Only our name is shabby ... your project need not be!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Tea Room *** DESIGN TEAM CALL ***

***Scroll DOWN for the current challenge & winners' posts***

Here it is ... the long-awaited and much-anticipated DESIGN TEAM CALL at The Shabby Tea Room!!  We cannot wait to see your creativity and inspiration shine, and hope to see  YOU submit your creations for a chance to earn one of THREE available spots on The Shabby Tea Room Design Team!

Please read the following INSTRUCTIONS and REQUIREMENTS very carefully as your ability to follow these instructions and submit proper and complete projects will directly impact your success on making the Design Team! 

Creativity + Inspiration = FUN!
 
The Shabby Tea Room is looking for a few creative designers to join our team of Shabby Girls!  Your design style NEED NOT be shabby chic -- all styles are welcome!  

This call will be open until June 30th.   The new Shabby Girls will be chosen and notified by July 1st.

Here are the details regarding requirements of the position and instructions on how to apply  -- following these directions will directly impact the selection process, so please read everything very carefully to be sure you understand and complete all steps.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before you submit!
 
Requirements:
  • Actively post to your own blog in English
  • Create a new design for our bi-weekly challenges using sponsor-supplied materials for six months to be posted every other Monday morning
  • Ability to print and work with digital images, stamp sets, dies, embellishments, templates (as supplied by our weekly sponsors)
  • Comment on participant submissions as per your assigned rotation numbers (you will have two assigned numbers)
  • Link to our challenge blog, Design Team members and post our pink Tea Pot blinkie and Design Team Badge on your blog sidebar
What the Shabby Girls are searching for:
  • High quality, creative work
  • Ability to photograph your work well and brightly lit
  • Ability to follow the directions in the Design Team Application, applications not doing so will not be considered
  •  Fun, creative, happy spirited individuals who love to create with paper, stamps and glue and who love to share with and inspire others
What this team offers:
  • Sponsor digital images, stamps, papers, templates, embellishments
  • Fun and creative inspiration along with a 'family-like' team atmosphere
  • Links to your blog from our Challenge Blog and your fellow Shabby Girls' blogs
  • Blog community socialization, friendship, creativity, inspiration ... FUN
  • A Six-Month Design Team Term beginning on July 1st
How to Apply:
  • Upload a newly created card and/or project to the Inlinkz gallery below (never before shared on your blog) based on the following INSPIRATION PHOTO.  You may be inspired by the colors, theme, objects in photo or all of the above!  Remember ... we ARE The Shabby Tea Room, so we really adore anything shabby, vintage and tea-related, but these design styles are not all inclusive, all design styles are welcome and will be considered.   We are looking for your BEST WORK, so let your creativity soar and 'wow us' with your application projects!
  • You may submit as many times as you wish - the more times you share your work, the better feel we will get for your design style and range!




 Good luck to all that apply -- the Shabby Girls cannot wait to see your beautiful work! 



Monday, June 15, 2015

Week #254 - 'Sweet Summer'


Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week our challenge is called Sweet Summer Please create a card/project INSPIRED BY THE PHOTO!

FOR YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE WEEKLY PRIZE AND HONORS: Because we are sponsored weekly by wonderful businesses who have graciously donated products and in the interest of fairness to all participants, any entries that do not follow our simple challenge rules will remain in the gallery but will not be eligible for the weekly prizes and top honors. Thanks for your understanding and participation!

And now for some more beautiful inspiration from the Shabby Girls (please click on each designer's blog link to view additional photos of their projects) ...

 Debbie Marcinkiewicz -  Paper Sweeties
{Creator}



Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
My Artistic Adventures:  Golden Yellow Shabby Chic Tags
Paper Sweeties:  Bubblegum Straws





Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
My Artistic Adventures: Pink Shabby Chic Tags





 Tracey Kelly - Trace Elementz
My Artistic Adventures:  Pink Shabby Chic Tags

Now, hop on over to our Shabby Girl individual blogs to see lots more creative and beautiful inspiration, additional pictures and instructions for these projects!


