Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Stamp Simply Celebration

OMHeck! Can you believe it? 100 challenges!?
Not to long ago I found the online stamping community. I was so overwhelmed by all of the amazingly talented stampers out there and so very grateful to find so many willing to share their talent. New to the stamping world, it was such an open, warm place. How exciting to find so many new friends and so many wonderful challenges.
(This one is from CHA last summer in Chicago. I was so excited to meet Sharon there. Isn't she beautiful! She's seriously just one of the nicest people you could ever meet.)

Holy Moly! What an amazing person and such a talented stamper. I love her perspective on all things stamping and so love her enthusiasm for this 'hobby'. When I found her challenges I was so excited to play and can still remember the first card I posted and her kind words to my humble card. She made my day! I was so happy when Sharon asked me to be part of her team in April of 2008. That was one of the happiest stamping moments for me. I called my stamping friend Amy and think I may have screamed in delight in her ear! Poor Amy! ;) Now here we are all celebrating 100 challenges with Sharon.
I absolutely adore Sharon. She's one of the most wonderful people I have had the pleasure to meet and am so very thankful that she is doing what she does.
Thank you, Sharon! Here's to many more! Keep 'em coming, cause we love them so much!
This week in celebration of this momentous event we are all creating birthday cards. I decided to use the Papertrey kit that I got at CHA in Florida a few weeks ago. I seriously LOVE this kit! It's so beautiful. Here's what I created....
(We are just going to pretend that the candy box is filled with beautifully covered nuggets. The painters are still here (we are painting...the house is total chaos) and I didn't have time to make it to the store.)
....and now.....for a little something, something from me to celebrate....
How about your own little PTI set? I just so happen to have an extra!
How fun is that! This kit is so super beautiful. If you would like to be entered for a chance to win this kit please just leave a comment to let me know. I will draw a name on Sunday, August 16th.
Now head on over to the rest of the team to see what fun goodies they have in store for you (and when uploading to use the keyword ssnotime100....
1. Pat Adam - Christmas Gift Tags with BLOG CANDY
2. AJ - 1 Card Done 3 Ways
3. Janine - A Stress Free Summer Menu with BLOG CANDY
4. Tammy - Birthday Reminder Book
5. Jennifer - Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
6. Julie - Card Set in Tote with Directions
7. Barbara- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
8. Deb- Tutorial on Dying Silk Ribbon Using Copics and Refills
9. Jenny- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
10. Jerri - Birthday Card and Tutorial on Hand Embossing with Light Box
11. Joan- Birthday Card and Etched Glass with BLOG CANDY
12. LeAnne - Birthday Card with Glitter
13. Barb- Birthday Cake 3-D Gift Item with BLOG CANDY
14. Darlene - Birthday Card with Special Recipe
15. Rose Ann- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
16. Leslie - Gift Tin of Soaps with Coordinating Card
17. Heather - Birthday Card
18. Sabrina- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDYSharon- Monogrammed Birthday Gift Set with BLOG CANDY
and once again...
Congrats, Sharon! :) Thank you for sharing your time and talent!

169 comments:

LeAnne said...

I just the colors in this card---and your tiara!!! Sharon is certainly one of the most positive, encouraging people in the stamping world!!! Good luck with that painting!
LeAnne

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Jennifer, what a nice little gift set. I love this idea and it can be done in a jiffy ;P.

Anonymous said...

You did a nice set.. I like your flowers.

Swedie

Peg said...

Wow! Love the set and the colors you used. Thanks for all your ideas and inspiration too.

Rebekah said...

Wow. 100 challenges! Cant wait for the next 100.. beautiful card. TFS and thanks for the chance to win some blog candy! You rock!

Susanne Sorensen said...

great colors and i love the button for the flower center. thanks for a chance to win another great PTI set.

Kim said...

I'm new to your blog and want to say I love your stamping projects and ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

Congratulations to the Stamp Simply birthday/anniversary. Thanks for a chance to win the exclusive stamp set.

