Monday, January 4, 2016

Tea Room NEWS for 2016 ...

Hello Tea Room fans and Happy New Year!

I have some news to announce today ... after much thought and contemplation, I've decided to close the challenges here in the Tea Room.  We've been enjoying inspiration and creativity here for five fabulous years -- my how time flies when you're having fun!  I've enjoyed 'meeting' so many of you from all over the world here in the Tea Room and sharing our love and passion for all things paper and glue together!

The good news is Paper Sweeties is doing wonderful and consuming much of my time each day.  In 2015 I attended 22 stamp shows and 2016 looks to be as busy!  The bad news is with all the responsibilities I have owning and running my company, it has become increasingly more challenging to keep up with things over here in the Tea Room.  It is with a sad heart that I close up shop here -- the Tea Room has been my 'baby' since 2010, and I enjoyed watching it grow into the amazing community it is today!

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the designers who created beautiful projects for our weekly challenges over the years ... their inspiration helped spark our creativity week after week!

I also want to thank all of you for joining us weekly to participate in our challenges!  It has been so much fun visiting all of your blogs and seeing your lovely creations over the years!

Last, I will be focusing my efforts on one monthly challenge, and I invite you all to join us over at Paper Sweeties for our fun challenges:

Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges! Each 1st of the month we will have a brand new inspiration board to help spark your creativity!  It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create, share and win:

1. CREATE a NEW project based on the current inspiration board using ANY of your favorite crafty supplies — receive an EXTRA VOTE if you use a stamp, die or embellishment from Paper Sweeties!  If you don’t have any stamps from Paper Sweeties yet, we have some complimentary digital images for you to try before you buy!  Use this month’s board as a starting point for your project — be inspired by one or more of the colors, shapes, theme — ANYTHING GOES!

2. POST a DIRECT LINK to your project in our link gallery!

3. LINK back to this blog post so your readers can easily find us!

Our challenge will run for the entire month. You can play along as many times as you wish and combine with as many other challenges as you want! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #39:


Thank you all for everything shared here in the Tea Room ... see you over at Paper Sweeties for loads more fun, inspiration and creativity!!

Hugs - xoxo

Week #266 - Winter Wonderland WINNERS!

A big THANK YOU to all of our crafty friends for being so supportive of this fun little challenge blog! Such an inspiring week here in the Tea Room for our 'Winter Wonderland' challenge -- we received 44 ADORABLE cards and projects this week WOW - and the Shabby Girls enjoyed peeking at each and every single one of them!!  We also would like to recognize and thank our 2,727 FABULOUS FOLLOWERS for joining in on the weekly challenges! We {heart} you all in the Tea Room so very much!!!

Don't forget ... if you're sporting either a Shabby Tea Room pink tea pot blinkie, Tea Time Terrific Top Three badge, Winner badge or Guest Designer badge, contact me via e-mail to be added to the Shabby Girlfriends Page!

The Shabby Girls thank you ALL for sharing your special paper crafting talents with us here in the Tea Room! The talent and inspiration continuously amazes and inspires us all!  And now, without further ado, here are the creations that caught our eyes this week for capturing the essence of the 'Winter Wonderland' challenge:


1.  2. Rita V

2.  10. Samantha's Cards:

3.  33. Mia Scott

1.  19. Lynda

2.  38. Jeri


9. Linda Levoir

Congratulations to ALL! Tea Time Terrific Top Three and Winners, please grab your badges from our sidebar so you can proudly display them on your blogs! Winner, please contact me via e-mail to claim your prize!

Please be sure to review the rules on our rule page in order to be considered for the weekly top honors and prizes! 
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