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Monday, January 26, 2015

Inspiration Projects from Inspirational #203: Birthday Bash



Thank you to everyone who participated in our Inspirational #203! 
Such fabulous projects from everyone!

Each week the Inspiration Team choose three projects from all of the just-closed Inspirational participants. These projects are chosen because they truly capture the essence of the Inspirational. 

Congratulations to the creators of our three Inspiration Projects from Inspirational #203!
So fun and creative! Wonderful 3D Circle Easel Card, and we especially love those train tracks!

#11 Dawn Frost


Super sweet card with lots of shimmer! Popping up the hat was a great idea!



This fabulous shaker card really focuses on the image with the circle design and great coloring! Using glitter not just on the inside of the shaker, but throughout the card gives it a whimsical feel! 

Lovely work ladies!

All of our Inspiration Project creators are entitled to an Inspirational Badge for their blog! If your project is chosen as one of the Inspiration Projects, please send an email to - challenge AT redrubberdesigns DOT com - to collect your badge. Please include your name and the Inspirational number your project was created for. 

There is still time to join in our current Inspirational #204 Anything Goes, hosted by Lynda. Please link up your project by 11:59 PM (U.S. Central time zone) on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

And don't forget our next Inspirational starts on Thursday, January 29th!!

Have a lovely day!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Inspirational #204 - Focused on Stamping Anything Goes


Welcome to Red Rubber Inspirationals!
We are excited to bring you a weekly challenge that will focus on stamping and related techniques to inspire and enable you to create art!

Inspirational #204 - Focused on Stamping Anything Goes

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:59 PM US Central time. 

This is Lynda hosting this week's Inspirational!  Our theme this week is all about stamping...anything goes as long as the focus of your project is stamping.  You must use a stamped image on your project and include what that item is in your description of your project!
For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here.

Here is my projects based on our theme this week.  For my cards I used the One of a Kind stamp set for both my cards.  I stamped the image twice on white cardstock.  I then colored each with Copics.  I then fussy cut the one image out and mounted it using foam tape onto my card base that I covered with this wonderful pattern paper.


For my second card I trimmed the colored image into a square.  I backed it with colored pattern paper and a strip of the same paper across the card front.  I mounted it all to a card front that I ran through my printer; printing a sentiment from the Pickled Potpourri Nature's Greetings set.


Kendra created this wonderful card using the I heart you stamp set:




I hope you are inspired by my Inspirational this week and link up a newly created project to this post by the deadline!  We look forward to seeing what you create!!

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Are you an inspiration?

Inspiration Projects - After each Inspirational, the Inspiration Team will choose three projects from those submitted via the link-up tool below which we think best reflect the theme of the Inspirational.

Each artist whose project is chosen receives a special Inspiration Badge they can display on their blog - and we'll showcase these projects each Monday following the end of the Inspirational!



Monday, January 19, 2015

Inspiration projects from Inspirational #202: Color combination


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Inspirational #202!
Such beautiful projects from everyone!!

Each week the Inspiration Team choose three projects from all of the just-closed Inspirational participants.  These projects are chosen because they truly capture the essence of the Inspirational. 

Congratulations to the creators of our three Inspiration Projects from Inspirational #202!

#4 Grandma Bonnie and this wonderful calendar project:


We really liked this project, the use of the color combination, the image and the design.


#6 DebiB with this fabulous card:


Great use of the color combination, the cute bear, and wonderful sentiment.


#7 Kathy with this great card:


Wonderful use of the color combination and super cute image!

Lovely work ladies!

All of our Inspiration Project creators are entitled to an Inspirational Badge for their blog! If your project is chosen as one of the Inspiration Projects, please send an email to - challenge AT redrubberdesigns DOT com - to collect your badge. Please include your name and the Inspirational number your project was created for.

There is still time to join in our current Inspirational #203 Birthday Bash hosted by Drea.  Please link up your project by 11:59 PM (U.S. Central time zone) on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

And don't forget our next Inspirational starts on Thursday, January 22nd!!


Have a lovely day!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Red Rubber Designs is looking for two new members to join our team!!!


Red Rubber Designs is looking for two new members to join our Inspiration Team at Red Rubber Inspirationals, our weekly stamping challenge blog!

Deadline for submitting your application is January 31, 2015.

