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

Monday, August 9, 2010

Week #22 - 'Reflections' ... AND FOLLOW ME CONTEST!

Using this photo for inspiration, create a card or project!   You can use the soft, neutral and shimmery colors in the photo or the theme ... or BOTH!

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 guidelines will not be eligible for the weekly prizes. Thanks for understanding and playing along!

  • Cards/projects must be newly created following the current challenge guidelines.  You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • Cards/projects must DIRECT LINK back to The Shabby Tea Room.
  • Please do not cross-promote events unrelated to The Shabby Tea Room Challenge.
  • Please only link your submission POST - not your entire blog or multiple challenge submissions.

We have some fun and exciting news ... we have double sponsors this week!!  Yes, that means two prizes - whooo hoooo!!  At the end of the week we'll be giving out a prize from our challenge sponsor to the winner of the challenges and a prize for this 'follow me contest' to ONE OF OUR FOLLOWERS!  How to win ... already a follower, you're entered automatically in the contest!  Not a follower yet, sign up today and earn a chance to win the prize :)  Triple BONUS, when we hit 600 followers this week, then I'll include 6 yards of Shabby Vintage Seam Binding from my Etsy Shop with the prize too!!

Our 'follow me contest' sponsor is:  Blackleaf Studios!

Chic and crafty steal and a fabulous assortment of commercial and personal use graphics, clipart, scrapbooking elements and digital stamps. Blackleaf Studios also creates a unique range of digital papers, stationary sets, svg die cutting templates, embellishments and more.. Visit the shop at

One lucky follower will receive this gorgeous VINTAGE digi set ...

Please take a moment to help me welcome our Guest Designer this week - Clare Buswell!  Clare has been a Tea Room participant for quite a while now and we've loved seeing her scrumptious creations week after week!  Clare has even had some honorable mentions and wins along the way.  I simply adore Clare's soft, shabby and chic design style!  Please be sure to visit her blog and leave her a bit of {love}!

Clare Buswell - Clare's Creations
And now for some more inspiration from our Shabby Girls Design Team Members ...

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Simple Treasures


Audrey Pettit - Audrey Pettit's Weblog
'Garden Beauties'

Cathy Clark-Santie - Papier Girl
'Seed Catalog Cover'


Lisa Golzbein - Oh So Cute By Lisa
'Suitcase Stack'


Melissa Hubert - My Paper Obsession
'Coffee & Chocolate'

Nicole Segnere - My Craft Room Creations
'Great Adventure'

Hop on over to our Shabby Girl individual blogs to see lots more creative and beautiful inspiration!
Please welcome this week's Tea Room sponsor ... Isabella's Sketchbook!
Isabella's Sketchbook is a digi-stamp boutique offering a variety of designs from delicate hummingbirds to vintage aprons. Isabella strives to offer designs that will assist you in creating your own beautiful work or art.

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 a $12 gift certificate to Isabellas' Sketchbook!

Link your creations below by Sunday, August 15th to play along.  Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, August 16th.  We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 16th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!


Unknown said...

Oh my...what an elegant picture this week! Gongrats to the winner, top 3 and honorable cups of tea!! =)
And another week with stunning DT inspiration...Off to my crafting room...=)

Clare said...

Delighted to be Guest Designer at the Shabby Tearoom this week, a big Congrats to Kirsty and all the winners!!

Lin said...

I had not heard of Isabella's Sketchbook, but the site looks wonderful! Thanks for the link!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, I just learn that my project was chosen! YAY! I am so happy right now, TSTR has been my favorite place to hang out, I always worried that I cannot make it for the challenge every week, I made that project the day before I left for vacation, it was on my traveling check list under "things to be done before leaving for San Diego" LOL! Congrats to everyone, there were so many beautiful projects here and the inspiration samples from DT are always great, thanks for creating such a fun place for us Debbie!

Maria said...

Love all the inspiration from the DT. Beautiful cards as always! Thanks for hosting such fun challenges. :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wonderful inspiration this week, thank girls! xxx

Stella said...

Congratulations to all the winners!
All your creations were beautiful!
And now a new challenge; I just posted my card... For all the DT members; thanks for the inspiration; you all created beautiful cards.
Enjoy your day!

Heather said...

I fell in love with the photo inspiration this week, truly delicious!
The DT are real connoisseurs when it comes to showing such beautiful design.
Heather. x

Jean Franks Beck said...

Wow, what a gorgeous inspiration photo - I want my mantle to look exactly like that! The DT have done an amazing job - so many different interpretations, very fun to see.

Lenet said...

I love the challenge this week. so elegant and romantic.
Thank you so much for choosing me for the top 3!!

Sabrina Jackson said...

WOW, ladies, another awesome challenge!!! You ladies are amazing!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Angella D. Crockett said...

What a fabulous challenge! Your samples are gorgeous as usual!! Thanks for having the best challenges each week! God Bless!

Sarah Bennett said...

I am so glad I found this blog tonight- what a fun place! Your challenge is awesome; I am hoping I will be able to get some time in my stamp room over the weekend and get something submitted to you. I love the inspiration pic!
And of course I am now a follower; I have a feeling I'll be spending lots of time here :-)