Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Week 28 - Kraft + One Other Color

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 adorable Thanksgiving creations and takes on the challenge!  The winner of our Thanksgiving 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:

58

Timestamp: 2012-11-27 08:16:03 UTC

Lucky entry #58 - Congratulations to Vivi Casale -  Handmade by Vivi 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 by December 3rd to claim your prize.

You have also won The Paper Shelter prize of a $20.00 Gift Voucher - once I get your email I will give you instructions on how to redeem that prize as well :)

This week's challenge is a fun one:

                         Kraft + One Other Color 

Create a project that uses the color Kraft plus one other color of your choice. You can add other neutrals, but be sure that the main one is the Kraft.

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 LRSBC28. 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, December 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 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 5 digi stamps of their choice from Eureka Stamps!

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 28 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 30. 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 JANUARY 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 contact the winner the week of the December 24th with the announcement of the JANUARY'S GUEST DESIGNER December 31st.

This is Elaine Levett's last challenge with us a Guest Designer for November! This month has flown by!

Elaine - Thank you SO MUCH for your beautiful projects that you created for us while you were the Guest Designer! You did a wonderful job and we are so happy to have had you on the team this month!

We decided that for the month of December we had SO MANY talented people apply to be on the team that we couldn't pick just one... so we picked 5!!

Welcome to the Design Team as our December Guest Designers:
  
                                              Dangina Martinez
                                              Kendra Sand
                                              Shari McLaughlin
                                              Athina Emory
                                              Hazel Brown

All of these ladies are MEGA-TALENTED and I know that they will blow your socks off with some gorgeous designs! Look for their Bios before next week's new challenge where they will debut with their lovely creations!

For those of you that were not chosen this time...please keep applying for future months! We really wish we could have accepted all the entries because it was super tough to choose!

** 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 DECEMBER 4TH!!

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


Shanna Shands
Eureka Stamps - Wolf

Marcy Dangcil
Eureka Stamps - Butterfly with Sunflowers


Olivia Marmara

Ceal Pritchett
Spellbinders - Scalloped Rectangles & Rectangles

Holly Flores
Eureka Stamps - Tree with Stuff
My Mind's Eye - 6x6 paper pack - Winter Wonderland

Kelli Hull

Lydia Walker
Eureka Stamps - Baroque Background
C.C. Designs Sentiment
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen

Elaine Levett - November Guest Designer

Laura Love
Eureka Stamps - Large Ostrich

Jacqueline Smith
Eureka Stamps - Butterfly with Sunfowers

Katie Skiff
Eureka Stamps - Wolf

Monday, November 26, 2012

Design Team Favorites - Week 26

Hi Stampers!

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for challenge #26. This challenge was our Gobble Til' Ya Wobble (I did this week that is for sure) - Thanksgiving Theme! Thank you so much for all who played we enjoy visiting all of your blogs! 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...

Lydia, Ceal & Katie Chose:


Lydia Said: it is soooooo fun and i'm totally lovin that cute little trukey- lol xxxxx

Katie Said: I am choosing #9 – Her super cute pumpkins and the great job she has done coloring the turkey caught my eye this week!!
Ceal, Marcy, Jackie & Holly Chose:


Ceal Said: #3 does definitely jump out at you her coloring is awesome


Marcy Said: I love #3 DANGINA. This really caught my eye.  It's such fantastic Thanksgiving card and she captured this theme so well! The little Indian girl is super adorable and her coloring is amazing!

Jackie Said: I do like #3 as well her coloring job was awesome

Holly Said: I'm going to pick #3 Dangina, what a super adorable Indian and fabulous details.

Olivia & Jackie Chose:

Olivia Said: I am voting #4...love the layers, fantastic layout, coloring and of course the easel.

Shanna Chose:


Shanna said: I'm going to pick number #7. I love the color combo and simplicity of the card. It is so simple but came together perfectly.
Laura Chose:


Laura Says: This image cracks me up and it is colored so beautifully! I know EXACTLY how this turkey feels.... STUFFED... after a great Thanksgiving meal :) Super cute!

We love each and every project that gets entered and this challenge was no exception! You all did an AWESOME 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


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Week 27 - Fun With Ribbons - Use Ribbon

Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge! 

Thank you to all who applied to be December's Guest Designer - we will be contacting winners this week and then will make annoucement on next week's challenge :)

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

6

Timestamp: 2012-11-20 08:50:12 UTC

Lucky entry #6 - Congratulations to Katya Bess - KattyXotica's Kreations -  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 26th to claim your prize.

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

This week's challenge is a fun one:

                         Fun With Ribbons

Create a project that has ribbon somewhere on it! You can get creative with it - like make ribbons flowers or use it the standard (and really hard for me way) of making a bow! As long as your project has ribbon somewhere...it counts!

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 LRSBC27. 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 26th 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 a $20 Gift Voucher to The Paper Shelter!

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 27 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 29. 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 JANUARY 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 contact the winner the week of the December 24th with the announcement of the JANUARY'S GUEST DESIGNER December 31st.

