Yesterday I went to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Portland, spent waaay too much money and brought home waaaaay too much stuff. In order to make room for the new stuff I had to purge some of the old.
While digging through old collections and deciding what to get rid of I came across some really gorgeous stuff from the now defunct Girls' Paperie. I'd been hoarding it, for some reason I tend to do that when I know I can no longer acquire any more of something (Stay tuned for some Sassafras creations, lol!). I decided that I didn't want to get rid of it 'cause I liked it too much, but I really didn't want to find a place for it either. Ummmmm, how 'bout I use it...shocking concept.
So I decided to visit my seldom seen Shabby Chic side.
Cardstock: (The Paper Co.), Die: (Spellbinders), Pin: (Dritz) Everything Else: Girls' Paperie
Buckle and Fabric from stash, everything else from Girls' Paperie.
Cardstock: (blue) DCWV, (cream) The Paper Co., everything else from Girls' Paperie
Yeah, my version of shabby chic isn't really so shabby. Not really a lot of inking or distressing going on, but I love the loose ends and the frayed fabric, and little clusters of colorful embellishment really make me smile.
It felt good to de-hoard :)
Have an excellent weekend everyone!