Wednesday, December 31, 2008

So Shabby Pink - New Check Book Cover

I got so excited about designing some new check book covers (see the post before this) that I sat down and worked with this one for awhile.

The top and upside down part becomes the back side when folded down.
Click to enlarge

The bottom part is the front and can be customized
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

So Shabby Pink - Customize Yourself

Hello everyone and Happy Almost New Year. This is New Year's Eve and I have bought our favorite foods and celebration beverage for tonight. Shrimp, scallops and champagne. I'll have to get started on that soon!
We get orders all the time at So Shabby Pink and So Shabby Pink Paper for one of our customized check book covers and occasionally, a business or online shop owner will order one for their business account. Have you seen this cover? We print the graphics on 110# heavy paper and slip the design into a heavy guage clear plastic check book cover. I use one of these and so far, it has not split anywhere.

The name can be changed to whatever you would like it to be. I know when I have office and accounting tools with my business name of them, it makes what I do more real and meaningful.

In 2009, we will be expanding and designing some new covers that can be customized. Ideally, we would like to be able to put your business logo on the cover along with your name. There will be a design fee for that type of work, however.

So, go ahead and customize yourself and see your name or business name on your check book. It feels really good!
Thanks for stopping by. We'll be back!

So Shabby Pink

Thursday, December 11, 2008

So Shabby Pink - And the Winners Are...........

It has been such a busy week. We participated in our Christmas musical this past weekend and the practice schedule last week was grueling. It was a huge success, however, and I am better for having done all the hard work.

This week in now becoming catch up week. We've closed our online store until the end of the year but everyone is free to browse, of course.

My husband helped me out with our drawing. Once again, I was multitasking and making oatmeal cookies......

AND THE WINNERS ARE>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Karen Dacre - 1st Gift set
Marian /Princess of Pink - 2nd Gift set
Amy of Four Sisters in a Cottage - 3rd Gift
Margie Mc - consolation prize - 4th Gift

I'll be notifying all the winners by email and our newsletter! Thank you so much for all the participation! I'll definitely be doing this again early in 2009!
Happy Holidays to everyone.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

So Shabby Pink Christmas Give Away


To celebrate this Christmas season, we are having a give away of some of our pink products.

Someone will win these two 80-ish small picture frames (above) with Catherine Klein roses AND our beautiful door knob hanger (below). The hanger will also make a pretty Christmas tree ornament.

The second winner will win our terra cotta pot in Original Pink adorned with our pretty roses AND the three altered art heavy tags below. The images have been machine stitched to the cards.

Here are the rules
  1. Just leave a comment on any of our blog entries and your name will be automatically entered.
  2. Your name will only be entered once.
  3. MAKE SURE you email me with your email address. If you win, I cannot contact you without that. Send that to:

The drawing will be on Sunday, December 14. I will notify the winners by email so, please, don't forget to let me know what your email address is.

That's it! There will be 2 winners and I will also have a limited amount of consolation prizes.
Thanks for coming by!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

So Shabby Pink Has a Paper Scrapbooking Website


Happy almost Thanksgiving!

We will continue to offer various items and categories on sale until the end of the year at
So Shabby Pink. We have many unique home decor items that make lovely gift items for your shabby chic friends or a nice reward for yourself. You can shop our inventory 24 hours a day.

Did you know that we also sell scrapbooking images? One of our sister sites,

So Shabby Pink Paper, is also having a sale for the remainder of 2008. These are great for scrapbooking, card making, altered art, gift tags and many arts and crafts projects. Two choices of paper is available.

If you purchase 3 sheets, you get a 4th sheet (your choice) at no charge. Here are a few of our tags in the Roses category:

Each page is printed on 8-1/2" X 11" heavy card stock or sticker paper (your choice).
We can also customize some of our tags. Each page is $3.50.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email

or call


Thank you for stopping by today!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

So Shabby Pink - Vintage Jewelry Today

Hello! I am not sure what to say about these beauties except that they are gorgeous!

