Friday, January 30, 2009

Introducing Heartfelt Friends and Abbey

Good Morning again!! It's time to announce the winner of "The Value of Joy" stamp set by Jami Bova. Thank you so much for playing along with our blog hop and for sharing your ideas with us. So......the winner, chosen by is......... Margie!! Congratulations Margie.

Margie's suggestion, "I enjoyed blog-hopping today :) So many beautiful creations to see!I think that we could all see more boy themed stamps, papers, embellies, etc ;)Thnx!!!"

I think it's pretty unanimous that everyone would like to see some more boy/masculine themed things. We will definitely keep that in mind!! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us again!!

Margie, please email your address to me and I'll get your stamp set in the mail to you! America, I still need your address too please :)

Next for today, we want to introduce you to our featured stamp set "Heartfelt Friends". It is illustrated by a brand new stamp artist. She is definitely an artist, but had never drawn images for stamps....until now :) We're excited to introduce you to the images of Abbey Westemeyer.

The first card is by Teresa. Check out these FUN colors!!! I love the colors and the hand stitching she did on this card. Go to her blog because she's got another one that's just as fun!!!

This card is Wendy's. She combined some of the images from Snowman Love with the Frog image from Heartfelt Friends. I love the googly eyes she added!!

Once again, the featured set is blog candy for today.

First go to each dt member's blog and see what they've done with "Heartfelt Friends". Be sure to leave a comment for them.


Then come back here and answer this question in a comment for us. "Where do you 'hang out' to get inspiration - can you be found most often on SplitCoastStampers, PaperCraftPlanet, TwoPeasinaBucket, Blog hopping, or reading papercrafting magazines (if so, what is your favorite magazine)? "

The winner will be chosen Sunday, Feb. 1st at 9:00am EST. That's when our last blog hop will begin and then the stamps will be released for sale on Monday, February 2nd!!!!

Have fun hopping today!!

The Value of Joy - Day 5

Good Morning blog hoppers :)

First on our agenda is to announce the winner of the Snowman Love set. Chosen by is America!!!!! Congratulations America! Please email your address to me and I'll get your stamp set right out to you! Thank you to everyone who has been hopping with us, it's so much fun for us and we hope for you as well!

Once again it's time to hop around looking at our featured set for today. This one is Jami Bova's third set for the February 2nd release. It's called "The Value of Joy" and is ADORABLE!!!

Maraya made this first card and I love the colors she used! She also paper pieced the puppy and the butterfly, very cool! Check out that perfect bow :) You can find more details on her blog.

I made the second card and look how well the images work even with colors so different. Mine are so much subtler than Maraya's and they still work! It's such a fun set.

Okay, the rules for the blog hop today. First, which I'm sure you can guess by now :), go to each of the dt member's blog and see what they created with this fun set, be sure to leave them a comment.

Then come back to the 2RedBananas blog and leave us a comment telling us what kind of stamps you would like to see more of on the market. For instance, do you think there needs to be more boy stamps, more sympathy stamps, more unusual holiday stamps??? We value you opinions so think about stamps that you wish you had. Let us know what you think? You will then be eligible to win "The Value of Joy" stamp set. The winner will be drawn by tomorrow at 9:00am EST when the next blog hop will begin.

So get hoppin'! Have a great day!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Snowman Love :) - Day 4

Congratulations to the winner of the "Come Home Soon" set, #8 Danni!!! Woo-Hoo!! You'll love this set Danni. Please send me your address and I'll get the stamps out to you :)

Our featured set today is: Snowman Love

It's a set that combines Snowmen and Valentine's Day and is just fun! There are many stamps in this set so you have lots of ways to use them.

This first layout was made by Wendy and I love how she uses only parts of the snowmen to embellish her pictures. Sooooo cute!! You can see details on her blog. Be sure to leave her a comment because you know that is part of blog hopping with us :)

This card was made by Maraya and I love her colors and how she used the glue pad to stamp her snowman, soooooo creative. You can see details on her blog as well. Again, be sure to leave her a comment.

We just love reading your comments and learning what you would like from our company, so the blog hop today requires this of you.

1st - Visit all the dt member's blogs to see how versatile this stamp set is. Be sure to leave a comment on each blog.

2nd - Come back here to the 2RedBananas blog and leave us a comment telling us what kind of challenges you would like to see us do here and how often you would like to participate in them. We really do value your opinions :)

The blog candy for today is a set of the "Snowman Love" stamps. The blog hop for this set will be open until 9:00am EST Friday, January 30, when our next hop will begin.