And, for ANOTHER CHANCE to play along and win, share your work for the current June challenge at Paper Sweeties too!

 


 The Shabby Girls are pleased to welcome our sponsor - My Artistic Adventures Etsy!

My Artistic Adventures Etsy has been meeting the designing needs of artists who like to use unique, vintage-inspired digital images in their creations.  The images have been used to create cards, layouts, tags, altered art, Christmas ornaments and other art pieces since May 2012.  My Artistic Adventures' selection of Digital Collage Sheets will help you with your Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Floral and other creations that you would like to create with a Vintage Shabby Chic feel.  Easy online shopping, affordable prices and fast delivery of purchases by instant download are available through the shop.

10% discount for the Tea Room followers this week: SHABBYTEAROOM10 

Winner: $18 of Digital Collage Sheets
Tea Time Top Three: $6.00 of Digital Collage Sheets

Please link your creations below by Sunday, July 5th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, July 6th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 6th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!
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Week #253 - 'In my Garden' WINNERS!

A big THANK YOU to all of our crafty friends for being so supportive of this fun little challenge blog! Such an inspiring week here in the Tea Room for our 'In my Garden' challenge -- we received 41 BEAUTIFUL cards and projects this week WOW - and the Shabby Girls enjoyed peeking at each and every single one of them!!  We also would like to recognize and thank our 2,766 FABULOUS FOLLOWERS for joining in on the weekly challenges! We {heart} you all in the Tea Room so very much!!!

Don't forget ... if you're sporting either a Shabby Tea Room pink tea pot blinkie, Tea Time Terrific Top Three badge, Winner badge or Guest Designer badge, contact me via e-mail to be added to the Shabby Girlfriends Page!

The Shabby Girls thank you ALL for sharing your special paper crafting talents with us here in the Tea Room! The talent and inspiration continuously amazes and inspires us all!  And now, without further ado, here are the creations that caught our eyes this week for capturing the essence of the 'In my Garden' challenge:

HONORABLE MENTION CUPS OF TEA:

1.  Karen O. #4

2.  Lis M. #7

3.  Theresa's Studio #11, #36

4.  Carol Gill #23

5.  Riti Podder #29

6.  Janie R. #38

 
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE'S:
 
1.   Stampwilly Designs #24

2.  Karasiowa #13, 17, 18

3.  Handmade by Charlotte #32

THE SHABBY TEA ROOM WINNER:

Asha #15




Congratulations to ALL! Tea Time Terrific Top Three and Winners, please grab your badges from our sidebar so you can proudly display them on your blogs! Winner, please contact me via e-mail to claim your prize!

Please be sure to review the rules on our rule page in order to be considered for the weekly top honors and prizes! 
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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Card Kit of the Month at Paper Sweeties!

Have you seen the *NEW* Card Kits from Paper Sweeties??


Purchase one month at a time ...


... OR subscribe to the CLUB and $AVE $5 each month on your class kits!  Inspiration shipped directly to your mailbox each month -- what could be more FUN!  They make wonderful gifts for your crafty friends and family too!


Monday, June 1, 2015

Week #253 - 'In my Garden'


Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week our challenge is called In My Garden!  Please create a card/project INSPIRED BY THE PHOTO!

FOR YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE WEEKLY PRIZE AND HONORS: Because we are sponsored weekly by wonderful businesses who have graciously donated products and in the interest of fairness to all participants, any entries that do not follow our simple challenge rules will remain in the gallery but will not be eligible for the weekly prizes and top honors. Thanks for your understanding and participation!

And now for some more beautiful inspiration from the Shabby Girls (please click on each designer's blog link to view additional photos of their projects) ...

 Debbie MarcinkiewiczPaper Sweeties
{Creator}




Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
Paper Sweeties: Best Wishes





 Tracey Kelly - Trace Elementz
Paper Sweeties:  Beautiful & Beautiful Little Wishes


Now, hop on over to our Shabby Girl individual blogs to see lots more creative and beautiful inspiration, additional pictures and instructions for these projects!

