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Friday, March 27, 2009

Stamp Simply #80

Oh my gosh ... here it is Friday again and time for another Stamp Simply challenge over on Sharon Johnson's No Time To Stamp blog. Today Sharon has challenged us to FORGET THE RULES! What does that mean??? Well, here it is

Let’s Forget the Rules! Do you remember when we were kids (at least when I was a kid!!) we were taught not to mix patterns when we dress ourselves. I guess styles must have been rather bland back then — LOL!!! We would never wear a plaid skirt (remember those red wool plaid skirts?) with a printed blouse, or a striped jumper with a polka dotted blouse. We just DID NOT do it back then!!! Oh, but look at the fun we have today with patterned paper — Mix and Match — anything goes!!! And I love it!!! So today we are going to use EITHER stripes or dots and mix them with any other print or pattern you so desire! Or use the stripes and dots together if you like. You may use patterned paper or you may stamp your prints/patterns. Just make sure you use EITHER stripes or dots, or both!!! I LOVE both stripes and dots. And today you get bonus points if you can use 3 different prints together!!! Forget those old rules, let loose and have fun!!!
I chose to be brave and use stripes and polka dots together. I would NEVER do this in my clothing wardrobe but with cards I didn't have any problem! My base card is Tangerine Tango, matting is navy cardstock and the designer paper is by DCWV. My polka dot butterflies were punched using a Martha Stewart punch and Stampin' Up designer paper. The flowers are by The Paper Studio and ribbon by Darice.
Hope you enjoy my challenge card for today! UPDATE on DH ... we are spending each morning at Cleveland Clinic where Mark is in preparation for Stem Cell Transplant. The staff here has been amazingly helpful and kind. Mark is progressing very well and handling the side affects like the trooper he is! Next week begins the stem cell collection and we are praying that will go as well as this week of treatment has. Thanks to all of you for your prayers and kind words.


  1. How pretty and springy! LOVE the colors! And no stamping??? You really captured the essence of simple on this one! :)

    TGIF, right? Hang in there! Sending loads of love and prayers!

  2. What a cute and perky card. Love your add on dotted butterflies. And I really do like your use of both the dots and stripes. Cutesy! Pat

  3. You mean stripes and polka dots don't go together?!? hee hee! First remark that came to mind was "far out!" :) Nice layout, and I like your matching butterflies.

  4. Beautiful card Darlene. I think I had an outfit like this when I was younger. LOL. I will be thinking about you and Mark during this time of medical issues. Hugs to you both..Hope you get to stamp...

  5. Groovy man! I like the dark mats to set off the fun patterns. I just LOVE to forget the rules, and be a rebel sometimes. Go ahead, Dar, try this in your wardrobe for a day and see how much fun the clinic and your DH has with your smiles!

  6. Darlene, I remember those days as well. Never mix prints. Well, even if you broke the rule of those good old days, your card came of wonderful. Great colors used in the card and love the butterflies. Got to get one of those punches.

    Take care,


  7. I love this challenge and your vivid colors, shown off to perfection in your great photo! Stripes and polka dots are some of my favorites. Hugs and good wishes to you and Mark. Oh, you are dear, brave souls.

  8. Beautifully broken!! Love the flower and the butterfly embellies.

    I hope things fo well today. Praying for you both!

  9. How ya been Darlene?? Great card..
    Hope you have a great weekend.

  10. Ooooh! I really like this one...love the little butterfly touches too. What a great way to use scraps.


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