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.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
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 :o)
Back in April, we introduced three club plans in addition to the Premium Stamp Club Plan. These are the 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 Gone Postal instead of the current set, Born to Roam -- it's up to you! You also would have read about the new product line we're introducing in July and that you will be receiving as a perk (free!). If you haven't yet, then check your email because I sent out a Stamp Club Update earlier today and it has a link where you can read all about it, as well as preview the 3 stamp club sets we're releasing in August, October, and December :o)
Hope you all have a wonderful week!
PS: Tomorrow is the last day of our Memorial Day Weekend Sale, where stamps and stencils are 10% to 20% off -- no coupon code needed because the discounts are applied automatically when you add products to your cart.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
A new product will be landing on the STAMPlorations shop very, very soon! And here's a sneak peek of the labels.
If you're a Premium Stamp Club subscriber, you'll find out what it is in a couple of days when I send out a Stamp Club Update. All I can say is that it's going to be one of the new free perks just like the free stamps you get with your subscription! Yep, you'll be getting one of these at your current subscription rate :o)
Thinking about joining the stamp club? You'll find all the info you need here.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Hello, friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I am sharing how to use your alphabet stamps to both build the background and as a focal image. So, here's a look into the finished card.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
- Comment on this post.
- Visit the designers' blogs and comment on their featured project(s).
- Commenting closes on Friday, May 27, 11:55 p.m. Pacific.
- We'll randomly select a winner of the stamp set from comments left on all the blogs and announce who that is on Sunday, May 29.
- Share the link to this blog post on your Facebook status. Make sure to tag your post with #trendybirds2 and #stamplorations
- When you visit the designers' blog posts, pin their cards to your Pinterest board. Again, make sure to tag your pins with #trendybirds2 and #stamplorations
- Leave a second comment on this blog post telling us that you've done the above (include a link to your FB profile/page and/or Pinterest board).
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Remember when I ghosted a Distress Ink marker background by spritzing water through a stencil? Well today we'll be taking advantage of the special Distress Ink properties once again. This time I'm ghosting a background I inked up the old fashioned way, using water on a paintbrush to remove the color from stamped images.
Here's the card. See how all the stamped images are "ghosted"? Let's see how that's done.
Oh, and make sure you check back tomorrow morning because we have another one of our special stamp release mini blog hops :o)
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
For May, our theme is STAMPS & ANYTHING GOES. If your project happens to be CAS, be sure to link it up to the May CAS Card Challenge. If you were inspired by Shery's card here, link it up in the May CASEplorations gallery. Or if you end up creating a non-card mixed media projects and you used a stencil, link it up to our May 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.