Monday, September 2, 2013

Lovesrubberstamps Cards~ Challenges , Blog and More crafty GOODNESS

Hi Everyone, I just want to thank everyone for just stopping by to check out my blog. I am very Happy to announce I am a September Guest Designer for Lovesrubberstamps, A fabulous  online store that offers a fun & friendly challenges and a blog to check out other Crafty ideas from their AMAZING DESIGN TEAM.

Here is the link to check them out:

My name is Larelle-Susanne Thoms and I started crafting when I was little and just continued the crafty adventure. I am a  nurse, married to my husband John of 5 years who is currently Active duty Army deployed to Afghanistan. I am a mother of 11 children yes 11, 6 girls 5 boys most of them out of the house and grown so in my free time I craft craft and craft... I am a current Design Team Member for the Friendly Crafters on Facebook and Seemacrafts. I also have a hobby page called Larelle's cakes on facebook that shows of some of the 3d cakes Ive made.  But Ive grown to love Stamping, and just creating gifts for friends and loved ones. I am on youtube as nurselarelle so youll often see some of the creations Ive made in videos as well as my blog If you asked me what my favorite craft is Id answer CRAFTING, hehehe . Why you ask?  Why just pick one when I create I create the item to fit the person, their likes and for myself it kinda changes from season to season day to day  I am very versitle and ALWAYS LOVE trying new crafts. I can cook/bake, sew, crochet, clay make, scrapbook, alter items, create flowers, make pottery, I have yet to master knitting though but the list goes on and on .... So when I come to a new craft I always try it at least once, I GUESS you'd say I am a crafter of all trades of sorts. So the crafty Adventure has led me to Lovesrubberstamps and I couldnt be more excited to be a GUEST DESIGNER for September. Super Big Hugs Larelle-Susanne

Here is my project for Lovesrubberstamps ANYTHING GOES and the links to find the products on there amazing site:

September Guest Designer - Larelle-Susanne Thoms
My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart Be Amazing Paper Pack
Altered Projects - Use The Cutting Café Printable Stamp Set

This week's challenge is for Lovesrubberstamps is :

                     ANYTHING GOES!!

How to play: 
Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keywordLRSBC68. Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want. 

The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, September 9th so all entries need to be in before then.

Prize Information:

One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display ourWinner's Badge on their blog! 

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store

$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

If you want to see what companies we carry visit our store Loves Rubberstamps

We have a very special GUEST SPONSOR this week!

The Winner will also receive 3 FREE FILES of their choice from The Cutting Café!!

Design Team Favorite Picks:
The Design Team members will also each choose their favorite card from this challenge and the winner's will be able to proudly display a special blog badge on their blog. The Design Team favorite's from Challenge 68 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 70. ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more ** 

Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our  OCTOBER GUEST DESIGNER just put GDT behind your name, or leave a comment stating you are interested! 
Guest Designers receive a 20% discount on most all items listed in our store during their term. We will also provide a link to your blog for 1 year!! Only rule is to use current images from stamp companies we carry in the store for your challenge projects and to have fun! We will contact the winner the week of the September 16th!

** Be sure to Play Along in our - Weekly Blog Candy Giveaway! Just hop along with our Design Team in a Mini Blog Hop for the chance to win the hidden prize! Start the hop here on our Sensational Sunday Inspirations post **


Now this weeks challenge is being sponsored by the cutting cafe so I am super excited to be able to show off the Projects I used from the Cutting Cafe.

Items I used from the cutting cafe:

Fence template

There's no place like home back ground

Thank you Thank You I cant say it enough

SO NOW LETS MOVE ONTO THE PROJECTS For our Special Guest Sponsor: 

Project 1 and 2 ~ Goodie Jar and Rosette Belly Band for Glassine nut treat bag

Large Mandarin Orange Jar 
jute twine
DCWV Provincial Card Paper 
Thank you, Thank You I cant say it enought from The Cutting Cafe
candy to fill jar

Rosette Belly Band for Glassine Nut Treat Bag
Medium Glassine Bag
Marigold Color Bok Card stock
Olive Color Bok Card Stock
DCWV Provincial Card stock
3  Inch Scalloped Recollections Circle Punch
3 I n Round Recollections Circle Punch

Project Three ~ Blue, Grey and  White Thank You Card

Blue Recollections card stock from Michaels for the base and circle
Grey and white Recollections Card Stock
Large Dot Embossing folder by Paper Studio
Details Sheer white Ribbon from Dollar Tree
White Flower from stash
3 inch scalloped and round recollection punches

Project 4 ~ Fall Butterfly Fence Card

The Cutting Cafe Fence Template
Glimmer Cream Card stock 
Fall Colored Card stock , olive marigold Brick red and Maroon Card Stock
Fiskars Butter Fly Stamp
Blessings Sentiment 
DCWV Providential Cardstock
Martha Stewart decorative edge punch

My last project using The Cutting Cafe Items is this:

A There's no place like home background sentiment

Recipe: for this card is using the :
There's no place like home back ground on 
Georgia Pacifice white card stock
Lindys  Stamp Gang Tiffany Spray
Lindys Stamp Gang Sunburst Spray
Dollar store stickers
Blue and white Recollections Cards stock layered

I really love the way this card came out.

