Saturday, December 11, 2010

Clear Boxes! Stamp Simply!

This weeks Stamp Simply Challenge is to use clear boxes! I am showing you a little different application today and suggest trying them out to package a small gift item! I found a set of four snowflake candles that I separated out and to gift individually.
Using designer paper from the KaiserCraft Dear Santa Collection, I lined the box bottom and used the same to make the filler piece. The stamped piece is from JustRite's Christmas Joy set! I punched out using my MarvyUchida scallop punches, added some beautiful crinkled ribbon and there we have it, a gift all ready for giving! I LOVE this simple and wonderful way of packaging! The uses for these boxes are endless! Let's see what you can come up with! Take a look at these Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Designer's clear box creations!
Sharon Johnson: No Time To Stamp? Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color Michelle Woerner: Stop and Stamp the Roses
Clear Boxes, Ribbon, Stamps, and Paper all found in

Friday, December 3, 2010

Stamp Simply Ornaments!

Decorating for Christmas is HUGE! Giving small homemade gifts is another BIG thing. So, for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge we are combining the two! Our challenge is to make a Christmas Ornament OR an item of Home Decor that could be used yourself or as a small gift to give. You may alter a store bought item, create something from scratch! If creating a gift item or home decor item is not on your agenda right now, then make a card with some sort of ornament on it, easy enough! Just have FUN!
I chose to make a pocket ornament! After adhering my paper onto my ornament, I also attached a half piece, placing the scor tape on the bottom and up the two sides. On the sides I placed the edge in a bit to create more of a pocket feature. Paper is Basic Grey's Jovial. And oh my, here is that spectacular trim again! I used it around the ornament and could not let the tiny bit left go to waste! I trimmed the edge of a piece of ribbon! Makes a super hanger inserted into the top ornament hole. A look at the pocket, I will be giving several of these to family members for Christmas this year. I needed a pocket to place a gift card! Then the recipient can hang on tree, hang on the wall, keep empty or fill with greens! Besides the trim, I utilized a Webster's Pages Bloomer, silk and twill ribbons! See the leaves? These are the fall leaves from Prima that I cut to resemble holly leaves! Making good use out of all the goods!

Here is another version! A bit ornate for me, but so pretty just the same! Love the velvet ribbon inserted thought the lace! Ornaments, Paper, Ribbons & Trim, Lace, Sticker Sentiment, leaves, and Scor tape are all found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! As always, all are welcome and invited to play! Keyword is ssnotime168 for those who upload at SCS. There is no time limit. You can play this challenge anytime at all. The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun! Thanks so much for stopping by! Take good care!

Be sure and check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Designers, Sharon Johnson , No Time To Stamp? & Deb Saaranen, Dream in Color ornamental creations today! So much inspiration just for you!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Just Ducky! JustRite!

JustRite is introducing another new Elizabeth Dulemba CLING stamp set, Just Ducky! And I created a birthday card for special two year old! October Afternoon DP, Prism colored cardstock, and Papertreyink white cardstock are the papers used. Here's a peek at the complete set! What a cute image along with many options for creating! Take a look at THIS most creative idea using Just Ducky created by Sharon Harnist! Don't you just LOVE it? The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Copic colored. Misc buttons, along with Martha Stewart Bakers string are the final embellishments to complete the card. Using an exacto craft knife I cut around the fingers to create a tiny pocket to place the star into. Machine stitching and Spellbinders Dies are also used on this creation. 5" x 5" is the finished card size. JustRite's Font, Mryiad Pro is used for the name on Just Ducky's card front. The number two is JustRite's Times New Roman font. There's nothing like personalizing your creations! And making them JustRite! Thanks so much for stopping by! Take good care!
JustRite Sales continue for December . . . we're trying to make your holiday shopping as easy as possible! Mini Binder Box 50% OFF SALE $4.98
Hangin' Around - Cling 25% OFF SALE $14.96
A Day in the Country - Cling 25% OFF SALE $14.96 Free shipping for all U.S. consumer orders with a $50.00 purchase
through December 30
JustRite Custom Dies are now in stock & shipping! You can find both sets HERE. To celebrate the release of JustRite's Custom Dies, there's no better holiday gift than a sale on our Nested Frames & Nested Sentiment stamps that coordinate with our new dies! All of the great JustRite Original stamp sets on sale this month: Christmas Nested Frames Christmas Nested Sentiments and Verse Wedding Nested Sentiments & Verse Give Thanks Nested Frames Friendship Nested Sentiments & Verse Sympathy Nested Sentiments & Verse Baroque Nested Frames Nature Nested Sentiments & Verse Victorian Nested Frames All Occasion Nested Sentiments & Verse Cherish the Memories Nested Sentiments

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Sale!

