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MAY CHALLENGES Winners are here. Winners, please claim your prize by June 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.


Link up your STAMPlorations Wishlist for a chance to win up to $50 worth of products! Click here. (Linky closes 7/3)
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

{More Cards Featuring the April Release} + Last day for free worldwide shipping offer on the shop

Did you hop with us last week? We announced the winners yesterday in this post. Again, all of us here at STAMPlorations want to thank you for making the April release a success! We've got a few more cards to share with you featuring the new stamps:


{Spotlight Project} And Some More Roses by Deepti


Hello, STAMPlorations friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I am showcasing another card with a Clean and Simple look with the rose stamp and it involves stamping, die cutting, and dry embossing

Here's a look at the finished card:


April Challenge Winner and Top Picks

Hello again! The April Challenge ended a couple of days ago and we've got the winner and top picks! Thanks so much to everyone who played! The STAMPlorations girls voted for their favorites and here are the results:

{Inspiration Project Post #15} Roundup!

Say goodbye to April! We're sending off April with one more round of Inspiration Projects. If you missed any of the Inspiration Project posts this month, here's a handy dandy link list to help you easily see projects you can CASE.


When you CASE a project (or two, or however many you want -- there's no limit), make sure to link them up by May 5, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7) to get a shot at winning a $15 gift certificate or your choice 2 ARTplorations stencils.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

STAMPlorations April 2015 Stamp Release Spotlight Week Blog Hop Winners

As we celebrate the release of the April stamps, all orders of at least $15 ship free worldwide until April 30! Use coupon code APRILHOP on checkout.

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! It's time to announce the winners of the April 2015 stamp release spotlight week blog hop! We thank everyone who participated and took the time to visit and leave comments here and on our designers' blogs!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

{Inspiration Project Post #14}

Happy Monday, crafting friends! It's time for the Inspiration Team to share cards to CASE. New to CASEing? Have a look at how the STAMPlorations girls CASEd the talented Kimberly Wiener hereYou can CASE Kimberly's card, CASE the cards made by the STAMPlorations girls (CASE the CASE), or CASE one (or all) of the cards below.


    

  

  

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sketch Challenge #31 Winner and Top Picks

The STAMPlorations girls have voted on the winner and top picks for sketch challenge #31. Thank you to all who played and linked up their beautiful projects in the gallery!

{FINAL DAY} STAMPlorations Stamp Release Spotlight Week -- Hop with the STAMPlorations Girls and Guest Designer Darnell Knauss!

As we celebrate the release of the April stamps during the stamp spotlight week blog hop, all orders of at least $15 ship free worldwide until April 30! Use coupon code APRILHOP on checkout.

Hey, everyone! Welcome to DAY 5, the last day of our stamp release spotlight week! If you missed DAY 1 of the hop (with all the info on how to hop + prizes), click here. You'll find DAY 2 hereDAY 3 here, and DAY 4 here.

Be sure to scroll all the way down to the page for our surprise prizes :o)

The STAMPlorations girls and guest designer Darnell Knauss are back to share projects that showcase our fifth and last stamp set, Shirley's super fun SMALLBIRDS.

SmallBirds-preview

Thursday, April 23, 2015

{DAY 4} STAMPlorations Stamp Release Spotlight Week -- Hop with the STAMPlorations Girls and Guest Designer Darnell Knauss!


As we celebrate the release of the April stamps during the stamp spotlight week blog hop, all orders of at least $15 ship free worldwide until April 30! Use coupon code APRILHOP on checkout.

Hey, everyone! Welcome to DAY 4 of our stamp release spotlight week!
If you missed DAY 1 of the hop (with all the info on how to hop + prizes), click here. You'll find DAY 2 here and DAY 3 here.

The STAMPlorations girls and guest designer Darnell Knauss are back again and are putting the spotlight on HEAVEN SENT.

HeavenSent-preview

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

{DAY 3} STAMPlorations Stamp Release Spotlight Week -- Hop with the STAMPlorations Girls and Guest Designer Darnell Knauss!


As we celebrate the release of the April stamps during the stamp spotlight week blog hop, all orders of at least $15 ship free worldwide until April 30! Use coupon code APRILHOP on checkout.

