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

Monday, September 10, 2012

Week #131 - 'Creative Candy'

Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week Fran is our creative host and she has chosen the theme of 'Creative Candy' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration and Fran asks that you create a card or project inspired by the COLORS IN THE PHOTO PLUS INCLUDE LACE, FABRIC AND A BUTTON!

FOR YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE WEEKLY PRIZE AND HONORS: 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 and top honors. Thanks for your understanding and participation!

I am pleased to introduce you all to this week's Guest Designer, Tracey Kelly - Trace Elementz!  Tracey earned this Guest Designer spot for her win in the Tea Room during the Week #119 challenge - 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend'. 

And some more beautiful inspiration from our September Special MONTH-LONG Guest Designer ...    Tammy Hobbs!  

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
Crafty Secrets - Creating With Vintage Typography CD #3
Paper Sweeties - Alphas-Upper, Alphas-Lower and So Sweet of You stamp sets

Fran Westmoreland - Purple Peanut's Crafty Blog
 Creating with Vintage Typography & Creating with Vintage Patterns CD's

Lenet Mos - To Scrap or Not to Scrap, That's the Question
 Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD #2

Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD #2

Rebekah Faries - Midnite Lullabies Studio
 Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD #2

Starr Timmons - The Paper Chase
 Creating With Vintage Patterns CD

Tammy Roberts - Paperie Sweetness
 Love Mail, Baby Girl Stamp Set

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 two sponsors this week!!

#1 Crafty Secrets 

 We retail and wholesale our vintage and retro inspired images paired with both meaningful or fun words and sentiments in our Heartwarming Vintage Collection of paper craft products and Clear Art Stamps. We ship orders from our USA warehouse in Blaine, WA or our head office in Surrey, BC.

Visit our BLOG to get our latest news and see artistic and inspiring samples from our Design Team.  Don't forget to sign up to get notified on new blog posts.

We are committed to high quality, great service and sharing inspiring ideas! Check out our large variety of themes from Babies, Birds, Cooking, Family, Fairies, Garden, Girlfriends to Holiday and Seasonal designs for card making, paper arts, scrapbooking and keepsakes.

Sandy, owner of Crafty Secrets, has generously donated a $50 gift certificate for our winner #1!

#2 - Paper Sweeties

 Paper Sweeties is owned and illustrated by Debbie Marcinkiewicz and offers acrylic stamps that allow paper crafters to create adorable dolls with interchangable outfits and accessories! We also have a variety of all-occasion sentiment sets - perfect for every paper crafted project!  The Sweeties dolls, accessories and sentiments are perfect for card making, scrap booking, party favors and so much more!  You can also find hand tea-stained seam binding in the shoppe!

Winner #2 will receive one free stamp set from the Paper Sweeties Shoppe!

Please link your creations below by Sunday, September 16th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, September 17th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 17th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!


Handgathered said...

First of all, congratulations to the new DT's! Well deserved, both of you!
I just love the eye candy that is this challenge. Very inspiring indeed.
xo Anni

Outi said...

Thanks for beautiful and inspirational DT work!
Outi xxx

Karen Letchworth said...

As you may have seen from my posts this week, this challenge REALLY inspired me. In my post for the third entry (the only one I got right), you will read my thoughts about "reading the directions". LOL
Thanks for bearing with me, and for offering a great challenge and some wonderfukl inspiration. I had a lot of fun despite my mistakes. I always look forward to playing along.
Thanks for your lovely blog, Debbie. You have a great gang here!
karen L

Carole said...

I was so happy to try another shabby card. There are so many amazing entries I wish I could get to them all.