Thursday, February 28, 2019

{Special Post} New Free Coffee-Themed Digital Stamp

Howdy, fellow stampers! If you've been following our blog for a while now, you know we host 5 monthly challenges. Then there's the 6th: the Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge, where you can link up your projects that make use of STAMPlorations products -- whether they're dies, stencils, coloring pages, clear stamps, and even digital images.

And speaking of digital images, we have a brand new one for you: Rose Blooms and Coffee -- it's fresh off my hard drive, as I finished illustrating it less than 24 hours ago ;-) Go it, print it out, use it in your projects, and make sure you link up in the gallery for a chance to win spending money on the STAMPlorations store!

(You can download the digi stamp from this page)

Monika and I took it for a drive and paired it with some STAMPlorations clear stamps. Have a look:

{Sentiment used: Sketched - Birthday Cake}
Visit Monika's blog to read more about how she made this card.

I did a little foiling with this card, using metallic gold foil that gives off a pretty rainbow shine when light hits it.

{Stamps: Beautiful Friends (sentiment); Mixed Media Elements (background script)}
I loosely watercolored the image with Inktense pencils and randomly stamped the background script for interest.

For this card, I resorted to my go-to quick way to color any image. I call this technique the Lazy Colorist's technique...or perhaps I should call it Shery's Lazy Way to Color ;-). I used splatter and inkblot stamps to color the blooms. It gives a grungy artsy feel.

We hope you enjoyed a bit of coffee inspiration. Don't forget we have a coffee stamps blowout sale and it ends on Monday! All coffee stamps are 40% off with the code COFFEEBLOWOUT.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

{Special Post} Beautiful Friends and Blossom Dreams + Mini Release Hop -- Comment to Win!

Hello, STAMPlorations friends! We have a special post + mini hop today to announce the release of two 4x8 stamp sets: BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS and BLOSSOM DREAMS.


For this mini hop, STAMPgirls Tanja, Nancy, and I are sharing cards featuring these stamps. Visit our blogs and leave comments along the way. You may just be the lucky commenter who wins a $20 gift code :o)

How the mini release hop works:
  • Comment on this post.
  • Visit the designers' blogs and comment on their featured projects.
  • Commenting closes on Saturday, March 2, 11:55 p.m. Pacific.
  • We'll randomly select a winner of a $20 gift code from comments left here and on the designers' blogs. 
  • Winner will be announced on March 10 in the February winners post.

BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS and BLOSSOM DREAMS are available in the shop and until March 15, they are 10% off + an extra 20% off when you use a STAMPgirl's discount code, which you'll find on their blogs.

Happy hopping!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

{Inspiration Project Post #205}

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! Welcome Tuesday! This week the Inspiration girls are showcasing stamps, stencils and dies designed by STAMPlorations owner Shery under her label Shery Russ Designs.

All of Shery's stamp sets will be on sale at 10% off for the week until March 4 - 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. If you don't have a coupon code of your own, simply check out the Inspiration Girls' personal blogs to find one you can use.

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.




Monday, February 25, 2019

{SPRING CLEANING SALE} Stamps & Dies are 30% Off + We'll Send a Free Stamp to Your Friend(s)

All stamps and dies (except for newly released products) are 30% off starting today and all throughout March. Over 590 qualifying items!

use coupon code SPRING2019
no minimum purchase
current shipping rates apply
free US shipping on orders $40 or more
use the code multiple times throughout the promotion period
code cannot be combined with other codes

***and just for our blog followers and readers***
include a note mentioning this sale announcement and the "Handmade with love" stamp will be included in your order. If you already own the stamp, we can send it to a crafty friend -- include your friend's name and mailing address and she'll receive the stamp along with a note that it's from you. (Limit of 1 free stamp per order; if you want us to send a free stamp to more than 1 friend, please place separate orders -- shipping on your second order (and succeeding orders) will be refunded.)

size: 1.25" by 1.5"

Stamp club subscribers, use code PREMIUM together with your personal coupon code for up to 40% off on all products in the store + don't forget to use your free shipping coupon as well!

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Go With All Your Heart Art Journal by Helen

Hello everyone... Helen is here... I don't know about you but I always celebrate "Valentine" all month long! And today I have a heart themed art journal tutorial to share with you all.

Friday, February 22, 2019

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Life Is Good Mixed Media Tag by Asmah

Hello creative souls! I'm here to show you how I made this tag with combination of just whatever I can grab in my stash. You can too! Take a peek at my blog for up close pictures of this creation.

Let me now take you to my tutorial.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

{Now Open} The STAMPlorations Outlet Store!

Hello! Today we officially open the STAMPlorations Outlet store -- where you'll find retiring and overstock products at deep much as 80% off!

We need to make space in our main store so we decided to open a second store for products that we are either retiring or have overstock of. Right now we have 10 8 retiring products and 10 16 overstock products. They're already discounted...from 55% to 80% off -- no codes to remember, and we offer flat rate shipping, regardless of the number of items you buy.

Check out what's currently on sale at the outlet:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

{Spotlight Project} Maria Uses Up Stash To Color An Image

Hello there STAMP friends!  Welcome to another Spotlight tutorial using the Stamp Club stamp, Bloomful. Maybe you saw my last Spotlight where I had a go at rainbow-ing it. Today I've taken a completely different approach. No coloring necessary. And you get to use up your stash - how great is that ;) Here's my card.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

{Spotlight Project} Monika Goes For Monochromatic Simplicity

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! It's Monika here today taking you through my process of making a one-layer monochromatic card. The large floral stamp from the new Bloomful set was perfect for what I had in mind. Here is my finished card:

{Inspiration Project Post #204}

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! The Inspiration girls have been busy creating a variety of projects for this week's showcase featuring stamps designed by our very own Deepti under her label Dee's Artsy Impression.

All of Deepti's stamp sets will be on sale for the week until Monday February 25  - 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.

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.




Monday, February 18, 2019

{For Coffee Lovers Everywhere!} Coffee Inspiration from the STAMPgirls + Coffee Blowout Sale

Happy Monday, STAMP friends! It's a bit cold, wet, and dreary over here in our little piece of the Central Valley -- the perfect weather for a hot cuppa! Hot coffee, tea, or chocolate -- pick your poison!

It's also a great time for a coffee-themed stamps blowout sale! For the next two weeks all coffee-themed stamps in the store are 40% off! Just use the code COFFEEBLOWOUT on checkout. And hey, while you can't combine it with other codes, you can use it multiple times during the promotion period. You'll even get shipping refunds on your succeeding orders if your first order hasn't shipped yet :o)

See our coffee stamps in action! 8 super-awesome STAMPgirls are sharing their coffee-themed creations below:

feat. Always Tea Time 4x6 stamp set

feat. And Coffee 4x8 stamp set
{Die: Zen Coffee Cup Layering Dies}

feat. What's Brewing 4x6 stamp set

feat. Nature Having Coffee 3x5 stamp set, Literary Caffeine-ations 4x6 stamp set

feat. And Coffee 4x8 stamp set, Typografia Coffee: Grab A Cup 3x5 stamp
{Stencil: Forest of Leaves}

{Stencil: Bubble Dance}

feat. A Cuppa Love 4x4 stamp set

feat. Framed Tea Cups 3x5 stamp set

feat. Anywhere There's Coffee 4x6 stamp set

feat. Hello Coffee 4x6 stamp set, Caffeinated Zen #2 3x5 stamp