Monday, January 31, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #28

Hello everyone! Welcome to Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #28! Thanks to everyone who played along last week! Please scroll down to see the random winner of last week's challenge. We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations each week! This week's challenge is "It's a Girl Thing" -- create any type of girly girl project!

This is our first challenge of February, so it is time to announce a new Guest Designer.. the fabulously talented Amber Hight!! Welcome, Amber.. we are SO excited to have you join us this month!

This is also the first official start for our new DT members, Alice and Shaela!


Our challenge is open to all players. Each week a random winner will be chosen, and this week's winner will receive an adorable previously released SCRS rubber stamp. In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation. Most importantly, have fun! We can't wait to see your creations!

Here's some inspiration from our designers (please click on each designer's name to be directed to her blog for more project details):

Amber - February Guest Designer


Kim 




To play along in our challenge, upload a photo of your project and provide a direct link in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you use an online gallery (e.g. Splitcoast), please also use the Keyword SCRSC28. If you have a Facebook account and are a fan of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, you can also upload there. Deadline for this week's challenge is Sunday, February 6 @ 9 PM PST.

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your Sparkle Creations!

SCRS Challenge #27 Winner

Thanks everyone for playing along with our challenge last week!  Steph, Shaela, Kim, Lisa, and I all had a blast meeting up at CHA!  I had Shaela randomly pick a winner and our winner is #2 Pat.  I will mail out your prize to you soon.  Here is Pat's darling Oliver card!


It was fun to meet everyone and get to spend the afternoon with Lisa and Kim!  We had a great time walking around and doing make and takes!


I hope you all have a great Monday and don't forget to come back tomorrow for our next challenge!  We also have a new fabulous Guest Designer so you don't want to miss out!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Updates and Housekeeping

Hi all, just wanted to let you all know that even though I haven't been feeling well, I'm still heading down to CHA today.  Though Brent is still at home, I will be holding store orders til Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011.

Since I haven't been well this week, after I get back from CHA, I will also announce our new Sponsorship Coordinator.  I really appreciate everyone who took the time to apply for this position! 

Cafe Lucy is also back in stock, so if you've been waiting for her, she's now available!

Lastly, I plan on seeing Stephanie, Kim, Lisa, and Shaela this weekend.  So I should have pics of most of the team to share soon!  Everyone have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #27

Hello everyone! Welcome to Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #27! Thanks to everyone who played along last week! Please scroll down to see the random winner of last week's challenge. We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations each week! This week's challenge is "Love is in the air" -- create a project that makes you think of love!

This is our final challenge of January, so we bid farewell to our fabulous guest designer, Cindy Haffner.. Cindy, we've enjoyed all of your creations this month and thank you for joining us! Be sure to scroll down to see her final project below.. it's just darling!


Our challenge is open to all players. Each week a random winner will be chosen, and this week's winner will receive the adorable Cruisin' Chloe rubber stamp. In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation. Most importantly, have fun! We can't wait to see your creations!


Here's some inspiration from our designers (please click on each designer's name to be directed to her blog for more project details):


Kim 






To play along in our challenge, upload a photo of your project and provide a direct link in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you use an online gallery (e.g. Splitcoast), please also use the Keyword SCRSC27. If you have a Facebook account and are a fan of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, you can also upload there. Deadline for this week's challenge is Sunday, January 30 @ 9 PM PST.

We also are sadly saying good bye to two of our fabulous Design Team members. Laurel and Lisa, we are sorry to see you both go and will miss your wonderful creations! We truly appreciate everything you ladies have done for the team!

With that, we would also like to welcome Alice Wertz and Shaela Odd to the team.  They will start their new positions next month with our first February challenge and I know you all will be just as excited to see their lovely artwork! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your Sparkle Creations!

SCRS Challenge #26 Winner

Thank you to everyone who played along with our challenge last week.  I used Random.org and #2 Cynthia is our winner.  Please email me your address to sparklecreationsrubberstamps@live.com and I will mail out your prize to you soon.  Here is Cynthia's darling card.  Who wouldn't love a pink bug?


I hope you all have a lovely Monday and don't forget to come back tomorrow for our next challenge! 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #26

Hello everyone! Welcome to Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #26! Thanks to everyone who played along last week! Please scroll down to see the random winner of last week's challenge. We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations each week! This week's challenge is an inspiration photo challenge (photo courtesy Pottery Barn Kids).


Here's a larger view of the inspiration photo:


Our challenge is open to all players. Each week a random winner will be chosen, and this week's winner will receive the adorable Suitcase Ruby rubber stamp. In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation. Most importantly, have fun! We can't wait to see your creations!


Here's some inspiration from our designers (please click on each designer's name to be directed to her blog for more project details):


Kim 


{coming soon}




To play along in our challenge, upload a photo of your project and provide a direct link in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you use an online gallery (e.g. Splitcoast), please also use the Keyword SCRSC26. If you have a Facebook account and are a fan of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, you can also upload there. Deadline for this week's challenge is Sunday, January 23 @ 9 PM PST.

A couple of SCRS announcements:
  1. Just a reminder that we are celebrating our 6 month anniversary by having a sale in the SCRS store, 20% off everything through January 22. The discount code is CELEBRATE.
  2. We are having an Open Call for a Sponsorship Coordinator. All the details are here. Deadline is January 26.
Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your Sparkle Creations!

SCRS Challenge #25 and Freebie Friday Winners

I apoligize for this post going up so late.  I really appreciate everyone who participated in our challenge last week.  I used Random.org and our winners are #2 Caroline (challenge) and #6 Jeanne (FF).  Please email me your addresses to sparklecreationsrubberstamps@live.com and I will send out your prizes soon.  Here is Caroline's sweet and precious Cupid Emily card.


Just a reminder that we are celebrating our 6 month anniversary by having a sale in the SCRS store, 20% off everything through the 22nd. The discount code is CELEBRATE.  Everyone have a great Monday and don't forget to come back tomorrow for our next challenge!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Freebie Friday with Swimming Lucy

Today I will be giving away Lantern Rin and you have until midnight EST on Sunday to post.  The winner will be announced on Monday with the SCRS Challenge #25 Winner.


With getting snow this week, I am dreaming of summer days, lol.  This is my 2nd to last card with my Sugar Rush scraps and then my paper pack with be all gone.  Though there is a bit of white space on this card, I just love how cheerful and bright it is.  And you know I can't resist a sentiment that says 'sparkle' in it. 

Paper: Basic Grey Sugar Rush
Stamps: Sparkle Creations, sentiment is Verve
BG Buttons, Top Note Die, Copics, and BG Bloomers

Just a reminder that we are celebrating our 6 month anniversary by having a sale in the SCRS store, 20% off everything through the 22nd. The discount code is CELEBRATE.

I hope you all have a fabulous Friday!  It's almost the weekend!  I plan on spending Saturday with my monthly crafting group.  Is being crafty in your weekend forecast?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Open Call for Sponsorship Coordinator

With the new year upon us, we are looking to add a new position to the Sparkle Creations team.  We are having an open call for a Sponsorship Coordinator.  Below are the specifications and requirements for the position.

Major Areas of Responsibility:
  • Responsible for finding and maintaining sponsorships for Sparkle Creations
  • Work with DT Coordinator to update our sponsorship schedule
  • Make card samples for the sponsorships SCRS participates in
  • Posting sponsorships on the SCRS blog
Requirements:
  • Must be able to write professionally and clear
  • Have excellent card making and photography skills
  • Knowledge on creating blog posts in Blogger
  • A public place to post your cards (can be blog, Flickr, Splitcoast, etc)
Benefits:
  • Free product with each SCRS release
  • 25% off all other purchases in the SCRS store
You will have until January 26th to apply for this position.  Please send an email to sparklecreationsrubberstamps@live.com and put Sponsorship Coordinator in the subject title.  Please include:
  1. Your name
  2. 3 of your best cards within the last few months (doesn't have to be SCRS images, but should be something in the same lines of style)
  3. Your blog or gallery link
  4. Any current DTs that you are on (having DT experience is not a requirement for this position)
I hope you all have a lovely hump day and I look forward to seeing all of your applications!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #25

Hello everyone! Welcome to Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #25! Thanks to everyone who played along last week! Please scroll down to see the random winner of last week's challenge. We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations each week! This week's challenge is a sketch challenge (sketch courtesy of our wonderful DT member, Kim!).


Here's a larger view of the sketch:


Our challenge is open to all players. Each week a random winner will be chosen, and this week's winner will receive the adorable Cocktail Emily rubber stamp. In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation. Most importantly, have fun! We can't wait to see your creations!


Here's some inspiration from our designers (please click on each designer's name to be directed to her blog for more project details):


Kim 






To play along in our challenge, upload a photo of your project and provide a direct link in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you use an online gallery (e.g. Splitcoast), please also use the Keyword SCRSC25. If you have a Facebook account and are a fan of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, you can also upload there. Deadline for this week's challenge is Sunday, January 16 @ 9 PM PST.

