Sep 04 2008

Party Time!!! ssnotime51 – Dancin’ with Dee!

Hi everyone!!! The week + long celebration begins RIGHT NOW!!! We are celebrating the 1 year anniversary of my Blog — I went *live* one year ago today. Gosh, that year went by quickly!!! And we have a ton of fun stuff planned — the first of which is today’s challenge — so let’s get to it — but READ BEYOND THE CHALLENGE so you’ll know all of what is up this week!!! (Today you have a chance to win a spot as a Stamp Simply Guest Designer!)

Keyword ssnotime51 -There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject 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.

Today’s challenge is Dancin’ with Dee!!! So get out your dancin’ shoes because we are going dancin’ — and that would be doing the 2-step, or 3-step, stampin’ that is!!! When I think of Dee’s work a few things instantly come to mind, the first of which is the absolutely gorgeous work she does with the 2-step or 3-step stamps, so in her honor we are going dancin’ today!!! Dancin’ with Dee!!!

The next thing that comes to mind when I think of Dee’s work is her images — so often beautiful flowers, butterflies and birds — she does wonders with them!!! And they are often adorned with wide ribbon and bows — so, so pretty!!! And not only on cards, but Dee does just fabulous work with alterable and 3-D projects — her Blog is just filled with mouth-watering samples of pretty and fun items to make for your home or for a gift!!! I definitely recommend you take a nice long and slow cruise through Dee’s Blog — you just never know what you might find that will spark your own creativity or fill a need for a gift item!!! You can see Dee’sBlog here. Dee has also uploaded several sample cards for us to see using her 2 and 3 step stamp techniques. Please view them for inspiration as you decide what to do today!!!

Here are the guidelines for today’s Dancin’ with Dee! Stamp Simply Challenge:

1) Primary Focus: Use 2-step or 3-step stampin’ techniques on your project *** (No 2 or 3 step stamps? No problem —Alternates A and B are listed below)

2) Secondary Focus: Try to incorporate either flowers, butterflies, or birds in your projects; HOWEVER,in thatwe need to use 2 or 3-step stamps, I realize what you will stamp will depend on the style/theme of the 2 or 3-step stamps you own — so, we’re good with whatever — this is just the secondary focus if you have options available to you.

3) Your project may be a cardOR ANY type of 3-D, altered, gift or home decor project — the choice is yours!

No 2 or 3 step stamp sets? Here’s some alternates to make sure you can all play along:

Alternate A: Do the shadow technique, or faux dry embossing, which was an SCS challenge a week or two ago. Instructions are here.

Alternate B: Do the KISSING technique. Instructions are here.

Cant wait to see what you do!!!

Check out Julie Koerberssample here.

Check out Dee Jacksons samplehere.

Check out Jennifer Bucks sample here.

Check out Janine Orchards sample here.

Check out Tammy Hershbergers card here.

Check out Becky Oehlers’ card here.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here.

Arent these girls justFABULOUS!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!! And Becky is home — welcome back, Becky!

Heres my card for todays challenge:


I used a 3-step stamping set by Kitchen Sink called Holly and Mistletoe. The sprig of mistletoe is stamped onto the white cardstock and the bow was stamped onto another piece, cut and popped up. The main image is cut, embossed and scallop framed using the Classic Rectangle Nestabilites by Spellbinders. The background is Cuttlebug embossed with the snowflake folder. The main image is adhered with foam mounting strips so it appears to be floating — I like that! The leaves are accented with a bit of Dazzling Diamonds — sparkly and pretty!

  • Stamps: Holly and Mistletoe by Kitchen Sink Stamps
  • Paper: PTI White
  • Ink: SU: Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Handsome Hunter, Rose Romance, Purely Pomegranate, Bravo Burgundy.
  • Accessories: Classic Rectangle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folder, Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Foam Mounting Tape, Dimensionals.

OK, now we can move on to talk about the celebration — the party begins!!!

FUN AND GAMESAnyone playing this challenge and linking into the comments section below (and loading into either SCS or Blog is OK), will be put in a random drawing. The winner will have the opportunity to be a Stamp Simply Guest Designer for the month of October. If the winner declines, another name will be selected. Participants can play this challenge and link as many times as they wish, no limit, just make sure you leave a separate comment/link for each upload. Uploads will be counted until 6:00 p.m. EST Thursday, Sept. 11. The winner will be announced on Friday morning, the 12th. (I will separate regular comments from comments with links before I choose the winner.)

What’s up Next? Well, lots!!! You’ll have to check back in each morning to find out, but I will tell you there are several more *games* and tons of Blog Candy posts scheduled to come up during the week – 15 to be exact!!! The Stamp Simply Crew and other Stamp Simply friends have been very generous in their donations — do these spark your interest — stamp sets, alterables, embellishments, scor-boards, monogram stampers — you get the idea — lots of fun ahead!!!

I just posted our Blog Candy #1check it out here.

Check back in tomorrow morning (Saturday) to see thenext 2 Blog Candy posts! On most days I will have 2 posts up in the morning, so be sure to scroll and read BOTH posts.

