Oct 01 2009

Stamp Simply #107 – ABC/123

ABC/123— Today’s challenge has to do with making letters or numbers a focal point of our project. Steve and I are celebrating our 25th Anniversary this week, so visions of cards in a store display with 25 or 50 on them came to mind — LOL!!! However, we have lots of options using numbers or letters as a focal point — my first thoughts go to birthday cards or monogrammed projects — the range is wide open — so have some fun getting elementary with your ABC’s and 123’s!!!

Keywordssnotime107 – 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.

Today begins a brand new month, so that means we have to sadly bid farewell to Charlene. THANK YOU so much for having played with us this past month, Charlene — we loved your work and fun spirit and hope you continue to play with us as time permits!!! We’ll miss you!!!

And I’m thrilled to pieces to announce October’s New Guest Designer– a friend I met several years ago over at SCS, and from my neighboring State of Wisconsin — please welcome Amy Rohl, a/k/a rohlaat SCS and by her Blog, Ink About Me. I’ve always loved Amy’s clean designs and can’t WAIT to see what she does for us here. Welcome, Amy!!!

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 heres what Icreated for today:


A simply stamped monogrammed wedding card. Not a lot of explaining needed — Bella Bleu SU DP with Very Vanilla and Kraft cardstock, Taupe 100% Silk Ribbon (shirred in the center under monogram just by tying tightly with a 1/4″ piece of like ribbon), Damask Monogram Kit used for monogram that I chose to cut into a rectangular shape today rather than the traditional circle (this particular border lends itself very well to a rectangular shape), accented with Pearls.

Can you see the subtle pearly shimmer on the embossed upper portion? That is quickly done using Perfect Pearls — run over embossed image with Perfect Medium, brush with Pearl colored Perfect Pearls, wipe off excess with Swiffer cloth (YES, what you use for dusting). Done! Gorgeous effect!


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

Damask Monogram Kitby JustRite

100% Silk Ribbon by May Arts

Perfect Pearls by Ranger, Kaiser Pearls (not shown, but I have them), Versa Fine Vintage Sepia Ink, Scor-It


As always, thank you SO much for stopping in — I truly do appreciate it. Hope you are all off to a wonderful weekend ahead!!! I’m going shopping, so that’s always fun!!! See you soon!

38 responses so far

38 Responses to “Stamp Simply #107 – ABC/123”

  1. Stacy Kock says:

    Wow, that bit of shimmer is great! Now I know what to do with all those swiffer clothes that don’t seem to get used around the house! 🙂

  2. Sheila says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I luv this card! The white and taupe color go so beautifully together. Congratulations on your 25th anniversary and as always, TFS! Sheila

  3. So elegant Sharon!!! I love this and that ribbon… yummy!!!

  4. Bev J. says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    What an elegant and gorgeous card-love the taupe ribbon. tfs

  5. Mary Friederichsen says:

    Beautiful Card Sharon! Love the affect of the shimmering pearls and I also Love the Monogram done in the rectangular shape with that border!
    I guess I really do need this set!

    Thank you for sharing and Happy Anniversary!!

  6. Sherry in MI says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Another gorgeous card……simple, elegant, classic! Happy 25th anniversary to
    you and Steve. Wishing you many blessings and 25 more years (at least)!


  7. rainy says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon! LOVE that ribbon treatment!

    I played along again this week! Woohoo!!
    Here is my card at SCS:
    Here it is on my blog:

    Thanks for another fun challenge!

  8. Angela says:

    Hi Sharon, I finally got a chance to play along. This challenge was just what I needed.

    Here is my card:


  9. Karen W says:

    Oh Wow, this is one of my favorites and I just bought some taupe DP the other day, this is just stunning, understated elegance!!!

  10. Stunning card. Congratulations on your 25th! Ours is next May – hope we make it! LOL! Have a great weekend!

  11. Deb Saaranen says:

    So very gorgeous and elegant! I love the colors here…beautiful!

  12. Gorgeous card, Sharon! I love, love, LOVE the taupe! It looks so elegant. I hope to play in your challenge this weekend.

    Thanks for having me in the month of September and congrats to Amy on being your October guest DT!! I love Amy’s work, too!

    Happy 25th Anniversary to you and Steve, too! Terry and I celebrated our 10th yesterday.

