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

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!

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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!

 

 

 

It’s a Star Spangled Week

This week our Design Team is celebrating the 4th of July with our Star Spangled Mice stamp. One of the House-Mouse Designs® images from Ellen Jareckie, this stamp has Mudpie, Amanda, and Maxwell are all wrapped up in an American Flag. They’re celebrating American Independence Day with lots of stars and probably cheese! The stamp is available in wood mounted and Cling Rubber™, of course, so that your holiday can be patriotic, too! Image measures approximately 4″ X 4″.

HMW01 Star Spangled Mice - Wood Mounted

HMW01 Star Spangled Mice – Wood Mounted

HMCW01 Cling Star Spangled Mice

HMCW01 Cling Star Spangled Mice

Some of our Design Team are showing off these cuties on their blog this week. We hope you’ll celebrate with them and leave a comment so they know you visited!

Jennifer Dove

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Stop back by through the week and celebrate red, white, and blue with us!

CORRECTION!! Stampendous-DecoArt World Tour!

In our post for the Stampendous/DecoArt/Princeton Artists Brushes hop on Thursday we made a mistake! The video we posted as Susie Wolfe is actually Noreen Burgess of Just Us! Susie’s projects for DecoArt were completely different! So here’s a corrected version for you! So sorry to Susie and Noreen for confusing your projects!! Both are amazing!

We recently had a chance at the Society of Decorative Painters Convention in San Diego to meet with the folks at DecoArt and really gush over their products! There we met Susie Wolfe and we had a chance to catch her in action demonstrating our very own Stampendous Stack Art! Susie showed us how easy it is to make fantastic Mixed Media pieces with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics.

Susie Wolfe from DecoArt

Susie Wolfe from DecoArt

Mixed Media Doll by Susie Wolfe featuring Stampendous Stack Art and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

Mixed Media Doll by Susie Wolfe featuring Stampendous Stack Art and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

Check out Susie creating her mixed media marvels with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics here -

Below, Noreen Burgess, CDA of Just for You shows you her technique using the Stampendous Creative Palette over a practice sheet as a practice pad. Noreen and her friend Helen Stadter hand paint each practice sheet and sell them at SDP events. Just one more way the Creative Palette makes it easier for painters to get to the fun parts of painting.

Noreen Burgess of Just Us

Noreen Burgess of Just Us

Big Blog Hop – Stampendous, DecoArt, Princeton Artist Brushes!

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The excitement continues as conclude our grand tour of amazing artists playing with Stampendous, DecoArt, and Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe products! The inspiration has been amazing, and today you’ll be even more astonished!

If you missed the beginning of our journey, be sure to go back and check it out! MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAY

Of course, there are prizes! DecoArt is sending three sets of their  Media Fluid Acrylics, Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe is donating Select 3750 Brushes and some Catalyst Wedges, and we’ll be adding a Stampendous Creative Palette so you can practice all the techniques you’ll see this week.  We’ll be sending three prize packages to commenters with U.S. Mailing Addresses, and DecoArt will be sending three generous sample packages to international commenters, so all our friends can play.

This week we’ve shown you how to use Stampendous Rubber Stamps to transfer a terrific pattern for painting. Did you know you can sell your projects made with our images? As long as you hand stamp each one, you can sell as many as you like of any kind of project anywhere you want.  You can find our detailed Angel Policy on our website.

One of the terrific prizes is a Catalyst Wedge from Princeton Artist Brushes and inspired by Willow Wolfe. These wedges are terrific for using with our Creative Palette and DecoArt paints. In this video Stampendous owner Fran Seiford demonstrates how easy it is to make amazing backgrounds with these tools.

Wait until you see what our other artists have created!

Visit each blog, leave a comment! •  Like Stampendous, DecoArt, Princeton Artist Brushes, and inspired by Willow Wolfe on Facebook!  •  We’ve also got a Pinterest Board started!

Please repin our projects on to your boards and be sure to tag us when you do (#Stampendous, #DecoArt, #PrincetonArtistBrushes, #byWillowWolfe) – we’ll be tracking. Your comments on the blogs are your entry into the drawing!  AND I have a few bonus goodies hanging around my office for some lucky people who SHARE our Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins!  Ready for your trip around the world??? Pack your bags, get a cup of coffee and a kitten, and get comfy. You have until the end of Sunday, June 29 PDT to comment on all the blog posts.

