Friday, January 30, 2009

Summer in Winter Somethings ~ CHALLENGE

Thanks to everyone who played along with our recipe challenge last week!! I have a few new food recipes I need to try out!!!

Well it's the end of January and we just got a foot of snow and ice!! So for today's challenge, let's all make something to add a little summer to our winter days. It can be a project with summery colors, a summer theme, anything that will warm and brighten your day.

We are happy to announce a new sponsor for this week's sponsor, Pink Gem Designs. Here's a bit about them...

All stamps have been made using original hand drawn images by Janet Roberts. Our stamps are manufactured by a specialist polymer company in the UK from high quality crystal clear polymer. They are bubble free and are unmounted for use with an acrylic block (not supplied).If cared for correctly the stamps will remain clear and may be used time and time again without any image deterioration. Avoid the use of solvent based inks and cleaners and store away from heat and strong light and they should last a lifetime.

Janet has also generously donated a brand new stamp (seen here) for one lucky winner!!! It's called Mimi and scarecrow. Also check out her card sample in the next post featuring another one of her new designs, Meg and chicks.

For your chance at this Mimi and Scarecrow image, just leave a comment on THIS POST by 7pm ET Thursday, February 5, 2009 with a link to your sample.

Have fun stamping some summer in the winter!!!

Summer in Winter Somethings ~ SAMPLES

Janet from Pink Gem's Sweet Day card. Featuring the Meg and chicks image from her new stamp line to be released in February.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Recipe Somethings WINNER

Here's the winner of the Jessica Lynn Original Gift Cert......
Here are your random numbers:15
Timestamp: 2009-01-30 02:32:03 UTC
That is.....
southernscraps who said...
Great challenge. I actually did something other than a card.

Contact me and I'll get that gift cert. info right out to you. See you all tomorrow for a brand new challenge!!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Recipe Somethings ~ CHALLENGE

What a great birthday challenge we had last week! Thanks to everyone who participated and to Starving Artistamps for donating that awesome blog candy!!!

This week's challenge is Recipe Somethings. Create a project about recipes. It can be a favorite food recipe, a recipe for a perfect day, or whatever the word "recipe" brings to mind. Get creative with this challenge, the possibilities are endless! Our DT has some creative interpretations of this challenge, check out their samples below! :) Including a sample from our newest DT member, Marcea.

Our challenge this week is hosted by our friend Jessica from Jessica Lynn Originals. They are launching their new stamp line on Jan 31, 2009. Here's a bit about their stamps...

JessicaLynnOriginal Clear Stamps are perfect for almost every occasion. They not only are perfect for those heartfelt gifts that you create; but they make perfect gifts for friends and family.

The high quality clear stamps are easy to wash with water or with baby wipes. The best part about Jessica Lynn Original clear stamps and clear blocks is that you can place the image where you need it. With traditional blocks you have to judge, and hope. With our stamps and blocks you will see where the image is going. They are a great purchase, because they are something you can use over & over again! The sizes are the size block that each stamp would fit on; the block is not included with the stamps. You will always be able to adjust the stamps for an accurate position.

Clear Polymer stamps need no adhesive - they adhere with static cling. Can be stamped individually or combined on a larger clear block to make up your unique design.

One lucky participant in this week's challenge will receive a $25.00 gift certificate for Jessica Lynn Originals. Isn't that great?!?! All you need to do is leave a comment on THIS POST by 7pm ET Thursday, January 29 with the link to your Recipe Something and you'll be entered into the drawing, just in time for the new release stamps!!!

Most importantly, have fun!!

Recipe Somethings ~ SAMPLES

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Birthday Somethings ~ Winner

Hi All!

Wow, we had a super turn out for this challenge and the creations were fantastic! So many different cards and scrap book pages all celebrating birthdays. Thanks to everyone who participated and a big thanks again to Starving Artistamps for sponsoring the challenge this week!

The winner of the fabulous Valentine's inspired stamps sets are, as chosen by
Here are your random numbers: 45
Timestamp: 2009-01-22 07:29:33 EST

That's Jana Mays, entry 51! (we had to remove some entries for doubles and Starving Artistamp DT entries, so the numbers do not correspond)

Congrats Jana! Email us with your mailing info and we'll get those stamps out to you ASAP!

Thanks again for playing and remember, if you didn't win and still want to own these fabulous stamps order between now and January 26th and save 20%, use the code: SSB20

See you tomorrow for an all new Stamp Something challenge!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Birthday Somethings - CHALLENGE

Hi All!

Thanks again to everyone who played along with our NO Stamping Allowed challenge! It was a bit different, we know, but it was fun and the creations you all made were fabulous!

We have a new challenge for you this week, "Birthday Somethings" and it's being sponsored by Starving Artistamps! For this challenge just make a project with the theme of birthdays. You can make a card for someone or scrap a page using photos from a birthday party, or even make a gift idea for a birthday present. Have fun with this challenge!

Starving Artistamps has generously donated a really fabulous prize for one lucky winner. One winner will receive two stamp sets and two sentiment sets from their DoodleFactory stamp line, all perfect for those Valentine's projects. How awesome is that! But that's not all...keep reading for a great surprise from Starving Artistamps...

Starving Artistamps is delighted to sponsor the Stamp Something Challenge blog.

We hope the winner enjoys her new releases!

Just in case you had your eye on these stamps but didn't win,
here is a special discount just for the Stamp Something blog readers!

