Jan 29 2009

Stamp Simply #72 – LOVE is in the Air!

Published by at 10 58 pm under Challenges,Wedding Cards

Before we start, I don’t know if anyone’s noticed my absence this week (after promising you daily uploads — so sorry!), but our household was struck with a nasty stomach flu bug. Everyone else got over itin a day or so, but I’m on day 4 and still not quite up to par. This is my first post in as many days, but I do hope to get back to normal soon!!!

Keyword ssnotime72 -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.

This weeks challenge is to create a card witha focus on LOVE. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought today our cards could focus on LOVE. Make any love themed card you’d like — it could be for Valentine’s Day or for a wedding or anniversary, or even a LOVING birthday or thinking of you card — just incorporate LOVE into your project somehow!!! No other rules, but do try to keep it simple!!! Can’t wait to see what you all do — and the most important thing is to have fun!!!

Some great samples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today can be seen on the blogs of these designers:Deb, Becky, Dee, Tammy, Janine, AJ,Julie and Jennifer. Please bear with us as we are all uploading and linking tonight.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here.

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

Since I haven’t felt up to stamping in many days, I cruised the archives of my SCS gallery to find a LOVE themed project to share with you here today. I chose this little ATC that I made in February 2007, 2 years ago (gee, where does the time go!). It was a project for my first Dirty Dozen Gallery which opened on March 15, 2007. Here it is:


As you can see, very little stamping, just the tiny little *love* from SU’s long retired Noteworthy. Otherwise, just playing with pretty things! This ATC is the traditional size, 2 x 3 . The white layer is Shimmer White. Oh, I forgot, it is stamped in Craft Very Vanilla with Stipple Rose, then clear embossed, but that isnt showing at all oh well, I know its there! That little piece of sheet music was truly a scrap of real vintage sheet music that I photocopied and then distressed. All pieces are DTPd with Creamy Caramel. SU Mini Glue Dots do an excellent job of holding the shape to the organdy ribbon.

Stamps: Noteworthy (retired), Stipple Rose (retired)
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Shimmer White, Vintage Sheet Music
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Craft Very Vanilla, Black Stazon
Accessories: Narrow Organdy Ribbon, Braid Trim, Corsage Pin, Hearts by Wilton, Forever Flowers by Prima, Eyelet, Distressing Tool on Cutter Kit, Clear EP, Ticket Corner Punch, Mounting Tape, Mini Glue Dots

So glad you stopped in today. Hope you can play with us and make a card with a LOVE theme!!! Hoping you all stay healthy and can avoid the bugs floating around this time of year!!! Hope to see you all real soon!

57 responses so far

57 Responses to “Stamp Simply #72 – LOVE is in the Air!”

  1. barb schram says:

    Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well, Sharon! I’ve had a bug of some sort too…yuck, no fun! I LOVE your card…the hearts especially! Your placement of all the elements are wonderful! Take care, my friend!

  2. Ann Lind says:

    I have been checking your blog daily but thought you had perhaps gone to CHA with a lot of others. Sorry to hear you have been ill hope you feel better soon. Ann Lind

  3. Jessica says:

    Wow. Stunning card! It’s so soft and gorgeous. I’ll give this challenge a try this weekend! 🙂

  4. Barbara says:

    Sharon, Sorry to read you have been ill. I hope you fully recover very soon. I love your creations!!-Barbara

  5. Miss Boo says:

    I was just informed that my LSC sample card qualified for your challenge… How fun! Here’s my card. TFL!


  6. rainy says:

    {{{Sharon}}} I’m so sorry your have been so sick… That dang flu really knows how to stop you in your tracks. Will keep you in my prayers and your family, too.

    “Love” your ATC, beautiful as always.

  7. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, your card is adorable! I hope today finds you feeling much better!


  8. Deb Rymer says:

    I DID notice that you hadn’t been posting – and I missed you! Thought maybe you were at CHA. So sorry you are not feeling well, Sharon – and sending you lots of positive thoughts to feel better very soon. Since you pulled out an oldie – I thought I’d share one of my mine as well…


    Loved your ATC – all the embellishements are so gorgeous and work together to create a warmth and beauty that is all about love.

  9. I just love this ATC 😉 It is truly so beautiful!

  10. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Sorry to hear that you haven’t been feeling well Sharon. I hope that you are on the mend soon. Your card is gorgeous!! Very vintage! Wonderful embelishments and just so soft and feminine. I hope to find time to play this weekend!!

