’s birthday today:

    http://craftingwithprincesslisa.blogspot.com/2009/08/happy-birthday-amanda.html

  174. rachel says:

    Love that set!

  175. pam (pammy jo) says:

    congratulations and happy birthday! keep the challenges coming :) the green ribbon you used is absolutely gorgeous!!

  176. Brenda Cash says:

    I can’t wait to make the monogramed gift card set for one of my co-workers. She will love them. I love all your ribbon but I have been looking for a specific ribbon. It is for an OSU hoodie card. It is gray silk edged in red. It is 1/4″ in diameter. I received a sample card using this ribbon and I cannot find it anywhere. Any ideas?

    Brenda

  177. April C. says:

    Congratulations and happy 100th, Sharon!
    Here’s a link to your birthday card:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=ssnotime100&x=19&y=9

  178. Tonya K. says:

    Sharon, I adore all your creations! My favorite ribbon is the 1.25″ silk ribbon in ivory…it is so elegant. I also love the Moss ribbon. Thanks for the chance to win.

  179. Love your cards. They are so elegant and beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win the ribbon. My favorite is silk ribbon.

    Sandra

  180. Ann says:

    I love organza ribbon most of all.

    Ann xxx

  181. Ann says:

    Just gorgeous cards on here every single week – I love looking even though I don’t always get chance to join in.

    HERE IS MY CARD

    Ann xxx

  182. margaret says:

    I love the sheer ribbons that you have in the store. I took a look just now and hadn’t remembered/realized HOW much you have “in store”. Love your blog & the challenges. I shall see if I can get a card made today; can you ever have too many birthday cards on hand???

  183. Monika/buzsy says:

    Happy Challenge-Birthday again!Here is my second entry, a card for the celebration: http://stampnmad.typepad.com/mad_stamper/2009/08/stamp-simply-100.html
    Thanks for looking!

  184. margaret says:

    I was able to put a birthday card together. Thanks for the challenge and inspiration.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/16936892@N02/3833722823/in/pool-heroarts

  185. margaret ward says:

    I was able to put a birthday card together. Thanks for the challenge and inspiration.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/16936892@N02/3833722823/in/pool-heroarts

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  187. Cat Spicer says:

    I know I’m late for the party, but still wanted to share my birthday card.

    http://wahoohaven.blogspot.com/2009/08/girly-snoopy-for-susie.html

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