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Monday, March 14, 2011

Week #53 - 'Party Time'

Welcome Friends ... the Shabby Girls are so excited that this week is finally here!!  What a quick year it has been since our very first challenge back on March 15, 2010 - 'Elegant Shabby'!  We are honored to have had the opportunity to 'meet' so many of you in blog land over the past year and truly value the time you spend here in the Tea Room with us all each week!
So, let the BIRTHDAY BASH festivities begin!!!  This week Clare is our host and she has chosen the theme of  'Party Time' for us to design with along with this fun inspiration photo ...

... and Clare asks that you design a CARD, BANNER and/or GIFT with a BIRTHDAY OR CELEBRATION THEME!  (You need not use the colors in the inspiration photo.)

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 challenge rules will remain in the gallery but will not be eligible for the weekly prizes. Thanks for your understanding and participation!

I am pleased to introduce you all to this week's Guest Designer - Sherry Wright!  Sherry earned this Guest Designer spot for her win during Week #44 in the Tea Room - 'Sketch This'! Sherry has continued to WOW us all weekly with her amazing talents!

Sherry Wright - Seasons of Change

And ... INTRODUCING a BRAND NEW feature beginning this March in the Tea Room -- MONTH-LONG GUEST DESIGNER SPOTS - yippiee!  We had so many fabulous entries for our most recent Design Team Call that is was impossible to narrow all of the gorgeousness down to just two positions.   After giving it some careful thought and consulting with the Design Team girlies, we decided to invite a few designers that are regulars here in the Tea Room and who submitted exceptionally beautiful application projects to Guest Design with the Shabby Girls for a month at a time -- FUN!  Please help me welcome our very first month-long Guest Designer ... Deb Saaranen!

Deb Saaranen - Dream In Color

Do you want to be the next Month-Long Guest Designer with the Shabby Girls?  It's very simple to apply ... simply participate in our weekly challenges and WOW us with your projects!  The Shabby Girls might be calling on you to be the next Month-Long Guest Designer!!!  Stay tuned :)

And now for some more GOR-JUS inspiration from the Shabby Girls ...

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Simple Treasures
Vintage Chic

Cathy Clark-Santie - Papier Girl
Cupcake Stamps
{This is Cathy's final week as a Shabby Girl ... leave her some extra love this week!}

Clare Buswell - Clare's Creations
Cupcake Stamps
{This is Clare's final week as a Shabby Girl ... leave her some extra love this week!}

Make a Wish

Nicole Segnere - My Craft Room Creations
Make a Wish
{This is Nicole's final week as a Shabby Girl ... leave her some extra love!}

Tea Party

Now, hop on over to our Shabby Girl individual blogs to see lots more creative and beautiful inspiration!

I'm so happy to welcome our Tea Room sponsor this week - 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

Blackleaf Studios will provide our winner with the Cupcake Stamps digital file of images!

Link your creations below by Sunday, March 20th  to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, March 21st. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 21st as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!


PepPop said...

Thank you so much for the challenge. The DT work is amazing. Jaqui x

Audrey Pettit said...

What fabulous birthday celebrations projects, everyone!!

Kelly Massman said...

I love the inspiration! I linked up...

Donna said...

Fun challenges! Wonderful cards from the DT! Thanks for the inspiration!

~* steph :) *~ said...

fabulous project, girls! happy birthday TSTR!! loved playing along. *hugs* steph :)

Mandy said...

Beautiful creations ladies, and thanks for the fab challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Cindy Beach said...

Such amazing inspiration from the DT that I just had to play! Even though my card is more on the fun and cute side. Thanks for a great challenge.

AmyJRockstar said...

Thanks for the challenge! Love all the beautiful projects!
XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Irma said...

happy birthday, IrmaXXX

Unknown said...

Thanks for a fun challenge and a BIG congrats on your 1st birthday TSTR!!! Such amazing Dt and GD creations!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Happy Birthday Shabby Tea Room. What a great fun year it has been. Your challenges are always fun and the DT sure give lots of inspiration. You sure do know how to throw a party. Thanks it has been fun.

Heather said...

Happy 1st Birthday Shabby Tea Room!
I’d like to thank all the DT ladies and especially Debbie, who always makes time to leave a lovely comment on your blog, it’s very much appreciated and I’m looking forward to joining you for year two.

2amscrapper said...

Happy Birthday Celebration! Thanks for the great challenge!

stampingandstitching said...

Thanks for the fun challenge and all the amazing inspiration from the DT!Happy Birthday!!