Have fun hopping and be sure to check back tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Week of Peaks - Day 3 - Come Home Soon

The winner of yesterday's blog hop is: #2 Janna - congratulations Janna! Janna says, "I have to say that my favorite is double sided satin ribbon. I love that you can get two differnt looks with one ribbon!"

Please email your address to us and we'll get your stamps out to you!

Well, today is another day to win! Today's featured stamp set is the 2nd by Jami Bova. It's call "Come Home Soon" and is an awesome set! There are so many ways to use it and our dt has covered many of them. I can't wait for you to go hopping and see all the projects made with this set! Teresa has 3 projects that she made! This is only one of hers!! I love how she kept her image simple and let it speak for itself. The star border just sets it off perfectly!

Jami's card (and she made 2 of them - you can go to her blog to see the other :) is amazing. I love all the detail in this one!
Okay, now to the details of the blog hop. Today, you have to visit each dt member's blog and leave a comment. Then go to the 2RedBananas store and check out all the fun things we have available. Be sure to look closely at the papers. Then come back here and leave a comment telling us which paper is your favorite! That's all there is to it....well unless you get sidetracked looking at all the cool things in the store :) When you finish with the blog hop, you'll be entered into a random drawing at 9:00am EST tomorrow for Jami's "Come Home Soon" stamp set! Win it before you can buy it!!!

Here are links to the design team's blogs: Jami, Teresa, Maraya, Wendy, Jeanette
Come back tomorrow to see who the winner is and to start yet another blog hop with blog candy to win :)
Thanks for coming by!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Let's Keep Hopping for another winner!

The winner of the first hop courtesy of is... Cassie

Her answers were:
  • My fave cardstock is Bazzill and SU, I tend to use SU for the actual card part and to stamp my images on and Bazzil is great for layers, matting and design!
  • my favorite embellishment is ribbon!! Hands down; I think a card is naked without it!
  • love the simplicity in this card! my favorite bling is the self adhesive rhinestones!
  • i don't use bazzill much so have no idea what their color names are. I do use SU the most and love, LOVE chocolate chip - esp. as a card base! This was a hard question - I could easily name off 10 favorites
  • my favorite way to color is my prismacolor pencils and baby oil.
Congratulations Cassie!! There's a link at the top right of this it and send us your address so we can get your stamp set out to you!

We've decided that this was so much fun, we're going to do it every day this week...and each day you'll have a chance to win the new release we're previewing! Sounds great, right??

Today we are actually combining two sets, and if you win, you'll win them both! They are two scrapbook journaling sets for the month of January! We've included a couple examples using them here, but the design team has even more samples on their blogs to share with you.

So, we're going to do this hop just a little attention...
Last time, we asked you to answer our questions, and we loved reading all your answers. Jeanette asked about embellishments, and while many of you obviously love your bling...ribbon tended to be a favorite for most. So, we'd like to share with you what our favorite type of ribbon is. Stop by each of our blogs and find out what it is. Leave a comment at each blog so we know you were there, then come back here and list the 5 types of ribbons the DT bananas prefer.

Speaking of ribbon.... have you seen this one??

Olive suede leaves!!! It's one of the new ones in the store, and isn't it delightful?? Tell you what... we'll add a yard of it to go with the two stamps sets for the winner!!

Here are two layouts by Maraya and Jeanette using the new journal tags. See the fun ribbon on Jeanettes? That's also new in the store! I just love how Maraya knotted her ribbon in the big Primas!!

This little bag also uses one of the journaling sets - just to show you how versatile these stamps can be - they don't have to be used just for scrapbooking. Here Jami's added a tag to a gift bag and used the journal lines to handwrite a note to the recipient.

OK.... so you know what you need to do now....

1. Visit all the blogs
2. Leave some comment love
3. Remember (you might want to write it down) what our favorite ribbon is
4. come back here and reply to this post with your answers.
5. come back again tomorrow to see who the winner is of the TWO January journal sets and the suede leaves!!

It's time for the hopping to begin :)

Good Morning!! The day is here to begin our "Week of Peeks". Every day this week we will be featuring one of our new exclusive stamp sets that will be released on Monday, February 2nd. Today's set is Jami Bova's "the Gift". This is an AMAZING set with 5 images and 2 sentiments. It can be used for many occasions.

We are going to show you different ways to use the set by sending you on a blog hop. From here you will be directed to each of the Banana's blogs where you will see details on their cards and you will also be asked to answer a very easy question in their comments. Be sure to answer their question, because that's how you will be eligible to win the blog candy once you get to Jami's blog. You have to answer the question on EACH of the Banana's blog. It's a 24 hour blog hop to be eligible for the blog candy. Tomorrow at 9:00am EST Jami will draw a random winner.

