PenPatterns are Here!

Fran has done it again, and in our April 2014 Catalog we’re introducing one of her newest ideas, PenPatterns.

Folks seem to have taken to doodling in and out of shapes for their stamped artwork lately, so Fran has created some images that are perfect for this new trend. These charming images have large open spaces ideal for doodling your own patterns into with either black or colored pens or pencils.

PenPatterns are available in both wood mounted and Cling Rubber

PenPatterns are available in both wood mounted and Cling Rubber

You can also enjoy stamping patterns into them with our new PenPatterns background tiles. (psst…these also make great card and page backgrounds!)

PenPattern backgrounds in Perfectly Clear Stamps, Wood Mounted or Cling Rubber

PenPattern backgrounds in Perfectly Clear Stamps, Wood Mounted or Cling Rubber

 

Finally, these terrific images make just plain fun coloring! We took them with us to Los Angeles this past Saturday for La Feria de los Niños and the kids had an absolute blast coloring them! Our good friends at Faber-Castell USA were good enough to supply colored pencils for us to use. Our friends at Prima Marketing sent along some fantastic adhesive jewels and paper flowers. The kids were in heaven! Look at this proud miss with her finished work!

girl finished card copy

And have you ever seen anyone color more intently than these two little crafters? Our new PenPatterns were a HUGE hit!

coloring girl coloring boy copy

 They’ve been a huge hit with our Design Team as well! They’ve got inspiration all week for you featuring these terrific images! Here’s who posted today!

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Catching Up!

We’re still trying to play catch up here in our offices at Stampendous! Building a new website can be quite a challenge. But it’s finished! And we’re celebrating with our newest catalog products from our April 2014 Catalog.

Our Design Team is giving you a Sneak Peek of our newest goodies. These beautiful designs for Spring and Summer will blow you away! We’ve added some precision cutting dies to coordinate with our terrific new flower offerings, and our Blossom Beauty stamp is already proving to be a fan favorite in a big way.  We’ve even got a video available already!

If you’d like to view the April Catalog, just click on it here. You can download it, print it, or just enjoy it online as a flippy book where it doesn’t take up any space in your home or on your computer!
Stampendous April 2014 Catalog

Our terrific April products are also now available on our brand new website! Just like always, your orders will be filled by local retail stores using the Shopatron order fulfillment system. It’s such a good way to support small business while shopping online. In many cases you can even pick up the products in the store to avoid shipping charges! You’ll find all the newest goodies under the What’s New Icon at http://www.stampendous.com!

You’ll be seeing a lot of the April Catalog Samples here in the coming weeks, but we asked our Design Team this week to share their favorites with you! Here are the links to those terrific posts. Be sure to leave them some love in the form of your happy comments while you’re there!

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds (Monday)

Tenia Nelson

Krissy Fossmeyer

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Kimmel (Tuesday)

Kristine Reynolds (Thursday)

Lea Kimmel (Friday)

Kristine Reynolds (Friday)

Rhea Weigand

 

 

These April Flowers Need No Showers!

Bowl Bouquet by Janelle Stollfus (R199)

Bowl Bouquet by Janelle Stollfus (R199)

Last week our Design Team celebrated with a look at all the terrific Stampendous floral images! We always tell beginning stampers that if you just get some good flowers and a good set of greetings, you can make cards for any occasion. It’s so true! Flowers are appropriate for everything. And our Jumbo Cling Rubber Flowers come with a free Template and Mask so you can stencil backgrounds, mask the images, mask the backgrounds, use chalk, spritzy stuff, sponging, embossing…the sky is the limit! Let’s take a look at what our Design Team has done with these April Flowers!

