Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room-Challenge #207 "Wishy Washy"

Hello Friends-

This week in The Shabby Tea Room, Tina is our hostess. She asks that we create a card/project using this fun inspiration photo and "Washi Tape."

Our sponsor this week is "Digital Papers by Janet Etsy"
Janet has some very unique digital images in her shop to choose from. I chose to use "Vintage Tickets." 
I love the ticket with the chocolate cake on it and it's perfect for a very special occasion! One of the ladies I play Bunco with each month, is turning 80 on Tuesday, so the card I made for this challenge is for her!
I also had the perfect "Washi Tape" to go with the little ticket. Can you see it on the bottom left "De Chocolat"-perfect, don't ya think! I love it when things just go together so easily!
Well, have a great week and don't forget to join us for some fun in The Shabby Tea Room this week!

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room- #206 "Baby"

Hello Friends-

So, I am trying to get caught up, organized, work all day, and stay sane! LOL (or I might cry)!

This week our challenge here at The Shabby Tea Room, is the theme "Baby." How fun and what great joy this week gave me.

Not only did I get a little organized, so I could play catch up, but I also found out my daughter is expecting her 3rd baby! She lives in Georgia, as her husband is in the military, and so I don't get to see them often, but we talk weekly/daily/or as often as possible with her busy life! It is a miracle that she can even have children, as she has a condition called Factor V Leiden. This is a genetic trait, and causes blood clots, which in turn causes miscarriages when pregnant. It took 4 very painful miscarriages to discover the problem. In order to continue the pregnancy, she has to give herself shots daily to keep from miscarrying.

So, needless to say, we are all very happy, but nervous, and this challenge was perfect timing!

Here is our inspiration photo for the week. So shabby, and fun and full of wonderful baby colors!

Our sponsor this week is Creations by AR.
We were able to choose a 3D template that goes along with this week's theme "Baby."
I chose a baby onesie to work with as my card base. I think my card is leaning more towards a girl??? (we won't know for a while, as she is only a couple of months along). What do you think?
Well, either way, I am sending it to wish her congratulations! She has two beautiful little girls already, but we don't care, as long as it's healthy! Love you daughter dear.
Have a great day, and come play along too in The Shabby Tea Room challenge this week!

Shabby Tea Room Challenge #205 "Sketch This"

Hi All-
I am a week behind!!!!! :(

Even though this challenge was last week, I will be making and posting a card later today! I have been moving and all my materials were boxed and in transit or at my new place, with no idea where they were at? 
Here was our challenge photo. We were asked to create a card/project using this sketch.

The sponsor this week was "Paper Temptress"  She carries some great papers and we were able to choose from her wide collection, some pieces to work with.
Stay tuned to see what I come up with (a week late-so sorry)!
Have a great day!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Shabby Tea Room #204 "All That Glitters In Love"

Hey there friends-

I can't believe it is February already-Wow! This week over at The Shabby Tea Room, I am the hostess this week. I chose the theme, "All That Glitters In Love." I found this adorable inspiration photo that was just perfect for the title of the theme.

I am asking that you use this photo to jump start your creativity this week, along with the colors pink, red or burgandy, hearts, flowers and glitter. A girl can never have too much of these things. Don't you agree! I had fun with this challenge, but under a little time constraint this week, and had to quickly get it done and low and behold forgot my favorite sponsor for the week! (Soooooo sorry Debbie)!
Here is my card (I will make a new one on Tuesday to post with "Paper Sweeties" product! (Stay Tuned for the fun!)
I decided to make a valentines Shaker card for this week challenge. I love the combination of colors and the fun whimsy of the glitter, hearts and flowers!
Here is the shaker up close (filled with paper hearts, glitter, bead sequins, and little glitter hearts! So much fun and I love how it turned out (if I do say so myself)~ :)
Our sponor this week is Paper Sweeties!

If you have never been over to the Paper Sweeties blog and store, then you must check it out! Debbie has created the cutest stamps ever! LOVE THEM. They remind me of my childhood and all the days spent playing with paper dolls.
Hop on over to The Shabby Tea Room, and let us see what you come up with for this weeks challenge!
And don't forget that we are also looking for a couple new Design Team members to join us in the fun for the next term!
Have a great week-

The Shabby Tea Room Design Team Call

Are YOU the next Shabby Girl? We're hosting a DT CALL!

