Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Challenge 122 - Pretty Woman



Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Challenges!

Wow! We had an awesome turnout last challenge! It will definitely be tough to chose the favorites with so many gorgeous entries! Thank you to all you played along with us last week!  The winner of our challenge will receive a gift voucher to shop in our store - Loves Rubberstamps! Lets see who Mr. Random chose as our winner this week...

This week's winner according to random.org is

Random Integer Generator


Here are your random numbers:
119
Timestamp: 2014-10-14 02:37:12 UTC

Lucky entry #119 -  Congratulations to Susan Kennedy .... Please grab your Winner's Badge Button over on the right hand side for your blog and send an email so I can send you your $20.00 gift voucher code.            

Email: Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com by October 20th  to claim your prize.

You have also won the Shape Ez by TLC & Scrapper's Delight prizes as well! Once I get your email I will give you instructions on how to redeem those prizes too:)

Here is Susan's Adorable Card:


This week's challenge is:

Pretty Woman

How to play:
Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC122 Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want.

Deadline:
The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, October 20th so all entries need to be in before then.

Prize Information:
One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog!

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store

$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

If you want to see what companies we carry visit our store Loves Rubberstamps

We have a very special GUEST SPONSOR this week who is also providing an amazing prize to our winner!


Kenny K - Choice of Free Digi Stamps!

Design Team Favorite Picks:
The Design Team members will also each choose their favorite card from this challenge and the winner's will be able to proudly display a special blog badge on their blog. The Design Team favorite's from Challenge 122 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 124 ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more ** 

WINNER OF THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON OCTOBER 21st!

Here is what the Design Team came up with for your inspiration...


Items Used:
Kenny K - Happy Hour
Items Used:
Stamps Download Diva - Kenny K
Fabulous - Simple Stories
Black Tuxedo - Memento Ink
Picked Raspberry - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Cherry Blossoms - Wild Orchid Crafts 



Items Used:
Kenny K Image - City Star
Lawn Fawn- Scripty Joy Die
Simple Stories- I Heart Summer 6x6



Monday, October 13, 2014

Design Team Favorites for Challenge #120 - Glitter and Sparkle


Hi Stampers!

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for week #120 - Glitter and Sparkle! We want to say a huge thank you to all who played along!! We had a LOT of adorable projects!! Here are the ones that really stood out to our team...

Anna Chose:


Anna Said:  wow so elegant, great sentiment and perfect for our glitter and sparkle challenge

Nikki Chose:


Nikki Said:  Lovely card with a sweet image, pretty colours and love the glitter on the wings.

Joni Chose:


Joni Said: adorable image, love the color combo, gorgeous flower with sparkly center 

Shanna Chose: 

Shanna Said:  I love the mermaid image and the sparkle is just fabulous.

Nina Chose: 


Nina Said:   Such a pretty ├žard. I love how the glittery background has been created. Great use of glamour dust. Very effective.

Dangina Chose: 


Dangina Said:  Such a precious creation. Love the pretty colors.

Marcy Chose: 

 


Marcy Said: Love this pretty girly card! Very cute image, beautiful layering and the coloring is fantastic!

Holly Chose: 


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2. Zehra 

Holly Said: Wow, it glitters, it sparkles and what a fabulous card design.  I love it. 

Laura Chose:


#10 - Kate
Laura Said: I think this is so adorable in black and white! I love how the image is colored and the pop of glittery snow! Beautiful job!

Laura Also Chose:


#20 - E. Marie

Laura Said: This sponged scene is so beautiful. I love how the sky was done with the shimmery embossing powder! Looks stunning!

All of the design Team picks above your names will be entered into our drawing for the end of the year $100 gift voucher! Remember, you get one entry per choice, so if two members picked your card, you will earn 2 entries. Also....Please grab your Design Team Favorite Picks Badge on the right hand side of the page for your blogs....AND as a BONUS...... if you send me your email address... I will send you a coupon code for $5.00 off an order of $25.00 or more from the Loves Rubberstamps store!

Send an email to .... lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com

Thank you everyone who played and all the hard work you put into your projects! We really love seeing them and visiting your blogs!

Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Design Team!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Challenge 121 - ANYTHING GOES!



Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Challenges!

