Saturday, April 30, 2011

It's a Hop! A Grand Opening! Inspiration & Blog Candy!

Welcome! We are celebrating the Grand Opening of The Stamp Simply Online Ribbon Store. There are 5 designers sharing projects today, a progressive Blog Candy offering (CHECK OUT ALL THE DETAILS ON SHARON'S BLOG) and a lot of quality SALE items for you to enjoy! Totally fun Blog Candy Offering! Spellbinders, JustRite and a large assortment of paper products are the featured sale items. Note that the storefront has a section entitled SPECIALS located on the right sidebar. You can click there anytime to see all price reduced items. If you're looking for bargains, it's a great place to start. But don't forget to check out the gorgeous new offerings by Prima, Webster's Pages, Melissa Frances, Bo Bunny, Cosmo Cricket, Kaisercraft, LaBlanche, and Pink Paislee to name a few, not to mention all the gorgeous May Arts ribbons. For my creation today, I used a Crafty Secrets Postcard Kit, Best Buds. The kit includes a Crafty Secrets Clear Stamp Set, Six Large printed images, Twelve Embellishments, Eighteen Chipboard Pieces. I chose to use the postcards to create mini albums. So three for each album. I used the large images for one side and added my own papers for the backs. In the above picture, I stamped a sentiment onto one of the smaller chipboard pieces. Here is the back to the front page above. I used Spellbinder Labels Four to cut dies, along with Classic Oval shapes. Here you can see some stamping utilizing the included stamp set. I used dimensionals on the sides and bottom to enable a picture to slide into opening. Another page with a large printed image. A simple bow with heart embellishment makes this complete! I used trim around the postcard edges once I had adhered my large images. The tag looks like I made it and attached to bow, it's printed and would make a darling name tag, or date if wanted. The back of page two is quite simple, a mat with a small printed embellishment. The small image is adhered to the small size chipboard pieces with edges sanded. Page three is another large printed image. A small image place on a punched oval edged with a crocheted piece of string. I also added a clear square fragment to the top of the small image. Back of page three shows another stamped image. On the page backs I also used a dauber and ink to lightly give some color to build the page on. Prima Fairytale Rose & Rose Leaf creates a great embellishment for this page. All Ribbons, Prima Flowers & Leaves, Ringlet Trim, String, Postcard Kit, are found at The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store!

Here is a peek of the front page of album Two! Stop by tomorrow to see the remaining pages!

Take a look at the exciting inspiration from the following team member's blogs!

Sharon Johnson – owner

Michelle Woerner

Deb Saaranen

Holly McMillen

Barb Schram

80 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Barb, your mini album is superb!!! I love each and every page -- lucsious vintagness!!! Can't WAIT to see the next album. FAB project and to be treasured, for sure!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very nice!

Linda said...

Adorable mini album and tag, I love them!! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent.

Deborah Saaranen said...

So very pretty Barb! Love the vintage feel and pretty images all dressed up!

Mary Sue said...

Great projects. I always enjoy visiting your blog.

Kelly Massman said...

Beautiful work!

Barbara in SC said...

Your project is wonderful and best of all, it contained a tip that is exactly what I needed for a project that I'm in the middle of! Thanks so much for sharing!

Dee N said...

I don't know that I have the talent to do this but I'm sure going to give it a try. Thank you for sharing

Lisa Lynne said...

Your creation is just lovely!

Rae C. said...

This mini album is absolutely glorious!

Beth said...

Barb, this is lovely! Great job!

Darla said...

WOW! Those mini albums are to die for cute! LOVE them so much!!

Jillisgram said...

Such a beautiful album --- can't wait to see the rest of it. This would be such a lovely Mother's Day gift!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Barb, oh my word, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!!! This album is beautiful! THanks for sharing each page of it....so much inspiraion!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Evette K. said...

Totally awesome project. Love the vintage look and the colors made me smile big time. Love your work!!!

Purple Princess said...

So pretty!

Mary said...

Oh how pretty. Love the album. Crafty Secrets and you....what a wonderful combination....

Darlene said...

Your album is gorgeous. It looks like you had lots of fun with it.

Tanya said...

wow, amazing! I love that trim you used on the edges, beautiful and just really gives it a nice finish. Your projects are beautiful!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Barb, I am speechless! This is simply AMAZING!! Hugs to you!

Clare said...

This is so precious! Beautiful work and colors!

MarieL said...

Very beautiful and oh so charming. A lovely victorian showcase.

Lynn said...

Can't wait for the next insallment! So pretty.

Deb said...

Barb what a yummy mini album. It is quite special with all the elements you added. Thanks so much. Hugs.

Kara Herndon said...

Beautiful. Can't wait to try this myself. Thanks for the inspiration

Bonnie said...

I love, love the vintage!!
Great Job, fantastic card.

imastampin said...

Such gorgeousness I can hardly contain myself! Wow - I love it all. I need a bigger stamp room!

Rosie said...

