Jul 23 2009

Stamp Simply #97 – Fruit of the Vine

Keyword ssnotime97 – There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload your project 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.

Fruit of the Vine – Fruit, the perfect summer snack, or even meal! I love it! Today let us whip up some fruity type of creation during this time of year when fruit is so plentiful everywhere. I’m sure most everyone has some fruit stamps, or images, and if you don’t, how about trying to create some fruit with punches? Or, if you really need to stretch it, how about some *orange* ribbon, watermelon paper, etc. I think you get the idea — just get fruity and have a little fun!

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

Please bear with us as we are all uploading and linking on Thursday night. Everyone should be uploaded by Friday morning.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here. Thanks, girls!

And here is my fruity creation for today:


A simple litte 4.25 x 4.25″ card for today — fun size. My fun basketful of apples is in a set called Autumn Blessings by JustRite. It is made to fit the 2 1/4 x 3 1/16″ Harmony Classic Oval Stamper, but I decided to cut it in the round for today. SO versatile — that’s what I love! Gives me many options!


Here’s a visual of the new set, Autumn Blessings. It has 6 lovely centers and borders, with several of the centers being colorable images — how fun! You can read more about this new release and see some great samples on the JustRite Blog.


As I’ve shown many times before, I do like to cut out my images to get rid of the excess rubber on the edge — doing so insures clean stamped images every time!


And here’s a close-up of the colored image. I used my Copics. Doesn’t this image work well for a circle, even though it is intended for an oval? It was cut using my Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders. My bow is made on the Bow Easy.


These are the Copic colors I used.


And here’s the inside of my card. I used one of the centers from Autumn Blessings as my sentiment. Fun and quick for a sentiment! I know I’m going to love using this set this autumn season — tons of possibilites and options! Thank you JustRite!

Stamps: Autumn Blessings by JustRite used on the Harmony Classic Oval Stamper II

Paper: Neenah White; SU Black, Apricot Appeal, Prints DP

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black for image; VersaFine Onyx Black for sentiment; Copics to color

Accessories: May Arts 7/8″ Gingham Ribbon, Bow Easy, Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, SU Corner Rounder, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Glue Glider, Scor-It


JustRite Stampers for Autumn Blessings and the Harmony Classic Oval II Stamper

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for May Arts Ribbon, Bow Easy, Scor-It, VersaFine Onyx Black Ink

I’d like to thank you so much for stopping in today. It was fun to sit and make a card after my week long dry spell! Wishing you all a great summer weekend and hope to see you real soon!

30 responses so far

30 Responses to “Stamp Simply #97 – Fruit of the Vine”

  1. FABULOUS coloring, Sharon! Beautiful card!

  2. Jenny Gropp says:

    Oh Sharon, its a fab card! The white circle and the black border really makes it pop!

  3. Pat (mspfd) says:

    Absolutely love your sample! I just went to the Farmer’s Market today and bought the making for Gazpacho,! I have the perfect stamp to make a card! It’s been a busy week, but I sure hope I have time to play after my soup is made.

  4. Deb Neerman says:

    Beautiful, Sharon!

    Your coloring … and that FANTABULOUS bow … are both picture-perfect!

  5. Beautiful card! Your coloring is wonderful and that bow is to die for!!

  6. Janine says:

    GORGEOUS!!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Pat Adam says:

    Terrific card and that is a wonderful set. Hey…how did you make such a beautiful bow??? Did you perhaps use that awesome Bow Easy thing a majing? I’m back and forth watching your tutorial so I can get it right. Love your card but then again I always do. Stay happy. Pat

  8. B-eautiful card Sharon!!! Your coloring is awesome, love your background papers and what can I say about that ribbon/bow but “WOW” … gorgeous!! This looks like another Just Rite set I will be NEEDING … you are such an enabler … thanks!! Have a great weekend!!

  9. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Sharon! I really love how you did both the inside and outside. I love how polished the card looks. 🙂 Thanks for another fun challenge! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  10. Angela says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I didn’t know what I was going to use for this challenge until “Mr Brown” came with a box with this stamp set in it.





  11. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, great card and your coloring is wonderful!
    Love it!


  12. Mary G. says:

    WOW! Gorgeous card..I love your coloring. The timing of this challenge worked out so well, I just happened to post a card this morning to my blog using the Karen Lockhart Strawberries image http://mycardz.wordpress.com/2009/07/24/thank-you-berry-much/

    Thank you!
    Mary Giemza

  13. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Fun challenge, Sharon! Your card is beautiful! Fantastic coloring and details! Love it! Here is my card with fruit: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1423692?&cat=500&ppuser=143903
    Looking at the photo now, my lemons and oranges look kind of like heirloom tomatoes! LOL! They really were meant to be fruit!
    Have a great weekend!

  14. Oh my word – I DO love the Autumn Blessings set!

  15. Rose Ann says:

    Your coloring looks amazing on this, Sharon!! I love the layout of your card, and beautiful ribbon too!!

  16. Just gorgeous, Sharon!!! I’ve been looking at that set and now you’ve sold me–again, LOL!!!

  17. Tamara W says:

    Beautiful card Sharon. Thanks so much for showing the inside also. I often wonder how other stamps finish the insides – yours is wonderful!!

  18. Pat says:

    I have just ordered my first Justrite stamps. I can hardly wait now that I’ve seen your card.

  19. Beautiful card! The basket of apples is masterfullly done!

  20. nancy littrell says:

    Even though I made this card a few days ago it fit your challenge perfectly. I was in need of a quick and easy card for our long time friends.
    Love your challenge Sharon and esp. love your yummy basket of apples card. TFS

    True Friends: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1418540?nocache=1

  21. I absolutely LOVE these apples!!!! These are just darling and the way you colored them up just pops off your card in such a beautifully vibrant way! Great challenge Sharon!

  22. Jerri Kay says:

    A fabulous card Sharon, I love this set from JR, can’t wait to see the other sets in your store, headed there now. I’ve got to check out that new mini damask set!

  23. Barbara says:

    Fabulous card Sharon!

  24. AJ says:

    Sharon- this is just fabulous! love those apples!

  25. Kay S says:

    It’s not “exactly” fruit you eat, but I believe it might just work! Have a beautiful day!

    Link: http://creativityisgood.blogspot.com/2009/07/vine-branches.html

  26. Gosh, they’ve come a long way, haven’t they? These are beautiful stamps and your samples show them off with great style!

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