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Showing posts with label Stamping Bella. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

I'll Toast to THAT!

Hi Stampers!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope you had a safe and fun time last night. We stayed at home and watched movies. I made Austin and his friend John a "Mocktail" and Alicia, Tim and I tried a new drink called Liquid Skittles. It was ok, but I didn't have the right rum, so not sure if that would have made it a little better. It was really sweet and you could only drink one, which was fine because that was all we planned on having anyway ;)

Well, my home internet is working again (YAY!) hopefully it stays working for awhile! This week for The Cutting Cafe we had a Free Choice of what file we wanted to work with so I decided to combine my Design Team Project for The Cutting Cafe and my Inspiration Project for this week's Loves Rubberstamps Challenge of New Year Resolutions. Here is what I came up with...


I used one of my FAVORITE New Year's Eve Printable Stamp Sets from The Cutting Cafe called Happy New Years. There are 23 images and sentiments in this set - including the two on the front of my Criss Cross Card. I LOVE the ..."Here's to another year of BAD HABITS!" sentiment! LOL! This is perfect for not only New Year's projects but you could even use it for Birthday's, Anniversaries...lots of fun things! This seems to sum up my "Resolutions" every year since I usually can only stick to them about 3 weeks if I am lucky ;)

I paired these fun sentiments with Opal the Optimist from my favorite Stamping Bella Line - Uptown Girls. I used memento tuxedo black ink to stamp her on crafter's companion ultra smooth white cardstock before coloring her up with copic markers. I also added some stickles to her dress and shoes. I added some rolled roses, which I also covered in stickles. The branches are from my Martha Stewart Branch Punch and the tab on my insert is created using the My Favorite Things Die-namics called Vintage Flourish. I added my super favorite flower trim that is actually from Stampin Up! along the bottom. I need more of this!

Here is a look at the insert pulled out...


And a Closer peek at the Resolutions list... :D


This Top Ten Resolutions list is also one of the images you get in the Happy New Years set from The Cutting Cafe!


Here is a close up of Ms. Opal.

If you remember yesterday I shared that one of the highlights of our Christmas was that I F-I-N-A-L-L-Y finished the afghan for my son, Austin, that I started 13 years ago when he was 3...here is a picture of him holding his afghan. This sucker is HUGE...Austin is 6'0 tall and as you can see this is plenty long enough! He totally loved it and said it was worth the 13 year wait....melt my heart :)



Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe Inspiration Blog this afternoon to see what files my fellow Design Team chose to use (always fun to see what everyone chooses on the free weeks!) PLUS Regina always draws a lucky winner from those who leave comments so be sure to do that as well! 

We hope to see you play along in our New Year's Resolutions challenge at Loves Rubberstamps as well! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Laura

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - New Beginnings - Jan 9th
Cut It Up Challenge - New Year's Celebrations - Jan 8th
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes - Jan 9th
Stempelsonne Challenges - Anything Goes - Jan 9th
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes - Jan 17th
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes - Jan 25th
Creative Moments - Anything Goes - Jan 14th
Divas By Design - Anything Goes - Jan 7th
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes - Jan 8th
Little Red Wagon - New Beginnings - Jan 7th
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Something New - Jan 8th
Creatalicious Challenges - 2014 Wishes - Jan 15th
Heck of a Challenge - New - Jan 31st
Mema's Crafts - January Challenge Bingo - Jan 31st - Rubber Stamp, Dies/Punches, Free & Pearls/Bling
Natalie & Amy's - One For The Girlies - Jan 31st
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes - Jan 31st
OOZAK- Anything Goes - Blue Tones - Jan 15th
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes - Jan 7th
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes - Jan 12th
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes - Jan 12th

Monday, August 12, 2013

Family Album

Hi Stampers!

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! Mine was spent working and I am scheduled for a 12 tonight - GAH! I will be ready for my days off!!

You know what Monday means here on the blog and that is some mega adorable inspiration from Olivia! Yay! I never dread my Mondays for this reason!


