Friday, September 02, 2016

September Challenge - Theme and Sketch

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 on September 6 9.

I also want to thank those who responded to my Guest Designer Call. I received 50+ applications -- plenty of awesome projects and talented designers out there! Stay tuned because on September 20, I'll introduce 3 talented cardmakers who'll make up our first batch of guest designers for the Theme & Sketch Challenge.

And don't forget to join in on some coloring fun with the Color Blooms blog hop and linky party. Details are here :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 September to play :o)

For September, our theme is STAMPS & MONOCHROME. 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.

Now take a look at the beautiful projects the STAMPlorations girls made to inspire. 



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

~ The STAMPlorations™ girls


  1. beautiful skech and Wonderful cards by the team :)

  2. Beautiful cards by the team - such original interpretations of the challenge themes.

  3. Fun sketch and great theme x Thank you for the amazing inspiration x

  4. I was inspired by your sketch! This CAS design really appeals to me! Gorgeous cards by your DT (as always!).

  5. Thank you for the sensational inspiration, ladies!! Hugs, Darnell


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