We are super excited to be back! Thank you so much for all the support you all showed during our time of loss, it really means the world to us. Since I took this small break we have been able to get caught back up with everything, outside of waiting for a few preorders to arrive. So thank you again to all of you who were waiting for emails or an order to ship for your patience and understanding as well!   

Since we took our break and the last winner was already announced we will just get on with the current challenge :) The winner of our challenge will receive a gift voucher to shop in our store - Loves Rubberstamps!


This week's challenge is:

ANYTHING GOES

How to play:
Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC121 Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want.

Deadline:
The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, October 13th so all entries need to be in before then.

Prize Information:
One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog!

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store

$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

If you want to see what companies we carry visit our store Loves Rubberstamps

We have two very special GUEST SPONSORS this week who is also providing an amazing prize to our winner!


Shape EZ by TLC - Choice of 2 Files


Scrapper's Delights - Free Digi Stamps!

Design Team Favorite Picks:
The Design Team members will also each choose their favorite card from this challenge and the winner's will be able to proudly display a special blog badge on their blog. The Design Team favorite's from Challenge 121 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 123 ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more ** 

WINNER OF THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON OCTOBER 14th!

Here is what the Design Team came up with for your inspiration...


Items Used:
Template - Snowy Ball Card (Shape EZ)
Image - Show the Way Tilda (Magnolia)
Accessories: Copic MarkersWild Orchid Crafts (Flowers)



Items Used:

                                                                              Joni
Items Used:


Items Used:
 (copic colours list on my blog )
CR 1254 craftables die Marianne Design 
Paper Eline's Woodland Christmas PB 7044 Marianne Design
kraft cardstock, glimmer snow paste
ribbon / raffia ribbon
button



Monday, October 6, 2014

Design Team Favorites #119


Hi Stampers!

We're Back! 

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for week #119 - Anything Goes! We want to say a huge thank you to all who played along!! We had a LOT of adorable projects!! Here are the ones that really stood out to our team...

Holly Chose: 

Holly Said: - OMGosh I love this cute scene and fabulous card design.  

Dangina Chose: 


Dangina Said:  such a gorgeous fancy folded card! The image and flowers were the perfect finish!

Shanna Chose:  


Shanna Said: This clock is so fun with the dates instead of time for Christmas!

Nina Chose:  
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Nina Said:  Such a sweet card. Love the design papers and the touch of twine. A perfect way to showcase that cute image. 

Marcy Chose: 

Marcy Said:  This card really caught my eye and is just so gorgeous!  I also love how it is more of an elegant Christmas card not using the traditional colors you would expect.  Beautiful job with this!

Anna  Chose:  


Anna Said:  love the image which is perfectly coloured too, great papers and lay out.

All of the design Team picks above your names will be entered into our drawing for the end of the year $100 gift voucher! Remember, you get one entry per choice, so if two members picked your card, you will earn 2 entries. Also....Please grab your Design Team Favorite Picks Badge on the right hand side of the page for your blogs....AND as a BONUS...... if you send me your email address... I will send you a coupon code for $5.00 off an order of $25.00 or more from the Loves Rubberstamps store!

Send an email to .... lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com

Thank you everyone who played and all the hard work you put into your projects! We really love seeing them and visiting your blogs!

Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Design Team!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

RE-OPENING THE STORE & CHALLENGES!


Hi Stampers!

I wanted to post a Happy News update! I will be RE-OPENING the Loves Rubberstamps Store on OCTOBER 1st! I have been making great progress in getting all outstanding orders shipped since I temporarily shut down in order to get caught up after the passing of my Father-In-Law. I will be caught up with shipping by Friday.

Once I get the store up and going we will be RE-STARTING OUR LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS CHALLENGES TOO!! YAY!! The Design Team ladies and I have been talking and we have way to much fun with the challenges to be down for too long :)

Our first challenge will be TUESDAY OCTOBER 7th - and it will be our ANYTHING GOES! We have some awesome sponsors lined up for you as usual! We hope that you will bookmark your calendars and join us!

Thank you to all of you again for all your love, support, kind words, prayers and standing by us while we went through these difficult times! It has not been easy that is for sure but with the love and support from all you, it makes those rough times a bit easier to handle.

We are excited to be back and look forward to seeing all of your amazing creations!!!

Big Crafty Hugs!
Laura & the Loves Rubberstamps Design Team

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Sad Announcement


Hi Stampers and Friends - 

My heart is breaking as I type this post and there is no easy way to announce this but I have had to make the tough decision to temporarily close our store.

We had to leave town unexpectedly August 17th for a family emergency with my Father-In-Law who ended up passing away on Sept 2nd. We will be laying him to rest this coming Saturday, September 20th. 

While we were gone I fell very far behind in shipping orders and in emails. I did not think it was right to take on any more orders until I could get the orders that we have outstanding shipped or refunds issued so I decided to temporarily shut down the store until I can catch up with things. 

I am hoping to have the majority of orders shipped or refunds issued by September 30th. If something changes with that date I will post it on our store's front page.

Emails will take me significantly longer to get through at last glance I had close to 2300 emails to sort through. I will be focusing on orders shipping and refunds issued first before emails.

After I get caught up with shipping, I plan on taking some time to spend with family as this has been a very emotional and stressful time for us.

Before I re-open the store, I will be ensuring that we have better resources in place to handle situations like these better in the future. I will also be restructuring the store and our product line offerings so that when we do re-open we will come back better than ever :)

During the time our store is temporarily closed, you will still be able to browse our products and pages on the store website, you will just not be able to make any purchases. Once I have a better time frame on when we will re-open, I will post it on the store's front page.

While our store is temporarily closed, I will also be discontinuing this challenge blog as well as the store inspiration blog. Once I get caught up with things and the store re-opens, we will consider re-starting the blogs at that time. 

I know with the last few challenge winners, I still need to get your prizes to you and I will do so as quick as I possibly can. I have not forgot about you and I am sorry that it is taking so long for me to get to these emails and get you your prize codes. 

Speaking of challenge winners we need to pick who was our winner from our Glitter & Sparkle Challenge; 

Here are your random numbers:
40
Timestamp: 2014-09-16 07:44:35 UTC

Lucky Entry 40:  - Congratulations to Marieke... Please grab your Winner's Badge Button over on the right hand side for your blog and send an email so I can send you your $20.00 gift voucher code.
Email: Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com by September 22nd to claim your prize.

You have also won a gift voucher for Aurora Wings as well!  Once I get your email I will give you instructions on how to redeem that prize as well!

Here is Marieke's gorgeous project:


I appreciate all the thoughts, prayers and patience with us during this time and over the last about 7 months. Our family has been hit hard with a lot of personal tragedies since March and it has been a very rough spell for us. 

I know the blogs continued to run pretty smoothly during these times and that was solely the work of our Design Team Coordinator, Holly. Words will never be enough to say how grateful I am to have had her on our team for the last few years and for all the hard work she put in. She has been nothing short of a God Send because she has had to shoulder a lot more responsibility than she signed up for especially lately with very short or no notice at all due to the circumstances we were going through.

I do want to also sincerely apologize to our Design Team ladies and to all of our players for the short notice on the temporary shut down of the store and blogs. I was really hoping I would be able to get caught up with everything before now and still manage to keep everything going, but I just was not able to with how much we had to be gone from home. 

I can't tell you how honored I feel to have had the privilege of having each one of our Design Team ladies on our team, many of whom have been with us since close to the store opening! These ladies are so talented and I am in awe of their stunning projects each and every week. I can't thank them enough for all the inspiration they have provided week after week. I am hoping when I get caught up and things and things settle down for us and we re-open, that I may have the opportunity to create with them again in the future. 

Because this shut down was on such short notice our Design Team Ladies did have projects ready for our challenge we had scheduled this week. I would still love to share these stunning creations with you and I hope that you will visit their blogs and share some love with them. 

Here is what the Design Team Ladies created for you this week...




Items used:
Cheeky Lessons - The Greeting Farm
Paper and Glue - Echo Park
Black Tuxedo - Memento Ink
Polka Dot Greetings - My Favorite Things
Faded Jeans - Tim Holtz Distress Ink



                                                                      Lydia Evans

Items Used:
Paper Smooches From My He(art)


Thank you again for all the thoughts, prayers, love, patience you have shown and for playing along with us each and every week with us! I know the Design Team ladies and I have all really enjoyed seeing everyone's take on our challenge themes! I hope when things settle down and I get caught up and the store re-opened, we can get this challenge blog up and running again soon!

Big Hugs!
Laura