Shabby Tea Room - Sing a New Song!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Aaahh! The post that almost wasn't! It's Spring Break here in Brazil, IN and the Freeman crew has been busy, busy, busy! Thought there would be no time for posting this week. (Oh, No!) It would be the first week since I started blogging that I wouldn't have posted! We couldn't have that now, could we?! So I squeaked this one out just in time for The Shabby Tea Room challenge: Spring Inspired with Stitching. I'm very inspired by Spring and I almost always stitch on my cards anymore, so I hated to miss this challenge. I'm really pleased with the card, although there was no sun today for the picture and I don't know that the picture shows the true detail and color. I cut out a bird from one of my Crafty Secrets scraps and framed it in a Spellbinders Fleur De Lis pendant (Thanks, Susan!). I spritzed the pendent more heavily with Tsukineko Sparkle and added just a little to the bird's belly. Gave him just a little glitter on his wings and edges. I also layered some vintage music paper and distressed it. (Everything was distressed on this card!) The vintage bow and ribbon, tag, and just a few embellishments finished it off. I printed my sentiments off the computer because I new what I wanted the card to say but didn't have the stamps.

Hope you like! Thanks for visiting...happy Spring, everyone!! If you haven't already, be sure to hop over and visit




Paper: K & Co., Basic Grey, Paper Studio, Papertrey Ink cardstock (vintage creme, spring moss)

Punches/Dies: Fiskars, McGill, Spellbinders, Martha Stewart

Ink: Papertrey Ink: dark chocolate, raspberry fizz, StazOn: Timber Brown

Other: Pearls (Studio His & Hers) Prisma Glitter, Tsukineko Spritz, JoAnn Fabric flower, MemrieMare (Etsy) vintage ribbon, Crafty Secrets Scraps, K & Co. rub-ons


  1. SIMPLY STUNNING! Thanks for joining us again this week at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM! Your designs are so beautiful -- I {heart} all that shabby goodness! I can't wait to see what you'll create for us next week for the new challenge :)

  2. Such a pretty card! Love the sweet. :)

  3. This card is sooooo incredible. You did a fantastic job with this challenge. Congratulations.

  4. This is beautiful! I just love that bird. Congrats on making the top 3 over at The Shabby Tea Room.

  5. Ooooohhh, this is utterly fabulous!!! I love the way you punched the music sheet and gathered the ribbon. And of course the vintage robin is wonderful!!! Congratulations on making the top 3 over at the Shabby Tea Room this week!!

  6. Congrats on making top three I loveeee your design and the beautiful color combo you used =) Im definitely going to follow you and I hope you will come over and check out my blog too =)


  7. Another stunning shabby challenge creation, Geri!! Just gorgeous, and congrats!

  8. What a beautiful card - it just sings Spring! Congratulations on making the top 3!! :)

  9. I loved the little robin on this card and the hope that spring is finally here. Congrats on making one of the top spots. Your talent definitely shows through. Keep up the good work.

  10. Geri, just replying back from your post on my blog. Thx for the comments on my cards, and yes, I, too, had wished/wondered if something "good" became of cards not quite up to snuff for publishing/winning. But, you're right, I had forgotten all the stuff on the back. I really enjoy your work, and will watch for any winning entries by "Geri." Best of luck, but I don't think you'll need it!

  11. This is such a gorgeous card. Beautiful work
    hugs June xxxx