Welcome to the Designs by Ryn blog! The monthly Customer Creation Challenge can be found above in the navigation menu as well as links to my Shop, Facebook Page and Pinterest. Along the right you will find my Design Team. I hope you enjoy your visit and leave with some inspiration.

Friday, February 28, 2014

March Sales and February's Draw Winner

Hello everyone,
I have some March sales to announce! All three stamps will be reduced by 50% for the month.
Also, a quick note about of stock stamps... I have ordered some more Water Droplets as well as a few others and will be cutting them over the next few weeks. If you would like an email notification when they are back in stock you can give me a write at designsbyryn@gmail.com

Leopard Spots - $4.99
I have also randomly picked a winner for February's Customer Creation Draw!!! Many thanks to everyone who has sent in their art this past month :)
February's draw winner for a free stamp is... Hélène Côte Bleue from France!
Here are her contributions for last month with links to her blog.
In this art journal page she's used Water Droplets and Trickling Water Set. Her blog post HERE.
In this card she used Water Droplets and Trickling Water. Her blog post HERE.
That's it for now :) Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Customer Creation Gallery #10

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well!
I've got a great bunch of projects to share with you today. Some regulars and some new names as well. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this space by sharing their art! I've included blog links where possible so you can visit the creators :)
These two are by Theresa Pace. In the first card she used Kelp, Koi Set and Rising Bubbles. The second card uses Water Droplets 2. She made these at one of Eileen Godwin's workshops in the UK. Theresa's post HERE.
In this card Barbara has used Ornate Leaf Set. Her blog post HERE.
Jane's magical take on Water Droplets. Her blog post HERE.
Heike's used Clown Fish and Rising Bubbles in this underwater scene. Heike's blog post HERE.
Hélène Côte Bleue has used Water Droplets and Trickling Water in this card.
Sonja's whimsical card using Raindrop Set. Her blog post HERE.
Karen's card using Water Droplets and Betta from my collection. Her blog HERE.
In case you haven't heard of my monthly Customer Creation Draw...
All of these ladies will be included in February's draw for a free stamp. The winner is randomly picked and is announced on the first day of each month on my blog. If you would like to participate you can send a photo of your art using one or more of my stamps to my email (designsbyryn@gmail.com) or post to my Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Designs-by-Ryn-Rubber-Stamps/109910612397824). I will include your project in my next Customer Creation Gallery blog post with a link to your blog post. If you don't want me to share your art or name that is absolutely ok. Just let me know. I will still include you in the draw. If you win, I'll send you a free stamp. It's my little way of thanking people for taking the time to share their creations with me. You really do keep me going :) Many thanks!!!
Okay, that's all for now. Thanks for visiting me here,

Monday, February 10, 2014

Customer Gallery # 9

Hello everyone,
I've got some lovely sent in projects to share with you. A big thank you to everyone who has contributed :) I've included blog links where possible and named the Designs by Ryn stamps in each project. They can be found on my site HERE. Okay, let's get started...
In this card Evil Edna has used Day Lily from my collection of stamps. You can visit her blog post HERE
Another by Evil Edna using Patio Stone in the background. Her blog post for this card HERE
Julie Steed has used Water Droplets in a neat window composition. Her blog post HERE
A couple of pics from Maria using several of my sea creature stamps in the first card and Compound Leaf in the second. She's got many more creations in her blog post HERE
Fee Rigg using Circle Cluster Set as a tribal motif.
Sabine Kleinmann's take on Raindrops. Her blog post HERE
Maggs first canvas using a Raindrop Set. Her blog post HERE
Two cards from Barbara Cleggett. In this one she used Circle Cluster Set in the background. Her blog post HERE
Barbara used Three Leaves Set in this card. Her blog post HERE
A mixed media art journal page using Lucine by Kay Ballard. Her blog post HERE
Two creations by Zoe Russell using Fiddlehead Set in the tag and Spiral Set in the card. Her blog post HERE
And lastly, two creations from Debbie using Raindrops. Her blog post with many more creations HERE
Hope you enjoyed looking through these projects. Lots of talent and inspiration out there!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, February 07, 2014

The Clock Lady

Hello everyone,
Wishing all of you a good weekend. Wherever you are I hope you get sunshine :)
Today I am happy to showcase Guest Designer Karen Clare a.k.a. The Clock Lady. I saw her mixed media creations a little while ago and was especially drawn to her amazing clocks. They are something completely different. I asked her to do a guest spot with some of my designs and have been excited to see what she would come up with. Here is the result. Just love it!
I wasn't expecting her to combine all of the stamps that I sent in one epic piece! It was a really nice surprise. She combined them beautifully. Karen explains how she put it all together on her blog HERE. Below are the designs that she used from my collection.

The Mateial list for this project:

  • MDF scallop square clock base, movement & hands, laser cut MDF numerals
  • White stamping card
  • Pink & Maroon cardstock
  • Distress ink pads, worn lipstick, walnut stain, victorian velvet, tattered rose
  • Gold embossing paste
  • Various patterned masks/stencils
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Platinum Stickles
  • Seam binding
  • Hat pins
  • Scrim
  • Tim Holtz Eiffel Tower and French Script texture fades embossing folder
  • Spellbinders Poinsettia and Girlie Grunge labels dies
  • Meltpot & beeswax

A little bit about the Artist...

"I'm Karen, live in Kent UK
I've always been an avid crafter, making keepsake gifts and cards for friends and family.
Now lucky enough to have established myself in the crafting world and found a niche as a craft designer, tutor and demonstrator.
About 3 years ago I started making CD mounted clocks using rubber stamping and decoupage.
They became very popular and as interest in them grew I soon became known as The Clock Lady.
I progressed to larger style MDF clocks and gave just started experimenting with altered art projects.
I love working with Ryn's stamps, the quality is second to none and the designs are just that little bit different and great for Art Journaling too.
Thank you Ryn for giving me the opportunity to work with such lovely products."
A big thank you to Karen to making this awesome project :D If you liked Karen's clock creation I'm sure she would love it if you stopped by her blog HERE.
Bye for now,

Saturday, February 01, 2014

February Sales and Customer Creation Draw Winner!

Hello everyone :)

I have just reduced three different stamps by 50% for the month of February. I decided to go with a sea theme for this batch...

Butterfly Fish - $4.49

Octopus - $4.49
Cardinalfish - $4.49

And now for the winner of January's Customer Creation Draw... Wilma Voermans! Thanks so much for sending in your art last month Wilma :) Her sent in project is below using Silhouette Dove Set from my collection of stamps. Also, here is a link to Wilma's blog. Her mixed media art is stunning! Highly recommend popping over for a visit HERE.

If you haven't heard of the Customer Creation Draw yet here are the guidelines...

All you have to do is send in a photo of something that you've made using my stamps. It can be anything at all and can use stamps from other companies as long as one of my designs is clearly visible. I will showcase your art in my Customer Creation blog posts (unless you ask me not to) with a credit to you and link to your blog. Don't forget to send that along as well. At the end of each month I will randomly pick out an entry and will send along a free stamp to the creator. Many thanks for sharing inspiration with the online community :)

That's it for now. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by and a big congratulations to Wilma!

Bye for now,