Friday, September 30, 2016

Happy World Cardmaking Day! - Free worldwide shipping & free mini stencil!

October 1 is World Cardmaking Day! 

To celebrate, all orders of at least $12 get free worldwide shipping! Just use the code WCMD2016 on checkout.

We've also added a new stencil size: the ARTplorations mini stencils! Claim your free mini stencil -- just add it to your cart and then use the code FREEMINI and the price of 1 mini stencil will be deducted from your total (limit 1 free stencil per customer). 


{Mixed Media Tutorial} Angel Tag with PanPastels by Susanne

Hi everyone. Susanne writing today and it's time for a new tag tutorial. I used PanPastels for this one.

{Inspiration Project Post #98}

Hello Crafty Friends! As September comes to a close, the girls from the Inspiration team are rounding up the month with one last helping of projects. Have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate.




Tuesday, September 27, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Maria Makes a Galaxy Background

Have you seen the Christmas Reindeer set designed by Shirley? Well when I was designing this card for the recent hop, it dawned on me that those wonderful flying reindeer could make great cows jumping over the moon. As in, "hey diddle diddle..."

Meet today's card.

{Inspiration Project Post #97}

Hello Crafty Friends! Hello Tuesday! The girls from the Inspiration team are back with a generous helping of projects to get your creative juices flowing. Have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate.




Sunday, September 25, 2016

Stencil Sunday #65

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, AmyMelissa and MariLynn are sharing their mixed media projects. You'll find more information about their projects by visiting their blogs -- do check them out!


Friday, September 23, 2016

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Mini 2-sided Chalkboard by Melissa

Hi! It’s Melissa here with a fun mixed media tutorial to share with you today. In keeping with the back-to-school time of year, I've made a small, and reversible, chalkboard. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.

STAMPlorations and the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop + New Coffee Stamps and Dies + Comment to Win

Heads up, STAMPlorations friends! There's a fun blog hop starting today for those of us who love or enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea or chocolate)! The hop is hosted by Amy Tsuruta and Chaitali Narla.

Amy and Chaitali have invited lots of sponsors for the hop, including STAMPlorations, who are offering tons of fabulous prizes! Play along by creating a fall-themed project featuring coffee, tea and/or cocoa images. Post it on your blog and then link it up at the linky found on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. The linky is open until Friday, September 30. Winners of sponsor prizes will be randomly drawn! (Psst! Keep scrolling for a free digi stamp you can use in your projects!)

Check out what we've created:





Guess what? We will randomly pick TWO (2) coffee- (or tea- or chocolate-) loving crafters to win a few more prizes: one will receive a $10 gift certificate to the shop and one will receive one coffee stamp (Framed Coffee To Go, Framed Coffee To Go 2, or Framed Coffee Cup) and one CUTplorations coffee die (Coffee, Oh Frap!, or Coffee Silhouette) -- winner's choice! Simply leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 30. Easy peasy! We'll announce the winners on Monday, October 3.


preview-FramedCoffeeToGo  preview-FramedCoffeeCup  preview-CoffeeToGo2

Coffee word die

CUTplorations-coffeeohfrap-preview  CUTplorations-coffeecup-preview

And here's that free digi stamp you can use to create coffee projects to link up to the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop for even more chances at the sponsor prizes. It's the digi stamp we currently offer on our Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge page. If you use the image, be sure to link up your project there too because we draw two winners of gift certificates or stamp sets whenever we reach entries in multiples of 50 (we're at 1,085 entries and counting).

A Pumpkin and 3 Lattes
Credits: STAMPlorations/Illustrated by Shery Russ
(Right-click and save the image to your computer.)

And finally, just for Fall Coffee Lovers hop participants, select stamp and stencils on the STAMPlorations store are 10% off until September 30. (No minimum order.) Use the coupon code FALLCLBH on checkout.