Olivia created this super cute Family Album using some beautiful papers and the super sweet Diane Duda image called - I Carry Your Heart With Me from Stamping Bella. I love how Olivia colored this cutie up! She used copic markers! Those flowers are so pretty and just make the album that much more gorgeous! Total LOVE!

You do have a few more hours to play along in the Anything Goes challenge this week! You have till 9 pm central time :) We hope you will play along!

Have a great day!

Laura

Monday, July 8, 2013

Winnie the Window Peeker

Hi Stampers!

I know I know it is Monday...but Monday's are awesome here on the blog because that is when we get to see a super cute Inspirational Project created by Olivia! Such a perfect way to start the week off! Take a look at this cutie...


This adorable image is called Winnie Peeking Out The Window and is from Stamping Bella's Uptown Girl Collection. This is one of my FAVORITE stamp lines! They are sooo cute! What do you suppose Miss Winnie is thinking about? I think she is wondering where the heck the weekend went so fast! LOL!

I think Olivia did such a cute job paper piecing the curtains and the colors scheme is so pretty! This is a great stamp that you can use for many occasions! Love it!

If you haven't had a chance to get in on our Anything Goes challenge this week you still have a few hours left! Come show us what you have been working on! We will also be starting a Design Team Call as well so if you have wanted the chance to be a member of our amazing team...you will be getting the chance to apply! Look for Details on Tuesday!

Also be sure to keep tabs on our New Items Section in the store...you will see loads of new items and it won't be slowing down anytime soon :)

Have a wonderful day all and thanks for stopping by!
Laura

Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer Days!

Hi Stampers!

Holy Buckets! I can't believe that July is here already! Seems like yesterday the cold, Iowa Winter was in full force! And before you tell me to hush it... Christmas will be here before you know it! That is my reminder for myself that I really need to make Christmas cards now so I can send more than 2 handmade cards this year - LOL!

But before we think about Christmas...let us focus on the gorgeous Summer weather :) Olivia created a super cute (as always!) Summer Inspired Card that is packed full of sunshine, cuteness and one of the best reliefs on hot Summer Days.... ICE CREAM!



How cute is this?? Olivia used the adorable Mo Manning Lacie with Ice Cream from Stamping Bella! I love how she made the panel look like a polaroid! The papers, colors and ticket are perfect! I love the way she added the word Summer along the bottom also!

Such a cute way to start the week off! Be sure to hop along in our Sensational Sunday Blog hop if you didn't get the chance yesterday! You have until Saturday to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Double Inspiration Today!

Hi Stampers!

Sorry I have been the world's cruddiest blogger this week! It has been a long, exhausting week between working overnights and then taking care of Grandma during the day. Leaves no time for anything except pure sleep deprivation, crankiness and no mojo!

So today for your Saturday Inspirations I am sharing Ceal's Thursday project and Holly's Friday project so you will get a double dose of late...but amazing ... inspirational pieces!

First up... Ceal's project from Thursday...


This super cute Spring feeling card is done using the Ramona and Her Wagon image from Stamping Bella. I think this line is so adorable :) I love the Spring colors and designer papers that Ceal chose!

We also have this total cutie patootie from Holly...


EEEK! How cute is this? This sweet image is from My Favorite Things and is called Springtime Wishes. We will be getting these in as soon as our supplier can keep them in stock long enough to order - LOL! They just fly off the shelves it seems like! Holly paired this with the Magnolia scenery stamp Tulip Walkway. Doesn't it go perfectly?  I love the papers Holly chose and the cute paper piecing! Turned out so adorable!

Both of these cards are super cute and fit in our Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Theme of Creating an Outdoor Scene. You still have a few days to play and this week we have TWO prizes that together would total up to $40.00 up for grabs! Come play along!