Hey, everyone! Welcome to DAY 3 of our stamp release spotlight week!
If you missed DAY 1 of the hop (with all the info on how to hop + prizes), click here. You'll find DAY 2 here.

The STAMPlorations girls and guest designer Darnell Knauss are back again and are putting the spotlight on NOTEWORTHY.

Noteworthy-preview

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

{DAY 2} STAMPlorations Stamp Release Spotlight Week -- Hop with the STAMPlorations Girls and Guest Designer Darnell Knauss!


As we celebrate the release of the April stamps during the stamp spotlight week blog hop, all orders of at least $15 ship free worldwide until April 30! Use coupon code APRILHOP on checkout.


Hey, everyone! Welcome to DAY 2 of our stamp release spotlight week!
If you missed DAY 1 of the hop (with all the info on how to hop + prizes), click here.

The STAMPlorations girls and guest designer Darnell Knauss are back and this time, we're putting the spotlight on BABYBUMP, a super sweet set designed by our very own Shirley Bampton!

BabyBump-preview


(Note: There are 10 stops in the hop, including this blog. You're not required to visit every stop on the hop to be eligible, but commenting on all the stops will increase your chances of winning. In case you click on a designer's link and you get a page/post not found error, just go to their main blog and scroll down to find their post for the STAMPlorations Stamp Release Spotlight Week blog hop. You can also go back here to our main blog; we'll update the links throughout the day.)


Monday, April 20, 2015

{DAY 1} STAMPlorations Stamp Release Spotlight Week -- Hop with the STAMPlorations Girls and Guest Designer Darnell Knauss!


As we celebrate the release of the April stamps during the stamp spotlight week blog hop, all orders of at least $15 ship free worldwide until April 30! Use coupon code APRILHOP on checkout.

It's stamp release month again and we are back to showcase 5 new stamp sets! We hope you enjoy the parade of projects we have in store for you in the next 5 days as we put the spotlight on our fun new stamps.

The STAMPlorations girls have really outdone themselves in this release. I've got a front seat view and they floored me with their beautiful projects. I shouldn't be surprised anymore knowing what an amazingly talented team I have, but in every release (make that every project they make!), they manage to do just that. I'm incredibly blessed to have them playing and having fun with STAMPlorations stamps! :o)

This month's stamp release is made even more special because we have a super awesome and talented cardmaker as a guest designer joining us all week: Darnell Knauss. Squeal! We're all going to have a blast having Darnell. The cards she made for the hop are simply out-of-this-world amazing!

But before we introduce Darnell properly, let's get the deets of the hop out of the way:
  • FIVE (5) lucky hoppers will be randomly drawn from the designers' blogs to each win a $10 gift certificate to use in the shop.
  • FIVE (5) lucky hoppers will be randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog hop posts (Day 1 to Day 5) to each win 1 of the new stamp sets.
  • ONE (1) lucky hopper will be randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog to win a $25 gift certificate to use in the shop.
  • If you are picked as one of the winners, you have until Wednesday, May 6, to email us and claim your prize.
Ready to hop? Simply leave a comment on this post and on the designers' blog hop posts between now and Monday, April 27, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7) for a chance to win. Only one comment per blog, please. We'll announce the winners on Wednesday, April 29, right here on the blog. Become a follower of our blog or follow us by email to receive updates when we post something here. How easy is that? Have fun!

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #32

Welcome to our 32nd bi-weekly sketch challenge! The STAMPlorations girls are back with wonderful inspiration projects and joining us are 3 talented guest designers!

Below is the sketch for the next couple of weeks. 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 we will be able to recognize the sketch in your submission(s).


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge Winners + Get ready for the April Stamps Spotlight Week Blog Hop!

Have you checked out our Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge gallery lately? Way. Too. Many. Gorgeous. Projects that showcase STAMPlorations products! There are now 251 projects linked up so it's time to draw our two winners!

Congratulations to these two ladies. They each win their choice of one (1) 3x5 stamp set (found here) or a $10 gift certificate to the shop.

Winner #1
(randomly drawn from entries #1 to #200)

Winner #2
(randomly drawn from entries #201 to #251)

Mr. Random.org seemed to fancy Shirley's fun Houses stamps because he picked these two awesome cards from the gallery!


