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

Monday, April 19, 2010

Week # 5 - "It's Hip to be Square" WINNERS!

WOW ... I'm totally amazed by all of the wonderful submissions we received this week in the Tea Room. Our following has been growing by leaps and bounds in just the first month -- I'm tickled {pinkl} that you all are having fun with this shabby little challenge blog ... I LOVE it too! We received an incredible 66 absolutely fabulous projects this week for our "It's Hip to be Square" challenge and are rounding the corner of 300 followers. It's been a very busy and fun month. I so enjoy seeing all of your creativity -- it's fun to see each person's unique take on the challenges! You are ALL winners in my book :) The decision process for picking winners has become extremely difficult - your submissions have absolutely wow-ed me!!!

The Design Team needs your assistance! Please be sure to read and understand the guidelines for the challenges if you want your project to be considered for the weekly prizes! I've received many e-mails with questions from participants the past couple of weeks, so I'm going to review the linking process and challenge guidelines again for everyone:

  • Please be sure to link your project back to The Shabby Tea Room challenge blog - only the post for your specific project and not your entire blog or multiple projects for multiple challenges. You do this by creating a hyperlink or inserting our challenge title URL into your post.
  • Please try to follow the challenge requirements as closely as possible.
  • Please try to keep your project post specific to TSTR weekly challenge.
  • You may play as often as you wish and you may combine our challenge with others!
  • Most important ... HAVE FUN!
We do love hearing the stories of how you were inspired to create with our challenges and how you came about coming up with the design and concept for your submissions!!!

The reason we are asking everyone to adhere to these guidelines is that as the site grows and we have more and more submissions, we (the DT members) are finding it very time consuming to read through posts with a lot of additional information, as you can imagine! All of the DT Members appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely and inspirational work with us here in the Tea Room and we want to be able to leave comments for you all! By following the guidelines, you will be helping the DT members out tremendously -- we thank you in advance!

Also, you may want to consider turning WORD VERIFICATION off and COMMENT MODERATION on. It's another time saving measure for those interested in leaving you comments. The word verification is just one more step for the commentor. If you have comment moderation turned on, you are the one in control of monitoring which comments you choose to accept and which you choose to reject.

Lastly, I want to thank our wonderful DT Members for providing such lovely prizes during the first five weeks of our shabby challenges! I really appreciate all the DT gals' genorosity and talents! I have some exciting news for everyone ... beginning with week six and hopefully thereafter moving forward, we've partnered up with some fabulous sponsors who have graciously donated products and prizes for our weekly winners! We have some {fabulous} companies and prizes on tap for you all ... so come back and play often -- and tell your friends about us too :) If you are a shop or business owner, or are affiliated with a paper crafting related business, please contact me if you are interested in sponsoring a week at The Shabby Tea Room!
Okay, and without any further ado ... here are the projects that caught my eye this week for capturing the essence of the "It's Hip to be Square" challenge using {lots} of squres in their designs:


1. Cathy #5

2. Beth C #18

3. Lalo #31

4. Geri #37

5. Lizzidroege #40

6. Grace N #47

7. Jinny Newlin #58

8. Jean FB #61


1. Leah C. #29

2. Heather H #35

3. Kathy J #64


Carol R #60! Carol's stunning design included THIRTY squares - WOW!!! I love the soft colors of the pretty patterned papers! The shabby and vintage look Carol achived by using the lace and shabby vintage seam binding is beautiful. All that stitching and what looks to be a {handmade} crocheted embellishment in the center topped with a button is simply a-mazing! Carol, thanks for sharing your creativity and talents with us in the Tea Room this week! Carol will now be eligible to be a Guest Design Team Member in the future :)

Congratulations to ALL! TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE and WINNER, please contact me via e-mail to claim your winner badges that you can proudly display on your blogs and the winner prize!


Audrey Pettit said...

Congratulations, ladies! You all definitely wowed us this week!

Jinny Newlin said...

Thanks so much for the honorable mention and for all the sweet comments on my blog. I love to know that you all come visit :)! Thanks, again, for all the fabulous inspiration!

PapierGirl said...

Thanks for choosing my card for an honorable mention - it's so much fun to share my love of paper with so many other talented artists! :)