Hello, and welcome! How are you doing on this beautiful day? I absolutely adore the long days of summer. Have you started any summer traveling yet? I was able to get away to the mountains about a week ago with a dear friend, (a first for me), as in the past I've always traveled with my family. We spent happy hours antiquing and exploring the local arts and crafts community. We saw a chick flick, cheated on our diets, relaxed in the hot tub, and enjoyed the rocking chairs on the decks of the cabin with the peaceful sound of a nearby waterfall in the background. It was truly refreshing to the soul.
I'm excited to be home from my adventure and hosting our new two week challenge at The Frilly and Funkie Blog! Our theme this time around is Pastels and Pearls. Create any vintage or shabby chic project that features a pastel color palette and includes pearls. Those are the only guidelines. Other than that, the sky is the limit!
At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at the Frilly and Funkie Blog. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! For entry specifics and inspiration from my amazing teammates just click on the blog link above.
I'm at that time in life when the new arrivals are my friend's grandchildren instead of their children. A dear friend will be welcoming her first grandchild to the world soon, and I'm preparing for the upcoming shower.
The soft blues and pinks of Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basics and Vintage Baby collections pair perfectly for this card. The sentiment above is part of the paper collection. The flowers are handmade using design paper. Glass pearls are sprinkled throughout the florals.
The combination of twine and a bow add both a soft and rustic touch.