Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Challenge #33 Moms and Dads

Guy cards can be tricky, but the ladies who took our challenge last month did a wonderful job! The winner for Challenge #32 was #8, Jennifer B., with this cool card idea:



Jennifer used a Raisin Boat set called Under Construction. What a perfect card for this time of year -- "Pothole Season."

Congratulations, Jennifer, you're "on the road" to a free Raisin Boat stamp set of your choice! Please email customerservice@raisinboat.com with the name and item number of your set selection, as well as your mailing address. (To view your stamp set options, go to www.RaisinBoat.com, click on the Products tab, and click on any category or the catalog link.)

Our challenge this month is "Moms and Dads."  This will help you to get your Mother's and Father's Day cards made, or maybe you want to do a journal page about your mom or dad. The challenge is never limited to cards, and it's also not limited to your mom and/or dad. You can also celebrate and honor someone who is like a parent or role model to you, or even your children who have become parents themselves.

Use any set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps), but if you DO use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! You can enter as often as you like.

Remember, you can either buy  OR rent Raisin Boat sets -- no guilt in using a set for just one project, such as this challenge. We have an amazing collection of stamps and many that can be used for this theme. 

Upcoming Challenges for 2015 to help you get the perfect sets in your rental Pick List:

April: Moms and/or Dads -- Current Challenge

May: Graduation 
June: The USA
July: Summertime
August: Birthday
September: Halloween
October: Thankful
November: Christmas

Here are just a few creations to get you started, but check out our Idea Gallery for well over 1,000 more samples that you can search by Raisin Boat stamp set title!


Linda used Raisin Boat sets Springtime Love and Formal Phrases
to create Mother's Day cards for her daughter-in-laws.


The set Marvelous Mom is, well, marvelous for Mother's Day greetings -- filled with both short and longer verses celebrating and showing gratitude for the many things moms do for us. See supplies here.

This greeting also features a Marvelous Mom saying, as well as beautiful spring florals from Growing Love. See supplies here.

 You can also tell Mom how you feel about her with our All About You set!
See supplies here.

All About You also works for the dads out there. Add a little 3D Stamp Paint to our Clock embossing folder, and you can thank Dad for all of the "times" he has been there for you. 
See supplies here.

Tell Dad he's the best with our Nailed It set. Again, 3D Stamp Paint brushes up the Ruler embossing folder. See supplies here.

Any dad of a daughter can relate to and appreciate this humorous card, made with
Dad's Den. See all supplies here.

When you're paying tribute to dad, it's extra special if you also recognize his hobbies. Camo Man is perfect for dads who like to hunt or just enjoy the outdoors.See all supplies here.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Challenge #32 It’s A Guy Thing


Challenge #31 had some really lovely cards, including the one from our winner this month, #7, Andrea B.:


Andrea used a Raisin Boat set called Strokes of Wisdom. Perfect for this challenge!


Congratulations, Andrea, you will receive a free Raisin Boat stamp set of your choice! Please email customerservice@raisinboat.com with the name and item number of your set selection, as well as your mailing address. (To view your stamp set options, go to www.RaisinBoat.com, click on the Products tab, and click on any category or the catalog link.)

Our challenge to you this month is, "It’s a Guy Thing".  This could be a card, banner, journal page, scrapbook page, anything you may may need that has a guy theme!  Use any set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps), but if you DO use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! You can enter as often as you like.

Remember, you can either buy  OR rent Raisin Boat sets -- no guilt in using a set for just one project, such as this challenge. We have an amazing collection of stamps and many that can be used for a “Masculine Theme.” This is a great challenge that will help you stock up on guy cards for whenever you may need them. The possibilities are endless!

Upcoming Challenges for 2015 to help you get the perfect sets in your rental Pick List:

March: It's a Guy Thing -- Current Challenge

April: Moms and Dads
May: Graduation 
June: The USA
July: Summertime
August: Birthday
September: Halloween
October: Thankful
November: Christmas


Here are just a few creations to get you started, but check out our Idea Gallery for well over 1,000 more samples that you can search by Raisin Boat stamp set title!

Linda used Raisin Boat sets Pier Happiness, His and Hers, Welcome to the Cabin, and Off to the PartyLinda has a video on her blog on how she created this card


Our set, Got Game?, is a nice way to really hit your mark with the hunters!
See supplies used here.


If you want fast and easy without coloring, Camo Man is also a hunting-themed set with plenty of light-hearted and funny phrasing. See supplies used here.


