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Thursday, November 21, 2013

November challenge reminder post

Hello to all the crafty folks out there! There’s still time to enter our November challenge! You have until November 30, 11:55 p.m. PST to enter your creation(s). Our theme this month is STAMPS & SEQUINS and we’d love to see your take on it. Winner gets 2 Vignette stamp sets of her choice from STAMPlorations :-)
We are also having a DT call so if you’d like to be considered, create any paper craft project and enter it to our challenge.
Here are cards that Nonni and I whipped up for your inspiration. (Click on our names to be taken to our personal blogs and read more about our creations.)
NONNI
(using stamps in the VIGNETTE: Chevron & Arrows set)
SHERY
(using stamps in the Holiday Artsy [paint/brush stroke, ink blots], VIGNETTE: Artful Flutters [butterflies], and VIGNETTE: Tree Silhouettes [sentiment] sets)
2013-11-19 CAS Life is better because of you
Are you game? Try creating any paper craft for  any occasion that features stamps and sequins and enter it to our challenge. Link to the challenge is here or simply click on the graphic below.
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We can’t wait to see your creations!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

New Releases: 9 Clear Stamp Sets in the VIGNETTE Series + Win 2 Vignette Sets

Vignette-Preview
I’m pleased to announce that 9 stamp sets in our new VIGNETTE Series are available now and they are 25% off until November 22 only or until our current inventory sells out. Each set is just $5.25 + flat rate shipping (based on your location).
I’ve been playing with these new stamps all weekend and here are a couple of cards that feature the stamps. (I’ll be posting more cards in the coming days.)
2013-11-09 OLC Thank you so muchThank You So Much!” one layer card using stamps in the Art Deco Border Builders set.
2013-11-09 OLC Hello dear friendHello, dear friend” one layer card using stamps in the Trendy Feathers set.
WIN 2 VIGNETTE SETS
You can win 2 Vignette clear stamp sets (you pick!) by entering your paper craft projects in our current monthly challenge. Click on the challenge graphic below for the details :-)
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DT CALL
We’re also looking for a few crafty, creatives to be part of the STAMPlorations design team. Details are here.
Make a wonderfully creative week!

Friday, November 08, 2013

Bi-Weekly Challenge #2 Winner, DT Call, and VIGNETTE Clear Stamps Preview

Thank you to everyone who entered their projects to our 2nd bi-weekly challenge. Like the previous challenge, DH and I deliberated for some time as we thought all the entries were really good!
Ornate Autumn Butterflies Card by SmilynStef
We thought SmilynStef’s card was gorgeous — from the embossing to the
cut-out butterfly, color combo, pearl accents, and sentiment.
Congratulations, SmilynStef! Please grab your winner badge below to display on your blog!
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Grungy Christmas Card by Sandie

We loved Sandie’s modern, trendy take on the sketch and
her use of non-traditional Christmas colors.
Congratulations, Sandie! Please grab your top pick badge below to display on your blog!
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Thank you again to everyone who participated in our bi-weekly challenge. Our next bi-weekly challenge will be in January 2014 — once we have a few ladies join Nonni and me in the STAMPlorations design team. If you’d like to be part of the STAMPlorations DT, applying is super-simple: create any paper craft project that fits our current monthly challenge and enter it there! As a DT member, you’ll receive samples of upcoming stamps in the STAMPlorations line. 
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And starting next week, 9 new clear stamp sets in the VIGNETTE Series will be available on the STAMPlorations shop and Etsy shop. These stamps are perfect for creating CAS and one layer cards, as well as a variety of paper crafts.
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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Friday, November 01, 2013

November Challenge: STAMPS & SEQUINS

Welcome to our first monthly challenge. We’d love it if you’ll join us for the entire month of November! Each month we have a theme, and for November, we’d love to see any and all kinds of paper crafts using STAMPS & SEQUINS.
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PRIZE
The winner will receive 2 clear stamp sets of his/her choice. He/She gets to pick from the holiday sets and Vignette sets in the shop. (Visit the link to see the stamp sets.)
A DT CALL
We’re inviting creative paper crafters to become a part of the STAMPlorations design team. If you have a blog dedicated to sharing your paper crafting projects (cards, tags, altered art, mixed media, etc.) and you’d like to be part of our design team for a minimum of 6 months starting January 2014, show us your stuff! Simply create a paper craft project that fits our current monthly challenge and submit it. Include “DT” after your name so we know you’d like to be considered (e.g., Jane – DT). As a DT member, you’ll create a minimum of 3 paper craft projects per month (1 for the monthly challenges and 2 for the bi-weekly sketch challenges). You’ll have plenty of time to create your projects because we’ve already got challenges scheduled until the end of 2014. As a DT member, you’ll receive samples of upcoming stamps in the STAMPlorations line as well as previously released stamps when they are available.
INTRODUCING OUR FIRST DT MEMBER: NONNI
Nonni
She’s one of the most creative paper crafters I was fortunate enough to bump into a couple of months ago and her card creations never cease to amaze me. But I’ll let Nonni introduce herself in her own words:
I’m Nonni, a 33-year-old card-making enthusiast from Finland. I get to work in my dream profession as a musician but even the best jobs can be stressful… So the world of crafting is a great place to run away to! I got interested in card-making when I was planning my wedding invitations a couple of years ago. I got hooked right away! I enjoy making cards in various styles but Clean and Simple and Vintage are maybe my favorites at the moment. I love stamping and coloring in images with Copics. And I l also like to learn new techniques playing with embossing powders, inks, mists and such. Those who visit my blog often know I have an obsession with doilies, lace and pearls — I tend to put them on all my cards, vintage or not! :-)When I’m not working or crafting, you’ll find me doing various sports or resting on the sofa in front of telly — a girl needs her downtime too!”
INSPIRATION PROJECTS
Here are cards that Nonni and I created for this month’s challenge. We hope they’ll inspire you and we’re excited to see what you create!
Nonni
(using the distressed floral stamps for the background)
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Shery
(using stamps in the Holiday Hexagons,Distressed Floral SwirlsHoliday Artsy (outside sentiment), and Jesus is the Reason (inside sentiment) sets)
2013-10-30 OLC Merry Christmas
READY TO PLAY?
  • Create a card, tag, mini album/scrapbook cover, layout, home decor item, or any paper craft that features STAMPS & SEQUINS. Any style is welcome — CAS, shabby chic, vintage, grunge, and so on. Post your creation on your blog and submit it by11:55 p.m. PST on Saturday, November 30. Don’t have a blog? You can post a photo of your project on your Pinterest page, Flickr, or any public online gallery.
  • You must use stamps (rubber, cling, clear, digi — from any company) in your creation(s).
  • Copy the link of your blog entry where you have your project posted and enter it to the linky found at the end of this post. Remember to link directly to your blog post, not just your blog URL. (This will make it easy for us to find your submission and leave a comment.)
  • Include a text link back to this challenge in your blog post to encourage other paper crafters to participate.
  • You can submit up to 3 entries for this challenge.
  • You can submit your creation(s) to other challenges — as many as you want.
  • Follow our blog to qualify for the prize.
  • And lastly, have a great time creating your project! :-)
We’ll announce the winner and top picks on Thursday, December 5, here on the STAMPlorations™ blog and on the All About Scrapping page on Facebook. That’s it…we look forward to seeing what you create!
Shery
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