BlogStar Application Deadline Approaching

The deadline is approaching to apply for our BlogStars Guest Design Team. In case you missed them, here are the details one last time. The deadline for applications is Thursday! We’d love to see your work!

We need four new BlogStars to serve a 3 month term providing samples for our blog.

We’ll choose you based on:

  • Your personal blog – yep, we need you to have one, it can be brand new though! We’ll help you grow.
  • Your stamping skills – doesn’t matter how long you’ve been at it… how much fun can you have with Stampendous products?
  • Are you a fan? – do you subscribe to our blog? follow us on facebook/twitter/pinterest? Comment on our posts? We blog to build internet connections, our design teams are a big part of helping us do that.
  • Do you post in forums? SplitcoastStampers? PaperCraftPlanet? – Our teams help us get the word out that Stampendous products are the best.
  • Your Photography – We let you keep the projects you make, but we need terrific pictures. Good lighting, in focus, several angles, show us your best side!
  • Your Instructions – Our fans want to know how to make your card. Give us clear, brief, complete instructions for making your projects.

Send us:

  • Photographs of three projects using Stampendous products. Product can be retired, can use the same product on every project, projects can be previously published.
  • Instructions for one of the projects
  • Your name/address/phone number, email address, blog link
  • A little bit about you – are you on design teams? do you have favorite products? family? pets?

If we pick you:

  • Each month for 3 months you’ll get new Stampendous products to use on your blog posts. We may consolidate shipments if you’re far away, but you’ll get at least 6 new stamp sets and other goodies over the course of your term.
  • You get to join our Stampendous DT yahoo group where we joke, laugh, have a blast and share great ideas and information.
  • We’ll need 1 project per week for 12 weeks. Projects are due on Thursday, but we’re flexible. We hope you’ll post the projects on your blog, too and use them for other challenges where appropriate.
  • We’ll invite you to participate in our Design Team challenges. This is optional, but fun!

So ink up your stamp pads and make some cool stuff! Submissions are due Thursday, November 10th by midnight PST. We’ll choose a team of 4 stampers by Friday, November 18th and mail out goodies. First project will be due Thursday, December 1st. Final submission due February 16, 2012. Remember this term goes through the Christmas holidays. You can send us your submissions as far ahead of time as you like to manage your time.

If you’d like us to consider a previous submission you’ve made, send us a note and maybe something new.

Send your application to submissions@stampendous.com   We’ll let you know when we receive it. Be patient, we don’t check this email address everyday, but if you don’t hear from us, drop us another line.

It’s BlogStar Time!

Have you ever wanted to blog with us? Well, here’s your chance. We need four new BlogStars to serve a 3 month term providing samples for our blog.

We’ll choose you based on:

  • Your personal blog – yep, we need you to have one, it can be brand new though! We’ll help you grow.
  • Your stamping skills – doesn’t matter how long you’ve been at it… how much fun can you have with Stampendous products?
  • Are you a fan? – do you subscribe to our blog? follow us on facebook/twitter/pinterest? Comment on our posts? We blog to build internet connections, our design teams are a big part of helping us do that.
  • Do you post in forums? SplitcoastStampers? PaperCraftPlanet? – Our teams help us get the word out that Stampendous products are the best.
  • Your Photography – We let you keep the projects you make, but we need terrific pictures. Good lighting, in focus, several angles, show us your best side!
  • Your Instructions – Our fans want to know how to make your card. Give us clear, brief, complete instructions for making your projects.

Send us:

  • Photographs of three projects using Stampendous products. Product can be retired, can use the same product on every project, projects can be previously published.
  • Instructions for one of the projects
  • Your name/address/phone number, email address, blog link
  • A little bit about you – are you on design teams? do you have favorite products? family? pets?

