Aug 20 2009

Stamp Simply #101 – Let’s Polka!

OK, the party from last week is over, but we are all still dancing! We’re doing the polka!!! Well, not really — but we ARE playing with POLKA DOTS today!!! So let’s see some polka dotted creations from all of you — that’s it!!! We’re not fussy –just get some polka dots in somewhere on your project, and the more, the merrier!!! Have fun doing the Polka!

Keywordssnotime101 – 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.

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

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night. Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here’s my dotted creation for today:


I *Stamped Simply* for today’s Halloween Card. As you can see, my only stamped image is the BOO sentiment from Witch Way to the Treats by JustRite. I used a darling image from Halloween Journal Notes by Crafty Secrets, used 1.5″ Gingham Ribbon as a background element and made a blue Silk Bow on the Bow Easy. Just a quick and fun card to put together! MyHalloween Paper by Moxxieis something I just got and I can tell I’ll have fun with it — I am carrying it in the Halloween Section of Page 3 of the Stamp Simply Ribbon store in an easy to use6 x 6 size.


The simply stamped sentiment was cut, matted and framed with my Petite Circle Nestabilities.


This fun and flippy little bow is made of Blue Silk and done on the Bow Easy.


SU Product Used: Black, White and Soft Sky cardstock.

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries all other items used to make this card:

Witch Way to the Treats Stamp Set on the 1 3/16 Round Wood Stamper by JustRite

Halloween Print Designer Paper by Moxxie

Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink

Halloween Journal Notes by Crafty Secrets

1.5″ Orange Gingham and 1.25″ Blue Silk Ribbon by May Arts and the Bow Easy

Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders


So glad you had a minute to stop in again. I love when you come!!! Wish we could sit and actually chat IRL — how fun would that be!!! If it fits into your schedule, hope you can show us some of your dotted creations this week — dots are SO FUN!!! Have a great weekend everyone — it’s very rainy here right now, but that is GOOD — much needed!!!

43 responses so far

43 Responses to “Stamp Simply #101 – Let’s Polka!”

  1. Pat Adam says:

    Sharon this is so cute…love those Crafty Secrets images. Wonderful idea with the two ribbon colors. Adorable! I guessed you used the Bow Easy which I love. Pat

  2. Mary Friederichsen says:

    adorable card Sharon! That imagae is so cute,and of course I love the Ribbon!
    Have a great weekend! Wish you could send some rain this way! We sure need it also.

    Take Care,

  3. Maryann says:

    What a beautiful creation, you have done today. I have always been very scared of using too wide ribbons on my cards, but when you make and use these bows, it always looks fantastic, so I must just go ahead and try it anyway ha ha ha.
    You can sure have some rain from here, if anybody needs more, weve had way more than enough as it has been raining day in and day out all summer wexcept about 2 weeks, so we would love to get rid of it now LOL.
    HAve a great week-end everyone.

  4. IRIT says:


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  6. Barbara Mann says:

    Hi Sharon, I love your Crafty Secrets Halloween card. Also I want to say, how fun a polka dot challenge! Here’s my entry for the 101 challenge

  7. This is adorable … you know how much I LOVE those Crafty Secrets images!! You are so good at putting together JUST THE RIGHT elements!! Awesome creation!! Here’s mine: Hope you like it! Have a great weekend!!

  8. Janine says:

    Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!

    Have a great weekend!!!

  9. Carol L says:

    Sharon, your card is just precious! I love the use of polka dots and checkered ribbon! I must try those Crafty Secrets one day!

  10. Norine says:

    so pretty love it

  11. LOVE IT!!! Whoda’ thunk light blue and a silk ribbon would make a fabulous Halloween card? This is absolutely wonderful, Sharon!

  12. Deb Saaranen says:

    What an adorable Halloween design! I love this Crafty Secrets panel…your polka dot paper is perfect with it, as well as the JustRite! Cute, cute, CUTE!

  13. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    What a wonderful Halloween card, Sharon! I love the checked ribbon and the big blue bow! Such a unique design! Here is my polka dot card:
    Have a great weekend!

