Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Challenge 76 - Halloween


Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge!

We have placed the few rules that we have on the right hand side bar so they are more easily seen. We haven't had very many problems, but wanted to be sure they are easy to find so that when you play along with us, your project will be eligible for the prize drawing :)

This week is the last week for our super sweet and amazingly talented October Guest Designer - Laura Lunsford AKA Crafty Lawyer! Laura - it has been a real pleasure having you design with us this last month! It has went by so fast! You did an incredible job and we really loved your projects! Thank you so much for all your hard work! 

We are now searching for our DECEMBER Guest Designer - if you are interested just place GDT behind your name :)

We had some really amazing projects last week! Unfortunately we had some that were not able to be included in the drawing for prizes as they didn't follow our theme of the week. So only those that did were included in the prize drawing. We want to thank everyone who rose to our challenge and got creative with us! The winner of our 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:

23


Timestamp: 2013-10-29 04:17:44 UTC

Lucky entry #23 Congratulations to sherrie - Sherrie Scraps With Passion.  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 November 4th to claim your prize.

You have also won the Eureka Stamps prize as well
Once I get your email I will give you instructions on how to redeem those prizes as well :)

Here Sherrie's Awesome Project:


This week's challenge is: 

Halloween

We want to see any type of Halloween 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 LRSBC76. 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, November 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 have a very special GUEST SPONSOR this week!




AND...The Winner will also receive a 5 Free Digi Stamps from 

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 76- will be announced before the posting of Challenge 78. ** 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  DECEMBER 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 November 18th!

** 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 November 5th.

Here is what the Design Team came up with for your inspiration...


October Guest Designer - Laura Lunsford
QKR Stampede "Porcupine" - Sponsor digi image
Paper - Crate Paper "Harvest Market"
Cardstock - Bazzill Black
Coloring - Copic Markers
Candi Dots - Icing Sugar colored black with Copic Marker; Diamond Glaze gloss added
Embossing Folders  - Smile by Darice; Wildflowers by Sizzix
Stash burlap, pearl flower



Holly Flores

Marcy Dangcil
Elphie-Saturated Canary
Tim Coffey Fall and Halloween-K & Company
Pumice Stone-Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Black Soot-Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Witch's hat added from PI Little Witch-MFT
Leaf Punch-Martha Stewart 
Black Tuxedo-Memento Ink
Flowers-Wild Orchid Crafts - COMING VERY VERY SOON! :D


Olivia Marmara
 
Joni Mastronardi

Nina PaperDaisies
ImageQKR Stampede '#24235 Haunted House'
Distress Ink Pads 'Spiced Marmalade'
Distress Ink Pads 'Seedless Preserves'


Shanna Shands

Monday, October 28, 2013

Design Team Favorites - Week 74

Hi Stampers!

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for week #74 - Fall Leaves or Pumpkins Challenge. This was a such a fun challenge and we want to say a huge 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...


 Dangina Chose:



Dangina Said: Outstanding design!! Love the image and the way it glows. You have created such a beautiful work of art.. Love it!!!

Joni Chose:



Joni Said: love the way the pumpkins are colored and the three mice just make me chuckle!

Shanna & Athina Chose: 



Shanna Said: I love this card it is a fabulous fall shabby look with fun techniques.

Athina Said:  love the browns with the bright green ribbon!  The leaves look like fall itself.  Just beautiful!

Holly, Nina & Marcy Chose:



Holly Said: So super cute!  Love this adorable image and the pumpkins with the leaf dp and great design.

Nina Said: Love the colours she has used. And those decorative pumpkins are adorable. I just love the card design.

Marcy Said: Her card is so adorable! I love her image, her design and she did a fantastic job with this challenge using both the pumpkins and leaves!

Holly Also Chose:


Holly Said: What a beautiful card, love the colors, the images and the great design.

Holly Also Chose:


Holly Said: OMGosh these is such a great scene, love the colors, the sky and the textures she added.  Fabulous.

Olivia Chose:


Olivia Said: very nicely colored, love the embellishments and layout.

Nicole Chose:



Nicole Said: Love the fun and bright colors!!   Unexpected and awesome!!  :) :)

Laura Chose:


#23 - Laura N.

Laura Said: This has to be one of the cutest Fall images ever! Those little squirrels are adorable! I really love Laura's coloring on this image - it is so rich and shaded so beautifully! Those pops of Fall leaves are stunning! I love the layout too - just really makes a neat card design! Shows you don't need a ton of embellishments to create a stunning card! LOVE it!

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! We really love seeing them and visiting your blogs!

Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Design Team!



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Challenge 75 - A TRICK or A TREAT!


Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge!

We are starting our search this week for our DECEMBER Guest Designer - if you are interested just place GDT behind your name :)

We had some completely amazing projects last week! We want to thank everyone who rose to our challenge and got creative with us! The winner of our 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:

39

Timestamp:  2013-10-22 06:22:17 UTC

Lucky entry #39 Congratulations to Jackie Bowman - Kreate With Me 2 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 October 28th to claim your prize.

You have also won the C.C. Designs Prize & the QKR Stampede Prize as well!
Once I get your email I will give you instructions on how to redeem those prizes as well :)

Here is Jackie's Spooky Pumpkin Project:




This week's challenge is: 

A TRICK or A TREAT

We want to see either a TRICK = This would be a card or project with some interactive or moveable part - Some Ideas - Slider Cards, ViewMaster Cards, Action Wobbles, Spinner Cards etc ... can be any theme - doesn'

OR you could give us a TREAT = Create a Halloween Treat Holder


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 LRSBC75. 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, October 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 have a very special GUEST SPONSORS this week!




AND...The Winner will also receive a 5 Free Digi Stamps from 

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 75- will be announced before the posting of Challenge 77. ** 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  DECEMBER 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 November 18th!

** 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 OCTOBER 29th!

Here is what the Design Team came up with for your inspiration...




TREAT
October Guest Designer - Laura Lunsford
Some Odd Girl - Stamp "Hey Foxy"
Lawn Fawn - "Riley's ABCs"
Gorjuss Girls - 8 x 8 Paper Pack
Copic Markers - Sketch markers



TREAT
Holly Flores

                     





Back side 



 TREAT
Marcy Dangcil

The Greeting Farm-Sweet n Toxic
Wicked-
My Mind's Eye
Jumbo scallop Die-Namics MFT
Black Soot-Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Copic Sketch markers
Labels Eight--
Spellbinders
Halloween Fence punch-
Martha Stewart

TREAT
Olivia Marmara

TRICK - Swing Card
Ceal Pritchett
Lawn Fawn (Trick or Treat),
Doodlebug Design (Halloween Parade) ,


TREAT
Dangina Martinez


TREAT
Nicole Nastali



TRICK - SWING CARD
Joni Mastronardi


TREAT
Nina - PaperDaisies

Design Team Favorites - Week 73

Hi Stampers!

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for week #73 - Polka Dots Challenge. This was a such a fun challenge and we want to say a huge 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...

Dangina, Shanna & Joni Chose:



Dangina Said: Her creation is so incredibly adorable! Love the fantastic image she used and the way she colored him was spot on.

Shanna Said: I love the image. So fun and a great masculine card.

Joni Said: adorable little robot on a lovely polka dot background, card makes me chuckle!

Dangina also Chose:




Dangina Said: Her coloring is off the charts amazing and that gorgeous DP, umm. She really rocked this challenge.

Indah & Shanna Chose:



Indah Said: Those tea cups are so adorable! I love the way she colored her images too!
         
Shanna Said: - I love the teacup idea too so fun!

Holly & Marcy Chose:



Holly Said: OMGosh I love this cute witch and the fun and fabulous paper she used!  Fabulous polka dot bow!  Too cute.

Marcy Said: This Halloween card is so adorable! I love her cute witch, all of her cool details and that gorgeous polka dot bow! She did a fantastic job with this! :)

Nicole Chose...and Holly Too :) 



Holly Said: OMGosh what absolute cuteness!  Love this adorable image and the polka dot background and border she used, fabulous!  

Nicole Said: Fantastic design!!  Such a fun card w/ lots of polka dots!!  :) :)  I love the paper piecing!!  :) :)  

Ceal & Athina Chose:




Ceal Said: Love the non traditional Christmas card, super adorable image and great coloring. 

Athina Said: Adorable card with a great layout and coloring! Love the sweet image!

Nina & Laura Chose:




Nina Said: This is such a sweet card. Great card design. Love how she has used the polka dot paper. I love the ribbon flower too

Laura Said: I am a snowman lover and this one is so super ADORABLE!!! I really love the beautiful papers and the use of the ribbon was really neat! Such a cute cute card!

Nina & Laura also chose:



#74 Brooke Rosenberg - 7 yrs Old
 
Nina Said:  What a talented young crafter. I love those polka dot flowers. She has coloured the sweet image beautifully. 

Laura Said: I think this is the sweetest card EVER! Brooke did such a beautiful job coloring her image. I really love how she incorporated the polks dots into the different elements of her card with the flowers and butterfly, and it all coordinated perfectly! Gorgeous 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! We really love seeing them and visiting your blogs!

Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Design Team!