If we pick you:

  • Each month for 3 months you’ll get new Stampendous products to use on your blog posts. We may consolidate shipments if you’re far away, but you’ll get at least 6 new stamp sets and other goodies over the course of your term.
  • You get to join our Stampendous DT yahoo group where we joke, laugh, have a blast and share great ideas and information.
  • We’ll need 1 project per week for 12 weeks. Projects are due on Thursday, but we’re flexible. We hope you’ll post the projects on your blog, too and use them for other challenges where appropriate.
  • We’ll invite you to participate in our Design Team challenges. This is optional, but fun!

So ink up your stamp pads and make some cool stuff! Submissions are due Thursday, November 10th by midnight PST. We’ll choose a team of 4 stampers by Friday, November 18th and mail out goodies. First project will be due Thursday, December 1st. Final submission due February 16, 2012. Remember this term goes through the Christmas holidays. You can send us your submissions as far ahead of time as you like to manage your time.

If you’d like us to consider a previous submission you’ve made, send us a note and maybe something new.

Send your application to submissions@stampendous.com   We’ll let you know when we receive it. Be patient, we don’t check this email address every day, but if you don’t hear from us, drop us another line.

It’s BlogStar Time!

We’ve really enjoyed our BlogStars Cindy Coutts, Melinda Gleissner, Piali Biswas and Suzanne Czosek. We’ve seen such amazing artwork from all of them, and I think we’ve even got more of their work in the wings to share with you. I KNOW we’ll be hearing more from them in the future, they’re having too much fun with Stampendous products to quit now!

But, it’s time to say goodbye to their term as BlogStars and find us some new blood! Have you ever wanted to blog with us? Well, here’s your chance. We need four new BlogStars to serve a 3 month term providing samples for our blog.

We’ll choose you based on:

  • Your personal blog – yep, we need you to have one, it can be brand new though! We’ll help you grow.
  • Your stamping skills – doesn’t matter how long you’ve been at it… how much fun can you have with Stampendous products?
  • Are you a fan? – do you subscribe to our blog? follow us on facebook/twitter/pinterest? Comment on our posts? We blog to build internet connections, our design teams are a big part of helping us do that.
  • Do you post in forums? SplitcoastStampers? PaperCraftPlanet? – Our teams help us get the word out that Stampendous products are the best.
  • Your Photography – We let you keep the projects you make, but we need terrific pictures. Good lighting, in focus, several angles, show us your best side!
  • Your Instructions – Our fans want to know how to make your card. Give us clear, brief, complete instructions for making your projects.

Send us:

  • Photographs of three projects using Stampendous products. Product can be retired, can use the same product on every project, projects can be previously published.
  • Instructions for one of the projects
  • Your name/address/phone number, email address, blog link
  • A little bit about you – are you on design teams? do you have favorite products? family? pets?

If we pick you:

  • Each month for 3 months you’ll get new Stampendous products to use on your blog posts. We may consolidate shipments if you’re far away, but you’ll get at least 6 new stamp sets and other goodies over the course of your term.
  • You get to join our Stampendous DT yahoo group where we joke, laugh, have a blast and share great ideas and information.
  • We’ll need 1 project per week for 12 weeks. Projects are due on Thursday, but we’re flexible. We hope you’ll post the projects on your blog, too and use them for other challenges where appropriate.
  • We’ll invite you to participate in our Design Team challenges. This is optional, but fun!

So ink up your stamp pads and make some cool stuff! Submissions are due Thursday, November 10th by midnight PST. We’ll choose a team of 4 stampers by Friday, November 18th and mail out goodies. First project will be due Thursday, December 1st. Final submission due February 16, 2012. Remember this term goes through the Christmas holidays. You can send us your submissions as far ahead of time as you like to manage your time.

If you’d like us to consider a previous submission you’ve made, send us a note and maybe something new.

Send your application to submissions@stampendous.com   We’ll let you know when we receive it. Be patient, we don’t check this email address every day, but if you don’t hear from us, drop us another line.

October Card Challenge – CAS Holiday Cards

It’s the first Saturday of the month, and that means it’s time for a new challenge with the Stampendous team!  This month to kick things off on World Card Making Day, we’re looking towards the holidays AND keeping it Clean and Simple. That’s right – we’re making Clean and Simple (CAS) holiday cards!!  You’ll see a few team members showing off more than one card today; some chose to make one CAS and then take that design and “step it up”.  Others made sets of CAS holiday cards to give as gifts or use to make a dent in the Christmas (or other holiday!!) card list.

