May 01 2010

Another Shabby Tea Room Challenge

I have lots of ground to cover again tonight and I’ll start with my card. I absolutely LOVED the inspiration photo for this week’s challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room, called The Comforts of Home.The colors, the patterns, the homey, cozy warmth — loved it all. Here’s the photo:


Isn’t that a great photo! So, of course, I had to make a card! What I mentally took with me to my stamp room from that photo were the soft blues and browns and a clean, fresh, yet vintage, linen closet feel. This is what I came up with:


This card pleased me immensely! I LOVE these colors. The designerpaper is from Blue Awning by K & Company. The cardstock is SU Very Vanilla and Soft Sky. It’s a very simple layout with simple layers.


My sentiment is from HOPE by JustRite, used on a 2″ Square Stamper. The ornamentation behind the sentiment is a die cut from Spellbinder’s Fancy Tags. It was too long, so I cut it in the middle to make it smaller. I used a light brown chalk ink to accent and VersaFine Vintage Sepia for my sentiment.


I dug out this old HOPE stamp from SU, in a set called Wonderful Words II. I thought it was the perfect addition here and I’ll likely be keeping it out to use more often with JustRite’s new HOPE set.

I tea dyed the narrow Crochet Lace (a post showing other tea dyed results will come in a day or two), and I ran some 1/8″ Blue Silk through the center. My large bow is a double bow made on the largest legs of the original Bow Easy, using 1.25″ Blue Silk. It sits atop a trio of flowers that I pulled from some pretty floral picks I found in the bridal section of Michaels. The flowers and ribbon are very securely glued on using my Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue that I pick up at Wal-Mart.



Aside from the SU product, all items used can be found at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Click here for the stamps, paperand ink: HOPE set by JustRite, 2″ Square Stamper, Blue Awning by K& Company, VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink.

Click here for the paper in KIT form: Blue Awning Kit

Click here for the ribbon: 100% Silk Ribbon and narrow Crochet Lace by May Arts.

Click here for the tools used: Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Square Nesties (4 pack), Bow Easy and Score Boards.

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On a personal note:

I just received this picture of my Dad via email from my sister. She took it today, and I see she brought one of her dogs, Quincy, along for the visit!


He is looking so good and gaining much strength. Hopefully in a few weeks he can come home! Please continue to hold him up in your prayers. He’s come an amazinglylong way, but still has a ways to go! Again, I can’t express enough how grateful I am to all of you for your prayers and words of encouragement. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

Hope you all can enjoy your Sunday — see you real soon with some samples of ribbon I tea dyed!

30 responses so far

30 Responses to “Another Shabby Tea Room Challenge”

  1. Oh, Sharon!!! Simply stunning! I {heart} that blue silk ribbon from your store – so yummy! Great job with your design for the Tea Room’s challenge this week … I appreciate your participation and look forward to seeing you again next week for the new challenge too 🙂

  2. Marisa says:

    Fabulous use of the inspiration piece! Gorgeous card! Nice to hear your dad is doing better and trust the Lord will continue to heal him. Cute picture of he and the dog 😀

  3. Cassie says:

    beautiful card and the touch of blue is stunning

  4. Elaine Moore says:

    You nailed the inspiration photo perfectly! Beautiful colors and design – just want to sit and stare at it – lovely!!!!!

  5. Beautiful card! Best wishes for your dad. I’m sure the pup cheered him up!

  6. Carol R says:

    Your card is elegant and beautiful. You have captured the inspiration photo so well. Good luck to your father as he heals.

  7. lynn legge says:

    love the vintage card… the colors are so beautiful and you did such a great job on them.. the bow is gorgeous…. well done 🙂
    keeping you and your father in my prayers

  8. Colleen says:

    Adorable photo of your Dad and Quincy. It is so heartening to hear of his continued recovery.
    Your card is the perfect response to this recovery. Beautiful.

  9. Margaret Thompson says:

    Wow Sharon, when I saw the picture my thought was your dad sure looks too good to be in a hospital, really good. And Quincy, well Quincy seemed to fit right in and looks so comfy and content as if he belongs right there with your dad and for sure he has brought a huge smile and great happiness to your dad.

    What hospital is your dad in, it has better bed linens than the last 9 I’ve been in! Maybe when I go back the end of this month for 5 days they’ll have new ones for me too. Yeah right…. LOL….

