Monday, September 20, 2010

My Shabby Tea Room Debut!

I'm a Shabby Girl!!!

I told you I would have some great news on Monday, and I am so proud to tell you that I am a "Shabby Girl"! I absolutely LOVE the challenges at The Shabby Tea Room and I am honored that Debbie has chosen me to join her Shabby Family! The other talented designer who is joining the design team along with me is Clare Buswell...and you must see her fabulous blog called Clare's Creations! I have admired her work for a long time and I am thrilled to be working together along with all the other girls at the tea room!Congratulations Clare!
I'll share my submission for the DT later this week.

The New Design Team at The Shabby Tea Room is:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - {TSTR Creator} - Simple Treasures
Cathy Clark - Papier Girl
Lisa Golzbein - Oh So Cute By Lisa
Nicole Segnere - My Craft Room Creations
Clare Buswell - Clare's Creations
and me - Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch!

And now on to my debut DT creation for The Shabby Tea Room's
Week #28 challenge called School Days sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop! Stop on over at their store and check out all the great images they have! Your challenge this week is to make a card or project based on this inspiration photo with a school theme!

I used Digi Doodle Shop's image called Vintage Bike and colored it with copics. The moment I saw it parked up against these flowers, it had a feel like an old-fashioned school-aged child had taken a break on the way home from school to read a book in a meadow. The image actually has flowers in front of the back wheel too, but I swapped them out for a stack of books topped with an apple to follow the theme. I also added a little grass in front of the back wheel!

I matted my image a few times to incorporate the colors I wanted to use for this card...the black of the blackboard and the red of the apple. I also used colors on the bike to represent the wood of the ruler and the gray of the metal tin and eyeglasses. At first, I didn't have a sentiment, but then it came to I went with the "B' theme - bike and books are on the front. The inside of the card says bike, books and Beautiful You! I finished it off with this luscious red and ivory striped ribbon and a Jenni Bowlin vintage button tied with some of Deb's shabby seam binding. You can find it in her Etsy Shop here!

Other Challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations #77 - photo inspiration
Stamp Something - September Digi Day Challenge

Just Us Girls #51 - red, black, green

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for my Celebration Blog Candy post!

Edit: This card won Top 5 at Cupcake Inspirations #77!


  1. Hi Pattie! Welcome to the team! I love your debut card, that striped bow is lovely and I LOVE how you incorporated the school theme with the "b is for bike", so so cute! Well done "Shabby Girl"!

  2. Absolutely fabulous design for your debut project, Pattie!!! Welcome to the team ... we're so happy to have you as a Shabby Girl :)

  3. Thanks for your kind words! I love your card, the coloring is perfect and that big shabby bow, fabulous!!

  4. GREAT card!! Love that adorable trike and awesome ribbon bow!! (=

  5. SO fun! Love the bike and the little stack of books! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

  6. Great card...the bow and colors just make the card pop...perfect card for this challenge...

  7. Hi Pattie! Congratulations on your Shabby Girl gig! Woo-hoo! So happy for you and your card is absolutely fabulous!

  8. Congratulations Pattie.. Just love this card.. The image and The bow are just fab..Hugs

  9. Beautiful card...that bow is breathtaking! It'd take me years to tie a bow like that hehe. I love the image and your coloring too! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  10. So pretty. Wonderful image and that bow is divine. Thanks for joining the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week.

  11. So pretty. Wonderful image and that bow is divine. Thanks for joining the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week.

  12. Welcome to the team "Shabby GF" - so happy to have you as part of the team! Your designs are gorgeous and this weeks card is bea-u-tiful! :)


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