Here it is ... the long-awaited and much-anticipated DESIGN TEAM CALL at The Shabby Tea Room!! Thank you to all who have inquired over the past weeks ... the Shabby Girls cannot wait to see your creativity and inspiration shine and hope to see many of you submit your creations for a chance to earn one of TWO available spots on The Shabby Tea Room Design Team!

Creativity + Inspiration = FUN!
The Shabby Tea Room is looking for a few creative designers to join our team of Shabby Girls!

This call will be open from February 1st through 12 noon EST on February 28th. The new Shabby Girls will be chosen and notified by March 1st.

Here are the details regarding requirements of the position and instructions on how to apply -- following these directions will directly impact the selection process, so please read everything very carefully to be sure you understand and complete all steps. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before you submit!

  • Actively post to your own blog in English
  • Participate in our weekly challenges for six months to be posted every Monday morning
  • Ability to print and work with digital images, acrylic stamp sets, dies, embellishments, templates (as supplied by our weekly sponsors)
  • Comment on participant submissions as per your assigned rotation numbers (you will have two assigned numbers)
  • Link to our challenge blog, Design Team members and post our pink Tea Pot blinkie and Design Team Badge on your blog sidebar
  • Create a theme and host a weekly challenge once every six weeks per your DT rotation
What the Shabby Girls are searching for:
  • High quality, on trend and creative work
  • Ability to photograph your work well and brightly lit
  • Fun, creative, happy spirited individuals who love to create with paper, stamps and glue and who love to share with and inspire others
What this team offers:
  • Sponsor-donated digital images, acrylic stamps, papers, templates, embellishments
  • Fun and creative inspiration along with a 'family-like' team atmosphere
  • Links to your blog from our Challenge Blog and your fellow Shabby Girls' blogs
  • Blog community socialization, friendship, creativity, inspiration ... FUN
  • A Six-Month Design Team Term beginning on March 17th and running through September 14, 2014
How to Apply:

1. Follow The Shabby Tea Room blog
2. Email deb4tasteful at earthlink dot net with "DT Call" as subject
3. Include the following in your email:
  • Full Name
  • Blog Address
  • Design Team experience (current or past DT experience is not required)
  • Tell us a bit about yourself and why you would like to be a Shabby Girl
  • Submit a newly created card and/or project (never before shared on your blog) based on the following INSPIRATION PHOTO. You may be inspired by the colors, theme, objects in photo or all of the above! Remember ... we ARE The Shabby Tea Room, so we really adore anything shabby, vintage and tea-related, but all design styles are welcome and will be considered! Please ATTACH your submission to your e-mail ... do not include it in the body of the e-mail. We are looking for your BEST WORK, so let your creativity soar and 'wow us' with your application projects!
  • You may submit as many times as you wish. Only your first application will require all of the above ... any subsequent applications need only include 'DT Call' in the subject like of your e-mail, your name in the body and a picture of your submission attached to the e-mail.

Good luck to all who apply! The Shabby Girls cannot wait to see your beautiful creations!

The Shabby Tea Room #203 "Warm and Cozy"

Hi Friends-

Here in The Shabby Tea Room, Aneta has challenged us with a great inspiration photo, perfect for those cold cuddle in your blankie, with a warm cup of mojo (if only it were cold here in Northern CA.)!

Aneta asked us to use cups/kettles lots of white/cream. I loved the added inspiration in the photo of the yarn and knit covers, so of course I had to try and mimic that as well. Here is what I came up with:
Our sponsor this week is Digital Papers by Janet Etsy!
I used the "Zig Zag Knit" die from I love the fun knit design it created for my background behind the teacup and teapot. I also used Paper Sweeties:
It's Tea Time for my sentiment. Of course, I also had to use a sleeve from Starbucks that I opened up and used the inside for the coragated texture (can't do without my "Green Ice Tea" each day from my favorite bistro)! I love how it all came together and hope that you will join us in some fun this week over in The Shabby Tea Room.
Come and create with us-


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