Want to doodle a PenPattern Snowman?

These PenPattern stamps for the holidays are a great way to sneak in some hand-eye coordination with your children over the holidays. The pattern is already started in the stamp image and the challenge is to repeat them in the rest of the snowman. The children aren’t the only ones that can have fun. Join in with them and doodle to de-stress!

You’ve seen our PenPattern Gift, PenPattern Moose and PenPattern Penguin this week and now it’s time for PenPattern Snowman.

Design team alumni, Krissy Fossmeyer, created this fun colored Snowman for a quick holiday card project a sparkly bed of snow at the foot of the snowman. See how she made it HERE.

PenPattern Penguin is back today on a card by Wendy Price with instructions right HERE. Look at how adorable this image is with just a little bit of color.

PenPattern Penguin Card by Wendy Price

PenPattern Penguin Card by Wendy Price

We have more inspiration for you before the weekend begins, just check out the delightful projects from our designers.

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Rhea Weigand

This week’s designer projects can be seen on our PenPatterns Board. You’ll never miss a new entry when you Follow us on Pinterest.

Tongue Twister Thursday

Here’s our tongue twister for the day, PenPattern Penguin. As fun as it is to say it, we think it’s even more fun to see! Yes, this PenPattern Penguin is adorable and just waiting for a doodle or a color.

This beautiful PenPattern Penguin card designed by Jennifer Dove with her trained coloring eye has brought this image to life. She’s provided simple instructions HERE to complete one of your own cards.

These PenPattern images are a fun way to create a quick project sized just right for a card. We love the projects that what our design team has created and we know you will, too.

Pam Hornschu

Tenia Nelson

Rhea Weigand

Creative Jumpstart – A Year of Mojo!

Ever feel like you just can’t get going on a project? Want to try a new technique or product but don’t know where to start! Well here’s an entire year of inspiration and learning. Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative Jumpstart is just what you need to get going and learn some fantastic tricks and tips from some of the top artists in the Mixed Media world.


You’ll get 25 videos from 23 amazing artists, one per day starting in January. Then you’ll have access to all the videos through November 2015. All for just $25. (yep, $1 per video!)

BUT WAIT… because Nathalie loves us, she’s offering a coupon code for $5 off to our fans!! Just use coupon code – stampendouscjs15 – at checkout (through Dec 31st) and get 5 videos free!!

Click on the photo above to be taken to Nathalie’s web site to learn more.

P.S. This makes an AMAZING gift for your crafty friends. Nathalie totally does gift certificates for this program!!

Art Anthology Blog Hop Winners

It’s been busy around here and our winner announcement is coming a day late, but now it’s finally available. Our winners were picked randomly from a week of blog posts during the Art Anthology Collaboration here on our blog and the designers blog each day. We want to thank you for hopping along with us, commenting with such thoughtful words and sharing with us what you liked about each day of hop!

Congratulations to the winners. Please submit your US mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com to receive your prize.

Stampendous blog post from Day 1: Kathleen White!

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Blog02Blog02WinnerCommentWendy Price’s blog post from Day 5: Janis!


Doodling Your Holiday Styles

This season is a gift-giving extravaganza and the PenPattern Gift stamp is great to use as a gift tag, on a card or how about those scrapbook pages where children are opening up their gifts. It’s a versatile design and can be used for gift-giving year around!


Just look at this festively colored gift on a card by DT alumni Tobi Crawford with instructions (and pen colors) available HERE. You can also see this card on her blog with some of our other Christmas imagse. The link is provided below.

Today’s group of designer posts will have you itching for some PenPattern of your own.

Jamie Martin

Wendy Price

We have our DT alumni showing up today with a PenPattern post to share.

Rhea Weigand

Tobi Crawford

Doodle of a Holiday!

Welcome to another full week of fun PenPattern designs with the holidays in mind!

Our PenPattern collection has enough doodles designed into them to color and go, and they also have clear spaces to create your own doodling. If you want to add doodles but find it difficult, stamp using one of our complementing PenPattern Background style stamps. Today our focus is on this adorable PenPattern Moose in the act of balancing his gift-giving load.

Krissy Fossmeyer has a great holiday coloring of PenPattern Moose and she has instructions on how she made it here.

If you’d like to see how these PenPattern designs work here’s a short video.

We have a couple of designers who want to share their moose projects with you today!

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus


Core’dinations Blog Hop Winners


We definitely had an amazing time with the Core’dinations collaboration earlier this week and we know you did too from all of the fantastic comments you left here and on the design team blogs. We all work hard to bring you something that will inspire you and get you motivated to grab your Stampendous supplies, buy some new ones too, and give yourself some time to have fun!

Our current monthly blog challenge is open for entries. The next time you create something that relates to a holiday this month we would love to see them in our challenge gallery. To submit, click the Whee Flight badge on the sidebar. Details for our challenges can be found on the Challenge Contest tab at the top of our blog. Here’s the badge!

So as not to confuse you we also were hopping with Art Anthology this week and those winners will be announced on Monday! There is still to comment until Sunday evening. Now we have some winners to announce for the Core’dinations Blog Hop!

On Janelle Stollfus’ blog Day 1 – Linda Chidster

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From Stampendous blog Day 2 – Amy C!

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On Wendy Prices’s blog on Day 3 – Katie B

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Winners please send your US mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com to receive your prize.



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