Friday, November 06, 2015

November Challenge - Theme and Sketch!

Hello, fellow stampers! It's a new month which means it's time for a new challenge. First, we'd like to thank those who played in last month's challenge. We'll announce the winner and top picks in a couple of days.

Now onto this month's challenge -- we'd love for you to create and link up your projects based on this month's theme,sketch, or both -- you've got the whole month of November to play :o)

For October, our theme is STAMPS  & NEWSPRINT.

And here's our fun sketch 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 January 2016 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 January 2016 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.


This month, we have two (2) talented cardmakers guest designing. For this post, we're showcasing Helen Liu. You'll meet our other guest designer, Suchi, when we feature her in our mid-month challenge post on November 17. I hope you can check out the blogs of our guest designers. You'll not be disappointed and we're thrilled to have them here on the blog this month! :o)

Guest Designer HELEN
using Framed Butterflies and Surprise digi stamps
Helen created a project based on the theme

Now here are the projects by the STAMPlorations girls. Hope you'll come visit their blogs to read about how they made their projects and for more inspiration!

Julie's project features the theme

WEI WEI (theme)
using True North
Wei Wei's project features the theme

Sari's project features the sketch

LauraJane's project features the theme
Becca's project features the theme
Tenia's project features the theme


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 Monday, November 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
  • Have fun creating your project(s)!

~ The STAMPlorations™ girls


  1. Beautiful projects by the DT. The sketch is very nice.

  2. The sketch is fabulous and the DT creations are very inspiring as usual! Looks good and I hope to back in a couple of days with an entry Karen x

  3. Wow! Great job DT! Your cards are stunning! I love all the newsprint too!

  4. Loved the theme and sketch. Great work by the DT.

  5. Fabulous challenge with both the theme and sketch.xx

  6. Just entered my first - awesome sketch which I flipped - thanks for the great challenge x

  7. As always very inspirational projects from the design team, all so different and all gorgeous x Loving the theme x


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