A Stroll By The Sea Tuesday

It’s a great day at the beach  as we continue our shore theme with Seaside Chair Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. This set include chair, umbrella, drinks and beach surroundings for a great beach scene. It also includes lots of expressive sentiments to finish off your project.

 

 

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SSC1225 Seaside Chair Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

If one seaside chair isn’t enough we have you covered with different angles in our Single and Pair Adirondack stamps. All three of these stamp options will have you creating a relaxing card or scrapbook page by the seaside or in your backyard.

Here’s Single Adirondack Stamp, that has all the relaxation built right in to the image. It’s a sign to sit back with a cool summer drink on a hot summer day.

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Q210 Single Adirondack Wood Stamp

Debbie Cole, artist consultant and decorative painter designed this amazing wire basket with a reverse image of Single Adirondack and the complementing Adirondack Pair Stamp. This is an amazing art piece and captures that seaside relaxation so well. Click on this project to find out how Debbie put this project together.

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Single Adirondack / Adirondack Pair Basket by Debbie Cole

The complement to Single Adirondack is this pair of chairs aptly named, Adirondack Pair Stamp. Just in case you want to scrapbook or put on a card that special getaway with someone special, we have two open seats reserved on the beach ready to color and texture with a beachy twist.

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P253 Adirondack Pair Wood Stamp

Jennie Lin Black has our toes feeling the sand beneath these chairs with an amazing coloring of Adirondack Pair. Love how bright and beach life it looks! She added Relax Enjoy stamp to make sure we did just that. That’s a nice scene, isn’t it. There is a project page just for this card and you can access it one easy click on the image or caption below.

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Adirondack Pair by Jennie Lin Black

We hope you enjoyed the seating arrangements of stamp focus and now our design team is keeping the inspiration waves moving along. Let’s see what’s splashed over on these designers blog today!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Janelle Stollfus

Lovely May Arts Ribbons with Stampendous

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It’s summertime and we’re hopping with inspiration this week with May Arts Ribbon. Open up any one of our catalogs and you’ll see how much we love ribbons. The bigger the better! So it seems only fitting that we have a whole week of creating with all sorts of shiny, soft and colorful ribbons! May Arts ribbon is an extremely generous sponsor for us here at Stampendous and our Design Team is absolutely in love with their gorgeous ribbons, cords, strings and specialty items. You’ll find loads of beautiful May Arts on all our samples.

All week you’ve got a chance to check out our Design Team Inspiration as well as the Ribbonistas over at the May Arts Blog.  Be sure to comment and tell us where you are from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise! We also have it on good authority that May Arts is having a prize giveaway, too!

Let’s check these designers ribbon-inspired creations!

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

May Arts Blog

Spellbinders Product Partner Summer Hop

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It’s day 2 of our hop along with Spellbinders during the Summer Road Trip Partner Hop. Did you enjoy the great inspiration from designers in day one with the new Sapphire products? They sure are fun, so much that our feature designers and team for tomorrow’s hop are excited to bring you inspiration with a Stampendous twist. Just one more day before we do and until then we have some awesome inspiration for you right here on our blog.

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Spellbinders is giving away some spectacular prizes during the hop! There will be three daily prizes and one grand prize! See the official contest rules here.

We love our Stampendous fans, so here on our blog we will have some fun prizes as well. Three lucky winners will win one $20 Rewards Cards to go shopping on our website! To be eligible, you must be a US or Canadian resident, comment on our blog and that of each Stampendous designer’s blog posts each day of the hop and tell us in what state you live. Stampendous Official Contest Rules apply.

If that isn’t enough our Australian friends will have a chance at a prize from our distributor down under, The Stencil Specialists, for commenting on just our blog and designers blogs during the hop. Wow! This is going to be a win-win for our fans! Please make sure you add the region you live in when you comment.

 

Before you start the Partner Blog Hop we have some pretty awesome designers posting their projects using Spellbinders products! Have fun!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Lyn Bernatovich

Pam Bray

Alison Heikkila

Today the hop with Spellbinders starts on the Spellbinders blog and continues with featured companies of the day DecoArt, May Arts,  Xyron and Chameleon Pens, so be sure to stop by and have fun on the hop today!

Now it’s time for the featured Spellbinders Summer Road Trip Partner Hop!

*Please note, if there is difficulty commenting on any blog, please let us know at submissions@stampendous.com. If the Blog Hop Post isn’t visible when you get to the link, try clicking on the blog header or home button to be taken to the latest post. If you still don’t see it, you may need to scroll down a few posts, sometimes bloggers have more than one event in a day. It’s also possible that the post isn’t live yet, please try back  in a bit if you don’t find it. Due to time zone differences, we’re not all always on the same page. Thanks for your patience and your participation and kind comments.

