Monday, September 1, 2014

SDC September Guest Designer: Julie Steed

We bid our wonderful August guest designer adieu today and welcome our September guest designer, Julie Steed.


Greetings!  My name is Julie and I hail from the often-soggy Pacific NW section of the U.S.  As a child my favorite part of school was when the teacher pulled out the art supplies.  Color, texture and composition still catch my eye.  17 years ago, when my daughter was born, I was introduced to scrapbooking and stamping which reinvigorated my love affair with paper and all the good stuff that can be done with it.  
I can be found in my creative nook at most any time of day though my favorite time is early in the morning when the hubster and kiddos are still sound asleep.  I joke that I have crafting ADD and am always eager to try new products and techniques.  The wonderfully quirky style of their designers is what first attracted me to Stampotique.
To support my paper and stamp buying habits I opened an Etsy shop, Elves In The Attic, in 2009.  Many of my creative experiments end up there and even more can be found on my blog, ElvesInTheAttic.blogspot.com

Friday, August 29, 2014

SDC September 2014 Challenge Links

PLEASE READ ALL RULES BEFORE LINKING

Please remember you can use any stamps now for our challenge, but only one entry per person.  We will draw 2 random winners on the first week of our challenge in October from all those who played in the September challenges.

We are no longer accepting creations using digi stamps.  These will be deleted, we appreciate those that play with us each week and we welcome those using rubber or clear stamps.


Please link DIRECTLY to your creation, not to your blog.  You MUST  include the challenge # (which can be found at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog) behind your name (any not linking directly to your creation AND having the challenge # will be deleted and not eligible for prize).   For example if I'm entering it would look like this- MYNAME-SDC73 (or whichever challenge # it is) . 

We ask that if you have comment verification turned on, that you would consider turning this on and doing comment moderation instead.  

Please use Inlinkz below to link up your challenge.  

**Change to Stampotique submission rules:  You will now have until the first challenge of the following month to submit your entries-we will only have one Inlinkz per month; so today marks the start of the challenges for September and it will run through the close of our last challenge for September which will be September 30, 2014 at noon ET**

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SDC162: Under the Sea

Arwen is our hostess this week and she has challenged us to the following:

Who doesn't remember - Arielle the little mermaid? I love the sea and the residents there. Mixed with fantasy and mysticism, a perfect theme for a Stampotique Challenge! Let me see how your underwater world looks like.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.





Gez Butterworth


We will be posting Kristen's favorites next week, thank you for joining us for the flowers challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create "under the sea".



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SDC161: Flowers

Kristen is our hostess of the week and here is her challenge to you:
 We may be nearing towards the end of summer, and for most, the flowers are fully bloomed, but for me, some of the best flowers are yet to come.  I love the gigantic sunflowers and the autumn mums, and for that reason, I challenge you to use flowers in your creations this week. Have fun !


IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.






Magda Polakow

Kathi's favorites from the music challenge are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like to display the favorites badge)

Gerrie Johnnic: Too cute, fun, and fabulous! After all, who can resist puppies?

Gerda: Starry Night background and Van Gogh portrait are fantastic!

The Seaside Stamper: Succeeded in creating an ear worm!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SDC160: Music as Inspiration


Kathi Rerek is our hostess this week and here is her challenge to you:

I love music and enjoy most genres ranging from liturgical music to rap, from classical to head-bangin' rock! Music fills my soul and moves me emotionally and physically.

Let's see how music inspires you! Use song lyrics, music notation, or words associated with music in your project and share it with us!

Have fun! I can't wait to see what you all create!


IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.






Gez Butterworth

Jackie's favorites from last week's bow challenge are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like favorites badge)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SDC159: Bows


Jackie is our hostess this week and here is her challenge for us:

Ribbons have been around since the Middle Ages. Merchants travelled the world, buying and selling ribbon, many of which had gold and silver in the silk. ribbons were a sign of nobility and worn only by the rich. By the seventh century ribbon was part of the fashion industry and was part of clothing.

Today ribbon has numerous uses, and it is a favourite crafting accessory, I have lots of it! 
You can make fabulous bows with it to adorn your cards, scrapbook page,  tags, journals etc.

So I would like to see you adding a bow to your project, if you don't have ribbons, bows can be made out of many mediums such as paper, clay, string to name but a few!

I looking forward to seeing your creations with a bow!

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.






Magda Polakow
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Kay's top 3 favorites from the black, white with a pop of color challenge are:
(Please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com for favorites badge)




and our 2 random winners for the July challenges are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com with SDC July winner in subject line)


and


Congratulations to all the favorites and winners!



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SDC August Challenge Links

PLEASE READ ALL RULES BEFORE LINKING

Please remember you can use any stamps now for our challenge, but only one entry per person.  We will draw 2 random winners on the first week of our challenge in September from all those who played in the August challenges.

We are no longer accepting creations using digi stamps.  These will be deleted, we appreciate those that play with us each week and we welcome those using rubber or clear stamps.


Please link DIRECTLY to your creation, not to your blog.  You MUST  include the challenge # (which can be found at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog) behind your name (any not linking directly to your creation AND having the challenge # will be deleted and not eligible for prize).   For example if I'm entering it would look like this- MYNAME-SDC73 (or whichever challenge # it is) . 

We ask that if you have comment verification turned on, that you would consider turning this on and doing comment moderation instead.  

Please use Inlinkz below to link up your challenge.  

**Change to Stampotique submission rules:  You will now have until the first challenge of the following month to submit your entries-we will only have one Inlinkz per month; so today marks the start of the challenges for August and it will run through the close of our last challenge for August which will be September 2, 2014 at noon ET**