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PSC#116 Bloom Where You Are Planted

Challenge BadgeWelcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge Challenge PSC#115 Look Out The Window is The P'UPS Truck - By Stella!  

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Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here. The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize. You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image. We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge. You are welcome to link your design to other challenges. Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

2024-05PSC#116 Bloom Where You Are Planted - In our little corner of the world we're seeing farmers markets, nurseries and home improvement stores stocking up with flower baskets, shrubs and vegetable seedlings.  Are you getting your garden ready?  Maybe you're thinking about selecting the annual basket you bring Mom for Mother's Day.  This time we want to see flowers and foliage.   We welcome all your crafty projects including home décor, page layouts, tags, cards and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Donna Phelan will be Birgit Norton's guest designer in May, for the Bloom Where You're Planted challenge. Donna and I have served for many years on the same design team. She's always been an inspiration to me.

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Blog:  Crafting By The Beach

Hello! I have been a card maker since 2007 and find so much joy in creating AND sending Happy Mail!  I live on beautiful Old Cape Cod with my Hubby of almost 36 years. We have an amazing daughter and son-in-law and 2 fabulous little granddaughters, Penny 6 and Evie 2 months. Penny is becoming quite the card maker! (finally, someone to leave my craft room to lol). And as soon as Evie can hold a Copic, I'll get her hooked too! I retired last December and my number one project is to clean/purge/organize my craft room--wish me luck! I am very happy to be Guest Designing here at Poppystamps! So FUN!!! And if I had to describe my card making style I would say.....eclectic.....I do a little bit of it all! Thanks for having me!

 
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Now it's your turn! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on May 28  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on June 1!!    

Thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!

 

 

PSC#115 Look Out The Window

Challenge Badge

Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge Challenge PSC#114 Mixed Media Mash Up is S.Schmidt

CaptureThe lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Bunny Hoyle!

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here. The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize. You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image. We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge. You are welcome to link your design to other challenges. Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

2024-04

PSC#115 Look Out The Window - Have you been looking out the window for the perfect Spring day?  This time of year you need to check the weather - you just might need an umbrella!  This month's challenge we want you to look out the window and tell us what you see.   How about showing us what you'd like to see out your window?  Maybe you need a sweet escape this time of year to a tropical paradise or a walk in the woods.  Or how about adding a "window" to your card design?  This could be a window for a shaker or a peek into the inside of your card.   You can use just about any die cut to create a die cut "window" on your design - and how you fill it is up to you!    We welcome all your crafty projects including home décor, page layouts, tags, cards and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Meet our  April Guest Leah Hultenschmidt selected and introduced by Design Team Member  Jyoti. 

Leah and I met through the vibrant world of Instagram's card makers community, where her talent and passion for floral designs and bright color palettes shine brightly. Despite residing in the same city, our attempts to meet in person have been thwarted by various obstacles. Nevertheless, we remain hopeful that the near future holds the promise of finally connecting face-to-face and sharing our mutual love for card making.

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Leah Hultenschmidt

Instagram: @LeahHulten

Hi! I'm so excited to participate as a guest designer this month. My day job is as a publisher and editor for women's fiction and romance novels, and I've been living my own happily-ever-after for 17 years with my amazing spouse. I originally started doing digital scrapbooking as a way to better understand composition and Photoshop skills for reviewing book covers, and from there I evolved into physical stamping and cardmaking. I love that I can have a finished card (or three!) in an afternoon, and it's such a relaxing creative outlet for me. I also so appreciate the amazing and inspiring community of crafters I've met along the way. It's especially fun when cardmakers say they've enjoyed a book I've worked on too.  My whole book club is also now into cardmaking, and I pulled my mom in as well. In fact, she'll be the recipient of this card, as hippos are her favorite and I couldn't resist this adorable Whittle die. Thanks again so much for having me this month!

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Now it's your turn! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on April 28  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on May 1!!    

Thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!

PSC#114 Mixed Media Mash Up!

Challenge Badge

Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge Challenge PSC#113 Heart Eyes is 

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Joanna!

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here. The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize. You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image. We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge. You are welcome to link your design to other challenges. Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

2024-03

PSC#114 Mixed Media Mash Up! - This month's challenge we want you to choose your favorite media - is it paper? or maybe ink?  And then add another and another!  Mixed media is defined as artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed.  A good example would be collage technique.  You can do a simple mixed media by adding some stenciling with texture paste to your design.   We welcome all your crafty projects including home décor, page layouts, tags, cards and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Meet our  March Guest Alison Heikkila selected by Design Team Member  Rachel.  A few years ago they met at a cardmaking retreat in Washington state. Alison is a wonderful, encouraging instructor and talented card maker.

