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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Preview: TRENDY FEATHERS

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Trendy Feathers” in the STAMPlorations Vignette series. These artsy feathers and sentiments are perfect for creating CAS and one layer cards. They can be used with the other stamps in the Vignette series to create a variety of paper crafts. These clear stamps, as well as several more in the Vignette series, will be available in mid-November. I hope you’ll check out our shop at http://stamplorations.com/shop/

Friday, October 25, 2013

Bi-Weekly Challenge #1 Winner

Thank you to all the ladies who entered their projects in our last challenge. Your entries were all incredible I had to pull in dear hubby (DH) to help in deciding the winner.
Monika’s Vintage-Inspired Two-Toned Memory Travel CardWe were most impressed by Monika’s great use of embossing, sponging, and texture.
Congratulations, Monika! Please grab your winner badge below to display on your blog!
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Nonni’s Kiitos (Thank You) CardDH and I were also impressed by Nonni’s card — we loved the color combo and
the coloring she did on the stamped image is super!
Congratulations, Nonni! Please grab your top pick badge below to display on your blog!
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Thank you again to everyone who participated in our bi-weekly challenge. We hope you’ll drop by again on November 1 for our monthly challenge. We are releasing new stamps in November and some of these new stamps will be prizes. Happy crafting!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Bi-Weekly Challenge #2 Sketch

Welcome to our second bi-weekly challenge! This challenge is open until November 6.
Note: The winner in our bi-weekly challenge gets a winner badge. However, if there are at least 20 entries by the closing date, the winner also receives a prize: his/her choice of holiday stamp set (there are 7 stamp sets to choose from).
Here’s the sketch for this challenge. It’s open to interpretation. Feel free to change the orientation of the sketch (you can do landscape), use different shapes (you don’t have to use flowers in your submission), add other elements to suit the type of papercraft you’re making, and so on — just make sure the sketch is recognizable in your submission(s).
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Here are cards based on this sketch. Click on the photos to see the cards in their full size.
2013-10-16 OLC Trick or Treat   2013-10-16 OLC Thankful and blessed   2013-10-16 OLC Celebrate the season
Ready to play? Here are the details:
  • Create a card, tag, mini album/scrapbook cover, or home decor item with ANY THEME using the sketch as your guide and post it on your blog by 11:55 p.m. PST on Wednesday, November 6. (Don’t have a blog? You can post a photo of your project on your Pinterest page, Flickr, or any public online gallery. You can also upload it to our Facebook page here and I’ll add your entry manually to the link collection within 24 hours — but use this only as a LAST resort, please.)
  • You must use stamps (rubber, cling, clear, digi — from any company) in your creation(s).
  • Go with your preferred style, whether it’s CAS, shabby chic, vintage, grunge, and so on.
  • Copy the link of your blog entry where you have your project posted and enter to the linky at the very end of this post. Remember to link directly to your blog post, not just your blog URL. (This will make it easy for me to find your submission and leave a comment.)
  • Include a text link back to this challenge in your blog post to encourage other paper crafters to participate. Remember, there’s a prize for the winner if we have at least 20 entries by the closing date. It would be great if you can include the sketch in your post as well. The text link is required if you have a blog; displaying the sketch on your blog post is optional.
  • You can submit up to 3 entries for this challenge.
  • You can submit your creation(s) to other challenges…except for sketch challenges!
  • Feel free to grab our badge and display it on your blog.
  • And lastly, have a great time creating your project! :-)
The winner and top picks will be announced on Friday, November 8, here on the STAMPlorations™ blog and on the All About Scrapping page on Facebook.  Follow the blog or like us on Facebook — it isn’t a requirement for this challenge…do either one (or both) only if you’d like to be notified and be updated as soon as a winner is announced. Thanks in advance!
Shery

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bi-Weekly Challenge Reminder Post and Other News

Hi, everyone! Our first bi-weekly challenge is still underway. There’s plenty of time left to create and submit your paper craft project(s). One thing I didn’t mention in the original post is that if there are at least 20 entries by the closing date (October 23), there will be a prize — 1 stamp set from STAMPlorations™ holiday stamp sets – winner gets to pick :-)
Anyway, below is another card I made based on the sketch for your inspiration. So how about it? Try creating a card or two for Christmas (or any occasion for that matter) and enter it to our challenge. Link to the challenge is here.
2013-10-14 May your days be merry
The supplies I used for the card are here.
Also, the  STAMPlorations™ shop is now live! We offer flat rate shipping: $2.50 to US addresses, $5.50 to Canadian addresses, and $8.00 to all other countries. And just for our challenge blog readers, purchase any of our stamps and we’ll include a pack of 12 kraft tags in your order. Make sure to write “free tags” in the COMMENT field during checkout.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Bi-Weekly Challenge #1 Sketch

Welcome to our first bi-weekly challenge! This challenge runs from October 4 to October 23. There will be one winner and, depending on the number of entries, between 1 and 5 top picks.
Edited to add: The winner in our bi-weekly challenge gets a winner badge. However, if there are at least 20 entries by the closing date, the winner also receives a prize: his/her choice of holiday stamp set (there are 7 stamp sets to choose from).
Here’s the sketch for this challenge. It’s open to interpretation. Feel free to change the orientation of the sketch (you can do landscape), use different shapes (you don’t have to use squares or rectangles in your submission), add other elements to suit the type of papercraft you’re making, and so on — just make sure the sketch is recognizable in your submission(s).
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Below are a couple of examples.
2013-10-03 CAS Fright Night
2013-10-03 Jesus - every knee bows at His name
Ready? Here are the details:
  • Create a card, tag, mini album/scrapbook cover, or home decor item with ANY THEME using the sketch as your guide and post it on your blog by 11:55 p.m. PST on Wednesday, October 23. (Don’t have a blog? You can post a photo of your project on your Pinterest page, Flickr, or any public online gallery. You can also upload it to our Facebook page here and I’ll add your entry manually to the link collection within 24 hours — but use this only as a LAST resort, please.)
  • You must  use stamps (rubber, cling, or clear — from any company; no digi stamps please) in your creation(s).
  • Go with your preferred style, whether it’s CAS, shabby chic, vintage, grunge, and so on.
  • Copy the link of your blog entry where you have your project posted and enter it to the linky found at the end of this post. Remember to link directly to your blog post, not just your blog URL. (This will make it easy for me to find your submission and leave a comment.)
  • Include a text link back to this challenge in your blog post to encourage other paper crafters to participate. It would be great if you can include the sketch in your post as well. The text link isrequired if you have a blog; displaying the sketch on your blog post isoptional.
  • You can submit up to 3 entries for this challenge.
  • You can submit your creation(s) to other challenges…except for sketch challenges!
  • Feel free to grab our badge and display it on your blog.
  • And lastly, have a great time creating your project! :-)
The winner and top picks will be announced on Friday, October 25, here on the STAMPlorations™ blog and on the All About Scrapping page on Facebook.  Follow the blog or like us on Facebook — it isn’t a requirement for this challenge…do either one (or both) only if you’d like to be notified and be updated as soon as a winner is announced. Thanks in advance!
Shery
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