Monday, June 11, 2012

Shabby Beautiful!

Hi there Friends!

I am very honored and excited to be the guest designer this week over at
The Shabby Tea Room!  I was awarded this great opportunity due to my win for the challenge on week #106.  The theme this week is "Shabby Beautiful"!  Debbie is the host this week and were to use the colors PINK, AQUA, neutrals, flowers, and make it SHABBY! 

Here is the lovely inspiration photo to get those creative juices flowing...
I got my inspiration from the lovely tea cups and gorgeous flowers!  I stamped the tea cup
image onto musin fabric and adhered it to chipboard.  It was placed over roses that were
fussy cut.  A lovely Tattered Angels frame is behind the roses for added dimension.
Doily, lace, and buttons along the bottom of the card for more interest.  Some yummy
seam binding from Deb's Simple Treasures was placed to finish off the card. 


Paper:  Cosmo Cricket
Stamp:  Tea Cup(Waltzing Mouse and sentiment)
Stamped Roses:  (Close to My Heart)
Ink:  SU(Regal Rose), Ranger(Tea Dye)
Flower:  Prima
Frame:  Tattered Angels
Ribbon:  debssimpletreasures
Twine:  PTI
Lace, Doily:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Buttons:  American Crafts

Please join in on the fun and make a card, layout, or project this week!  Also, please stop
by the following design team blogs to get some FABULOUS inspiration and comment
on their wonderful creations!
                                     Deb's Simple Treasures.....Debbie Marcinkiewicz
                                     Purple Peanut's Crafty Blog  .....Fran Westmoreland

                                     To Scrap or Not to Scrap, That is the Question  ......Lenet Moss

                                     Midnite Lullabies Studio ......Rebekah Faries

                                     The Paper Chase ......Starr Timmons

                                     Paperie Sweetness ......Tammy Roberts
Thank you so much for dropping by today!  It's appreciated, take care!


  1. That is shabby exquisite! Those layers of beautiful elements are wonderful together. It's easy to see how you became a guest designer!

  2. Gorgeous! Wish I had time to play! Those are my favorite colors!

  3. Oh Maria!!! This is gorgeous!! I love, love, love the pretty tea cup and papers you used!!! The ribbon, buttons and flower are devine!!!!

  4. This is just gorgeous Maria, congrats on your win and GDY spot, so well deserved!

  5. Congrats on the GD spot! Your card is stunning! I love how you interpreted the sketch and incorporated all the roses, and that ribbon is gorgeous!!!

  6. What a beautiful card. Love all the detail and colors, quite stricking.


  7. A huge Congrats to you, Maria. I'm so happy for you. This is a well deserved Guest Designers Gig. You're card is simply gorgeous. fabulous work as usual. Lots of beautiful eye candy, great bow, lovely embellishment. Congrats!

  8. Maria, I'm so excited for you to be a guest at TSTR!!! You SO deserve it. :) LOve this shabby chic creation....yours are always so beautiful!

  9. Wow! How beautiful, Maria! Such a sweet and elegant shabby chic design! Love the gorgeous bow and the fun muslin stamped teacup, too. Those buttons really caught my eye as well! Congrats on your guest designer spot, my friend!

  10. Maria, this is an awesome honor and you've done them proud with this beautiful creation. It's full of beauty.

  11. Hi Maria!!

    Yeah!!!I'm so happy for you!! What a beautiful,beautiful card!!!!

  12. A cup of beauty; your nailed the challenge by your choice of colors and the "look"of your card. Gorgeous design; stunning result. I hope you win:)
    Have a lovely day!

  13. Wow Maria! this is just Gorgeous! Loving all the Gorgeous Vintage chic goodness you've got going on here! 8-) Wonderful take on the inspiration pic! And a Very big Congrats on your GD spot too! So well deserved! 8-)


  14. A Stunning card, its gorgeous!!! Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog and congrats to you too. xxx

  15. Maria, the STR should be honored to have YOU as guest designer with this GORGEOUSLY STUNNING card! LOVE all of the lace and buttons and seam binding and shabbiness of it all! CONGRATS on your DT gig!

  16. Such a beautiful card and so glad to have you as a guest designer!

  17. I love what you did with this Maria. It has the same feel as the picture. Congratulations on your GT position - an honor very well deserved!!!! You are so talented pretty lady!