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

Monday, March 21, 2011

Week #54 - 'BINGO'

Welcome Friends!  Today marks the start of our third six months here in the Tea Room ... and we have a couple new, smiling and talented designers to share their talents with us all!  Let us all {officially} welcome Charlene, Danielle and Kristin to our Shabby Tea Room Family!  The excitement of the new DT members joining the team today is also bittersweet, as we say goodbye to Cathy, Clare and Nicole.  We so enjoyed being inspired by their beautiful designs for the past six months and look forward to seeing them in the Tea Room again for our weekly challenges as their schedules allow!  Thank you girls :)  Miss you already!!

This week I am your host and have a challenge with a fun little twist for you all to shake things up a bit ...

... using this inspiration board as a starting point for your design, please choose any THREE IN A ROW embellishments to create a card or project with this week!  For example, you may decide to use brads, buttons and die cuts on your card ... OR you may decide to use buttons, flowers and glitter on your project!  Basically, a wild card week!  Use ANY THREE IN A ROW, and please be sure to include which items you chose in your blog post!

BONUS ... anyone using all 9 embellishment choices will go into a random drawing for 5 yards of Shabby Vintage Seam Binding from my Etsy Shop!  Just be sure to leave me a comment on my Simple Treasures blog post HERE letting me know your submission number and that you used all nine embellishments in order to be considered for the BONUS prize :)

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 - Michelle Bala!  Michelle is a 'regular' here in the Tea Room ... treating us all weekly to some of her delicious paper crafted confections!!!

Michelle Bala - Passionate Crafter

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

Charlene Cundy - Expresstions of Me!

Danielle Greenwood - Au Clair de La Lune

Kristin Wilson - Lilsweetpea's Place

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

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 - Pixie Dust Paperie!

Pixie Dust Paperie - A place for pretty paper crafting products and lots of inspiration.

Pixie Dust Paperie is a monthly kit club dedicated to bringing you the newest products available in the paper crafting industry. Each month, you will receive a beautifully designed kit with the latest papers and embellishments, all designed to coordinate perfectly, and ready for you to create, whether it's scrapbook pages, cards, mini album, coffee table brag book, or altered projects, you will find lots of inspiration and new ideas here at Pixie Dust Paperie.

At The Pixie Blog (, we have a new project every single day, giveaways and monthly challenge too, so please come visit us!

Besides the $20 Pixie Gift Certificate for the winner, we would like to offer your readers a coupon code - tearoom-special, use code during check out to get 20% off our Pixie Kits.

And don't forget to check HERE to see if you're a winner of one of the TWENTY prize packages during our week-long Birthday Bash Celebration!  You have one week from Monday to claim your prize :)

Link your creations below by Sunday, March 27th  to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, March 28th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 28th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!


Janetcraft said...

Oh thanks Deb, for dropping by at my blog and really appreciate with your comments...will continuous support and participate more interesting cards and layouts!

Marjan said...

Welcome to the three new DT ladies! I am sure you'll show the most beautiful creations! Sorry to see the other three go, but as they have their own blogs, we can still see the lovely things they make.

Nicole said...

Welcome to the new Shabby Girls! Have a blast! I will miss creating with you every week, but I hope to play along often! Great challenge Debbie!! :)

Unknown said...

Such a great Challenge!! I just have to join in again!! *lol*
What wonderfulö & shabby projects from the Dt,s and gd!!! Shabby seambinding...oh my..That would be a dream come true!!!

Rachel said...

I love a spot of bingo! Fab challenge and gorgeous DT cards - such great inspiration. Wedgie xxx

Tussemaja said...

Thank you all in the DT for the inspiration. Lovely creations!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super gorgeous DT card ladies!!! The BINGO was fun to play! Hugs ~S~

BrossArtAddiction said...

Great idea for a challenge and fun too! Thanks for the inspiration! :D

xx Tracey xx

Jo said...

Thanks for a really fun challenge this week :) The DT cards are beautiful!

jo x

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

What another wonderful challenge from The Shabby Tea Room.. I love this blog! Everyone has such great designs..

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Such a fun challenge this week - I love it! Beautiful samples as always from the very talented team. Welcome to all the new team members! Thanks for the opportunity to play along.


sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shabby Girls - as always fabby DT creations to inspire us!


AmyJRockstar said...

Oh my there are so many entries this week! Very lovely cards. So glad to be a part of the challenge! It was a fun one. I'm super inspired now to do lots more shabby chic cards. They are fun! Can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow! :0)

Xo ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Judy said...

What a lovely challenge! And brilliant DT inspiration too. Judy x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Lovely DT cards, such an inspiration...Hugs, Teresa x

Rebekah said...

loved the challenge this week.. my first entry ever.. such great work from the DT!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun Shabby Challenge, and great displays for inspiration.