Thursday, September 4, 2008

Stamp Simply - Two Steppin' All The Way!

Ok folks! It's time to put on your dancin' shoes and do a little two step! This week for Stamp Simply - we are all going to be Dancin' with Dee and her wonderful, inspiring two-step creations. Dee is a lover of Kitchen Sink Stamps and, if you know KSS, you know they are famous for their multi-step stamps. So kick up your heals and let's get dancin'! Click HERE to visit Sharon's place to find out all the official details!

As I looked through my stamps, I didn't think I had any two-step stamps until I stumbled upon THIS set from Impression Obsession! I love that dandelion and forgot I even had it! THIS card from Dee inspired me to take it out. Now, this card from Dee isn't a two stepper,but I loved it! Love the silhouette, loved the oval tag with the sentiment. It's one of those cards that is just easy on the eyes!! So, I did my take on this card!!


I chose to mix up the colors a bit. I wanted something crisp - like her card - but more on the cool side colorwise. So, I stamped my blue centers first and then went over top of them with the outline stamp. The blue is actually an old CTMH color,the light grey is called, I believe, Stone Grey and is a Versafine ink pad. Add a tag (Sizzix) embellished with a circle and greeting Add a sheer blue ribbon and you're almost done! I used the ticket corner punch and added some blue rhinestones for a little pop.

If you look closely here, you see the flowers have a bit of sparkle. I did add some Shimmerz in the color Angel Wings to give it a little pizazz! I also painted this shimmer on the edge of my blue paper. It looks really sparkly and soft which is perfect for a dandelion!

You might think that the Stamp Simply challenge is all that is going on over at Sharon Johnson's place this week. Well.... think again! It is her one year blog anniversary, so the Stamp Simply Design Crew is helping her throw one heck of a party! Look for games, tons of giveaways (about a dozen), challenges and contests!!! Stay tuned HERE for more!

Meantime, go check out with some of the other Stamp Simply gals did for this week's Dancin' With Dee challenge!! We even have some guest players who are just too talented for words!!

Janine

Jennifer

Dee

Tammy

Becky

Joan

Jerri Kay

Before I go, I have to share some wonderful cards that ended up in my mail box this week!

The first one is from my mom.. the Rubbermaid... I told her I admired the simplicity of this card. So, she mailed it to me. All it is - is an elegant saying, some beautiful stickers, ribbon and decorative paper. I love how bright it is! It's a card that makes you smile! This second card comes from one sweet lady who spends most of her fall out in the fields, farming with her hubby. She took time to make this card and send me some nice thoughts! Thanks Michaelle! See, I told you getting in your stamp room would be good for the soul! She works pretty darn hard!!
Well folks -- TGIF! Hope you can boot scoot and do a little two steppin' with us!! :-)

p.s. I mentioned that I used Shimmerz on my Dancin' With Dee card -- want to win some? Click HERE to find out how!!

22 comments:

Dee Jackson said...

Julie~ This is beautiful!! I love the colors. The Shimmers look awesome. Thank you for the dance!

Elena said...

Very beautiful card! The Shimmers look fantastic! The cards that you've got are very nice! Thank you for sharing! Thank you for stopping at my blog!

Janine said...

Just gorgeous Julie!! Love that stamp as well. And the colors are beautiful!!

Joan Fricker said...

Julie,
I love your card. Your colors are fantastic and the addition of the Shimmers gives it so much extra pizzaz.

Joan

Jennifer Buck said...

BEAUTIFUL! You rock! :) Hope you have a great weekend! :)

Jerri Kay said...

A beautiful card Julie, so soft and pretty! The shimmer is stunning, perfect for this stamp.

The Rubber Maid said...

Wow who would have thought a dandylion could be so beautiful. Very classy card. Mom

mochamama said...

This is just beautiful Julie. Love the colors.

PS. Girl, your mama's got it going on!

hemidemisemiquaver said...

This is beautiful. LOVE the colors. That stamp is super pretty. Shimmerz rocks!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Your card is just stunning, Julie -- LOVE the soft blues and those beautiful 2 step dandelions!!! Love the simplicity of the design -- very striking, indeed!!! Thank YOU!!! You got some great cards in the mail this week, too!!!

denise g. said...

OOOOH! Very lovely and so is the stuff that landed in your mailbox. Hope to find some time to get some paper inky this weekend, so thanks bunches for sending me off with some good ideas. TGIF!!

Tanya said...

Sooo pretty with the big soft dandilion fluff!
I've missed checking blogs for about a week and just caught up on yours. So many awesome things, of course! I love your work!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Julie! I love how you added the sparkle to the dandelions with the Shimmerz and the colors are gorgeous!

Hope said...

Your card is beautiful! the colors are just perfect.

Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Shimmers shazam! Special soft satisfying eye candy (Has a dandy been refer thusly?!) saturating the end of work week senses. Thanks, Julie; the treat is enormous.
Keep Looking UP!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is gorgeous, Julie! I love the extremely soft colors you used for this card. Just beautiful! Best, Curt

Leslie Miller said...

Oooooooh! Triple delight! Not only your gorgeous card but two others, as well. Thank you for sharing everything!

Deb said...

Love the card and the shimmers! The colors are perfect!

LaY hOoN said...

Awesome ! Never thought that the dandelion can be so beautiful !!

Carolyn King said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Julie! Love it and very nice RAKS too! Love Shimmerz!

Belas Creating Place said...

Very Nice cards. I especially adore the blue one. Really elegant.

Deb Neerman said...

Gorgeous, Jewels!!!!