Tuesday, October 21, 2014

All Dressed Up

Hi Again Stampers!

I am on a ROLL! I was blog hopping around and saw a super fun Blog Hop Challenge from All Dressed Up stamps and thought I would play along! I know I know...TWO cards in one day!! It is quite the miracle - LOL!

All Dressed Up had the cutest freebie image that you had to use to create a project for their challenge. It just so happens that I love their stamps...and I need to beef up my birthday card stash since I will have just this one as a spare :) Here it is:

Isn't that image adorable?!?!?! How do you like my Birthday Sentiment :D I have been 29 and holding for the last 10 years but who is counting! Once you hit 29 you just stay there - LOL!
I used some cute Basic Grey papers from my crafty stash. I thought that it was neat that the brown paper had a flower image that is really similar to the Petaloo ones I had just purchased that came in the mail TODAY! It was a sign I think that I needed to use them :)

Here is a close up of the image:

I added some stickles to give her some bling and some frantage to the panel too. I am sorry the pictures have a yellow tint to them I had to take the picture at night and our lighting is not ideal!

I used the Sketch N Stash card sketch for my layout...

Thanks for stopping by again today! Be sure to scroll down and check out my post from earlier today that is for our Loves Rubberstamps Warm Colors Challenge! I used the no lines coloring technique for the first time :)

Have a great day!

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

All Dressed Up - Birthday Party Challenge
Sketch N Stash - Card Sketch #149 - Stash Items - New Petaloo Flowers & Free Digi
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Glitter, Embossing Powder or Flocking - Frantage Embossing Powder Image Panel
Robyn's Fetish - #234 Food or Drink
Kit and Clowder - October Anything Goes Challenge
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything Goes with Twist of Pink
Treasured Times Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations - Digi Glitter Power
Doodle Pantry - Any Digi Goes
Mema's Crafts - Tic Tac Toe - Line - Ribbon, Flowers, Die Cuts/Punchies
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee - Lots of Layers
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes

Supplies Used on my card:
All Dressed Up Digi - Happy Birthday Freebie
Creative Vision Stamps - Sassy Happy Birthday (sentiment)
Basic Grey Papers
La La Land - Heart Banner Die
Spellbinders Labels 22
Petaloo Flowers
Copic Markers
Xpress It Blending Card
Frantage - Vintage Set
Bazzill Heavyweight Cardstock - Candy Hearts

Love You Sloooooow Much!

Good Morning Stampers!

I finally had enough of my no crafting streak and took time yesterday to make a card! This is the first thing I have made since the beginning of April so go easy on me - LOL! I forgot how relaxing it is to just sit and color and craft. I sure have missed it!

My daughter's birthday is coming up on October 24th so I wanted to make her a birthday card. I decided to go all out and figured since I have not made anything for so long and haven't touched a copic marker since April...what the heck...I will try something I have never done and just go for it. So I colored my image in the NO LINES technique!! I don't think it turned out to horrible for my first time but I still need lots of practice :)

I used the super adorable image from the Whimsy Wee Stamps Collection called Love You Slow Much. I love this one and hadn't inked it up yet. That snail is tooooo CUTE!! The scrabble tile looking letters are from Whimsy Stamps also and are called Spell It Out. These will be listed in the store soon!

Here are some close ups of my image...

I really LOVE how my little snail turned out :) I am not too sure about my fairy, I think her hair could be better. I think I tried too hard to not get the "banding" in her hair so my flicks were fatter than I wanted. Like I said I still need to practice :)

I also finished the inside too...

I used two different Tiddly Inks stamp sets to create the inside - the verse sentiment and hearts are from the stamp set called My I Love You and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from the stamp set called Ellie Says Happy Birthday. 

I used warm colors for my card this week since that is our Loves Rubberstamps Challenge to use Warm Colors on your card. So we hope you play along with us! We have some great sponsor prizes!

I also used this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenge for my layout...

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope now that I broke my no-crafting streak I will get back in the swing of making things on a regular basis again :)

Big Crafty Hugs!

I will be entering my project into the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #322 
Bunny Zoe's October Challenge - Animals
Kit and Clowder October Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Girls Challenge - #66 Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Warm Autumn Colors
The Squirrel & The Fox - Happy Birthday
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Mystical Creatures
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking - Anything Goes
Anything Goes With a Twist - Challenge 3 - Shimmer & Sparkle
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies - October Challenge Only 1 Designer Paper

Here are the Supplies I used to create my card:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Hi Stampers!

I wanted to post a Happy News update! I will be RE-OPENING the Loves Rubberstamps Store on OCTOBER 1st! I have been making great progress in getting all outstanding orders shipped since I temporarily shut down in order to get caught up after the passing of my Father-In-Law. I will be caught up with shipping by Friday.

Once I get the store up and going we will be RE-STARTING OUR LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS CHALLENGES TOO!! YAY!! The Design Team ladies and I have been talking and we have way to much fun with the challenges to be down for too long :)

Our first challenge will be TUESDAY OCTOBER 7th - and it will be our ANYTHING GOES! We have some awesome sponsors lined up for you as usual! We hope that you will bookmark your calendars and join us!

