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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers.
2. Teach paper crafting classes and share the Joy.
3.Custom Design Products I love to use and share.
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #80

My Current Wee Candy till September 30, here!

RRR Challenge theme #80 "Shabby Chic"!

Ribbon and flower ingredients are from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store!  I've used the Sheer Box Pleats Pink and white leaves.  I'm a ribbon lover that just can't resist my little surprise package every month full of layers, texture and color!  Bonnie's ribbons are gorgeous and ever so affordable!  Now I can get all of my WOC flowers there too!  I needed them and my favorite Cherry Jubilee button set !  

  Won't you join me for the next challenge here for Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Blog.   Hope you get inspired to!  

Create anything you like;  card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you can dream it, you can enter it!   Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon/lace or trim somewhere on your project to qualify.
Stop here also to find loads more inspiration from the talented RRR design team for the challenge to get you started.  All of the sample projects feature ribbon from  Really Reasonable Ribbon

Now, let's see you get Shabby and Chic!
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature so stop back to see our picks along with our next challenge theme. 

Here's what you need to do:
* Create a new project using the posted theme. A layout, card, ATC, home decor item, hair bow, or anything your can think of.
* You may enter as many times as you like, but you're asked to provide newly designed projects. No back-linking please.
* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon/lace/trim.
* Post your project on your blog or an online gallery (using code RRR76)  Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.

Thanks so much for playing and good luck!

I'm not necessarily the Shabby Chic type of designer.  However, I am a very shapely card maker as you all may know and I've learned from discussions within the design team that it isn't always a light muted blue or pink that makes it Shabby Chic.  You can use vibrant and rich pigmented colors as well.  

The Merriam Webster online dictionary defines the word SHABBY as "The Threadbare faded from wear".  And the word Chic is defined as "Smart elegance and sophistication especially of dress or manner :  style chic

So what did I learn?  Shabby Chic is a sophisticated worn look that has a faded elegance! 

Yep, any colors can be distressed to look worn!

In my opinion, Any baby wearing an elegant little dress with scalloped lace on the sleeve and beautiful rich colored flowers is what I considered sophisticated!  So here's my interpretation of "SHABBY CHIC" for today's challenge.  

Joanna Sheen - Ribbons
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Dies and Punches
Cut It Up - Labor Day, new baby
Daring Cardmaker- Signature Style
Art Card Challenge - Baby Girl Theme
Delightful Challenges - New Beginnings
Shape EZ Dress template and rolled flower and tipped flower
Sentiment is Everyday Buttons by Raindrop Echo Designs
Design Paper is Recollections Coral Damask, GCD Fantasy Garden by Kathy Davis,
Spots and  dots Cuttlebug emboss folder
Sheer Box Pleats Pink ribbon 

 Ranger Distress Ink Victorian Velvet,
Color Box chalk Sweet Melon

Shapeology dies/Elegant Butterflies, Leaf Trio, Welcome Baby, Button, Heart Pedestal Tag
Whimsy Charm
Really Reasonable Ribbons Buttons Galore and more Cherries Jubilee button
Prisma Craft Thread
Lace, tear drop pink jems, snowflake and doily /stash
  Jump ring and heart hanger stash
Kaiser Craft Rhinestones
WOC white Cosmos Daisies, 15mm open roses mixed pink tone/altered w/copic

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

You can find this any many other "Get to know Whimsy Artist" projects in issue #13 of the
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Online Free Magazine here!

If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by the Whimsy Stamps Store available today for my Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! The NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available today!

 Thank you for visiting,



  1. Wow, this is a really lovely card!
    Hugs, Renee

  2. How DARLING is this!!!!!! I love all the SWEET embellishments!!!
    I absolutely LOVE it!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  3. I love shaped cards, and this one has so many details! I love all the feminine touches!

    Thanks for linking your projects to Cut it Up Challenges Labor Day Challenge!


  4. Hi Tammy, This is just gorgeous. The colour combination that you have used is so pretty. Love this shape card and all your beautiful embellishments and details.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Lacy Sunshine challenge:) Good luck x
    hugs Nikki x

  5. What a pretty little dress! Thank you so much for joining us for the A.R.T. "Baby Girl" theme challenge, and we hope you'll join us again this Thursday for a *new* challenge too! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  6. How fresh and fun, Tammy! A beautiful dress and lovely lace trim. A stunning baby card :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Cut It Up!

  7. So pretty! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  8. This is amazing! Great work. Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine. Good luck.

  9. OMG! This card is super sweet! Love the shape and the embellishments! Really pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenges!!


  10. How sweet! I love the rattle and all the details! thanks for playing at CIU!

  11. What a adorable card! Love your design and creativity! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!
    Delightful Challenges DT

  12. A gorgeous card. I love the design and colours.
    Thanks for joining the Joanna Sheen Challenge this time.
    Lorraine x

  13. Thank you so much for entering our Dies or Punches challenge at A Creative Romance. What a fantastic response to this challenge. Your card is just fabulous. Such a sweet baby onesie!! Can't stop looking at it! Love how you incorporated your embellies around this great card... Just lovely! xxx Ann Marie


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