Core’dinations Hopping!! The Big Day!

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Hope you’ve enjoyed the terrific collaboration between Stampendous products and Core’dinations’ gorgeous papers! We have been thrilled to bring it to you! Today is the final day!!

Of course there are prizes! We’ll give away three packs of goodness! The Prize Package includes the Lovely Garden Stamp Set; the Matching Lovely Garden Cutting Dies  from Stampendous; a Sand It Kit from Core’dinations which includes a sanding block, replacement sandpaper, and a “must-have” Dust Buddy clean up cloth; Core’dinations will also be sending the lucky winners some of their fantastic 6″ X 6″ paper pads. PLUS an extra special bonus – our friends at Dreamweaver Stencil will be adding the gorgeous Stone Wall stencil that Jamie Martin used in her terrific card she’ll be posting this week (you can see a peek of it on this blog hop banner!)

LET’S GET HOPPIN’! The official rules are HERE. You still need a U.S. mailing address to win, but we sure want to hear your comments anyway! You have until the end of Sunday, June 15th to finish your comments. If you missed any previous posts here they are for TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, and THURSDAY.

We’ll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week. Then we’ll choose one comment from each.  Of course we’d be super grateful if you pin our projects to your Pinterest Boards, or if you Tweet, or Share on Facebook, follow us, like our pages. You know the drill!  Here’s who is posting today!

Core Blog

Debbie Standard

Kristine Reynolds

Krissy Fossmeyer

Tobi Crawford

Rhea Weigand

Trine Brandt Lassen

Tenia Nelson

Lea Kimmel

Jamie Martin

 

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post. When in doubt type Stampendous in the search box to find the most recent post about our products.

We are Core’dinations-ing with Stampendous!

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Love all the inspiration we’re seeing using Stampendous Stamps with Core’dinations’ gorgeous papers! The texture and amazing colors just pop! We’re happy to be partnering with them for this week of terrific designer projects!

Yes, there are prizes! We’ll give away three prize packs of products! The Prize Package includes the Lovely Garden Stamp Set; the Matching Lovely Garden Cutting Dies  from Stampendous; a Sand It Kit from Core’dinations which includes a sanding block, replacement sandpaper, and a “must-have” Dust Buddy clean up cloth; Core’dinations will also be sending the lucky winners some of their fantastic 6″ X 6″ paper pads. PLUS an extra special bonus – our friends at Dreamweaver Stencil will be adding the gorgeous Stone Wall stencil that Jamie Martin used in her terrific card she’ll be posting this week (you can see a peek of it on this blog hop banner!)

LET’S GET STARTED! The official rules are HERE. You still need a U.S. mailing address to win, but we sure want to hear your comments anyway! We’ll draw the winners Monday, June 16th so you have until the end of the weekend to comment. In case you missed the earlier posts, here’s TUESDAY  and WEDNESDAY (we skipped Monday).

We’ll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week. Then we’ll choose one comment from each.  Of course we’d be super grateful if you pin our projects to your Pinterest Boards, or if you Tweet, or Share on Facebook, follow us, like our pages. You know the drill!  Here’s who is posting today!

Core Blog

Mary Pat Siehl

Tobi Crawford

Clare Buswell

 

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post. When in doubt type Stampendous in the search box to find the most recent post about our products.

Rocking the Core’dinations this Week!

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This week we’re playing with Core’dinations’ gorgeous papers! We love the fantastic texture and terrific colors! We use a lot of their paper because they are available in JoAnn Fabric and Crafts along with our stamps, and we’re so glad they’re partnering with us for this great week of super inspiration.

Of course there are prizes! We’ll give away three packs of goodness! The Prize Package includes the Lovely Garden Stamp Set; the Matching Lovely Garden Cutting Dies  from Stampendous; a Sand It Kit from Core’dinations which includes a sanding block, replacement sandpaper, and a “must-have” Dust Buddy clean up cloth; Core’dinations will also be sending the lucky winners some of their fantastic 6″ X 6″ paper pads. PLUS an extra special bonus – our friends at Dreamweaver Stencil will be adding the gorgeous Stone Wall stencil that Jamie Martin used in her terrific card she’ll be posting this week (you can see a peek of it on this blog hop banner!)

LET’S GET STARTED! The official rules are HERE. You still need a U.S. mailing address to win, but we sure want to hear your comments anyway!

