Last Chance For Citrus Inspiration!

Did you enjoy Summer CHA in Chicago?  We had a great time in our booth!  Make sure catch up here on the blog and on our Facebook page, so you don’t miss any of our photos from the show this week!  We shared quite a few sneak peeks via instagram; the blog had all sorts of gorgeous sneak peeks of our newest products.

Have you checked out our July Color Challenge yet?  This month it is all about the citrus colors.  Limes, lemons, grapefruits – whatever inspires you.  Here’s a little glimpse at a project from Tenia Nelson:

Tenia used our Elegant Borders Perfectly Clear stamp set to create her Faux Washi Tape; she also used the Daisy Thanks Perfectly Clear stamp set.

A couple of our other team members had a chance to create citrus-inspired projects this week, too.  Take a look:

Wendy Price

Taylor Usry

And we want YOU to play along with us!  Simply make a project of some sort that incorporates citrus colors and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than Thursday, August 2 at 11:59 PM EST .  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this adorable Cowlik Birthday Collection  Perfectly Clear stamp set:

As an even bigger incentive, if you use Stampendous products on your project, that entry will count twice, which increases your chances of winning!  Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.

We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you can enter as many times as you’d like!) this month…Happy Crafting!



More Citrus Inspiration

**Please check out our earlier post, too… we’ve had so much going on, we’re introducing new BlogStar Asia King today in addition to the challenge.**

Are you ready for Simmer CHA in Chicago?  We here at Stampendous sure are!  Make sure you stay tuned here to the blog and on our Facebook page, so you don’t miss any of our photos from the show this week! We’ve got tons of project and product sneak peeks coming for you!!

Have you checked out our July Color Challenge yet?  This month it is all about the citrus colors.  Limes, lemons, grapefruits – whatever inspires you.  Here’s a little glimpse at a project from Cyndi Bundy:

Cyndi inked up the Jumbo Cottage Rose stamp and embossed it with Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  She added a sentiment from the Friendly Phrases Perfectly Clear Stamp set and finished it off with some Taupe Color Fragments in the bottom corner (she custom-colored them to match her tag). And make sure you stop by to see what some of our other designers have been up to with citrus colors:

Janelle Stollfus
Kristine Reynolds
Melinda Gleissner
Susie Moore
Taylor Usry
Tenia Nelson

And we want YOU to play along with us!  Simply make a project of some sort that incorporates citrus colors and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than Thursday, August 2 at 11:59 PM EST .  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  One lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this adorable Cowlik Birthday Collection  Perfectly Clear stamp set as an incentive, if you use Stampendous products on your project, that entry will count twice, which increases your chances of winning!  Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.

We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you can enter as many times as you’d like!) this month…Happy Crafting!



July is All About Citrus

We here at Stampendous are gearing up for CHA* in Chicago, and getting excited about releasing new stamps and Fran•táge goodness.  Make sure you stay tuned here to the blog and on our Facebook page, so you don’t miss any sneak peeks!  And if you can’t go to CHA, you should definitely stay home and craft!  We have the perfect thing to get you inspired…our July Color Challenge!  This month it is all about the citrus colors.  Limes, lemons, grapefruits – whatever inspires you.  Here’s a little glimpse at a project from Melinda Gleissner:

She colored up the Party Hat Kiddo, and paired her with the Dream Text background and the Geo Bubbles (stamped in orange on the orange card).  Love the pinks and orange together!  For more details on her card, be sure to check out her blog post about it (link below).  And make sure you stop by to see what some of our other designers have been up to with citrus colors:

Asia King
Kristine Reynolds
Melinda Gleissner
Rhea Weigand
Tenia Nelson
Wendy Jordan

And we want YOU to play along with us!  Simply make a project of some sort that incorporates citrus colors and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than Thursday, August 2 at 11:59 PM EST .  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this adorable Cowlik Birthday Collection  Perfectly Clear stamp set:

As an even bigger incentive, if you use Stampendous products on your project, that entry will count twice, which increases your chances of winning!  Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  And of course, we need to announce a winner for June’s summer-themed challenge!  We had over 30 amazing entries, and the lucky winner is…..Tami B!  Take a look at her fun card:

We love that she used combined stamps on her card (check out her blog for a look at the inside, with a sentiment from Sincere Sentiments). The Tree Swing stamp really does scream summer, doesn’t it?  Tami, please email us at submissions@stampendous.com to claim your Friendly Phrases Perfectly Clear Stamps set!

We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you can enter as many times as you’d like!) this month…Happy Crafting!

*CHA is the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show – if you’re headed out there,  be sure to stop by Booth 807 and say hello to us! We can’t wait to show you our newest images and essentials!

