May 24 2010

A Shabby, Thrifty Blog Hop!

Today a few of the Stamp Simply DT Girls and I decided to just have some fun.  We LOVE the challenges posted over at The Shabby Tea Room, and today’s challenge was no exception.  The inspiration photo is FAB, plus The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is the prize sponsor this week at The Shabby Tea Room, so we thought we’d show you some FUN projects using supplies carried in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.   Let’s start with the challenge:

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You can read about The Polka Dot Tea Party here, but basically it is to use dots and/or a tea party theme and this is the inspiration photo provided — TOTALLY FUN!!!  What GREAT inspiration!!!  Here’s the card I created for this challenge:

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I chose the pink and ivory dotted paper from Ducks in a Row by October Afternoon and HAD to use that pretty cup and saucer from Just a Little Caffeine by JustRite.  Cardstock used is SU Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla.  I used my Petite Circle Nesties on the focal image.  I topped off focal image with a Pink 100% Silk Ribbon Bow made on the Bow Easy.

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To add to the vintage shabbiness I chose to use my Sheer Woven Rosettes along the bottom border.  They are made of sheer ribbon, but as I wanted them to show up a deeper, richer pink, I cut a strip of the Pink Pirouette cardstock to back my ribbon.  I then sewed my Sheer Woven Rosettes onto the cardstock strip at the machine.  I got the deeper color I wanted and it was now very easy to attach the paper-backed Rosettes to my card front.  I then added a Kaiser Pearl to each rose center. 

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store – email me at ssj@up.net to order.

Now be sure to take a look at what a few other of the Stamp Simply DT Girls have come up with — fun projects, for sure:

Sharon Johnson, Stamp Simply Ribbon Store – YOU ARE HERE
Michelle Woerner
Deb Saaranen
Sherry Cheever
Barb Schram

And I encourage you to join in the Polka Dot Tea Party over at The Shabby Tea Room. Make your card, hook up to Mr. Linky over there and have a chance to win The Stamp Simply October Afternoon Thrift Shop Kit, shown here:

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The details of this and all other Stamp Simply Kits can be seen here.  Just email me at ssj@up.net to order if you are interested.

Thanks much for stopping in.  I have a super busy week ahead.  Our youngest graduates on Friday and we are having his graduation open house on Sunday, so MUCH on the agenda this week — BUT, there IS time for a FUN Catalog Hop tomorrow — so what’s a Catalog Hop?  Just check back in tomorrow to see!  You won’t be disappointed!!! 

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And for a quick update on my Dad — he is doing well, just in *wait* mode yet — still confined to the bed with his feet elevated.  Again this Thursday he will see the surgeon to determine how the partially amputated foot is doing.  We are praying for a good report and ask for your continued prayers.  His spirits remain good and the thing that really has him happy is that he was granted approval to come to our graduation open house this coming Sunday.  A wheel chair van w/driver have been rented for the day so he gets to come!!!  We are all rejoicing over that!!! And he continues to enjoy the cards many of you are sending — he tells everyone about the cards he is getting from total strangers.  He has been so blessed by your generosity.  Truly a day brightener for him — thank you SO much!!!  If anyone cares to send a card, here’s his  name/address again: 

Roy Peltoniemi, PO Box 317, Dollar Bay, MI  49922.

Thanks for stopping in!  Have a great week everyone!

31 responses so far

31 Responses to “A Shabby, Thrifty Blog Hop!”

  1. barb schram says:

    What a perfect use of the rosette ribbon, Sharon! Love the tea cup image too! I think sewing the ribbon to the card stock strip really makes the rosettes pop! Take good care!

  2. Jerri Kay says:

    Oh my gosh, this is just way too adorable Sharon! Sounds like a fun challenge, hope I can squeeze in time!

  3. Sharon, I had no doubt that your creation would be fabulous … and you didn’t dissapoint! It’s WONDERFUL!!! I {heart} all that pink – my favorite color! The silk ribbon bow is yummy and OMG, those sheer woven rosettes are magnificant! I got to play with similar ones from Dear Lizzie yesterday in Cameo Coral and they are super fun and gorgeous!

    Thanks for partnering up with us in the Tea Room this week for sponsorship. We will have one very lucky winner at the end of the week who will be delighted to win such a delicious prize package from The Stamp Simply Store :)

    Hugs, Deb xoxoxoxo

  4. Sharon, I just edited and added your DT blog hop to The Shabby Tea Room post for this week! Happy stamping :)

  5. Love this simply made but gorgeous card! Your luscious ribbon and the rosette ribbon are a beautiful pairing!
    What a fabulous and generous prize!

