STAMPlorations February Challenge – Paint it Red

Hi! I’m here with a special post for STAMPlorations February Challenge.

You’ve probably heard that STAMPlorations owner and designer, Shery Russ, welcomed a daughter named “Winter” to the family in December. In order to give Shery some time to catch her breath we are going to take a little “Winter” break!

There will be just one STAMPlorations challenge for you to join for the months of February, March and April. You’ll find it announced on STAMPlorations blog the 5th of each of those months. The challenge will have a theme and as long as you follow the theme, any type of project is welcome! We’ll return to our regular schedule in May.

I used ARTplorations “Hidden Hearts” stencil to make all 5 of the following cards.

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Here’s my set of cards.

Here’s my sweet parade of cupcake cards.

Card #1 Thanks (SSSMonday)

Card #2 CAS XOXO (FMS322,The Paper Players,WAW)

Card #3 Love (CFC192, JUGS#426)

Card #4 XOXO with navy colored card (Fusion Sketch)

Card #5 Sweet (MFT, WAW)

So, our theme for the February challenge is Paint it Red! What does that make you think of? Hearts? How about coffee/tea and sweets? We’d love to see your creations using the color red or having a theme of love.

Take a look at what some of the DT gals created.  

Thanks for stopping by!

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Card #1 Thanks

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Card #3 Love

Card #4 XOXO with navy colored card

 

 

Card #5 Sweet

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Stencil Sunday – January 21, 2018 – XOXO Your Blues Away Tag

 Hi! I’m here with a quick post for today’s STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday.

I have a tag to share with you today.

I used CUTplorations Curly Label/Tags Nesting Dies and  “XOXO” word die.

I also used texture paste with ARTplorations Retro Circles (on the largest tag/label) and with Leaves 1 – Sanna Lippert Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Do you use Instagram?This post is also a reminder for you. 🙂 Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. THEME = always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.

In order to be eligible for prizes at our Mixed Media Challenge, please use this Mixed Media CHALLENGE graphic (not the Stencil Sunday graphic at the top of this post) in your blog post (see below) when you are entering our Mixed Media Challenge.

Use this graphic in your post (above) to be eligible for prizes at the Mixed Media Challenge. 🙂

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

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TAGplorations – All About Winter – January 2018 – Reminder

Hi! I am happy to be here with you for a super fun monthly challenge at STAMPlorations, TAGplorations.

The theme for this month is:
 
“All About Winter”
with an optional twist of Texture Paste
I have a card to share with you today.
 

I used CUTplorations Curly Label/Tags Nesting Dies and Tag O’Coffee.

I also used blue ink and texture paste with the ARTplorations stencil Leaves 1 – Sanna Lippert Designs.

I’m happy to be part of this fun Tag challenge at STAMPlorations and hope that you will join in and play along.

Check out the TAGplorations PRIZE details and COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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 Important info:

1. The TAGplorations Challenges will start on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
2. We will have a mid-month reminder on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
3. Projects are to based on our monthly theme (with or without the optional twist).
4. We will be featuring CUTplorations tag dies.

FYI:

  • Players can link up as many projects as you would like (1 project per blog post please)
  • Projects can be anything, HOWEVER it must feature a TAG
  • STAMPlorations product is not required
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC each to the 2 top picks
  • If there are more than 50 entries: 1 player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of CUTplorations dies worth up to $20.

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Mixed Media Challenge – January 2018 Mini Calendar

  Hi!  I’m very happy to be here with as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team with a project for our January  Mixed Media Challenge.

Remember to add the above challenge graphic to your post in order to be eligible for the prizes each month.

The winner will receive a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate or 2 ARTplorations stencils. And the top picks receive an ARTplorations stencil of their choice.
 Here’s a mini calendar page that I made for January.
I always enjoy making these calendars every month. I hope that you have been inspired to create your own mixed media projects! I’d be very glad to have you join us for the mixed media challenge this month. I’m so excited to be here with you and I can’t wait to see what you make!

To be sure that you’re eligible for the prizes each month, please create a mixed media project, add a link to the challenge and also remember to show the Mixed Media Challenge Graphic. Please check out what the rest of the design team has made here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge – I have used White, Winter, Photo Inspiration, Snow, Die Cut, Create a Scene (everything but stamping and one-layer).

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TAGplorations Challenge – All About Winter – Non-Shaker Tea Kettle Tag – January 2

 I am happy to be here with you for STAMPlorations first tag challenge of 2018!

I hope you’ll join us for our fun tag challenge, TAGplorations.

Our Theme for this month is:
 
with an optional twist of Texture Paste

Here’s my non-shaker red tea kettle tag, using CUTplorations Tag O’Coffee & Let it Snow Dies.I love this little kettle! I have not used it before, but plan on using it again soon.

We’ve been having a very wintry winter here so far in Maine with 2 major snow events. We got 16″ (40.6 cm) of snow on Christmas Day and have been having daytime temperatures in the single digits Fahrenheit for over a week. Here I am (wearing the red coat), standing on a frozen lake, with my family on New Year’s Eve. We had lots of cold fun and then came in for a hot mug of chocolate.IMG_5499edited2

Lots of cups of tea and chocolate are surely in my future if this weather continues.

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I added Glossy Accents to the red ink sponged tea kettle, blue Smooch Spritz to the blue sponged “Let it Snow” and sparkly snow. 

I’m happy to be part of this fun Tag challenge at STAMPlorations and hope that you will join in the fun.

Check out the TAGplorations PRIZE details and COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace, and Happy New Year,

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Important info:
1. The TAGplorations Challenges will start on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
2. We will have a mid-month reminder on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
3. Projects are to based on our monthly theme (with or without the optional twist).
4. We will be featuring CUTplorations tag dies.
Please see the below for more PRIZE details and a COUPON.

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STAMPlorations/CUTplorations products:

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Use my coupon and receive 20% off your STAMPlorations order.

FYI:

  • Players can link up as many projects as you would like (1 project per blog post please)
  • Projects can be anything, HOWEVER it must feature a TAG
  • STAMPlorations product is not required
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC each to the 2 top picks
  • If there are more than 50 entries: 1 player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of CUTplorations dies worth up to $20.