As much as I would like to find an occasion to wear this necklace, it fits the neck too tightly. I have found that all of the vintage rhinestone necklaces that I have collected are more like chokers and I don't like that feeling around my neck. They are beautiful though. I know I will find a way to use them.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, November 06, 2008

So Shabby Pink- Pear Street Studio's Jennifer on HGTV

One of the nicest ladies in our online community is going to be on HGTV! That wonderful lady is Jennifer Froh of Pear Street Studios.

The scheduled date is November 28 at 9 pm - Eastern Time. The segment is called:

25 Great Holiday Ideas

This one-hour special features 25 great holiday decorating and entertaining ideas, all inspired by HGTV viewers. Designers Angelo Surmelis and Erinn Valencich will show you how to trim trees, deck the halls and transform your home into a wonderful place to welcome holiday guests. Get the hosts' top do-it-yourself projects for adding sparkle to your home and upload your own favorite holiday crafts

Jennifer is quite the decorator. On her blog, she shows many gorgeous transformations in her home. Here is just one.

To read this entire post and see all the great pictures you can click here.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for Jennifer's TV debut! She said it is only a 30 second spot but that is 30 seconds of fun! I am not going to miss this!

Congratulations, Jennifer! You are the best!


Monday, November 03, 2008

So Shabby Pink - If You Want a Big Smile

I think hearing a child laugh is the most uplifting and sometimes hilarious thing in the world.

When I need a laugh, I sometimes go to like some of you might do. Yesterday, I came across this while looking around for something to chuckle at. I got so tickled and at one point, I got "perma-grins." You know what that is, don't you? You know when you start laughing and can't know...when the tears start - that is perma-grins!!

Make sure your speakers are on.

See ya later!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

So Shabby Pink Pretty Terra Cotta Pots - Romantic Roses


It is finally starting to cool off in Texas, so working outside and using the sander is more fun now. Summer sanding, or distressing, is a very grueling job in the Texas summer heat.

Today, I thought I would share with you the colors we have for our terra cotta pots!

Original Pink

Crystal Blue

Peacefule White (flat or glittered)

Rainbow Yellow

Shady Green

Jadeite Green

Pink Chocolate

Lovely Lavender
You can visit our website at
Although some of our products are one of a kind, these pretty terra cotta pots are items that can be reordered at any time. We always keep these in stock.
Thanks for stopping by today and hope all is well with all of you.
So Shabby Pink

Saturday, October 25, 2008

So Shabby Pink - New Paul de Longpre Print


I added these two pretty prints to our website yesterday. Haven't you ever bought something and forgot you had it? I found these in back of my print storage area! What a wonderful find!

Pink Roses in a Vase
Unknown Artist
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White Roses
Paul de Longpre
Click to enlarge

I have this print framed in our home. The prints we sell, however, are not framed.

Have a fun weekend,


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

So Shabby Pink - Jewelry Findings and Scrapbook Embellishments


I have unpacked all of my metal stampings I used to make jewelry with. These are made from brass and nickle. They make perfect scrapbook embellishments. The designs have literally been stamped into the metal and most are thin enough to fit nicely into your scrapbook designs.

They are also beautiful to decorate greeting cards and so many different arts and crafts projects.

This is a fraction of what I unpacked and I will be adding them to our websites So Shabby Pink and So Shabby Pink Paper.

These are used frequently for jewelry findings. Hope you will bookmark our sites and check back with us soon.

Thank you for coming by,


Wednesday, October 01, 2008

So Shabby Pink New Products

Hope all of you are doing well.
We have some new things to show you today.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 22, 2008

So Shabby Pink Vintage Jewelry Framed Roses

Come see what's new at So Shabby Pink.


Friday, September 19, 2008

So Shabby Pink - Mom's Glittery Jewelry

I recently pulled out my Mom's old jewelry. I kind of inherited it many years after she died. Like most ladies' jewelry collections, there are some odd and stray pieces, but I chose some you might enjoy looking at.

I don't know how old these are but some are probably from the 1950's.

I would wear some of these except for the fact that they are clip on earrings or have those little screw backs. How did they ever figure out when to stop tightening the little screw?!
Since I cannot wear them as they are, I think I will put pieced ear posts for earrings. I could put pins on the back and wear some of them as a brooch. I like that idea!

I remember that I loved to look through her jewelry box when I was a kid. It was fun to play dress long as she didn't catch me.

