Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Sketch #32 Winner and Top Picks + Frequent Player Spotlight and Spotlight Project Random Draw Winners

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! This one's a rather big winners post, as we're announcing several winners! Plus, make sure you scroll down to the very end of this post for info on another fun blog hop we're hosting towards the end of the month.

  • Sketch Challenge #31 winner and top picks,
  • April random winner from the frequent players, and
  • Two winners randomly picked from comments left on the April spotlight projects. 
First off, the winner and top picks for the Sketch #32. The design team has voted!

STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #32 Winner

Lee Ann's card oozes with polka dot goodness! Congratulations, Lee Ann! Please grab your winner badge to display on your blog! We're looking forward to having you as a Guest Designer for Sketch Challenge #35!


STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #32 Top Picks

Congratulations, ladies! Please grab your top pick badge to display on your blog! We're also looking forward to having you as Guest Designers for Sketch Challenge #35! If you would like to guest design, please email sheryruss@gmail.com and we'll send you the sketch + your personalized STAMPlorations guest designer watermark and badge. If you have STAMPlorations stamps, we'd love it if you'd use them in your GD project. If you don't have our images to use, we'll be happy to provide you with a digi stamp!


SEVEN (7) talented paper crafters participated in all 3 challenges last month with a combined 24 entries. Way to go, ladies! We're putting the spotlight on you and your beautiful creations. Feel free to grab the badge below to display on your blog.

With the help of Random.org, the winner of a stamp and stencil pack (Grateful Beyond Words and Some Birds) valued at $10 is...JERRIE! Congratulations, Jerrie! Please claim your prize within one week by sending an email to sheryruss@gmail.com with the subject "April 2015 prize winner". You may also opt for a $10 gift certificate to use on the shop if you prefer that over the stamp and stencil pack. Just let us know when you contact us.


Thank you to everyone who regularly read and comment here on the blog, especially on our spotlight projects. We have a lot more fun and inspiring spotlight projects lined up for May. We hope you enjoyed and were inspired by last month's projects.

We drew two winners from all the comments left on the April spotlight projects. We enlisted the help of Mr. Random.org to pick TWO winners.

Winner #1
who left a comment on Monika's stamps and eye shadow card project

Winner #2
who left a comment on Vicki's stenciling project

Congratulations, Taunya and KT Fit Kitty! You each win 1 ARTplorations stencil or a $10 gift certificate to the shop -- your choice! Please claim your prize within one week by sending an email to sheryruss@gmail.com with the subject "April Spotlight Project Random Draw winner" and let me know your choice of prize. [Note: it is important that you include the subject line, as it will be filtered to a special folder on my inbox. This will ensure that I get your email.]


Every month we give away at least $60 worth of prizes! You've got LOADS of ways to win:
  • Comment on the Spotlight Project posts we publish throughout the month (prize: 1 stencil or $10 gift certificate)
  • Submit a project for the May Challenge (prize: up to two 3x5 stamp sets )
  • Play in all 3 challenges in May -- May Challenge, Sketch #33, and Sketch #34 (prize: stamp & stencil pack or a $10 gift certificate)
  • CASE as many cards as you like from the CASEplorations and Inspiration Project posts and link up to the May Inspiration CASE Playground (prize: $15 gift certificate or 2 stencils)
  • Use STAMPlorations products in your projects and link them up in our Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge (prize: two winners of one (1) 3x5 stamp set or $10 gift certificate)
If that isn't enough, we regularly host fun blog hops with prizes! Speaking of blog hops, we've got one coming later this month!

Our first stencil hop back in March was a hit that the STAMPlorations girls are doing it again! And we'd love to have you join in too with your very own projects using stencils so get your creative mojo on!

Check out the current stencil designs we've got on the shop. I'm designing new stencils and adding them as I test them so there'll be at least 10 new designs added before the hop starts. Here are a few of them:

preview-web-stencil-037-somebirds preview-web-stencil-035-chevroncrazy preview-web-stencil-038-gridlocked  preview-web-stencil-033-christmasreindeer

Whew! We hope all these have you excited and coming back to our blog regularly! Have fun, creative week!


  1. Congrats to the winners ! very excited for the stencil blog hop ..last one was fun !

  2. Looking forward to the hop - and great cards by the winners :-)

  3. Woohoo!!!! So excited to see my name there as a comment winner! Yay! Thank you! I'll be emailing right away! And congrats to my friend Taunya - it's fun to see both of our names! Also a big congratulations to the challenge winner, top picks, and spotlights!

  4. Congrats to the lucky winners. The hop sounds like fun. Hugz

  5. Yay! winners. Stellar entries to drool over, as well.

  6. Thank you for highlighting my card from all your great entries! I'm so honoured!

  7. Love stencils and looking forward to the blog hop!!


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