Sep 17 2009

Stamp Simply #105 – CAS/BIO

CAS/BIO — So what’s THAT mean?  Clean and Simple, Black Ink Only OR Brown Ink Only.  So clean and simple in style, with only ONE ink, black or brown, and NO coloring.  We’ve done something similar before, but this time we are adding in the clean and simple element as well and allowing either black or brown ink.  ANY papers or embellishmemts are A-OK.  The idea here is to keep our effort to a minimum by doing CAS and limiting inks and omitting coloring, but allowing our papers and embellishments to give our project the POP and pizzazz.  Have fun with this one!

Keyword ssnotime105 – There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload your project at Splitcoast and/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 fabulous designers:

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 what I created for today:


First of all let me say, I think I broke my own rule.  This is Black Ink Only, but I’m not sure if it qualifies for clean and simple.  But I have an excuse — we have another funeral tomorrow and I really NEEDED this to be a sympathy card tonight as I didn’t have time to make 2 cards, so I am just being practical and made what I needed — so if you’ll forgive me for that — then I owe you one!  My card is 5.25 x 7.75″ high.  The papers are retired SU — Soft Sky and Spring Silhouettes DP — both of which I dearly love.  Soft Sky is probably my most favorite blue paper of all time.


My image is from Thinking of You by JustRite stamped in a good, crisp black ink — VersaFine Onyx Black, my favorite black.  Though this set is sized to fit the Classic Oval Nesties, I cut mine with the Petite Oval Nesties.  I’ve done this before and I’m lovin’ the space I have on the sides to use Kaiser Pearls.  This my favorite fun and flirty blow treatment using the Bow Easy.  Read here to learn how to do this ribbon treatment.


And here I wanted to show you that I used one of the other oval center stamps in Thinking of You for my inside sentiment.  Thought this was pretty for the inside.  And that’s about it!  Hope you can play along!



The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store offers the following items used on this card:

Thinking of You Set and the 2 1/4 x 3 1/16″ Oval Stamper by JustRite

100% Silk Ribbon by May Arts and the Bow Easy

Petite Oval Nestabilities, Scor-It and VersaFine Onyx Black Ink


Make sure you check out all the Friday players in the JustRite Font Blog Hop.  The fun is still continuing.  Read the post linked above at the JustRite Blog to learn more about the Hop, the Candy being offered and the week long Font Sale at JustRite!  And if you didn’t see the posts for Thursday, make sure you check those out too!  All are linked at the JustRite Blog.

Thanks much for stopping in today — truly do appreciate it!  Hope you can look forward to a wonderful weekend!  See you all soon – take care!

37 responses so far

37 Responses to “Stamp Simply #105 – CAS/BIO”

  1. Jerri Kay says:

    It’s gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! You’re the Queen of Clean!!!!

  2. Yep, you sure are the Queen of CAS!!!! Sharon, this is stunningly beautiful!!!! Love the DP and that stamp. Hugs, Sabrina

  3. Darlene says:

    Sharon, this is a simply gorgeous sympathy card. Elegant and soft!

  4. Jenny Gropp says:

    It’s lovely and a beautiful card!

  5. bluemoon says:

    This is a gorgeous card Sharon! why do they retire such fabulous DP’s???

  6. Lady Dawn says:

    You make the most beautiful bows I would love to learn how to make them look so good!! Beautiful card all around

  7. Barbara Mann says:

    Hi Sharon, This fits a card I just recently submitted. Hope you and all like it…Barb here’s the link

  8. Mary Friederichsen says:

    This is a gorgeous card Sharon! I am sure that who ever receives it will definetly find it comforting, it is just beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing!

  9. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, your card is beautiful and I know it will be great appreciated.


  10. Susan says:

    I just love everything about this card – the sentiment is perfect!

  11. I’m so sorry you are in need of a sympathy card … but I’m sure this lovely creation will be very soothing to the recipient! Absolutely gorgeous Sharon!!

  12. Ooops … forgot to share my creation with you! You can find it on my blog here:

    Have a great weekend!

  13. Janine says:

    Just beautiful Sharon!! Try and relax this weekend !!

  14. Bev J. says:

    Beautiful card, I also like that blue. The inside sentiment is lovely. tfs

  15. Elegant and gorgeous and sure to be appreciated by the recipient! You did clean much better than I did! Giggle.

  16. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Hi Sharon! Great challenge today! So sorry you needed a sympathy card but this is really beautiful! I also love Soft Sky and the sentiment bordered by pearls is lovely. Gorgeous bow! Here is my CAS/BIO card:

  17. Velta says:

    Beautiful!! I cannot wait to get into the ribbon I bought from you Sharon…I just have to see if I can make them as pretty as you do!!!

  18. Pat Adam says:

    Very lovely card but never like to have to give out sympathy cards. Beautiful as always. Pat
    my card is at

  19. Jes says:

    Beautiful card, very appropriate for a sympathy card.

  20. Diana N. says:

    Beautiful card! Lovely sentiment for a sympathy card.

  21. Exquisite, Sharon. I know this will bring a measure of comfort to the recipient. Thanks for the little tip about using the longer die to leave room for pearls–now why didn’t I think of that?

  22. Deb Saaranen says:

    Gorgeous! Well worth the broken rule…LOL!

  23. Rose Ann says:

    Absolutely GORGEOUS, Sharon!! I love everything about it!!

  24. Incredibly beautiful, Sharon! The pearls and ribbon are so elegant, and the whole design is amazing! I love the different size of this, too!

  25. Loydene Brock says:

    I got here from the Justrite blog hop — but I’ve bookmarked you because of 3 of your other posts — including that beautiful black and white wedding card AND the tutorial of the sassy bow!
    LOVE IT!!
    Thank you! I’m looking forward to seeing you daily!

  26. mary marsh says:

    this card is gorgeous-thanks for another great challenge-here is my card

  27. anat s says:

    your card is beautyful

    thanke for inspiring challenge

    here is my entry

  28. Hazel says:

    Fab crafting and love the challenge. My card is here x

  29. Angela says:

    Hi Sharon, glad to here that you got internet back. Isn’t it amazing how we just can’t live without internet. I go crazy when the power goes out here.

    I was finally able to play along with you this week. Here is my card

    Have a nice week

  30. Wow! Your card is simply elegant…really just lovely! Love your colors, the cream bow and those pearls. Everything goes perfectly with the solemn sentiment. Your team’s creations are also amazing…very inspirational.

    Well, Tammy turned me on to your challenges and I really like that your challenges are unique. I hope to play along frequently, if not every week :O) My weekend creation for your challenge can be viewed on my blog post at Mindless Creativity. Awesome challenge…I had fun with this one :O)

  31. Julie K. says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous Sharon! I hope you weekend calmed down a bit and that you were able to kick up your feet a bit!

  32. Denimo says:

    Wonderful card Sharon!!! Very beautiful. And a great challenge too. Sure was fun!

  33. Linda Beeson says:

    Gasp! This is so incredibly elegant. Everything about it! LOVE IT!

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