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

Monday, November 5, 2012

Week #139 - 'Shabby Autumn'

Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week I am our creative host and I have chosen the theme of 'Shabby Autumn' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration and I ask that you create a card or project inspired by the COLORS FROM THE PICTURE, INCLUDE A PUMPKIN and MAKE IT SHABBY!

'Shabby Chic Style Elements'

Layers of softness characterized by the use of ribbon and lace, a time-worn look achieved by inking, pearls, glitter and other such embellishments.

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, Lauren Bergold - All The Good Blog Names Were TakenLauren earned this Guest Designer spot for her win in the Tea Room during the Week #127 challenge - 'For The Love of Books'.

And, on a personal note, Lauren's card this week has got to be the 'most special' card we've ever spotlighted here in the Tea Room!  Among all of the talented people that grace our blog pages here daily, you may be wondering why I said that.  Well, Lauren lives in New Jersey, which, as most of you all know, was ground zero for the land falling Hurricane Sandy which came ashore last week and caused such total devastation along the Jersey Shore and the New England Seaboard.  Lauren's home was spared from any of the horrific damage that we've all been seeing on TV, but she has been without power for six+ days as of when this post goes live, so it's truly incredible that she was still able to make a card to participate as our guest this week!  Lauren shared with me the heroic efforts she went through to take her crafty supplies to her mom's house - about 30 minutes away - who still has power.  There she was able to complete her card, photograph it and blog about it.  Now ... if that is not a 'die hard' crafter, I don't know what is!  THANK YOU, Lauren, for sharing your passion and creativity with us all this week in the Tea Room!  I hope you all pop on over to Lauren's blog and leave her a little bit of love ... I am sure it will brighten her dark, and electric-less day :)  I'm praying that the powers to be can restore your electricity soon, Lauren, so you can begin to make strides to get things back to normal!!

And some more beautiful inspiration from our November Special MONTH-LONG Guest Designer ...    Maria Patrick - Maria's Merry Makings!  

Made using Paper Sweeties - Emma, You Are Special, You Make Me Smile

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
Paper Sweeties - Little Wishes, Sweeties Wagon, Stand Add-on #1 / Robyn's Fetish - Ornate Frame

Lenet Mos - To Scrap or Not to Scrap, That's the Question
Paper Sweeties - So Sweet of You

Rebecca Deeprose - Paper Primrose
Paper  Sweeties - You Make Me Smile / Robyn's Fetish - Happy Fall 2

Rebekah Faries - Midnite Lullabies Studio
 Paper Sweeties - Banner Wishes / Robyn's Fetish - Ornate Frame

Starr Timmons - The Paper Chase
 Paper Sweeties - Sweeties Wagon / Robyn's Fetish - Apple Cider

Tracey Kelly - Trace Elementz
 Paper Sweeties - You Are Amazing / Robyn's Fetish - Ornate Frame

Now, hop on over to our Shabby Girl individual blogs to see lots more creative and beautiful inspiration, additional pictures and instructions for these projects !

 The Shabby Girls are pleased to welcome our sponsors - Paper Sweeties and Robyn's Fetish!

#1 - Paper Sweeties

Paper Sweeties is owned and illustrated by Debbie Marcinkiewicz, and offers clear acrylic stamps that allow paper crafters to create adorable dolls with interchangeable outfits and accessories! We also have a variety of wonderful all-occasion sentiment sets - perfect for every paper crafted project!  The Paper Sweeties Shoppe carries hand tea-stained seam binding too!  The Sweeties dolls, accessories and sentiments are so fun to play with – they will bring back fond childhood memories of special moments from the past!  You’ll enjoy using the Sweeties to create projects for card making, scrap booking, party favors, invitations and so much more!

Winner will receive one stamp set as prize!

#2 - Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish  Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers,designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 5 digital stamps of their choice!
Please link your creations below by Sunday, November 11th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, November 12th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 12th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!


Unknown said...

thanks for the amazing inspiration and the great challenge!

Shari said...

So much beautiful inspiration!

Ann said...

Beautiful cards by the DT and fun shabby challenge. I enjoyed playing along.

lauren bergold said...

hi debbie, thanks very much for that awesome intro, it's a great honor to be your guest this week and have my card alongside all the gorgeous DT examples! we got our electricity back this morning, and now i am very excited to go and see the amazing work your readers are sending in!!! xoxoxoxo lauren