Sunday, June 30, 2013


Hi there!

How are you doing today?  I managed to have some fun creative time for one of my favorite challenges over at The Shabby Tea Room!  I made the above card following this lovely inspiration photo...

We were to use the colors in the photo and a fabric element.  I chose to use muslin for my fabric.  The muslin is used behind the polka dot layer on the focal point.  I also used it with the ribbon treatment in the left hand corner.  Those cozy blankets/comforters look so warm and inviting!  I could use one of those today and just relax and sip my coffee in my living room chair with a good book.  But, oh well, maybe another day.  For the weekend started out great and went down hill fast.  Whew!  Oh well, things are getting back on track and life goes on.:-) 

Anyways, I started with a pink card base and added Pink Paislee and My Mind's Eye papers.  The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties using the stamp set, Beautiful!  I've used this stamp set often for my projects.  It has several wonderful sentiments with sweet labels, too!  I used Spellbinder dies and a gem flower from BoBunny.  The resin flowers are from SU.  A Martha Stewart butterfly punch was used for the butterflies.  The ribbon is from Paper Sweeties, also.  Such fab reasonable ribbon in so many colors.  I chose Rose Petal Cupcake ribbon and topped it off with twine and a resin flower.  OK, I better scoot here for now.  Thanks so much for dropping by.  I really appreciate it!  Take care, hugs!


Paper:  Pink Paislee, My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties-Beautiful(Accessories)
Ink:  SU(Black)
Flowers:  SU
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties(Rose Petal Cupcake)
Gem Flower:  BoBunny
Butterfly Punch:  Martha Stewart
Die:  Spellbinder
Fabric:  Muslin(Jo-Ann Fabric)
Pearls:  Doodlebug
Twine:  PTI


  1. Maria, your card is just packed full of goodness! I love the banners and that beautiful ribbon and bow!

  2. So gorgeous, Maria. Love your circles and that wonderful many great items used here.

  3. How pretty - love how you used the different strips of paper!

  4. I love this card, Maria, and the warm, cozy feel of it! Perfectly matches the inspiration photo.

  5. So Beautiful the gorgeous papers and the pretty ! Thanks for sharing another pretty card with us in The Tea Room !

  6. Oh how beautiful! I love the bling and pretty seam binding. :)

  7. LOVE the papers and that FAB bow and the flowers! Pretty card, Maria!

  8. Hey Maria! Your creation is lovely - very romantic. I have found that I have to carve out reading time now. I found that there was not enough time so I gave up housework.

  9. So sweet and fun, Maria!!! I adore that sentiment pennant and what a beautiful seam binding bow! Thanks for sharing this little lovelie with us in the Tea Room this week :)

  10. Oh this is a beauty! I love your sweet papers and that gorgeous bow!