Saturday, May 26, 2012


Happy Saturday everyone! This week at Our Creative Corner, Susan Butler of Scrumplescrunch, is hosting. Susan's theme is unequivocally "Shabby Chic".  This means the shabby part of vintage! The challenge requires you to pull elements together, the more old and worn or distressed the elements or images are, the better. Think muted colors, layers, roses, burlap, and pearls.  You do not have to use all of these elements, or any for that matter.  The effect you are aiming for is a soft warm palette. 
If you need inspiration, please visit the other Design Team's blogs, and check out their shabby-licious creations!
Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Ann Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon
I have taken many classes in my creative lifetime. One such class was how to make a mini book (about the size of an ATC) out of one sheet of 12x12 paper. I can't tell you how many of these I have made since. They are great for teacher gifts or for the doting Mother or Grandmother. This was one that I never finished. The paper used is from one of my favorite lines gcd Studios.

From My Stash: lace, blue twill tape, sheer ribbon
gcd Studios - retired paper (Tina Higgins - Ella Blue Collection)
Prima - madrigal Blossom White Librett
Recollections - pearl trim
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Hi Anita, I love anything miniature and this little creation is just beautiful!!!! :)

  2. That is so pretty! The papers are beautiful & I love the embellishments.

  3. Simply Gorgeous, such a delicate feel... beautiful colours & pearls! Perfect butterfly.. Just Love it.. Hugs May x x x

  4. Hello Anita
    That Gorgeous Flower and those Pearls....Wow!
    A very impressive Album cover, and it entices you to want to touch and just think beautiful thoughts, and the expectation of what you are about to see when you open it up.
    What a wonderful sentiment; 'Fly to your own music'.

  5. What a fun little book! I love the shabbiness of it! Very chic!

  6. Beautiful! Talk about making the most of one piece of paper... absolutely lovely!

  7. Anita, like always you made a great project, with those little details...super!

  8. Great job on shabby, Anita! Love the soft vintage feel and your color combo is outstanding. The pearls and tulle/fabric fluff are the perfect touches for this style. The mini book is a terrific idea and I think I would like to learn how to do something like that. Humm, maybe a possibility for a StepXStep some week.

    Hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend!


  9. Shabby-licious, indeed, Anita! WOW!! I really like all of the wonderful detail you have added to this album...I have to keep going back to look at it all. I hope you had a fun weekend! :)

  10. Wow ... what a fabulous lil album ... love the flower, lace and pearls ... so many pretty details ... a such a beautiful holder for beautiful memories!


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