Have a great weekend everyone! I am hoping to sleep - LOL! Exciting plans...I know...but you would be surprised how excited you get for sleep when you don't have any for days :)

Take care & Happy Stampin!
Laura
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Monday, April 1, 2013

Expectabella

Hi Stampers!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend and had a chance to spend some time with family. We just had a small dinner - well not small - we had tons of food - but just a small gathering of our family and we brought Grandma over to eat dinner since she was feeling up to getting out and about :) I will share a few pictures of Grandma with you on my post tomorrow once I get them uploaded.

Today to start our week off we have the super talented Olivia sharing some inspiration with you today!



Olivia used the Expectabella stamp from Stamping Bella. I have to admit I was super bummed to see many of their designs from this line discounted quite a bit like the images are retiring - not all but quite a few. This is one of the very first lines that I started "collecting" when I discovered other stamping companies outside of Stampin' Up! - LOL. I have almost all the bellas in my personal collection and every time I would buy them when they would arrive I would giggle at the names. I would tell my husband all about the characters and the funny names and giggle and he looked at me like I had gone crazy - LOL! Oh well...only my fellow stamp addicts would understand :D

I really love how Olivia paper pieced part of her outfit and colored the rest with her copic markers! Olivia is the paper piecing master on our Design team! She always does it so perfectly! I love the layout that she chose and the gorgeous purples! Those pretty designer papers are from the Echo Park Springtime Collection. Super adorable!

Well I had better get some crafty things done so I can get working on the challenge post for tonight :) You still have a few hours left to play in our Easter Challenge so be sure and get those projects in!

Also in case you missed it yesterday...we changed the format of our Sensational Sunday Inspirations and are now doing it as a blog hop so you can see the projects in more detail and see how the Design Team members came up with their gorgeous projects! We have hidden a prize along the way so be sure to play along! you can start the Hop right here :)

Have a wonderful day!
Happy Stampin!
Laura

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sensational Sunday Inspirations + Blog Candy!

Hi Stampers!

I don't know about you all but I am super sick of Winter! It is freezing cold and it was snowing today...YUCK! I am so ready for warm weather! It does NOT feel like Spring at all ;(

Last week - Holly had to sub for me so what I did is took all the comments from the last TWO weeks and tallied them up and drew the winner of this week's candy :) So if you left a comment the last 2 times...you will be in the draw twice!

Before I tell you who the winner is I do want to make a little announcement...we are going to try something  new next week and see how it goes. Next Sunday the Sensational Sunday Post will be a blog hop instead of all the projects on one post. The hop will start on this blog at Noon Central Time and you will follow the hop around to all the design team members blogs who are playing along. We will hide the blog candy prize on one of the DT blogs or it may be on this one. You can leave a comment on each of the players blogs for more chances to win :) I think it sounds like fun and something a little different :)

Here is our random winner of last week's BLOG CANDY GIVE-AWAY! According to the random.org is...

Here are your random numbers:

12

Timestamp: 2013-03-24 22:45:36 UTC

Comment #12 Pam D. -  who said: Praying for a speedy recovery Gramma and strength for you and your family. WOW! all the cards are super cute this week, nice job ladies, TFS!

Congratulations Pam! Please send me an email at lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com by March 31st and I will send you your code for a $5.00 gift voucher to the Loves Rubberstamps store!

Remember... EVERY SUNDAY... you will have the chance to win a gift voucher to the Loves Rubberstamps Store.... just for leaving a comment on the post! Winner will be chose with random.org and will be announced on the following Sunday's post!

To try and win a $5.00 Gift Voucher - Just leave a Comment on this Post - that's it - nothing else!!

To try and win a $10.00 Gift Voucher - (we will check these)
                                       1. Be a FOLLOWER of this Blog
                                       2. Be a FOLLOWER of The Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog
                                       3. Be our fan on Facebook
                                       4. Add our Blog Candy Badge to your blog
                                       5. Leave a Comment on this post to show love to the DT

Now on to today's blast of inspiration from our talented Design Team! Here we go....




