Mar 26 2009

Stamp Simply #80 – Let’s Forget the Rules!

Keyword ssnotime80 -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.

Let’s Forget the Rules! Do you remember when we were kids (at least when I was a kid!!) we were taught not to mix patterns when we dress ourselves. I guess styles must have been rather bland back then — LOL!!! We would never wear a plaid skirt (remember those red wool plaid skirts?) with a printed blouse, or a striped jumper with a polka dotted blouse. We just DID NOT do it back then!!! Oh, but look at the fun we have today with patterned paper — Mix and Match — anything goes!!! And I love it!!! So today we are going to use EITHER stripes or dots and mix them with any other print or pattern you so desire! Or use the stripes and dots together if you like. You may use patterned paper or you may stamp your prints/patterns. Just make sure you use EITHER stripes or dots, or both!!! I LOVE both stripes and dots. And today you get bonus points if you can use 3 different prints together!!! Forget those old rules, let loose and 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 where I combined 3 different prints:


I can never second guess the DT girls or any of the challenge players, but today if I had to guess, my guess would be that we’d get some cards a bit on the wild side with pattern and color — time will tell!!! So, with that thought in mind, I intentionally went mellow, combining both stripes and dots from the So Saffron Prints DP pack by SU. I then added a gingham check to the mix with 7/8″ wide May Arts gingham from My Ribbon Saleabove. In all honesty, this matched much better in the hollows of my basement stamp room tonight – and it nowlooks totally different under the bright lights of my photo tent — oh well, that happens – LOL!!! I still like it!!! This gingham is so soft, silky and pliable — I just love it!!! LOVE touching it!!! My image is Copic colored and I’m liking the combination of So Saffron and Pink Pirouette. Just a simple card – hope you like it!

Stamps: Both by SU: Friends 24-7 for image; Birds on a Branch for sentiment

Paper: SU: White, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron c/s and Prints DP

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black for image; Versa Fine Onyx Black for sentiment; Copics in G40, G63, RV11, YR21.

Accessories: May Arts Gingham from My Ribbon Sale, Long Rectangle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Glue Glider, Mounting Squares.

Shopping: May Arts Ribbon from My Ribbon Saleabove my Blog header.

Products by Spellbinders, Glue Glider and Mounting Squares are availableat Joan’s Garden.

Blog Candy, Anyone? Check it out overat the JustRiteBlog. I think it runs untilmidnight tonight!

I’m so glad you could stop in today to check out our Friday Stamp Simply Challenge! Hope you can find some time to give it a try – it’s a fun one!!! I hope to find some time to get my stamp room a bit organized this weekend — a never ending task!!! Hope you get to do something you enjoy!!! See you soon!

43 responses so far

43 Responses to “Stamp Simply #80 – Let’s Forget the Rules!”

  1. What a great fun challenge you can find my first card for the challenge at Thanks for the terrific challenge. You definitely got My Mojo Going.

  2. This is sooo beautiful, Sharon! I LOVE it! πŸ™‚ What a fun challenge! I really had fun with this one! πŸ™‚ Hope you are doing well!

  3. This was way too much fun!! Not sure I really followed your number one rule – which was to stamp simply…but I had fun and for a moment I thought it might be Spring in Maine. Here’s the link to my second card for the challenge

  4. Just beautiful Sharon – so serene with those soft colors! Guess what I got in the mail today??? Can’t wait to play! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for another fun challenge!

  5. It’s my first time to try a Stamp Simply challenge. But it was one I thought I would enjoy and I DID!!!!
    You can see my card here
    Thinking of You

  6. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    Fun challenge Sharon, your card is gorgeous. Here’s mine:

  7. Jessica says:

    I love mixing patterns! I went the easy route for this card, and used paper all from the same collection.

    Here’s my card!

  8. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    What a beautiful card Sharon! Love your mix of patterns!! What a fun challenge!! I have a pretty hectic weekend, but I really hope to find some time to play!!

  9. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, I love this card!!!! The colors and patterns are beautiful and the simplicity is my kind of look. Your ribbon really sets it off and pulls everything together. You did a great job using your Copic markers too.
    Absolutely stunning!


  10. Neva says:

    Here is my BLACK & WHITE POLKA DOTTED PUN FUN Sharon, Hope you like it.

  11. barb schram says:

    Such a lovely card, soft and every detail perfectly executed! Lovin’ your ribbon! Hope you have a great weekend, Sharon!

