Monday, December 30, 2013

A Happy Inky 2014!

From all of us in the design team, we hope you all have a happy, wildly creative, fantabulous, and inky 2014!

We leave you with a couple of creations from the design team: 

What an awesome New Year card by Shirley!

...and who's ready to partaaayyy with the adorable dog in this super cute card by Nonni?

PS: There's a little over a day left to enter our December challenge here.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Inspiration Project + December Challenge Reminder, Final DT Call & January Stamps Preview

Hello, fellow crafters! Our current challenge ends in 4 days and so does our design team call. We'd love to see a few more projects added so how about it? Run and have fun with our theme this month: Stamps & Silhouettes.

For your inspiration, here's an awesome project from DT member Nonni where she used stamps in the VIGNETTE: Tree Silhouettes set. We've linked the photo to her personal blog where you can let her know what you think!

Oh, and here's a preview of the 4 new stamp sets we're releasing in January. 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. These sets will be available in the shop by January 10, but check out our Facebook page post for an early bird deal!

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

Happy stamping! :o)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Spotlighting: Inspiration Projects + December Challenge Reminder

Our December challenge and DT call end in 11 days! 

Clicking on the graphic will take you to the December challenge post but before you do, check out the inspiration projects from 3 ladies in the design team that we're spotlighting in today's post. The photos are linked to their personal blogs where you can read more about their projects and leave some comment love. We hope these inspire you to create a project and share it with us by entering it to our challenge :-) 

(using one of the swirls stamps in the Distressed Floral Swirls set)

(using trees and sentiment in the VIGNETTE: Tree Silhouettes set and stitch stamp from Patchwork Frenzy: Graphic Pentagons)

(using trees and sentiment in the VIGNETTE: Tree Silhouettes set)

All of us at STAMPlorations wish you a very merry Christmas and a most prosperous 2014! We'll be back after the holidays to share more inspiration and previews of 4 new stamp sets we're releasing mid-January!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

STAMPlorations Reminder: December Challenge + DT Call

A couple of quickie reminders, friends!

First, our current challenge ends on December 31 at 11:55 pm PST so there's still plenty of time to enter. We'd love to have you playing along with us! Just click on the graphic above.

Second, we're still looking for a couple more creative paper crafters to join our design team. Details are here.

Here's an inspiration project for the current challenge. Click on the photo to visit Shery's blog for the card details:

Friday, December 06, 2013

December Challenge: STAMPS & SILHOUETTES

Welcome to the December challenge. We’d love it if you’ll join us for the entire month of December! Each month we have a theme, and for December, we’d love to see any and all kinds of paper crafts using STAMPS & SILHOUETTES.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

November Challenge Winner and Top Picks

Thank you to everyone who entered their projects to the November challenge. Nonni and I had a wonderful time looking at all 33 entries. We were amazed at the awesome creativity in each one! So without further ado, here are our top picks and the winner.

Nonni's Top Pick: #29 Debra James

Congratulations, Debra!
Please grab your top pick badge above to display on your blog!

Shery's Top Pick: #7 Lorraine's Loft

Congratulations, Lorraine!
Please grab your top pick badge above to display on your blog!
And we saved the best for last! The winner of our first monthly challenge is: 

Congratulations, Vicki!
Please grab your winner badge above to display on your blog!
We'll also be in touch with you regarding information on claiming your prize :-)

We also want to thank everyone who expressed interest in becoming part of the STAMPlorations Design TeamCongratulations to the following ladies:

I (Shery) will be contacting each one of you in the next few days with the details. Nonni and I are excited to have you on the team! :-)

Thank you again to everyone who participated in the November Challenge. The December Challenge starts tomorrow, Friday, so do come back to find out what this month's theme is!