Fran•táge a Friendly Greeting

These beautiful collage stamps we’re featuring this week capture perfectly the Fran•táge style. Vintage, shabby chic, a bit timeworn and well-loved (or neglected), all these elements lend a charm and beauty to items and greetings. We’ve done the work for you with collages of vintage and original images combined with Fran’s flair for composition to create these gorgeous stamps. Each with a small space perfect for the greetings from our Quotes Perfectly Clear Stamps™ sets.

The design team has been sharing all week, and they’ve more to share today! Hope you’ve enjoyed the inspiration and might want to add a couple of these images to your collection!

Kristine Reynolds made this gorgeous card without a greeting! So festive and sweet with all the butterflies adding so much texture, and using the Encrusted Jewel Technique on the edges of her focal point!

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Here’s some more inspiration from our terrific team!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Lea Kimmel

Wendy Price

Thanks for following us this week!

Even Brighter Days Ahead!

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We’re having so much fun collaborating with the Design Team from Imagine Crafts™! We’re using their beautiful inks this week with our gorgeous stamps and our Fran•táge Color Fragments. And we’re giving you the opportunity to win some as well!

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You can win 3 of the brand new Radiant Neon™ ink pads and 3 jars of our Color Fragments! We’ll give away three prize packages (color is our choice) to U.S. Mailing addresses. You have until the end of Sunday, May 25 to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. Monday we’ll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package! If you’re just joining us, here are the links for MONDAY and TUESDAY‘s posts.

So let’s get hoppin’!! Here are the designers with inspiration for you today, please go leave them some appreciation.

Stampendous Blog (you are here)

Imagine Crafts Blog

Allie Gower

Ellen Taylor

Rhea Weigand

Savannah O’Gwynn

Suzanne Czosek

Debbie Gaetz

***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.

Just Bloggin’ and Hoppin’ and Stampin’ and Dreamin’

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We’ve had such a fantastic time this week playing with our Blossom Beauty Stamp Set, the matching Blossom Beauty Die Set, and Dreamweaver Stencils products. Several of the Dream Team have played with us before, so you’ve seen a ton of terrific samples using all kinds of products from both companies. Today we’ve got posts from 19 designers, so grab a cup of coffee and maybe a kitten or two so you can visit all the blogs, leave some comments, and be entered to win our great prize package of products for both companies.

3 prize packages with Stamps, Dies, and Stencils

3 prize packages with Stamps, Dies, and Stencils

Dream It Up!

Rhea Weigand

Jamie Martin

Lynn Mercurio

Wendy Price

Alison Heikkila

Laura Drahozal

Lyn Bernatovich

Kristi Parker Van Doren

Terrece Siddoway

Kristine Fossmeyer

Louise Healy

Cyndi Bundy

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Jennifer Dove

Suzanne Czosek

Asia King

Tenia Nelson

Get Inspired

Winged Cross Canvas by Wendy Price (R189)

Winged Cross Canvas by Wendy Price (R189)

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Baroque Cross Card by Wendy Price (R190)

Hello Stampers! Sorry to be absent for a bit, we’ve been tweaking our new website getting ready for the grand reveal. It just took a bit more tweaking than anticipated. Thanks so much for your patience as we’ve worked out the kinks. We’ll make a separate post for that before the end of the week!

Last week we didn’t get to post much, but our Design Team sure did. They were working with the best of Stampendous’ Inspirational offerings sending Easter thoughts out to all of you for our new month! Don’t you love the gorgeous samples by DT Member Wendy Price above? Such rich, luscious color. She’s fantastic! Hopefully you’ll enjoy the creative and gorgeous samples they all made! Hop around, leave them some love in the form of supportive comments! We’ll be back with more excitement tomorrow!

Tenia Nelson

Jamie Martin (Tuesday)

Rhea Weigand (Wednesday)

Rhea Weigand (Thursday)

Kristine Reynolds (Thursday)

Jamie Martin (Thursday)

Janelle Stollfus (Thursday)

Lea Kimmel (Friday)

Kristine Reynolds (Friday)

The Color Fun Continues with Faber-Castell

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Our week of playing with Faber-Castell continues today, and we are LOVING all your comments! We’d be so super grateful if you could all run over to the Stampendous Facebook Page and like us there, too! Pretty please!

Several of you have said you’d like more information on how to use the gelatos. They can be used in so many different ways! Well, we found this fantastic video on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft website! Tiffany Johnson from Iheartart made this great video for one of our favorite customers Simon Says Stamp. We love how she gets right in there with her fingers. We need to do that more.

