It’s Show Time!

It’s Trade Show time! Coming to somewhere near you, the Stampendous Team always takes our show on the road in the Summer to showcase our new Holiday releases. We sure hope you’ll make time to visit us at a show and take advantage of our terrific customers specials for our wholesale customers!

First up is the Sierra Pacific Crafts Mixed Media Madness Show. This show in the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT is a super hot ticket this year! We hear everyone will be there, and we’re excited to be part of it!  We will be hanging out in Booth #45 and it  starts tonight! Check out some images of our booth. Stop by and see us this week at the #SPCTRADESHOW. The team just finished setting up – want to peek??

Booth Photo 1Booth Set Up 2Booth Set Up 3 Sierra Pacific Crafts

Mixed Media Madness

Stampendous Booth #45

Salt Lake City, Utah

July 22-24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next our team hits the road for the Paper Arts Show in Atlanta, GA.  Tuesday, July 29 through Thursday, July 31 the Craft and Hobby Association is hosting a Creative Industry Buying Event. Stampendous is excited to be taking part, and we’ll be in Booth #162.  Our very own Fran Seiford will be teaching a workshop featuring our Blossom Beauty Cling Rubber Stamp and matching cutting dies. Attendees will have an opportunity to start a very special, mixed media Art Journal, and also play with our Creative Palette! Our good friends at May Arts provided the ribbon for binding your journal, and our buddies at DecoArt gave us all the paint you’ll be using on your monoprinted backgrounds!

Paper Arts Show Atlanta 2014

In our booth we’ll have Daily Prize drawings and lots of Customer Specials, so be sure to stop by and see us! We can’t wait to meet you!

Next up, one of our fantastic Sales Reps, Pat Johnson, is putting on her annual event in Florida! August 9 & 10 will be non-stop Stampendous excitement as we lead you through project after project featuring our newest Holiday products for 2014. Your customers will be so excited when you take these classes back to your store and put them on your schedule! We sure hope if you own a store in Florida or Georgia, that you’re planning to be there!

PenPattern Autumn Wreath by Monika Thomas

PenPattern Autumn Wreath by Monika Thomas

 

Then it’s Hats Off to Painting, we’re off to the Heart Of Ohio Tole Convention. We love opportunities to hang out with our friends in the Decorative Painting world, and this event is a HOOT! (no, really, that’s what it’s called – HOOT).  We will be in Booth #505 and the event is from Wednesday, 8/11 (our booth will be open on 8/13)  through Saturday, 8/16. HOOT is open to the public, and there’s a marketplace and tons of educational opportunities for you to learn from the masters of Decorative Painting.

HOOT2014AddWe sure hope to see you at some of our upcoming events! Do come by and say hi! Let us know you read our blog. We’ve got a lot of new products and ideas to share with you. See you on the road!

Stampendous – To Die For!

We’ve had a terrific response to our flower dies we introduced in our April Catalog, so our July Catalog contained even more of these great tools!

Our dies are different! Instead of the cutting line being in the center of the metal like most dies, on ours the cutting line is right on the inside edge. This makes lining them up a little different, but what you see through the die is what you get when you cut.  It’s best to tape them to the paper (or thin metal or fabric or whatever) to make sure they don’t slip out of alignment. Or use a magnetic platform when cutting them.

We have two new sets for the Holidays. Leaves and Snowflakes. And each die set fits TWO sets of Cling Rubber stamps.

Design Team Member Suzanne Czosek made this amazing wreath for our July Catalog using the Leaves Die set and our new Spoonful Embossing Enamel and Elements Kits – click on the picture for the tutorial on our website.

Embossed Die Cut Leaves Wreath by Suzanne Czosek

Embossed Die Cut Leaves Wreath by Suzanne Czosek

Of course our wonderful Design Team has more projects “to die for” and shared them on their blogs this week! Check out the terrific inspiration and be sure to leave them some great comments!

