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Monday, March 12, 2012

Week #105 - 'Spring is Near'

Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  Sadly, we'll be saying goodbye to Char, Cindy, Melissa and Sheri at the end of this week as they have completed their current Design Team terms.  I thank them all from the bottom of my heart for a year's worth of stunning inspiration shared here in the Tea Room!

We're so excited to welcome Lenet, Rebekah, Starr and Tammy to our sweet and creative little family next Monday!!  We are delighted that Fran has accepted an invitation for a second term as well!  I know they are going to 'wow' us all with their fabulous talents!!

This week Char is our wonderful host and she has chosen the theme of 'Spring is Near' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration ...

... and Char asks that you create a card or project inspired by photo USING AT LEAST THREE COLORS FROM THE PICTURE and DRY EMBOSSING!  Be sure you let us know what you DRY embossed because sometimes it's hard to find in a picture!!  There are many different techniques for DRY EMBOSSING - folders, scoring boards, homemade options -- get creative and have fun!!

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, Vicky Sheridan - Blush Crafts!  Vicky earned this Guest Designer spot for her win in the Tea Room during the Week #93 challenge - 'A Kraft-y Christmas'. 

And some more beautiful inspiration from our March Special MONTH-LONG Guest Designer ...    

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

Charlene Cundy - Expresstions of Me!

Cindy Holshouser - Sweet P Paperie

Fran Westmoreland - Purple Peanut's Crafty Blog

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards

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 - Creative Treasures!

 I’m Tracy and the owner of Creative Treasures, we are a family run business with a love of all things craft related.  We stock a great range of mulberry flowers, pretty ribbons, seam binding, lace, crystal drops, charms and lots of pretty embellishments.   We are always adding new stock.  Our aim is to provide a fantastic customer service and great value for money.

Creative Treasures has generously donated a gorgeous prize package for our lucky winner!


And, since we are celebrating our birthday week, we have some fun news ... we have TWO fabulous sponsors this week!!!  I am pleased to introduce you all to our second sponsor - Frost it Pink!  

 We are delighted to share our passion of scrapbooking with all of you wonderful scrappers! Our goal is to help you make beautiful treasures for a lifetime. Memories cherished forever. So whether you are new on this journey or traveled the road of scrapbooking for some time, we hope that you will find something on this site to help you Cherish your Memories for Years.

Amy, owner of Frost it Pink, has generously donated a $50 prize package to our second lucky winner!

Be sure to enter your card or project for this week's 'Spring is Near' challenge to be eligible to win one of these fabulous prize packages!  Be sure to read our rules page at the top of this blog for complete details on how to enter our challenges.

Please link your creations below by Sunday, March 18th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, March 19th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 19th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!


Handmade_by_MaDe said...

Thanks for the lovely challenge :)!Great work by the DT!

Marlou McAlees said...

really enjoyed this challenge ladies and amazing work as always :) xxx

Marlou McAlees said...

oh no ... :( ladies, I totally forgot the dry embossing :( oh im so sad, I took ages making this, silly me! huge apologies, feel free to remove my card.
hugzzz Marlou xx

DIANA L. said...

Thanks for the fun challenge. Great Dt inspiration.

Maire Gamber said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards by the DT! It makes me want to do a few more! :D
Marie XX

Marlou McAlees said...

Hi ladies :) only me again :) .. LOL ,,, I had another go at the challenge as I loved this theme so much and this time I did remember to add my dry embossing, :) thanks , hugzzz Marlou x

Carol said...

HI, Thanks for the challenge it matches perfectly with an idea of some colours for a bedroom canvas. At last you've made me do it!!!! Thanks for all the inspiration design team

Melissa Hurdle said...

What beautiful projects! So inspiring. Im so happy I found your blog. Thank You!

Unknown said...

Absolutly stunning & shabby creations from the lovely DT!! And happy birthday shabby tea room!! INKLINKZ isn't working, so if it's ok, i'll add my entry here, will be back later to check if it works again. Hugs and sunshine!

ReNae Allen said...

I came to this site via Melissa Phillips. I am so happy to have found your site, and hope to enter the challenge! This is right up my shabby alley!

Kathy said...

I loved this challenge...and was determined to get this card entered, come rain or shine...and the rain is winning! LOL