Thursday, December 11, 2008

Stamp Simply CELEBRATION - Final Day

Today is the final day in the Sharon Johnson Stamp Simply CELEBRATION. What an AWESOME 12 days this has been!!! Each day packed with wonderful holiday ideas, blog candy, challenges and just good clean fun!!! I can't thank Sharon enough for all her hard work organizing this and letting me be a part of the fun!!! I look forward to her hitting the 2M milestone so we can do this again!!

Unfortunately I will not be participating in the Celebration challenge today, but I will be doing Sharon's usual Friday Stamp Simply challenge (at the end of the post). What fun!! Please check it out!!

Leslie Miller - Running with Scissors - Leslie has some BLOG CANDY for you today!
Sharon Johnson -No Time To Stamp? - Sharon will also be posting more BLOG CANDY today as a seperate post from her usual Friday "Stamp Simply" challenge!

Barb Schram - Explore. Dream. Discover. - Today for Barb’s Featured Project she has created a useful Holiday Home Decor item for yourself if you please, or it makes a fabulous gift item that will knock the socks off your friends! It comes completely packaged with a card to match! I KNOW you won’t want to miss out, so be sure to visit today over at Barb’s place.

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Today is ALSO Sharon Johnson's -No Time To Stamp? - regular Stamp Simply Challenge, and it promises to result in some great layout options for you to use for quick projects. Today's challenge - ssnotime65 - JUST TWO INCHES - the idea behind this challenge is to create a simple layout for a Christmas card using JUST a 2" strip of designer paper - you MUST use a 2" strip of dp on your card, but ONLY this one strip of dp - no more. You may border it or do scallops around it, or whatever you want, just no more designer paper. Your focus image can be any size or shape.

Here is what I came up with. My card is A-6 sized. I used the Cuttlebug textile embossing folder for my background and the 2" strip of designer paper is by Fancypants Designs. I outlined the card, 2" strip of dp & the outer circle of my focus image with a gold Pilot marker. Using scraps of Old Olive, I made photo corners and a scalloped border ... as well as the outer circle of my focus image. My focus image is made using the awesome JUSTRITE Christmas Ensemble set. I used the "cracked glass" technique to give it a little bit of vintage appeal. The ribbon is satin from Hobby Lobby.

Some great samples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today can be seen on these blogs: Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, Becky, AJ, Jerri, LeAnne and Darlene (me).

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THANK YOU, EVERYONE, SO MUCH for attending and playing with us!!! YOU make our *jobs* as Bloggers so much more fun, and we THANK YOU for that!!! Although our events are now over, there do remain some open Blog Candy posts, so if you are tuning in late, please check over the "THIS IS PARTY CENTRAL" tab on Sharon's blog to see what remains. Also, you can go back and play ANY of the challenges anytime you like. And, of course, all the projects are still there to inspire you!!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING IN!!!
And sincere
to you and yours, from all of us at
Stamp Simply Celebrates!


  1. A gorgeous card Darlene, a fabulous take on Sharon's challenge!

  2. Wow! Your card is so pretty! I love the embossing and the cracked glass. Just lovely.

  3. A beauty, Darlene! I love the textile embossing in the back, and what a fabulous idea to do the cracked glass for a more distressed look! Awesome job!

  4. Hi Darlene!! Love your card...
    Love the scallop circle too.!

  5. Wonderful card Darlene! Please visit my blog as I have an award for you! ((HUGS)) - Kris

  6. Pretty Dar! Love that cracked glass effect! Thanks too for the tour inside your home! It is just gorgeous!

  7. Darlene, your card is great! I love the beautiful DP and how you did the cracked glass. Funny how that makes anything look vintage. Love this!


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