Camo Man includes images that you can use to easily make camo patterns -- in this case, on our shirt from Summer Lineup. How fitting for your outdoor or military men!
See supplies used here.


Don't forget about those car lovers! This card is as fast to make as their car is to drive!
See supplies used here.


Know a handy man? We have the stamps for that! See supplies used here.





Thursday, February 26, 2015

True Stamp - Dare to be 3D


Want to learn how to make these projects? You can at True Stamp! 


Calling all dedicated stampers! Whether you're a newer stamper looking to advance your skills, a more experienced paper crafter wanting an inspiration infusion, or a stamping dabbler looking to use your supplies in new ways, you need to hear about True Stamp!

My friend Lain Ehmann of True Scrap has pulled together six of the hottest stamping companies around to offer a full day of inspiration and fun... Including Raisin Boat. We're thrilled to be participating for the third year, and each time it's been more fun and inspiring than the last. True Stamp is a one-day, online, LIVE event on March 28. All six instructors will come to YOU via the magic of the Internet in a state-of-the-art web room. You'll watch class demonstrations, chat with instructors and other students, and have the time of your stampy life – all without leaving home (or
even changing out of your PJs!).  http://www.truestamp2015.com/raisinboat

You'll learn from experts such as Shari Carroll, Nichol Magouirk, and us – Kim and Bobbi! We'll be sharing cool 3D projects like the one shown above. If you're tired of just staring at your stamping supplies or creating the “same old” projects, then check out True Stamp 2015. Almost 500 people attended last year's event, and we expect this year to be even bigger and better. See you on March 28!

Register at http://www.truestamp2015.com/raisinboat. Enter code "GOLD" to save $30 immediately! (Discount expires 2/28)

Prescription for Happiness - Prescribe a smile!

Raisin Boat just released a new set, "Prescription for Happiness." This set is designed to help you create funny get well and birthday cards for friends and family. Male or female, young or old, this set has the perfect prescription to put a smile on someone's face!





Someone not feeling well? Send a card and make their day. From bandages to a prescription, send a little love and make your loved one feel a little bit better.









Our latest set, "Prescription for Happiness" is not just for "get well" cards. Use it to prescribe a dose of birthday sarcasm, too!




You can find Prescription for Happiness at www.RaisinBoat.com. Smiles, Bobbi 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Challenge #31 Celebrate!

Thanks to all of you who joined us for Challenge #30!  We are so glad we pick a name from a hat because they are all amazing. The winner this month is number 15, Laurie Pickerel.
  
Laurie created this beautiful card using Raisin Boat sets
Happy Together and Grandma's Kitchen.

Congratulations, Laurie, you will receive a free Raisin Boat stamp set of your choice! Please email customerservice@raisinboat.com with the name and item number of your set selection, as well as your mailing address. (To view your stamp set options, go to www.RaisinBoat.com, click on the Products tab, and click on any category or the catalog link.)

Our challenge to you this month is "Celebrate".  This could be a card, banner, journal page, scrapbook page, anything you may celebrate!  Use any set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps), but if you use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! You can enter as often as you like.

Remember, you can either buy  OR rent Raisin Boat sets -- no guilt in using a set for just one project, such as this challenge. We have an amazing collection of stamps and many that can be used to celebrate. This is a wide-open challenge. The possibilities are endless!

Upcoming Challenges for 2015 to help you get the perfect sets in your rental Pick List:

February: Celebrate -- Current Challenge
March: It's a Guy Thing
April: Moms and Dads
May: Graduation 
June: The USA
July: Summertime
August: Birthday
September: Halloween
October: Thankful
November: Christmas

Here are some creations to get you started, but check out our Idea Gallery for well over 1,000 more samples that you can search by Raisin Boat stamp set title!

Linda used Raisin Boat sets Opportunity Knocks, Urban Botanicals, Strokes of Wisdom, and Lollipop.  She added some Frayed Flower Pink and White. Last, but not least, her favorite creative ingredients -- 3D Paint.

Someone's accomplishment is certainly worth celebrating -- and telling them how proud you are of them! See supplies used here.


A good sense of humor is always something to celebrate! See supplies used here.


Celebrate love with an anniversary or wedding greeting! See supplies used here.


Spring brings lots of special celebrations, including First Communion.
See supplies used here.



