APRIL CHALLENGES & BLOG HOPS Winners are here. Winners, please claim your prize by May 21.
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.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
Hello everyone, Sanna here today. I am very excited to share my first tutorial with you. Tags are so much fun to create and they make a great addition to a nicely wrapped present, for example. They are also very fast to create. So next time you prepare a present for someone, why not add a DIY, personalized tag to it, to give it a very special touch?
And just like that, July is almost over! It seemed like it wasn't too long ago that I shared a preview of the latest stamp club stamp. Yet here I am, sharing the newest premium stamp club set: ARTSY TRIBAL DOODLES.
ARTSY TRIBAL DOODLES is a 5" by 7" stamp set with 26 images that have a sketchy, doodled tribal vibe. I was inspired by a tribal design I saw while I was out shopping for Kathryn's baby clothes earlier this year. When I got home, I began doodling some of my own "tribal" elements. This is a set that's different from anything out there.
Want this stamp set now at a great price with a couple of ARTplorations stencils of your choice and free shipping? Just sign up for the stamp club here. Stamp club subscribers get to enjoy lots of perks, including free shipping, free stamps and even free CUTplorations thin metal dies! :o)
On a budget? We've got three additional club plans: Gold Stamp Club Plan, Basic Stamp Club Plan, and Stencil Club Plan. All plans are bi-monthly, include personal discount codes, come with incentives for every 3rd time renewing, and get free worldwide shipping. There is a plan to suit a crafter's budget. For the complete info, check out the plans by clicking the graphic below.
If you're already a premium stamp club subscriber, thanks so much for your support! If your subscription is set to renew in the next week or so (or it has already renewed), you can pick Artsy Tribal Doodles instead of the current set, Gone Postal -- it's up to you!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
PS: Have you seen our first coloring book that's geared for cardmarkers, crafters, and mixed media artists? Check out our post introducing Color Blooms here. Next, check out Monika's spotlight project here because she shares how she used different mediums to color a page from Color Blooms -- find out which mediums work great with our coloring book and which ones work not-so-great.
PPS: Did you know that August 2 is National Coloring Book Day? No? Now you do! :o) Keep your eyes peeled because on Tuesday, we here at STAMPlorations will be celebrating it by hosting a coloring event and we'd like you to join us and show off your coloring mojo! One lucky participant (or perhaps two) will win a copy of Color Blooms :o)
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
As you can see, there is lots of scope for using your coloured pages. I am sure you can think of even more than I did.
Color Blooms itself has 34 colouring pages featuring 6 beautifully drawn blooms in different variations. The paper quality compares well to other books I've seen around. Actually the slightly rougher finish provides a good key for chalks and crayons. In today's Spotlight Project, I am sharing my thoughts on how I found working with one of the pages from Color Blooms.
COLOR BLOOMS is now available to buy on the shop -- it's here. If you live outside the US, you can buy Color Blooms from the Amazon site that is closest to you in order. (We offer a flat shipping rate but encourage you to buy your copy from an Amazon site if shipping is cheaper. Amazon links to 10 countries (UK, Canada, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, and Spain) where Color Blooms is available are found on the product page. If you have a group or are hosting a coloring book party, volume discounts are available for 10 copies or more.
Hope this inspires you to color!
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Happy Day Blog Land Peeps! Lynne here today excited to be sharing my first ARTplorations mixed media tutorial post featuring the Happy Flowers stencil and the Bubbles-mini stencil and the STAMPlorations word stamp - Bold Sentiments-Create (my new favorite!)
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
Hello, everyone. MariLynn here with my first mixed media tutorial for STAMPlorations. I love creating projects and I love sharing how I made them. My hope is to encourage you create mixed media projects of your own.
For July, our theme is STAMPS & STARS. If your project happens to be CAS, be sure to link it up to the July CAS Card Challenge. If you were inspired by Elina Stromberg's card here, link it up in the July CASEplorations gallery. Or if you end up creating a non-card mixed media project and you used a stencil, link it up to our July Mixed Media Challenge. Yep, more chances for prizes we have up for grabs :o)
And here's our fun sketch to get inspired by as well.