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
is pleased to offer you a fun HOP today with BLACK FRIDAY SALE PRICES! And what's on sale? For a bit of variety and fun, we let each designer choose their own favorites to be placed on sale, so you'll see a great variety of items! All sale items are at 15% off and are limited to items in stock. Sales prices are in effect through Sunday, 11/28. To order, email Sharon at with your list of items and your state/zip or country, she'll get back to you with an invoice.

How about a reindeer creation today? I purchased this felt bag at my local Dollar General Store for a dollar! I added a neck bow, button nose, and ribbon on the handles! Fun embellishing to jazz the bag up creates the perfect packaging for a few cards! I made three cards to place inside the bag. Here is the card front. I used K&Company Die-Cut Cardmaking pad for my card paper. Oh how easy this is to pull the sheet off the pad, scor, and ready to add the details!

The reindeer image is found in this Rubber Soul set, Stylized Christmas. It is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Spellbinder dies are used to cut the image and frame. I utilized the same ribbon I stitched onto the bag handles for a neck bow. The string is MS Bakers string and Kaiser adhesive red pearl for the reindeer nose!

Here is the card inside! A strip of reindeer paper placed on a distressed piece of SU cardstock is perfect for the reindeer trim! I glued the trim on and trimmed the edged to fit. For the sentiment I selected another stamp from Stylized Christmas and stamped with the rich cocoa ink. The sentiment is one stamp, but upon looking at it, you could easily cut the words apart to create three individual words to use as a single or combine them! Bonus!

And another card inside using yet another Stylized Christmas sentiment! I think this deer trim would be perfect for the hunters in your life too. There you have it! My Black Friday creation! Products on sale from my post today are ribbons by the spool, K&Company Yuletide, Glad Tidings, and Blue Awning Papers.

Be sure and check the other designer's creations and see what else is on SALE! Have Fun!

Sharon Johnson – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Barb Schram Deb Saaranen Linda Duke Claudia Rosa Michelle Woerner

Joy of the Holidays! Stamp Simply Black Friday!

It's Friday! Actually it's Black Friday here in the US! The day after Thanksgiving is when the Christmas shopping season begins and retailers hope to get their books from the red into the black! So, for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge today, we will use Black in our creations. Use it as one of your feature colors, accents, black ribbon, whatever works for you. Just have FUN! For my Black Friday creation I chose to gussie up this gift bag! It is a beautiful mirrored silver paper bag. I tried several times to take a picture that did it justice but as you can see I did not succeed! The black images on the bag are actually flocked, just scrumptious. I replaced the bag handles with black velvet ribbon! Embellished the stamped bag tag with a piece of Webster's Vintage Inspired netting, and a Webster's Pages Sparklers button! The stamped sentiment is found in my Clearly Wordsworth Set, Classic Christmas by Rubber Soul! I also edged my Spellbinder die cut with my Silver Leafing pen. Now I have a gift bag all set to go! Velvet ribbon, netting, sparkler button, stamp set, leafing pen and Spellbinder die are all found in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!
Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope you can play along this week. All are welcome and invited to play! The Splitcoaststampers Keyword is ssnotime167 for those who upload at SCS. There is no time limit. You can play this challenge anytime at all. The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun! Be sure to link to Sharon's Mr. Linky too. Please link the direct post, not your blog, for ease in finding the proper creation!
Check out the fab Stamp Simply Challenge Designers' samples:
Sharon Johnson: The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Claudia Rosa: Pretty Pressings November Guest Designer Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty AJ Otto: The Willow Garden Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Garden Fairy Snowflake Seeds!

