Oct 30 2008

Stamp Simply #59 – Button up for Winter!

Published by at 10 57 pm under Autumn Cards,Challenges,Papertrey Ink

Keyword ssnotime59 -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 are going to Button up for Winter!I don’t know about most of you, but where I live there are a lot of things that need to be done before winter hits, and that’s what we’re doing with our cards today — buttoning up for winterBUT, it is still fall, not winter, so today’s challenge is to make a fall card and incorporate a button on it — that’s it — oh, I’m seeing lots of cozy, warm, homey cards in my mind, but I can’t WAIT to see how you all interpret this challenge!!! Remember to try to keep it simple, quick and most importantly, HAVE FUN!!! (Oh, and a button can be real, faux, sticker, stamped — whatever, we’re easy!)

Please bear with us as we are all uploading this evening -all samples should be here and up by morning.

Check out Darlene Pavlicks 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:


Kind of different colors for autumn, but I like it! I used the last piece of the One Sheet Wonder I did a month or so ago using First Fruits by Papertrey Ink and a retired SU Spectrum pad called Late November. A pretty simple and straight forward card. I used a little leaf stamp in First Fruits to stamp a background and I used SU’s Aida Cloth for the background on the Eggplant and I sponged all edges. Buttons are sewn on. They are from Wal-Mart. I recently stocked up on Wal-Mart buttons. They have little bags in tons of color schemes and they are really inexpensive. I can usually find colors to match what I need. Works for me!!!

Stamps: First Fruits by Papertrey Ink, Aida Cloth by SU

Paper: SU: Very Vanilla, Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU retired Spectrum in Late November, SU retired Marigold Morning, SU Pale Plum and Elegant Eggplant.

Accessories: May Arts Ribbon, Wal-Mart Buttons, Thread, Sponges.

Thanks so much again for stopping in! Hope you can play sometime if you are so inclined. I do have a request for prayers and cards— please check it out. Hope you all have a wonderful fall weekend!!! See you soon!

34 responses so far

34 Responses to “Stamp Simply #59 – Button up for Winter!”

  1. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon. Love those colors. They should make Eggplant a
    Fall color :D.
    Also love that ribbon.


  2. Becky says:

    YAY!!! I knew you were going to use this! I LOVE it! :))) Love the color of your buttons too!

  3. nancy littrell says:

    Sharon, did you hear my sigh? So, so gorgeous and I just love how you used the eggplant and pale plum with your fall colors. Such a simple, yet nicely embellished card. TFS

  4. Mudmaven says:

    Great card – love the colors! ~chris

  5. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this is beautiful. I also love the colors. You have certainly made good use of your One Sheet Wonder! Great job!


  6. I just love that dp you created! And this card is just gorgeous, with the yummy ribbon! Love it Sharon!

  7. Jerri Kay says:

    Oh this one is gorgeous Sharon, love your buttons! This is a challenge for me as I rarely use button in my designs, hmmm, I’ll have to ponder this while taking Daniel to school and see what I can come up with.

  8. Janine says:

    FAbulous colors SHaron.. I just love purple… Have a good one!!

  9. Dee Jackson says:

    beautiful Sharon!! I love the colors and the ribbon!

  10. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Very pretty fall card Sharon! Love the colours!

  11. Beautiful fall card in such great colors-like the layout you used as it helps showcase the pretty leaf bg layer you made. tfs

  12. Pat (mspfd) says:

    This is truly elegant simplicity at its best! One of the prettiest cards for Fall that I’ve seen in a long time!

  13. Sharon! This is stunning! I LOVE this one! The leaves are just gorgeous! 🙂 Thanks for another fun challenge! 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful day! 🙂

  14. Lois (clownmom) says:

    You’re right; those colors are a little different for Fall. But what pretty colors! Your card is lovely. I like the blended colors of your leaves. Here’s my card for your challenge — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1112191?cat=500&ppuser=72594

  15. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Another fun challenge, Sharon! Your card is so gorgeous! I love the rich colors and nice design! The other samples are beautiful, too! Here is mine:
    Hope this looks fall-like!
    Have a great weekend!

  16. SueB says:

    I so LOVE using buttons on any project. They give such a warm, fuzzy feeling. After reading your request for cards and prayers, I made two cards to send for the fundraiser you mention. These cards also qualify for your “button up” challenge, today. Thank you Sharon, for requesting prayers and cards. I put a link on my blog to your request. Hugs

  17. Boo-tiful card, Sharon! I love the richness of the Eggplant colors in this, and how elegant it is!

  18. Cindy H. says:

    I think this card is so beautiful!! The colors are great, cute buttons and elegant bow! I am definitely button challenged! I bought a bag of buttons months ago and have yet to use a one! Thanks for challenge – I’ll give it a try 🙂

  19. Danielle says:

    What gorgeous colors! Oh that ribbon…

  20. Thanks for the challenge, Sharon! This one took me a while because my sewing machine decided to have issues! LOL! I posted to my blog here: http://mrsboz.blogspot.com/2008/10/thanksgiving-button-flower-ssnotime59.html and to SCS as well. Have a great weekend!!!

  21. What a classic card! I love the colors, the background and where you put the buttons! Do you ever just make an ugly card?!?! LOL! Me thinks not!!!

  22. OMG … how do I always forget to comment on your card??? It’s the very first one I look at on Friday!! If I’ve missed any in the past … I’m so sorry … your cards are always an inspiration to me and this one is on the top of the stack! LOVED the entire series of cards you did with this OSW! Awesome card … thanks Sharon for being who you are!!!! God Love You!!

  23. JoAnn says:

    Sharon, I just realized my card title is the same as yours. I guess I should pay more attention in the future.

  24. Jenny Gropp says:

    Love the mixed colors on your Sample for today’s challenge!

    I had to squeak in one more Halloween card for my “fall” card…. here it is… http://onekraftykat.blogspot.com/

    Thanks Sharon!

  25. Mary R. says:

    Hi Sharon, I got to play this week! Here’s mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1113820?nocache=1 I realized something was “off”. My last button was turned wrong! LOL I fixed it so no worries. Thanks for a great challenge.

  26. […] is also for Sharon Johnson’s (notimetostamp) Stamp Simply Challenge.  Sharon’s challenge this week was to make an autumn card and incorporate button(s) into the […]

  27. leslierich says:

    This is absolutely beautiful! Love the three buttons and the pretty colors. So nice to see such a colorful fall card!

  28. Sharon I just had to play along in your button challenge!
    Here is my card.
    Blog: http://rainy.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/11/01/two-challenge-cards-and-friendship/
    SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1114637?cat=500&ppuser=61883

    Your card is gorgeous. Love the colors you used. The eggplant looks beautiful with the fall colors.

  29. Barbara says:

    Fun challenge! I love all the sample cards–you ladies rock!!

    Here’s mine:

  30. Anja says:

    Hello Sharon,
    Your card is so beautiful!!!
    Love your challenges, my card is on my blog
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us, Anja

  31. StampMom says:

    Thanks for the easy challenge — buttons can add such pizazz to things! Here’s my winter card: http://stampmom.blogspot.com/

  32. LeAnne says:

    Here is mine, just kinda foolin’ around with some new stamps….added a button just to make the challenge! (go to second card in post):
    Thanks, Sharon! 😀

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