{SPECIAL POSTS}
Digital Wednesday with Maria Fischer + comment to win (ends 2/8)
Christmas in the Air with Nancy Littrell and Monika Skinner + comment to win (ends 2/8)
Sticker Monday with Tenia Nelson + comment to win (ends 2/8)
Stencil Sunday with Sue Nagata+ comment to win (ends 2/8)

Friday, January 17, 2020

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Mixed Media Fun with Crackle Paste, Powders, and a Stencil


Hello crafters, Craftyfield here today. For the next 3 months I will be sharing my favourite Mixed Media techniques here on the STAMPlorations blog. I am starting with a fun and easy one involving crackle paste and powders. Any kind of dye based coloured powders will work, Brushos, Infusions, Color Bursts, Bistres etc...


Get Ready for Hey Love Hop and Linky Party + 2 Brand New Free Love/Spring Themed Digis!


Here's a little heads up on what's coming on Wednesday -- we're having another (our second) Hey Love Hop and Linky Party!

We have 2 brand new free love/spring themed digital stamps available now in our digi store for anyone to download and use to create love-themed projects for linking up. And of course, there will be prizes!

Don't forget to check back here on Wednesday at 7 am Pacific so you don't miss the start of our most fun and love-filled hop yet!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

{Spotlight Project} Make It Masculine With Deepti



Hello friends! Deepti here and welcome to my very first Spotlight feature for the year 2020. Today I am focusing on a couple of masculine cards. These cards are simple yet striking because of some metallic tones. I used patterned papers as the core to my designs. Let me show you...


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

{Digital Wednesday} Four Tags, Four Techniques -- Creative Coffee Cup Tags by Maria

Happy Wednesday! Digital Wednesday is back and every 3rd Wednesday in January, February, and March, STAMPgirl Maria will be sharing her creations spotlighting our digital images either by themselves or together with other STAMPlorations products. We'll draw one lucky crafter to win a $15 gift code -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the Digital Wednesday post for the month, as well as from the featured designer's blog.

STAMPgirl Maria created four coffee cup tags using four different techniques.

  

  

January Challenges Inspiration - Have You Played Yet?

Hello, crafters! Has your 2020 been crafty so far? Have you played along with our January challenges? If not, now is a great time to do so! The ladies from the design team are back with more inspiration. As always we are so grateful for your support of our challenges and can't wait to see your creations.


If you're new to our blog, please take a moment to become familiar with the challenge guidelines -- we would hate for anyone to be voted by the team as a winner or be randomly chosen as a top pick and then not qualify for the prize because they didn't follow the rules. 




    
     
    
    
    
       
           
   
  

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

{Inspiration Project Post #250}

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! Welcome to Tuesday's Inspiration Post.  Today the girls have created a variety of projects showcasing stamps, dies and digital stamps of their choice.

We'll still randomly draw a winner from all the comments left on our Inspiration posts, have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate.


 

 

 


Monday, January 13, 2020

{Sticker Monday} Super-Artsy CAS Cards by Tenia


Happy Monday, STAMPlorations friends! We're back with Sticker Monday. Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, the STAMPgirls will be sharing projects showcasing our line of fun clear stickers. And every month, we'll draw one lucky crafter to win a $15 gift code -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the Sticker Monday posts for the month, as well as from the featured designer's blog.

For the next 3 months, STAMPgirl Tenia is sharing her super cool projects that combine clear stickers with various STAMPlorations products. Today, Tenia is serving up 3 super-artsy CAS cards.

    

Sunday, January 12, 2020

{Stencil Sunday} Cards by Sue Using 1 Stencil, 2 Techniques


Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! It's time for some stencil inspiration. You'll get to see projects that show off how to creatively use ARTplorations stencils. And each month, we'll pick one winner of a $15 gift code -- the winner will be drawn from all comments left on the Stencil Sunday posts for the month, as well as from the designers' blogs.

STAMPgirl Sue used a couple of techniques to create her CAS cards using one stencil.

  

Friday, January 10, 2020

{DECEMBER WINNERS}


Hello, STAMP friends! It's the 10th of the month, which means it's time to announce last month's winners! We also have winners of our Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge and December Inspiration Projects posts, as well as winners of our special posts: Stencil Sunday, Sticker Monday, Digital Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, Things with Wings, and 12 Days of Christmas. The winners and runners up in our 3 challenges are picked by design team members while all other winners are randomly chosen by Random.org.

An important reminder to challenge players: 
  • When playing in our challenges, you must display the challenge graphic AND link back directly to the challenge post (NOT to the main blog or the challenge section) in your blog post in order to qualify for the prizes. 
  • Be mindful of the maximum challenge entries -- the Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge has a limit of 6 entries per player; the CAS Cards Challenge has a limit of 3 entries per player; the Stencil Challenge has no entry limit.

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.

An important note about our prizes: 
  • For our challenges, we offer prizes in the form of gift certificates for use in our main store. For our special posts, hops, and events, we offer prizes in the form of gift certificates, gift codes (also called coupon codes and gift vouchers), and products. There is a difference between a gift certificate and a gift code and it's all explained on THIS PAGE (please take the time to read that page).
  • Gift certificates and gift codes may not be passed on, given to, or used by another person other than the one it was issued to. 
  • If you are a winner, you may opt for a gift code to our digital store. Note, though, that if you choose this, the gift code cannot be combined with other codes, as I use a different e-commerce platform for our digital store. (Products in our outlet store are already heavily discounted so no gift codes will be issued for use on that store.)

Winners, please claim your prize on or before Friday, January 24. Prizes not claimed by January 24 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, gift certificates, and gift/coupon codes 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.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLAIMING PRIZE

When claiming your prize, send an email to stamplorations@gmail.com

I have an email filter set up for claiming prizes so to avoid delay and to make sure I see your email in my BLOG PRIZE folder, follow this format in the subject line:

"STAMPlorations December Winner - specific challenge here"
e.g., "STAMPlorations December Winner - Stencil Challenge"
"STAMPlorations December Winner - 12 Days of Christmas"

It also helps if you include what prize you won (a $15/10/5 gift certificate, a $15 coupon code, $10 gift code, tangible product, etc.) in the body of your email. Also specify if you prefer to use your prize on our main store or digital store. This way I know which code to generate, as codes generated for one store will NOT work on the other store.

If you are the winner of a tangible/mailable prize, 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.)

Thursday, January 09, 2020

{Spotlight Project} Maria Uses Up Scraps


Hello there STAMP friends! Time for my first Spotlight post of 2020 and today it's about using your paper scraps - even if it barely makes a dent ;) You know all those cards you're seeing in the cardmaking world with strips of cardstock? That's what I did. Rainbow, cuz who doesn't love a rainbow? And I especially love 'em when they're paired with black and white.

I was going to have a twofer for you, but it turned into a threefer. Read on to see what happened.

This is one of the three.


Wednesday, January 08, 2020

{Christmas in the Air} CAS Christmas Cards by Nancy and Monika


Happy Wednesday, STAMPlorations friends! We're just coming out of the holiday season but hey, it's never too early to start building up your stash of Christmas cards, right? Our Christmas in the Air blog feature with STAMPgirls Nancy and Monika will hopefully help you do just that -- that is, every 2nd Wednesday in January, March, and May. 

We'll also randomly draw one lucky winner of a $15 gift code from all the comments left on this post, on Nancy's post and on Monika's post. Let's have a look at their cards.


  

  

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