Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Week 24 Pinterest Inspiration Photo Challenge

Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge! 

We want to thank all of our players last week! We love seeing all of your amazing creations and takes on the challenge! The winner of our Halloween 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:

3

Timestamp: 2012-10-30 06:20:04 UTC

Lucky entry # 3 - Congratulations to Shelby - Color of Happy 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 by November 5th to claim your prize.

You have also won the Sweet 'N Sassy prize of 3 digi stamps - once I get your email I will give you instructions on how to redeem that prize as well :)

This week's challenge is a:

                         Pinterest Photo Challenge


Create a project using 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 LRSBC24. 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, November 5th 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!


The winner will also win their choice of 5 Digi Stamps from QKR Stampede!

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 24 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 26. 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 December GUEST DESIGNER just put GDT behind your name, or leave a comment stating you are interested!
Guest Designers receive a 20% discount on most all items listed in our store during their term. We will also provide a link to your blog for 1 year!! 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 DECEMBER'S GUEST DESIGNER November 20th.

This week we must bid Good-Bye to Debs who is our October Guest Designer! This is her last week to join us.

Debs - You did an AMAZING job as our Guest Designer this month! Your creations were beyond awesome! I really appreciate your hard work and the effort that you put in to each and every project during your term. THANK YOU so much for being a part of our team this month!

Our NOVEMBER GUEST DESIGNER is.... Drum Roll Please.....

                                                       ELAINE LEVETT

Welcome Elaine! We look forward to having you join us! Look for Elaine's first project with our team in next week's challenge where you will also get to hear the beautiful story on how she began her love for crafting!

** Be sure to ENTER our - Weekly Blog Candy Giveaway! Just leave us a comment on our Sensational Sunday Inspirations post and you are entered! **

WINNER OF THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6th!!

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

Holly Flores
Echo Park Paper - Note To Self
Candi Dots - Icing Sugar (colored with copic R29)
My Favorite Things Die-Namics - First Place Award Die



Lydia Walker

Ceal Pritchett


Kelli Hull


October Guest Designer - Debs


Jacqueline Smith


Katie Skiff


Olivia Marmara


Marcy Dangcil

Design Team Favorites Challenges 21 & 22

Hi Stampers!

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for challenges #21 & #22. I have to say that we have been getting some simply stunning entries and you all make it very very tough on us trying to narrow down the favorites of our favorites - LOL! We loved each and every project and it is sooo hard to choose sometimes! Here are the ones that really stood out to our team...

For Challenge 21 - Bling Baby! (You ALL rocked this challenge!)

Marcy chose:


Olivia chose:


Olivia Said: Love the color purple, fantastic layers and coloring.
Jacqueline, Holly & Ceal chose:



You SERIOUSLY need to visit Rina's Blog and check out this STUNNING Explosion Box Project.... AMAZING!

Jacqueline said: OMG that is an awesome wedding project that I wish I was getting... love the bling and the detail is to die for!

Holly said: OMGosh that explosion cake was amazing and I love how she blinged it up.
Ceal said: WOW!  (you left her speechless Rina - LOL!)

Shanna chose:



Shanna said: I really enjoyed all the punch outs and glitter with an adorable image.

Laura chose:



I loved the soft pretty colors and all the glitter on the wings. A very peaceful and beautiful design!

Katie chose:



Katie said: love her cute image, and how she embossed the sentiment for her bling!!


Challenge 22 Picks:
Marcy, Shanna & Ceal chose:



Shanna said: I love the image you used and the blue is so pretty.


Olivia, Holly & Laura chose:


Olivia said: Love the monochromatic scheme, recycled product and the frame of the upper part of body.

Holly said: I thought this was so cute with her out of the box decorator girl.

Laura said: I love monochromatic cards, especially in neutral tones. I also love all the elements that Heather chose and she really rocked the out of the box technique!

Jacqueline chose:


#2 - Chris Olsen


Jacqueline said: Loved the all the detail on the card with a hint of color.

Katie chose:


Katie said: I pick #3 Her angel is adoreable!!

Congratulations to all of you!  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, October 23, 2012

Challenge 23 - Get Your SPOOK ON! It's Halloween!

Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges! 

Be sure to ENTER our - Weekly Blog Candy Giveaway! Just leave us a comment on our Sensational Sunday Inspirations post

We will be announcing our November Guest Designer by Wednesday and our DT favorites of week 21 with the next challenge.

We want to thank all of our players last week! We love seeing all of your amazing creations and takes on the challenge! The winner of our Out of the Box 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: 2012-10-23 02:38:59 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! Email: Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com by October 29th to claim your prize.

You have also won the KennyK prize of 5 digi stamps - once I get your email I will give you instructions on how to redeem that prize as well :)

This week's challenge is:

      Get Your Spook On - It's Halloween!

Show us your spooky, scary, icky...or if that isn't your style...just too cute to spook Halloween projects!