Lenoria said...

Your card is great and I would love to be entered for a chance to win the set. I have never had the pleasure of meeting Sharon but she has always been so kind to answer questions for me, even as busy as she is!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love the colors of your project! I'd also love to win the Floral Fusion set! If you have an extra, you must have a bunch of new PTI goodies!!! LOL Thanks for the chance to win the set!

Barb Schram said...

I agree Jennifer, Sharon is one of the nicest stampers I have met since starting this venture! But for me to meet all of her Stamp Simply team is great as well, because you are all very special too! LOVE your project! How wonderful to give away that PTI set! There will be one lucky stamper!!!

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous cards, Jennifer and such a beautiful set. Thanks so much for sharing.

carolyn s
ceashark at aol dot com

Traci M said...

Such a pretty gift set, nuggets and all...
and of course, I'd enjoy winning this stamp set!! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Marsha said...

What a beautiful set - love that offset flower. My birthday is Sunday so pick me ! LOL

Shirley said...

Love the soft colors in your card. Who wouldn't want to win this cute stamp set? I know I sure would! Thanks for sharing. Please use the email address below my name. Thanks.
Shirley L.
shirlee@surewest.net

Stephanie Hargis said...

That is a fantastic set! Of course I would love to win it! :D

Your projects...they are SUPER FAB girl! I love the color combo that you used! Just beautiful!

Amy said...

What a gorgeous gift set! Thanks for sharing the fabulous inspiration and the fun blog candy, too!

cindy ziliak said...

Love this project, great gift idea!

Wendy K. said...

What a great stamp set! I love your cards, the colors are perfect!

Kim said...

I left a comment about your beautiful blog but failed to mention I would like to be in the drawing for Floral Fusion. Please put my name in the hat :)
Kim A.H.

tiffguam said...

Look at you with your pretty tiara!!! I love it! Almost as much as I would love to win!

Krista said...

I've never tried those stamps, and I'd to win them they are wonderful

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

wonderful, love the photo and the cards... wow 100 what an accomplishment. have a great weekend.

windycindy said...

The Papertrey Kit is lovely! What your created from it, is amazing to me! All of your ladies are very talented and creative. Thanks for sharing.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Tina said...

This kit is so beautiful and you did very well with it. Love your art work and coming around to see, what you created.

Hugs, Tina

Martha said...

Hi Jen, Thanks for the chance to win the same set you used for your card and box. Great job! We forgive you for being busy with painting. I really appreciate the fact that simple cards are sometimes our best. Keep up the wonderful creations no matter what!

Nena said...

Simple and beautiful creation! I
am thrilled that you are going to
offer the PTI set you made it with;
what a blessing. I am loving all this
inspiration tonight. Thank you!

starqueen said...

Hi Jen,
You are so generous to share that PTI set. I'm a fan of Sharon's work, and I love what you do, too!

Thanks to you both for sharing!

IRIT SHALOM said...

YOUR TIARA IS AWESOME!! AND HAPPY 100 TH FOR SHARON TOO!! I LOVE THE STAMPS SET- HOPE I WIN IT (HA- HA- HA)

Becky Y. said...

What a sweet project - pun intended! ;) What would make it sweeter is if I was the winner of this awesome PTI set!

Bluemoon said...

Gorgeous cards! and great stamp set! Congratulations Sharon, you're always in my inbox and never deleted! You are amazing. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Anonymous said...

I love your card. Would love to win the set. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Martha
Marthamh2@aol.com

Joan Fricker said...

Jennifer, what a pretty set and I love your soft colors and simplicity of your project.

You certainly nailed it with your comments about Sharon! One great lady!!

Joan

Janine said...

Sharon is marvelous!! We love her!!
Fabulous card Jennifer!!
Have a great weekend.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wonderful gift set, Jennifer! I love the colors and set you used!
Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win the Papertrey set!

lisa808 said...

