Thursday, December 10, 2015

Challenge #39 Christmas and New Year's

We give thanks for the wonderful Thanksgiving entries in our latest challenge! The winner that we drew at random this month was #8, Heather Mills, with her beautiful card below:



Congratulations, Heather, and great job on your card! You win 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 "Christmas and New Year's". Why not show us your holiday card for this year, or perhaps a special gift you have made for a special someone? It really can be any project with this theme --- gift tags, New Year's party invitations, place settings, you name it.


Remember, you can 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! You can enter as often as you like.

We send warm holiday wishes from Raisin Boat! 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!


Featured sets: Naughty or Nice? and Breezy Butterflies


Featured sets: Holiday Hang Ups, Dear Santa, Wonderland Wishes 


Featured set: Santa's Goodies 



Featured sets: Festive Phrases, Angel Belles 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Challenge #38 Thankful

We hope you all had a monstrous and treat-filled Halloween celebration this weekend! Thanks so much for your spooky-fun entries in our challenge. The winner that we drew at random this month was #2, Donna Whitten, with her cool spider cupcake card below (featuring the Frosted Frights set):



Congratulations, Donna, and great job on your card! You win 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 "Thankful" -- and certainly we all have many things to be thankful for. Show us your idea with a card, scrapbook page, dinner invitation or place setting, decoration, gift or any other project with a "thanks" theme. It doesn't necessarily have to be Thanksgiving-specific -- any thank you greeting or gift would also qualify!


Remember, you can 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! You can enter as often as you like.

Upcoming Challenges for 2015 to help you get the perfect set for our next challenge:

October (current challenge): Thankful

November: Christmas

We are thankful for your challenge entries!! :-) 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!

Featured set: For the Birds (see all supplies here)


Featured set: Happy Thanksgiving (see all supplies here)


Featured set: Homegrown (see all supplies here)


Featured set: Happy Thanksgiving (see all supplies here)


Featured set: Merry Nature and our gift card boxes (see all supplies here)


Featured set: Thankful (see all supplies here)



Monday, September 28, 2015

Challenge #37 Halloween


Where did the summer go?! We somehow lost track along the way -- so much so that we totally missed last month's challenge! Our sincere apologies for this delay. With being so far into the start of fall, we're going to jump right into the Halloween challenge because we know you will treat us to tons of sweet ideas!


But first, we want to thank you for your Summertime entries for our Challenge #36. What a wonderful farewell tribute to the season! The winner that we drew at random this month was #1, Laurie Pickerel:

Laurie used Perfect Partners for this adorable card. We love how she created the spotted flip flops with shine and dimension from Glossy Accents!

Congratulations, Laurie! You win 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 "Halloween." Show us all your tricks! :-) Cards, scrapbook pages, classroom treat ideas, decorations, party invitations -- anything you create with a Halloween theme. Then we'll treat the winner to a FREE stamp set of your choice!

Remember, you can 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! You can enter as often as you like.

Upcoming Challenges for 2015 to help you get the perfect set for our next challenge:

September (current challenge): 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!


Wrap Party and Fright Night pair up for Mummies' Night Out! See supplies here.

Fright Night's versatility for scene creation also creates a cartoon-like backdrop for this lighthearted greeting -- featuring the treat-seeking pup from Dig Halloween.
See supplies here.



Give your "BOO!" more jump with the images in our Halloween All Around set.
See all supplies used here.



Hot dog, it's Halloween -- and time to use our Canines in Costume set!See supplies here.



Eeek -- don't look behind you! Just look at this card's must-have supplies here.




Just add candy and this cute little treat bag is ready to go. See supplies here.



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Challenge #36 Summertime



Thanks for your USA entries for our Challenge #35! As we mentioned, the USA challenge was open to any creation showing your love for the USA or the 4th of July weekend. The winner we drew at random this month was #5, Amy Marshall, who made this card in honor of the homemade ice cream she and her family always enjoyed over the 4th of July holidays:





Congratulations, Amy! Treat yourself 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 "Summertime." What do you love about summer -- the ice cream? Vacations? Flowers and gardening? Swimming? Trips to the lake? Fishing? Please show us!

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.

Upcoming Challenges for 2015 to help you get the perfect set for our next challenge:

July (current challenge): 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!


Gorgeous summer weather and scenery always makes a workout more fun!
See supplies used here.


Whether you're soaking up the cool pool or the warm sun, you'll need a beach towel
(and flip flops!). See supplies used here.


Flowers and gardening -- even unexpected little creatures -- are among
the many joys of summer! See supplies used here.


Take time to smell the roses and chase the butterflies...
See supplies used here.


Summer camping wouldn't be the same without fire pits, hot dogs, s'mores and maybe even a curious visitor or two. See supplies used here.



Thursday, June 18, 2015

Challenge #35 The USA

Hats off to the graduation card entries in our Challenge #34! The winner was #2, Andie Miller, with this clever graduation announcement:




Congratulations, Andie! We don't have a stamping diploma to hand to you for this class-act creation, but we will hand over 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 "The USA." Red, white and blue are not requirements -- just a display of your love for USA or the 4th of July holiday weekend! Show us a card for a soldier, or a July 4th picnic announcement, or a scrapbook page about what you love to do over the holiday weekend. Anything that celebrates and honors the July 4th holiday or America -- Bald eagles? The flag? Baseball? It's your creation, and your chance to win a free Raisin Boat set!

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.

Upcoming Challenges for 2015 to help you get the perfect set for our next challenge:

June: The USA (Current Challenge)

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!


Many people go camping for the 4th of July weekend -- maybe even glamping!
See all supplies here.


Thanks to all of our soldiers for their dedicated service!
See all supplies used here.


Couldn't say it any better than Elmer Davis does in this tribute.
See all supplies used here.

Heading to the cabin and perhaps even watching fireworks on the lake?
See all supplies used here.



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