  12. Janine says:

    Just fabulous Sharon!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. Norine says:

    love the colors just a fabulous card

  14. Jerri Kay says:

    A beautiful card Sharon, so soft and elegant, that ribbon is gorgeous, a beautiful texture, it almost looks like a soft taffeta.

  15. Pat Adam says:

    This is a great challenge and I’m looking at some great combos of color and papers. Your’s is soft and sweet. Love your color choice. Mine is at Pat

  16. Angela says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I was finally able to play along this week. Of course I did a scrapbook page instead of a card πŸ™‚

    Here is my link:

    Thanks again for the challenges


  17. LOL I guess you were right about some of us ending on the wild side! My card has got some funkiness to it! So you’re Mellow Yellow card is gorgeous! I LOVE the Springy-ness of it!!! I WANT SPRING! I love your sentiment, too! Very classic and elegant!

  18. Fun challenge, Sharon, and a gorgeous sample!!! Here’s mine:

    Mojo Get Well

  19. Awesome card Sharon and fun, fun challenge! Here is my card:

    I’m sitting here at Cleveland Clinic waiting on DH to have treatment so I’m headed over to your design team to see their creations … I’m sure I’ll find some great inspiration from the ladies!!

  20. Helen says:

    Here is my card for this week’s challenge..lots of fun. Thanks for the memories of those “colorful” clothes combos, too.

  21. LeAnne says:

    Oh Sharon, this is such a pretty card! This has become one of my favorite images from the SU catalog this year! Wonderful colors, too! Here is my fun card:
    I LOVED this challenge! Thanks!

  22. Lois (clownmom) says:

    I remember those days of “one pattern only” clothing. Here’s my card for the challenge —
    Very fun.

  23. Deb Saaranen says:

    Such fresh, Spring-like colors and design! Great mix and match!

  24. Carol says:

    Sharon, this challenge brings back so many memories of dressing for school as a child! LOL We had to be so careful to match every article of clothing! How things change:)
    This was a great challenge and a perfect way for me to use up some of those little bits of dsp I have lying around. Your card is so soft and pretty – and I really should use more yellow after seeing yours! It’s beautiful!
    Here’s my card

    Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

  25. Rose Ann says:

    This is so beautiful, Sharon!! I love the pretty papers/colors, and beautiful stamp!! Beautiful coloring as well!!

  26. JoAnn says:

    Here’s number 1, Sharon:

    Love your sample…fun challenge.

  27. Lynette says:

    So pretty! I hope I get a chance to play soon.

  28. JoAnn says:

    Okay, Sharon…I think I’m done for awhile. Will start commenting now.

  29. Elena says:

    So gentle! Love the light colors you used, Sharon!

  30. nancy littrell says:

    My favorite technique…..mixing up DP’s. I will be playing later. Love your simple, but terrific card. TFS and for another awesome challenge πŸ™‚

  31. Terry says:

    Love your card. And love the challenge. 2 of my favorite papers are stripes and polka dots, so I combined them. My card is on my blog here;

  32. Julia Aston says:

    Love your sample Sharon! what a fun challenge – here’s mine on SCS

    it’ll be on my blog on Sunday I also did last weeks on it! love when I can double up!!

  33. I love mixing patterned papers together! Here is the link to my blog where you will need to scroll down a bit to see the card for this challenge!

    Thanks for looking!

  34. Cute cards everyone, such creativity. I had fun with this challenge. I made an Easter card for my granddaughter. Here is mine


  35. Toni says:

    This was a super fun challenge! It works perfectly with the SU print packs! Here is my card:


  36. mary marsh says:

    I had fun with this challenge as well -I used su prints pack so the stripes & dots matched well- here is my card

  37. Frankie says:

    Hi, this is a lovely card as inspiration for the challenge. Off to have a look at what I can do!!

  38. leslierich says:

    This was such a fun challenge! I loved seeing some of the cards it generated. This one is so pretty, Sharon! Love the soft color. It’s a subtle mix of patterns, so well put together that I hardly notice their differences. Of course, I absolutely love mixing things up!

  39. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    As usual, a few days late, but I am glad I got to play finally! Thanks for a great challenge Sharon. Here is my mixed up birthday wishes:

  40. Donna says:

    All the cards are great, such wonderful inspiration.
    I did anothe card for this challenge. I didn’t realize when I was making it that it would work for this one.
    you can see it at the addy above.

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