Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Two for You! & Yummy Blog Candy Too!

I have two very different designs for you today!

First off, let me show you my example of "Simply Shabby." Today is the May Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Design Team Blog Hop, and I'm so glad that you've found your way here!

Our challenge today at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store DT is "Simply Shabby (Shabby Chic)!" I do love this look--I think vintage and shabby are a tie for favorite first place design style for me!

I began my shabby look with beautiful Pink Paislee "365 Degree" decorator paper, available at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. My color choice comes directly from the Crafty Secret's #11 "Flowers" Cotton Scraps (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) image panel. Crafty Secret Cotton Scraps are perfect for creating shabby designs...you can cut, glue, sew, and texture them easily for distressed appeal!

Another "shabby" touch...a flower made from May Art's wide Ivory Crochet Lace...so very easy to create! I took some May Art's Ivory narrow silk ribbon, threaded through a wide eyed needle, and proceed to gather the lace to create the blossom. I then tied the ribbon off into a small bow, and added two layered vintage buttons threaded together with May Art's Ivory twine. Both buttons are made of of natural material, mother of pearl and shell. I flipped the top button over to show the orange-ish shell back to match my design.

A border of May Art's narrow ivory lace, also threaded with May Art's narrow Ivory silk, adds a pretty touch! ALL May Art's ribbon is from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store...simply the BEST one-stop place to purchase quality, gorgeous ribbon!

Make certain that you check out the rest of the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store DT's definition of "Shabby Chic!"


As a special addition to our Simply Shabby Blog Hop, The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is pleased to feature ALL JUSTRITE PRODUCT on sale for 20% OFF, running for one week, until 8 a.m. EST, Tuesday, May 18. All prices shown in the store pages are FULL priced -- your 20% discount will be reflected on your invoice. Email ssj@up.net to order. All JustRite product can be seen here.

Blog Candy
being offered for today's Simply Shabby Blog Hop is a Stamp Simply Kit that is PERFECT for your Simply Shabby creations. The winner will receive the Stamp Simply K & Company Blue Awning Kit, complete with paper, embellishments and ribbons. For your best chance to win, please comment at each stop along the hop -- not necessary, but increases your chances greatly.


Thanks so much for sticking by to see my second design! It's my day for a post over at the Our Daily Bread design's blog...and here is a peek at my design! You can read and see more of this design over at Our Daily Bread design's blog!

It features ODBD's new May release set, "For the Graduate."

Like I promised, so very different than the first card! Please be sure to check out the ODBD blog when you're finished hopping the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store DT hop! I have some tips for adding dimension and texture to your designs!



88 comments:

Mary Sue said...

Your cards are beautiful as always. Thanks for an opportunity to win some blog candy.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I really think that the cotton lace makes that shabby look come alive. You have created a real beauty. Your second card is a very tranquil scene. Great job!

Sonia said...

Love your 2 awesome cards!!... Great Job!!

**Sony**
Sonia-Studio60

Luanne said...

Both cards are great! Love your chocolate gingham on the graduation card, it really looks great. I like your vintage flower too - thanks for the directions!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both cards are so beautiful, Deb! Really love the "simply shabby" style of the first one! The lace flower is gorgeous!

lillianchild said...

I love the vintage look that lace brings to a card creation. Your lace flower is so very beautiful. And your second creation - love the "layered" feel - absolutely stunning card! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

kmassman said...

Gorgeous card! Love that lace flower!

Wanda Cullen said...

OMG, both your cards are so very stunning, Deborah!! Especially love the shabby chic card with the beautiful bird image and that awesome vintage 'flower'!

Angie Brown said...

Both cards are stunning :) The lace flower is very pretty and very vintage. Thank you for sharing

Alison J said...

What beautiful cards! The crochet lace and flower really add to the vintage look of the first one, which is my favorite.

1CardCreator said...

Both of these cards are awesome! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Sherry Cheever said...

GORGEOUS!

Elaine A said...

Deborah -

Your cards are gorgeous! I can't believe you did two wonderful cards, amazing!

Elaine Allen

Becky said...

Your cards are just stunning, gorgeous colors and gorgeous coloring,

wendy said...

Lovely bird, TFS.

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Loved both your cards. So different, yet both are beautiful. You are so talented. I love your lace flower. Its beautiful!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, I love that cotton scrap you used! It speaks to my heart, with the bird, the verse, the flower...just beautiful.

Tammy Q Howell said...

Love the tip of gathering the lace for a blossom! Love your cards.

Starla said...

That lace flower is just GORGEOUS!!

Shelley C said...

Very beautiful cards. I love your lace flower. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Carlson said...

Love your designs....

StampinCathy said...

All the cards are just beautiful and so inspiring!

Peggy said...

Love the shabby chic card and the ODBD card. Both are beautiful.
God bless!
Peggy Allen

Elisha said...

I love both of your cards!!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Such lovely cards. I love them both

sharon d said...

Both cards are so pretty. Love the vintage lace flower. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Your card is gorgeous, I just love it. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent. Thanks also for a chance at the blog candy.

Gloria Westerman said...

These are just beautiful....I love you lace ......and love the shabby look....great job.....

Charlette Finley said...

Both cards are just wonderful. I like the second card with the stamp going onto the second layer!
TFS

Anonymous said...

That bird and lace flower really sing...a lovely shabby look!
Ad K.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous,such a beautiful image and the lace is perfect!!!
xx

Brenda E. said...

