Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Happy Dance times 3 Bajillion! STAMPlorations Designer

Before I rush into my over-the-moon elation, I'd like to say a big HEY THANKS! to Niki, Petra, Taunya, and Dot for willingly subjecting themselves to my ramblings by clicking the follow button. You're the best.

Ok. Now. ON TO THE SHOW! A couple of you saw it yesterday over at the STAMPloration's blog official announcement, but I MADE THE STAMPLORATIONS DESIGN TEAM!!!


EEEE!!! AAAAA!!! OOOOOO!!! and other vowel sounds!!!!



Though I've been stamping my entire infernal life, I started blogging just four piddly months ago and waited a while to apply for any design team calls because I wanted to be sure that I knew what I was doing. Many of you heard that I made the cut over at Eclectic Ellapu and Crafty Gals Corner last month. Those are both excellent challenge blogs. 

But when it came to applying for manufacturer's calls, I wanted to be really, really picky because I wanted to know that I really believed in their products and loved their stamps. So when STAMPlorations had a DT call I hopped on that trolley faster than a.... something that's really fast. Speeding bullet? Bunny in mating season?

Anywho. Yeah. If you've visited my blog for any length of time, you've heard me talk about STAMPlorations in the past because I adore their products and sketchy designs. STAMPlorations was one of the first challenges I ever participated in.

  Here's the card I submitted for the DT call. It uses both STAMPlorations digi stamps and clear stamps.





I'm liking the look of that watermark! :D I wanted my submission to be graphic, but not cluttered so I used bold colors and I used a stencil to make an embossing paste panel, which is sprinkled with gold glitter and dried with a heat tool. I also embossed the gold "you".  

If you would like the free digi stamps that I used to make this card - they're available here

 After looking at the work of the other acceptees, I felt so honored. So I'm going to leave this entry by telling you just a couple of reasons why I actually LOVE STAMPlorations, and why I feel so honored to be a part of this team. 


1. The Stamps and Sentiment Builder Sets:

I've been really frustrated in the past with stamp companies who have one great image in a set, but no good sentiments to go along with them. Almost every STAMP set has two or three really great sentiments. And they have these things called Sentiment Builder sets which have a ton of words that  you can hodgepodge together to make your own custom sayings. I dig that. And I love the sketchy designs of the images.


2. The Cost

These things are not gonna hurt your wallet. Complete sets start off as little as $7. For my deal-loving brain, that's a steal.

3. The People

Shery Russ, the owner, is the nicest, most down-to-earth person. Whenever I had a question about an order, she was on it! When I got my first order (and all subsequent orders) Shery included a handstamped thank you. How sweet! And the Design Team? Well they were some of the first people to leave me bloggy love. They are the nicest and most talented around. I'm not just saying that - it's a grade A team.

4. Last but not least - The Challenges:

STAMPlorations runs 3 challenges a month - Two sketch challenges and one theme challenge. You DON'T have to have their stamps to play along or to win. I really appreciate that because, as a new blogger, I had a limited collection of stamps. I won one set and since then my STAMPlorations collection has grown like wildfire. 


So you other stamp companies take note: If you let people who don't have your stamps play along in your challenges too, they might just become your biggest clients! 

All of the challenges are listed on the STAMPlorations blog. If you DO have STAMPlorations stamps, well they have an EXTRA challenge called the Anything Goes gallery. Use their stamps and link up a card. For every 50 cards they get, a prize is given away. 

So yeah. That's STAMPlorations and that's why I'm over the moon to be officially representing such an amazing company. 

Thanks for sharing in my joy!

I'm linking up my card to support the following challenges:
JUGS - Trend Week Stencils
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - LOVE
Design Team Showcase - Show your design team work 
Spectrum Noir (Facebook) - Anything Goes




65 comments:

  1. Becca, your card is beautiful!!!! BIG congrats on the new DT too!
    Lynn

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  2. Woot woot Becca, a huge congratulations to you. You are totally a perfect fir for Stamplorations. Can wait to see your edgy design with their products. Gorgeous card For the DT call. ❤️

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS on your new DT slot with the splendid Stamplorations peeps. Your make was fab too

    Kathyk

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  4. Big congrats on your new DT place Becca!
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and such beautiful detailing too.
    Sue xx

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  5. Well look at you ~ BIG congrats Becca! can't wait to see what magic you work with Stamplorations products. Your card today is a beauty, love the layers and the golden polka dots!

