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Monday, July 28, 2014

Week #229 - 'Ring Around The Rosie'


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 'Ring Around the Rosie' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration!   Diane asks that you create a ROUND card or project inspired by photo using GREEN, PINK, A FLOURISH and/or BLING AND FLOWERS.

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 July 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
Digital Papers by Janet Etsy:  Circles Stamp
Paper Sweeties - Beautiful, Cotton Candy Sequins, Cotton Candy Seam Binding






Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
Digital Papers by Janet Etsy:  Circles Stamp





Lenet Mos - To Scrap or not to Scrap, that is the Question
Digital Papers by Janet Etsy: Circles Stamp





Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
Digital Papers by Janet Etsy: Circles stamp






Tina Milbourn - Confessions of a DeNami Addict
Digital Papers by Janet Etsy: Circles stamp
Paper Sweeties - Raspberry & Cotton Candy Seam Binding




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.

 
Please link your creations below by Sunday, August 3rd to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, August 4th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the August 4th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!

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Week #227 - 'Fun in the Sun' 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 'Sweet Shabby Flowers' challenge -- we received 28 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 2,703 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 Clara LesFleurs for joining us in the Tea Room last week as our Guest Designer and thank you also to Amelia Breytenbach for joining us as our July Month-Long Special Guest Designer!

A very special thank you to our sponsor last week, Bugaboo Stamps, 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 'Sweet Shabby Flowers' challenge:

HONORABLE MENTION CUPS OF TEA:

1.  Karasiowa #13

2.  Lovely Linda #14

3.  Carmen Alice #19

 
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE'S:
 
1.  Pamellia #16

2.  Lizzi Droege #23

3.  Francesca #26

THE SHABBY TEA ROOM WINNER:

Julie P. #4!  Oh my shabby goodness -- pure LOVE -- Julie's card is just stunning!  Thanks for sharing your talents with us all in the Tea Room this week!




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, July 21, 2014

Week #228 - 'Sweet Shabby'


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 'Sweet Shabby Flowers' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration!   Lenet asks that you create a card or project inspired by the photo and INCLUDE LACE and FLOWERS!

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, Clara LesFleurs!  Clara earned this Guest Designer spot for her win in the Tea Room during the Week #216 challenge - 'Tic Tac Toe'.



And some more beautiful inspiration from our July 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) ...




Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
Bugaboo:  Tulip Bugs Tag






Lenet Mos - To Scrap or not to Scrap, that is the Question
Bugaboo: flowerjar





Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
Bugaboo: Tag- Tulip and Bugs






Tina Milbourn - Confessions of a DeNami Addict
Bugaboo: Silhouette - butterfly flowers


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 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/

Please link your creations below by Sunday, July 27th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, July 28th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 28th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!
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Week #227 - 'Fun in the Sun' 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 'Fun in the Sun' challenge -- we received 24 SUPER 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 2,600 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 Karien Van der Westhuizen for joining us in the Tea Room last week as our Guest Designer and thank you also to Amelia Breytenbach for joining us as our July 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 'Fun in the Sun' challenge:

HONORABLE MENTION CUPS OF TEA:

1.  Karien #1

2.  Lidya #15

3.  Shirley #18

 
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE'S:
 
1.  Asia King #5

2.  kbrandy4 #12

3.  Paper Talk With Samra #16

THE SHABBY TEA ROOM WINNER:

Char Crawford #20!  What a bright, cheery and FUN card Char created ... perfect for this week's Fun in the Sun challenge!  Thank you for sharing your sweet card with us all in the Tea Room, Char!




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, July 14, 2014

Week #227 - 'Fun In The Sun'


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 'Fun in the Sun' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration!   Rebecca asks that you create a card or project inspired by the photo with a summer theme, include at least three colors from the photo and one OR MORE of these items:  vellum/acetate, polka dots, 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, Karien Van der WesthuizenKarien earned this Guest Designer spot for her win in the Tea Room during the Week #217 challenge - 'Pretty Prints'.




And some more beautiful inspiration from our July 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
The Cutting Cafe:  Balloon Shaped Cards
Paper Sweeties: So Sweet of You, ConGRADulations, sequins, Robin Egg Baker's Twine




Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
The Cutting Cafe:  Flip Flops , Balloon Shaped Cards (sentiment)
Paper Sweeties:  Tuti Fruiti Sequins 




Lenet Mos - To Scrap or not to Scrap, that is the Question
The Cutting Cafe: Balloon Shaped Cards





Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
The Cutting Cafe: Balloon Shaped Cards
Paper Sweeties: Pennant Party






Tina Milbourn - Confessions of a DeNami Addict
The Cutting Cafe: Flip Flops
Paper Sweeties: Bubblegum Sequins





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, July 20th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, July 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 #226 'Polka Dot Love' 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 'Polka Dot Love' challenge -- we received 29 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 2,697 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 Julie Price for joining us in the Tea Room last week as our Guest Designer and thank you also to Amelia Breytenbach for joining us as our July 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 'Polka Dot Love' challenge:

HONORABLE MENTION CUPS OF TEA:

1.  Paper  Talk With Samra #2

2.  Cathy Mc #5

3.   Su #9

4.  Nowe Love #11

5.  Love, Tea & Rain Boots #14

6.  Carmen Alice

7.  Karasiowa #19

8.  More Please #26

 
THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE'S:
 
1.  Artisant #18

2.  Bligu #20

3.  Pamellia #29

THE SHABBY TEA ROOM WINNER:

Michelle Bala #4!  Oh my shabby goodness ... WOWZERS!  The card Michelle created for this week's challenge not only matches the inspiration photo perfectly, but is absolutely STUNNING!  Thanks for sharing your work with us in the Tea Room, Michelle!





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, July 7, 2014

Week #226 - 'Polka Dot Love'


Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week Macarena is our creative host and she has chosen the theme of 'Polka Dot Love' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration!   Macarena asks that you create a card or project inspired by the photo and INCLUDE FLOWERS & 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, Julie PriceJulie earned this Guest Designer spot for her win in the Tea Room during the Week #215 challenge - 'Pastel Goodness'.



And some more beautiful inspiration from our July Special MONTH-LONG Guest Designer - please help me welcome Amelia Breytenbach!  


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) ...



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




Lenet Mos - To Scrap or not to Scrap, that is the Question
Paper Sweeties: Little Wishes, Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts, Bubblegum Seam Binding





Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose


Tina Milbourn - Confessions of a DeNami Addict
 Paper Sweeties: Beautiful stamp set, frosting sequins, bubblegum sequins

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, coordinating metal dies and pretty embellishments.  Our heartwarming images allow paper crafters to create adorable dolls with interchangeable outfits and accessories ... plus so much more! 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, July 13th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, July 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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