Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Challenge #153 - Coffee, Tea or Favorite Beverage



Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Challenges!

Before we start our challenge this week I wanted to let you know that I am still running a little behind on shipping and also my emails. We just had to place my Grandma in a nursing home on Friday in the skilled care section in order to try and get her stronger before she can go home again. She had been released from the hospital last Sunday and then had to go back to the hospital with a relapse on Tuesday.  This was a super hard choice for our family to make, but we know it is the best thing to do to try and get her stronger so hopefully in about 6 weeks she can return home. So thank you for your continued patience and for hanging in there with us - it really means the world to us! We will be working hard each day to try and get caught up with things as quickly as we possibly can!! 

Thank you also 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


Here are your random numbers:
23
Timestamp: 2015-05-26 05:07:34 UTC

Lucky entry #23 - Liz Bailey -  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 $10.00  gift voucher code!

You have also won the StitchyBear prize as well! When I get your email I will tell you how to redeem that as well :)


Winners Please Email: Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com by June 1st to claim your prize.

Here is Liz Bailey's Beautiful Project:




This week's challenge is:

Coffee, Tea or Favorite Beverage

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 LRSBC153 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, June 1st 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

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 153 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 155 ** 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 JUNE 2nd

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



Supplies Used
clear stamp Marianne Design
Dutch Mask art Dutch Doobadoowavy stripes



Supplies:

Supplies Used

Nick
Supplies:

Image: Mindy with Big Hair - Prima - Julie Nutting Collection
Wings - Prima - Julie Nutting Collection
Paper: Unwritten - BoBunny - Gabrielle Collection
Stamp cleaner: Inkssentials Clear stamps cleaner - Ranger
Pen: Black journaling pen - Faber Castel
Adhesives: Candi Fix Foam
Embellishments: 
Prima Coffee Break Ephemera - Embellish Set (die cuts)
Dies: All My Love Die Set - Die-Namics
Extras:
White gel pen to doodle with
stapler



Rebecca
Supplies Used
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Cracked Pistachio, Vintage Photo
Also used Memory Box-Marietta Buckle
Sizzix-Tags-Scallop Combo #2
Cherry Lynn Designs-Exotic Butterfly Small, and Waltzing Matilda Tiny Doily


Pam DeChellis
Supplies:
Adirondack Earthtones Caramel
Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer
Stencil Girl Stencil
Xyron Creative Station
DCWV Woven Stack
Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock


Wendy
Coloured with Alcohol Ink
Papers edged with Memento Ink in New Sprout
Elisabeth Bell image called Willow with Hot Chocolate
Double layer of Foam Pads for extra dimension behind image





Monday, May 25, 2015

Design Team Favorites for Challenge #151 Add a Sentiment

Hi Stampers!

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for week #151 - Add a Sentiment.    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...

Nick and Blankina Chose:


Nick Said:  I LOVE her beautiful card! The water coloured background and pretty flower stamp. Perfect add of shiny sequins makes it stunning!

Blankina Said: Love the floral stamp distressed background and the pretty sentiment!

Jennifer and Denice Chose:
HOTP_Birdhouse

Jennifer Said: This is just amazing. I think the image is great, so classic. The touches of color, then the bright flowers and ribbon. It just pops, I LOVE everything about it!

Denice Said: Classic never looked better! A wonderful image and beautiful pink details, love the addition of the rhinestones.

Shanna and Pam chose:

Shanna Said:  I really love the layers of this card.

Pam Said: This card ROCKS! Super color combo and so INKY! Love, love, love!

Wendy Chose:

Wendy Said: Hehe, I just really love these two old ducks. What an inspired combo of image and sentiment. Just makes me smile so much. Love it!

Dangina and Wendy Chose: 

Dangina Said:  Loved the sweet image and all the handmade blooms! This was a real treat!

Wendy Said:  Swoon, what gorgeous soft details in this card. The lovely card shape, the pretty handmade blooms and that sweet Tilda sitting on the sentiment. Love this gorgeous card.

Dangina Also Chose:

Dangina Said: Super Cute! I love all the Glitter & Glam! her image is totally adorable!

Rebecca Chose:

Rebecca Chose: This is just a super cute card! Love the image and it goes so well with the sentiment! Great design! 

Holly Chose:

Holly SaidOMGosh I love how she put this card together and the bright yellow show casing the sentiment that is so perfect for this image, fabulous.

Holly Also Chose:

Holly Said: Love the black and white with a splash of blue, so perfect to showcase the sentiment, such a beautiful CAS card.

Holly Also Chose:


Holly Said: Oh I love this musical CAS card, fabulous design.  I love how the sentiment fits right into the design.

Marcy Chose:


Marcy Said:  beautiful card and love the touch of butterscotch yellow and the vintage feel of it. She also had a great sentiment which was perfect for this challenge!

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, May 19, 2015

Challenge 152 - Black & White with Touch of Color


Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Challenges!

Before we start our challenge this week I wanted to let you know that I am still running a little behind on shipping and also my emails. My Grandma, who has not been doing very well and is in declining health like I mentioned last week, well she became unresponsive last Thursday and had to go to the hospital. After the doctors were able to get her ammonia levels in her blood down to closer to normal range, she woke up and is doing somewhat better. She is still having really bad confusion and they are trying some new medications to try and help with that.  I will be trying to work in some power shipping and email sessions over the next week to work hard on getting caught back up now that Grandma is improving and I can be at home more. We are hoping that she continues to improve but are still taking it day by day and grateful for each one we have with her. So thank you for your continued patience and for hanging in there with us - it really means the world to us!

Thank you also 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

Here are your random numbers:
23
Timestamp: 2015-05-19 02:20:17 UTC

Lucky entry #23 - Emily HSU -  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 $10.00  gift voucher code!

You have also won the Lacy Sunshine prize as well! When I get your email I will tell you how to redeem those as well :)

Winners Please Email: Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com by May 25th to claim your prize.

Here is Emily HSU's Adorable Project:



This week's challenge is:

Black & White with a Touch of Color

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 LRSBC152 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, May 25th 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 also have a VERY SPECIAL GUEST SPONSOR who is also offering some generous prizes to our lucky winner....







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 152 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 154 ** 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 MAY 26th

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


Supplies Used:
Wild Rose Studio Blossom Burst Die
Copic X-Press It Blending Card 
Copic Sketch Markers
Distress Inks  - Spun Sugar
Inkssenntials Ink Blending Tool
Zig Wink of Stella - Clear
Zig 2-Way Glue Chisel Tip


                                                                       Marcy Dangcil
                                                                        Supplies Used
Rose Fantasy - Stitchy Bear
Victorian Velvet - Tim Holtz Distress Ink

                                                                       PaperDaisies
Supplies Used
Die-namics Faux Crochet Border Die
K & Co butterfly
Paper Ribbon Bow
Little Claire's sentiment peel off 



                                                                         Holly Flores                                                                                                                                             Supplies Used: