Jan 01 2009

Stamp Simply #68 – Thankful

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!Hope you had a nice and relaxing day today!!!

Keyword ssnotime68 -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.

With the new year we all have much to be thankful for, and I’m sure we still all have some thank you notes to send out, so today’s challenge is to make a THANK YOU CARD. That’s it — no other rules!!! As always, try to keep it simple, and have fun!!!

And today I’d like to extend a warm thanks to LeAnne Pugliese, Wee Inklings, for being our Guest Designer for December. It was a busy month and she turned out some fabulous projects for us! We so enjoyed havingLeAnne with us!!! Thank you so much, LeAnne! Hope you can continue to play with us.

And I’d like to introduce to you our January Guest Designer, Deb Saaranen, Dream in Color. You may well remember Deb from our Stamp Simply Celebrates! back in early December. Deb’s passion is coloring with her Copics and I know she’ll provide us with some wonderful eye candy!!! Thank you so much Deb for joining us this month!!!

Some great samples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today can be seen on the blogs of these designers:Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, Becky, AJ,and Deb.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here.

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

Heres myproject for todays challenge:


I need so many thank you notes that I’m trying to work in multiples! This was a super simple trio using 2 new stamp sets by Inkadinkado, Nostalgia and Southern Belle, both of which I got from Joan’s Garden. I just love these sets. They remind me of my all time favorite SU set, Carte Postale. They are each filled with gorgeous bird and flowersolid images and pretty sentiments. And I always love solid images as they make for quick production!


I love this simple (but striking, I think)color combo of black, white and Kiwi Kiss DP from SU’s Urban Garden. I kept the design simple by using only black ink, cutting and embossing my focal image with a Circle Nestability by Spellbinders, using a single brad, and stamping my sentiment right onto the DP. A really quick trio to produce.


And as my card base was black, I had to do something with the inside to make it easy to write on. A simple layer of white with a few pretty stamps (from the same sets listed above) easily does the trick! As I said above, I’m really loving these 2 sets and will probably be using them quite a bit!!! They’re just so pretty and they work so well together!!!

Stamps: Nostalgia and Southern Belle, both by Inkadinkado, from Joans Garden

Paper: Black, White and SUs Urban Garden DP

Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black

Accessories: Petite Circle Nestability by Spellbinders, SU Old Olive Brad, Glue Gliderfrom Joan’s Garden

Thank you so much for stopping in today. Wishing you a wonderful New Year!!! Hoping it brings all you wish for and work toward!!!

52 responses so far

52 Responses to “Stamp Simply #68 – Thankful”

  1. Jennifer says:

    LOVE this shade of green! Great card!

  2. Dee Jackson says:

    This are beautiful!! Happy New Year Sharon! May 2009 make all your dreams come true!

  3. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Love these wonderful thank you cards ‘sharon! Great simple layout and very striking colour combo. Love the images too! I will definately be playing as I have so many thank you cards to make this weekend and this is just the perfect challenge to get me going! Thank you and Happy New Year:)

  4. Beautiful and simple! Doesn’t get better than that! I love that green shade! Just makes everything pop! Well, Miss Sharon — here’s to another year of fab challenges! Cheers to you! 🙂

  5. Becky says:

    WHOA THERE NELLIE!!! That color combo is to die for!! WOW. LOVE these cards. As soon as I see them I see Sharon Johnson!!! Beautiful.

  6. Cheri Howard says:

    Beautiful! I tend to get too caught up with so much going on with my cards. It’s refreshing to come to your blog to see how I can simplify my cards. Thanks!

  7. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    OK, so I couldn’t go to bed until I made a quick card for your challenge! That is when you know you have a problem, lol!!! Thanks Sharon for another great challenge:) Here is my card: http://notimetostamp.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2009/01/01/stamp-simply-68-thankful/

  8. Rose Ann says:

    These are so striking and beautiful, Sharon!! I love the image, and pretty papers!! The black really makes the image pop!!

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  10. leslierich says:

    Inka does make some of the prettiest stamps, and you certainly used them well on your cards! I just love a black and green color combo, and this particular shade of green with that print is gorgeous! I made a card for your challenge: http://leslierich.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2009/01/02/tis-the-seasonfor-thank-you-cards/

    Thanks, Sharon!

  11. Janine says:

    Hi Sharon!! These are so pretty!! Hope you have a great weekend…

  12. Norine says:

    this is so pretty love the PP matches perfect

  13. Jerri Kay says:

    Oh my gosh, Sharon, these are just gorgeous! I absolutely love them! The stamps are so beautiful, as well as the sentiment! Love the green, my favorite color, thanks so much for sharing.

  14. Pat Adam says:

    How beautious! Love the green, but the layout with the bird in the circle is just so elegant . Purely stunning as usual. Pat
    I’ve answered over 150 e-mails for my project, how totally awesome is that . Thanks again for your help your Royal Majesty.

