Oct 16 2008

Stamp Simply #57 – NO Pictures!

Published by at 11 00 pm under Challenges,Stampin' Up! Projects

Keyword ssnotime57 -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 we have a special hostess! During our Blog Anniversary and Candy Parade last month, one of the *winnings* was a chance to write the Stamp Simply Challenge — and today is the day!!! Our hostess, with the mostest, is Heather TelfordWELCOME, HEATHER!!! You can check out Heather’s Blog here. And Heather came up with a FABULOUS challenge for today. In Heather’s own words — here it is:

Design a card without using any image stamps, no flowers, coffee cups, snowflakes or cupcakes, etc! The only stamps you can use in your design are sentiment stamps or background stamps. The sentiment can be large or small, stamped once or multiple times, you can even use a rub-on, a printed or a hand written sentiment if you prefer. Feel free to use designer paper and other accessories but leave the picture stamps on the shelf!

Thank you,Heather — what a great challenge!!!! It got me thinking in a whole new realm!!!! Here areour samples for your inspiration:

Check out Heather Telford’s sample here.

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.

Are those great samples or what!!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

Heres myproject for todays challenge:


I had so much fun making this card!!! I just got 2 new packs of Cosmo Cricket paper from Jacksonbelle Embellishments and I LOVE it. I’ve never had any Cosmo Cricket paper before — yes, a sheltered life — LOL!!! This was from a 12 x 12 Christmas Kit called Oh Joy! And it was pure joy!!! The star I used was one of the punchouts on 2 sheets in the pack filled with great punchouts!!! I stitched it onto the DP with my sewing machine. My chipboard W for *wish* is from a can of Crate Chipboard. It was finished in a brown, sort of Close to Cocoa, so I sponged it with SU Bravo Burgundy and LOVE the beautiful color and texture I got!!! It is soooo rich looking!!! My *wish* sentiment is from Define Your Life and on the inside it says : May the Blessings of the Season Shine Upon You — sticking with my star theme! Fun card and I’d like to make many more like this using more of the Cosmo punchouts.

Stamps: SU Define your Life and Star Studded for inside

Paper: SU Very Vanilla and Oh Joy by Cosmo Cricket

Ink: SU Bravo Burgundy

Accessories: Sewing machine, thread, button, Crate chipboard, Mounting Squares, Zots, sponge.

Hope you have time to try this challenge — it is simple and fun!!! And I like that!!! As always, thank YOU so much for stopping in!!! Have a great fall weekend!!!

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Perfect Presentation – Part III — will continue on Monday.

39 responses so far

39 Responses to “Stamp Simply #57 – NO Pictures!”

  1. Dee Jackson says:

    Love what you did with this challenge and that yummy Cosmo paper!! The stitching is wonderful!

  2. Becky says:

    Oh you with your new paper! You enabler you! Geez…
    It is lovely. That W is amazing!

  3. SueB says:

    Hope to participate. Love your card – so whimsical and cozy.

  4. Clairee says:

    I absolutely LOVE this card.. it’s the biz! You just have such an eye for colour and detail.

  5. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, you are so good with challenges. Your creative mind just never stops. Great colors and a creat card.


  6. Wow … what an awesome job you have done on this challenge!! This paper is scrumptious and I LOVE the button idea! FANTASTIC!!!

  7. Janine says:

    Sharon this is spectacular!!!

  8. Jerri Kay says:

    A fabulous card Sharon! I love it! Hmmm, can we draw a picture, is that eligible?

  9. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Super card, Sharon. I love the deep color of that Cosmo Cricket DP. I combined your blog challenge this week with SCS’s Limited Supplies Challenge to make a card for Vicky Gould, whose husband died suddenly this week. I hope it brings her some comfort. Here is my submission — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1094504?cat=8612

  10. Pat Adam says:

    I found this to be a bit tough but I guess I was somewhat on the right track . Love everyone’s take on it and of course yours too. You are so creative it blows my mind or what little is left of it. Have a great weekend.Pat

  11. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Your card is so beautiful, Sharon! The new Cosmo Cricket DP is great! Love the other samples, too! Fun challenge! Here is my card:
    Have a great weekend!

  12. This seriously took my breath away! OMG! I absolutely LOVE it! Such a beautiful card. I love the colors, love the distressing, and love the chipboard W…perfection, Sharon! 🙂 Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  13. Gorgeous papers and design Sharon! I only have one pad of Cosmo Cricket– its so pretty!