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  6. Fab card Becca, it's going to be a fun filled journey over at STAMPlorations!

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  7. So happy for you, Becca! Big congratulations! I am looking forward to seeing all of your DT projects for Stamplorations! Your card today is gorgeous! Love the gold!

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  8. Yay oh yay!!!! Congrats to you Becca!! You are moving right along here and I look forward to seeing your take on the challenges! Your card here is so beautiful!! LOVE the red!! I'm not familiar too much with this and glad that you don't have to use their stamps to play...so I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the info!! HUGS

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  9. congrats on the dt spot - and love love love your card - i pinned it right away - wonderful colors in the gold and red - perfect for valentine's day!! will have to look into stamplorations.

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  10. Well, look at you, Princess Stamplorations Design Team Member. It's a wonder you're still standing, I'd be flat on my back, hyperventilating. Sending you many congrats, clearly you deserve this honor. So does your card. Gorgeousness.

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  11. Super Duper Happy for you Becca!! I know what that feels like to be accepted onto a mfg's team and it's amazing!! It's like "They like me--They really like me"....(that's courtesy Sally Fields when she won an Oscar for something back in the 80's....your Dad may know/remember) :) Just take that feeling with you throughout your entire term and you'll continue to make amazing creations!! BIG CONGRATS to you!! Cheers & Clink Clink!! XOXO-Shari

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  12. Congrats! I applied too but didn't make it. Boo. Excited to see your creations! :)

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  13. Congratulations on your new DT!! How exciting!! I will have to go check them out!! Your card is stunning!! The flowers are so beautiful!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  14. Fab make Becca and huge congratulations! When I read the news yesterday I knew you'd be thrilled. I can't wait for my next stamp club set to arrive. Carol x

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  15. GORGEOUS card Becca, and huge congratulations on your DT postion. You will be quite an asset to their team. I look forward to your creations.

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  16. Huge congrats to you, Becca! As I said on the main blog, you will love being on the STAMPlorations team - enjoy the ride :)

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  17. Congrats on your DT spot Becca, that's got to be the most fabulous news!! xx

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  18. Happy Dancing along with you --- FABULOUS news!!!!!! You will the best if ambassadors for Stamplorations, if going by your card here.... It's real gorgeous.... I'm partial to a touch of red:):) ENJOY this newest of journeys:):)

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  19. Huge congratulations, Becca! Well deserved! I can't wait to see your makes! Wonderful news and I'm so happy for you!! Xxx

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  20. Congratulations Becca. It is such a wonderful feeling when you become part of a great Design Team. I am so happy for you as I had and still have it when I joined the Jugheads at Just us Girls. Thanks for sharing your great news and joining us with your beautiful and bright stencil card at Just us Girls this week.

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  21. Congratulations! Beautiful blooms and love the gold embossing paste on your card!

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  22. Woot woot! How exciting for you!!!!! I can't wait to see your beautiful creations using more of the STAMPlorations products!!! I don't own any of their stamps, but maybe I can win a set! Will check out their challenges :) Thanks for sharing your exciting news, and that absolutely stunning card today!!!

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  23. Congratulations on your new gig. I will definitely be checking out STAMPlorations! I love your card so much! The gold stenciling, your beautiful coloring - well, just everything! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  24. Again, I say Congratulations, Becca! I love STAMPlorations also and have a lot of their stamps. Shery is SO nice and her one layer cards are the best! Looking forward to seeing your creations.

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  25. way to go!!! congrats and gorgeous card, love the pop of gold!!!!

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  26. Congrats Becca! you are a real go-getter:) You have earned it and your cards are so beautiful. Love this last one-full of love and passion, just right for Valentines. I am so happy to have found your blog:)

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  27. Becca, you have such a way with words!! I ditto everything you said about STAMPlorations...Looking forward to being on the same team:)
    Your card is a KNOCK-OUT.. Devine!!

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  28. Congrats Becca! They're lucky to have you! Love your card!

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  29. Congratulations Becca!! I LOVE your card. The red of those flowers is stunning!! I also like your enthusiasm for Stamplorations. That is the kind of advertisement all companies should have!! Cannot wait to see your future work for this company!!

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  30. I am over the moon excited for you!!! Congrats woman!!! You soooooo deserve this new DT gig. Just look at that AMAZING card you created! They are so lucky to have you! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Us Girls!

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  31. Wonderful news, Becca! So pleased for you! Love your beautiful card!

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  32. No surprise at all that you're on the DT now, Becca! Big congratulations! Your card is beautiful!

