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APRIL CHALLENGES & BLOG HOPS Winners are here. Winners, please claim your prize by May 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.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Stencil Sunday #97


Hey there, fellow creatives! We've got a new edition of Stencil Sunday,  a weekly feature brought to you by the STAMPlorations girls in the Mixed Media design team. Every Sunday, they share their mixed media projects showcasing ARTplorations stencils and STAMPlorations stamps. Today, LynneTanja Amy and MariLynn are sharing their mixed media projects. You'll find more information about their projects by visiting their blogs -- do check them out!

 
  

Friday, May 19, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Fun with Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls By Amy


Good afternoon everyone, Amy here, with a little  tag for y'all using Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls along with NEW ARTplorations Curve Play stencil and one of my favorite STAMPlorations Stamp Sets; Trendy Feathers 2.

May Challenge Mid-Month Reminder - More Inspiration

Hey, everyone! Here's your mid-month reminder to play in the current Theme & Sketch Challenge. Our theme is STAMPS & ALPHABET. A number of ways you can go with the theme. You can use designer paper with alphabet backgrounds, alphabet dies and stamps, big letters, one letter (or two, or a few!), alphabet blocks, big word sentiments...If you end up with a card that's also clean and simple, make sure to link it up to the May CAS Card Challenge


And here's our fun sketch to get inspired by as well:




      

    

Thursday, May 18, 2017

{Spotlight Project} One Stamp and Die, Two Different Ways with Deepti!


Hello friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I am sharing how we can use a stamp and coordinating die to make two different designs :) Here's how the cards look:




May CAS Card Challenge Reminder

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Here's to remind you that this month's CAS Card Challenge is in full swing. It's anything CAS goes with feminine colors as the optional color twist. And if you were inspired by our sketch and/or theme this month, make sure you link up your creation to to our May Monthly Theme and/or Sketch Challenge as well. If your card has diecuts, has a STAMPlorations product, and was inspired by the photo here, link it up in the May CUTplorations Challenge gallery. And lastly, if your card has STAMPlorations products (stamps, stencils, and/or dies) as the main attraction, link it up to our Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge. Yep, more chances for prizes we have up for grabs :o)



The STAMPlorations girls are back with cards to inspire you. Check them out and we hope you'll come play!

    

    

  

  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Shirley's Seeing Things Again


Do you use a journal or book just for playing around in? I have a couple of small journals in which I occasionally (as in, when I remember to) blot off any inks and paints I've been using, then I stamp or scribble in them later. They've been neglected of late, so I picked one up, started flicking through it, and saw one page that I thought would work perfectly with my City Girl stamp set.




Tuesday, May 16, 2017

{Inspiration Project Post #134}

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! Today's post is filled with flowers. The Inspiration girls have been busy creating a variety of projects for this week's showcase featuring stamps designed by our very own Deepti under her label Dee's Artsy Impression.

All of Deepti's stamp sets will be on sale for the week - no coupon needed; the discount is automatically applied. And if you happen to have a coupon code, such as a personal discount code for being a stamp club subscriber, you can use the code to get an even better deal.

Deepti's sets will be reduced by 10% except for Rise And Grind and Power Of Words, both of which will be 20% off until May 22.

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

  

 









Monday, May 15, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Art Journal Page by Susanne



Hi there!

Susanne writing today and I have an art journal page process video to share.


May CUTplorations - Reminder

Hello STAMPlorations Friends!

Hope you had a crafty weekend? Well how about a little something to keep you inspired, we're half way through May and what better time to repeat the invitation to play along at this month's CUTplorations Challenge.

Have you joined us, yet? If not, here is a quick reminder of our photo:


We also have a little more inspiration for you. Shirley went for artsy roses. and I was inspired by hearts.



Check out the May challenge post here for more die-cutting inspiration and, of course, to link up your die-cutting makes. Not sure about the CUTplorations Challenge Rules? You can check them out here.

I'm looking forward to seeing your creations!


Have a lovely day!
hugs
Monika xxx
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