Monday, January 20, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Anything Goes

It's Tuesday- which means its challenge day at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this week is Anything Goes .
 I had a blast playing with some new supplies from Sweet Stamps. For those who know me for a long time, you know I used to sew and smock alot- Oh the smocked dresses and matching American Girl dresses...... I have so many sewing friends from over the years- so could not resist the Vintage Dress Form Bookboard Accents set : )  I used DP and made a Crazy Patch background- even added lace and vintage buttons, plus some measuring tape Washi tape I had on hand.I used a scap of bookboard and made a wood spool and wrapped it with some thread.

  Sweet Stamps is the new owner of  Globecraft and Piccalo Accents. I had to play.....I used the Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive over the bookboard, added the Enamel Embossing Powder (heated it first from the bottom) then heated it and added Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze. Ohhh. the colors and textures are wonderful!  I used Brownstone on the dress forms and Vintage Copper on the flourishes.
 Here is a closer look:

Here are the Sweet Stamps supplies I used to make this card:

 I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

  Here is a direct link to the Monthly Challenge as well- 1015-11/14-Center Step Card. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle- Stitching- real of faux
Pile it on- wood- Spool
That Craft Place- Color Challenge
Pumpkin Spice- Use Buttons, bows or Bling
Bunny Zoe's Crafts- Stitching
Love to Create- Buttons

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!


kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Shelly this is stunning - love the brown and aqua colour scheme, and the wee dress forms are gorgeous.

Stef H said...

i don't sew. sewing and i NEVER got along at all. never! yet crochet, knit, cross stitch and i did get along until my arthritis set it. funny, tho... i LOVE the sewing dies, emboss folders, images that are out there. i absolutely LOVE your card. the glitter is perfect. i may have to steal that idea next time i use one of my sewing images!

hope you're staying warm. i'm starting to think if i could afford it i would move to a warmer climate! NOT! i may complain, but i'd sure miss the beauty of winter!

hugs :)

Anne Temple said...

So cool. Love the enamel embossing powder and all the sewing.

jimlynn said...

Those dress forms just couldn't look any prettier! Love this so much Shelly. Gorgeous!

BethieJ said...

Thanks for joining us at PIO this week!
Have a GREAT day!

Terry said...

Oh I love your little sewing room! Shelly, this is just wonderful and I love that embossing! Love it!

Anonymous said...

It is beautifully fresh but with a sweet hint of vintage at the same time.
The background is so gorgeous as are those dressforms.

trisha too said...

Lovely card, Shelly--but I wanna see some of that smocking! That's something I've always admired, but never, ever tried.

(Reminiscing of the days of dressing the girl child in sweet little smocked frocks . . .)


:: BlueInks :: said...

What a great idea to emboss the board pieces. They look great. I will have to remember that! :)

Sandy Fredrick said...

Wow what a wonderful design, I love the color and how you stitched together the background. Love the dress forms, flourishes, buttons and the little pieces of tape measure. Delightful!!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

This is lovely. I love your crazy patch background. I never smocked but used to make crazy patch pin cushions in the shape of an old fashion ladies boot. Your dress forms are very intrigging too.

Donna K said...

I can see why you loved these goodies, Shelly!! Those dress forms are awesome...great card with so many beautiful elements!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Love the sewing theme on this pretty card!

Roxie said...

Nice use of the new products and great color for the card.

~ Kendra ~ said...

What a beautiful design! Love all the elements!! Beautiful color scheme as well!!

Lizzy said...

Wow, such detail and some fabulous techniques! Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place x x

Stacey said...

great card. thanks for sharing with us at That Craft Place. Stacey x

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a sweet card - love all of your die cuts! And your stitching is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Stitching Real or Faux challenge. All the best to you in the draw and I hope you can join us again. We have a new challenge starting on Sunday.

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Very elegant, and you did an awesome job combining all of the elements together.
Thank you for sharing your "Button it Up" project with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Penny said...

Shelly, this is a gorgeous design--love all of your fun elements--the different die cuts, tapes, etc. And your color palette is just beautiful! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Adventures of a Crafty Traveller said...

I love this card, Beautiful clolours and layout and fantastic theme! Thank you for sharing with us at make it Monday.

Rachael :-)