  13. Joyce across the pond says:

    Just want to say I love your card…simple elegance – my favourite look.

    Also….Congratualtions and God’s Richest Blessings to you and your husband as you celebrate the 25 years God has given you. May your ‘Silver’ turn to ‘Gold’.
    Joyce in Northern Ireland.

  14. Carolina says:

    Oh Sharon, this is absolutely, positively gorgeous!!!

  15. Darlene says:

    What a gorgeous elegant card!!
    Happy 25th anniversary!!! May God give you many more wonderfully happy years together.

  16. Pat Adam says:

    Big fan of your choice of ribbon here. Happy anniversary…mine is Oct. 7th. but of course I should say it was not is. Anyway I made you a cheesy card and posted it as a little congratulations on you and Steve’s happy time. I wish you many many more.
    Pat http://rubbermaid.blogspot.com/

  17. JodyM says:

    You continue to amaze me. Beautiful card!!
    Thank you for sharing so much with us.

  18. Julia Aston says:

    Fun challenge Sharon – happy 25th anniversary to you and DH!!

    here is my # bag http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1497405?&cat=500&ppuser=93535

  19. Hi Sharon!

    Such lovely elegance to your card!

    I actually had a card that worked today for your challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=13753

    It’s not my usual style, but it was fun to play!

  20. Jenny Gropp says:

    This is hands down stunning and elegant — that ribbon is YUUUUMMMMMY! Happy 25th!

  21. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Happy Anniversary Sharon, to you and your husband! Your card is just lovely!

  22. michellegall says:

    wow sharon happy 25th thats great you know it seems more couples split then stay together you guys got it right iam so happy for you guys keith and i have been married 10 years and its been great have a awsome night and congrats iam waving from across the street

  23. anat s says:

    Beautiful Card Sharon!
    happy 25th
    I made a notebook for a teacher

    here is my entry

  24. melissaS says:

    Whoa, I had time to play! Thanks for the perfect challenge for me this week 🙂
    here’s my card:


  25. leslierich says:

    So pretty with the gathered ribbon and the gorgeous monogram! Love the subdued colors and the pearly shimmer. Happy anniversary to you!

  26. Annie says:

    This is absolutely awesome!!! Happy 25th!

  27. Stephanie P says:

    Big congratulations on your 25th anniversary!! Beautiful card, love the neutral color combo!

  28. Heidi Karpen says:

    Simply gorgeous and elegant Sharon- love it!

  29. beate says:

    Absolutely beautiful!
    Hugs and smiles

  30. Rose Ann says:

    This is so elegant and beautiful, Sharon!! I love how you’ve gathered the ribbon, and your pearl accents!!

  31. Debbie Olson says:

    Oh, so ELEGANT, Sharon!

  32. Amy/rohla says:

    I’m finally getting to last week’s challenge cards, and whoa–this is “simply” gorgeous, Sharon! Congrats on 25 years with your best friend and rock!


  33. Niki G says:

    Hi Sharon, I just wanted to say a VERY big thank you for these fabulous challenges that you have so generously made available to everyone. I got together with a friend last weekend and we spent a whole day stamping and making cards, using your challenges as inspiration, and we each made 12 cards that we were so happy with. I have uploaded them to my gallery here if you want to take a peek – http://niki.glover.tk/gallery/Recent_creations – our friends were so amazed that we got through so many cards in one day so I have pointed them in your blog’s direction! It is so good to get back to simple stamping. Thank you again, your work is really beautiful, inspirational and so elegant indeed!
    Niki (Down Under in Australia)

  34. Linda Beeson says:

    That look on the embossed portion is so cool, what a great idea.

  35. LOVE your gorgeous wedding card! Simple yet soooo elegant…just beautiful :O)

    I’m a little late to play along, but thought I would share my card anyway! You can view it on this blog post.

    Have a great weekend! Thanks for the fun challenge 🙂

  36. Janna says:

    This is truly GORGEOUS! Sometimes you see a beautiful card and think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” That’s exactly what I thought when I saw the cinched ribbon. What a great idea! Thanks!

  37. Pauline Burke says:


    I am from Ireland and only just found your site, I just love love this card. I it classy and elegant and well designed. Can you tell me please tell me what size is the actual card for this project. I don’t know if I have seen any card of this size over here. Great work….

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