Louise Crosbie (Scotland, UK)

Lea Kimmel (North Carolina, USA)

Claudia Neubacher (Vienna, Austria)

Asia King (Oxford, UK)

Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)

Suzanne Czosek (Illinois, USA)

Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, UK)

Kristine Reynolds (California, USA)

Angelica Stark (Hudiksvall, Sweden)

Mark Gould (West Sussex, UK)

Debbie Cole (California, USA)

Jamie Martin (Oklahoma, USA)

Tobi Crawford (BC, Canada)

Wendy Price (New Jersey, USA)

Jessa Plant (Arizona, USA)

A few of the bloggers this week are new to hopping, so if you have an issue with any of the links, here’s a little tip! If you get a page that says “Sorry that Page is not here” or something similar, try clicking on the header of the blog, or look for something that says Home. The hop page should be near the top of the day’s posts. We will fix broken links as the day goes on, as well, so check back here if you are really lost.

Stampendous and DecoArt – World Tour

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The excitement continues as we lead you on a world tour of amazing artists playing with Stampendous, DecoArt, and Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe products together! You’ll be amazed at what they’ve created!

If you missed the beginning of our journey, be sure to go back and check it out! MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY

[NOTE: The below section has been edited - our initial video posting was incorrect!]

We recently had a chance at the Society of Decorative Painters Convention in San Diego to meet with the folks at DecoArt and really gush over their products! There we met Susie Wolfe and we had a chance to catch her in action demonstrating our very own Stampendous Stack Art Stamps and DecoArt’s Media Fluid Acrylics! Susie showed us how easy it is to create mixed media surfaces with these terrific products.

Susie Wolfe from DecoArt

Susie Wolfe from DecoArt

Mixed Media Doll by Susie Wolfe featuring Stampendous Stack Art and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

Mixed Media Doll by Susie Wolfe featuring Stampendous Stack Art and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

Check out a video of Susie’s great idea for using the transparency of the new Media Fluid Acrylics to create a stunning color wash! -

 

 

Noreen Burgess of Just Us showed us how she uses the Stampendous Creative Palette as a practice pad for decorative painting strokes. Just one more way the Creative Palette makes it easier for  painters to get to the fun parts of painting.  She’s using a practice sheet created by herself and partner Helen Stadter of Just For You. These ladies hand paint each practice sheet and sell them at SDP events.

Here’s the corrected video showing Noreen demonstrating this great idea! -

 

Of course, there are prizes! DecoArt is sending three sets of their  Media Fluid Acrylics, Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe is donating Select 3750 Brushes and some Catalyst Wedges, and we’ll be adding a Stampendous Creative Palette so you can practice all the techniques you’ll see this week.  We’ll be sending three prize packages to commenters with U.S. Mailing Addresses, and DecoArt will be sending three generous sample packages to international commenters, so all our friends can play.

Wait until you see what our other artists have created!

Visit each blog, leave a comment! •  Like Stampendous, DecoArt, Princeton Artist Brushes, and inspired by Willow Wolfe on Facebook!  •  We’ve also got a Pinterest Board started!

Please repin our projects on to your boards and be sure to tag us when you do (#Stampendous, #DecoArt, #PrincetonArtistBrushes, #byWillowWolfe) – we’ll be tracking. Your comments on the blogs are your entry into the drawing!  AND I have a few bonus goodies hanging around my office for some lucky people who SHARE our Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins!  Ready for your trip around the world??? Climb on board!

Louise Crosbie (Scotland, UK)

Debbie Cole (California, USA)

Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)

Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, UK)

Suzanne Czosek (Illinois, USA)

Kathi Rerek (New Jersey, USA)

Wendy Price (New Jersey, USA)

Tobi Crawford (BC, Canada)

Melanie Artz (Washington, USA)

 

A few of the bloggers this week are new to hopping, so if you have an issue with any of the links, here’s a little tip! If you get a page that says “Sorry that Page is not here” or something similar, try clicking on the header of the blog, or look for something that says Home. The hop page should be near the top of the day’s posts. We will fix broken links as the day goes on, as well, so check back here if you are really lost.

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