Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Sweet Smells of Summer!

The Sweet Smells of Summer is the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Blog HOP theme this month! The weather has been gorgeous here and summer is so welcomed after a long cold winter and spring! Pictured above is a new kit The Stamp Simply Store is featuring. And some lucky commenter has the opportunity to win this wonderful blog hop candy!
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To receive this prize package in your mailbox, just leave a comment. Leaving a comment on EACH blog in the Hop increases your chances of winning, though it is not required to enter. Random.org will be used to first select which of our 7 blogs will be used to select the winner. Random.org will then be used again to select the winner from the chosen blog. The Blog Candy winner will be selected at 6 p.m. EST on Friday, June 11. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I chose to make a sea shell card! We visit friends at their cottage each summer and I wanted a Thank You card for their gracious hospitality! Can't you just sense the beach and all the terrific sights, sounds, and smells?
I used an image from JustRite's By the Sea set. All JustRite products are 20% off in The Stamp Simply Store through Monday morning, 8 a.m. EST, June 14. Prices reflected on the Store page are the full price. Your discount will be reflected on your invoice. Now is the time to stock up! I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic colored. Patterned paper is from the Cappella Basic Grey paper pad in the kit!
A peek of the card inside! I used my Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Border Petites and layered more of the Cappella papers. The sentiment image is from a Rubber Soul/Wordsworth clear stamp set, I'm So Glad found in The Stamp Simply Store and can be seen on this page.
CHECK out the talented Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Designers to see what sweet summertime creations they have to share!

82 comments:

Jerri Jimenez said...

A beautiful card Barb!

Deborah Saaranen said...

So beautiful Barb! So funny--I was thinking on doing this "Summer" desogm with somewhat neutral browns and tans too...

your's looks absolutely gorgeous!

Sharon said...

This is lovely - love the design. Thanks for sharing

Holly aka Toy said...

Gorgeous inside AND out! Wowzers. You rocked it, my friend!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as always Barb.. I think you and I were on the same page as far as colors go LOL!! I love this and all your work - Linda Duke

Luanne said...

Barb ~ this is just lovely! The silk ribbon makes it so rich! I really like your shells too. And the inside - he Cappella papers are a perfect compliment. I want to go to the beach now!

Silvergirl said...

Oh my!!! What a lovely card!!! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

huntla1 said...

Your card is just beautiful. I love the soft beach colors you have used on the card.

Lillian Child said...

Fabulous card! I love the soft suede brown colors - and that ribbon - oh my. And the sentiment inside - I was not familiar with that stamp company - going to go and check it out! Thanks for sharing with us!

Velta said...

Beautiful! I love these colors and the coloring is perfect! TFS!!

Rhonda said...

Love the wide ribbon. Very tranquil.

Kelly Massman said...

I love the sea--your card brought me there for today! Thanks!

Betsy said...

Lovely lovely card! Am a great fan of seashells and the brown and cream of your papers were lovely accompaniments to them. Great bow as well.

Glenn & Beth said...

What a beautiful, elegant card.
I love the papers and your choice of colors.

Kathy H said...

Lovely!

Mary said...

Such a pretty card!!! Love the colors and coloring.

cristinoel said...

That card looks so pretty. Love the way you used the dp with the shells.

Charlette Finley said...

Your card is just beautiful. The colors are great. Who doesn't think of summer and fun on the beach when you see shells. I sure do. I spent many a summer day on the beach with my son collecting shells and still have everyone his little fingers found. Great Job! TFS

Holly said...

Beautiful card! Love your gorgeous ribbon treatment!!

chaun said...

Loved your seashell card and the way you colored it!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Wonderful inside and out!! Love the browns! Have A Great day : )

Lyn said...

You couldn't have chosen a more perfect design for your Thank You. The entire card makes such a beautiful statment of the soft beach colors. Thanks, Barb!

Susan G said...

I wouldn't have thought of brown for a summer card, but this is lovely. Great job!

Lueyes said...

This is a beautiful card, the colors are lovely!

Heidi Karpen said...

Gorgeous card- love the edge detail peeking out at the bottom from the inside!

Sillyfilly said...

I love your card. I love the stamps. You did a great job on the coloring of the shells and that paper is beautamous!

Auntie Em said...

What a beautiful card! A handmade card like that is sure to get you invited back again!!!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Sherry Cheever said...

Oh Barb, I love how you colored the shells. What a beautiful card!!!

Little GTO said...

What wonderful memoies you have brought to mind of the beach when I was a little critter. Love that ribbon
Sharon L

Colleen Dietrich said...

Gosh, how pretty! Love the colors you chose, for they definitely remind one of the sandy beaches. And the inside of your card is as pretty as the outside!

Cyndee said...

Such rich colors you used in the papers and the stamp! Very pretty!

Rachel Hope said...

Gorgeous colors and details!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! I love the images and how you colored them! The bow is so beautiful!

Playing with Paper said...

Such a gorgeous card!! I love the shells. Very pretty!

Pati said...

Wow, Beautiful Barb! I love the browns and the touch of color on the shells, very soft, clean, elegant in a way, very nice!

Lynne Phelps said...

GORGEOUS - I love this card! It is also my favorite Just Rite set. the muted colors of the Capella work so well with the natural colors of the shells - lovely!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful card!!

lovetostamp said...

Barb - Love your card. I have been following Sharon's blog and came across your blog through hers and am so glad I did. Thanks for sharing your work.

LynneZ

jackielwatson said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love the seashells. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

Sandra said...

beautiful!
Sandra

Glenda said...

Your color choices are beautiful for this card! It is so pretty!

Debbie said...

I am just loving your card. It's just beautiful!

Thanks for a chance to win a great kit.

Take care,

Debbie Reaves

dinosaur said...

Ooh! i love this card. I love anything about the beach.

craft_princess said...

Super pretty shells!

JudyI St. Louis MO said...

Barb your card is gorgeous. I have been playing with that stamp today trying to find a color combination that's JustRite and I think you've found it. It's truly an inspiration. Makes me want to head for the beach

newfiecrafter said...

such a beautiful card the brown ribbon makes it so rich . Love the brown and white.
Marilyn

Kelly G said...

What a beautiful card. Love the brown AND the bow!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

gorgeous card, fabulous!

enjoy *~*

acs004 said...

Beautiful card. Love the stamp you used.

Brenda said...

Lovely cards. Love the colors and seashells bring back memories of the beach. The blog candy is scrumptuous -- thanks for the chance to win.

Bek said...

I'm continually amazed by the wonderful things that people create, and this is right up there! Wonderful job and thanks so much for sharing!

Sylvia from Minnesota said...

Barb, what a beautiful thank you card and I love the way you used the button with the ribbon.

D Perry said...

Okay, y'all have convinced me, I have to get the seaside
stamps. I love the colors you used for your card, so rich. I love earth tones. The designer paper is a must have for me too.

Patti J said...

Very pretty, Barb! Love those shells, and that beautiful ribbon makes me happy!

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful card and the perfect ribbon! :)

D Perry said...

Okay, y'all convinced me to get the seaside stamps. I love the colors you used, very inspirational.

Ellek said...

You really made the sea shells come to life! The choice of ribbon sets it off perfectly! Ellek

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and the button on top of the bow is too cute

Sue D said...

Nice color combo! I love sea shells.

marilynwillauer said...

Nice card!! Colors are great. Makes me want to be at the ocean.

corinna said...

I love this card Barb!! A wonderful sentiment to go with a beautiful card!

Susie said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colors! Your card is just as pretty inside as it is on the outside.Thank you the chance to win!

Kathy W said...

Very pretty card. I like the neutrals here and the white space. It really makes that beautiful bow pop. Thanks for the inspiration.

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Love this card - and love your color choices!!

Janet L. said...

Wow! I love your card. The colors and details are all beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talents.

Cherie said...

Barb, Your card is so beautiful! The colors are just gorgeous! TFS!

Toni said...

A gorgeous card! I love the wide ribbon.

SherylH said...

Beautiful -- love the colour combination.

DeniseB said...

Beautiful card! I love the design and that gorgeous ribbon trim.
DeniseB

connie said...

Love the border! very pretty card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Barb!

Thank you for the reminder of the beach! Living in Florida, I have shells all over the place! We always throw the perfect ones back in!

Your card is wonderful!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Kathryn Moffatt said...

Great Card !

Helen L said...

Lovely card: I especially like the way you tied the ribbon with the ends going around the card, and the inside is really great too. Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

BARB,
GORGEOUS CARD!!! I love the color combo -- soft and elegant.
Thanks for sharing.

Becki B said...

What beutiful colors, love, love, love that ribbon!

Anonymous said...

wonderful! and yes, i can smell the sea :)

Rosie said...

Very creative, love your card.

StampinCathy said...

This is one fabulous card. Love the colors, layout and that bow. Great coloring too.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the white and bround... great image! :o)

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

I just ADORE this white, CAS seashore card!

Cheryl Winget said...

This is so pretty. I love the muted colors.