Kristine Reynolds

Jennifer Dove

Kristine Reynolds

Social Media Winners – DecoArt Blog Hop

 

2014_06_decoartRemember our great Blog Hop with DecoArt? Lots of folks won prizes that haven’t contacted us yet. Many of you shared our posts on Facebook and Pinterest.  We posted those winners last week on Facebook, but haven’t heard from everyone, so hopefully you’ll see it here!! Here are ALL the winners!

We messaged you on Facebook if you shared our posts there, but in case you don’t check your messages, here’s who shared our Facebook Posts -

Connie Kahl

Brandi Fitzpatrick

Viki Banaszak

Barb Macaskill

Sharon Estes

Mary Lou Holshouser

If you haven’t contacted us yet with your mailing address, be sure to email us at submissions@stampendous.com so we can get your prize out to you.

Pinterest is a bit tougher, because there isn’t a messaging feature. We really appreciate those of you that pinned our projects from this great week of blogging! We chose 8 winners from those who shared on Pinterest. You need to email us at submissions@stampendous.com with your mailing address so we can get you a fun prize!

Janet Schmitz

Dana Hoover

Michelle Sousa

Rita Brinkley

Alyssa Price

Alli Jones

Peggy Dodge

Kathy Gledsdale

If you won a regular prize or an international one on the Blog Hop, be sure you’ve sent us your address. Lots of folks haven’t contacted us yet. Here is who won prize packages from the blog hop – (double check here to make sure it’s you! WINNERS)

Suzi from Claudia Neubacher’s Post

Jackie P Neal from Elly Pirally’s Post

Tanya from Shannon Moyer-Szemenyei’s Post

Betty from Julie Robertson’s Post

Vanessa Hahn from Julia Stratford-Wright’s Post

Coco from Tamiko McCurry’s Post

If you HAVE already contacted us, you don’t need to again. We’re still waiting on the paint brushes, but we’ll get those prizes out as soon as we receive them.  If you haven’t contacted us yet, email us at submissions@stampendous.com to give us your mailing info.

Congratulations to all our winners!! Hope to hear from you soon! Barb has offered to take any unclaimed prizes, so even if you don’t email us your address, they’ll still go to a good home!

 

New Stampendous – July 2014 Release Online

 

2014_July_Banner_IntroOur newest products for the Holiday Season are now available on our Website. The Stampendous July Catalog contains more of all the things you love! We’ve added Cutting Dies and Coordinating images for Fall and Winter, there is spooky Halloween; fun, festive and inspirational Christmas; and lots of Snowman fun for your Winter greetings. There are new images from House-Mouse Designs® and almost all of our stamps still come in wood mounted or Cling Rubber™. And over 80% of our products are still Made in the USA!

We’ve made Fran’s Encrusted Jewel Technique easier than ever with our new Spoonful Kits, and we’ve really turned up the bling with our new Lux Mixes.  So much to enjoy.

Our team will be exploring all of it as the  year progresses, but this week, they’ve all shared their favorite projects from the July 2014 catalog with you as a kind of sneak peek! Let’s have a look!

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Tobi Crawford

Lea Kimmel

Krissy Fossmeyer

Janelle Stollfus

Wendy Price

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Rhea Weigand

Jamie Martin

Jennifer Dove

Wendy Price

Kristine Reynolds

Happy Fourth of July!!

Happy 4th!! We’re celebrating America’s Birthday this week with some serious squeeee!  Our House-Mouse Designs® Star Spangled Mice are all wrapped up in an American flag and just waiting for the fireworks! In case you missed the first two rounds of inspiration, you can catch them here – MONDAY  (we fixed the broken links, too), and WEDNESDAY.

Today we’re bringing you a charming card designed by the very talented Jennie Lin Black for our April 2014 Catalog.

Star Spangled Mice by Jennie Lin Black

Star Spangled Mice by Jennie Lin Black

 

And of course some other Design Team members are sharing inspiration today on their blogs. So throw some burgers on the barbecue and settle in with an ice cold lemonade for some patriotic fun!!

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Suzanne Czosek

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, America!