Beautiful card. I love the way you made the lace addition.

The Lone Dollier said...

Your cards are fantastic. The bird one is my favorite.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Deb, LOVE your idea to gather your lace with the silk ribbon to create your flower -- very cool and I WILL be trying that soon! Both cards are totally gorgeous! Great job!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards, love the lace flower on the first. Absolutely stunning. And the choice of paper is wonderful.

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the bird card - it is so pretty. Fab blog candy

Pam said...

You are so right I love the shabby chic and vintage designs. Yours is just gorgous. I love all your work.

Dolores said...

absolutely beautiful!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Really love the flowr you created with the lace- I never think to do these kinds of things when I make cards...

Earline said...

Wow both of the cards are stunning

Cassie_lu said...

The flower on the first card is stunning and the coloring on both are amazing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful!! Love the orange tones to the card(my favorite color). What a great job: thanks for sharing!!

Helen L said...

Beautiful, beautiful!! Love the orange tones to the card(my favorite color). What a great job: thanks for sharing!!

BurningRubber said...

Verry pretty! That paper is so scrumptious and I do love birdys too!

newfiecrafter said...

Beautiful cards Love how you did the flower out of lace sure gives a nice vintage feel to the card
Thanks for a chance to win
Marilyn

Chriss Blagrave said...

Your fabric image is so beautifully matched with the colours, papers and gorgeous lace! Very, very pretty!

Cassie said...

oh my, my, my! that is one gorgeous, vintage, shabby card! I LOVE IT!

Little GTO said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!
Sharon L

Nancy Curtis said...

I love that gorgeous shabby chic card. The crochet lace flower is beautiful and that orange on the button is a perfect accent.

Lynda said...

Love the use of the lace for your flower, how feminine. Thank you for sharing.

Susan G said...

Both cards are beautiful, but since I love vintage, the first one is my favorite. Love the lace flower.

jan said...

Your cotton lace flower is fab! Pretty card!

jan said...

Such a pretty bird card! Love the coloring and how it all came together!

Darsi said...

Both of your cards are fabulous and I really love the flower you created!

Lynne Phelps said...

How can you go wrong when you start with a red-breasted robin? The lace really pulls this design together, LOVELY card. I also love the ODBD card, the way you have the image stamped on both of the label panels - very creative!

Holly aka Toy said...

Oh! I would never have thought to use the lace like that, but it's so so pretty! Way to go, girl!

Rhonda said...

Both cards are great. I love the lace flower.

Kim C. said...

I love the cards. The cotton scrap is perfect for this hop. Thanks for the inspiration. You did an awesome job.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

This is beautiful!! Love the fresh spring feel of your colors! The lace, cotton scrap, and distressing all great touches! Thanks for the chance to play : )

Sue D said...

Beautiful card--great color match with the cotton scrap and I really like your lace flower. Great ODBD card too!

Susan said...

Really beautiful - I love the lace!

Teepee said...

Your card is too too shabby (and very beautiful).
Terre

myprobe said...

great card. Great blog candy thanks for inviting the need helpers

kksb said...

Your cards are wonderful. The shabby card rules. It is spectacular.

marilynwillauer said...

Great cards!! Love your lace flower, looks so elegant.

emily t said...

I love the bird card!!! It is sooo pretty and I like the way you used the orangey colour paper and button to match the little bird's breast!
The bridge card is so deep and rich looking.
Thank you for sharing! :o)

TAS said...

Both cards are fab, but really love the shabby chic! The laces and ribbons add tons of dimension and makes it beautiful.

Kathie said...

LOVE both your cards. That is great how you colored and layed the pictures, what a great idea!

Tracy said...

I don't know where to begin. I love everything about this card! The image is gorgeous and you've complimented it so well with the other colors and embellies you've added. Just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I really like the fabric scraps, I must get some.

Arline M Pozzo said...

Love your cards. Hope to win the blog candy
Arline M Pozzo

yvonnew said...

I agree with everyone else your cards are beautiful.

Nicole said...

Love the cards and thanks for the tip about the lace flower.. will try it for sure

amdiluigi said...

Beautiful cards, especially like the first one with the ribbon, lace and buttons.

rush8888 said...

i love the nostalgia of shabby, like that bird card. wonderful!

cathy said...

Lovely lace flower and pretty card.

Cyndee said...

Lovely color combination on the card. I like the soft muted colors and I like the use of lace.

Barb Schram said...

Both cards are lovely, Deb! I especially love the lace flower! Have a great day!

Holly said...

AWESOME lacy flower on the first card - wow! And that bridge scene on the second card is gorgeous!

leenda said...

WOW! Gorgeous artwork! Love your creative style!

Kathryn Moffatt said...

Very Lovely Shabby Chic!

kathrynmoffatt@yahoo.com

Shannah said...

I love both your cards - just beautiful!! Hope you have a lovely day and thanks for the chance to win such fabulous goodies!
Shannah

Susan said...

Both of your cards are lovely! I LOVE your shabbychic one...did you print the bird image on fabric, or did it come that way? soooo very beautiful!
Susan

Theresa said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful cards! TFS and for the opportunity to win blog candy.

Jean McKenzie said...

What pretty cards! I just love the first one and the way you used the crochet lace. Gorgeous!

Janet L. said...

Love your projects. They are terrific and I love the whole concept of the vintage look! Thanks for sharing!

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