May 19, 2015

LRS #152 Black and White w/ a Touch of Color

Another Tuesday, another new challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps.. it's BLACK AND WHITE with a TOUCH OF COLOR. Black and white challenges are not my favorite as I'm never happy with the final results of what I've created because I always want to add more...maybe because of the lack of color. 

We are being sponsored by Stitchy Bear who provided the DT with some wonderful images, I used Gothic J Capital Monogram to create a card with a coordinating box. 



There's lot's of glitter and sparkle on this card, I wish it showed in the picture.

The following items can be found at the Loves Rubberstamps online store: 
Wild Rose Studio Blossom Burst Die
Copic X-Press It Blending Card 
Copic Sketch Markers
Distress Inks  - Spun Sugar
Inkssenntials Ink Blending Tool
Zig Wink of Stella - Clear
Zig 2-Way Glue Chisel Tip

This challenge runs until 9:00 PM CST next Monday evening, May 25th. Hope you'll join us, please feel free to link your project HERE. 

CHALLENGES:
Simply Papercraft: #4 Anything Goes 
Sister Act: #106 Anything Goes 
Scrapper's Delight: #44 Anything Goe
Through the Craft Room Door: May 19 - 25 Anything Goes 
Wags 'n Whiskers: #154 Lots of Layers

May 17, 2015

LRS May 17th Sensational Blog Hop

Happy Sunday! We've got a great Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop today and 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!



The following products can be found at the Loves Rubberstamps online store:

C.C. Designs: Meoples - Once Upon
La La Land Crafts: Heart Banner
Copic X-press it Blending Card
Copic Sketch Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black
Distress Ink Pumice Stone


If you haven't joined our weekly hop in the past, you don't know what you're missing! You can start at Laura's blog or continue on to Rebecca's blog HERE. As you go through the blog list don't forget to welcome our newest Design Team members....they are all wonderfully creative.

Laura Love - Loves Rubberstamps Blog
CHALLENGES::
A Dragon's Lair: Bouquet of Flowers
Sister Act: #106 Anything Goes
Stamp and Create: May - Flowers
Through the Craft Room Door: May 12 - 18 Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers: #154 Lots of Layers

May 10, 2015

LRS May 10th Sun Blog Hop

Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful and (hopefully) much appreciated mothers out there! We've got a great Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop today and 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!


The following products can be found at the Loves Rubberstamps online store:

La La Land Crafts: Heart Banner
Wild Rose Studios: Icing on the Cake
Copic X-press it Blending Card
Copic Sketch Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black


Not only do we have some familiar names on the hop, but we've included some of the newest LRS DT. If you haven't hopped along with us before, this is a great time to join the weekly hop...you can start at Laura's blog or continue on to Rebecca's blog HERE.

Laura Love - Loves Rubberstamps Blog
CHALLENGES::
Simon Says Stamp: Let's Get Sentimental
Sister Act: #105 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door: May 5-11 Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers: #153 Banners/Bunting

May 5, 2015

LRS May 5th Anything Goes

Today starts another challenge at Loves Rubberstamps....it's ANYTHING GOES and is being sponsored by A Random Fan. Grab your markers, colored pencils, watercolors, dies....you get it, anything that's needed to make a project. Create and upload HERE!


Are you saying, "enough with the clouds already!"  I promise I'll give it a rest soon, but I just had to make some in rainbow colors. As I was applying the final layers of purple and pink Distress Inks I noticed the colors where starting to smear and look muddy, so I've decided I'm going to make another cloud template...but this time it will be out of  white board card stock because I think the ink will easily wipe off after every use. I'll let you know how it goes.

You can find many of the items I used at the Loves Rubberstamps online store: 

A Random Fan - Gemma
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic X-Press It Blending Card 
Copic Sketch Markers
MFT Flat Bottom Clouds Die
Distress Inks:
Barn Door, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint,
 Broken China, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick
Inkssenntials Ink Blending Tool
Lawn Fawn Hemp Twine Lemon
Zig Wink of Stella - Clear

This Loves Rubberstamps challenge runs until 9:00 PM CST next Monday evening, May 11th...hope you'll join us for this easy peasy challenge, feel free to link your project HERE.

CHALLENGES:
Crafty Cardmakers and More #138 Make your own background
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Sister Act: #104 Anything Goes 
TTCRD: May 5-11 Anything Goes

May 3, 2015

LRS May 3rd Sunday Blog Hop

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!

