Friday, January 02, 2015

January Challenge: Stamps & Inks

Welcome to the January challenge! We’d love it if you’ll join us for the entire month! Each month we have a theme, and for January, our theme is STAMPS & INKSYou can use stamps by other companies to create projects that you enter to our challenges but please do not use our challenges for the sole purpose of promoting another stamp company. If you have our stamps in your stash, we'd be tickled if you use them -- and we've tweaked the prize a bit to encourage you to use our stamps if you have them!


(voted by the design team)
Prize: 2 stamp sets (3" by 5" / $14 value) of her choice if her project has STAMPlorations stamps in it; 1 stamp set if her entry doesn't have STAMPlorations stamps
+ Guest Designer spot in the March 2015 Challenge
(Visit the shop to see the available stamp sets.)

Top Picks
(voted by the design team)
Prize: 3 digi stamps
+ Guest Designer Spot in the March 2015 Challenge if they will use STAMPlorations images (digis or clear stamps) in their projects.

Winner and top picks will receive a personalized STAMPlorations guest designer watermark and a personalized guest designer badge to display on their blogs.

Play in all 3 challenges we host this month (January Challenge, Sketch #25, and Sketch #26) and you'll be in the running to win a STAMPlorations stamp and stencil pack valued at $10. The winner can also opt for a $10 gift certificate to the shop if she prefers.

Our guest designer this month is the amazing Tenia Nelson! Tenia won the November Challenge with her fabulously layered card that featured the Sketched: Tulips stamp. For our challenge this month, she has created another fabulously layered card full of inky goodness featuring one of the stamps we released in November. I hope you'll stop by her blog and give her some love!

Guest Designer: TENIA

And here are the projects that the STAMPlorations girls created. Clicking on our names will take you to our personal blogs where you can read more about how we created our projects. We hope they'll inspire you and we're excited to see what you create!

  • Create any paper craft that features STAMPS & INKS. Any style is welcome. Link up your project from your blog (or Pinterest board, Flickr account, Splitcoast Stampers gallery) to our gallery by 11:55 p.m. PST on Saturday, January 31.
  • You must use stamps in your project(s) -- rubber, clear, or digi from any company. You do not need to use STAMPlorations stamps to enter this challenge, but please keep this one important rule in mind: if you are on the design team of another stamp company, please don't use our challenges to link up projects that you make for the sole purpose of promoting or advertising your company. Such entries will be deleted. You are welcome to play as long as your project/post is not solely promotional in nature. If you are on the DT of a regular challenge blog (not affiliated with a stamp company), please feel free to link up your projects, including those where you use images provided by whoever is sponsoring your current challenge, if they fit our challenge.
  • Link directly to your blog post, not just your blog URL. (This will make it easy for us to find your submission and leave a comment. Please turn off word verification as well.)
  • Include a text link back to this challenge post in your blog post to encourage other paper crafters to play too. Entries not linking back to our challenge will be deleted.
  • You can submit a maximum of 3 entries for this challenge, and link up to as many other challenges as you want.
  • Follow our blog.
  • And lastly, have a great time creating your project (s)!
We'll announce the winner and top picks on Thursday, February 5, here on the STAMPlorations™ blog and on the All About Scrapping page on Facebook. That’s it…we look forward to seeing what you create! 
~ The STAMPlorations™ girls


  1. AWESOME creations, ladies!!! I am so EXCITED to be a guestie here!! YAY!!

  2. Superb and fab creations by DT's! What a beautiful start of the year!

  3. Tenia and the DT created awesome cards. Great inspiration :)

  4. Wow! A set of fabulously, wonderfully awesome cards! Your challenge is a great way to spark a new year of inspiration....

  5. Fabulous DT cards as per usual! Can't wait to play!

  6. Awesome challenge and, I have to say, this month's DT gallery is AWESOME. You've really outdone yourselves!

  7. Love all of the DTs cards...fantastic! I just entered my card and used my STAMPlorations stamps for the very first time!!

  8. Would like to thank for the opportunity to take part in the fun. I wish luck to all participants. It's nice that you will be able to admire your work.

  9. So fabulous to see all that can be done with stamps, paper and ink!! I guess these ladies also added a dash of creativity and a whole heap of style!!!

  10. Your DT samples are beautiful! I don't have any STAMPlorations stamps (yet) - would love to win some! I just linked up my second card - great theme!

  11. Beautiful creations by DT!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    I am your newest follower!

  12. GORGEOUS samples. I love these designers! All so talented! Thanks for a great challenge. I was able to join this time with entry 67. Hugs, Gracie.

  13. Beautiful work by the DT!! I had a lot of fun with my new stamps for this one, thanks for a great challenge and the wonderful inspiration! hugs :)

  14. Thanks for forcing me to get inky. Thanks to DT guest Tenia for the inspiration! All the DT samples are wonderful.


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