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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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Monday, June 30, 2014

{Day 5} STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 5 of STAMPlorations' 1st birthday celebration! Our party is quickly coming to an end...have you hopped yet? Visit all the stops on the hop and comment for a chance to win stamps :o)

The STAMPlorations girls made more inspiration projects using the new stamp sets

(where you'll find the link to all the designers' blog hop posts,
details on prizes and what you need to do,
and where you'll need to post a comment if you want to
win all 6 stamp sets in the July release.)


Monika made this fun, festive card. Her birthday blog hop post is here (where she's offering the Subway Art Builders: Dare as the prize).

Shery created this CAS one layer card. You'll find her birthday blog hop post here (where she's offering the Subway Art Builders: Create as the prize).

Shirley went monochromatic and created this artsy card. You'll find her birthday blog hop post here (where she's offering the Sentiment Builders: Happy as the prize).


Inspired? We hope so! Hop along with us -- we've got the links to all the designers' blog hop posts here.

See you tomorrow afternoon for more inspiration projects! (Yes, we have a few more cards to share!)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

{Day 4} STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 4 of STAMPlorations' 1st birthday celebration! We're halfway through the hop! We're celebrating until July 2 so you've still got time to visit all the stops on the hop and comment for a chance to win stamps :o)

The STAMPlorations girls and our guest designers made more inspiration projects using the new stamp sets, as well as their favorite stamp set. 

(where you'll find the link to all the designers' blog hop posts,
details on prizes and what you need to do,
and where you'll need to post a comment if you want to
win all 6 stamp sets in the July release.)


Debra made this beautifully embossed card. Her birthday blog hop post is here (where she's offering the Vignette: Trendy Feathers as the prize).

Kylie made this awesomely textured monochromatic card. Her birthday blog hop post is here (where she's offering the Vignette: Artful Flutters as the prize).

Shery created this graphic one layer card. You'll find her birthday blog hop post here (where she's offering the Subway Art Builders: Create as the prize).

Shirley did some paper piecing and created these 2 super fun cards. You'll find her birthday blog hop post here (where she's offering the Sentiment Builders: Happy as the prize).


And our guest designer Deepti created this artsy card. You'll find her birthday blog hop post here (where she's offering the Vignette: Retro Mod Shapes as the prize.)




Inspired? We hope so! Hop along with us -- we've got the links to all the designers' blog hop posts here.

See you tomorrow morning for more inspiration projects! (Yes, there are more cards to share!)

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #14 Winner and Top Picks

Thanks so much to everyone who played in our Sketch Challenge #14! It's Debra's turn to choose the winner and top picks.


STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #14 Winner


Here's what Debra said about Kim's card: "Clean and simple, very pretty with the glitter strips." Congratulations, Kim! Please grab your winner badge below to display on your blog! We're looking forward to having you as a Guest Designer in next month's sketch challenge!
stamplorationswinner

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STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #14 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. Sketch Challenge #15 starts next Monday, July 7, 6 a.m. PDT (GMT -700), so we hope you'll come back again and play with us!

And don't forget -- we're having the STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop! Leave comments on the designers' blogs and you could win stamps!

Keep on stampin'!


~ The STAMPlorations Design Team

Saturday, June 28, 2014

{Day 3} STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 3 of STAMPlorations' 1st birthday celebration! Our blog hop is now in full swing. We're celebrating until July 2 so plenty of time to visit all the stops on the hop and comment for a chance to win stamps :o)

The STAMPlorations girls and our guest designers made more inspiration projects using the new stamp sets, as well as their favorite stamp set. 

(where you'll find the link to all the designers' blog hop posts,
details on prizes and what you need to do,
and where you'll need to post a comment if you want to
win all 6 stamp sets in the July release.)


Cornelia made this super artsy {almost} one layer card. Her birthday blog hop post is here (where she's offering the Vignette: Retro Mod Shapes as the prize).



Nonni created this ultra-hip monochromatic card. You'll find her birthday blog hop post here (where she's offering the Vignette: Chevron & Arrows as the prize).



Here's a super cool and fun card that Maria made. (She used one of the brush stroke stamps to stamp the petals!) You'll find her birthday blog hop post here (where she's offering the Vignette: Chevron & Arrows as the prize).



And our guest designer Deepti created this breathtaking one layer card. You'll find her birthday blog hop post here (where she's offering the Vignette: Retro Mod Shapes as the prize.)



Inspired? We hope so! Hop along with us -- we've got the links to all the designers' blog hop posts here.

See you tomorrow at noon for more inspiration projects! (Yes, we've got more to show!)

Friday, June 27, 2014

{Day 2} STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop

Our birthday blog hop kicked off yesterday and is off to a great start! If you're just now checking in, you're right on time for the party! We're celebrating until July 2 so plenty of time to visit all the stops on the hop and comment for a chance to win stamps :o)

The STAMPlorations girls and our guest designers are amazing...they didn't make just one card for the hop, they made more! So we'll be sharing more inspiration projects to you every day until July 2. 

(where you'll find the link to all the designers' blog hop posts,
details on prizes and what you need to do,
and where you'll need to post a comment if you want to
win all 6 stamp sets in the July release.)

First up is Monika, who created these two cards using acetate. She's got a tutorial too! Details are here. And her birthday blog hop post is here (where she's offering the Subway Art Builders: Dare as the prize).



