Guest Designing for The Shabby Tea Room...and wishing you blue skies...and sunshine!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Oh is so good to be sharing a creation with you today! It has been too, too long! Busy, busy month! And if you are reading this on Monday, I am probably on my way home with my family from a busy 8 days in Disney (Florida). I am so honored, though, to be Guest Designing with the lovely ladies from The Shabby Tea Room this week. It is "Technique Week" there, with the featured technique being embossing. I have done some heat embossing with white powder on my project. I love the way soft water-y colors look with it.

So many people have been dealing with such nasty weather...I had to create something sunny...

I have used two of my all time favorite papers (they're both about gone!) from My Mind's Eye and Papertrey. I also used some Papertrey stamps (butterfly and sentiment) and the stamps and dies I won from The Shabby Tea Room with Just Rite as the sponsor...

After I embossed the frame, I used some TH Distress Inks to give it some soft color. I really love those inks with all colors of embossing powders...they just pair up so nicely!! And the foam applicator gives the best results, by far!! is the finished project...

Hope it gives you a sunny, warm feelin'!!

Be sure to visit the girls in the Tea Room...they always have some lovely designs there for you!! I must thank them again for the opportunity to design with them! It's always a pleasure!

I would like to quickly say...My main computer has not been the same when dealing with Blogger since the couple days of maintenance awhile back. Up until recently, I could view my blog and visit others, but could not sign in to leave comments. Recently I have found that, while I can get to the sign in page, and I can type a comment, I get repeatedly taken back to the sign-in page and cannot get the comment to go through. In other words, I have visited and seen a lot of my favorite blogs but have not been able to comment. I'm hoping when I get home, it will finally be straightened out. I also hope to have a little more time overall to visit and create now that vacation is almost over. However, summer-time is 'critter-time' for me...and neighbor time, sleepover time, pool time, VBS time, Daddy being gone time... I'm also hoping for a chance to take the kids with me to create cards in a local nursing home on a weekly basis for those residents who are able. So it's just hard to say how all of it, and blogging, will work out! I'm really looking forward to fun times and memories with my kids, and am hoping for a way to balance it all!! I hope you'll stay tuned, and be patient with me!!

Thanks so much for visiting today!!



  1. Wonderful card. Great colors. It will be a Shabby Goodness for the Shabby Tea Room. Uncheck the box by your sign in for blogger I had the same frustrating problem and someone suggested this and it seems to have worked. Enjoy all that the day brings.

  2. Oh my gosh, Geri, this is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever laid eyes on! It is truly stunning!

  3. A gorgeous your blog and just became a new follower and adding you on my blog tomy blog list!!

  4. Hi Geri,
    It is so nice to see you creating your beautiful works of art again, but critter time is also as important. Hope you find a happy balance.

  5. Yummy lemon color, just beautiful!!

  6. Oh YAY for you Geri, on being a Guest Designer! I've missed you! Your card is as GORGEOUS as ever!! It's sunshine and my favorite lemon drop candies both together! Thanks very much!! :o)

  7. What a beautiful card -- complete lovliness! I, too, have been having similar issues leaving comments -- let's hope this one works!!!

  8. A beautiful and stunning card.


  9. Oooh yay I love your real embossing!! mine was a "cheat" embossing :) thank you for sharing the beautiful card.
    Yup blogger sure is fussy....... I'm crossing my fingers that this comment gets through fine ;)

  10. Oh my... how could I have missed this masterpiece?
    Geri you did it again; you knocked me off my socks :)
    It's always lovely to see anther gorgeous creation made by you.
    And I know you are busy; family always come first. The same goes for me. So yes; I'll be waiting :)