Birthday Time at The Shabby Tea Room

Hi everyone and happy Thursday! Today I am super excited to be guest designing over at The Shabby Tea Room in celebration of their second birthday. If you haven’t joined in on the fun yet, you won’t want to miss it. There’s a week long party going on filled with fun, inspiration, guest designers, a challenge, and of course, tons of prizes. After all, what’s a birthday party without presents?

In honor of the Tea Room’s second birthday, I created a fun party card, perfect for a birthday or any other special occasion.

I pulled out one of my favorite party stamps,  and combined it with pretty papers, and Shape Studio Tools from Epiphany Crafts. I’ve really been on a butterfly kick lately. Seems so springy and happy. This pretty specimen was die cut using Donna Salazar’s Beautiful Wings dies for Spellbinders.

Tea Room founder, Debbie’s, favorite color is pink, so of course I made sure to add lots of shabby soft pink to my design. Just for you, Debbie!

A Heart Button 20 and a Round 14 Bubble Cap from Epiphany Crafts. Some seam binding ribbon I dyed with spray mist. A trio of hand-cut banners.

There’s a party going on in the Tea Room! Hope you will join us. Thanks so much, Debbie, for having me! And a huge thanks to YOU for stopping by today.


Meet the Team

It’s time to meet the new team this week on the Epiphany Crafts blog. Today is my big day! Would love it if you all went over and said hello! I believe there may be a few prizes in the works, too. I’m sure some of you would like to win some Epiphany Crafts tools, right?

Here’s a peek at my latest Epiphany Crafts project. Uses the Heart Button Studio Tool and the Round 14 Studio Tool. It’s so easy and fun to mix and match the different shapes and sizes available with the studio tools.

Made this sweet little card for The Shabby Tea Room. Did you all know that the Tea Room is turning two this week? There’s lots of exciting party happenings going on, with tons of giveaways and special guest designers. I’ll be there on Thursday with the rest of my card. So excited to celebrate another birthday at the Tea Room!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope to see you all soon.

The Shabby Tea Room- Winter Picnic

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Hi everyone, and happy Monday to you all! I hope those of you in the US enjoyed your long holiday weekend with special loved ones. I sure did. It was absolutely wonderful to sleep in, eat and eat and eat, and spend extra time with my two kiddos. The kids and I were really wild, and went to see a movie every day. I know, I know…….that’s crazy business….

But we enjoyed every minute. 🙂

Today I am excited to share my last project as guest designer for The Shabby Tea Room this month. I’ve had such fun playing along with my old team again. Debbie really does have some fabulous challenges. This week’s theme, Winter Picnic, is to create a winter-themed project using the colors white, cream, silver, and glitter, inspired by this lovely photo.

Here is my card.

I really love working with neutrals, and adore the look of white mixed with cream, so this challenge was right up my alley. Love that this color palette is very soothing and calming to the eye, yet can still be quite interesting when you add in lots of visual texture and subtle variations in tone.

Kept my card crisp and clean and brought in interest through texture and layering. Embossed snowflakes add a subtle pattern to the background. A mix of trims from crocheted lace to rough twill to smooth satin add a ton of visual texture against the cardstock base. Added in some sparkly glittered stars and shiny bells for a touch of holiday glam.

Hope you’ll stop by the Shabby Tea Room blog to see what the design team has created for you and then, play along. A huge thank you to Debbie for having me this month. I’ve had a ton of fun playing in the Tea Room again!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon. It’s a busy week here on the blog, so do stop back. We’ve got a new challenge launching today on the LESSology blog, and I’ll have a little holiday tutorial on Wednesday for The Kraft Journal.  Plus something for Epiphany Crafts, too. And for more craftiness today, just scroll down to see my Prickely Pear Rubber Stamps project for the week.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

The Shabby Tea Room- The Colors of Nature

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Hi again, everyone! This month, I’ve had the pleasure of guest designing over at The Shabby Tea Room. And today, we have a new challenge for you. This week’s theme, The Colors of Nature, is to create a card or project using the colors and inspiration of this lovely photo.

Here is my card.