The cutting Cafe is one of the Sponsors for Lovesrubberstamps challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Please leave a comment and definately check out the links above.


  1. Amazing work Larelle you are so talented
    Hugs Susan xxx

    1. Hi Susan thanks for your sweet comments, I guess when you love what you do it just flows very easy lol and I love to create... so glad you stop by my blog and I hope you come back to see other crafty projects that I will create hugs Larelle-Susanne

  2. OMGOsh look at all these fabulous creations you made! Wow. They are all equally as fabulous as the next but I am so partial to that adorable little birdhouse!
    Wow 11 children! I'll bet your creative juices were absolutely squenched the whole time you were busy raising them, lol.
    And nursing to boot, wow. I am also a nurse!
    Fabulous first week projects, we are so happy to have you join the team and I look forward to seeing your designs again next week!

    1. Hi Holly thanks for all your sweet words and stopping by my blog I am still a bit new to it but am catching on lol hehhehe, Yes I have some amazing children and they are all very creative...I am on medical leave so craftying is how I relax.. I am a vent unit nurse, but also have been a transitional care Charge nurse and done some agency. I work hard so I craft hard lol hehhehe super big hugs hope you come over to my yt nurselarelle channel Id love to have you Super big hugs Larelle-Susanne

  3. These are so awesome. I love the jar wrapper so much I think I need to try some altering!

    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Yes My husband was funny he said so what treats am I putting in the jar to send him lol hehehhe yes I love altering Items and these were fun to make. thanks for commenting and stopping by my blog super big hugs Larelle-Susanne

  4. I already follow you on youtube, and just saw your video, so here I am to enjoy all the fabulous things you make.
    Big hugs,


    1. Thanks So much Peggy, Yes, I love to create its makes me happy that I can make things that will give others just a tad bit of joy... Thank you for commenting and stopping by my blog I am still a bit green on the blogging but I am getting the hang of it I hope lol . super big hugs Larelle-Susanne

  5. WOW Larelle you have been one busy lady all your projects are fab and they are really lucky to have you designing for them this month

    1. Thank you Maria for you sweet words, I am just thrilled to on board for the Month of September. Super big hugs and thank you again for stopping by my blog..Larelle-Susanne

  6. Congrats on GDT spot. Your Card and gift set are both so sweet. Love the display.
    Hugs, Dangina

  7. Woweeeeekazoweeeee!!! You sure made a lot of goodies!!! Great projects!!! :)) :))
    So glad you are joining us for your GDT spot!! Xo

  8. These are all GORGEOUS!! Wow oh wow! You are AWESOME! Super excited to have you with us this month :)

  9. Holy hannah you've been busy! Where do you find the time? Thanks for always keeping me informed about what's going on! xoxo Jen Beautiful, as always!!

  10. fabulous work hun . you amaze me . hugs hun <3

    1. Thank you so much I love to create, and cant wait to get to be my ole crafty self and allergy cough free lol hugs


  11. Gorgeous projects Larelle! Amazingly beautiful! Super Big Hugs Brenda

    1. Thank you Brenda for your sweet words and being such a great friend. Super big hugs Larelle-Susanne

  12. Beautiful cards and projects Larelle! You are so talented! Hugs-Adriana

    1. Thank You Adriana, new to the blogging but I think I am getting the hang of it lol, with all your sweet words and encouragement I am inspired to craft craft and craft lol hehhehe super big hugs

  13. Larelle - Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps team! You have really outdone yourself with all these wonderful projects! I am in awe!

    1. I am thrilled to have found Lovesrubberstamps and just delighted to be on board for September, thanks for the sweet comment and stopping by.. hugs Larelle-Susanne

  14. Oh you have been busy, these are all really gorgeous makes hun, love them all
    Lindsay xx

    1. Thank you Lindsay for your sweet comment and stopping by. hugs

  15. How do I add my link for this challenge?

  16. Wow, these are all so pretty!!! So happy you are a GD for Loves Rubberstamps this month and looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful projects!:)

  17. Congratulations on your guest designer post. Looking forward to working with you this month. Your projects are stunning. Stunning. Stunning. Stunning. Hugs Nina