Inspiration Team Member Requirements:

> Host one challenge (Inspirational) per month, along with the various duties included in hosting a Red Rubber Designs stamping challenge: Creating samples, posting on the Red Rubber Designs blog, promoting your challenge, commenting on participants submissions, etc., per the Team guidelines.
> Submit a project featuring stamps from Red Rubber Designs in at least one outside challenge per month.
> Promote Red Rubber Designs and its stamps through your blog, social media and online papercrafting forums, galleries & communities.
> Commit to serving for a period of 12 months, starting March 2015.

What I'm looking for in a Team Member:

> You love rubber stamping and love sharing stamping ideas and inspiration with others!
> Not only do you create fabulous stamped projects, you also know how to photograph them well for internet publication, and are familiar with watermarking and photo editing.
> You are a professional, committed to the team and to promoting Red Rubber Designs and its stamps.
> You are proficient and active in social media, including Facebook, Pinterest, blogging, Twitter, Instagram, etc., and you feel comfortable actively promoting Red Rubber Designs through these channels throughout your term. This is a must!
> You have a blog, update it regularly with your stamping projects and have a good following.
> You actively participate in at least one large online stamping community (posting in the forums and adding your stamping projects to the gallery).
> You enjoy stamping challenges and participate in them regularly.
> You don't have other design team responsibilities that will interfere or conflict with your Red Rubber Designs Inspiration Team job.
> You are aware that as a member of the Inspiration Team, you represent my company and my product to other stampers, crafters and even the general public, and therefore conduct yourself (online and offline) in a way that positively promotes Red Rubber Designs.
> You must reside within the United States, as international shipping is cost prohibitive at this time.

Compensation:

> High-quality Rubber Stamps from the Red Rubber Designs store!
> You are eligible - and encouraged - to participate in the Red Rubber Designs Publication Incentive Program.
> A substantial discount to the Red Rubber Designs and Pickled Potpourri (Digital) Designs online stores.
> Experience for your resume and more exposure for you, your brand and your blog.

How to apply:

Send an email to "team AT redrubberdesigns DOT com" with the following information -

> The subject line of your email should read "InT CALL - <your name>"
> Your full name, address and email address
> Links to all of your blogs
> Links to the online craft/stamping forums, galleries and/or online communities that you participate in, along with your username for each.
> Links to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages. Please include your usernames.
> Any additional social media links (with usernames, if applicable) that you are active in.
> Links to a minimum of three posts on your own blog of projects you created within the last month (specific post URLs only, not the main URL to your blog). Choose projects which best show your style and skills using stamped images.
> Please copy the following questions into your email and include your answers:

      •    Where did you see our Inspiration Team call?
      •    Do you work for any craft manufacturers, stores, or direct sales companies?
      •    Are you currently on a Design Team? If so, please list the team(s) and your start and end dates:
      •    Have ever been on any previous design teams?
                   If so, please list the team(s) and your start and end dates:
      •    Have you applied for any other Design Teams within the last 3 months?
                   If so, please list the team(s) and date you applied, along with the call deadline.
      •    What other design teams are you planning on applying for in the next 6 months?
      •    What online challenges do you regularly participate in? Please list the links.
      •    Please tell me why you are the best candidate for our Inspiration Team.
      •    Please provide any additional information you'd like to share that pertains to a position on our Team.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Inspirational #203: Birthday Bash



Welcome to Red Rubber Inspirationals!
We are excited to bring you a weekly challenge that will focus on stamping and related techniques to inspire and enable you to create art! 

Inspirational #203 - Birthday Bash

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:59 PM US Central time. 

This is Drea hosting this week's Inspirational! Let's celebrate our first year of Inspirationals with a Birthday Bash! Use any sort of birthday (banners, cakes, cupcakes, balloons, candles, gifts, bows, age, streamers, confetti, etc.) stamp on your project, specifying where you used it.

For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here.

Here is my project based on the theme this week.


I made this card with lots of love and stamping, using black and red embossing powders. The heart border was done using the I Heart You stamp set, and the gifts and background confetti with the Gift For You set. I used the Darling stamp for the sentiment. 

I hope you are inspired by my Inspirational this week and link up a newly created project to this post by the deadline! We look forward to seeing what you create!!

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Are you an inspiration?

Inspiration Projects - After each Inspirational, the Inspiration Team will choose three projects from those submitted via the link-up tool below which we think best reflect the theme of the Inspirational. 

Each artist whose project is chosen receives a special Inspiration Badge they can display on their blog - and we'll showcase these projects each Monday following the end of the Inspirational!

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