I was really drawn to the bright red leaves and crisp green apples in the inspiration photo, and mimicked that look in my own version of a fall wreath on this card. Really love the color combo. Such a traditional palette for Christmas, yet a very striking look for fall, too. I added in elements of bright white to make the colors really pop.

Layered two shapes of die-cut felt leaves onto a paper doily for the wreath shape. Added a bow made of seam binding and hang tag string and topped the whole with a chipboard apple sticker. Finished things off with a hand-stamped sentiment banner.

Be sure to check out The Shabby Tea Room blog for lots more inspiration from the design team and to play along. Thanks again to Debbie for having me as guest designer this month. And a huge thank you to all of YOU for stopping by today.

The Shabby Tea Room- Pastel Christmas

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Hi again, everyone! This month, I have the honor of being the guest designer at The Shabby Tea Room, and today we have a new challenge for you. Create a holiday card or project based on the colors and inspiration of this lovely photo.

My very first thought was that I’d like to eat the inspiration photo! What beautiful looking sweet treats, right? But instead, I created a fun holiday card using lots of pinks and blues pulled from the photo mixed with some snowy accents and glittery sparkle.

Besides the colors, I was definitely inspired by the snowflake detailing on the cupcakes and cookies from the photo. The lacy white doily reminds me of the icing decorations, and I added a few extra chipboard snowflake accents, as well.

The large blue snowflake in the floral arrangement inspired touches of sparkle in my design with a painted and glittered chipboard frame, a sparkly peppermint candy, and a glittered rolled rosette for Santa’s hat.

So how will YOU be inspired by this lovely photo? Can’t wait to see!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! And another huge Thank You to Debbie for having me as guest designer this month in the Tea Room. I do hope you’ll stop by and see the other lovely creations the design team has come up with for you….and then play along!

The Shabby Tea Room- A Shabby Thanksgiving

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Hi again, everyone! I am SO excited today to share with you that I am the guest designer at The Shabby Tea Room for the month of November. As soon as Debbie asked me, I jumped at the chance. It feels great to be playing along in my old stomping grounds again!

This week’s challenge in the Tea Room is A Shabby Thanksgiving. Create a Thanksgiving themed card or project using the colors brown, blue, yellow and neutrals, inspired by this gorgeous photo.

Here is my card.

I absolutely adore this vintage harvest image from Crafty Secrets. Such a perfect scene for a Thanksgiving theme. And a perfect match for these pretty Autumn Splendor papers from WeRMemoryKeepers, which just so happen to contain all the colors from the challenge prompt.

Layered the vintage image onto an Autumn Splendor die cut using foam adhesive for dimension. Added a cardstock sticker sentiment from the collection and a row of pretty blue buttons tied together with hang tag string.

Added a seam binding bow and another blue button to the top of the die cut tag. A little hang tag string, too.

A scalloped border. Some machine stitching. A few of my favorite things. 🙂

Be sure to stop by The Shabby Tea Room to see all the other beautiful projects from the Shabby Girls. And a huge thank-you to Debbie for having me as guest for the month.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Shabby Tea Room Birthday Bash

This week, the Shabby Tea Room is celebrating their first birthday with a week- long party filled with festivities, fabulous prizes and tons of inspiration from the Shabby team. Having long been a fan of the Tea Room and a former Shabby Girl myself, of course I was super excited when Debbie asked me to join in on the fun with a guest design. Happy birthday, Shabby Tea Room! Here’s to YOU!

As the Shabby Tea Room is such a bright and happy place, I wanted to make a project equally bright and happy. So I pulled out some of my favorite new papers and a fun chipboard piece to create a card just perfect for a little birthday party cheer.

Paper is House of Three mixed with My Mind’s Eye. I had so much fun playing with Webster’s Pages Blue Tutu trim, adding a sunshine burst rosette behind a Jenni Bowlin button tied with twine.

A snippet of Estate Polkas trim and hemp cord make a sweet ruffle under a banner panel cut from patterned paper. A few pearls add a touch of sparkle. And some machine stitching finishes things off.

Many happy returns, Shabby Tea Room. Here’s to another fabulous year ahead!