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Simple Stamping & New Designer!

November 21, 2011

Welcome back to the Penny Black Blog. We are so excited to introduce a NEW regular feature – Simple Stamping with Penny Black. Every month or so we’ll dive into tips & techniques in creating clean, simply-stamped designs. Wait there’s more! We have a new Designer at the Penny Black Design Team, Kelley Eubanks. We are thrilled to have her on board – you’ll love her style and what she brings to Simple Stamping weeks here at the Blog. You can read more about Kelley by scrolling through this post.

Today’s Simple Stamping samples are based upon this clean and graphic card sketch…enjoy! Be sure to read about our Simple Stamping Challenge at the bottom of this post.



Hello… I am Kelley Eubanks. I live in Mount Juliet, TN, which is about 20 miles outside of Nashville. My husband, Michael, is the Pastor of Students at our church. We have been married for 13 years. We have a 5 year old son, Carver, who we think is the best little boy in the world! When Carver was born, we made the decision that I would be a stay at home mom/wife! I feel like I am living my dream job!

My passion for card making started when I attended my first workshop about 4 years ago and I haven’t looked back since! I am blessed to have had several projects published since that time – the majority of them in Paper Crafts magazine. I have been blogging for 3 years. I am thrilled to be joining the Penny Black Design Team! There is so much talent on this team and it is an honor to be joining them!

Now for Kelley’s interpretation of today’s card sketch;

Please join me in welcoming Kelley! To celebrate Kelley’s appointment to the Penny Black Design Team and Day One of our Simple Stamping feature, I’d like to giveaway a Penny Black Prize Package! Leave a comment on this post and we’ll choose a random winner to receive a sampling of stamps! You must be a Club Member to be eligible – click on “Join the Club” at the top of this page.  Club Members are the first to hear about our new collections and special releases via email.  It’s quick and easy to join, just a few clicks!

Create a *new* Penny Black stamped card using the card sketch as inspiration. Upload your entry into our Gallery by Midnight on Sunday night, PST. We’ll choose a winner to receive a Penny Black Prize Package. The challenge winner and giveaway winner will be announced on Tuesday. Be sure to tag your entry with “pennyblacksimplesketch“.

Lastly, are you ready for another PB&J installment?  Jill Foster is here every Monday with a tutorial  PB&J (Penny Black & Jill) video.  You can find today’s video by heading over to Jill’s BLOG.  Here’s a sneak peek of what she’s up to this week!

Be sure to leave a comment to be in the running for the giveaway…  Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by. 🙂

90 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2011 12:41 am

    Welcome Kelley… love your card and all the others too. great sketch to work with this week…. I’ll be having a go for sure.

  2. Giulia permalink
    November 21, 2011 1:00 am

    Welcome Kelley! What a wonderful creations you made … I’m reading your blog! Love this sketch too… I think I’ll take part to this challenge!

    Bye from Italy

  3. pinky permalink
    November 21, 2011 1:06 am

    I love reading about new people and your story was so interest Kelley. I love your creation. All the cards today are so fresh and bright!!

  4. November 21, 2011 1:14 am

    Gorgeous clean & simple cards! Congrats on joining the Penny Black team Kelley…..I love your style 🙂

    Jenny xx

  5. November 21, 2011 1:47 am

    congrats to Kelley! love your cards and your CAS style. great sketch! I’ll be playing along!

  6. November 21, 2011 2:10 am

    I LOVE Penny Black stamps (my favorite—hedgehogs), so I’m thrilled that you are doing this program. My card making is beyond enjoyment. I think I’ve made it all the way to addiction! I look forward to the layout ideas, videos, and the chance to view others interpretations. Thank you so much for doing this.

  7. November 21, 2011 2:14 am

    I am already a fan of Kelley’s, looking forward to seeing her posts on PB!

  8. November 21, 2011 2:15 am

    Hi Kelly, Warm welcome to Penny black team. Love ur style,clean and simple creation….gorgeous sketch ..too…..!! I think I’ll take part to this challenge!

  9. November 21, 2011 3:08 am

    I love this idea. Looking forward to the monthly tips and techniques to give me even more inspiration. Welcome Kelley! I love what you have done with the card sketch.

  10. November 21, 2011 3:14 am

    Welcome Kelly to the Design Team. I find clean and simple hard to do, but can take inspiration from your pretty, bright cards.
    I hope to try this challenge….

  11. November 21, 2011 3:34 am

    I love your CAS interpretation of this weeks sketch.
    Welcome to the DT Kelley. I’m looking forward to seeing your contributions in the future.

  12. rcwidow permalink
    November 21, 2011 4:10 am

    welcome Kelly! Love the sketch and all of the cards.

  13. November 21, 2011 4:17 am

    Gorgeous clean & simple cards! Congrats on joining the Penny Black team Kelley!

  14. Michel E permalink
    November 21, 2011 4:24 am

    Great cards. Congrats to Kelly on joining Penny Black. I am a club member.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  15. Miriam Jenkins permalink
    November 21, 2011 4:55 am

    I look forward to gleaning inspiration from your cards! Thanks, Kelly.

  16. Suzie permalink
    November 21, 2011 5:24 am

    Beautifully simple cards and with Penny Black sentiments they are perfect. Congratulations, Kelley.

  17. November 21, 2011 5:25 am

    Congrats, Kelly! I look forward to seeing your work! 🙂

  18. Sue Givens permalink
    November 21, 2011 5:28 am

    I love the sketch–the cards are great. A warm welcome to Kelly.

  19. Alyce permalink
    November 21, 2011 5:34 am

    Congratulations! How exciting to be able to do something you love. I look forward to seeing your ideas.

  20. Tanya C. permalink
    November 21, 2011 5:35 am

    Congrats Kelly, looking forward to seeing your creations. Love the sketch, can’t wait to have time to craft!

  21. Kathie permalink
    November 21, 2011 6:03 am

    I used Penny Black stamps years ago and have just come back to them again. Thanks for the new inspiration!

  22. Lisa Haff permalink
    November 21, 2011 6:18 am

    wonderful designs, I love the simplicity!, welcome Kelly!

  23. Rosemary D permalink
    November 21, 2011 6:29 am

    super fun sketch… all the ideas are amazing… welcome kelly!

  24. November 21, 2011 6:42 am

    WOW…I must say you are too lucky to have Kelley on your team… I have followed Kelley for a while now and I think she is an amazing designer… Her cards are fabulous… Congratulations to Kelley…

    Thanks for the chance to win…

  25. Terri (blindstamper) permalink
    November 21, 2011 6:56 am

    Kelley’s style is very appealing…good choice for a designer! So glad Jill will continue her PB&J videos too!

  26. Dee in N.H. permalink
    November 21, 2011 6:56 am

    Gorgeous samples and a big welcome to Kelly!

  27. November 21, 2011 6:57 am

    Wow, this is a great sketch, and the cards are AWSOME!!
    Kelly, WELCOME! LOVE your card!!!!

  28. November 21, 2011 6:59 am

    Welcome Kelly! Love your take on the sketch!

  29. November 21, 2011 7:30 am

    Wow, congrats Kelly!,Love the sketch,will try it.

  30. Silke Shimazu permalink
    November 21, 2011 7:34 am

    Congrats Kelley! I love your interpretation of the sketch and can’t wait to see more of your work.

    (Penny Black Club member)

  31. Eleanor Wong permalink
    November 21, 2011 7:46 am

    Welcome aboard, Kelley. Just love your designs and hopefully I can incorporate some of your ideas into my own work. Keep all those beautiful cards coming.

  32. Miriam Prantner permalink
    November 21, 2011 7:56 am

    Welcome Kelley! Have enjoyed seeing your work other places, and I think this is going to be another great collaboration. Looking forward to it!

  33. November 21, 2011 8:18 am

    Love the cards, so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Virginia L. permalink
    November 21, 2011 8:24 am

    Love the addition of CAS card in PB blog!! Welcome, Kelly! What a perfect choice!

  35. November 21, 2011 8:25 am

    Congrats Kelly! Can’t wait to see more of your CAS creations!

  36. Linda Roberts permalink
    November 21, 2011 9:05 am

    Hi Kelley I love your take on the simple sketch love Linda

  37. November 21, 2011 9:11 am

    Very nice designs. I like it very much.

  38. November 21, 2011 9:12 am

    Beautiful cards Kelley! Congratulations on joining thr Penny Black team!

    Louise C.

  39. Brenda Carswell permalink
    November 21, 2011 9:29 am

    Hi Kelley, I’m new too-This is my first comment ever! I had to say, ” I love your card.” Simple is classy. I look forward to playing with you. Brenda C.

  40. November 21, 2011 9:30 am

    I just love that sketch and look forward to seeing more of Kelley’s work.

  41. BeckyTE permalink
    November 21, 2011 9:32 am

    Welcome, Kelly !!! If this sample card is what we are in for from you, then we are in for some big treats. I do think your clean crisp lines are perfection!

  42. November 21, 2011 9:36 am

    I love CAS so will definitely be having a bash at this challenge… and welcome Kelley, it’s great to have you here and looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful work.


  43. Lynn (toomanycrayons) permalink
    November 21, 2011 9:44 am

    Cute cards and I look forward to the new theme and designer 🙂

  44. November 21, 2011 9:47 am

    Hi I have just “joined” the club, what a great blog and such great inspiration on here. I love these simple designs, thank so much for sharing!
    Jane x

  45. Maggie W. permalink
    November 21, 2011 10:20 am

    Congratulation! Kelly. Love this simple but elegant card!

  46. Linda Dykstra permalink
    November 21, 2011 10:23 am

    I have yet to see a PENNY BLACK stamp that I did not love!!!!!!!!! And the cards that are sharing with us are JAW-DROPPING!

  47. November 21, 2011 10:37 am

    Congratulations Kelley!!!
    Such a beautiful card, love your style!!

    Karen x

  48. November 21, 2011 11:19 am

    Welcome Kelly, going to play with the sketch now…

  49. Donna permalink
    November 21, 2011 11:20 am

    Hi Kelley. Your cards are “simply the best” and I’m already a fan of “simple things.” Welcome. 🙂 Donna

  50. November 21, 2011 11:22 am

    Welcome Kelley, love the sketch….already have an idea how to use it. I love having a chance to win some products from such a great company.

  51. November 21, 2011 11:44 am

    I LOVE Kelly’s designs and style!! WELCOME to the DT for Penny Black!! =)
    THANKS for sharing all of the fun new stuff and for the chance to win!! =)
    Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  52. wendy permalink
    November 21, 2011 12:10 pm

    Love this design, especially Kelley’s take with the stamp used as the horizontal element. I’ve only just now “found” this blog (yeah, I know – what rock have *I* been under??), and am off to explore. Thanks for the shot at some goodies, and all the terrific inspiration!

  53. Rene permalink
    November 21, 2011 12:10 pm

    Love your work Kelley and congratulations…thanks for the chance to win.
    Rene from OZ xo

  54. Meghan permalink
    November 21, 2011 12:29 pm

    Loved your cards Kelly! Congrats!

  55. November 21, 2011 12:52 pm

    Congratulations Kelly! Enjoy! I am completely in love with all of the Penny Black critter stamps and look for new ways to use them. Thank you for all of the ideas!!

  56. November 21, 2011 1:02 pm

    What a great post! So excited to follow this new feature and I LOVE the cards for this post…so delicious! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at Penny Black!

  57. November 21, 2011 2:05 pm

    congratulation Kelley, so nice to be Penny Black designer ! can’t wait to see your inspiring work .. and your card this time is simply beauty, Love it!


  58. November 21, 2011 2:07 pm

    CONGRATS to Kelley on your new position, and to Penny Black for acquiring such a talented lady! I have admired Kelley’s art from afar and look forward to seeing her here! Awesome inspiration and such fab.u.lous work on those cards! I don’t do to well the CAS cards, but I am going to give it a try! Thanks!

  59. November 21, 2011 2:29 pm

    I’m absolutely thrilled to see you featuring this aspect of stamping – CAS is something that remains an elusive concept for me but there is now hope……….. Congratulations Kelley & I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work with PB stamps. I’ve had the sketch on my mind & the ideas are germinating so hope to get a chance to play in the challenge this week – it’s been a while & I need to get my fingers inky again. Thanks for the chance of adding to my growing PB collection.
    Paula (PEP)
    Penny Black Club Member

  60. November 21, 2011 3:20 pm

    Welcome Kelley!! I’m looking forward to all of your inspiration!!

  61. November 21, 2011 4:12 pm

    Congrats Kelley! Sweet and simple card. Looking forward to seeing your future designs!