Being in the middle of having the house painted--I do not envy you the mess!

It doesn't seem to have infringed on your creativity though. Lovely set.

Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.

Carole RB said...

Hi Jennifer

This is a cute gift set.

Allen said...

I would like to be entered for a chance to win the kit. Thank you for the inspiration. God bless! Peggy

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

OH, Jennifer! I am seriously shaking my finger at you girlie!!! THINK that picture could be any BIGGER!!!! OH my word -- OK, now that I'm over THAT shock -- thank you so much for all those kind words -- you have me blushing -- On to your project - I LOVE it!!! What a FAB gift item to give and LOVE those papers, colors and FUN stamp set -- what a GREAT give-away -- (and I'm not here for that, just to comment - LOL)!!! Thanks so much for being a part of the Stamp Simply crew!!! Here's to another 100 -- LOL!!!

Alyssa B said...

Hi! I would LOVE to win this set!

Harriet said...

I would love that stamp set....and this blog hop is different and fun...and I love your card....thanks

Gwen said...

Oh I love what you have created here!! that set is so gorgeous & I just love the colors!! Thanks for the Ideas!! :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOVE the photo of you & Sharon! And I TOTALLY agree, I met her last month and she is AWESOME!!! A true blessing to the stamping world!
Your gift set is adorable ... love the soft colors and I have it visualized filled with chocolates!! LOL!! Good luck on the painting ... hopefully the chaos will be over soon!! Try to have a great weekend!!

Teri said...

What a nice set! Love everything. THanks for the chance to win.

ValerieC said...

What an awesome oppurtunity! Thank you! Happy Birthday to No Time To Stamp! What awesome creativity the design team has. I check it out everyday! Great card!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful. Don't worry about not having the nuggets... it's all good!
Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win this nice stamp set. Marilyn in Texas

StampinCathy said...

Cute pic! Your project is to cute and so inspiring. Thanks for a chance at this sweet celebration candy.

Ryann said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer and love your treat box! :)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great gift set! I would love a chance to win this PTI set.

Have fun painting! Ü

inkedx2 said...

Love your card. It is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win the great set from PTI!

Robbie

karen cardenas said...

Jennifer, I LOVE all of your work! You never stop amazing me! If only I could be half as talented as you! Thanks for the chance to win!
Karen

MeMe said...

I love your blog and the gift set is great. I would be so excited to win the stamp set.

Happydaymom said...

Love the kit! The colors are fantastic. I love the soft dusty look of the papers!

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Love your kit, and the paper is to die for! You're right about Sharon, she is one special lady!

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Love your kit, and the paper is to die for! You're right about Sharon, she is one special lady!

katievu21 said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas (especially love the little gift idea here)!
Katie

tlc3plus said...

Me, Me, Me!! I'm jumping up and down ...if you don't pick me I will be laying here exhausted from all this exercise! :)

Your a great designer! Love your stuff.

Carrie said...

Love what you did with the PTI set. Thanks for the chance to win.

Denimo said...

Hi Jennifer. For being new to the stamping world, your blog is fabulous!! Yes... I would love to win my own little PTI set!! THANKS!
Denise

Rose Ann said...

What a fantastic picture of you and Sharon, Jennifer!! I soooo LOVE your card and candy box!! Beautiful!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a great project Jennifer! Love the colors and fantastic design!

Jean Rowell said...

Hi Jennifer:
I loved your project and just simply adore PTI sets. I am such a big fan of yours and thanks so much for the opportunity to win some candy !

mom said...

I like the color combination you chose for this set. Great gift packaging idea.

Shelley C. said...

There truly are wonderful women in the stamping community. I love being able to see the wonderful things that are made. Love yours today

Mary Sue said...

Great project. Would love to win the stamp set.

Val said...

I love the colours you used for the birthday card. The button for the center is just perfect. Wonderful blog candy too!

