Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Challenge 53 - Anything but a card

Hello Friends and Stampers,

First off we would like to offer our thoughts and prayers of those victims of the Moore, Oklahoma  tornado.  The news is horrific and I can't imagine what these poor folks are going through and will be going through in the days to come.

It's time for a brand new Challenge - Anything but a card. 

We are sponsored by Saturated Canary this week!!!  We'd like to thank them for providing our design team with some fabulous images!

We LOVED seeing all the players last week! We have such a fun time visiting your blogs and seeing your projects up close! We had some completely AWESOME projects last week! I want to thank everyone who played! 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


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Lucky entry #29- Congratulations to Krafty Karen 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.                        
Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com by May 27th to claim your prize.

You have also won the Birdie Brown - 3 free digi stamps of your choice! Once I get your email I will give you instructions on how to redeem those prizes as well :)
                                              Here is Krafty Karen's Awesome Project!
This week's challenge is:

                                                     Anything But A Card!

Create a project that you are working on that involves stamps -
You might have to put your thinking caps on for this one. It can be a treat box, a journal, a tag, etc.  

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 LRSBC53. 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.

The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, May 27th so all entries need to be in before then.

Prize Information:

One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator! They will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog and they will also win the Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher as well as any prizes being offered by Guest Sponsors that week.

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

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 53 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 55. ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more **

Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our  JULY 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 June 18th with the announcement of the JULY'S GUEST DESIGNER June 25th.

** Be sure to Play Along in our - Weekly Blog Candy Giveaway! Just hop along with our Design Team in a Mini Blog Hop for the chance to win the hidden prize! Start the hop here on our Sensational Sunday Inspirations post **

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

Pure Innocence Out on a Limb
Notched Tag DieNamics


Saturated Canary's 'Whispy'
Tim Holtz 'Distress Stains'
Tim Holtz Remnant Rub ons - Words


Saturated Canary
Copic Sketch Markers


Saturated Canary - Pack Light
MFT Die-namics: Deocorative Doily die, Upsey Daisy, Fishtail Flag Stax, Fishtail Flag Stax Layers,
La La Land - Large Flourish
Copic Markers X-press it blending paper
Copic Markers
Best Glue Ever


Die-namics 'Decorative Doily Duo'
Paper Smooches 'Salutations'
Lawn Fawn 'Sallys ABC'


Saturated Canary image
Glitz Designs Paper
Distress Ink Walnut Stain Ink


Saturated Canary Thank You
copic markers

Memento Ink Black Tuxedo

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pumice Stone

Distress Inks Worn Lipstick
Image: Saturated Canary - Muriel
Markers: Copic Markers
Now it's your turn I cannot wait to see what you make!!!

Thank you so much to Holly for getting the post done for me. I am still knee deep in catching up with emails, orders, prizes and our family struggles. We have quite a few family members in Oklahoma and I can't imagine the devastation and all of the lives lost. How scary! Our family is all safe but our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the tornado. We are waiting for news on Tim's Dad and his lung cancer - he went to the oncologist yesterday to see if his chemo is working so hopefully we find something out today. We have also been busy building a handicap ramp, and getting the house wheelchair friendly for my Grandma to come and stay with us. The hospital is sending an inspection team over Thursday morning so we have to have everything done by then because she is expected to be released Friday. In between all that, I have been working some 12 hour shifts, and trying to get caught up on business things! I am almost there so I appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we work through these difficult times! One of these days (hopefully SOON!!!!) we will be getting back to normal business :) I just checked my inbox and I am only about 514 emails behind! I am trying to get through them as quick as I can! Hopefully after this weekend and we get Grandma home and settled I can really get some time to get things handled and emails gone through! Again...thanks so much to the design team ladies and Holly for covering for me while we deal with all of the family things we are going through and for our customers and players for sticking with us! It means more than you know!  - Laura



pinky said...

Laura you really have a lot going on in your life at the minute, no wonder you are behind. Thank goodness your family were safe in Oklahoma, my heart goes out to the people there. Hope its all good news from here on in for you.

Anonymous said...

My heart and prayers are with those in Oklahoma too.. It's just so tragic.

Honey I hope that everything settles down for you soon sweetie.. I know what it's like when you don't seem to have two minutes to yourself.

I'm keeping my thoughts and prayers with you all too waiting for the oncologist report.

Hugs n love,

P.S. thank you so much for my win.. it truly made my week seeing my name up there in lights.. :0) xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the DT inspiration, Sending Hugs to All in Oklahoma, Thanks for the inspiring challenge, Hazelxo

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