Friday, June 03, 2016

June Challenge - Theme and Sketch

Hey there, STAMPlorations friends! It's a new month, which means a new theme and sketch challenge here on the blog! Thank you to those who played in last month's theme and sketch challenge. We will announce the May winner and top picks on Monday, June 6, so check back again.

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

For June, our theme is STAMPS & CELEBRATION. So create a project that celebrates anything -- birthday, anniversary, a holiday, or basically anything that you deem is worth celebrating.

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

We've got prizes for the winner and top picks as voted by the design team. See them here.


This month we have two talented guest designers joining the STAMPlorations girls: Jerrie of Coloring Outside the Linez and Pooja of Reusing Cards & Quilling. They both created beautiful cards and I we invite you to take a peek at their blogs.

Guest designer JERRIE

Guest designer POOJA

{ARTplorations Tribal Swirls stencil, Flower digi stamp}

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!

{True North, ARTplorations Nestled Circles stencil}

{ARTplorations Stained Glass stencil, Balloons and Banners, and Blooming Buds}

{True North, ARTplorations Retro Circles and Weathered Wood stencils}



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 Thursday, June 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.
  • Have fun creating your project(s)!

~ The STAMPlorations™ girls


  1. What a great selection of inspiration from the DT! Thank you for letting me guest design!

  2. Thank you for the GD opportunity ! Happy to see my card along with the amazing Inspirations by the team n Jerrie !

  3. Thank you for the GD opportunity ! Happy to see my card along with the amazing Inspirations by the team n Jerrie !

  4. Such varied and fabulous inspiration. So much talent...Thank you x

  5. What a great sketch, love the DT's work.

  6. So many creative different style samples for your stamps and celebrations challenge. TFS and always inspiring us. Hugs, nancy

  7. Thank you so much for the great sketch & wonderful DT inspiration. Best, CG


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