Monday, March 11, 2013

A Little Shabby Chic Go Around...

This week, over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog, we are playing with all things shabby chic!

From lace to doilies, adding a bit of a shabby touch with some brown ink around the edges or adding a bit of pearls to that vintage creation, this week we’re thinking shabby chic. Now, if this style is normally too feminine or frilly for you, we challenge you to take just one element that is often considered shabby chic and try to incorporate that. You’re also welcome to focus on the ‘chic’ or just the ‘shabby’ part in this challenge too. From brown inks to a soft trims and vintage findings – we hope you’ll join in and create this week.

And remember...
you could even win a $50 shopping spree from Simon Says Stamp
One lucky winner is drawn at random each week from all of our entries.
My Simon Says Stamp exclusive Delicate Dahlia Die cut looks like a beautiful doily...
That is my starting inspiration!
And, doilies are round.... so.... it seems perfectly logical to scrap about my daughter's first time on a Merry-Go-Round.
See what a deep thinker I am ? HA!

After pulling the above supplies of kraft cardstock, Pink Paislee Secret Crush Papers, and a bit of wire shaped into my title...
I set about cutting all of my little "doilies!"
Gorgeousness, I tell ya!!!

With all those cut, it's time to dress up that kraft paper with some lovely stamping:

Versa Fine inked doilies and white painted polka dots? YES!

And a little spritzy of Mister Huey and Color Shine:

Now, let's adhere all of those doilies with my new favorite adhesive:

Lookin' good!

After placing my glitter strips, the title gets stapled on...

And now for some wax-covered chipboard shapes!

Ah yes!!! So pretty!

I love the softness of the doilies contrasted by the bling of the glitter and metal words:
A little bit shabby....

... and a little bit chic for this go around!

Now it's your turn!
Can't wait to see what you link-up :)

Oh yeah - a complete supply list of the above is below: (affiliate links used)


  1. Love the wire title an the close-up pics of your little girl.

  2. Lovely photos and the wire wording is beautiful! Gorgeous layout! The doilies are the perfect shabby chic touch!

  3. So beautiful with all of the doilies! Love the shabby and I love the chic! :)

  4. Ashli....great use of Simon Says Stamp's doily die cut! What a clever idea to use so many on this adorable layout. I also love the idea of mixing the die cut doilies with stamped ones. Very cute photograph of your daughter as well! <3 Candy

  5. Super cute! I love the stamps in the background and that die cut is really fun. Great page! :)

  6. always on the edge of my seat to see the finished LO and I'm never disappointed!! Fine work!!!

  7. She is adorable!!!!! Oh my. This page turned out great!! Lovin' all the doilies - I've yet to pick up a die for them and so need to now after seeing this page...eeps! Love your wire title, work it girl, just fab!! And yes the glitter and wire with the doilies and shab look terrific together, perhaps that is a balance I can strike as well because full on shabby chic doesn't really work so hot for me, LOL. This however just rocks my socks!!! xo Scarlett

  8. so so so so pretty - love this... fabulous details and the wiring is brilliant. I love how you put a page together - freestyle yet so well designed! Great work and a very yummy munchkin there too! Sarah. x

  9. Lovely layout Ashli, those doilies are gorgeous and I love the wire lettering too. Love your step by steps and free style. Tracy x

  10. I love the coiled words and the multi colored doilies are so fun! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. Very cool love that wire title!!

  12. Wonderful layout, Ashli! Love the wire sentiment! Sweet pictures! Hugs, Sandra

  13. What a cherub! Like the way you think when you create :)

  14. AMAZING LO Ashli!! I live how you combine elements to make your awesome pages!

  15. that's a layout! Great layers of doilies! I love that die! The wired words are wonderful! Super cool and super cute girlie!

  16. Love all those doilies!! Awesome wire title. Now I want to try it.

  17. Absolutely stunning Ashli!! The use of those doilies is just so beautiful and I love that wire title you used!

  18. Hey there- first I want to say AAA!I love that page!! LOVE your wire title and that doily die it to die for- seriously awesome!! You made me giggle with your last post about last season- so many luscious print on your table!
    Second I want to THANK YOU for referring me to Paperclipping- it had to be you or Ms. Kumar- you guys ROCK. I just taped today and I had a great time. It was nice to talk seriously (and kid around) about my favorite thing in the world. :)

  19. This is really, really pretty :) I love the layering, the wax chipboard and metal wire.

  20. What a treat... the doilies are just brilliant, and I love the stamped doily in the background echoing them around the page - absolutely love this one, Ashli!
    Alison x

  21. Gorgeous page Ashli

    Love the layering, doilies and the wire


    Annie x


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