Saturday, October 10, 2020



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 September Inspiration Projects posts, as well as winners of our special posts: Stencil Sunday, Sticker Monday, Digital Wednesday, Christmas in the Air, and National Coffee Day blog hop. Plus we had a $25 gift code and ARTplorations Slimline stencils bundle giveaways on the store last month. Winners were randomly chosen by

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) via TEXT link in your blog post in order to qualify for the prizes. (Note: Several were passed over as winners/runners up/random picks because they were either missing the challenge graphic or didn't have a text link to the challenges they entered in their blog posts.)
  • 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. However, during our summer break (July to September), there is no limit to the number of entries that can be entered.

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), unless a specific announce-by date is indicated in a post. 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 (as of October 2020)*** 

  • Prize codes (formerly called gift codes) expire 6 weeks (42 days) from the date they are issued to winners. However, challenge winners who use STAMPlorations products in their winning entries will be issued prize codes that expire 60 days from their issue date.
  • A player and/or commenter who is picked more than once will be issued one prize code that combines the winning amount (e.g., if a player is randomly picked for a $7 prize code in one of the challenges and is also picked as a $10 winner for commenting on one of the posts, she will be issued a $17 prize code)
  • Prize codes may be combined, provided the first prize code has not yet expired or has not been used.
  • A prize code can be applied on all products (digital and physical) and on any order in the store, before shipping. It can be combined with any current percent off code and even a free shipping code (if available) but the sub-total must be equivalent to or more than the value of the prize code -- e.g., a $10 prize code will NOT work if the sub-total (before shipping) is less than $10. The shopping cart will display an error. There must be at least $10 worth of products in the cart for a $10 prize code to work.
  • Prize codes issued to challenge winners and post commenters are not transferrable. A prize code is tagged with the winner's name and if it is used by someone other than the one it was issued to, the order will be voided and the prize code will not be re-issued. If you have a prize code that you don't intend to use, simply let it expire or send an email to so it can be deactivated.

Winners, please claim your prize on or before Sunday, October 24. Prizes not claimed by October 24 will be forfeited -- NO EXCEPTIONS. Please understand that because we have a lot of winners and give away at least $150 worth of prizes in the form of products 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.


When claiming your prize, send an email to

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 September Winner - specific challenge here"
e.g., "STAMPlorations September Winner - Summer"
"STAMPlorations September Winner - Sticker Monday"

It also helps if you include what prize you won (a $15/$10/$5 gift code, tangible product, etc.) in the body of your email.

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.)


5 winners of a $10 prize code to the new store
[Bonus: players who used a STAMPlorations product in their winning entries get to pick an extra prize: their choice of product (up to $7 value)]

#439 Suzanne H claimed

#111 Maura claimed
+ choice of product (up to $7 value)

#188 Gail claimed
+ choice of product (up to $7 value)

Our challenges are back!
Click here to play in the Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge
Click here to play in the CAS Cards Challenge
Click here to play in the Stencil Challenge


Thank you to everyone who regularly read and comment on our inspiration project posts. We hope you enjoy and are inspired by our projects. We drew one winner from all the comments left on the September inspiration project posts.

Winner of a $10 prize code:

Comment on the Inspiration Project posts this month to be entered in the drawing.


Winners of $10 prize code OR choice of product (up to $7 value):

Winner #1
(randomly drawn from entries #1 to #3600)

Winner #2
(randomly drawn from entries #3601 to #3809)
#3769 Jennifrann claimed

Keep creating with STAMPlorations stamps and/or stencils and linking them up to our Anything Goes Challenge. We'll draw winners again next month.

Did you create a project where our stamps, stencils, dies, clear stickers, and/or coloring book pages take the spotlight? Make sure to link it up in our Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge gallery.

Please note: Beginning October, there will be SEVEN (7) winners of a $15 prize code and these winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on ALL posts published during the month. You can increase your chances of winning by leaving a comment on as many blog posts as you can.

(September Stencil Sunday posts are found here)

Winner of $15 prize code:
Lucy E. claimed

(September Sticker Monday posts are found here)

Winner of $15 prize code:
Mary-Ann V claimed

(September Digital Wednesday posts are found here)

Winner of $15 prize code:

(September Christmas in the Air post is found here)

Winner of $15 prize code:
Trina P. claimed

(Post is found here)

Winner of $20 prize code:



Winner of a $25 gift code:
Aimee P. claimed

Winner of her choice of 5 ARTplorations slimline stencils:
Janet T. claimed

Enter the October giveaways here


That's all for the September winners post. Congratulations to all! Again to all winners, claim your prize by October 24 and be sure to follow the email format so your email gets filtered to my Blog Prizes folder -- this ensures that I don't miss your email. (Instructions are at the beginning of this post, right before the Summer Challenge winners). I'll get back to you as soon as I can with your prize, but please give me a couple of days to get back to you before re-sending your email.

I hope you're all continuing to be safe and healthy! Happy stamping and crafting :o)

PS: Check out our October sale in the store -- everything is 10% off instantly! And don't forget to claim your free Kudos Word Stamp & Die -- our freebie of the month!

PPS: Until Thursday, November 5, you can pre-order two new holiday coffee-themed stamp sets at one special low price + free worldwide shipping! Pre-order here.

PPPS: Want free shipping on lower order minimums? This is exclusive to mailing list subscribers! Sign up here and after confirming, you'll be taken to a page that has a link to all subscriber-only codes. Plus this month, all subscribers receive two codes: one for $5 off any order and one for 25% off orders $30 or more -- these codes can be used with the free shipping codes with lower minimums.


We love hearing from fellow crafters. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us :o)