And, for ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN, we'd love for you to share your work this month for the June challenge at Paper Sweeties - 'Party Time' ... what a fun color palette, theme and inspiration photo:


 The Shabby Girls are pleased to welcome our sponsor - Paper Sweeties!


Paper Sweeties offers high-quality, on trend acrylic stamps, coordinating metal dies and pretty embellishments. Our heartwarming images allow paper crafters to create handmade from the heart treasures that will be keepsakes for years to come!  We carry adorable dolls with interchangeable outfits and accessories ... plus we also have a wide variety of wonderful all-occasion sentiments, labels, frames and accessory sets - perfect for every paper crafted project! You'll enjoy using your Paper Sweeties stamps, dies and embellishments to create projects for card making, scrap booking, party invitations and favors, home decor, gifts and so much more!

Winner will receive a $20 gift certificate from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

 
Please link your creations below by Sunday, June 14th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, June 15th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 15th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!
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Week #252 - 'Fun Blooms' WINNERS!

A big THANK YOU to all of our crafty friends for being so supportive of this fun little challenge blog! Such an inspiring week here in the Tea Room for our 'Fun Blooms' challenge -- we received 20 FUN cards and projects this week WOW - and the Shabby Girls enjoyed peeking at each and every single one of them!!  We also would like to recognize and thank our 2,765 FABULOUS FOLLOWERS for joining in on the weekly challenges! We {heart} you all in the Tea Room so very much!!!

Don't forget ... if you're sporting either a Shabby Tea Room pink tea pot blinkie, Tea Time Terrific Top Three badge, Winner badge or Guest Designer badge, contact me via e-mail to be added to the Shabby Girlfriends Page!

The Shabby Girls thank you ALL for sharing your special paper crafting talents with us here in the Tea Room! The talent and inspiration continuously amazes and inspires us all!  And now, without further ado, here are the creations that caught our eyes this week for capturing the essence of the 'Fun Blooms' challenge:

HONORABLE MENTION CUPS OF TEA:

1.  Tanja #3

2.  Elena F. #4

3.  Handmade by Charlotte #7

THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE'S:
 
1.  Mary V. #1

2.  Sharon #2

3.  Faith A. #17

THE SHABBY TEA ROOM WINNER:

Theresa's Studio #5




Congratulations to ALL! Tea Time Terrific Top Three and Winners, please grab your badges from our sidebar so you can proudly display them on your blogs! Winner, please contact me via e-mail to claim your prize!

Please be sure to review the rules on our rule page in order to be considered for the weekly top honors and prizes! 
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Week #252 - 'Fun Blooms'


Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week our challenge is called Fun Blooms!  Please create a card/project INSPIRED BY THE PHOTO!

FOR YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE WEEKLY PRIZE AND HONORS: Because we are sponsored weekly by wonderful businesses who have graciously donated products and in the interest of fairness to all participants, any entries that do not follow our simple challenge rules will remain in the gallery but will not be eligible for the weekly prizes and top honors. Thanks for your understanding and participation!
And now for some more beautiful inspiration from the Shabby Girls (please click on each designer's blog link to view additional photos of their projects) ...

 Debbie MarcinkiewiczPaper Sweeties
{Creator}




Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
The Cutting Cafe:  Fish Bowl Shaped Card




Lenet Mos - To Scrap or not to Scrap, that is the Question
The Cutting Cafe: Fish Bowl Shaped Card




Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
The Cutting Cafe: Fish Bowl Shaped Card




 Tracey Kelly - Trace Elementz
The Cutting Cafe:  Fish Bowl Shaped Card, Paper Sweeties


Now, hop on over to our Shabby Girl individual blogs to see lots more creative and beautiful inspiration, additional pictures and instructions for these projects!

And, for another chance to win, play along with this month's challenge at Paper Sweeties:

 

The Shabby Girls are pleased to welcome our sponsor - The Cutting Cafe!

The Cutting Cafe is your one stop for affordable cutting files and printable stamps. We offer a huge selections on just about any occasion.

This week's lucky winner will receive three cutting files from The Cutting Cafe!

 
Please link your creations below by Sunday, May 31st to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, June 1st. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 1st as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!
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