Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Challenge 58 - Red, White & Blue


Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge! 

WHOOO-HOOO! I am back! I would like to take a moment to thank Holly for doing such an awesome job keeping the challenge blog going and taking over for me while I was taking care of my Grandma. Without Holly jumping in here...it would have been a disaster! THANK YOU SO MUCH HOLLY!

Thank you to all our players also during this time also. I know I have been super slow in getting emails answered, and we have had some shipping delays, but I am getting back on top of things now that I have a lot more time :) We really appreciate your understanding and patience while we went through that rough patch!

Before we get to our winner - I would like to take a moment to thank our JUNE GUEST DESIGNER - Helen Ann for doing such a gorgeous job while designing with us! We loved your projects and will miss having you design with us!

We are now starting the search for our AUGUST GUEST DESIGNER! If you want the chance to design with us...just place GDT behind your entry or leave a comment stating you would like the chance! For details see the Guest Designer Information below!

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 Summer Theme 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:

40

Timestamp: 2013-06-25 06:54:05 UTC

Lucky entry #140- Congratulations to Kreatussa - Kreatussas kreativiteter. 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 July 1st to claim your prize.

You have also won the QKR Stampede prize of 5 Digi Stamps of your choice!! Once I get your email I will give you instructions on how to redeem that prize as well :)

Here is Kreatussa's Awesome Project!



This week's challenge is:

                   RED, WHITE & BLUE

We want to see you create a project with this color scheme!
    
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 LRSBC58. 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, July 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 win 3 Free Digi Stamps of their choice from Sweet 'N Sassy!

Design Team Favorite Picks:
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 58 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 60. ** 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  AUGUST 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 July 23rd!

** 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 **

WINNER OF THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON JULY 2nd!
Here is what our Design Team came up with for a little inspiration...


June Guest Designer - Helen Ann
Sweet 'N Sassy Digi - Two Tulips

Jacqueline Smith
JustRite Papercrafts - Poppy's Label 29


Holly Flores
New Year Marci - La La Land Crafts


Lydia Walker
Paper Smooches - Pretty Phrases
My Mind's Eye - Ginger stamps


Marcy Dangcil
Blush Beatrice-The Greeting Farm
Liberty-Bo Bunny
Broken China Tim Holtz
Black Tuxedo-Memento Ink

Olivia Marmara
Ceal Pritchett

Design Team Favorites Week 55 & Week 56

Hi Stampers!

I am back! I would like to take a moment to thank Holly for doing such an awesome job keeping the challenge blog going and taking over for me while I was taking care of my Grandma. Without Holly jumping in here...it would have been a disaster! THANK YOU SO MUCH HOLLY!

Thank you to all our players also during this time also. I know I have been super slow in getting emails answered, and we have had some shipping delays, but I am getting back on top of things now that I have a lot more time :) We really appreciate your understanding and patience while we went through that rough patch!

Ok...on to why your here...It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks! I am going to post the favorites from challenge 55 and also from challenge 56 so we get caught back up :)

This part is so hard, especially with so many amazing entries - let me tell you! Thank you 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...

Favorite Picks - Challenge 55 - Anything Goes

Shanna & Ceal Chose:

                    #8 - Meighan Weller

Shanna Said: My pick is Meighan. I love the bright summer colors for her card!

Ceal Said: Meighan love the layout and colors just a beautiful card!

Holly Chose: - Katie from Both sides of the Paper had two fabulous entree's and while I had MANY fav's this time, these two stood out, love the images and the cute shiny butterfly's.  

                 


Ivonne Also Chose Katie's Belive in Yourself card above! 

Ivonne Said:  It was difficult to choose just one favorite because we had so many fabulous entries this time, but here it is: Katie - This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love every single detail of it, the cute image, the amazing coloring, the DPs, the ribbon, the cute butterflies...even the sentiment is fabulous. I looooove it!

Lydia Chose:

                                         #25. Kirsty S

 Lydia Said: I love the colours she has chosen and the soft vintage feel.

Athina Chose:

                                        Irit #10

Athina Said: I love all the layers and fun feel of this beautiful card!

Marcy Chose:

                                           KBrandy4 #6

Marcy Said: I love the seaside theme and all of her pretty details on her card!

Olivia Chose:


                               #55 - J. Atterbury Creations

Olivia Said: Love the coloring and all the lovely accents.

Jackie Chose:


                                        #13 Alexandra

Jackie Said: This was my favorite # 13 - Alexandra, love her coloring job as well as all the details on her card! Fabulous Card!!

Dangina Chose:
 
                         #58 Blankina

Dangina Said: My Fav is #58 Blankina- Loved the white on white and sweet image.

Laura Chose:

                         Norma Lee - From My Craft Room

Laura Says: Norma is one of favorite paper artists! I love her style, her coloring and how she combines different images to create such gorgeous designs. I could literally put everything she makes in my "favorites" folder :) This is just stunning!

Now...Here are the favorites from Challenge 56 - Masculine Theme

Holly Chose:

                                #25 - Jenny (Wifey Cookie)

Holly Said: OMGosh I love the cute little sailor and the perfect dp she paired with him.  Adorable design.

