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Beertone: A Beer Color Reference Guide

Beertone: A Beer Color Reference Guide


What happens when a love of beer and a love of color come together in one awesome project? The answer is Beertone.

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Created by a two man team in Switzerland, Beertone wants to combine beautiful design and beer into a fun and useful resource for anyone that loves either. Right now you can pre-order their beer color chart in one of three different packages, two of which include sweet Beertone branded mugs.

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GelaSkins HardCase Design Contest Winners!

GelaSkins HardCase Design Contest Winners!


As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and boy has this latest GelaSkins contest been really good. Huge thanks to everyone that contributed and voted in this contest, and an especially big thank you to the folks at GelaSkins that made this whole thing possible.

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The GelaSkins brand was born from a passion for great design. That's why they work with the world's most creative minds, bringing stunning artwork to any device. The GelaSkins library is rounded out with thousands of works by established and up-and-coming independent artists, classics by the Masters, and patterns by renowned designers. Notable partnerships include National Geographic, Tim Burton and Norman Rockwell. Expressing individual style is easy with thousands of designs to choose from and simple tools to help create a unique look for any device. Personalize phones, tablets, laptops, e-readers and more!

By now you've hopefully had a chance to check out their latest HardCase product line. The HardCase by GelaSkins for iPhone 5 is a tough, polycarbonate, snap-on case. It's available in a wide array of great designs by artists from around the world. You can even be the artist and design your own – import family photos, company logos, or patterns you've created at COLOURlovers.com.

For this contest, you COLOURlovers were tasked with creating a design for GelaSkins new HardCase. There were a ton of amazing designs entered, and it was tough, but the GelaSkins staff was able to narrow down the entries and select a winner. Without further adieu, the next GelaSkins artist is...

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Vote for Your Favorite HardCase Designs!

Vote for Your Favorite HardCase Designs!


Boy, you all have really been bringing your a-game for this latest design contest! For two weeks we've watched the amazing HardCase designs roll in and now it's time to switch gears into the voting part of the contest. But before we do that, let's take a moment to thank the awesome folks over at GelaSkins that have made this whole thing possible.

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The GelaSkins brand was born from a passion for great design. That's why they work with the world's most creative minds, bringing stunning artwork to any device. The GelaSkins library is rounded out with thousands of works by established and up-and-coming independent artists, classics by the Masters, and patterns by renowned designers. Notable partnerships include National Geographic, Tim Burton and Norman Rockwell. Expressing individual style is easy with thousands of designs to choose from and simple tools to help create a unique look for any device. Personalize phones, tablets, laptops, e-readers and more!

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Interview with GelaSkins Artist Sylvie Demers

Interview with GelaSkins Artist Sylvie Demers


We're currently running a contest with the awesome folks at GelaSkins to see who will join them as their next artist. Earlier this year, we ran a similar contest and the talented COLOURlover that won was Sylvie Demers. Since her winning design was selected, Sylvie has become an artist with GelaSkins, and you can now buy her designs on their website.

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She was kind enough to answer a few questions for us and we're excited to share our conversation with you guys. Thanks Sylvie!

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Design Contest - Be the Next GelaSkins Artist!

Design Contest - Be the Next GelaSkins Artist!


We had so much fun with our GelaSkins contest earlier this year, we're excited to say we've cooked up another awesome one for you guys. This time you get to create a design for their new iPhone 5 HardCase for a shot at becoming the next GelaSkins artist!

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The GelaSkins brand was born from a passion for great design. That's why they work with the world's most creative minds, bringing stunning artwork to any device. The GelaSkins library is rounded out with thousands of works by established and up-and-coming independent artists, classics by the Masters, and patterns by renowned designers. Notable partnerships include National Geographic, Tim Burton and Norman Rockwell. Expressing individual style is easy with thousands of designs to choose from and simple tools to help create a unique look for any device. Personalize phones, tablets, laptops, e-readers and more!

The HardCase by GelaSkins for iPhone 5 is a tough, polycarbonate, snap-on case. It's available in a wide array of great designs by artists from around the world. You can even be the artist and design your own – import family photos, company logos, or patterns you've created at COLOURlovers.com.

