Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Challenge 37 - Have a Heart


Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge! 

I want to let everyone know that on our Inspirational Blog every Sunday we offer the chance to win a gift voucher to our store - all you need to do is leave a comment on our Sensational Sunday Inspirational Posts... Check it out!

We want to thank everyone who applied for the February Guest Designer position! It was SOOO hard to chose because we had so many amazing and super talented people apply! I wish we could have asked everyone, but we just couldn't. So if you were not chosen this time please keep trying :) On that note...I would like to say that we are super excited to welcome

                                    Janette Garcia - Cosas de La Janette

as our February Guest Designer! I know that she will have some gorgeous projects to share with you! We will have her full biography and you will get to see her first project with next week's challenge!

On a sad note... This is Ivonne Hernandez's last challenge with us as our January Guest Designer! Ivonne - we can't thank you enough for your stunning projects that you created for each of the challenges! It has been an honor and privilege to have had you on the team over the last month. You are so talented and I hope to work with you again someday :) Thank you for doing such an amazing job!

We are starting our search for MARCH Guest Designer so if you are interested just put GDT behind your name!

We had a tougher challenge this last week but I have to say that the entries that we did have... WOW!! You ladies all rocked! You each did such a beautiful job capturing the inspiration from the products you chose! I am so glad that we use random for the winner because it would be that tough to chose! The winner of our Kirklands Inspiration 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: 2013-01-29 09:11:06 UTC

Lucky entry #5 - Congratulations to Hazel - My Crafty Outlook - 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 February 4th to claim your prize.

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

                              Here was Hazel's Beautiful Card and her inspiration piece:


                                                                  Inspired by this:
 


This week's challenge is:

                         HAVE A HEART 

Simply have a heart somewhere on your project!

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 LRSBC37. 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, February 4th 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 also have a very special GUEST SPONSOR this week!




The winner will also win 5 Free Digi Stamps of their choice from 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.
 
 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 37 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 39. 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 MARCH 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 February 19th with the announcement of the MARCH'S GUEST DESIGNER February 25th.

** 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 FEBRUARY 4th.

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


Jacqueline Smith
KennyK Digi - Sexy Cupid
 
 
Marcy Dangcil
KennyK Digi - Milkshake
 
 
Ivonne Hernandez - January Guest Designer
KennyK Digi - Sexy Cupid
 
Holly Flores
KennyK Digi - Milkshake
Crate Paper - Paper Hearts
My Favorite Things Die-Namics Layered Heart Border Die


Shanna Shands
 
Lydia Walker
KennyK Digi - Milkshake
 
Olivia Marmara
KennyK Digi - Sexy Cupid
 
Ceal Pritchett
KennyK Digi - Milkshake
Copic Markers (will be starting to add to the store soon)
 
Athina Emory
KennyK Digi - Sexy Cupid
 
Dangina Martinez
KennyK Digi - Sexy Cupid
 
(Laura Love's project will be added later this morning)
 
 

Design Team Favorites Week 35

Hi Stampers!

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for challenge #35. We had some beautiful entries and some really creative uses of the buttons! Thank you so much to everyone who played!

Please remember for our end of the year challenge prize blitz for all of the Design Team favorite picks....If your project is chosen your name will be going into the end of the year drawing for the $100 gift voucher from our store and hopefully we will have some other fantastic prizes from our sponsors by then also! You will earn one entry per pick!

Thank you again to all who played along you really make it sooo hard to choose a favorite! Here are the ones that really stood out to our team...

Ceal, Dangina & Laura Chose:



Ceal Said: mine is definitely #48 the apron.

Dangina Said: #48 has my vote as this is such an outstanding creation. I have made an apron before but, fails in comparison to Janiels. Great choice of images and fabric patterns:)

Laura Says: This is the CUTEST apron I have ever saw! I usually don't wear aprons but if I had one this adorable I would definitely wear it! I LOVE the stamping on the pockets, the colors and the different textures! The use of all the different shapes and colors of buttons was awesome! I loved the heart button too! Super Adorable job! Total ♥

Athina, Jacqueline, & Laura Chose:

 
Athina Said: This is just adorable and so soft for a baby.  I absolutely love it!

Jacqueline Said: love the colors that she used to keep with a baby theme, love the stork button

Laura Said: I absolutely adore Henry the Mouse and this is so super cute! The coloring just grabs your attention! I love the banner in the soft pastels and the colors of the paper are perfect! That stork button is awesome! Beautiful job!

Ivonne & Jacqueline Chose:


Ivonne Said: This card is sooo beautiful. I love the delicate soft colors. The papers, the flowers and the ribbon are just gorgeous.  The coloring is AMAZING!! The card is just stunning!

Jacqueline Said: great coloring job and all the details were fantastic, love the heart button too

Holly Says...You know I hate this part because I think all the entree's were so fabulous.  It was a button challenge and some of these ladies really had thoughtful button position on their cards. 