Gwen said...

Great projects and love the colors! Beautiful!!

PatsyB said...

I love, love, love this set!! And what you do with it is amazing! A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout out to Sharon who also does such great work!! Thank you for the exciting chance to win this PTI set! I love their stamps.

peggy w said...

Great giveaway and great cards. Thanks for both. Happy Birthday Sharon.

AG said...

I love what you did with this set. Your designs are always gorgeous and give me lots of inspiration! Good luck with the painting!
~Angie

Michelle (mla1111) said...

I love your card and gift wrapper. So very pretty! Thanks for the chance to win that PTI set, how awesome!

Rona said...

Beautiful set!! Love those stamps!!

Joann said...

Beautiful project - love the colors. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great stamp set!!

Debbie Nelson said...

Beautiful card...thank you sor sharing. Thank you so much for the chance to win this PTI set..love it and was so sad that I didn't get to go to Florida and get one!

dnmissujen@aol.com

Kay said...

Love your candy box, and would love to add this Papertrey set to my collection. Looks like such a fun one to ink up. Thanks for sharing!

Spicey Cat Chick said...

Wahoo for parties! Your creation is wonderful and I loved reading about how you became part of the team. Thanks for the chance to win!

Robinww said...

Your card and box are so soft and pretty. Love them.

Annabelle said...

What a nice set, the colors are so inviting. Thanks for the chance to win some candy.

stampmonkey said...

Darling gift set that you made with that FAB stamp set! How cool that you have an extra, and how sweet of you to be giving it away!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Barb said...

Beautiful card and I love the colors. What a fun way to celebrate a birthday today! Thanks for the chance to win :).

Our Little Inspirations said...

TFS that fabulous photo of you and Sharon together! Happiness is written all over your faces and I LOVE your tiara :)
The set you made is too cute!! TFS

Caryl P said...

Love the card and project...does the candy come with the actual candy? Yum! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Shellie Hartsock said...

Love PTI stamps. Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan G said...

Love what you did with the kit. Thanks for the chance to win one. I really like my PTI stamps and would love to add this one to my collection.

janet dowell said...

Love your project! Also, LOVE that you're giving away an extra! I am sure I could add this to my collection!

Diane said...

Beautifull creations.....I could of loaned you some nuggets I just bought, I made one thing with them, and have been sneaking in the bag ever since...ugh!! Thats the downfall of creating with "chocolate!! Thanks for the chance!

Marge said...

Your color combo for your Bday card is so pretty!
Oh my heart is fluttering - I'd LOVE to have this fabulous PTI set! It would be a TREASURE!!!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Beautiful boxes, love the colourways....thanks for the opportunity to win a PTI set.

GAZ said...

Your cards are wonderful - love the colors and layout! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this set! Glenda

Anonymous said...

I love the name of your blog! Very catchy! You are very talented! I tried really hard to see the candy box filled with wrapped candy but all I could see was me eating them!! ha!

I would love to win the beautiful set you are giving away - this is so much fun!

Thanks,
Anita
aholden@va.metrocast.net

Ravengirl said...

You do such lovely work! Of course, I would love to get my hands on that fab PTI set!

Connie B said...

Very talented.. even with a messy house!
Hope I win!

jaymack said...

I love the color combination on your card and I would love to win this stamp set.

Cherie said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors in that kit! Neat how you added the button for the center of the flower! TFS!

Cherie

Janice Webb said...

Great card and great blog candy!!!

Little GTO said...

Oh my, oh my! Beautiful! I love the colors and the print. You did a wonderful job of showing them!
sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Rebecca said...

Love your cards! You are so special to share your talent with all of us. BLOG CANDY... yum!

Kerry said...

OMWord - I so wanted to go to CHA so I could buy that PTI set, but it just wasn't possible. I love the little kit you made with it - just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card and gift idea! Lovely that you got to meet Sharon and to get to CHA!