We’ll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week. Then we’ll choose one comment from each.  Of course we’d be super grateful if you pin our projects to your Pinterest Boards, or if you Tweet, or Share on Facebook, follow us, like our pages. You know the drill!  Here’s who is posting today!

Core Blog

Tracy Gruber

Rhea Weigand

Kate Nolan Denham

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post. When in doubt type Stampendous in the search box to find the most recent post about our products.

Core’dinations is Back In The House!!

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Welcome to another week long collaboration!  This week we’re playing with Core’dinations’ gorgeous papers! They always make a project pop with the addition of so much texture! Plus, they’re just plain yummy colors!

We love the way you can sand the papers to allow the coordinating color core show through. This card from our own Kristine Reynolds really highlights this fantastic technique. This works with embossing folders, metal dies (like those from our friends at Dreamweaver Stencils), or just sanding straight on the paper to create a distressed look.

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Sleepy Reader by Kristine Reynolds (House-Mouse Designs® Gruffies® by Ellen Jareckie)

 

Of course there are prizes this week! Three prize packages will be awarded. Package includes the Lovely Garden Stamp Set; the Matching Lovely Garden Cutting Dies; a Sand It Kit from Core’dinations which includes a sanding block, replacement sandpaper, and a “must-have” Dust Buddy clean up cloth; Core’dinations will also be sending the lucky winners some of their fantastic 6″ X 6″ paper pads. PLUS an extra special bonus – our friends at Dreamweaver Stencil will be adding the gorgeous Stone Wall stencil that Jamie Martin used in her terrific card she’ll be posting this week (you can see a peek of it on the blog banner!)

LET’S GET STARTED! The official rules are HERE. You still need a U.S. mailing address to win, but we sure want to hear your comments anyway!

We’ll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week. Then we’ll choose one comment from each.  Of course we’ll love you even more if you pin our projects to your Pinterest Boards or if you Tweet, or Share on Facebook, follow us, like our pages. You know the drill!  Here’s who is posting today!

Core Blog

Tenia Nelson

Jennifer Edwards

Lea Kimmel

Ava Gavloski

Jamie Martin

Suzanna Lee

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

 

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post. When in doubt type Stampendous in the search box to find the most recent post about our products.

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!

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

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 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

CHA – Until Next Time

Well, we’ve just wrapped up 4-1/2 exhausting days of fun and creativity at CHA! We’re always so excited for the opportunity to show our newest products and ideas to our customers and designers from all over the world. Here’s a little peek at how our booth looked!

The center panel which showcases our newest product lines!

The center panel which showcases our newest product lines!

Towards the right end we were featuring our new Mixed Media products.

Towards the right end we were featuring our new Stack Art and  Mixed Media products.

This area showcases our various powders. Embossing Enamels, Glitters, Color Fragments, Mica, etc.

This area showcases our various powders. Embossing Enamels and Powders, Glitters, Glass Glitters, Color Fragments, Mica, etc.

To the left of the center we have our newest House-Mouse Designs images and other wood and cling stamps.

To the left of the center we have our newest House-Mouse Designs® images and other wood and cling stamps.

 

This left end panel shows just a handful of the gorgeous samples we get from our terrific Design Team

This left end panel shows just a handful of the gorgeous samples we get from our terrific Design Team. We put lots of them on boards for display.

Here’s a final look down the length of our booth.

We had a lovely, long space with lots of room to place orders and relax! Gorgeous!

We had a lovely, long space with lots of room to place orders and relax! Gorgeous!

Stay tuned as we bring you peeks at all the new goodies, samples, demos, etc! Too much fun!!!

 

 

Fixed the Links

Sorry about the faulty links in Tobi Crawford’s Tea Time post. They’re fixed now so you can see Jamie’s great samples!

They’re at

Jamie Martin (older post)

Jamie Martin (newest post)

Elements Images are Elemental!

We know the new Elements images were last week’s focus, but time just got away from us and we didn’t get to post all the links to our great Design Team’s projects for these fantastic stamps! These images make great backgrounds, super focal points, and can be cut apart and layered for super easy, super spectacular cards! When you combine them with our Digital Download phrases - Sew Crafty 1 and Sew Crafty 2 – you’ll have all you need for fabulous cards for Mom, Dad, Celebrating Art, and witty puns that are just our type! Check them out!!

