Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Simply Shabby Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the May Stamp Simply Ribbon Store DT blog hop!  Today's hop is the Simply Shabby blog hop and we were all asked to make projects with a touch of shabby.  Hey, this I can do!  A little sponging, edge distressing and maybe some stitching and BAM!  Shabby chic!

This first card uses a Flowers Cotton Scrap from  Crafty Secrets.  I think Cotton Scraps are perfect for the shabby chic style, don't you?  I paired this lovely sunflower image with some Pink Paislee 365 Degrees paper. 

See the crocheted lace?  I threaded it with a piece of 1/8" silk ribbon.  WOWEEEE!  I love this look!!  I totally cased the idea from the fabulous Deb and Sharon!  Aren't they clever?  The sentiment is the word "smile" inked up from a JustRite sentiment from the set, Seeds of Kindness.  That's a little trick I do when I only have a small tag for the sentiment.

Since I had my cream cardstock and Top Note die out, I made another card with them!  This time I made a horizontal card with cool layout I saw on Amy's blog.  OK, confession time.  I don't know which Amy.  Yep, it's either Amy Rysavy or Amy Rohl!  I jotted down the sketch and the name Amy and that's all.  Anyway, it's a cool sketch, huh?  Sigh... I need to get more organized!

I used some of the Thrift Shop papers from October Afternoon.  Collective sigh on how beautiful these papers are!!  I thought they went nicely with the JustRite set, A Little Caffeine.

See the pearls on the corner?  They don't normally come in that color, but I took a Copic marker to the Blush pearls and made them match the button!  Viola!  Here is a pic showing that.


There is a wonderful prize up for grabs for one lucky commenter along the this Simply Shabby hop.  Be sure to check out all the DT projects and leave a little love, you may be the lucky one!!  Sharon is offering up her wonderful K and Company Blue Awning kit!  A value of $45!!!  At 6 p.m. EST on Friday, May 14 one of our 7 blogs will be selected and the winner will be chosen by Random.org.
 Blog hop prize: Blue Awning SS Kit

Sharon Johnson - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store blog
Linda Duke
Sherry Cheever
Deborah Saaranen
Michelle Woerner -that's me!!
Barb Schram
Holly McMillen

Finally, 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.
  
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Card Deets (Crafty Secrets):
Stamps - Seeds of Love (JustRite Stamps)
Ink - Black
Paper - Vintage Cream, 365 Degrees (Pink Paislee)
Accessories - Buttons (Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts), Cotton Scraps in Flowers, crocheted lace, 1/8" green silk ribbon and Pearls in Bliss (all Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Top Note die (SU!)



Card Deets (JustRite):
Stamps - A Little Caffeine (JustRite)
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Paper - Vintage Cream, Thrift Shop (October Afternoon)
Accessories - Button, Linen thread, Copic markers, Circle nestabilities, Top Note die (SU!), Pearls in Blush and ivory wrinkled ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store


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91 comments:

  1. They're all stunning Michelle! I think I need to look up some of the sketches, just love your cards!

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  2. Your cards are beautiful, thank you for sharing.

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  3. Lovely cards and you have really shown attention to the shabby details.

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  4. Your cards are beautiful (as always)! Thanks for sharing such gorgeous inspiration today!

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  5. Love shabby chic and yours is just gorgeous!

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  6. I do want to try coloring pearls with Copics. Glad to know it doesn't wipe off! Your cards are super ~ TFS!

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  7. I would never have thought to use a copic on a pearl embellishment - fabulous tip! And your cards are absolutely stunning, Michelle! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Beautiful cards, Michelle! I love the papers you used for both! Love the shabby chic style of the card with the cotton scrap and the lace and velvet ribbon!

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  9. FABULOUS Cards! love the papers
    Inspirational!!!

    **Sony**
    Sonia-Studio60

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  10. Beautiful cards, have just subscribed to your blog, your work is really nice :) Thank you for sharing

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  11. Your cards are beautiful. The first one is my favorite; just love the little touches you've added to create the shabby chic effect.

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  12. Both of these cards are lovely! I love how you threaded the lace too, looks fab! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

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  13. Hi Michelle -

    Love your cards! And I really love the way the silk ribbon looks inter-twined with the crocheted lace. Wonderful job on both cards!

    Elaine Allen

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  14. I am really loving these cotton scraps I see folks using....they are just beautiful and have such a vintage feel. THanks so much for sharing your creations with us!

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  15. Gorgeous details! Love your cards. They are so pretty. Love sunflowers and miss growing them.

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  16. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth)May 11, 2010 at 6:58 AM

    Both cards are great. Thanks for sharing. Love the ribbon threaded through the lace. Awesome!

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  17. I LOVE this paper (actually, I have some rub on from this same line...I just didn't know there was paper to go with them!!) and you gals are making me look at lace in a whole new way (that is, without a shudder! (wink)). Love your cards!

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  18. Stunning cards. I just love this shabby chic look. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy along this hop.

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  19. Love both of the cards. Beautiful!
    God bless!
    Peggy Allen

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  20. Wow, both cards are so cute! Love the fancy square die cut shape! :)

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  21. Love love love the cards. Also love how you colored the pearls

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  22. Love them both. Love all your details. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Your cards are simlpy gorgeous, I just love them. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent. Also thanks for chance at the blog candy.

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  24. These are so pretty....I love your lace and trim....great job....thank you for sharing with us today...

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  25. Both of your cards are just beautiful. All your little touches just finish off your cards so nice. Don't you love using the markers on the pearls. It so nice to match up colors.