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The Colorful World of Colorado Beer

The Colorful World of Colorado Beer


It’s easy to become entrapped in images of picturesque, snow-capped mountains; sparkling, blue and white rapids; and gold-dusted plains when you think of Colorful Colorado, but what you don’t think about are the many shades of beer this vibrant state has to offer. With 140+ breweries statewide, Colorado serves up various hues of porters, ales, stouts, sours, and more from the freshest barleys and hops west of the Mississippi.

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Sean Buchan is a Colorado-based photographer specializing in beer photography, or “beertography” as he likes to call it. His photographs expose the myriad of colors found in Colorado beers, as well as give you a glimpse into the vivid backdrop in which Colorado beers are produced.

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Many of Colorado’s best brew flavors start with hops. These hops are from Voss Farms in Arvada, Colorado, where Cascade, Centennial, Willamette, and Chinook hops are grown. The popping greens scream summer and life.

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Ubooly Coloring Contest

Ubooly Coloring Contest


If you were a kid in the '80s, chances are you remember Teddy Ruxpin. In the '90s? One word: Furby. Well in 2012, a new fledgling company is looking to revolutionize toys for the iGeneration.

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Ubooly is a Boulder-based startup that successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign back in April. Just three months later, they are gearing up to start shipping units to excited kids and grownups everywhere.

What exactly is an Ubooly you ask? It's a smart toy powered by your smart phone to help teach your smart kids through meaningful interactions. Recommended for ages 4-9, Ubooly uses voice recognition and ongoing updates to make sure it's the smartest toy. Pretty smart, wouldn't you say?

Before they launch, Ubooly wants you to unleash your inner child with a fun contest that just happens to be right up our COLOURlovin' alley. Oh yeah, I'm talking about a coloring contest!

Ending on July 25 @ 8:00 PM (MDT), the Ubooly Coloring Contest is simple to enter. Just check out their Facebook page, print out and then upload one of their adorable coloring pages, infused with your personal style. You can submit either scans or photos of your colorings and you can submit an entry each day to increase your chances of winning.

The two winners will get their very own Ubooly and the first place winner also gets a brand new iPod touch -- a sweet deal for an activity you probably did a million times as a kid.

Cheers and happy coloring!

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Say Hello to New GelaSkins Artist Sylvie Demers

Say Hello to New GelaSkins Artist Sylvie Demers


A couple months ago we ran a design contest to see who would become the next GelaSkins artist. We received so many great designs from the community, but ultimately only one COLOURlover could walk away victorious -- that COLOURlover was Sylvie Demers (aka jjolimie).

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Well, things are officially official and Sylvie's designs are now available on their website!

Based in Montreal, she spends her spare time designing pictorial pattern templates that have luscious colors and beautiful details. Designs that are sure to brighten up any tech device. So, if you've been meaning to spice up your phone/tablet/laptop, now's your chance to do so and help support a fellow COLOURlover.

There's even a special coupon code, just for you guys. Enter the code COLOURLOVERS10 when you check out between now and August 9th for 10% off your GelaSkins order!

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Ampersands, A Creative Collection

Ampersands, A Creative Collection


Who doesn't love the ampersand? It is one of those symbols that is used in a lot of designs and something that will class up any logo. Here is a collection of ampersands that people have created for various uses. How fun are these?

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This artistic Ampersand is the branding behind makeup company MAC teaming up with social community Milk for a campaign.


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Which ones are you favorite? Do you use an ampersand in your design work?

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Gelaskins Design Contest :: Winners Announced

Gelaskins Design Contest :: Winners Announced


Gelaskins is filled with some amazing designs, and the option to make your own. Is really doesn't get better than that, does it? Thanks so much to Gelaskins for allowing one awesome COLOURlover to be the next Gelaskins artist!

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We hope you have had time to poke around their site, especially to check out their newest product, the Hardcase.

You guys really killed it with the designs this time around. There were so many awesome ones, it is hard to choose a favorite.

The Winners:

1st place prize:
Winner will become the next GelaSkins artist, and will collect royalties on the sale of their design to our customers. Chosen by Gelaskins.
close to you
close to you by jjolimie

Runners Up:
The 2nd-5th runners up will receive $100 gift card towards custom GelaSkins featuring your pattern. Selected by most votes on COLOURlovers.

�Plasmic
❤Plasmic by praxicalidocious

Wilderness Glory
Wilderness Glory by o2bqueen

Tweet iPhone's Tone
Tweet iPhone's Tone by Any Palacios

C a n d y *
C a n d y * by hana*

Congrats to all the winners! And thanks to everyone for voting.

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