Welcome to the final week of JustRite Stampers’ Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of
Christmas Blog Hops 2010!
  • JustRite has been showcasing their entire Christmas Collection of stamps and ALL of the JustRite Original stamps are currently ON SALE at 25% off now through November 29, with free shipping within the U.S. on consumer orders over $50! You can view all of those Holiday Sale stamp sets HERE.
  • If you would like to go back through all of the hops and see all of the gorgeous Christmas inspiration from the past 11 weeks, click on the 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops category on the JustRite Inspiration blog. All designers’ projects are hyperlinked directly to their blog posts and have full details of how they created the project, so you won’t have to search for them!
  • JustRite also has Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets, you can find all of the cling stamp sets HERE. Designers joining the JustRite design team today are the 2 Sketches 4 You designers! JustRite is sponsoring this week’s 2S4Y #66 sketch challenge. Find the fabulous sketch inspiration AND details about the JustRite prize package HERE.

A Garden Fairy! Turned Snowflake Seed Fairy! My, Oh My, I love, Love, LOVE JustRite's new cling stamps! Have you tried them yet? I embellished this mini cigar box purchased at Michaels to create a gift giving box! See the snowflakes falling off the box edge!

Here is the complete JustRite Garden Fairy Seeds Set! The clings come precut, ready to place on your clear block and stamp away! There are endless possibilities for this adorable set, Valentines Day, Spring, and celebrations of all kinds!

Isn't she adorable? A closeup pic reveals Copic coloring and a bit of sparkle on her outfit and wings. The sparkle is achieved going over the colored image with my red and peach Spica Pens. Designer paper used is Snow Day Collection by Crate Paper, trim is Webster's Pages. These products along with the tinsel edged ribbon is found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Another angle of the box! In the box inside I included a computer generated copy of The Snowflake Legend. You can find the legend HERE.

I hope you've enjoyed the JustRite Christmas Blog Hops! I know I have. Thanks so much for stopping by, I wish you and those you love a blessed Thanksgiving! Take good care!

Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you today! JustRite Inspiration Blog

2 Sketches 4 You

Debbie Olson

Kazan Clark

Laura Davis

Barb Schram

Angie Tieman

Heidi Blankenship

Courtney Baker

Michele Kovack

Julie Lacey

Sankari Wegman

Laurie Willison

Stephanie Kraft

Mona Pendleton

Angela Barkhouse

Regina Mangum

Friday, November 19, 2010

Blackberry Scripture Tea, Velveeta Cheese, and Honey, OH MY!

My take on Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge is a bit of a stretch this week! It's all about canning, freezing or drying your summer harvest! Are you still doing that or preparing those previously preserved goodies for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Today is all about preserving our fruits of the harvest. So here's the stretch, my food related item is tea, Blackberry Tea! It counts, right? I've food related items throughout the project too! Wherever today's challenge brings you, whether using food type stamps, papers or embellishments on a creation, decorating a jar of canned goods, or even wrapping a chocolate bar, it's all good!
How about a box to hold that tea! This was super simple to create! So simple that I created twelve of these boxes (yet to embellished)! The box top sentiment is stamped with a Verve Stamp that Sharon now carries in her store! This was my first experience stamping with Verve stamps and I have to say I love the clear stamp quality! And the ability to buy single stamps is a plus! How did the box begin? With a food carton of course! See, I'm getting the food relating in there! Ahhh, yes Velveeta cheese! I made mac and cheese last week and could not bring myself to throw away the container! I loved the simple construction! I traced onto my designer papers and cut out. The paper on this box is K&CO Yuletide. I just saw Sharon only has two kits containing this paper left in her store. Here is a look at the box base, the lid is what holds the sides together when assembled. Each tea bag has a scripture on the tea tag. I bought tea bags at my local Cracker Barrel Restaurant. There is a website if you are interested,, I have not visited the site yet, but hope to soon! Let me know if you do! Two honey sticks are a perfect addition! More food related items! LOL The honey is flavored, I purchased them at a bakery and wish I'd bought more! Close up of the box reveals trim used on the lid top edge and along the bottom edge. I am in love with this trim, once the scor tape is applied to the trim back, it easily bends in half, allowing half the trim on the box top, and the other half on the box side. So pliable and smooth, giving such a finished look! You can purchase this trim at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. You will also find the gorgeous silk ribbon there too.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I really appreciate it! I do hope you get the chance to play along with The Stamp Simply Challenge this week. If you upload your creation to a public forum, please use keyword ssnotime166 and/or upload on Sharon's Mr Linky! Take Good Care!

Check out the terrifically talented Stamp Simply designers' blogs! Sharon Johnson, No Time To Stamp? Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat. Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty AJ Otto: The Willow Garden Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color Claudia Rosa: Pretty Pressings November Guest Designer

JustRite Friday Challenge!