  6. Emily says:

    Glad to hear your dad is doing better! An outing will really life his spirits.

    I love your sheer ribbon rosettes with the pearl centers! So sweet!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  7. What an absolutely darling card this is! Love your design, love the paper, adore that rosette ribbon. And what a sweet use for the JustRite stamp. Fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing your skills and wonderful prize package with us at the Tea Room this week.

  8. Charlette says:

    Sharon, What a beautiful card. You always amaze me with the design of your cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us all. Have a great day. So glad Dad is doing well.

  9. Marisa says:

    Fabulous ribbon flowers, Sharon! Wow! SO glad to hear your dad gets to come to the grad celebration. That in itself will be some of the best medicine he could ever get – not only to be proud of a grandson but to be surrounded by the family he loves and who loves him. Does he accept cyber hugs – if so, here’s one from me (((hug))), and here’s one for you too (((hug))).

  10. Deb Saaranen says:

    Very pretty Sharon! The floral ribbon is so very pretty and feminine here!

  11. Robbie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous card!!! How much can I say I love it?? Glad to hear your Dad is doing better.

  12. Diane Jaquay says:

    I TOTALLY ADORE this card!!! Pink perfection :)

  13. Oh Sharon! This is just stunning! I love that blossom ribbon. Thank you for the update on your Dad. Hugs to you, michelle

  14. Bev J. says:

    Beautiful and so dainty with the ribbon and roses. tfs Will get a card in the mail for your dad.

  15. Nicole says:

    This card is amazing! I love those rosettes! Such a pretty creation. Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  16. Lynn Darda says:

    just visiting from The Shappy Tea Room. Love the card you made and the “Thrift Shop” kit!

  17. jan metcalf says:

    Your ribbon rosettes are just lovely! The perfect touch to this card!!

  18. Kathie says:

    Wow!!! what a gorgeous card – I love the ribbon rosettes!! Glad for the update on your dad and delighted he will be able to attend the graduation open house!! Wish I could too :) Our continued prayers for his recovery!

  19. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Your card is so sweet; I really love those ribbon rosettes! I am glad to hear that your dad is continuing to improve and especially that he gets to have a ‘day out’ to attend your celebration! I am sure that will lift his spirits and hopefully keep him motivated. I hope your special day is even more so because he is there with you!
    Kathy

  20. Leigh says:

    Sharon, this is just so pretty. Love it. Thinking of your Dad.

  21. Janna says:

    Oh, wow! This is GORGEOUS!!

  22. Sharon, your card is great (as usual) and those sheer ribbon rosettes are divine. Thanks for sponsoring the Shabby Tea Room Challenge, and letting us know about it. I am pink-challenged so it was hard for me, but I had fun playing anyways.

  23. Lynne Phelps says:

    Your wonderful prize kit and inspiration finally tempted me to join in the Shabby Tea Room challenge. I love your elegant, feminine card, but I am totally NOT a pink person and so took a different twist on the challenge; you can see my entry here:
    http://savvy-sisters-studio.blogspot.com/2010/05/polka-dot-mad-hatters-tea-party.html

    Of course I am totally hoping to win your lovely prize! I LOVE this paper and your ribbon selections are ultra FAB! Thanks for sponsoring the challenge!

  24. Piali says:

    Just visiting from the shabby Tea room…love this card..polka dots are my favorite thing. Have to check out the ribbon rosette…so lovely!

  25. Diane says:

    Cute card, I just love that rosette ribbon! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

  26. Oh Yum! Love the ribbons and the polka dots. Its just dreamy :)

  27. Nerina says:

    Your card is utterly, gorgeously, BEAUTIFUL! What a lovely thing to stop by and see!

  28. An absolutely lovely pink confection! Love your very girly card and the ribbon rosettes are so pretty. Thanks for sponsoring the The Shabby Tea Room this week. I am excited to make something for a chance at your wonderful prize!

  29. Oh WoW I love your beautiful card!!!!!I came over from The Shabby tea Room!!!!!!(which I love)
    I must check that bow maker out!!!!!TFS
    Have a lovely week:)x

  30. Beautiful card you made for The Shabby Tearoom, just loved the theme this week, the ‘Thrift Shop’ kit looks fab!

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