Friday, January 30, 2009

Stamp Simply #72 - Love Is In The Air!

Today's Stamp Simply Challenge has to deal with LOVE!

Please stop by Sharon Johnson's blog and show her a little love ... she has had quite a lot on her plate lately and now has been down with the flu bug for the last four days!

Now on to the challenge! In Sharon's words "Make any love themed card you’d like — it could be for Valentine’s Day or for a wedding or anniversary, or even a LOVING birthday or thinking of you card — just incorporate LOVE into your project somehow!!! " (You can click on any of my images for a closer view).

I've had these beautiful vintage images hanging on my pegboard just screaming to be used. I printed them from My intention was to use all three images on one card but as I started, I realized I wanted to focus on each image individually ... so now I have THREE cards to share with you on this challenge! I know ... CALL ME CRAZY!!!

My first card is my favorite!! The background paper is designer paper to mimic antique lace and is by Karen Foster. All stamping has been done directly onto the paper. Stamps used were: Crafty Secrets (Sew Special), Autumn Leaf Clear Stamp (Love) and Flourishes (Open to Love) double hearts.

My second card was very simple! The background paper is from the DCWV 12x12 Old World pack. The only stamping on this card is the "Special Love" sentiment which is from the Crafty Secrets (Mini Memories) set. I placed my vintage image behind a Darice photo frame and matted it with a scrap of SU designer paper. The organdy ribbon is from JoAnn's and the sticker pearls from Mark Richards. LOVE the softness of this card.

My third card was a little tricky due to the color tone of the image. I finally decided on Pacific Point for my card base and a scrap of SU dp for my background panel. The paper lace is by Around the Block and was given to me by my friend Tammy Hershberger (Stamp Happy). The heart tag I had in my scrapbooking stash and the fibers were also a gift and matched in perfectly. The only stamping on this card is the "Happy Anniversary" sentiment which comes from an Inkadinkado Wedding clear set.
Okay ... that's it for today's Stamp Simply Challenge cards. What fun I had once I decided what to do!! Hope you are having fun today too! Still cold and snowy here in NE Ohio ... so I guess I'll just have to go to the craftroom and play somemore ... oh wow is me!! LOL! Happy Day my friends and thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Being an old lady I appreciate that vintage look. I love those Pat

  2. Love that vintage look. My favorite is the middle one - so simple but effective. Love it.

  3. love your cards - the middle one is my fav - simple yet elegant

  4. Hi Darlene!! Hope all is well with you... What a fabulous grouping of cards!!
    Hope you have a great weekend.

  5. Beautiful cards, Darlene. I LOVE all the ribbons and lace.

  6. Oh, Darlene, you are too sweet!!! Thank you!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your trio of vintage cards today!!! Your vintage style always speaks to my heart -- vintage was the first *style* I fell in love with when I started stamping -- I got away from it, but do love to return to it every now and then, and I ALWAYS love to view vintage creations!!! Keep them coming!

  7. these are all so lovely! I especially love the second one!


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