Thanks for sharing your talent, too!

Honey Bee

Sara said...

Love what you created Jennifer! What an incredible giveaway. I would love to win this exclusive set.

Hilda said...

Love your card, and I'd love to win the stamp set.

Karen said...

Your project is fantastic! You look so happy in that picture too!! You really have taken on this fun stamping world and are sharing your spin on it. Congrats on 100 challenges! :>

Raquel said...

Very cute card and container!!! I just love that set from PTI I've seen it used on several blogs, I'd just scream if I won it!!!

suezie said...

How lovely is this! Don't ya just love creating pretty presentation and then making a card to match.
Never win anything so would love to win this - would make me the happiest UK PTI fan EVER!

isoscia said...

Thanks for the chance to win the cute Papertrey kit. Iris Soscia
isoscia@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for sharing your talented ideas. That PTI set is great!
dnelk@aol.com

Michelle L said...

Love PTI and love this set! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Cindy said...

Just found your blog ... it is fab. And how nice that you are offering blog candy!!

Jerri Kay said...

A fabulous set Jennifer! I love the PTI stamps, sorry I missed you at CHA. Hugs, Jerri

leenda said...

Your candy box is so pretty! How fun to have met Sharon! She just oozes talent! Thanks for an opportunity to win some generous candy!


Linda

Anonymous said...

just love it and you have an extra set, how wonderful is that. Thanks for the opportunity to win
Eileen(emcclean@telus.net)

Heather T said...

Pretty stamp set, pretty colours and very pretty creations. Very nice job Jennifer.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

What a nice stamp set you are offering, thank you! But shame for pretending about the chocolate! (Well, if it was here, you'd have to pretend cause I'd eat it!)

Sue D said...

Nice project--would love to win this set!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Lueyes said...

Great Kit! Thanks for being so generous!

Janet Z said...

I would love to get my hands on a PTI set! How kind you are. TFS!!

readinglinda said...

Such a sweet, pretty set! You did a great job. Thanks for the chance to win. God bless.

Nancy said...

Love, love, love PTI and sure would love this et. TFS.

Nancy

Betz61 said...

I would love to win that little set as I missed my trip to Cha. Love the color combo you used.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this set. The card you made using this set is so pretty - love the color combination! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!!

PatM.
marsh2791@sbcglobal.net

silvia said...

Great project!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

OMGoodness! Who wouldn't want to win this! I adore PTI and your project is done so beautifully! Thanks!

Redu said...

Oh what a pretty kit and project.
I would love to win this kit.
Thank you so much.
Rita

Emilia said...

I really really love this set!

szimmer2 said...

Hi Jennifer:

What a great opportunity! I would love to win the PTI kitt, and it looks like so much fun. Wish they had stamping conventions where I live. You make it sound so amazing. Love what you do with kits.
Shirley

Georgia said...

Like your style!

Bonita said...

Great ideas on your blog. Would love to receive the PTI set.

pam said...

Love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jenn said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that set! I saw all the beautiful cards the team made and I so wanted to order the set. Hopefully I can win one :)

The Wired Angel said...

This set is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies. That's so generous of you. Best, Peggy

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and like the stamp set very much. Would love the opportunity to use it.

Donna H.
2realtors@cox.net

dclouser said...

Love your project and the awesome blog candy you have!

Marie B. said...

What a pretty set! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cathy said...

Oh my goodness, it's been a while since I've visited your blog.... so I spent a bit looking over your latest entries. I just LOVE that button card! Mailbox is sweet, and today's card is adorable. Thanks for a chance to win some truly delectable blog "candy"

Leslie Miller said...

Jennifer, that's such a pretty set with just the sort of soft and lovely colors that appeal to me so much. Thank you for sharing the idea and your spare set. Good luck to the winner!

Gigi said...

What a cute project! Great contribution to the hope. Thanks and keep up the fantastic work =)

Mardell said...