Wow! How fun and girly is this? I love the hot pink black together with the zebra print and pops of lime green! This would be perfect for teen girls! I know that these colors are my daughters favorites :) Athina did such an amazing job at coloring her image as usual! I also love the sheer ribbon accents and the layout style!
Simply too cute for words!

Paper Smooches 'A Magical Spring'
Paper Smooches 'Birthday Sampler'

HOLY ROSES BATMAN! Wow! Check out all of those gorgeous flowers! Lydia colored this cutie in perfect Spring Colors and she matches that gorgeous bouquet perfectly! I love all the details that Lydia added and that key is so cute!


My Minds Eye - Lost & Found - Market Street Princes

This is so adorable! I wish I could do pleats as well as Ivonne does :) Her coloring is stunning and she did such a beautiful job coloring her image to match her papers and those beautiful butterflies! This just screams Spring and warmer weather! Such a gorgeos job!



Echo Park paper called Love Story

This little scene is so amazing! I have always been a huge fan of Shanna's coloring and this is just too cute!!The grass and sky look amazing! Those flowers are gorgeous too and add the perfect touch! Beautiful job!




This is such a cheery card with the bright, summery colors! This image is so sweet and Marcy colored her perfectly! I love this layout and the accents that Marcy chose! Total sweetness!  

I also had a chance to play in my stamp room today for a little bit. I got some Design Team projects done and then decided to play along in a few challenges for a little fun :)  


Laura Love


I have been wanting to make one of these Tea Bag Dispensers for quite awhile. I saw that Tiddly Inks was having an Anything But a Card challenge so I grabbed one of my FAVORITE images... Alice from Stamping Bella and created one. I really love the Curio papers from Basic Grey and because I drink a lot of Green Tea, I wanted my box to kind of match. I chose some papers that kind of reminded me of a tranquil garden since tea is suppose dto be relaxing :) I paper pieced the outfit and the butterfly accent is one that I bought from a lady that makes them on Etsy. I really LOVE how it turned out :)   Here are a few more views...  





Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win some blog candy and if you can visit each of the Designers Blogs and read about how they created their amazing projects! Have a great day!

 Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Design Team

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I am entering my Tea Bag Dispenser Box in the following challenges:  

Tiddly Inks - Anything But a Card
Stamping Bella - Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenges - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Food & Drink - #152
Hot Shot Crafts - #15 Anything But a Card
Sassy Studio Designs - Paper Piecing
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - #48 Anything But a Card
Fab 'N Funky - Pink, Green & Brown
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Favorite Embellishment - Those gorgeous Butterflies :)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Carousel - Spring is in the Air
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - March Challenge - Girly

Monday, January 21, 2013

Bad Hair Day...

Good afternoon stampers!

Hope your Monday is going well so far :) I have my weight watchers meeting tonight and I haven't been the greatest at tracking this week or working out (1 time this whole week - LOL) so the thought of weighing in makes me nervous. I am still trying to work off my extra pounds I gained back after the holidays...grrr! Only a couple more to go before I am back to where I was at before Christmas - LOL! Darn holiday goodies anyway!

I am addicted to Pinterest and I LOVE the hilarious little posters that you come across on there. Here are a few that I found that fit my Mondays so perfectly since that is my weight watchers weigh in days...



And of course this one which is so true...LOL



LOL - Cracks me up! Usually I am happy with ANYTHING even staying the same as long as I don't gain anything back! Sometimes that is a feat in and of itself - LOL!

Ok...now onto the absolute BEST part of Monday! Olivia's Inspirational project! It is soooo adorable as always :)


This little cutie just cracks me up! This is Angelina by Mo Manning. Olivia did a beautiful job coloring her up! I love the button accents and this fun layout! Such a cute and fun card that you could use for so many occasions!

This image reminds me of when I was in 5th grade and our class went to the science center for a field trip. I had super long hair, down to my waist and they had this static electricity ball. They needed a volunteer to stick their hands on it and the class chose me because my hair was the longest. Well it worked and there is nothing funnier than seeing about 24" long hair standing literally straight up all over like a huge porcupine head. LOL!

