Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Challenge 54 - Bows

Hi Friends and Stampers,

It's time for a New Challenge.  I hope everyone had a great weekend and got to get a little inky.   I also hope it's a short work week for everyone! 

This week we are sponsored by Kenny K and we would like to thank them for providing the team with 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

17

Timestamp: 2013-05-28 19:46:22 UTC

Lucky entry #17- Congratulations to Lisa Barton - Vintage Celebrations 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 June 3rd to claim your prize.

You have also won the Saturated Canary prize of 2 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 Lisa Barton's Awesome Project!




This week's challenge is:                                                    
Bows - Have a BOW on your project...could be a ribbon bow, a paper bow, bow ties, bow & arrow, bows on a kite string - be creative :)

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 LRSBC54. 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, June 3rd 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 54 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 56. ** 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.

June's Guest designer is HELEN!!!!!!
Congrat's Helen, you had some amazing designs and we love them all.

We would like to thank our May Guest designer  Tricia - who has shared her fabulous creativity with us.  Thank You so much for joining us, we loved your projects!!!

Now for some inspiration by our design team:


Jackie -


Kenny K - Texting Girl
Cherish One paper collection by Authentique
Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 by Whimsy


Olivia -


Kenny K-Drama Queen
MME Paper
Copics



Ceal -


Kenny K
Copic Sketch Markers


Lydia -



Kenny K 'What If'
Paper Smooches 'Birthday Sampler'


Shanna -

Kenny K Image
My Mind's Eye Papers
My Favorite Things Open Scallop Die
Copics
Copic Paper
Distress Ink Walnut Stain Ink

Marcy -

Download Diva-Kenny K
Pumice Stone-Tim Holtz
Best Glue Ever-ScraPerfect



Dangina -

Kenny - K
Copic Markers
Tuxedo Black Ink
MONO MULTI LIQUID GLUE


Athina -

Kenny K
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
LOVE STORY Echo Park
Copics
Die Namics Round Banner
Die Namics Mix and Match Banner
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Clear Embossing
Broken China
Weathered Wood
Amy R Be Happy Sentiments


Ivonne -


Papers: Bo Bonny - Hello Sunshine 6x6 Paper Pad and X-Press It Blending card
Markers: Copic Markers
Other: MONO MULTI LIQUID GLUE from Tombow


Tricia -



Now it's your turn I cannot wait to see what you make!!!

Holly


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


29



 
Timestamp: 2013-05-21 08:21:04 UTC

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.                        
Email:
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.

Deadline:
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
Copics

Jaqueline:



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


Ceal:


Saturated Canary
Copic Sketch Markers


Holly:

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

Lydia:

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


Shanna:



Saturated Canary image
Glitz Designs Paper
Copics
Distress Ink Walnut Stain Ink

Marcy:


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!!!
 
Holly

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

 

Design Team Favorites - Challenge 51!

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for challenge #51 -Anything Goes. 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...

Dangina
I have to go with #98 Alice. Her coloring of this Saturated Canary image in Stunning. The layout is Fantastic and her embellishments are gorgeous.. Loved every inch of it.

Ivonne
#98 Alyce - This card is stunning. I love all the layers of papers and embellishments. The flowers are gorgeous and the butterfly is so beautiful. The coloring is amazing. Love it!


Shanna - #32. I love the pop of the blue butterflies!




Athina
#74 Suzanne Dean - What a beautiful box, I just love the vintage feel and all the details!



Marcy
#85 Tracy MacDonald-Her card is gorgeous. I love all of her pretty details and her coloring is fantastic!



Ceal
#75 Clarissa, Her vintage box is Gorgeous! 



Holly
#110 - Cheryl - I love the adorable scene and her coloring.  The card design and dp are so fabulous, this just made me happy.

 
 
Lydia - 71. Carla Suto - the colours are fab x great colouring and great summer feel xxx
 



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

Holly

Design Team Favorites -Challenge 50

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for challenge #50 - April Showers.   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...

Athina -
#8 Goldie - Love the lace and flowers. Just beautifully designed.
Dangina #8 Goldie. Such a sweet design.
Ivonne - My favorite #8 Goldie - Gorgeous card. I love the card layout, the beautiful flowers and lace. The beautiful image is colored so beautifully.
Shanna -I love #8 too






Ivonne also loved  #7 Paper Daisies - Beautiful card. Love the colors and the fabulous papers. The image is super cute and the coloring is amazing.
Olivia-I would go with #7. Great image, adorable and very springy colors.
Marcy-I'm also going with #7. This card was perfect for the challenge and I love the bright colors she used as well as all of her pretty details.







Ceal - Mine is #3 Lisa with that cute little umbrella treat box
Lydia  3. Lisa Barton Vintage Celebrations just such a fab idea !!



Shanna - . I am going to pick #1. I love easel cards and how she pulled off a monochromatic April Showers!



Holly - I loved them all and I was so impressed these ladies did these Challenge, so I am going to pick them all!!! lol.  Helen, Hiedi, Lisa, Zelia, Tracey, Anda, Paper Daisie, Goldie - You are all fabulous. 

 
 

 
 
 


 
 

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

Holly

Design Team Favorites - Week 49

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for challenge #49 -   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...



Dangina #22 I Love the rich colors and the fabulous outdoor image.
Shanna loves #22 also!!
Holly loves #22 as well, OMGosh those waves and the burlap and the colors are all so fabulous.
Olivia- #22- Amazing layout. fantastic coloring and so unique.
Ceal - Beautiful Masculine card!



Athina - 19 Grace N - Just beautiful! I love the colors and how well they compliment each other!
Holly Loves #19 as well - wow, that watercolored scene is so tranquil and just the perfect card for Father's Day. 
Ceal - Beautiful background sponged card.



Shanna - #32 Janis I love her watercoloring!



Ivonne - #29 Norma - Gorgeous card, even the inside of the card is beautiful. Love the little scene she has created. The coloring is amazing!!



Marcy-#35 Soma-I thought she used such beautiful colors and her outdoor scene was perfect for the challenge. Such a happy card! :)



Holly  #28 Piali - I love these hot rod gals in the car, perfect outdoor scene. 

 
 
Lydia - 27. Sanja Grdinić such a great little image, fabulously coloured xx and great design
 



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

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

We love them all!

Holly