But first…the winner from September’s Sketch Challenge!! We’d love to congratulate our randomly chosen winner – ArtyCarty!!!  Congratulations! We loved your card with buttons on it, and now you’ll have a fantastic stamp set to use on your next challenge entry. Email us your mailing address and we’ll get your prize right out to you!! (email us at  submissions@stampendous.com)

October Sketch Challenge Prize

October’s challenge is to join us in making CAS holiday cards. (any holiday!) We want to help you get into the holiday spirit, so this month we are giving away a Cling Jumbo Sparkle Joy set to a random winner. You don’t have to use a Stampendous image or products to play along, but we sure love it when you do!  You have until Thursday, November 3 at 11:59 PM EST to add your link to the linky tool, and we’ll draw a random winner.  You can enter as many times as you’d like. (link to the official rules at the very top of our blog – you must have a US/APO/FPO or Puerto Rico address to win, but anyone can post their projects!!)

We’ve got a few jump starts for your imagination this weekend with lots of our Design Team creating CAS cards and posting them on their blogs. Here are just a few ideas:

Manger Silhouette by Lynn Mercurio

Lynn Mercurio is starting us off this month with this simple but oh so elegant example of an inspirational Christmas Card. She’s used our CRP137 Cling Manger Scene, CRN240 Cling Precious Bundle, and our luxurious black velvet AC990VK Jumbo Damask Leaves Class A’Peel Stickers. These fantastic velvet stickers are on a vinyl base with a fantastic adhesive that makes them dishwasher and microwave safe plus weather resistant, so they’re marvelous for indoor or outdoor craft use. They lend such an elegant air to a simple card.

Eiffle Noel by Kristine Reynolds

Kristine Reynolds this month celebrates a European holiday flavor with our CRP129 Cling Eiffel Noel embossed in our fantastic Pirate Gold Embossing Powder. What a beautifully simple card that anyone would be excited to receive (especially if you tuck a couple of tickets to Paris in the envelope!). The wood mounted version of this fantastic stamp is available at your local Michael’s Store.

Christmas Greeting by Taylor Usry

Challenge organizer and DT member Taylor Usry offers this CAS card using the fantastically versatile SSC1068 Christmas Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamps greeting set. The holly accents from the set provide just enough image while the sincere greeting remains the focal point. With four large greetings in one set you could create quite a variety of looks as well.

Finally, from the home office, in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons offers a whimsical Christmas option this year as Changito the Monkey gets himself all tangled up in the Christmas lights. I know how he feels, I seem to end up in this situation every year at some point.

Changito Tree Lights by Debi Hammons

Debi has used CRV230 Cling Changito Tree Lights and CRG121 Cling Old World Greetings for this adorable card. After stamping and coloring Changito, she’s gone back and added some FL400 Cotton Ball White Fun Flock to the fur on his hat and some of our GX220U Multi Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter to the light bulbs for a touch of texture and fun. These were applied with a glue pen. When using flocking, be sure to press it into the adhesive with your finger before brushing away the excess to achieve good coverage.

Most of our Design Team members are playing along with our challenge today! You can check out their cards at the links below! To link your CAS Stampendous card to this month’s challenge just click on the little linky tool below and it will give you a spot to put the link to your card. We can’t wait to see what Clean and Simple Holiday means to you!!