You still have a few hours left to play in our Cute as a Button Challenge this week where there is an AWESOME prize from The Paper Shelter up for grans as well as a gift certificate to our store! You will want to play along if you can...just have some buttons on your project like Olivia did!

Also be sure to check out the Sensational Sundays Post and leave your comment to make it in this week's blog candy give-away!  I got it up really late so I apologize for that!
Have a great day all!

Happy Stampin!
Laura

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sensational Sunday Inspirations + Blog Candy

Hi Stampers!

Welcome to our Sensational Sunday Inspirations post!

Hope you are all had a safe and fun New Year! We spent ours at home playing silly games with the kids and had a total blast :)  There is no where I would rather spend New Year's then home with family.

Earlier this week we did receive some sad news. We unfortunately have to say good-bye to Design team member Kelli Hull. She had some schedule changes coming up that didn't allow her enough crafty time to stay on the team. We will miss her but I know we will see her around in blog land and of course on splitcoaststampers since she is now a Dirty Girl! YAY Kelli!! We wish Kelli all the best with all that she does and want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the inspiration, laughs and good times :)

Now onto our random winner of last week's BLOG CANDY GIVE-AWAY! According to the random.org is...

Here are your random numbers:

3

Timestamp: 2013-01-06 12:27:47 UTC

Comment #3 - Athina whose comment was - Thanks for the warm welcome! I am very excited to become part of such a talented team!

Congratulations Athina! Please send me an email at lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com and I will send you your code for a $10.00 gift voucher to the Loves Rubberstamps store!

Remember... EVERY SUNDAY... you will have the chance to win a gift voucher to the Loves Rubberstamps Store.... just for leaving a comment on the post! Winner will be chose with random.org and will be announced on the following Sunday's post!

To try and win a $5.00 Gift Voucher - Just leave a Comment on this Post - that's it - nothing else!!

To try and win a $10.00 Gift Voucher - (we will check these)
                                       1. Be a FOLLOWER of this Blog
                                       2. Be a FOLLOWER of The Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog
                                       3. Be our fan on Facebook
                                       4. Add our Blog Candy Badge to your blog
                                       5. Leave a Comment on this post to show love to the DT

Now on to today's blast of inspiration from our talented Design Team! Here we go....


Shanna Shands

Shanna used one of my favorite color combinations for winter cards on this super cute card! I love the deep rich reds, and the soft blue combination! Shanna always amazes me with her gorgeous coloring and this is no exception! I love everything about this...the bling, those gorgeous flowers, the sparkle snowflakes, and the lay out! Such a beautiful design!


Dangina Martinez

Ok, now seriously...who would want to read a book just to open it up to see this out-of-this-world adorable bookmark? EVERYONE!!! This is so super cute! Dangina also has mad coloring skills that I adore! I love the paper piecing on the dress and check out that little bird paper in the background too! This is such a cute little scene! ♥ ♥ ♥ it!



Athina Emory
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Collection

This is absolutely gorgeous! Athina created this gorgeous book called a  Multi Pocket Envelope Album. This is chock full of gorgeous pockets and beautiful tags! I think I would spend hours looking and re-looking through this because it is such a stunning creation! You definitely need to visit Athina's Blog to see the rest of these gorgeous pages and she also provides a link to where she got the tutorial on making one of these! What a beautiful keepsake!


Front View

Inside View

Rear View
Marcy Dangcil

Marcy created this super sweet altered box to hold some yummy Valentine's Day treats! What an adorable way to give some extra sweetness with your Valentine's Day Gift! I love the girly trims and all the details that Marcy added to this little wooden box. The coloring on this image is so pretty too! What an adorable treasure for some lucky little lady!




