Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SDC16: Vintage

Thanks for joining us again this week over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Grab a cup of coffee or o.j. and settle in for a long post today.

Challenge #16 is a STAMPOTIQUE ONLY challenge-you must use ONLY Stampotique Stamps on your creation.

Milo is our hostess this week and she has challenged the design team to create a project with a VINTAGE theme. The girls did a fabulous job this week with this challenge, beautiful creations.

Kim's favorites from the Birthday challenge last week were hard to pick, there were so many great ones.
But, since they force me to pick 3 favorites, here goes:
(please e-mail me if you would like to display the DT Favorites badge on your blog at khoward at gmail dot com)

I mean who wouldn't want to be in that setting for their birthday??? Gorgeous!

Lisa S
I'm wishing I were about 60 lbs lighter to fit into that gorgeous strapless pink dress, love the sponging on it to really give it depth.

Glittery Katie
In love with the background she created on this card with the "burst" underneath the image.

Our random winner of a $30 gift certificate from Stampotique is:
(please e-mail Carol at Carol at Stampotique dot com to claim your gift certificate)

#9 Kapree

Just a reminder that Stampotique will be closed the whole month of October so if an order is placed during that time, it will not ship until after the store has reopened.
At Stampotique we are thrilled to announce our Guest Designer for the month of October. Some of you may recognize her as one of our frequent players of our challenges. Please help us welcome Shannon Sawyer who will start playing with us with our first challenge in October. Here is some more about Shannon:

My name is Shannon Sawyer and I've been doing different forms of Mixed Media & stamping for over 11 years now. I had initially started when I stopped working back in 2000. I wanted a hobby that would keep me busy. Instead of finding a hobby, I found a whole world of like minded people and all kinds of different forms of artwork that consumed me.
I've been published man times in the various Stampinton magazines and I have also been published in Craft Stamper from the UK. I was recently asked to join the On Call Artist team for the Stampington publications, I am a Design Team member of AlphaStamps and I work a lot with ArtChix Studio.
I can be reached at either: or
I am thrilled and honored to be asked to be a guest artist for the Stampotique Design Team.
I look up to every designer on the Stampotique Design Team so much, it is very much a privilege.

Onto our design team's creations for the VINTAGE challenge using STAMPOTIQUE ONLY STAMPS.
*Creations not using ALL Stampotique Stamps will not qualify for the gift certificate*
You have until 10/12/10 at 7:00 p.m. EST to enter the challenge.

Milo Lilja

Willy Anderson

Vicki Garrett

Jo Capper-Sandon

Hella Sjolund

Kim Prince

Valerie Wilson

*Creations not using ALL Stampotique Stamps will not qualify for the gift certificate*
You have until 10/12/10 at 7:00 p.m. EST to enter

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

SDC15: Birthday

SDC15: Birthday Theme using ANY stamps

Today is the first challenge of September and I'm loving that the temperatures are getting a little cooler here in Georgia. While I don't love the warm or cold weather, I do love when it starts to turn fall and the temps start to drop. The in between season is what I love the most.
Our challenge this week has a birthday theme. We have a lot of birthdays in our family in September and so we are thinking birthday all month long-as a matter of fact this card is going to a friend at work who I will be seeing today. Break out those Stampotique stamps if you have them and if you don't feel free to join this week using any stamps you have available. If you haven't seen the awesome new stamps released this month at Stampotique, run over there and check them out now. Our design team member, Jo Capper-Sandon has some fabulous newly released stamps and there are some phenomenal new Jill Penney & Daniel Torrente stamps as well.

*Please note: Stampotique will be closed ALL of October, so place your orders NOW to have them shipped prior to closing.*

Kaz top 3 picks for last week's Not So Sweet 16 challenge are:
you can e-mail Kim if you would like the DT Pick badge (


This one has made good use of lots of stamps and I like the way Mr Stripes is hanging from wire.

Sam Read
This one is hilarious - I love the heads and kitty upside down, plus the subtle backgground

I love the black tulle on the background and the dress-very gothic and very my neice!

Our winner for the $30 gift certificate by random number generator is:

#22 Sue Smith
Congratulations, please e-mail Carol to claim your gift certificate (

Remember, you've got to play to win! Enter your creation using InLinkz at the bottom of the post with a DIRECT link to your creation. Links that do not go directly to the creation will not be entered to win. You will have until 7 p.m. EDT on 9/14/10 to enter to win.