New Stamps!!

Hello all,

New release time .. from Gourmet Rubber Stamps!

GRS Apr 15

I used Say It Big set for my card. Check out the other new release, Butterfly Trio, and how my other team mates have used them.

Meridith Ethington

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Gourmet Rubber Stamps April Sketch

Hello there..

Just when I’m starting to enjoy warmer Spring weather, green grass and wearing shorts in MN, there is more snow again … argh!!

Well, here is an excuse to get back to the craftroom … here is an easy sketch for Gourmet Rubber Stamps this month.

GRS Apr sketch challenge

Here is my take:

GRS Apr 10 Sketch

The hat and sentiment are from the Dare to be Fabulous set and patterned paper from Authentique Paper.

Come play along with us for this pretty simple sketch challenge – you might very well be our next VIP Guest Designer. Here is what you need to do:

1) make one project using Gourmet Rubber Stamps . (Does not need to be a new project, but should use stamps from Gourmet Rubber Stamps)

2) email your project to kendra.stamps@gmail.com by April 15th to be considered. Please include your name, address, blog address, and your project.

That’s pretty easy, huh?

Each month we will select one winner to be our VIP GUEST DINER. Our first Guest will be notified by April 18th and will receive the following:

- a Truffles set (or 2 singles) of your choice and the 2 upcoming Appetizer sets for May.

- Your winning project will be featured on the GRS Blog and Facebook page on April 1st when we announce you as the winner; and

- You will play along with the design team for the month on our 2 challenges and the Appetizer Release!

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Gourmet Rubber Stamp March Color Challenge

Hello there..

Are you ready for Spring!! I’m beyond excited that is above freezing here in MN and the color theme this month is making me so happy!

GRS Mar color challenge

So calm, so green and so promising … here is my take:

GRS Mar 25 color challenge

I used the Bubble Sentiments set for this card and die cut from October Afternoon. The hexagon background is also from the Queen Bee set and I just love the richly pigmented Bamboo colored ink from Tsukineko.

Happy Spring everyone!

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New Appetizer set from Gourmet Rubber Stamps

Hello all,

My card for today:

GRS Mar 15 Appetizer

This brand new appetizer set – Have a Ball – from Gourmet Rubber Stamps makes such an adorable boy birthday and it goes perfectly with the Football Truffle set too. There is an adorable girl set – Magical Birthday- as well with unicorn and rainbow, you have to check it out …

 Jeanne Streiff (March VIP designer)

 

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March Gourmet Rubber Stamp sketch challenge

Hello there..

Here is the sketch for Gourmet Rubber Stamps this month.

GRS Mar 10 sketch

Here is my take:

GRS Sketch Mar 10

I used the Compass Truffles set for this card and patterned paper from Bazzill.

Come play along with us for this pretty simple sketch challenge – you might very well be our next VIP Guest Designer. Here is what you need to do:

1) make one project using Gourmet Rubber Stamps .  (Does not need to be a new project, but should use stamps from Gourmet Rubber Stamps)

2) email your project to kendra.stamps@gmail.com by March 15th to be considered. Please include your name, address, blog address, and your project.

That’s pretty easy, huh?

Each month we will select one winner to be our VIP GUEST DINER.   Our first Guest will be notified by March 18th and will receive the following:

- a Truffles set (or 2 singles) of your choice and the 2 upcoming Appetizer sets for April.

- Your winning project will be featured on the GRS Blog and Facebook page on April 1st when we announce you as the winner; and

- You will play along with the design team for the month on our 2 challenges and the Appetizer Release!

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Brand New Gourmet Rubber Stamps

Ladies and gentleman..

New Gourmet Rubber Stamps are in the house – all 8 new gorgeous set from Laura Hunter!! These are the 2 I’m showcasing today …

GRS Mar 8b

GRS Mar 8a

Hop along to my team mates to see the other 6 sets .. they’re not to be missed!