Design Team Blog Links:

Kristine Reynolds – http://stampingandscrapingincalifornia.blogspot.com/
Pam Hornschu – http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/
Taylor Usry – http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/
Cyndi Bundy – http://www.scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com/
Krissy Fossmeyer – http://www.paperinkspirations.blogspot.com/
Jenn Dove – http://just4funcrafts.blogspot.com/
Wendy Jordan – http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/
Wendy Price – http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/
Lynn Mercurio – http://www.stamperosity.com/
Melinda Gleissner – http://mynoteworthycards.blogspot.com/
Piali Biswas – http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/
Suzanne Czosek – http://www.suzzstampingspot.blogspot.com/
Laura Davis — http://adayinthelifeofthepaperpoppy.blogspot.com/
Rachel Sztonyk — http://gingerbreadgallery.blogspot.com/

The Linky Thing:

Stampendous Blog Hop #2

Welcome to our second Blog Hop! We know you’re going to love the projects our Design Teams have put together for your enjoyment! We’re introducing our 3 newest Jumbo Cling Flower Sets, and we know you’re going to love those, too! They’re big and beautiful but so easy to use. With our lightweight, easy to grip handle, you can fill a whole card very quickly.

We’ll be giving away 2 of each flower to blog hoppers. Just leave a comment here on our blog, then visit each of the 13 other blogs listed below and LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH ONE! Your 14 comments get you one entry in the random drawing for a Jumbo Flower and Jumbo acrylic handle.  Please put your first name and last initial in your comment so we can track you through the blogs more easily. You have until midnight, Tues., June 14th to leave your comments. Winners will be announced Friday, June 17th.  REMEMBER: Don’t panic if you don’t see your comment right away, our blog is moderated, and your comment won’t show until it’s approved unless you’ve visited us before.

Without further ado, here are some great projects from our own in-house Stampendous designers. All of the projects here will be available on our website next week.

CRS5010 Cling Jumbo Tiger Lily

Cling Jumbo Tiger Lily by Debi Hammons

Cling Jumbo Tulip Set

Cling Jumbo Tulip by Fran Seiford

Jumbo Cling Dogwood

Jumbo Cling Dogwood Tray by Tammie Wilson

Now hop along to our Design Team members’ blogs! Be sure to leave a comment here before you go, and comment on each blog  you visit.

Pam

Rachel  

Kristine   

Taylor  

Krissy

Trudee

Wendy J 

Wendy P

Cyndi

Geny

Lynn

Jenn

Get Ready to BLOG HOP!!!

The amazing Stampendous Design Team and the stupendous Stampendous BlogStars Team #1 are joining their super powers this Saturday for the 2nd Stampendous Blog Hop!!

Join us here at 8am PDT for the list of blogs to go a hoppin’. You’re going to LOVE the prizes! We’ll give away 2 each of our BRAND NEW  Jumbo Cling Flowers. They include a stunning Tulip, a dazzling Tiger Lily, and a fantastic Dogwood branch. Each prize includes a Jumbo Handle, rapidly becoming our fastest selling item this lightweight, easy to hold and use handle is ideal for all your largest cling and clear stamps!

The new flowers are available on our website, at your local stamp or scrapbooking store, and on our Facebook store. You’ll go nuts over the ease of use, versatility, and just plain wonderfulness of these images. The DT gasped in astonishment, the BlogStars squealed with glee when they knew they were getting some, and everyone has made the most incredible things for you to look at. Here are some sneaky peeks for those who can’t wait!

How can you win these gorgeous examples of stampy goodness??? Join us here between Saturday, June 11  at 8am PDT and Tuesday, June 14th at midnight. Leave a comment on our blog, then visit each of the 13 DT blogs and leave a comment on EACH one. It really helps us if you could include your first name and last initial in your comment so that we can easily spot you on all the blogs. We’ll compile a list of which folks made it to all 14 blogs and they’ll go into a drawing for one of the fabulous new flower sets. We’ll announce the winners here on Friday, June 17th, so look for your name.  Can’t wait to see what new amazingness our creative designers produce. Be sure to join us Saturday!

Creative Thank You Card and Card/Gift Card Holder

Our Blog Star, Laura Davis, made this incredibly beautiful “Thank You” card and card holder with Stampendous Scrollwork Flowers Class A’Peel Stickers and SSC109 Happy Messages Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.
How elegant can “Thank You” get?

Apply stickers to clear acetate and trim off excess before attaching to the card holder to get a 3-D effect. This is a great idea for a gift card holder too!

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