4th Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party - hop and/or link up your wishlist to win! (ends 11/30)
Wonderful Wednesday Coloring #9 - comment to win! (ends 11/27)
Zen Coffee Cup Layering Dies release - comment to win! (ends 11/16)
FREE Download: 3 Free Autumn-Themed Images

Friday, November 30, 2018

4th GIVING THANKS Blog Hop & Wishlist Linky Party with the STAMPlorations Girls

This post will remain at the top of the blog until November 30.

Monday, November 12 -- Hello, STAMPlorations friends! Today is a super special day here at the STAMPlorations HQ, as the STAMPlorations girls come together to express how grateful and thankful we are through the projects we are sharing today. I'm so grateful to each of them because they took time out of their busy day to create something very special for this hop!

There are 2 parts to this event:
  1. a blog hop with 14 stops (including this blog) where you can leave a little word of encouragement and thanks to the designers; and
  2. a wishlist linky party where you can link up your wishlist, as well as up to 3 projects you create that express how thankful and/or grateful you are. 
The hop and linky are open until the end of the month so you can take your time hopping and linking up :o)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

{Spotlight Project} Add Color But Differently with Deepti!

Hello friends! Deepti here and welcome to a spotlight feature. Today again, I am playing with the newest stamp club set Bloom Doodles and for this one I decided to add color to my design a bit differently for a modern and trendy look. Looking at these beautiful images, the obvious choice is to color them but I decided to challenge myself and get creative. I was looking into some distress mini ink cubes to decide for my color scheme, when this idea hit me :) Let me show you...

Wonderful Wednesday Coloring #9 by Guest Designers Gwendolyn, Renee, and Vinita + Comment to Win!

Happy Wednesday, STAMPlorations friends! We're back with the nonth installment of Wonderful Wednesday Coloring, a special feature we started while the regular STAMPgirls were on a summer break. Our guest designers share gorgeous projects featuring STAMPlorations products using various coloring techniques.

super talented guest designers -- GwendolynRenee, and Vinita -- are back with a new set of projects showcasing STAMPlorations stamps. Their fabulous creations are guaranteed to inspire and get you in the mood to color! 

Comment here and on our guest designers' personal blogs for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store. We'll announce the winner in the November Winners post on December 10.




Tuesday, November 13, 2018

{Inspiration Project Post #194}

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! It's Inspiration time, and this week the Inspiration girls are showcasing stamps designed by Becca under her label Big Grins By Becca Cruger.

All of Becca's stamp sets will be on sale for the week at 10% off until Monday November 19 - 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. The Inspiration Girls have their personal discount codes for you to use, check out their blogs to find one.

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.




Sunday, November 11, 2018

Heads Up on the 4th Annual GIVING THANKS Blog Hop & Wishlist Linky Party!

Hey, everyone! Here's your heads up on tomorrow's 4th Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop & Linky Party! It starts at 7 a.m. Pacific. Last Wednesday, we kicked off the event with the Wishlist Linky Party. Have you linked up your wishlist yet?

This year we're keeping things simple but nonetheless with loads of prizes. Joining me in this event are 12 awesome STAMPlorations girls and we'll be sharing projects featuring our latest gratitude-themed stamps and dies.

We're giving away over $200 worth of prizes the form of products, gift certificates, and coupon codes.

Hop prizes:
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 coupon code to use on the STAMPlorations store

Social media prizes:
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $15 gift certificate + a $15 gift certificate will go to one friend he/she tags in her comment

  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Instagram account will win a $15 gift certificate + a $15 gift certificate will go to one friend he/she tags in her comment

Prizes for those who link up to the STAMPlorations Wishlist Linky Party:
  • TWO (2) randomly drawn winners will each receive products in their wishlist (up to $40 MSRP)

Hope to see you here on the blog tomorrow morning! Until then, happy crafting!

Saturday, November 10, 2018


Hey, guys! We've got last month's winners to announce. We also have the winners of our Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge and October Inspiration Projects, as well as winners of our special posts -- ARTplorations Stencil Hop, Wonderful Wednesday Coloring #7and #8, Christmas Baubles Release Hop, Extra Holiday Stamps special post, Gratitude-Themed Stamps and Dies special post, and CUTplorations Christmas Release Hop :o) Challenge winners were voted by the design team members, while all other winners were randomly chosen by Random.org.

An important reminder to challenge players: Please make sure that you display the challenge graphic AND link back to the challenge post (NOT the main blog or the challenge section) in your blog post in order to qualify for the prizes. If a player gets the most votes from the team but doesn't have the graphic and link back in her blog post, the next player with the most number of votes is declared the winner.

An important note about our winners post: winners (challenges, blog hops, and special posts) of the previous month are announced in one post (this one). All winners must claim their prizes by the deadline. 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 Saturday, November 24. Prizes not claimed by then will be forfeited -- no exceptions. Please understand that because we have a lot of winners and give away $100 to $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 stamplorations@gmail.com. Please follow this format in the subject line:
"STAMPlorations October Winner - specific challenge here"
e.g., "STAMPlorations October Winner - Theme & Sketch 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.)

