Tuesday, May 31, 2016

{Inspiration Project Post #78}

Hello, Tuesday! Today we are rounding up the month of May with a helping of projects by the Inspiration team. Have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate.




Monday, May 30, 2016

{PREVIEW} June/July 2016 Stamp Club Set - GONE POSTAL

It'll be June in a couple of days -- we are halfway through the year! With the new month comes a new premium stamp club set: GONE POSTAL.

GONE POSTAL is a 5" by 7" stamp set featuring 15 images and 7 words/phrases/numbers. All the images will fit inside the postage stamp (which is 1.5" wide by 2" tall) so you can create your own postage stamps. It's a fun set you can use for creating cards, ATCs, tags, pocket letters, and other projects. You can even use them to decorate the envelopes for the cards you make and send out!

You'll soon see the STAMPlorations girls feature this set in their spotlight projects.

GONE POSTAL will be available to non-stamp club subscribers starting June 8. Right now, it's available to current stamp club subscribers.

Want this stamp set now at a great price with a couple of ARTplorations stencils of your choice and free shipping? Just sign up for the stamp club here. Stamp club subscribers get to enjoy lots of perks :o)

Back in April, we introduced three club plans in addition to the Premium Stamp Club Plan. These are the Gold Stamp Club Plan, Basic Stamp Club Plan, and Stencil Club Plan. All plans are bi-monthly, include personal discount codes, come with incentives for every 3rd time renewing, and get free worldwide shipping. There is a plan to suit a crafter's budget. For the complete info, check out the plans by clicking the graphic below.

If you're already a premium stamp club subscriber, thanks so much for your support! If your subscription is set to renew in the next week or so (or it has already renewed), you can pick Gone Postal instead of the current set, Born to Roam -- it's up to you! You also would have read about the new product line we're introducing in July and that you will be receiving as a perk (free!). If you haven't yet, then check your email because I sent out a Stamp Club Update earlier today and it has a link where you can read all about it, as well as preview the 3 stamp club sets we're releasing in August, October, and December :o)

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

PS: Tomorrow is the last day of our Memorial Day Weekend Sale, where stamps and stencils are 10% to 20% off -- no coupon code needed because the discounts are applied automatically when you add products to your cart.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

{New Product SNEAK PEEK!}

A new product will be landing on the STAMPlorations shop very, very soon! And here's a sneak peek of the labels.

If you're a Premium Stamp Club subscriber, you'll find out what it is in a couple of days when I send out a Stamp Club Update. All I can say is that it's going to be one of the new free perks just like the free stamps you get with your subscription! Yep, you'll be getting one of these at your current subscription rate :o)

Thinking about joining the stamp club? You'll find all the info you need here.

Happy crafting!

{Winner} TRENDY BIRDS 2 Mini Release Hop

Thanks to everyone who joined in the special release hop for TRENDY BIRDS 2! We're so glad you enjoyed seeing the fun projects that the STAMPlorations girls created.

It's time to announce the winner of this set drawn from all the comments left here on the blog, the designers' blogs, as well as tags on Facebook and Pinterest pins.

We pooled the entries and with the help of Mr. Random.org, the winner is:

Congrats, Valerija! Please claim your prize by Tuesday, June 7. Send an e-mail to sheryruss@gmail.com with the subject, "STAMPlorations Trendy Birds 2 winner". Include your complete mailing address in the email and your stamp set will be on its way to you.

By the way, Trendy Birds 2 is available in the shop and it's 10% off until Wednesday, June 1. Plus we are having a Memorial Day Weekend Sale where you can score some fun stamps and stencils for up to 20% off -- no coupon code needed! Sale ends on Tuesday, May 31.

Thanks so much! The STAMPlorations girls in the mixed media team will be back on June 8 for another special stamp release hop. Until then, happy stamping!

Stencil Sunday #48

Hey there, fellow creatives! No new Stencil Sunday projects this week but here's a recap of all of May's projects for you. You'll find more information about the DT's projects by visiting their blogs -- do check them out!


Thursday, May 26, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Deepti Plays with Alphabet Stamps!

Hello, friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I am sharing how to use your alphabet stamps to both build the background and as a focal image. So, here's a look into the finished card.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

{Special Stamp Release!} TRENDY BIRDS 2 by Shery Russ Designs + Mini Release Hop -- Comment to Win!

Hello, STAMPlorations friends! It's been a while but we're back with a special stamp release with a mini hop! We're releasing TRENDY BIRDS 2, a followup set to Trendy Birds. It also coordinates with the ARTplorations Some Birds stencil. The set has images and sentiments in my usual artsy grungy style. While the set works great in cards, it's particularly fun to use in non-card projects. Mixed media, anyone? :o)

Last week, I created a one layer card featuring these stamps. For this mini hop, though, I created two non-card projects: an 8x10 mixed media artwork on gesso board and a mini canvas/magnet on thin balsa wood. Details are in this post.

And joining me in this mini hop are the STAMPlorations girls in the mixed media team sharing their projects. They certainly rocked the stamps with their gorgeous projects! We'd love for you to visit our blogs and leave comments along the way. The best part? One lucky commenter will win Trendy Birds 2 :o)

How the mini release hop works:
  • Comment on this post.
  • Visit the designers' blogs and comment on their featured project(s).
  • Commenting closes on Friday, May 27, 11:55 p.m. Pacific.
  • We'll randomly select a winner of the stamp set from comments left on all the blogs and announce who that is on Sunday, May 29.
Want to increase your chances of winning?
  • Share the link to this blog post on your Facebook status. Make sure to tag your post with #trendybirds2 and #stamplorations
  • When you visit the designers' blog posts, pin their cards to your Pinterest board. Again, make sure to tag your pins with #trendybirds2 and #stamplorations
  • Leave a second comment on this blog post telling us that you've done the above (include a link to your FB profile/page and/or Pinterest board).

TRENDY BIRDS 2 is now available in the shop and for one week only (until June 1), it's 10% off!

Happy hopping!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Maria Ghosts a Distress Inked Background

Remember when I ghosted a Distress Ink marker background by spritzing water through a stencil? Well today we'll be taking advantage of the special Distress Ink properties once again. This time I'm ghosting a background I inked up the old fashioned way, using water on a paintbrush to remove the color from stamped images.

Here's the card.  See how all the stamped images are "ghosted"? Let's see how that's done.

{Inspiration Project Post #77}

Hello, Tuesday! Today we are showcasing some more projects by the Inspiration team. Have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate.

Oh, and make sure you check back tomorrow morning because we have another one of our special stamp release mini blog hops :o)




Sunday, May 22, 2016

Stencil Sunday #47

Hey there, fellow creatives! We've got a new edition of Stencil Sunday,  a weekly feature brought to you by the STAMPlorations girls in the Mixed Media design team. Every Sunday, they share their mixed media projects showcasing ARTplorations stencils and STAMPlorations stamps. Today, Tanja and Susanne are sharing their mixed media projects. You'll find more information about their projects by visiting their blogs -- do check them out!


Friday, May 20, 2016

May Challenge Mid-Month Reminder - More Inspiration

Hey all! Have you played in the May Challenge yet? We've combined the Theme and Sketch challenges so you can create a project based on the theme, sketch, or both, and link it up!

For May, our theme is STAMPS & ANYTHING GOES. If your project happens to be CAS, be sure to link it up to the May CAS Card ChallengeIf you were inspired by Shery's card here, link it up in the May CASEplorations gallery. Or if you end up creating a non-card mixed media projects and you used a stencil, link it up to our May Mixed Media Challenge. Yep, more chances for prizes we have up for grabs :o)

And here's our fun sketch to get inspired by as well.