Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Stamp Simply Blog Hop

 
Hello and good morning. I am very honored to be part of this months blog hop for
Sharon Johnson’sSimply Stamp and Ribbons”.
If you do no not know Sharon… i would like to tell you a little bit about her. She is and has been my stamping idol for years, even prior to blogging. I think i have told you many times, that do get inspiration for my cute artwork from non-cute stamper… and Sharon is one of them.
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Sharon also has a ribbon store with a fabulous selection of May Arts silk ribbons, laces and twine you name it .  Sharon also has some paper pads (Websters Pages, Cosmo Cricket, K&Company), some stamps and provides great card making kits – I have used on my card and project the Simply Santa kit. Which contains the brand new Websters Pages Christmas 6x6 pad paired with “ Backyard Birds” stamp from JustRite. I love the kit.. there is no time consuming search for matching colors in my ribbons… everything is already ready to go. I have stored all the items in a clear box and I am ready for the next card.
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Each month the Stamp Simply Blog Hop has a Blog Candy offering!  Today's offering is a selection of red and white ribbon with a value of well over $50.00, so maybe keep this in mind for December, January and so on :-).  For a chance to win, just leave comments on all Blogs participating.  This will be a Mystery Candy, meaning we don't know from which Blog the winner will be selected, so leaving comments on ALL blogs gives you the best chance of winning.  The winner will be selected on Friday night, 11/5/10, at 6 p.m. EST.  The winner will be announced sometime on Saturday.
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I created a 5.5 x 5.5 card using the Christmas kit (Sparkler and ribbons) and with some some scraps of the green paper i decorated two small acetate boxes. I think the Webster’s pages are just so delish – i could not waste a single piece. I used those to make a belly band for the 2 acetate boxes – seam is hidden behind the focal point image. The boxes open and close like a book and sandwiched in between is a little Christmas note – this also keeps the boxes stay in place.  About 90% of my Christmas mail is going to be shipped to Europe. I love to add little lightweight gifts to the parcels. Michaels sells some Prima flowers, but they come in glass jars. It is hard to post those into a flat rate envelope, but a zip lock bag does look rather unattractive.
So this is my solution. Just a nice gift for your friend.
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I hope you liked the idea and you can find inspiration for your own twist on your creation.
Here is the blog hop order for this event:
Sharon Johnson - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (owner) Claudia Rosa - Guest Designer for November Michelle Woerner
Deb Saaranen
Barb Schram
Linda Duke
Holly McMillen
course don’t forget to leave a comment on the way you hop – so you are entered in the Simply Stamp Ribbon Blog candy drawing.
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STORE LINK LIST:
All items available from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
To order just email Sharon at
ssj@up.net with your list and your state/zip OR country and she’ll get back to you with an invoice.  You can see all KITS here. You can view all ribbons available here. You can view individual paper pads, supplies and JustRite stamps here. You can see/read about the CLEAR BOXES here and here. You can view Verve stamps here. You can view Wordsworth stamps here. You can view Primas here.
A JustRite Sale: As always, The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store honors all sale prices run by JustRite. Currently, there is a sale of 25% OFF on all CHRISTMAS stamps in the Orinigal line, NOT the new cling. The Stamp Simly RIbbon Store is happy to honor those sale prices as well. This sale runs through November 15, while supplies last.
Don’t forget to enter my Whiff OF Joy candy right here

Thanks for your visit today.

96 comments:

Frea said...

BEatiful card and such a nice idea to send flowers to a friend. I'm off hopping now!
Greetz, Frea

Debby said...

Claudia this card is Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!great gift idea for overseas.

Selma said...

This is gorgeous.

Mary Anne P. said...

I would love to receive a package from you in the mail. What a great way to package for mailing. Must check into those clear boxes.

Marilyn said...

I love the cardinal card -- so beautiful! Thanks for the dose of inspiration.

Gloria Westerman said...

Absolutely beautiful......I love this kit....and your creations are such an inspiration.....thank you for sharing....and I love the idea of those clear boxes....

chaun said...

Lovely, just lovely!

Mary said...

Beautiful Card!!

velta said...

