Sep 26 2008

Stamp Simply #54 – 2bKrafty with Janine!

Published by at 1 01 am under Challenges,Copics,Inkadinkado,Winter Cards

Keyword ssnotime54 -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.

Todays challenge is2bKrafty with JanineJanine Orchardthat is, our very own KraftyStamp Simply DT member!!! And if you’re not getting it, Janine’s Blog title is 2bKrafty — which she certainly is!!! When I was cruising Janine’s Blog to determine what to pick from her designs for our challenge, I kept seeing Crisp, Fresh and Fun, and there were certain things that were predominant in her work that kept popping up at me. Following is that list, but remember, these are suggestions only of design elements that Janine uses often. You do not have to include all of these on your project, but they are here as a starting point. Please check Janine’s Blog for further inspiration from her gorgeous creations. There’s a lot to see and you WILL be inspired. Here are some ideas to get you in a *krafty* mode, ala Janine:

Colors: Vivid colors that are rich, deep or bright

Shapes: A large focal image, use of circles, ovals, scallopsand little tags

Embellishments: Use of primas (flowers) and Janine’s trademark Dew Drops

Overall Feel: Crisp, Fresh and Fun!!!

OK, now let’s get Krafty and see what we all come up with — fun!!

Here’s what our DT did, but if you are viewing this late Thursday night or early Friday morning, please bear with us as everyone is uploading their projects thank you!!!

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!!!

Heres my card for todays challenge:


Still playing with my Inkadinkado stamps — but I just LOVE this adorable snowman — he is so much fun!!! In keeping with the challenge today I used a large focal image, bright pink color, oval shapes, pearls and rhinestones for my embellishments, a small oval sentiment, and I do think the overall feel of this card is Crisp, Fresh andFun!!! At least it surely was FUN making it!!! Her body, hat and scarf are all accented with glitter. Thank you, Janine, for providing us with such inspiring work!!! Much appreciated!!!

This card is also another for the Inkadinkado sketch challenges that Jacksonbelle is running. I think I’m done now!!!

Stamps: Ornate Christmas by Inkadinkado, Small Script by SU

Paper: PTI White, SU Black, Crafty Secrets Radiant Pad

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black. Copics in RV11, Rv17, C1

Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Rhinestones, Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Cropadile, Petite Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders, SU Corner Rounder, SU Small Oval Punch, Sponge, Mounting Tape

That’s it!!! Hope you can find time to play this week — Janine’s is a fun gallery to go through!!! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!! Thanks much for stopping in!!!

40 responses so far

40 Responses to “Stamp Simply #54 – 2bKrafty with Janine!”

  1. barb schram says:

    Another beauty, Sharon! Love the colors, glitter, and ribbon! Perfect in every way!

  2. Libby says:

    Wow I LOVE that scarf! What a great card!! Really hope to find time to CASE Janine this weekend!

  3. Joan Fricker says:

    What a cute snowman all dressed in pink! I love your pink polka dot paper too!


  4. Janine says:

    Sharon this is just amazing. I love it! And pink and black – how very me!! Have a fabulous weekend.!!

  5. DeborahLynneS says:

    How cute– love the flowing scarf! Just adorable!

  6. Gigi says:

    Sharon, the card is sooooooooo cute, especially the scarf on the snow woman.

  7. Jerri Kay says:

    This card is so adorable Sharon, I love the pink with the snowman, and all that glitter! Cute, cute, cute!

  8. Soooo cute, Sharon! The pink and black are so striking together! beautifully done! 🙂 Have a great day and thanks for another fun week of challenges! 🙂

  9. Danielle says:

    This is adorable! I would never think of black and pink for Christmas but it looks great!

  10. This is A-W-E-S-O-M-E … pink/black for a snowman … who would have thunk it!! Looks fantastic … love all the little sparkle and dimension!! Great work as always!!!

  11. Silke Ledlow says:

    Sharon – your card is sooo beautiful!!! Love the *non* traditional colors for your winter card!!!

    I already had a chance to play along and here is my card

    Have a great weekend!!!

