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!

girl finished card copy

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

coloring girl coloring boy copy

 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

Catching Up!

We’re still trying to play catch up here in our offices at Stampendous! Building a new website can be quite a challenge. But it’s finished! And we’re celebrating with our newest catalog products from our April 2014 Catalog.

Our Design Team is giving you a Sneak Peek of our newest goodies. These beautiful designs for Spring and Summer will blow you away! We’ve added some precision cutting dies to coordinate with our terrific new flower offerings, and our Blossom Beauty stamp is already proving to be a fan favorite in a big way.  We’ve even got a video available already!

If you’d like to view the April Catalog, just click on it here. You can download it, print it, or just enjoy it online as a flippy book where it doesn’t take up any space in your home or on your computer!
Stampendous April 2014 Catalog

Our terrific April products are also now available on our brand new website! Just like always, your orders will be filled by local retail stores using the Shopatron order fulfillment system. It’s such a good way to support small business while shopping online. In many cases you can even pick up the products in the store to avoid shipping charges! You’ll find all the newest goodies under the What’s New Icon at http://www.stampendous.com!

You’ll be seeing a lot of the April Catalog Samples here in the coming weeks, but we asked our Design Team this week to share their favorites with you! Here are the links to those terrific posts. Be sure to leave them some love in the form of your happy comments while you’re there!

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds (Monday)

Tenia Nelson

Krissy Fossmeyer

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Kimmel (Tuesday)

Kristine Reynolds (Thursday)

Lea Kimmel (Friday)

Kristine Reynolds (Friday)

Rhea Weigand

 

 

These April Flowers Need No Showers!

Bowl Bouquet by Janelle Stollfus (R199)

Bowl Bouquet by Janelle Stollfus (R199)

Last week our Design Team celebrated with a look at all the terrific Stampendous floral images! We always tell beginning stampers that if you just get some good flowers and a good set of greetings, you can make cards for any occasion. It’s so true! Flowers are appropriate for everything. And our Jumbo Cling Rubber Flowers come with a free Template and Mask so you can stencil backgrounds, mask the images, mask the backgrounds, use chalk, spritzy stuff, sponging, embossing…the sky is the limit! Let’s take a look at what our Design Team has done with these April Flowers!

Sweet Sunflower by Rhea Weaigand (P221)

Sweet Sunflower by Rhea Weigand (P221)

Jamie Martin (Monday)

Jamie Martin (Wednesday)

Kristine Reynolds (Monday)

Tenia Nelson (Thursday)

Rhea Weigand (Thursday)

Kristine Reynolds (Thursday)

Jamie Martin (Friday)

Kristine Reynolds (Friday)

Blog Hopping with Faber-Castell

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So today is our big blog hop with the Design Team from Faber-Castell! It’s been a really fun week of sharing and inspiration. These quality products have been a big hit with our Design Team. Look for them to mention using them on lots of projects in the future!

Why do we do blog hops?

  • So you’ll see the work of our great designers and subscribe to our blog and theirs
  • So you’ll see how our versatile products work so well with top products from other companies
  • So our fans can learn about new products from our crafty partners, and so their fans can learn about our products.
  • So that hopefully you’ll want to hear more about our products and inspiration and you’ll Like us on Facebook, pin our projects on your Pinterest boards, and follow us on your favorite social media channels.
  • So that YOUR friends can hear about our products and those of our partners and we can grow as a company that offers you MORE fun goodies and inspiration!
  • THANKS for participating in this hop and helping us grow! We appreciate you!

On to the goodness today! Visit all the sites (they’ll open in a new window so you can come back to this one and be sure not to miss any) and leave comments for opportunities to win. You have until Sunday to comment, prizes will be announced Monday on our blog and on the Design Memory Craft Blog so be sure to check both places! Ready, Set, Go:

Wendy Price

Krissy Fossmeyer

Tobi Crawford

Tenia Nelson

Asia King

Cyndi Bundy

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

Design Memory Craft – Faber-Castell Blog

Tons of Stampendous Fun! In Person!!

Not only are we exploring the newest products from Stampendous this week, we’re actually getting out into the community and demonstrating with them! Keep your eyes open for terrific demonstrations and events in your area. Here are some that are coming up!

Friday, January 31 – Our own Monika Thomas will be doing a FREE Make ‘n’ Take at Treasured Memories from 10 am – 2 pm. Folks will get to make this darling card featuring one of our newest stamp images from House-Mouse Designs®

Make this terrific card with Monika Thomas at Treasured Memories on Fri. Jan 31 from 10 - 2

Make this terrific card with Monika Thomas at Treasured Memories on Fri. Jan 31 from 10 – 2

On Saturday, Feb 1 from 10 – noon and then from 12:30 to 2:00 pm you’ll have a wonderful opportunity to see our very own Fran Seiford demonstrate her terrific new innovation – Stack Art. This demo will be at Stamp Your Heart Out in Claremont, CA. You won’t want to miss this great demo, Fran just keeps expanding the possibilities of Stack Art every time she gets to play with it!

Fran Seiford demonstrates still MORE possibilites for Stack Art at Stamp Your Heart Out in Claremont, CA

Fran Seiford demonstrates still MORE possibilites for Stack Art at Stamp Your Heart Out in Claremont, CA

Then, February 24 from 9am – 4pm don’t miss the opportunity to attend Vegas Paint for the Creative Painting Conference and show! Our very own Debbie Cole will be teaching this amazing project (designed by Tammie Wilson) and will be showing folks how easy and quick Decorative Painting can be when you use stamps instead of tracing your design.  You can register for this amazing class at the link above!

Creative Painting Class by Debbie Cole, Mon, Feb 24 from 9 - 4

Creative Painting Class by Debbie Cole, Mon, Feb 24 from 9 – 4

There are probably lots of other terrific classes happening around the country with Stampendous’ new goodies! If your store or venue is hosting one, please email it to submissions@stampendous.com so we can get it on the calendar!

NEW Products – Want to Peek?

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It’s a New Year and our newest products are all available on our website! We know you want to see what you can make with them!  The Design Team is sharing favorites this week. Check out what they loved best about the newest from Stampendous!

Jamie Martin

Tenia Nelson

Cyndi Bundy

Rhea Weigand

Kristine Reynolds

Krissy Fossmeyer (3) – Sunflower Note  & Hats Off to Grads & Delicate Daisy

We’re most excited about revealing a couple of products we’ve been working on for quite some time…

Stack Art

This fun, easy art form is one of our very favorite things ever! Pre-cut, kraftboard shapes coordinate with pre-cut adhesive sheets and all sorts of fantastic elements to create fun, funky, simple. elegant, pieces of art. You can apply your most advanced and creative techniques to this product, or take it right out of the package and make something wonderful. Adaptable to all levels of crafting skill and experience. We are in LOVE! There are stamp sets to complement these kits that are a terrific value in themselves, and Elements Kits of glitters and things that work with “sticky stuff” create endless possibilities. Wait until you try it! Check out the introductory video HERE – (we’re editing more great videos as fast as we can)

Stack Art Title Screen

Creative Palette

We love monoprinting! Once you get started you can’t stop, and the endless variations are absolutely enthralling. We wanted our own solution for this, and the Creative Palette was born. It’s sturdy, durable, easily cleanable, and can be stored in any position in its snap-tight container. The huge variety of printing mediums and surfaces makes this truly an endless artform. You’ll see a lot of this terrific product in our future! Check out our quick video HERE – more on the way!

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It’s Time for the 2014 Challenges!

Live Creatively by Suzanne Czosek

Live Creatively by Suzanne Czosek

Our 2014 Challenges have been posted. The January Challenge – A New Year is active now and you can link your projects from the Typing Elements linky tool within the Challenge Page or in the Sidebar at the right. Challenges run from the first Friday of the month until the last Thursday of the month.

The link at the very top of our blog page will take you to the challenges all year. That’s where you’ll check for upcoming themes, winners, and to visit all the great inspiration and samples we’re posting.

Of course there are prizes! Each month we’ll offer a terrific prize of Stampendous products for the randomly chosen winner of our monthly challenge. Everyone can enter, but only those with a U.S. Mailing address can win (this includes Territories of the U.S.) We’re sorry, international folks, but the high cost of shipping and international customs fees make it just too prohibitive to send our products outside of the US for prizes. We do want to see your art, though!

You can check out the Official Rules  and then show us your best work! We’re so excited!

NEW Products – CHA!

Nathalie Kalbach Mixed Media Stamps by Stampendous

Nathalie Kalbach Mixed Media Stamps by Stampendous

We’re so excited this week to be at CHA, the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show.

From Thursday, January 9 through Tuesday, January 14th we’re sharing with the craft and hobby trade our newest and most exciting products.

Creative Palette MonoPrinting Plate

Creative Palette MonoPrinting Plate

AND we’re sharing with you, our fans, of course! Our Instagram Feed and our Facebook, Twitter and Tumbler Feeds have been buzzing with our new product releases, and even our Pinterest page has been blessed with a few new goodies. Hopefully you’re joining us in the Social Media sphere and seeing all the fun!

Stack Art Kraftboard Kits

Stack Art Kraftboard Kits

Next week our Design Team will be sharing all the newest, coolest projects they’ve made with our new goodies, and we’ll keep sharing for the next several weeks! – But right now, back to the show! Check out how our day is going on the Social Feeds above!!

Gruffies® by House-Mouse Designs® - Wheel Bearrow Wood Mounted Stamp by Stampendous

Gruffies® by House-Mouse Designs® – Wheel Bearrow Wood Mounted Stamp by Stampendous

There’s No People like Snow People!

Snowball Fight by Kristine Reynolds

Snowball Fight by Kristine Reynolds

Our Design Team is very appropriately stamping with our newest Snowmen this week! Many of them are snowed in with their children, and happy for a few more days of Winter Break, but baby, it’s cold out there!!  Remember, if you make real snowmen, or just stamp with ours, send us a picture or tag us on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest photos with #Stampendous.

Here are the terrific posts from Tuesday and Wednesday featuring our terrific new Snowman Banners and Build a Snowman Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets as well as our darling Snowball Fight and Sweet Snowgirl stamps.

Jamie Martin

Tobi Crawford

Krissy Fossmeyer – Snow Buddies, In the Meadow

Rhea Weigand

Brrrr! It’s Snow Fun Out There!

Snowball Fight by Jennifer Dove

Snowball Fight by Jennifer Dove

We’re counting our blessings in sunny Southern California this week, and our prayers are with our friends all over the country (and the world) who are trudging through record cold and snow! We’re sending warm thoughts your way!!

We’re also super busy building a new website experience for you, and gearing up for the BIG Craft and Hobby Association show in Anaheim this weekend. Sorry if we’ve fallen behind! Our Design Team has still been sharing, however, and we wanted to make sure you caught their posts!

Last week they shared our House-Mouse Designs® Winter Themed Stamps! You can see their fantastic cards at the following links:

Kristine Reynolds – Hang on Tight, More Mice

Tenia Nelson – Ski Run

Rhea Weigand – Ski Run, Hold on Tight

Jennifer Dove – Headed Your Way, The Love of a Friend, As Sweet as Candy

This week the theme is Snowmen! If you’re even able to get outside to make a snowman, we’d love to see a photo of yours! Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram if you post your snowman photos. Use #Stampendous any time to get our attention!

Designers posting snowman cards today -

Kristine Reynolds

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