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Winners of the June Challenges and Blog Hops are HERE. Winners, please claim your prize by July 20.

Check out our Spotlight Projects then link up yours in the Spotlight Project Showcase gallery and win!

Check out our Inspiration Projects for this month. Comment and win spending money on the STAMPlorations shop!

Check out our Stencil Sunday posts for project ideas using stencils and stamps!

Love mixed media? Check out our Mixed Media Tutorials here.

Join our STAMP CLUB! Enjoy lots of perks: free stamps, stencils & dies; gift certificates; and free worldwide shipping.


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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

{Special Stamp Release!} HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS: YULETIDE CHEER by Shery Russ Designs + Mini Release Hop -- Comment to Win!

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Ready for one more holiday stamp set? This week, we're releasing another set I illustrated under my stamp line: HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS: Yuletide Cheer. The set has whimsical Christmas images and timeless holiday sentiments in a fun combination of fonts.




For this mini hop, we have the STAMPlorations girls sharing their projects. We'd love for you to visit the designers' blogs and leave comments along the way. The best part? One lucky commenter will win the Yuletide Cheer stamp set! :o)


      


   


   




How the mini release hop works:
  • Comment on this post.
  • Visit the designers' blogs and comment on their featured project(s).
  • Commenting closes on Friday, October 2, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).
  • We'll randomly select a winner of the stamp set from comments left on all the blogs and announce it on Sunday, October 4.

Want to increase your chances of winning?
  • Share the link to this blog post on your Facebook status. Make sure to tag your post with #yuletidecheer and #stamplorations
  • When you visit the designers' blog posts, pin their cards to your Pinterest board. Again, make sure to tag your pins with #yuletidecheer and #stamplorations
  • Leave a second comment on this blog post telling us that you've done the above (include a link to your FB profile/page and/or Pinterest board).

And you guessed it...Holiday Expressions: Yuletide Cheer is now available in the shop and for one week only (until October 7), it's 10% off!

Back in August, we made one awesome change in the shop: lower minimum orders for free shipping to our non-US customers! Now orders of at least $25 (previously $35) get free shipping to Canada and orders of at least $35 (previously $50) get free shipping to all other countries. Free shipping coupon codes are found here.

Happy hopping!

{Inspiration Project Post #40}

For the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop, click here. (ends 10/3)

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! September is quickly coming to an end. Have you played with us at the CASE Playground yet? If you haven't yet, you still have over a week left to play and win some stencils or spending money on the shop! All you need to do is CASE any of the projects we've featured in the Inspiration Project Posts throughout the month of August. We randomly draw the winner of the prize so everyone has a shot! Plus we highlight the best CASEs!

You can CASE the fun tag by our guest designer Gail (ionabunny) in this post here or CASE any of the CASEs by the STAMPlorations girls, or CASE any of the cards here, here, here or below.

 
 


Monday, September 28, 2015

Inspiration Project Post #39

For the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop, click here. (ends 10/3)


It's time for a fresh batch of inspiration projects that you can CASE! We hope you can join us in the Playground -- you can CASE the fun tag by our guest designer Gail (ionabunny) in this post here or CASE any of the CASEs by the STAMPlorations girls, or CASE any of the cards here, here, or below.



    

    

Sunday, September 27, 2015

CHRISTMAS BELL MEDLEY Special Stamp Release Winner

Thank you to all of you who joined in the special stamp release hop celebrating Deepti's new set, Christmas Bell Medley, under Dee's Artsy Impressions line!





Now it's time to announce the winner of the set, randomly drawn from comments left here on the blog and the designers' blogs, as well as tags on Facebook and Pinterest pins.

We pooled the entries and with the help of Mr. Random.org, the winner is:

conil

Congratulations! Please claim your prize by Friday, October 2. Send an email to sheryruss@gmail.com with the subject, "STAMPlorations Christmas Bell Medley winner". Include your complete mailing address in the email and your stamp set will be on its way to you.

By the way, Christmas Bell Medley is available in the shop and for one week only (until September 30), it's 10% off!

And we'd like to remind everyone that we now have lower minimum orders for free shipping to our non-US customers. Orders of at least $25 (previously $35) get free shipping to Canada and orders of at least $35 (previously $50) get free shipping to all other countries. Free shipping coupon codes are found here.

Check back again here on Wednesday for another special stamp release mini hop! We're releasing another seasonal/holiday stamp set that I illustrated under my stamp line, Shery Russ Designs. Until then, happy stamping!


{Stencil Sunday #13}


Hey there, fellow creatives! We've got a new edition of Stencil Sunday,  a weekly feature brought to you by the STAMPlorations girls in the Mixed Media design team. Every Sunday, they share their mixed media projects showcasing ARTplorations stencils and STAMPlorations stamps. Today, Tanja,  Kim and Asmah are posting their mixed media projects . You'll find more information about their projects by visiting their blogs - do check them out!

  


Friday, September 25, 2015

Inspiration Project Post #38

For the CHRISTMAS BELL MEDLEY Special Stamp Release + Comment to Win post, click here. (ends 9/25)
For the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop, click here. (ends 10/3)


It's time for a fresh batch of inspiration projects that you can CASE! We hope you can join us in the Playground -- you can CASE the fun tag by our guest designer Gail (ionabunny) in this post here  or CASE any of the CASEs by the STAMPlorations girls, or CASE any of the cards here or below.