  11. Wanda50 says:

    I did miss you and thought you had gone to CHA…Sorry to hear you got the Bug. Glad you are on the road to recovery. I love your blog and enjoy your wonderful talent that you share with the world. Thanks for the inspiration and I am looking forward to the upcoming Love Creations! Love is in the air…For God So Loved The World…John 3:16 Have a blessed and healing weekend!!!

  12. JoAnn says:

    Sure hope you’re feeling better today. Maybe the game tonight? I don’t have to go in until 10 so had a chance to do the challenge this morning.

    See you soon. Take care.

  13. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Hi Sharon! Sorry you haven’t been feeling well! Hope you are better very soon! Your ATC is gorgeous! Thanks for another fun challenge!
    Here is my card:
    Have a good weekend – feel better!

  14. Nancy says:

    So sorry to hear you have been under the weather. I thought you were at CHA, having too much fun to post!
    Wow, this little ATC is gorgeous. Amazing how you got so many beautiful details into that tiny little space! Love it! Hope to play tomorrow.

  15. Janine says:

    Hi Sharon!! Hope you are better! Such a beautiful LOVEly card…
    Have a great weekend.

  16. Charlene says:

    Hey, Sharon…you’ve been greatly missed. I actually said a prayer for you last night because your daily mail was missing. It’s the one I look forward to seeing the most. Your ATC is beautiful. Hoping you’re well soon.


  17. Hope you start feeling better. I hate when these things drag on.

    To see my samples of the challenge visit this link on SC


  18. Norine says:

    your card is beautiful how did you pull that off with a stomach thing LOL Hope you feel better soon

  19. Whoa! I *can’t* be the first! That’s definitely a first, LOL! Wonderful card, Sharon, and all the samples are too. Thanks for another great challenge! Here’s mine:


  20. Faye says:

    I sympathize with you. I had that stomach bug last week and it took 7 days for me to feel 100% again. Take care and thanks for all the beautiful cards you share with us.

  21. Lisa Brown says:

    Oh my goodness! poor thing! Hope you start feeling better very soon! We have missed you!

    Beautiful ATC…love the all the textures and the Victorian feel…so pretty!

  22. Pat Adam says:

    Sorry you have not been feeling well, usually when it hits one in the family it ends up hitting all. Hope you feel better soon. Lovely card as usual. Pat
    mine is a Valentine http://rubbermaid.blogspot.com/

  23. Jerri Kay says:

    A gorgeous card Sharon, I love those pearl hearts!

  24. Cindy Cook says:

    I check your blog daily and I missed you this week! Frankly, I was getting a little worried! Hope your feeling 100% soon. We’ve been battling a stomach flu bug at our house too.

  25. Karen says:

    I’m so sorry to hear you have been ill, but glad you are doing better. I combined your challenge with the CAS challenge on SCS today. Here is the link to my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1214216?nocache=1

    Get better!


  26. Melanie says:

    Oh, Sharon! Stumach bugs are nasty aren’t they! I’m glad to hear you’re on the recovery road and hope you’re up to speed very soon! You’ve been missed but like others, I too thought you were at CHA.

    Get well soon,
    Baskets of Blessings to you!

  27. Cindy H. says:

    I absolutely missed you! Since your last post mentioned a stressful week, I had thought that maybe more stress had visited you:( So sorry you’re not feeling well. I believe my DH had it the day after Christmas and he was so sick for about a week and a half. We thought at first it was food poisoning but since no one else got sick, it must have been the flu.

    I love your vintage (pun intended) card 🙂 It’s gorgeous!! I definitely need Valentines so I’m playing:) Thanks for the inspiration and feel better – soon!

  28. Kiko says:

    So sorry you and your family fell victim to a nasty bug. I hope everyone is on the road to recovery. Your card is beautiful… so soft and pretty! It definitely says that love is in the air!