Lydia Walker

Now I just have to say that Lydia is a pure genius with this project! She created a sweet little gift that doubles as a gorgeous embellishment for her card! Yep Yep - Pure genius!! The first picture shows that gorgeous flower doing it's job...embellishing that cute cute card. In the second picture you will notice the flower removed and the card is STILL super adorable! Then the last picture shows the gorgeous flower on it's own...but the genius part is that this is a handmade hair clip that Lydia made!! It accents the card perfectly and then you just unclip it, stick it in your hair, and off you go all stylin'! See...pure genius!!

Wow! Wow! And TRIPLE WOW! The ladies really rocked the inspiration out today! I am so amazed at the talent and the gorgeous-ness that these ladies produce each and every week! I literally squeal with excitement everytime I see their projects for the first time - LOL! Makes everyday like Christmas :)

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration from the team! Be sure to leave them some love and you will automatically be entered into the drawing for this week's blog candy :)

Speaking of Blog Candy... after you are done leaving your comment here... Click on over to Shanna's Blog and get your name in for her blog candy give-away! Check out these goodies you could win...

                                     

                                                                         AWESOME!

Happy Stampin all and have an amazing day!
Laura

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Sensational Sunday Inspirations + BLOG CANDY!

Hi Stampers!

Welcome to our Sensational Sunday Inspirations post! Sorry this is posting late! It is actually very early in the wee hours of Monday Morning!

Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend with family & friends! I spent the day trying to get caught up on the stuff for our holiday get together tomorrow, trying to re-organize my inventory room to start getting ready for tax preparations and running around like a crazy woman, and losing track of time! I wanted to get most of my stuff done today so I can have the morning to pre-write the blog posts for the next few days while we are celebrating Christmas :) Love this time of year but boy can time get away from you!

Our random winner of last week's BLOG CANDY GIVE-AWAY according to random.org is...

Here are your random numbers:

6

Timestamp: 2012-12-24 06:53:27 UTC

Comment #6 - Annie Rose whose comment was - Great Wintery/Christmas projects! :)

Congratulations Annie Rose! Please send me an email at lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com and I will send you your code for a $10.00 gift voucher to the Loves Rubberstamps store for being a super fan :)

Remember... EVERY SUNDAY... you will have the chance to win a gift voucher to the Loves Rubberstamps Store.... just for leaving a comment on the post! Winner will be chose with random.org and will be announced on the following Sunday's post!

To try and win a $5.00 Gift Voucher - Just leave a Comment on this Post - that's it - nothing else!!

To try and win a $10.00 Gift Voucher - (we will check these)
                                       1. Be a FOLLOWER of this Blog
                                       2. Be a FOLLOWER of The Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog
                                       3. Be our fan on Facebook
                                       4. Add our Blog Candy Badge to your blog
                                       5. Leave a Comment on this post to show love to the DT

Now on to today's blast of inspiration from our talented Design Team! Here we go....

Marcy Dangcil
My Minds Eye - Be Merry Paper Pack
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap

This card is sooooo adorable! This is my favorite image from Saturated Canary right now anyway - LOL! The colors that Marcy chose for this festive gal are PERFECT! That ruffled ribbon with bling is just gorgeous! I love everything about this piece - the colors, the lay out, the bling and accent pieces! Marcy did an amazing job! This is a perfect Holiday project! ♥ ♥ ♥ THIS!!

Lydia Walker

I think this is just gorgeous! I love how Lydia allowed the gorgeous designs of the designer paper be the star on her card! That sentiment is so pretty and I love the bling flourish! Those double ribbons add the perfect touch! This would be an awesome Valentine's Day project...which will be here before you know it!

Kelli Hull

This is such a fun party card that is perfect for the upcoming Holiday & New year parties you maybe going too! I love the papers and the bling that Kelli added to her card! Those three gorgeous gals are colored perfectly and I LOVE L-O-V-E how Kelli created the itty bitty shadows! Awesome!!

Katie Skiff

This card is so cute! I love the mostly monochromatic color scheme and think that the turquoise is such a gorgeous color for icy, wintery feeling cards! Katie colored her snowlady perfectly and I love those icicles! That bow is absolutely gorgeous! I think Katie should do some videos on bow making ;D  I could use them - LOL!