We’re celebrating the birthday of our nation this week with the cutest little mice on the block! Our House-Mouse Designs® Star Spangled Mice are all wrapped up in America! In case you missed the first round of inspiration, you can catch it here – MONDAY  (we fixed the broken links, too).

Look at this adorable wreath that our very own Monika Thomas made! Two versions featuring the fantastic products from DIY Bangles! This project uses their 9″ Floral Craft Ring which they generously donated to our design team. The ribbons and stars are from our ALWAYS generous friends at May Arts Ribbon. The papers are from our also generous friends at Canvas Corp! (It’s so fun knowing all these folks who share well with others!)

Patriotic Wreath by Monika Thomas

Patriotic Wreath by Monika Thomas

 

This second wreath also features our Big Top Type Perfectly Clear Stamps Alphabet!

Celebrate USA Wreath by Monika Thomas

Celebrate USA Wreath by Monika Thomas

And of course some other Design Team members are sharing inspiration today on their blogs. Why not grab a hot dog and a root beer float and pop by to see how they’re celebrating America?! And visit us again Friday for more Patriotic fun!!

Jamie Martin

 

 

 

We Have WINNERS!

2014_06_decoart

Wow! Wasn’t our blog hop with DecoArt and Princeton Artist Brushes amazing last week? We are still reeling from the gorgeous projects everyone made to show how perfectly these products mesh together! Can’t wait to work with the DecoArt team again!!

But we know you want to see who will take home our fantastic prizes (and sample packages from DecoArt).  To refresh your memory the prizes are:

 

So our three lucky U.S. winners were chosen by Random. org – first we counted all the blog posts M-F and chose three using Random.org. Then for each of those posts we eliminated the design team members (and duplicates) and chose one winner using Random.org. If we couldn’t tell that winner had a U.S. address, we chose another from that same blog post. (It pays to fill out those Blogger profiles!) – Here are the U.S. Mailing Address winners -

1st Post -

#1 – Claudia Neubacher – She had 79 comments – 9 were from DT members – so 70 comments

Random.org chose #1

Random.org chose #1

Suzy!!

Congrats, Suzi!!

2nd Post -

#38 – Iliane de Fockert (Elly Pirally) - She had 33 comments from folks outside design teams (plus one duplicate and one from Nathalie!)

Random.org chose #14

Random.org chose #14

Congrats, Jackie!  It sure wasn't easy to tell you were in the U.S.

Congrats, Jackie!
It sure wasn’t easy to tell you were in the U.S.

3rd Post -

#17 -Shannon Moyer-Szemenyei – she had 29 comments minus 2 from DT members – so 27 Comments

Random.org chose #4

Random.org chose #4

Congratulations, Tanya!

Congratulations, Tanya!

So there are our three U.S. Winners! Now to find 3 international folks to receive our “sample packs”!

1st Post -

#12 – Julie Robertson – she had 39 comments minus 6 DT comments = 33 comments

Random.org chose #8

Random.org chose #8

Congratulations, Betty! - You appear to be in the Netherlands!

Congratulations, Betty! – You appear to be in the Netherlands!

 

2nd Post -

 #21 – Julia Stratford-Wright – she had 42 comments minus 6 DT comments = 36 comments

Random.org chose #26

Random.org chose #26

Congrats, Vanessa!  You appear to be in the UK

Congrats, Vanessa!
You appear to be in the UK

 

3rd Post -

#24 – Tamiko McCurry – she had 38 comments minus 2 DT and 2 duplicate comments = 34 comments.

Random.org chose #22

Random.org chose #22

Congrats, Coco!  You appear to be in France.

Congrats, Coco!
You appear to be in France.

 

So all you lucky folks – please email us at submissions@stampendous.com with your mailing addresses, and we will pass along the international ones to the folks at DecoArt while mailing out the U.S. winners right away.

Congrats to everyone, and thank you to ALL you commenters for leaving some love for our hard working designers on this one! What a fantastic hop! We sure hope to play with this group of bloggers again soon!

 

 

 

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