Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sensational Sunday Blog Hop + CANDY

Good Morning Stampers!

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 from all the comments left on the design team blogs! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!

I can't believe April is here already! Seems like this year is flying by so far! With this being the first Sunday of the month we need to draw our March $20.00 Gift Voucher winner! This time the winner of from Denice's Blog....March 8th week... and the winner drawn by Mr. random is: 

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2015-04-05 01:35:20 UTC

Who is: Teresa Kline who said: this is a sweet card, I luv this darlin image...soooo fun! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! sparkle & shine *~*

Congratulations Teresa! Please email: by April 11th to claim your prize.

Before I show you my project for today I wanted to let you know that we will be posting a DESIGN TEAM CALL for our Design Team term that starts May 1st and runs through August 30th. We will have the details and how to try out for the team on our Tuesday April 7th Challenge. You do not need prior design team experience to apply. We would love to have you try out! 

Today I wanted to create a scenery style card. I love sponging sky backgrounds and making outdoors scenes for my cards and I don't do it as often as I would like. Today my card was inspired by the outdoor scenes that Delphine creates. I have always admired her little outdoor scenes that she creates and I really love how she does her grass area to give the scene depth. So I read through a few of her tutorials and tried a scene of my own :) 


I don't think it turned out too shabby for the first time I tried this style. I really like how my grass area turned out...I tried something different with the sky and clouds and I am not sure I am really loving that part...but it may still grow on me - LOL! 

I didn't have any of the colors that Delphine uses in her tutorial so I had to use a mix of my copics and spectrum noir markers for the scene. I was pretty irritated because many of my spectrum noir markers were dried out! Some I had never even used yet and I am not happy about that! I have always kept them in a cool environment with no temperature extremes so I don't know why they are dry. So I was even more limited on my color choices because I had to find markers that worked! GRRRR! 

For my clouds I am awful at drawing the cloud shapes so I decided to use the cute cloud image in Paper Smooches Forest Whimsy set by stamping just the tops with Memento London Fog ink. It was darker than I wanted it to be so I ended up swirling my white gel pen over it and then blending that with my finger to try and tone it down. I also added clear wink of stella over my clouds for some shimmer. I want to try and find a really pale light gray ink to try this again because I don't want it to be as noticible, but I do love the cloud shapes in this stamp set. 

My sentiment panel is created using papers from the Prima Optimist paper pack which I will be listing in the store soon. 

Here is a closer look at my scene...

That sweet little girl is the Blush Babette image from The Greeting Farm. I really love the images from this collection. 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to mark your calendars to check out our Design team call on Tuesday!

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

Laura - Loves Rubberstamps Blog - You are here...
Thanks for stopping by!

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Friday - Have clouds or rain 
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Stempelsonne - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
Emerald Fairies - Sprimg Flowers or Easter
Live & Love Crafts - Signs of Spring
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes with a sentiment
Kit & Clowder - April Challenge Flowers
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes



Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments and good luck in the draw. Ann xxx


Oh my gosh Laura!!! This is awesome awesome awesome!!! Absolutely amazing colouring my friend :)


Ein sehr schönes Werk. Ganz toll gemacht. Danke daß du bei der Stempelsonne mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Sandra Mathis

Hi Laura,
What a sweet and fun little Spring scene! The clouds look awesome. Thanks for joining LLC for our April challenge and Happy Easter!

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

Amy Ottmers

Too cute, love the coloring!!! Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercraft, good luck!!! Amy DT


Love love love your card!! Great background and colouring,
HUgs Blankina

Dangina Martinez

SOOO CUTE!! Love your clouds! I need to try this!
Happy Easter! Hugs, Dangina


Laura, your card is so sweet! All of it is wonderful, but I love the hair on the little girl and your grass is AMAZING! It looks like I could looks like I could put my hand through the screen and touch it.

Thanks so much for playing along at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

Happy crafting,

Anet van Zyl

Gorgeous card Laura. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx


Das sieht so toll aus. Klasse coloriert.
Vielen Dank für die Teinlnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
LG Tina


Wow Laura!!! This looks like a lot of work but the background is so amazing! I LOVE this!!! I hope you and the family had a wonderful Easter Holiday!

Brandi R

Wow....I think it turned out better than "not too shabby" LOL! It's gorgeous!!!

Kikka Cards

Perfect hair colouring and lovely background


Wonderful coloring, Laura, especially that hair! Thanks so much for playing in our "Anything Goes with a Sentiment" challenge at Aud Sentiments. Hope to see you again in our new challenge which starts later this week.
NanaConnie DT


Lovely card and beautiful colored ! Thanks for joining our challenge and good luck in the draw. I hope to see you back next time,
DT Stempelsonne Challenges

Heidi Brawley

WOWZERS!!!! That 's an AWESOME looking card Laura!!!!! Whoot Whoot!!!!

Kellie 0:)

What a great scene you have created . TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday


Lovely card with a cute image and great colouring.
Thanks for joining us at the Stempelsonnen challenge and a hope too see you again.


Wow Laura this turned out beautiful! I LOVE your coloring!!! Thanks for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥


OMG, love the entire background you everything you did with it! Makes me think I need to start looking at some tutorials to get some new ideas. What a fab card Laura!


What a stunning background. Such a delightful image. Love how you have showcased it. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

Dawn Louise

bravo you nailed it.looks so beautiful and scenic. fab x


Da hast Du ein ganz bezauberndes Werk kreiert
Hab ganz lieben Dank für die Teilnahme bei der Steso
Liebe Grüße


A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)


Hey, congrats on having this card on the TGF WOW'ed Wednesday this week! i'll say it agsin, what a fab card!

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