Holly & Olivia Chose:

            #21 Susan Kennedy

Holly Said: What an adorable image, and I love how she colored him up and the tie accents were perfect.

Olivia Said: #21-Love the coloring and the embellishments. An adorable father's day card.

Dangina & Lydia Chose:
                           .
                                       #53 - Renata (Stitch-N-Greet)

Dangina Said: #53 Is Definitly my Favorite. Gorgeous Pop Up card. Images and background made for a fabulous scene.

Lydia Said: It's just amazing that is all

Shanna, Jackie & Ivonne Chose:

                         #22 - Alexandra

Shanna Said: Love how well this card looks. Great job with all the details!

Jackie Said: My favorite is #22, her coloring job was simple awesome as were all here details on her card!

Ivonne Said: #22 Alexandra - This is a gorgeous card. I love all the layers of papers and dies. Fabulous colors and details and AMAZING coloring. I just love it!

Athina Chose:


                         Mian Hahne # 17  

Athina Said: I love altered notebooks and Mian has done a fabulous job on this one!  Beatuiful!

Marcy Chose:

                                       #45 Carla Suto

Marcy Said: This is a great boy card & I love superheroes!!! Great design &  fantastic coloring!
 
Ceal Chose:

                        #31 - Tracy MacDonald

Ceal Said: #31 it just screams manly to be and its fun too 

Laura Chose:

                        #26 - Tammy A.

Laura Said: I just thought this was super cute! I love this image! I think Tammy did a beautiful job inking her papers and edges to give it that vintagy, manly look! I love the colors she chose too!

Laura Also Chose:

                                                #27 - Kim

Laura Said: This image cracks me up! This is TOTALLY what my son has been doing non-stop since school let out! I love it!

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, June 18, 2013

Challenge 57 - Summer Theme

Hi Friends and Stampers,

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!

It is time for another challenge and I hope everyone can get a little inky and play along with us this week. Tell your friends!!! 
We are sponsored this week by:



LAST WEEK's WINNER.... Had 117 entries...

Here are your random numbers:

106
Timestamp: 2013-06-18 13:54:44 UTC

The Winner of the Anything Goes Challenge - Loves Rubberstamps $20.00 Gift Voucher & Shape EZ by TLC prize was lucky entry #106 - LYNN HAYES - Createive Crafts by Lynn

Here is Lynn's Beautiful Project...




THIS WEEK's WINNER is....

Here are your random numbers:
38
Timestamp: 2013-06-18 14:07:38 UTC
 
The Winner of the Masculine Challenge - Loves Rubberstamps $20.00 Gift Voucher & $20.00 Paper Shelter Prize was lucky entry #38- LINDA PALMER -  Linda's Stamping Blog

Here is Linda's Adorable project...



This week's challenge is - Summer Theme - think summer scene, lemonaid, anything that reminds you of summer!

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 LRSBC57. 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 24th, 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 56 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 58. ** 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.


Now for some inspiration by our design team:

Helen:
Pink Cat Studio stamp,
Spellbinders 
Tuxedo Black Ink.

Jackie:
Authentique 'Cherish'
Crissy Armstrong's stamp set called 'Liberty's Friend'.

Olivia
Crafty Sentiments-Beach Life
MME Paper
Copics


Ceal

 
 


Flourishes- Beach Life,



Holly



CC Design Cutters - Bubble Border Die
MFT - DieNamics Circle Stax
MFT - DieNamic Circle Stax set 2
MFT - DieNamic Fishtail Flag Stax
MFT- DieNamics Fishtail Flags Stax Layers
Echo Park Paper
Copic X-Press It Paper
Copic Markers


Lydia



Paper Smooches - Pretty Phrases
Paper Smooches- Flap Happy
Paper Smooches- Leafy Greens
Simple Stories- Summer Fresh 6x6 papers
Tuxedo Black- Momento


Shanna


My Mind's Eye Paper
Copics
Copic Paper
Walnut Distress Ink
Oval Spellbinder
Cheesecloth
flowers with MME Brad
Lace
Pearls


Marcy


Cheeky Beach-The Greeting Farm
Cloud, Sun, Island Die-La La Land Crafts
Wave Border Die-La La Land Crafts
Pumice Stone-Tim Holtz
Black Tuxedo-Memento Ink
Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock-Crafter's Companion


Dangina


FENCE BORDER CUTTERS DIE from C.C. Designs
DIE-NAMICS FRESH CUT GRASS DIE MFT Stamps
Copic Markers
Tuxedo Black Ink
MONO MULTI LIQUID GLUE


Athina


Simple Stories - Summer Fresh
Whimsy Stamps - Wee Stamps - Dandelion Girl
Distress Ink - Stormy Sky


Ivonne



Image: TILDA WITH STRAW HAT and BARBED WIRE BACKGROUND, both from Magnolia
Papers: Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6x6 Paper Pad and X-Press It Blending Paper
Markers: Copic Markers and RICH COCOA MEMENTO INK PAD from Tsukineko
Tools: Tombow Mono Multi-Liquid Glue

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

I want to remind everyone that there is still time to Blog Hop over at The Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Blog - you could win a prize!

Holly