Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Challenge 19 - Pinterest Photo Inspiration

Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges! 

We are having a DESIGN TEAM CALL for our October 1st - December 31st term! You can read all the details on applying on:

Splitcoastampers - This Forum Post - Loves Rubberstamps Design Team Call
or on our Company Blog Post.

We hope you will try out for the team it is a TON of FUN but be quick...deadline is September 27th!

We want to thank all of our players last week! We had lots of GORGEOUS entries!! It will be a tough choice for our design team to pick their favorites from this lot! We appreciate each and every one of our players!! The winner of our Make Your Own Background 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:

25

Timestamp: 2012-09-25 04:09:29 UTC


Lucky entry # 25 - Congratulations to Karin Akesdotter - Peppermint Patty's Papercrafts 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 a ...

    Pinterest Photo Inspiration Challenge


Make a creation that is inspired by this adorable photograph that I found on Pinterest! You could...be inspired by the little girl herself. Be inspired by the lace and layers in her dress, the beautiful flower on her headband, the pearls on her necklace, or just simply be inspired by the vintage, shabby chic feel of the picture!
Lots of possibilities!

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 LRSBC19. 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 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

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 18 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 20. These winner's will receive a coupon code for FREE SHIPPING of any size order to the Loves Rubberstamps Store!

Guest Designer Information:

                    We are proud to welcome:
        DEBBIE S.  - Handcrafted Especially for You 
          as our OCTOBER GUEST DESIGNER

We appreciate all the applicants and it is always so tough to choose!

If you would like your chance of being our NOVEMBER GUEST DESIGNER just put GDT behind your name, or leave a comment stating you are interested!
Guest Designers receive a 20% discount on all stamps listed in our store during their term. Only rule is to use current images from stamp companies we carry in the store for your challenge projects and to have fun! We will announce NOVEMBER'S GUEST DESIGNER October 23rd!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank LYDIA WALKER who rocked as our September Guest Designer! This is her last challenge as a Guest Designer with us! We really appreciate you sharing your talent with us and being such an amazing inspiration to our players as well as the team! You did an awesome job!

WINNER OF THIS WEEK'S PINTEREST PHOTO INSPIRATION CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 2ND!!

You don't want to miss next week's challenge when we debut not only our awesome October Guest Designer... but we will have our new Design Team too!!

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




Spellbinders - Ovals & Scallops






Ceal Pritchett (YAY! She is back!)





Guest Designer - Lydia Walker


Monday, September 24, 2012

Design Team Picks - Challenge 17

Hi Stampers!

Our color challenge of Espresso, Aqua & Pumpkin must have been a stumper for a lot of people! We had just a handful of players and I thought all of them did a fantastic job! These colors really work beautifully for Fall projects.

So as a special treat for those that were brave enough to tackle this challenge.... I will be providing a $5.00 gift voucher to all of the non-winning entries, because you ladies all captured the color challenge perfectly and we appreciate you playing along...even when it is a little bit tougher... but that is why they call it a challenge :)

Here are the awesome projects that didn't win our random draw:









These are all awesome! Thanks again for playing along in our challenge! Please grab your design team favorites badge and send me an email to claim your prize :) lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com


Hope to see you again :)
Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Design Team



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Challenge 18 - Make Your Own Background

Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges!

First we have an announcement... We are having a DESIGN TEAM CALL for our October 1st - December 31st term! You can read all the details on applying on:

Splitcoastampers - This Forum Post - Loves Rubberstamps Design Team Call
or on our Company Blog Post.

We hope you will try out for the team it is a TON of FUN!

We want to thank all of our players last week! This must have been a tougher challenge! This week's will be LOTS of fun...I swear :) The winner of our Color Challenge - Espresso, Aqua & Pumpkin 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: 2012-09-18 04:58:46 UTC

Lucky entry # 2 - Congratulations to Maureen W. - My C.A.S.E. Studies with 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 $20.00 gift voucher code. Email: Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com

You will also receive your choice of 4 - digi stamps from Meljen's Designs!

This week's challenge is to ...

              Make Your Own Background 

You could...use an embossing folder, use your favorite background technique, stamp a background, create a scene... whatever you choose! Lots of possibilities!

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 LRSBC18. 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 24th 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

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 17 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 19. These winner's will receive a coupon code for FREE SHIPPING of any size order to the Loves Rubberstamps Store!

Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our OCTOBER GUEST DESIGNER just put GDT behind your name, or leave a comment stating you are interested!
Guest Designers receive a 20% discount on all stamps listed in our store during their term. Only rule is to use current images from stamp companies we carry in the store for your challenge projects and to have fun! We will announce OCTOBER'S GUEST DESIGNER September 25th!

WINNER OF THIS WEEK'S ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH!

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


Created Background - Used an Embossing Folder


Stamping Bella - Santa's Clothes Drying
Created Background - Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Snowflakes


Flourishes - Damask Background
Created Background - Stamping - The background used a butterfly stamp using 3 different ink colours on white paper. Then I over stamped using white ink and a background stamp (Damask).

Momento Ink Pad - London Fog (will be listed in the store this week!)
Created Background - Airbrushing & Stamping


Created Background - Distress Inks & Mica Spray

Monday, September 17, 2012

Design Team Picks Challenges 14, 15 & 16!

Hello Stampers!

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for our week 16 challenge. This challenge was ANYTHING GOES so we had a LOT of awesome entries!  We loved each and every project and it is sooo hard to choose your favorites sometimes! Here are the ones that really stood out to our team...

Lisa Rasmussen:


Lisa said - Katie Tate, really stood out and loved her coloring and her colors!

Jacqueline Smith & Lydia Walker:


Lydia said - It is so beautiful, so soft with lots of amazing detail .

Sharon was also Olivia Marmara & Jacqueline Smith's pick with another creation she made for this challenge:



Olivia said - Love her soft colors, embellishments and sparkle.

Jacqueline said - she has unbelievable talent, lots of details on her cards.


  Holly Flores:



Holly said - I loved that cute Halloween Scene with the ghosts and I was really impressed with the crazy and wild background paper that she totally made work.

Laura Love (me!) -



I totally love the Art Impressions line featuring the "older generation" they completely crack me up! I love the mixed media that was used and wild and funky prints paired with this colorful Grandma! Such a fun project!

AMAZING JOB to these ladies and EVERYONE that played! It was soooo hard to choose!
For our Challenge 16 favorites...

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

NOW - I realized that we fell behind in our Design Team Favorites for Challenges 14 - Back to School Challenge & 15 Pinterest Photo Inspiration - Cake -  and we apologize for that! Sooooo here is what we did... We combined the challenges together as one group and each Design Team member chose 1 favorite ... each of these lucky winners will receive a $10.00 gift voucher to use in our store to thank you for your patience and to apologize for not getting them announced when they were suppose to!

Here they are - The Design Team Favorites from Challenges 14 &15!

Jacqueline Smith:

From Challenge 14 - #7 Sweet Roses

Olivia Marmara -

 

From Challenge 14 - # 6 Joni52

Olivia said: Love the layout, bright colors and her coloring.

Holly Flores:

From Challenge 14 - #5 Mary Marsh

From Challenge 14 - #19 Mary Marsh

Holly said - I think she totally captured this school them and I appreciate that she played twice, they were both so fabulous.

Lisa Rasmussen & Laura Love:


From Challenge 14 - # 10 - Chana

Lisa said: Chana, really cute and fun


Laura said: I chose this one because it gave me the giggles! This is the cutest card and any mom can relate if they have had little boys!

These 4 ladies will all receive a $10.00 gift voucher to shop at our store! We really appreciate you all playing along in our challenges each week and we are really sorry we fell behind with our design team picks! Please grab your design team favorites badge and send me an email to claim your prize :) lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com


We appreciate everyone who plays each & every week! There are so many awesome entries it is sooooo tough to choose between them!
Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Design Team

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Challenge 17 - Espresso, Pumpkin & Aqua

Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges!

We want to thank all of our players last week! We had a lot of really creative and awesome entries! The winner of our Anything Goes will receive a gift voucher to shop in our store - Loves Rubberstamps & will also receive their choice of 3 files from The Cutting Cafe! This week's winner according to random.org is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

10

Timestamp: 2012-09-11 13:16:24 UTC

Lucky entry # 5 - Congratulations to kbrandy4 - Hazel's Handmade Crafts 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 and so I can pass your information on to Regina at The Cutting Cafe. Email: Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com

This week's challenge is a Color Photo Inspiration Challenge:

                                Espresso, Pumpkin & Aqua

                                                     

Use the photograph for inspiration on textures and colors!

