Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thinking "Shabby Chic" of You

Welcome to the Studio!

I have a confession to make about the paper I used on this card...
I LOVED the paper the minute I laid eyes on it.  My enabler/friend, Joy, over at Purtty Paperz, had gotten it when it first came out and I was seeing all the BEAUTIFUL stuff she was making with it.  I couldn't help but run out and buy it.  So after I got it home, I put it in my paper tub...and there it sat.  I'd look at it lovingly every time I got ready to start a new project...and there it sat.  It's only paper for crying out loud, but it intimidated the heck out of me.  I've never understood how paper or embellishments or techniques can scare the beejeezus out of a grown woman. 

Admittedly, I don't have kids (not human ones, anyway) but I've worked in a restaurant, two shoe stores (phew, stinky feet), and sat through hours and hours of graphic testimony about impaled abdomens and ripped off extremities, with photos no less; and I turn into a lip-quivering wimp at the thought of using pretty paper.  HUH?!?  This insanity must stop!

I used the pretty paper!  Yay, Me!  I used the pretty paper!  (Doing my happy dance!)  It's silly, I know; but we all have our hang-ups and "saving" pretty stuff for later is mine.  I don't anymore, but I used to only wear a favorite perfume on special occasions.  I finally realized that every day that I woke up was a special occasion:)

Thank you sharing in "Therapy Time" with me.  Without further adieu, here is my card...


I'm so totally pleased with the way it came out.  It looks even better in person.  I'm still honing my photography skills and they're getting better all the time.  I didn't do anything really special on this card except that all the flowers, except the large rose, started out white.  I sprayed, inked, & spritzed until they came out the right colors.  It hardly ever shows in the photo, but they all have a bit of glimmer to them.  I also fussy cut the doily shape from pattern paper.  I NEVER fussy cut.  It makes my hands/wrists hurt, but I had to make an exception because there was no other doily in the world that was going to be the right size, shape, or color;) 

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
C Is For Challenge:  Lots of Layers {a total of 7 plus the seam binding}
Creative Stamp Friends:  Use a Stamp/Vintage
Shabby Tea Room:  #182 - Sweet Summertime/Photo Inspiration
Flutterby Wednesdays:  #251 Anything goes w/ butterfly or fairy
Stampotique Designer's Challenge:  #115 Lots of Layers  (7 plus the seam binding)
4 Krafty Girlz:  #1 Anything Goes

Enabler's List:
Ivory card base, 5x7
Pattern Paper:  Pink Paisley/Butterfly Garden
Flowers:  Tiny ivory roses, Prima;  small rose from Yolie at Link Up For Pink; Medium rose, Recollections; Large rose, Recollections/Boutique Fleur
Wooden Butterfly:  Studio Calico
Pearls:  Recollections
Stamps:  Fancy Tags/Justrite Stamps;  French Foliage/Stampin Up
Inks:  Juniper/CTMH; Sahara Sand & Crumb Cake, SU
Distress Stains:  Spun Sugar & Picket Fence (for butterfly)
Seam Binding:  Pool Party/SU
Glimmer Mist:  Frost/Tattered Angels
Sassy Shimmer Spritz:  (my homemade version)  Crème Brulee w/ sparkle gold, Wedding Gown, & La Vie En Rose
Sketch:  Kelly Holifield, Papersecrets

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!


  1. Fab Card.....thanks so much for joining us over at 4 Krafty Girlz
    Hugs Donna DT xx

    1. Thanks! Glad I could join in Challenge #1!

  2. Love this beautiful vintage card! I can see a lot of care was taken in choosing just the right papers for the layering! Nicely done!!

  3. Such a gorgeous Vintage card, love the papers great design. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

    1. Thank you so much. So glad I could join the challenge!

  4. First of all, well done you parting with pretty paper, I know how painful that is!! Your card is gorgeous, am loving those soft colour tones and the layout, truely beautiful and so elegant. Thankyou for joining in the first ever 4kraftygirlz challenge blog and good luck. Tina-Maree DT x

    1. Thank you so very much for your comment! Glad I could be a part of Challenge #1!

  5. Beautiful!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  6. beautiful :) thanks for joining us at the Stampotique blog

    1. Thank you. I look forward to joining Stampotique again for another challenge!

  7. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. XOXO

    1. Thank! Glad I could join y'all at Stampotique.

  8. Lots of beautiful layering here. Thanks for linking it to Stampotique.

  9. This is so beautiful and romantic, love this vintage style and delicate colors. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx