Hop along with the STAMPlorations girls in the TYPOGRAFIA Motivate mini hop for a chance to win your choice of 3 stamps in the Typografia Motivate line! Click here. (ends 10/16)
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We have the winner for the TYPOGRAFIA Christmas mini hop! If you hopped last week, click here to see if it's you!


Monday, April 28, 2014

April Challenge Reminder + Inspiration Projects

The April Challenge ends Wednesday, April 30, at 11:55 p.m. PDT, so only two more days to show off your fabulous projects featuring your favorite technique(s)! Here are inspiration projects  by the STAMPlorations girls.


Awesome background and embossing, don't you think?

This is one of the most clever cards!

Ink up your acrylic block and create a simple but pretty background like Monika did here!
Sunshine by the Sea

No, that's not patterned paper; that's chevron stamped in different colors and Nonni's got a fab photo tutorial so you can do it too!

Who says you can't do CAS and grunge at the same time?

What can you make using stencils, gesso, and Gelatos?
2014-04-12 Bloom where you are

Doesn't the Umbrella Man look fab swooshed in Distress inks?

Watercoloring and stencils make a great combo!

Inspired? Create your project(s) and link it by April 30 to our April Challenge. Any paper crafting project in any style is most welcome!

Hope you're all having a great week! Keep on stamping!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Happy birthday, Cornelia!

My sister asked me to make her a retro birthday cake. I got the idea from the Lucks product catalog/idea book.
(Photo source: Pinterest)

Happy [belated] birthday, Cornelia! We thought we'd surprise you ;o) (No, we didn't forget your birthday.) We cooked up some birthday cards just for you!


Friday, April 25, 2014

Mother's Day Inspiration Projects

In the US and many other countries, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Greece, New Zealand, Philippines, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Turkey, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. (Complete list of dates when Mother's Day is celebrate around the world is here.)

This year, Mother's Day is on May 11 and we're sharing some inspiration projects by the STAMPlorations girls (Cornelia, Maria F., Nonni, Shery, and Vicki) and we're joined by Anne Slattery, a talented card-maker who, for many years now, has been creating cards for noteworthy causes, including Operation Write Home. We hope our projects inspire you. You can read more about our projects by clicking on our names.

Anne
(Guest designer)
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These inspiration projects feature stamps from the MOM Subway Art Builders sets. There's a little over 2 weeks left until Mother's Day and if you'd like to create similar cards for this special occasion, check out our MOM stamps in the shop! We've temporarily marked down the price of these stamps until April 30.

MOM Subway Art Builders

Have a wonderful weekend and keep on stamping!




Monday, April 21, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #10

Welcome to our 10th bi-weekly sketch challenge! Here’s the sketch for this challenge. It’s open to interpretation. Feel free to change the orientation of the sketch, use different shapes, add other elements to suit the type of paper craft you’re making, and so on — just make sure the sketch is recognizable in your submission(s). You can use stamps by other companies to create projects that you enter to our challenges, although if you have STAMPlorations stamps in your stash, we'd be tickled if you use them!




Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #9 Winner and Top Picks

It's time to announce the winner and top picks for Sketch Challenge #9! Thanks so much to all the the wonderful crafters who entered! It's Vicki's turn to pick the winner and top picks!


STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #9 Winner


Vicki loved the bright colors and the cups in Indy's card. Congratulations, Indy! Please grab your winner badge below to display on your blog! We'll be in touch with you soon with information on claiming your prize. We are also looking forward to having you as a Guest Designer in next month's sketch challenge!

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STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #9 Top Picks



Congratulations, ladies! Please grab your top pick badge below to display on your blog!


Again, thank you to everyone who participated! We all had a wonderful time looking at and admiring your creations. Tomorrow at 6 a.m. PDT (GMT -700), Sketch Challenge #10 starts so we hope you'll come back again and play with us!

Keep on stampin'!


~ The STAMPlorations Design Team

Monday, April 07, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #9

Welcome to our 9th bi-weekly sketch challenge! Here’s the sketch for this challenge. It’s open to interpretation. Feel free to change the orientation of the sketch, use different shapes, add other elements to suit the type of paper craft you’re making, and so on — just make sure the sketch is recognizable in your submission(s). You can use stamps by other companies to create projects that you enter to our challenges, although if you have STAMPlorations stamps in your stash, we'd be tickled if you use them!




Friday, April 04, 2014

April Challenge: Stamps & Your Favorite Technique

Welcome to the April challenge! We’d love it if you’ll join us for the entire month! Each month we have a theme, and for April, our theme is STAMPS & YOUR FAVORITE TECHNIQUEYou can use stamps by other companies to create projects that you enter to our challenges, although if you have our stamps in your stash, we'd be tickled if you use them!

Put your own spin on this month's theme -- as long as you use stamps in your projects (as opposed to projects without stamping whatsoever) and they are inspired by your favorite technique(s), we'd love to see them!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

March Challenge Winner and Top Picks + Frequent Players Spotlight and Random Prize Drawing Winner

We had tons of awe-mazing entries in our March challenge that we had a tough time voting! It was close and in the end, we had to bring in an honorary judge (Shery's husband who owns half of STAMPlorations and takes care of all the technical side of running our various web properties) to break a deadlock vote. This time around, we've got one winner and 3 (instead of 2) top picks.


STAMPlorations March Challenge Winner


Congratulations, Sue! Please grab your winner badge below to display on your blog! Please send an email to sheryruss@gmail.com with the subject "STAMPlorations March Challenge winner" and we'll send you information on claiming your prize. We are also looking forward to having you as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!
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STAMPlorations March Challenge Top Picks

CASology 87, OCC CAS3 Day 3-2, SSSW 19-3



2. Gerrina

Congratulations, ladies! Please grab your top pick badge below to display on your blog!



MARCH CHALLENGE FREQUENT PLAYERS & RANDOM PRIZE WINNER

Seven paper crafters participated in all 3 challenges last month. Altogether, they submitted 24 beautiful projects. We thought we'd spotlight one of the projects each one of these talented ladies created:


And the winner of the March prize package is...PATTI PAINTER! Congratulations, Patti! Please send an email to sheryruss@gmail.com with the subject "March prize winner". Please include your mailing address so we know where to send your goodies!

And here is this month's prize package courtesy of All About Scrapping:


1 package of Tsukineko BRILLIANCE Dew Drop PLANETARIUM ink pads (Galaxy Gold, Platinum Planet, Starlite Silver, and Cosmic Copper) 
If you'd like a shot at winning these ink pads, all you have to do is participate in all 3 April challenges! You can enter once per challenge (3 entries) or three times per challenge (9 entries). We've got links and deadlines for current challenges at the top of the page so just scroll up and enter!

Again, thanks to everyone who joined us last month! Tomorrow, the April Challenge starts at 6 a.m. PDT (GMT -800) so we hope you'll come back again and play with us!


Keep on stampin'!

~ The STAMPlorations Design Team

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #8 Winner and Top Picks

It's time to announce the winner and top picks for Sketch Challenge #8! We appreciate everyone who took the time to create a project for the challenge and played with us! This time around, it's my (Shery) turn to pick the winner and top picks, and boy, it wasn't easy!


STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #8 Winner


What's not to like about Mynn's card? I loved the kraft, color combo, and the playful, creative way she used the puzzle stamps. And those brown enamel dots are so yummy! Congratulations, Mynn! Please grab your winner badge below to display on your blog! We'll be in touch with you soon with information on claiming your prize. We are also looking forward to having you as a Guest Designer in next month's sketch challenge!

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STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #8 Top Picks



Congratulations, ladies! Please grab your top pick badge below to display on your blog!


Again, thank you to everyone who participated! We all had a wonderful time looking at and admiring your creations. Tomorrow, we'll be announcing the winner and top picks for the March Challenge. We're also spotlighting the 7 ladies who played in all 3 of our challenges last month and we'll randomly pick one of them to win the March prize pack (6 assorted rolls of washi tape). Then on Friday, the April Challenge starts at 6 a.m. PDT (GMT -800) so we hope you'll come back again and play with us!

Keep on stampin'!


~ The STAMPlorations Design Team
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