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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!

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Friday, January 31, 2014

January Challenge Final Call

Hey there, stampers! This is the final call for the January Challenge. Our linky closes tonight at 11:59 p.m. PST/GMT -800. If you want a shot at the prize (any 2 STAMPlorations Vignette or Patchwork Frenzy stamp sets), you've got several more hours to create your project and submit. Here's one last inspiration project for this challenge from DT member Shirley.


The January theme is STAMPS & FEATHERSYou 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!

Click below to enter your feather-inspired project.


We'll be announcing the winner and top picks on Tuesday, February 4.

Have a great weekend ahead!

~ The STAMPlorations™ design team

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sketch #4 Reminder + Inspiration Project

Hello! Here's a friendly reminder that our current sketch challenge ends this Friday at 11:55 p.m. PST. Here's a super-artsy card by Shirley for your inspiration.



And here's the sketch. Use the sketch as inspiration for your paper craft project and link it here. Take it up a notch and make it a feather-themed project and you can also link it to our monthly challenge here! (FYI: If you participate in all 3 challenges we have this month, you get a shot at winning a cool prize package from our sponsor. You can read all about it here.) You 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!


Friday, January 24, 2014

January Inspiration Projects Week #3

One more week until the January challenge ends so if you've been wanting to play along with us here at STAMPlorations, now's the time to get going on those feather-themed projects :o) To get you inspired, here are awesome projects by the ladies in the design team.







Inspired? Add your project to the January Challenge! Click on the graphic below! The theme is STAMPS & FEATHERSYou 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!


Have a wonderful weekend, and we look forward to seeing your projects!

~The STAMPlorations Design Team

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Spotlight Projects: Cards by Cornelia, Monika, Sandie, Shery, Shirley, and Vicki

Today, we're sharing cards created by Cornelia, Monika, SandieShery, Shirley, and VickiClick on the photos to visit their blogs and leave them some comment love! :-)


Fun retro-inspired card by Cornelia
using stamps in the VIGNETTE: Retro Mod Shapes set


Beautiful patchwork stamping by Monika
using stamps in the PATCHWORK FRENZY: Graphic Squares set
Dragonfly II


Elegant wedding card by Monika
using stamps in the VIGNETTE: Ever After set
Happy Ever After


Ultra-CAS card by Sandie
using stamps in the Holiday Artsy set


(Almost) One layer card by Shery
2014-01-15 OLC Thinking of you


Bright, happy card by Shirley
using stamps in the VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals set


Beautiful birthday card by Shirley
using stamps in the VIGNETTE: Chevron and Arrows set


Clean and graphic card by Vicki
using stamps in the VIGNETTE: Chevron and Arrows set


Thanks for stopping by! We'll have more spotlight projects from the design team soon :-)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #4

Welcome to our fourth 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). And you 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!




Sunday, January 19, 2014

Meet Our New Design Team Member: Cornelia

We have 3 new designers joining us and we're introducing one of them: Cornelia.



"It was my sister who got me into stamping about 3 years ago, but I got totally hooked a little over a year ago, when I started blogging. I went all out: took some classes, spent countless hours on the internet getting inspired and learning from all the skilled card-makers that are out there. I started dreaming about cards! My style is mainly CAS, but I like to experiment at times and dabble in different styles."

Please give Cornelia a warm welcome! We're very excited to have her on the team and she officially joins us tomorrow when we start Sketch Challenge #4!

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #3 Winner and Top Picks

We're so happy with the turnout for Sketch Challenge #3! Thank you so much to the ladies who entered. Unlike our monthly challenge wherein each of us in the design team picks our top 3 and then we tally up our votes to determine the winner and top picks, we take turns picking the winner and top picks for our sketch challenges. And for this particular sketch challenge, Debra had the honor of doing so.


STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #3 Winner




Congratulations, Julia! Please grab your winner badge below to display on your blog! Please send an email to challengewinner@stamplorations.com for information on claiming your prize. We are also looking forward to having you as a Guest Designer in a future sketch challenge!
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STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #3 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. We hope you'll join us in our January Challenge and tomorrow, Sketch Challenge #4 starts at 6 a.m. PST (GMT -800) so we hope you'll come back again and play with us!

Keep on stampin'!

~ The STAMPlorations Design Team


Friday, January 17, 2014

January Inspiration Projects Week #2

We are halfway through the January challenge and it's time for another round of inspiration projects from the STAMPlorations design team! Photos are linked to the girls' personal blogs so just click if you want to read more about each project.









Inspired? Add your project to the January Challenge! Click on the graphic below! The theme is STAMPS & FEATHERSAnd you 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!


Have a wonderful weekend, and we look forward to seeing your projects!

~The STAMPlorations Design Team

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sketch #3 Final Call + Inspiration Projects

Hello! Our current sketch challenge ends tomorrow, Friday, at 11:55 p.m. PST and we're sharing a couple of inspiration projects from Shery and Shirley for the final call.


