Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I've been long, a long way from here...put on a poncho, played for mosquitos, and drank 'til I was thirsty again...

Happy Wednesday, y'all! I have the pleasure of being in the Designer Spotlight this month for the Simon Says Stamp store, and they have some amazing things going on including a huge new STAMPtember™ release of fabulous stamps and dies! You can see them all HERE.

Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. Over the past 10 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a STAMPtember™ event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

We are kicking off the STAMPtember™ festivities with a Design Team Blog Hop! The hop starts at the Simon Says Stamp Blog, and you also have a chance along the way to win a shopping spree! Check out the details at the end of my post.
For our challenge this week, we are asking you to Put a STAMP On It (you must use a stamp somewhere on your cards/creations NO DIGI'S allowed this week!)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
 
I am celebrating STAMPtember™ with, of course, a handmade, stamped card!
The focal image was cut with the All Occasion Label Die from Wplus9 and the sentiment is from the Shoot for the Stars clear set. I added some Teal Stripe Washi Tape down the side, and an orange panel embossed with the Seeing Spots embossing folder. The smiley faces are from the same stamp set, stamped in yellow ink on gray cardstock. Here's a closeup:
The finishing touch is a few self-adhesive rhinestones from my stash. THOSE make me happy!

Now...for the fun stuff...some prizes! Each of my teammates has a special handmade work of art to share with you and also more prizes along the way! Also, if you play along with the Put a STAMP On It! Challenge, you could be the lucky winner of our GRAND PRIZE $100 Simon Shopping Spree!
In order to be eligible for any of the prizes you must complete the hop, leaving comments at all the blogs along the way AND enter the challenge. You can do it! We will announce the winners as soon as possible after the hop finishes at 8am EST on Wednesday, September 12th.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...next on the hop is Sarah, and I know she has something gorgeous for you.  Have a fabulous week!

253 comments:

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Jessica said...

what a fun card! love the great colors and stamps! :)

Larisa said...

Love your card. Great colour and I love the centiment)))

Katie said...

Super card, love the embossing!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the embossing & smiley faces.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Love your card! So cute!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab card.

Annette said...

such a fun design...love it

Theresa said...

Nice clean and simple card!! Love it!

sanketi said...

Lovely colors and composition!

CathyR said...

Great card. Love the colors you used.

I'm addicted to papercrafts said...

Cute card! Made me smile!

Dee

katscards said...

Lovely card layout and colour combo :)
Kat x

Mary J said...

That is fabulous - love it!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous, I love the colours

Sue

Marlena M. said...

Lovely, bold creation!

aaga said...

Nice choice of colours!

Sonia said...

Wonderful card for this beautiful blog hop^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

Jayne said...

I'm really liking the use of kraft cardstock these days. Your card has a nice fresh feel and I love your use of the washi.

Chris said...

lucky you, when I grow up I want to be in the spotlight! who doesn't?
great card, love the hop so far.

Beastybunny said...

Great card. I love the clean design with the bright colors!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Shannan! I love the color combo and the nice sentiment!

SusanK said...

I love the organized look of your card...and it's not too masculine or feminine so a great one to have on hand to suit any occasion.

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! What a beautiful and cheery card!! I love your pretty design here!! Thanks for the fun!! HUGS :)

Frea said...

Such a pretty card! Love the effect of the pola dots coming back in the little smilies! Hugs Frea

Jeanette M. said...

Great card! I love that sentiment!

Hilde van Rijnsoever said...

Cute card, love that sentiment!

Rene said...

Awesome!
Rene :D

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Love your card Shannan. I love the colours you have used and your CAS layout.

Hugs,

Jo x

Jenny said...

Love it!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Great Card! Love the colors. Smooches...

Julie said...

So Cute! Thanks for the fun blog hop!

Hugs,
Julie

Rica said...

Hi Shannon, it's lovely having you with us this month!!
Your card is gorgeous, I love the combination of Washi stripe and embossed spots and what a fabulous sentiment.
hugs
Heather xx

Lin said...

Welcome, Shannan! Love your use of the washis!

sari said...

