Friday, August 10, 2012

Just Because...

Hi there!  

Today, while looking at Pam Sparks' beautiful creation, she mentioned the challenge at Tilda's Town.  It's been a while since I had time to join in a challenge.  I was excited to use my one and only Magnolia stamp, when I noticed that challenge #13 was "Shabby Chic".  EEKS!!!  Sorry, but I so, so, SO suck at Shabby Chic!  Hmmm....decided to do it anyway - no laughter allowed... (am also going to enter this in the Greetings Challenge at the Outlawz, which is 'Anything Goes').

Bazzill CS, Kraft CS, My Mind's Eye DP's, My Favorite Things Flourish Die, Kitchen knife for distressing, Scraps from my 'bling' stash, Magnolia Princess Tilda, Dimensional Foam, Sentiment from Hero Arts.


I'm still on the fence here - not sure that I like this, but it's got some shabby and it's got some chic, so it's being linked up.  Worth a shot, right? Lol...probably a D- but anything above an F is passing, right?

On a serious note, there are three families out there dealing with some incredible losses this week. 
Three more fellow service people of our son-in-law's were killed this week.  
Please keep these service people, and their families in your thoughts, and prayers.

Hugs & blessings,
Patti J.

24 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Patti! This is so very precious!! You so do NOT suck at shabby chic!! I really love this one girl!! :) HUGS

Amanda Mertz said...

You rocked it girlfriend! Rhinestone bling + distressing....you're golden! Love the cool bow too! Will be keeping those families in my prayers as well as your son-in-law! TFS!

SuzanneK said...

Patti you SO DO NOT suck at shabby chic, this is gorgeous, be proud. Hugs Suzanne x

Berni Cuttino said...

Hi Pattti, sweet and precious. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv. Hugs

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Cheryl W said...

I beg to differ with you, Patti - it's a lovely card and a complete success in the shabby chic department. Nice work!

Em's Thoughts said...

Patti, this is a beautiful card. You may think you suck at shabby chic, but I think you rock.

Auntie Em said...

Prayers for your son in law and his fellow service people's families. They must be heartbbroken.


Your card is so pretty. I think you hit the nail on the head with your pretty shabby chic design. Love it!
Thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoy your weekend! :)

Glittered Paws said...

Precious and love your shabby chic - I can't think of anything that you "suck" at. Love this stamp and your creation.

Iris said...

Patti, that shabby chic card is exactly what it is- shabby chic!!! And, if you don't like it, you can only improve from here! I personally love it, the distressed paper, bling, and the seam binding, all make your card awesomely shabby and totally chic. :)

Maria Matter said...

HI Patty, it's so sad to hear of the tragedies among our service men & women...will say a pray on their behalf!

I LOVE your shabby chic card! There aren't any rules, I see shabby & I see chic, you get an A for this one! love the little sweetie against the distress wood paper! Beautiful!!
hugs & blessings

Rene said...

Oooh she is darling!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Tilda's Town this week! Good luck and I hope to see you back Friday!
Rene :D

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Patti, your card is beautiful -- I love it! Love the gorgeous colors too! I would say this is shabby chic, and you did a great job of it!!!

Thanks, too, for stopping by my sweet friend!

Carole said...

Hi Patti, you did an awesome job on the card. You always do a beautiful job and offer many of us lots of inspiration. Hugs ... Carole xox

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is just as sweet as can be! Checked out all your lovely creations... so pretty!

Céline said...

really gorgeous, love the cute ribbon
thanks for playing with us at tilda's town this week
hugs
céline

Lynne in NI said...

Don't knock it, I thought your card was lovely! (I deffo can't do shabby chick, wouldn't have a clue where to even start LOL)

Brenda said...

Patti this is stunning!!! I think you nailed shabby chic. A plus all the way!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

awwwwwwwwww! if only jade would either cut or comb her hair, i could actually dress her up like this!!!! wouldn't that be awesome????

stunning card!

hugs :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Morning, Patti. Shabby is looking like it was your calling. She is simply darling!

Aixa M. said...

Oh, Patti, this card is adorable! You did such a great job with this card: shabby and chic! You DO NOT suck at this card type AT ALL! : )

Glenda Atkins said...

Patti, this is a beautiful card,the image is gorgeous and your colouring is so beautiful. Love the bow and flourishes!

Pam Sparks said...

Hi Patti! So fun to read that we sssstttretched you a little out of your comfort zone! Your shabby Tilda is adorable... love the woodgrain with her and the seam binding ribbon... so sweet! So glad you linked up to Tilda's Town Challenges! Thanks for playing!

Tina Makuc said...

Wonderful card Patti!! Great colouring!!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us at Tilda's Town!!
Hugs, Tina