It’s that time again, when all coffee-loving and caffeine-addicted stampers gather and hop along together to celebrate all things coffee! Stampendous is always excited to play along, and we’ve got some fun for you today.
Our House-Mouse Designs friends are having a Coffee Break on this new stamp we released in April! You could win it in your choice of wood or cling rubber mounted styles plus a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to spend on our website. We’ll give away two prizes over on the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop post page.
If the good folks at the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop choose your name, we’ll send you this wonderful stamp plus a $20 reward card to use on the Stampendous website. U.S. Winners only. Our official contest rules are always HERE.
We were very excited to add to our collection of Laurel Burch images in our April Catalog. These whimsical images which lend to bright, beautiful colors just have us completely enchanted. We’ll look this week at some of the new images and then a little later on in May at the rest of them. Remember that our Laurel Burch Coloring Guide is yours to download so that you can get the Laurel Burch look on your own projects.
First up is the beautiful Imagine Butterflies set! Five lovely butterflies with masks/stencil included plus a pair of antennae to share and the word “imagine,” can be paired with the matching Cutting Dies set to create an entire garden full of magical flutterings.
Our Design Team has been working hard to bring you some beautiful project inspiration, and we have some extra friends stamping along this week.
First up, with a gorgeous card you “can’t resist” (get it?, go look at the card), is the amazing:
We need to update some contests we’ve held recently and get some goodies out to our winners! Congratulations to all these lucky folks!
First, we had our Sunny Hello stamp – with these three lucky winners
You three winners need to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your U.S. Mailing Address.
Second, we participated in the Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop which was so successful and touched so many people. We are really grateful for all of you who commented, made cards, and took a turn around the wonderful inspiration that folks created. What a fun time it was!
Our three winners of the Everyday Chicks Clear Stamps and Cutting Dies were:
You lovely winners need to email Veronica at email@example.com with your U.S. Mailing Address, since she was the hostess of the hop!
Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks so much for following along and playing with us!
We’re joining today with some awesome crafters to help raise awareness of Autism by creating some really fun stuff!! 1 in 68 children in America is diagnosed with some form of autism, and we all need to learn more about this disorder and how to work with and help autistic people and their families. April is Autism Awareness Month. We hope you’ll hop all around the blogs and show us some wonderful, supportive spirit. There are prizes for lucky U.S. Winners from the comments! Click on the picture below to check out the Autism Blog Hop. Click the picture above to visit the Autism Society and learn more about autism and how they are helping families that deal with this issue.
From Stampendous, we’re offering three sets of our Everyday Chicks Clear Stamps and Dies as prizes. Official Rules are always HERE. Our Chicks are designed so that you can stamp and die cut a whole chick family of any size , and show all your family’s everyday activities involving everyone! We’ll be sharing our Chicks all week, so we hope you’ll join us for our regular blog posts on Wednesday and Friday to see more of this great set in action. Here’s a card from our own Fran Seiford.
We’re celebrating LOVE with the rest of the world this week! Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, February 14, and we have so many wonderful images for celebrating! Our Design Team sends their love this week by creating gorgeous projects with our love-ly images. You can always find any of our love images in the Stamps/Valentines Category on our website. You can visit it by clicking on that link or on the banner above.
You can see by our banner that some of our most loving images feature the irrepressible House-Mouse Family! These little mice are always showering one another with love, just like in the image above called Glitter Hearts! In fact, some of the wonderful design team from the House-Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog (or if you’re need of a steady stream of sweet mice, visit them on Facebook) will be joining us this week to share their Valentine greetings with all of you. Let’s start with them:
Once again Stampendous is proud to join the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop with some festive warm drinks! And prizes, of course!
Be sure to visit the hop page (click on the link or the picture above) and check out all the rules and such. The Coffee Loving Cardmakers group is giving away the prizes for us, so you need to follow their rules.
This time around we’re giving away two of our delightful House-Mouse Designs® stamps, and the winner can choose wood mounted or cling rubber.
Some of our Design Team are also playing along to help us promote this super fun blog hop! Check out their work below, then go make your own submission to add, and maybe win some caffeine-crazed meeces for yourself!! (P.S. There are LOTS of other prizes! You should really go check out the terrific Super Sponsors for this hop!)
We sure hope you’ve enjoyed our 31 Days of Halloween, and we hope you have a lot of fun greeting trick-or-treaters tonight or taking your kids to visit the neighbors. Halloween is such a sharing time of year!
We thought we’d end our month with some cute and sweet cards made by our own in-house Sample Artist, Debi Hammons!
Thanks so much for playing with us this month! Wow, there was some great inspiration! Remember that all the inspiration will remain linked to our 31 Days of Halloween page so you can visit it again and again. Be sure to check out the rest of our team sharing today
We’ve had so much fun this month, sharing our great Halloween products and projects with you.
We have a super special guest today! Candy Colwellshared this FANTASTIC project over on mixed media artist and stamp designer Andy Skinner’s blog the other day, and WOW… we had to contact her right away to ask if we could share here, too!
She showed us that she had even more fantastic projects, and now we’re just a little fangirl over her wonderful work. She’s been using the amazing Andy Skinner stamps, both new and previous, and it’s wonderful!
Take a look at her Doomsday Clock! (you can click on the pictures to be taken to the tutorial)
His arms move to the “time” of your choice! The skulls dangling from chains on his wrists…. the faux finishing… the great greyboard gates and bits from Tando Creative… oooooh… swoon! Candy used a ton of great products to make this fantastic project, including:
Candy was kind enough to point us to another fabulous piece of hers that she did for Andy Skinner’s Blog – (again, clicking the picture will take you to the tutorial).
This is The Bird Brain –
Wowzer!! This was created with even more of Andy’s great stamps like –
Finally, there aren’t words for how much we love this amazing creation with its faux drawers and all kinds of ghastly goodies!
Wow, right? We are just loving her work. You can see lots more of Candy’s amazing work by visiting her blog and following her on social media. Here are all her links –
Halloween is almost upon us! We hope you’re enjoying all the amazing inspiration. Everyone has really outdone themselves with fantastic projects this year! You can see all the links for the month over on our 31 Days of Halloween Page!
We have a wonderful Mother/Daughter project to feature this weekend. Elina P and her 9-year-old daughter, Siouxann, decided to get out our terrific Costume Stack Perfectly Clear Stamps and make some awesome Halloween cards!
This set, like all of our “short stacks” sets is so cute and fun with heads, bodies, legs, arms, hats, and other accessories being interchangeable. The one trick to them is that they don’t have “necks”. Once you stamp them, you’ll see how it goes together, but just stamp the head right on to the body, and it will be obvious. We do get questions about the necks though. (poor Drac… it confuses him something fierce) (but we noticed Siouxann got it right away!) We find using them completely addicting.
Here’s the actual stamp set –
Here’s a video from last year where the Crazy Paper Chick shares her idea of using just the heads from the Costume Stack set. We really love that idea!!
Our own Fran Seiford had a lot of fun with our Costume Stack as well. You can see all her samples on our website, and her video about the set is right here –
And while we’re at it, take a look at the Woodsy Stack, after all, Halloween won’t last forever!