This is such a sweet card! Love the sentiment! Thanks for a fun blog hop! have a wonderful and crafty day! Hugs and sunshine

mtscrapgal said...

I like your style. This is an eye-catching card. Thanks

Robin said...

Great card! Love the sentiment. Hugs, Robin

makingcardsisfun said...

Beautiful card! :) I love the colors!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Love the colors with the kraft paper - beautiful!

Deanne :)

Megan Aaron said...

love this! great work!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great CAS card! Love the kraft and embossing.

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Fabulous card - lovely sentiment stamp. TFS

PaperPixie said...

Great colors! And the bling is happy. :)

Stephanie said...

Nice looking - simple card!

hellerlittle said...

realy CaS and wonderfull colors...perfect!
hugs hellerlittle

jenway9 said...

Very cute card!

kerrycwills said...

Love that washi! So adorable. Your color combo is awesome too!

Sue D said...

Great layout--I like the washi tape and the smiley faces.

Dawn Louise said...

Love the card and texture, colours look great together x

gRiSeL™ said...

Lovely card! Really like the layout and that embossed orange panel! So retro! (:

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how the teal washi tape stand out on this card with the help of the orange embossed panel.

conil said...

Like the way you used your texture plate and washi. Great card.

Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi Love the stripey part and with the orange embossed panel and sentiment it all works brilliantly ;0)

Tessa en Anke said...

beautiful card
xx

catherine said...

This is a really stylish card Shannan and love the layout. Great blog hop
x catherine

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Shannan :-) I love the whole design of this, the colours, embossing ,,, smiley faces ,,, all FAB ! LOVE it :-)

so nice to have you along with us this month :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Annette said...

What a lovely sentiment. Love your card.
Annette
xx

Rosalee said...

Beautiful card Shannan. Love it.
Hugs, Rosalee

Silvia said...

nice card, i like the washi tape

Krysta said...

Love the colour combination! Makes everything pop from the kraft background!

cassie said...

This is really cute- love your colors, too!

toni said...

Lovely card lovely texture and colours x

Debbie said...

Great card!! I love all embossing! :)

Maria Rud said...

Really nice card. Love the color combination.

Hugs,
Maria

Kailash said...

Such a pretty card, lovely sentiment too!!

rachel said...

great card - simplicity speaks volumes xx

Efrat said...

Beautiful card.

Kakichka said...

I like the color combo ;)

Tanya said...

Love it! The layout is fantastic, I love the colours and that sentiment is adorable :)

Tags xx
http://craftsbytags.blogspot.ie

Nikki said...

This is so beautiful with all the texture

Denise said...

Lovely card and use of the washi tape, Hugs Denise xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous card, Shannan! I love the color combo & the sentiment :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

donna mikasa said...

Love the graphic design of your card!

Lindsey said...

Terrific card, Shannan!

Renée said...

Really nice!! Love the colors!

Jingle said...

Love this, Shannan! I was so excited to see you joining us for the hop!!!!

Kristie Maynard said...

What a lovely card that anyone would love to receive! Thanks for sharing.

abb0187 said...

That embossed orange just makes this card pop! Great job. Thanks

Melinda Ferraz said...

Cute card!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

This is such a modern card and the colours really pop! Love it.

JoeScrapper said...

clean, striking card! love it!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Gorgeous card, love the washi tape and the embossed panel!

Loz ♥ said...

great simple card! love the text :)

Cheryl said...

What a FUN card! Love that bright pop of orange.

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Fabulous card! Love the colors you used and the graphic design!

Wendy said...

Love your card Shannon. The simplicity of it is stunning. I love the pop of orange and the embossing! Great job!

Dixie Cochran said...

Love the graphic look of this card!

Gale said...

Great card. Love the washi tape and the embossing.

sarah said...

cute card

mousekemom said...

I love how simple and clean this is...we often get bogged down in embellishing and forget how nice a card like this can be. Thanks for sharing it with us!

haejin said...

cute card~ love the sentiment and the smiley faces! :)

Denise Bryant said...

