Friday, September 04, 2015

September Challenge - Theme and Sketch!

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! It's time for a new challenge. You can create and link up projects based on the theme, the sketch, or both -- and you've got the whole month of September to play.

For September, our theme is STAMPS & MUSIC.

And we've got a fun sketch below for you to get inspired by as well.


(voted by the design team)
Prize: $15 gift certificate or choice of two (2) standard-size (5x7) ARTplorations stencils if the winning project has STAMPlorations products; $10 gift certificate or choice of one (1) standard-size (5x7) ARTplorations stencil if the winning project doesn't have STAMPlorations products
+ Guest Designer spot in the October 2015 Challenge
(Visit the shop to see our stamps and stencils.)

Top Picks
(voted by the design team)
Prize: $5 gift certificate or choice of two (2) digi stamps
+ Guest Designer spot in the October 2015 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.

Random Draw Winner
We'll randomly draw a winner from projects that have STAMPlorations products (clear stamps, digi stamps, and/or ARTplorations stencils). Winner receives a stamp & stencil pack or $10 gift certificate to the shop.


This month, we have four (4) talented cardmakers guest designing. For this post, we're showcasing the first three: Karen DunbrookKathy Schweinfurth, and Karen Petitt. You'll meet our fourth guest designer, Keia Shipp, when we feature her in our mid-month challenge post on September 16. I hope you can check out the blogs of our guest designers. They've each created gorgeous cards for the challenge and we're excited to have them here on the blog this month! :o)



Please keep in mind our simple guidelines:
  • Link up any type of project(s) based on the theme, the sketch, or both.
  • You must use stamps in your project(s) -- rubber, clear, or digi from any company. Non-STAMPlorations stamps  are OK (although please don't link up a project you've created for the sole purpose of promoting another company; those projects will be deleted.)
  • Link up to 6 entries and link up to as many other challenges as you want.
  • Link directly to your blog post, not to your main blog. (This makes it easy for us to find and comment on your entry.)
  • If you have word verification turned on, our design team may not be able to leave a comment, so please consider turning it off.
  • Link back to this challenge post (not just our main blog) to encourage others to play too. Entries not linking back to our challenge will be deleted.
  • Link up by Wednesday, September 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).
  • Have fun creating your project(s)!

~ The STAMPlorations™ girls


  1. Fabulous theme and design...and awesome DT designs ladies!! :)

  2. What an awesome combo...that is one cool sketch...
    Fabulous cards from the DT!

  3. LOVE the sketch and adore the amazing inspiring DT cards....they are gorgeous.x

  4. Thank you so much for asking me to GDT, I'm very chuffed and proud. Gorgeous inspirations from the rest of the DT and other GDT.

    I hope that I can enter with a different creation/s to play along. am I allowed to do so? Karen x

    1. I'm pretty sure the answer is yes - so just go with that! ;)

  5. wonderful theme and great inspiration from the GDT and DT.

  6. I've just added my entry and ('cos I used a stamplorations sentiment) also to the never ending ATG challenge too


  7. fABULOUS WORK ladies....always love to come and enter, even if short for time it's a slip, slap and a slop and there's a creation done... thanks for inspiration.x

  8. Love the challenge inspiration and the awesome sketch:)

  9. Wonderful inspiration and cool sketch and cue!!! Looking forward to playing along!!

  10. The DT cards are out of this world this month! And each of the wonderfully talented Guest Designers did a fantastic job, too!! Thank you for the awe-mazing inspiration, everyone!! Thank you for another fun challenge, Shery! I hope you are all doing great!! Hugs, Darnell


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