Mar 19 2009

Stamp Simply #79 – You’ve Been Tabbed!

A few things first:

Most importantly, #1) Please pray for a teenage boy named Nick who was accidentally shot in the head, and for his family. They are fromOhio, near where Tammy lives. You may read more about this tragedy on her post here (scroll to the bottom of the post). They are in desparate need of prayer — (Editing — Tammy reports here that Nick has passed away. Please continue in prayer for this family, especially the younger brother involved in the incident — thank you.)

#2) I’ve just added 7/8″Gingham Checked Ribbons in 10 colors to My Ribbon Sale at the TAB above myblog header, or click here.OK, now on to our challenge:

Keyword ssnotime79 -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.

You’ve Been Tabbed! Today’s challenge is all about little bits of ribbon — ribbon TABS that is. Rather than adorning our card with wrapped ribbon or bows, let’s just use a bit of ribbon and make ribbon tabs — wide, narrow, whatever — let’s just make sure we have at LEAST one ribbon tab on our project today. Anything else goes!! Let’s all show each other how much fun we can have with our little scraps of ribbon!!! Anything you can do with a small piece of ribbon is what we’re after! And the most important rule HAVE FUN!!!

Check out the greatsamples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today on the blogs of these designers:

  1. Barb, March Guest Designer
  2. Dee
  3. Tammy
  4. Janine
  5. AJ
  6. Jennifer
  7. Julie
  8. Becky

Please bear with us as we are all uploading and linking on Thursday night.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here.

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

Heres my card for today using a little ribbon tab, but I also used a longer ribbon, too:


Fun to make — and easy — only a stamped sentiment! Just playing with pretty things! I LOVE my new Bella Bleu paper by SU — and I’m using Kraft again, 2 days in a row – never before — LOL!!! I think I am falling in love with Kraft, especially with this gorgeous Bella Bleu!!! And this paper was a perfect match with my tan and white gingham ribbon (available in 2 widths at My Ribbon Sale above). I LOVE the combination of prints here — fun stuff!!! I also did one thing on this card that I rarely do. This is a top fold card and to wrap my ribbon I cut a slit in the top. I just typically don’t care to do that — it just bothers me to cut my card — LOL — but I know it’s perfectly OK!!! No harm done!!! And I love the look of the ribbon done this way on this card, so today it was a perfect solution. I just have to learn to loosen up — LOL!!!

Editing to Add: Bella Bleu is in the current BIG catalog by SU. I’ve been receiving emails all morning as no one can find it. I probably messed you up when I called it new paper — all I meant was that it is new to me — I just got it — but it is in the regular big book! Sorry about that!

Stamps: Bird on a Branch by SU

Paper: SU: Kraft, Bella Bleu DP

Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black

Accessories: May Arts Gingham Ribbon (available at My Ribbon Sale above), Wal-Mart Buttons and Hemp, Needle, Thread, Glue Glider, and from SU: Large and Small Oval Punches, Corner Rounder, Eyelet, Cropadile, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Kraft Knife.

Thank you so much for stopping in today. Hope you can find time to play this fun challenge. I’m anxious to see what all of you and the DT girls come up with! Hope you take the time to check all the links above, too!!! I should be back with another post later today if all goes well — the Dirty Girls have their monthly challenge today (20th), and this is one I REALLY want to do — hoping I get it done!!! See you soon!!! Have a great weekend!!!

71 responses so far

71 Responses to “Stamp Simply #79 – You’ve Been Tabbed!”

  1. gwen says:

    This is just so gorgeous!!! & thanks for the fantastic challenge!!!! I am hoping for some great insiration as I tend to save every piece of my precious ribbon! (I have tons of it) LOL!!!!!

  2. Jerri Kay says:

    Oh my Sharon, this is positively gorgeous! Love, love, love that gingham ribbon . . . .wow it matches the SU paper so perfectly! The tab perfectly balances this design . . . FABULOUS!!

  3. Sheila says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I absolutely love everything about this card! So very, very pretty! TFS! Sheila

  4. Sharon this is GORGEOUS! Wow I love these colors and that big ole ribbon!

  5. Bev J. says:

    That is a beautiful card. Love the kraft and dp together along with the great ribbon treatments. Like how you used the oval punches-neat. tfs

  6. Heather says:

    Another classy card, Sharon, I love the soft colours.

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  8. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Wow! This is gorgeous Sharon! Beautiful monochromatic colours and lovely ribbon! Here is my card!

  9. Wowsa your card is GORGEOUS!!

  10. SueB says:

    This is just gorgeous, Sharon. I think it’s one of my favorite that you’ve ever done. Love the ribbon.