  12. Pat Adam says:

    Love your perky snowman card, how cute to use something so different then the norm and have it come out simply adorable.
    I played however, I find it hard to mimic these wonderful stampers styles, they are in a class of their own.

  13. Karen Witter says:

    Your snowmen are just so cute. I’ll have to check out those stamps. And, your potpourri set is beautiful. I’ll go look at that more carefully. Also, I tagged you, so check out my blog when you can. 🙂

  14. Joan Fricker says:

    I have posted my card for this weeks challenge. you can see it at

    or you can see it on my blog at http/

    Thanks Sharon for the challenge and thanks Janine for the inspirations!!!


  15. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Thanks, as always, for a fun Stamp Simply Challenge! Your sample is so cute! I love the adorable snowman with the sparkly scarf! Here is my card:
    I hope I came close to capturing Janine’s fresh and fun style!
    Have a great weekend,

  16. Nancy says:

    I love your pink snowman, especially the scarf!

    Don’t know how close I came to Janine’s style, but I had fun casing her. I enjoy visiting her blog everyday.

    Here’s my card:

  17. Dee Jackson says:

    Oh Sharon that snowman is totally adorable all dressed in pink!! you nailed Janine perfectly:) Have a great weekend

  18. What great fun it was to make this card in honor of Janine’s style of design! Hope it “measures up!” Here it is: Thanks Sharon
    P.S. SO looking forward to next month!!!

  19. michelle gall says:

    super cute winter is coming and i will have time to stamp love the pink how fun

  20. Deena says:

    A beauty, Sharon! I think this does capture Janine’s style with a twist of your own! Love the snowman and glitter. Can’t wait to play!

  21. Oh my… this is the cutest darn snowman I have seen in a long time — so feminine! Love that sparkle!

  22. leslierich says:

    Oh, pretty!!! I love pink on winter cards. This is too cute, Sharon. All your details are wonderful!!

  23. Janine says:

    Sharon by the way did I mention I love polka dot paper!! I just love this card!!!

  24. Ashley says:

    This is just lovely! I love the colors and the gorgeous scarf!

  25. Nancy Morgan says:

    Super cute! Love those colors, layers, shimmer…okay, love it all 🙂

  26. Dana Rose says:

    I love the colors! And that stamp is super fabulous!

  27. StampMom says:

    Nice portfolio to choose from, Janine. I cased one of your Doodle This cards — see my blog:

  28. Michelle says:

    I love this snowman! Isn’t he lucky to have such a fancy scarf!

  29. Sheila says:

    Pink and black are my daughter’s two favorites colors. I would of never thought to use them for a snowman.

  30. JoAnn says:

    Awwwww, too cute, Sharon. Great colors for a snowman. I love cards holiday cards that are non -traditional colors. I’d like a scarf like that for myself. Here’s mine. Didn’t quite follow all of the guideline, but did get a few of them. Thanks.

  31. Sue M says:

    Heeheehee….a really retro card! I LOVE it! LOVE pink and black. How creative. TFS!

  32. Shirleyone says:

    Wow! Sharon, I just love the whole card, but that scarf is just the final touch that is stunning. Did the ribbon come that way?

  33. Kathie says:

    I love the out of the box colors for a snowman. Very well done as always. My favorite part is the rhinestones. TFS

  34. Love your snowman card! I CASEd Janine. My card is in the gallery at SCS here: It’s also on my blog here: I enjoyed looking through Janine’s cards on her blog; such talent!!!

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  36. Kay says:

    I named your pink dressed snowman “Cherrie Baby” cause she’s so chic! Keeping up with these challenges is stretching my card styles and I’m loving it! Seems I never make just one — I’m always having so much fun with it. Thanks!

  37. Deena says:

    Here’s my card. Sharon, I just love your challenges!


  38. Rose Ann says:

    Your snowman is so very cute, and I love the colors!! All of your wonderful embellishments really make this come to life, and make it extra special!! I love it!!

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  40. Heather T. says:

    A pink and black snowman is a classy choice, I went for purple snowflakes.
    Thanks for another challenge and all the inspiration from yourself and your talented designers.

    Here’s mine

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