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Monday, May 31, 2010

Week #12 - 'Dear to my Heart"

Using a heart as the main focal point or spotlight of your design, create a card or project for the Tea Room challenge this week!  We're excited to see lots of hearts ... get creative ... use heart embellishments, heart patterned papers, heart stamps, heart shaped cards -- anything goes!

Note:  You must use the Week #12 challenge requirements and DIRECT LINK your project back to The Shabby Tea Room in order to be considered for the weekly prizes.  Please only link your submission for this challenge POST and not your entire blog or multiple project submissions.  Questions?  Contact me!

I am very pleased to introduce you all to this week's Guest Designer, LIZZI DROEGE!  For those of you who are regular followers in the Tea Room, you will recognize Lizzi's gorgeous, scrumptious vintage work!  Lizzi's incredible design sense has earned her a few Tea Time Terrific Top Three and Winner honor's, including her win during our Week #4 Challenge - Embrace the White!  Please stop by Lizzi's blog when you have a minute and leave her a little {love}!

And now for some more inspiration from our Design Team Members ... we have some extra inspiration this week due to the generosity of our sponsor - - -

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Simple Treasures

JustRite - Friendship Set

JustRite - Applique Set

Audrey Pettit - Audrey Pettit's Weblog - Week #12 Host

JustRite - Plant a Little Love

Jill Hilliard - Jill's Card Creations

Melissa Hubert - My Paper Obsession

JustRite - Girl Time

Nicole Segnere - My Craftroom Creations

JustRite - Just a Note

JustRite - Let's Celebrate

Hop on over to the design team individual blogs to see lots more creative and beautiful inspiration!

So, drum roll please ... if you haven't guessed it by now, this week's fabulous sponsor is none other than JUSTRITE!


JustRite's new 84-page full-color 2010 Catalog & Idea Book, with over 100 projects, can be preordered here: and will begin shipping July 12.
Beginning June 1, JustRite will be previewing their June release on the JustRite Inspiration blog: and will be taking preorders of the new June product here: They will be rolling out a brand new concept of Nested Frames, Sentiments & Verse, and the new CLEAR stampers they fit on! Same great JustRite interlocking grid system.

And now for the PRIZE!!!  We will award a "The Shabby Tea Room Tea Time Terrific Top Three" badge to the three most creative projects!!!  One lucky participant will earn "The Shabby Tea Room Winner" badge and this prize package donated by JustRite:

JB 09210 All Occasions Nested Sentiments - $14.95
JB 09215 Cherish the Memories Nested Sentiments- $14.95
JB 09520 Clear Horizontal Stamper - $23.95
JB 09200 Baroques Nested Sentiments - $14.95

These goodies are from the new June release and are valued at nearly $70!!!  WOW!!!
Get your creative juices flowing and participate in this week's 'Dear to my Heart' challenge.  Play as many time as you wish!  We love to see your work!
Please do take some time to visit the sweet gals over at JustRite this week.  Leave them a comment and let them know that you heard about them from The Shabby Tea Room :)  Good luck to everyone!

Link your creations below by Sunday, June 6th to play along.  Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced on Monday, June 7th.  We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on June 7th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!


TinaB said...

Great Challenge xx

Heather Rogers said...

I will sure be playing along this week. You have a wonderful prize too Debbie. :)

Susan Payton said...

I just love these designs. Thank you for letting me visit.

Sheri said...

Lots of great cards so far! I'm glad I spotted this on JustRite's site!

Ashley Lydia Durand said...

You ladies are so fantastic! I look forward to everyweek *especially mondays when I can see your new designs and play along. By the way this challenge pushed me out of my own style lol

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

THanks so much for all your lovely comments on my card, much appreciated.

Banu said...

Awesome Challenge. I had so much fun creating my card. Did you mean week 12 in the title?

debbie said...

Hi Debbie, It's my first visit to your blog and I am also a Debbie from North Carolina. I'll be coming back to visit soon!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Such a fun blog to follow. I appreciate you picking your winners rather than using a random generator...the personal touch is so much more...well...personal! Congratulations on yout increase in the number of submissions.

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Hi Debbie! I'm new here and may I know, can I make a one page layout instead of a card for the Tea Room challenge? Thanks.

~* steph :) *~ said...

fun challenge! have a great week! *hugs* steph :)

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Debbie, tq very much for the info. I got ur msg. I probably need to add the 'email me' button on my blog :D

Ros said...

Another great challenge .... even got out of my 'sick bed' to do this ...

Heather said...

It’s nice to be able to play along this week, great challenge.
Stunning cards by the DT as ever.
Heather. x

Nerina said...

Thank you so much for another beautiful challenge - and **gorgeous** DT examples! What an amazing sponsor for this week too WOW! I had a great deal of enjoyment making my card this week - thank you to the ladies at the Tea Room for all the work you put into this!!

Melissa Bove said...

Another awesome challenge!! Love it!

Edith said...

I love this Challenge! Thanks so much for the chance:)

Sasya said...

thank you so much for the interesting challenge!!


Chris said...

Wonderful inspiration from the DT ... such gorgeous creations!!
Thanks for a fab challenge once again :D
Chris xx

Vanessa said...

Love this challenge! I am glad I made it in time!

Lisa said...

I know I should be sleeping but this challenge is always worth staying up a little extra for! Thanks again for the inspiration!

crafty-stamper said...

Great challenge quite enjoyed doing this card
carol x