Last Day For Love Letters Challenge

Young Heart by Wendy Price

Young Heart by Wendy Price

Today is the last day to enter your projects in our February Love Letters Challenge. You have until 11:55pm Pacific Standard Time tonight to link your project to our link tool for consideration.

You can click on the link tool in the right sidebar of the blog —————>

Or you can visit the inspiration and leave your link here on the Challenge Page.

Even if you’re not entering, you can click on the link and see all the terrific entries, visit them online, and leave supportive, encouraging comments for your fellow crafters!

Get your fill (and refill) of Clearsnap inks!!

Clearsnap ink pads come deliciously full of top quality ink, but the fact that they have refills available for all of their pads is such a plus! Keeping a stamp pad well-inked provides so many benefits to the stamper.

  • You can use less downward pressure on a well-inked pad to ink your stamp thoroughly. This helps to avoid inking any excess rubber in the center or edges of your design, decreasing stamping mistakes.
  • Inking lightly allows you to press more firmly on the paper and get a better, clearer impression.
  • A well inked pad is also less likely to dry and shrink. Shrinkage can cause the pad to pull away from its plastic case and makes it fall apart more quickly.

But these benefits are secondary to all the exciting things you can do with just a bottle of ink!! The availability of color-matched ink refills allows you to sponge matching background colors, distress the edges of your card panels, and use tools like brayers to create amazing background patterns.

You can even make cards like these alcohol ink cards by Jennifer Dove and Wendy Price by applying Surfacez ink refills to a makeup sponge, dabbing on glossy cardstock, then spritzing with Surfacez Cleaner or Rubbing Alcohol. WOW!!

Go check out what our other Design Team Members are doing with Clearsnap products today! Be sure to comment on their projects and don’t miss tomorrow’s big Blog Hop and loads of inspiration!

Rhea Weigand

Tobi Crawford

Clearsnap Blog

March Challenge – February Winner

Just a quick reminder that our Monthly Challenge information is now on it’s own page. You can get there by clicking on 2103 Challenge Contest at the very top of the page here (above our header).  We’ve posted February’s Winner there and every week we update our Challenge Inspiration from our Design Team for you. Enter your projects in the contest for your chance to win one of our newest Cling Jumbo Rubber Stamps with matching FREE Template!  (link to February Winner Announcement HERE)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We sure hope all of you are enjoying your “day of love.”  Take a look at the cute cards some of our Design Team have created celebrating that Love is in the Air! We’d love to see what you create, and our February Challenge is in full swing celebrating all kinds of loving occasions from Valentines to Weddings to Anniversaries. You can see all the details HERE.

Wendy Price is sharing a darling valentine using our Rose Thoughts Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set today:

Rose Thoughts by  Wendy Price

Rose Thoughts by Wendy Price

DT member Kristine Reynolds is celebrating with an anniversary card today:

Kissin Kiddos by Kristine Reynolds

Kissin Kiddos by Kristine Reynolds

We sure hope your day is turning out to be terrific!

Check out our February Challenge

A quick reminder that you can find our monthly challenges on our Challenge Page (there’s also a link at the VERY tip top of our blog).

Kissing Kiddos by Kristine Reynolds

Kissing Kiddos by Kristine Reynolds

Our February Challenge – Love is in the Air – celebrating Valentines, Weddings, Anniversaries, and LOVE is in full swing.

And check out our January Winner – Larissa Heskett!

Quick Challenge Reminder

Just a quick reminder that our Challenges can now be found on the page way at the tippy top of our blog! You can see the January inspiration and entries for our Sweet Kiddos theme HERE
We hope you’ll play along with us!