Shanna Shands
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain

I think this card is absolutely gorgeous! Shanna does such an amazing job coloring her images yo! I love how she created a frame for this adorable Magnolia image, Browns and Blues are one of my favorite color combos for Winter cards! I love this lay out and the accents are PERFECT! Gorgeous job!

Wow! I am just blown away each week by these amazing ladies! Their talent is just incredible! I apologize that this was late in getting posted today! Hopefully this week things here will get back to normal as long as we have no more blizzards! Now that my husband bought his snow plow blade and new snowblower... we will never have snow again in Iowa! YAY! Now THAT would not hurt my feelings any - LOL!

Have a wonderful day and if you are traveling drive safe!
Happy Stampin!
Laura

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

I could use a Cupcake!

Hi Stampers!

Hope your day is going well so far! I am slowly getting caught back up on everything after being sick last week so that is good!

Today we have a super cute inspirational project for you from Ceal :)


I love the colors that Ceal chose for her card! The paper pieced dress is so cute! This image is from the Tiddly Inks Collection by Cristy Croll for Stamping Bella and is called Flynn Needs a Cupcake. I love the simple layout that Ceal chose and how it allows that cutie pie to be the center focus of the card. I think everything is better with a cupcake too :)

Speaking of Stamping Bella, the latest Uptown Girls have now arrived! I will be changing them over from Preorder Status to in stock. We also have some other Stamping Bella images to get listed as well so keep an eye on the new items section!

Be sure to share ALL of your crafty creations you are making this week in our Anything Goes Challenge! We have an amazing sponsor this week - Shape EZ by TLC and also our Gift Voucher Giveaway so there will be an awesome prize to be won by one lucky player!

Be sure to get your Saturated Canary Preorders in if you want to get them at 15% off! Once they ship from our supplier the deal will be over! So don't miss out! Just use the coupon code SATURATEDCANARY.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stampin!
Laura

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Beautiful Quinn

Hi Stampers!

Sorry for the super late post today! After being sick and getting back to work I am playing catch up! Today we have a MEGA-GORGEOUS card by Olivia! Olivia always brings that ray of sunshiny happiness to the dreary Mondays I have been having recently!



I love the festive colors and the neutrals with the greens. Olivia did a beautiful job! That gorgeous stamp is called Quinn in her Boots from Stamping Bella. She is from the Uptown Girls Collection which is one of my favorite series. Olivia used her Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers to color her up and she did an amazing job! These markers work awesome on the Crafter's Companion Ultra Smoooth white cardstock which is made specially for use with alcohol markers. Those beautiful papers are from the Authentique Festive Collection. I love this card - it is so pretty!

I hope you had an amazing day and don't forget to leave your comment on the Sensational Sundays Post, you could be our weekly blog candy winner!

Have a great night!
Laura

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sensational Sunday Inspirations & BLOG CANDY!

Hi Stampers!

Welcome to our Sensational Sunday Inspirations post!

I apologize this is getting posted later than normal and for the last few days of posts not getting up. I have been super sick the last few days and am just starting to feel better and getting back to being a functioning human again! I appreciate your patience and hanging in there with us. We will be getting a back up plan in place so for future emergencies the posts will not get missed. I will be including the three gorgeous projects from the missed Inspiration posts in today's inspirations so you don't miss out on the design teams beautiful creations!

Our random winner of last week's BLOG CANDY GIVE-AWAY according to random.org is...

Here are your random numbers:

6

Timestamp: 2012-12-02 23:21:27 UTC

Comment #6 - Chitra Nair whose comment was - Fab cards from DT..And congrats Dandina..

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Now on to today's blast of inspiration from our talented Design Team! Here we go....

Ceal Pritchett - Thursday's Inspiration

Ceal always does a beautiful job with clean and simple cards. I love the purples that Ceal chose for her card and the different layers of snowflakes are so pretty!

