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)

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)

We’re Tombow Hoppin Today!

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Today the Tombow Design Team joins us for a big blog hop! We can’t wait to see what they do with our products! We know our Design Team has been loving the Tombow products they sent us!

The prize package above is up for grabs, we’ll draw random comments for three winners! PLUS – there’s a bonus!! Each of the prize packages above will also receive the brand new Tombow Xtreme High Performance Adhesive! This is an adhesive tape runner that bonds paper, cardstock, wood, glass, plastic and rubber! Wow! You’ll love this product!!

So hop, comment, and then come back here next week to check for winners! (of course if you subscribe to our blog or follow us on Facebook or Twitter or LinkedIn or Tumblr or Google+ you’ll see the post about our winners!)

Tombow Blog

Tobi Crawford

Debbie Fisher

Lea Kimmel

Melissa Cash

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds

Jennie Garcia

Jamie Martin

Marie Browning

Krissy Fossmeyer

Coloring our World with Tombow

Blog Hop_Stampendous

We’re having so much fun this week coloring with Tombow. And we have a very special treat for you today! Tombow’s amazing designer Marie Browning made a terrific tutorial of techniques for our Design Team to learn to use these terrific products. We’ve got permission from the folks at Tombow to share it with YOU! We think you’ll find these techniques as easy and dynamic as we did. If you click on this you can download the pdf to your computer to follow along with Marie.

Stampendous andTombow

If you find yourself making something cool with your Tombow markers and Stampendous stamps, we’d love to link to your creation on the web! You can tag us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest by putting #Stampendous in your post. You can upload to our Flickr Group, or email us your projects with the link in the left sidebar of our blog!

Our Design Team has some cool things to share and we’ll be giving away prizes at the end of this week, so you’ll want to comment on all the projects! We also hope you’ll like us on Facebook and any other Social Media where you find yourself! Thanks!!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin (Simply Color)

Jamie Martin (the Dog Did It)

Krissy Fossmeyer

Janelle Stolfuss

Blog Hopping with Faber-Castell

faber castell gelatos

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

The Color Fun Continues with Faber-Castell

faber castell gelatos

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….

FC box 1

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

 

Come Craft with Stampendous and Faber-Castell

faber castell gelatos

All this week we’re crafting with the generous folks at Faber-Castell, and we know you’ll be so excited to see some of the terrific projects we’re creating.  Be sure to leave comments on the blogs below so you can be entered to win some terrific products from both companies!

Design Memory Craft – Faber-Castell Blog

Cyndi Bundy

Kristine Reynolds

Asia King

Tenia Nelson

Coloring Stampendous with Faber-Castell

faber castell gelatos

Continuing our terrific partnership with Faber-Castell this week, we’d love to feature some great images colored with their Gelatos product. These products work like watercolors when scribbled on to a palette and applied with a waterbrush. They can also be applied directly to your scrapbook background and then spritzed with water from a spray bottle or brushed with a wet brush to create washes or drips of color. So versatile and so easy to use!

Here scrapbook artist Adrienne Ford uses our new Glance stamp along with our Rattan Weave Background stamp and the terrific Mixed Media Grunge Cling Set designed by Nathalie Kalbach for Stampendous.

Portrait of a Lady by Adrienne Ford

Portrait of a Lady by Adrienne Ford

From Mixed Media to cute, you can use your Gelatos to color anything. Here in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons watercolored our Feather Bonnet Baby then added some strokes of colored pencil over the top for texture. Gelatos make it easy to create this type of look.

Plume Bonnet Baby by Debi Hammons

Feather Bonnet Baby by Debi Hammons

Check out what the Faber-Castell team and our other Design Team members have been up to today! Be sure to leave comments for your chance to win some great products!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

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