These last two are my favorites. I love the pink and the aurora borealis earring shown above. They are much prettier in person.

Hope you enjoyed looking at them too!

Thanks for stopping by,

So Shabby Pink

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

So Shabby Pink - Road Trip To The Coast!

Not long ago, on a cloudy and humid Saturday, my husband and I took the day off and drove down to the Texas coast. Our favorite place to go is Port Aransas and a restaurant in Corpus Christi, called SNOOPY's. So, off we went, even with the the low hanging clouds and misting rain. As long as we are together, everything is okay anyway. :-)

Right before we get to Snoopy's, we have to cross over Laguna Madre.

Here we are on the other side of that big bridge.

It sure was a dreary looking day but the air smelled so good. The smell of fresh rain in the air is so pleasing.

Snoopy's is a very rustic little place. The back porch is open and part of it is covered by a porch. There is no screen on the covered part of the porch. Like I said, it's very rustic. We had to sit under the covered area as it was raining off and on.

After lunch, we always ride on down to Port Aransas. It is a real port and we often see
freighters coming in to unload their cargo.
Port Aransas is a typical little beach community. Lots of souvenir shops and BRIGHTLY colored buildings!
Another favorite stop is a wonderful candy shop. It is open year round and I have never been in there when there were no customers. It is a nostalgic fantasy land.

Oh, yea. I forgot to tell you. They have a "pet" rattlesnake. We learned that snakes only eat live prey so they buy mice to feed this thing. If I remember correctly, they only need to feed it once a month.

Next, we usually head on over to the jetty. This is the area where the freighters come in and you can actually sit in your car and watch these huge ships go by. The local fishing pier is a busy place during the hot summer months.

If you look at the horizon, you can see two ships. I don't know if they are coming in, going out or anchored.

This is one of those boats that goes out to the off shore oil rigs. There are many companies that service the rigs with food and whatever else they want, probably. This boat is bigger than it looks in the picutre. They have huge engines and when they leave the inlet, they throttle up. You can hear them for a long time and they sure do throw off a big wake. They have to have the power to get to the rigs whenever necessary, even in rough seas.

The pelicans in this area are very friendly. People feed them all the time so their natural habits have changed. Some don't migrate when they should because they have a steady food source on the island. There are some environmentalists that try to encourage people to enjoy watching the pelicans only.

This is how close I got to this pelican before he decided I didn't have any food for him. I guess that made him uncomfortable so he flew away!

While watching for boats and birds, we talked with a very friendly local couple that were net fishing for bait fish.
Local resident and fisherman, net casting for bait.

Look! He got some!

We met some interesting local residents.
We really enjoyed meeting them. They sure were enjoying themselves that day. Maybe we will see them at the jetty next time we go down there. I hope so!

This is the outside of the candy store.

Lots of interesting little shops and lots of lush green foliage.
When I moved to Texas, I noticed the sky more than I ever had before. Maybe it's because the trees are not very tall or are not there at all. It is also pretty flat!
I also noticed that the formation of a thunderstorm here was something you could actually observe! In Va. Beach, it would get dark and then, boom, we had lightning, thunder, wind and rain. Then, it was over!
Out here, oh my. Look at this. You can see the entire storm from 20 miles away.

This is a thunderstorm forming...............

Can't you see it rising higher as time goes on. We are also getting a little closer.
Compare the first picture to this. The top formation has totally changed and enlarged.

We finally started driving into the storm itself. I kept trying to catch a picture of the lightning. I obviously was not fast enough.
Sorry about the bugs on the windshield. It was butterfuly migration season. Seriously. I am not kidding.

I never saw storms that looked like this in Va Beach. Look at the picture below of what was off to our left rear.

Pretty amazing sight.

After a nice day at the beach and a relaxing ride home through the thunderstorm, we finally arrived home safe and sound.
I really enjoyed this day. It is permanently etched in my memory. I enjoy all my trips with my husband and enjoy everyday I have with him. He makes me laugh, helps me whenever I need it, and is such a great source of good advice. He is my best friend and I am so grateful for him.
Hope you enjoyed taking this trip with us. Thanks for stopping by!