Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Stamp Simply RIBBON Store LaBlanche Blog Hop

Welcome! Today we are hoppin' Stamp Simply Style featuring LaBlanche Stamps! We are so excited to share the beautiful images that LaBlanche is known for and are showcasing some of our favorites. LaBlanche stamps are silicone stamps mounted on white foam and are richly detailed. They stamp beautifully and clean up easily, we can't ask for anything more! Here is a pic of the LaBlanche Bunny Stamp from a previous post.

We have a Mystery Blog Candy Prize (first picture at top of this post) too, meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs (listed below). Remember leaving a comment on each blog increases your chances of winning, but only one comment per blog, please. The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, August 13 and will be posted on Sharon's blog on Saturday night or Sunday.

For my creation today, I decided on using the LaBlanche Harp Stamp. I purchased my frame at a store called Big Lots! Do you have that store near you? Sometimes I have the best luck in this store and other times not so much. But on my last visit I purchased this frame, it is a Hallmark frame and was only four dollars. I think this would make a great gift for a music teacher, church choir director, or the music lover in your life! Today's stamped harp is more of a Christmas decor piece. I utilized Graphic45 Christmas Past papers to frame the harp (Martha Stewart border punch) and cut one of the sentiments from another page in the pad. Sharon has this wonderful paper and more on sale!

A closer look at that gorgeous image! After stamping with Memento Black Ink, I layed Copic colors, C0, C1, T2, & T5 in the image. A few adhesive pearls and voila', a super simple gift! The flat back flower, a resin embellishment is added with silk red ribbon and curled paper edges shavings. That' s all for me today! I'm so grateful that you stopped in, take good care and have a wonderful Wednesday!

If sales interest you — check out the SPECIALS Section of The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store— always found in the lower right corner of the store home page — many items are at reduced prices now as space needs to be made for new product soon to arrive. All items marked down will show up in the Specials Section.

Check out the Talented Stamp Simply Designer's blogs to see what LaBlanche goodness they have today!

Sharon Johnson - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Michelle Woerner

Holly McMillen

Linda Duke

Barb Schram

70 comments:

Jean Rowell said...

Such a simple and elegant card. I love the look and feel of your project.

Sharon Johnson said...

Oh, Barb, what a FABULOUS gift idea. So simple to make, but yet SO STUNNING!!!! TOTAL CLASS!!! LOVE this easy to create project!!!

Sandy O said...

WOW, such a wonderful use of black. I find it the hardest color to use and you used it perfectly! The image is so pretty and the whole card just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What an elegant card! The black with the frame and the gorgeous image is stunning. I love the pop of red and the curled paper is such a great idea!

ChristineZ

Jerry said...

This is a classic card. Thank you for sharing.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Stunning project, Barb. I just love that black frame with that beautiful image. You are right, this would make a wonderful gift.....

Jennifer said...

Such a simple yet elegant card! I love the pop that the bling adds to your card!

Frances said...

Pure elegance! The addition of red and the curled paper just sets it off. Lovely.

Cyndie said...

Wow, what a great deal you got on the frame, and I just love what you have done with it! Your embellishments are strikingly different and your coloring is very subtle and artistic!

Anonymous said...

Barb, love the simple elegance of this card. Thanks for the inspiration!

(unable to post as Google Account)

Connie MacFarlane

Janett said...

Just beautiful, i love the black and white with just a tuch of red.

Elizabeth said...

Very elegant card! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Janet said...

I love the border! What a lovely card!

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning, so elegant! What a fabulous idea, I always love seeing new projects besides cards. I love Big Lots, sometimes you can find real treasures.

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Very striking! As you said, a great idea for someone who loves music.

Yvonne said...

love the card!

Patti C said...

Stunning project, Barb! And so unusual - which I love. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

Leah said...

This is an exquisite gift from such a simple but elegant stamp. I would love to have something like this sitting on my sofa table. Just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What an elegant card!! I, too, love the black with the frame around the image. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. -Stacy odell2@centurytel.net (unable to post thru google??)

Kathy B said...

Your card is so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

This is dramatically stunning!!

Candy Meyers said...

Oh, I love this stamp. Being a musician in addition to being a stamper, I have quite a collection of musical stamps. But I see I will be getting another one soon. Thanks for sharing your sample with us.
Candy Meyers

Joanne O'Brien said...

I tried to leave a comment earlier and nothing happened. I wanted to tell you how much you inspired me with your amazing gift idea. I loved it!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so elegant! I love the black frame with the lovely touches of the red and ivory. Just gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing! :)

Lorraine said...

Classic card! Beautiful!

Lillian Child said...

Oh my goodness ... this is just so very lovely, Barb!

Shabby Pati said...

