Dec 04 2008

Stamp Simply Celebrates! Day 5 – Blog Candy and More!


Welcome to Day5 of Stamp Simply Celebrates! If you are new here, check out Party Central for a full rundown of our 12 day schedule. Feel free to jump in anytime at all!!!

Anyone can play ANY of the challenges by ANY of the hostesses during our 12 days of Stamp Simply Celebrates!!!You DO NOTneed to have a Blog to play uploading your project to SCS ( is not only permissible, but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. When doing so, use the KEYWORD SSC08. Thanks!


Barb SchramExplore. Dream. Discover. – Barb has an offering of BLOG CANDY today!

Cathy TidwellCats Creations -CAT, too, has BLOG CANDY to offer today, but she has more!!! She has created a Sketch Challenge for you as well. You can see the sketch over at Cats Creations, so be sure to stop!!! (NOTE: Cats Challenge and my challenge below can tie in together well and you can get two challenges done on one card!!!)

Please check out these fabulous blogs to see samples of CAT’s Sketch Challenge: Darlene, AJ, Heather, Leslie, Julie, Susan. And please bear with us all as we are uploading throughout the night — all will be posted by morning.


Keyword ssnotime64 -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 is to make a Christmas card, but with a bit of a twist!!! We can NOT use a traditional Christmas stamp or traditional Christmas DP but aside from that, anything goes. You MAY use:

Any stamp, OTHER THAN a traditional Christmas stamp

Any designer paper, OTHER THAN traditional Christmas designer paper

Any embellishments

Any colors

You MAY USE a Christmas sentiment

And please be sure to check out CATs Sketch Challenge today its a great one!!! And, YES, you certainly MAY combine this Stamp Simply Challenge along with CATS Sketch Challenge how fun.

If you upload to SCS, please KEYWORD either of these challenges as SSC08, but please also, as usual, KEYWORD the Stamp Simply challenge as ssnotime64. So if you play the Stamp Simply Challenge, you will use BOTH KEYWORDS thanks!!!


Wed like to thankCathy Tidwell, or CAT, for playing with us and being our November Guest Designer! Thank you so much, CAT!!! We loved your work and even more we loved getting to know you!!! It’s been fun!!! Thanks much!!!

And wed like to welcome our new Guest Designer for the month of December, LeAnne Pugliese.Check out LeAnne’s Blog, Wee Inklings.Welcome, LeAnne!!!We areSO happy to have you with us this month!!! Cant WAIT to see all your wonderful creations. Thanks so much for joining us!!!

Please bear with us all as we are uploading and linking tonight!

Check out LeAnne Pugliese’s sample here.

Check out Julie Koerbers sample here.

Check out Jennifer Bucks sample here.

Check out Janine Orchards sample here.

Check out Tammy Hershbergers sample here.

Check out AJ Ottos sample here.

Check out Becky Oehlers sample here.

Check out Dee Jacksons sample here.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here.

What wonderful samples!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

Heres myproject for todays challenge:


This is a simple little card meeting all the requirements for my challenge and following CAT’s Sketch Challenge –fun!!! I did not use a Christmas stamp, I did not use Christmas DP. My focal image is a SU felt snowflake with a non-Christmas sentiment in the centerthat says *From our Home to Yours* — and my Christmas sentiment that I was allowed says *Merry Christmas*! Perfect!!! The *From our Home to Yours* is in a set called Home is Where the Heart Is by There She Goes! I thought it would be JUST PERFECT to use on Christmas cards, and IT IS!!!! I do plan to use this simple little sentiment stamp on a lot of Christmas cards yet!!!

Stamps: Home is Where the Heart Is by There She Goes; Many Merry Messages by SU Paper: Soft Sky, White, Black, Soft Sky Prints DP Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black Accessories: Petite Oval and Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Corner Rounder, SU Felt Snowflake, Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestone.

Thanks so much for stopping in again today. Hope you have time to try these fun challenges today!!! Whatever you do, ENJOY your weekend!!! See you tomorrow with even more fun things on the agenda — our weekend is packed even fuller than our weekdays have been!!! Hope you can join us!!!

41 responses so far

41 Responses to “Stamp Simply Celebrates! Day 5 – Blog Candy and More!”

  1. Jill says:

    Here’s my card. I think it meets all the requirements of your challenge.

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  4. leslierich says:

    How beautiful, Sharon! It’s perfectly snowy and crisp and very refreshing. Looks quick and easy, too–brilliant! What a great challenge and an inspiring sample!