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Melissa Cash

Taylor Usry

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Gourmet Rubber Stamp welcomes …

Hey there,

Gourmet Rubber Stamps welcomes Febuary, Valentine’s Day, a new Design Team Coordinator – Kendra Wietstock, a new design team member – Melissa Cash, a new appetizer set coming out middle of the month and lots of exciting new things that comes with it … Here’s a new card to start.

GRS Feb 1

Using the brand new Truffles set – Elegant Valentine.

Check out other exciting new things my team is announcing …

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Melissa Cash

Taylor Usry

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Two-fer: Color and sketch challenge

Hello everyone,

Is anyone trying to multi-task, kill two birds with one stone, crunched for time, etc etc etc? Here is a two-fer challenge for ya!

Make a card or a project with this sketch in mind:

PCP sketch Jan 25

and in this color scheme:

GRS Jan 25 Color challenge

Now that is a very simple sketch and a very gorgeous color scheme … and here is my simple card with a sweet sweet color theme, using the BRAND NEW Gourmet Rubber Stamps Truffles set called Thinking of You. Patterned paper is from My Mind’s Eye and inks generously provided by Tsukineko.

GRS Jan 25 color & PCP sketch Jan 25

Come play with us – you can upload your card to Paper Craft Planet gallery (tag your card “SK012513″ so we can find it) and Gourmet Rubber Stamps facebook page.

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Gourmet Rubber Stamps sketch challenge

Hello my friends,

Well, I’m sad I’m not at CHA this year. But for those of you who are not there now, let’s have some fun at home with this sketch:

GRS Jan 10 Sketch challenge

I didn’t follow the sketch too closely – the vertical and horizontal panel were what caught my eye and I needed to go with the flow … it’s the rebel in me and since I’m don’t get to go to CHA this year, I’m unleashing my inner rebel! and I even left the image uncolored ..take that!

GRS Jan 10 Sketch

The stamp set I used is an oldie but one of my favorite – Clothesline Greetings. Perfect for an every day greeting and there is also another image on that set for a new baby! Check out how my other team mates interpreted the sketch – it’s an inspiration I tell ya!

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Taylor Usry

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Winner – Santa Blog Hop

Hello my friends,

First off, I need to apologize to you all – I’m so very sorry that I totally forgot to post the winner for the Gourmet Rubber Stamps Santa Blog Hop! So let’s not delay congratulating Indy who says:

Indy says:

Oh, how cute! I love your CAS style and the little “bell” ribbon!

Congrats sweetie – you win the Let’s Celebrate stamp set from Gourmet Rubber Stamps that I used on my card. Please contact me by Jan 12, 2013 with your mailing address. Happy Stamping!

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New Gourmet Rubber Stamps Truffles

Hello everyone!

Happy 2013! So surreal that I’m typing 2013 – I have been in such a post holiday funk for such a long time .. from having too much to do, too much to eat, too much to clean …

However, I had to dig myself out of my rut because I am BEYOND excited to announce a whole new Truffles release from Gourmet Rubber Stamps. These truffle sets are just a 2-stamps set: image + matching sentiment = a whole lot of fun! Here is just 1 set that I used:

GRS Jan 2

Check out some of the other Truffles set used by the rest of the talented design team:

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Stephanie Lee

Taylor Usry

Watch for an entire Truffle collection coming out this CHA!

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Gourmet Rubber Stamps December Color challenge

Greetings!

It’s no secret I don’t like the cold, even if I live in MN – but I do like these wintery colors:

And my wintery colored card full of loving warmth:

The hearts were actually a Gourmet Rubber Stamp Cookie Cutter stencil and the sentiment is from the Happy Heart Day set. I like that it conveys a love sentiment without being too frou frou – perfect for my guy!

