Wednesday, June 23, 2010

SDC10: Freedom

This week our challenge is a theme challenge: Freedom. We'd like to see your interpretation of what Freedom means to you!

Our winner from the SDC9: What Summer Means to you is: ButterCup for this Gorgeous Summery Card

Congratulations! Please e-mail Carol to claim your $15 gift certificate at

Take a look at how our Fabulous Designers interpreted this challenge!

Want to play along? Remember it's Stampotique only Stamps this week and don't forget to add your direct link below using InLinkz on this post!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Featured Stampers: SDC9 - What Summer Means To You

A BIG thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy summer schedule to play along with our challenge this week.  It sure has been fun reviewing all of the entries as they have been posted.  You are all such talented individuals!!

As the hostess of this challenge, I have the impossible job of selecting a few cards to be featured!  The projects were so diverse and beautifully executed... and a few people managed to finish multiple projects - all just amazing!!!

I definitely have to send a shout out to MaryAnne Walters whose two energetic entries must have taken the equivalent of my crafty time for an entire month!  The results are beautiful, MaryAnne... thank you so much for sharing all of the details in separate posts too - fantastic!
Flower Shadow Box by MaryAnne
Summer Nesting Boxes by MaryAnne

Summertime Card by Miek
Next, I'd like to highlight the beautiful work of Miek Vugts-Coenders.  The color choices for her hot! hot! hot! card are so warm and vibrant, the  clever minimalist composition is very eye catching and use of white pen and stitching is simply charming and effective.  Very nice, Miek!

Shine Card by Sandra
This adorable card by Sandra features two nifty ideas - shiny sunglasses and braided ribbon!  The color scheme is soft and subtle and the layout is just precious.... a fabulously summery card.  Sweet, Sandra!

Again, thank you to everyone who cut boatloads of tiny images with sharp little scissors, glued for hours, sponged and stippled every edge and corner, completed multiple projects, and included the most ingenious ideas into their creations!  We love all of your works of art!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the winner of this week's draw as well as the unveiling of the next Stampotique Designer's Challenge!

Rubber smiles,
Val :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

SDC9: What Does Summer Mean to You?

With the official first day of summer fast approaching Valerie (the birthday girl, stop by to wish her a happy birthday) challenges you to bring the heat! Your creation should reflect what summer means to you. We hope you'll get fired up about this sizzling challenge and join in for a chance to win a smokin' hot $15 Stampotique gift certificate!! You may use any stamps that spark your inspiration.

Our winner from the SDC8: Purple challenge is: #14 Lynne Quinn
Congratulations! Please e-mail Carol to claim your $15 gift certificate at

Congratulations to Kim's top 3 picks for the SDC8: Purple Challenge (please e-mail if you would like the badge to display)

Lisa Sparkle



Here's What Summer Means To The Design Team!
The Stampotique Design Team members invite you to visit their blogs for further details on how they created their scorching projects for this week's challenge.