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Dec 10 2010

Stamp Simply #169 – Quick and Easy Gifts

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Hi everyone.  I’ve been absent here for awhile again as my Dad has been hospitalized for over a week in serious condition.  The last several months have been a roller coaster for him once again, in and out of hospitals for a vareity of reasons – his defib was replaced, it was then discovered the wire to his […]

25 responses so far

Dec 03 2010

Stamp Simply #168 – Christmas Ornaments/Home Decor

Christmas Ornaments/Home Decor – Decorating for Christmas is a BIG thing.  And giving small homemade gifts is another BIG thing.  So today we are combining the two!  Our challenge is to make a Christmas Ornament OR an item of Home Decor that could be used yourself or as a small gift to give.  Who doesn’t […]

6 responses so far

Oct 21 2010

Stamp Simply #162 – Count Your Blessings

Count your Blessings – We all have MUCH to be thankful for.  And with Thanksgiving approaching we are reminded to Count Those Blessings!!!  Today’s challenge is wide open, but it has an overall theme of THANKFULNESS.  Some ideas that come to my mind – a thank you note, a small hostess gift, a project featuring […]

15 responses so far

Oct 14 2010

Stamp Simply #161 – Hard Rock Cafe

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 […]

16 responses so far

Oct 07 2010

Stamp Simply #160 – Back to Nature

Back to Nature –  Autumn is truly beautiful here in Upper Michigan – the changing of leaves from green to a rainbow of rich yellows, oranges and reds, the crunching of the fallen leaves underfoot, the sight and sounds of birds migrating south and the smell of applesauce cooking!   I love this time of year!  […]

31 responses so far

Sep 23 2010

Stamp Simply #158 – Bridal Inspiration

Bridal Inspiration – I fell in love with this photo when I saw it!  This is a bridal sari for an Indian wedding.  I absolutely LOVE the colors, the texture, the shimmer of the fabric, the beading, the patterns.  Today’s challenge is to use this photo for your inspiration and just run with it — […]

19 responses so far

Sep 02 2010

Stamp Simply #155 – Falling leaves

Falling Leaves – This challenge was actually inspired by an upcoming Bridal Shower I was asked to make a card for.  A great theme for this time of year!  So today’s challenge is to incorporate leaves into our projects — any type of leaves, any type of card or project — let’s just see some […]

25 responses so far

Aug 26 2010

Stamp Simply #154 – A Color Challenge

A Color Challenge – Today’s colors are rich and so pretty together as we transition from summer into autumn.  And autumn comes earlier to some of us than others.  Our colors are Turquoise and Orange, with White OR Ivory as your netural and as always, adding Black for a little POP is totally OK, but […]

19 responses so far

Aug 19 2010

Stamp Simply #153 – Pleated Ribbon

Pleated Ribbon – Pleated ribbon seems to be all the rage of late, so today we are going to make creations with pleated ribbon.  You may use purchased pleated ribbon, you may pleat your own by hand or on a sewing machine or with tape.  Whatever you can dream up — let’s just see some […]

21 responses so far

Aug 12 2010

Stamp Simply #152 – Ribbon Scraps

Ribbon Scraps – Waste not, want not!  I think we all save even the tiniest of our ribbon scraps, right?  I know I do.  Today’s challenge is to use ribbon scraps on our card or project.  You may use as many as you want, just make sure it’s a scrap, a small piece.  You can […]

23 responses so far

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