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Monday, April 21, 2014

Week #215 - 'Pastel Goodness'



Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week Diane is our creative host and she has chosen the theme of 'Pastel Goodness' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration!   Diane asks that you create a card or project inspired by colors USING ONLY PASTELS AND INCLUDE FLOWERS AND POLKA DOTS!

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, the talented Silke Ledlow


And some more beautiful inspiration from our April 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
Creations By AR: Birdhouse Topiary
Paper Sweeties: Beautiful, Spring is Here, Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts, Robin Egg Sequins






Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
Creations by AR:  Lovely Cart
Paper Sweeties:  Sophie Bundle, Mahalo






Heidi Gonzales - My Lil' Scrap Corner
Creations by AR: Library Pocket Set



 


Lenet Mos - To Scrap or not to Scrap, that is the Question
Creations by AR: Lovely Cart





Linda Dudziak - Made by Groszek
Creations by AR: Baby Onesies





Sharon Gregory - Simply Shaz
Creations by AR: Birdhouse Topiary





Tina Milbourn - Confessions of a DeNami Addict

Creations By AR: Folder Organizer


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 - Creations By AR!

Creations by AR is all about paper crafting specializing in 3D templates, cutting files and digital images. Visit Creations by AR for inspiration!

Creations by AR has generously donated three files of winner's choice for this week's prize!


Please link your creations below by Sunday, April 25th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, April 26th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 26th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!

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Week #214 - 'Easter Sweetness' 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 'Easter Sweetness' challenge -- we received 28 WONDERFUL 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 2,671 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 Lori Ulrich for joining us in the Tea Room last week as our Guest Designer and thank you also to Monique Bellows for joining us as our April Month-Long Special 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 'Easter Sweetness' challenge:

HONORABLE MENTION CUPS OF TEA:

1.  Cathy Mc #6

2.  Ionna #9

3.  Char Crawford #27

 
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE'S:
 
1.  Katie K. #12

2.  Jo #16

3.  Karien #23

THE SHABBY TEA ROOM WINNER:

Kate's Paper Nest #19 Oh my shabby goodness ... cuteness x 10!  This little Mr. Bunny rabbit is the sweetest thing ever -- full of pretty patterned papers and fun embellishments!



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, April 14, 2014

Week #214 - 'Easter Sweetness'



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 'Easter Sweetness' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration!   Lenet asks that you create a card or project inspired by the photo and include POLKA DOTS AND/OR STRIPES!

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 amazing Guest Designer, the talented Lori UlrichLori used the Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes stamp set and coordinating Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes Sweet Cuts die from Paper Sweeties on this gorgeous card!




And some more beautiful inspiration from our April 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
The Cutting Cafe:  Easter Bunny Shaped Card
Paper Sweeties: Little Wishes, Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts (releasing on the 15th), Cotton Candy Baker's Twine





Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
The Cutting Cafe:  Easter Bunny Shaped Card
Paper Sweeties: Tuti Fruiti Sequins






Heidi Gonzales - My Lil' Scrap Corner
The Cutting Cafe: Easter Bunny Shaped Card


 



Lenet Mos - To Scrap or not to Scrap, that is the Question
The Cutting Cafe:Easter Window cards
Paper Sweeties: Tuti Fruiti Sequins






Linda Dudziak - Made by Groszek
The Cutting Cafe:Easter Bunny Shaped Card




Sharon Gregory - Simply Shaz
The Cutting Cafe: Easter Window cards






Tina Milbourn - Confessions of a DeNami Addict

The Cutting Cafe: Easter Window Cards
Paper Sweeties: Hippity Hoppity




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. 

The Cutting Cafe has generously donated 3 files to this week's lucky winner!!!


Please link your creations below by Sunday, April 20th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, April 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 #213 - 'Floral Fantasy' 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 'Floral Fantasy' challenge -- we received 40 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 2,667 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 Teresa Kline for joining us in the Tea Room last week as our Guest Designer and thank you also to Monique Bellows for joining us as our April Month-Long Special Guest Designer!

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 'Floral Fantasy' challenge:

HONORABLE MENTION CUPS OF TEA:

1.  Suzi #7

2.  Bligu #16

3.  Martinka #74

 
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE'S:
 
1.  Riti Poddar #19

2.  Nowe Love #20

3.  Amelia #35

THE SHABBY TEA ROOM WINNER:

Kate's Paper Nest #13!  What a beauty Kate created for this week's floral and color inspiration challenge.  This interpretation is just spot on and we just fell in love with this amazing card this week!  Thanks, Kate, for sharing your talents with us!