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 LRSBC23. 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 29th 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!


The winner will also win their choice of 3 Digi Stamps from Sweet 'N Sassy!

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 22 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 24. 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 December 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 DECEMBER'S GUEST DESIGNER November 20th.

WINNER OF THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 30th!!

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


Holly Flores


Jacqueline Smith


Katie Skiff


Ceal Pritchett


Marcy Dangcil



Lydia Walker -
Lawn Fawn - Sally's ABC


Shanna Shands


Olivia Marmara


October Guest Designer - Debs


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Challenge 22 - Out of the Box Technique

Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges! 

Be sure to ENTER our - Weekly Blog Candy Giveaway! Just leave us a comment on our Sensational Sunday Inspirations post

We are still looking for our November Guest Designer! If you want the chance to be a guest designer for us just put GDT after you name! We would love to have you join us!

We want to thank all of our players last week! What stunning designs! Weeks like this I am glad that we use the random selector because I don't know how we would choose otherwise! You all are amazing! The winner of our Bling Baby...Yeah! 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:

25

Timestamp: 2012-10-16 06:08:18 UTC

Lucky entry # 25 - Congratulations to Gro Tjeltveit -  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:

                 Out of the Box Technique

Make a creation that uses the Out Of The Box Technique! If you have never done this technique - there are some great tutorials on splitcoast stampers. Here are the links:

Tutorial #1 - Out of the Box
Tutorial #2 - Out of the Box - has printable PDF file

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 LRSBC22. 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 22nd 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!

                                                    
                                                                    KENNYK
Digi and rubber stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations! The creator, the artist, the man: KennyK is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world. His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pinup babes, sweet 'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more at KennyKDownloads.com.

KENNYK has generously offered our winner their choice of 5 of his digi stamps!

We love KennyK Images and even carry his rubber stamps in our store :)

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 21 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 23. 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 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!

WINNER OF THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 23rd!!

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


Shanna Shands
KennyK Digi Stamp - Trixxie Treat


Holly Flores
KennyK Digi Stamp - Retro Collection - What If


Jacqueline Smith
KennyK Digi Stamp - Haunted House


Olivia Marmara
KennyK Digi Stamp - Trixxie Treat

Olivia Marmara
KennyK Digi Stamp - Frieda Flapper


Lydia Walker
KennyK Digi Stamp - Mad Mummy
Lawn Fawn - Sally's ABC


Kelli Hull
KennyK Digi Stamp - Trixxie Treat


Katie Skiff
KennyK Digi Stamp - Retro Collection - What If


Marcy Dangcil
KennyK Digi Stamp - Farmer's Daughter


October Guest Designer - Debs


Signs you are TOO OLD to Trick Or Treat.....

Laura Love
KennyK Digi Stamp - Trixxie Treat
KennyK Digi Stamp - Haunted House


Ceal Pritchett
KennyK Digi Stamp - Elf Boy

Design Team Favorites - Challenge 20

Hi Stampers!


It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for challenge #20. This challenge was to All About Autumn and all I can say is WOW!! We had a LOT of stunning 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...

Katie's Pick:


Katie Said: I am voting for #30 – wow... there are a lot of entries and they are all great!!  I loved the colors on her apples!!

Holly also loved this card by Linda and had this to say... #30 Linda colored apples and it is the most beautiful coloring job I have ever seen. Loved her colors and the great design. It should be framed and hanging on my wall, lol.

Lydia's Pick:


Lydia Said: I'm going with # 51 xx it is amazing .! Her colouring is out of this world, the details and colours are awesome .... To be fair its more if a gift than a card.! Truely love it xxx


Shanna's Pick:


Shanna said:  #41 is simple and cute!

Holly, Marcy & Debbie's Pick:



Holly Said: Judy, loved the colors and the leaves and thought she did an awesome job on our challenge.

Marcy Said: Thinking about the actual "Autumn" challenge, I will go with #5.  Her card was perfect for this challenge.

Debbie Said: I love the image so beautifully coloured and the leaves are the perfect embellishment.


Kelli's Pick:



Kelli Said: #48 Susan Martin gets 100% of my vote. I clicked her entry to make it bigger and she TOTALLY aced the Paper Piecing. she has the double layer for the arm etc... instead of squishing in a pumpkin shell... the card is fun full of color and texture!!!! THAT is Fall to me!!! :)

Jacqueline's Picks:


Jacqueline Said: If I had to pick one it would be #43 her leaves really remind me of fall, big bold colors that you find down east in Canada but not here in the west.

Jacqueline also loved this card:


Jacqueline said: #28 I love her Halloween colors too!
Laura's Pick:




Laura Says: I really love the unique shape of this using the leaves as part of the main card base. This is such a sweet image and is colored beautifully!  

Honestly... we could have chosen LOTS more entries this was SO HARD! You all did a GORGEOUS job on this challenge not only our chosen few here...but all of our players!!   Winner's above... 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