  14. Rose Ann says:

    This is so darling, Sharon! I love that Crafty Secrets panel, and your fun papers!!

    I played along this week, by incorporating polka dots into my DD/DDA challenge card.

  15. AJ says:

    Sharon- I JUST Adore those vintage images!! I think I will be ordering some from you SOON!!! Fabulous card!! 🙂

  16. OMGosh this is so cute!!! I’ve got to get my Crafty Secrets stuff out!!! Love that big blue bow with the Halloween image!!!

  17. nancy littrell says:

    So vintage polka dotted cute 🙂 TFS and for another fun challenge…….

  18. Jenny Gropp says:

    Sharon, I ove, love, love this creation. Has nothing to do with that adorable little black kitty, lol! Adorable, love the blue on a Hallween card… different and it totally works!!!

  19. Julia Aston says:

    Here’s my card with polka dot paper

    I love the vintage Halloween image on yours and, of course, your luscious bow!

  20. Joan Ervin says:

    Your card is gorgeous, Sharon!!! What a beautiful image and I love how you used the JustRite stamps for the sentiment….Fabulous ribbon, too!!! Here is my card:

  21. Angela says:

    Hi Sharon, I decided to play along today because I really like polka dots and bright colored paper. I think my card fits that category.


  22. Betty says:

    This is fantastic, Sharon!!! Wonderful design and fun challenge!!!

  23. Sheila says:

    This card is too cute for words and the color choices are great. I would never think of putting light blue & orange together but on your card it looks fab! TFS! Sheila

  24. Misti says:

    Thanks for the fun challenge! Here’s my polka dot card:

  25. teresa kline says:

    luv’d this challenge, who doesn’t like polka dots…way cute…thanks Sharon!

    here is mine

  26. mary marsh says:

    this was such a fun challenger, sharon. I like polka dots as well.
    [url=]here’s my card[/url]

  27. Maureen W. says:

    What a fantastic card – love that big bow! And a fun challenge! Here’s my card:

  28. kat says:

    Love the card and love to use polka dots! Here is my card. Thanks for looking!

  29. Chris V says:

    Who doesn’t love polka dots? I love polka dots. So it was fun to play with you.

  30. cards4u says:

    Yes I would love to polka with you! Great card and thanks for the challenge!

    Here is my card:

  31. Jerri Kay says:

    Oh my gosh, this is way to adorable Sharon, I missed it while in Tennessee!

  32. Itzuvit says:

    THE dont are inside of the bucket handbag.
    nice challenge.
    here is mine:

  33. cards4u says:

    Had a chance to do some more dancing : )
    Here is my project 2 views:

    Thanks for Taking A Look!

  34. Terry says:

    Love Polka Dots and love your card! Reminds me to pull out some Halloween stamps soon. You can see my card on my blog;

  35. i found some dotted paper too !!! …
    Here’s mine!

  36. I am soooooooooo excited that I found the perfect things to use for this challenge. How fun! I love your card Sharon. I can’t wait to use more of my Cotton Scraps!!
    And thank you for visiting me the other day… it’s a pleasure to meet you too!!Anyway, [URL= [/color][/url]is my polka project!!

  37. OOOps Sharon, I made a mistake in my commect. Hopefully, this will do it…

    I am soooooooooo excited that I found the perfect things to use for this challenge. How fun! I love your card Sharon. I cant wait to use more of my Cotton Scraps!!
    And thank you for visiting me the other day its a pleasure to meet you too!!Anyway, [URL= [/color][/url]is my polka project!!

  38. OK, third time’s a charm… maybe…

    I am soooooooooo excited that I found the perfect things to use for this challenge. How fun! I love your card Sharon. I cant wait to use more of my Cotton Scraps!!
    And thank you for visiting me the other day its a pleasure to meet you too!!
    Anyway, [URL=][COLOR=blue]HERE[/color][/url] is my polka project.

  39. michellegall says:

    oooooo how cute is this iam going to try to make this card tommor i dident even think of useing the note pad on card i got it for the wallhanging how fun thanks for ideas

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