Congratulations again, ladies! Please claim your prize by Monday, April 27. Send an email to sheryruss@gmail.com with the subject "Anything Goes Challenge winner". [Note: it is important that you include the subject line, as it will be filtered to a special folder on my inbox. This will ensure that I get your email.] Include your preferred prize ($10 gift certificate or one 3" by 5" stamp set) in your email.

Thanks, everyone! I hope you'll keep creating using STAMPlorations stamps and/or stencils and linking them up to our Anything Goes Challenge. We'll draw two winners again when there are 300 projects in the gallery.

And here's a heads up! Monday is the start of our week-long blog hop where the STAMPlorations girls and our super awesome guest designer will showcase the new April stamps -- one stamp set each day for 5 whole days! 

Stamp Spotlight Week Blog Hop!

Just like our previous stamp release blog hops, there are prizes to be won when you hop and comment on the designers' blogs. We've even got a few surprise prizes along the way :o) So mark your calendar because the hop begins Monday, April 20, at 7 a.m. PDT (GMT-7). We're looking forward to seeing you then!

Friday, April 17, 2015

{Inspiration Project Post #13)

Happy Friday, fellow stampers! We have another batch of inspiration projects for CASEing. If you're new to CASEing, take a look at how the STAMPlorations girls CASEd the awesome Kimberly Wiener in this post here. You can CASE Kimberly's card, CASE the cards made by the STAMPlorations girls (CASE the CASE), or CASE one (or all) of the cards below.

   

   

      

Thursday, April 16, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Deepti's Love for Roses Continues


Hello, friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I am showcasing a Clean and Simple look with the rose stamp by paper piecing :)

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



Here's a step-by-step photo tutorial:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Shery Creates a One Layer Mixed Media Card Using the Stencil Watermark Reverse Resist Technique


Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Here today to share with you a one layer mixed media card with a shabby chic/vintage look. I used a fun watermark reverse resist technique using a stencil/mask that coordinates with one of our stamp sets. Here's the card:


Here's how I put the card together:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Vicki Shows Enclosed Stenciling



Today I am showing another basic: how to have enclosed stenciling on your card. Here is the finished look:


To achieve this partial stenciling is really easy.

Monday, April 13, 2015

{Inspiration Project Post #12}

It's a brand new week! The STAMPlorations girls are back with a new batch of inspiration projects to jump start the week. You up for CASEing a card (or two)? If yes, we'd love to see it at the Inspiration CASE Playground below!

If you're new to CASEing, take a look at how the STAMPlorations girls CASEd the awesome Kimberly Wiener in this post here. You can CASE Kimberly's card, CASE the cards made by the STAMPlorations girls (CASE the CASE), or CASE one (or all) of the cards below.


    

   

  

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Design Team Call + April 2015 Stamps Sale & Free Worldwide Shipping Final Reminder

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! Here's a heads up that I'm accepting applications to the STAMPlorations/ARTplorations Mixed Media Design Team Call until Friday, April 24.

STAMPlorations will soon be introducing a new weekly feature on the blog showcasing mixed media (non-card) projects, and I'm looking for creative people to join the Mixed Media Design TeamThe new design team members will be using our line of stencils, ARTplorations, together with our clear stamps to create non-card projects for the weekly feature and in our monthly challenges.

I'm looking for crafters who love mixed media; enjoy incorporating stencils to their non-card projects (tags, ATCs, scrapbook layouts, altered projects, home decor, etc.); and welcome the opportunity to encourage other crafters and artists, as well as inspire love for anything and everything mixed media. 

Interested? Click on the graphic below for the details. Know someone who's a good fit for the team? Let them know about the call!




Friday, April 10, 2015

{Inspiration Project Post #11}

Happy Friday, STAMPlorations friends! Ready for this month's first Inspiration Project post? Perhaps you'd like to CASE a card or two and then join us at the Inspiration CASE Playground?

If you're new to CASEing, take a look at how the STAMPlorations girls CASEd the awesome Kimberly Wiener in this post here. You can CASE Kimberly's card, CASE the cards made by the STAMPlorations girls (CASE the CASE), or CASE one (or all) of the cards below.

    

    

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