Thursday, August 31, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Make Your Own Gelatin Plate with Cornelia

Hi, Cornelia here today, making a gelatin mono printing plate and of course a card. Did you ever want to play with a gelatin printing plate? I wanted to for a very long time, but always felt intimidated by the process. No more. I spent a fun afternoon with Jenny from Craft Test Dummies (we happen to live in the same town and recently met) and she cured me from my fear. In fact, I got so excited that I made my own plate and I am going to share that with you today.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

BLOOMTANGLED Blog Hop & Linky Party with the STAMPlorations Girls

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! We're back with another fun hop and linky party. The STAMPlorations girls took out their favorite coloring mediums and colored a page from BLOOMTANGLED, our second coloring book for grownups -- specially created for creative cardmakers and crafters! Then they took the pages they colored and used it in projects. We hope you'll be inspired as you visit each designer's blog and read about the coloring mediums they used and how they created their projects.

Before we show you the projects, here are the prizes for blog hop and linky party participants:
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from all comments left here on the blog and designers' blogs will win a $10 gift certificate
  • ONE (1) participant randomly drawn from the linky party entries will win a copy of Bloomtangled and a $15 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations shop
So for a shot at the prizes:
  • comment here and on the designers’ blogs
  • participate in the linky party by downloading the Bloomtangled page sampler, creating a project out of it, and then linking it up on or before Tuesday, September 5. Winners will be announced on Sunday, September 10.
Ready to be inspired to color? Here you go!











Now it's your turn!

Download the Bloomtangled page sampler by clicking on the download graphic below.

Download here
(Having trouble downloading? No worries! Just email and the sampler will be on its way to you.)

For a chance to win a $15 gift certificate plus a copy of Bloomtangled, simply print out the sampler, color it with your medium(s) of choice, and create a project out if it. Blog about it and link it up to the Bloomtangled linky party below. The linky is open until Tuesday, September 5, 11:55 p.m. Pacific.

If you do have the Bloomtangled coloring book, feel free to use the pages there for projects you link up here :o)


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

TYPOGRAFIA Motivate Blog Hop Winner + Upcoming BLOOMTANGLED Blog Hop & Linky Party

Hey everyone! Thanks to all of you who hopped last week and left comments on the TYPOGRAFIA Motivate blog hop post found here and on the participating designers' blogs. We've got a winner of her choice of 3 TYPOGRAFIA Motivate stamps:

Congratulations, Brinda! Please send an email to on or before September 8 to claim your prize. In your email, specify which 3 TYPOGRAFIA Motivate stamps you want. Your choices are here.

Again, thanks to everyone who hopped! If you love our new stamp line, they're 5% off instantly until the end of the month + you can get an extra 20% off when you use any one of our designers' discount codes -- you'll find the code on their personal blogs.

We're doing 5 more TYPOGRAFIA blog hops in the next couple of months so keep your eyes peeled!

And here's a heads up -- check back tomorrow at 7 a.m. Pacific time for the BLOOMTANGLED blog hop and linky party!

{Spotlight Project} Maria Spotlights the Joys of Tissue Paper

Hello STAMPlorations friends! I'm going all CAS on you today, basically just using up some leftovers from my last Spotlight project where I played with Distress Oxides. Did you see that? Notice the butterfly on today's card.

Friday, August 25, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Deconstructing An Art Journal Page - By Lynne Mizera

Hello Everyone, I hope you are having a lovely summer, and as promised here is my second special mixed media tutorial created for you as the STAMPlorations design teams take a break over the summer.

Today I am going to share all the steps I took to create this richly colored and textured mixed media page in my Art Journal.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

{WINNERS} August Christmas Stamps & Dies Release Week

Hey, everyone! Oh the joys of having a toddler -- I've been meaning to get to my computer all day but my little girl had other ideas. Now that she's tucked in for the night, I could finally get this winners post finished and published :o)

Thank you to all of you who hopped with us last week and left comments on our Christmas release blog hop posts.

Before we get to the winners, here's an important note: all winners have up to 10 days to claim their prizes. Prizes not claimed on or before Sunday, September 3, will be forfeited -- no exceptions.

If you are one of the winners, claim your prize by sending an email to

Follow this format in the subject line: "STAMPlorations August Christmas release winner - prize you won here"

For example: "STAMPlorations August Christmas release winner - $25 GC"

If you are the winner of a tangible/mailable prize, 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.

And with that out of the way, here are the winners:

{Spotlight Project} Color Blocking with Deepti!

Hello, friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I have something really bright and yummy for all of you :) When I saw the newest stamp club set Sweet Cravings, all that came to my head was something colorful. So here I am sharing my vision. I had so much fun with color blocking technique, the inking and masking is so much fun and once you have all the colors in place you really don't have to do much :)

Here's the look...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Makes Ice Lollies

Have you seen Sweet Cravings, the new STAMP club stamp set with matching dies? A luscious collection of calorie-free goodness.


{Stamp Release} TYPOGRAFIA Motivate + Comment to Win

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! We've got another fun stamp release hop. We recently released the first in a series of TYPOGRAFIA stamps. Today the STAMPlorations girls are featuring 13 of the 33 stamps in the TYPOGRAFIA Motivate line in their projects.

So I hope you enjoy looking at the projects -- comment on this post and on the designers blogs and you could be the lucky winner of your choice of 3 TYPOGRAFIA Motivate stamps!











Aren't their projects awesome? If you're crushing over our TYPOGRAFIA Motivate stamps, simply leave a comment here and on the designers blogs for a chance to win 3 of these stamps. We'll randomly draw a winner from all the comments left. You have until Monday, August 28, to comment. We'll announce the winner on Tuesday, August 29.

And do check out all 33 Typografia Motivate stamps in the store! They're 5% off instantly too :o) And you can snag them at an additional 20% off when you use any one of the designers' discount code -- you'll find the code on their personal blogs.