Keeping Cool With House-Mouse Designs

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We’re Keeping Cool this week on the Stampendous Blog, comment on our blogs this week, and tell us what the weather is doing in your neck of the woods. One commenter will win a Cling Rubber Dessert Dive stamp and get to cool off with our favorite mice! You can see the prize on Monday’s post. The Official Rules are HERE.

If you’re staying inside to keep cool this Summer, you should be crafting! We’ve got lots of cool inspiration for you this week.

The House-Mouse Designs® critters are especially good at staying cool.

We’ve got some teammates sharing today with their ideas about keeping cool.

Louise Healy

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

 

Comment on our blog or our team blogs for your chance to win the House-Mouse Dessert Dive stamp, and come back on Friday for more help keeping cool this Summer!

Remember, there’s FREE SHIPPING on the Stampendous website for orders over $50 through August 31! Time to stay indoors where it’s cool and do some crafting! Use promo code BLG717 at checkout as many times as you like.

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Laurel Burch’s Art Themes – Writings and Thoughts

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The Laurel Burch Studios Blog has recently discovered and begun to share some of Laurel Burch’s writings about her various artworks.

They recently shared Ocean Songs about the very underwater images we brought to you in our April Catalog.

Laurel was as eloquent a writer as she was an artist. We really think you’ll enjoy following along with their blog series featuring her writing about her art.

 

 

Laurel Burch Fish Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
Laurel Burch Fish Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

 

Want to play with Laurel’s images? Check out all the stamp designs on our website HERE.

 

 

 

 

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Keeping Cool – and a Winner!

Keep Cool Banner Art

We’re Keeping Cool this week on the Stampendous Blog, which is nice, because even here in temperate Anaheim, California, it is NOT cool. Hopefully our inspirations will help you stay cool this week. Comment on our blogs this week, and tell us what the weather is doing in your neck of the woods. One commenter will win a Cling Rubber Dessert Dive stamp and get to cool off with our favorite mice!

 

We’ve got some teammates sharing today with their ideas about keeping cool.

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

 

AND – We’ve got a lucky winner from last week’s Gone to the Dogs (and Cats) series. We really, really loved hearing about your pets! What a fabulous week it was with some really great stories! It was hard to pick, but thanks to Random.org, our winner is

 

D.AnnC

 

D.Ann email us at submissions@stampendous.com with your mailing address so we can get your Laurel Burch Dog Park Stamps and Dies right out to you!

 

Remember, there’s FREE SHIPPING on the Stampendous website for orders over $50 through August 31! Time to stay indoors where it’s cool and do some crafting! Use promo code BLG717 at checkout as many times as you like.

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Summer Stamping Savings!

Summer Stamping Savings

Free Shipping on Orders over $50

at www.stampendous.com

Through 8/31/17, Shipped to U.S. Mailing Addresses.

Use Promo Code BLOG717 at Checkout

 

We’re excited to announce some Summer Savings for your stamping and crafting. Enjoy free shipping on any order over $50 on our website through the end of August! Summer is the perfect time to start your holiday creations, or to hide inside in the air conditioning and craft away the heat. Take this opportunity to stock up on all our great Frantage Embossing Enamels, or to add to your collection of Vintage Glass Glitters. Or, maybe, just get those new Laurel Burch Stamps you’ve been craving! Or that wonderful Build a Lighthouse Set with coordinating Cutting Dies and those great sea creatures we just released in April.

You can use this Promo Code as many times as you like through the end of August, so start saving on summer stamping from Stampendous!

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Gone to the Dogs (and Cats)! – Friday

At Stampendous this week we’re celebrating the wonderful Dogs and Cats in our lives. We hope you’ve been commenting on our posts and our Design Team posts, because we’re giving away one set of our new Laurel Burch Dog Park Stamps and the coordinating Dog Park Cutting Dies this week.  We’ll take comments until Sunday night, then draw a winner on Monday. Tell us about your pets when you comment.

We want to remind you today, that there are lots of greetings and sentiments that are perfect for pairing with our great dog and cat stamps. Here’s a look:

We’ve really enjoyed this week with all of you sharing about your favorite fur people! We thought it would be fun to share with you our owner, Fran Seiford’s, own fur baby, Beaver! He’s a sweetie who loves to climb on the keyboard right while she’s making great art for our stamp images. He also gets to be the stylish model for some of our kitty stamps!

Fran's Cat, Beaver

 

And this is Avonlea, she’s Fran’s “great-niece”, and lives with Fran’s human niece, Anne Smallwood. She’s a curious little thing who plopped right down to have her photo taken when she found out about this blog series.

Avonlea Kitty

 

And our Design Team has one more round of cards to post for our Gone to the Dogs (and Cats)! theme week. Stop by and give them some love:

Louise Healy

 

 

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Gone to the Dogs (and Cats!)-Wednesday

 

This week we’re taking a look at all our wonderful Dog and Cat stamps. And we are LOVING hearing about your pets! Thanks so much for sharing their antics with us. Many of our favorites are among our terrific Laurel Burch images.

