Friday, May 01, 2015

May Challenge: Stamps & Leaves

Welcome to the May Challenge, crafty stampers! For May, our theme is STAMPS & LEAVES.  Pretty easy theme, isn't it?


(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 July 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 July2015 Challenge should they decide to 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 (May Challenge, Sketch 33, and Sketch #34) 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.

This month, three awesome cardmakers join us:  we have three talented guest designers joining us: Joy MeadowsJerrie Mead, and Gerrina Poncin. Joy was the March Challenge winner while Jerrie and Gerrina were the top picks. Do check out their beautiful creations! We're thrilled to have them this month! Please stop by their blogs to say hello and leave them some love :o)

Guest Designer JOY
using Trendy Butterflies, Sentiment Builders: Happy, and ARTplorations Leaf Prints stencil

Guest Designer JERRIE

Guest Designer GERRINA

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!

using ARTplorations Leaf Prints stencil and Blossom Overture

  • Create any paper craft that features STAMPS & LEAVES. 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. PDT (GMT-7) on Sunday, May 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 (instead of linking simply to the main blog) in your 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, June 4, 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. Looking forward to playing along with this one!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  2. Thanks, Shery, for having me as a guest designer. So much fun! Love the cards shown today - so many fabulous designers sharing their talents!

  3. Great inspiration cards. Fun theme. Hugz

  4. Superb theme and inspirations! Thanks for this challenge!
    Suchi xx

  5. Stunning work by the DT! Thanks for another wonderful challenge, see you again soon. :)


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