Thanks so much for stopping in today and reading this way-too-long post. The rest won’t be nearly as long, I promise!!! Hope you are off to a wonderful weekend, and hope to see you all soon!!!

60 responses so far

60 Responses to “Party Time!!! ssnotime51 – Dancin’ with Dee!”

  1. Maria says:

    Congratulations & Happy Anniversary Sharon!!!!! πŸ˜€
    Your card is so elegant!

  2. Dee Jackson says:

    Sharon this is totally gorgeous!! I love all the white open space with the focus on that beautiful Mistletoe. I love the colors and the popped up bow!! Thank you so much for dance:)

  3. Kittie says:

    Sharon, This card totally represents your wonderul and elegant style. I love the white layers and that the image pops so beautifully.

  4. Janine says:

    Just beautiful Sharon! I will definitely be using this layout for a few of my Christmas cards this year!!!

  5. Jerri Kay says:

    Oh my gosh Sharon, this is so stunning! Your bow looks so realistic, I kept looking at it wondering how you tied such a small bow so perfectly and then I realized it was stamped, absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Joan Fricker says:

    Congratulations Sharon on your 1 year anniversary! You certainly have been an inspiration to so many.

    Your card is gorgeous. I love the simplicity and your colors choices just make it pop.

    Your party is going to be so much fun!!!!


  7. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    Yippee … Sharon’s blog is a year old … Happy Birthday!!!
    Your card is TOTALLY STUNNING!!!!! The image colors REALLY POP with the all white bgs. Fantastic (as always!). Wow, what a fun week it sounds like it’s going to be … I’m going to really try to be a party girl this week and participate! Awesome challenge, card, goodies … what a fun-time blog you have created!!!!! Congrats Sharon~!!

  8. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Happy Birthday on your one year blog anniversary!!!! Congratulations too:) Your card is beautiful! I love all the white and the texture of the cuttlebug and nestie layer! Your stamped image is gorgeous, and for a second, I thought that bow was real!! I have not had much stamping time lately, but I am hoping to get some in sometime this weekend and hope to play along!!

  9. Lynette says:

    What a fabulous card! I’ll be casing that one for sure – it’s amazing!! Congrats on your anniversary.

  10. Rose Ann says:

    Congratulations on your Blogiversary, Sharon!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the beautiful images, texture, and elegance of it all!!

  11. Wow what a great card. I love the raised section…great idea. Happy Anniversary again. Hope the second year is wonderful.

  12. Oh my gosh! How many ways can I tell you HOW TOTALLY amazing this is! LOVE it! Congrats to you, Sharon! I am so happy that you do what you do! You are so incredibly talented and such an inspiration to all of us! πŸ™‚ Have a great day and happy anniversary! πŸ™‚

  13. Pat Adam says:

    Beautiful card, so very elegant and Happy Blogaversary . Always gorgeous work to view and a place I must visit often. Have a great weekend and celebrate…it’s your aniversary. Pat

  14. Danielle says:

    Wow, this card is gorgeous! I love the white on white mat and card and the sparkle on the mistletoe!!

  15. JoAnn says:

    Sharon, another beauty. I love your white on white and that image is so pretty. Fabulous card as always. Here’s mine:

  16. JoAnn says:

    Oh, I forgot to say…Congratulations on your blog’s birthday. You’ve done a wonderful job with it.

  17. Melanie says:

    Congratulations on your one-year anniversary! Isn’t that traditionally the “paper anniversary”? πŸ˜‰ I know all your readers are celebrating one year of your beautiful cards, wonderful dialogue, and challenges!

  18. Pat (mspfd) says:

    This is the perfect example of elegant simplicity. Stunning!

  19. Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Sharon, Congratulations on your BlogDay! Your blog was the first one I subscribed to. I love your cards, and this one is beautiful! Thanks for all your inspiration.

  20. SueB says:

    Congratulations, Sharon, on one year of offering much, much beauty, skills, inspiration and friendship right here on your wonderful blog. I am very indebted to you for all the things you’ve taught me. Thank you so very much! Here’s a link to my blog with my card, inspired by today’s challenge. I hope I have time to participate in all of them in the coming days. Hugs!

  21. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Congrats on your First Anniversary– it has gone by so quickly!

  22. marisa (whiterockmama) says:

    Congratulations on your first year of blogging!!! I can remember when you first launched and it is hard to believe a year has passed by!

    Thanks for all the work you put into keeping this blog going, for all the wonderful creations and inspiration. I fell in love with your cards on SCS when I first joined as I just loved your style (think I favorited just about all of them!) and now there is so much more with your blog .

    Blessings, thanks for the chance to win some goodies, and cheers to a fabulous second year :D)

  23. Jody M says:

    Sharon, Congrats on your one year anniversary. I am so glad you started your blog. I love your work and your pieces are a true inspiriations.

  24. Pinky says:

    Sharon, congrats on your anniversary. I love the crisp clean lines of your card…simply beautiful.


  25. Lynn says:

    As one of Dee’s biggest fans and a loyal user of Kitchen Sink Stamps, I could not let today’s challenge get by me!!

    Congratulations, Sharon, on one fabulous year!! Can’t wait to see what comes next.