Very elegant card. I love the way you framed it. TFS

Holly aka Toy said...

*THUD* What an amazing, simple, HUGE impact card! Of course, black and red are my favorite colors, so you had me at hello. Awesome, Barb!

Clare said...

Barb, your card is absolutely fantabulous!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey Barb! I love this card. The perfect gold against the black card base is perfection! Hugs to you!

velta said...

Totally Awesome!! I have a Big Lots near me and I too have found some great deals...sometimes good, sometimes not so good...wish I had found this frame...Elegant is the first word that came to my mind when I saw this! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win a GREAT prize!

Marisa said...

Fabulous image and I love the pops of colour on the image.

Joanne O'Brien said...

I tried to leave a comment earlier but nothing happened. I loved the idea of a gift. It would make a georgeous card also. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marina said...

Stylish card. Love it!

jean w. said...

Yes we have a Big Lots! store near us and I too have gotten some great bargins there! This frame is beautiful with the harp image inside! Such a great idea!

Kathy said...

This is such a pretty presentation. Love the blog candy.

Kathy said...

Such a pretty presentation.

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely stunning!!! I love it when someone breaks away from the traditional card and makes something out of the ordinary! The harp stamp is perfect for the lovely black frame you found at Big Lots. It's a gift I wouldn't mind making for a friend or even receiving myself!!

TFS,
Victoria Merrick
angelicmsn1@aol.com

Billie Dee said...

Beautiful project, Barb. Big Lots? I'll have to drop by soon. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Shirley N said...

A really beautiful and elegant card!

Donna said...

Barb, great job. I can't say I love this stamp, it would not be my choice, but what you did with it is fantastic, you made an unusual stamp look so elegant and rich looking!! Wonderful design, just small amounts of color worked so well.
Thanks for making me think outside my world!!
Donna

kathy Robitaille said...

This project reminds me of europe and brings an old world feel to it. I love what you have done here...

kathy2eggs said...

I just love Big Lots...it's great to find the perfect item you know you will use with stamps...
Very clever and such an elegant sample.

Peggy said...

Wow, this card is gorgeous.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Rhonda Z said...

I read your blog daily. I love your work. Thanks for a chance to win some Blog Candy!

szbacn1 said...

Very classic and elegant and you are right that it would make a great gift for someone musically involved.

chaun said...

Very elegant!

Pretty Patti's Papers said...

Such an unusual stamp but you used it beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

Pam Korn-Eigenheer said...

OMG! This is stunning! It looks like it belongs in a interior designers store. So classy!

Lynn said...

What a wonderful example of elegant simplicity. Beautiful. TFS

Serena said...

Wow! This would make a gorgeous gift! Very striking!

Anonymous said...

I love the La Blanche stamps..........this one is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration you give with every one of your cards.

Blessings, Pat Barger

Carey said...

I agree - your creation would make a great gift for a music lover. Thanks for tip about Big Lots too - seems we tend to overlook some of the best places to find good deals!

Linda Carson said...

Classy artwork! I need to head to Big Lots!

windycindy said...

Interesting stamp and gorgeous card...
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Lovely image masterfully done....I'm in awe! Molly. at

mollykathleenbarry@hotmail.com

Luv 2 Create said...

This is gorgeous. Simple but so elegant. Love the gold/blk. Big Lot's is one of those stores that is hit or miss. But sometimes you can find some real treasures when your least expecting it.
Marcie

Shona said...

Very striking, it really lets the stamp take centre stage. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

you so such lovely work. such a unique card. love it.
laura huffman
laurahuffman@ciaccess.com

Mara Adkins said...

Great card!

bethann d said...

lovely, and something i think i could recreate. what a great idea

Anonymous said...

Your card is amazing!! Just stunning - simple- elegant - LOVE it
Charlene

Kelly Massman said...

Pretty!

savyjade said...

Your card is stunning as always. Thank you for sharing your talents and your time with us all. I enjoyed the blog hop and can not wait to see what you all do next.

Anonymous said...

The focal point is very chic and elegant. I LOVE the colors and the fact that you put it in a great frame is awesome. TFS. Juanita in Ohio.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous framed piece!

Jillisgram said...

All of the stamps in the blog hop are so elegant. Your framed piece is beautiful!

Lyn said...

I have loved every stamp used during this Hop. I really "need" to get a few of them. Your piece is so elegant. What a wonderful gift. Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity, Barb!

Debra said...

I love your framed piece! Simply stunning! What a pretty stamp for the holidays! Thank you for the chance at some blog candy!
Debra

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning, Barb. I love the stamp, the high contrast and the details of your card. The LaBlanche stamps are new to me, but I've been really loving everything I've seen.

Janet L.
leachm8@aol.com