Thursday, April 05, 2018

April Challenge - Focus on the Sentiments

Hello STAMPlorations friends! Did you play along with us in our March challenge? There were loads of entries - thanks to those of you who did.  I'm back today to introduce our theme for the April challenge. You may remember that we've been doing things a bit differently here on the blog for a couple months as we take a little "Winter" break to give Shery and her family time to play catch up and to adjust to daily life with a baby and a toddler!

This month, again, there will be just one challenge for you to join. And this month the focus is on the SENTIMENTS.

Use a big word or phrase die. Or use an oversized sentiment. Or stamp a sentiment onto little snippets to make it the focus of your design. Or stamp an entire panel with sentiments. So many ways to Focus on Sentiments. Let's see what the DT girls came up with for this month's theme

(Stained Glass stencil, Tweet Love stamp, Sweet die)

(Clouds stencil, Oh Frap die)

(Be You from the Say It Big series & Radiant Roses)

(Ethnic Organic One stencil,  Bold Sentiments Gorgeous, Gorgeous Word die)

(Noteworthy 2)

(Retro CirclesFor the Birds Die)

Challenge rules:
*Create any type of project -- cards (any style), mixed media, tags, layout, etc -- as long as it follows our theme.
*STAMPlorations product is not required though we’d love to see it.
*Enter as many times as you want – as long as each project has its own blog post.
*Display the challenge graphic + link back to the challenge page to qualify for the prizes.
*Comment on the entry before yours in the gallery – let's spread the love. (If you're the first player, just comment on the entry after yours. If you have back-to-back entries, comment on the entries before and after yours.)
*For an extra chance, comment on this challenge post, the designers’ blog posts, and on the special posts we'll publish throughout the month.

*TWO (2) winners of a $25 gift certificate - randomly drawn from all entries
*ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate - randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs throughout the month

Shery is offering a generous 10% off (no coupon code needed) all stamps, stencils, and dies in the store through April. Retiring products are excluded. With a discount code from your favorite designer for 20% on top, this is definitely the time to pick up items you may have on your wish list!

We hope you'll find time to play with us and we look forward to seeing your project in the gallery.

Important! In order to qualify for the prizes, make sure you do these 3 things:
1. Display the challenge graphic in your blog post.
2. Link back to this challenge post.
3. Comment on the entry before yours. (If you have back-to-back entries, comment on the entries before and after yours).


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