Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Challenge 15 - Pinterest Photo Inspiration

Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges!

First of all I wanted to apologize for the late posting this morning. Our internet was down all day yesterday and finally came back up early this morning. Thank goodness!

We want to thank all of our players last week! We had a lot of really creative and awesome entries! The winner of our Back To School Challenge will receive a gift voucher to shop in our store - Loves Rubberstamps! This week's winner according to random.org is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

15

Timestamp: 2012-08-28 12:57:43 UTC

Lucky entry # 15 - Congratulations to Linda Palmer - Linda's Stamping Blog please grab your Winner's Badge Button over on the right hand side for your blog and also send me an email so I can send you your $10.00 gift voucher code. Email: Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com


This week's challenge is:

                                 Pinterest Photo Challenge 



Make a card that uses this photograph as your inspiration. 

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 LRSBC15. 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, September 3rd 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 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

If the winner uses a stamp from a company that we carry - their winning creation will be displayed in our Gallery of Champions along with a link to their blog, with the winner's permission.

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 14 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 16. These winner's will receive a coupon code for FREE SHIPPING of any size order to the Loves Rubberstamps Store!

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH!

Here is what our Design Team came up with for a little inspiration...


Holly Flores
My Favorite Things - Vertical Greetings II Die-Namics Die
My Favorite Things - Pinking Edge Die-Namics Die


Jacqueline Smith


Ceal Pritchett
Paper Smooches - Pretty Phrases


Lisa Rasmussen


Olivia Marmara
Belles 'N Whistles - Beary Big Hugs


Design Team Picks Challenge 13

Hello Stampers!

First of all, I apologize for the late posting. Our internet was down all day yesterday and FINALLY came back up this morning! Thank goodness :)

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for our week 13 challenge. This challenge was the color challenge for Black, Turquoise & Yellow. This seemed to be a tougher challenge and we only had 5 entries and all were spectacular! We decided to honor all of the entries that did not win the random draw! We loved each and every project!








 




As a special thank you to these 4 ladies for playing in this tougher challenge, with all submitting such awesome entries,  I will be giving each of these players a $5.00 gift voucher to shop at our store! We really appreciate you all playing along in our challenge! Please grab your design team favorites badge and send me an email to claim your prize :)  lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com

Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Design Team

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Week 14 Challenge - Back To School

Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges!

We want to thank all of our players last week! This color challenge must have been kind of a tough one! We really appreciate those of you that tackled the challenge and played along! The winner of our Color Challenge - Black, Turquoise & Yellow will receive a gift voucher to shop in our store - Loves Rubberstamps! This week's winner according to random.org is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

2

Timestamp: 2012-08-21 02:33:16 UTC

Lucky entry # 2 - Congratulations to Keri Brown - Got Stamps?, please grab your Winner's Badge Button over on the right hand side for your blog and also send me an email so I can send you your $10.00 gift voucher code. Email: Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com

Before we announce next week's challenge I would like to announce our choice for the
                                               
                                                  SEPTEMBER GUEST DESIGNER

The lucky lady who will be joining our talented designers for the month of September is                                                  
                                                    LYDIA - LOVE LYDIA

Congratulations Lydia! We are super excited to have you join us for September's challenges!
Please send me an email and I will send you the list of challenges and your guest design team coupon code :)            lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com

This week's challenge is:

                         Back To School


Make a card that uses the theme - Back To School

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 LRSBC14. 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, August 27th 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 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

If the winner uses a stamp from a company that we carry - their winning creation will be displayed in our Gallery of Champions along with a link to their blog, with the winner's permission.

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 13 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 15. These winner's will receive a coupon code for FREE SHIPPING of any size order to the Loves Rubberstamps Store!

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON TUESDAY AUGUST 28TH!

Here is what our Design Team came up with for a little inspiration...


Laura Love


Holly Flores
My Favorite Things - Wonky Scallop Die-Namics
My Favorite Things - Photo Corner Die-Namics
Spellbinders - Labels 11 and Oval


Jacqueline Smith

Flourishes - Season of Thanks


Olivia Marmara


Ceal Pritchett


Lisa Rasmussen
My Favorite Things - Die-Namics Awards Die

Monday, August 20, 2012

Design Team Picks Challenge 12

Hello Stampers!

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for our week 12 challenge. This challenge was BINGO. We had some amazing entries so it was super tough to choose! Thank you to everyone who played!

Here are the Winners in no particular order....

                                  Ceal Pritchett & Jacqueline Smith Both Chose:

Both ladies were super impressed by all the gorgeous details!


Holly Chose:


Holly Said: "Loved the paper pierced flower, the design and style and how she used the Bingo Card."

Olivia Chose:


                                                                       #2 - Micki

Olivia said - "I adore all the fabulous embellishments on the tag and the color palette. I am so not a vintage girl but admire the style"

                                                         And Olivia also chose:

Olivia said - "Annie makes really fabulous cards and I love her coloring, great layouts and bright colors."

