Monday, November 25, 2013

Good Morning Friends-
Ahhh....I have a week off from teaching this week-I am soooo Thankful! Don't get me wrong, I love my job and having the opportunity to teach all my little munchkins and provide them with some positive opportunities during the day, but I so needed this break to re-energize, as they get very excited at this time of year, and the energy level and behaviors are much more escalated-so it is a break I will enjoy! :)
Ok, enough about my needed break-LOL and onto the important things:
The Shabby Tea Room this week has this wonderful inspirational photo provided by our Design Team member Linda. She asks that we create a card/project with this inspiration photo as our jumping off point, and to include brown, white and red in our design.

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I chose the digi image "Teds Cocoa" for my image this week, as it was perfect to go along with the inspiration photo, and I love a good cup of cocoa!

I colored the image with my copics, used "Oatmeal Cream" rayon ribbon and rusty Jingle Bells, and "Sending Holiday Cheer" stamped sentiment from from Paper Sweeties. The papers I used are from Bazzill-"Believe," and Echo Park-"Reflections-Christmas."
Head on over to The Shabby Tea Room and check out what we all have been busy creating this week and join us in this fun challenge. You could win 7 Digi images from Bugaboo Stamps-Hurry!
Have a great day-

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Shabby Tea Room-#193 "Gingham Country Christmas"

Hi Friends-
Before we know it, Christmas will be here and I am already enjoying creating those beautiful Christmas cards and projects to send to family and friends!
This week in The Shabby Tea Room, Lesley is our host and she has given us the Country Christmas Inspiration photo to work with.
 I love the feel of this room in the photo-it's so warm and inviting! Lesley asks that we use this photo as our inspiration and also use the colors red, blue, vanilla and gingham on our card/project.
Our sponsor this week is-" My Time Made Easy."
My Time Made Easy™ LLC
 I chose to use Lauren's "Card Wrapper" with my project. It is a fun template that wraps around your card and creates an envelope type box to keep the card in!
I used gingham to cover the front of my card wrapper, and then fussy cut some papers from My Minds Eye-"All is Bright" paper pad. What  a fun project this was!

Take a peek at what the rest of The Shabby Tea Room Design Team has come up with this week and then start getting busy and join the fun!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Shabby Tea Room-Challenge #192 "Holiday Baking"

Hello Friends-

Happy Monday and Veterans Day! What a great day it is here in Northern Ca. (a little overcast, a little sun, and fairly warm-great weather)~love it!

This week in The Shabby Tea Room, I am the Creative Host-I am asking that you create a card/project with this fun and fall colored inspirational photo, USING THE CHALKBOARD TECHNIQUE and INCLUDE A 'BAKING ELEMENT', WHITE, RED & ORANGE!

Our sponsor this week is Digital Papers by Janet Etsy
I chose to use one of her collage sheets (Cooking Cards) with a little girl stirring her ingredients up in a large bowl! I don't know about you, but I can remember as a child, helping my mom or my grandma baking cookies, and the bowl seemed ever so large to me! So, this little girl just reminded me of these times when I was a child.
I chose to make a chalkboard to go along with the inspiration photo and the sentiment I chose, (Papertrey Ink), is just perfect to go along with this little cooking girl.
Using a chalkboard technique is so much fun and oh so easy peasy! If you haven't tried it yet-you must, and this is the perfect oportunity!

So come along and join us in The Shabby Tea Room and hop over and take a peek at all the inspiration we have left for you!

Have a great rest of the week-and get busy!

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #191 "Shabby Fall Party"

Hello Friends and Happy Monday-

This week at The Shabby Tea Room, Aneta is challenging us with this fun inspirational photo and asks that we create a card/project with the theme of "Shabby Fall Party," and to use the colors yellow and/or orange, cakes/cupcakes and banners.

The sponsor this week is "Paper Sweeties." I have been having so much fun with these adorable little stamps and dies!

Here is my card, using none other than Paper Sweeties stamp and die "Emma." She is all set to have a party and is looking for a buyer at her little cupcake stand. I can just imagine a child standing in the front yard with thier little stand all set up with cupcakes for sale! Too much fun!!

Papers-Simple Stories: "Happy Day," Echo Park: "Fall-Reflections," Papertrey Ink: Cardstock
Stamps/Dies-Paper Sweeties: "Emma," "You Are Fabulous," "Sweeties Stand"
Misc.- Stickles, Seam Binding Ribbon, Stampin Up-Brad, twine, Copic Markers

This was a fun challenge, and I challenge you to join along in the fun this week and to visit The Shabby Tea Room and look at all of the great talent we have on our Design Team. It's a great group of ladies, and truly an honor to be a part of this great group!

Have a Fabulous beginning to the month of November-

Friday, November 1, 2013

Paper Sweeties November Guest Designer

Happy November Friends-

I am so excited, as this month over at Paper Sweeties, I am the Guest Designer for this months Inspiration Challenge (#13)!

We were given this beautiful photo for inspiration and asked to create a card/project with this photo and the color palette associated with this it.

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I am having so much fun with the Paper Sweeties Stamps and Dies. It brings back the fond childhood memories with my mom and I cutting out, coloring and playing with paper dolls. I wish today's children could have those kind of memories. Life sure did seem a lot simpler when I was a child, than it is for today's children!


Paper Sweeties: "Abigail," "It's Tea Time," and "Sweeties Wagon" stamp sets, "Abigail Sweet Cuts Die"
Paper: All papers are from Papertrey Ink
Misc.: Seam Binding Ribbon, Button and Twine from my stash
Please head on over to Paper Sweeties blog this month and play along in this fun challenge. You have all month long to get your creative juices flowing!
Have a great day-


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