Monday, February 5, 2018

STAMPlorations February Challenge

Hello STAMPlorations friends! Where did January go, eh? A big thank you to all who played along with us in our January challenges. Check back on February 10 to see if you are one of our winners. And get ready for a whole lot of fabulous new products to be appearing in the next three months! But we also want you to know that for the next couple months we are going to do things a bit differently.

You’ve probably heard that Mrs STAMPlorations, Shery Russ, welcomed a daughter named “Winter” to the family in December. In order to give Shery a little time to catch her breath after giving birth and to adjust to daily life with two little ones in addition to running the store, we are going to take a little “Winter” break!

Rather than all of our normal monthly challenges, there will be just one challenge for you to join each month. The monthly challenge will have a theme and as long as you follow the theme, any type of project is welcome! Then we’ll return to our regular programming in May.


Here are the simple rules for the challenge:

*You may create any type of project -- cards (any style), mixed media, tags, layout, etc -- as long as it follows our theme

*STAMPlorations product is not required though we’d love to see it

*You may enter as many times as you want – as long as each project has its own blog post

*You must display the challenge graphic + link back to the challenge page to qualify for the prizes

*You must comment on the entry before yours in the gallery – lets spread the love

*For an extra chance, comment on the challenge post and the designers’ blog posts throughout the month


*TWO (2) winners of a $25 gift certificate - randomly drawn from all entries

*ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate - randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs throughout the month

Shery is offering a generous 10% (no coupon code needed) off all stamps, stencils, and dies in the store from February through April.

 For my card, I made a heart panel using Hearts All Over Mini stencil and distress oxide inks. I cut some pink polka dot pattern paper with one of the Curly Labels/Tags Nesting Dies and layered on images from A Cuppa Love set.  The sentiment, from that set, was stamped on one of the smaller Tags #1 Nesting dies.

I'm excited to submit my card with these challenges, too!

Come join the fun and Paint It Red with us!  The challenge runs til the end of February and winners are announced the following week.  I can't wait to see what YOU create!!



  1. Great card, Kathy. I love that ink blended heart panel.

  2. What a bright and beautiful creation, Kathy!

  3. Love the stencilled heart panel Kathy. :)

  4. What a gorgeous card, love everything about it - the stencilling the mugs, the colours...

  5. Coffee and crafting are my two favorite things!! Love this fun design!

  6. great color combo - thanks for sharing :)

  7. Beautiful heart panel! I love those cute cups of coffee, especially the one with the dotted hearts and that cool splattered black panel. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

  8. Super cute Love & Latte card! Love the design! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.
    Sandy Trefger Creative Designs

  9. Oh I just love this card, I am very much a coffee lover so this really speaks to me . I adore the stencilled hearts with the distress oxide and well of course the coffee mugs.

  10. Gorgeous card Kathy :-) the coffee cups are so cute and I love the papers and silver splattered design, absolutely fabulous!

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  11. What a fun card! Thank you for joining in our challenge this week over at Cupcake Inspirations! - Have a great week!
    -Sandy, DT

  12. Hi Kathy! Love your colorful coffee valentine and seeing how you used that neat stamp set! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy.

  13. Fantastic, colourful card. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT