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New Challenge at Let’s Get Shabby


There’s a new challenge posted at Let’s Get Shabby. The theme this month is to create a project inspired by a piece of shabby chic china.  This is wonderful idea…..but for me….well I’m the only shabby chic country girl who doesn’t own china. I am so lucky to be married to a wonderful man who put himself through college cooking in a very upscale Italian restaurant. To chefs…the food should be beautiful…not the plate it served on…..so we have white dishes…..which is not too inspiring for craft projects lol. Thankfully Pinterest is full of beautiful china dish images….so here is the inspiration I found…


I loved the border….and the sweet little pink flowers. Here is my layout inspired by the china…


This beautiful young lady is the Daughter of my dear friend Belinda. Heading for the prom with her date Thomas. Isn’t that the cutest couple??? Thanks for sharing Belinda : )

Okay…now it’s your turn to get inspired by china and create a project to share in the challenge….the prize this month is a great selection of chipboard!!!! Click this link to head over to check out the details…good luck to all who enter!

New Challenge at Let’s Get Shabby


They’ve got a new challenge going on at Let’s Get Shabby.

This time it’s a color challenge. Here is a peek at our inspiration picture.

Shabby-Chic-ColoursFor this challenge we were asked to use all the colors….which I just loved…so soft and shabby.

Here is my project….a layout of my Niece Olivia.

IMG_1605IMG_1619I dry brushed these flowers to coordinate with the shabby color challenge, then layered them over a great little mailing tag, pretty pearly stick pins, bits of lace and pretty doily donated by my dear sweet friend Anna.

IMG_1611Another grouping of flowers to anchor the other corner.

IMG_1613Here is a lovely layered and Stickled butterfly.

IMG_1609I added lot’s of Stickles to this pretty vintage printout….and to the crown and butterfly. The glitter is a nice finishing touch!

Okay…now it’s your turn to create a project for the color challenge…click on the link above for the rules and good luck to all who enter.

I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative.G

Pretty Vintage Pocket and New Challenge from Let’s Get Shabby


I’ve created a very special little pocket full of tags with shabby chic patterned papers and vintage images for the new challenge  Let’s Get Shabby.

The theme this month is confetti. I had a difficult time finding confetti to purchase that would match a shabby chic theme…so I created my own by inking a vintage book page and chopping it up with multi blade scissors.

IMG_1454-001IMG_1457IMG_1458IMG_1456IMG_1459You should hop on over and check out the challenge…the prize is awesome and the projects made by the other DT members are just beautiful.

All the beautiful trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon

I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative: ) G

New challenge at Let’s Get Shabby


Okay all you shabby crafters….we’re ready for a new challenge at Let’s Get Shabby. And you guessed it….it’s an Easter/Spring theme. To make it even funner there’s several options you can choose to make your project just right for your peeps.

Feature on your project at least one item from each list below.
 A subject, an embellishment and a technique.  
Make sure you say which of your choices you are featuring on your blog.

List 1
Bonnet (hat)
List 2
List 3


So here is my shabby Easter Card. I chose to add the rabbit and egg from list 1. Almost everything in list 2.  And for my technique I added lot’s and lot’s of inking.

IMG_1295Now it’s your turn to show off your Easter Creation. Hop on over to Let’s Get Shabby and add your project. While you’re there…check out the other wonderful projects from the Design Team. There’s also fabulous prize full of shabby goodness! Good luck to all who enter.

The trims on my card are from Really Reasonable Ribbon : ) The papers are from Graphic 45….they’re available in the shop.

I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Shabby Teal Butterfly and Flowers


This is a layout I created for this months challenge over at Let’s get shabby. I am learning to break out of my comfort zone and start altering the base with paints…inks and sprays before I layer on the goodies. I am hooked….so be on the lookout for more : )

First a look at our inspiration picture:

Sept shabby

Soo beautiful!!!! I tried to convince Mandy to let me use that for my profile pic. She said no : (

IMG_1118IMG_1123To get them to match perfectly…..I hand painted the roses…first in teal, then white accents, then Stickles, then glitter. I relly love how they turned out : ) The inspiration pic had a pop of pink so I added the tiny pink flowers on stems. To anchor the smaller flowers I layered them on a huge flower that I painted and cut in half.

IMG_1121This beautiful butterfly image is from Ephemera’s Vintage Garden. 

I found it the same morning I saw the inspiration pic…so I figured it was meant to be right????

Did you notice the amazing texture peeking out from behind the chipboard frame? That’s Faux burlap trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I did trim off the wired edge and pulled a few threads to give it a tattered look.

IMG_1122More flowers for the top. You can see all the layers of paper here too. You should head over to Let’s get shabby to see the other projects from the Design Team they are so inspiring…I love them all : ) If you like to make shabby projects…you should enter the challenge and maybe win the beautiful prize.

One more quick announcement…..it’s very exciting….Really Reasonable Ribbon is having a Design Team call. If you love to make projects using beautiful ribbons and trims you should click the link to check out the details. I will say that Bonnie is so super awesome to work with….a really fabulous team : )

Sorry about the long post lol. I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative… G