    But all kidding aside Sharon, your dad is looking very good and remember that God is watching over you too. Take care and keep us posted while we continue our prayers for you and yours.

  10. Jennie says:

    A another fabulous card, Sharon with the gorgeous silk ribbon that I can’t wait to receive.

    How wonderful for your Dad to have a visit from a furry friend, I’m sure that lifted his spirits right up.

  11. Leigh says:

    Sharon, all the very best for your dad’s continued improvement. I bet he was thrilled to have a cuddly friend to visit.
    Love your card, absolutely love it.

  12. Charlene says:

    Sharon…”Simply” stunning, as usual. Thanks for including the photo of your Dad…we will continue to pray for his healing.

  13. Joan Fricker says:

    Great picture of your dad and your sister’s dog. I know it made your heart leap. We are so thankful that he has come this far and I know you are looking forward to him once again being able to return home.

    Beautiful card and your colors are just perfect!!!

  14. Sheri says:

    Beautiful card Sharon. You rocked those colors! Love the softness well worn look to it. Hey, your dad looks very happy. Glad to hear he is doing so much better.

  15. jan metcalf says:

    Quincey is sure to make your dad feel better! 🙂

  16. Jerri Kay says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the pic Sharon! Wow, your Dad has come a long way! It’s wonderful to see the pup in bed with him, animals have a way of bringing out the best in us, including our health!

    What a gorgeous card! So soft and pretty, love the flowers, especially love the blue silk woven through the lace.

  17. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Sharon your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love those colors, perfect from the inspiration piece! So glad to see your dad looking better and enjoying his special visitor!

  18. peggysue says:

    Fab ribbon! And I was an odd kid, I always liked going into the linen closet when I was a kid and sniffing the freshly laundered sheets, so I liked your analogy! Great card. Didn’t know your dad was ill, I will pray for him.

  19. Rosie Waldt says:

    Sharon, this card should please you immensely, it is absolutely beautiful!!!!! Of course, love the Blue Awning and now combined with blue silk, sm. and wider, it is so gorgeous!!! Now I’m needing some blue 1/8″ blue ribbon. ha. You are a tease but I love it!!!!! and I love the crochet lace I got from you, it adds so much. Keep them coming.

  20. Rosie Waldt says:

    Sharon, so glad to hear your Dad is doing better, I will continue to keep him on my prayer list. He looks very content. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Velta says:

    Sharon ~ Prayers are coming your way for your dad!!! Your card is so YOU! Just elegant! I have got to start coming by more so I can see your challenges and take part in them…I have subscribed to your blog, but I never get any emails about your posts…so I just have to visit more often! Once again…prayers for your dad!!

  22. Tina Hammer says:

    I’m so glad to hear that your dad is coming along. I have been thinking of him and hoping that things would improve. Can’t believe what happened to him- that is insane!! It’s nice to see he got to have a little visitor, too ; ) He’s in our prayers!

  23. k.m. says:

    I really love today’s card…..the colors are so soothing & restful….beautiful, beautiful card! So glad to hear that your dad is continuing to improve. Will keep you & your family in my prayers.

  24. Amy Duff says:

    A beautiful card!!!

  25. I’m so glad to hear your Dad is doing better! I keep you in my prayers…Family is everything and when our parent is sick it can be so difficult. I pray for peace and strength for you and health for your father! I love your card. The ribbon is wonderful! Such a beautiful bow!

  26. nfl store says:

    Your card is elegant and beautiful. I love it too.

  27. nfl store says:

    Your card is elegant and beautiful.I love it too.

  28. nancy littrell says:

    OMG Sharon, your dad is a “Miracle Man”. He looks so happy with his little companion. Will keep him and your family in my prayers.
    Your gorgeous card has to be wonderful therapy and beautiful eye candy for us all. TFS

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  30. Sharon L says:

    Your sister should be praised Bringing Quincy will help with recovery. I speak from personal experience. My mother was in a recovery center for a mnth. Daily I would come see her and bring my dog, Missy. It got to be that I had to take Missy to certain rooms daily as she had a “fan club”. Unfortunately, some were bed bound and hooked up to machines. I saw heartbeats slow when I put Missy into bed with them.
    Sharon L

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