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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.

Check out COLOR BLOOMS, our coloring book designed for cardmakers, crafters, and mixed media artists!

Friday, July 21, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} A Canvas Full Of Love - Five Easy Steps to Creating A Mixed Media Canvas

OH Happy, Happy Summer day everyone! It's Lynne Mizera here today to share an extra-special Summer Mixed Media Tutorial. I am going to share with you the five steps I use in one of my very favorite mixed media processes to create these lovely 5x7 canvases.

This is the class I teach for people who have never done any kind of mixed media or arty stuff before. It takes the "scary" out of the mixed media process and gives you a place to start - using supplies and tools that you probably already have on hand from your card-making and scrapbooking supplies.

July Challenge Mid-Month Reminder - More Inspiration

Hey, all! Have you played in this month's theme and sketch challenge? Our theme is STAMPS & WARM COLORS. We'd love to see projects with glorious reds, yellows, and/or oranges...or even beige and creamy colors.

And here's our fun sketch to get inspired by as well:



Thursday, July 20, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Inlaid Birds with Deepti!

Hello friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. I am loving the latest stamp club set and here is one more way you can get creative with For the Birds. I did some inlaid die cutting on this one. Here's the look...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Creates A Flock Of Birds

I've been playing with the latest stamp club set, For The Birds, and the coordinating die set, to make a flock of distressed birdies.

{Stamp Designer Spotlight} Big Grins by Becca Cruger + Comment to Win

It's Wednesday once again and we've got another fun post. Also at the end of this post is the winner of her choice of Shirley's stamp sets that we showcased last week here.

Today we're featuring three stamp sets that Becca designed for her line, Big Grins by Becca Cruger.


And here's Becca showcasing her stamps. Be sure to visit her blog after reading and commenting on this post. You may just be the lucky winner of either Sweet & Sassy Dad, Snarky Cap and Gown, or Wonderful Life!

Beautiful cards! If you like any of the stamp sets featured today, simply leave a comment here and on Becca's blog for a chance to win. We'll randomly draw a winner from all the comments left. You have until Sunday, July 23, to comment. We'll announce the winner on Wednesday, July 26.

And if you like Becca's stamps, you could snap them up at 20% off. Just use the code STAMPGIRLBECCA on checkout. You'll find all of Becca's stamps here.

And here is the winner of her choice between Classic Shoes and Walking Boots - we randomly drew from all the comments left on last week's post and on Shirley's blog.


Congratulations, Marsha! Please send an email to on or before July 26 to claim your prize. Please let me know which stamp set you'd like to receive: Classic Shoes or Walking Boots.
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