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

Sunday, June 6, 2010


It is with great sadness that I announce that our lovely Design Team Member, Jill, has decided to step down from her Design Team spot here in the Tea Room.  Jill's business is booming and she simply cannot devote the proper amount of time each week to keep up with her DT duties.  Jill will be sorely missed by us all, but we hope that she can pop in and play along with some of our weekly challenges as her schedule allows!

With that said, we are issuing a SHABBY TEA ROOM DESIGN TEAM CALL!  We have TWO spots available and would love to see your BEST work!

First, the DESIGN TEAM rules:
  • You must be able to submit a card or project each week based on the weekly challenge theme no later than the Saturday before the new challenge is to go 'live'.
  • You must be able to comment weekly on participant submissions.
  • You must be able to host a weekly challenge once every six weeks -- this means coming up with a theme for everyone to play along with.
  • You must currently have a blog and be an active blogger!
  • You must be on the watch for any sponsorship opportunities for our wonderful participants in The Shabby Tea Room challenges and forward me any and all contact info.
  • From time to time our wonderful sponsors donate products for the DT to work with!  You will have the option of accepting these donated products or declining.
  • Our DT terms run for six months ... but this one is already past mid-way, so you'll have the option of re-upping at the end of this term in September.
That is basically it!  Every once in a while we will do something fun like a blog hop or special little something for the holidays. 

If this sounds like something that you might be interested in, then here is what you will do next for submission and in order to be considered for a position on our DESIGN TEAM:
  • #1 - Create a card or project ... or both based on the following inspiration photo.  You may be inspired by the colors, the theme, the vintage tea pot ... let's see your BEST work!
  • #2 - Link your project here AND then send me an e-mail with the following information:  your full name, address, phone number, e-mail address, other design team experience (DT experience not required) and a brief write up about why you'd like to join The Shabby Tea Room Design Team.

  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • Although vintage and shabby chic design styles are not a requirement of this challenge blog, if you're so inclined to design with these styles in mind you may get bonus points!!!
  • This DT call will run from June 6th through June 16th - and will end at midnight EST.  The two new design team members will be announced on June 17th and your term will begin with Week #15 on June 21st.

Good luck to all who choose to submit for this DESIGN TEAM Call!  I cannot wait to see your creations!


Lisa said...

Oh WOW! What an honor it would be to make it on to The Tea Room Design Team...what a talented team! And once again, thoughts of teapots are running through my head! Can't wait to get off of work and head into my craft room! Thanks Debbie!

Sasya said...

OH my god, what a great chance!! thank you!! :)

Pattie said...

Awesome...a wise person once told me you will never be chosen if you don't submit, submit, submit!!!
Thanks for the chance!

Unknown said...

uhhhh I just saw the DT call, how fun!

Teresa said...

Just a question? Not sure where to put it, so here it is. At the top of the blog is now says not all submissions to the challenges needs to be 'shabby/vintage'. Are things changing here? I have become an avid follower all because of the devotion to the shabby/vintage looks of all the submissions.

Emma and Susan said...

This would be an absolutely brilliant opportunity for me, I would love to make it on the Tea Room Design Team!
Thankyou for the chance of entering!
Love and hugs

Pam said...

Thanks for the great inspiration on the challenge! I love shabby and romantic designs!
Hugs to you,

Katy said...

I was so excited to see the design call! What an exciting opportunity! Oh, how I would love to be a part of this team!

Pattie said...

I just linked my entry...I'm age (wink, wink)! Thanks again for a chance at joining a great team!

Kristin said...

OOHHH! There is some stiff competition! Good luck to all of us!

Axes DesigNs said...

OMY!!! I just upload my second chance to participate I did an exclusively project for the challenge!! Thanks Debbie and good luck to all the participant girls.. all the projects are so pretty!! it will be though!!!