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Winners of the July Challenges and Blog Hops are HERE. Winners, please claim your prize by August 21.

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!

Love mixed media? Check out our Mixed Media Tutorials here.

Join our STAMP CLUB! Enjoy lots of perks: free stamps, stencils & dies; gift certificates; and free worldwide shipping.


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

{DAY TWO} August Christmas Stamps & Dies Release Week feat. Yuletide Deer by Deepti

Hello again, STAMPlorations friends! Welcome to DAY 2 of our August Christmas Stamps & Dies Release Week! We've released SIX new stamp sets by Becca, Deepti, Shirley, and Shery (me), as well as EIGHT thin metal dies in our CUTplorations line.

From Monday until Thursday, the STAMPlorations girls will be featuring each stamp set and then on Friday, they'll be featuring the dies in their projects.

Continue to hop and leave comments along the way for a chance at the following awesome prizes:

  • 1 winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store
  • 1 winner of her choice of 1 stamp set and 1 CUTplorations die from the new release 
  • 3 winners of $10 gift certificate to the store

We also have these extra prizes:
  • 2 winners of their choice of 1 CUTplorations die from the new release -- randomly drawn from our Facebook page
  • 1 winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release -- randomly drawn from our Instagram post
  • and you know me...I love giving away surprise prizes so there will be a few along the way :o)

Yesterday we featured Becca's stamp set, Christmas Cookies & Cheer, in our DAY 1 post. Today we're featuring Deepti's stamp set, YULETIDE DEER.

preview-yuletidedeer


Take a look at what the STAMPlorations girls made!

  

  
DEEPTI


  
KAROLA


  
VICKI


  
MARIA | SHIRLEY


  
MONIKA |  BECCA



CORNELIA


Want a chance to win this stamp set OR a $25 gift certificate? Simply leave a comment on this post, on the designers' blogs, and on our Facebook page between now and Monday, August 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific. We'll announce the winners right here on the blog on August 24. Become a follower of our blog or follow us by email to receive updates when we post something here. How easy is that? Have fun!

Check back tomorrow for DAY THREE!

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For a chance at a surprise prize, answer this question: What is the first name of Scrooge, the main character in "A Christmas Carol"?
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These stamps and dies are available now in the store and they're 5% off until the end of the month. Discount is automatically applied -- no coupon needed. You'll find them in the New Release category.


If you visit the participating designers' blogs, you could score an extra 20% off using their discount code!


Premium stamp club subscribers: make sure you use your personal discount code to get an extra 25% off on these stamps and dies!

Monday, August 14, 2017

{DAY ONE} August Christmas Stamps & Dies Release Week feat. Christmas Cookies & Cheer by Becca

Hey there, STAMPlorations friends! Welcome to DAY 1 of our August Christmas Stamps & Dies Release Week! We've released SIX new stamp sets by Becca, Deepti, Shirley, and Shery (me), as well as EIGHT thin metal dies in our CUTplorations line.

For the next four days, the STAMPlorations girls will be featuring each stamp set and on the fifth day, they'll be featuring the dies in their projects.


And what's a blog hop without prizes? We've several!

We'll randomly draw the following from comments left here on the blog and designers blogs (Day 1 to Day 5):

  • 1 winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store
  • 1 winner of her choice of 1 stamp set and 1 CUTplorations die from the new release 
  • 3 winners of $10 gift certificate

We also have these extra prizes:
  • 2 winners of their choice of 1 CUTplorations die from the new release -- randomly drawn from our Facebook page
  • 1 winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release -- randomly drawn from our Instagram post
  • and you know me...I love giving away surprise prizes so there will be a few along the way :o)

Commenting closes on Monday, August 21, with the winners announced on Thursday, August 24. (Make sure to follow our blog or subscribe by email so you don't miss a post!)

To kick off the hop, we're putting the spotlight on Becca's stamp set, CHRISTMAS COOKIES & CHEER.

preview-ChristmasCookiesCheer


Take a look at what the STAMPlorations girls made!

  


    
KAROLA


  
VICKI


  
SHIRLEY | MONIKA


  
DEEPTI



CORNELIA


Want a chance to win this stamp set OR a $25 gift certificate? Simply leave a comment on this post, on the designers' blogs, and on our Facebook page between now and Monday, August 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific. We'll announce the winners right here on the blog on August 24. Become a follower of our blog or follow us by email to receive updates when we post something here. How easy is that? Have fun!

