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

Monday, February 1, 2016

Welcome February!

It's a NEW month, so time for a NEW challenge!


Visit the Paper Sweeties blog to play along for a chance to WIN!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Tea Room NEWS for 2016 ...

Hello Tea Room fans and Happy New Year!

I have some news to announce today ... after much thought and contemplation, I've decided to close the challenges here in the Tea Room.  We've been enjoying inspiration and creativity here for five fabulous years -- my how time flies when you're having fun!  I've enjoyed 'meeting' so many of you from all over the world here in the Tea Room and sharing our love and passion for all things paper and glue together!

The good news is Paper Sweeties is doing wonderful and consuming much of my time each day.  In 2015 I attended 22 stamp shows and 2016 looks to be as busy!  The bad news is with all the responsibilities I have owning and running my company, it has become increasingly more challenging to keep up with things over here in the Tea Room.  It is with a sad heart that I close up shop here -- the Tea Room has been my 'baby' since 2010, and I enjoyed watching it grow into the amazing community it is today!

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the designers who created beautiful projects for our weekly challenges over the years ... their inspiration helped spark our creativity week after week!

I also want to thank all of you for joining us weekly to participate in our challenges!  It has been so much fun visiting all of your blogs and seeing your lovely creations over the years!

Last, I will be focusing my efforts on one monthly challenge, and I invite you all to join us over at Paper Sweeties for our fun challenges:

Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges! Each 1st of the month we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity!  It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create, share and win:

1. CREATE a NEW project based on the current inspiration board using ANY of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use a stamp, die or embellishment from Paper Sweeties!  If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try before you buy!  Use this month’s board as a starting point for your project — be inspired by one or more of the colors, shapes, theme — ANYTHING GOES!

2. POST a DIRECT LINK to your project in our link gallery!

3. LINK back to this blog post so your readers can easily find us!

Our challenge will run for the entire month. You can play along as many times as you wish and combine with as many other challenges as you want! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #39:

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Thank you all for everything shared here in the Tea Room ... see you over at Paper Sweeties for loads more fun, inspiration and creativity!!

Hugs - xoxo


Week #266 - Winter Wonderland 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 'Winter Wonderland' challenge -- we received 44 ADORABLE 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 2,727 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 'Winter Wonderland' challenge:

HONORABLE MENTION CUPS OF TEA:

1.  2. Rita V

2.  10. Samantha's Cards:

3.  33. Mia Scott

 
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE'S:
 
1.  19. Lynda

2.  38. Jeri

THE SHABBY TEA ROOM WINNER:

9. Linda Levoir



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, December 21, 2015

Week #266 - Winter Wonderland

Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week our challenge is called Winter Wonderland!  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}





Amelia Breytenbach - Stamped for the Occasion
Paper Sweeties:  Best Wishes




Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
Paper Sweeties:  Holly Days, Holly Days Sweet Cuts



Lisa Blastick - Beyond Beauty
Paper Sweeties:  Beautiful





Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
Paper Sweeties:  Warm Winter Wishes







Rebecca Ednie - Eclectic Endeavours




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!

For ANOTHER chance to play along and win, share your Winter Wonderland projects with us for the Paper Sweeties January Challenge too!



 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, January 3rd to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, January 4th.

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Week #265 - 'Holiday Sparkle' 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 'Holiday Sparkle' challenge -- we received 24 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 2,724 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 'Holiday Sparkle' challenge:

HONORABLE MENTION CUPS OF TEA:

1.  1. Dewi

2.  2. MaryV

3.  13. The Leaf Studio: Bottle Brush Tree Christmas Card

 
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE'S:
 
1.  6. Jana K. 

THE SHABBY TEA ROOM WINNER:

22. LeAnne




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, December 7, 2015

Week #265 - 'Holiday Sparkle'

Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week our challenge is called Holiday Sparkle!  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}



Amelia Breytenbach - Stamped for the Occasion
Paper Smooches Christmas Words
Memory Box Snowflake Tree



Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
Dies R Us:  Frantic Stamper Ballerina
Elizabeth Craft Designs Joy
Sue Wilson Designs Winter Trees
Cheery Lynn Designs Pinwheel Doily



Lisa Blastick - Beyond Beauty
Lace Christmas Tree




Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
Rounded Tags~ Sizzix




Rebecca Ednie - Eclectic Endeavours
White Pine Pinecone and Bough-Elizabeth Craft
Deer-Impression Obsession, Fun-Fetti - stars





 Tracey Kelly - Trace Elementz
Paper Sweeties : Friendship Warms the Heart





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, share you work at Paper Sweeties for the December challenge too!



 The Shabby Girls are pleased to welcome our sponsor Dies R Us!







This weeks winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at the DRU store.




Our Links are
Store www.diesrus.com 

Please link your creations below by Sunday, December 20th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, December 21st. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 21st as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!

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Week #264 - O' Christmas Tree 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 'O' Christmas Tree' challenge -- we received 56 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 2,760 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 'O' Christmas Tree' challenge:

HONORABLE MENTION CUPS OF TEA:

1.  11. Michelle Bala

2.  24. Leslie Turner

3.  54. Mia Scott  

 
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE'S:
 
1.   28. Darlene Pavlick

2.  32. Christy Sugiarto


THE SHABBY TEA ROOM WINNER:

Designs by Sharon #22




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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