Aug 23 2008

Autumn 2008 Take 10


I recently received my Autumn (2008) edition of Take 10. I was lucky enough to get a few cards accepted, and in paging through I find it is, once again, filled with familiar names from SCS and Blogland — congrats to all!!! Here’s a few that jumped out at me —

Jen del Muro provided the Sketch Challenge and had many adorable cards throughout the issue.

Lisa Zappadid the Masterboard project creating a gorgeous One Sheet Wonder sheet and projects usingbeautiful Crafty Secrets images.

Kim Hughes was the main focus of 3 articles. Kim was the Guest Artist, and had articles on Kissing and No Frills.

Lisa Somerville had a page full of fun Artistic Outpost offerings.

I spotted cards by Cindy Lyles, Kendra Wiestockand my good friend IRL (LOL!), DeborahLynneS.


And I had a 3-page segment called Simple Sophistication, featuring 4 cards and 1 bookmark/sleeve using Periphery DP by Basic Grey and images by Flourishes (Flourished Elements and Flourished Words).Above isa photo I took of this project before mailing it off last January. The card on the upper left was something I had done for achallenge at SCS — the techniquewas called Stab Binding. That card and details can be seen here. The bookmark and sleeve was previoulsy uploaded here.


The little loop on top of the frame above was drawn in. This was a really fun and simple set to make as it was just a matter of selecting sheets of designer paper and making the most of what was already there — adding minimal stamped images and some pretty embellishments and ribbon to dress it up!!! This set is a perfect example of what I always say — If you use pretty things, you don’t have to DO much!!! So, so true!!!


Again, pretty things! The birds were on the paper, I added very minimal stamped images, a flower from SU’s Pretties Kit with stick pin, ribbon and pearls!!! It’s kind of like taking a sheet of paper and dressing it up for the prom!!!


I created the rose arch with a different sheet of paper, bordering it in black to highlight it. Again, as in the card above, the bird just needed something to look at or peckat!!!


I also had another page in this issue, A Different Point of View, again using all images by Flourishes (Cake Decorating 101). These cards haveall been previously uploaded, so I’ll just show you a pic of the magazine page. Unfortunately, mistakes happen, as did with this page.The images were listed as being by No Time ToStamp. Well, we all know, there are no images bearing that name. All images were by Flourishes.

And I once again thank you for taking the time to look today!!! It is always so much appreciated!!! Hope you are all able to enjoy a beautiful summer day, such as we are experiencing here — a bit on the cool side, but nonetheless, beautiful!!!

34 responses so far

34 Responses to “Autumn 2008 Take 10”

  1. leslierich says:

    Oh, my! You had quite a showing! Every card is a beauty. Your cake cards were perfect for A Different Point of View. How in the world did they wind up calling the images No Time To Stamp? Where would they even get that name? Sheesh! You should be very proud of yourself, Sharon!

  2. LateBlossom says:

    I noticed and was impressed by your contributions, Sharon! Thanks for pointing out some other people in the issue, too…I know some screen names, but sometimes the real names are a mystery to me!

  3. One4Joy says:

    such beautiful work, Sharon! Thanks for inspiration, I certainly am working toward being in the magazines one day!

  4. Kathie says:

    YOU take the cake Sharon!!! A “few” cards, I would say that was a whole lot of beautiful cards. Congratulations! And I love how you said dressing up the paper for prom! You not only make beautiful cards but you sure have a way with words too. TFS

  5. hb says:

    Oh Sharon, your creations just knock me right off my chair! The bird cards are absolutely gorgeous and the cake cards have such whimsey to them!

  6. Michelle R says:

    A huge congratulations to you, Sharon! Your work is such an inspiration…and your recognition is well deserved.

  7. Rose Ann says:

    Congratulations, Sharon!! That is awesome!! Oh…and it had nothing to do with luck, my sweet TALENTED friend! *wink*

  8. ~amy~ says:

    WOW! I think that the Periphery DP by Basic Grey is my favorite line…and you have designed thee most gorgeous creations using it! I LOVE all of your Cake Decorating cards…congrats!

  9. Velta says:

    Wonderful news for you Sharon…Congrats to the Max!! Of course your work deserves to be in Take Ten…You are a master in your art and I love all that you do!

  10. CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    Congratulations! No surprise, to me! You are so talented, and I love your inspiration!