2014-01-14 OLC I love you



And here's the sketch. Use the sketch as inspiration for your paper craft project and link it here. Take it up a notch and make it a feather-themed project and you can also link it to our monthly challenge here! (FYI: If you participate in all 3 challenges we have this month, you get a shot at winning a cool prize package from our sponsor. You can read all about it here.) You 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!

Spotlight Projects: Cards by Kylie, Debra, and Nonni

Today, we're sharing cards created by KylieDebra, and Nonni. They used stamps from our new release, VIGNETTE: Retro Mod Shapes. Click on the photo to visit their blogs and leave them some comment love! :-)


Any occasion masculine card by Kylie


Uber-cool retro-inspired card by Debra


Simple but elegant one layer card by Nonni



Thanks for stopping by! Keep an eye out for more spotlight projects from the design team :-)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Spotlight Projects: Cards by Nonni and Vicki

Today, we're sharing beautiful cards created by Nonni and Vicki. They used stamps from our new release, VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals. Click on the photos to visit their blogs and leave them some comment love! :-)


Super-sweet card by Vicki


One layer CAS card by Nonni



Thanks for stopping by! Keep an eye out for more spotlight projects from the design team :-)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January Prize Pack - Enter In All 3 Challenges This Month

Hello! As we have mentioned in previous posts, we've got a twist in our challenges. We host 3 challenges every month: 1 monthly challenge that starts on the 1st Friday, and 2 bi-weekly sketch challenges that start on the 1st and 3rd Monday. Anyone who participates in all 3 challenges for the month gets a chance to win a prize package from our sister shop, All About Scrapping. We'll randomly pick one winner and announce who that is on the first week of the following month.


For January, here's what the winner will get:
1 package of Artisan Ribbons (Pink Paislee), 1 package of Gold and Silver Luxe Rub Ons (Pink Paislee), 1 package of Artisan Corners (Pink Paislee), 1 package of Outdoors Ribbon Quintet (Cloud9 Design), and 1 package of Round Clips (Heidi Grace Designs).



Our challenges this month:

MONTHLY CHALLENGE
(ends January 31)
Link up your project(s) here


SKETCH CHALLENGE #3
(ends January 17)
Link up your project(s) here

SKETCH CHALLENGE #4
(ends January 31)
Link up your project(s) here


Tip: Make a feather-themed paper craft project based on the sketch and you can enter it to the sketch challenges as well!

FYI: You 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!

We're looking forward to seeing what you create! Happy stamping!


~The STAMPlorations Design Team

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sketch #3 Inspiration Projects

Hey guys! Shirley and Shery are sharing cards they created for the current sketch challenge. Both feature stamps in the VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals set that was released last Friday. We hope you'll be inspired to create and share!



2014-01-11 CAS Thinking of you


And here's the sketch. So what do you say? Care to join us? Use the sketch as inspiration for your paper craft project and link it here. Take it up a notch and make it a feather-themed project and you can also link it to our monthly challenge here! (FYI: If you participate in all 3 challenges we have this month, you get a shot at winning a cool prize package from our sponsor.) You 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!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Inspiration Project + January Stamp Releases & Project Samples

Today, we're sharing an elegant one layer card by Vicki. It's this week's inspiration project for the January challenge:


Inspired? Add your project to the challenge linky below! The theme is STAMPS & FEATHERSAnd you 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!

And we've also got a sketch challenge going on. Use the sketch as inspiration for your feather-themed project and enter it to both! (FYI: If you participate in all 3 challenges we have this month, you get a shot at winning a cool prize package from our sponsor.)


And the January stamps are now available in the shop!
(We offer affordable flat rate shipping and yes, we ship anywhere in the world!)
Photo: Here's a preview of the FOUR new clear stamp sets from STAMPlorations coming in January 2014! We're introducing the PATCHWORK FRENZY series and kicking it off with the Graphic Pentagons and Graphic Squares sets. We also have 2 new VIGNETTE sets: Eclectic Florals and Retro Mod Shapes.With the new STAMPlorations builder sets, you can create unlimited designs in your paper craft projects -- your imagination is the only limit! Our stamps are sized primarily for A2 (and smaller) cards and ATCs, and they're perfect for creating CAS, one layer, and artsy cards, as well as other paper crafts!These stamps will be available in the shop beginning January 10 but just for our Facebook friends, you can order the stamps at 25% OFF* -- all 4 sets for $21 (plus flat rate shipping -- $2.50 to the US, $5.50 to Canada, and $8 to all other countries). Interested? Send me a private message with your email and mailing address and a Paypal invoice will be on its way to you. No Paypal account necessary -- we simply use Paypal as a payment processor. We've already got these sets in stock and they're ready to ship :o) *Discount offer ends Thursday, January 9, 2014

You'll soon start seeing projects by the Design Team featuring our new stamps, but here are a couple of cards.

Nonni used stamps in the VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals [flower and jar] set

Shery used stamps in the VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals [flower], PATCHWORK FRENZY: Graphic Squares [stitching], and VIGNETTE: Tree Silhouettes [sentiment] sets



We hope our projects have inspired you. Have a great weekend and happy crafting! :o)



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