May 20 2010

Stamp Simply #140 – Gone Askew!

Gone Askew – Today’s challenge is something I like to fall back on if I’m in a super hurry to make a card because it’s just so easy — place your focal image askew on your card — no trying to center it or mat it perfectly — just place it askew. I love this look and it just doesn’t get any easier!!! I’m so anxious to see your askew creations!

And when you play please be sure to link up to Mr. Linky below!

Anyone is welcome and invited to play! SCS Keywordis ssnotime140 for those who upload at SCS. There is no time limit. You can play this challenge anytime at all. The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!!

Check outthe fabsamples on the blogs of the Stamp Simply Challenge DT:

Teresa Kline: Enjoy the VA Sunshine – MayGuest Designer

DebNeerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat.

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover

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.

Heres my gone askew card for today:


It just doesn’t get any easier than this! Another card for my SIMPLICITY series. There is NO tedious mattingon this card. The front is totally covered with DP, wrapped with ribbon and the focal image placed askew on the card top.


My focal image is a sheet from the Birds and Botanicals Journal Note pad, and the designer paper and ribbon are included in my October Afternoon Thrift Shop Kit. The small bow was made on the Bow Easy. The sentiment is from I’m So Glad by Wordsworth. Ink used is VersaFine Onyx Black. All items are available in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Just email me to order – [email protected]. (The glue on my bow is still wet — it really did dry clear — Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue/Wal-Mart).


All LACE by the Spool remains ON SALE for 15% off until Monday, 8 a.m EST.

Click here to see them all.

Be sure to check out Deb’s post linked above for a tutorial on making a lace flower.


And that’s it for tonight — it’s late and I’m tired. And tonight, much as I hate to admit, I locked not only my keys in the car, but ALSO the spare set of keys. How’s THAT fora dumb move. It was just one of those days!!!! On a good note, it happened right in our yard, and my handy DH and DS#3 got the door opened in just a few minutes. I knew I saved those old metal hangers for a reason!

Have a great weekend everyone! Thanks for stopping in and see you real soon!


20 responses so far

20 Responses to “Stamp Simply #140 – Gone Askew!”

  1. Deb Neerman says:

    Omigosh, what a day, Sharon! Funny .. or actually not funny … my DH locked his keys in the car today too … and his cell phone too! Unfortunately, his lock-out happened miles and miles from home … you were very lucky!

    And oh my, this card is gorgeous, Sharon! That fabulous image, the wonderful DP, and that beautiful ribbon (both sizes!) = a stunning “gone askew” card! Just love it!

  2. Cathy Hughes says:

    With the day I have had…it is nice to see that “Murphy” has relatives around the world!

    Awesome card.


  3. kathy S says:

    with everything you have on your mind I think it’s surprising nothing else bad has happened. Have a nice day and a great weekend.- It’s friday evening here-yahooo

  4. teresa kline says:

    luv the colors Sharon, the font on the sentiment is stunning also…wow…I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  5. Jerri Kay says:

    a gorgeous card Sharon, love the focal image! I like askew cards . . . LOL! I can so relate the key story, I did it at the grocery store and had to get my dear hubby to come open it up for me . . . LOL . . . when it’s convenient for him, he reminds me of this favor . . . LOL!

  6. StampinCathy says:

    This is beautiful. I just love the colors and image. Great challenge.

  7. Janine says:

    Beautiful Sharon!! Take some time to relax this weekend girlfriend!!

  8. Deb Saaranen says:

    So pretty! I love these papers, and your image choice is perfect with them! Fast and pretty design!

  9. Rosie says:

    As usual, love all your cards and this is so springy with the flowers and colors. Keep them coming.

  10. LeAnne says:

    Just gorgeous! Mine is so simple, I am embarrassed to post it! Here it is:

    Bowling Dad!

    (Hope that link works!)

  11. Pat Adam says:

    Sorry about your keys but I guess we all do crazy things every now & then. Fun challenge and love your card. Happy weekend. Pat

  12. Barbara says:

    Beautiful, Sharon! So simple and so elegant. Love it!

  13. Sorry to hear your day went askew but sure glad your card did : ) Wonderful card – love these papers and the ribbon is a great match! Hope you have a weekend that makes you smile!

  14. nancy littrell says:

    I just love the simplicity, colors and askewed main image. Great challenge as always. TFS

  15. I am so glad I found this website. Sometimes the cards get so complicated, it’s good to go back to the simply made card. I love the card. ST

  16. Priscilla Williams says:

    I really enjoy your blog – you are such a lovely person!
    Thank you for sharing so many wonderful things with others.
    I hope your father has many happy days.

  17. Fantastic, Sharon! Love the colors and the Oct pm card! Love your blog!

  18. Sharon B says:

    The card is lovely – I love the idea of “gone askew”! 🙂
    Sorry about your adventure with the car keys – I’ve had a few of those adventures myself! Most recently I accidently locked the car with the keys in the ignition and it was running! Fortunately I had my cell phone in my pocket so my DH could drive over and rescue me! I felt so foolish! It didn’t help that people kept stopping and asking me “What happened?” 🙂

  19. Anita says:

    I completely agree…sometimes going “askew” makes all the difference…just adds a little “something” doesn’t it? Thanks for the reminder.

  20. nancy littrell says:

    My “Black Magic” flower card “Gone Askew”! Enjoy and thanks Sharon for making me go all askew this week 🙂 Enjoy:

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