Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sending love your way

Hi there!
Welcome to Studio 5380.

I cannot believe that it has 2 weeks since my last post! This summer got off to a busy start and the time is just flying right past me. VBS, grandchildren, family visits and a couple of road trips have left very little crafty time in my schedule - but I wouldn't change a thing! Wow...these grandchildren of mine are growing up way too quickly and I'm really enjoying some special time with them.

So, as it turns out, my house is empty today. No little people calling for "Nonna" and no crazy, chaotic schedule to work around.  So, of course, I headed straight to dust cloth and vacuum cleaner.....right?  Ha...(you people know me better than that)....more like straight to my stamps, inks and paper stash! That stinkin' dust can wait, this Nonna needs a crafty fix!

Feeling a bit rusty and in need of inspiration, I headed over to the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog to check out their current challenge. Lawnscaping Challenge #132 is called "Distress Maniacs and is all about using Distress Inks or distressing your projects somehow.  So, I thought I would give it a try:

When I think of distressed things, I usually think about old, vintage photos and letters.  I wanted to duplicate the look of an old, worn postcard that has been treasured for many years.

I started with this pretty print from Basic Gray. I distressed and inked up the edges then added the ecru crocheted lace along the bottom.  The postcard was created with the "You've Got Mail" stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  The adorable flamingo is from their "Flamingo Together" stamp set.

I distressed and inked up the edges of the postcard to add to the vintage look.  The background of the postcard is lightly inked with "Broken China" Distress Ink.  And, as a final touch, I added some "Clear Rock Candy" Distress Glitter to the flamingo and hearts.

And, now, it's really is time to find that dust cloth and vacuum cleaner :(
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope to spend some time tonight visiting your blogs and seeing what you've been up to for the last couple of weeks!  I'm off to link up my card at the Lawnscaping Challenges Blog.  See you soon!


  1. What a beautiful card. Love the added lace and postcard.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  2. I just love this card. One of my new favorites. And it's pink. What's not to love?

  3. Oh My Goodness What a Sweet card. Love the vintage look you achieved. I have to say it has the look of a card that was found in great grandma's trunk. You definitely did an outstanding creative job.!! YOU so ROCK!!

  4. Looks great with the distressed edges. Cute flamingo!

  5. Well at least I know, I'm not the only one who's been busy the last few weeks! Glad you got time to visit with those sweet Grand kids of yours! I know how much you adore them... :) Your Card looks FANTASTIC! Your card looks very vintage/chic! LOVE that Basic Grey Paper too.... I think I've got my computer fixed... at least I hope so! I didn't upgrade to windows 10 yet... after all the issues I'm afraid too... Silhouette Studio Files were saved prior to the shut down and re-install... but I'm still missing at least 1200 files... Silhouette Comp. Can't do anything about that... so they said... So it is a loss at this point... UGH! Let me know how windows 10 is working out for you.... maybe I'll jump ship.. or just stay where I'm at! LOL My Son leaves this Wednesday and my Sister & Niece will be here later today... so I'm still a little busy and haven't crafted in awhile.... it's a good thing I stock pile cards when I do craft! LOL Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  6. Such a lovely card!! The postcard image!! Absolutely beautiful my friend!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  7. Such a wonderful card! I love the mix of vintage and glittery fun!

    I'm so happy to read that you had such a wonderful time over the past few weeks!

  8. Beautiful card and love the added glitter. Family always comes first and you must have been having an awesome time. Have a great week.

  9. Very pretty card, I love the layout so much. The pattern paper really compliments your coloring and lace! Thank you so much for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  10. Love the glittery flamingo! :) Thanks for joining us over at the Lawnscaping Challenge! - Jess


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