***Please note that after switching from several different hosts before settling on Blogger, the formatting of my pictures may not be as it was originally intended. I simply don't have the time to go back through years of posts in order to fix the orientation of the pictures. Sometimes a picture just shows a box of text in its place, but clicking on it will allow you to see the picture. Others, there may be no picture at all. I apologize.***

Boots 2 Stamps Inspiration Challenge Guidelines

How do you enter?

First, use the picture to inspire you.  Perhaps you see a certain pattern in the image, or the colors, or textures or even shapes that get your creative juices flowing.  Whatever it is that inspires you from the photo, run with it and get stamping! 

Second, simply leave a comment here telling me that you uploaded your creation over at Stampin’ Addicts and also put the link and your name in the "Mr. Linky" form at the bottom of the post.  It’s FREE to be a member of Stampin' Addicts, and if you’re not already a member of this FABULOUS community dedicated to all things Stampin’ Up!, then click HERE to sign up (remember, it’s free!!) to get a username, and then you can upload to the gallery!  Stampin’ Addicts has Forums where you can chat with other stampers, a Buy-Sell-Trade section, and a Gallery where you can upload your pictures for others to see.  A fun feature of their gallery is that on the home page, the recent uploads get a huge spotlight – you will see your own uploads appear there from time to time, and that is fun.

Third, when you upload to an online gallery like Stampin’ Addicts (or any other online gallery with a "keywords" feature), please use the  keyword for that week’s challenge so that the projects are easy to find.  ***The keyword will always be B2S## (which stands for Boots 2 Stamps, and the number sign represents the number of the challenge).***

Another note about Stampin’ Addicts – it is a SU! oriented website, so your cards/projects will need to be made with SU! items.  If they’re not, that's okay - post somewhere else online (your blog, Photobucket, etc.) so that I can see your creation and you can still be in the drawing for the monthly stamping related prize.  Of course – I can’t make you use SU! items, but that is what I love and that is what Stampin’ Addicts is for – but it won’t disqualify you from playing along.  Your projects are just as inspiring to me as the photo I post!!

Posting your project to your blog even if you already uploaded it to Stampin’ Addicts is PERFECTLY fine.  Please just include a reference to my challenge and a link to my post (in your blog post and in your picture upload at Stampin’ Addicts, etc.).  Don't forget that there will be a monthly drawing of all of the participants for a stamping related prize so remember to add your link via Mr. Linky!!!!!

I'm excited that you're joining me and hope that you are not only inspired by the photo, but by the contributions of those that are playing along!!