Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Challenge #14 Hooray For Summer

No one wants to see these wonderful summer days come to an end! Let's give them one last cheer with our next challenge: Hooray for Summer! What do you like best about summer? Show us with your card, scrapbook page, gift, or other creation that you submit for this month's challenge!

Before we get to the rest of the details, let's find out who won last month's challenge. The lucky winner was # 8, Dianne R., with this wonderful Christmas card:



Dianne cleverly used the flower in our new set, You Are My Sunshine, to make a poinsettia - great idea, Dianne! The phrase is from No Loss for Words. See all other supplies here.

Congratulations, Dianne, you will receive a free Raisin Boat stamp set of your choice! Please email customerservice@raisinboat.com with the name of your set selection and your mailing address.

For this month's challenge, you can again use any stamp set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps). Use any stamp set you wish for this challenge, 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!


If you need a stamp to show your summer joys, Raisin Boat is here to help. Remember, you can either buy  OR rent Raisin Boat sets -- no guilt in using a set for just one project, such as this summer-themed challenge! Check out the selection on our Products tab under LifestylesOther Holidays and Sports just to name a few.

We look forward to your summery entry for this challenge!

Now, a few ideas to get you rolling -- just like this bike card by Linda!

Linda used Raisin Boat set Modern Mobility and BoatHouse cardstock (Navy Pier for the base card, along with Brighton Beach White and Sky View). She added an Action Wobble Spring behind the bike to make it really take off. The bike is colored with Copic Sketch Markers and it has a touch of Glitter Liner Holo Iridescent on the bike for some extra shimmer in the sun.


Crew Team Designer Katherine Schmitt is thinking of summer canning with her creation -- and what better to can than candy?! Katherine cleverly filled our mason jar from Sealed With a Kiss with the goodies from Sweet Treats for this bright and happy creation. See all supplies used here.


When Bobbi's sister retired, it meant more pool time - which is what the hidden message says when you flip up the towel from our Summer Lineup set!

This heart-shaped (upside down) card makes a perfect bikini top, especially when designed with our gorgeous daisy from our popular Oops a Daisy set! Our BoatHouse Collection grosgrain ribbon adds the tie-back. See the matching bikini bottom (fittingly, on the back side of the card) here!

What would summer be without popsicles?! Color our Cool Treats images with the brightest colors you wish -- maybe even add a little Pearl Pen Magic Transparent over them for a shiny, wet and ice-cold look!

In summer, we all scream for ice cream - and here it is (also in our Cool Treats set)! Try coloring the soft-serve with a little brown for a twist cone! Our Splash set adds the wavy corners for a beachy feel.

Ok, now it's your turn to think - and ink - summer! Enjoy!