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

 

 

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)

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

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

Stampendous and Clearsnap Blog Buddies

This week we’re showcasing projects that feature Clearsnap’s extensive range of inks and other stamping accessories. Their coloring options produce marvelous results with our stamps and embossing powders, and our Design Teams will be really showing off their stuff! We have some super fun projects to share with you.

Clearsnap® has recently released a line of permanent inks called ColorBox™ Surfacez. With 12 brilliant colors and refills available, we have had some serious fun with these products. Our own Fran Seiford created this mixed media panel by stamping on canvas fabric with the Surfacez ink and our  SSC1177 Butterfly Charms Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set and our Plume Portrait stamp. A bit of Encrusted Jewel Technique with our Purple Encrusted Jewel Technique Kit really finishes off this piece.

Mixed Media Panel by Fran Seiford

Mixed Media Panel by Fran Seiford

Some of our Design Team are playing with their Clearsnap products today! And on Friday we’ll do a big blog hop with PRIZES!! Be sure to stay tuned as we have fun all week with our friends from the Clearsnap Blog. Here’s where the fun is today!

Jennifer Dove

Kristine Reynolds

Sabrina Alery

Be sure to leave comments on the blogs as you visit. We’d love it if you’d pin our projects to your Pinterest boards as well! Thanks so much for joining us!

Handmade Gift Challenge – Get your Links In!

Our Handmade Gift Challenge ends this week on the 28th, so remember to get your links in to our linky tool (at the right with F.E. Linus on it)(or on the challenge page HERE).

Your projects don’t have to be Holiday themed, just something you would give someone as a handmade gift. We’ve got a few more great ideas for you today!

Know anyone with a new baby? How about an adorable Baby’s First Christmas picture frame like this one by Kristine Reynolds:

How about a terrific gift for coworkers or teachers? A couple of Keurig cups fit just perfectly in this terrific project by Kristine Reynolds:

A beautiful reminder of inspiration would be a lovely gift for a dear friend, pastor, or family member. Krissy Fossmeyer shares this plaque on an easel as a terrific gift idea. She posted it on her blog HERE:

For the mixed media, art lover in your life, Suzanne Czosek has created this romantic but trendy canvas piece!

For the folks in your life facing a really long winter – this snowman journal by Jennifer Dove can help them get started on that great American novel, or their memoirs!

Dozens more ideas are available on the projects tab of our website. The Out of the Box section presents all those terrific things that aren’t a card or scrapbook page. Check it out!! Then enter…only a few days left!

Reminder – Handmade Gifts!

We are seeing more and more fantastic ideas on the internet this year for handmade Christmas gifts! You know you want to make them… but you know if you don’t start now, you’ll end up at the mall the day after Thanksgiving elbowing each other to death before you’ve even had your coffee! Join us in reclaiming the spirit of gift giving, and start something now! Then enter your project, even if it’s not quite done, in our Challenge for a chance to win some terrific goodies!

There’s loads of inspiration on our November Challenge Page.  Here’s some more:

Make a set of stationery or a travel memory book and present it in a cool box like this one by Kristine Reynolds:

Wow someone with a gift of dried herbs from your garden. Put them in pretty cello bags tied with ribbons and present them in this beautiful Butterfly Box also by Kristine Reynolds:

Make someone a set of gift tags! Everyone uses tons of them, how lucky they’d be to have ones as elegant (and easy to make!) as these by Asia King:

Handmade Christmas Ornaments are always great gifts for folks just starting a household. Check out this darling ornament by Jennifer Dove:

Easy instructions for all these projects and hundreds more are available on our website.  You can click on the captions above for links to those specific projects. Our Challenge ends on Nov 28, so please link your project up soon! December’s Challenge will be Clean And Simple (CAS) Holiday Cards (for those of us who still haven’t started ours! Yikes!).

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