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Santa Hop with Gourmet Rubber Stamps

Hello folks,

Welcome to our Gourmet Rubber Stamps Santa Hop! You know why it’s called Santa hop don’t you – leave me a comment and Santa (me) will pick a winner and send you a free stamp set – the one I used on my card. (I’d love for you to follow my blog too but it’s not necessary to win)

Here is my card:

 

I used Let’s Celebrate stamp set – check out the link to see the entire set! It’s full of amazing images for all kinds of celebratory events – b’day boy and girl, new year, friendship, cheer up and so much more.

Our entire team are playing Santa too – giving away the set they used on their cards … so hop along and don’t miss a thing:

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Taylor Usry

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Gourmet Rubber Stamps sketch challenge

Hello folks,

Welcome again to Gourmet Rubber Stamps sketch challenge this month!  Here is the sketch we are working with:

Not my traditional style but I totally enjoyed creating the card:

 

Incidentally, now that we are buried under an entire foot of snow, I feel so happy to see my single Happy Heart Day flower peeking up!

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Gourmet Rubber Stamps Color Challenge

Hello my friends,

Hope your Thanksgiving went well!

Check out this months color challenge from Gourmet Rubber Stamps. So very pretty and makes me feel all Christmasy!

Here is my card with those colors:

I used Holiday Script for the sentiment – if this was the only holiday sentiment set you get, you have to get this set, there are SO MANY beautiful fonts on this set! And the beautiful medallion around the sentiment is actually a stencil from Gourmet Rubber Stamps too – a brand new product!

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New Gourmet Rubber Stamps Appetizer set

Hello all,

Concise post today – it’s too cold here in MN. Hope it’s warmer in your parts of the world.

Here is the card for today.

I’m totally IN LOVE with how this card turned out for several reasons.

Gorgeous BRAND SPANKING NEW Gourmet Rubber Stamps Appetizer set – called Peace and Love Flowers and to die for richly pigmented Tsukineko inks – Momenta London Fog, Momenta Rubarb Stalk and VersaColor Bamboo.

Check out Gourmet Rubber Stamps website for the other Appetizer set release too – called Happy Heart Day. Super cute!

Oh and if you love eye candy and inspiration using these 2 new appetizer release, go here:

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Taylor Usry

 

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Mother’s Day over the pond!

Hello folks,

Did you know that in the UK Mother’s Day is actually on Mar 10 next yr – almost 2 months earlier than ours in the US! I guess I found out when someone in the UK asked me to make a Mother’s Day card for her mother now! Here it is:

I used the Mother Knows Best appetizer stamp set here – such a timeless and elegant font and frame.

 

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Gourmet Rubber Stamp sketch challenge

Hello folks,

What a gorgeous weekend it is in MN …  I’m going to be outdoors enjoying the last of the good weather for the season … so here is a quick short post to share Gourmet Rubber Stamps sketch of the month.

This was a tough sketch for me – I couldn’t decide where the focal image should be, where the sentiment should be, which stamps to use … sigh! I finally decided on something and it’s a card for Easter! Ha …bet it’s Easter somewhere around the world.

Alright – go enjoy the weather if it’s warmer in your parts of the world!

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Circles of Christmas on PCM

Hello all,

I wanted to showcase one of my favorite stamp set from Gourmet Rubber Stamps – Circles of Christmas. I think I have used this set like 3-4 times since I got it a month ago!

Check out the entire stamp set and more Christmas sets on Moxie Fab World Stamps of Approval too to see how you could win this set!

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Color Challenge

Hello there!

Welcome to this month’s Color Challenge at Gourmet Rubber Stamps!

Aren’t the colors just gorgeous? Just perfect for a fall project and here is my card:

That plaid pumpkin and sentiment is from the Holiday Season Sampler and the gorgeous paper is from Lilybee Designs – Buttercup collection. Such an easy and pleasing colors to use – check out the rest of the team for more inspiration:

Deb FeltsJeni AllenJennifer IngleKelli PalmerKendra WietstockTaylor Usry

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