  62. janet Wilson permalink
    November 21, 2011 4:40 pm

    Welcome, Kelley :o)

    Love your pretty card, I hope you have lots of fun designing for s wonderful company!

  63. November 21, 2011 4:40 pm

    Way to go Kelley!!! Looking forward to your PB creations.

  64. Eileen M permalink
    November 21, 2011 5:33 pm

    Congrats, Kelley, on becoming a member of this awesome team! Loving the inspiration!

  65. RitaR permalink
    November 21, 2011 5:36 pm

    Congratulations Kelley!!! Your CAS card is adorable. I look forward to more inspirating designs from you!

  66. Deb Lorence permalink
    November 21, 2011 5:47 pm

    What a wonderful addition to the Penny Black Design Team! Congratulations Kelley!

  67. November 21, 2011 6:33 pm

    Welcome, Kelley! I have admired your cards in Paper Crafts and am glad to see you here on the design team. Looking forward to seeing more of your creativity.

    I am a club member! Thanks for the chance to win some PB stamps!

  68. November 21, 2011 7:09 pm

    Welcome Kelley! So looking forward to seeing more of your work! 🙂

  69. November 21, 2011 8:05 pm

    Great cards! Congrats to Kelley–very talented lady! Sounds like a great prize for one of us lucky club members–thanks, PB!

  70. Aundria B. permalink
    November 21, 2011 8:20 pm

    Welcome to PB, Kelley – love your clean and simple card & look forward to more of your beautiful creations!

  71. November 21, 2011 8:22 pm

    Congrats Kelley! I love clean & simple! Thank you for the chance to win!! 🙂

  72. Susan permalink
    November 21, 2011 10:23 pm

    How exciting Kelley. Welcome to a great design team. Who doesn’t love Penny Black stamps?

  73. November 22, 2011 12:29 am

    Beautiful CAS cards!

  74. Chris G. permalink
    November 22, 2011 5:15 am

    Thanks for all the great inspiration; sometimes simpler is better!

  75. November 22, 2011 5:30 am

    Kelley, you have such talent! Big congrats to you! I’m really looking forward to see your work here on the PB blog! 🙂

  76. diana permalink
    November 22, 2011 6:05 am

    Congrats & welcome, Kelley. 😉

  77. November 22, 2011 6:14 am

    beautiful sketch, I’ll make a card for this challenge! and thank you for the chance to win!

  78. November 22, 2011 6:28 am

    Congratulations Kelley! I love CAS cards so I’m super excitedto see your future projects 🙂

  79. November 22, 2011 6:33 am

    Welcome, Kelly! So happy to see inspiration for CAS cards!! Congratulations on your DT position!! I love Penny Black stamps, something for everyone.

  80. November 22, 2011 8:58 am

    Huge welcome to Kelley. Love what she creates. Love these wonderful PB cards too. Congrats Kelley – looking forward to seeing all the wonderful fun stuff you create over the coming weeks.

  81. charlene permalink
    November 22, 2011 10:03 am

    Congrats, Kelly–love your creations!

  82. November 22, 2011 1:27 pm

    welcome Kelley! I’m just now getting into making cards so its great to start with you!

  83. November 22, 2011 5:14 pm

    Welcome, Kelley! Penny Black is so lucky to have you on board! Love your CAS style!

  84. Jack permalink
    November 23, 2011 2:05 am

    Great sketch. And wellcome to Kelley – I can see lots of inspiration from her great work. xx

  85. November 23, 2011 2:26 am

    Congratulations Kelley. I’m still hard to make the CAS card. The sketch are very helpful for me to keep practicing. thanks for sharing all your ideas.

  86. November 23, 2011 2:51 am

    wonderful cas card, thank you for inspirate me

  87. November 23, 2011 7:04 am

    Thank you Jenyfur and Penny Black for the opportunity to design with this great team! And thank you to all of you for the warm welcome and sweet words! 🙂 I really appreciate them!!

  88. Lynne permalink
    November 26, 2011 3:46 am

    I absolutely love the simplicity of these cards.
    Magic. Thanks.
    Lynne x0

  89. Lynne permalink
    November 26, 2011 3:47 am

    Oh! Welcome Kelley.This is a great Company.

  90. November 26, 2011 11:48 pm

    I added my card to your gallery, and here is a link to my blog (the same card):

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