  14. Lori says:

    This was a great challenge, so thanks Sharon and Heather! And Sharon, that card is gorgeous. I’m going to have to hunt down that paper!!

    Here is my card (#2 on my post):

  15. Nancy says:

    Your card is gorgeous, and those papers are yummy!

    Here’s my attempt at no pictures; this was fun:


  16. Michelle R says:

    Your card is magnificent! I love those rich colors!

    I was home from work today, and so enjoyed playing along. Thanks for such a fun challenge.


  17. Heather T. says:

    Sharon, your card is stunning, when I first looked I thought you had a wooden “W”. The two designer papers look fabulous. A simple but extremely eye catching design.
    I am having a ball visiting everyone’s entries for the challenge today.
    Thank you.

  18. leslierich says:

    Love this! I would never even think about it lacking a picture of any kind. The paper is great and the other elements you combined–star, button, chipboard letter–all add up to one totally fabulous card! Gosh, it doesn’t even need ribbon. Again, I LOVE it!!

  19. Sara (hiinaz) says:

    Sharon I love that paper. Love the chipboard W too. Great card. Here’s my card for the challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1094762

  20. Lindsey (jacksonbelle) says:

    WOW this is just gorgeous Sharon! I love the layout and the sentiment on the bottom! Awesome job!

  21. LeAnne says:

    Gorgeous card, Sharon! Love it! That paper is yummy!
    I have two cards on my blog for the challenge:
    Thanks for the challenge–it has been a long time since I’ve been able to play and I miss them!

  22. Charlene says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Can I be you when I grow up? Gosh…your talent is unbelieveable!! God has richly blessed you and so glad we get to share.

    Here’s my super simple card…I think you did one similar except mine is flat.


  23. Jill says:

    Beautiful card, and I enjoyed seeing ALL the cards displayed in this challenge. I’m new to stamping and don’t have too many stamps yet…(I’m working on it…little by little…as the budget allows) but the cards have shown me beautiful ways to make cards even if you don’t have a BIG stamp supply….thank you for sharing…

  24. Latisha says:

    Sharon we need to get you out more 🙂 never had Cosmo Cricket paper before!?!
    Don’t you just love it. CC is probably my favorite paper ever!
    Gorgeous Card!!

  25. SmilynStef says:

    Thanks for another wonderful challenge. I think I will be producing quite a few more of my design for the holidays:


  26. teresa kline aka va.sunshine says:

    Sorry, Sharon for the double post, I keep forgetting to use my blog for uploads to other blogs, I hope you don’t mind me doing this twice….I want people to visit my blog, here it is:


  27. Steph says:

    Just stumbled on your blog tonight…WOW. Very nice work. Can’t wait to see more.

  28. Fun challenge! Thanks Heather and Sharon!

    Here’s my creation:


    Hope you like it!

  29. Karen Witter says:

    I actually got to do this one, so here it is at SCS.
    Beautiful card Sharon and girls, and fun challenge, Heather. Thanks.

  30. wonderful colours Sharon! Your cards ALWAYS look fantastic.
    Here is my attempt. Thanks for the challenge Heather and Sharon.

  31. paula says:

    This is STUNNING!

  32. […] you, also to those people who dropped in yesterday for the first time, while I was a cohost for Sharon’s Stamp Simply challenge.  I am having a wonderful time looking at all the different  takes on my “No […]

  33. Curt OBrien says:

    Sharon, another beautiful creation! I too love the color you got on the “W”. It is beautiful, and really makes the card! Best, Curt

  34. jeanette says:

    I’ve had a busy day. Being new to this site and wanting to participate in the SNOTIME57 challenge, I had to ask for help from Sharon. She was nice enough to help. I also started my new blog with this challenge card. I hope all of this computering went well.

  35. Becki B says:

    Here is my entry. Thanks for the challenge I was looking for ideas for a birthday card for my GD and this was perfect. I also uploaded it to the SCS gallery.


  36. Deb Rymer says:

    Sharon – I really LOVE your card. The large star focal image is perfectly balanced with the “wish” definition. SO VERY beautiful!! Here’s one from me…


  37. Rose Ann says:

    Such gorgeous papers, and I love the big star with the button!! The chipboard is wonderful as well!!

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