I really enjoy your work and find it inspiring! Keep it up!!!

Lee Anne said...

Oh, this kit is beautiful and I would love to have it and to see all of the things you do with your own. Thanks for this chance to win!

Carol S said...

I just love the flower on this card and the soft colors used. Thanks for the chance to win the darling stamp set!

Anthonette said...

Cute candy containers and pictures of you both! Congrats to Sharon on the 100th challenge.

I would love to win this PTI set. Thanks for a chance to win!

kearneykrafter said...

don'tcha just love PTI! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Jen, the candy box is full of CHOCOLATE! Makes no difference if they're beautifully covered or not! LOL This is a beautiful gift set you created! I love the colors!

Terry said...

Thanks for the chance to win this set. I would have loved to have gone to CHA and I definately would have spent enough at PTI to get one :)

annesatx said...

I would really love to win this set -- who wouldn't??? Thanks for this opportunity!

ctemommy said...

Who wouldn't love to win this set??? Beautiful card!
Carla

GabrielaD said...

I love your blog... I just love your cards. Thank you so much for the chance to win this stamp set.. I would so love to have it.

roxej said...

Wow I really wanted this set and while I would have spent more than $100 to get was not able to attend Summer CHA . Thanks for the chance to win this limited set. P.S. Love your work

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Sharon from Canberra Australia - I love your gift set - gorgeous, as is that candy you are offering - Thank you for the opportunity to play...Happy birthday to Sharon! Thanks again! God bless you!

Lovely Linda said...

Oops - just correcting myself - I knew as soon as I had posted my presious comment I had put down the wrong name - sorry Jennifer!! God bless you!

KarenB said...

Your cards are lovely. Thank you for the chance to win a stamp set from PTI, it's so hard to come by PaperTrey in Australia.

Gigi said...

I found Sharon's blog challenges by accident and like you, she left the sweetest comment on a card I submitted to SCS. She definitely has a knack for making people feel a special. Now let's celebrate; who has the cake?!!!

Karin said...

Congrats! Thanks for being an inspiration to the rest of the papercrafting community! Great candy too!

Jenny Gropp said...

What an awesome gift box! Wonderful project! I am developing a serious additction for all things Papertrey!!!

Charmaine said...

Cute gift set...would love to replicate it wih the PTI set!

Charmaine

Lisa A. said...

What a cute project and love the stamp set!!!

Kathy W said...

Very pretty project! How exciting to have a chance to win this stamp set. I am very envious of those who got to go to CHA. So wonderful to celebrate Sharon's challenges; I love doing them.

Ashley said...

Fabulous picture and cute set Jenn!

Diane said...

I hope I'm not too late! Terrific project. Thanks for the chance to win.

Chrissy said...

love the cute birthday set! oh yeah, and i would lovvvve the stamps alot too. lol;)

Jodie said...

Love the set!

Laurie in MN said...

The stamp set is adorable. I can understand why you needed to play with your new set. The card and box are great projects.

Shopping Diva said...

Your projects are so inspiring! Love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win this adorable set.

Linda SS said...

I love your creations & fabulous blog! I hope I'm not too late for a chance to win your PTI set.

Kristin Y (jinchris2003@yahoo.com) said...

Love your blog and I absolutely love PTI stampsets. Thanks for the chance to win.

pacools said...

I am shocked you could find time to create such a wonderful project for Sharon's 100th celebration in the middle of painting an entire house. Great job I enjoy seeing your weekly submissions.

Rachel said...

what a cute birthday set.

Robbie said...
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Robbie said...

I would love to own this PTI set! Their stamps make the prettiest cards.

Quirky said...

*gasp*

I just discovered your blog from Michelle's blog hop! I would die for that floral fusion stamp set!

I'm over in Malaysia and don't have the chance to go to the CHA *sobs*

Can I buy a set from someone if they have extra or is willing to part with one? pretty, pweettty please!!? :)