For our JustRite's Friday Challenge this week, we are partnering with FlowerSoft! Have you seen FlowerSoft's new gold and silver diamond range? I used the gold on my project today, along the ornament edging, and on a band across the middle. It's one of those creations that kept growing as I went along!
The KaiserCraft ornament is approximately 5 1/4" x 6 1/2" and is about 1/4" thick. It is made of a pressed board material and is extremely sturdy. I started by adhering my designer paper to the ornament, sanding the edges, and applying scor tape all around the ornament edging. The excess tape that extends up from the edging is pressed down securing the Webster's pages netting. The tape also how the FlowerSoft Gold is attached.
The ornament sentiment is found in JustRite's Christmas Nested Sentiments and Verse and cut using Spellbinders Tags Trio Die #2.
This was a hard creation to photo! The trims and ribbons grew and grew! I love the crinkle ribbon along with the sheer. The purple trim is from Webster Pages Holiday designer trim package. Purple snowflakes are from Hero Arts, along with Martha Stewart punched snowflakes with a gold glitter center.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Check out the JustRite blog for the latest and greatest JustRite creations and news. Remember there is always prizes to be won with JustRite challenges! I hope you get inspired and play along this week! Take good care!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

JustRite Stampers Wednesday HOP #11, Groovy Snowmen!

Welcome to week #11 of JustRite Stampers’ Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops! Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection!
  • Don’t forget that JustRite has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets, you can find them HERE.
  • This week, designers from the Stampers Dream design team are joining us along with a few other special guests!
  • For the month of November, we thought we would throw in some holiday gift ideas using your JustRite stamps, so be watching for those!
  • In celebration of JustRite’s Christmas Blog Hops, take 25% off All JustRite Original Christmas Stamps now through November 29! Free shipping within the U.S. on orders over $50.
I have a gift to share today! I repurposed a box that contained beverage napkins, I thought it would make a terrific card box! I added my own sentiment from JustRite's Christmas Nested Sentiments and a silk bow to the box lid! Simple enough without fuss, much needed as the holidays approach! The box has room to house four 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"cards. All have the same elements, just vary in colors. This image is just the sweetest! I adore him, all images have been Copic colored! A peek at the JustRite Original stamp set, Groovy Snowman! I LOVE these images, and love that I'll be able to utilize this set well into the winter months! Remember, this JustRite original is one of sets on sale through November 29! What a grand snowlady, all decked out in her purple, green, red, and gold attire! Cardstock used is Papertreyink, and SU. Various designers papers are from my scrap drawer! This particular card was the first of the set I created, you may remember it from THIS POST! I added a little more color on his cheeks and snowflake. Here is another snowlady! And she is groovy for sure! Bakers string and twine used is found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I did machine stitch on all cards, and utilized my Spellbinders classic scallop circle, basic circle, and tags trio dies.
All in all a terrific way to repurpose a wonderful box, filled with groovy goodness! Enjoy the hop and have a wonderful Wednesday! Please visit these blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you! JustRite Inspiration Blog

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Colors? What are you Favorites?

It's time for Sharon's annual Non-traditional Christmas Colors Stamp Simply Challenge! This week, let's make Christmas cards or projects in NON-traditional Christmas colors, meaning NO typical red and green. To get you thinking, some personal favorites of Sharon's are Bashful Blue, Amethyst, Celery, Pink or Rose. I went with the Pink, Rose, and Celery for my Advent project today!
ALL papers on this creation are from Sharon's YULETIDE kit, the ribbons too! I did add some velvet ribbon around the box, and some of the velvet ric rac on the inside.

A bit of Grandma's writing! This tag is from the tag pad in the YULETIDE kit, as are the adhesive rhinestones. FYI, all kit contents are also available for individual purchase! The advent box is a Kaiser product that I got from Ellen Hutson. You can see the top of the individual boxes with white acrylic paint on the edges, I only painted the edges of the boxes and edges of the large box! All paper is adhered using scor tape with edges sanded! What a labor of love, I've been working on this all week! I'll post again with all the stamping details!

Take good care! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Check out the terrifically talented Stamp Simply designers' blogs to see inspiring creations! Sharon Johnson, No Time To Stamp? Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps Not playing today, feel better, Deb! Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat. Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty AJ Otto: The Willow Garden Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color Claudia Rosa: Pretty Pressings November Guest Designer

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Angel Baby Card & The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Blog Hop Winner!

