Join us for a Leaf-tastic Fall Challenge!

Hello there!
We hope you had a fantastic STAMPtember!  Thanks for helping to make it such a fun month!  Hard to believe it’s October already, isn’t it?  Today is the kick off of a new Stamp & Show Challenge theme: Leaf Inspiration!

Our very talented design team has worked to create pieces representing this nice Autumn theme and here is a small sample of their projects:

Made by Tracy Evans!  

Here is what Tracy had to say: Autumn is my favourite time of year, I love the cooler season, the warm tones of the Autumn leaves from warm reds, to rustic oranges and weathered browns, a beautiful sight in any garden.  My canvas showcases those warm tones with the use of the Dylusions Ink Sprays in Postbox Red and Squeezed Orange. My trademark texture appears yet again in my artwork this time around using Gesso through a leaf cut from card with the Tattered Leaves die.


Tracey‘s thoughts: I really don’t want summer to end! So I made a tag that still screams summer to me with the vibrant colours from the Dylusions Ink SpraysThe Three Ferns stamp is a real classic from Hero Arts, I just never get tired of using it! Here I used it as a water mark for a subtle look using Versamark and a water spritz. Then I highlighted one of the ferns with Crackle Paint in Rock Candy by Tim Holtz…I am so addicted to this product! Reality did set in, for in my neck of the woods the leaves are already changing colour and falling. So I added some Wild Honey DIstress Ink to the sentiment tag. I like how it picked up the same colour in the background that was created with a salt and ink technique. I finished off the tag with a few butterflies from this very versatile Tim Holtz Papillon stamp set.


Anna-Karin‘s comments: I made the covers and spine of the book using the Sizzix Eileen Hull ScoreBoards Album die and covered it with white sticky back canvas. For the big leaves, I used the Tattered Leaves die, layers of melted UTEE, different colours of embossing powders and then stamped into the hot UTEE. The cover just had to have lots of leaves and branches, cut from kraft core cardstock and covered with Antique Linen Distress Stickles, as well as three Tattered Pinecones. I also used the new fabulous Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Autumn Blueprint stamps.

Make sure to check out what the other design team members made too:
Ashli Oliver
Candy Colwell
May Flaum
Sandra Mouwen
Sarah Engels-Greer
Suzanne Czosek

Congratulations Blog Candy Winners!!

From: Mandy Stacey brings us Fall Fun with Magnolia: Small T!
From: Britta Swiderski Creates with the Simon Says Stamp Brand!: Annie Rose!
From: Paper Smooches Gratitude with Kim Hughes: Felicia: Scrapper in the Making!

Congratulations to our 4 randomly drawn winners from our Pinterest contest!!! Check out their boards and be inspired like we are!

  1. Linda W. (
  2. Kathy Eddy (
  3. Kimberly Haring (
  4. lenny (


Congrats to our 3 lucky winners of the STAMPtember™ Blog Candy BONANZA! blog:
1. Renee VanEpps, you win the stamp sets from Hero Arts, Artistic Outpost, & Art Impressions posted on this blog!

2.Tamika, you win a $25 eGift card to Simon Says Stamp!
3. Helen Liu, you win an SSS exclusive goodie pack!

Congrats to ALL of the winners! We’ve loved hosting this wonderful month long event! Please email [email protected] with your name, the name of the blog you won from, and your address if applicable!

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Blog Candy Opportunity:  Leave a comment and join our following for a chance to win this exclusive, not for sale Hero Arts Stamp Set!

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