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  8. Elena says:

    Sharon! I always enjoyed looking at your cards! And always was inspired by you! This card is gorgeous and elegant at the same time! I love the snowflake and the sentiment!

  9. Oh this is sooo beautiful Sharon! You just continue to amaze me with every one of your creations! Can I come spy in your brain?? LOL!

  10. Janine says:

    Sharon this is just beautiful!! Love that snowflake!!!

  11. Jerri Kay says:

    A very beautiful card Sharon, I love this sketch and can’t wait to make a design using it when I return home.

  12. Pat Adam says:

    How simple yet elegant, I also chose to use soft blue in my take of your challenge. Awesome ! Happy one million hits. How wonderful to be so well known in the stamping world. Congratulations. Pat

  13. Dawn Easton says:

    Your card is GORGEOUS Sharon! Love that huge snowflake!! I’ve been swamped with volunteer stuff this past week but I hope to sit down this weekend and catch up on your challenges! They all look amazing!

  14. LeAnne says:

    Gorgeous card! Love the black, it really makes it pop—and Soft Sky is one of my all-time favorite colors! Thanks for sharing and thanks for having me as your guest!

  15. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Hi Sharon! Your celebration is so much fun! Great challenge today! Your card is beautiful! I love the big snowflake and the pop of black!
    Here is my card:
    I combined it with CAT’s sketch and the LSC at SCS! I think I followed all the requirements!
    Have a great weekend!

  16. Cindy H. says:

    So beautiful, sooo Sharon!! Hope I get a chance to play, it looks like fun! TFS

  17. Rose Ann says:

    I love your gorgeous snowflake card, Sharon!! Such pretty colors and papers, and I love the big snowflake!!

  18. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon. I love that snowflake! Here’s my card for your challenge — — My non-traditional stamp was actually just letters using the JustRite monogrammer.

  19. Swedie says:

    That is such a pretty color for the background to the snowflake. Very nice,but simple.


  20. barb schram says:

    Love your snowflake, Sharon! I especially love the paper color. It is so inviting! Terrific card!

  21. I feel like i’m going through withdrawals as I haven’t done one of your challenges in ages! But I was able to do it today. Hope it works.

  22. Darsana says:

    very nice. I just signed my Christmas cards last night with this exact same sentiment.

  23. Carol says:

    Sharon, your card is just beautiful! I love soft sky and I’m hoarding the last few precious pieces of it that I have left! LOL
    This has been a great week in honor of your blog and things just keep getting better! TFS!
    Here’s my card:

  24. So pretty! I always love that touch of black– it adds so much! My email is not working now– Joel lit the candles…

  25. Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Here is my card for your challenge. Hope it qualifies!

  26. Beautiful card, Sharon! Now I see why you were asking about adhering felt! LOL This is just stunning, and I love the rounded corners…. funny how something as simple as that can add so much to a card!

  27. OMWord! This is absolutely stunning! Love this, Sharon! The colors are beautiful…the snowflake is perfection! Thanks for another fun challenge! 🙂

  28. Jenn S says:

    Combining your challenge and Cat’s sketch was so much fun. Thanks for all the inspiration. Here’s my card

  29. nancy littrell says:

    My SSC08 sketch challenge card……..I am having a blast with all your girls totally inspiring me and many more 🙂

    Sleigh Bells Ring Sketch:

  30. Nancy says:

    All these challenges and blogs are so fun!

    Here’s my card:

    Think it’s pretty far from “traditional”. 🙂

  31. Julia Aston says:

    Fun one! I did two cards – you can see them both on this posting on my blog:

    and you can see them in my gallery on Split coast – artystamper

  32. What a beautiful card Sharon! Love your use of dp and that big snowflake is perfect for the focal point!!! This was fun … hope you like my card. Here is my post to SCS:
    Of course, it’s located on my blog too! Thanks for another FUN challenge!

  33. Gail S. says:

    Love the card!!

  34. Elaine says:

    superb! I love this…I’m so not able to think of great ideas like you…glad you’re here to inspire us!

  35. Tanya says:

    Oh I love your card! I read the deets on your challenge and went and made it before reading the rest of your post…duh! But thank you! And here’s what I made:

  36. This is fabulous Sharon. It is so elegant and clean… perfectly wonderful.

  37. Alana M says:

    Here’s the card I made:

    It was kind of tricky…a nice challenge!

    Thank you for everything!!

  38. SueB says:

    Love your light blue card … I just picked up some light blue ‘n beige plaid DP and used that for a buddy’s December b’day card here:

  39. Anita says:

    My daughter did a card for this challenge.

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