Monday, July 16, 2012

Shabby Tea Room Week #123 Sew Crafty

Hello Friends!!

Welcome to another fun week in the Shabby Tea Room.  It is week #123 "Sew Crafty" and we ask that you use the photo below for color inspiration, and add buttons, twine/ribbon and stitching.

I stopped by my Best Friend Ginny's Scrapbook store in Downtown Dexter Michigan and picked up some of my favorite Cosmo Cricket paper, and a Picture frame chipboard book.  I used the blues, greens, yellow, magenta, pink ...lets just say a lot of colors from the inspiration photo.  Here is my creation below.  I will have to say that I LOVE it!!
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I specifically chose this paper for the colors, and the fact that it looks like stitching (even though it is an old school paper pad pattern).  I used some of my antique buttons, and created them into flowers.  I did some hand stitching to the right and the left of the front cover.  The ivory mulberry roses, may arts ivory leaf trim, ivory ruffle ribbon, pink heart  and Ivory drop pearl trim and the pink flatback pearls all are from Pro 31 Designs.
The tiny pink roses are from my stash.  I distressed all my edges with a craft knife, then inked with Ranger's Peeled paint.  I made the slit in the front, and curled back the edges so that when I added the tag, it could have embellishments to fill the space.  Yummy!!  I have not done any hand stitching, but this button hole stitch is one of my favorites!
I put the ivory drop bead trim on first.  Then I glued on the ruffle trim, and topped with the pink heart pearl trim.  I then glued down each heart, otherwise they were tending to stick straight out, instead of laying flat.
Awww....Look at these gorgeous little girls!!  These beauties are from this month's set of Gecko Galz Ephemera called "Monday's Child".  They can slide out the top, so they can be replaced with real photos.  I used Ranger's distress stains in white, to cover all the edges and parts of the chipboard that would show.  I got this from my Best Friend's store: Polly's Paper Studio.  The lovely pink and cream vintage seam binding came from Debbie's (she runs the tea room) Etsy store.  
The base of these tags are ones I made back in my silhouette sd days.  I made them as journal tags on one side, and the other can hold a photo.  You will notice the embellishments are slightly different, because I put them on there to fit the front and cover specifically.  YUMMY!!  I colored the edges with my copics and a pink color a LONG time ago...LOL.  Here is the reverse side below.  I pulled the raspberry color from the ribbon wheels in the photo.
I of course embellished both the front and the back of my tags :0)  Last but not least, here is the back of my little photo frame album.  I used a one of my nestabilities dies.  I stitched on the back as well.  I think it turned out just darling! 
 Thank you Ginny for the paper and the photo frame book!!
I can't wait to see what you create for our Tea Room Challenge!! 
I will be sharing this with

I will be playing along with these challenges
Thank you for visiting!!

Feel free to see my video of this on Youtube!


  1. Anonymous7:27 AM

    Awwww I just love it : ) Sew many It's even better than you described at the picnic yesterday. Thanks for taking J home for the night...I'm sure he had loads of fun. Hope you have a wonderful "doing nothing day" I'm felling the urge to clean out the basement. Hopefully if I wait a little bit the feeling will go away lol. Hugs and love from your BFF : )

  2. WOWZERS! What a fabulous project, Heather! Amazing details.

  3. Super cute and adorable mini--- you inspired me to make one. I saw you on MIM I hope you will pop over and see me I'm # 85
    DIANA L.

  4. This is truly beautiful, Heather! So many wonderful details and shabby touches to "ooh and aaah" over!

  5. What a stunning project! So much detail and I love all the photos you've shared. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  6. Stunning work or art Heather. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  7. Hi there! Saw you on MIM. This is just WOW! Just wanted to let you know I have blog candy if you're interested. :)
    My Blog Candy

  8. What a beautiful mini, great attention to detail! I love the flowers! Thanks for sharing over at MIM! Have a great week!

    :0) Celeste

  9. Luscious! Love all that shabby chic. I saw your link at MIM. I'm #82 this week, I'd love it if you stopped by.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  10. Hi, saw you on MIM - what a fabulous, colourful album, full of fun and lush detailing!
    Alison x

  11. Wow Heather, this is awesome....absolutely beautiful! I saw it on MIM!

  12. Oh this is simply stunning! I love your eye for detail.

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m entry #226)


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  13. Another absolutely beautiful project!

    I have just nominated you for the versatile blogger award. Just a simple recognition of how much I enjoy visiting your blog.


  14. hi...saw you in MIM... wow... oh my gosh...!!!very pretty card... and rich it... highly majestic...:)hats off...:)

  15. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254 and #255.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  16. STUNNING creation Heather. I saw you on MIM and sure glad I came for a closer look. I have that leaf ribbon and never, ever thought of making flower stems out of it...brilliant. I'm thinking I have to follow you now. hugs, Pat K.x

  17. Oh Heather, this is just gorgeous!!! Love the idea and the presentation! Gorgeous design! Hugs!

  18. Wow!! Absolutely STUNNING! What an amazing project. So many wonderful little details.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  19. OMG!! These are STUNNING Heather. I popped by from MIM to see these Beautiful creations..Loz

  20. I saw your card at MIM and loved it, what a gorgeous card. Good luck in the challenge. JOx


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather