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Good morning, friends!

Have you ever had a secret that you were just bursting at the seams to share?   I remember when I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I couldn’t wait to tell everybody, but I had to wait until Christmas to tell my parents first.   It was excruciating!

Well, it’s no, not really.   Today I get to tell you all about a new adventure!   Awhile ago, Sharon Johnson (notimetostamp) aka Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, contacted me about a design team she was putting together for her store.   I was so excited about the ‘birth’ of this new team.   I wanted to tell everybody, but had to wait until today!

It really is a dream team.   Here we are:


Sharon Johnson (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)

Deb Saaranen

Holly McMillen

Michelle Woerner

Sherry Cheever

Linda Duke

Barb Schram

Ok, so if you don’t already know about Sharon’s store, then YOU MUST check out the gorgeous products she carries.   See that header up there?   That is a picture of the new Webster’s Pages Postcards from Paris Kit.   It comes with papers, ribbon, pearls, journal notes and did I mention the ribbon?!   Here is a project I made with the kit….


I have to take a moment to *GEEK* over the ribbon.   I know, I know…I’m harping on it.   It IS the most luscious ribbon I have ever worked with.   And then there is the bow easy.   I have always been bow challenged, so this little tool has quickly become indispensable to me.   Perfect bows, every time!


Here are my deets on this card:

Stamps:  JustRite Stampers’ Romantic Sentiments

Colors: Vanilla, Bermuda Bay, Webster’s Pages dp

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx

Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Kaiser pearls, Circle Nesties, circle punches, bow easyCotton Scraps #11 Flowers, decorative plate, dimensionals, sticky tape


Ok, now here’s the fun part.   YOU can win the Webster’s Pages Postcards from Paris Kit!   On Tuesday February 23, 2010, we are having our very first blog hop as a team.   At 8am EST that day, we will start hopping from Sharon’s blog.   Along the way we will show more projects.   All you need to do is drop a comment on the blogs.    On February 28th at 6pm EST, a winner will be chosen randomly from all the comments on all the blogs.   Easy peasy, right?   You definitely want to get in on this!   Check out the goodies in that header again!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!   Make sure you check out the other girls’ blogs… they have created some GORGEOUS eye-candy!   Many blessings to all!



24 Responses to “~Stamp Simply Ribbon Store presents…..~”

  1. on 17 Feb 2010 at 06:43Jerri Kay

    Congratulations Holly, your card is gorgeous girl!

  2. on 17 Feb 2010 at 06:56velta

    Congratulations Holly!!! Love that card and I love all of Sharon’s goodies in her store…have bought lots of ribbon and some Crafty Secrets there…You GO Girl!!!

  3. on 17 Feb 2010 at 08:10Deb Saaranen

    This is so gorgeous Holly! I love the happy, sunny colors, and fabulous design!!!

  4. on 17 Feb 2010 at 09:08leslierich

    Holly, this is gorgeous! You do the most beautiful work, and I’m excited to hear about Sharon’s team. What a great bunch of designers! Enjoy!

  5. on 17 Feb 2010 at 09:41Michelle Woerner

    Oh Holly! Your card is stunning! I have been analyzing all the little details, the 1/2 border backing on the sentiment AND the other 1/2 peeking out behind the sunflower, the double bow, the metal and pearl accents. Everything is perfect! I am so thrilled to be on this team with you. I have been a huge fan since my early days at SCS. My “favorites” page is dotted with your cards. LOL! Hugs to you my friend, michelle

  6. on 17 Feb 2010 at 09:52Kris Turner

    Gorgeous card, Holly! Your work is so inspiring. Congrats on your new design team status!
    Kris, Wadsworth, OH

  7. on 17 Feb 2010 at 10:02Juliana Swanson

    WOOO HOOO!!!
    I couldn’t be more excited for you and Sharon!!
    Hot diggedy dog!

    And that card!! ROCKS!! It looks like spring (or what I remember it to me *sigh*)!!

  8. on 17 Feb 2010 at 10:33Marisa

    I’m so excited for you Holly!!!! When I first came across SCS, you and Sharon were two of the ladies whose cards filled my favorites LOL! What a great team to work with. Looking forward to seeing all you have to share, my friend 😀 Glad you finally got to get the secret out 😀

  9. on 17 Feb 2010 at 11:36barb schram

    Oh MY, Holly…your card just makes me smile! So rich and deep in color. The placement of your metal embellishment is perfect! Looking so forward to working with you on Sharon’s team, we are in for fun times!!!

  10. on 17 Feb 2010 at 11:43kraftychic

    Holly, Congrats on being selected to the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Design Team! What an honor! Your card is beautiful. I love the colors and design, not to mention all of the gorgeous details! Thanks for sharing it with us! Can’t wait to see what the design team will have to share with us!

  11. on 17 Feb 2010 at 12:18Emma O.

    Congratulations! Todays my first visit to your blog and I love your creations!

  12. on 17 Feb 2010 at 12:40Deb

    Congratulations Holly! SO very excited for you! I’m drooling over that gorgeous card…especially the bow! Hehehe…you have my address! 😉

  13. on 17 Feb 2010 at 16:24Lisa Kind

    So this was your top secret news! Congrats! I’ve always loved Sharon’s style (and bows!)! You fit right in with her style! I’m so happy for you! I’ll be keeping tabs on what you girls do!

  14. on 17 Feb 2010 at 17:55Michelle B. aka JustPaintingAround

    Hooray! and Congrats! (I hate keeping secrets too!)

  15. on 17 Feb 2010 at 19:02Dawnmercedes

    great news Holly!

  16. on 17 Feb 2010 at 22:42KOstvig

    Oh congrats Holly..Tis a beautiful card with beautiful Ribbon

  17. on 18 Feb 2010 at 04:35Laura

    i am so glad i found these blogs.. You all do amazing work..
    i have never done a blog hop so am going to try to participate..
    love the card..

  18. […] HOLLY McMILLEN, Design Team Coordinator — I have admired Holly’s work for years. She was one of the very first to strike me with that *WOW* factor when I was a newbie at SCS. Her designs are always crisp and clean, but not necessarily simple, incorporating layers upon layers of meticulous detail. I had the pleasure of serving with Holly on the Dirty Dozen Design Team at SCS in 2007. Those are definitely times you never forget and it was my pleasure to share that experience with Holly. Holly’s DT reveal project can be seenat her blog, Toy’s Haven. […]

  19. on 18 Feb 2010 at 18:22Pat Adam

    Great new DT and what fun to be blog hoppin looking at such an amazing group of women. Neat! Pat

  20. on 18 Feb 2010 at 18:23Sharon Harnist

    Congratulations, Holly — your card is gorgeous!

  21. on 19 Feb 2010 at 04:27Patricia Austin

    Congratulation I love Sharon’s work and look forward to be inspired by your creations. Welcome.

  22. on 20 Feb 2010 at 08:12mt23stamper

    Lusious ribbon accenting colorful details, WOW! Grand to see your new DT’s opening embellishments highlighting all varieties of enticing ribbon. Congrats!

  23. on 23 Feb 2010 at 04:54Justine

    Wow this is an exciting announcement and talk about a Dream Team. Congratulations. This card is stunning

  24. on 27 Feb 2010 at 10:15Val Pass

    Your card is beautiful, what beautiful ribbon!

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