    Here is my ssnotime51 card:

  26. Congratulations on your blogaversary, Sharon! You’re such an inspiration to so many stampers, and I’m honored to be part of your team and get to share the fun each week! The celebration this week is going to be a blast! Thanks for all you do!

  27. Love that card. Very nice. Thanks for all the info.

  28. Kathy says:

    This card is so pretty. I’d love to know how you colored that bow to make it so realistic looking.


  29. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, I have uploaded my card to the SC gallery. You can see it at:


    thanks so much


  30. Judy says:

    A Big Congratulations Sharon on your one year Anniversary! How exciting!
    I just had to play before leaving to go camping..
    This is [][color=blue][my card][/color][url]
    really had fun creating today!

  31. Judy says:

    Ok… that didn’t work.. I was trying to learn how to put a single word link to my card… still need some practice.. sorry for the double post..
    this is my card:

  32. Linda Beeson says:

    Just plain GORGEOUS!

  33. Carol says:

    I’ve come to love your white on white cards so much, and this is another beautiful example! I love the cut-out ribbon – it looks so real!! Just beautiful!!
    Congratulations on one year of blogging! I’m so glad I found this wonderful place to read and learn!
    Thanks for including everyone in the celebration!! Here’s my faux embossed card (I don’t own any 2-step stamps yet) πŸ™‚

  34. This is a great challenge, Dee makes 2 and 3 step stamping look easy. After trying to merely shadow stamp, I am sure there is no way 3 step stamps are easy. Thanks again for the fun Sharon.

  35. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Congratulations, Sharon, on your 1st blog anniversary! How exciting! I really look forward to your challenges and seeing your gorgeous cards! This week’s challenge is no exception! Your card is stunning! Here’s mine:
    Looking forward to celebrating with you this week! Thanks again!

  36. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    I’m back with my entry … what fun! Here’s my card: Thanks again!

  37. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Your mistletoe card is just lovely, Sharon. I have been so tempted to get some Kitchen Sink Stamps but have just not taken the plunge. I’ve seen some really pretty cards using them.

    Here’s my challenge card for Dee —

  38. rainy says:

    Congrats!!! One year.. WOOHOO!! You are such an inspiration to me Sharon and I value our friendship so much. I was so happy that we were finally able to meet irl at CHA!! Yay! Oh and your card today is, as always, simply gorgeous. You are AMAZING!!

  39. Shirleyone says:

    A really gorgoues card! The colors are so rich and vibrant!

  40. Harriet Skelly says:

    what a beautiful card – and congrats on your one year anniversary! Here is my 3 step butterfly card:

  41. Deena says:

    Sharon, your card is so beautiful and simply elegant! Love it!!

    I love to dance, so I just had to join in the fun!

  42. Kittie says:

    OK. I just had to let you know that I went in and purchased the Holly set and that I totally have you to blame for it. grin…….at least that is what I am telling my husband.

  43. your card is wonderful….

    here is my card

  44. LeAnne says:

    This is a stunning card….takes my breath away!

  45. Sara (hiinaz) says:

    Your card is wonderful! The ribbon is amazing — I thought it was real. Here’s my card for the challenge:

  46. Carolen says:

    Forget envy! I am coveting!

    Incredible Sharon!

  47. LeAnne says:

    Okay, here’s my little altered notebook:
    I love KS stamps, I just need to use them more & get better at lining them up! Thanks for the challenge!

  48. Maria says:

    This was so much fun playing along Sharon! Thanks for letting me join in on the your celebration!!! πŸ˜€

    Here’s mine!

  49. leslierich says:

    I wonder how many times I’ll look at one of your cards and think it’s the most gorgeous thing I’ve seen in a long time? This one just takes my breath away. Love all the white and you do an awesome job photographing it. Wish I knew the trick to that. The ribbon stamp looks so satiny. Hard to believe it’s a stamp. This is absolutely beautiful!

  50. Nancy Jensen says:

    Happy Anniversary, Sharon! I’m new to your site and am so impressed by all your creations! This card is beautiful! I can’t wait to see what you come up with next! πŸ™‚

  51. Heather T. says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary, I love visiting your blog and seeing your beautiful designs. Thanks for all the inspiration.
    I have made a 2 step card for your challenge which is on my blog

  52. cards4u says:

    This was fun sorry I don’t have any Kitchen Sink Stamps yet but I made use of a 10 year old SU! set. Thanks for looking and the chance to play!

    Have A Great Day!!

  53. Janean C. says:

    This sounds like a great time…Will have to see what I can do here…

  54. Thank you Sharon for a wonderful challenge.
    I didn’t have nay 2 or 3 stepin stamps so I used hte shadow technique .
    Here is my card;

  55. Kay says:

    My very FIRST participation in your Stamp Simply challenges and for a great reason … Happy Blogaversary Sharon! Your blog has been on my “regular visit” list for a long time but I guess I thought I had “No Time To Stamp” but guess what … I did! Thanks for the happiness you spread with your time and talent. Here’s my SSNoTime51 – Dancin’ With Dee.

  56. Julie Masse says:

    I finally got my camera back so here is my card in honor of Dee!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the great challenge!!

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