Holly Flores - Friday's Inspiration

Holly has made a vow to herself to create more scrapbook pages (something I desperately need to do as well!) and she has been doing an AWESOME job! This is so adorable! I love the layout and the little sprinkling of tools that Holly placed around her page. Her little cubscout image is perfect for this page's theme! This is a great example of how to use stamps in your scrapbook page designs!


Jacqueline Smith - Saturday's Inspiration

Jacqueline has been creating some exquisite Christmas cards and this one is right up there with my favorites! I love the crimped snow panel layers and those deer are stunning! The colors are so pretty and I love the sprinking of snow bling on the trees. This is so pretty!


Lydia Walker

This is the cutest! That Winter Fox is a must have image for me and it will be included with our next Lawn Fawn order. Now I have to tell you that I was absolutly WOW'ed when I saw how Lydia created that gorgeous red and turqoiuse pattern....no that is not pattern paper - Lydia created it in the most genius fashion! Visit her blog post here to see her tutorial and prepare to be AMAZED!


Shanna Shands

This is such a beautiful card! I love the z-fold style that Shanna used! Ching-Chou Kuik does such beautiful designs paired with Shanna's gorgeous coloring and you know it will be a stunner! This makes such a beautiful Christmas card! I love the simple design of the patterned paper and those gorgeous flowers add the perfect touch. Shanna has this card along with some of her other gorgeous creations for sale in her Etsy Store - SCSCardDesigns!

Marcy Dangcil

This is so super sweet! Marcy colored this little Tilda so beautifully for the Christmas Holiday! I love this layout and the embellishments are so perfect!


Katie Skiff

This is such an elegant card and I love that Katie can create cards making those beautiful sentiment stamps the focal image. I struggle with that because I always want to add a picture. Those papers are GORGEOUS and go with this week's challenge theme at Loves Rubberstamps of Kraft plus one color perfectly!!

Kelli Hull

This is SOOOO CUTE!! Kelli did a beautiful job of coloring this super cute image! I love the traditional Christmas colors and those patterned papers that Kelli chose are perfect! That pine branch is from Impression Obsession and we will be adding those dies soon. I love the woodgrain looking paper that really adds to the pine branch. Beautiful job!!

Wow! Is my Design Team super amazing or what?? I love each and every project for today's post! These ladies are so awesome and I just love being wow'd each and every week by their gorgeous projects! i hope you enjoyed them as much as I did!

Sorry again for the late post today! Thanks for stopping by!
Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Team

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Supplies Used by the Design Team that are available from Loves Rubberstamps:

Marcy's Card:
Magnolia Stamps - Tilda with Cute Little Lamb
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
My Mind's Eye - Signature Christmas Papers
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Star Circles

Kelli's Card:
Saturated Canary - Trimming The Tree
Bazzill - Believe Designer Papers
Impression Obsession - Pine Bough Die

Shanna's Card:
Sweet Pea Stamps - Ching-Chou Kuik- Fluttering Butterflies
Authentique Papers

Lydia's Card:
Lawn Fawn - Winter Fox & Sally's ABCs
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Markers
Crafter's Companion - Ultra Smooth White Cardstock for Alcohol Ink Markers

Holly's Scrapbook Page:
My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence Collection - Little Scout
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
My Favorite Things Die-Namics - By The Letter Uppercase   
My Favorite Things Die-Namics - By The Letter Lowercase 
My Favorite Things Die-Namics - By The Numbers                                               
My Favorite Things Die-Namics - Tool Charms
Candi Dots Embellishments - Ritz
ScrapPerfect The Best Glue Ever!  

Katie's Card:
My Favorite Things - Die-Namics Vertical Greetings Stamp & Die Set
Simple Stories - Documented Paper Pack

Jacqueline's Card:
Magenta Stamps - Ho Deer!
Crafter's Companion - Popcorn Bear - Santa Bear

Ceal's Card:
Stamping Bella - Snowbunnybella