Loving Wishes

We have another great tutorial from Yana Smakula here today! She’s using our Jumbo Cling Rubber Butterfly Trio again to show how these super versatile stamps can even be a darling Valentine!  Butterflies are just such a multi-use image with so many possibilites! Here’s one more that makes this set even more irresistible!
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Hi everyone! BlogStar Yana Smakula here and today I have a quick and easy butterfly card using the new CRS5044 Jumbo Butterfly Trio stamp set and Black Glass Glitter.
I am honestly in love with these butterflies! They are so versatile, feels like I can use them over and over again on my cards.
As always, I made a few step by step images of how the card came together.
1. I first stamped the large butterfly twice on white cardstock and coloured with copic markers, cut the images out:
I wanted to layer one butterfly on top of another to give the card more dimension. I chose the orange one for the top and placed red one on the bottom.
2. I covered the middle part of orange butterfly with black crushed glass glitter. I used Zip Dry Paper Glue from Beacon Adhesives to hold the glitter:
3. Using a die from Spellbinder’s Paper Arts I cut a banner and stamped a sentiment from SSC1159 Rose Thoughts stamp set. Because my sentiment was straight and the banner had a curve to it I positioned acrylic block over the paper banner and placed the stamp on the block following the lines of the banner:
4. I adhered the banner to the butterfly and finished the card:
Supplies:

Winter Greetings

BlogStar Yana Smakula has a warm and welcoming Winter card for us today. She’s used the border pattern from her Vintage Jumbo Cling Santa and created a darling background to send loving wishes on a cold winter day.

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Hi everyone! BlogStar Yana Smakula here! Today I have a super easy winter card for you:

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Hop Along with our New October Products

At Stampendous it’s time to get ready for Spring! Our new October 2012 Catalog has a gorgeous selection of new images for  your stamping pleasure.

We hope you’ll take a few moments to flip through our new catalog and savor the images for  yourself. You can download it to your computer or print it as well, just by clicking on the cover below.

Stampendous October 2012 Catalog

Then visit our Design Team Blogs and see some of the fantastic projects they’ve made using these delightful stamps!

 Annette Witherspoon 

Asia King 

Barb Turpin 

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus  

Jennifer Ingle 

Jennifer Dove 

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel 

Mary Dawn Quirindongo 

Melinda Gleissner  

Pam Hornschu 

Rhea Weigard

Suzanne Czosek

Taylor Usry

Tenia Nelson

Tobi Crawford

Wenday Jordan

Wendy Price 

Yana Smakula 

We’ll choose three of the above blogs at random to each choose a winner from their comments section. These lucky stampers will each receive a brand new stamp set from our October Catalog images! (Sorry, due to laws and customs regulations, prizes to U.S. Mailing Addresses Only – but we’d love everyone to comment)

Also remember this is the last week for our October Saturday Challenge – Fabulous Florals. Load your floral themed card to our linky tool by Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm for  your chance to win some great NEW flower stamps!  Remember if your floral card features a flower from Stampendous Stamps your entry counts double.



Paper Crafts Magazine – Join us TODAY!

Join us over on the Paper Crafts Magazine Facebook page as they drool over our fantastic new Plume Portrait stamp! We sent them some to give away, so you might get lucky! This elegant lady in the Plumed Hat is all ready to be at the head of your Easter Parade! Or invite her over for Fashion Week or just an Afternoon Tea. You’ll love the detail in her pretty face and how easy she is to color, or not! Wait until you see what our Design Team has done with her.

Plume Portrait by Debi Hammons

In house sample artist Debi Hammons used watercolors to make our beautiful belle into a fun friendship card. A little bit of Fran’s Encrusted Jewel Technique with Aged Gold Embossing Powder and Gilded Mica Fragments in the corner adds a special touch to this lovely card.

Design Team maven Pam Hornschu sent us one of our favorite cards of the January 2012 Catalog.

Plume Portrait by Pam Hornschu

Pam used our new Garden Background stamp and added some pearl embellishments and ribbon for a super soft card that would delight Mom on Mother’s Day or a special friend any time.

The rest of the team played along too with STUNNING results. They surprised even us and we’re used to their awesomeness! Check it out!

Pam Hornschu (different than above!)

Taylor Usry

Wendy Jordan

Wendy Price

Susie Moore

Suzanne Czosek

Kristine Reynolds

Lynn Mercurio

Jennifer Ingle (Jingle)

Krissy Fossmeyer

Melinda Gleissner

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

Head over to the Paper Crafts Magazine Facebook page and leave a comment to possibly win one of these gorgeous images!  PLUS you can leave a comment here, and I’ll mail out 3 as well to random commenters. Let us know, should we do more of these terrific ladies? You can find them on page 11 of the January Catalog.

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