Last Call for Summer Projects!

We’ve come to the last few days of our celebration of all things summer!  June sure has gone by in a rush, hasn’t it?  Have you taken a look at the entries for the summer challenge so far?  Gorgeous work!  We here at Stampendous are gearing up for CHA in Chicago, and getting excited about releasing new stamps and Fran•táge goodness.  Make sure you stay tuned here to the blog and on our Facebook page, so you don’t miss any sneak peeks!

Janelle made lovely summer card using our Daffodil Girl Cling Rubber Stamp, and paired it with a sentiment from the Friendly Phrases Perfectly Clear Stamp set (which you can win this month, by playing along with the challenge!).  She also added some Silver Halo Mix glitter for extreme sparkle!

Our teams were very busy last week with our Clear Scraps collaboration, but a few lovely ladies managed to find the time to still create some summer lovelies.  Take a look at what they shared:

Kristine Reynolds
Melinda Gleissner
Wendy Jordan
Kristine Reynolds (again!)

Don’t forget, we want YOU to play along with us!  Simply make a summer themed project of some sort and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than Thursday, July 5 at 11:59 PM EST .  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous new Friendly Phrases Perfectly Clear stamp set:

As an even bigger incentive, if you use Stampendous products on your project, that entry will count twice, which increases your chances of winning!  Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you an enter as many times as you’d like!) this month…Happy Crafting!

If you want to get a head start on July’s Challenge the theme is Citrus Colors.

Link your project or view the entries to date here:

It’s Getting Hot in Here!

How is summer heating up for you?  Need a reason to stay indoors, and enjoy the cool air?  Play along with our June challenge – it is all about summer!  That’s easy enough, right?

Taylor made this bright yellow celebration of summer using our Tropical Garden Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamp, and paired it with a sentiment from the Daisy Stem Trio Perfectly Clear Stamp set.

Now go see what else our design team members have been up to this week to get your summer creativity going:

Jennifer Ingle
Melinda Gleissner
Taylor Usry
Tenia Nelson
Susie Moore
Janelle Stollfus

Don’t forget, we want YOU to play along with us!  Simply make a summer themed project of some sort and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than Thursday, June 28 at 11:59 PM EST .  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous new Friendly Phrases Perfectly Clear stamp set:

As an even bigger incentive, if you use Stampendous products on your project, that entry will count twice, which increases your chances of winning!  Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you an enter as many times as you’d like!) this month…Happy Crafting!



Weekly Challenge Roundup: Summertime!

Summertime, summertime, summer, summer, summertime….

Aren’t you just singing?! We’re all so happy here at Stampendous and on our Design Team that school is (or is just about to be) out and those lazy days of summer fun are here!!  We hope you feel like celebrating, because our June Saturday Challenge is all about summer! So put on your cutoffs and your 45SPF sunblock and let’s craft!!

Kicking us off DT member Janelle Stollfus is taking Changito and Changita for a summer splash in the surf! She’s used our fantastic Golden Sand Embossing Powder to give their feet a little beach to walk on. It’s one of our absolute favorite powders!!  So do monkeys hang 20??

Now go see what some of our other design team members have created throughout the week to get your summer creativity going:

Jennifer Ingle
Taylor Usry
Janelle Stollfus
Lea Kimmel

Be sure to leave them a little love by commenting here and on their blogs. We’d sure love it if you’d share us on your Facebook or Pinterest as well!

Don’t forget, we want YOU to play along with us!  Simply make a summer themed project of some sort and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than Thursday, June 28 at 11:59 PM EST .  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous new Friendly Phrases Perfectly Clear stamp set:

As an even bigger incentive, if you use Stampendous products on your project, that entry will count twice, which increases your chances of winning!  Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you can enter as many times as you’d like!) this month…Happy Crafting!

Remember, there’s one more week to apply for our BlogStars Guest Design Team as well. See this blog entry for the details!

June Is All About Summer!

Ready for another challenge with the Stampendous team?  Throughout the month of June we are challenging ourselves (and you) to make a card, project, gift, altered item, or a bit of home decor that is related to SUMMER!  That’s right, we’re celebrating the start of summer all month long!  Take a look at what a few of our design team members have created to inspire you today:

Taylor Usry paired the Changito Surfer rubber stamp with the Changito Pool Party rubber stamp, and added a sentiment from the Perfectly Clear Happy Messages stamp set. Also a clever reminder that it’s time to break out the sunscreen!!
Wendy created a lovely floral card using the Agapanthus Perfectly Clear stamp set; what a great touch adding the White PearLustre embossing powder for the tall stems!  The large flowers are embossed with Aged Taupe embossing enamel – so much texture on this card!
Jingle whipped up a wonderful CAS card using the Mod Hatter rubber stamp (available at Michael’s).  She accented her card with a sentiment from the Happy Messages Perfectly Clear stamp set as well.
Be sure to check out what the rest of our team has created for the challenge today!

