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Monday, August 1, 2011

Week #73 - 'Mix and Match'

Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week Danielle is our host, and she has chosen the FUN theme of 'Mix and Match'!   Danielle asks that we create a card or project using this beautiful photo for inspiration ...

... and use {at least} THREE DIFFERENT PATTERNED PAPERS in your design - manufactured or make your own!  You need not use the colors from the inspiration photo unless you are inspired by them!

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, Heidi Didriksen - Papir Dama!  Heidi earned this Guest Designer spot for her win during Week #63 - 'Sweet Baby'! 

And a brand new month brings a brand new Special MONTH-LONG Guest Designer ... I am pleased to welcome Andrea Ewen - Ewen Style!

Do you want to be the next Month-Long Guest Designer with the Shabby Girls?  It's as simple as participating in our weekly challenges and WOW-ing us with your projects!  The Shabby Girls might be calling on YOU to be the next Month-Long Guest Designer!!!

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

Debbie Marcinkiewicz -  Simple Treasures
Splash of Fun

Charlene Cundy - Expresstions of Me!
Summer Fun Kite

Danielle Greenwood - Au Clair de La Lune
Summer Fun Kite

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart
Summer Fun Kite

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards
 Splash of Fun and Diving Candace

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

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

 The Shabby Girls are pleased to welcome our sponsor - Chi Chi Memories!  

Chi Chi Memories is the labor of love of talented artist and illustrator Natalie Tong.  Natalie's background in graphic design has helped her create the very happy world of Chi Chi Memories.  Her line of digi images centers around kids Jordy and Candace and their world of animal friends such as Freddie the elephant and Teddy the bear, among others.  Natalie's designs are meant to spread happiness and cheer around blogland.  You can visit Chi Chi Memories at where you will find the shop (where you can find FREEBIES), the blog and challenges.  There is also a Papercraft Planet group for you come share your work with Chi Chi Memories images and chat.  We are so thrilled to be sponsoring!
This week's winner will receive a prize package to include three digital images!

Link your creations below by Sunday, August 7th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, August 8th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 8th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!


Crystal said...

as always, your DT work is so inspiring and so absolutely gorgeous!! such a creative & fab challenge too. hugs!

Victoria Lavender said...

Some really nice stuff! Beautiful, always wonderful, the DT's at The Shabby Tea Room. (that sounds a little penn. dutch....I grew up near Lancaster Co.) The players are really tight this week. Best of luck with the judging. Peace and Chicken.

Unknown said...

OMG Debbie! I have just started blogging with my cards and found your site! I was so happy to see you are from Chapel Hill because I am from Durham! So happy to find your blog and your card challenge! Thanks for a wonderful place to visit.

Rebekah said...

what a great challenge this week!! So happy to be able to play along:)

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I, too, just found the Shabby Tea Room thanks to Andrea Ewen's site. This is my first entry and I GOOFED IT UP!!! On entry #68 I did not put the whole URL that you need... didn't know it until I tried it out. Sooooo, I re-entered at #69 with the correct link and now I have a big red X by my name. Can you help me?

Unknown said...

Absolutly shabbylicious DT inspiration again! Thanks for a fun & sweet challenge! Hugs & Sunshine