** 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 27th!!

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


November Guest Designer - Elaine Levett

Holly Flores
The Paper Shelter - Warm In The Winter
Spellbinder Circle Dies

Marcy Dangcil
The Paper Shelter - Warm In The Winter
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Faded Jeans - This will be added to the store this week :)

Lydia Walker

Shanna Shands
The Paper Shelter - Warm In The Winter
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain - This will be added to the store this week :)

Ceal Pritchett
The Paper Shelter - Warm In The Winter

Katie Skiff

Jacqueline Smith
The Paper Shelter - Warm In The Winter

Kelli Hull

Olivia Marmara
The Paper Shelter - Warm In The Winter


Laura Love
The Paper Shelter - Gothic and Modern

Design Team Favorites Week 25

Hi Stampers!

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for challenge #25. This challenge was everyone's favorite... Anything Goes!  We broke our all-time high number of players which was super awesome! We had such a great time visiting all the blogs and seeing all those amazing projects up close! Thank you so much for all who played! 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...

Marcy Chose:



Marcy Said: I really loved this card! Boy cards are not always easy to make and this one was so perfect for that! She did a great job! Her coloring of Luka was fantastic and I loved the "Rock Star" theme. The guitar and baseball cap charms finished it off so well!


Olivia Chose:


Olivia Said: Amazing coloring, gorgeous colors used and love the layout too.

Katie Chose:



Katie Said: My choice is 57 – I love the altered tissue box and matching card.  How creative to create a school house around the tissue box!!  LOVE IT!! 

Kelli Chose:


Kelli Said: Barbara Daines #8! I knew this would be my fave from the moment I saw it! No clue what that technique is but it TOTALLY grabbed my eye!!!!

Jackie & Shanna Chose:



Jackie Said: My pick is # 112, she had a really awesome card, the coloring was awesome! She also a lot of detail that was well placed on her card! Gorgeous!

Shanna Said: I choose entry 112. Her card is just amazing. I love the fact that it is shaped, has amazing colors, great coloring, and tons of fun embellishments including the handmade flowers!

Holly Chose:



Holly Said: Can't I just say I love them all?  Wow, picking is so difficult.  If I had to choose one, I would pick 101 Athina, awesome coloring and great card design and dp.

Now for my choices... I am going to give a special shout out to 3... I know I know ...we are supposed to only choose 1 - but I just couldn't choose between these, all for different reasons.....  

Laura Chose:    



Laura Says: WOW! I had to choose this one because I can't imagine the work that went into creating this awesome match game. If you read how it was created on blackdragon's blog you will understand why I had to choose it! I love the creepy Edgar Allen Poe inspired images and the collage box top is really cool too! Just an amazing creation!  

Laura Chooses Next:  


Laura Says: I thought this card was so pretty with the cool, icy looking purples, all the shimmer and white. I love all the details that Julie added and all of those beautiful snowflakes! Plus... I envy Julie's bows! I may have to send her some ribbon and see if she will tie me some and send them back - LOL! Gorgeous job!  

Laura's Final Choice:  


Laura Says: OMGosh! When I first saw this my jaw hit the floor - it was that gorgeous!!! I love that this is a shaker card filled with beautiful gold stars and the gold corrugated panel behind that image is awesome! I love all the details and flowers and the way it is colored...EVERYTHING! I wanna be on her Christmas Card list...LOL...because someone will DEFINITELY be one lucky person to receive a gift like that! Gorgeous job!  

Honestly... we could have chosen LOTS more entries this gets harder every week with more and more players! You all did an AWESOME 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

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Week 26 - Thanksgiving - Gobble Til Ya Wobble!

Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge! 

This is the last challenge to try out for our December's Guest Designer spot! If you want a chance to join us for the month of December please put GDT behind your name! See all the "perks" below! We will contact the winner the week of the 20th and announce our choice on the 27th challenge.

WOWZERS!! We have set our all time highest players to date!  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 Anything Goes 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:

23

Timestamp: 2012-11-13 08:25:48 UTC

Lucky entry #23 - Congratulations to Chana - CARD-D-OLOGY 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 19th to claim your prize.

You have also won The Cutting Cafe prize of 3 free files of your choice - once I get your email I will give you instructions on how to redeem that prize as well :)

This week's challenge is a fun one:

 Thanksgiving - Gooble Til' Ya Wobble!

Create a project that is Thanksgiving themed. You can use Turkeys, Pilgrims, Indians, Corn, Horn of Plenty, Fall and Autumn themes... and for our International friends that do not celebrate Thanksgiving, you can simply create a Thank you 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 LRSBC26. 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 19th 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 26 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 28. 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 contact the winner the week of the 20th with the announcement of the DECEMBER'S GUEST DESIGNER November 27th.

** 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 20th!!

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


Laura Love
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Scallop Circles & Standard Circles

Marcy Dangcil

Jacqueline Smith

Katie Skiff

Katie Skiff

Holly Flores
My Favorite Things - Die-Namics Primitive Pumpkins Die & Matching Stamp Set
Martha Stewart Punch - Branch Border

Lydia Walker

Shanna Shands
Great Impressions - Sunflower Frame
Great Impressions - Gratitude

Kelli Hull
(And YES! At Kelli's house there is beer & football for Thanksgiving - LOL!)

Olivia Marmara

Ceal Pritchett

November Guest Designer - Elaine Levett