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Monday, September 15, 2014

Week #236 - 'Autumn Bliss'


Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week our challenge is called 'Autumn Bliss'!  Please create a card/project INSPIRED BY THE PHOTO AND INCLUDE A PUMPKIN!

FOR YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE WEEKLY PRIZE AND HONORS: Because we are sponsored 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!

I am pleased to introduce you all to this week's Guest Designer, Julie Price!  Julie earned this Guest Designer spot for her win in the Tea Room during the Week #228 challenge - 'Sweet Shabby Flowers'.


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
Off this week


Alyson MacDonald - Paper Cake Trail
Bugaboo Stamps: Pumpkin Patch
Digital Papers by Janet Etsy: Halloween Ticket





Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
Bugaboo Stamps:  Pumpkin Patch


Digital Papers by Janet Etsy:  Halloween Postcard





Lenet Mos - To Scrap or not to Scrap, that is the Question
Bugaboo Stamps: pumpkin crow
Digital Papers by Janet Etsy: Halloween tickets





Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
 Digital Papers by Janet Etsy: Halloween Post Cards



Bugaboo Stamps: Halloween Blocks





Tina Milbourn - Confessions of a DeNami Addict
Bugaboo Stamps: Pumpkin Patch
Paper Sweeties:  Stand Add-on: Sentiments


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!

***A couple changes to announce***
Beginning with this week's new challenge, we are now going to BI-WEEKLY challenges here in the Tea Room.  We will bring you new challenges on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  We will have two sponsors per challenge and will be choosing TWO winners at the end of each bi-weekly challenge -- double the fun, double the prizes!  Play along as many times as you want ... the more you play, the more chances you have to WIN!


And, for another chance to get crafty for a chance to win a shopping spree to the Paper Sweeties boutique, play along with the September Inspiration Challenge ...





 The Shabby Girls are pleased to welcome our sponsors - Bugaboo Stamps and Digital Papers by Janet Etsy!

Sponsor #1:

As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT  for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Our links are:
Store : http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
Catch the bug Challenge blog:  http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/


Sponsor #2:

My name is Janet, I'm Polish, live in the south of Italy and the mother of two children!!  I am a printing technician by profession, but an artist by passion.  I really like to draw and photograph everything with my camera. I am in love with old graphics and illustrations, and I always have my colored markers and pencils around me to sketch with.  I'm so happy to be sponsoring this week's Tea Room challenge!

Janet
Tea Time Terrific Top Three first place winner will receive three collage files.
Tea Time Terrific Top Three second place winner will receive two collage files.
Tea Time Terrific Top Three third place winner will receive one collage file.
 
Please link your creations below by Sunday, October 5th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, October 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 #235 - 'Birds of a Feather Flock Together' WINNERS!

A big, shabby THANK YOU to all of our friends for being so supportive of this wonderful, fun, shabby little challenge blog!!! Such an fun week here in the Tea Room for our 'Birds of a Feather Flock Together' challenge -- we received 11 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 2,713 FABULOUS FOLLOWERS for peeking and 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!

Please join me in thanking Michelle Bala for joining us in the Tea Room last week as our Guest Designer!

A very special thank you to our sponsor last week, The Cutting Cafe, for sponsoring the Tea Room challenge!

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!!!  Your talent and creativity makes it nearly impossible to pick winners each week!   And now, without further ado, here are the creations that caught our eyes this week for capturing the essence of the 'Birds of a Feather Flock Together' challenge:
 
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE'S:
 
1.  Mary V. #2

2.  Sylwia-eR #10

3.  Tracey K. #11

THE SHABBY TEA ROOM WINNER:

Paper Talk With Samra #7!  Oh my shabby goodness ... LOVE!  Thanks so much, Samra, for sharing your lovely card with us this week in the Tea Room!




Congratulations to ALL! Tea Time Terrific Top Three and Winner, please grab your badges from our sidebar that you can proudly display 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, September 8, 2014

Week #235 - 'Birds of a Feather Flock Together'



Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week Lenet is our creative host and she has chosen the theme of 'Birds of a feather flock together' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration!   Lenet asks that you make a bird themed card or project inspired by the picture and use at least 3 of the given colors!

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!

I am pleased to introduce you all to this week's Guest Designer, Michelle Bala!  Michelle earned this Guest Designer spot for her win in the Tea Room during the Week #226 challenge - 'Polka Dot Love'.


Michelle used Hello Friend & Home Tweet Home stamp sets and Be Happy Sweet Cuts from Paper Sweeties!


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
Off this week



 Alyson MacDonald - Paper Cake Trail 
The Cutting Cafe: Little Love Birds






Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
The Cutting Cafe:   Fun With Owls





Lenet Mos - To Scrap or not to Scrap, that is the Question
The Cutting Cafe: OWL SHAPED CARD SET




Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
The Cutting Cafe: The Seed Packet





Tina Milbourn - Confessions of a DeNami Addict
The Cutting Cafe:   Fun With Owls


And, for another chance to get crafty for a chance to win a shopping spree to the Paper Sweeties boutique, play along with the September Inspiration Challenge ...




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 !

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, September 14th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, September 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 #234 - 'Reading' WINNERS!

A big, shabby THANK YOU to all of our friends for being so supportive of this wonderful, fun, shabby little challenge blog!!! Such an fun week here in the Tea Room for our 'Reading' challenge -- we received 21 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 2,712 FABULOUS FOLLOWERS for peeking and 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!

