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Monday, May 19, 2014

Week #219 - 'Flowers and Balloons'

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 'Flowers and Balloons' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration!   Linda asks that you create a card or project inspired by the photo and INCLUDE FLOWERS and/or BALLOONS!  *Bonus vote if you use BOTH!

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, Tracey KellyTracey earned this Guest Designer spot for her win in the Tea Room during the Week #209 challenge - 'Spring is Near'.

And some more beautiful inspiration from our May 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!!!

*SPECIAL ALERT*  ...  please help me welcome the talented REBECCA DEEPROSE to The Shabby Tea Room design team!  Rebecca is a returning design team member and I am so excited to have her beautiful talents back in the Tea Room again!

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
Bugaboo Stamps:  Balloons
Paper Sweeties: Rainbows and Roses, Tuti-Fruiti Sequins

Diane Hover - Nellie's Nest
Bugaboo Stamps: Critter Balloons - Elephant

Lenet Mos - To Scrap or not to Scrap, that is the Question
Bugaboo Stamps: Flower Jar

Linda Dudziak - Made by Groszek
Bugaboo Stamps: Balloons

Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
Bugaboo Stamps: Balloons
Paper Sweeties: Best Wishes

Tina Milbourn - Confessions of a DeNami Addict
Bugaboo Stamps: Thank You Tulip Block

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.

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Please link your creations below by Sunday, May 25th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, May 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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