Sunday, March 27, 2011

You mean the world to me.

Its time for another challenge at The Shabby Tea Room! This one is actually hosted by me! The challenge is to use the colors from the inspiration photo AND use flowers somewhere in your project or card. I used a flower that I got on clearance at Michaels as the focal point. You'll also find another one of  those vintage molded button I made on the shabby bow...

I used Just Rite's Kindness, Fancy Labels, and Friendship Blooms cling stamp sets to create this card...
The background pattern was created using the decorative circle frame from Friendship blooms along with the smaller medallion.

I then stacked the Spellbinders label 18 coordinating stamps from Friendship Blooms and Fancy Labels. I don't have the Spellbinders die yet, so I just cut it out by hand.
Finally I stamped the smallest label from Fancy Labels in light pink and over it the sentiment from Kindness.
I used ink and water to distress the background for a softer, shabbier feel.

Thanks for visiting...I hope you decide to play along with this week's challenge. Here's some more inspiration for you from the other Shabby Girls...

Charlene - Expresstions of Me!

Kristin - Lilsweetpea's Place

Melissa - Creating From the Heart

Pattie - The Pampered Paper Patch

Debbie - Simple Treasures

I also entered this card in Just Rite's 'Kindness' challenge. The prize is pretty amazing and includes the Vintage   Oval Labels cling stamp sets I've had my eye on... this set is absolutely scrumptious!

P.S. Sorry about the yucky pictures lately...I need to play around and find a better spot to photograph my cards. I don't really feel like my photos are a good representation of what my cards are really like in real life. They seem so flat and the colors are slightly off...boohooo.... you know me- I'm a whiner....;o)  I'm also going to blame Windows 7 for removing the 'fix' option on their photo viewer (that was the easiest way to edit photos for me! I feel lost when doing it on If you have any pointers for me and my sorry skills I'd love to hear them...Thanks friends.


  1. This is gorgeous Danielle! I'm now contemplating about those stamps....hmmmm... :)

  2. What a great inspiration picture Danielle!! and your card is so beautiful! I really love your shabby bow :-)

  3. Gorgeous! Love the background you created - thought it was store-bought pp, the colors and design.

  4. Danielle your card is wonderful!! I love the look!

  5. Danielle this is wonderful. I love the flower focal, the ribbon and pin combination is stunning. Such a soft and elegant card.

  6. Gorgeous card, Danielle! Love the stamped background and all the lovely layers! Thanks for joining in the JR Friday Challenge!

  7. Very cool how you made that background paper! Beautiful card!

  8. I have got to go get a Thesaurus so I can expand beyond "Stunning", which all your projects define.

  9. Such a pretty card! Love all of the soft colors. The hat pin is a nice touch too.

  10. Beautiful! I love the button/ pin detail and all of the lovely layers!

  11. GORGEOUS! You do a fabulous job with the seam binding ribbon! You should enter this in my Tie a bow challenge!

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  12. Good camera….light tent…photo editing software…that’s what I recommend *giggles* Natural light is best but so hard depending on where you live…and which direction your house faces and all that. PaintShopPro by Jasc is a great program you can probably find free online….or if you buy it, it’s cheaper than PhotoShop. I have both and I use both… As for your card…love the ribbon treatment and that big pretty flower; so pretty…

  13. Ooohh gorgeously shabby :) Love the colours and your layered labels too.

  14. Oh, this is so pretty. I just love the colors and the design of your card. Just beautiful.

  15. Hey, Danielle...I love your vintage shabby style...with the seam binding ribbon..and I have always wanted to have the ribbon...lovely !!!

  16. So so shabbylicious! I adore your background paper. Just gawjus! It's a wonder non of the DP companies haven't tried to snaffle your talented self up yet. Just a matter of time I suspect. I love the hand cut mat stacking you did so clever. I can't get my hands on any JustRite stamps and I would give my I teeth formjust one set.

    I have yet to invest in all the stuff to jazz up pics. I think I should as most times my pictures don't seem to serve me well. Anyway, I know what you mean. Your pics are amazing to me so just imagine what all the bells and whistles would do. Yikes!

  17. Danielle, your card is stunning -- love the background paper you created with JustRite's stamps! Thanks so much for playing in JustRite's Friday challenge and for your fabulous STR challenge inspiration!

  18. So pretty Danielle. Love the colors, hte pretty flower... the ribbon treatment is awesome. :o)

  19. So stunning, Danielle! Great challenge this week! :)

  20. Your card is so pretty Danielle! Awesome job with the JustRite stamps!


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