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Blog: Alison Heikkila Designs

Instagram:  @alisonheikkila

Hello! My name is Alison Heikkila and I have been a crafter my entire life. I have an art degree with a specialization in jewelry and sculpture, but I currently do papercrafts more than anything else. I just love working with lots mediums and styles. Getting inky is absolutely one of my favorite things!
I have an amazing husband who loves to see what I make each day and two very creative kids. Sometimes the four of us craft together, which is so much fun. We’ve got two dogs, and we reside in New York. I love to create, as it truly feeds my soul. Getting a little “playtime” in my craft room each day is really important to me. I'm honored to be a Guest Designer with Poppystamps!
 
 
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Now it's your turn! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on March 28  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on April 1!!    

Thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!

PSC#113 Heart Eyes

Challenge Badge

Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge Challenge PSC#112 Sparkling New Year is Pat J.

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Greta H

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here. The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize. You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image. We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge. You are welcome to link your design to other challenges. Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

2024-02PSC#113 Heart Eyes - This month's challenge is a nod to the Heart Eyes emoji that is a show of affection, love, adoration for someone or something.  We want you to show your love for someone or something you adore this month.  You could be smitten with just about anything.. your special someone, your fur baby, a sports team or even your crafty hobby.   You're welcome to make cards for your favorite Valentine/Galentine or perhaps a wedding or anniversary!  We welcome all your crafty projects including home décor, page layouts, tags, cards and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Meet our  February Guest Carol Weatherspoon selected selected by DT member Tricia this time.  Tricia's had the opportunity to meet Carol in person and says she is just as sweet and beautiful as her cards!

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Carol Weatherspoon

Blog: Typed In Pink

Instagram: @typedinpink

Hello! I’m Carol Weatherspoon and I’ve been married to the love of my life for 19 years and we have one precious daughter named Paige. I love making cards, trying new techniques and just making people smile with my creations. When I'm not crafting, I love traveling with my family and we are foodies, so good food is always a must!

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Now it's your turn! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on February 27  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on March 1!!    

Thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!

 

PSC#112 - Sparkling New Year

Challenge Badge

Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge Challenge #111 Cool Yule is Linda W. 

Nordic snowman in snow globeThe lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Lucie G

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here. The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize. You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image. We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge. You are welcome to link your design to other challenges. Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

2024-01

PSC#112 Sparkling New Year - We want to kick off the new year in a flashy way!  This month we're looking for some SPARKLE!  I hope that gets you thinking of  fireworks, a little confetti, or maybe some bubbly!  Even if you're  ringing in the new year comfy cozy at home, and watching the snow fall and sparkle in the sun, we want you to capture the magic.  Just add some glitter, gems or foil to your design so we can watch you shine this year!    We welcome all your crafty projects including home décor, page layouts, tags, cards and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Meet our January Guest Cari Scharping selected by DT member Meghan this time.  Meghan selected Cari because she loves Cari's whimsical style and her bright color choices.

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Cari Scharping

Blog: Creature Comfort Cards

Instagram: @creaturecomfortcards

I have been cardmaking for about 40+ years and when I am not working full-time as an Operations Manager for a manufacturing firm, or taking care of the hubby, house and 4 dogs, you'll find me in my craft room doing what I love.

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Jyoti Adhikari 

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Now it's your turn! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on January 29  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on February 1!!    

Thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!

PSC#111 Cool Yule

Challenge Badge

Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge Challenge #110 Woodland Wonder is Heidi H.

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is @nlp_cards.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here. The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize. You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image. We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge. You are welcome to link your design to other challenges. Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

2023-12

PSC#111 Cool Yule - The holidays are officially here!  Outside you'll find displays and outdoor decorations, and inside everything is comfy cozy!   All of us at Poppystamps are wishing you a Cool Yule and want to see how you celebrate and create for the holidays.   Happiness is home made after all!   Are you adding home made tags to your gifts and baked goods?  Maybe you're making some extra special cards for friends and family.    We'd love to see what you're up to!    Remember that we welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Meet our December Guest - Irene Mejia selected and introduced by DT member Sphoorti this time.

Meet Irene, the card-making maestro who kicked off her crafting escapade in Spring 2021. This lady's got skills that'll make your grandma's crochet needles jealous. From clean and simple cards (which, as you know, is totally my jam) to these intricately adorned masterpieces, Irene's got a card for every mood and occasion. Not only is she a card-making wizard, but she's also on various design teams like Honey Bee Stamps and Ink Blot Shop — basically, she's the Beyoncé of our card-making world. But don't let the talent fool you; Irene's heart is as big as her craft stash and her talent. She spreads joy faster than you can say "handmade cards". I'm so thrilled to have her incredible talent gracing our blog as the crafting superhero she is!

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Irene Mejia

Blog: When I Ink of You

Instagram: @wheniinkofyou

Hello! My name is Irene, and I'm a cardmaker from Texas. Die-cutting and Copic coloring are the top of my favorites on my list. When I am not crafting, I like to spend time with my Husband of 18 years and eight-year-old daughter. My second hobby is shopping for and buying craft supplies. I consider myself blessed if I inspire anyone with my projects!

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Now it's your turn! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on December 27  to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on January 1!!    

Thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!