  15. StampMom says:

    Not that I needed an excuse to make a thank you note this time of year, but your challenge gives me a chance to share this card: http://stampmom.blogspot.com/2009/01/triple-new-year-challenge.html

  16. Deb Saaranen says:

    So crisp and pretty Sharon! These colors/papers are a perfect foil for your elegant style!!!

  17. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Very pretty cards, Sharon. Thanks for showing the inside, too. Here’s my card — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1177268?cat=500&ppuser=72594 — which is also for the Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS.

  18. Cindy H. says:

    These are so lovely!! I do indeed need to make some *Thank-you’s*. So I will definitely be playing:) Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Beautiful cards, Sharon! I love the elegance of them, and that shade of green with the black is so striking and gorgeous!

  20. Lisa Brown says:

    another gorgeous design…so elegant

  21. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    I had to do another one! I kept it really CAS. Very quick! Thanks Sharon:) Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1177493?cat=500&ppuser=110263

  22. MarilynY says:

    Here’s wishing you a healthy and happy new year. Just a short note of thanks for being a part of my daily life. I’ve learned a lot from your blog and have actually improved on the quality of my cards. This is better than having to go to class. I’ve enjoyed reading about your adventures and feel like part of your family. Thank you for sharing a part of your life. Best wishes for a greater 2009.

  23. Nancy says:

    Time to get back into the challenge mode! I love these cards. It amazes me how you can come up with such gorgeous stuff! You are right – as you said in a comment you left me, you and I do have great taste – I just ordered both Southern Belle and Nostalgia sets. I’m kind of an Inkadinkado junkie. : )

  24. Happy New Years to you darling! Here is to another full year of enjoying and drooling over all your amazing creations! LOL Blessing and love to you in the new year to you and yours!

  25. Anja says:

    Happy New Year to you and your family!
    Thanks for another fun challenge, my card is here:
    Have a great day, Anja

  26. LeAnne says:

    Thank you Sharon, for inviting me! These cards are wonderful—I love the use of black and green! Silhouettes are always in style–the inside is as pretty as the outside!

  27. LeAnne says:

    Oops….forgot to post my submission! I had made a card using Kristina’s color challenge—and it’s a thank you! So here it is:

  28. Lisa Brown says:

    Hi Sharon! here’s a card I found that meets the challenge! have a great day!—Lisa


  29. jaspere says:

    These are just stunning!

  30. lagatton says:

    I like your thank you’s, Sharon. Here’s what I came up with for this year.

  31. Toni says:

    Your cards are always so elegant! I just love them. My card would have been simple if I had just done what I ended up with! Thanks for the challenge. Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1178529?cat=10636.

  32. Kathie says:

    Elegant yet simple that is your wonderful style!! Thanks for an awesome blog – a must see everyday!! Maybe in the new year I will have time to participate in your Friday challenges. Happy New Year to you and your family!! TFS

  33. Jen Nevil says:

    Great challenge and your cards are very pretty!

    Here is a link to mine


  34. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Happy New Year, Sharon! Thanks for another great challenge! I certainly need thank you notes this time of year! Your notecards are beautiful! I love the colors and stamps you used! Here is my card:
    Have a great weekend!

  35. Elena says:

    Sharon! These cards are so elegant! I love the colors and the stamp too!

  36. StephC says:

    Sharon your work is always amazing and beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration! Here’s my card for this week.


    Have a wonderful day!

  37. Julia Aston says:

    Happy New year to you also Sharon – and thanks for inspiring us to Stamp Simply all year long!

    here is my simple thank you card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1180469?cat=500&ppuser=93535

  38. Barbara says:

    As always, your cards are gorgeous! I have a hard time stamping simply but you sure do inspire me to do better at it, LOL! Here’s my attempt:


  39. I combined mine with this week’s SCS Color Challenge. It’s on my blog here: http://mrsboz.blogspot.com/2009/01/thank-you-cc200-ssnotime68.html

    It’s also in the SCS Gallery. I love your samples, Sharon! Of course, I always do!!!

  40. Maria Matter says:

    Sharon, you have a lovely blog! Your creations are beautiful…quite an inspiration!
    Thanks for helping me get “one more” thank you card done!
    Keepin’ it Simple!
    Blessings, Maria

  41. Is there any information about this subject in other languages? Happy new year for everyone.

  42. Your cards are gorgeous as always Sharon! Mine is late but you said there’s no time limit (LOL) … I’m finally getting back into doing some stamping and it feels SO GOOD! Of course, your challenge is always an inspiration for me … thank you for that!!

    You can find my card on my blog found here: http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2009/01/stamp-simply-68-thankful.html

  43. SueB says:

    Awesome cards, Sharon – TFS! Here’s my take on a simple thank-you card:

  44. Cindy H. says:

    Well, I finally got to upload my Thank You cards (2) for challenge #68 but it looks like they would also be right for #69, too 🙂 I’ll try to do another one for #69.

    Here they are:



    Thanks for the challenge!

  45. Sam says:

    That’s a good challenge – we all need a few thank you cards at the ready!! Here’s my Thankyou card.

  46. Great challenge and your cards are very pretty!

  47. Tatil says:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  50. vlora says:

    Very good design!

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