Sunday, May 1, 2016

Stampotique Design Team Call

Design Team Call


Stampotique is conducting an open Design Team Call. We will be taking applications through next week Monday May 9th. 2016

If you would like to apply please email me at jasminngirl411@yahoo.com and include the following:


1. Your name, email address and blog information (you must have a blog to apply)


2. Provide photos or links to 3 creations made by you. These creations can be previously created but cannot be more than 6 months old

Once you have provided me with the above information I will send you a application form through email that you will need to fill out and email back to me no later than May 9th 2016 

If you are selected for the team, this term will run from July 1st 2016 thru December 31st 2016

Thank you for your interest in the Stampotique Design Team.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

SDC242: Masculine

Hello and welcome back to our blog challenge this week and thanks for joining us for the challenge last week, that one was so fun.
The challenge this week is hosted by the wonderful Corrie and her challenge to us is "Masculine", here is what Corrie says about this challenge:
"I really struggle with cards for men. So this week I would like to see what you make when you need a masculine card."

We also have a few fun facts from our "Spotlight" designer Kathi Rerek

1. Do you have any other hobbies?
I love to read, bird watch, and drink wine. Usually not together.

2. If you were sent to a desert island, what five craft products (other than stamps, black ink, and paper) would you bring?
My Copics, Distress inks, paint/gesso, scissors/exacto, and my die cut machine (and dies).

3. Do you clean your stamps and stencils?
Yes and I clean up my table after each and every project.

4. Free for all including little facts, etc. about you.
I used to play violin. I love to sing and dance, but am not very good at either, so I do my singing and dancing in a car. I'm a rubber-band sharp shooter.

Thank you Kathi for being our spotlight designer this month, it was so great getting to know you better.

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.

Kristen's Top 3 from last week's challenge are:

#46
Incredibly creative use of stamps. Amazing!
#42
Journal Page was PERFECT for this week’s challenge. Loved the Frankenstein theme.
#38
Love your take on the movie “ElF”. Super fun!


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SDC241: TV Show or Movie Inspired

Welcome back to the blog everyone, we are onto another challenge this week and  Kristen Catalano
 is our hostess. She is challenging us to a TV show or Movie inspired challenge. This should be a fun week. 
Here is what Kristen says about this challenge:
"This week I want to see what you can create that is inspired by your favorite TV shows or Movie"

We also have a few fun facts from our "Spotlight" designer Kathi Rerek

1. Do you craft with music or do you prefer quiet?
Quiet

2. Do you clean your stamps and stencils? 
Yes and I clean up my table after each and every project.

3. What's your favorite color and/or color scheme? Are there colors or color combos you don't use?
My favorite color is blue, specifically the blue of the sky at dusk. I have a lot of color combos that I like to use, but black, white, and red or blue especially appeal to be. I hate neon colors!!!

4. When you look at your stamp stash, what category has the most stamps? (animals, backgrounds, flowers, sentiments, etc.)
Cats, birds, fairies, coffee, and alcohol. My die collection mirrors my stamp collection.


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.






Sam Read


Kathi's top favorite from last week's "Crack me up" Challenge is:

Lisette


(Congrats and please email  Claudine at jasminngirl411@yahoo.com for your Top 3 badge)

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

SDC240: Crack Me Up

Welcome back to another challenge over here at Stampotique. This week  Kathi Rerek  is our hostess and she is challenging you to us crackle texture make us laugh this week...
 "Crack Me Up"
Here is what Kathi says about this challenge
"Create a humorous project that also has a crackle texture" 
Kathi is also our "Spotlight" designer and here are a few more fun facts about her:

1.. What kind of projects do you like to do?
I'm primarily a card maker, but I do like to create canvases, art journal pages, and upcycled projects.

2. What are your favorite coloring mediums? 
already answered

3. Describe your crafting "style".
I'd like to think that my "style" is eclectic and evolving. I like to create scenes and gravitate towards images that range from whimsical to edgy and most everywhere between. I don't do elegant or "country-cute".

4. How long have you been stamping and/or crafting? 
I started paper crafting on June 27, 2000 so it's almost 16 years!

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



Arwen's top 3 from last week's Nature challenge are:

1. Coco
2. Roz M
3. Chelsea Reede

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

SDC239: Nature

Thanks for joining us for last week's challenge and welcome to a new month here at Stampotique. We are so excited because we have another "Spotlight" designer to introduce you to this month. Kathi Rerek is in the spotlight this month, she has been a part of the design team since 2014 and she is a true talent. She will be joining in our challenges each week Here are some fun facts about Kathi



What are your favorite tutorials for inspiration?
I don't really use tutorials for inspiration that often. I use them to learn new techniques and such.

What mediums are your favorite to use in your projects? 
I mostly use Copic markers to color my images. I'm fond of using Clear Gelly Glaze pens by Sakura to add dimensional and shine to Copic-colored eyes, beaks, talons, and glass objects. 
I also use a lot of Media Fluid Acrylic paints by DecoArt and Distress inks by Ranger.

What is your favorite Stampotique Stamp?
I can't choose just one. However, I can choose one from most artists. I'm very fond of Daniel Torrente's Angel, Kira Nichol's Line Up, Janet Klein's Flower Truck, Arwen McCullen's Skully, Amy Wilson-Wellenstein's Priscilla, and Kate Crane's Peace and Love with Words on the Side.

How often do you craft?
I think about crafting every day and am inspired by what I see in my daily life. I try to craft every day, but usually don't. So the anwer would likely be "as often as possible."

Thanks Kathi!!!
We will have more fun facts about Kathi next week.

For now we are onto
our challenge this week and it was chosen by Arwen McCullen and she is asking us to think "Nature" this week. Here is what Arwen says about this challenge:

"Create a project with only nature items in it, no humans or animals"

We hope you will join us for this fun challenge. 

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.





Sam Read




Valerie's top 3 from last week's "What's Old is New Again" challenge are:
Lynne Mizera
Creative Chooke
Lisette

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The 2 random winners of the 30.00 gift certificate from March challenges are:


Also, the two winners from the Leap Day Blog Hop are:
From Arwen's Blog:

love your playing card and all the other stamps!!!

AND
From Kristen's Blog:

#2 Tera Callihan said...
Adorable! My niece would love this


Congrats!!
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

SDC April 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 May from all those who played in the April challenges.

If you do not have a blog to link up to, please feel free to join our Stampotique page on Facebook here.  We have a photo album on there called SDC Challenge Photos that you can upload your photo there.  Once you have uploaded it there, go to your photo in that album and copy the URL to link on the Stampotique Designer's Challenge links.  You will not be eligible if you do not link up to our challenge site.

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

NOTE: Any entries not linking directly to your creation AND having the challeng # 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 April and it will run through the close of our last challenge for April which will be May 3rd at 12:00 p.m. EST**

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

SDC238: What's Old Is New Again

Hello everyone, we hope you had a wonderful week and a very Happy Easter. We have a new challenge this week and Valerie Wilson is our hostess and she is challenging us with a great idea - "What's old is new again".  Here is what Valerie says about this challenge...
"Re-purpose, re-use, recycle, and alter - words that are music to my ears!  Is there something destined for the trash heap that you can give a new art-filled life?  Or perhaps you're tired of that old wall hanging - can you give it a make-over?  My challenge for you this week is to take something old and make it new again!"
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.

Valerie Wilson

Karen Hayselden






Nellie's top 3 from last week's Birds challenge are:
Nr. 49
Love how she combined stamps 
Nr. 57
Wonderful Easterpage with fab colours and a lot of birds and eggs
Nr. 59
Fab use of stamps and words, made me smile

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