Sunday, October 07, 2018

October Mixed Media Challenge

Hello, fellow creatives! The girls in the Mixed Media team are back with a brand new challenge.

First, though, I have sad news. On October 2, our very own Melissa Lane passed away. Our team is still coming to terms with this sudden loss -- Melissa was one of the most creative souls I've been so blessed to know. I also admired her strength and how she loved Jesus. We'll miss her terribly. I am already missing her. One thing about her -- she always worked ahead. In fact, she had all her design team projects for October done/uploaded, including her mixed media tutorial and she even made extra projects for the challenges. It makes it all the more bittersweet knowing after this month, we'll no longer see the results of her God-given talents. If you are so moved, please take a moment to say a prayer for her family -- that they might find comfort in their time of grief. Melissa left behind a husband and four children. We will be doing a special post in her memory and to celebrate her life this month. Melissa was known to and was friends with many crafters outside of our design team so our tribute post will be something that anyone who knew her can take part of as well. We'll have more details regarding this soon.)

Starting this month, you can now link up your mixed media cards too. It's always anything goes for this challenge but you must use a stencil in your projects.

Link back:

If you play, make sure you include the graphic above in your post and link back to this challenge post in order to qualify for our prizes :o) Please also read our simple rules, which you'll find toward the end of this post.



ARTplorations: Rows of Hearts

{Circular Two, Big Bloom Factory, Artsy Border Maker, Framed Oriole}

{Fairy Tale ForestBlossom Like a Butterfly, Winter Mug, Blessings word die, Trendy Leaves coordinating dies}


  • Your project(s) can be anything mixed media, including a card! (Yes, mixed media CARDS can now be linked up to this challenge.)
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s) - if it isn't obvious that you used a stencil in your project, your entry may be deleted or will not be eligible to win.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK.
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts and that they are new and not created prior to the start of the current month's challenge.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by October 31st, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

  • The winner (as voted by the design team) receives a $15 gift certificate.
  • Three (3) randomly drawn crafters each receive a $5 gift certificate

Heads up! If you used at least one STAMPlorations product (digi or clear stamp, stencil, die, or a page from any of our coloring books), make sure to link it up to our Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge too for a chance to win more STAMPlorations products! We draw two winners every month :o) You may also want to check out our other challenges. You can find links to all our challenges at the top of the page for more inspiration and more opportunities to win prizes.


    1. Oh sad and shocking news about Melissa. So sad. Hugz

    2. Oh my goodness. That’s so sad about Melissa. I will say a prayer for her family.

    3. Sending a prayer and very sorry about the incredibly sad news x

    4. I am so sad to hear about Melissa. I know she will be missed.

    5. I was sadden to read this news about Melissa Lane -yet, [rejoicing in my heart only in the fact that Melissa lived a faithful Christian life on Earth- her blog shares much about her relationship with Jesus - Heaven is our eternal home] - but nevertheless - it is so hard for those left behind to go through the mourning process - even Jesus cried when Lazarus died--- I prayed for the husband, parent and children of sweet Melissa Lane. Melissa's family and friends will miss her dearly as will the crafters at STAMPlorations - Melissa was very talented and surely there were close friendships with her on this Design Team. Thank you for sharing with us this sad news. Blessing to all.

    6. So sad to learn
      this. She will be
      Carla from Utah

    7. Saddened to hear about the demise. Prayers for the family and friends.

    8. So sad to hear about Melissa. Sending warm hugs and prayers to the family.

    9. I'm so sad to learn about Melissa. Sending her family and friends my thoughts and prayers.

    10. What a shock to hear about Melissa. I had won a Stamplorations stamp on her blog last month and she and I messaged each other the day before she passed away. She told me she would be mailing my stamp set when she went into town later that week to take her husband's 104 year old grandfather out to lunch and we marveled at his longevity. Who would guess she would go before sad.

    11. So Sad to know about Melissa. Sending my prayers to her family.

    12. Sorry for the loss of your friend, sending you all hugs. Thanks for mixed media challenge and lovely projects from the DT x

    13. Sending thoughts and prayers to Melissa's friends and family. So sad .

      Wonderful creativity from the DT - TFS x


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