Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Shopping Our Stash #66

Welcome!  I love it when you stop by and I am so glad you are here!  Enjoy your stay!

Today I have another card for the challenge over at Shopping Our Stash.  This week we want you to make a card using your favorite things.  I made a list of my favorite things and went from there.  Here's my list:

1.  Images from Mo Manning
2.  Any of Mo's fairy images
3.  Anything autumnal
4.  Antique lace
5.  Machine sewing
6.  Antique buttons
7.  Flowers
8.  Feathers
9.  Coloring with my Prismacolor pencils

And here is what I came up with:
 This is Fall Fairy Jensen and yes I have used him before.  I love coloring the pumpkin.  I sort of get lost in my own little world adding touches here and there.
 I added stitching with my machine, and I used a heavier thread that really stands out.  The buttons are from my grandmother's stash.  I inherited her sewing things 22 years ago so those are very vintage.  The lace is also from her stash.  I threaded the edge of it with some deep orange silk thread from my stash.  The feathers are brand new.  My local craft store had these feather boas and I couldn't resist.  I had a white one and this creamy one had to come home with me!  That's cheese cloth peeking out from behind the upper right corner of the image, also from my stash!  I tore the paper in a couple places and inked the edges with my Tim Holtz Walnut distress ink.
 The DP is so amazing I didn't add much to it.  I did give it an extra matte and I like how it looks.  Wow!  Another way to use more of my stash!!
The back with my custom stamp.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Mo's Challenge blog - Distressing
Catered Crop - Distressing
Sweet 'n Sassy - Photo Inspiration
C.R.A.F.T. - Fairies

Please be sure to stop by my teammate's blogs from SOS and see what loveliness they have created for you this week!

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. Adorable! Great coloring and I love all those little bits of embellishments!

  2. you had me at "vintage lace and buttons" and of course it's even MORE fabulous that they were your grandmother's; not just beautiful but PRECIOUS too, and this is the perfect tribute to them! what an utterly ♥GORGEOUS♥ card: outside, inside, on the back and IN EVERY WAY!!! ♥

  3. Button, lace, flowers, feather, autumn colors, image....everything is sensational! Love it!

  4. This is adorable!!! Your coloring is amazing!! I love the flowers and all the details of this card!!

  5. Michelle, this is my first time playing along with SOS and I am delighted to see your beautiful card for this week. I have been looking over your blog and I love what I see. Your card has quickly become a favorite of mine because of the "fall" theme. My favorite time of the year. Great job on your coloring and I love each one of your embellishments. Enjoy your week.

  6. Mo Manning? Fairies? Autumn? These are a few of my favourite things too :) Love the sweet blooms & how wonderful that you USE your grandmother's things!

  7. Oh, WOW...over the top gorgeous! Love all the fall hues, and again....girl, your coloring blows me away! Got to watch you do that. Maybe a video someday???

  8. Oh how darling! I just love Mo Manning images even though I can't really do them justice with coloring. LOL You've done a fabulous job with this card. Blessings.

  9. This is gorgeous Michelle - oh how I wish I could colour and stitch like you.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft this week, hope we see you again next time.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  10. Love your card so much Michelle! It's so rich in any detail, love the inside and the personalized stamps on the back, so cute!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's Challenge this week, hugs, Franz (GD)

  11. Oh this is just too sweet. Thanks for playing along at SNSDC.

  12. Hi Michelle! Wow, I love everything about this one! Rich fall colors, adorable image (colored to perfection!) and all those wonderful embellishments...especially the antiquey ones!
    Have a great weekend with your family!

  13. I love that you have gotten to use those antique buttons.. I am always afraid to use them!!!