Monday, June 26, 2017

STAMPlorations 4th birthday blog hop - day 1


There's a humongojumbo party going on this week to celebrate four years of STAMPlorations! Congratulations, Shery, on where you've taken STAMPlorations over the past four years. And thanks to Kat for letting you do it ;)  I'm honored to have been around for the ride.

In celebration of Birthday #4 Shery has created a humongojumbo release. And a humongojumbo blog hop (OK, I'll stop now ;) to show you all the goodies (see 'em in that graphic?) at work.

I've got a couple projects to share with you today, so let's get to it.

You may have seen my Spotlight about using kids' markers to color your stamps. Well I've done that again today, this time with a cool, new sentiment stamp, Celebration Word....


I colored each letter of the stamp with random colors of waterbased markers, spritzed it and stamped it onto a white cardbase. I spritzed it again and stamped it again and got this next one which I think would work for a baby card, don't you? There's a matching die, BTW!


Then I had some fun creating a party on a card cuz I couldn't wait to showcase this Prosit Word die. It happens to be one of my very favorite words ;) And BTW, it also comes in stamp form!


I tried out a combo of watercolors and Copic markers as I'd seen Kelly L. do in this video. With all those champagne glasses from Party Mates I had to add lots of champagne bubbles, right? Including sparkly golden ones.


There's so much eye candy coming at you over at STAMPlorations this week. Believe me, you won't want to miss it all.

Shery's offering all products in the store at 15% off during the celebration - until July 7. Add my discount code STAMPGIRLMARIA for an additional 20% off!

 And what's a birthday celebration without presents? You know how generous Shery is. There will be gift certificates. And grab bags. You might even win your Wishlist!!! How's that for fun? Help us celebrate, won't you? You can check out all the deets here.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Check out my Instagram page for a little giveaway in celebration of STAMPlorations too ;)

36 comments:

  1. Always so inspirational and always so creative...Thank you for the inspiration on your cards x

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  2. Wonderful designs
    on both cards. The
    colors are neat.
    Carla from Utah

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  3. beautiful cards :) love the cas designs and the last card with the orange hues is so artsy and gorgeous, love it!

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  4. The CAS card is indeed perfect for a baby and quick to make for some of these early arrivals! I do love your second one, maybe because of that promise of champagne and lovely bubbles...

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  5. Oh that second spritzing of congrats is just gorgeous, definitely perfect for a baby card, but then so is the first brighter one! And the hot spicy and feisty colours of the champagne glasses are mesmerising.

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  6. Brilliant cards, Maria! I love them all!
    Elaine

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  7. OK, I have to admit: I googled "prosit" cuz I had no idea! lol
    Works perfectly with the champagne glasses. :-)
    Beautiful cards and I really love the 2nd generation stamping.

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  8. Such artistic designs. Thanks for the ideas.

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  9. Fun CONGRATS stamp colored with kids markers :-) Maria, Your 3rd card just blew me away..LOVE the colors and your watercoloring and...your splattered "bubbles"! How fun and great for any Celebration. Hugs..

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  10. The cards are so different.
    the first is pretty and subdued.
    The second is hot and bright and
    ready to party.
    Both are fantastic.
    thanks for sharing.

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  11. Great cards. I like how you got two cards from one inking on the first two.

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  12. Great cards, Maria. I LOVE all the colour on the second one. xx

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  13. Maria, your cards are so pretty! Loving the watercolor look!
    Jackie ")

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  14. Love how you created these cards, the stamped and the backgrounds are just gorgeous!

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  15. Love your cards. The second one is my fav with the wonderful splashes of background color:)

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  16. Love your fantastic creative cards.

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  17. awesome color combos on these pretty cards!

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  18. Super fun cards and those champagne glasses definitely do fit the theme :)

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  19. Those dancing champagne glasses are fabulous, Maria ... seems they're having a party themselves! Love the two sentiment cards ... all those gorgeous colours set against the crisp white ... swooningly delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

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  20. The champagne bubbles are delightful!

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  21. Oooh, love the fun Congrats card in the two different colorways!

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  22. This is beautiful, such fabulous designs.

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  23. I don't know what Prosit means, so I googled it. Perfect! Now, I know and it's just the right touch for your fiery card!

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  24. great cards...love the prosit one and the fab bkg you created with it!
    tfs,
    Karen

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  25. Fabulous cards! I really like those "congrats" cards; the water color look is fabulous!

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  26. Way to go with that two for one stamped image! LOVE the bright party card!

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  27. Fabulous card! Love the bizazz of the last one! xxx

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  28. Love those backgrounds you did!

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  29. Love your two-ways stamping on those cards. Pretty cards!

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