Wednesday, April 14, 2010

How I do Shabby

Hi Everyone!! I have some projects to share with you today that are a bit out of my comfort zone. The April kit from Crazy Daisy Kit Co. is a beautiful assortment of Webster's Pages, Tattered Angels, Dear Lizzy, Hambly goodies and more. It's very pretty and lovely and perfect for spring!! But it scared me. Just a bit. I am used to scrapping with bright colors and i'm not all that comfortable with shabby and vintage. But I am up for the challenge!! That's one reason I love scrapbooking kit clubs. You never know what you are going to get and it's fun sometimes to step outside your box. I think.

First up...my attempt at shabby and vintage with a touch of distressing!!

I did some paper tearing and dusted off my distresser for this layout. I even did some hand stitching!


I love love the butterflies in this kit, aren't they pretty!


I also liked the chipboard people in the kit, a fun detail!!


I cut all the flourishes and that big heart with my Cricut. This was fun to do something different!! My sweet hubbie surprised me with the Wild Card cartridge recently and I finally got a chance to play.


I just love this circle card cut. It's so cool and I wanted the cartridge just for this cut!



I used my Cricut cartridge alot for this card. I did a little bit of distressing, too. I have really enjoyed playing with this kit! I have more projects to come using the April Kit, including a mini album! So stay tuned...

Thanks for stopping by today!!

13 comments:

Dana said...

They sure don't SEEM to be out of your comfort zone Mara. They are awesome. The "Still the one" LO is amazing. Maybe your comfort zone is larger than you thought? *smile*

BethieJ said...

Mara I LOVE that LO.. you did SHABBY GOOD! :) lol! and you KNOW what I think of that wild card cart.. and that scallop card.. MY FAVORITE! Yours turned out so CUTE!!
Have a GREAT day!

Lee said...

Absolutely lovely. You know how much I love your scrapping. Got my scrapping things together to CASE one of your LO's. Hope to get it done soon.

Joni Kix said...

You did a great job at shabby! Isn't it fun? I had a good time with my first shabby layout. I'm not sure I would completely give up my clean/flat style, but shabby has it's appeal.
I love the layout!... and I would want a cricut just for that circle card base! Great card!

mustangkayla said...

Way to go on the shabby! Such a pretty layout! That card shape is SSSOOO fab! Love it!

Leah said...

Gorgeous! Love the stitching detail on the LO, very cool, and I just adore your card! I love that card cut too:)

kelly said...

love them both so cute!!! the people on your LO are fab! :)

Rebecca said...

I think you do shabby quite well! And your shaped card is gorgeous too!

~Christina~ said...

WOWZA!!!! Your card is super cute and that layout is just stunning!!!!

Belinda said...

Oh how fun! :) Love the card and the layout is cute with the little hand stitching!

Gina said...

ooo...LOVE that LO Mara! The lacing is the perfect touch!

Niki said...

So fabulously shabby Mara! wonderful and very inspiring projects!

IamDerby said...

I like your layout but I love your circle card! So pretty!