Saturday, May 1, 2010

Throwdown {my} Shabby Chair......

Have I got you scratching your head with my post title?'s the deal, there are three amazing challenges out there that I am DETERMINED to participate in this week and two of them are set to close tomorrow.  The third I have a lofty goal to make more than one project for and, like so many of you out there reading this, I am short on creative time lately.  Thus, I present you with my three-fer for the Color Throwdown Challenge #90, the Shabby Tea Room "comforts of home challenge", and the Three Cheers for Chairs Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  Whew!

*sigh* oh do I love a cushy chair with pretty surroundings plus a good book.  This is one way I refresh and take little me moments whenever I can.  I would love a hideaway as gloriously girlie as the one above.  So far I haven't scored a vintage chair as pretty as the one above from the Graphics Fairy blog but I do have a color palette in my house that is very similiar to the throwdown colors this week.....especially in the celery color department.

I still love this set from Stampin Up called Handbill Headlines...hmmm, based on the last couple of posts, I must be having another honeymoon with some of my faves from SU! despite their earlier retirement.  I paired this juicy Refresh stamp with the sleek swirls from Papertrey Ink's Fancy Flourishes and a chandy stamp from Studio G that has been patiently waiting it's turn to be stamped.  Tiny bling from Want 2 Scrap accents the lamp shades and the center of the "F" on refresh.  Let's see, what else?  Oh!  That length of lace was a major score during a local thrifting session!  It is oh so pretty!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you can also throwdown your shabby chair and REFRESH soon!  And for all you mommies out there, I hope you get to do whatever refreshes and renews your heart and soul next sunday, May 9th, Mother's Day here in the states.

***if you are looking for my Just Us Girls sketch challenge card, please see the post below***

Digi: the graphics fairy blog
Stamps: Stampin Up, Papertrey, Studio G
Ink: Stampin Up
Paper: Stampin Up and Georgis Pacific
Chipboard: Tattered Angels
Buttons: Papertrey Ink
Bling: Want 2 Scrap
Punch: Martha Stewert
Embosser: Cuttlebug
Craft Supply: embroidery thread, lace, ribbon



Karen said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!! Actually, I can picture you curled up on something vintage with a good book in your hand. :> Love that you paired so many different fabby pieces seamlessly! Hope you are getting a little of your reFresh on now!!

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous job combining all the challenges. I love the vintage images she has on her blog. Very pretty! :)

Debbie said...

Your comforts sound dreamy, Dana!! Wonderful job with your three-fer challenge card! Thank you so much for joining us in the Tea Room this week and I hope to see you back again on Monday for the next challenge too :)

~amy~ said...

Great mix of challenges..that's what I call multi-tasking:). You're card is gorgeous!

Ann said...

SO pretty, Dana! I love the row of buttons across the top!

peggysue said...

What a pretty layout and creation! I know what you mean about time being short, I often don't know how people find soooo many challenges to post for, I'm lucky if I can do a two-fer or three-fer as you did and am satisfied with a one-fer. :) Lovely card.

Broni said...

Great card! I really love that lace! Thanks for playing in the Throwdown with us!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, FABULOUS card! LOVE all your details, and that chair is darling! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

Courtney Baker said...

How fun is this! So many details!

Betsy V said... pretty and soft, it makes me want to curl up in that pretty purple chair!!! Great card and great take on the challenge!!

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Kathy Martin said...

So very darling! Love the details and the shabby chic look! :)

Jill said...

I love the fun and fresh colors you used here. The row of buttons is great too!

Elise said...

Oh, heavens! I'm coming right over! Hee Hee Oh, wait, I'd better dump everything in my wardrobe and get some "non-ranch wear" before I set myself down on that chair, IVKWIM!?! This makes me so drooly and is gorgeous on SO many levels it isn't even FUNNY!!! What a brilliantly decorated "space" you have created! I love how you bundled these lovely challenges! FANTASTIC!

Cath said...

Hey Dana! Thanks for entering the Three Cheers for Chairs Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Brenda Weaver said...

Oh my, but this is gorgeous! I love the colors. You have created a card that I would just like to curl up on and get cozy with a cup of coffee. LOL!