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  26. Beautiful work as always, Michelle. Thanks for the chance to win :D

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  27. So very beautiful,your image and embellishments are gorgeous!!!
    xx

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  28. Love the look of the ribbons and those little honey colored buttons!ANOTHER GREAT CARD.
    Ad K.

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  29. I have a bunch of this color buttons - just love them and they add that extra special touch to your card. Beautiful job.

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  30. Beautiful cards. I love the coffee one.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  31. Both cards are absolutely lovely, Michelle! LOVE your colored pearls and pretty details! You do a clean shabby very well -- just love the look!

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  32. Fabulous designs Michelle! LOVING both cards...special in their own ways!

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  33. Beautiful cards, just gorgeous!

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  34. WOW, WoW, Wow! You Rocked the yellow...I am not a Yellow person, but you Rocked it! LOVE it!!!

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  35. beautiful bird card. I am so loving all things bird this year. Is that a cotton fabric with adhesive? I have seen these over at Cratfy Secrets but haven't tried them. Yours looksfab. Super duper blog candy too!

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  36. wow, wow, absolutely breath taking

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  37. Love the look of threading the ribbon through the lace - so elegant and pretty!

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  38. These are very happy looking cards. Love the DSP and the justrite stamp you used.
    Kathy W.

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  39. Love your card they are both beautiful.

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  40. I have ordered Copics just for colouring pearls and clear crystals.

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  41. All of you ladies are so very creative and talented...
    Thanks for sharing your lovely
    cards!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  42. I love your cards! The sunflowers do make me smile :)

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  43. Beautiful cards and you did a lovely job with the shabby chic. Thanks for a chance to win
    Marilyn

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  44. Love your use of the yellow in the first card, so beautiful and your second card is like a "cas" shabby! Bother are awesome

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  45. oh - that sunflower card is gorgeous!!!

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  46. Two very beautiful cards. I just love the Cotton Scraps
    Sharon L

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  47. Love the shabby chic card. The sunflower is just so delightful.

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  48. My mom would love your sunflowers!

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  49. thanks for sharing your beautiful card... love the colors and the details!

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  50. Both of your cards are gorgeous, thanks for sharing such beautiful inspiration!

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  51. Great cards - I love them both!

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  52. Both cards are great! I love the sunflower, and anything coffee related gets my vote! I have the caffeine set, I need to get it inky!

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  53. Fabulous shabby chic cards Michelle!!! All I can say is WOWZER!!! Hugs ~S~

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  54. Your details are always so perfect. Not too much, but just enough. No wonder you get published!! These are both just super awesome cards!

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  55. Oh so cute!!! Love the sketches and designs.

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  56. Your cards are awesome and I love the top note as much as you do. I see I am going to have to purchase some of the cotton scraps. I like the idea of coloring the pearls with the copics, nice touch

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  57. Simply wonderful!! Love your choice of paper with the cotton scrap and the lace looks great! Thanks for the chance to play : )

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  58. Both cards are wonderful--I like all the special touches like the lace and the colored pearls.

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  59. Michelle:

    As usual, your cards are delightful. You shabby is too chic!

    Terre

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  60. wonderful card reminds me of spring.

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  61. Oh, your cards are lovely. The yellow button, pearl, twine bow and tiny tag make me sigh. Wonderful.

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  62. Love the simplicity of your creations...clean yet vintage...perfect.

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  63. Once again I love your cards. Your work is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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  64. What pretty cards! Anyone would be so pleased to receive either! Love the vintage for it's yellow details and the second one is so cute and retro feeling. Almost war time when coffee was so precious...like friends!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  65. But cards are just lovely! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  66. I'm lovin' that Crafty Secrets image! This card is stunning. All your little details go so perfectly together. I'm just starting to work off sketches. Your second card is lovely too. Thanks for sharing your art!

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  67. I really like your layout, all of the details are perfect additions, to a perfect card.

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  68. Both cards are just beautiful!

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  69. Great ideas.. love both cards...

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  70. I love the way you threaded the lace with the narrow ribbon. Great cards!!

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  71. Beautiful cards-the angle of the lace threaded with the ribbon adds an unexpected element that I really like.

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  72. that first card is so stunning! the bright yellow is unexpected yet so right.

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  73. Pretty cards. I particularly like the sunflower one.

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  74. Beautiful! I like that crochet ribbon too... Wonderful *shabby* card!

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  75. Love how you colored the pearls! Great idea! Both your cards are lovely.

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  76. Lovin' that ribbon through the lace! Having the ribbon treatment slanted is the perfect touch! Hope you are having a wonderful day, Michelle!

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  77. Oh man..... now I'm gonna have to buy that lace and the 1/8" silk ribbons..... That is just TOOOOOO gorgeous for words. :-)

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  78. Oooooo lovely artwork! Very creative & inspirational!

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  79. Your cards are simply beautiful!

    kathrynmoffatt@yahoo.com

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  80. Hi Michelle! Wow these cards are absolutely stunning! Totally fabulous!
    Hope you have a lovely day!
    Shannah

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  81. Hello Michelle, yours cards are truly awesome! TFS and for the tip on coloring with Copics. Have a blessed day!

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  82. Soooo pretty! Gorgeous lace, flowers, papers. You always know the perfect thing for the perfect place! And I never thought to color pearls...great idea!

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  83. Beautiful cards!! I especially love the sketch you used for the first card and the way you threaded the lace with the ribbon!

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

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  85. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the vintage feel of that first one and the lace looks wonderful!!! Beautiful job with the second one - wonderful paper and love your coffee stamp!!! ;)

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