Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge featuring The Paper Shelter "Little Bit Grumpy"

Hello and welcome to Loves Rubberstamps Tuesday Challenge!!! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week! With Back to School, sports and all of the hectic schedules, I figured instead of dreading the "storm" to just get prepared for it instead! LOL  So with that being said, I joined in on the "Filofax craze" going on and decided to purchase my very first one!  Fortunately, they were having an awesome sale over at the Filofax online store so I didn't spend much at all.  I usually fill up my iPhone calendar with  everything and anything going on with our family.  However, I thought it would be cool to break out my lists and schedules on an organizer as well. I'm going to use this mostly for the kids' events as well as my DT project schedules which will keep me on track.  It will also be nice to add some notes if I have any sudden inspiration that comes to me at any time.  I plan to decorate some of my pages with stamped images etc so maybe I will share that when I have it organized and ready to go!:)

So this week's challenge is a fun "1,2, 3" Challenge.  The 1 is for a stamped image,  the 2  is for Design papers and 3 is for embellishments! So much fun!!! 

Our wonderful sponsor is The Paper Shelter!!!

Here is my card  to share with all of you...

The card features a digi image by The Paper Shelter called "Little Bit Grumpy" I just think she is super adorable with her little grumpy face!  I stamped up my image on white cardstock with my Black Tuxedo Memento Ink and colored her up with my copic sketch markers.  Gosh, these images from TPS are so adorable but they definitely challenge me with my coloring skills! LOL  When the DT was provided with some of these adorable images, they also includes some already colored images.  This was very helpful as I based my shading off of that image which really helped me out, especially with the hair!  Now my hair is nowhere close to the perfected colored image I tried to mirror but I'm happy with my version! :)  These definitely give me great practice with coloring and of course they are all so cute too!  So my cute fairy girl is the "1" in my equation.  For the "2" design papers, I used the collection, Vicky B by Bo Bunny.  This was a little challenging for me as I normally use 3 to 4 backgrounds of the DP collection I am working with.  But I really wanted to stay true to the challenge so I used only 2 including the Spellbinders "Crochet Circles" die cut behind my image.  I edged all of my papers with my Tim Holtz distress ink in Spun Sugar. Finally, the "3" embellishments I used are the pretty green trim/ribbon on the bottom.  This trim is from Webster's and has been in my stash for quite some time.  I also embellished my card using flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and then some pink pearl bling from Recollections.  I did use some white stickles in "Diamond" to paint on the flowers.  I added this also to the trim on the dress, ribbon and her eye shadow to give her some extra sparkle.  I'm not sure if this counts as another embellishment but I couldn't help myself! LOL  The smile sentiment is from a random stamp set I have in my stash. 

Please check out the Loves Rubberstamps store to see supplies used on my project.  Also, check out the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge blog to see what other  projects the rest of the Design Team made.  If you want to join this fun challenge, I'll post the details below and you could have a chance to win some great prizes form the store. 

Hope you all like my card!  Have a fantastic rest of the week and thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your kind comments!

This week's challenge is: 1, 2, 3

Have 1 Image, 2 Designer Papers & 3 Embellishments

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 23rd 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 ourWinner'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

If you want to see what companies we carry visit our store Loves Rubberstamps

We have a very special GUEST SPONSOR this week!

The Winner will also receive a $20.00 Gift Certificate to The Paper Shelter!

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 72. ** 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  NOVEMBER 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 October 22nd!

** 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 **



  1. So cute!!! I love her pouty face...!! Hee hee !
    My 6 year old throws that face quite a bit around here...
    We call her miss sassy pants!!! Lol

    Love the bright & happy colors!!
    Great card!

  2. Amazing job matching the image to the Bo Bunny papers. That bright ribbon is such a perfect touch!

  3. OMGosh she is so super cute and your coloring is awesome! Love the fabulous design. You do have a lot going on right now, crossing my fingers you survive the storm, lol.

  4. At first glance I thought it was a precolored image. Then I realized that it was all you! Fabulous creation.

  5. Great colouring and the image is so cute, great job!!
    Hugs Blankina

  6. Adorable image and love the bright fun colors too!

  7. Such a cute image and your coloring is fabulous! I do love how you did her hair. Love the bright colors and design.

  8. adorable marcy!! so much going on but it's not cluttered... i love it!

    lovies, =o) kel

  9. That face on her! Love it, reminds me of my niece when she was younger. Such a fun card! Amazing coloring, the blush on her cheeks is a great touch!

  10. Oh she is so cute!! Love the bright, bold, vivid colors!!!

  11. This is gorgeous! Your coloring is so amazing! LOVE the bright colors!