Don’t forget, we want YOU to play along with us!  Simply make a summer themed project of some sort and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than Thursday, June 28 at 11:59 PM EST .  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous new Friendly Phrases Perfectly Clear stamp set:

As an even bigger incentive, if you use Stampendous products on your project, that entry will count twice, which increases your chances of winning!  Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a U.S. address.  We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you can enter as many times as you’d like!) this month…Happy Crafting!

And of course, we need a winner from our May gifts challenge.  Congratulations to Greta!  Send us an email at submissions@stampendous.com to claim your Tropical Garden stamp set!



May Challenge: Making Gifts!

We’re back again this week to share more amazing gift ideas from our Design Team.  In case you’ve missed the news, our challenge all month long is to create gifts, gift cards, gift sets….whatever you can think of that will help you get a head start on all those gifts you need to make!  Take a look at what a few of our creative hands have come up with today:

Wendy Price created a gorgeous bangle using the Tropical Garden Jumbo Cling rubber stamp.
Lea Kimmel made this adorable frame using the Ranunculus Field stamp.
And Pam Hornschu created a darling gift card holder using the Party Hat Kiddo and a sentiment from the Perfectly Clear Birthday Assortment.

Be sure to check out what a few of our Design Team members have created for the challenge today!

We were remiss in posting last week, due to our move.  We don’t want you to miss out on any of the inspiration our designers shared, so be sure to go back and check out these posts from them as well:

Jennifer Ingle
Taylor Usry
Tenia Nelson
Wendy Price
Janelle Stollfus
Pam Hornschu

And we want YOU to play along with us!  Simply make a gift, gift set (could be cards, could be an altered item), or a gift card holder of some sort and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than Thursday, May 31 at 11:59 PM EST .  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous new Cling Jumbo Tropical Garden stamp set:

Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you can enter as many times as you’d like!) this month…Happy Crafting!

Link your project by clicking on our Changito linky tool here:



A New May Challenge – and a Winner for April!

A new month brings a new challenge with our design teams.  This month, we’re challenging ourselves (and all of you) to get a head start on Mother’s Day, end-of-school-year Teacher Gifts, and Father’s Day by creating gifts!  Anything goes…gift sets, altered items, gift card holders, gift tags – whatever you can think of!

Design team member Taylor Usry used the new Cottage Rose jumbo stamp, paired with several sentiments form the Perfectly Clear Orchid Greetings set, to create a clean and simple set of six notecards for her mother-in-law, as part of her Mother’s Day gift (you can see the other cards in the set on her blog).  Be sure to check out what a few of other our design team members have created for the challenge today!

And we want YOU to play along with us!  Simply make a gift, gift set (could be cards, could be an altered item), or a gift card holder of some sort and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than Thursday, May 31 at 11:59 PM EST .  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous new Cling Jumbo Tropical Garden stamp set:

Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  And of course we need a winner for last month’s recycled/repurposed challenge!  A big congratulations to Tammy Hobbs – please contact us at info@ stampendous.com to claim your Mother’s Love Perfectly Clear Stamp Set!  We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you can enter as many times as you’d like!) this month…Happy Crafting!



A New Challenge for April – March Winner!!

It’s the first Saturday in April, and that means the Stampendous team has a brand new challenge for you. This month, in honor of Earth Day, we are challenging ourselves (and you) to make something that uses product(s) that are recycled, repurposed, or reused in some way. The possibilities are endless! Snazz up a household item and turn it into something beautiful, use something unexpected on your card, or even just use up some scraps you’ve had in your stash forever (that’s recycling, right?!?).

Here are two amazing projects from Wendy Jordan and Steph Lee.  For more details on what they’ve reused, recycled, or repurposed, be sure to check their blogs!

Ready to see some more?  Here is the whole list of our fantastic team members who are sharing some fabulous inspiration with you today:

Don’t forget – we want YOU to play along with us!  You have until Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM EDT to add your direct link to our collection at the end of this post.  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous Mother’s Love Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.  Available in stores now, it will be on the website for purchase soon!

 Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  And of course, we need a winner from last month’s Shaped Card challenge.  Congratulations to Stacy Morgan!  Send us an email at submissions@stampendous.com to claim your prize!  We hope you have a chance to play along with us  this month (you can enter as many times as you’d like!)… Happy Crafting!