Tuesday, September 17, 2013

1 - 2 - 3! Loves Rubberstamps Challenge

Hello Friends,

Before we get to today' challenge, I want to wish my little brother a very Happy 34th Birthday!  He welcomed a little boy this past Thursday and he is the sweetest little guy you have seen.  I know I am a bit biased, but I am allowed to be!  His big sister really checked him out to make sure he had all his parts.  She is very curious!

Ok, for the reason you are here, we have another challenge for you from Loves Rubberstamps!  This week we want to see 1, 2, 3 creations.  What does that mean you ask?

1 Image
2 Design Papers
3 Embellishments

Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter!

The Paper Shelter generously provided the design team some fun images to play with.  I have used the Christmas Carol.  I have to admit, I was a bit intimidated to color this image and almost used the pre-colored image, but I decided to challenge myself a bit and here it is.  I am pretty happy with it.  The image is cut out using MFT Die-namics Round Banner die.  I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink.  I decided the image would be cute with a center step card, so that is what I did.  The papers are by Simple Stories, Aweso{me} and My Minds Eye.  The sentiment is by Memory Box and is stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
Hair:  E50, E53, E55, E57
Hat/Jacket/Shoes:  E43, E44, E47, E49
Shirt:  R24, R27, R89, W5
Pants:  YG93, YG95, YG97
Book:  W5, W7, W10

Skin:  E000, E00, E21
Hair:  E34, E50, E53, E57
Hat:  E41, E43, E44
Coat:  R24, R27, R89 (& Stickles)

Ok, so let's see if I met the challenge?
1 Image - TPS Christmas Carol
2 Design Papers - Green stripe & Music
3 Embellishments - Brads, Flowers, Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Come on over to Loves Rubberstamps and play along with the 1, 2, 3 challenge!

Here is 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 LRSBC70. 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. 

The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, September 23th so all entries need to be in before then. 

Prize Information:

One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog! 

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store

$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

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 70 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 71. ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more ** 

Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our  OCTOBER GUEST DESIGNER just put GDT behind your name, or leave a comment stating you are interested! 
Guest Designers receive a 20% discount on most all items listed in our store during their term.We will also provide a link to your blog for 1 year!! Only rule is to use current images from stamp companies we carry in the store for your challenge projects and to have fun! We will contact the winner the week of the September 23rd!

** 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 ourSensational Sunday Inspirations post **

Have a wonderful day!  
Blessings until next time...


  1. Congrats on the new baby in the fam!!! I'm sure you are all fawning over him!!!
    Love your fab card -- I haven't a clue how to make those!! Looks complicated & impressive!!

  2. Congrats on the new family addition. I love love love newborns. Fabulous coloring. I need to start my Christmas cards lol.

  3. OMGosh congrat's Auntie! Brother! and little Sister! I guess I better include Mommy! lol.
    Love this cute card, fabulous coloring and wonderful design. I love it.

  4. What a Handsome Boy.. He is perfect and you boast on, you have every reason to. Girl, I love this and everything you create. Always something special to share.

  5. What a sweet baby. Congratulations. Your card is soooo beautiful. Love the colours you have used. Fabulous card design. Have a fabulous week. Hugs Nina

  6. This card is just stunning! You always do a fabulous job with your coloring and layouts.

    Congrats on the new nephew. Aren't they so cute. Just want to squeeze those little cheeks.

  7. Adorable card Athina! I love the design of that card and the music papers you used with that sweet image is perfect! Your coloring is also beautiful! Congrats on the new addition to the family! He is so precious!!!

  8. Beautiful baby and your niece is adorable! Congrats on the new addition to your family. This card and image is beautiful!

  9. Awwww! Congratulations Auntie! What a little sweetheart! I love how his big sis is checking all of his fingers - LOL! Your card is beautiful too! I love this image with the vintage papers and colors you chose! Stunning job!


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