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Monday, January 9, 2012

Week #96 - 'Vintage Boudoir'

Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week Cindy is our wonderful host and she has chosen the theme of 'Vintage Boudoir' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration ...

... and Cindy asks that you create a card or project inspired by THE COLORS IN THE PHOTO AND USE A SEWING THEMED EMBELLISHMENT!  {Sewing embellishment could be something such as:  lace, ribbon, pins, stamped image, seam binding, machine sewing, faux sewing, buttons, zipper, bobbin, spool, needle, etc.)

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, Joanna Munster - Inspired by Stamping!  Joanna earned this Guest Designer spot for her win in the Tea Room during the Week #84 challenge - 'Pumpkin Garden'.   Did you also know that Joanna is an amazing artist and launched her very own stamp business this past fall?  You can check out all the amazing acrylic stamp sets in her wonderful shop here

And some more beautiful inspiration from our January Special MONTH-LONG Guest Designer ...    
Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch!  

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
Christmas Postcard

Charlene Cundy - Expresstions of Me!
Label 3

Cindy Holshouser - Sweet P Paperie

Fran Westmoreland - Purple Peanut's Crafty Blog

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart
Dancing Dress

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards
Dancing Dress

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 - Tiffany Doodles Digital Stamps!

Original Digital Stamps

Hi! I'm Tiffany, owner of TiffanyDoodles. My background is web design, graphic design & photography. I have been self employed for nine years and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my work! Since childhood, I've always been creative and taken great pleasure in drawing and painting. In 2009, I discovered the stamping and paper crafting world and just fell in love!! In a very short order, I began transforming some of my drawings and doodles into "digis". It has truly been a joy to share them with folks. I get so thrilled every time I see something new that someone has created with one of my stamps!! Each design is like a child of mine and it's really neat to see it all grown up and out in the world being all it can be... LOL!

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 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!! I hope you find something you like here!

Tiffany is so generous ... we will have FOUR winners this week:
Grand Prize = 10 digital images
1st Place = 6 digital images
2nd Place = 4 digital images
3rd Place = 2 digital images

Please link your creations below by Sunday, Janaury 15th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, January 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!


Jeanne J. said...

Debbie, Wow!! Another gorgeous inspiration photo! I'm LOVIN the Tea Room! I've got my thinking cap on! Thanks to the designers for some beautiful examples!

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MICKEY said...

Love the vintage feel of the photo with the colors!

Deanne :)

AgnieszkaBe said...

I loveeee the colours!!!!

anj said...

Another gorgeous photo to inspire our mojos! And a big response from your blogwatchers - such a great array of beautiful and fun entries. Well done and good luck everyone!!