Sweet Sunflower by Rhea Weaigand (P221)

Sweet Sunflower by Rhea Weigand (P221)

Jamie Martin (Monday)

Jamie Martin (Wednesday)

Kristine Reynolds (Monday)

Tenia Nelson (Thursday)

Rhea Weigand (Thursday)

Kristine Reynolds (Thursday)

Jamie Martin (Friday)

Kristine Reynolds (Friday)

Get Inspired

Winged Cross Canvas by Wendy Price (R189)

Winged Cross Canvas by Wendy Price (R189)

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Baroque Cross Card by Wendy Price (R190)

Hello Stampers! Sorry to be absent for a bit, we’ve been tweaking our new website getting ready for the grand reveal. It just took a bit more tweaking than anticipated. Thanks so much for your patience as we’ve worked out the kinks. We’ll make a separate post for that before the end of the week!

Last week we didn’t get to post much, but our Design Team sure did. They were working with the best of Stampendous’ Inspirational offerings sending Easter thoughts out to all of you for our new month! Don’t you love the gorgeous samples by DT Member Wendy Price above? Such rich, luscious color. She’s fantastic! Hopefully you’ll enjoy the creative and gorgeous samples they all made! Hop around, leave them some love in the form of supportive comments! We’ll be back with more excitement tomorrow!

Tenia Nelson

Jamie Martin (Tuesday)

Rhea Weigand (Wednesday)

Rhea Weigand (Thursday)

Kristine Reynolds (Thursday)

Jamie Martin (Thursday)

Janelle Stollfus (Thursday)

Lea Kimmel (Friday)

Kristine Reynolds (Friday)

We have WINNERS!

Blog Hop_StampendousOur Blog with Tombow was so exciting! Such fantastic samples and we sure appreciate your enthusiastic response! Whew!

So we have to choose three winners! This is done as “randomly” as we can. Using Random.org first we choose a random day of our blog hop, then a random blog that was part of that day, then a random comment from that blog. After, of course, eliminating all the comments from our Design Teams. So here goes!

The first winner from Marie Browning’s blog on Friday was:

Michel Espey

 

The second winner from Debbie Fisher’s Blog on Friday was:

Con

 

And the final winner from Jamie Martin’s Blog on Wednesday was:

Denny Serra

 

If you three will email us at submissions@stampendous.com with your mailing info we will get your prizes right out in the mail to you from both Stampendous and Tombow! Congratulations!!

Everyone else, thanks so much for your kind comments and for visiting our blogs. Remember, Tombow  will be giving away a participation prize, too! Check out their blog for details.

PLUS,  it’s not too late to enter our Mixed Media March Challenge! You could still win some Stampendous goodies by linking your creation to our contest!

 

We’re Tombow Hoppin Today!

Blog Hop_Stampendous

Today the Tombow Design Team joins us for a big blog hop! We can’t wait to see what they do with our products! We know our Design Team has been loving the Tombow products they sent us!

The prize package above is up for grabs, we’ll draw random comments for three winners! PLUS – there’s a bonus!! Each of the prize packages above will also receive the brand new Tombow Xtreme High Performance Adhesive! This is an adhesive tape runner that bonds paper, cardstock, wood, glass, plastic and rubber! Wow! You’ll love this product!!

So hop, comment, and then come back here next week to check for winners! (of course if you subscribe to our blog or follow us on Facebook or Twitter or LinkedIn or Tumblr or Google+ you’ll see the post about our winners!)

Tombow Blog

Tobi Crawford

Debbie Fisher

Lea Kimmel

Melissa Cash

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds

Jennie Garcia

Jamie Martin

Marie Browning

Krissy Fossmeyer

Coloring Along with Tombow

Blog Hop_Stampendous

Our Design Team has been playing with Tombow markers this week, and following the tips and techniques guide that Tombow Designer Marie Browning so kindly prepared for us! For your own copy of this terrific tip guide just click on the link below and you’ll be able to download, print, or save the guide to your computer!

Stampendous and Tombow – A guide to techniques by Marie Browning

Then check out what our terrific Design Team has in store for you today! You’ll love what they’ve done. Be sure to comment on each project, because there are three terrific prize packages to be won this week by winners with US mailing addresses!

Cyndi Bundy

Tobi Crawford

Lea Kimmel

 

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