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  33. What a gorgeous card, Becca. Congrats on being on the STAMPlorations team. :)
    Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my bog and appreciation. Really made my day. :)

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  34. Huge congrats to u Becca, you deserve this honor! I always love Stamplorations Talented Design Team with their innovative creations!
    Your card is stunning, love the touch of gold with red! Thank U so much leaving a sweet comment at my blog and a follower too!

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  35. BIG Congrats to you Becca, this is such wonderful news!

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  36. Huge congrats Becca! Well done you and what a gorgeous card! Hugs Carole Z X

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  37. Beautiful card! The bold red flowers are amazing! Love the glittery gold texture paste. I'm going to have to try that!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  38. Whoop whoop!!!!! Am so so chuffed for you, well deserved my lovely x x x

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  39. Yeah you!! You will desing beautiful cards for STAMPlorations I am sure. You have quite a collection of their stamps!! That personalized thank you card from Shery just seals the deal. STAMPlorations is Jimmy John's fast on their delivery!! Becca, will look forward to seeing your work as a DT member!!

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  40. Congrats on making the DT! By the looks of all these comments, You are going to be a huge asset to STAMPlorations. Only 4 months in bloggerville and you are catching a ton of interest - that is awesome! And, oh yeah - your card is fabulous too :)

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  41. Yay Becca! I'm very happy for you! You are a very talented, creative crafter. I look forward to seeing your projects! Hugs, Vickie

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  42. congrats! beautiful card. look forward to seeing more :)

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  43. CONGRATS to you on making the DT! Your debut card is really beautiful, and I just know you are going to be an asset to the team! Thanks for sharing your wonderful news with us :)

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  44. CONGRATULATIONS Becca!!!
    SO HAPPY for you :)
    LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card too!!!

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  45. Well done on getting on the design team! I know how hard it can be (having tried unsuccessfully in the past for a few companies), so I know how excited you must be feeling. Looking forward to more of your work.

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  46. Love the colour combo's, stunning creation and what a cute image used..x
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  47. Big congrats on the DT spot, Becca - your card is beautiful!!!!!

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  48. Congrats...you deserve it! Lovely card, I'll have to try the cool technique.

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  49. Nice pile of STAMPlorations stamps! Big congrats again! I came over to comment on your ATSM card and can't find it....

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  50. I was so sure that I had already happy danced with you and left you a WHOLE LOTTA love but maybe it was just all in a dream - a good one, though!!! I am beyond excited and thrilled for you to have this kind of success - I am happy for you girl and know you will be a perfect fit with Stamplorations because you are just so danged clever and talented!!!

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  51. Becca - I don't know why but when I click through from Bloglovin' I cannot find your Sweethearts-Crafty Gals Corner post! It says it does not exist!! From the little picture on bloglovin it looks awesome and wish I could see it and what it is all about!!!

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  52. Congratulations Becca and welcome to STAMPlorations!! Love your cards :)

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  53. Well, I'm not the least bit surprised, you talented girl! I'm sure Shery and the team are equally over-the-moon that you accepted the position!! And huge congratulations on reaching, and exceeding, 100 followers, too! You are growing by leaps and bounds and getting the recognition you so well deserve!! I can say I knew you "when!" Enjoy every minute!! Mwah! Darnell

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  54. This news needs all caps... CONGRATULATIONS!

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  55. Congratulations on your DT. And, love your card. I am slowly building up my Stamplorations. They have some fantastic stamps.

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  56. Love all the layering!

    Thanks for entering Design Team Showcase.

    Kim
    {Craftisan Studios}
    Design Team Showcase

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  57. congrats Becca, what an honor!

    add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine! *~*

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  58. Congrats Becca
    You and Shery is a great partner
    you made beautiful mix media card
    she made beautiful stamp
    also you meet her is a wonder
    God made it
    and your card is STUNNING
    Love it
    and 60 commentar
    in a new blogland
    its a HIT
    you are a star Becca
    and dont forget me a little monika with my little blog hehe
    hugs, Monika

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  59. squeeeeeeeeeee!
    I'm adding them to my bloglovin now - and to my long list of gotta-play challenges :)

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  60. Congratulations....so awesome for you! A beautiful card submission too! ;-)

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  61. Congrats Becca. Your card is amazing. Looking forward to being inspired. Hugz

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  62. Congratulations Becca!!! Such excellent news! Love that card! It's really quite breathtaking!

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