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 LRSBC17. 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 17th 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

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.

This week we also have a Special Company Sponsor who is also offering a prize for our winner!

                                       Meljen's Designs  
                                      

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too! Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!


They will be offering the winner their choice of FOUR of their fun digi stamps!

We are looking for our OCTOBER GUEST DESIGNER!

If you would like your chance of being our OCTOBER GUEST DESIGNER just put GDT behind your name, or leave a comment stating you are interested!
Guest Designers receive a 20% discount on all stamps listed in our store during their term. Only rule is to use current images from stamp companies we carry in the store for your challenge projects and to have fun! We will announce OCTOBERS GUEST DESIGNER September 25th!

WINNER OF THIS WEEK'S ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH!

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


Holly Flores
Meljen's Designs Digi Stamp - Get Along Little Doggie

Jacqueline Smith
Meljen's Designs Digi Stamp - Cocoa Christmas Fairy
Whimsy Stamps - Holiday Ticket Sentiments

Olivia Marmara
Meljen's Designs Digi Stamp - Sleepy Time Bear


Guest Designer - Lydia Walker
Meljen's Designs Digi Stamp- Cocoa Christmas Fairy
Lawn Fawn - Winter Fox

Lisa Rasmussen

Laura Love
The Cutting Cafe - Fall Shaped Word Card
Bildmalarna - Mimosa Scarecrow
Bildmalarna - Mimo Scarecrow

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Challenge 16 - ANYTHING GOES!

Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges!

We want to thank all of our players last week! We had a lot of really creative and awesome entries! The winner of our Pinterest Photo 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:

5

Timestamp: 2012-09-04 20:35:12 UTC

Lucky entry # 5 - Congratulations to Annie Rose - Annie Rose Makes 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 $20.00 gift voucher code. Email: Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com

This week's challenge is everyone's favorite:

                          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 LRSBC16. 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 10th 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

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.

This week we also have a Special Company Sponsor who is also offering a prize for our winner!

                                       The Cutting Cafe   
                                                
                                                  

They will be offering the winner their choice of THREE of their fun files! They offer cutting files and printable stamps! The AWESOME thing about their products is...even if you don't have a cutting machine, which I don't, you can still use their chaped cards because they also come with a PDF version that you can hand cut! Very cool!

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 15 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 17. These winner's will receive a coupon code for FREE SHIPPING of any size order to the Loves Rubberstamps Store!

This week being our first September Challenge we would like to introduce you officially to this month's

                                              GUEST DESIGNER - LYDIA WALKER


My name is Lydia. I live in North Wales, Great Britian with my fiance Will (getting married next May - yikes!!!) and our little ones Archie 3 and Matilda (Tilly) 1.

For as long as I can remember I have always been crafting in some way,shape or form. As a little girl my Aunty used to call me 'Sticky Fingers' as I used to love glueing things- mostly really tiny pieces of paper that I never tidied up... ooooppps!

I love lots of different crafts but my passion is scrapbooking- I love the fact that when I'm gone my babies will be able to look back on everything I've created for them and remember. There are times when I look back on some of my old books now and think 'my gosh.... I'd forgotton about that' so I'm sooooo glad I started this fabulous hobby as I don't want to froget these precous moments and sometimes my brain needs a kick start to remember- maybe its just too full ?!?!

I just love creating, and involving my babies is fun. My little boy loves it too, his fave is stamping and I'll get Tilly involved in a couple of months as shes a bit too wee at the minute. I craft a little everyday and if I didn't I think I might go crazy.

We are super excited to have Lydia joining us this month!

If you would like your chance of being our OCTOBER GUEST DESIGNER just put GDT behind your name, or leave a comment stating you are interested!
Guest Designers receive a 20% discount on all stamps listed in our store during their term. Only rule is to use current images from stamp companies we carry in the store for your challenge projects and to have fun! We will announce OCTOBERS GUEST DESIGNER September 25th!

WINNER OF THIS WEEK'S ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH!

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

Laura Love


Jacqueline Smith

Olivia Marmara 


Lisa Rasmussen


Holly Flores

Lydia Walker - September Guest Designer