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Thursday, March 14, 2019

{Special Post} STAMPlorations Celebrates with Time Out Challenges + Extra Prizes

Hello, STAMPlorations friends! There's a new challenge up at Time Out Challenges that STAMPlorations is sponsoring. It's an extra special challenge because Time Out is celebrating its 5th birthday! TO boss Sandie does a phenomenally awesome job -- so even if you don't get to play, I hope you'll pop by on the blog to give her a big shout out :o) 

$50 gift voucher to the STAMPlorations store awaits the lucky winner. And just for our regular readers and followers, I have THREE (3) extra prizes for those of you who play in the challenge and comment on this post so make sure you scroll down to the end for the complete details :o)

For the next  couple of weeks, it's an Inspired by Words challenge. Pretty simple: create a project based on this line: Hugs, kisses and a lot of birthday wishes.

For my card, I went with the obvious -- a birthday card in my usual one layer artsy, grungy style using my favorite coloring technique aka Shery's Lazy Way to Color. I stamped the blooms (In Bloom: Fancy Frangipanis) and then sponged some yellow and orange DOx inks through the stained glass stencil. Then I "colored" the frangipanis with various splatters and grunge stamps (Art Marks) then added faux texture on the background (Mixed Media Grunge, Butterfly Row). Finished the card with the sentiment from Birthday Bash.

Check out the cards that the TO team made here and then come play with us! The winner (voted by the design team) will receive a $50 coupon code (gift voucher) to spend on the STAMPlorations store.

And I have extra prizes up for grabs: THREE (3) $15 coupon codes (gift vouchers) for those of you who play and comment on this post. To qualify, you must do these two things:

  • create a project and link it up to the TO birthday post, and
  • come back to this post -- comment that you have played and let me know your entry #

That's it! The challenge closes on March 27 so you have two weeks to play. I'll leave the commenting open until March 31, and the three winners will be announced in the March winners post on April 10 here on the blog.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)

PS: We're doing some spring cleaning in the store! All stamps and dies (except for those in the New Release section) are 30% off with the code SPRING2019! Use the code as many times as you want throughout the month. There are over 590 qualifying items!

PPS: Mention "Time Out" in your notes when you order (or reply to the order confirmation) and I'll include a free word die with your order (I'll pick this at random; valued up to $10). Limit one free word die per customer.


  1. Wow, thanks for sponsoring Time Out and thanks for the generous other chances. Hugz

  2. Such a fun card, Shery. I'm hoping to play along at TO. Thanks for sponsoring and for a chance to win something extra.
    Marianne x

  3. Super that you sponsor us at TIME OUT again! And you made a beautiful -love the grungy way you used to get the flowers some colour- card! Hugs, Gerrina

  4. oh thank you so much for your kind words, for sponoring us and for this extra special post with more prizes!! You are a star and we are blessed to have you on our DT from day 1!! You know how much I adore your one layer grunge look and here it is just perfect-love, love your way of colouring!! Hugs x

  5. Hi Shery, I've played at TO. I'm #2. Hugz https://craftynomad.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-brights-of-spring.html

  6. This is AMAZING! I love this look...it's grunge but done so elegantly! And the colors are so FUN! Thanks for offering such a generous gift for our Time Out players as well!

  7. This is so gorgeous, Shery! I really admire your style and it shines all over this card! Thanks for all you invest into TO!

  8. Hi Shery, I played at Time Out. I'm #24. Hugz

  9. I love how you added colour to your card. I played at TO. I'm #25 experiments in craft

  10. Love this gorgeous card. Such a wonderful use of color. Thanks also for your sponsorship of our challenge. You are always so generous.

  11. Gorgeous, stunning and vibrant card! Love the layers and composition of elements.

  12. So vibrant and pretty, Shery ... the layering of stencils and stamping works so well ... the sense of energy is brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

  13. Hi Shery. I am just loving this style that you have been creating with lately - fabulous combination of elegant and grunge. I LOVE this so much. You are so generous of heart of with your creative gifts. Its great to be at Time Out with you.

  14. Oooh, we've been on vacay (home tomorrow) so I hope I can play. LOVE your gorgeous card, Shery.

  15. Such a beautiful card! I love the "lazy way of coloring"; but don't know that I could ever pull it off. ;) I just linked up over at Time Out--thanks for the chance to win such fabulous prizes!