Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hey There Sunshine!


Well we survived the dentist and I was even asked to consider letting the little man be in a commercial they might be shooting soon for their new office location. Too funny! He did much better than the last visit which was at a different office. See sometimes change is good.

So happy to see the sun shining again after yesterdays monsoon! It's so beautiful and warm today!

I have a little Shabby card to share with you.

I started with a kraft card base adding a layer of various patterned papers which I have distressed and inked the edges with tea stain for a shabby look. I added a fussy seam binding bow, button with a twine bow underneath.  I added a circular die cut from a page in an old vintage book that I rescued from the trash pile at a thrift store and a stamped image from Stampin' UP!'s Balmy Breezes (I am betting retired).
A Martha Stewart butterfly was punched on cream card stock and a tea stain ink was added to the edges followed by adding a button to the center. Last is my sentiment from Paper Smooches which was stamped in vintage cream ink, embossed then distressed to pull together the finishing touches that make this one distressed shabby card!

I am joining up with The Shabby Tea Room this week. Use Navy and neutrals and a distressed element. (Got that one checked) :-)

Also joining in with Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes!

I have had a couple people tell me to link up to the current Moxie Fab Cure for the Winter Blues challenge. What better way to cure the winter blues than to receive some good ol fashion handmade mail! :-)
Hope your day is full of sunshine! 
Stamps:  Paper Smooches: Sentiment Sampler, Stampin' UP!: Balmy Breezes
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP!, PP: K & Company
Ink: PTI: Vintage Cream,Vintage Tea Stain duo,  Tim Holtz: Chipped Sapphire
Other: Dies: Spellbinders,  Punches: Martha Stewart, Seam Binding: Etsy, Buttons: DeNami Designs, Hobby Lobby, Twine: Joanne's


Annette said...

wow this is GORGEOUS...awesome combo of that ribbon and too cute how you added the button to the butterfly...LOVE IT

Stella said...

You just created a winner dearie; and your take on the challenge is perfect. Love this; stunning, shabby, simply the best :)

Jennifer said...

I just love your pallet with this card! Wonderful ribbon and added button to your butterfly!

Sherrie K. said...

Great colors and beautiul embellishments! Love this!
Sherrie K

Starr said...

Gorgeous card, love the layers and special touches! Starr

Charlene said...

Very cute!! Love the shabby feel and awesome layers :-)Thanks so much for sharing your adorable card this week at The shabby Tea Room :-)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome card Tammy. The papers are so pretty and I love the distressing. The butterfly look and ribbon look beautiful.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Yay for a good dentist visit!! LOVING your card!! I loveeeee all the papers you used and the butterfly!

Tan's Hobbies said...

Dear Tammy, Love how you used different patterned papers as the background. Love the overall layout and all the colors that you used. Love the butterflies, the ribbon and the super nice sentiment.

Julie E said...

Love all the blue!!! You are so good to be pulling out old SU. I have so much of it, can't bear to get rid of it, but never use it. I really should go thru it, because everything old eventually comes around again.

onecraftymama said...

I love all the elements you pulled together - especially that 'airmail' border! You should link up to the Moxie Fab winter blues challenge too - this card is perfect for it :)

Pauline said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love that seambinding!

Emily Keaton said...

That's so sweet, Tammy! I love all the pretty blues. :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yes, definitely link up to Moxie Fab World's challenge! Love your take on the TSTR inspiration pic. This is great! You've got a fab array of bluesy papers, and I do like that (probably retired) SU stamp on there. ;)

And how cool that your son was asked to be in a commercial!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Cool card! Love all the different layers, and how you combined them together! ;o)

Marcea said...

An absolutely wonderful creation full of beautiful attention to detail. Thankyou for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week.

I hope you can join us again this week. There is candy up for grabs on my blog ... x

Cath said...

Hey Tammy! Thanks for linking this up to the Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)