July 22, 2013

A Man's Heart

Good day!

How's it going?  I hope you had a good weekend, and are starting your week off well also.  It was a nice, relaxing weekend in the Castro house.  We didn't do anything but go see the movie The Conjuring on Friday.  My daughter and I are huge scary movie fans, so this was a must see for us.  I wasn't sure if it was going to be that scary, but there were some great moments.  I think we'll see it again, once it's on DVD.  We've begun our vacation countdown as well.  In 3 days we'll be in my favorite place, Denver!  I am dying to get there already, and am finding it more and more difficult to be patient. lol  If any of my crafty friends are in the Denver area, and want to have lunch or something, let me know!  It would be awesome to meet any of you!

Anyway, I'm back with another House of Cards project for you.  This weeks theme is Shabby & Vintage.  I've gotten better at CAS, which means that Shabby and Vintage are now two styles that I really struggle with.  For this weeks challenge, click HERE.  Below is the card I created.

I really distressed all of my edges, and I tried to make it look "vintage" with my inking.  I do hope it's close to being considered shabby and vintage.  I really wanted to support this weeks group, so I am just going to go with it.  I've got another card for my stash now too.

I've also combined the following challenges in my card:

WordArt Wednesday #89 - Anything Goes
The Paper Players #155 - Sketch (I flipped it)
Addicted to Stamps #60 - Lots of Layers (I've got 8)
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan #46 - Red, White & Blue

I do hope you'll head over to see what the HOC Shabby & Vintage DT have created for you this week.  They're beautiful! 

Have a good day!


Laurie said...

I love this! The red polkas are perfect and I adore the sentiment!

Ill be in Denver soon too! Too bad we won't be there at the same time! :(

Sandee Setliff said...

I think you did a fine job with the shabby/vintage challenge. waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous! Love the polka dots and beautiful scripture sentiment.

Patti J said...

Steph, this is beautiful! Of course, you had me at the polka dots... Another masterpiece, my friend! Thanks for sharing :) Have fun in Denver!

Anonymous said...

This is great Stephanie! The distressing and inking is very vintage. I like that sentiment and your subtle use of twine. Beautiful card!
- Shauna

Mynnette said...

LOVE the scripture you used and I adore the layers behind it! This is just gorgeous--LOVE all the distressing! :)

Sanja Grdinić said...

Beautiful, elegant card. Love the sentiment and polka dots! :)
Have a nice day, Steph!

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Fab card...great to see you stepping outside your comfort zone ...thanks for supporting the shabby vintage week at House of Cards teamie. hugs suzanne xx

Jules occasionally vintage said...

Wow! Great Shabby & Vintage card! I love all the distressed edging and inking to it! Its very elegant Well done. :)

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Steph! Great card for the Shabby&Vintage week. Have a great day.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Steph! Thanks for sharing this in our challenge last week. I hope you will check out this week's post!!!!!
Word Art Wednesday

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card! So pretty and elegant and a beautiful design. Thanks for joining us at ATSC, Marlies

LeAnne said...

Love this! Great verse and I love the shabby feel! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Vannessa said...

Love all the texture on your card Steph. Shabby and Vintage is a style that doesn't come naturally to me either unless I overload it with lots of distressed edges, flowers and lace, but you've really done a fantastic job on this one without all the fluff!

Hugs, Vannessa

rudlis said...

Wow, wow! Steph - Stunning design and gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.

Ruth M said...

Beautiful card Steph - the distressed edges and inking are perfect shabby & vintage touches! Very classy card! So nice of you to support this week's team! : ) Ruth x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so gorgeous!