Holly Chose:


Holly Said: Love that unusual button that went so perfectly with her image and the colors

AND this one:



Holly Said: Love how she used the buttons on her ribbon and below the image, wow, five buttons!  And they all look so great.

AND this one:


Holly Said: OMGosh love the three buttons in the flowers and the perfect balance and colors.  So cute.

AND this one:



Holly Said: Wow, love how she used the buttons and pearls on the ribbon and the ones on the main panel, so fabulous.

Shanna AND Holly Chose This one:


Holly Said: Five beautiful and perfect buttons for her colors and image, loved it!

Shanna Said: I will make it a little easier on Holly #11 is my favorite because I love blue, the ocean, and being out on the water. The button and jute really made the card pop out to me!

Holly says...I have to stop there or Laura will kick me off the team, lol.  I really loved everyone's creative designs.

I wouldn't do that - LOL! :D  Great picking Holly!

Jacqueline Says: I have to agree with Holly, lots fabulous creations!

Jacqueline Chose:


Jacqueline Said: fabulous project keeping with theme of sewing, lots detail and buttons, really cute.

Jacqueline also chose #28 & #14 - You can see her comments for those above. :) 

Olivia Chose:


Olivia Said: I vote for #34...a fabulously constructed card with great layers but still looks very clean and elegant.

Marcy Chose:



Marcy Said: I'm going with #35 Tracy MacDonald.  Not only is this Valentine card adorable, I feel like her red button just really brought everything together.  She did a fantastic job with the challenge!

Laura Chose:


Laura Says: I LOVED Vicky's funky star shaped buttons! These are the perfect accent and match her paper so perfectly! The colors are so cute! I also love the little baby buttons that she accented her sentiment with! Such a fun card and awesome use of the buttons!

Laura also chose:

2013-01-16 PS Friends WM
                                                                  #31 - Cheryl (Shestamps)
                                                                           
Laura Says: This card was super sweet! I love the image, the colors, the layout and the way that Cheryl accented those pretty hearts with her button! I love the twine bow that she tied too! This is such a pretty card!

Laura also chose:


Laura Says - This card is super super adorable! I love that sweet image and the way Natalie colored makes me need to own it now - LOL! I love all the accents and that beautiful heart shaped button is perfect! Beautiful job!

WOWZERS! This was one of our tougher weeks to choose favorites! I could have chosen about 20 more - everyone did such an awesome job this week! Definitely inspired to use buttons more!

Congratulations to all the Winner's above - your names will be entered into our drawing for the end of the year $100 gift voucher! Also....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, even if it would be International shipping :)

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

Thank you everyone who played and all the hard work you put into your projects!

Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Design Team

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Challenge 36 - Kirklands Inspiration

Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge! 

I want to let everyone know that on our Inspirational Blog every Sunday we offer the chance to win a gift voucher to our store - all you need to do is leave a comment on our Sensational Sunday Inspirational Posts... Check it out!

We will be pouring over our entries for February's Guest Designer spot and contacting winners this week! We had a BUNCH of AWESOME canidates so it is going to be so hard to choose! Thank you to EVERYONE who applied! We are starting our search for MARCH Guest Designer with this challenge so if you are interested just put GDT behind your name!

We had some GORGEOUS entries with our last challenge! The winner of our Cute as a Button 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:

14

Timestamp: 2013-01-22 07:21:11 UTC

Lucky entry #14 - Congratulations to Karina - Creawitch!  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 January 28th to claim your prize.

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

This week's challenge is:

                      Kirklands Inspiration 

Visit the Kirklands Website and choose a product to use as inspiration for your project. Let us know which one you chose!

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 LRSBC36. 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, January 28th 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 also have a very special GUEST SPONSOR this week!




The winner will also win 3 Free Digi Stamps of their choice 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 36 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 38. 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 MARCH 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 February 19th with the announcement of the MARCH'S GUEST DESIGNER February 25th.

** 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 JANUARY 28th.

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




Marcy Dangcil
Sweet 'N Sassy Digi - Cocoa Latte



Inspired By This:


Jacqueline Smith
Impression Obsession - Golden Retriever



Holly Flores
Spellbinders Oval Dies





Inspired By:

February Guest Designer - Ivonne Hernandez
Sweet 'N Sassy Digi - Opal Owl & Owl Sentiments






Lydia Walker
My Mind's Eye - Be Happy & Be Amazing Stamp Sets
Spellbinders Dies - Carnation Creation
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 2 Papers



Inspired By


Olivia Marmara






Shanna Shands
Sweet 'N Sassy Digi - Birds & Roses




Inspired By


Athina Emory


Inspired By

Ceal Pritchett
Sweet 'N Sassy Digi
Spellbinders Dies - Square Scallops

Inspired By

Dangina Martinez
Sweet 'N Sassy Digi - Birds & Roses

Inspired By


Laura Love 
My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found Madison Avenue