Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Dancin' With Dee (ssnotime51)

Sharon Johnson of No Time To Stamp has issued a Stamp Simply Challenge as part of her 1-year blog-anniversary. The Dancin' With Dee challenge means we are doing the 2-step (or 3-step or more) with stamps! Now, I have never met this lovely woman but I liked her instantly through her fabulous blog ... and you will too! She recently took the time to leave me a comment on my blog {how cool is that?} and her enthusiasm is contagious. So -- here's to you Sharon, and your 1-year fabulous blog-aversary!
I needed a gift card set, so I figured - hey, why not stamp simply? So I went Dancin' With Dee and in a matter of no time at all, I had this 4-card gift set. The background is embossed with Cuttlebug Textile on SU Very Vanilla Cardstock - instant pretty! I used Martha Stewart's scallop punch to edge a second piece of SU Very Vanilla, and then I scored it diagonally at 1/2 inch intervals on my Scor-Pal before matting it on SU Groovy Guava.

I went looking in my stash for 2-step stamps and since pickins was slim, I chose to use this blast from the past set from The Angel Company, Love and Joy. {I really need to go shopping at Kitchen Sink Stamps for some kick toosh 2 and3 and 4 step stamps!} I digress ... so I stamped the flowers in Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre ColorBox Chalk ink, and the stems in SU Old Olive and Certainly Celery ink. The flower centers are dotted with SU real red, in an effort to add yet another step to my dance! When the image was circle punched and matted on the Marvey Large Circle Scallop - it popped like a field full of flowers on a windy day! A butterfly fluttered in, compliments of Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly punch {love that thing}. Sentiment is from CHF Kim Hughes Silhouette Blooms II.

Finally, I bagged and bowed it and what do you get? A Stamp Simply Challenge AND a 4-card birthday gift set. Don't you just love multi-tasking? So head on over to No Time To Stamp and figure out whether you - too - have No Time To Stamp! Congrats Sharon!


joanieg said...

WOW These are some of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. The originality and the use of so many techniques is wonderful!! WAY TO GO KAY!!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my goodness -- THANK YOU for all the kind words!!! Your Gift Set is FABULOUS -- the photo with all the cards in it is SO impressive -- made my jaw drop!!! I LOVE coordinated sets all wrapped up pretty, and this one is to die for!!! I am so glad you played and took the time to *Dance with Dee* -- what a lovely creation -- thanks so much!!!

Kay said...

Thanks Joanie Mahoney -- I can't WAIT to see you at the scrap-a-thon in October! Woo Hoo!

Kay said...

Thanks Sharon. I'm going "dancin" with your stamp simply challenges more often! You are good for my creative soul!

Debbie Olson said...

These are SO lovely! Great textures and colors!

Betz61 said...

I am sharing the comment wealth through Becca Freekens blog Amazing Paper Grace. I really love this card of your I usually don't care for orange but you sure made it look elegant.