Perfectly Beautiful girl! I love the colors you chose and your little gift is too precious :)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Beautiful Layers & Color. Just a great Christmas scene.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your cards is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the layers and beautiful details! Great idea for packaging flowers, too!

imastampin said...

Gorgeous! I love cardinals and this card is so beautiful!

nessy said...

jus stunning ~ what a beautiful card ~real rich xmas colours ~love it!!
vanessa xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and clever packaging for overseas shipment.

Edna R

szbacn1 said...

Gorgeous creation... thanks for sharing. I've been taking my inspiration from Sharon lately, too, so I know what you mean. I find your card inspiring, too.

Michie B said...

Great idea for a gift box...light weight, yet just gorgeous...and much better than a jar!! Thanks for the ideas.

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous card!!!

Marisa said...

Wow. Totally gorgeous card and matching case. The cardinal is fabulously coloured!!

Alex said...

Wow- this is STUNNING! Love the box/book idea. SOOOOOOOOOOO creative.

Alex said...

Wow- this is STUNNING! Love the box/book idea. SOOOOOOOOOOO creative.

Ingrid said...

O yes, this is a great idea! I love it and it's a lovely gift. I saw the bird before but now I see your card with it I really think I need it ;-)
Thanks for your all time inspiration :-)
Hugs Ingrid

Lyn said...

Claudia, absolutely gorgeous card and the little box delightful. Love your blog and other posts too.
Thanks for your inspiration. Glad you are the guest designer this month! Wonderful choice!

Charlette said...

What a fabulous card and box. Great little gift for someone. First time visiting your blog will be adding you to my fav's. TFS

Monique said...

Such a beautiful set.,,, I love the box..Very creative!!

Anonymous said...

Hi all. How are you?

Darlene said...

Claudia your card is so gorgeous. I love all the stitching and layers - so much attention to detail. What a wonderful way to send a gift to someone in these clear boxes. How creative and beautiful.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Gorgeous layers, coloring...everything!!! So happy to have you join us for this month!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Your card is stunning! I love all your layers and perfect coloring. The box is just darling. LOVE not wasting a single piece of WP!! So glad to have you with us this month!!

PatS said...

ONG! What an outstanding and beautiful card! Great design job!

PatS said...

ONG! What an outstanding and beautiful card! Great design job!

connie said...

This is so pretty! Love all the layers and stitching.

Susan G said...

Beautiful colors in your card and box. The cardinal is fabulous.

lynn said...

Love your beautiful creation you've greatly inspired me, lovely ribbons for some lucky person to win also.

Donna said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love your creation. Thanks for the hop and the inspiration!

doris said...

Fantastisch!!

Ganz liebe Grüße
Doris

Peggy said...

Beautiful card & great idea for the acetate boxes. Wonderful!
God bless!
Peggy Allen

newfiecrafter said...

Absolutely gorgeous card thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win some beautiful ribbon
Marilyn

Shazza said...

such a gorgeous card, love everyhting about it x

Kim P said...

Gorgeous projects!! I'm off to see what everyone else has created!

Barb Shelton said...

Love your creation. So cute. Would love to get a card like that in the mail!! Thanks for sharing. Barb

Pati said...

Very nice! I like the papers and layout you used and all the details, wow!

Denise said...

Beautiful cards Claudia!! Just wonderful! And thanks for the info about the hop. I'd love to win some beautiful ribbon!

Amanda R said...

Your layering always just blows me away! This is a beautiful card, very inspiring.

Little GTO said...

Gorgeous box. Your talent shines in this project.
Sharon L

scrappinpeg said...

Beautiful gift Claudia.... I love it!

marcelle schauer said...

such a great gift idea but the bestis your card and all the details. WoW

connys blog said...

Love your creations. The card with the cardinal is extraordinary. Thank you for the great blog candy and the chance to win this wonderful ribbons. BTW I´ve an address in the States. I´m from Germany
hugs and smiles Conny

Shirley N said...

Gorgeous project Claudia, what wonderful ideas, thanks for the inspiration!!!

Tanya said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous! I love those papers and that stamp, I love Cardinals! I would love to find this in my mail box! Your coloring is gorgeous!

Deanna C said...

Oh, I love that darling little bird. I used to live where I could see Cardinals on occasion, but they sure aren't around here in Billings, MT.