A very special thank you to our sponsor last week, Paper Sweeties, for sponsoring the Tea Room challenge!

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!!!  Your talent and creativity makes it nearly impossible to pick winners each week!   And now, without further ado, here are the creations that caught our eyes this week for capturing the essence of the 'Reading' challenge:

HONORABLE MENTION CUPS OF TEA:

1.  Rutscht #3

2.  KT Fit Kitty #15

3.   Crafting Vicky #17

 
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE'S:

1.  Lizzie Droege #9

2.  Michelle Bala #11

3.  Her Craftiness #19

THE SHABBY TEA ROOM WINNER:

Tracey K. #12!  WOW ... Tracey's card this week captured the essence of our 'Reading' challenge to perfection!  I adore the silhouette image, the text paper, the label -- everything!




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

Please be sure to review the rules on our sidebar in order to be considered for the weekly top honors and prizes! 
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Week #234 - 'Reading'


Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week Rebecca is our creative host and she has chosen the theme of 'Reading' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration!   Rebecca asks that you create a card or project inspired by 'Reading'  and create a card or project that uses this theme.  Young or old, showcase the pleasures of reading!

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

WELCOME the newest Shabby Girl:
 Alyson MacDonald - Paper Cake Trail 
Paper Sweeties: Apple Pie Sequins





Debbie MarcinkiewiczPaper Sweeties

Off this week



Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
Paper Sweeties:  Tea For Two, Sweet Cuts Tea For Two





Lenet Mos - To Scrap or not to Scrap, that is the Question
Paper Sweeties: Fancy Monograms and Live,Love, Laugh



Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
Paper Sweeties: You Make Me Smile




Tina Milbourn - Confessions of a DeNami Addict


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!
 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 adorable dolls with interchangeable outfits and accessories ... plus we also have a wide variety of wonderful all-occasion sentiments, labels, frames and accessory sets along with coordinating dies - 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!

And, for another chance to win a shopping spree to the Paper Sweeties boutique, play along with the September Inspiration Challenge ...


Please link your creations below by Sunday, September 7th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, September 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 #233 - 'Celebrate' WINNERS!

A big, shabby THANK YOU to all of our friends for being so supportive of this wonderful, fun, shabby little challenge blog!!! Such an fun week here in the Tea Room for our 'Celebrate' challenge -- we received 34 GORGEOUS 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 2,711 FABULOUS FOLLOWERS for peeking and 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!

Please join me in thanking  Cathy McGrath for joining us as our August Month-Long Special Guest Designer!

A very special thank you to our sponsor last week, Digital Papers by Janet Etsy, for sponsoring the Tea Room challenge!

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!!!  Your talent and creativity makes it nearly impossible to pick winners each week!   And now, without further ado, here are the creations that caught our eyes this week for capturing the essence of the 'Celebrate' challenge:

HONORABLE MENTION CUPS OF TEA:

1.  Designs by Sharon #12

2.  Calypso #16

3.  Steph C. #27

 
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE WINNERS:
 
1. Winner of three collage files from Digital Papers by Janet Etsy:  Paper Talk With Samra #19

2. Winner of two collage files from Digital Papers by Janet Etsy:  Pamellia #8

3. Winner of one collage file from Digital Papers by Janet Etsy:  Suzi #4


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

Please be sure to review the rules on our sidebar in order to be considered for the weekly top honors and prizes! 
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Week #233 - 'Celebrate'


Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week Debbie is our creative host and she has chosen the theme of 'Celebrate 'along with this beautiful photo for inspiration!   Debbie asks that you create a card or project inspired by the photo  with a 'celebration theme' using pink, flowers and a lace element

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!


Some beautiful inspiration from our August Special MONTH-LONG Guest Designer -


Do you want to be the next Month-Long Guest Designer with the Shabby Girls?  It's as simple as participating in our weekly challenges and WOW-ing us with your projects!  The Shabby Girls might be calling on YOU to be the next Month-Long Guest Designer!!!

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



Debbie Marcinkiewicz -  Paper Sweeties
Off this week
 

Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
Digital Papers By Janet:  Shabby Chic Banner, Romantic Paper Roses Ticket Vintage




Lenet Mos - To Scrap or not to Scrap, that is the Question
Digital Papers By Janet:  Shabby Chic Banner
 




Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
Digital papers By Janet:







Tina Milbourn - Confessions of a DeNami Addict
Digital papers By Janet: Super Cupcake Set
 


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 !

The Shabby girls are pleased to welcome our sponsor - Digital Papers by Janet Etsy!


My name is Janet, I'm Polish, live in the south of Italy and the mother of two children!!  I am a printing technician by profession, but an artist by passion.  I really like to draw and photograph everything with my camera. I am in love with old graphics and illustrations, and I always have my colored markers and pencils around me to sketch with.  I'm so happy to be sponsoring this week's Tea Room challenge!

Janet


Tea Time Terrific Top Three first place winner will receive three collage files.
Tea Time Terrific Top Three second place winner will receive two collage files.
Tea Time Terrific Top Three third place winner will receive one collage file.

And ... for another chance to WIN BIG, play along with the August 'Let's Celebrate' challenge at Paper Sweeties ... over $150 in prizes up for grabs!



Please link your creations below by Sunday, August 31st to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, September 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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