Monday, May 24, 2010

Shabby Tea Room challenge -sponsored by Stamp Simply Ribbon store

Hi everyone!  Today I have a set of Thank you tags for the current Shabby Tea Room challenge.  This week, Sharon's store, Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is SPONSORING the challenge!  She is offering up an AMAZING prize package for one lucky winner!!  What is it you ask?  A Stamp Simply Thrift Shop Kit, valued at $36!!  Here is the Shabby Tea Room's challenge inspiration picture.  Isn't it BEAUTIFUL?!?

This amazing picture inspired me to use October Afternoon, Ducks In a Row pattern paper and a sentiment from my new set, Everyday Greetings to make a set of thank you tags!!  I love the sentiments in this stamp set.  They are THICK.  Kwim?  By thick I mean, not thin letter font and that gives it a more cute and fun feel to it.  AND it's easy to read when stamped on pattern paper.

The tags were made with my Labels Four Nesties with the bottom and sides trimmed off.  Each tag uses polka dotted paper, but have different embellies and ribbon on them.

All papers, Nestabilities, ribbons and string can be found at Sharon's Store.

My first tag uses the 3/8" pink velvet ribbon, 1/4" cream silk ribbon and the "thank you" was punched out from the Alphabet paper in the pack accented by 3 small green rhinestones.
This next tag uses the same 3/8" velvet ribbon and dotted paper.  I added some string around the top instead of silk ribbon, used a glittered chipboard flower (Melissa Frances) and layered it with a die cut flower with a button top!
My last tag uses a different piece of dotted paper, with some Hawaiian Shores cardstock accents.  The flower bloom is made from the Blossom Nesties and a Sweet blossom flower from Zva Creative.
Hey, several of SSRS DT have also played along!!  Here is a list, check them out and see the fabulous creations they were inspired to make.

Sharon Johnson, Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Deb Saaranen
Sherry Cheever
Barb Schram

Kitchen/Driveway Remodel update:
The kitchen remodel is moving right along -kinda.  I never realized just HOW LONG each and every step takes.  Yeah, I picked out my flooring, quartz countertop, designed the new layout and purchased my cabinets.  That was a huge step.  Now I am working on contractor bids for all the work.  Taking FOREVER!  Why does it take almost 2 weeks and 3 phone calls to get a bid?  Don't they WANT the money?  Anyway, here are some timelines that are in no way etched in stone: 
-June 10th demo begins on our driveway, the left side of our garage floor and our walkway
-June 14th construction of the new driveway, garage and walkway
-July 4th weekend, demo on our kitchen (we are doing this ourselves to save money)
-July 6th contractor begins work of electrical, plumbing, wall removal, patchwork, etc begins
-July 9th or 12th cabinets install begins
-July 14th flooring installed
-July 22nd countertop installation

Paper plates, bbque, and doing dishes in the bathtub for a month, HERE I COME!  LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned on Wednesday, I have a special blog hop post and it's MY day to post on Verve's Project Parade!!


  1. LOVE your sweet, sweet tags! LOVE that you punched the letters from the DP -- COOL idea! And LOVE your Nestie cut tags -- wonderful time saver and a GREAT look! FAB trio!!!

  2. I am in LOVE with your tags, Michelle! What a great idea! Hoping your rennovation continues with smooth sailing!

  3. Love your cheerful tags! Love those striped scallops with the polka dots!

  4. I love these papers and the tags are fabulous...those little Labels 4 ones that you have me hooked on...who needs a cricut? LOL Can't wait to see the new kitchen...we are building a house next spring and I'm starting and inspiration many choices!!

  5. WOW, Michelle, these tags are FABULOUS! I {heart} that OA paper! Thanks so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room and I hope you can come back again to play along with our challenges each week :)

  6. What a pretty trio! Love all of the special details!

  7. Wow these are just perfect! I love everyone one of these. WOW!!

  8. Aw GF, these are adorable! Such cute tags and always useful!! Hey, you forgot "Taco Bell" for your dinner options!! ;)

  9. These tags are so pretty! Love all of the details~ from the paper to the ribbon to the sentiments. Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  10. Cute cute cute...Love the flowers, glitter, colors...LOVE!

  11. Just love your tags Maureen! Each one has so much on it - great to look at and that nestie is perfect to use on them.

    Hang in there with the renos! We had three neighbours on our street who have done renos and used bathroom sinks or bathtubs for dishes - said you just get used to it. Others have gone with paper plates for a few meals a day to save on dishes. Nice thing with BBQing - keeps the clean up to a minimum :D Make sure you take before and after pictures so we can all ooooh and aaaah with you when it is all done :D

  12. These are gorgeous ... I'm just sayin'!

  13. Wow, these tags are so pretty Michelle!

    Did I tell you I received my ippity stamp? Thanks for the adorable card too! And I made a card with the stamp already....on my blog.

  14. simply gorgeous ! love your tags !
    thanks for joining in on the shabby tea room challenge !
    maddy x

  15. These are so adorable! So bright and fun and I know I would love to receive something like this! Love that paper you chose and the little details are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your talents with us at The Tea Room this week.

  16. I love these!! I've tried to pick a favorite and can't :) Inspired me to play along at The Shabby Tea Room :)

  17. Your tags are gorgeous! LOVE the idea of using the nesties:) I'm adding these to my favorites and would be great craft sales sellers;)

  18. Beautiful cards!
    Really impressive work! :)

  19. These are so pretty and HAPPY! Thank you for sharing them!