Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Shopping Our Stash #288

Hey everyone and happy Tuesday!!
It's time for a new challenge over at 

This week challenge #288 is....
Days Of Yore
(Make something with a Vintage/Shabby Chic/Distressed Look)
Here is what I created:

Confession time, I struggled with this challenge. I think Shabby Chic is gorgeous but it just doesn't seem to be my style so I was at odds with myself as to what to do and wasn't sure I could pull it off. I turned to my Cricut and found this sweet little lock image from the Victorian Romance Cricut Cartridge and that ended up being my starting point lol! I found some papers in my stash that I thought had a shabby chic feel to them and started building my card. I distressed the edges of my patterned paper, inked it and wrapped some ribbon and lace around it before adding it to my card base. I added my lock and added some clear Wink Of Stella to it for a little shimmer. I have a shoebox filled with paper flowers so I dusted it off and took a look inside (I never use them lol) and found these sweet pink ones that I added to the bottom corner. I added some pearl spray that I had left over from a mini album that I did in 2013!! I die cut some butterflies, added more wink of stella and then attached them to my card. I have a habit of buying these little metal keys from the little dollar bins from Michael's whenever I see them. Not sure why since I don't really use them lol! I added one to the the middle of my bow with a little glue. My card still looked like it was missing something to me so I looked around in my sticker bin and found some little Small Talk stickers from Tim Holtz and thought it was perfect! I trimmed it a little so that it fit between the pearls on my lock. I know Shabby Chic is not my area of "expertise" but I don't think I did too bad lol! I think my card came out kinda pretty and i am really happy with it :) 

Neglected Items From My Stash That I Used Are:
  • Victorian Romance Cricut Cartridge. Can't remember ever using it and have probably had it for at least 2 years.
  • Beautiful Wings Embosslits. Received this from a friend about a year ago and used it for the first time on this.
  • Pearl Spray. Scraps left over from a previous project.
  • Key
  • Small Talk Stickers. Bought them for Project Life about 6 months ago. Used them for the first time here. 
  • Distress Tool. Can't remember last time it was used, if ever. lol
Be sure to stop by the Shopping Our Stash challenge blog to see the amazing creations my design team sisters created. I hope you will decide to play along with us, I would love to see what you create.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!
❤ I hope you have a great crafty day! ❤

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Supply List:
--Cardstock: Cream 7 Kraft (Recollections), Pink Lemonade (MFT)
--Patterned paper: Cowboy (MME) & Oh Darling! (Crate Paper)
--Cricut: Victorian Romance Cartridge
--Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink
--Misc.: Pearl Spray, Pink Ribbon, Pearls, Flowers (Recollections), Lace, Small Talk Stickers (Tim Holtz), Foam Tape, Clear WInk Of Stella, Paper Distress Tool (Tonic Tim Holtz), Key, Beautiful Wings Embosslits (SU!)


Marilyn said...


Chana Harris said...

Love this! The palette is perfect for vintage design and the lace and ribbon speak to the shabby chic! Great project and beautifully executed!

Mimi said...

No way... you struggled? I used to follow the Shabby Tea Room challenge blog, and your project looks top-notch! So girlie and pretty!

Donna said...

Stacey this is soooooo gorgeous!!
I love the soft pink with the pretty flowered paper, the pearls, the lace...just gorgeous!!

Chris Dring said...

For not being your style, you sure nailed the challenge, Stacey! This is absolutely STUNNING!!

Barbara Godden said...

Oh Stacy, I feel the same way about shabby chic, I just struggle with it for days and then happy with what is the end result. Your card is gorgeous and you would never know it isn't your style.

lauren bergold said...

soooo very pretty!

Maria A. said...

Stacey, the first thing that caught my eye on your card was that beautiful paper, love it, reminds me of the curtains in my grandma's kitchen. Awesome collection of details, I love the key and the shimmery flowers.
Shabby Chic is not my forte, I did struggle a little with my card, when I saw yours, I thought this came easy for you.
Beautiful job.

Janis Lewis said...

This is stunningly beautiful!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!!!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Stacey you did a fantastic job!!! This card is gorgeous! And to me, it fits the bill for shabby!! Love the paper... it is gorgeous... and I love how you incorporated a key and a keyhole.. so romantic! Love it!
I hope you have a great day!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Georgiana said...

Gorgeous! Loving the colors! Love the vintage look with distressed edges.

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