Oct 09 2008

Stamp Simply #56 – Hijacked!!!

Keyword ssnotime56 -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.

For todays challenge I’VE BEEN HIJACKED!!!! I’ve lost control and have been overtaken!!! Not so sure I like that!!! To see today’s challenge — CLICK HERE.

OK, now that you’ve gone over and read the challenge, you can check out all the samples here, and once your card is made, please link back here as usual.

Check out Darlene Pavlick’s sample here.

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 Hershbergerssample here.

Check out Becky Oehlerssample here.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here.

Even though these girls have taken over, I still think they areFABULOUS!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

Heres myproject for todays challenge:


Now, what did I do here to try to stay in line with today’s challenge? Well, here’s a list:

  1. I tried to make this simple by using and getting my impact from pretty Designer Paper.

  2. I accented with black to give it some POP.

  3. I used wide sheer ribbon, black being a favorite of mine.

  4. I relied on a large flower and a bird punch for the focal image, making the flower center a monogram for the birthday girl.

  5. This is a clean card, no sponging, no glitter, but I did use black rhinestones to balance it all out. The black being so heavy against the Pink Pirouette, I needed to make sure the black was in balance.

  6. And for a starting point — I went to the challenges. This qualifies for 3. Today’s Stamp Simply 56, of course, this week’s Ways to Use It to use a monogram, and last Saturday’s Sketch For You To Try done by Jen Del Muro. I love playing challenges. It gives you a starting point to get your creative juices flowing.

  7. Granted, this card does have more *pieces* than I have been using of late, but I really liked this sketch, so I ran with it. It is still a very simple card — mostly cutting and layering paper!!! Not much stamping at all, and sometimes that’s fun, too!!


To make my monogram, I used the Curlz Deluxe Kitand mounted my letters on the stamper without a border. Omitting the border ring allows me to get my monogram small enough so that I can use my SU punches on it, which is another quick idea, plus at that size it is small enough to fit into the center of my flower. The actual monogram was punched with the 1 1/4 inch punch and the black border was punched with the 1 3/8 inch punch — perfect for my flower center! It looked a tad bit plain, so I added the rhinestones. What a quick way to personalize a special birthday card for a friend!!!

Stamps: Glamour Girls by Crafty Secrets; Curlz Deluxe Kitby JustRite.

Paper: PTI White. SU Black, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose Designer Paper.

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black.

Accessories: SU Pretties Kit, 1 and 1 3/8 inch Punches, Dimensionals; Martha Stewart Bird Punch; May Arts Sheer Ribbon; Kaiser Rhinestones.

Ok, so if you clicked on the links above and read through all of this, you know that this week’s challenge is to useME as your inspiration as the final wrap-up to our featured stamper series here.You are welcome toview my blog entries, or for a quicker overview, you could just scan the thumbnails in my SCS gallery — to do so just click here.

Thank you so much for stopping in!!! And I WILL try to take back control for next week — LOL!!! Let’s see if I can!!! Hope you can play the challenge with us sometime, anytime works!!! And hope you have a beautiful fall weekend ahead of you!!! In our neck of the woods we can’t rely on too many more nice weekends, so we are just grateful for each and every pleasant day we get!!! See you soon!!!

42 responses so far

42 Responses to “Stamp Simply #56 – Hijacked!!!”

  1. Becky says:

    Beautiful!!!!! SO YOU!!! Sorry to hijack you, but we couldn’t leave YOU out!!!!

  2. Dee says:

    Gorgeous Sharon!! While cruising your blog I had noticed you use black often. This is you at your best very elegant!

  3. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! This is SO you!! Soft with a real “POP”! You ALWAYS inspire me … I’m so glad Becky jumped in and did this for you … you are so deserving of this honor!! How wonderful that I was able to be part of the “team” this month and be involved!! THANKS so much!!

  4. barb schram says:

    Congrats on being hijacked!! LOL Wonderful card…love the paper especially! Take good care, Sharon, hope you are doing well!

  5. leslierich says:

    Gorgeous, Sharon! The three panel layout is one of my favorite designs. What beautiful paper. Love the monogram and pearls in the flower center. An absolutely delightful and very “Sharon” card!

  6. Joan Fricker says:

    Congratulations on being honored today! You so well deserve it. You have been such an inspiration to so many and definitely to me and I want to thank you!

    This is so beautiful. I love the pink and black and everything about it! Great job!


  7. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Another beauty, Sharon. I like the three small panels matted in black. It makes a dramatic effect. I was so happy when I read Becky’s blog. I CASE your style all the time. Here is my attempt for today — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1086587?cat=4736

  8. Jerri Kay says:

    Woo hoo, you’ve been hijacked! Wowzers, Sharon, what an amazing card! You’ve cased yourself . . . .LOL!!! I’m going to try to play, but it will probably be tomorrow. {{{{hugs}}}}

  9. Pat Adam says:

    Hijacked or not as always a beautiful card, love the pink and black and wee bird is just a perfect touch. Can’t begin to compare to your elegant card but I always try. Have a wonderful Michigan Autumn weekend, love this weather and the glorious leaf colors. Pat

  10. SO…. How did it feel to case yourself?? LOL! You did a great job imitating your style! You have the elegant patterned paper,the crisp design, the fun “pretties” and the bird! Oh, we should have put in the challenge to use a pop of black! You’re kind fo famous for that too!! 😉 Beautiful card Miss Sharon!

  11. Michelle says:

    The pink with the black looks awesome! Such a beautiful card!

  12. marisa (whiterockmama) says:

    Congrats to the team for hijacking you LOL! I have always LOVED your style 🙂 We have Canadian Thanksgiving up here this weekend so it will be a busy one, but hopefully I can get a card in….time will tell. Enjoy being honoured and cased 🙂

  13. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Congratulations, Sharon, on being hijacked and honored today! Your card is gorgeous, as always! The design team made beautiful cards in your style, too! Here is my card:
    In browsing your gallery again, I saw a few wonderful cards with the Sultry DP, so I used that. I hope I came even remotely close to capturing your awesome style!
    Have a great weekend!

  14. So gorgeous Sharon! I just love the touches of black that you are so well known for– it’s amazing with the pink! Hmmm….I wonder whose initials those are…..hehe….

  15. Cindy H. says:

    Oh, my goodness, how wonderful that we get to copy your style…and it’s a gorgeous style!!! Classy and elegant, for sure!! I can’t wait to play:)

  16. SusanH says:

    Oh my goodness! What a g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s card! I love everything about it. TFS!!!

  17. Angela R. says:

    i hadn’t been feeling very *full of mojo* lately, but as soon as i saw this challenge (plus the LSC and SC), i was immediately inspired! you’ve always inspired me and here’s my *sharon* inspired card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1087022?cat=500&ppuser=71773 hope i’ve done you justice!! hugs ~angel

  18. Joan Ervin says:

    This is soooo gorgeous and elegant, Sharon!!!! You are the master of elegance…I just love everyting you create!!! I didn’t realize it when I uploaded my LSC card today that it fits you *hijacked* challenge, too!!! I am going to go edit my card right now!!!

  19. Kittie says:

    Sharon, I love your card and especially the three layers of across the card with one DP and the top layer having a different one. Gorgeous color. I was inspired today to use nature images- trees and a squirrel. I have to admit it does have some grass sprigs. I used a very simple two layer card and your wide ribbon. Here is my Fall Scene. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1087068?cat=500&ppuser=15179

  20. Deena says:

    Sophisticated and elegant, with a spark of drama! Beautiful!! This is why I keep coming back for more!! 🙂 That and your obviously amazing personality! 🙂 Congratulations Sharon on being your own Stamp Simply Featured stamper!! I hope I’ll have time early next week to play, as it’s Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend!

  21. As always, your card is beautiful. And all of the team’s cards are too!

    Here’s my attempt:

  22. Ad K. says:

    Another beautiful project, Sharon! How nice it must be to be honored for the wonderful work you turn out. You inspire so many. Thanks for letting us know about the fab May Arts ribbon…it is amazing for turning out perfect bows. I haven’t had a bad one since I started using it…great on cards and for wrapping gifts. Thank you over and over again.

  23. nancy littrell says:

    OMG Sharon, your “sharon” card is absolutely Stunning! You have totally inspired me to play 🙂 TFS

  24. Another exquisite design! This is just stunning with the black accents against that pretty pink, and I love those black rhinestones! I must look for my bling to add to my stash!

  25. sue johnson says:

    what a BEAUTIFUL card! i even know who it’s from!

  26. This is gorgeous!! I LOVE this layout. That beautiful designer paper accented with the black really does pop the whole card. Wonderful card as always from you, Sharon!!

  27. Sara (hiinaz) says:

    Lovely card Sharon! I did not want to miss this challenge in honor of you. I love everything that you create. Thanks again for all the inspiration! Here’s my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1087993?cat=500&ppuser=144758

  28. Tosh says:

    So soft and elegant Sharon! Love this, as I do all your work!! I think it’s fantastic that you were honored…it’s much deserved!!

  29. Krystal says:

    I’ve been a notimetostamp stalker for quite some time! I love your clean and elegant style. It was very fun to CASE you. Here’s my card: http://krystalscardsandmore.blogspot.com/2008/10/featured-stamper-88-and-stamp-simply-56.html

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  30. […] in her Stamp Simply challenges lately.  This week her design team took the lead and decided the challenge would be to make a “Sharon Style card”.  I am impressed with all Sharon’s cards but my plan was to CASE one of her White on White […]

  31. Heather T. says:

    Hi Sharon,
    the only hard thing about CAS-ing your was narrowing down the choice to one! I love your pink birthday card, it’s so pretty. My card is on my blog
    Have a great week.

  32. Sue (suen) says:

    Thanks for the challenge! It’s wonderful to honor Sharon, as she inspires so many! Here’s my card. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1088963?cat=500&ppuser=37504

  33. Jerri Kay says:

    Better late than never is always my motto Sharon, here’s my card for the hi-jacked challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1089087?nocache=1

  34. Rose Ann says:

    I love your pretty patterned paper choice for the panels, and your big monogram flower!! Gorgeous colors and I love the pop of your black ribbon and bird!!

    How fun that you were hijacked….tee, hee, hee!!

  35. nancy littrell says:

    Here is my card “Inspired” by the very talented “notimetostamp”! I got the bird, wide ribbon, lg. format (5″X6″), DP’s right……..not a simple design, but I love the results. Thanks always Sharon for sharing your amazing talents 🙂

  36. Vicki says:

    WOW! What a very stunning creation!! 🙂 Love the details and how you’ve added the WT challenge using a monogram in the middle of the flower!! Very creative!!

  37. Cindy H. says:

    Well, I finally got my *Simple but Elegant* card up on SCS. Sorry it took so long – long story. Hope you like it:) http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1090083

    and I took inspiration from this card of Sharon’s http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1044789?cat=500&ppuser=79926

  38. Nancy says:

    I’ve been out of town, but wanted to get this challenge done. Whew…casing you…wow!
    Here’s my card:


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