Monday, July 06, 2015

Monthly Sketch Challenge #36

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! We have new sketch for the month of July.

Before showing you the sketch, however, I want to take the opportunity to thank Nonni for everything she has done here at STAMPlorations. This is her last month in the design team, as she has decided it's time for her to move on. She was the very first member of the STAMPlorations design team and  she has been a huge help to me in getting this blog off to a wonderful start back in 2013. In fact, the STAMPlorations design team consisted of just her and me in STAMPlorations' first monthly challenge back in November 2013. Nonni, I'll miss you here at STAMPlorations, but I know where to find you ;o) 

For this month's sketch, the STAMPlorations girls just plain floored me with their projects. And our guest designers certainly rocked the sketch!

Here's the sketch you get to play with for the whole month of July. It’s open to interpretation. Feel free to change the orientation of the sketch, use different shapes, add other elements to suit the type of paper craft you’re making, and so on — just make sure we will be able to recognize the sketch in your submission(s).

*Note: you do not need to use our products to win -- the design team votes on the winner and top picks

Prize: $10 gift certificate to the shop or 3 digi stamps
+ Guest Designer spot in Sketch Challenge #39

Top picks
Guest designer spot in Sketch Challenge #39

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

We're doing away with the Frequent Players Spotlight. Instead, those who play in the two (monthly and/or sketch) challenges we host this month AND use a STAMPlorations product (stamp or stencil) will be highlighted, as well as get an entry to the random prize drawing. So play in the Sketch Challenge or Monthly Challenge or both -- your choice! When you enter projects using our products, 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.

We have three talented guest designers joining us: Melissa of Honeybeelane, Irena of Irena's Art, and Karola of Invisible Pink Cards. You will be inspired by their cards -- they are all beautiful. We hope you'll stop by their blogs and say hello.
STAMPlorations products our guest designers used: Trendy Butterflies, ARTplorations Shower of Flutters stencil, digi stamps: Tropical Drink, Surprise, Framed Butterflies, and Gratitude

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

  • Create any paper craft on any theme using the sketch as your guide. 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. Pacific (GMT -7) on Friday, July 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 this challenge post (not the main blog) 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 Tuesday, August 4. That’s it…we look forward to seeing what you create!

~ The STAMPlorations™ girls



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