Thursday, July 14, 2011

TSC18: Vintage - Using at least one Stampsmith stamp!

From the
Vintage Paper Dolls
Welcome to the Stampsmith Challenge!  The current challenge is to create a vintage project using at least one Stampsmith stamp.  If you haven't started your Stampsmith collection yet, be sure to join us on the 1st of every month for our challenge open to any stamps!  See the full details of the vintage challenge below the beautiful highlights of last week's Christmas challenge!

We are so excited to have even more wonderful crafters joining The Stampsmith Challenge!!  Your projects are really rocking our themes!!  The Christmas challenge featured some seriously festive holiday pieces! Here are just s few of the highlights for a closer look! Ladies, please email Valerie (her link is in the sidebar) for our Featured badge for your blogs.

Tracy Payne
Suze Bain
A very warm thank you to everyone who took the time to share their holiday inspiration with us out of season!  You have all been entered in our random draw for a $10 gift certificate to the Stampsmith Store.... and the winner is.... #3 Tracy Payne at Crafteezee!  Congratulations, Tracy! Please contact Valerie for all of the details (her link is in the sidebar)!

And now for Challenge #18: Vintage 
- Using At Least One Stampsmith Stamp!!

This week, Lynne challenges us to create a project with a vintage theme. Vintage has lots of scope, it can be soft and romantic or heavily distressed or even a bit of both!  We can't wait to see what vintage means to you!  Our designers have shared their vintage inspiration pieces to get you started!
Lynne Moncrieff
Karen McAlpine
Julie Mutch

Friday, July 1, 2011

TSC17: Christmas - Using Stamps From Any Company!

Welcome back to the Stampsmith Challenge!  This week we have a Christmas Challenge - see the details below after you check out last week's highlights!

We have been inspired by your beautiful Friendship projects and are pleased to show you a few up close!  Ladies, please email Valerie for our Featured badge for your sidebars.
It was great to see so many of you take advantage of the bonus for an additional chance to win!  So, as I pull a name out of the hat (ok dish!! LOL!), the winner of our random draw for a $10 Stampsmith Gift Certificate is.... #5 Gerri Herbtst at It's All Treasure!! Please contact Valerie for all of the details (her link is in the sidebar)!

And now for Challenge #17:
Christmas - Using Stamps From Any Company!!

I'm not sure why we start thinking of snow just as summer really starts to heat up, but here we are challenging you to create a Christmas project!  Perhaps this will inspire you to get an early start on creating your handmade greetings and gifts!  We can't wait to see what style of project inspires you - traditional, modern, humorous, or just simply off the wall!!  Here are a few projects from the design team to help get you started!
Karen McAlpine
Lynne Moncrieff
Valerie Wilson