Lisa Chose:


                                                      #11 - kbrandy4

Lisa said - "I love the vintage feel! I am jealous of anyone that can do this because I have such a hard time with vintage!"


                                                    Laura Chose


Laura Says - " I love the monochromatic color scheme for Christmas cards, makes them so elegant and regal looking. I love the hints of sparkle in the ribbon and those gorgeous pearls. Simply a stunning card!"


Congratulations ladies! You all did a wonderful job with this challenge!

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 FREE SHIPPING on any size order from the Loves Rubberstamps store!

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

Thanks for playing with us :)

Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Design Team

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Week 13 Color Challenge Black, Turquoise & Yellow



Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges!

This is the last challenge to try out for our Monthly Guest Designer Spot!

We will be offering a monthly guest designer spot starting September 1st!

Our Guest Designer will create projects for our weekly challenges for the month of their term. You will have your work showcased here on the challenge blog along with the design team samples, on our facebook page, and possibly in our store as samples. Term will be 4 - 5 weeks depending on how many weeks there are in your month. The only requirement is you HAVE to use stamps from companies that we carry in our store on your projects and they have to be in their current line, no retired images. Even if we do not have that particular image in stock, as long as it is a current one we can order... you can use it.

As a guest designer you will receive a 20% discount off any stamps that we carry in the store during your term!

If you want the chance to be our guest designer for the month of SEPTEMBER just put GDT after your name next to your entry. We will be accepting applicants in this week's challenge and last week's. We will announce who the Guest Designer will be on August 21st. We will be looking for entrants who stand out through any of the following... awesome coloring skills, paper piecing, great use of color, creativity, outstanding design, and just pure genius :)

Good luck everyone :)

We want to thank all of our players last week! We really appreciate you playing along with us and seeing your amazing creations! This week's winner according to random.org is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

1

Timestamp: 2012-08-14 02:52:24 UTC

Lucky entry # 1 - Congratulations to Julie P. - Stamps, Paper, Ribbons N Things, please grab your Winner's Badge Button over on the right hand side for your blog and also send me an email so I can send you your $25.00 gift voucher code. Email: Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com

This week's challenge is a:

        Color Inspiration Photo Challenge

Make a card that features the colors BLACK, TURQUOISE & YELLOW that is also inspired by this photograph from The House of Turquoise:




 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 LRSBC13. 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, August 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 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

If the winner uses a stamp from a company that we carry - their winning creation will be displayed in our Gallery of Champions along with a link to their blog., with the winner's permission.

The Design Team 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 12 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 14. These winner's will receive a coupon code for FREE SHIPPING of any size order to the Loves Rubberstamps Store!

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON TUESDAY AUGUST 21ST!

Here is what our Design Team came up with for a little inspiration...

Laura Love


Olivia Marmara


Lisa Rasmussen


Holly Flores


Jacqueline Smith

Ceal Pritchett
Paper Smooches - Pretty Phrases




Monday, August 13, 2012

Design Team Picks for Challenge 11

Hello Stampers!

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for our week 11 challenge. This challenge was the House of Turquoise Photo Inspiration Challenge. We had some amazing entries so it was super tough to choose! Thank you to everyone who played!

Here are the Winners in no particular order....

Jacqueline Smith:


                                                           #2 - Suzie McFloozy

Jacqueline said: "My choice is #2, I love her coloring job along with all the hand stitching on her card!"

Holly Flores:


                                                              #12 - Annie Rose

Holly said: "I love how she used the colors in the inspirational photo, her paper peiced hair was so fabulous and the card design was so cute."

Lisa Rasmussen:


                                                                   #3 - Mimi

Lisa said: "Her lollipop is super cute and I love how she did the hair! Great shading!"



Laura Love (myself) :


                                                                    #8 - Liselot

I really love the clock face backdrop for this cute Gorjuss Girl! I love the way she colored her image to match the colors from the inspiration photograph too! Such pretty embellishments as well - the time flies sentiment is beautiful and so true! :)

Congratulations ladies! You all did a wonderful job with this challenge!


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 FREE SHIPPING on any size order from the Loves Rubberstamps store!

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

Thanks for playing with us :)

Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Design Team


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Challenge 12 - Let's Play BINGO!

Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges!

Before we announce last week's winner I have a special announcement...

We will be offering a monthly guest designer spot starting September 1st!

Our Guest Designer will create projects for our weekly challenges for the month of their term. You will have your work showcased here on the challenge blog along with the design team samples, on our facebook page, and possibly in our store as samples. Term will be 4 - 5 weeks depending on how many weeks there are in your month. The only requirement is you HAVE to use stamps from companies that we carry in our store on your projects and they have to be in their current line, no retired images. Even if we do not have that particular image in stock, as long as it is a current one we can order... you can use it.

