STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop

Hello Everybody,


STAMPlorations turns a year old this month and we’re celebrating with a blog hop! We’re also releasing the new stamps for July so it’s a double celebration. The other STAMPlorations girls and I are sharing projects we created that feature the new stamps. And we’ve got 5 talented card-makers celebrating with us too! Visit all the stops on the hop and leave a comment for a chance to win stamps. We’re giving away over $120 worth of stamps!

FOURTEEN (14) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers’ blogs will each win a stamp set and ONE (1) lucky hopper randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win all the stamps in the July release. You have until Wednesday, July 2, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700) to comment here and on my fellow designers’ posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Sunday, July 6.

And here’s my project

It's Your Day

Cake, Fireworks and Streamers came to mind when I was thinking about celebrating this huge achievement and I hope my card does reflect this. The explosive background and sentiment were created using stamps from the new VIGNETTE Celebrate Artsy and VIGNETTE It’s Your Day Sets combined with some splatters from the Holiday Artsy set. The cake was stamped on a piece of white card, coloured using Promarkers, fuzzy cut and layered using 3D foam tape. I then edged my panel with brown and layered it onto my Kraft base card before adding some sparkle using sequins and glitter glue.

The winner’s prize on my blog is SUBWAY ART BUILDERS Dare, one large stamp consisting of 5 enormously encouraging sentiments. One example of me using SAB Dare can be seen in my header. The reason I chose this set is that simply through looking at the sentiments I feel encouraged to move outside the box especially when my creative mojo is down a bit. A perfect pick me up! … with this prize I dare you to dream, imagine the impossible possible, to seize the moment, bloom where you are and follow your heart!

My Teamies have worked wonders using the new stamps in their projects. During the Hop you can buy all the stamps as a bundle at a 17% discount for only $30 and very reasonable shipping too.

Good Luck!!!

*** The stops in the hop***

STAMPlorations Blog

Design Team:

Cornelia | Debra | Kylie | Maria | Monika (that’s me)| Nonni | Shery | Shirley | Vicki

Guest Designers:

Ardyth | Chrissie | Deepti | Melissa | Mynn

Sketch 8 Challenge at STAMPlorations

Hello Everybody,

It is time again for another Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations. Thanks to everybody who entered our last sketch challenge. We had some great entries.

We’re also be welcoming Deepti from Dee’s Art Utopia as our guest designer for this challenge!!!

… and here is the sketch to take your inspiration from:

Again there is a lot of scope in this sketch as you can see from the fabulous creations of my teamies on the STAMPlorations Challenge Blog. I personally came up with the following interpretation …


I used the MOM stamp from the new SUBWAY ART BUILDER range, more details can be found here  … and stamped it in two different colours before chopping my images up to create banners. I only used three which means there is plenty left for some more cards! 🙂 I am so excited about these stamps, simply because they are so versatile, you can stamp them as a whole, colour each line with a different marker, only use one of the sentiments, chop them up … I would say you’re only limited by your imagination!

For my background I used my favourite DSP, Love and Lipstick Tricks a digital paper from our sister shop  All About Scrapping who is also the sponsor of our prize. I also cut a small piece of pink card and stamped one of the small flowers from the VIGNETTE Eclectic Florals stamp set on a scrap of white card and fuzzy cut it. I then layered my elements as can be seen in the photo on my white tent fold base card and added my flower, gem and sequins to finish …

Hope you like my card and feel inspired …

Please pop over to the Challenge Blog to see the amazing projects that my DT Teamies have created … and of course … to join in the fun. The winner will receive 3 digital products from our sponsor All About Scrapping.

As always there is an extra prize up for grabs each month. If you enter all 3 challenges, two sketch plus one monthly, in March, you’ll be in with a chance of winning these fab Washi Tapes …

… more details can be found here.

Happy Stamping!!!

Here is what else I used:

Mom Stamp and VIGNETTE Eclectic Florals Stamp set by STAMPlorations

Love and Lipstick Tricks digital paper from All About Scrapping

strawberry slush ink pad from Stampin’Up!

everything else from my stash