Then here's a retro-inspired one layer card by Shery (me) and you'll find my birthday blog hop post here (where I'm offering the Subway Art Builders: Create as the prize).


And Vicki made this masculine clean and graphic card. You'll find her birthday blog hop post here (where she's offering the Sentiment Builders: Happy as the prize.)

Guest designer Deepti created this trendy card. You'll find her birthday blog hop post here (where she's offering the Vignette: Retro Mod Shapes as the prize.)


Guest designer Chrissie created this elegant card. You'll find her birthday blog hop post here (where she's offering the Vignette: Trendy Feathers as the prize.)



And last but not least, guest designer Ardyth created this super adorable card. You'll find her birthday blog hop post here (where she's offering the Vignette: Eclectic Florals as the prize.)

We hope today's cards inspired you and we'd love it if you'd join us in celebrating STAMPlorations first birthday! Our first year has been an incredible and fun one. We've got the links to all the designers' blog hop posts here.

See you tomorrow night for more inspiration projects!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop

STAMPlorations turns a year old this month and we're celebrating with a blog hop! (I still can't believe it's already been a year since I started designing and offering these stamps!) We're also releasing the new stamps for July so it's a double celebration.

We're so glad you're here to celebrate with us! This blog hop is extra special because 5 fabulous card-makers are joining us as guest designers. They're celebrating our birthday along with the STAMPlorations girls! Visit all the stops on the hop and leave a comment for a chance to win stamps! All 6 new stamp sets are available in the shop and we have a special release bundle offer available for a limited time as well.

Here's how it works:
  • FOURTEEN (14) lucky hoppers will be randomly drawn from the designers' blogs to win one stamp set. Each designer has a specific stamp set she's offering as a prize.
  • ONE (1) lucky hopper will be randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog to win the entire July release (6 stamp sets).
  • If you are picked as one of the winners, you have 3 days to email us and claim your prize. (Should you happen to buy the bundle or any of the stamps during the hop and you are picked as a winner, we will either refund you the cost of the stamp or let you choose a stamp set.)
So, are you ready to hop? Simply leave a comment on this post and on the designers' blog hop posts between now and Wednesday, July 2, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-700). (Only one comment per blog, please.) We'll announce the winners on Sunday, July 6, right here on the blog. How easy is that? Have fun!

(Note: There are 15 stops in the hop, including this blog. You're not required to visit every stop in the hop to be eligible, but commenting on all the stops will increase your chances of winning.)


ARDYTH
Guest Designer
DEBRA
KYLIE
CHRISSIE
Guest Designer
MARIA F.
DEEPTI
Guest Designer
MONIKA
NONNI
MELISSA
Guest Designer
SHERY
MYNN
Guest Designer
SHIRLEY
VICKI

Thanks for hopping along! Don't forget to comment on this post if you want to win the entire July release :o)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Spotlight: {NEW} Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments Set

Hello everyone! Shery here to show you a couple of projects featuring a new stamp set we've got available in the shop: Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments! (In between the official stamp releases, there'll be a new stamp set or two added to the shop.)



In a couple of weeks, some of the STAMPlorations girls will be posting and sharing their projects using this new stamp set right here on the blog also.

2014-06-17 OLC Cherish you forever

I used the big, bold words in the set to create this one layer card and used the water stamping technique. Here's a short video (4 minutes, 6 seconds) showing how I created this card.


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2014-06-18 OLC Heartfelt thanks

For this one layer card, I used masking and watercoloring with Distress inks and Inktense blocks. I also used one of the words in the SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Thank You set. Here's another short video (5 minutes, 45 seconds) showing how I made this card from start to finish.



That's about it for me in this post. We'll have more projects featuring this set coming soon.

Happy stamping!

~Shery


PS: Mark your calendar -- we're having a week-long blog hop starting June 26 because STAMPlorations turns a year old! You don't want to miss it because we've got over $120 worth of stamps to give away. We're also officially releasing the July stamp sets during the hop. You can preview the new sets here. (The pre-release 30% off bundle sale ends tomorrow, btw.)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #14

Welcome to our 14th bi-weekly sketch challenge! Here’s 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 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, June 15, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #13 Winner and Top Picks

Thanks so much to everyone who played in our Sketch Challenge #13! This time, Kylie picked the winner and top picks.


STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #13 Winner


Congratulations, Sue! Please grab your winner badge below to display on your blog! We're looking forward to having you as a Guest Designer in next month's sketch challenge!
stamplorationswinner

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STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #13 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 #14 starts so we hope you'll come back again and play with us!

Keep on stampin'!


~ The STAMPlorations Design Team

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #13 Reminder Post + July Release

Hello! The current sketch challenge ends tomorrow, Friday, at 11:55 p.m. PDT, so there's still time to play along :o)

STAMPlorations girl Monika created a funky inspiration project too!

artsy Christmas

Enter your project by clicking on the sketch below:


Also, the STAMPlorations girls are getting ready for the birthday and stamp release blog hop that starts June 26. We're releasing 6 new stamps sets with a celebration/birthday theme. Check them out below! We're having a pre-release sale going on too.

Here's a sampling of cards using the new stamps:


2014-06-08 OLCAS You are DAD


For more info on these new fun stamps, click on the graphic below.


Happy stamping!


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