Check back tomorrow for DAY TWO!

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For a chance at a surprise prize, answer this question: What's your favorite Christmas carol?
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These stamps and dies are available now in the store and they're 5% off until the end of the month. Discount is automatically applied -- no coupon needed. You'll find them in the New Release category

If you visit the participating designers' blogs, you could score an extra 20% off using their discount code! 


Premium stamp club subscribers: make sure you use your personal discount code to get an extra 25% off on these stamps and dies!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

{UPCOMING!} August Christmas Stamps & Dies Release Hop



Hey there, STAMPlorations friends! Just popping by to let you all know that tomorrow is the start of Christmas in August here on the blog! For 5 straight days, you'll be treated to some awesome Christmas projects by the STAMPlorations girls featuring our newly released Christmas stamps and dies! (They're now available in the store too! See them here.)

As always, if you hop along, you get a chance to win awesome prizes! We're giving away gift certificates, as well as stamps and dies from the new release. So make sure to check back here tomorrow, Monday, August 14, at 7 a.m. Pacific!

Friday, August 11, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Sunflower Summer Inspired Calendar


Hi! I'm here to share another mixed media calendar with you today. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it. Here's the mini calendar page that I made.


I used a variety of CUTplorations, ARTplorations and STAMPlorations products.

 


Thursday, August 10, 2017

{JULY WINNERS}


We've got July winners and top picks to announce. We've also got the winners of the CASology 5th Birthday Hop and the National Coloring Book Day featuring Bloomtangled. Thank you to all of you who played in our challenges last month and who participated in our hops and event.

An important note about our winners post: all winners (challenges and blog hops) of the previous month are announced in one post (this one) published on the 9th or 10th of the following month. All winners have up to 10 days to claim their prizes. 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. 

Winners, please claim your prize on or before Monday, August 21. Prizes not claimed by August 21 will be forfeited -- no exceptions. Please understand that because we have a lot of winners and give away over $200 worth of prizes in the form of products and gift certificates 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 sheryruss@gmail.com. Please follow this format in the subject line:
"STAMPlorations July (Winner, Top Pick, Random Draw) - specific challenge here"
e.g., "STAMPlorations July Winner - Theme & Sketch Challenge"

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

{Spotlight Project} One Die, Three Backgrounds with Cornelia



Hi, Cornelia here today using one die and 3 different backgrounds.

  



My supplies:


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Monika Makes A Set Of Cheerful Thank You Tags


Hello Crafty Friends! I've been de-stashing through a well-known auction site over the last few weeks. Things I haven't used in a long time were in need of a new home. Whenever I send an item off to its buyer, I tend to add a little note hence these cheerful 'Thank You Tags'.


They were really quick to make and gave me the opportunity to show you how to stamp on a die cut shape using a stamping tool.

{Stamp Designer Spotlight} Blossom Sprays from Dee's Artsy Impressions by Deepti Malik + Comment to Win


Hello! It's Wednesday and we've got another fun post. Today we're featuring the Blossom Sprays stamps that Deepti designed for her line, Dee's Artsy Impressions.


   
Blossom Sprays #1 | Blossom Sprays #2 | Blossom Sprays #3

And here's Deepti showcasing her stamps. Be sure to visit her blog after reading and commenting on this post. You may just be the lucky winner of one of the Blossom Sprays stamps!

  

  

  

Simply awesome cards, wouldn't you agree? If you like the stamp sets featured today, simply leave a comment here and on Deepti's blog for a chance to win. We'll randomly draw a winner from all the comments left. You have until Sunday, August 13, to comment. We'll announce the winner on Wednesday, August 16.

And if you like Deepti's stamps, you could snap them up at 20% off. Just use the code STAMPGIRLDEEPTI on checkout. You'll find all of Deepti's stamps here.

Thanks for your visit today! Do stop by again on Monday, August 14, because the STAMPlorations girls will be back sharing projects in our August Christmas Release! If you haven't been to the store lately, check out the NEW RELEASE section because you'll find brand new Christmas stamps and dies in there -- and they're automatically 5% off (plus get extra $$$ off when you use a returning customer code,  stamp club code, or any of the codes from the STAMPlorations girls).

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