Our Inspiration Blog posts here on this blog will be a little sporadic as we get the store and challenges back up and running so please bear with us :) We plan on resuming our Sunday Blog Hops on November 2nd.

Thank you to all of you again for all your love, support, kind words, prayers and standing by us while we went through these difficult times! It has not been easy that is for sure but with the love and support from all you, it makes those rough times a bit easier to handle.

We are excited to be back!!

Big Crafty Hugs!
Laura & the Loves Rubberstamps Design Team

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Temporary Closing

This is a message from Laura she put on the Challenge Blog.  We will be back, stronger and better than ever before.

Hi Stampers and Friends - 

My heart is breaking as I type this post and there is no easy way to announce this but I have had to make the tough decision to temporarily close our store.

We had to leave town unexpectedly August 17th for a family emergency with my Father-In-Law who ended up passing away on Sept 2nd. We will be laying him to rest this coming Saturday, September 20th. 

While we were gone I fell very far behind in shipping orders and in emails. I did not think it was right to take on any more orders until I could get the orders that we have outstanding shipped or refunds issued so I decided to temporarily shut down the store until I can catch up with things. 

I am hoping to have the majority of orders shipped or refunds issued by September 30th. If something changes with that date I will post it on our store's front page.

Emails will take me significantly longer to get through at last glance I had close to 2300 emails to sort through. I will be focusing on orders shipping and refunds issued first before emails.

After I get caught up with shipping, I plan on taking some time to spend with family as this has been a very emotional and stressful time for us.

Before I re-open the store, I will be ensuring that we have better resources in place to handle situations like these better in the future. I will also be restructuring the store and our product line offerings so that when we do re-open we will come back better than ever :)

During the time our store is temporarily closed, you will still be able to browse our products and pages on the store website, you will just not be able to make any purchases. Once I have a better time frame on when we will re-open, I will post it on the store's front page.

While our store is temporarily closed, I will also be discontinuing this challenge blog as well as the store inspiration blog. Once I get caught up with things and the store re-opens, we will consider re-starting the blogs at that time. 

I know with the last few challenge winners, I still need to get your prizes to you and I will do so as quick as I possibly can. I have not forgot about you and I am sorry that it is taking so long for me to get to these emails and get you your prize codes.


Thank you for your understanding, we look forward to seeing you when we reopen.  

Holly and the Design Team. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sensational Sunday Inspirations + Candy

Hello Friends and Stampers,

I am sorry this post is late this morning. My husband and I have been gone a lot this week trying to help work out the details for his Dad's funeral. I am still behind in my emails and shipping and working very hard to get caught up on those things as well so thank you for your continued thoughts, prayers, patience and understanding!

Now we need to see who the lucky person is who will also be in our drawing for our September Gift voucher this week we are drawing the lucky person from Dangina's Blog:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2014-09-14 18:12:31 UTC

That's You, Ionabunny, who said, "LOvely tags. Great colours "

Who's in the September drawing so far:
1. Gertrude
2. Ionabunny

Here is Dangina's beatuful tags she made last week:
Enablers List

I also saw on Dangina's Blog that she has some smoking deals on C.C. Designs Stamps! Check out her blog post here

Also - I wanted to post that my nephew Dawson is in the JROTC program this year. His group is holding a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrier Foundation. 100% of the money they raise goes towards helping wounded military members and their families in their time of need. It is an amazing program. If you would like to help here is a link to his fundraising page! Every little bit helps :)

Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher! We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!

Now let's hop along and see what the Design Team ladies have in store for you...

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura and the Loves Rubberstamps Design Team

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Water Coloring with Distress Inks

Hello and Happy Saturday!  Marcy here to share a super fun card I made for today's inspiration!

Here is my card...

  Today, I was feeling in the mood to take out my favorite distress inks to play a little.  I used one of my favorite background stamps, embossed the image and then added my Tim Holtz distress inks for some vibrant color.  I then sprayed some clear glimmer mist over my creation to give it the water color effect.   For the roses, I did the same technique using this beautiful stamp set called "Contemporary Roses" from My Favorite Things.  I'm definitely getting a lot of use out of this stamp set lately!  It is just so perfect for mixed media and water coloring which I love to do!  To finish off my card, I added some pink rhinestones and sequins from my stash.  I really love how colorful this card looks and just loving the Tim Holtz distress inks which are so versatile to use!

Here are the Supplies Used:
Contemporary Roses - My Favorite Things
Spiced Marmalade - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Peacock Feathers -Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Picked Raspberries - TIm Holtz Distress Ink

Have a wonderful Saturday and see all you next week!


Thursday, September 11, 2014


Welcome welcome to a new Thursday post. 

Shanna here to share a new card. This is one for those who think they don't have time. I love these quick and simple cards. These are great to throw together so you have a quick one to grab and give to anyone. 

 I also added some rhinestones to really just make this a little more fun. 

Items Used: