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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer is coming!


Hello Friends!

It is Tuesday again, so that means challenge at Loves Rubberstamps!  It is the first of the month once again, so that leaves the challenge wide open.  It will be Anything Goes! 

Our Fabulous Sponsors this week are Shape Ez & Scrappers Delight!

Here is my creation!

Supplies Used:
Wil Orchid Crafts Flowers

Sketch used:
 



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 LRSBC106. 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, June 10th so all entries need to be in before then. 

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 106 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 108. ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more ** 

** 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 **

Come on over and show us your creations at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog!
Thank you for stopping by today! 
Blessings until next time….
Athina

Friday, May 30, 2014

Inspired!

Happy Friday Friends!

Wow!! It seemed this short work week went so quick, which is a good thing... That means the weekend is here once again!  Do you have any fun plans?  We are hoping to accomplish what we did not accomplish last week.  We also have a cookout on Saturday evening to spend some time with family.  I am really looking forward to that.

Anyhow, I was feeling a bit like inking this week.  The sun has been shining and I wanted to play with some bright colors.  So I used Silhouette Clear Stamps -Trees & Flowers with
Clear Embossing to do an embossing resist technique.  It is super simple!  Just use the clear embossing ink and your stamp on white paper.  Then cover with embossing powder (clear), remove any excess powder and heat.  Once the embossing is done, you can apply distress inks and it will not stick to the embossed image.  I used several colors listed below to give it some variety.  Once finished inking, I tied some ribbon and Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade Single Cord Hemp Twine with a charm that says "Inspired".  I hope you have been inspired to create something today!
 
 
 
Supplies used:
Ink Blending Tool
Make sure to come and join our Doodling challenge this week at Loves Rubberstamps!  Also check out the New Items in the store this week by Some Odd Girl & MFT!

That is it for me today! I hope you have a great weekend! Blessings until next time... Athina

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Chalkboard!

Hello Friends!

I hope those who celebrate Memorial Day had a nice long weekend!  I didn't get what I had planned to do, but we were busy and got quite a bit done towards our goal.  I guess sometimes the best made plans aren't always what happens!
It's Tuesday so that means I am back with another Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!   This week we want to see you doodle!  I was a bit frightened of this challenge when I seen it, but I woke up early one morning with it on my mind and quickly had it figured out.


Our Fabulous sponsors this week are Eureka Stamps & Bugaboo Stamps!

A while back I seen a fellow DT member do a the chalkboard technique.  I thought what a perfect way to doodle.  So I started with some black cardstock and stamped two sentiments from Amy R, Be Happy Sentiments in white ink.  I then started to doodle around in white pencil.  After I doodled a bit, I took a cotton ball and wiped in in the white ink and brushed it across the black cardstock to make it look like the chalkboard had been erased a few times.  It is really that simple.  I adhered it to a tag and added some embellishments.  I plan to use it in a scrapbook layout at a later time.



Supplies used: 
Amy R, Be Happy Sentiments
Simple Stories - Summer Fresh 
Prima Flowers
Metal Embellishments
Ribbon


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 LRSBC105. 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, June 2nd so all entries need to be in before then. 

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 105 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 107. ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more ** 

** 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 **

Come on over and show us your creations at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog!
Thank you for stopping by today! 
Blessings until next time….
Athina

Friday, May 23, 2014

Birthday Wishes!

Happy Friday Friends!

Are you ready for Memorial Day weekend?  To me it starts off the summer.  I can't believe it is here already.  Where does time go?  We have some super fun plans....  Work day at grandma's, then home to clean out the garage, our annual church picnic and then cleaning the barn.  The weather should be just perfect!

Today's card is a cute birthday card with an image by Tiddly Ink - Birthday Wishes.  I am really liking these images.  THey are lots of fun!   I finished it off with some Wild Orchid Flowers - Roses, lace and ribbon for some more fun. 





Make sure to come and join our Fun with names challenge this week at Loves Rubberstamps!  Also check out the New Items in the store this week by C.C. Designs!

That is it for me today! I hope you have a great weekend!
Blessings until next time...
Athina

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cracked...



Hello Friends!
It's Tuesday so that means I am back with another Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!  This is a really fun one to get you thinking!  So here goes... Fun with your Name...  How does that work?  Well take the first letter of your name and use something that starts with that letter.  


Here is mine so you can see how it is done...

A - Aged & Authentique Paper
T - Tilda & Twine
H - Hat Pin & Heart
I - Ink (Memento & Distress Ink)
N - Nestibilities
A - Adhesive

So let's see your name and how you had fun with it!

 
Our Fabulous sponsors this week are Crafty Sentiments & All Dressed Up!

So finally here is my creation.  Supplies are listed below for your reference.  I did use the cracked glass technique to age her a bit.  It is very fun and easy to do.  You simply use embossing ink and clear embossing powder over the entire image.  Heat to emboss.  Repeat this about 3 or 4 times until you are happy with the thickness, then place image in the freezer for about 15 minutes.  Remove the image and twist and turn it to crack the embossing powder.  Then you can use distress ink over the image to make the cracks stand out more.   See, this is how you can tell your hubby that the freezer really is for crafting. lol...
 



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 LRSBC104. 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, May 26th so all entries need to be in before then. 

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 104 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 106. ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more ** 

** 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 **

Come on over and show us your creations at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog!
Thank you for stopping by today! 
Blessings until next time….
Athina