  11. Joan Fricker says:

    Beautiful card Sharon! Your new ribbon is fantastic and it is perfect with the DP you have used. Great job!


  12. Janine says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Love it Sharon… Have a great weekend.

  13. Deb Rymer says:

    Sharon – love your new passion for all things Kraft – this paper, ribbon and presentation just makes me feel peaceful. Thanks for sharing this card and challenge! Here’s a little ribbon tab that recently found it’s way from being a scrap on my desk to an embellishment on a card – never throw anything away, right?

  14. Pat Adam says:

    Awesome combo of paper and ribbon, makes for a beautiful card. Simple yet so neat. I’m new to this little ribbon tab business but did try to play along. Pat

  15. Deb says:

    Beautiful, Sharon! I love how elegant this turned out in these beautiful patterns and neutral color.

  16. Charlette says:

    Sharon, Love the color combo. Who would have thought kraft colors would be so classy. I think I’ll try this challenge over the weekend. As always thanks for all your creative and beautiful cards! Have a great weekend.

  17. LeAnne says:

    Oooh, this paper is gonna be on my next order–I LOVE it! Your creation is beautiful, as usual! Here is mine!

  18. Debbie says:

    I love the card but have a question. I don’t see Bella Bleu in the catalog or the April mini. How can I get this paper? Thanks!

  19. barb schram says:

    What a classy, classy card! Your ribbon treatments never cease to amaze me! LOVE every detail! Take good care, friend!

  20. Heather M says:

    This paper is soo luscious I want to lick it! But I won’t 😉
    I wish I knew someone in my area (Montreal) that sells SU! products. Thanks to your wonderful creations I have seen some beautiful patterned papers and oooh, I would love to get my hands on these.
    Yeah, I know. Just more to hoard – heee!
    Thanks for sharing- and for encouraging us to grow everyday!

    Heather M

  21. Carol says:

    This is just exquisite Sharon! Oh My, how I LOVE that ribbon and dsp! Your creativity knows no bounds! Thanks for another great challenge – I really enjoy playing along with these:)

  22. Cindy H. says:

    Simply gorgeous!!! Love the DP and the bow with the tab are so lovely. Since I have a problem throwing out even the teensiest bit of ribbon, I think I can play, too 🙂 Thanks for another fun challenge.

  23. NANCY RILEY says:

    Sharon, your card is just breathtaking! I love how you pulled off the monochromatic Kraft so beautifully! Brilliant!

  24. Deb Saaranen says:

    So pretty! I have always been a fan of Kraft, and I especially like it in monochromatic tones! Your ribbon is fabulous on it!

  25. I love, love, love your card! I haven’t gotten that paper yet, on my wish list, looks like I’ll have to move it up!!

    I wasn’t sure if I could squeeze it into the DD/DDA challenge but I managed! Here is my card: or here on SCS

  26. wendyp says:

    My first time playing along in the challenges. Thanks for the challenge!

  27. nancy littrell says:

    Sharon, I love your little added tab and how all the colors from your ribbon, CS and DP go together so well. I am inspired as always….hope to play even if I have to combine challenges 🙂 TFS

  28. Helen says:

    Here is my card for the tab challenge..

    It was a fun one..Also wanted you to know that I made an Easter card with the wide yellow gingham and it was almost all I needed! Love it!!

    Thanks for a great challenge, Sharon.

  29. Your card is BEAUTIFUL Sharon! LOVE that scrumption ribbon and how you’ve used it!! Such a rich card … lovely! I’m so glad I had time this week to play your challenge … I always enjoy your ideas and all the sample cards!!
    Here’s mine:

  30. Carla says:

    Your card is so gorgeous, Sharon! I love the DP and the beautiful, wide gingham ribbon! So very elegant! Here is my card:
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  31. Sharon, this is just gorgeous! I LOVE that big gingham ribbon, and it such an elegant color, too! I love the oval tag, too!

    Thank you so much for including the need for prayers for the Grande family in your post today. This family needs all they can get, and it’s good to know how far-reaching the love of God is to help heal their pain!

  32. Terry says:

    Great cards! I love ribbon. I don’t do tabs often. Don’t know why, they are easy and look great! Thanks for the challenge! My card is on blog.

  33. Dawn says:

    Gorgeous Sharon!!!

  34. Wow, Sharon, this card is AMAZING!!!! Truly love the paper and that gingham ribbon is just perfect!!!! Here is the the card I made for your challenge. I hope it qualifies!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

  35. Simple. Elegant. Gorgeous. Does it get any better than that?? You inspire Miss Sharon!

  36. Another great challenge and beautiful sample. Thanks, Sharon! My card is here:

  37. Danielle says:

    Ooh, such an elegant card! I love that ribbon and the color you used! Simply gorgeous!

    Here’s my card

  38. Jeanne says:

    This is an absolutely stunning card. Love the wide gingham ribbon and the colors. Sophisticated and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Sharon – Wanted to let you know that I enjoy seeing your clean and simple cards. I have a Hugs award for you here.


  40. Velta says:

    I always wish I had the time to play with your challenges Sharon…unfortunately, with family and a full time job, I am fortunate to be able to get my “fun” stuff done on a weekly basis…However, I am glad to receive your subscription so that I can read about those I need to pray for…specifically praying for Nick and his family…TFS 🙂

  41. Dee Jackson says:

    this is beautiful Sharon! I love the wide ribbon. The paper and layout are fabulous!!
    Have a great weekend

  42. First time doing a challenge here, love your card and ALL of your stuff! 🙂
    Here is my card:

  43. Lisa Brown says:

    wow! Gorgeous! (jaw drop!)

  44. michelle gall says:

    wow love this card to i love the color so warm and once agin you match my house thats the same color in are living room lol:)

  45. Regina Davis says:

    What a great way to use up some scraps, Sharon. Here’s my card.

  46. Toni says:

    You always create such wonderful projects and come up with fantastic challenges. Here is my “tabbed” card: Thank you!

  47. nancy littrell says:

    WhooHooo…combined your tab challenge and Leslie’s DP background tutorial from Flourishes Newsletter. You and Leslie are my biggest inspirations 🙂 Thanks again Sharon for your challenges….

    Forest Friend Easter Bunny:

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  49. Heather T. says:

    I like the ribbon tabs they are a nice touch and are flatter for posting.
    Mine card is here:

  50. leslierich says:

    Oh, my gosh, that’s gorgeous (I actually said that to myself when I clicked on this)! I just love the colors and design and the way you set that little ribbon tab off to the side there. This is a wonderful challenge, Sharon. I LOVE ribbon tabs!

  51. Cat Spicer says:

    Great idea! I tend to always use bows and this was a nice change. Check me out on SCS

  52. Elena says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon! Love the papers you used!

  53. Carolen says:

    Love the little ribbon tab with the big bow!
    Very beautiful Sharon!

  54. Colleen Horner says:

    Why, oh why don’t I have Bella Bleu? This time next week I will..

    Beautiful for sure.


  55. Jenny Gropp says:

    I’m late to the party, but here’s my card…

    LOVE your sample with that delicious ribbon….. yummmmy…. that is pretty stuff!

  56. Sylvia Harvey says:

    Gorgeous card!! I never knew what I was going to do with all my scraps of ribbon, but I just couldn’t part with them. Thanks for sharing a great idea.

  57. GORGEOUS card, Sharon!! I love Kraft! Thanks for the challenge to use ribbon tabs–I’ve been meaning to for a while and this was the push I needed. Here’s my card:

    From the Heart

  58. Bonnie Sharp says:

    Beautiful Sharon! You and your ribbon…….love that monochromatic look!!
    Here is mine with my snips of ribbon

  59. Nancy says:

    Your gingham ribbon is gorgeous, and of course tied perfectly as always!
    Here is my card, with a little snippet of ribbon, combined with another challenge. 🙂

  60. Lynette says:

    My ribbon tabs are tiny, but they’re there! Here is my card: Thanks for another fun challenge.

  61. Linda Flanagan says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Love the layout and colors. Can you take a picture of the inside to show us what you did in there? I can see a glimpse but that is just a teaser. lol…thanks so much!

  62. Ali says:

    Great challenge – thanks Sharon. I sort of reversed my tab, but at least it uses up another scrap of ribbon, which reduces my pile!

  63. Rose Ann says:

    Your monochromatic card is absolutely STUNNING, Sharon!!! (I bet you just sold a whole bunch of people on this SU DP. I know you did me. *wink*)

  64. libby says:

    Hi Sharon! I just got mine posted. Thanks for the fun inspiration!!

  65. Sue (suen) says:

    Thanks for the challenge, Sharon! I love your ideas! Here’s my card.

  66. Chris says:

    Another beautiful card, your ribbon is such a perfect match…. looks really elegant….. you are such an inspiration to this mere mortal!!!

    Here’s mine (I combined 78 & 79) –


  67. Julia Aston says:

    Finally did my tab card and combined it with the stripes and patterns challenge!

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