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Winners of the June Challenges and Blog Hops are HERE. Winners, please claim your prize by July 20.

Check out our Spotlight Projects then link up yours in the Spotlight Project Showcase gallery and win!

Check out our Inspiration Projects for this month. Comment and win spending money on the STAMPlorations shop!

Check out our Stencil Sunday posts for project ideas using stencils and stamps!

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

March and Sketch #8 Challenges Final Reminder + Inspiration Projects

Heads up, all you lovely crafters out there! Our March and Sketch #8 challenges both end this Monday, March 31, at 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700), so time's running out if you've been thinking about entering one or both! STAMPlorations girls Cornelia, Monika, Nonni, Sandie, Shery, Shirley, and Vicki are sharing inspiration projects to get you stampin' and craftin'.

[Tip: Create a project combining the two challenges and enter it to both! Use the sketch as your springboard for a spring-themed project.]




Happy Easter 1

Happy Easter 2

Butterfly Kisses





2014-03-27 Moms Unconditional Love Mixed Media Canvas
[Watch the video tutorial for this mixed media canvas here.]

2014-03-25 OLC Spring butterflies birthday card
[Watch the video tutorial for this one layer card here.]





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Inspired? Create your project(s) and link it by March 31 to our March Challengeand/or Sketch #8. Any paper crafting project in any style is most welcome!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Keep on stamping!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy birthday, Maria!

Ruffle roses for 50th Birthday cake by  CuteologyCakes on Cakes Decor.com
(Photo source: Pinterest)


Heads up! We've got our first birthday celebration here at STAMPlorations! March 23 is a special day, as it's Maria F.'s birthday! Because we think she's a pretty darn awesome lady and card-maker extraordinaire, we got together to throw a surprise birthday party for her. The party started yesterday and the celebration lasts for 2 weeks -- because we've got a linky party where those who know and love Maria can link up the birthday cards they made for her. This surprise party was masterminded organized and hosted by Shirley.

Here are the birthday cards that the STAMPlorations girls made in celebration of Maria's 50th!




2014-03-21 OLC Have a happy birthday Maria

scottie



Friday, March 21, 2014

March and Sketch #8 Inspiration Projects by Cornelia, Monika, Sandie, Shery, and Vicki

It's Friday! Time for inspiration projects for our March and Sketch #8 challenges! Both challenges end on March 31, so more than a week left to join in on the fun. STAMPlorations girls Cornelia, Monika, Sandie, Shery, and Vicki have projects to inspire you and get you in the mood for some spring stampin' :o) Be sure to stop by their blogs to read about their projects (clicking on the photos will take you the respective blog post).

[Tip: Combine both challenges to create your project and enter it to both! Use the sketch as your springboard for a spring-themed project.]




Mother 2



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2014-03-20 OLC Spring card for the best mom

Inspired? Create your project(s) and link it by March 31 to our March Challenge and/or Sketch #8. Any paper crafting project in any style is most welcome!

Have a great weekend! Keep on stamping!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #8

Welcome to our 7th bi-weekly sketch challenge! Here’s the sketch for this challenge. It’s open to interpretation. Feel free to change the orientation of the sketch, use different shapes, add other elements to suit the type of paper craft you’re making, and so on — just make sure the sketch is recognizable in your submission(s). You can use stamps by other companies to create projects that you enter to our challenges, although if you have STAMPlorations stamps in your stash, we'd be tickled if you use them!



Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #7 Winner and Top Picks

It's time to announce the winner and top picks for Sketch Challenge #7! Thanks so much to everyone who participated! Great projects in this round. It's Shirley's turn to pick the winner and top picks, and here they are!


STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #7 Winner


Shirley loved how Carol echoed the zigzag edges with the chevron background paper. Congratulations, Carol! Please grab your winner badge below to display on your blog! We'll be in touch with you soon with information on claiming your prize. We are also looking forward to having you as a Guest Designer in next month's sketch challenge!
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STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #7 Top Picks

[Please visit the link below to view Marcia's card.]



Congratulations, ladies! Please grab your top pick badge below to display on your blog!


Again, thank you to everyone who participated! We all had a wonderful time looking at and admiring your creations. Tomorrow, Sketch Challenge #8 starts at 6 a.m. PDT (GMT -700) so we hope you'll come back again and play with us!

Keep on stampin'!


~ The STAMPlorations Design Team

Friday, March 14, 2014

March Inspiration Projects by Debra, Monika, Nonni, Sandie, Shirley, and Vicki

It's Friday, which means it's time for inspiration projects for the March Challenge! The challenge ends March 31, so you've got 2 more weeks to create a spring-themed project and enter! We've got Debra, Monika, Nonni, Sandie, Shirley, and Vicki sharing lovely creations that nicely fit this month's challenge theme. Be sure to stop by their blogs to read about their projects (clicking on the photos will take you there).


Watch Monika's video tutorial on creating this beautiful envelope card HERE.
envelope card 1






Inspired? Add your project to the challenge linky below! Our theme this month is STAMPS & SPRINGYou can use stamps by other companies to create projects that you enter to our challenges, although if you have our stamps in your stash, we'd be tickled if you use them!



Hope you all have a super weekend!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sketch #7 Final Reminder + Inspiration Projects

Heads up! Our current sketch challenge ends tomorrow, Friday, at 11:55 p.m. PDT, so now's the time to get your projects linked up if you've been wanting to play along (and get a shot at winning those washi tapes that're up for grabs this month). Here's a card that Shery created based on the sketch for your inspiration.


And here's the sketch. Use it as inspiration for your paper craft project and link it here. Take it up a notch and make it a spring-inspired project and you can also link it to our monthly challenge here! You can use stamps by other companies to create projects that you enter to our challenges, although if you have our stamps in your stash, we'd be tickled if you use them!



And STAMPlorations girls Cornelia, DebraKylie, and Shery created these cards using the stamps from the MOM Subway Art Builders sets that we're officially releasing this Friday.





If you've been eyeing the MOM stamps, you've got until tonight to grab all 5 them at 30% off! After tonight, they'll be sold at regular price and they won't be available as one set. Get the MOM Subway Art Builders at a pre-release price here.


What are you going to stamp today? :o)

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