With Heartfelt Gratitude – CC #1

With Heartfelt Gratitude – CC #1

1Hello crafty friends!  So happy you stopped by my blog today — I have something fun to share with you all!  Today marks the kick off of the very first challenge at The Card Concept!  We have a color challenge to start things off this month — some of my very favorite colors to create with: kraft, pink, vanilla and espresso – YUM!


So, in true shabby chic fashion, I set to work to create something with these delicious colors!  I began with a base of vanilla onto which I layered some espresso cardstock that I die cut a fancy edge into.  Next I layered a piece of beautiful floral patterned paper with pretty vanilla polka dots!  I inked and machine zig-zag stitched around all the edges and then added some vanilla antique lace trim and a pretty Pink Bubblegum seam binding bow!


I combed through the treasure baskets in my craft room to pull out perfect little bits and bobs to add to my card … a pink glittered chipboard heart, a two-tone pink satin flower, a dress form shape die cut from sheet music patterned paper, a clear faceted button onto which I layered a pretty pearl and a couple of Rusty Jingle Bells tied onto the sentiment banner with some kraft button twine.


The sentiment was stamped with espresso ink into vanilla cardstock using the You Make Me Smile sentiment stamp set from Paper Sweeties!

Hop on over to The Card Concept challenge blog to check out the A-MAZING inspiration from the rest of the team in a wide variety of design styles, and then I hope you’ll jump on in and join us at The Card Concept for this week’s yummy color challenge!

Challenges I was inspired by:  Really Reasonable Ribbons #86 – pink & ribbon; Pile it On #1 – just because;  7 Kids College Fund #90 – anything; Word Art Wednesday #114 – anything


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  • Tina
    Posted at 09:51h, 08 January Reply

    Stunning, Debbie!! So soft and girly and perfect!!

  • Karen Letchworth
    Posted at 23:10h, 08 January Reply

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday again this week, Debbie. I appreciate your participation more than you can possibly know. It truly blesses me when you do, and I thank you for it. I’ve had such a heavy heart lately concerning some things, and I hope to eventually share with you, In the meantime, I just want you to know that despite how I feel, I will always LOVE Paper Sweeties, and always wish your sweet shop all the very best. Thank you SO MUCH for linking with us, Debbie. Your cards are a delight to my eyes, and so very inspiring. Thanks again for being such a blessing to me by sharing! I will try to check out this new challenge blog and play along if I can work it in.
    Word Art Wednesday

  • Carole Robb Bisson
    Posted at 21:24h, 09 January Reply

    Every little piece of your card is pure delight for the eyes of the beholder. It is sweet to see your wonderful art posted in this week’s blog at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  • Karen D
    Posted at 22:22h, 09 January Reply

    Another gorgeous Shabby Chic card from you Debbie. I love the layers and textures especially the lace.

  • kathy/NorthCarolina
    Posted at 04:36h, 10 January Reply

    This card is absolutely stunning, Debbie! I love your use of lace and ribbon…especially that fabulous shabby bow! The colors, the composition and every little detail is sheer perfection. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the RRR January Pink & Ribbon Challenge!

  • Tracey McNeely
    Posted at 13:16h, 12 January Reply

    Debbie your card is so full of gorgeous layers of ribbon and lace. So glad to have you on the Design Team!!

  • Karen G
    Posted at 22:09h, 13 January Reply

    Such a beautiful and feminine card! Thanks for joining us at 7KidsCollegeFund.com.

  • Narelle Farrugia
    Posted at 20:35h, 15 January Reply

    Wow – this is such a beauty Debbie! I love all the glorious details you add to your cards! So glad we’re shabby chic-ing (is that a word?) together!

  • Lee Ann Barrett
    Posted at 22:50h, 15 January Reply

    Debbie, this card is the very definition of shabby chic! Love all of your details! So glad to be on team with you!

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