As a guest designer you will receive a 20% discount off any stamps that we carry in the store during your term!

If you want the chance to be our guest designer for the month of SEPTEMBER just put GDT after your name next to your entry. We will be accepting applicants in this week's challenge and next week's and will announce who the Guest Designer will be on August 21st. We will be looking for entrants who stand out through any of the following... awesome coloring skills, paper piecing, great use of color, creativity, outstanding design, and just pure genius :)

Good luck everyone :)

We want to thank all of our players last week! We really appreciate you playing along with us and seeing your amazing creations! The winner of our House of Turquoise challenge will receive a $25.00 gift voucher to shop in our store! This week's winner according to random.org is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

7

Timestamp: 2012-08-07 04:45:06 UTC

Lucky entry # 7 - Congratulations to Maureen W. - My C.A.S.E. Studies by Maureen Wong, please grab your Winner's Badge Button over on the right hand side for your blog and also send me an email so I can send you your $25.00 gift voucher code. Email: Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com

This week's challenge is a:

                   BINGO CHALLENGE


Make a card that features the elements from a full line on our Bingo Card!




 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 LRSBC12. 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.

** In order to be eligible to win the gift certificate and have your winning creation displayed in our Gallery of Champions you must use a current stamp from any of the companies that we carry in our store. **

Deadline:
The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, August 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! IF the lucky winner also uses a current stamp (no retired ones) from a company that we currently carry in the store... the winner will also win a gift voucher to shop in the Loves Rubberstamps Store AND the winning creation will also be displayed in our Gallery of Champions.

The Design Team 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 11 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 13. These winner's will receive a coupon code for FREE SHIPPING of any size order to the Loves Rubberstamps Store!

Gift Voucher Amounts:
This week we will be giving away a $25.00 gift voucher to go on a shopping spree at Loves Rubberstamps! Winner must meet the prize information criteria to be eligible for this prize. Must use a current stamp from a company that we carry in the store.

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON TUESDAY AUGUST 14TH!

Here is what our Design Team came up with for a little inspiration...


Laura Love
Line - Monochromatic Color Scheme, Flowers & Buttons or Brads


                                                                Lisa Rasmussen
                                   Line - Glitter, Ribbon or Twine & Embossing
                                              Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Eleanor
                                    Sentiment - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Priscilla

                                                
Jacqueline Smith
Line - Buttons or Brads, Embossing, Die Cuts or Punchies
La Blanche - Elegant Flower


                                                           Holly Flores
                      Line - Buttons or Brads, Embossing & Die Cuts or Punchies
                              The Greeting Farm - Oliver & Amelia Journey


                                                       Ceal Pritchett
                       Line - Glitter or Sparkles, Ribbon or Twine & Embossing
                           Whimsy Stamps - Meljen's Designs - Candy Land

     
Olivia Marmara
Line - Flowers, Ribbon or Twine & Distressed Edges


Design Team Picks for Challenge 10

Hello Stampers!

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for our week 10 challenge. This challenge was the Paper Piecing Challenge. We had LOTS of amazing entries so it was super tough to choose! Thank you to everyone who played!
Here are the Winners in no particular order....
     
                                                                  Ceal's Pick

                                                           #23 - Megan McDonald

    Ceal Said..."its such a clean design and that little paper pieced girl just pops"

                                                         
                                                               Holly's Pick

                             
                                                          #24 - Heather Beck

                          
                                                                          Jackie's Pick

                                                                                       #15 - Kathleen Barrett

Jackie said..."This was really hard to pick. I think for me it would #15 Kathleen Barrett because I love her colors which suited her card for a baby, it was tastefully done (simple but elegant), and her coloring is awesome."

                                                                  Lisa's Pick


                                                           #1 - Annie Rose

Lisa said...."One of my favorite images and I love fun, bright cards like hers!"

And both Olivia and myself were torn between choosing #14 which is also a card by Annie Rose and another pick. Since Lisa had already chosen Annie as her favorite I thought that we would mention this other card she created which we both loved as a favorite too :)

                                                 #14 - Annie Rose

                                                     
                                                                 Olivia's Pick


Sorry about the tiny picture...I couldn't save the photo to show it bigger than the thumbnail size. If you click Michelle's name it will take you to her blog post and you can see the full size there :)

                                                            Laura's Pick (Myself)

                             
                                                                 #12 - Mimi

I chose #12 because I love how the image pops off the background. Mimi did a beautiful job paper piecing the dress and she even paper pieced the little hair clip in her hair so it matched the dress! AWESOME! :)

Congratulations ladies! You all did a beautiful job with this challenge!

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 FREE SHIPPING on any size order from the Loves Rubberstamps store!

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

Thanks for playing with us :)

Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Design Team