Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mojo Monday Gone A Little Shabby


This week's Mojo Monday sketch screamed DP when I first saw it and therefore had me thinking for as you know I'm a DP challenged.  However, it is a great way to be forced to practice using it some more LOL!  I wimped out, in that I stuck to one DP which I cut into four panels.  However, I just love the wonderful, soft feel of this DP from my Costco pack and wanted to build on it.

The biggest shock of all is the fact I believe I actually managed to delved into the shabby/vintage card world!!  Sooooo not my style, but after all the warm fuzzies and encouraging comments my wonderful blogging buddy Andrea has sent me this past week, along with being inspired by her amazing and gorgeous vintage/shabby creations and the fact it fiiinally have some warm temperatures and sunshine, it was simply meant to be LOL!  Add this to the fact I challenged Andrea to make a card without a flower on it and she did so not only once but twice, I felt it was only fair that I turn the challenge back on myself and attempt to make a vintage/shabby type card a la Andrea. Hope you like it!

This card is going to be given to our Children's Pastor who will be leaving as of the end of June.  She is such a special lady, I can't even begin to put into words all she means to me and our family (she is the one who baptized my kids a few months ago).  I have had the privilege of working with her, teaching along side her and have learned tons from her.  She oozes love for kids, has poured God's Word into their lives for six years, and will be dearly, dearly missed.  Her fingerprints are definitely scattered on the hearts of many, myself included. 




Challenges:  The Paper Players

What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Celebration of Thanks
Paper: Costco DP, Grey, Blushing Bride, Cream Linen
Ink: Going Grey
Accessories:  (Verve) Jotted Heart Die, Martha Stewart Leaf and Butterfly Punches, PTI Medium Scallop Die, Crimper, Kraft Seam Binding, Lace, Paper Flowers, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

32 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Wait, wait...I have to go into the other room to get my socks, cos you just knocked them off! (I want to keep it 'PG' rated here, so my lounge pants are still on.) Oh, my, word...if the result of this card doesn't get you over to the shabby side, I don't know what will! Love the softness to it, the gorgeous paper roses...the lovely dp...I could go on and on! It's simply beautiful and I can't think of a better recipient.
Thanks so much for the kind words, you are such a special person, always full of encouragement and support! You're the best blogging friend a girl could have! Now, if we could just do something about 3,000 miles...
Have a wonderful day, my friend, and bask in the glory that is yours!

Denise Willerton said...

Marisa, I love this card ~ great use of the DP and I love the crimped heart and little rosettes! STUNNING!!!TFS and have a great day!

TannyP said...

This turned out absolutely beautiful, Marisa! I suspect you might just have a shabby chic gene hidden somewhere because this is gorgeous =) Love the seam binding, flowers and papers...plus all the pearls!

lotte chew said...

beautiful card~ love the soft colors

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh wonderful job with this sketch! I just love that you use your crimper! I really do need to get mine out to remind me I HAVE IT! :)

Jackie Pedro said...

This is beautiful, Marisa! LOVE the crinkled ribbon bow and the gorgeous roses!

Christina said...

Oh my word, this is such a beauty, Marisa! Wonderfully soft and shabby but with lovely space for the eye to rest. You knocked this one out of the park, my friend!

ChristineCreations said...

Such gorgeous shabby chic Marisa! Beautiful elements, the soft colors together are gorgeous! What a special card for your Children's Pastor too, hard to say goodbye to someone who's really been there through some precious spiritual milestones too

Maureen said...

wowza!!! This is stunning! Yay for seam binding!! Don't you just love tying it? She will love this card and all the special details...can't wait to see more :) I'd say you have 10 creative genes now!! ;)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh how pretty! Love that you tried the shabby. Very pretty choices here in the lace, seam binding, roses, pearls. Great job!!

Katina said...

Marisa, this is breathtaking! Absolutely beautiful - I can't stop looking at it! xxx

Emily Keaton said...

Marisa, this little dip of yours into the shabby pool is amazing!! You did such a gorgeous job adding wonderful details, but kept yourself from going overboard, too. This looks beautiful! And it will be a very special keepsake for your Children's Pastor. Looks like you poured an awfully lot of love into this for her--and she'll be able to tell. :)

Danni said...

You really rocked the shabby world!!This is amazing!! Gorgeous!

Debbie Carriere said...

Oh my, Marisa - this is just beautiful!! I love your shabby side :) Sounds like a very worthy recipient, too!

Amy Sheffer said...

Stunning, Marisa! And this just goes to show there truly is nothing you can't do!! Amazing card -- hope we'll see more of this style from you!

Nance said...

Hey girl, you might want to reconsider your style because this is GORGEOUS! Love the soft color palette and the scrunchy kraft ribbon is yumm-o! Just beautiful, my friend. I'm sure it will be treasured for years to come! ((hugs))

Wanda Cullen said...

Beautiful card and nothing says shabby chic more than crinkly ribbon and roses! You still have your signature butterflies and crimping that makes it your style all the way!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, very soothing and awesome job with the sketch.

Bonnie said...

Love that DP! With the Crumb Cake ribbon and pink accents, it makes a super card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Marisa. Love the soft Bg paper... the embellishments are perfect! :o)

nitestamper said...

absolutely beautiful!!!!!!
ohmy, great ribbon treatment !!!!
tfs:)

Benzi said...

MARISA! You've gone over to the shabby side!! I just can't believe it but I love it....suits you well.
I know, I know ..you love a lot of white. Both are great. Fab job..love your seam binding, soft colors, and flowers. It's gorgeous!!!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Look at all those scrumptious details and vintage design, Marisa! Awesome! Love your vintage take on the mojo! Beautifully done!

Sandra said...

Wow Marisa! Your card is sheer shabby perfection. I love everything about it, from the soft colours, the crinkly seam binding, the beautiful roses and the touch of pearls. Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players.

Christy Q said...

This is beautiful, I love the treatment you did on your ribbon! The muted vintage colors are heavenly. Such a wonderful thank you note for your children's pastor - she'll treasure it always.

Nance said...

p.s. Big thanks for joining us at The Paper Players--I'm so happy you did! :-)

Lauri said...

What a stunning and inspired card! The details are perfect! Thanks for playing with us this week at the Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

Wowza, you certainly channeled Andrea's energy in this card and gave it your own creative spin as well! It's GORGEOUS! I can never get my seam binding bows to look like that! Such a beautiful card for us Paper Players to gaze at this week! And I am sure your children's pastor will treasure it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Whoa, you do shabby too?? I knew right away this was a result of you hobknobbing with Andrea. ;) LOL I knew about the challenges you had issued to each other, and I must say I am mighty impressed with your shabby card! Keep it up!

Cindy Beach said...

OH, this is gorgeous! I think you may just have to consider yourself a fabulous shabby/vintage designer! I love every detail of this card, especially the soft colors and beautiful flowers.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Aaaaa this is so beautiful. I am becoming very partial to shabby chic. I am thinking of changing over my decorating style in my home to it. All I have to do is paint a few pieces of furniture....I already did one...lol This is truly gorgeous. It so soft and feminine.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just gorgeous, Marisa! Love all your shabby little touches. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!