Hello sweet friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful crafty week! As for me, I finally had some free time this weekend to sit down and be crafty. Such a much needed break! Crafting is definitely therapeutic for me.
Back in March, I was "on a mission" for some new Spellbinder Label stamps and happened to stumble upon some stamps by Joanna Munster. Omg, talk about love at first sight! I instantly fell in love with her stamps, and her style? ...OMG! I felt like I was in heaven!!! I think I stayed up for hours that night reading her blog and just absolutely drooling over her style, hehe! I just love her shabby chic style and the way she incorporates lots of lace and sewing in her cards... totally right up my alley :) If you like my style, you'll definitely love Joanna's! Please stop by Joanna's blog and her store, Inspired By Stamping. I promise, you won't be disappointed.
Also in March, Joanna started the Inspired By Stamping Inspiration Challenge. I was so tempted to enter, but the thought of submitting my work to be judged sent chills up my back! I created a few cards but each time I always ended up "chickening out." If you're actually reading this, it must mean that I put on my "big girl panties," held my breath, and hit post. Wish me luck... and some courage too ;)
This is my card that I created for Joanna's challenge. For this week's challenge we needed to use the colors pink, turquoise, and white as show in this photo here:Isn't that a gorgeous bedroom? I'd love to have such a shabby chic piece of heaven but I don't think the hubby would... shucks!
For my card I used the gorgeous Fancy Labels 18 and Big Notes IBS stamp sets. Two stamp sets that are definitely a must! I can never have enough sentiments and "label" stamps! I also used the London Market paper collection by Pink Paislee and PTI card stock in kraft and cream. To create my flower, I hand stitched some white crochet trim by May Arts and some turquoise party streamer that I had in my stash, then added a flower in the center. The solid pink flower is also by IBS and is my ABSOLUTE favorite! Definitely hoarding vault material ;) To create my butterfly, I layered two butterflies made from a Martha Stewart and an EK Success punch that were edged with Vintage Photo distress ink, added two pearls, and some Prima bling. The two tiny pink buttons are by Pebbles and perfectly balanced the pink in my opinion. The eyelet lace is from my hoarding vault :) and the crochet trim I used to create my bow is by May Arts. If you have any questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them :) Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful, crafty week!