A Stroll By The Sea

During our events this week you’ll be seeing some nautical themed images from our April 2015 catalog. That means there will be much more beach and sea worthy inspiration for an image than normal from our weekly theme posts. This week lets take that leisurely stroll by the sea and absorb the inspiration from our product focus, By the Sea.

An familiar image can bring up our memories and dreams of a time at the waterside just like our Wind In Sails stamp. Sailboats on the water look so free and charming. It can literally be a lift  to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the sea whether you are watching the vessel float by, taking a ride or using this stamp to sail your way to beautiful scrapbook pages and masculine style cards.

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P261 Wind In Sails Wood Mount Stamp

And just like bringing those memories and dreams back to life, if can change how we see the today in a whole different way. Near the sea the days pass more slowly and leisurely, we sometimes forget what day of the week it is. Add this Near the Sea sentiment in your next scrapbook page to remember the sweet days of your vacation and travels.

 

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L263 Near The Sea Wood Mount Stamp

From our hop with Spellbinders today these two ladies are picking up seashells by the shore. If you haven’t already seen there projects take a peek and add a comment to their post.

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

We have some more great projects just for our theme week that will get your ideas flowing with sea creatures.

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Bray

May Arts Week

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We’ve got lots going on this week to keep your Summer Vacation hopping with inspiration. In one event we’re hopping all week with one of our very favorite craft partners. May Arts ribbon is an extremely generous sponsor for us here at Stampendous and our Design Team is absolutely in love with their gorgeous ribbons, cords, strings and specialty items. You’ll find loads of beautiful May Arts on all our samples.

All week you’ve got a chance to check out our Design Team Inspiration as well as the Ribbonistas over at the May Arts Blog.  Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor, The Stencil Specialists, are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise! It’s not an official hop unless we have a special prize for our Stampendous and May Arts fans, so comment for a chance to win any one roll from May Arts and a $20 reward card from us, times THREE! Stampendous Official Rules.

Be sure to stop by the May Arts blog each day, because they are giving a prize, too! How’s that for an amazing week of prizes!

Let’s check these designers ribbon-inspired creations!

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

May Arts Blog

Hopping Along with Spellbinders Product Partner Summer Hop

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It’s summer time and we are hopping with some great companies in the Summer Partner Hop with Spellbinders. There will be oodles of gorgeous inspiration from a dozen different companies to wow your crafty mojo. All the festivities start on the Spellbinders blog with the new Sapphire product line and continues with a featured partner companies each day. Today Spellbinders is hopping with Want2Scrap, Avery Elle and Graphics 45, so be sure to hop on over there today!

Right here on our blog we’ll be hopping each day with our designers and Wednesday our very own Tenia Nelson and Lyn Bernatovich will be featured on the Spellbinders blog. It is going to be a fantastic three-day hop extravaganza!

Prizes Banner2Spellbinders is giving away some spectacular prizes during the hop! There will be three daily prizes and one grand prize! See the official contest rules here.

We love our Stampendous fans so only here on our blog we will have some fun prizes as well. Three lucky winners will win one $20 Rewards Cards to go shopping on our website! To be eligible, you must be a US or Canadian resident, comment on our blog and that of each Stampendous designer’s blog posts each day of the hop and tell us in what state you live. Stampendous Official Contest Rules apply.

If that just isn’t enough our Australian friends will have a chance at a prize from our distributor down under, The Stencil Specialists, for commenting on just our blog and designers blogs during the hop. Wow! This is going to be a win-win for our fans! Please make sure you add the region you live in when you comment.

Before you start the Partner Blog Hop we have some pretty awesome designers posting their projects using Spellbinders products! Have fun!

Louise Healy

Jamie Martin

Lyn Bernatovich

Kristine Reynolds

Now it’s time for the featured Partner Hop!

*Please note, if there is difficulty commenting on any blog, please let us know at submissions@stampendous.com. If the Blog Hop Post isn’t visible when you get to the link, try clicking on the blog header or home button to be taken to the latest post. If you still don’t see it, you may need to scroll down a few posts, sometimes bloggers have more than one event in a day. It’s also possible that the post isn’t live yet, please try back  in a bit if you don’t find it. Due to time zone differences, we’re not all always on the same page. Thanks for your patience and your participation and kind comments.

