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Monday, September 13, 2010

Week #27 - 'Fresh Living'

Well, how time has flown!  This week marks The Shabby Tea Room's SIX MONTH anniversary!  Whoo hoo :)  We have loved seeing all of your gorgeous creations week after week and look forward to the next six months of creativity, inspiration and FUN :)

Sadly, today marks the final week that we will have the pleasure of being inspired by two of our Shabby Girls ... Audrey Pettit and Melissa Hubert.  We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing their beautiful work week after week, and I think I can speak for everyone on the team and all of our followers when I say that they will be missed terribly here in the Tea Room.  I thank both Audrey and Melissa for joining me in this journey ... they didn't know what they were signing up for way back in March when I searched them out and invited them to join the team!  My gratitude for all the time and efforts they put into inspiring us with wonderful designs and touching all of your lives with sweet comments on your projects is simply immeasurable!  Best wishes girlies ... please come back and visit us as often as you can!!

So, the exciting news is that next Monday we will be announcing who the two brand new shabby girls will be who have agreed to join our shabby little family ... stay tuned!!  You won't want to miss the announcement!

And, onto this week's challenge ...

Audrey is our lovely host this week and she has chosen this beautiful photo for us all to be inspired by --

and asks that we create a card or project inspired by NATURE and/or using GREEN!

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 only link your submission POST - not your entire blog or multiple challenge submissions.

•Please do not cross-promote (advertising) events unrelated to The Shabby Tea Room Challenge.

Please take a moment to help me welcome our Guest Designer this week - Dana Gustafson from Paper Daydream!  Dana is a 'regular' here in the Tea Room and I have been so inspired by her work week after week!  Her soft and lovely designs just bring a smile to my face - simply gorgeous!  Please take a minute to visit Dana's blog and leave her some sweet {love}!

Dana Gustafson - Paper Daydream

And now for some more inspiration from the Shabby Girls  ...

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Simple Treasures
'Bless This Home Birdhouse'

Audrey Pettit - Audrey Pettit's Weblog - Week #27 Host
'Lilly stems with oval'

Cathy Clark-Santie - Papier Girl
'Tree Set'

Lisa Golzbein - Oh So Cute By Lisa
'Topiary 3'

Melissa Hubert - My Paper Obsession
'Poppy with oval'

Nicole Segnere - My Craft Room Creations
'Palm Trees'

Now, 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 ... Tiffany Doodles!

All of my digital stamps are originally created by me and of the multiple styles I offer, most are hand-drawn images. Some are brushed up in Photoshop using the pen tool to produce very clean lines and others are left with a sketchy, rustic, hand-drawn look. An additional digi-style is one that I’ve dubbed as PhotoSketches and these are images from my own photographs which I transformed into sketches with a little help from Photoshop. These beauties make splendid realistic images for stamping!

One of the ways that I wish to say “thank you” to all of the folks that follow Tiffany Doodles is by offering a brand new Freebie every Thursday. I’ve received a hefty response from this, which has encouraged me to continue creating even more! Tiffany.

Tiffany has graciously donated (2) images to our 3rd place Tea Time Terrific Top Three Winner, (4) images to our 2nd place TTTTT Winner, (6) images to our 1st place TTTTT Winner ... and (10) images for The Shabby Tea Room Winner - WOW!!!
We will award a 'The Shabby Tea Room Tea Time Terrific Top Three' badge to the three most creative projects ... plus, this week only, all the Tea Time Terrific Top Three Winners will receive free images from Tiffany!!! One lucky participant will earn 'The Shabby Tea Room Winner' badge and 10 digi images from Tiffany! 

Link your creations below by Sunday, September 19th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, September 20th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 20th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!


Lenet said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

cheryl said...

what a wonderful set of DT projects,they are all so stunning love cheryl xxx

Zue said...

This is a lovely challenge this week.

The DT projects are very inspirational, so thank you.

I could not resist this one, as I am in love with the natural world and green is my favourite colour.

Sue xxx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wonderful challenge. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Marjo said...

Wonderful DT creations! This is a cool challenge.

Hugs, Marjo

Angella D. Crockett said...

I love, love, love your samples and challenge this week!! Thanks for having the classiest blog around!!! Blessings! Angie

Mary Marsh said...

this was my first time to play in this challenge-loved the theme-great samples for inspiration as well

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

AWESOME challenge and LOVE the inspiration from the DT, thanks so much:)

Sabrina Jackson said...

Awesome challenge and samples. It is always so much fun participating in this challenge!! Keep them coming! :D:D:D Hugs, Sabrina

Tiffany said...

Debbie and DT ladies!! All of your cards look fabulous! I'm so flattered by what you have done with my digis! I'm just really proud! Thank you! Good luck to everyone!

Linda Wescott said...

Thanks for this challenge. The DT's projects are a joy to look at.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Happy 6 months anniversary, girls!!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Inspritational abloom from the design team. Thank you all.

Benzi said...

Congrats on your 6 months and a welcome to Dana. Great inspiration, girls.

Ashley Lydia Durand said...

Love all the cards as usual =)

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