Love that pretty card!
DeniseB

Kelly Neis said...

I love the style and colors on this card, not fussy.

Piali said...

Lovely card!! Like the colors a lot!

She'sSewCrafty said...

What a great sentiment. I love all your polka dots!

Mimi said...

fun CAS card! love the colors! ;D

Anja said...

Great CAS card! Love the combination of the striped washi tape and the embossed dotty piece of paper.
Anja

TraiBee said...

i love the sentiment on this card

Mei said...

Love your card! The orange reminds me of lego :D

Barb said...

Love the teal and orange against the kraft! Wonderful design too! :)

Pat said...

Love the colors and the simplicity of the card! Nice job!

Milla said...

Fab card!

Dot said...

Lovely CAS card, pretty colours, thanks for sharing,
Dorte,x

Babette said...

Beautiful card, great colors.
Hugs,
Babette

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I love the dot embossing. Great card.

frommycraftroom said...

Great card. Love the orange. Thanks.

Melly said...

This is just utterly fab!
Great use with the washi! Another fab stop on the hop!
Hugs Melly xx

Daisychain said...

A lovely fun card in gorgeous colours. Hugs Christine x

Brenda said...

Beautiful card - love the craft background!

Maureen Hayes said...

Love this card! Thanks for the close up or I would have missed the smileys and I loved them.

Camilla said...

Oh, love the colours you've chosen! Great design!

fusiafscrapping said...

Your card is brilliant.

Suzi said...

Fabulous card Shannon, I love the design and how you've used the washi tap.
Hugs
Suzi x

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very happy card, love the smiley faces. Very creative. Thank you for sharing. Oh yeah I really like your saying.

pcm said...

love the blue and orange! My son's favorite colors :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Congrats on the spotlight. Your card is fab. Love the colors and design. xxD

ljrhew said...

Great card

Tania said...

Those little smiley faces are too cute! Very nice card!

Mary Lou said...

Sweet card---to the point :)
Hugs of thanks

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful card Shannan and fab colours!!
Hugs Hazel xx

belldoubleyou said...

I really like the shape of that die cut -- excellent choice!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Your card rocks and now you've got Sheryl Crow in my head.... hee hee That's OK though, there are worse songs to have stuck in your head! ;)

Karen McAlpine said...

Love that sweet sentiment!

joy said...

Such a pretty card!

Jana said...

Love the colors you used

Raven said...

Great colors, really sweet card.

Lauren, Crafts by: readysetLove said...

cute card!
lauren

Annan said...

The orange piece on the card reminded me of legos which made me smile and so the sentiment just really seemed perfect with that orange lego background. Ok, that may have been a strange connection but your card did make me smile.

Tetcha Simmer said...

So fun, I like the colour combo used.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Shannan!! Love the fab colors and design!!

So glad you are joining us this month!! :)

hugs...
Melissa

Izzwizz said...

Lovely sentiment. X

Carol said...

What a lovely card. I love the blue and orange combo and your use of washi tape with embossing. Clean and simple card at it's best.

Frozenstamper said...

Fun colors and layout design on your card!

mandy said...

Fab card Hun :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Weenie Thomas said...

A bright and happy card!

stamplover2011 said...

Cute layout and colors!!

Bridie Payne said...

Great card!

lisa808 said...

tfs your 'happy' card!

Fiona said...

lovely card...

Fi

x

scraphappy4067 said...

Great card!!

Dana Desmond said...

Looking at this card makes me happy. So simple, yet such an impact.

marjon said...

love the orange on the card. That looks great!

Kelly said...

love the CAS look to this. The embossed orange piece really pops!

Barbara said...

Simple, but dramatic xx Fab!

Lucy Newton said...

Very cute!!!

cardsbymo said...

I love cards on kraft paper and this one is no exception. Awesome.

Lynne in NI said...

Great card ... love your colour combo and change of textures!

Karen Letchworth said...

What a wonderful inspiration card you've shared here, it's lovely! Thanks for being part of this awesome blog hop for the most awesome store on the web. SSS ROCKS!!
Blessings,
Karen L

Beth L. said...

