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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Stamp Simply #103

I am so excited to tell you that Sharon Johnson (aka notimetostamp on SCS) selected li'l ol me to be her Stamp Simply guest designer for the month of September! As most of you probably know, each Friday Sharon posts a Stamp Simply challenge on her blog. And, if you don't know about them, why not hop on over and check out her challenges. I have to admit that I'm a little intimidated presenting "my stuff" with this uber talented design team, but I am so thrilled to have been asked! Thanks, Sharon!

And, if you've followed my blog for a while, you know that Sharon and I have met in person on a few occasions...most recently at the end of July for a Michigan stamping event, which was so much fun! Sharon brought a lot of her goodies from her Stamp Simply store for us to purchase, and I bought some of her May Arts silk ribbon (this stuff is so exquisite!!!), the Bow Easy, and my first Just Rite stamps. She also hosted a small luncheon for a couple of us who had traveled a long way to the event----scrumpdillyicious!!!! Sharon is a wonderful cook and hostess, in addition to being one of the most talented stampers I've ever met.

But I digress and should get back to the task at hand. Sharon's Stamp Simply #103 challenge this week is to stamp your sentiment over your image!

I love the simple elegance of this stamp in Stampin' Up's God's Beauty set. I stamped it in Tuxedo Memento Black ink and watercolored it with SU reinkers. After that dried, I added a few touches to the leaves with my So Saffron marker and a little white gel highlighting. After I stamped the sentiment, I stamped the Floral background in River Rock, which I find to be a wonderful complement to Old Olive. I punched two opposing corners on the black matting with my square steps punch and the other two opposing corners, I added black brads. Last I added the scoring to the Old Olive base panel with my ScorPal.



Please be sure to stop by and see the spectacular creations of Sharon's super talented design team members for this challenge. I'm sure they'd love your visit and your comments!

Janine
Jennifer
Julie
AJ
Tammy
Deb
Barbara
Jenny

And, of course, the leader of the pack, Miss Sharon herself!

Thanks for stopping by today!

26 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my goodness, how very STUNNING is this!!! I have always loved that floral background and have gotten tons of use out of mine, but honestly, it has NEVER looked this good -- what a GREAT color combo, for sure!!! Love your image and sentiment! Way to go!!! And welcome to the pack!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL and STUNNING Charlene!!!

StampOwl said...

congrats Charlene and pretty card

Traci M said...

Many congratulations to lil ol you being chosen ...are you kidding me?? Your talent overflows,, Charlene, and your designs always inspire!! What an asset you'll be to Sharon's design team! Way to go!! Oh, and your card is lovely combining two very different stamps to create a very beautiful look!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Congratulations Charlene on being chosen to be on the Stamp Simply team! Can't wait to see all of your
September creations!

I absolutely adore your take on this week's challenge. What an exquisite design!

Janine said...

Charlene this is just gorgeous!! Great job with this challenge!!
Have a great weekend..

Dawn B. said...

Well lil ole you created a great card. Congratulations. Sharon has great taste in her choices...I really like this background and need to use it more. Very elegant card. I also am in love with the May Arts ribbon...Have a great weekend.

Jennifer Buck said...

Beautiful! I LOVE this one! The colors are wonderful! :)

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just gorgeous Charlene! I love your color choices, and that single stem over the floral background--wowzers! So fun to have you playing with us this month!

Cathleen said...

Oooooo! This is so pretty!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Charlene! I always loved that Floral background stamp, and it looks stunning here on your card! Welcome to the Stamp Simply team!

Liz Williams said...

Congratulations, Charlene. I will look forward to your beautiful cards here on these challenges. This is a great one and I love how you stamped onto design paper.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

This is just lovely Charlene! Have a great weekend, hugs,

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Charlene! I like all the *space* wonderfully done. Congrats on the Sept. spot!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Charlene! I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations on the SS challenges throughout September! Congrats on being Guest Designer!!

jdmommy said...

This card is really beautiful, Charlene! TFS! And congratulations on being chosen to stamp for sharon's team.....she couldn't have chosen better!!

AJ said...

fabulous!!! love this- and welcome welcome!

Julia Aston said...

Super, super card Charlene! and BIG congrats on being Sharon's guest stamper for Sept!!! I tried to send a PM to the DDC team but SCS was acting funky again and it didn't go out!! I'll try again later...

this card is lovely - wonderful bg stamping and I love the verse over the stem - very nice!!!

have a great long weekend GF!!

Connie M. said...

Your card is just stunning, Charlene!! Big congrats to you...so well deserved!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

you may have stamped simply, but you have created an uber gorgeous card, my dear friend.....and...Sharon knows a fellow stamping genius when she sees one....Congrats, cutie!!!

Barbara said...

Just gorgeous, Charlene. I love that background and the single leaf as the focal point is stunning. Welcome to the team!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Beautifully done, I love that background stamp -- may have to pull it out after seeing you card! Thrilled to have you this month with SS!!!! Hmmm.. strangely I find myself craving some m&m's!!!!

Carolyn King said...

wooohooo congrats my friend! You are awesome....and love your beautiful card too!

Julie Koerber said...

What a stunning and stylish card! I love that floral background with such a fun image on top! It's like icing on the cake! :-)

Ann said...

Charlenen you are way too funny!!! Why wouldn't Sharon want you to be a guest designer?? You do fabulous work and this card is no exception!!

Mothermark said...

I love the color on the leaves against the soft background! What a unique and creative card! Very nicely done!