Artist Elements by Stephanie Lee

Artist Elements by Stephanie Lee

Sewing Elements by Stephanie Lee

Sewing Elements by Stephanie Lee

Typing Elements by Cyndi Bundy

Typing Elements by Cyndi Bundy

Now go see the other great samples they’ve posted on their blogs:

Tobi Crawford

Jamie Martin

Tenia Nelson

Cyndi Bundy

Create Mixed Media Event – May 29 – June 2

We’re extremely excited to announce that we’re going to be a part of the CREATE Mixed Media Event coming soon to Irvine, California.

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For 5 days artists from all realms of mixed media creation will visit Irvine for an opportunity to teach and learn a huge variety of craft styles and play with all sorts of projects and products. Amazing instructors will guide folks as they learn metal working, journal techniques, doll making, jewelry crafts, printmaking, mixed media stitching… OH WOW!

On Friday evening an Artist Faire will be open where all sorts of mixed media craft supplies will be available for sale to the public. Attendance at the rest of the retreat is not necessary and there is no fee to enter the Artist Faire and surround yourself with the most delectable goodies imaginable. Stampendous will be there showcasing our Fran•táge Embossing Enamels, Crushed Glass Glitters, Micro Glitters, Mica Fragments, Color Fragments and on and on. Fran Seiford, our Owner and Chief Artistic Officer will be on hand providing a rare public demonstration of the fantastic way these products combine to work with any other mixed media creations and add that special something!  Do join us for this rare treat.

You can find out more about the Artist Faire and about the retreat (there’s still space!) by clicking the logo above! We hope you’ll join us!

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Four seasons of Stampendous by Asia King – Part 1

Hello Friends! Your Foreign Correspondent Asia here. Last week I finally felt that Spring was on its way to the UK. Blankets of snowdrops and first shy daffodils were trying very hard to send Winter home :). And whilst talking about seasons, I thought I would share this little beauty with you today. Just like the famous composer Antonio Vivaldi, I wanted to compose a concerto of the four seasons – in my own way :).

I didn’t want this post to be too picture heavy, so I am going to break it down into two parts. Today I will share the individual pages of my Four Seasons accordion book and next week I will show you the ‘technical’ steps.

So let’s start with… Winter!

I started by waving my baton, errr… the heat gun that is, got the orchestra of Fran-tage powders to tune their instruments, and before I knew it, the music was filling in my craft room…

For my frosty season I used the cling Old World Map and the Suitcase World sentiment stamp. The map was first heat embossed with Silver Detail embossing powder and coloured with Inktense pencils. The sentiment was heat embossed with Black Detail embossing powder. The snowflakes were adorned with Teal Mica fragments and Sky Blue embossing powder. Then I ‘framed’ the sentiment panel with Detail Capri embossing powder and the background panel was Fran-taged with the Aged Teal Embossing Enamel. All these beauties can be found in one magical place – Fran-tage Encrusted Jewel Kit in Teal. (available soon in the US)

Now… let’s cheer for Spring!

And with Spring I bring you a handful of Fresh and Ruffled Blooms, heat embossed with Black (for the foreground) and White Detail (for the background) embossing powders.

The flower centres are all bathed in Champagne Glass glitter and Pearlized Mica Fragments. The background panel has been embellished with the same Mica Fragments and a generous sprinkle of Aged Rose Embossing Enamel. These gorgeous jewels can be found in the Pink Encrusted Jewel Kit.

Now, let’s get ready for…Summer!

Oh, I so love Summer evenings in a garden full of wonderful flowers. Sadly my garden is not very inspiring, so perhaps this gorgeous Seed Catalogue stamp will inspire me to fill my garden with beautiful blooms. Just so I can see the world that will be Beautiful :). With the Summer season in mind, I ‘seasoned’ my page with Aged Hunter and Aged Rose embossing enamels and added Champagne glass glitter and Rose Colour Fragments.

And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you… Autumn! Or Fall, depending on your point of view :D.

My Autumnal page is swept with a gentle brush of the Ruffled Butterfly‘s wings and the leaves falling off the trees, dancing in the wind. Can you see all those golds, coppers and bronzes sparkling in the Autumnal sun? That’s the sparkle of the Vintage Mahogany embossing tinsel, Bronze Glass Glitter, Golden Sand embossing powder and Aged Copper embossing enamel – from the Bronze Encrusted Kit. (also available soon in the US)

I hope you enjoyed my Stampendoulicious seasonal symphony :). Stay tuned for the 2nd part with the step by step assembling  instructions for the accordion book.

Until then…

Big hugs

Asia

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