From now until 1/26/09 Stamp Something blog readers can get 20% off all Starving Artistamps and DoodleFactory Stamps by entering this code in the discount code box:

This offer can not be combined with any other offer or special.
This offer will apply to all new orders placed on the website between 1/16 thru 1/26
Enter this code in the discount code box in the shopping cart and click recalculate, you should see the discount applied immediately. If you do not see the discount applied, do not continue thru checkout, instead please contact us:

Now to enter this challenge for your chance to win this awesome blog candy prize, please create a "birthday something" and leave your comment here on THIS post by 7pm EST on Thursday, January 22nd. We will draw one winner using

Be sure to check out the Stamp Something DT samples for this week to see all the Birthday Somethings! You can see more Starving Artistamps creations in their gallery or click the links below to see the Starving Artistamp DT creations for this challenge!

Lisa Somerville / Kathy Daume / Donna Duquette / Donna Baker / Andrea Cloutier / Juliana Swanson / Lori Tecler / Lydia Fielder /Leigh O'Brien / Dawn Mercedes

Happy Stamping! :)

Birthday Somethings - SAMPLES

Guest Designer Marcea's Birthday Card

Alex's Happy Birthday Card

Denise's Happy Birthday Card

Erin's Birthday Card

Jo's Make a Wish Card Melissa's Cupcake Card

Thursday, January 15, 2009

No Stamping Blog Candy Winner

Hi All!

Thanks so much for joining in our No Stamps Allowed challenge! I know some of you thought we were pretty crazy challenging you NOT stamp for a Stamp Something challenge. But we thought it was a fun challenge and you all made some pretty awesome projects! Who knew you could have so much fun without stamps! We promise tomorrow's challenge will include some stamping though! :)

And the winner of the FireCracker stamp sets is, as chosen by
Here are your random numbers: 52
Timestamp: 2009-01-15 07:21:31 EST

That would be Monika who said...
Monika Reeck ....If I am not to late, this is one of my cards again.
Thanks for the chance to join. My card:

Monika actually entered this challenge a few times, so I guess it pays off to play a lot! Thanks Monika and congrats! Please contact Erin with your mailing info and she'll get these sets in the mail to you.

Thanks everyone, see you tomorrow! :)

Friday, January 9, 2009

No Stamping Allowed ~ CHALLENGE

Happy Friday!!

It was fun seeing everyone's new goodies last week. There were some amazing entries and we definitely had a tough time picking out our guest designer. Thanks to everyone who participated. Drum roll please....our choice for the 2 week guest designer spot is Marcea of Marcea's Crafting Corner! She created this fun, vibrant, and cheerful card....

Congrats Marcea! We hope you'll all come and check out the samples she makes on January 16th and Janaury 23rd when she guest designs with us.

Now on to the new challenge...

Even though the name of our blog indicates otherwise, this week's challenge is to stamp nothing. That's right, no stamping allowed this week. Your challenge is to create a paper craft without using stamps. So get out those papers, rub-ons, chipboard pieces, etc. and see what you can do.

We are lucky enough to have Pamela from FireCracker Designs sponsor this challenge. Here's a bit about FireCracker...
Rubber Stamps for the Artistic Soul
Unmounted Red Rubber Stamps and Clear Photo-polymer Stamps!!
Acrylic blocks, re-positional glue, and Shimmerz paints too!
For Scrapbooking, Card Making, Jewelry and Paper Crafts. Unique art stamps for hours of rubber stamping fun! Specializing in those hard to find images, mostly hand-drawn and photo manipulated art stamps.Yoga,Germany, Italy, Children images and so much more! Most of my images are made to work together, and for extra versatility, they often have images that stamp inside other images. Like a sign, that has several words that fit inside, or a flower that is separate from the leaves, so you can stamp the flower once, many times, add or 'leave' off the leaves...create a whole bouquet, or stamp just one... YOU can decide how to put the images together!! Combine sets for lots of options!!!
She has generously donated these TWO super cute winter sets so you can stamp something in the future! To win, just leave a link to your creation on THIS POST by 7pm Thursday, January 15, 2009.

Be sure to check out the DT's samples below. And remember, have fun NOT stamping something!!!

No Stamping Allowed ~ SAMPLES

Alex's Friend Card

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Something New Guest DT Spot

Good Evening!

We'd like to thank all of you who participated in our Something New challenge. Wow, we had a lot of entries! You are all very talented and created amazing cards and projects. Some used new products, others tried new techniques, and some used the theme of new and they were all fabulous!

We are now going through each entry again and tomorrow morning when we post the new challenge, we will announce the winner of the guest design spot. Remember, the chosen winner will design along side the Stamp Something DT for 2 weeks, on January 16th and January 23rd!

Thanks again and stay tuned....

Friday, January 2, 2009

Something New ~ CHALLENGE~

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

I hope everyone had wonderful, fun, and safe holidays. Now that they are over and things are starting to get back to normal, it's time for a new year of Stamp Something Challenges!! Woo Hoo!! We're looking forward to new and exciting challenges and hope you can join us each week. :)

This week's challenge is something easy to get you back into the swing of stamping and crafting. For this week, we'd like you to create something NEW!! It can be made with new products(maybe some goodies you received under the tree!!), it can be using a new technique, or something for a new occasion (baby, house, job......).

The winner of this week's challenge will join the Stamp Something Design Team as a guest Designer for 2 weeks of challenges. All you need to do is create a project with this theme of Something New, then leave a comment on THIS POST by 7pm ET, Thursday, January 8, 2009!!!!!! We will announce the winner on the 9th and they will be creating with us on the 16th and 23rd.

Keep scrolling to see some NEW creations from the DT!!

Happy Stamping!!!!

Something New ~SAMPLES~