Friday’s Fairy and Flowers Frenzy

We are here on this fantastic Friday post with oodles to share. It’s going to be a frenzy of fun projects with fairies and flowers today, but first there is a fun shindig starting over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group. There will be lots of coloring, sharing and fun games, we hope to see you there! (There are prizes happening, too.)

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Our lacy flower for today, Cosmos Spray, is the third stamp along with Peony Spray and Pansy Spray that is the same size and style for making set of cards or trio of garden decor.

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P263 Cosmos Spray Wood Mount Rubber Stamp

Asia King made a fantastic trio of pillow boxes with all three flower stamps and here’s the one with a Cosmos Spray in pink. This shabby chic gift box would be a delight to receive that it just might spur on the dancer in you.

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Cosmos Spray Pillow Box by Asia King

Speaking of dancing, it’s happening on our next stamp image, Fairy Dance and is the spotlight of the show. Share this little dancer on a thank you card to a child’s dance instructor or accompany dance class and recital photos for a great scrapbook page or two.

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W148 Fairy Dance Wood Mount Rubber Stamp

Fairy Dance was warmed up in this card colored by Jennie Lin Black. She is adorable in orange and the sentiment from Life Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set really sums up this tiny dancer’s heart.

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Fairy Dance by Jennie Lin Black

It is now officially time to hop around and see more fairy and flower samples by our designers!

Jamie Martin

Laura Drahozal

Lyn Bernatovich

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Louise Healy

Tenia Nelson

You can see some amazing stencil projects for our theme week on Dreamweaver Thursday: Flitting with Fairies and Flowers.

If that isn’t enough of a frenzy there’s more! DT alumni Rhea Weigand has been playing along this week with our theme, you might have seen a link on Wednesday, but wowzer’s she is sharing more fantastic projects we don’t want you to miss, all with Copic marker lists! Please visit her blog and check out the peonies, rainy flowered mice, in a pot mouse, pansy week of posts!

Dreamweaver Thursday: Flitting with Fairies and Flowers

This is Pam, and yes, I love my alliterations…and flowers…and fairies. There’s something magical about both! Everyone knows that both Stampendous and Dreamweaver have oodles of flowers, but now they have oodles of fairies as well! Check out this sweetheart from Dreamweaver:

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The Dreamweaver Fairy stencil is open to anything…literally! Each open area of the design can be decorated in its own unique way. A perfect example is the Zentangled version that Wayne Harlow created, and I’m posting below. By the way, did you know that Wayne has been the artistic genius behind Dreamweaver for over a couple of decades? Now he is also a Certified Zentangle Teacher, and an awesome one at that! If you ever have the opportunity, I highly recommend that you take one of his classes. Take a look at this fairy-licious creation:

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Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Lyn Bernatovich

Laura Drahozal

Louise Healy

A Peony For Your Thoughts

This is a day of petal-ing some beautiful stamps to enjoy before the main show of great projects from our design team and that is the focus of our week indeed. One of the prettiest petal shapes to color could possibly be from a peony flower. They unfold in such a noble way as if to make a graceful curtsy from each petal drawing attention to its blossom. It’s no wonder that we’ve seen glimpses of this flower already this week in the Bouquet For You Perfectly Clear Stamp Set from yesterday’s post.

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P265 Peony Spray Wood Mount Rubber Stamp
Our Peony Spray Stamp is a companion stamp to the Pansy Stamp mentioned in our Monday post. These stamps are great to make an A2 size card in a jiffy, just stamp on the card base and color or pop it up on another layer with a coordinating paper mat. Summer brings out a few snapshots of flowers when when capturing memories for a scrapbook and these stamps would do well as part of a photo collage layout.

Look at this stunning card with gorgeous depth to the hinting petal design of the stamp. The Heart of Friendship stamp is snuggled by two stamps of the Peony Spray and an extra one for a few more leaves.

 

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Peony Spray by Jennie Lin Black

A precious petal stamp is up next with Fairy Flower who resembles a few petals alike to our peony stamp. She’s taking a little rest and relaxation in the garden with a few blooms nearby to enjoy.

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P262 Fairy Flower Wood Mount Stamp

Here is another beautifully colored sample by Jennie Lin Black showcasing those petals framing that sweet pixie face. The Timeless Fairytale sentiment sums up our post beautifully, we are never too old for a fairytale.

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Fairy Flower by Jennie Lin Black
Here are some more projects from the some of the design team today!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Asia King

Rhea Weigand

Tropical Punch with Dazzle It

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In keeping with the theme this week of Flowers and Fairies, we have a bonus post for you.

