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

Monday, July 20, 2015

Week #256 - 'Summer Picnic'


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









Lisa Blastick -  Beyond Beauty
Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily and French Pastry Tiny Doily







Rebecca Deeprose -  Paper Primrose
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels 18





Rebecca Ednie - Eclectic Endeavors
Spellbinders Vintage Ovals, Papertrey Ink Angled Labels





 Tracey Kelly - Trace Elementz
Cheery Lynn - Fanciful Flourish, Lattice 2





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 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, August 2nd to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, August 3rd. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with  on the 3rd as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!

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Week #255 - 'Sweet as Sunshine' 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 'Sweet as Sunshine' 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 2,762 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 'Sweet as Sunshine' challenge:

HONORABLE MENTION CUPS OF TEA:

1.  7. Leeann

2.  9. Barbara Ann

3.  12. Tanja - Little Art Cottage

 
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE'S:
 
1.  15. Karasiowa

THE SHABBY TEA ROOM WINNER:

#17 Crafty Distraction!




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, July 6, 2015

Week #255 - Sweet as Sunshine


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 as Sunshine!  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 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
Bugaboo Stamps: Yummy Cupcake




Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
Bugaboo Stamps:  Yummy Cupcake




Lisa Blastick - Beyond Beauty
Bugaboo Stamps:  Yummy Cupcake






Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
Bugaboo Stamps: Yummy Cupcake




 Tracey Kelly - Trace Elementz
Bugaboo Stamps: Cupcake Girl
 Paper Sweeties:  Ho Ho Ho




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!

 The Shabby Girls are pleased to welcome our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps !


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 paper crafting 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/

Please link your creations below by Sunday, July 19th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, July 20th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with  on the 20th  as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!
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Week #254 - 'Sweet Summer' 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 'Sweet Summer' 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 2,765 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 'Sweet Summer' challenge:

HONORABLE MENTION CUPS OF TEA:

1.  Mary V. #7

2.  Liz's Creative Corner #11

3.  Karasiowa #22 & #23

4.  Gloria Shirr #28

5.  Theresa's Studio #29

6.  Holly H. #31

 
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE'S - all winners of $6 Digital Collage Sheets from My Artistic Adventures:
 
1.  Glenda's Cards #13

2.  The Leaf Studio #26

3.  Jen Carter #32

THE SHABBY TEA ROOM WINNER:

Silje Kristin #4



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! Winners, 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, July 5, 2015

Announcing the NEWEST Shabby Girls!

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who applied for our recent Design Team Call here in the Tea Room!  We received 48 AMAZING applications which made it very difficult to choose 'just' three new designers!  We really appreciate the time and effort everyone took to create and submit!  YOU are what makes The Shabby Tea Room such a FUN place to come and share inspiration, creativity and fun!  Thanks again!


Applicants were asked to create new projects based on this beautiful photo!



Now, without further ado, please help me welcome the newest shabby girls joining our fabulous design team:


Amelia Breytenbach - Stamped for the Occasion






Lisa Blastick - Beyond Beauty 




Rebecca Ednie - Eclectic Endeavors







I'm super excited to be inspired by these lovely ladies' beautiful creations here in the Tea Room!  We will have a brand new challenge for everyone to play along with tomorrow morning -- see you then!


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Paper Sweeties July Inspiration Challenge - Red, White & Blue


 Time for a new challenge at Paper Sweeties -- we have a beautiful patriotic inspired board this month, but you can be inspired by one or more of the colors, stars, stripes, flag -- anything!

I used Jake, Jake Sweet Cuts, ConGRADulations, Surf's Up, Be Happy Sweet Cuts and Marshmallow Sequins to create this card for my oldest son who recently graduated from grad school!  Visit the Paper Sweeties blog for all the deets!

Click –> HERE <– to learn about our JULY CARD KIT!  Such fun cards to create -- purchase kits one month at a time or subscribe to the KIT CLUB to save!!
Hugs - xoxo

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!