Beautiful card!

Imaginative Jewelry said...

Lovely card!

Iris said...

What a nice card. I love the clean lines of it. Iris

Wendy G. said...

Very simple elements can make an effective card! :-)

Divinity said...

love the simplicity of this card! :)

Barb said...

awesome card! i LOVE this color scheme :)

Loves Happy Hour said...

cute and simple! love it!!

cheers!
Loves Happy Hour

nancyparker55 said...

Love the CAS look of your card.

Chrissie said...

what a fun color combo

Kyle4143 said...

Simple and bright!

Denisse said...

What a cute design!

Kris said...

Oooh! Love it all!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

PiHi said...

This is clear and simple! Thanks for inspiration!

Angie M said...

your card made me smile. I love the simplicity of it.

Маги said...

Lovely card!
Maggie

Wendance Designs said...

The dry embossing of the orange pp makes the card. Love the colours you chose!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card! love it x

Yvette said...

Beautiful! Love your color combo!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Lovely card & love the color combo. Reminding me t o use my kraft cardstock more often. :)

Sue McRae said...

I like your combo of the fun colours and fun patterns!

lydiawalker said...

beautiful cas card x

downrightcrafty said...

classy but LIM and love the colours and textures thank you for the inspiration, hopping on
hugs Kate xx

Allisa said...

Great card....bling makes me happy too!

kaiahobid said...

This is so colorful!!!

Lisa Carroll said...

Gorgeous, Shannan! Love how you used the washi on the kraft... that's brilliant! Such a great card with a cool. graphic feel... love it! :)

Tonya said...

This is so pretty. Makes me long for fall. I love the look of the handwritten sentiment set.

Ms Scrapmess said...

Stampolisious card:)

Memories by Manda said...

Great Card. Thanks for the instructions too. Thanks for a chance to win :)

marla said...

Cute card!!

butterfly said...

Love those colours against the kraft - great card!
Alison x

Squirrel said...

Mmmm teal and orange.... gorgeous colour combo!
Thanks for the chance to win,
Rosey x

riliska said...

Shannan, very nice job! I love the circle embossed paper you used here - it is so bright and beautiful! also the sentiment is good)
And I love to take part in the Blog Hops, I try again and more - but I am never lucky... the winners are always the ones who have the craft-rooms fulfil with everything...

Cathy said...

Great card, love the colours you used :)

Meital said...

lovely card!

Edie said...

Liked the colors if your card!

Torrey said...

Love the graphic feel of this card! The orange and turquoise are such a happy color combo!

maria f. said...

Such vivid colors - love it. Congrats on your DT time with SSS.

Avital said...

I love the clean and simple design. Great card!

Simone said...

What a beautiful card Shannon! Love the way how you included the washi tape! Just perfect!
And btw .... I looooove STAMPtember! :-)
Simone

Minnamanna said...

So elegant card!!

Carol said...

Terrific card! Love this sentiment.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sweet card, Shannon! I love the layout and the adorable smiley faces!!

Miranda Be said...

Love the washi details, and the sentiment is perfect for your card, awesome!!

Denise said...

Lovely creation and wonderful blog hop too. Here's my creation for challenge link below
http://mycornerofinkspirations.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/get-well-soon.html
Hugs Denise xx

Judy1223 said...

Oh, what a fun, clean and simple card! Cool strip of washi tape, and I love the label die you used!

Laura said...

So glad ur happy!it shows thru ur beautiful card
Laura Papercuts

Annie Rose said...

I love the different pops of color. Looks great! :)

Luvs,
Annie Rose

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

What a fun card!

Grace said...

this is the CUTEST thing ever!!!!
thanks for the opportunity to win =)
cheers
Grace
http://sugarcards.blogspot.ca/

Liz's creative corner said...

Gorgeous card hun, fab layout, and super cute colours, hugs Liz xx

Jennifer said...

Love your bright, bold colors on the Kraft Cardstock!

Hlora said...

Very good combination of papers you made here - it looks great!

Jenny said...

What a beautiful sentiment - Lush card. Jen x

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