Friday, November 09, 2018

{ENDS IN LESS THAN 12 HOURS!} Typografia CHRISTMAS 50% Off Sale

This awesome sale ends tonight at 11:59 pm Pacific time so grab your favorite Typografia CHRISTMAS stamps before time runs out.

Use code CHRISTMAS for a whopping 50% off on all Typografia Christmas stamps!

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Mixed Media Greeting Card by Susanne

Hi everyone. I have a mixed media greeting card to share today with a Distress Oxide background.

After creating the background I used the Dots'n Beans stencil and sprayed water through it. This reactivates the ink and adds a nice watermark kind of style pattern to the paper. Watch my video for all the details and to see how I've arranged the Trendy Spring Blooms.

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Supplies: Dots'n BeansTrendy Spring Blooms

{Special CUTplorations Release} Introducing the Zen Coffee Cup Layering Dies -- Comment to Win!

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! If you've been to the store recently, you may have noticed a new addition -- the Zen Coffee Cup Layering Dies! It's a set of 4 dies, with one solid coffee cup and three coffee cups with fun doodled designs -- perfect for layering! And for the eagle-eyed, you'll notice the designs are the large versions of the coffee cup stamps in the Happy Zen Coffee Cups stamp set :o)

And guess what? We've got a mini release hop! Simply leave a comment on this post and on the designers' posts for a chance to win this set of awesome coffee dies!

Here's what I and STAMPgirls Elaine, Kathy, and Vicki made to showcase these dies:

How the mini release hop works:
  • Comment on this post.
  • Visit the designers' blogs and comment on their featured project(s).
  • Commenting closes on Friday, November 16, 11:55 p.m. Pacific.
  • We'll randomly select a winner of the Zen Coffee Cup Layering Dies set from comments left on all the blogs and announce it on December 10 on the November Winners post.

ZEN COFFEE CUP LAYERING DIES set is now available in the shop and until November 16, it's 15% off instantly + an extra 20% off if you use a STAMPgirl's discount code.

Happy hopping!

Thursday, November 08, 2018

{Spotlight Project} Maria Employs the Color Wheel - Part 1

Hi STAMP peeps! I'm back again today, playing with the oh-so-fun Bloom Doodles and taking a look at color choices. Here's my card.

A one-layer card made by masking, stamping and Copic coloring. Keep reading if you'd like to learn about my process.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

{4th Annual GIVING THANKS Blog Hop} Wishlist Linky Party!

Hey, everyone! On Monday, November 12, we're holding our 4th Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop! It starts 7 a.m. Pacific.

And we're kicking off that event with the Giving Thanks Wishlist Linky Party! We currently have 500+ stamps, 140+ stencils, and 150+ thin metal dies in the store. If you've got your eye on several of them, make sure to add them to your wishlist because you could be one of two winners who will win products (up to $40 MSRP) in their wishlist! 

You may enter your wishlist link only once but you can get up to 3 extra entries (and increase your chances of winning) by creating projects with a THANKFUL/GRATITUDE theme, sharing your STAMPlorations wishlist link in the blog post for your project(s), displaying our Giving Thanks hop graphic above and then linking back to this post. The linky is open until November 30.

{3 DAYS ONLY!} Typografia Christmas Stamps are 50% Off!

Christmas is fast approaching...how's your holiday cardmaking going?

I don't know about you, but with two little ones, I hardly have time to create elaborate cards. I'm all for quick and easy. And when it comes to Christmas cards, I have made real progress when I let the sentiment be the focus. This is where our Typografia CHRISTMAS stamps come in handy.

And for 3 days only, they're 50% off!

use code CHRISTMAS on checkout
no minimum purchase
current shipping rates apply
get free shipping when your order meets the minimum for your country
code CHRISTMAS can be used only once per customer/mailing address
code CHRISTMAS cannot be combined with other codes

Check out just a few of the cards I made featuring Typografia Christmas stamps:

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

{Spotlight Project} Monika Makes Poinsettias

Hello Crafty Friends! Each year as a way of stretching my stash and myself, I try to make a Christmas card using non Christmas stamps. Today Bloom Doodles is getting the Christmas treatment, have a look and find out how you can create poinsettias using just one stamp.

November TAGplorations challenge - All About Thanksgiving

Hello, fellow crafters and STAMPlorations friends! Welcome to our November TAGplorations challenge. We are very thankful for your support of our challenges and our products. Our challenges would not be what they are without your talent and creativity and we love every single tag you linked up last month. We will reveal the design team's top favourites in our winner's post later in the month, so don't forget to check in to see if you are one of the winners!

This month our theme is All About Thanksgiving. As always, we also have an optional twist which this time is polka dots

As you can see below, the ladies of the design team have many ideas of things to be thankful for. We can't wait to see how you are inspired by our challenge this month and hope you will play along with us. Your project can be anything -- from cards to layout pages, ATCs to home decor. Just don't forget to include a tag in your crafty creations in some shape or form!

If you play, make sure you include the graphic below 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.

Theme: All About Thanksgiving
Optional twist: Polka dots
Link back: https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2018/11/tagplorations-november.html




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