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I'm a sucker for the romanticism of the shabby/vintage look . . . but . . . I hafta' cheat to get it. *grin*  Wouldn't wanna do anything that would make me break a sweat, doncha' know! *chortle*

This paper makes it gobs easier for me to get the look without the labor! Hah!  Found this 6×6 collection by Webster's Pages during a fun overnight visit to my girlfriend  Ellen's ; it had to come home to live with me.  And, so did these flowers.  (among numerous other crafty goodnesses)

And, then when I saw this challenge, Moxie Fab World: Tuesday Trigger: Light & Bright, I really wanted to play it because this paper combined the colors in the photo, but in a very muted way. It's funny that such a modern and contemporary picture would inspire a vintage/shabby type design, but that's where my brain went!

The only button I had that actually coordinated well with the hue of the deep magenta toned mat layer was this one that had glitter embedded into it.  But, I like it!  It adds a subtle playful touch, altho I didn't pick that up well in the pic.

The one contemporary piece of the puzzle is our Flutterby, and it works BEAUTIMOUSLY here, stamped in this gorgeous Steel Blue Fresh Ink! by Impress. *plush*  This "thank you" complimented the whole thing perfectly.  And, well . . . you know what happened next. *wink*



I was bouncing quite a lot last weekend, truth be told –had a total BLAST teaching at Impress–sorry about my pics. I totally forgot the dang memory card for my camera and had to use my crackberry. Argh!


Fabulous Florals Class


That's me in the middle with Robin on the left, and Sparkle on the right in the

Make It Fast & Fabulous class.


And, I got to see and hug Adelina and Baby Bump! *wink* 

Good times! totally.wicked.weekend.  I need a repeat.


Stamp credits:  Flutterby, "thank you" by A Muse Artstamps; Wheat Card stock by A Muse; Steel Blue & Chocolate Fresh Ink! by Impress Rubber Stamps; Patterned Paper:  Petite Paper Special Triple Pack by Webster's Pages; 6 Petal Flower from the E-line by Prima Marketing; Button by Doodlebug Designs

  1. Hey Julie! What a lovely approach to this week’s Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

  2. This is terrific! Love that paper and the shabby chicness of it.

  3. LOVE this creative idea! I have so many “Scrapbook Papers” with beautiful scenes on them–not a scrapper, but NOW will use them on my cards :o) THNX!!

  4. GASP…that card is gorgeous! I always love patterned paper with scenes on it, but don’t know how to “cut” and “incorporate” them into my cards…or should I say “cutcorporate” them …well NOW I KNOW! AWESOME!

  5. Love it!

  6. Great card without a lotta work :D Looks like you had a lot of fun on the weekend!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a much appreciated comment!!

  7. OK, at risk of sounding like a glutton . . . I bought them all, Krystie. ALL. Eep!

  8. So beautiful! Really, really breathtaking! I’m with you on the Fresh Ink. Loves! I’ve abandoned all other inks since I tried it a few months ago.

  9. Your shabby chic card is great! Lovin how you put it all together! Great photos too! Lookin good kiddo :D

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