Monday, July 10, 2017


We've got June winners and top picks to announce. We've also got the winners of the Summer Coffee Lovers Hop and our 4th Birthday Hop and Wishlist Linky Party. Once again, thank you to all of you who played in our challenges last month and who participated in our hops and event.

An important note about our winners post: all winners (challenges and blog hops) of the previous month are announced in one post (this one) published on the 9th or 10th of the following month. All winners have up to 10 days to claim their prizes. If you are a regular player in our challenges or participant in our blog hops and special events, please consider following our blog, even signing up to receive email notifications when new posts are published. You'll find those links on the right side bar. 

Winners, please claim your prize on or before Thursday, July 20. Prizes not claimed by July 20 will be forfeited -- no exceptions. Please understand that because we have a lot of winners and give away over $200 worth of prizes in the form of products and gift certificates each month, it would take a lot of time to contact the winners individually. I also want to be fair to those who regularly visit our blog and claim their prizes within the time frame given.

When claiming your prize, send an email to Please follow this format in the subject line:
"STAMPlorations June (Winner, Top Pick, Random Draw) - specific challenge here"
e.g., "STAMPlorations June Winner - CAS Card Challenge"

If you are the winner of a tangible/mailable prize, do include your complete mailing address in the email you send, even if I already have mailed to you before. (It saves me time having to look up your address.)


Winner of a $10 gift certificate to the store:
#6 Jane - claimed

Winners of $5 gift certificate to the store:
#9 Preeti D. - claimed

Check out the current Theme & Sketch challenge. We hope you'll play with us this month before the team goes off on summer vacation!


Important note for our mixed media players: you must display the challenge graphic in your blog post and show your project in FULL (as opposed to a sneak peak photo) in order to be voted winner/top pick and qualify for the prizes.

The graphic above is the challenge graphic that must be displayed.

Winner of a $10 gift certificate to the store:
#4 SewPaperPaint - claimed

Top Picks

Winners of $5 gift certificate to the store:
#11 Mac Mable - claimed

Prize: choice of 2 standard size ARTplorations stencils:
#20 Zelda - claimed

The Mixed Media Challenge is on a summer break! The team will be back with a brand new challenge on October 1.


Important note for our CAS card challenge players: you must display the challenge graphic in your blog post in order to be voted winner/top pick.

Winner of a $10 gift certificate to the store:

Top Picks

Winners of $5 gift certificate to the store:
#74 Pooja - claimed
#88 karenladd - claimed

Prize: Choice of 3x5 stamp set OR 2 standard size stencils OR 1 CUTplorations word/phrase die

The CAS Card Challenge is on a summer break, but we've got a Summer CAS Card Challenge linkup going on here. We'll be back to regular programming on October 5.


Many thanks to all who played with us in our June CUTplorations challenge.

Winner of a $10 gift certificate to the store:
#8 Jerrie - claimed
The DT really loved the fun factor on this card.

Winners of $5 gift certificate to the store:

#7 Mac Mable - claimed
What a lovely ensemble.

#3 ionabunny - claimed
This tag just has to make you smile!

Here's your winner's badge, ladies. Display it proudly!

The CUTplorations Challenge is on a summer break and will be back in October.

(Randomly drawn from entries linked up to the Theme & Sketch, CAS Card, Mixed Media, and CUTplorations challenges)

Winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store:

#4 laury55 - claimed
June CUTplorations Challenge entry


Thank you to everyone who regularly read and comment on our inspiration project posts. We hope you enjoy and are inspired by our projects. We drew one winner from all the comments left on the June inspiration project posts.

Winner of a $10 gift certificate to the store:
Sue LD - claimed

Comment on the Inspiration Project posts this month to be entered in the July drawing.


Winners of $10 gift certificate to the store:

Winner #1
(randomly drawn from entries #1 to #1550)
#387 Nance Salkeld - claimed

Winner #2
(randomly drawn from entries #1551 to #1727)
#1699 Preeti D. - claimed

Keep creating with STAMPlorations stamps and/or stencils and linking them up to our Anything Goes Challenge. We'll draw winners again next month.

Did you create a project where our stamps, stencils, dies, and/or coloring book pages take the spotlight? Make sure to link it up in our Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge gallery.

(Hop post is found here)

Winner of a $10 gift certificate:
Natalie Godfrey - claimed

Winner of the What's Brewing stamp set:
Cynthia Cole - claimed

Winner of either 1 Caffeinated Zen or 1 Zen Coffee ATC stamp:

(Hop post is found here)

Winners of $25 gift certificate to the store (randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs)

winner #1
Shirley N. (from our Day 3 post) - claimed

winner #2
Arianna Barbara (from Juhi's post) - claimed

winner #3
nancy littrell (from Linda's post) - claimed


Winners of a grab bag consisting of new products (valued at $30 MSRP) randomly drawn from our Facebook page:

Vivian Foo - claimed

who tagged her friend

Nikki Carr - claimed


Winner of a grab bag consisting of new products (valued at $30 MSRP) randomly drawn from our Instagram post:


Winners of the products in their wishlist (up to $50 MSRP) linked up to our Wishlist Linky Party:

#20 Becca Yahrling - claimed

**Surprise Prizes**
I'm so thrilled about the turnout of our first Wishlist Linky Party (yes, first...there will be another one!) that I decided to draw 5 more winners who'll receive one product in their wishlist (up to $10 MSRP)

#59 Robyn Oliver - claimed
#5 Susanne V. - claimed
#4 Valerija - claimed
#38 Heidi Jakobs - claimed
#79 Marianne - claimed


That's it for this post. Congratulations to all the winners! 

