STAMPlorations 2017 Giving Thanks and Wishlist Linky Party Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome and thanks for stopping by! I’m happy to be here for a special event for STAMPlorations. It is STAMPlorations’ 3rd Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop. This year there are lots of great creations to behold and prizes galore.

We have representatives from some of your favorite challenge Blogs joining us for this hop.

For the projects, the participating designers used 11 new stamp sets designed particularly for this hop: three 4×6 sets (Thankful & Blessed, Wonderfall Time, and Words of Gratitude) and 8 Typografia: Thankful stamps (Full of Thanksgiving, Giving, Gratitude is the Blossom, Something to be Thankful for, Thankful People, Thy Goodness, Unknown Blessings, and We Have Enough).

There are also a good number of other NEW Stamps. Check out the entire Typografia series.

You should be hopping here from Ina Grehan’s post.

I am featuring 2 new Typografia Thankful, Gratitude is the BlossomSomething to be Thankful For, stamps. I also used a bunch of other STAMPlorations products. (Please see the bottom of this post for all of the products used.)

Here’s my first of 2 cards.

There are 2 parts to this event:
  1. a blog hop with 36 stops (including this blog) where you can leave a little word of encouragement and thanks to the designers; and
  2. a wishlist linky party where you can link up your wishlist, as well as up to 3 projects you create that express how thankful and/or grateful you are.

The hop and linky are open until the end of the month so you can take your time hopping and linking up.

And here’s my second card.

Check out the surprise note under the movable top panel.

I wonder if the recipient will discover the surprise?

I hope that you enjoyed your visit and enjoy the rest of the hop as well. You should be off to Sandie Munroe’s post now.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Prize Info

Prizes for commenting on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs:
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 certificate to the STAMPlorations store
Prize for liking, commenting, tagging a friend, and sharing our post on the STAMPlorations Facebook page post:
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn winner will receive a grab bag consisting of new products (valued at $25 MSRP) + another grab bag of the same value to the person he/she tags
Prizes for linking up to the STAMPlorations Wishlist Linky Party:
  • TWO (2) randomly drawn winners will each receive products in their wishlist (up to $40 MSRP)
Prize for commenting and re-posting our Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party post on the STAMPlorations Instagram page:
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn commenter will win her choice of Giving Thanks stamps (Thankful & Blessed; Wonderfall Time; Words of Gratitude; OR any 2 Typografia Thankful stamps)
Commenting on the blogs and linking up to the Wishlist Linky party ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific
 
Winners will be announced on December 10 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 31 to claim their prize.

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Mixed Media Challenge + Stencil Sunday – September Mini Calendar

Hi!  I’m so happy and excited to be here with as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team with a project for Stencil Sunday and the September Mixed Media Challenge.

Remember to add the following 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 using the ARTplorations Stencils – Happy Flowers,

Some Birds and Chevron Crazy.

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The calendar measures approximately 5 3/4″ x 8 3/4″ or 14.5 x 22.25 cm matted.

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I inked up the backside of the Happy Flowers stencil in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then printed on mixed media paper. I put the stencil ink side down and then covered it with printer/copy paper and rubbed firmly, but carefully to transfer the ink.

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Then I stenciled the Happy Flowers through the front side of the stencil with red and green ink. Next I stenciled on Some Birds in black.

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I made the background frame with the Chevron Crazy stencil and Some Birds.

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I designed the little calendar as a word document and printed it onto white cardstock. It measures about 4″ x 2 1/4″ or 4 cm x 5.75 cm. I inked the edges of the calendar by swiping it across a black ink pad and attached it with foam tape.  I matted the project in white cardstock and mounted it on my chevron panel.

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I had a lot of fun creating this calendar page and 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!

Please remember that this is not a card challenge…it’s anything BUT a card.  🙂

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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For your convenience here our challenge rules:
  • Your project(s) can be anything mixed media except a card (so no cards, please!).
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s).
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts.
  • You must display our STAMPlorations/ARTplorations mixed media challenge graphic  in your post and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by September 30th, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time (GMT-7).

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Mixed Media Challenge + Stencil Sunday – July Mini Calendar

Hi!  I’m so happy and excited to be here with my very first post as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team. I am here with a project for Stencil Sunday and the July 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 using the ARTplorations Stencil – Happy Flowers and some stamps from Trendy Butterflies.

IMG_9622editedThe calendar measures approximately 5 3/4″ x 8 3/4″ or 14.5 x 22.25 cm matted.

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I repeatedly sponged a variety of rainbow-hued flowers onto my panel of cardstock with the Happy Flowers stencil.

I re-purposed this particular piece of cardstock from a previous project.

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If you look carefully you’ll see some turquoise ink along the edges, the left overs from said project.

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I designed the little calendar as a word document and printed it onto white cardstock. It measures 4″ x 2 1/4″ or 4 cm x 5.75 cm.

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I inked the edges of the calendar by swiping it across a black ink pad.

I stamped the butterflies in embossing ink and embossed in white. Some bits didn’t adhere as nicely as I would have liked and I could have re-embossed, but I liked the effect. 🙂

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I had a lot of fun creating this calendar page and 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!

Please remember that this is not a card challenge…it’s anything BUT a card.  🙂

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 in your post.Please check out what the rest of the design team has made here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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STAMPlorations/ARTplorations products used:
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For your convenience here our challenge rules:
  • Your project(s) can be anything mixed media except a card (so no cards, please!).
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s).
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts.
  • You must display our STAMPlorations/ARTplorations mixed media challenge graphic  in your post and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by July 31st, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time (GMT-7).

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