It's been a busy past 2 weeks here with almost no crafting (sigh). In the past 2 weeks my parents house was struck by lightning, my son had his first ear infection, the dog had to have a emergency stitches, I fell at the grocery store and nearly broke my toe and then my son got chicken pox. I promise people I could not possibly make this stuff up. Idid have some time yesterday to throw together a card that is outside of my normal "style". My Favorite Things has a design contest for "shabby chic". To me that style is about LOTS of layers, patterns, texture, ribbon and embellishments. I tired my best and will submit the entry but after looking at one entry I have almost given up hope.