Last Sunday my youngest son was confirmed....


...which is the reason for this weeks card. I made a handful of thank-you cards for him to send to family members.


I used lots of fun and new products from the Loves Rubberstamps online store:

Copic  X-press It Blending Card
Copic Sketch Markers
Memento: Tuxedo Black

If you haven't joined our weekly hop, you don't know what you're missing! You can start at Laura's blog or continue on to Rebecca's blog HERE. As you go through the blog list don't forget to welcome our new Design Team members....they are all wonderfully creative.

Laura Love - Loves Rubberstamps Blog
Dangina Martinez
Nina AKA PaperDaisies
Lydia Evans - Video Designer
Denice Bartucci
Rebecca Billard
Wendy Nicola Jackson
Nick
Jennifer Greco
Pam DeChellis
Loves Rubberstamps Store

Here is my favorite picture from last Sunday...as my son walked up to the alter I snapped this and a few other pictures....who knew that sun would reflect off some of the other confirmands in such a  wonderous way! There is absolutely NO photo editing.


CHALLENGES:
Dragons Lair Designs: A Bouquet of Flowers (background stamp)
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Sister Act: #104 Anything Goes 
TTCRD: Apr 28 - May 4 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a blessed week!

Apr 26, 2015

LRS Apr 26th Sensational Sunday Blog Hop

Happy Sunday and 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 VoucherWe will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs. Here is what I've made for this week's hop...


You can find the following items at the Loves Rubberstamps online store....

C.C. Designs: Meoples Once Upon
Memento Black Tuxedo
Distress Ink: Broken China, Pine Needles
Inksentials Foam Applicator
Die-Namics: MFT Flat Bottom Clouds Die


 You can start at Laura's blog or continue on to Rebecca's blog. All of these girls are sure to inspire your creativity!

Denice (you are HERE)

Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST  next Saturday to leave your comments.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!

CHALLENGES:
 Crafty Catz: #276 Things with Wings (Dragon)
Dragons Lair Designs: Add an Animal (Dragon)
The Stamping Boutique: Ribbon and/or Lace
Through the Purple Haze: #84 Anything Goes

Apr 21, 2015

LRS #148 Add Flowers

The challenge this week at Loves Rubberstamps is to ADD FLOWERS to your card/project. You can have flowers in your image, use a flower die, or just add flowers...you get the idea. We hope you'll decide to go a little bit floral and join us this week.  We are being sponsored by Art by Miran who provided the DT with some wonderful images, I used the gorgeous Fairy Shaylee


You can find many of the items I used at the Loves Rubberstamps online store:

Art by Miran Fairy Shaylee
Copic X-Press It Blending Card 
Copic Sketch Markers
Authentique Lovely
MFT Flat Bottom Clouds Die
Distress Ink : Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Yes, you read right...I used the MFT Flat Bottom Clouds Die. After months (maybe years) of ogling Leanne's clouds, I thought it was about time I attempted them. HERE is the tutorial that was given to me, and rather than hand draw the clouds, I traced around the die to create the shape for the template.


Make sure you upload your creation by 9PM CST next Monday evening, which you can do HERE. If you upload to online galleries, please use the tag or keyword LRSBC148. The challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and  remember....you can enter as many times as you like...just remember to ADD FLOWERS!.

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CHALLENGES:

 Crafty Catz: #275 It's a Girl Thing 
Sister Act: #102 Anything Goes 
The Corrosive Challenge: #222 Floral Fantasy

Apr 19, 2015

LRS Apr 19th Sunday Blog Hop

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 VoucherWe will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs. Here is what I've made for this week's hop...


LOL, this is one of my favorite sentiments! 

You can find many of the items I used to make this card at the Loves Rubberstamps online store.....

Art Impressions Out to Lunch
La La Land Crafts Birthday Corner Die
Memento Black Tuxedo
Copic Xpress It Blending Paper 
Copic Sketch Markers
Prima Julie Nutting Blush
Distress Ink: Work Lipstick, Mustard Seed
Blending Tool

If you haven't joined our weekly hop, you don't know what you're missing! You can start at Laura's blog or continue on to Rebecca's blog. All of these girls are sure to inspire your creativity!

Denice (you are HERE)

Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST  next Saturday to leave your comments.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!

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CHALLENGES:
Crafty Catz: #275 It's a Girl Thing
Sister Act: #102 Anything Goes