  11. Michelle aka Happylittlestamper says:

    Congratulations Sharon, What wonderful work, I can’t wait to see the article in the ‘flesh’ when my copy finally arrives here in Australia.
    Keep up the great work.

  12. Wow Sharon,Awesome work.
    Everything is so beautiful.You
    made the papers work for you and that is wonderful.
    Simple yet so beautiful.

  13. Big congrats Sharon – your work is beautiful! Glad to see so many of your cards featured!

  14. Lucinda says:

    Dear Sharon, I’m definitely one w/ No Time to Stamp, but I love it and I love your blog…..I guess that’s what it’s called! I used to subscribe to Rubber Stamping Magazine, but now it’s too much other stuff. I wrote them and they could have cared less. In any event, how do I find out about subscribing to Take Ten? Thanks, fondly….the Stampin Addict!

  15. Dee Jackson says:

    WOOHOO!! Go Sharon!, Go Sharon:) How exciting to have all the projects in one magazine. Your work is gorgeous it’s no surprise they would showcase it!
    Way to go!!

  16. Bonnie aka raduse says:

    Congrats Sharon!! Need to start stalking my local LSS for the Take 10. Love that cake as a hat and lamp shade. Now that’s thinking outside the box!

  17. Bev J. says:

    Congratulations on being recognized for your great talent. I love your work. tfs

    Bev J. (Maxell on SCS)

  18. Deb aka:DeborahLynneS says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful published designs Sharon– though I have to say they are even more so IRL!!!

  19. Pat says:

    Congratulations, Sharon. No one deserves it more than you. Your work is amazing!!

  20. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful selection of cards!

  21. Joan Fricker says:

    Way to go Sharon! Your work certainly deserves to be recognized and recognized it was! It is beautiful and we all are so proud to say we know
    the famous Sharon Johnson. Great job and everything is beautiful!!


  22. michelle gall says:

    hey sharon i have to tell you what vladimir saidwe are looking at your blog together and he said why cant you make cards like sharons i said sharon is better then me he said she sure is your cards kind of stink a little mom see even a 5 year old knows your stuff rocks i thought you mite get a kick out of that boys kids allways have some thing to say love the cards its is awsome to get pulished you deserve to be thank you michelle

  23. Amy/rohla says:

    Congrats, Sharon! You are so deserving of the publishing…I’m just so lucky to get to tune in daily to see what you’re up to; you’re amazing!


  24. Stacy Twinshappy SCS says:

    Congrats Sharon! This is such a cool honor and so deserving! Your work is fabulous!

  25. Carol says:

    Congratulations for an honor well-deserved! Your projects are always outstanding and I’m happy that many more will be able to see your beautiful work through publishing. I couldn’t be happier for you!

  26. AJ says:

    Yea!! I am going to head out and look for this soon!! Congrats to you, I just recently submitted to them and look forward to seeing if they pick anything up!!! can’t wait to see your pages!!!

  27. Jerri Kay says:

    Congratulations Sharon! I’m so excited for you!!!!! You are so deserving . . . wow, two sets of cards . . . I’m running to Michael’s to pick up a copy! What a beautiful layout they did with your gorgeous cake cards!

  28. Danielle says:

    Fantastic Sharon! Big Congrats!!

  29. Laura says:

    SHaron! I am so impressed with you. I can’t wait to get my issue of TT to see for myself! I must ask where you get all your stamps living up there in Baraga? We just got back from your neck of the woods and just enjoyed every minute up there. I wanted to stay longer, but we had the wedding in Marquette. I’ll have to wait until next summer to see the beautiful UP again. My kids actually got me in the freezing Lake Superior on Friday! Since it was so hot, I didn’t mind too much 🙂
    Congrats again – your work is simply beautiful!

  30. Mothermark says:

    Sharon, YOU are amazing…I am so impressed with what you can do…just like everyone else……you are my hero in the stamping world…remember when I told you years ago how you were my hero? Still are girlfriend! Love what you are doing!

  31. rainy says:

    YOU GO GIRL!!! What an amazing, gracious and talented lady you are. These are all FABULOUS! And luck had NOTHING to do with it, Miss Sharon Creative-Is-My-Middle-Name Johnson!!

  32. congrats! They are gorgeous!

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