Monday, February 27, 2012

Shabby Accents Blog Hop

Welcome to the Shabby Accents Blog Hop!

If you have arrived here from Ashley's blog you are on the right track. If not, please start HERE.

The shabby chic style has been around for many many years, originating from Great Britain, where time worn items were showcased in most country homes. Today’s essence of shabby chic is to achieve that time worn layered vintage look from yesteryear by painting, distressing, dying or tea staining. Now we bring it to you right from our craft tables.

Please follow along as the following crafters showcase their handmade Shabby Chic Accents. Be sure to visit each blog, as each artist will be having a giveaway. Also, we have a couple of awesome sponsors who have generously donated for a “Grand Prize Giveaway”. Their shops are full of shabby goodness. To qualify, all you have to do is become a follower if not already and leave a comment on each blog stating you are a follower, or have become one.

Our Sponsors
The Funkie Junkie-$15.00 Gift Certificate

Sa Crafters-$20.00 Gift Certificate

Now on to my project:

My card today is made with Cheeky Cherry Pie from the Greeting Farm. I've been using this stamp to practice coloring hair, and I think I'm getting a little better. Shabby Chic is not really my strong suit, so I tried to use lots of embellishments. The striped paper is from Graphic 45 and it's flocked for texture. The silk ribbons are from Michaels, and the lace is from MB Treasurista. The ribbon I bough from MB Tresurista was too bright to match the paper, but the lace was a free gift with purchase, and it worked out well. I also used blue and platinum Liquid Pearls right above the green ribbon, and a Prima flower on the bow. The flourishes I cut with my Cricut using the Straight from the Nest cartridge.

I also have some blog candy! I am giving away 2 magazines! To enter please leave a comment on my blog. You must be a follower to win!

I hope you liked my project. Your next stop is Michele.

If you should loose you way, here is the order of the hop line up

  1. Theresa Neubaum -
  2. CallyAnn Cornwell-
  3. Suzanne-
  4. Linda Coughlin -
  5. Ashley-
  6. Amber -
  7. Michele Eickholt ~
  8. Melissa Pinter-
  9. Janet Nagai
  10. Barbara Babe-
  11. Gina Torres -
  12. Kristen
  13. Monica -
  14. Alina -
  15. Liz Mullen

I hope you enjoyed the hop. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is so sweet - love the colors and your image is beautifully colored! That lace does indeed lend a shabby touch! Your bow and flower are the perfect finishing touch.

  2. This is so pretty. Love the colors and the way you used the lace.

    vwilson577 at

  3. I love the color combo,very cute!

  4. I love your card. Really cute. I am now a follower. Thanks for a chance to win. Ann O.

  5. What a nice card, that lace trim is great and love your double ribbon bow.
    I'm a new follower and looking forward to seeing more that you do

  6. Your card is super cute! You seem to mastering the hair coloring well too..:) Everything is perfect but of all the little things you did I really like the flourish. It takes up the space well but does not overpower it..Great job! :)

  7. What a sweet card! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

  8. I love your card. Your girl is so sweet, and the colors are so fun. Great hopping with you. I am a follower.
    Barbara B.

  9. Adorable card!! I love the image and the lace!!

  10. Hey there I am a new FOLLOWER.. Love yourcard.. that girl is so cute and love the colors... Great JOB!

  11. What an adorable card! I love that image. I had fun joining in the hop with you :)

  12. What a cute image I think your doing a great job coloring hair.

  13. Very nice job on your coloring..I wish I was as good as you are!! Do you use copic pens? I have not bought any yet, I use prizma color pencils. Thanks for sharing!! I am already a follower here!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  14. Great job! Superb coloring! I;m following now...also on FB.

  15. Love your card, it is so cute! I'm a new follower :) It's been great being on the hop with you :)

  16. Your card is VERY CUTE! TFS and I am a new follower! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

  17. Very cute card. I am now a follower.

  18. I'm a new follower, your coloring is great!