But Stampendous has some pretty awesome dogs and cats from our talented Fran Seiford, as well. Here’s a glance at the terrific options we have for stamping your pets every day.  You can find them all HERE.

These stamps are so incredibly versatile, because you can color them to look exactly like your own pet! Check out these samples that show different ways of coloring the same stamps!

 

Remember that we’re giving away one of our new Laurel Burch Dog Park Stamp Sets and coordinating Die Set to one lucky commenter this week. Check out the details on Monday’s post, and the Official Rules for all our contests.

Let’s go see what has our Design Team “Going to the Dogs (and Cats)” today!

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

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Gone to the Dogs (and Cats!)

At Stampendous we love our pets, and dog and cat stamps work their way into our releases frequently. Our April Catalog release was no exception, let us introduce you to our newest takes on man’s best friend, and cats, too!

Laurel Burch was extremely fond of both dogs and cats, and she drew them prolifically. We’ve added several of those images as stamps, so you can do the same thing.

The Dog Park Cling Rubber Set with its coordinating cutting dies is so sweet, and the ability to cut them out so easily provides tons of options for great projects. And one lucky winner can receive these two products by commenting on our blog posts this week. Each comment is an entry, so leave us some love! Tell us about your pets in a comment or two!  We’ll take comments all week through Sunday and announce a winner on Monday.  Official Rules

You’ll love some of the darling samples that Fran created for our April Catalog.

These projects are available on our website by searching Dog Park. We’ll share some more of her whimsical samples later in the week.

Our January and April Catalogs also included some great cat/dog images mounted on your choice of wood handles or Stampendous Cling rubber. Here’s a look a the latest offerings – YOU CAN FIND THEM ALL HERE:

We’ll be sharing lots of inspiration over on our Instagram Feed this week. Plus you can find projects featuring all of these stamps on our website projects section. Just click HERE and search Laurel Burch.

For today, we’ve got some fun inspiration from a couple of our Design Team Members! Be sure to leave them some love as well!  See you Friday!

Louise Healy

 

Kristine Reynolds

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Join Us! Upcoming Events – 6/10/17

Join Us!

Stampendous is excited to be attending these upcoming events!

AFCI/SPC Mixed Media Event

AFCI/SPC Mixed media event

 

This first event is for the trade. The best mid-year buying event for the creative industries often features the newest holiday releases for many manufacturers, and Stampendous will be no exception. Come be the first to see our fantastic holiday line and stock your store for holiday card makers and gift creators. You’ll love our new images and products!  This event is being hosted by AFCI (Association For the Creative Industries, formerly CHA) and SPC (Sierra Pacific Crafts, a prominent association of craft sales professionals, stores, and manufacturers)

You can still register for this event HERE

Heart of Ohio Tole (HOOT)

Once again Stampendous Stamps and our own amazing Tammie Wilson are headed to the Heart of Ohio Tole Conference. Don’t miss the chance to register for great classes, see wonderful demonstrations, then stop by our booth in the marketplace to see our holiday offerings and pick up your favorites!

You can download the 2017 Convention Catalog HERE

You can register for the 2017 Convention HERE.

Ministry of Mixology

We sure hope you’ve registered for this amazing, upcoming event! You’ll learn so much, have so much fun, and you’ll just be astonished at what you can create, even if you’ve never done any mixed media art in your life! Join this dynamic pair for an amazing weekend of art and fun!

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Where the Wild Things Are – Friday

We’ve been celebrating some Wild Things this week. We’ve got a couple more team members who are sharing today with their wild creations.  Be sure to join us next week when we are “going to the dogs” (and cats)!

We have a couple more of Fran’s samples she made with the Laurel Burch stamps. These great cards show you that wild things don’t have to have wild colors! In fact, black and white can be deliciously wild. Especially when combined with some great embossing powders! Take a look! (you can find all the great wild animals from this week’s posts on our website HERE)

Now head over and take a peek at some great inspiration from the team!

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Artful Adventures in Mixed Media

Nathalie Kalbach with her new book

We’re really excited to announce that our friend and stamp artist, Nathalie Kalbach, has just released her first book. Artful Adventures in Mixed Media is a gorgeous romp through Nathalie’s experiences creating mixed media art, keeping a journal, and meeting and teaching with some of the hottest names in mixed media today. (of course, Nathalie is a hot name, too, and those people are lucky to be working with her!). You’ll love it!! Plus it contains lots of her art made with her Stampendous Stamps!

She’s giving away a couple copies of her book on her blog, so don’t miss this opportunity! Click this LINK

And join her for her Facebook Live Event on Thursday to enter to win a copy. Click the image below.

Nathalie's Facebook Live Event Link

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