A Whimsical Pink Your Life Blog Hop

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We are SO excited about the week ahead! We not only get to share some fantastic new products by Pink Your Life’s Nicoletta Zanella, but we’ll also be playing along with the talented designers from Pink Your Life! The new release is superb with five everyday life single stamps and two Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets that are the cutest ever!

Pink Your Life is a terrific retailer for us in Europe with an online store and a busy consumer show schedule. We were excited when they asked if we would manufacture their own line of stamps. They will be traveling Europe in February with the new stamps and more at various shows, look for more information on their Facebook page to know where they will be next! Check out a video taken from their booth at the Winter 2016 Il Mondo Creativo –

To get the inspiration started here’s a super sweet card and tutorial by Pink Your Life illustrator and designer, Nicoletta Zanella!

Makes us want to create even more Pink Your Life samples!!!! Keep reading on, and you’ll have a chance to use a few stamps from the new release too!

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You have so many ways to win prizes! For our hop this week we are opening up to our larger community online with chances to win some new Pink Your Life stamps! Just check in with each drawing below for a chance to win! See Official Contest Rules. US winners only. Deadline is Sunday, January 22, 2017, at midnight Pacific Time.

This project by Pink Your Life design team member, Eulalia Gambini, is too cute! She uses stamps from the October release, and we simply had to share this darling idea!

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Whisper Dandelion and Whisper Bath Magnets by Eulalia Gambini (Link to tutorial)

Now here are the designers participating in the hop today –

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Snow Wonderful theme!

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It’s chilly outside with a chance of winter fun inside, and we have the supplies to get your projects filled with a Snow Wonderful theme!

Our newest snow worthy stamps have all the whimsy of winter and the warmth of wintertime friends to keep you creating oodles of projects. Let’s take a look at them with a colorful gallery of project inspiration. To explore more projects just click under any of the product photos to move over to our website.

The newest stencils will keep the creativity flowing too. Just look at all these fun designs!

Now here is a magical recipe of products to add a touch of snow texture on your projects and it is so easy! You’ll notice this pop of snow on many of today’s project samples above, and maybe even more from our designer’s who posted projects on their blogs this week.

Ready to make it snow on your next project? Here’s how…

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Add Regular embossing paste straight to your project or through a stencil, be sure to clean the stencil right away, then sprinkle with a few flakes of Shaved Ice and finish it up with Crystal Glitter mix. Let it dry completely before finishing your project.

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Our design team has been sharing an incredible amount of Snow Wonderful projects this week with stamps, stencils, and more to help us get the most out of our winter weather!

Monday

Jamie Martin

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

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Alison Heikkila

Wednesday

Asia King

Katy Leitch

Thursday

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

Be sure to stop by our blog on Monday we’ll be sharing NEW Pink Your Life stamps all week!

CREATIVATION will be full of Creative Innovation!

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We hope you’ve got your registration to attend the biggest show of the year for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA). #Creativation premiers in Phoenix, AZ on January 19-23, 2017. We’d love to see you in Booth #1122.

Stampendous will be demonstrating all of our new products in our booth at this wonderful show, and we have a terrific line up of designers who will be showing off our newest products. Here’s a schedule:

Of course Fran Seiford, Stampendous owner and key designer, will be demonstrating her latest images and innovations including our Pop Up Stages Die Set.  She’ll be in our booth at Table #1

Saturday, 1/21/17 from 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm

Sunday, 1/22/17 from 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm

Monday, 1/23/17 from 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm

The happy combination of Stampendous Stamps and Decorative Painting will be demonstrated at this show by Deb Antonick. She’ll be at Table #3

Saturday, 1/21/17 from 9am – 1:30pm and from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Sunday, 1/22/17 from 9am – 1:30pm and from 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Monday, 1/23/17 from 9am – 11am

With terrific stencil demonstrations, the talented Louise Healy returns to our booth. She’ll be demonstrating at Table #2

Saturday, 1/21/17  from 9am- 11am and from 2pm – 6pm

Sunday, 1/22/17 from 9am – 11am and from 2pm – 6pm

Copic master and incredible artist Jennifer Dove will be demonstrating how to color our new Laurel Burch stamp line at Table #2

Saturday, 1/21/17 from 11am – 2pm

Sunday, 1/22/17 from 11am – 2pm

With some mixed media mayhem and a special Dare to Create moment, Andy Skinner and Tracy Weinzapfel will be creating like crazy at Table #3

Saturday 1/21/17 from 1:30-2:30

Sunday 1/22/17 from 1:30-2:30

Andy Skinner, mixed media artist and DecoArt’s Executive Creative Consultant, will be showing his newest Stampendous images at Table #3

Saturday 1/21/17 from 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Sunday 1/22/17 from 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Monday 1/23/17 from 11:00am – 12:30pm

[And for our fans who can’t be there, don’t worry, we’ll share the fun on our Social Media Channels throughout the event.]

