Welcome shabby friends - so happy you're here! Today brings Charlene's very first time as our hostess with the mostest here in the Tea Room, and she chose this adorable inspiration photo for us all ...
... and asks that we create a card or project based on the inspiration photo and use PASTELS and STRIPES!
Note: 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. Thanks for your understanding and participation!
For our APRIL SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER SPOTS -- this week we will be treated to a handmade card made by BEATRIZ JENNINGS! Next week we'll be inspired by ANABELLE O'MALLEY! And last week we had the treat of a handmade treasure from MELISSA PHILLIPS!!!
I am pleased to introduce you all to this week's Guest Designer, Geri Freeman, Geri's Paper Wishes! Geri's shabby and vintage designs are so beautiful and Geri is a 'regular' in the Tea Room!! Geri has prepared not only one, but TWO gorgeous creations to inspire us all with this week ...
And our Special Guest Designer, Beatriz Jennings - Iralamiga ...
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 ...
Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Simple Treasures
Charlene Cundy - Expresstions of Me!
Danielle Greenwood - Au Clair de La Lune
Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart
Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch
Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards
Now, hop on over to our Shabby Girl individual blogs to see lots more creative and beautiful inspiration!
I'm super happy to welcome this week's sponsor, The Ribbon Reel!
The Ribbon Reel is based in the UK and owned by Keilly Mulvihill. The Ribbon Reel on-line boutique is your one-stop source for all things ribbon, lace, trims, seam binding, velvets, baker's twine, buttons and more! Keilly will be launching her brand new bi-weekly challenge BLOG on May 2, 2011, so be sure to bookmark the site, mark your calender and play along! In the meantime, please visit the shop and let Keilly know you found her from here in the Tea Room :)
Keilly provided each of the Shabby Girls with very generous packets of lovely herringbone twill tape, baker's twine, buttons, velvet trim and lots of lovely seam binding trims to design with this week! Thank you, Keilly!
And here is this week's fabby prize package from The Ribbon Reel ...
... DELICIOUS, huh!!
Link your creations below by Sunday, April 24th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, April 25th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 25th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!