    

  

    

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Art Journal Pages by Asmah

For the CHRISTMAS BELL MEDLEY Special Stamp Release + Comment to Win post, click here. (ends 9/25)

For the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop, click here. (ends 10/3)

Asmah shows you how to use the ARTplorations Nestled Circles stencil and STAMPlorations artsy border maker stamp set to make these fabulous journal pagesClick on the graphic below for the step-by-step photo tutorial she has on the ARTplorations blog. See you there!


STAMPlorations and the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop + Extra Prizes!

For the CHRISTMAS BELL MEDLEY Special Stamp Release + Comment to Win post, click here. (ends 9/25)


Heads up, STAMPlorations friends! There's a fun blog hop starting today for those of us who love or enjoy a cup of coffee! The hop is hosted by Amy Tsuruta and Chaitali Narla.

Amy and Chaitali have invited lots of sponsors for the hop, including STAMPlorations, who are offering tons of fabulous prizes! Play along by creating a fall-themed coffee, tea and/or cocoa project. Post it on your blog and then link it up at the linky found on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. The linky is open until Friday, October 2, at 11:59 p.m. PDT (GMT-7). Winners of sponsor prizes will be randomly drawn!


Here's a card to inspire you:


CELEBRATING AUTUMN
One Layer Card


To create this card, I first stamped the coffee cup and sentiment, followed by the French script stamp. Then I created a frame by stamping the grunge border and masking it off to stamp the leaves in various fall colors. I finished the card by coloring the coffee cup using Inktense pencils.

Here are the stamps I used to create the card:

SRD-SketchyCoffeeCups-preview  preview-HolidayExpressions-ThankfulforAutumn copy

  


BLOG CANDY ALERT!


Fall is here and to celebrate, we're giving away extra prizes in case you're not able to link up a project or two by next Friday.

Here on the STAMPlorations blog, you could win a $10 gift certificate to use on the shop, coffee stencils (Latte and Coffee Cup), or your choice of the coffee-themed stamps we released earlier in the month (Literary Caffeine-ations or Sketchy Coffee Cups).

To win, just answer this burning question: WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT FALL?

You can increase your chances of winning by:
  • commenting on this post and following our blog (via Google Friend Connect)
  • following the STAMPlorations board on Pinterest
Click here to go to the STAMPlorations board on Pinterest and then click on the "Follow Board" button on the top right of the page. We've got notifications on so we'll know who has started following us.
Already following us on Pinterest? Leave a comment on this post with the name you're using on Pinterest so we can make sure to throw your name in the hat for the random drawing.

You have until Saturday, October 3, at 11:59 p.m. PDT (GMT-7) to comment here, as well as follow our Pinterest board. We'll be picking 3 winners: 1 winner who'll receive a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations shop, 1 winner who'll receive the coffee stencils, and 1 winner who'll receive either the Literary Caffeine-ations or Sketchy Coffee Cups stamp set. We'll announce the winners on October 4. Easy peasy!

Happy hopping!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Repeat Sentiment Stamping with Deepti

For the CHRISTMAS BELL MEDLEY Special Stamp Release + Comment to Win post, click here. (ends 9/25)



Hello, friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I decided to do some repeat sentiment stamping to create the background for my card :) It is fun and quick, we all should try this one out :)

So, here's a look at the finished card:


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

{Special Stamp Release!} CHRISTMAS BELL MEDLEY by Dee's Artsy Impressions + Mini Release Hop -- Comment to Win!

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! We're back with another helping of our seasonal/holiday stamp release. This week, we're releasing another set designed by Deepti for her Dee's Artsy Impressions stamp line: Christmas Bell Medley. This is one fun and versatile set, as evidenced by the gorgeous cards that the STAMPlorations girls have created.





For this mini hop, we have the STAMPlorations girls sharing their projects. We'd love for you to visit the designers' blogs and leave comments along the way. The best part? One lucky commenter will win the Christmas Bell Medley stamp set! :o)









How the mini release hop works:
  • Comment on this post.
  • Visit the designers' blogs and comment on their featured project(s).
  • Commenting closes on Friday, September 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).
  • We'll randomly select a winner of the stamp set from comments left on all the blogs and announce it on Sunday, September 27.

Want to increase your chances of winning?
  • Share the link to this blog post on your Facebook status. Make sure to tag your post with #christmasbellmedley and #stamplorations
  • When you visit the designers' blog posts, pin their cards to your Pinterest board. Again, make sure to tag your pins with #christmasbellmedley and #stamplorations
  • Leave a second comment on this blog post telling us that you've done the above (include a link to your FB profile/page and/or Pinterest board).

By the way, Christmas Bell Medley is now available in the shop and for one week only (until September 30), it's 10% off!

If you haven't visited the shop lately, you're missing out on one awesome change we did back in August: lower minimum orders for free shipping to our non-US customers! Now orders of at least $25 (previously $35) get free shipping to Canada and orders of at least $35 (previously $50) get free shipping to all other countries. Free shipping coupon codes are found here.

Happy hopping!


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