A shabby ‘boo’ …

A shabby ‘boo’ …

papersweeties-debbie-10-2-13(1) Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog today!  I’m here to share a pretty little something I made to decorate my home this fall season!  {click on the photos to view larger pictures of each shot}

papersweeties-debbie-10-2-13(4)I live in a {pink} Victorian, so orange is a bit difficult for me to decorate with … although I’m seeing a lot of orange and hot pink paired together on Pinterest these days, so maybe these two colors really do ‘go’ together after all!  Call my old fashioned, but when I think of the fall season and Halloween, I think dark, rich colors … black!

papersweeties-debbie-10-2-13(3)So, I set out to decorate this pretty white pumpkin my hubby brought home this past weekend — with lots of bits and bobs of treasures from my craft room baskets!  I made a triple layered bow beginning with some re-purposed burlap from my friend, Suzi, layering white tulle on top of that and then completing the bow with some shabby, tea-stained Cake Crumbs and Oatmeal Cream seam binding from Paper Sweeties!

papersweeties-debbie-10-2-13(2)I decorated a grungy tag from The Kraft Outlet using some sparkly gold & bronze glittered chipboard alphas, a gorgeous strip of washi tape (I’m addicted to it!), a white Prima paper flower, a black button and sticker, a jingle bell tied onto a black wooden clothespin using black baker’s twine.

papersweeties-debbie-10-2-13(5)I wrapped a vintage piece of hand-crocheted trim that I picked up while antiquing at the Liberty Antique Show around the base of the stem and then added some spooled chiffon trim on top of the crochet trim to create dimension!  Last I added some sparkle by adhering a couple of rhinestone flourishes!

Polka-Dot-Pumpkin-Blog-Hop-IconI have a couple of FUN places I am creating for this month!  First up is the Polka Dot Pumpkin Blog Hop over at Zappy Dots … if you haven’t stopped by to check out all their amazing inspiration yet, you must do so!  Delicious projects shared for all of your crafting needs!!  Paper Sweeties is the featured business today – yay!  Thank you Zappy Dots!

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And next, I am happy to be Guest Designing for the month of October for the Ribbon Carousel!  Have you seen this amazingly functional ribbon organizer yet … fun, functional and pretty all at the same time!  I’ll be sharing a little something here on the blog with my *new* Ribbon Carousel later on this month — I can’t wait to show you how it looks loaded up with yummy seam binding and some of my dearest crafty treasures!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, my friends!  Until next time, happy crafting!

I was inspired by these current challenges:  Really Reasonable Ribbons #81 – fall/Halloween; Moxie Fab World – ready-made embellishments; Top Tip Tuesday #111 – flowers; Ribbon Carousel #86 – Halloween; JUGS #208 – inspo pic/pumpkins; Tuesday Throwdown #167 – colors of fall; Paper Sweeties – fall/Halloween inspo pic; Simon Says Stamp – dotty (rhinestones, pearls and pebble); The Shabby Tea Room #186 – pumpkin, burlap & twine


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  • Tina Milbourn
    Posted at 16:25h, 02 October Reply

    Your pumpkin turned out AMAZING!!! What an inspiration you are! Congrats on being featured at Zappy Dots and Ribbon Carousel!!!

  • Donna K
    Posted at 13:40h, 03 October Reply

    Goodness gracious your Boo is sooooo Bootiful Debbie! I saw it on FB but the photos you have here show so much more detail. The tag, the embellishments ….all wonderful! I know this has to look wonderful on the porch of your pink victorian! Congrats on the Zappy dots and the Ribbon Carousel. These are new businesses to me so I’m off to explore. Have a GREAT day today, Bootiful lady!

  • Bonnie
    Posted at 14:21h, 03 October Reply

    Wonderful project! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  • Elise
    Posted at 23:22h, 03 October Reply

    This is STUNNING in a scary way… BOOOOotiful! Thanks for sharing this lovely work with Just Us Girls!

  • Artisant
    Posted at 12:36h, 05 October Reply

    Debbie this is soooo elegant !! I love everything about it 🙂 Just perfect for my living room !

  • scrappinfriends.redding@yahoo.com
    Posted at 20:08h, 05 October Reply

    Oooohhhh….Debbie! absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this pumpkin! Sure would be perfect for my entry! I love all the detail and the shabbiness! Can’t wait to see what you do to the ribbon carousel?? Congrats on Zappy Dots and the Ribbon Carousel 🙂 you are so deserving!

  • Samantha :0)
    Posted at 18:44h, 06 October Reply

    Fabulous creation and so different too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  • Debby
    Posted at 02:22h, 08 October Reply

    What a gorgeous tag, love all the elements you’ve used.
    Thank your for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

  • Cath
    Posted at 11:50h, 20 October Reply

    Hey Debbie! Thanks for linking this up to the Ready-Made Embellishments Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂

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