Love your mini book, mainly because it is so vintage. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful mini album - I love to see how you were able to use a large print paper and not have it overpower the whole design. TFS (Lynn)

Melanie said...

what a wow project Barb!! Your blog looks fabulous! Hope all is well in your world! hugs!! :)

cjgusloff57 said...

So very pretty. Great mini albums. They must have been fun to create. Thanks for sharing. Corrine Ann

Juanita B said...

Oh, my goodness, these pages are exceptional!! I didn't realize just how nostagic I am for all things innocent and clean. These remind me so much of my little girl days, especially when I would look inside of those large sugar eggs with the same types of scenes in them forever. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. There is no way I can go without buying these. TFS.

Shirley N said...

Your album is just STUNNING, love this Victorian look! Gorgeous papers and embellishments, thanks for the inspiration!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

What A GREAT idea! Can't wait to see what you do tomarrow!!
Thanks for this chance to win!

sharon said...

Barb
This is the first time I have seen a Postcard Album. This is stunning. Each page is a piece of art. TFS
Sharon L

szbacn1 said...

Lovely... very lovely! I am especially fond of the card with the bird!!!

Bev J. said...

What cute and pretty albums. Love the Crafty Secrets!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Oh this is just precious! So gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing!

Luanne said...

How precious! Fabulous project, I really like it!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

So pretty!!! Love the vintage look!

jean wilson said...

Love these pages! You made great cards from them! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Wow! Just beautiful. What a great idea.

Barbara said...

What a great project! Beautiful. Thanks.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Your mini album is absolutely gorgeous Barb!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous mini albums!!

Anonymous said...

Oh ny gosh - love this mini album - each page is a work of art !! Love IT
Thanks for sharing
Charlene

Donna said...

Gorgeous vintage album. You've done a wonderful job! Love all the embellishments. Thanks for the fun blog hop!

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

Such a beautiful album!

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!

Logicgeek said...

I may have to get that postcard kit. Love it!

Brenda's Sensaria Spa said...

What beautiful work! Such detail, and oh so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Brenda C

Patti J said...

Wow! This is incredible stuff! Thanks for sharing, Barb - these are beautiful!

Lynne said...

Barb - What a gorgeous springy album! Love it and will come back to see more!

Pat Thorsen said...

What a gorgeous album. Your projects are always so unique and I love looking at them. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

Pat Thorsen said...

Your projects are always unique and so much fun to look at. This album is no exception. I love each page.

Pixie Camembert said...

Great fun! I hadn't thought of using the postcards as a bound book.

MD said...

sublime , bravo MD

Ellen said...

I love this vintage look.

Kelly Sas said...

Gorgeous album! Can't wait to see the second one - you are such a tease!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous vintage card~ nice job with the border framing

Ravengirl said...

Wow, gorgeous albums! The detail is mind boggling, in a fabulous way, of course!

Patti said...

Beautiful work! You are SO talented. Love the vintage look and feel of this album. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs

Patti said...

Beautiful! Love your work.
Hugs

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I just love your Mini Album!! The papers and colors you used work perfect with the lovely stamp set!
Thanks for this chance to win.

Meg said...

Love Crafty Secret images...you use them so beautifully. Thanks!

Traci S. said...

Wow! Barb, this is outstanding! I wish we could see it in a little video--just as you turned the pages! I love the Vintage feel to this. I am very curious what the name of the material (ribbon?) is that you put around the edges of each page. Will you please email me and let me know...I love it! (TraciStarkweather@gmail.com)

I love the chipboard pieces and the lovely papers used. You put so many details and so much love into this! I love the ribbon you chose as well as the charm and your bows are stunning! Thank you so much for sharing your project!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Rona said...

Wow beautiful vintage project!!

Anita said...

Amazing! I love the ribbon.

moonbath said...

Lovely Album! Blessings to you.

moonbath said...

Beautiful album. I like that combination of colors.

nana_4x said...

So lovely and so victorian...just love it.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I just love your Mini Album!! The papers and colors you used work perfect with the lovely stamp set!
Thanks for this chance to win.

Charlette Finley said...

Love this album, especially the vintage look you have created. Color combo's are great. Thanks for always sharing with us all.

bethann said...

soooooo pretty. delicate really fantastic

DottyA Cards & Things said...

How charming!! The beautiful stamp set work so will with the colors you used!
Thanks for this chance to win.

Nadine said...

Very pretty album. I know a lot of friends who would enjoy the vintage paper and colors.

scrappykate said...

Barb, I love the way you used the trim to edge each page. I may have to "lift" the idea of putting a Prima rose at the center of a bow—so pretty!

scrappykate said...

I love the way you edged the pages with trim. It gives it such a finished, vintage look. And I may have to "lift" the idea of using a Prima rose in the center of a bow. So pretty!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

What a great idea! I'm a fan of Crafty Secrets - will need to give this a try : )

Chris said...

that albun is just lovely