Friday, March 31, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} "Be Free"Mixed Media Tag by Susanne

Hi, my dear mixed media friends. Susanne here and I am sharing a mixed media tag today with the title "Be free". I recorded a video tutorial for you. Scroll down and enjoy!

{Inspiration Project Post #126}

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! As March draws to a close, the Inspiration girls have gathered extra projects for you to enjoy and take inspiration from. Have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate.





Wednesday, March 29, 2017

{PREVIEW} April/May 2017 Stamp Club Set - TRENDY SPRING BLOOMS

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! It's time for the preview of the newest premium stamp club set: TRENDY SPRING BLOOMS. This set has floral images that can be layered with matching solid background floral shapes that I designed in my usual grungy style + 5 "thanks" sentiments in different languages (English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian). 

I took the set a little further and had the matching Trendy Spring Blooms CUTplorations die set made (sold separately and retails for $18). The good news is that the dies are free to premium stamp club subscribers who pick the Trendy Spring Blooms stamp set when their subscription renews :o)

You'll soon see the STAMPlorations girls feature Trendy Spring Blooms in their spotlight projects. However, here are a couple of cards I made with the Trendy Spring Blooms stamps and dies. For the extra grungy feel, I used Mixed Media Grunge, Mixed Media Elements, and Butterfly Row Artsy Border + the postage edge die from Art Edges/Borders.

TRENDY SPRING BLOOMS will be available to non-stamp club subscribers starting April 10. Right now, it's available only to current stamp club subscribers.

Want this stamp set now + the free matching dies at a great price and free shipping? Just sign up for the stamp club here. Stamp club subscribers get to enjoy lots of perks, including free shipping, free stamps and even free CUTplorations thin metal dies! :o)

On a budget? We've got three additional club plans: 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 Trendy Spring Blooms now + get the matching dies free.

Hope you're all having a wonderful week!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

{Introducing} STAMPlorations Guest Designers for April-June & May-July 2017

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Before the month ends, I'd like to welcome our third batch of talented ladies who are joining us as guest designers from April to June and May to JulyPlease give them a warm welcome. I am thrilled to have them as part of the STAMPlorations family!

{Inspiration Project Post #125}

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! Welcome Tuesday! This week the Inspiration girls are showcasing stamps designed by STAMPlorations owner Shery under her label Shery Russ Designs.

The Inspiration Girls have been busy creating a variety of projects using stamps, stencils and dies designed by Shery.

All of Shery's stamp sets will be on sale for the week - no coupon needed; the discount is automatically applied. And if you happen to have a coupon code, such as a personal discount code for being a stamp club subscriber, you can use the code to get an even better deal.

All of Shery's stamp sets will be reduced by 10% except for Big Greetings, a set of 5 bold outline sentiments with coordinating smaller words suitable for many occasions, which will be 20% off until April 3rd.

We'll still randomly draw a winner from all the comments left on our Inspiration Posts, so have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate to the store.



Monday, March 27, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Stencil Sunday #89

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, MelissaSariAmy 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, March 24, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Non-Tabbed Divider

 Hi! I here to share a mixed media project with you. I made a divider to organize my ARTplorations stencils. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.

STAMPlorations and the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop + New Coffee Stamps & 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 spring-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, March 31. Winners of sponsor prizes will be randomly drawn! (Psst! Keep scrolling for a free digi stamp you can use in your projects!)

Link up your spring-themed coffee, tea, and/or cocoa card(s) here

Check out the spring-themed coffee projects that the STAMPlorations girls made! Click on the forward and back arrows to scroll through the collection. Clicking on a photo will open a new window (or tab) and take you to the designer's blog where you can read more about their process. Many of them created more than one project so make sure to visit their blogs for more spring-time coffee inspiration! (And if you leave a comment here and on their blogs, you may just win one of the blog candies we have in this post.)


Guess what? We will randomly pick THREE (3) coffee- (or tea- or chocolate-) loving crafters to win a few more prizes: one will win a $10 gift certificate to the store, one will win her choice of 4x4 stamp set (A Cup of Roses, Bloomin' Spring Coffee Basket, Brew-tiful Day, or Rise & Grind), and one will win her choice of any 2 coffee word/phrase dies (Hug in a mug, It's a brew-tiful day, Java great day, Rise & grind, Thanks a latte). Simply leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 3. Easy peasy! Winners will be announced in our March Challenges and Blog Hops winners post on April 10 so make sure to follow our blog so you don't miss that post.

And here's that free digi stamp you can use to create coffee projects to link up to the Spring 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 1,471 entries and counting).

Finding Coffee
Credits: STAMPlorations/Illustrated by Shery Russ
(Right-click and save the image to your computer.)

These stamps and dies are 5% off -- no coupon needed. Discount is automatically applied on checkout. (Plus you can get an extra 20% off by using any of the coupon codes from the STAMPlorations girls. Simply visit their blog posts for their special code.)


CUTplorations Dies


Happy spring!