Thursday, October 2, 2008

Singing and Stamping with Becky!

Ok, first things first, you don't need me to tell you that Becky Oehlers is a rock star. She is! She is a rockin' stamper and she sings -- in real life! Yes... IRL! When I first started this thing called blogging, I would lurk over at her blog - Hemidemisemiquaver - and was always amazed at the crisp, clean and original cards she would come up with. When she first left a comment on my blog-- I thought 'Oh my! I was visited by a stampin' celebrity!' Yep. I actually said that! Ok, I'll stop. She'll read this and think I'm some kind of crazed stalker! It's really not that bad -- just admire the gal! ;-)

So, for this week's Stamp Simply challenge - it's all about Becky! You can read all the details on the challenge over at Miss Sharon's blog - the basics of ssnotime55 are - clean, crisp, classy! Becky has a knack for using ribbon to jazz cards up and one thing I love is the sharp geometric contrast she can deliver with a punch of color. Did you ever see the paper that she designs? It's called Demi Designs. They are digi downloads, FREE, and way cool! Check out her blog!

THIS was the card that inspired my creation. I love the geometric feel, the bright pop of color mixed in with the sharp black and white contrast. And this stamp was my starting point. I found it in - of all places- the dollar bin at Michaels. I thought it looked kind of like Becky!

So, here goes with my creation! I used Versamark ink to stamp this design all over the black cardstock and then embossed with white detail embossing powder. I also used the brand new Harmony Classic II ensemble from Just Rite to create my sentiment. I added some rhinestones, some red grosgrain ribbon and that's pretty much it! Simple, hopeflully clean, classy and crisp!

Before I get to the list of fun projects from the other Stamp Simply gals - you have to meet the Guest Designer for our team! Darlene Pavlick is joining us for October! So without further ado check out these ladies take on Miss Becky!

Darlene
Dee
Tammy
Janine
Jennifer
Becky (yes, she's casing herself!)

This one was a fun one! Hope you can make time for play time and join us!

23 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Absolutely love it, Julie!!! What an amazing stamp and yes, it sure does remind me of Becky as well!!! Love the black and white with pop of red -- just gorgeous -- very Becky-ish!!! Thanks for the great sample!!!

mochamama said...

Your story made me laugh!!! Love the card, it is so elegant.

Janine said...

Just beautiful Julie and it really does remind me of Becky!!
Fabulous job... I will catch you up in an e-mail later...
Take care

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just GORGEOUS Julie!! What a pleasure to be playing along with you on this challenge ... your work has always inspired me!!
LOVE how you made the bg paper using this inexpensive stamp ... looks fantastic!! And of course the flashy pop of color is exquisite!! Awesome job!!

Dee Jackson said...

Gorgeous Julie!! I love that black and white. I hope all is well your way:)

hemidemisemiquaver said...

That ia way fun!! I love how you made your own BG paper!!! THat rocks!! The ribbon is moxie fab! Thanks so much for that funny story...stalker!! LOL!!!

Joan Fricker said...

Julie, I love how you made your paper and black, white and red are always a favorite of mine. Great job!

Joan

The Rubber Maid said...

Wonderful card and if you look at mine our layout is much the same. Guess it's that telepathic wave we have going again. Very pretty DD. Mom

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful! I love the pop of the white embossing against the black and then the gorgeous red ribbon!

Jerri Kay said...

Julie, it's gorgeous! I love the new ensemble from JustRite, the decorative design around the sentiment is beautiful with the rhinestones!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Whoa! You sure make that $1 stamp look good! Love the red ribbon!

Laura said...

You gotta love the dollar bin at Michaels! I just bought the same stamp last week. I love what you did with it. TFS!

Curt in Carmel said...

Julie, this card is beautiful! I love the white embossing on black! Gives a stunning effect! Great card! Best, Curt

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

Your card is really awesome! That stamp made a perfect backround! Off to see what everone else did...

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

Your stamp selection is so Becky! Love your creation. Great work! Take care, my friend!

Nancy said...

This is such an elegant card. That ribbon just sets it apart!

Lori A. said...

Gorgeous!! I saw those stamps at Michael's the other day but passed on them. I think you've just convinced me to go back! I hope they're still there.

Cathy said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the way you put it all together. And I love your wonderfuly wacky sense of humor too!

Deb Neerman said...

Beauteous, Jewels!

moonrise said...

What a fabulous stamp to find in the dollar bin!! Wow, Julie this is beautiful! Have a great weekend!
smiles,Deena

Elena said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the color contrast! You are right, Becky is amazing! But when you visited my blog I felt the same way as you when Becky left a comment on your blog!

Leslie Miller said...

This is beautiful, Julie! A pretty amazing stamp for $1. Love the black and red and great big bow!

Shirley said...

I love your card. It is amazing how using the same colors, but in the reverse, so to speak, can create a total different yet still very elegant look.