The first blog you should hop to is Jeanette's.

Then you go to Maraya's.

Then hop on over to Teresa's.

Then Wendy's.

and finally to Jami's where you will find out what the blog candy is :)

For the next week, we will be previewing all of our releases for Monday, February 2nd so be sure to stop by each day!

Our stamps are red rubber and come mounted on cling foam. They are GREAT quality and ink and stamp beautifully! I'm very proud of them :)

Okay, go enjoy your blog hopping!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, January 19, 2009

And the Ribbon Challenge Winner is.......

Oh my gosh, y'all are soooooo creative with your ribbon. We loved seeing all of your projects and I have definitely got some new things to try :)

Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge! Be on the lookout for the next one :)

The winner for this Ribbon challenge is #1 - Elena! You can see her card here.

Elena, please email me with your address and I will get your Valentine's sampling out to you!

Remember, the sneak peeks for the new stamps start on Monday, January 26th and they will be available on Monday, February 2nd!

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

More Breaking News :)

Don't laugh too hard at my titles. I could never be a journalist because English was never my strongest subject, I'm a Math girl :) But I just love thinking of the boys on the corners selling the newspapers and the things they would say! :)

Our own Jami Bova has started her own website creating banners, watermarks, blinkies and other things like that. You will see on the right side of the blog, a blinkie that you can click to get to her site or you can just click here.

She designed this blog, and the 2RedBananas blinkie that is on all of our dt's blogs. She's incredibly talented (which you already know from her blog :) and she is a dream to work with!

Go take a look at her site, you'll find that her prices are VERY reasonable and she does it all! She just has soooooo much talent!

Also a reminder: Tonight is the last day to participate in the Ribbon Challenge. Be sure to link your project to this post by 12 midnight, Sunday, January 18th.

Thanks for stopping by and remember the new stamp sneak peeks start January 26th - Woo Hoo!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Breaking News......... :)

The date for the very first 2RedBananas stamp release is set. February 2nd - all the new stamps sets and there are EIGHT of them will be available in the 2RedBananas store.

We will be doing a "Week of Peeks" starting January 26th and will show peeks of a different set each day until the release. One day will have 2 sets shown.

The dt is working on their samples as I type this, so I know there will be some amazing creations for you to see!

Until then, you still have time to participate in the Ribbon Challenge. Read all about it in the post below this one!

We can't wait to show you what we have been working on!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A New Challenge!

This one is a CREATIVE RIBBON CHALLENGE! In other words use your ribbon as creatively as you can. It doesn't have to be ribbon from 2RedBananas, but we have a lot of really great ribbon if you need some to get you started :)

The design team is just now getting this challenge too, so I will post their creations as I get them. You can make a card, a scrapbook page or any other project you would like to make.

Our prize for this challenge is a sampling of Valentine-ish products. It will be a fun prize to win!

When you complete your challenge, just leave a comment on this post with a link to your project so we can see it. We're starting it now and your link must be posted by Sunday, January 18th midnight CST. On Monday, January 19th a random winner will be drawn.

Have fun with your ribbon and we can't wait to see what you come up with!!

We also have added some great new products to our store so if you haven't browsed lately, take a few minutes and see what we've added!

Here's Jami's project! She's amazingly talented, don't you think????

This one is by Teresa. How cool is this? The creativity from these ladies is just amazing me !!!

This one is from Maraya, I love the heart she made for the background, soooo creative!

Friday, January 9, 2009

New products!

Hi! We have been VERY busy adding new products to our store. One of the newest manufacturers that we've added is Imaginisce. This card uses products mostly from the Twitterpated line.
These paper are double sided and also have glossy accents on them.....too fun! There are 3 stamps in the line that are only $.99 each!

Other things we have added are some Nestabilities, loose glitter in fun colors, Quickie glue pen to use with your glitter, Tim Holtz Non-stick serrated scissors, perfect for cutting apart the rubber stamps :), the Inkssentials opaque white pens, oh and the February House Mouse stamps.

Lots of new fun things so be sure to go browse for a bit and see what you find fun!

Keep checking back as we will be posting more projects using fun products from 2RedBananas!

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

And the winner is............

But first we want to thank all of our participants. It was a fun way to start and we loved seeing your favorite stamps. We will have more challenges in the future, so be sure to keep checking our blog.

Drum roll.......... the randomly drawn winner is #3 Ashley! Congratulations Ashley. Please email your address to me along with which 2 Shimmerz/Blingz colors you would like and I'll get them in the mail to you! You can see the colors here.

Again, thanks for participating and check the store soon because we have some great new products that will be posted soon!

Have a great evening!