Birthdays? Retirement? The celebration possibilities never end!
See supplies for this card here, and have fun with this diverse challenge!





Sunday, January 18, 2015

Challenge #30 Love Is in the Air

Welcome to a new year and a new challenge! We hope you've enjoyed the holidays and are ready to start a happy 2015 with our next challenge theme -- "Love is in the Air". Can you feel it? We hope so!

Challenge details are below, but let's start with our winner for Challenge #29, who was #11 Donna Polley:


Donna created this adorable tag using our Naughty or Nice? set. Congratulations, Donna, you will receive a free Raisin Boat stamp set of your choice! Please email customerservice@raisinboat.com with the name and item number of your set selection, as well as your mailing address. (To view your stamp set options, go to www.RaisinBoat.com, click on the Products tab, and click on any category or the catalog link.)

Our challenge to you this month is to help you express your love.  This could be a card, banner, journal page, scrapbook page, Valentine -- anything!  Use any set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps), but if you use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! You can enter as often as you like.

Remember, you can either buy  OR rent Raisin Boat sets -- no guilt in using a set for just one project, such as this challenge. We have an amazing collection of Valentine's Day theme stamps and many that can be used to express love.

Here are some creations to get you started, but check out our Idea Gallery for well over 1,000 more samples that you can search by Raisin Boat stamp set title!

Linda used Raisin Boat sets Love Letters,  Sealed with a Kiss,  Playing Cupid and her favorite Raisin Boat card stock Roasted Red Pepper and Brighton Beach White.
Linda has a process video on her blog.


 Send sweet thoughts and a kiss to your loved one! The lips are from Leave Your Mark and the float is from Crunch Time. See all supplies here.



It might still be chilly in many places around the country, but we can still celebrate
warm hearts! See all supplies here.



Raisin Boat renter Dianne R. made this warm-hearted Valentine with Stacking Up and a dollop of "whipped cream" from white liquid applique! See all supplies here.


 Think the world of someone? Tell them with the globe (from Playing Cupid) that actually spins! See all supplies here.

Love and marriage, love and marriage... a wedding card fits perfectly into our "love is in the air" theme! See all supplies here.


Make a treat for someone sweet! See all supplies here for S'more box and here for racing flag box.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Challenge #29 Christmas and Holiday

Thank you to everyone who joined the October challenge. We are always so impressed by your creativity! The winner of the Thankful challenge goes to number #1, snazzyjj, who is June Swart. June used a Raisin Boat sentiment and made it her own for this adorable card:


Congratulations, June, you you will receive a free Raisin Boat stamp set of your choice! Please email customerservice@raisinboat.com with the name and item number of your set selection, as well as your mailing address. (To view your stamp set options, go to www.RaisinBoat.com, click on the Products tab, and click on any category or the catalog link.)

Well, Christmas will be here before you know it, so our challenge to you this month is to create something with a Christmas/holiday theme. This could be a card, tag, invitation, scrapbook page, or an art journal page -- anything! Use any set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps), but if you use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! You can enter as often as you like.

Remember, you can either buy OR rent Raisin Boat sets -- no guilt in using a set for just one project, such as your Christmas cards. We have an amazing collection of Christmas theme stamps and four new sets.

Here are some creations to get you started, but check out our Idea Gallery for hundreds of holiday ideas -- plus over 1,000 other samples that you can search by Raisin Boat stamp set title!

Linda created this funky tree using Going in Circles. She also used Corrugated Box on Red Delicious cardstock for the layer under the tree. The tree was heat embossed on Brighton Beach White and colored with 3D Stamp Paint, and the dots are Glitter Liner. Linda has a process video on her blog.


If you haven't already seen our new angel sets, you don't want to miss them! This card features the sweet angel in Heavenly Holidays. See all supplies here.



Our elf sets are always popular for holiday projects. This elf from Elves Are Watching is holding a sign featuring a phrase from our new Festive Phrases set, but you can have him say anything! See all supplies here.



These tags are quick and easy with our new Holiday Wishes set. Have fun making them together with a child, friend or other loved one! See supplies here.



Our Let It Snow set goes perfectly with the words from Holiday Wishes and Festive Phrases. Our new snowman brads add a friendly face! :-) See supplies here.


Just an embossing folder and a phrase can be enough for a beautiful card!
See all supplies here.


This will be our last challenge for 2014. We hope you will join in and show us what you are creating for the holidays, and we look forward to another great year of challenges in 2015!