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, April 7, 2014

Week #213 - 'Floral Fantasy'

Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week Heidi is our creative host and she has chosen the theme of 'Floral Fantasy' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration!   Heidi asks that you create a card or project inspired by the COLORS FROM THE PHOTO AND INCLUDE FLOWERS + RIBBON/LACE!

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, the talented Teresa Kline!



And some more beautiful inspiration from our April 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) ...
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 is owned and illustrated by Debbie Marcinkiewicz, and offers high quality, on-trend acrylic stamps, metal dies and fun embellishments.  Our heartwarming images allow paper crafters to create adorable dolls with interchangeable outfits and accessories! We also have a wide variety of wonderful all-occasion sentiments, labels, frames and accessory sets - perfect for every paper crafted project! The Sweeties dolls, accessories and sentiments are so much fun to play with and are sure to bring back fond childhood memories!  You'll enjoy using the Sweeties stamps and dies to create projects for card making, scrap booking, party invitations and favors, home decor, gifts and more!


For another chance to WIN, play along with the April challenge on the Paper Sweeties blog!  Winner will receive a $20 shopping spree to the boutique and an invitation to guest design!!

Winner will receive a $20 gift certificate from the Paper Sweeties boutique!
Please link your creations below by Sunday, April 13th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, April 14th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 14th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!
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Week #212 - 'Pretty in PINK' 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 'Pretty in PINK' challenge -- we received 69 A-MAZING 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 2,662 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 Jinny Newlin for joining us in the Tea Room last week as our Guest Designer and thank you also to Melody Rupple for joining us as our March Month-Long Special Guest Designer!

A very special thank you to our sponsor last week, DRS Designs, 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 'Pretty in PINK' challenge:

HONORABLE MENTION CUPS OF TEA:

1.  Ela17 #21

2.  Designs by Sharon #36

3.  Lisa #61

 
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE'S:
 
1.  Ros Crawford #24

2.  Alisa #49

3.  Bligu #68

THE SHABBY TEA ROOM WINNER:

Rebecca Ednie #64!  Oh my shabby goodness ... LOVE!  This handmade organza flower just stole our hearts this week -- one of the prettiest handmade flowers I've ever seen!  Just a treasure with all that lace, ribbon and sprinkling of pearls!  Thanks for sharing your talents with us in the Tea Room this week, Rebecca!




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, March 31, 2014

Week #212 - 'Pretty in PINK'


Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week Linda is our creative host and she has chosen the theme of 'Pretty in PINK' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration!   Linda asks that you create a card or project inspired by the photo and INCLUDE WHITE and/or CREAM, PINK, GREEN, FLOWERS, LACE and/or RIBBON!

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, the talented Jinny Newlin!




And some more beautiful inspiration from our March 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 MarcinkiewiczPaper Sweeties
D.R.S. Designs: Berry Wreath
Paper Sweeties: Occasions, Banner Wishes, Little Wishes, Wagon Add-on: bloom and grow, Mint Seam Binding, Cotton Candy Baker's Twine, Bubblegum Sequins




Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
D.R.S. Designs:  Single Rose





Heidi Gonzales - My Lil' Scrap Corner
D.R.S. Designs: You Brighten My Day Greeting

 




Lenet Mos - To Scrap or not to Scrap, that is the Question
D.R.S. Designs:delightful surprise b'day greeting





Linda Dudziak - Made by Groszek
D.R.S. Designs: Berry Wreath





Sharon Gregory - Simply Shaz
D.R.S. Designs: berry wreath




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 -  DRS Designs!



DRS Designs - a family owned company since 1950 - boasts hundreds of original rubber
stamp designs. All images are available fully mounted, completely unmounted or mounted
on cling cushion and are proudly hand crafted in the USA. Our rubber stamp collection
includes a wide assortment of images including sentiments for all occasions, easy
background designs and fun technique stamps such as our stained glass and plaid designs.
The DRS Designs website features a huge card sample gallery, online demos and tips, a
secure shopping area and more. Be sure to visit our daily blog with posts from our fantastic
design team for inspiration and ideas.


DRS is providing a $10 gift certificate to this week's lucky winner!


Please link your creations below by Sunday, April 6th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, April 7th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 7th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!

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