Not a member of CHA? Why not join? You’d be surprised how easy and inexpensive it is to join craft industry manufacturers, retailers, designers, bloggers, and more in this terrific organization! Check out membership and registration here: REGISTRATION

 

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Send A Smile 4 Kids With Us!

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Join us for a marvelous way to encourage kids this Valentine’s Day or any day when they are most in need! We are proud to sponsor the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog and we would love to see these kids showered in love by handmade cards.

PenPattern Love by Kristine Reynolds
Bunny Kiss by Louise Healy

Send a Smile 4 Kids is a volunteer organization made up of folks at children’s hospitals who collect handmade cards and distribute them to the children. Every kid stuck in a hospital bed could use a smile, right?

Heart Duo by Pam Hornschu
Heart Whimsy By Louise Healy

The current challenge is Valentines/Love Cards 4 Kids. You can find out more here to enter the challenge and donate cards as well as upcoming themes on their blog sidebar.

For inspiration for the Valentine theme, stop by our website and look through our project gallery for children style ideas with our stamps and stencils, then create a card or send in some you already have made.

Our design team will be sharing cards they make for the challenge in the days to come, and we’ll be back with an update with their creations!

Creativation is Almost Here!

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Super excited for the biggest show of the year for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA). #Creativation starts in Phoenix, AZ in just a few days. We’d love to see you in Booth #1122.

Stampendous will have soooo many new surprises for 2017, and we’ll release them at this fantastic event! We’ll have demonstrations, new products, new images, new innovation, and all sorts of fun! Why not join us?

[And for our fans who can’t be there, don’t worry, we’ll share our fun on our Social Media Channels throughout the event.]

Not a member of CHA? You can join! You’d be surprised how easy and inexpensive it is to join craft industry manufacturers, retailers, designers, bloggers, and more in this terrific organization! Check out membership and registration here: REGISTRATION

The fantastic, international mixed media artist and DecoArt Executive Creative Consultant Andy Skinner joins us again in the Stampendous booth this year! We’ll be releasing MORE of his wonderful designs for creating mixed media projects, and he’ll be on hand at Creativation to demonstrate them! Check out his demonstration from last year for some really cool paint techniques using stamps:

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Mixed Media Magic

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The new JANUARY 2017 Catalog is now available from Stampendous, and we’re excited to include some terrific new stamps from the talented Andy Skinner!

Already playing with the new products is the fabulous Tracy Weinzapfel who has created this lovely Faith Journal for the DecoArt Mixed Media Blog today.

We are just LOVING the texture and color that Tracy has created here!! Do click on the picture below to go check it out. The header above will take you to the product on our website.

 

 

Faith Journal by Tracy Weinzapfel for DecoArt Mixed Media Blog

And Andy has been creating some mixed media mayhem of his own! He’ll be in our booth at Creativation demonstrating with his new images and some wonderful products from DecoArt. He’s been practicing on some wonderful tags. Take a look here!

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Check out Andy’s newest stamps and our entire new product offering in our latest catalog. Click on the image to open it online as a “flippy book”.
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Mosaic Madness

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A fresh look at mosaics is the inspiration for some of Fran’s stamp designs from our October catalog.

With a few extra crafty supplies already in your stash, you can create a fun project, or two, or more! Watch Fran’s video for some fabulous ideas to get you started.

Our large selection of metal stencils is ideal to help you create a mosaic style background. Fran highlights Mosaic Swirls in the video to provide a tiled effect alongside Mosaic Bird and Mosaic Mushroom stamps. Here is Mosaic Swirls along with more Dreamweaver Stencils we think are great mosaic makers! Click on any caption to see more ideas from these fabulous products.

Our talented Design Team has been sharing their Mosaic Madness throughout the week. You won’t want to miss these great projects. Grab a comfy chair, a cup of your favorite beverage, and enjoy more inspiration from them! Be sure to leave them a nice comment if they put you in a mosaic mood!

Monday

Mosaic Bird – Jamie Martin

Mosaic Bird – Pam Bray

Wednesday

Mosaic Bird – Louise Healy

Mosaic Bird – Alison Heikkila

Thursday

Flower Quatrefoil – Louise Healy

Friday

Sunny Tile – Louise Healy

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A Year of Favorites from 2016

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Happy New Year! We are back in the office and ready to celebrate 2017 with exciting new products and innovation at Creativation 2017!

We also want to take a short walk through the posts of 2016 and share our most favorite events and products we had the fortune to blog. It was a tough process only to pick just a few posts when we had SO many exciting events like our collaborations with new companies and new product lines, but these posts show a glimpse at the fantastic year we had in 2016!

Faces of Stampendous

Faces in papercrafting and journaling are a steady trend, and we added more pleasant ones for stamping them up in style. This is just one of many samples with Beautiful Braid and Feminine Face.