Anonymous said...

A wonderfully bright and detailed card - top marks for the brilliant gift box idea. TFS

Mary Mac

Anonymous said...

Your your creations - such great color. I can see a cardinal every so often- they are so adorable
Charlene

Lynda said...

Beautiful creations! Love the cardinal images.

Toni K said...

Phenominal!!! Such beauty!

Luanne said...

How pretty! Your cardinal is fantastic, the green papers just make him pop! Beautiful!

TracyG said...

WOW!! Just beautiful and the colours are so rich and the colouring just awesome!

Belas Creating Place said...

Lovely card. You are so creative.

Traci S. said...

Oh, what a fabulous card! I love cardinals on holiday cards...and in nature, too! I really love the circular section and that fun swirl around the center.

The feathers really make this a unique card!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Beautiful! Love all the different textures on the card - love the stitching. Gorgeous combination of the silk ribbon and lace trim.
Great idea with the gift box too - love how you decorated it. I'm sure the recipients will really appreciate it.

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous artwork....as usual! Love your coloring and creative style!

Anonymous said...

So pretty...I just love red and green and white at any time of year! MollyK. Barry at mollykathleenbarry@hotmail.com

Molly, Sweet Potato Designs said...

It's all been said ahead of me - but this is beautiful!

scalder said...

Bee-u-tiful!!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors and textures! Sucn a fun idea. Thanks for sharing.

Chris R. from Iowa

Denise said...

Beautiful project! I love all the layering!
DeniseB

Sue D said...

Beautiful card and lovely little gift box--you have lucky friends.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Gorgeous!!! Simply gorgeous!!!

Huggies ~

Sharron♥

Jean McKenzie said...

Beautiful projects! I love the way you have sandwiched the little boxes and the stitching on the card especially!

Jessica said...

Very pretty cards. I really like these patterned papers.

Cheryl B said...

Very nice project, the colors are just perfect!

Donna said...

Wow, what a cute idea to make the matching card and box! Your coloring is just beautiful! I love the birds! Thank you for sharing!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Claudia. I've been looking at several of your creations and they are so pretty and so inspiring. The colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

Hugs...Tracy :)
cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

P.S. Love the look of your blog too. I'm now a new follower.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for the little boxes! Your card and the boxes are beautiful and certainly showcase the beautiful papers. Thanks for sharing with us! Gail S.

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful Christmas cards. I like de bird. It's lovely.

Hugs Astrid.

PAT PHILLIPS said...

These ideas are just beautiful...thanks for sharing!

Cyprus Anne said...

I love your cards and the way they are constructed.

Anne

Teri said...

How GORGEOUS! Great job on everything. I just love the colors!

Kelly Massman said...

Love the paper choices on your pretty card!

Sherry L said...

These are so elegant great work

Peg said...

Beautiful work!!!

aggiesgirl said...

So pretty, love those fat little birds.

Frances said...

Lovely card, tks for the inspiration.

Lillian Child said...

Claudia, your card creation is so very lovely!

Danka Doo said...

I love your idea for "connecting" the two boxes. I wouldnt have thought of that. The red birds bring back fond memories of a dear friend of our family when I was growing up. She LOVED red and collected red birds. Everytime I see one I think of her.

Kelly Sas said...

Your card has so much texture and depth to it! LOVE it. You always provide great inspiration.

Janet L. said...

Wow! What a beautiful set! I love the colors and the details. Thanks for sharing your talents!

Diana N. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing a little bit about Sharon with us. She's one of my stamping idols too.

Hilda said...

Love that fat little cardinal image on your card and gift box!

Connie Collins said...

OMG, such a beautiful card...BTW, love your blog, your creations are stunning.

SJ said...

Your acetate box filled with goodies is clever.

Elle Kasban said...

Your project is simply beautiful. I especially like the cardinal!

jan said...

Loving that satin ribbon! Good mailing ideas!

Lorraine said...

Absolutely stunning!

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Jillisgram said...

So nice to have found your blog through Sharon. I will visit often --- your work is beautiful!

Gerrittina said...

Beautiful card!! Is the image of the ribbon (behind the bird) a stamp?

Gerrittina

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