  29. This is absolutely STUNNING, Sharon! I love all of the embellishments…they are perfect! I hope you are feeling better! I’m so sorry you have been sick! Take care! Hugs! 🙂

  30. OH NO … you can’t get sick!!! I’m so sorry the flu bug got ‘cha … hope today finds you feeling better!! I kind of got carried away with this “LOVE” theme, as you will see when you visit my blog, LOL!! Your ATC is gorgeous … I really need more practice on these little works of art … thanks for the inspiration!! Thanks for the FUN challenge … here’s mine:


  31. Chris says:

    This is so pretty. It’s such a warm look! Noteworthy brings back such good memories. I’ve had a lot of fun with that set. This year I’ve been using the heart to heart punch quite a bit and that is what I used for this card:


  32. Great challenge, Sharon, and I love your beautiful card!!! I uploaded mine to SCS as well as my blog: http://mrsboz.blogspot.com/ Thanks!!

  33. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Sharon, I hope you are feeling all better soon. Hate that stomach bug!!!!
    Here is my take on your challenge for today. Those are not colors I would usually use, but I think they work, because they are in the DP I’ve chosen.
    What ya think?



  34. Sarita says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment.

    I am soo glad in turn to have found you! What an amazing blog you have-every one of your creations is stunning and full of inspiration.

    I will definitely be visiting you regularly now that I know where to find you!

    Love Sarita xx

    PS: Hope you are feeling much better soon..

  35. Bev J. says:

    I missed you! Sorry for the flu bug and yes, it is nasty! Hope you are up to par soon. tfs

  36. Deena says:

    Hi Sharon, so sorry that you’ve been ill. I hope you’re on the mend now though! I have had a bug this week too, and boy did it knock me down too. Just that time of year I guess…get some rest!
    Your ATC is beautiful! TFS.

  37. Sheila says:

    I kind of thought you were probably under the weather. Both my grandsons & son-in-law caught that nasty bug last week; it took them out of commision for a full week. Sending you an express delivery of best wishes for a speedy recovery. Luv your card & all those pretty embellies. Take care & TFS! Sheila

  38. Rose Ann says:

    I’m so sorry you and the family have been ill! I hope you’re all feeling better very soon!! Your ATC is gorgeous, by the way!!

  39. Jenny Gropp says:

    I was wondering where you were… Hope you are feeling better!

    Here’s my card for today’s theme…

  40. Hi Sharon! Hope today brought recovery and that you’re not still green under the gills! Even when you are sick, you still know how to spot a beauty of a creation! This is just lovely! Rest up this weekend! 🙂

  41. Cheryl says:

    Really beautiful it has that soft vintage feel!!! I hope you are feeling better soon,look forward to your blogging when you are well.

  42. Silke Ledlow says:

    Sharon – hope you are feeling much better today!!!

    Your card is so gorgeous!! I love the the hearts!!! Of course you inspired me to play along……

    Hope you like it??? Have a great weekend!!! ~S~

  43. AJ says:

    wowsers Sharon!!! great card! love that vintage/shabby look and I cannot pull it off!!

  44. Elena says:

    Sorry to hear you didn’t feel good… Hope you will feel better soon, Sharon!
    Your ATC is gorgeous!!! Love the vintage style!

  45. Laurel says:

    I did another one for this challenge, this is my daughter’s upcoming birthday card:


  46. StephC says:

    Love the ATC Sharon, it’s beautiful! Here is my card for this weeks challenge.


    Have a great day!

  47. Desiree says:

    This card is so incredible!!!

  48. Maria Matter says:

    Love those hearts and the lace! Well, the ribbon and the pin and well all of it….gorgeous!
    Here’s my simple love card:
    Love IS in the Air!
    Blessings, Maria

  49. Joan Ervin says:

    I am so sorry you have been sick, Sharon. Hope you are up and feeling better soon!! Your ATC is sooo beautiful as only you can create!! Here is my love card…Bee love, that is!! http://www.stampingwithapassion.blogspot.com/

  50. Nancy says:

    Hi Sharon! Hope you are feeling better by now. Got my card finished, it’s a double duty one. 🙂


  51. Monika/buzsy says:

    Very pretty ATC card. Love the shabby look. :o) Thanks for the great challenge. Here is my card:

  52. Julia Aston says:

    Here’s my Love card – it’s also in my SCS gallery great theme for the season!


  53. Cindy H. says:

    Hope you’re starting to feel better, Sharon.

    Well, finally I get to share my cards… yes cards! I actually did two! Thank you, Sharon, for inspiring me!! I had some problems uploading to SCS yesterday so tried again today and voila, here they are:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=1221849 and –


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