Embossing Poppy Puddles in Melt Media

In March we shared a full week of creative embossing techniques with a glimpse at Fran Seiford’s book “Embossing Techniques From A to Z.” Here’s an example from our posts that week using the fabulous technique from Fran on melting embossing powders.

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Nathalie Kalbach Blog Hop

This was the year of remarkable foam stamps designed by Nathalie Kalbach for our January release and the designers from Nathalie’s Creative Squad joined our team for a week of mixed media fun! You can see from this peek at Marsha Valk’s project during the hop that it was full of vibrant projects!

Photo credit: Marsha Valk Blog

Mice Beachy Scenes

These mice were popping up throughout the year for each season of products, and the summer scenes were all incredibly fun for our design team to create cards. This favorite Sandpiper scene is by Lea Fritts and sums up our entry into the sweet summer months of the northern hemisphere.

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There are Always Flowers

Flowers are always in bloom at Stampendous, and we pulled them together in June for a wonderful bouquet of projects. This is a beautifully painted canvas made by Debbie Cole with a combination of flower and butterfly stamps from our April catalog.

 

Pink Your Life

We were and still are thrilled to be working with Pink Your Life to make their line of stamps designed by Nicoletta Zanella. Each release just keeps getting more amazing! You are going to love the new ones coming out soon!

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Here’s A HOOT For Decorative Painting

Yes, we do give a HOOT for some amazing artists who gather at the Heart of Ohio Tole Chapter convention! It was incredibly fun to meet everyone and share the art of combining stamps with decorative painting! Another creation by Debbie Cole using Fox Friend stamp shows just how fun it can be to stamp and paint!

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Stack It Up For Fall and Winter

This little woodland creature is part of a creative Stampendous product we call Stack stamps. It’s the paper dolls of stamping, just mix and match heads, bodies, arms, legs and hats to create a bevy of woodland and snowy images. The Fall and Winter themes for these stamps were packed into these three sets; Woodsy Stack, Winter Stack, and Costume Stack.

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Starry Swirls

Fran was inspired to design a swirled background stamp after creating a night scene with the Cling Mermaid Stamp Set, so in our October release, we included sunflowers for a Van Gogh stamping theme.

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Bible Journal With Stampendous

Bible journaling took an updated look with two new stamp sets that will stay current no matter what chapter or verse you are studying. Take a peek at Bible Promises and Bible Journal on our website if you haven’t seen them yet, they really are great tools for creatives journaling in their Bibles.

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Inspirational Sentiments and More

We remembered the holiday season with our great selection of sentiment and background stamps that tell of the spirit and traditions of Christmas. This cheerful card by Kristine Reynolds is only one of many shared throughout the week from our design team.

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There were so much more favorites from our posts in 2016 from our mixed media products, company collaborations, and new introductions to team members and more products. It was an overwhelmingly blessed year, and we look forward to 2017 with the same excitement! Hang on, it’s going to be a fantastic year at Stampendous!

Shipping Today! Creativation 2017!

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Our booth and newest products are shipping today to the biggest show of the year for the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA). #Creativation premiers in Phoenix, AZ on January 19-23, 2017. We’d love to see you in Booth #1122.

Stampendous will have soooo many new surprises for 2017, and we’ll release them at this fantastic event! We’ll have demonstrations, new products, new images, new innovation, and all sorts of fun! Oh, do join us!

[And for our fans who can’t be there, don’t worry, we’ll share our fun on our Social Media Channels throughout the event.]

Not a member of CHA? Why not join? You’d be surprised how easy and inexpensive it is to join craft industry manufacturers, retailers, designers, bloggers, and more in this terrific organization! Check out membership and registration here: REGISTRATION

This super popular product was one of the great innovations we released at #CHA2016! We love how we can use the simple pop-up construction in the center to make a pop up card out of just about anything! But the other Pop’cessories dies are just as exciting. Make boxes, placecards, stand up creations, and bobble/wobble projects with these innovative cutting dies. Check out Fran demonstrating this wonderful new product that has been one of the biggest hits of 2016.

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CreativeWorld – Here We Come!!

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We always attend the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Shows here in the U.S., but this year we are roving a little further afield.

We’re headed to CreativeWorld in Frankfurt, Germany from January 28-31, 2017.

This is a huge opportunity to meet with our customers and new folks in the European Community, and we’re so excited to be bringing them the newest Stampendous products!

This is a trade only show, but we hope to be able bring you a bit of fun from the show floor, and our very own Fran Seiford will be there demonstrating our products!

If you’re one of our fans in Europe, we hope you’ll consider stopping by our booth. We’ll be in the USA Pavilion, in Hall 4.2 Booth #D66, and we hope to welcome many new and familiar customers!

Check it out with this introductory video

 

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