Thursday, January 15, 2015

Happy birthday Sharon!!

Hi everyone!  Today, along with the other girls on the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store DT, I help celebrate the birthday of the fabulous and talented Sharon Johnson!
I've known Sharon for years and she has always been an inspiration to me.  I first found her on Splitcoast Stampers way back in 2006 (gasp!).  I remember when she was the SECOND Featured Stamper honored at SCS in February 2007.  As a point of reference, they are on Featured Stamper #414 now, so that ought to tell you how talented and special Sharon is!
I chose this amazing card to case (you really should check out her entire gallery):
 I made this card:
 True story -this became one of my very first "popular" cards on SCS and really helped me stretch and grow as a designer.  Over the course of next few years I learned a great deal from Sharon and I give her credit in helping me become the designer I am today.

I have been proudly working with Sharon and her online store, The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store since January 2010 (has it really been 5 years?!?) and loved every minute of it!!  Not only is she talented, but kind and generous as well.

So here's to you Sharon and I wish you a happy birthday!  I hope you have a wonderful day and a fabulous year!
I was at the store the other day and passed by the painting section and the paint chips caught my eye.  I've seen lots of projects using them on Pinterest, so I grabbed a couple.  I die cut my Hexagon frame from it and the sentiment is die cut from the darkest shade.  Pretty cool!!
Below is the hop list of the other SSRS DT girls.  Check out their blogs to see what Birthday cards and wishes they have for Sharon!  Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Dies:  Birthday Cake (S2-081),
S2-082 Sentiment One, S4-453 Diagonal Chevron Shapeabilities®; S4-368 Hexagons Nestabilities®
Other Supplies: Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstock in Marshmallow; Bazzill silver mirror cardstock; Prima Li'l Missy Dahlia and Audrey Yellow Gold flowers; silver metallic string; Kaisercraft rhinestones in Clear; Paint chip
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares  
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


  1. What a surprise to wake up to this morning! Thank you so much for this walk down memory lane. I LOVE your 2007 card and your card today - both so very gorgeous!!!

    There's a story behind my 2006 card you showed. That was a practice photo. All my photos were very flat, even though my cards had dimension. I used to chat a lot with Leslie Miller (Running with Scissors) at that time. She was my source of SCS inspiration and encouragement and she was walking me through how to angle the lights, etc. to get the dimension to show. And that was the card we were practicing on -- LOL!!! How time flies!!! And I so clearly remember first sighting your work at SCS. It blew me away then and it still does today! Thank you so much for all these years of friendship!

  2. Wow, how pretty that hexagon is cut on the paint chip paper in various shades. Another I would have never thought of that. Lovely birthday card for your friend.

  3. What a fantastic idea to use the paint chip that way! I am so honored to be a part of the team with you. You inspire me!


  4. Very pretty card and such a clever use of the paint chip! Love this!

  5. The cards are beautiful and I love the card you made for Sharon. I have used paint chip cards before but I have never used it with an open die like that. What a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Happy Birthday to Sharon.

  6. your cards are so very pretty Michelle.