Monday, May 16, 2011

Life's A Stitch!

I made this card in light of Bloggers most recent wobbly and mine that subsequently followed.  Where an "about an hour" of proposed maintanance turned into what seemed like an eternity to this Blogger, who felt cut off from her beloved and ever so crafty section of the Blogosphere.  Dark times.  But at the end of one long hour that morphed into an entire gloomy day and a bit of forced exile, I ended up loosing a small handful of cherished comments, having a minor coronary when my recent post disappeared only to much later reappear albeit somewhat trimmer (which may not have been a bad thing), and a heck of a lot of time to do "something else". The moral of this story is sometimes, Life's A Stitch!  *wink*


So continuing on in my grumbly protest, I thought I'd submit this card into this week's The Shabby Tea Room Challenge.  I know we are meant to go all "shabby and ruffle mad" as per the inspiration photo above, but the rebel in me just wanted to invoke the quiet strength and dogged determination of the single ruffly flounce.  So there!



Supplies:


  • Stamps:  Papertrey Ink SS: Dressform and Crafty Secrets Sew Special
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream and Aqua Mist, Rosie's PP and .22 Chipboard
  • Accessories:  Papertrey Ink's SS:Dressform die and large Doily die (French something?), Brown Wool Felt, Brown Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Vintage Lace Ruffle Flounce in Aqua, Pinking Shears, Keisercraft pearls, Tonic Distressing Tool and Tin Dragonfly (from stash)

23 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

I love the dress form on this card. The colors on this are so warm and inviting and the dragonfly pin was such an unexpected touch. I had to go back and look at it again up close!

Charlene said...

Love the dress form and the shabby doliy:-) Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card his week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!!

Debbie said...

I giggled when I read your post ... I felt 'lost' too without my blogger up and running! How quickly we all become addicted, huh?? Beautiful card ... love that sweet dress form with skirt! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Well I love this Jen (you rebel lol!) The dress form is fabby, and I love that patterned paper!

Gayatri said...

I can so relate to the blogger blunder. So frustrating and I too lost some lovely comments.Didn't realise how addicted we have become to blogging :) Glad it up and running.

But I love your card.Love the dressform with the gorgeous lace and the pattern paper with pinked edges is gorgeous. The rebel in you brought out the best in you, Jen!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Love the dressed up dress form and the unique but oh so pretty color combo! I need that sentiment stamp you used... ;o)

Lorraine said...

You're so funny! I love your card - the doily, signature form & dragonfly - and your attitude. You go girl!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Sew pretty Jen! Awesome sentiment and dress form! Lovin' all the lace!

Karen C. said...

Great card Jen and that sentiment certainly does sum up the feelings so many of us have had!! Love the way you've used the dress form here as well. Very creative. Have a great week.

Camilla said...

Such a sweet card! Love the dressform and its little dress!

Terri said...

Very nice. I especially like the way you used the dress form die. I really need to start using mine too!

Michelle said...

You always give me a little giggle with your storytelling. I love those pinking sheared edges - if that's what you did - just goes so well with that stitched theme. And that dragonfly pin is such a beauty!

Chris said...

This is lovely! I like the single ruffly flounce! Sometimes you have to go with what you've got!

I hope your household is feeling better, and you have a wonderful upcoming show!

Creative Dee said...

Oh your website is fantastic! I came to say thanks for leaving comments on mine and have a look.....ooow your cards are just wonderful and I LOVE the look of your blog too :) Cheers Denise in Melbourne

Rebecca said...

What a cute card. I love the distressed look and that dragonfly is my fav!

Jill said...

Too cute use of the dress form, Jen! Great touch with the doily framing the sentiment--I'll have to remember that!

Emily said...

Such a pretty dress you made on this card! It's lovely!

Anne B said...

Fab dress form and flounce and that doily is just gorgeous too. You rocked that challenge!

Sue Ann said...

Beautiful card and you really did an amazing job with the challenge!!!

Denise said...

You only need a single ruffly flounce when it's SO fabulous. Girl, I just {love] your blog... I love your voice and I adore the things you create. HUGS!

lynn said...

gorgeous card, jen:) love the dressform, doily and the cute dragonfly!

Linda said...

Great card!