Bunches of you were excited about the castle like we were!! Ok, we’re not headed to Germany this week, but you CAN take a virtual tour of the castle and see some super awesome magnificence. Check that out HERE.

But for those of you who just want more INSPIRATION, we’ve got that for you today as well. In the office here I took a paper mache box and painted it with Faber-Castell Chalkboard paint. This paint went on really smoothly and dried very quickly. I put two coats on to cover it all and keep it smooth. The matte finish is just gorgeous and perfect for chalk/markers/pencils….

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But, of course, I had to emboss on it. Our Q170 Zinnia embossed with White Embossing Powder and VersaMark ink looked amazing. I added the H303 Have I Told You the same way. Then I used the Neutral Art Grip Pencils to color in the flower. I did the petals in white and gray and the center in the goldish color. I highlighted everything with the Metallic PITT Pens set. Then the Stamper’s BIG White Pen provided the little dots, followed up by the gold metallic PITT Pen.  Super happy with the result, may be my Mother’s Day gift… hee hee.

Mother's Day Box by Laura Weed

Mother’s Day Box by Laura Weed

Our Design Team has more inspiration for you today, too. And remember that tomorrow will be our BIG blog hop! You will have until the end of Sunday to comment and be entered to win some terrific prizes (hint, chalkboard ink is in one of the prize packages!). Here’s who is blogging today:

Design Memory Craft – Faber-Castell Blog

Tobi Crawford

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

 

Mixed Media May(Arts)hem!

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We’ve had so much fun with the new mixed media product we’ve introduced in our January 2014 catalog. And May Arts ribbon products have been right there helping us showcase the beautiful results we’ve been having. From our Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate to our Stack Art, and all the great images in between, the ribbon is a finishing touch that just makes the project! Here’s a look at how we’ve brought our ribbon hoard into our mixed media lives:

Asian Umbrella - Creative Palette backgroud with green silk ribbon - by Kristine Reynolds

Asian UmbrellaCreative Palette background with green silk ribbon – by Kristine Reynolds

Geo Blossom Birthday - Creative Palette Background with hot pink silk ribbon by Janelle Stolfuss

Geo Blossom Birthday – Creative Palette Background with hot pink silk ribbon by Janelle Stolfuss

Knit Gift - Lace Trim with Burlap embellishments by Rhea Weigand

Knit Gift – Lace Trim with Burlap embellishments by Rhea Weigand

Encrusted Jewel Background with Gauze and Leather by Jennifer Dove

Sherlock Cat Encrusted Jewel Background with Gauze and Leather by Jennifer Dove

Creative Palette and Stack Art Pillow box with Pink Silk Ribbon by Kristine Reynolds

Creative Palette and Stack Art Pillow box with Pink Silk Ribbon by Kristine Reynolds

Regal Bird Stack Art with Black Silk Bow by Kristine Reynolds

Regal Bird Stack Art with Black Silk Bow by Kristine Reynolds

Ribbon is just a natural “go together” with all of our terrific projects. You can win some terrific prizes by commenting on our hop this week. Leave a comment here on our blog, then visit the May Arts Blog and the blogs of the Design Team Members listed below. Each comment you make will earn you an entry to win a Jumbo Cling Rubber Flower Set and Handle from Stampendous plus a spool of your choice of May Arts Ribbon! We’d love it if you liked us on facebook, too! Thanks for following along. Remember to return tomorrow for our big Blog Hop! Here’s who is playing today:

Lea Kimmel

Creative Palette is…well… Creative!

Stampendous’ new Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate is the showpiece of our January 2014 Catalog. It is so versatile, you’ll love all the ways you can use it! And we’re guessing you can think of tons that even we haven’t tried! Which is why our March 2014 Challenge is to create something with Mixed Media. Start getting inspired now! (but don’t forget to enter our February Love Letters Challenge!)

Fran has fallen in love with the fun of monoprinting, and the 12 X 12 page above shows so many fantastic tricks for using our Creative Palette in different ways.  Click on the video link to watch her create this gorgeous project!

Plus Inspiration and Prizes!

Our Design Team has been playing with the Creative Palette, too! They’ll have lots of posts to inspire you this week! We’ll give away three Creative Palettes this week to commenters on our blog and the DT blogs, so leave some nice encouragement for them. Be sure we can tell where you live, as always, you have to have a US Mailing Address to win.

Who is sharing today?

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

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