Guess what? My blog was the mystery blog for this weeks Stamp Simply Ribbon Store BLOG HOP! Yuppers! I googled and the lucky number is commenter #43! Congratulations to Denise!!! Please email your address so Sharon can get that gorgeous ribbon package out to you at, thank YOU!
Denise said... That's a great project Barb! Just love that Graphic 45 paper.
I needed a baby shower gift card today and the card pictured above is what I came up with! No stamping! Just working with paper, ribbon, flowers, & dies! I used an image from Crafty Secrets Baby Girl Cotton Scraps! There are many usable images on the sheet, making this very economical! Available are a variety of Cotton Scraps found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! My white card base is PaperTreyink white stampers select cardstock, that has been die cut with Spellbinders Labels Eight, #6 then dry embossed with Cuttlebugs Kassies Brocade folder.
The flower at the card top is one from the right hand package pictured above. They are Prima Flowers, Lilliput Roses Marshmallow available at The Stamp Simply Store. I used my dauber and Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress ink to pink the petal edges.
The smaller roses come from the far right package of Prima Flowers pictured above! I love they come in various shades! Again I rubbed tattered rose ink onto the lightest one used.
How about that tinsel edged ribbon? I've been using this ribbon on some of my holiday creations and love it so much, I ordered the pink! It's perfect for a girly card! Around the small oval I folded the ribbon in half, stitched along the fold line, gathered and scor taped it around the back edge allowing the gather to frame the oval.
The Dies are Spellbinders new Beaded Ovals. For this card I used #2, #3, and #4, and also Classic Large Oval #4 to create the pink frame. The Angel sentiment is cut from the Cotton Scraps and the pink 100% jute string is super wonderful to work with! You should see all the colors it comes in! I think that about covers all the supplies used, I hope the Mom to be will enjoy this special card!
Congratulations to Denise, our Stamp Simply Store Blog Hop winner! And thank you to all who visit and leave comments, it is appreciated so very much! Take good care!

Friday, November 5, 2010

It's Tag Time for Stamp Simply Challenge164!

For Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge we are talking TAGS! Tags are small canvases to decorate that we pass along, on a gift or use to embellish a card or other project. ANY tag you might need for any occasion is great for today's challenge, the main requirement, HAVE FUN making tags!
I chose to make Christmas tags mainly to use on holiday packages and present the entire set as a gift in a coordinating package. Using my K&Company Yuletide Kit contents, I got to work!
The packaging I used is a 8oz cream cheese box! I have been saving this for some time, and realized the Yuletide Tag Pad tags would fit perfectly! The pad contains 24 tags and I used eight for my creation today. You can see my scor tape placement, I remove the tape backing one strip at a time, allowing me to manage the paper and keep it aligned with the box edges as I apply it.
Three of the tags here! The far right tag has two Yuletide adhesive chipboard stickers. I love this option for embellishing. I knew if I used the "Peace on Earth" sticker, it would stick up too far on the tag top edge and would be too tall to fit into my box. As I looked the stickers over, I realized they are layered, with the top layer smaller than the bottom but with the same main image. Carefully removing the top layer, I got the size I needed and left the bottom layer to use another time. Double the stickers! So instead of the 18 that come in the Yuletide Adhesive Chipboard package, I potentially could have 36! Score!
Two more, the crinkle ribbon is included in the kit too. This is the first time I've worked with crinkle ribbon! What Fun! And I do not have to worry if it gets scrunched in the box! Perfect!
My box holds all eight tags! I love the box flap, as it tucks in nicely and holds shut. This makes it easy, no fastener needed! Each tag is backed with cardstock from my scrap drawer. The edges are all sanded, as are the box edges. All materials used in today's project are from the K&Company Yuletide Kit found at The Stamp Simply Store. The Prima flower on box lid is also found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!
A peek at how I finished the tag backs. I looped the ribbon, thread it through my punched hole, and taped to the tag back. I then punched a circle and used scor tape to attach, covering ribbon ends! Most likely I will give this little item as a holiday hostess gift! I hope she'll like it! Phew, another holiday project checked off the list! Have a great weekend everyone! Take Good Care!
Check out the terrifically talented Stamp Simply challenge designers blogs and see their tag creations!
Claudia Rosa: Pretty Pressings November Guest Designer