Monday, June 28, 2010

Popsicles & Pinwheels - TSTR #16

Week one as as part of the DT for The Shabby Tea Room is under the ol' belt, and WOW! I saw so many beautiful cards and projects this week. There are so many talented ladies from all over the's amazing. I do hope that you will join us this week. We have another wonderful challenge based off an inspirational photo. Colors to focus on this week are.... hot pink, lime green & turquoise. Super fun colors to work with for Summer!

Our sponsor this week is Cosmo Cricket and it would be just by chance that those are the papers I chose to work with! :) I am such a FAN of Cosmo Cricket!! All the fun papers, chipboard pieces, buttons, etc. I also frequent their blog which you can check out here. The flower and crocheted trim are from Prima, decorative pins from Maya Road, twine from Papertrey Ink, pearl strand and pearl adhesives also have been added.

Thanks so much for taking a peek - I truly appreciate it. I will be stopping by your blogs - so grab your papers, stamps and get scrappin'! Have a great week - Cathy xx :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Shabby Debut - TSTR #15

It's official.....I am so honored to say - I'm a "Shabby Girl"! :)

This weeks challenge is sponsored by Frost It Pink. I have ordered from Amy many times, and I can't say enough - always a great experience! So, be sure to visit - you will see alot of the products that I use have been purchased there. She also carries Girls Paperie which I know alot of you have been looking for!! :)

This week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room, we were given a lovely photo for inspiration. Based off of the photo, we were asked to design using stripes/earth tones. I went with both! :)
The papers, flower and chipboard embellishment are from Prima, decorative pin from Maya Road, handstamped sentiment from Papertrey Ink, misc. pearl adhesives and shabby seam binding ribbon all have been used.

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at my card for this weeks challenge. I know I will enjoy taking a peek at what you have created this week. So, grab your paper, adhesive and embellies and create! It's good for the soul! Have a great week - Cathy xx :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Vacation - TSTR #14

Wow....alot has happened since I posted earlier in the day. We had quite a storm whip thru here. It was came up so quick - blacker than the night and winds so strong! The weatherman stated that we had winds 80 mph. There was hail, heavy rain and the electricity was out for hours. All is quite for now, but they are saying we are in for another round of storms before midnight. :(

This card was created for based off of the challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. This is the last challenge for me as a participant. This next challenge #15, I will be one of the Design Team Members!! :) I am so excited to design for TSTR and work side-by-side with such a talented team! Please come by and visit - better yet I know we would love for you to join us each week for the challenge. So much inspiration and it's alot of fun!

Papers used are from Websters Pages, handstamped sentiment from Papertrey Ink, Post Card stamp from Alpha Stamps, chipboard seahorse, glitter, pearl adhesive, shabby seam binding ribbon, decorative pin, paper flower, paper doily, and rhinestone adhesives all have been added.

Thanks for taking a peek - have a great evening! Cathy xx :)

Let's Chat - Card Patterns #68

TGIF! What a long week it has been - so happy that today is Friday and I have some time to create! :)

This card was created based off of this weeks sketch at Card Patterns. I just bought this darling rubberstamp from Lockhart Stamp Co. and I've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it. This was the perfect sketch for it! :) Papers used are from October Afternoon, handstamped sentiment from Papertrey Ink, misc. paper flower, rhinestone adhesives, shabby seam binding ribbon, mini cookie cutter and kitchen utensil stamp (oops, I threw the packaging away) all have been used.

I hope you are enjoying your day - it's very hot here! Cathy xx :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tea Time - TSTR Design Team Call

Good morning and Happy Saturday to you!! Another stormy day here in the Windy City, but atleast it held off for the Blackhawks celebration parade yesterday! Go Blackhawks! :)

This card was created for The Shabby Tea Room Design Team Call. Wow - what can I say about this challege site other than what an honor it would be to represent such a wonderful site full of inspiration. You still have plenty of be sure to check it out! Best of luck to all!!

Papers and flower from Prima, chipboard time piece from Tattered Angels, decorative pin from Maya Road, buttons, teapot image, leave image and twine from Papertrey Ink, vintage applique, shabby seam binding ribbon, pearl and rhinestone adhesives all have been added.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for taking time to take a peek! Cathy xx :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Schools Out for Summer - TSTR#12

Schools out and all the neighbor kid's are all out swimming, skateboarding, playing ball in their yards and just having fun being kids! I always enjoyed Summer break when my kids were younger.....sleeping in, packing a picnic and heading over to the pool for the day, tennis lessons, baseball games, etc. I miss all of that! :)

Well, this week over at The Shabby Tea Room, the challenge was to make a heart(s) our focal point of our project. Hearts are fun anytime of the year....not just Valentines Day! :)

Papers used are from October Afternoon, crocheted trim from Prima, chipboard heart and mini hearts (seeds) from Maya Road, Glitter from Martha Stewart, GlimmerMist, twine from Papertrey Ink, misc. ribbon and rhinestone adhesive.

Thanks for taking a peek - have a great evening! Cathy xx :)

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