To all winners: please wait up to 3 business days (weekends don't count as business days) for me to acknowledge your email. If you don't hear back from me after 3 business days, please re-send your email.

Wishlist Linkup Party Winners: please provide your mailing address when you claim your prize. I may already have yours on file, but provide it all the same (will save me time, as I won't have to look up your address). The prize you'll receive will be based on the products you've listed in your wishlist and subject to availability (I'll get back to you in case I need you to pick products not in your wishlist).

And since I'm still catching up on packaging orders from our birthday celebration sale, please allow up to 2 weeks for me to mail out your prize (for tangible items). You'll receive an email from me when I have your prize in the mail. Gift certificate winners, I'll get back to you within 3 days, if not sooner.

Thank you again to everyone who celebrated with us last month. Still can't believe we're four years old :o) Stay tuned because we have several things lined up...our challenge teams may be on a summer break, but we'll still be busy here on the blog! 

Every Tuesday this month, you'll still see the Inspiration girls sharing projects in our Inspiration Project Posts. Then they'll be back in October. The Spotlight Projects girls will continue to share step-by-step projects as usual throughout the summer, while several Mixed Media girls are lined up to share their extra mixed media tutorials in the next three months.

Then for the next three Wednesdays starting July 12, you'll see Shirley, Becca, and Deepti sharing projects featuring their latest stamps and there will be a giveaway each week :o)

And while everyone else is doing Christmas in July, we're doing Christmas in August! So mark your calendars -- the week of August 14 to 18 you'll see the STAMPlorations girls showcase 6 new Christmas stamp sets and 8 new CUTplorations dies...and 8 lucky crafters who hop along will win gift certificates and products from the new release!

In addition, Shirley and I have teamed up to create a fun series of stamps -- we're pretty excited about it and can't wait to share those stamps sometime in August. Then in September, we'll be releasing our second coloring book. Before that, though, we have several new stamps that will appeal to those of you who love words (think: Typografia). It's long overdue so in my spare time, I've been plugging away and designing some very cool typography art style stamps to nicely complement our existing products. They'll start popping up in the store pretty soon, as I'm due to receive the first of several Typografia stamps within the next 2 weeks.

I've got a few more things cooking up and I'll share those later on. Until then, have a great week...and happy stamping!


  1. Congrats to all the winners, especially my crafty friends Karen and Becca!! Have fun gals!!

  2. Lots of winners ! Congrats to winners and toppers :) Thanks for choosing my card as topper :)

  3. Congrats to all the lucky winners. So happy my name is on the winners list too. I have already e-mailed you.
    Looking forward to the upcoming release. Christmas and typography! Yay!

  4. Congratulations everyone! Thank you Shery and the DT for another fun month and I am looking forward to all the things coming up! xxx

  5. congrats ladies! thanks a lot for hosting so many challenges, love playing along :) so happy to see my name too ! yay... thanks.

  6. I feel like I am dreaming - to be a winner of my wishlist! WOW! I can't express how grateful I am. Thank you!!
    And so happy for ALL the winners - enjoy!!

  7. Wow! So thrilled to see my name amongst the winners! Congratulations to all the other lucky winners too.

  8. Holy smokes that's a lot of winners! Congrats to everyone! I'm so happy to win the What's Brewing Stamp Set from the Summer Coffee Lover's Bloghop. Yippee!!!!

  9. Wow, Shery, you are SO generous! That IS a lot of winners! Congrats to ALL!

  10. Congrats to all the winners and thanks for picking my tag as the Cutplorations runner up. Hugz

  11. Congrats to the winners...and thanks a lot to Sherry for her generosity

  12. Congrats to all the winners and thanks for picking me to be one of them! It was a fabulous 4th Birthday Blog Hop and release!

  13. Yey!!! Thank you for the shout outs and many congratulations to all the winners. Loved all the inspiration from the team (s) and the galleries this month...Thank you x

  14. Congratulations to Becca and Karen Ladd and ALL the other winners!! Thanks Stamplorations!

  15. OMG..Shery...I am so excited to win a random draw comment #3 from Linda's post :-) My wishlist keeps growing and your blog hop celebration made it even longer :-) Thank you for your generosity and friendship dear friend :-) A Big Hug to you and your amazing DT's!

  16. Congratulations to all the winners! I'm sooo excited to see all the new products/inspiration coming to STAMPlorations! You've certainly been busy behind (and in front, actually!) the scenes!

  17. Shery, you are incredibly generous! I am thrilled to get one item of my wish list!
    Congrats to all the winners! Looking forward to the new release (especially the typography!

  18. Congrats to the winners! Have fun creating with your new goodies! Shery, thanks for being so generous and letting us enjoy creating with your stamps!

  19. Congratulations to all the winners n thank u so much for choosing my cas card in top pick super happy

  20. Congrats to all lucky winners! Thanks Shery for picking my name and my friend Nikki Car too and your generous prizes.

  21. Congratulations to all the winners, so thrilled to be among the favourites! Thanks for all these challenges and inspiration from the DTs!

  22. Oh my!!! I'm very happy to be one of the lucky winners!!! Congrats to all the others too!!!

  23. Congratulations to all winners! Your generosity always just blows me away, Shery! Also I received my order, which I placed during the anniversary sale, yesterday, so I feel like a winner too, whee :D

  24. Congrats to all the winners. I sent an email.

  25. Hello! I sent an email on 7/12/2017 about being a top for the mixed media challenge. I haven't heard back yet? Should I resend it? TIA for any advice. ~Niki

    1. Hi, Niki. Sorry about this. I'm a bit behind and then got sick (caught my toddler's cold). Working on replying to your and the rest of the winners/top picks' emails today.


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