Just a reminder that we are celebrating our 6 month anniversary by having a sale in the SCRS store, 20% off everything through the 22nd. The discount code is CELEBRATE.

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your Sparkle Creations!

SCRS Challenge #24 Winner

Thank you everyone who played along with our challenge! I used Random.org and #1 Cyndi is our challenge winner. Cyndi, I will mail out your prize to you soon. Here is her bright and cheerful card, which I can totally use right now as they're calling for snow! Wish I could be in Hawaii, as that's where Cyndi lives. :)

Over the weekend, I was able to get the taxes done!  And I finished inventory for 2010.  Cupcake Ruby is officially my highest seller, with Swimming Lucy and Cruisin' Chloe right behind her.  I really appreciate all the fans and all the support!  


Our 6 month anniversary is in full swing and don't forget, you have until January 22nd to use the code CELEBRATE to get 20% off everything in the store!  Don't forget to come back tomorrow to check out our next challenge!  Everyone have a fabulous Monday!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Blog Hop Prize Winners and a Christmas Card

Thank you everyone for a lovely release weekend!  I hope you all enjoyed the blog hops!  I used Random.org and our winners are #3 Jamia for Birthday Josh and #1 Kelly for Celebrating Chloe.  Please email me your address to sparklecreationsrubberstamps@live.com and I will get those out to you soon.  All international orders went out yesterday and all domestic ones will go out tomorrow!

Also, here's the card I made for this week's Christmas Card Challenge.  


Don't forget, all the new stamps are available in the store and everything is 20% off.  Use the code CELEBRATE to get the discount and the sale will last until January 22nd, 2011.  I only have a few Cafe Lucy left, so if you've been eying her, you better order quick!  I have more on order, but I won't have them for the sale. 

You still until the end of today to participate in our Tie it Up challenge.  Come back tomorrow to see who our winner is!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Release Day and January Previews - Celebrating Chloe

Today is release day! And it's also the start of our 6 month anniversary sale!  All new stamps are available in the store and everything is 20% off.  Use the code CELEBRATE to get the discount and the sale will last until January 22nd, 2011.  So click above where it says Buy Stamps or on the banner to start shopping now!

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I want to thank everyone for all the support and love for my growing company.  I wouldn't of been able to make it this far without you all and my lovely Design Team!  I truly appreciate it!  I look forward to what 2011 will bring!


Be sure to visit all rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Celebrating Chloe. We will be giving away a Celebrating Chloe to one lucky person! For a chance to win, you need to comment on all of the designer's blogs (list below). Then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Chloe post. You have until midnight EST each day to comment. The lucky winner will be announced the following day!

Cindy Haffner - January Guest Designer
Kim Yu
Laurel Seabrook
Lisa Hjulberg
Simonne Clay
Sparkle Smith
Stephanie Kraft
Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog

Everyone have a fabulous Saturday!  I will be crafting and unfortunately doing taxes, lol.  Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

January Previews - Birthday Josh

Today we are showing previews of Birthday Josh.  This stamp will be available in the store on Saturday.  Many of asked for a boy birthday image, so here he is!  And really you could use this for a shower, congrats, or any gift giving celebration! 


Be sure to visit all rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Birthday Josh. Sparkle will be giving away a Birthday Josh to one lucky person! For a chance to win, you need to comment on all of the designer's blogs (list below). Then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Josh post. You have until midnight EST each day to comment. The lucky winner will be announced the following day!

Cindy Haffner - January Guest Designer
Kim Yu
Laurel Seabrook
Lisa Hjulberg
Simonne Clay
Sparkle Smith
Stephanie Kraft
Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog

Everyone have a fabulous Friday!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #24

Hello everyone! Welcome to Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #24! We hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are ready for some new challenges! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations each week! This week's challenge is to "Tie it Up" (use ribbon, string, twine, etc.)!

As this is our first challenge in January, we welcome a new Guest Designer... Cindy Haffner!


Our challenge is open to all players. Each week a random winner will be chosen, and this week's winner will receive the adorable Surfing Oliver rubber stamp. In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation. Most importantly, have fun! We can't wait to see your creations!


Here's some inspiration from our designers (please click on each designer's name to be directed to her blog for more project details):


Kim 






To play along in our challenge, upload a photo of your project and provide a direct link in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you use an online gallery (e.g. Splitcoast), please also use the Keyword SCRSC24. If you have a Facebook account and are a fan of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, you can also upload there. Deadline for this week's challenge is Sunday, January 9 @ 9 PM PST.

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your Sparkle Creations!

 
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