Friday, August 05, 2016

August Challenge - Theme and Sketch + GDT Call

Hello, STAMPlorations friends! We've got a new theme and sketch challenge here on the blog! Thank you to everyone who played in last month's theme and sketch challenge. We'll announce the winner and top picks this Sunday so be sure to check back :o)

Before we get on to this month's theme and sketch challenge, we're having a GDT call. The gig is for 3 months (October to December). Apply by Monday, August 22. Details are here.

And have you joined in on the coloring fun we're hosting here to celebrate National Coloring Book Day? Download the free Color Blooms page sampler here. It's available until Sunday, August 7, and one crafter will win a copy of Color Blooms, our first coloring book designed for cardmakers, crafters, and mixed media artists. :o)

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 August to play :o)

For August, our theme is STAMPS & MARKERS/PENCILS. Easy enough, right?

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 amazing guest designers joining the STAMPlorations girls: Kathy Schweinfurth of Stamps at Play and CG of CG Says Something Loudly. Kathy and CG created awesome cards and we invite you to visit their their blogs.

Guest designer KATHY

Guest designer CG
{Gift and sentiment digi stamps}

{Houses, Trendy Feathers, ARTplorations Tribal Swirls stencil}

{ARTplorations Dots All OverOld Rose Prints, Sentiment Builders Happy and Celebrate}



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 or will not be considered in the running for winner or top pick.)
  • 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, August 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.
  • Have fun creating your project(s)!

~ The STAMPlorations™ girls


  1. Love the challenge theme, I hope I get enough play time to join! Great projects by the DT.

  2. Fab DT Creations - thank you for the challenge - have a blessed week!

  3. I apologize for this but I made a mistake on the release date for my card. Please delete it. It's #32. Thanks, Robin


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