Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Challenge 45 - Easter


Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge! 

We have the Design Team Favorites posted for week's 41 - 43 :) Take a look at the gorgeous designs that caught the Design Team's Eye!

We have also made our choice for the April Guest Designer! Please help us welcome:

                     Jacquel Bowman - Kreate With Me 2

We are super excited to have Jacquel joining us! She does gorgeous work and I am sure she will have some amazing Inspirational pieces for you! Look for her biography when she makes her debut with us in next week's challenge!

With the announcement of the new Guest Designer it means that we also have to say good-bye to our current Guest - Nina - Paperdaisies.

Nina - you did such a gorgeous job! Thank you so much for your hard work, beautiful projects and all the kind words you said about our company, designers and blogs on your blog posts! It truly meant a lot to us! We hope to work with you again someday :)

If you would like to try out for the May GDT position just place GDT behind your name in your entry :)

Well - we didn't have very many players last week but those who did had some awesome projects! I want to thank everyone who played!  The winner of our For the Love of Chocolate 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: 2013-03-26 08:46:41 UTC

Lucky entry #5 - Congratulations to Pam - P.S. I Love You .  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 April 1st to claim your prize.

You have also won the 4 free Digi Stamps from Meljen's Designs! Once I get your email I will give you instructions on how to redeem that prize as well :)

Here is Pam's Awesome Project!


This week's challenge is:

                                 EASTER!

Create a project that has an Easter theme!

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 LRSBC45 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, April 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

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 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 45 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 47. ** 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 MAY 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 April 23rd with the announcement of the MAY'S GUEST DESIGNER April 30th.

** 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 April 2nd.

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


March Guest Designer - Nina Brannon
Martha Stewart Punch - Double Loops
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals
Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals
Jacqueline Smith
Flourishes - He Has Risen

Marcy Dangcil
Sizzix Embossing texture plate-Twirls
Martha Stewart Flocking powder-Robin's egg

Lydia Walker
Paper Smooches - Magical Spring

Ivonne Hernandez

Dangina Martinez

Olivia Marmara
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Primrose Painting Egg 



Shanna Shands

Ceal Pritchett

Athina Emory


Laura Love
The Cutting Café - Polaroid and Camera Fun
Spellbinders Scallop Ovals Dies

Design Team Favorites - 41, 42 & 43!

Hi Stampers!

March has been a CRAZY month for our Design team ladies so we fell a tad behind in the announcements of  the Design Team Favorites which we apologize for! So without further ado...here are the Design Team Favorite Picks for challenges - 41, 42 & 43!  This part is so hard - let me tell you!  Each of the design team favorite winners will receive a $5.00 voucher that can be used on any order $25.00 or more.

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...

CHALLENGE 41 - TAGS

Marcy, Olivia & Laura Chose:


Marcy Said: Love the image and her coloring and distress work on the tag is fabulous!

Olivia Said: Fab Coloring!

Laura Said: I love this image and it is colored so perfect! The distressing and background looks awesome too! Loved it!

Dangina Chose:


Dangina Said: My Favorite is #24 Laura C. I love the little pocket tag, sweet image and pretty flowers. Looks Amazing.


Lydia Chose:


Lydia Said: such a gorgeous spring time card- beautiful

Holly Chose:

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Holly Said: Love the cute flying witch and how she used the tag in her design, the colors and the design were very eye catching.


Athina Chose:


Athina Said: I love the colors and the embossing.  It is just beautiful
Shanna Chose:


Shanna Said: I love how fun this tag is.

Jackie Chose:


Jackie Said: I loved her colors on her card as well as how she hid the tag. Very Clever


CHALLENGE 42 - ANYTHING GOES!

Jackie Chose:


Jackie Said: I thought her card was outstanding, I love how subtle the colors that she used, as well as her embellishments again didn't over power the card.


Shanna Chose:

DogGoneCute

Shanna Said: I love the blue sky with the clouds


Athina Chose:


Athina Said: I love the bright colors, it is perfect for spring. Very simple but classy!


Holly Chose:


Holly Said: Sanji with her flying Mary Poppins, this is so adorable and the design and details were fabulous.


Lydia & Marcy Chose:


Lydia Said: such a cute little idea, and the colouring is FAB!!!


Marcy Said: Love her creativity with the candy box and her project is so adorable!


Dangina Chose:


Dangina Said: My pick is #139 Jenny H. I love her fabulous dimensions and coloring. She really made that image pop.


Olivia & Laura Chose:


Olivia Said: That is amazing coloring on Kraft. Such depth and great layers

Laura Said: The coloring on Kraft is out of this world awesome! This is a technique that I am in awe of but have never tried yet! The colors and layers are so pretty too!

Marcy Chose:


Marcy Said: Love this little boy card! Her coloring is fantastic and she has such great details on her card.


CHALLENGE 43 - SHADES OF GREEN - ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Shanna Chose:


Shanna Said: #3 is just an awesome clean look and layout

Shanna also chose:


Shanna said: #15 is just pure creative fun


Olivia & Jackie Chose:


Olivia Said: such lovely coloring and all the great embellishments.


Jackie Said: I agree with Olivia, her coloring was awesome as well as her embellishments didn't overpower her card.
Marcy Chose:


Marcy Said: Adorable card with lots of green! Perfect for this challenge!


Dangina & Athina Chose:


Dangina Said: This was a no brainer for me. #38 Claire C. She absolutely rocked this challenge. The colors, bow and flowers look sensational.

Athina Said: The colors are so rich and it is just gorgeous!

Lydia & Holly Chose:


Lydia Said: just love the beautiful tree and the fab shades of green .

Holly Said:  #5 Allisa - such a happy tree, love how she popped it up and the great colors and design

Ivonne Chose:


Ivonne Said: For Week 43 my favorite is #10 I love the bright colors and the little scene she has created. Beautiful coloring too.


Laura Chose:


Laura Said: This is such a sweet image and Jo colored it perfectly! I think it is just total sweetness and such a perfect St. Patrick's Day card :)

We want to thank everyone for playing! You all did an amazing job! All of the design Team picks above your names will be entered into our drawing for the end of the year $100 gift voucher! Remember, you get one entry per choice, so if two members picked your card, you will earn 2 entries. 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 $5.00 off an order of $25.00 or more from the Loves Rubberstamps store!


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, March 19, 2013

Week 44 - For the Love of Chocolate


Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge! 

I apologize for not getting the Design Team Favorite pics posted this week. As I mentioned last week, my Grandma had breast cancer surgery and was initially doing pretty good. After she went home she had some pretty bad days and I had to go and bring her to our house to care for her until she could get some of her strength back. I had to take a few days off my other job to care for her and with everything going on, I didn't get the email sent to the design team to chose. I will be doing that as I am done with this post!! I also apologize if you have emailed me in the last few days, I haven't had a chance to get on and respond so I will be going through those too! It will be nice when things settle down and life gets back to normal, but in the mean time I really appreciate everyone's patience! :)

Last week's challenge was the last to try out for the April Guest Designer Spot! We will be contacting the winner sometime this week. If you would like to try out for the May GDT position just place GDT behind your name in your entry :)

We had some AMAZING projects last week! I want to thank everyone who played! We love seeing all of your creative takes on our challenges! The winner of our Shades of Green - St Patrick's Day 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:

18

Timestamp: 2013-03-19 08:46:58 UTC

Lucky entry #18 - Congratulations to Kelly S. - Sandcastle Stamper.  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 March 25th to claim your prize.

You have also won The Paper Shelter $20 Gift Certificate as well! Once I get your email I will give you instructions on how to redeem that prize as well :)

Here is Kelly's Awesome Project!

This week's challenge is:

                 For the Love of Chocolate

Create a project that features chocolate! We want to see Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cupcakes, Choclate Easter Bunnies, Chocolate Bars, well as you can see anything that has to do with chocolate! If you don't have any chocolate stamps...just use a chocolate color scheme! :D

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 LRSBC44 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, March 25th  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 4 Free Digi Stamps of their choice from Meljen's Designs!

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 44 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 46. ** 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 MAY 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 April 23rd with the announcement of the MAY'S GUEST DESIGNER April 30th.

** 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 March 26th.

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

Jacqueline Smith
Meljen's Designs Digi Stamp - Sweet Chocolate Bar
Flourishes Stamps - Passion Flower


Marcy Dangcil
Meljen's Designs Digi - Teddy Cookie


Holly Flores
My Favorite Things Die-Namics - First Place Award Ribbon

Ivonne Hernandez
Simple Stories - Baby Steps 6x6 Paper Pad

Lydia Walker

Olivia Marmara

Shanna Shands

Athina Emory

Ceal Pritchett
Meljen's Designs Digi - Cocoa Cupcake

Nina Brannon - PaperDaisies - March Guest Designer
Meljen's Designs Digi - Sweet Chocolate Bar