Guest Designing in The Shabby Tea Room...Challenge #97

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy new week, everyone!! I'm honored to be guest designing in The Shabby Tea Room this week, with this beautiful photo for inspiration...
The challenge calls for the colors of gray, lilac, peach and pink...and some lace...
Decorating this cake (a Crate Paper sticker) was a treat! I thought of my mom, who was known throughout our county and the surrounding ones for the wedding cakes she baked and decorated. I trimmed off some little bits of lace for it, added some pearls, and just a dab of stamping. The challenge this week also calls for a metal embellishment (or two)...
I utilized some silver bead caps to create the trinket pins, and incorporated the little silver "Love" tag. I also incorporated more lace into my layers of scallops at the bottom (Papertrey's Border Banner die).
The floral paper, one of my favorites, is SU, and the gray gingham/matching ribbon is October Afternoon. The large heart was trimmed from a heart-shaped doily. The little sentiment at the bottom is from Papertrey. And I guess that's it. I must thank Debbie and the rest of the girls in The Shabby Tea Room for allowing me to join them this's always an honor and just a special treat!
Hope you know how much I appreciate your visits, so thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great crafty week!!


  1. Oh, I LOVE it... just so pretty, and perfect. Congrats on your Shabby Tea Room guest spot!!

  2. This is gorgeous; it really shows off your talent and your mum will be happy with your sweet tribute to her and her famous cakes.

  3. This is beautiful, you did everything perfectly!!! May I ask where you found the lilac, peach and pink little flowers?

  4. Oh Geri girl! This is just stunning. I love all those scallopy layers at the bottom and the stitched heart. So very VERY pretty. Congratulations on your guest spot sweetie! You did an amazing job for them. Hugs!

  5. Geri, Geri, Geri!!! It's gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Woohoo for you and your guest design spot! They sure picked one talented woman! :o)

  6. Gorgeous Geri!! I just love your style :-)

  7. Oh my ... layer upon layer of gorgeous! I love how you've embellished the cake with bits and bobs. With a splash of color on the bow - this is beautiful. Congratulations on your guest spot ... you deserve it!

  8. lovely as ever...did u get yourself a mini envelope diecut? rofl.....yes I have the same thoughts on doilies...but I figure if they make me happy...I am gonna use them!

  9. I guess I am playing catch up, I haven't seen any of your posts on my dashboard. ?? Your card is so soft and dainty
    Really gorgeous layers.