Our good friends at Dazzle It sent me a wonderful set of products from their new Tropical Punch line. Reminiscent of Brazilian Carnivale and all the bright, gorgeous colors of the tropics, this line is intended for making gorgeous, custom jewelry. Especially those popular statement necklaces we’re seeing on all the celebrities.

But, of course, I had to participate by getting some Stampendous/Dreamweaver products in there. So I made a little something different.

My selection, sent by John Bead Corporation, Canadian Distributors of all things jewelry and amazingness, came in this fantastic little muslin, drawstring bag.  I thought this would make a really neat purse for summer visits to theme parks and the beach, so I dolled it up with some Tropical Punch Flair.

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This cute little muslin tote is about 8″ square. Perfect for cell, cards, cash, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.

It came with this gorgeous assortment of Tropical Punch jewelry makings.

It came with this gorgeous assortment of Tropical Punch jewelry makings.

 

I started by using the Gold Dreamweaver Memories Mist on the Cathedral Windows Stencil.

I started by using the Gold Dreamweaver Memories Mist on the Cathedral Windows Small Stencil. The Dreamweaver Stencils products I used are all available at Stencil with Style.

 

I moved the stencil around, occasionally turning it over and pressing the ink on to the cloth to get an all over pattern.

I moved the stencil around, occasionally turning it over and pressing the ink on to the cloth to get an all over pattern.

I love how glittery and beautiful this mist is..yummm.

I love how glittery and beautiful this mist is..yummm.

 

 

For some tropical punch (hee hee) I grabbed the Dreamweaver Corner Flowers Stencil and the Blue Martini Memories Mist.

For some tropical punch (hee hee) I grabbed the Dreamweaver Corner Flowers Stencil and the Blue Martini Memories Mist.

I loved the flowers in the Martini Blue! But I wanted them to go higher.

I loved the flowers in the Martini Blue! But I wanted them to go higher.

I turned the stencil over and masked off the edges with my paper towels to get a gorgeous fall of flowers up the side of the bag.

I turned the stencil over, carefully matching the top flower, and masked off the edges with my paper towels to get a gorgeous fall of flowers up the side of the bag.

While that dried, I started my Tropical Punch Flowers. I received three of these flower centers with rhinestones in them. They have a central post to build your flower around plus two eyes for wiring them to nearby flowers, inserting jumprings, etc.

While that dried, I started my Tropical Punch Flowers. I received three of these flower centers with rhinestones in them.  They have a central post to build your flower around plus two eyes for wiring them to nearby flowers, inserting jumprings, etc.

 

The flower petals are just gorgeous. They come in packs of 10, so I used 5 per flower to make two. You could use six for a fuller look. Thread your wire/elastic cord/etc. through the flower petals.

The flower petals are just gorgeous. They come in packs of 10, so I used 5 per flower to make two. You could use six for a fuller look, but I only had one package. Thread your wire/elastic cord/etc. through the flower petals.

And tie the wire around the center post. I used my pliers to pull it really tight.

And tie the wire around the center post. I used my pliers to pull it really tight.

OHMIGOSH... now you want some, don't you??!!

OHMIGOSH… now you want some, don’t you??!!

I had enough to make two, and I'm in love with them.

I had enough to make two, and I’m in love with them.

So the bag had really short ties to pull it shut, and I’m more of a shoulder strap gal. But I received this interesting polyester tubing in my box.

It comes in heaps of colors (mine was pink and blue) and it is meant to be the basis for necklaces bracelets, etc.

It comes in heaps of colors (mine was pink and blue) and it is meant to be the basis for necklaces bracelets, etc.

 

You cut it up and use it in pieces as a tube, or as a fundamental piece with various ends and caps available.

You cut it up and use it in pieces as a tube, or as a fundamental piece with various ends and caps available.

There are also these cool sliders that can go on the outside of it for a jump ring to attach something wonderful.

 

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Well, I threaded my polyester tubing through the casing in the top of the purse. I didn’t receive any end caps, so I pushed the cable ends through two of these sliders.

I overlapped the tubing and put a slider on each end.

I overlapped the tubing and put a slider on each end.

Then I used my pliers to smash it like a crimp bead.

Then I used my pliers to smash it like a crimp bead.

This gave me a place to hang the two filagree pieces I received after dangling some of my bling off them. Wow… a super cute shoulder strap!!

This gave me a place to hang the two filagree pieces I received after dangling some of my bling off them. Wow... a super cute shoulder strap!!

Finally, I just sewed on my gorgeous flowers and a bunch of the other beads and lucite flowers that I received. I totally love this darling bag!! If you love this look, head over to the Dazzle It Blog to see what lots of other designers did with their Tropical Punch products!

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