Monday, July 21, 2014

I have Moved.....

Shabby Jo Designs has moved to Facebook!  Shabby Jo Designs on Facebook

As my life and business are moving in different directions so must my presence on the world wide web!!  I just can't find the time for blogging right now.  I still want to show all my fun paper crafting adventures and at least for now Facebook seems to be the answer for both!  For those of you that have painstakingly followed my blog with its ever so sporadic posts, Thank You from the bottom of my heart.  I truly hope you continue to follow me on Facebook.  Please go check out Shabby Jo Designs on Facebook and please Like the page so you don't miss any new items!  Thanks again and I hope to see you on Facebook!

Shabby Jo

Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine's Day Inspiration

 Hello everyone!  Apparently I have Valentine's on the brain - BIG TIME!!!!

 Yesterday's challenge over at SCS was an Inspirational Challenge!  This week's Inspiration came from a very talented lady, Daphne.  She has an Etsy Shop - Octopurse.  She has beautiful coin purses, iPad covers and just tons of cute stuff!!  I actually combined two items for my card.  The heart patterned coin purse got me on the valentine's road and the iPad cover inspired the tri fold design! 

Card holder - Retro Harmony in sugarDeep mum - Tiny hearts on pink - metal frame purse

Valentine's Day Tri-Fold Card

Thanks for stopping by,
Shabby Jo

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Masculine Thinking of You

Today I have a Masculine Thinking of You Card I did for a WT Challenge over at SCS.  This week's challenge was to incorporate a Time theme into your design.  It could be calendars, clocks... whatever, as long as it had to do with time.  Well I bought CB's Clockworks embossing folder some time ago and have desperately wanted to play around with it but just haven't had a chance yet - until now!!  This card actually took a few turns during its creation but in the end I am really happy with the way it turned out!!

Masculine Thinking of You All The Time

 I double embossed with SU Daffodil Delight and inked a few of the gears with SU Old Olive.  I then matted it with green Core'dinations.  The woven ribbon is actually a gem of a find at the Dollar Tree - I bought all of it!!!  The buttons are SU and I used hemp cord to connect them together and attached with hot glue.  The sentiment piece is three layers.  For the top layer I hand wrote the sentiment onto vellum and then layered onto a cream colored scrap that I had inked the edges of with SU Pumkin Pie.  I matted that onto an orange colored scrap that I inked the edges of with SU Old Olive.  I punched the brads through all three layers and then threaded hemp cord through the brads and tied off with a little bow!

 Thanks for stopping by, Shabby Jo

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Valentine's Day Cards!

So Christmas has come and gone and let me tell you that as for our family we are happy!!  Our holidays unfortunately were riddled with illness :((  We passed around a nasty stomach bug, allergy attacks and cruddy colds!!  Hopefully we have built some immunities and will stay healthy for a little while at least!

So jumping right into 2013 with a bang... I have some super cute Valentine's Day cards for you today!  I hope you like them - they tickle my heart for sure!

Valentine's Day Cards
 I had a ton of fun creating these little treasures!!  I designed the hearts in eCraftShop Pro and let Edward (my handsome eCraft cutting machine!!) do his handy work!!  I inked the edges of the white and red hearts with SU Real Red and the black hearts with Momento TB.  I also inked the edges of the sentiment pieces with varying combinations of SU RR and Momento TB.  The background DP for the front card is from tPS All Seasons II and the black with whites hearts DP is also tPS - B&W Doodle Hearts.

I hope everyone has a Very Special Valentine's Day no matter who you spend it with!!

Thanks for stopping by, Shabby Jo

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Snowflakes for Christmas

WOW... Okay so it has been a ridiculously long time since my last post!!  Our poor little man has been quite ill off and on for the last three weeks.  I am sure everyone has decided I have just dropped off the face of the earth or something!!  Well, guess what.... I haven't and I have a great CASE project to show you today!  Today is Featured Stamper day over at SCS which deserves an automatic YIPPEEE!!  I love browsing through the galleries of these wonderfully talented artists!  Today's Stamper is Shadow's Mom!!  For those of you who don't know, the challenge is to look through the featured stamper's gallery and choose an item to CASE!! I chose her Noel Tree Card.  Here is my take on her wonderful creation.  I call it Snowflakes for Christmas!!

Snowflakes for Christmas Card
 I do not have a snowflake embossing folder so I created a similar look using a different technique.  I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark dazzle and embossed with stardust powder.  My paper is from TPS's Holiday Winter paper pack.  the blue glitter gems are from hobby lobby (I don't remember the manufacturer - sorry).  I distressed and inked the edges of the red snowflake paper and traced the edges of the christmas tree with a a blue glitter pen.  I also added diamond stickles to the white snowflakes in the tree cut out.  I attached the tree with dimensionals.

Well I know it is a little early for Christmas but I have got to get started early this year.  I am anticipating a lot more orders than I am use to and don't want end up in panic mode!!

I hope every one has a wonderful Thanksgiving and for those of you traveling.... please be safe!

Thanks for stopping by, Shabby Jo

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CASE Challenge

Well that's pretty obvious isn't it!!  You guessed it, today's card is for the Featured Stamper Challenge over at SCS.  We were to CASE a card from this week's featured stamper - Nines.  She has so many wonderful cards to choose from it took me a while to pick one but I finally got to one that grabbed me!

I needed a Sympathy card so I adapted the colors and sentiment to suit my needs.  Here is my card...

Sympathy Card

As usual this card was entirely with scraps!!  The Sentiment is from SU and the floral images are from DOTS, all stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black.  I dry embossed with CB's Tiny bubbles.  I then brayered over the bubbles with Versamark Dazzle and applied kaleidoscope powder and heat set.  I rounded the only the bottom corners - I really like how that makes it look!!

Well my peeps that's all I have for today!  Not much time for crafting lately but I'll be back again as soon as I can!

Thanks for stopping by, Shabby Jo

Monday, October 22, 2012

Double the Challenge!

Today I am submitting a card for two challenges!  Woohoo!  It's not very often that one of my creations qualifies for more than one challenge but today it just worked out that way!  Maybe the goodness of the Liebster Award is giving me a hand.  Who knows, anyway here is my card for today...

Orchid Tile Card
Both challenges are over at SCS, the first being the 400th Technique Lover's Challenge (woohooo!!) Cut It Up! We were asked to take an image and cut it up any way we wanted - it just had to be cut up!  Well I am certainly not a 'Random' kinda girl so of course mine are cut into neat little squares!  (Me and OCD are close friends/enemies!!)  So The image I decided to use is this old tried and true stamp that I inherited from some one's getting out of the hobby give away.  It has no name or company on it so sorry I can't help with that.  Anyway, every time I use this stamp I have so much because I get to color - I always stamp the image in black and color the flowers what ever colors are in my mood that day!!  So I did just that today.  I stamped and started my therapy session oh uh I mean coloring session!  Then it hit me... wasn't there a challenge from last week that was about coloring??  I didn't have anytime at all to craft last week - the only thing I did was glance through some galleries and look at what the challenges were but I didn't have to do any of them.  So I got on mt computer and checked.  Sure enough last thursday's challenges was Ways To Use It - Crazy For Crayons!!!  How lucky is that!  So back to the card... there really isn't a lot to tell this time.  I stamped and colored the image as I said, then cut it up and mounted the pieces on to some scrap purple cardstock and mounted those pieces onto the card front.

Hope you like it!  I hope to get back to my regular crafting addiction soon!  These spur-attic moments of speed crafting is not cuttin it - - I need more I tell ya, I need MORE!!! 

 Well until then thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day,
 Shabby Jo