27 February 2012

Shabby Accents Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Shabby Accents Blog Hop!


If you have arrived here from Linda Coughlin, 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 leave a comment on each blog.

Our Sponsors



The Funkie Junkie-$15.00 Gift Certificate
Sa Crafters-$20.00 Gift Certificate

Now on to my project!

The stamp and sentiment are both from The Rubber Cafe, as is the inspiration for this card. I saw one similar on their display at last year's Scrapbook Expo, so I thought I'd try my hand at recreating it. I picked up the lace and teal ribbon at Hobby Lobby and the flowers at Michael's especially for this project, and the pearls were in my stash. I also added some gold Stickles to the corset for a little extra bling.

As promised, I have something to give away! I can't provide a picture right now (as I'm on a school "field trip" to Boston), but I CAN tell you that I'll be giving away a new clear stamp set I picked up at my LSS a couple of weeks ago. I'd love it if you'd become a follower, but it's not required. Just leave a comment, and I'll draw a winner at the end of the week. Be sure to leave a way to contact you, or I'll draw another name.

Your next stop is Amber Johnson.

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

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

25 comments:

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I always love projects that include a corset - I think they are the epitome of shabby and the way you have created the skirt from ribbon is inspired. The pearls and tiny flowers along the edges are perfect finishers. Great colors too!

Theresa said...

super cute Ashley!

jude said...

Wow love how youve done the dress on the front of thje card gorgeous!

Vicki said...

This is gorgeous. Love the ribbon skirt. TFS.

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Liz said...

So cute :)

Evette K. said...

Awfully cute card. Love your embellies. ekc

ann said...

Ashley I love the card you made. I am really liking the shabby chic look. Ann O.

Barbara Greenberg said...

What a beautiful and unique card. Thanks for sharing, its fantastic

Vicki said...

Cute, cute card!! I think the stickles idea was grand. Love the bling and with the flowers and pearls you chose it is perfect!

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Clare D. said...

My mouth is hanging open! I have seen this stamp before, but never so beautiful! thanks for the chance to win cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Carolyn said...

Love your cards!! So cute!!

Teri said...

Creative how you used the ribbon, cute!

silvia said...

I hope you had a fun :field trip".
Gorgeous card~ I LOVE the pearls and flowers :)

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Hey there I am a new Follower and I just wanted to tell you how Beautiful this card is! Great job on the Corset ! Love the colors,....GreatJob and I don't own any of those clear stamps.. hint hint lol...Well hey I tried lol..TFS Love your work by the way!

Suzy said...

Beautiful card Ashley! I like the ribbons a lot. I had fun joining in the hop with you :)
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The Queen Bee said...

What a beautiful unique card I love dress forms

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh! Love this, gorgeous! Hugs! Leah Ann

craftaholic said...

very nice job on the corset!! Love the idea!! TFS!! I have been a follower here!!

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Rexann♥

Pam said...

Love this card! I've been following & really like your work.

Michele said...

Love your card! I'm a new follower and it's been great being on the hop with you :)
~Michele~
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Me-Ma Kim said...

GORGEOUS, Ashley!! LOVE IT ALL!! TFS and have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

lszalil said...

Nice corset. Very pretty card. I am now a follower.

April said...

Ashley this is awesome! What a creative idea...

craftaholic said...

Hi Ashley! Just checking in to see if you received my Address for the candy you offered in the "you light up my life" hop?

Rexann♥

Cindy said...

Love your corset card, I'm a new follower!